WK 10: Wherever You Are
Get Your Grillz
BOSTON, MA Friday Mar.10.2006 /FantasyMusicLeague.com/ -- The FML Insider is wearing our Grillz. Meet the country heartthrob who made Lee Ann Womack, 'hate herself in the morning,' learn the word that Beyonce is contributing to the dictionary and how your friends can make you rich.
Wherever You Are
Meet the latest country artist making his debut on the FML, Jack Ingram. You may remember his chiseled jaw when he played the heartthrob in Lee Ann Womack's recent, I May Hate Myself in the Morning video. Hailing from what many are calling the new Texas country movement, Ingram's overnight success really started in 1993 after he graduated with a psychology degree at southern Methodist University. Ingram's current hit etrack single (and new album with the same name) Wherever You Are was released on Toby Keith's new record label, Big Machine Records. Ingram has every intention to rule the etracks, and has said he wants a career like his heroes and confidently added, "I want people to see me like they do Springsteen or Willie." Other artists making their FML debut: Daniel Powter, Jamey Johnson, Purple Ribbon Allstars, TTrisha Yearwood & Garth Brooks.
Beyonce Knowles is known for her singing, songwriting, acting and sexy curves but who knew she was also a wordsmith. The young superstar, who is currently shooting the big screen remake of the Broadway musical Dreamgirls, coined a word that will actually be included in the dictionary. The budding linguist coined the word bootylicious and made it famous thanks to the hit single of the same name, while with Destiny's Child. Thanks to the success of her current hit, Check on It, Beyonce is generating serious revenue for some labels.
Thanks to the latest hit tune Grillz from Nelly featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp, Nelly is back on generating serious revenue on the FML. Back in our day, we thought we were cool if we wore an IZOD shirt, now you gotta sport Grillz in your mouth. Yup, Grillz, the latest accessory to get crunk with the hip-hop crowd. For the uninitiated, Grills are a removable cosmetic mouthpiece that fit over one's teeth, made of gold or platinum with diamond inlays. Imagine dentures with diamonds, gold and platinum fronts.
The latest jewelry box of a mouth is on Nelly, sporting some serious bling, in his hit single and video. Paul Wall, who is featured on the Nelly single, wears twenty-five grand worth of diamonds and platinum in his mouth. Incidentally before Wall hit it big as a rapper, he started TV Jewelry, a store that exclusively sells high-end Grillz with a huge celebrity client list. At one time the fad was just diamonds studs in ears and gold chains on necks, but now the must-have accessory for everyone are Grillz.
Walls raps: "Call me George Foreman cuz' I'm sellin' everybody grillz."
Once you're a registered player, you can earn cash by inviting your 'peeps' to play the Fantasy Music League. The only requirement is that you and your referrals all register a label to play in the Open League. So, once you register, for each Open League label created by one of your direct referrals, you'll earn 200 points. In addition, you'll earn 100 points for each Open League label created by your indirect referrals. Accumulate 2,500 points and we'll send you a check for $25. Sweet.
Dean Tsouvalas is the current writer of the Lycos 50 - the most popular people, places and things users are searching for online and the East Coast Editor of WIRED. Tsouvalas is a former ABC News Television producer of Prime Time Live and 20/20. Contact Dean, at email@example.com