No blind item today, but here is your clue for MV.
MV has at least one child.
OHHHH IT IS NOT JESSICA SIMPSON.
It's Shania. FOR THE WIN.
And NOT Mariah either! Enty, thank you so much…really, this is the best week ever!
It's Britney, guys. She has at least one child with K-fed and there's still the matter of the baby she had with George Wendt.
For the WIN!!!
I do think he's narrowing it down to Shania for us.
Though, JLo does have kids… I know, I know, I was wrong with that guess.
I love how Enty realized we were far more obsessed with MV than any new blind he could have given us!
I still think Jlo who came on the scene in 2000. I know this would give it away but if Enty could at least give us the style of music (R&B, Pop, Country, Jazz, Opera,etc) this chick sings,
Agreed with girl. It's sad that few of us bothered to pay much attention to the blind yesterday.
Either Britney or Shania.
I have no guesses on this, though I am on the Brit or Shania train….
I have been OBSESSIVELY looking back all day long after reading and catching up on comments from yesterday's clue…….
Whoa! Now that puts a whole different spin on things.
Good one, Enty, thanks!
Okay since English is my second language doesn't "has at least one child" mean she definitely has one but could have more? So Britney, Shania, Jlo are all still in the running.
I think J. Lo. Jessica Simpson has been ruled out for me.
Jessica Simpson was never successful enough as a recording artist anyway to fit the original blind
You're right, MontanaMarriott. I just forgot about JLo's dragon tale twins. She's still in the running.
I still think this is Shania. Britney sings on the spot for Diane Sawyer in this youtube clip. It's towards the end of this video, so it's not her.
Man I was SO sure this was Avril…there goes that guess. I just don't think it can be Shania b/c she has been around too long w/too many albums (4). Is anyone thinking it could be Michelle Branch? She disappeared after her 2nd album and has a kid (is also married).
follow up: All You Wanted was No. 8 in 2002
It can't be J. Lo. Impossible.
Back when this blind was written, she had never toured. The blind says that there were worldwide tours.
Since then, she's only done one tour — a US tour with her husband while she was pregnant.
Can't be her.
For everyone who hasn't read the comment trail from yesterday, a key to the blind that knocked out JLo was "hundreds of concerts all over the world"… JLo didn't tour practically at all.
And trust me, I was the lead conductor on the JLo train but I had to give up.
It can't be Michelle Branch. Enty hinted that MV was mega-famous superstar. I find it interesting that Shania has not put out a new album since 2002.
Brit, Shania, JLo or…what about Celine??? (sorry, if I've missed something)
To me, the most shocking answer (which this supposedly will be if found out) would be one of the "real singers" such as XTina, Celine, or Mariah.
It would be pretty dang shocking if one of these truly talented, multi-octave singers to be a fake or even partial fake to any degree.
Add Whitney, too.
We know some singers can belt that shit OUT. Britney can't sing, nor can Jess. These two would not be surprising, thus the blind would be totally lame if it were either of them.
Also Michelle recorded with Santana…no way he'd be in on that.
*girl…ita. not to mention that it wouldn't rock the music world to find out jho doesn't do her own tracks. she's pro-tooled and cubased to death in the studio just to make her sound average…not to mention that it's common industry knowledge that 99% of her 'live' performances have been full playback.
Exactly. Same with Madonner. We already know "singing" is a stretch for some of these gals.
BAH! I hate this one b/c I'm obsessed with it.
You better tell us the answer you jerk
It's Macy Grey, I tell's ya.
VD — you are right about Michelle Branch, I totally forgot she recorded w/Santana. AHHH this is driving me nuts!
It's not Britney. I believe it was MAC who pasted 2 of EL's posts from '06 on yesterday's MV clue where EL 1.) Made it clear that MV is not the person who many people were guessing at the time. He also asked people to be respectful because that person (who is not MV) also reads the blog. 2.) Another post from '06 where EL praised Britney for being a smart businesswoman and a good person with whom he had a good professional and friendly relationship. Also, Britney's album sales have not been as high as her debut album.I am willing to bet it's someone we haven't thought of yet. Someone A+ possibly with multiple Grammys and thought of as tremendously talented. If it is JLo, would it shatter the music industry? I'm stumped.
famous female jingle singers
Oh, I was totally on the Mariah train. Now I am switching to Britney, though I would love for it to be JHo. Can't stand her.
As much as I hate Celine, it can't be her. She was very famous since childhood in Quebec.
I believe it was Jax who said that anyone from Ontario would know that this is ISN'T Shania. I agree wholeheartedly. Everyone in my old town knew Shania (Eileen) because she sang all over the place, including at one of the more popular resorts. She can definitely sing. As for Celine, she's actually been well-known in Canada as a francophone singer since the early eighties, and has proven time and time again that she has magic pipes.
It isn't Shania or Celine. As for who it is, I got nothing.
I am about to leave for home….looks like I will have LOTS of reading material when I get home!!!
thanks , Kat, i was just going to re-post that.
Britney Spears FTW.
now that all the BS from Australia is coming out, Ent prob feels it's safer to expose and well timed!
If it's not Brit…I'm on the Shania bandwagon. I really do not want it to be her. I like her music. Mutt doing it would rock the world. In a previous post Enty mentioned she was probably dumping him because he wasn't giving her hits. That we would have to listen to her "warble". Man I Feel Like A Woman is not what I would call warbling.
Thanks for the touring inforamtion folks, so that scratches Jlo, my gawd this BI is driving me nuts with obsession, lol.
Whoa it just hit me, What about Gwen Stefani?
ps- dont forget Henry Rollins after ent posted about MV was telling anyone who would listen that Britney does not sing on her records.
I agree, fellow Canadian here, it can't be Shania or Celine. They were both around years before they hit it big in the US. Especially Celine. She's been singing since she was around 11. Same voice.
I know some think it isn't Britney, but she's the only one that makes sense. It has to be someone really big and even though she's had her issues both personally and professionally, she's still massive.
omg my level of interest (ok, maybe obesession) in this is getting ridiculous! I'm getting even less work done than usual.
I really hope it's not Britney…call me naive but I don't want to think she'd be such a bitch when she met S the first time.
I like the Stefani guess. Have you ever heard her live? She sounds NOTHING like what you hear on CD. And I'm allowing for a little bit of a difference because of the dancing & jumping. Oo oo, I like it!
if anyone thinks this is Shania,think again, google Shania singing national anthem,she's opened SEVERAL hockey games singing LIVE and accoustic.
it's NOT her.
Ok this isn't relevant. But I found it while trying to figure this blind out. LOL Dolly Parton…http://funkjelly.com/2009/08/12/10-female-singers-we-wouldnt-be-surprised-to-find-out-have-a-penis/
MV is Britney or Christina Aguilera for me:-they're as young as Beyonce,Pink,Nora Jones- they started to work very young like Beyonce,..-they've at least one child-they were been married(Britney) or are married(Christina)-they made world wide tour
I hereby renounce my JLo guess and jump on the Britney crazy train.
Not long after her meltdown, Cyndi Lauper invited her to go out on tour with her, to help her make a comeback. One condition was that she had to sing live. Britney's people turned her down.
(really wanted it to be JLo)
Whoever MV is, I think Enty would hate because of how they treated S. Enty hasn't said anything negative about Britney in any of his past posts about her.
I just wiki'd Gwen S. and she started singing with No Doubt in the 80's.
Christina A. was a Mickey Mouse club kid and sang on star search and she could BLOW back then so I don't think this is her.
I don't think this is Shania. I also think it would shock nobody if we found out that Britney didn't sing her own songs. Big woo.I really thought it was JLo. Does the tour thing knock her out of the running?
Well shelly, no worries, it's not Britney. EL likes Britney, as pointed out before. All clues point away from Britney. MV is someone EL doesn't seem to like.
Oh, thanks Cheryl. That is a great clue.
