Abel Sanchez born in the Bronx, and raised in Paterson, NJ. Ever since he was a kid his favorite pass time was listening to the radio and imitating his favorite DJ's. Soon after getting turntables and a mixer as a gift from his dad, his passion for playing music had him DJ-ing parties. Before long he was playing in local NJ clubs. But it wasn't the same as being on the radio. So Abel enrolled into The Connecticut School Of Broadcasting, upon graduating, Abel got his start at WKTU where he was a phone-op/producer. It was there that he established a friendship with Broadway Bill Lee and his wife, Beth Bacall. Abel wasted no time in absorbing all he could from his mentors, and soon thereafter, Abel landed an On-Air gig at WAWZ/STAR 99.1 NYC, where under Beth’s tutelage he quickly became an established personality taking his air shift from 21st place to a tie for 4th in the Arbitron ratings.
In 2004 Abel was an A.I.R Award nominee for Mixshow DJ of the Year. In addition to his on air talents his production skills did not go unnoticed as he completely re-imaged and rebranded the station. These abilities caught the attention of Jarad Broadcasting who recruited Abel to be the voice of "The World Famous" WLIR as well as becoming the afternoon personality for sister station WBON 98.5 "La Fiesta" In addition, Abel was Production Director for all three Jarad Broadcasting Stations WLIR 107.1, WBON. In 2008 Abel Joined WNYZ/Pulse 87.7 in NYC and in 2010 was a finalist on Regis and Kelly's Men Of radio. When given the opportunity to be part of the most listened to station in the Hudson Valley K104.7 He didn't hesitate!!!
Katy Perry left children in tears at a recent birthday party where she dressed up like a clown, attacked some guy with a piñata stick, and staged a scary car accident ... all for a music video -- and TMZ has video from the scene.
The hidden camera gag was shot at Knollwood Country Club outside L.A. earlier this month for Katy's "Birthday" video -- Katy showed a little preview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Monday night ... but her clip didn't include the crazy fallout.
Eye witnesses tell TMZ, Katy pranked a REAL 5-year-old's birthday party ... and most guests had no idea they were getting punk'd. Children were crying. One woman stormed away, visibly upset.
Check out the video ... at one point a little girl says, "Mommy, I want to leave."
We know the feeling, kid.
Check out this Video of a kid trying to stand right next to a freight train as it goes by. He was filming himself, to show how close he got. He actually got REALLY close . . . the train engineer stuck his leg out and KICKED him in the head.
Jason Derulo fans, Here's a major treat for you!
We got our hands on the 24-year-old entertainer’s brand new album Talk Dirty and we’re premiering an album listening right now of all 11 tracks! Listen below!
The record drops THIS TUESDAY, April 15, so be sure to get your copy oniTunes!
Meanwhile, check back tomorrow for details on our Jason Derulo Takeover Tuesday where you’ll be able to ask him YOUR burning questions!
Click inside to see the full album track listing…
1. Talk Dirty (Feat. 2 Chainz)
2. Wiggle (Feat. Snoop Dogg)
4. Bubblegum (Feat. Tyga)
5. Vertigo (Feat. Jordin Sparks)
6. Kama Sutra (Feat. Kid Ink)
8. The Other Side
9. With The Lights On
10. Stupid Love
11. Marry Me
Grab a Kleenex. No seriously, you'll need it.
Pharrell (and his hat!) was so overjoyed with emotion during his interview with Oprah Winfrey for an episode of Oprah Prime that he couldn't help but start sobbing. It all started when the pair began talking about his catchy song "Happy."
"Zero air-play, nothing. And the next thing you know, we put out the video on November 21 and all of a sudden—boom. I mean, when I say boom, I mean boooooom," Pharrell told O.
"And we were like, what's happening? First of all, people are putting up their own videos. It was like no longer my song."
That led to Winfrey cueing a montage of videos from all over the world of people getting happy to "Happy"—that's when the musician couldn't hold it in any longer.
"You know, I was just thinking about your grandmother. I bet she didn't even imagine that," Oprah tells Pharrell who is wiping tears off of his face.
He joked, "Why am I crying on Oprah?" Winfrey responded, "It's being used for something that's greater than yourself. I get that."
"It's overwhelming because it's like I love what I do," Pharrell said, "and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long, that I could make it to this point to feel that."
Winfrey then stated, "I so now get why it's so infectious because it came from such a clear space. That the energy was absolutely uninterrupted by anything other than allowing it to flow from heart to heart. And that's what happens when you see it."
The twosome also had a kind exchange over the emotional segment on Twitter.