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James TW, fresh off of touring with Andy Grammer, stopped by the radio show to talk about his English roots, getting a record deal off of YouTube and his new single, “Say Love.”

It’s a new era in Jake Miller’s music career and so it’s only fitting that he is using an unconventional tool, or rather condiment, to promote it.

The Florida-born singer is currently promoting his latest album, the self-released “2:00 AM In LA.” The LP’s first track is “Can’t Help Myself,” a song that is near to Miller’s heart for more than just its lyrics.

“It’s actually the first song really that I ever made completely from scratch by myself,” he told me recently in of all places, Los Angeles. “I’m independent for the first time in a long time so, when I got off the label I kind of went back to the drawing board.”

Miller concluded that he would use his newfound musical freedom by teaching himself how to produce. He went to Guitar Center, bought equipment and “learned on YouTube for 10,000 hours” how to make beats and play piano.

“Can’t Help Myself” was the jump-off for the rest of the album and serves as its first radio single. The song is also accompanied by its own chipotle hot sauce.

“Andrew McMahon reached out to me,” Miller explained. “He owns an organization and he’s like, ‘Do you want to customize your own bottle of hot sauce?’ I’m like, ‘Absolutely!’”

The offering is appropriately titled, “Can’t Help My Sauce” and benefits the Dear Jack Foundation, which “supports initiatives and provides programming that directly benefits adolescents and young adults diagnosed with cancer to create more positive health outcomes and an improved quality of life for all young adults in this fight” according to its website. McMahon was the founder of Jack’s Mannequin and is also a cancer survivor.

Hunter March, who has amassed 400,000 YouTube subscribers, stops by to chat about the new show he’s hosting on GSN, “Emogenius.” Teams of two, using emojis, play for $10,000.

March also chatted about how he got his start in front of the camera and his grandfather, the late Hal March, who hosted the iconic game show, “The $64,000 Question.”

“Emogenius” airs Wednesday nights at 9 pm on GSN.

Seriously, how can you not absolutely love this?

To say 2011 was a big year for Karmin would be a big understatement. Since the duo’s cover of Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now” went viral to the tune of almost 50 million views – Karmin has appeared on “Ellen,” landed a deal with Epic Records, and premiered a music video in Times Square. But Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are also engaged, so when are they fitting in a wedding?


“So, we originally set the first date for 9/10/11,” Noonan revealed on “The Ralphie Radio Show” when he and Heidemann sat down for an interview. “Of course, things were a little cray-cray, so we had to push it back a little bit. But we’re hoping to do it maybe sometime in the summer, early summer.”

Noonan joked that he needs to lock down a ceremony soon, as his fiancé has a lot more options these days. But all kidding aside, the couple is quite busy promoting their new single and music video for “Crash Your Party.” A debut album has already been written and recorded, and is slated for a February release.

“We didn’t have a million views (on YouTube) until we did ‘Look at Me Now,’” Heidemann noted. “It was ‘woop,’ million views, and then five million, and ten million, and now it has 50 million.”

Now almost any video the couple uploads reaches the six figures in views immediately. After “Look at Me Now,” an appearance on “Ellen” fueled their popularity even further. Karmin still uploads covers to its channel, in addition to videos documenting their travels and the journey that they now find themselves on in the music industry.

And to think, heading in to this year, the couple probably would’ve just been happy with a wedding.

In case you haven’t heard it yet, enjoy. In the words of Randy Jackson, “This is how you do it, dawg!”

So DJ Earmworm is doing two big mashups every year now… the June, mid-year mix usually has a promotional purpose (one year he did a piece for Capitol FM in the UK, this year’s is for YouTube). His year-end mix is of course on everyone’s iPod by end of January the following year. Here’s his latest work, mixing everyone from Ke$ha to Enrique to Avril.


It wasn’t too long ago that singer J Randall was bumping “Bartender” in his car. Now the 24 year-old is collaborating with the likes of T-Pain and other high profile people, including producer RedOne and YouTube star Keenan Cahill. J checked in to “The Ralphie Radio Show” from South Florida to chat about his single, “Can’t Sleep” and how he and Cahill linked up in Chicago to film a hilarious lipsync video of the song.

TMZ reports that while on bended knee, Kris Humphries slid an engagement ring on to Kim Kardashian’s finger that is worth $2 million. In this day and age, is that too much to spend on a ring?

I spoke with Kardashian at an event in New York City last October. Jeweler Michael Hill picked the reality TV star to be the face of his search for the world’s best couple. The grand prize in the competition was a 22 CT diamond ring, which as you can see above, looked pretty good on Kardashian (she reportedly received a 20.5 CT piece from Humphries). I spoke with Kim about what she’d be looking for in a ring. Keep in mind, she was reportedly single at the time we talked: links to Gabriel Aubry began the following month and talks of the Nets basketball player began soon after.

No one knows if Kardashian had any say in the final size of the ring – perhaps Humphries took it upon himself to go big or go home – maybe even Kim’s sisters influenced him. But perhaps “nothing specific” is the new “as big as possible”?

It wasn’t the third, or the fourth, and nope, not the fifth try as the charm for the Los Angeles-based Lights Over Paris. When the dust settled, it took the pop-rockers six different versions of the band’s new single, “I’m Not a Gangsta” to find the one that the guys hope will be the right one. Although, the sixth version was bound to stick out from the rest – it features a verse from fellow west coast artist Game.

“Nothing really got us going but The Game because of the name of the song… and how The Game is and how he represents his music, his lyrics, was awesome,” said LOP front man Robb University. The lead singer checked in from his Hollywood home and participated in the first ever Skype interview on “The Ralphie Radio Show.” “(My friends) were like, ‘The Game’s coming to the studio, he loves the song! He’s gonna do it!’ I’m like, ‘Dude, you guys are pulling an April Fool’s Joke.’”

Yes, Robb will more than likely always remember April 1, 2011 – that was the day that he and Game met up in a California studio and the rapper cut his verse for the new track. Given the fun-loving nature of Robb’s friends and band mates – it certainly wasn’t far-fetched for the lead singer to think he was the subject of a big rib. But thankfully for he and the band, Game’s cameo on the track was no joke.

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“When (Game) does his verse, that is very gangster,” the lead singer noted. “A lot of his fans and people don’t understand until they actually listen to the track, and they’ll really get that LOP is singing about one thing, and he comes in and totally does his thing.”

Game will also be doing his thing in the music video for “I’m Not a Gangsta” – which was scheduled to be shot in L.A. on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Lights Over Paris will continue to work on the band’s debut LP, which Robb says will be a dual-disc release.