MV is Britney!
someone (on BlindGossip.com) remembers an interview (march 2008)on Dlisted.com with Henry Rollins(rock singer) saying this story on Britney!
Henry Rollins interview:www.dlisted.com/node/24780
Not Gwen. No Doubt released their first album in '91, and got dropped from their label due to a near complete lack of interest. They did a self-release in…'93, I think, before Tragic Kingdom took off in '95. She sounded exactly the same on TK and everything that came after as she did on those forgotten earlier albums.
I was on the Shania b/w, but given the number of posters who've heard her sing before she was bigtime, I'll concede.
Someone, I think in yesterday's thread, had thrown out the suggestion that perhaps the scandal isn't in the singer, but more in the people who made it happen? What if this is a lesser known person, maybe huge in Latin America, or Europe, who sold millions, toured, etc, but isn't on the A-list, but their producer is? What if a Tommy Mottola or a Mutt Lange-level player was behind the hoax and that's the industry-rocking scandal?
i seriously need some therapy for my MV obsession.
i still think MV is someone older, ie this happened maybe early 90's/late 80's?
or, older – i still like Diana Ross.
I agree King, it does seem that EL likes Britney. I was looking back at previous posts and I didn't see EL write anything negative about Britney. As I said before MV is someone that EL hates. Do you guys know of any singers that EL hates?
What about Nelly Furtado? She came out really fast around 2000, come out with an album every couple years, she has a kid. And I never thought she sounded the same live.
Gwen Stefani can not sing either. Have you heard Hollaback Girl?? A tone deaf chimp would sound better.
I missed a bunch driving home from work…Lots to ponder. I still think I'm on the Shania Train…
Cali Girl, you have a most interesting theory.
I think it's Madonna. Or I'll go lower scale and say Michelle Branch. Both worked with Guy Oseary… this kinda sound like him. Also , enty has this comment in the blind
"I actually think the record company to this day has no idea what went on as the Guy was very good at what he does/did"
I think he is giving us a clue by deliberately capitalizing the 'G' in Guy.
Do NOT understand the Britney guesses. She fits the time frame and the marriage kids thing but so do a lot of people. Nobody has even thought she has a great voice. If you were going to get somebody else to sing while someone else was the 'face' of the music, you'd get someone with a better voice surely?
I have thrown around a lot of names in my head and even made little lists of known info, sad!!! I have one that I haven't seen mentioned yet, that I think fits.
Brandy (That boy is mine)… Her second album sold more than her first, the dates don't match, she has a child, she is divorced, she sold millions of albums, and has since pretty much disappeared.
Shania completely changed country music and if it ever came out that Mutt had anything to do with it that would be huge for both country and rock. If s died how did up get made though? It would explain why one of the most successful artists hasn't released anything recently and the record label says no way for a new album. Why did mutt and Shanias marriage break up anyway?
Hoe could we have thought it was Mary J Blige??? Seriously…singing with the Boston Pops.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txdDtKO9Ha8
Here's a thought what if Enty cose 2000 because that is when the payments stopped. He did fudge the dates.
So, if it is Michelle Branch, maybe nbobody would care about her. But the fact that it was Guy Oseary would be big news.
It's not shania, britney,celine, christina- they all came out before 2000.It's not gwen, avril,whitney, or mariah(she doesn't have a kid). Not streisand- she has a kid)same with cher(she has a kid). I have no clue. Please more clues Enty! Have a good day.
Not Christina Aguilera either.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=512Kj1VsbgA&feature=related
Reba has a childWhitney has at least one child
The shake the music community to the core has to be more than pop divas.
And because I won't totally give up on – Streisand has one too
Enty fudged the dates so the 2000 is not hard and fast…just a starting point of something. It could be a starting point of anything. grrrr arrrgh this is hard
The only thing that is keeping me from being 100% on the Whitney bandwagon is remembering seeing her sing live when the troops came back home from the first war in Iraq. She was fantab!!
but ruh roh… Annie Lennox is in the random pics today.. Please tell me I am wrong about being suspect of Annie
justche, that would be a stunner.
Okay, because we're obviously so obsessed with this I'm going to recycle a comment I made before.
Who's to say that MV can't sing? It's just that she's not as good as S. If you have someone like Shania who can sing but wasn't strong enough to be super famous couldn't they give her a "push" with the extra vocals?
Also, the blind suggests the producer had access to MV's money. Mutt totally would as her husband. And maybe he wasn't sure if she was going to do more albums (with him specifically) because they had troubles way back when? Or he knew she wanted to stop once having a kid?
Yes, I wasted most of today thinking about this.
I am OBSESSED w/ this freakin' blind!My guess: Paula Abdul.The burden of carrying this secret around made her an alcoholic & pill popper!2nd guess: Britney.
I still say its Jennifer Lopez or Britney. Both are known to use ghost singers.
this is my first time commenting, though I read the blog every day. enty, thank you for many hours of gossipy fun that is several cuts above the other sites.
at one point britney had a pretty big, though not pretty voice. has this been posted yet?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYoUi0Cyd88&feature=related
Cajun Cutie, that's why it's neither of them. It's a well known fact that they are sweetened (and sometimes replaced almost entirely) by other singers. Enty says it would be shocking if it came out. Everybody already knows, so why make it a blind?
Thanks VD. Interesting. Need to do a little more research on that. Have you found anything saying she had breast cancer??
*girl – I totally agree. The singer could sing, but not GREAT. She could probably hold her own in the random small live performances (because lets face it – we are always more forgiving with live performances because so many things can factor into a live performance sounding bad right?)…But on the CD's and Big Tours it was mostly S…..
I believe Enty might have fudged by as much as 10 years…
I'm still riding that Shania train…
And, I also got nothing done today. I am so glad you all are out here obsessing with me
It has to be someone who people actually find extremely talented. JLo and Britney have always been famous because they can dance and put on a show, not for their vocals.
Tori Amos ftw!
I was convinced it was Xtina or Jessica Simpson but now I'm leaning towards Xtina or Shania but what about Lauryn Hill? It would be scandalous because she's won so many Grammy Awards – awards that "she" technically didn't win. Just a thought that the rocking the industry comment could refer to someone who won a lot of Grammy Awards for singing they didn't even do.
I am also finding it hard to believe it's Britney. Besides, would anyone care?
Also, Britney was also on Mickey Mouse club (with Xtina and Justin Timberlake .. and others) AND Star Search and sang live. I also remember her singing live somewhere … SNL, maybe? She did "Just a Girl, not yet a woman" and she definitely did that live.
In other words. I got nothing.
I still think it's Michelle branch. She's married with a kid too, and as well as the 'this Guy' (also the title of a Madonna song incidentally) comment Enty also says
"MV was everywhere..on television, radio, awards shows, commercials..EVERYWHERE"
Michelle Branch's first single was called 'everywhere'.
Britney and Jlo are not really thought of as 'singers' really are they? Plus, it seems to be well documented that Brit Brit uses 'ghost singers' then her voice is layered on top.
More water on the Shania fire. I worked at Deerhurst the same time she was in the stage show, and she can sing. I remember her brother talking about the record companies that were after her, so why a hoax? I think she doesn't make music anymore because she's a down to earth person who has more money than she'll ever need. She and Mutt divorced because he stepped out.
@Colleen, yeah but Lauren was in the Fugees before going solo. I doubt she would have had a ghost singer for being in that band.
As others from Canada have said, it can't be either Shania or Celine. So you can stop thinking it is. They were popular in Canada waaaay before they hit it big in the States and I have heard them sing live before. Same voice in interviews and recordings.
But if I had to guess, it would be Whitney.
LOL – Tori Amos…That's funny.
okay you do have a point there.
Shania would be shocking I guess.
Okay I am going with Shania
Not Michelle Branch.She keep posting new videos on youtube singing with just a guitar.She does LiveStream for twitter fans and sing live requested songs and she sounds the same.
