Michael Menachem

POTW: Shakira, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera

Rihanna / Aug. 12, 2010 / New York

"New Yo-ork, where you at?" asked Rihanna. She bowed for everyone at New York's Madison Square Garden and they screamed.
Debi Nova,

Debi Nova, "Drummer Boy"

Already a star in her home country, Costa Rican newcomer Debi Nova is positioning herself to achieve the same global appeal with "Drummer Boy" that Pitbull did last spring with "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)."
Keith Urban, Sugarland / Oct. 8, 2009 / New York

Keith Urban, Sugarland / Oct. 8, 2009 / New York

Though country is at the core of Urban's instrumentation and vocals, there are traces of pop/rock driven by song production and song arrangement as well as anthemic hooks that make Urban's show more of a rock show than a country one.
Pink Moves 3 Million Tickets with Funhouse Tour

Pink / October 5, 2009 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

The Las Vegas-worthy show was presented as an adult playground, complete with a rowdy dance troupe, daring acrobatics, appearing and disappearing body parts, crotch grabs, and -- above all -- Pink's undeniable vocals.
Metro Station / Oct. 29, 2008 / New York (Nokia Theatre)

Metro Station / Oct. 29, 2008 / New York (Nokia Theatre)

From the New York stage, Trace Cyrus -- brother of Miley and son of Billy Ray -- seemed to clearly relish the success the group has reached in the past year. Metro Station played a small room in lower Manhattan just a year ago and now their name was in lights at Times Square.