Ever since Platinum selling singer/songwriter and actor Beyonce’ sang at President Barack Obama inauguration on Monday, January 21, 2013 shock over her lip synching over the music track of he Star Spangled Banner. If you watched the comment on national media and social media, you’d think a major crime had been committed. Grow up people! Or as Reality TV star and recording artist Tamar Braxton of The Braxtons says, “Go get your life!”
As a former artist relations representative at Warner Brothers Records, I can be a witness to the fact that many recording artists who perform on TV and national stages where they do not use a live band probably are singing “Live to track” or live over recorded music. In most cases, the lead vocals are removed from the track and the artist simply sings over the music. Yes, most are singing, they just don’t have their band right there with them and the performance usually sounds just like the record you fell in love with, only better. And you are left with a satisfied soul and happy ears.
By the way, Beyon’ce electrifying live performance at half-time at the Superbowl on Sunday, February 4th squashed all the haters who ever doubted her vocal ability and skills.
by Lin. Woods