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April 2, 2011

Sara Bareilles on beating Eminem, "Love Song" and her new album "Kaleidoscope Heart"

After she finished her first album, Sara Bareilles felt the pressure of success. After all, right off the bat, she had a song, "Love Song" that was everywhere in 2007 and was eventually certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

How to top that? Her follow-ups were uninspired.

"I was just writing sh*** songs that didn't mean anything; I felt no connection to them whatsoever," she said.

A friend suggested she try chronicling what was happening to her. Out of that frustration with her songwriting came "Uncharted," and it led her in the right direction.

"'Uncharted' was the song that really helped me feel connected to my writing process," she said. "I thought I was going to have to do a mishmash of old songs [for the second album] because of the writer's block, but once the wheels were turning, I was drawn to the new material."

That quote comes from a story in Friday's paper that previews Bareilles' sold-out show at Rams Head Live Sunday.

The full story is here

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Posted by Erik Maza at 8:00 AM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Live!, Music News


Love her but how did she beat Eminem?? If you mean Recovery then that album was #1 for 7 weeks. :)

She didn't beat recovery, she doens't have 5 millions records sold in less than a year. I don't even know who this girl is, EVERYBODY knows EMINEM and RECOVERY. GTFOH with this bs. How many grammys did she win? Awards? She is #1 with 90,000 sold, eminem debuted with 740,000+ in his first week. WHY ARE YOU COMPARING A ANT TO A GIANT? Your work has been proved worthless, keep it up so you won't have a job and I won't have to read your shitty work...

it dosnt even mention eminem in it at all some people will do anythning to get people to read their shit

keep eminem out of this and just let the article belong to this minor grade c singer. She will drop out of all public knowledge next month

Maza how do you have not one mention of the killing INSIDE Bourbon st. but ran with the Select story?

whoever wrote this go kill urself, gotta mention slim just so people read ur crappy story

Interesting name- Midnight Sun

this s*** is stupid....does this writer even know who the f*** Eminem is?

I don't know this bitch...but there's no way she's beaten Em in anything, Recovery was best selling album of 2010 INTERNATIONALLY.

F*** outta here.

Ok, I'm only going to offer half a defense here. I'm pretty sure this is what he's referring to in the headline:

Granted, that was last September, but the headline IS technically addressed in the article (albeit indirectly) when it says she had the #1 album and then quotes her reaction to it.

Now, if it were me, I would have either left the part about Eminem out of the headline, or made specific mention of him in the article... although technically she doesn't comment on him so much as she does about the #1 spot, in which case the headline is still misleading. She is quoted as mentioning Eminem here:

So there's still potential that the headline is truthful, just not explained... which is why I offer half a defense.

However, I'm not the writer here, so it's not up to me.

why the f*** eminem is mentioned in this news
and u know guys
no 1 can beat eminem

This article is misleading

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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