I also think Nelly Fertado
I just don't think the reveal that Michelle Branch didn't sing her own songs would blow the music industry apart and be a bigger scandal than Milli Vanilli was. And her recorded singing voice is pleasant (like any girl you'd hear in a high school choir) but not that impressive.
Sarah McLaughlin would be more scandalous, but I really don't think it's her. There's a performance of hers that I love on Youtube of "Ice Cream" and she sounds as good as she does on the record, but there's lots of adlibbing. I don't think you'd be able to add what she did there flawlessly into a lip synched song.
I'm trying to think of someone who's a huge star worldwide but perhaps less known in the States. Kylie Minogue?
Oh, wait. Kylie has no children. Nevermind.
I agree about Michelle Branch. I couldn't even name one of her songs…
What about Janet Jackson? She was married.. is A+ list, has toured everywhere..and it is rumored that she had a child at a very young age that her sister raised. Given the music family that the Jackson's are… that would make an impact on the music industry…
Not Nelly Furtado,here's a live video from this year, you can hear the breathing, it is live and she sounds exactly the same as in I'm Like a Bird. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxwofrkQFM
would ANYONE be shocked if this were britney??? heck no. however, shania, WAS the big thing back in the day… now that would be goooooood!!
Icecat said… LOL – Tori Amos…That's funny.————————-
Aww. Don't break my heart. Lol.
Tori sounds better live than she does recorded.
I'm a "little" obsessed with this…been reading all the comments!
Why would S come to a lawyer in the USA if the MV is not really that famous in the states?
oh yeah and if i could request a guess, dear enty, it would be this…
has mv ever had a behind the music done on her???
Tanagra – I was being very sarcastic. I LOVE Tori and have seen her many times – One being from the third row and another in a high school auditorium. She is Fucking AMAZING!No heart breaking here
well, Michelle branch was just a guess because I'm almost convinced the producer is Guy Oseary, which would be VERY scandalous. He is very well known in the industry. ENty kept referring to the producer as 'the Guy' or 'easier for Guy to pull off'always with a capital G. why would you capitalize the G? once is a typo but it occurs 2 or 3 times in the blind.
Guy Oseary's other female clients include, Madonna and Alanis. Michelle seems the most likely out of thise three.
Good point, Coisinha. I don't know how that detail could have slipped my mind. I just can't think of anyone who was or is THAT famous who wasn't a well documented child/teenage performer first.
What about Toni Braxton? Filed for bankruptcy between albums, 40 millions copies sold, married and has a kid. There was even a breast cancer scare…
The only problem is that she has performed on Broadway.
I got nothin'
Brandy is an interesting guess. She had a tv show and was all over the media.
maybe the "rock the music industry" relates more to when the blind was originally written but does not hold up today? in that case it could still be britney.
okay, not sure if this means anything, but…I was reading the pevious MV entries and in November 2006 Enty mentioned she was considering doing a big interview and I immediately thought of Brit Brit's disasteroua one with Matt Lauer in 2006. Turns out it aired in July 06. totally grasping at straws here, but can we eliminate Britney based on that?
a few people have mentioned Janet Jackson. is there any reason it CAN'T be her? Assuming the story about her having a child is true and we know Enty fudged the dates, it could work
moocow, I was thinking the same thing. A lot's changed in music in the past 3 years
Has Alanis been disqualified yet?
Granted, I don't think it's her…
I REALLY hope this doesn't turn out to be XTina, and I highly doubt that it's Gwen Stefani.
If it maybe happened way earlier on…what about someone like Debbie Gibson or Tiffany?
I don't think it is Janet. I have seen her live when she was little (Jackson 5, Jackson 5 w/ family, the Jacksons)
She had the pipes way back when (Pretend this doesn't age me, this was in the 70's)
My hubby would be crushed if it was Shania. At our house, she is not Shania, she is mmmmmmShania! She is on his laminated list.
Is there any reason Christina was thrown out of the running?
I was on the Shania train, but I trust my fellow Canadians, as I saw Avril live and knew she was singing, and she is out of the running today.
Britney? Shake the music world? Not. I took my daughter to see her this spring and it was such a lip synced performance. Even my 12 year old could tell.
I really have no idea who it is. Shania was a guest judge (in place of Paula Abdoul) during the American Idol auditions in Chicago this summer. Some speculated she's considering a comeback. Probably isn't her.
It's been like Christmas every day this week with all these reveals!Thanks Ent
I'm not sure I really think its her, but ignoring the dates Toni Braxton fits in a lot of ways.
Christina would definitely shock the world, but she would have to be the best FAKER EVER!!! She's been known as a great singer since she was a child. Here's a video from 1999, she's singing a cappella.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4SBps38oSw
No way is this Tori Amos. I've seen her live dozens of times, and every concert she does, even on the same tour, features different – and often impromptu – songs. She's definitely not lipsynching.
It's not Sarah M either. Her voice is well documented as fabulous, going back to when she was a young phenom in Canada.
Has Alanis been married? Engaged, yes, but not sure if she ever actually got married.
I still like the JLo guess. It would be scandalous because she sold so many, many albums. Jenny from the (digitally enhanced) block.
I still think it is Janet Jackson. I know I am the minority here, but everything fits.
Get on the Britney train. The good seats are going fast.
Okay I just had a thought….IF Janet had a secret child….Somewhere in the Blind Enty say's "oh about 9 months later" and I noticed some of you have speculated that, that equaled a pregnancy…This could, perhaps, possibly be Janet…I admit it would rock the world if it we're a Jackson…
i think it's ashlee simpson
I don't believe it's Shania, either. She worked in Nashville and produced one album before meeting Mutt. She had a hard time gaining acceptance down there and those country boys in Nashville would not hesitate to expose her as a fraud. I find it hard to believe she could keep it a secret this long.
Has anyone considered it to be Christina Aguilera? She has been inactive a long time, I don't recall her touring much and her videos were all about the sleaze.
This story reminds me of Martha Wash. Not sure if it could happen to her again, but lightning sometimes strikes twice.
OK this is totally random and way out there but what about Vonda Shepherd? Did the Ally McBeal theme, was everywhere for a few years then disappeared, backed by David E Kelly
Christina performed last minute-live acapella on SNL a during her "I am Beautiful" phase. No way it's her.
I'm on the Janet Jackson train – that's the only one I can see that would 'rock the music industry' if it were to come out. The rest? Meh. It may be a passing scandal and some gossip, but not a huge deal.
Especially if you listen to Janet's last albums. Her voice is barely above a whisper. Her earlier music was very powerful. Black Cat for example and Control. She doesn't sound the way she speaks either on those albums.
I thought Thalia,too, especially since she's married to Tommy Motolla, but a quick search shows that she was big in Latin America before coming to America. She started in a girl group. It seems hard to be part of a group, then have someone ghost sing for her during a solo career.
I was also thinking Faith Hill. If not her, another huge crossover singer. Liking the Janet guess too.
As others have pointed out, at the time of the original posting, and at the time of Ent finding out MV's secret in the first place, it would have been absolutely scandalous if it was Britney. I think outside of our CDaN world, it still would be – not now maybe, but to find out shenanigans were going on at her pinnacle? Would have broken a lot of little girl hearts to find out their idol was fake. Not to mention all the millions made from a lie. That's fraud.
Re Celine – no way would Ent be so mean as to give that kind of clue today of all days.
I'm jumping on the Janet train, just because I'm seriously thinking EL fudged the timeline so that the payments stopped in 2000.
Like Lissa said, Janet's 90's work was fantastic, BUT starting in 2001, her stuff took a severe nose dive in popularity, especially with Damita Jo in 03 / 04.
Oh, and to whoever mentioned that Janet had a big voice when she was younger – so did Britney, but not anymore.
And this would screw the music community 6 ways from Sunday.
I think that it might be Britney because of the timing of the repost of the blind. There's the Rollins interview and Britney getting called out for lipsynching in Australia. Suddenly, nobody would be surprised that it was Britney anymore.
It can't be Britney. I remember she did a VMA performance back in the day and she was doing a medley. When she first came off it was so off-key and awful and then the next song turned into a pre-recorded song. I doubt they would have had her attempt to sing live if S was doing her songs.
There is no way in hell that it is LeeAnne Rimes. She has been recording with the same voice since she was like 14. She also has a new album coming out soon, I believe.
And, she is still touring.
i,m just going to throw someone out who no one has said yet…lauren hill…but she was in the fugees…
It has to be someone who has had the same musical producer for all their top 40 albums and was financially strapped. Timeline is unclear, pre 2000 perhaps?
Who could this be?
I don't think it's Janet Jackson because I don't think she's generally known for having a great voice. She has a pleasant voice and she's a great dancer (and beautiful) but that's pretty much it. It's always been clear that her voice gets some help in the studio and that she prob wouldn't be famous if she weren't a Jackson.
Can't really be Asslee Simpson, either, as her lip-synching is well known.
Damn, this is driving me crazy.
i don't think it would be lauren but i thought i would add someone new…and that bitch is crazy
marriedchildrenfollow up albums were better than debutwas everywhere with some great songs,world tours
Producer Chris Blackwell – Non Performer rock´n roll Hall of Fame
That would be shocking. Or equally big names as Gloria Estefan.
Some additional thoughts:
MV could have later improved her singing to match the beginning standards set by S. S was singing because the songs, once written, need to be on the market.
Its was said that MV would change styles, so that the producer would not pay S anymore. He probably gave her some peanuts out of his own/label pockets, not having access to the singers funds.
from the guesses i like the J Jackson guess, because she would be the only one who would be worth the risk. Because of the money her name were expected to bring in. Otherwise you take a new pretty face that can sing, give her the songs and market her properly. That was done often enough. Just recently this has become a show that got talent…:-)
Assuming the 2000 date is really "fudgible", and this could have taken place in the 80s, here's an on the limb guess: Taylor Dayne and Clive Davis. She signed with Arista in the early mid 80s when Clive was there. She has several "gold" records but stopped recording in 1998 until 2008 when she came out with a new album (I haven't heard it). She's had children via a surrogate. Here's the wiki article:
For the Producer
Janet Jackson has NO CHILDREN!!!!!!! Silly people!
It is J-LoShe's the only one who had no prior singing until she appeared as a triple threat.
Maybe it is a female singer dubbing the voice for a higher pitched male singer who has lost their voice. That does happen and when $$$$ is on the line, faking it would be a solution…so maybe someone who worked with Quincy Jones, or under the Motown label…like Smokey.
OK, people. I thought it was very clear that it is not Jessican Simpson because everyone expects her to be a fake.
It's not Britt-Britt either. She is not a great singer. It would have to be a producer like Mutt Lange, who has a wife that fakes it. Or worse… Faith Hill.
'Kay, I'm gonna pitch one out there based on the assumption that Enty is fudging dates and time intervals to cover his butt.
Sade. Torchy singer (and aren't the images associated with the blind are a clue?) who suddenly appeared on the charts and made it big. She even won an American Music Award and scored two Grammy nominations in…2002, if I recall correctly. She was even awarded an OBE by the Queen.
She can be a bit of a beeyotch, as a cop who arrested her on a traffic infraction in Jamaica learned. And she's quite beautiful, so I can see her putting down someone with better pipes but worse looks.
Yes, she broke on the scene years before then, but again, Enty could be fudging the dates. She did quite a bit of touring, television, the whole nine yards.
Sade has been married and has one child, which again fits the hints.
As for the distinctive mystery man that Enty was able to ID from "S's" description? Sade's producer Robin Millar is blind. Blindness is a fairly distinctive feature.
Heck, maybe "S" being used as the pseudonym of the real singer is another pointer to Sade.
Sade's productivity has been very erratic over the years. She's not toured much for quite a long while, either.
I think Christina Aguilera can be eliminated. It's well documented that she has had that voice on her since a child. There's video of her at age 6 singing the mess out of a Mariah Carey song. Besides, she's sung on the spot acapella plenty of times.
I don't think it would be shocking if this was Britney because it's a known fact that she doesn't have the best voice but the timing of this blind being reposted is interesting due to the fact the Brit is having some drama in Aus with her lip syncing.
In other words, I have no idea who this can be. But will we ever find out anyway? If Enty tells, his job can be at stake.
You guys….it's always been JLo. Don't doubt yourselves now that I have a clue that fits.
It could be Christina, But I always thought she could sing, even when she was little, But you never know. I know that it would be a blow in the music industry if this was Christina instead of Britney. Because Christina is known for her singing not Britney.
But I think it is still Janet. At first that child thing tripped me up, But than I started to think about them rumors of her having a child. I have seen a pic of the suppose to be child and she do look mixed. Also the Jackson's say she is ADOPTED. They don't even say this is Rebbie, or Randy child. But adopted. The girl look just like Christina Debarge, the girl who sang goodbye. Christina dad is James who was married to Janet. The jackson girl looks like Christina accepted darker and thicker hair. It would def. rock the U.S. if this was a JACKSON.
I am thinking Solange Knowles..she was married and has one adorable child…
So until cdan says MV is white, or MV is not black or MV is foreign born (Like was born in Canada) or just flat out say its not Janet, than my guess will be Janet.
Also Janet had two singles in the top 40 charts in 2001. She was everywhere with that superbowl incident.
Sade. Man, I forgot all about Sade.
That's not an altogether horrible guess.
Sade would make sense except that her voice is the same when she's singing and talking.
Watch her live performances on youtube.
I wonder if 2000 is when all of this ended instead of when it began?
Also I don't think anybody would care in the year 2009 if Sade pulled a Milli Vanilli back in the 90's.
She is only relevant to the Old School group and her last major cd was back in 1994.
I love the Faith Hill guess.
What if it IS Mariah and Enty's just making a Nick Cannon joke?
I have seen Janet live in concert and sing live with no background recording- I really don't think it is her. Also, I would think that "has child/ren" would mean that MV has known and seen children, not rumored children, but that is just my two cents.
Also, do you have a link to a picture of the child that is supposed to be hers? I would love to see what she/he looks like.
I have no idea who the heck this is, but I also have seen Xtina live on SNL and know it can't be her- the girl can SANG. Also have a friend who dances on tour with Xtina- she says she is a fabu singer.
so MV has at least one child which eliminates Jessica Simpson, Mariah, Beyonce and possibly Janet(wish we could prove she had a kid).
We can also eliminate JLo because she hadn't toured at all until long after the original BI was posted.
I'm intrigued by the Brandy guess but I don't think revealing that now would be shattering unless its going to devastate the other reputations involved. Who would her "Guy" have been?
I would love for this to be the Material Fraud but I don't think it is.
I like the Shania guess…everything fits well. Its never stated that MV isn't talented or can't sing (we've just made that assumption) so those from Canada attesting to her talent don't convince me it can't still be her. The only thing nagging me about this guess is the statement someone else made about how Nashville would LOVE to expose her so it would have been hard for them to keep this secret.
Wasn't there some scandel with Martha Wash and C&C Music Company back in the 90's regarding the group using her voice and she not being credited for it? Also I wonder if we should be looking at a artist that has been around for ages. Jlo, Britney etc have all been targets of lip synching for years so I can't see that being much of a scandel if it came out that they did. But someone like Diana Ross on the other hand never really had that much of a strong voice. When she was with the Supremes, the othe members pretty well made up for her lack of vocals. Then when she went solo her voice seemed to be so much stronger and don't forget she had Berry Gordy's support for many years(and also had his child)
I can appreciate our Canadian friends staunchly defending their fellow Canadians (they seemed to have all been ruled out) but the clips I have heard of early Shania seemed to suggest very little range to me. Yes, she could sing but did she sing well enough to go global in the way she did? My ex-daughter-in-law has a better voice than most commercial singers and she still sings in lounges.
I have nothing against Twain personally, I just think she fits the description if we can exclude the 2000 date. The chanteuse picture Enty used in the new MV blind had a Canadian copyright.
It's not anyone who isn't thought to be a good singer since no one would be surprised to find out Jessica Simpson (or anyone of that ilk) can't sing well. It's not a little-known singer either (and frankly, I barely know who Jessica Simpson is). It's not someone whose "sweetening" has already been leaked since, again, it wouldn't shake-up the world and quite possibly Enty wouldn't have to dance as much as he's doing (although his legal participation would limit his ability to disclose any detail).
All the American singers are game as far as I'm concerned. lol There's a lot of them who can't sing a note and who get by on lipgloss, canard and confection. Which means there's a strong possibility it might be Janet Jackson.
I'm not saying its not Shania because people have seen her sing… I'm saying it's not Shania because she had an album out BEFORE she ever met Mutt Lange. And it's the same singing voice (totally different style of country music but unmistakably the same voice). The only way it's her is if "S" has an almost identical voice to Shania's own voice, and in that case, why bother?!
Faith Hill is an interesting guess, but she often sings duets live with Tim at concerts. There would have to be an awful lot of people in on the secret if it were her.
LeAnn Rimes has no children, nor does Mariah Carey and a bunch of other people that have been guessed.
IF the Janet Jackson rumours about her child are true, then I'm on the Janet Jackson train now. But, that would a bit of a leap to think that Enty would give that clue, for something that's not widely known. Or maybe he did that on purpose because he really can't have us guessing this one?
Michelle Branch joined a country duo (The Wreckers) after her solo stuff, and did an album. Her voice sounds the same in the duo as it did in her solo stuff, and she has another solo album coming out next year, which is meant to be largely accoustic. Don't think it's her.
I've seen Xtina and her voice is real. I believe the people from Canada that say it's not Shania or Celine.
I'm so excited about this blind!
I'm over it! I think this lawyer is an asshole. It is all about money! You know, you are a sick and twisted person. I doubt you are even a REAL LAWYER. This is all about getting people to your site. If you had class or a set of guts…You would do the right thing. You would tell the world who has been fooling them and taking their money,attention,and time. I would actually respect people like you and your industry if you did JUST THAT! Instead, you write behind a computer putting up the wackest clue's since the board game,CLUE. OK? U have no class. Tell the truth to the world. Do the right thing. Who care's. Tomorrow is another day.
Perhaps S was hired to belt out "From this Moment"..?
Oh Shauna. If you don't like it, then you can leave.
No, seriously. Please leave. Right now.
LOL!Girl…FYI,this shady business is why people hate American pop culture. It deeper than you even realize. ENTY,Do something great for a change and stand for what is right.
I always stand by what I believe. I can sleep at night. Unlike, some people.
Girl, I suggest you also take attention elsewhere than telling people what to do on the internet. All I am asking for is the truth. If I bought into an artist that isn't even the real deal. I WANT TO KNOW. I DESERVE TO KNOW.Thanks.
Hey Shauna – If you're over it, then get out of here. No one is twisting your arm to be here or comment. Let us have our fun in peace…
Shauna we all deserve to know but if he tells us flat out it's like winning the game without even starting. Borrrringg.
For all of the people out there who are defending Shania – There is one person who we haven't talked much about that fits (I think)..
Whitney anyone?? Have we ruled her out yet??
I would never have thought that, and she was/is a Diva. I think she is still high enough up there for it to Shake up the music industry…I dunno.. just trying to throw another name into the mix…
Oooo whitney, hmm, I like that guess
Look…It's not real. O.K.?? The public is not THAT stupid. All the artist's you lovely people have been investigating I'm sorry to say….ARE THE REAL SINGER's. Exceptfor Britney,but apparently, everyone here find's that acceptable.
It's not fun when you are chasing something that isn't there. You know who I think it is….JAMES BROWN. There you go! Case solved.
this is MV.bye for now!
Shauna, if it is true then Enty can't exactly state who it is due to confidentiality agreements.
If it's not true, then we've all had a really good time guessing. And that's what this is, entertainment.
The one thing I can say about Enty is he's a good guy (or girl, depending if you're on that train). He's hooked me up with concert tickets and responds to the emails of his readers. I got one from him last night
You have to take this all with a grain of salt, or don't get bothered by the 200+ comments when we decide to have at a blind.
Well said *girl.
I know very famous defense lawyer's in LA. They are calling this whole site BS.Thanks for the entertainment. Believe me. I do know what that is. Thanks,girl.
I'm starting to think Shauna works for "The Guy"
Keep on Hating.. We don't CARE!!!
Wrong..I'm MV! Keep on buying. I don't care!
Okay back to the BI at hand, Brandy has never been married. Remember she lied and SAID she got married and later retracted that statement after her ex told everyone about the lie. Good guess but it couldn't be her.
Janet is NOT known for being a good singer but maybe most people would be shocked that she deceived the public again. Remember this is the woman who hid her marriage for nine/ten years. Come to think of it Enty recently made a comment about the hidden marriage and her keeping secrets.
Does anyone have a link to Enty's post about the cancer because I can't find it? Is it S or MV who had cancer and why are we omitting this very important clue?
I'm not sure where the link is, but it was S who had the breast cancer. I think it is in the comments. Maybe even the first time he posted the BI….He never said whether S passed from the cancer, so I assume she didn't…
told you not to mess with me!
Who's messing with you Shauna??
NOBODY cares what you have to say, and your petty threats mean NOTHING. We are ignoring you – Or at least I am…Good God if you hate this site as much as you say then why on earth are you still here?? You called Enty an "asshole" why would you read an "assholes" blog.
Shoo now.. go on…
HAHA! Ever heard of a joke?? Lighten up! OMG! BTW…i think the twitards know who the FAKE is.http://twitter.com/britneyspears
I'll be here all day,sorry.
I never made a petty threat. What in the good damn bad outfit are you talking about ICECAT??LMAO!
ok i was totally on the shania train, but i am watching her bio on the biography channel right now and they just showed a clip of her singing "somewhere over the rainbow" in canada before she was discovered and it sounded pretty convincingly like her later stuff. idk i thought it was her for sure but now i'm not so confident… doubt it is britney just because that would not be shocking really.
I really think this is Whitney.1) Whitney is the relative of multiple prominent soul singers (according to Wikipedia)… therefore, the possibility of her running into a record producer was very high, even if she didn’t have talent.
2) She made the jump into movies… how many true singers (especially a person with unbelievable singing talent) really make the switch? The record producer got greedy and promised her the world!
3) The singer had a personal issue in 2006… just about the same time Bobby Brown and her broke up.
4) She’s a drug addict… possibly because she has been living a lie all her life?
5) She’s a biznich… therefore she would give an ugly chick attitude
Sadly, this is a public forum. So, I can look,troll,make jokes…ALL DAY.
it's not whitney.
I'm with you shannon. I was on the Shania train, but there are a lot of people out there from Canada that think otherwise. I listnened to some of her music on the way to work and it does sound like her earlier stuff…URGH!!!So frustrating, but fun to research
To quote the girl from the sonic commercials I direct this at shauna,
Whitney would be very shocking. I do admit…
What about Toni Braxton.
I also think it is Whitney because it has been said that MV had not appeared on CDAN prior to the blind being posted, and the first Whitney tag appears a month after the blind was posted.
I like Icecat's suggestion of Whitney Houston. She is known to be a diva at times and people have commented and how her singing voice is not that strong on her latest album. That would be a shock to the music world and she is also connected with Clive Davis who is pretty big in music. He would also be in the position to pay off people and keep such a scandel from getting out to the media.
ok ok so I was on the shania train but I found out who Britney s producer was- Max Martin – and from wikipedia I ran across this
"The previous year, Martin wrote Britney Spears' hit "…Baby One More Time" for her album with the same name, (this hit single was originally offered to both the Backstreet Boys, who turned it down, and TLC, who passed because they were 'taking time off'). On Vh1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '90s", it was ranked at number 7, making it the second highest song by a female. Both albums (Millennium and …Baby One More Time) have sold around 14 million copies each in the U.S., certifying Diamond Status. Also, within a year of its release, …Baby One More Time had become the best-selling LP by a teenager in history and the debut hit single remains Spears' biggest international hit to date (Note Womanizer is Spears' biggest selling US single [3 million copies sold]). Martin was the first non-American citizen ever to win ASCAP's prestigious award "Songwriter of the Year" in 1999.
Martin worked on Spears' FIRST THREE studio albums which were made in the style of teen-oriented pop. However, when Spears recorded her 2003 album In the Zone, she decided to MOVE AWAY from the teen-pop genre. The duo ended up PARTING WAYS, and Martin had no input on that album nor on her 2007 album, Blackout. At the request of Spears, Martin produced and wrote for Spears' new album Circus, released December 2, 2008."
SO that fits with the years the big hit the bigger cd and the fact that he also helped create the new wave with Nsync, backstreet boys and pink.
The Henry Rollins part makes validates the story as well. We forget how big Britney was – Britney was everywhere if you go to her IMDB page her list of appearances and sponsorship is through the roof.
With everyone lip syncing now a days it is easier to accept but back then it would have been a huge shock.
It is either Shania or Britney gah more clues soon Enty
It can't be Britney, going back to what I said about the blind being MV's first appearance on the site, November 26, 2006, there was a Britney post on November 9, 2006. Rules her out, we can probably rule out a few more using this method.
face it…this blogger is full of it.every singer that has been in question here is found to be legit. may not be the best but is legit….except….JOSS STONE!
i'd rather be crazy than a blind item no where chaser. THIS IS A FAKE PEOPLE! fake fake fake.
**Jumping off Whitney Train**
I dunno, sound pretty legit to me. This was in 2000.
Count me as another who's jumped off the Shania train. I was reading all the for and against comments today, and then 'That Don't Impress Me Much' came on the TV. It struck me that when she goes from speaking to singing, it's the same voice – and the same as her speaking voice outside of her songs. I hadn't heard her music for ages so had forgotten what she sounds like, and couldn't help noticing her voice is not that spectacular and has quite a bit of studio processing applied. It seems she was sold more on personality, a decent enough voice (with some studio help) and looks than as a phenomenal singer.
I do agree Whitney seems the best guess right now. I had thought fudging the date meant just fudging it a little, i.e. still somewhere around 2000-ish, not way before. But no one around then seems to fit. Whitney really would be a shock and yet it would somehow make sense of the bizarre later Whitney that is so hard to reconcile with the image of young Whitney. Anyway, I'll await the next clue…
You're so classy shauna. As I recall you are posting links here. Looks to me like you are a no-where chaser.
Whitney Houston?? May I remind everyone that Bobby Brown was sleeping on people's couches last year….IT AIN'T HER..It's a Fake!
I don't think it can be Whitney — she's done so many duets (including on her 1st or 2nd album)…wouldn't this have been revealed by now?
So it's narrowed down to whitney then? My mom loves whitney, shame.
Youtube Whitney. There are a lot of live performances. The girl can sing…
Yea, Icecat. I was posting links about Britney. But, as it seem's. This is an acceptable act she is playing to all audiences. After careful common sense finding. I realized…this whole blog is a FAKE! There is NO WAY this would ever happen. We explored all the possibilities and yet, we come up with nothing. Would you not agree? then simply drink the cup of tea for what it is….A FAKE!
Hey Ice, it's not gonna go away so just ignore it. I am
And..if it isn't. Shame on the person for being apart of the one of the greatest lie's told to the world. I know it wouldn't be the first time. But, is that really something to be proud of? Plus, I happen to enjoy American Pop Culture. I don't think it's at all necessary to hate on it. Which is what this is..unless it is true. This is a BI that is a BIG farce. Is that classy?? Well, maybe..
I know I keep telling myself that…Must refrain You know the old saying; You can't argue with stupid…
So, back to the Blind. Is Brit Brit really ruled out? Besides the obvious that everyone knows she has help, maybe it is that simple… Maybe that is why it's acceptable for Enty to post??URGH….
Did you forget your pills this morning, Shauna?
LOL you're right.
I gave up guessing along time ago, I just like reading everyones entries =)
Yeah, I've pretty much given up too. BUT I love reading the comments and doing the research…and lets face it, it makes the work day much more bearable!!
Keep em coming PPL
Work day…I wish I had a job lol can't find one anywhere! Grr
I feel freaken lucky to have a job myself..Plus my company might not make it throught the winter, so I may be right there with ya…BOO!
Damn, I'm stumped… everyone's reasoning for why it can't be all the guesses so far is way too convincing. I feel like someone is being overlooked, but who? Some people have mentioned the Canadian logo on the pics may be a clue…the pics are also named 'nightclub singer'. Another clue?
That is so shitty, *whispers* better start stealing supplies to pawn later. =)
No I didnt say that
If the reveal of this singer is supposed to truly shock us and shake the music industry to its core /end exaggeration, it's probably not someone who is all that young or into her late 20's by now
The Whitney guess is certainly inspired.
I haven't been this into a BI since the Timmy/Shimmy one from awhile back.
I wonder if it's someone semi-obvious who we haven't even named yet, though?
Babs your sweet! I love how Ice and Genesis seem to agree with everything I JUST POSTED! LOL
So the Whitney guess is getting me riled…LOL. I think this one comment supports someone like Whitney as well…."S agrees and records another CD worth of songs which is released several months later and does even better than the first CD. This same process is repeated (I am not going to tell you the number of CD's because again you may be able to deduce and so I will just say the process repeated itself several times)". This is an artist with a decent catalog of music attributed to their name.
I wish I had time to check out a few things:
- Did her second album take off bigger than the first?- Did she tour immediately after?- Who would "Guy" have been?
Unfortunately I'm getting slammed at work and can't do the research until around lunch time….GGRRR…so I'll have to check later.
Plus, I'm not still completely off the Shania train…LOL
I know… Enya.
It CAN'T be Brit guys! We've already established through Enty's own words its not someone he's close to. He's stated in the past he considers Brit a friend.
I dunno gang, besides being totally annoyed by Shauna.
But the pic of Annie Lennox is totally freaking me out. I would hate to think this is her. ;(
I don't think it is Janet. I believe that devil man of a father would have sold her out by now.
I really think it is Shania. It is just too mysterious that we haven't really heard from her since her separation from Mutt.
not sure if anyone has yet, but i'm throwing out Erykah Badu for shits and giggles….
if this blind is true and is about Britney i have to say it will be the most over-hyped, BORING reveal ever, LOL.
Britney being fake = "would blow the music world up and shake it to its core"???
(on a side note, i have to say i kinda love it when the haters drop by this blog. it mixes things up, plus i find it amusing that there are people out there with so little else to do….)
just because, this takes me back lol
WH, with her aging producer. early songs were dancey and did not require the vocals of the soundtrack songs. Had to be able to perform on the soundtrack songs. She was a back up singer like her relatives, but she had the right look. They can sing, but arent huge stars. Maybe that was the extent of her actual ability to sing.
Any doubt she would be unpleasant to meet under those circumstances? No way would anyone sneak this past Madonna, but her?
His background shows all kinds of interesting activity. Fired alot for cause including financial misdeeds. Old school background, put in a pretty face with someone else singing. Most of his most profitable artists are bad singers.
One of the tours included world tour in the name. Is "hundreds of shows" really all that many in the scheme of things? The imptetus to come back after the break would be the acting, but had to be able to sing on the album.
Nothing here says she could not sing, but maybe she just could not sing certain things. It certainly seems like now, however, she cant sing and they have a perfect excuse.
Look at Enty's caption for Annie Lennox… no way it's her.
Whitney Fits. I did some research, but watching her sing live..I dunno. It looks really legit to me…Here are some Wiki highlights (and, yes I know Wiki isn't a reliabale fact source, but it can't be that off)
With production from Michael Masser, Kashif, Jermaine Jackson and Narada Michael Walden, Houston's self-titled debut album was released in February 1985. Rolling Stone Magazine praised the new talent, calling her "one of the most exciting new voices in years" while The New York Times called the album "an impressive, musically conservative showcase for an exceptional vocal talent. After the dance-funk single "Someone For Me" failed to chart in both the US and UK, the album initially sold modestly and failed to make an impact. The release of the next single, the soulful ballad "You Give Good Love", peaked at #3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 while going #1 on the R&B Charts. As a result, the album began to sell strongly before topping the R&B Album chart while Houston continued promoting the album touring night clubs in the US. She also began performing on popular night shows that usually weren't open to many black acts. The jazzy ballad "Saving All My Love for You" was released next and it would become Houston's first #1 hit single in both the US and the UK. She was now an opening act for singer Jeffrey Osborne on his nationwide tour. At the time, MTV had received harsh criticism for not playing enough videos by African American artists while favoring rock acts. The next single, "How Will I Know", peaked at #1 and would introduce Houston to the MTV audience thanks to its video. This would make the singer one of the first African American female artists to receive heavy rotation on the network. By 1986, a year after its initial release, Whitney Houston topped the Billboard 200 album chart and stayed there for 14 consecutive weeks. The final single, "Greatest Love of All," became Houston's biggest hit at the time after peaking #1 and remaining there for three weeks. At the time, Houston had released the best-selling debut album by a female artist, although Britney Spears has since taken that title. Houston then embarked on her world tour, Greatest Love Tour.
So yes, she did do a world tour. Her second album did do better then the first…But she had so many procucers that I just don't think this could be her. Plus Youtube her…You'll see she can obviously sing…
Sorry that was so long
I think people are forgetting WH sang the national anthem LIVE at the Super Bowl. She can sing. Not great today. But back then the lady could sing.
Plus smoking Crack does horrible things to your voice…
It's not surprising that she does not have the voice she used to.
In the blind it said MV ended up paying Off S with one lump sum. The producer stopped making payments. That implies to me that the producer maybe had some money troubles. Do we know any that had financial difficulties back then?
Not Whitney. Enty has said that the second CD did better than the first. Whitney's first album is still her best selling album of all time.
Sade is an interesting guest, but I don't know who the producer might be, and as she's done a lot of living and recording the UK (including Jamaica), this doesn't feel right.
I'm still not convinced this isn't Shania. Shania did an NHL commercial in 2003, prior to Enty's post, and he said "MV was everywhere..on television, radio, awards shows, commercials..EVERYWHERE". Enty never said she couldn't sing. But her self-titled debut album was a dud. Along comes Mutt and everything changes. And he would be in a position to have "been playing some shell games with the money between the record company, MV's earnings and MV's investments".
What record producer normally has access to a singer's investments?
Tea Lady – I agree completely. I do find it interesting that he doesn't elaborate too much on the relationship between Guy and MV. Maybe its inconsequential but it did seem funny to me. Plus, if there really was something he avoids mentioning about their relationship that could give it away too easily by narrowing it down to Mariah, Celine and Shania. I know I know…I'm stretching things but still. Just a feeling I have.
Well said Tea Lady. I keep going back to Shania too. Mutt fits with EVERYTHING…I believe she did Revlon commercials too…
I listened to her today on the way to work, and it sounded like her early stuff, but you never really know right?
Out of all guesses here SHE is the one that keeps standing out…
Reasons this is Britney:Enty said this person was EVERYWHERE including commericals (Pepsi), television (Will & Grace), award shows (countless).
If it was found out that Britney was a fraud it would rock the music inductry to its core. She even had a Barbie doll at one point! Her fame was so exploited that she is the only one that would have such an impact.
The timing of the Autralia scandal isn't coincidental.
Reason it's not Brit…Enty said it is no one he likes. He's said he likes her and considers her a friend.
So I know this is pure speculation but imagine this.
MV is a talented singer trying to break into the industry. She's known in Canada but not Nashville yet. She releases an album in the late 90s that doesn't do all that well at a time when Country music is big and gaining ground with some breakthrough artists. Its really competitive.
Along comes Guy who has no credibility in country music circles but he is BIG in mainstream rock and they have alot in common, talent but no respect or inside ties in the industry. Guy/MV hookup and its more than just business (or is it? maybe "arranged" marriages aren't just for actors/actresses).
He knows MV's got the potential but she's missing that something special. He's heard S sing before and knows she has a VERY similar voice to MV but its even better. Remember – Guy approached S out of the blue with his material. He takes the tracks from S, overlays the voice of MV on a few of them…its a perfect fit.
Very soon after MV explodes and is everywhere. The problem now is this gamble is actually paying off tremendously and live performances, endorsement deals, etc are going to be tricky to pull off correctly. Guy decides to keep S on the payroll.
It fits Shania very well. And it explains so many things about their relationship and how things have played out since. Plus, they were industry outsiders so Mutt could have kept this on the downlow very easily and he had the money and means to make it happen. Just sayin.
Has anyone considered that we're getting a lot of MV clues because Britney was just revealed to be lip-synching? And for those of you that say "it can't be Britney because it wouldn't be shocking" – well, perhaps at the time the blind was written the writer didn't know his readers yet.
Before the debut of Whitney Houston's first album in 1985, Whitney was a popular teen fashion model who frequently appeared in magazines including Seventeen, Glamour and Madamoiselle. Whitney also appeared in print ads for products including Max Factor makeup and Scope toothpaste. She sang jingles for Steak & Ale restaurants and also appeared in a television commercial for Canada Dry ginger ale.
Early in her career, Whitney appeared on such television shows as "Silver Spoons," "Gimme A Break" and "The Merv Griffin Show." Whitney also auditioned to play the role of daughter Denise on "The Cosby Show" and was asked to sign a contract and read with Mr. Cosby. However, the show's casting director said that Whitney backed out of the offer because the role would have prevented her from pursuing a full-time music career.
BTW – I believe the phrasing that was used in regards to Britney in one of the stories was more "think of her what you will, but she's a pretty good business woman." Where does he say he considers her a good friend?
When was Whitney's "crack is whack" interview aired?
I LOVE this blind!
Only person comes to mind is Madonna. Maybe Britney or Whitney Houston.
I can't believe Celine Dion is still mentioned.
I'm not a fan of the music or the character, but the lady has been singing in both French and English ever since we was 14. She sang (live) for the Pope in 1984 at age 16 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FISxtYTmHok
Believe me, she's been screeching like this live for 20 years. It's both our national pride and our greatest shame. Should've seen her late 80's stuff! /shudder
I'm pretty sure she has been ruled out
Shania I say!!
chopchop, "crack is wack" was 2002. Way before Enty's interview clue.
That's right, I'm out of guesses today. I just keep checking in sporadically to see if anyone has figured out something we missed.
So I'm fully admitting to being obsessed with this….
I'm VERY much back on the Shania train. I just got done watching some of her supposed live stuff on youtube, and unlike Whitney and Christina, she looks like she is lipsynching..With the others I could tell right off the bat they we're really singing. I couldn't with Shania…and I tried, I really did…
*girl said… The one thing I can say about Enty is he's a good guy (or girl, depending if you're on that train).
Forget about MV
We should all be trying to figure out who ENTY is =]
Icecat do not dare steal my Whitney guess from other earlier blind.
Shauna, are you the singer who is being outed as a no talent?
Icecat, don't try and steal credit for my whitney guess from days ago.
Shauna, is that an alias for Whitney Houston?
Whew. I am burned out on guessing as well, *girl.
It appears that we're down to a few remaining finalists:
In alphabetical order:–Whitney Houston (but her jingle-singing experience makes it seem like it's not her)–Janet Jackson (if that adopted Jackson family daughter is, in fact, hers)–Britney Spears (iffy due to what Ent said in his earliest entries about them being friendly)–Shania Twain (if Mutt not discovering her until after her first album is still relevant)
Hoping Enty gives us a clue today that excludes one of them for sure.
I'm still leaning toward Shania, especially considering Enty's entries about her and that weird comment about blind items thrown in.
Okay, this is my last ditch reasoning for it NOT being Shania. She's a country artist and they have to pay their dues playing fan fairs and there is no way she could get away with lip synching. She would be called out. They are pretty vocal. I think her voice (like most singers) is improved in the studio but it's still her voice. You can hear her speaking voice in her singing. I really don't think it's her.
I give up ive been on google for hrs! lol ok its ANASTACIA – SHE IS MARRIED IS A STEP MUM AND TIME LINE FITS……. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastacia
I don't think Shania CAN'T sing, I was just speculating that S sings alot like her only better. We've all gone to YouTube and heard her earlier performances and agree she can sing. But its not the kind of voice that could pull off her chart topping songs. Plus, ENT is giving alot of attention to the CMA's today on his blog but that might be coincidence.
What intrigues even more is he just dissed Britney in a post dedicated to her Twitter account. This contradicts his earlier statements.
He likes to keep us guessing I guess. Ok back to work for a bit….
Hey there easy… I never said I took credit for anything silent. She has been mentioned several times in this comment thread…
I've ruled her out (for myself) anyhow… Youtube her, she's anything but lipsynching…
Enty posted 11/14/06 I need to start off by saying that I think Britney is a great person and one of the funniest people I have ever met. The other thing is that she is very intelligent..love makes people blind and she got suckered by K-Fed plain and simple..but as a businesswoman she knows what she is doing and when I have dealt with her, she has been incredible.
On 11/25/06 He wroteThe first comment/subject I want to address is the S/MV item. The only thing I will say is I will not confirm or deny anything. I really cannot do that. However, with that being said, one thing I will say about myself is that I love my friends, and if you are my friend you know you will not get trashed here or behind your back or anywhere else. Some of you have guessed a certain person and I make very clear in another entry that she is a really good friend of mine and therefore could not be the correct guess. Also, she reads the blog, so be nice. lol
The post about Brit is the only post that I could find about a singer that he mentions liking. (The site had way less posts and comments back then )
ooooo mac, good evidence
There's just something weird about that, MAC — on the earlier entries, Enty mentions people he likes, and years later, it sounds totally different. Almost as if someone different is writing the blog (but I really hope that's not true).
Example: early on, he had an entry about Tori Spelling saying that he liked her a lot.
Now, the posts about her are anything but complimentary. One of them even said "Can't stand her," at the end of it.
That being said, this blind was written three years ago. It's not like it could suddenly change.
The more I think about this BI, the more I think it is Janet Jackson. If you listen to her songs, the voice doesn't always sound the same each time. Not sure about the having a child thing, but the kicker for me was when she refused to do a song for the soundtrack of a movie she was in. The Nutty Professor?? Who turns down the chance to get an easy Oscar if the song is any good? Someone who might get caught cheating would.
Also, it would be a shocker to the world if it was found out JJ was a cheat, not because of her, but because of the people she has worked with over the years. It would implicate Michael (she did a duet with him, so he would have known) and Justin Timberlake (another duet I was surprised to find Janet worked on. Didn't sound like her at all.) Not to mention the entire Jackson family. Now there would be a scandal!
I know the guy who engineered JLo's albums and although she had a lot of "help", this bi is not about her.
What about Dido?
Yeah I was thinking Macy Gray but I still think ANASTACIA….I think Brit talks like she sings as does Janet and JLo even Madge. Sure their voices have changed over the years but wouldnt that happen with maturity and getting better with age and better tweeking bla bla bla….? (just a thought)
There would be nothing shocking about Dido, Macy Gray or Anastacia..
This is going to be a household name…none of those artists are household names…Even Madonna was better known for her dancing and style rather then her singing…
yeah probably… but same with Milli Vanilli? gawd jon gosselin is now a celebrity? and some stripper who has txt messages from ummmmm ? read up on Anastacia whilst she's not superstar status so to speak she has certainly made some big bucks for alot of people..??? just a thought cant you smell the rubber burning lol lol lol
Shauna, you are making me laugh with your obnoxiousness…clearly enty could not be a lawyer, my husband is a lawyer and he is BUSY ALL DAY, and night for that matter, never has time to write stupid blogs (that I obsess over,of course) either way, it's just stupid fun, to kill our days…so, #1 I just saw Michelle Branch open for Chris Isaak, she has a very nice live voice, not her..I have seen Sarah McLachlan dozens of times live not her…I think he is CONSTANTLY throwing us off, you never know it could even be from the 70's….like Linda Rondstatd, or 80's and be Janet, Paula Abdul for sure, maybe even Tina Turner…what would really rock the music world??? If it's anything like that crappy reveal for the he/she actor thing, we really won't care, and the fun is ALWAYS in the guessing….
And like Somer-sky says "the fun is ALWAYS in the guessing…."
Now I guess I need to go check out Anastacia
hahahahah and she is married and is a step mum…… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anastacia I am probably way off but thought Id throw it out here
I was just about to suggest Norah Jones [she was everywhere for awhile, her dad is Ravi Shanker, her half-sister is Anoushka Shankar, she toured a lot when her album came out…] until I realized that she doesn't have any children.
hahhah I know I had a few others as well but knew I would get booed off the stage probably like they did hahahahahaah Samantha Mumba (I know who?) hahahahahah
well i was looking at milli vanilli and roads lead back to arista.
there is a pr girl with the same name as our friend here
If "S" is Screachy Peach, she died in 2007 after an 11 year battle w/breat cancer
Sorry, I ment breast cancer. So it has to be someone that sounds completly different than they did on previous albums. I know the time line is all wrong, but Whitney Huston can not even come close to what she sounded like before. She has been married and has 1 child. Again, I know the dates don't fit but…that would be SHOCKING!!!!
Yep WH was with Arista, mmmm wonder if this thread was started just to gather interest Im thinking its unsolvable…and Ive got a huge headache hahahhahhaha
I don’t think it’s J-Lo and Britney because they just don’t sound good enough to be paying big bucks to use someone else’s voice. Studio enhance and multilayered voice tracks? Sure, but not a complete other person singing everything.
I guess I have to go with Shania. I’m not a country fan but it’s disheartening to hear how rude she is. She seemed very down to earth in an interview I’d seen.
One more thing: Not sure if someone has suggested this before, but do you think Enty comes here under a different name and posts a "guess" that is the actual answer?
I cannot believe that Sheryl Crowe has not even been a guess. She started out as a back up singer herself, exploded onto the scene, has had well-documented difficult relationships (seems she has had ner heart broken often) and recently adopted a baby.
I may have missed some of the other clues, though.
does this make sense?
I saw Cheryl Crowe play live in a very small room. She's the real deal. She sang live unplugged. Amazing singer.
I am not sure I would rule out Mariah just yet. Isn't she pregnant right now, but not announcing? I know it is stretching the clue a bit. I re-read Entys comments about MV and I am assuming the 2000 is not the right year. Enty's first post about MV was in 2006 and he said S entered his office towards the end of 2005.
Isn't it strange Mariah's studio albums dropped off in 2005? Hmmm. Her 2008/2009 sound is much different than it was before. There are plenty of links with Mariah and lip syncing especially live…
* Mariah Carey (1990) * Emotions (1991) * Music Box (1993) * Merry Christmas (1994) * Daydream (1995) * Butterfly (1997) * Rainbow (1999) * Glitter (2001) * Charmbracelet (2002) * The Emancipation of Mimi (2005) * E=MC² (2008) * Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel (2009)
Then again maybe its JLo. But she never had any talent anyway – no one would be surprised.