Sara Bareilles and Cyndi Lauper have collaborated with 'Today' show co-host Hoda Kotb to release a music video called 'Truly Brave' to raise money for pediatric cancer. The song is a lyrical mashup of Lauper's '1986 hit with Bareilles' 2013 single.
The 2014 Grammy nominees for Best Pop Solo Performance come from a range of singers. Whether it's a former boy bander-turned-solo-success or a New Zealand newcomer, these artists represent the best pop music has to offer. Sara Bareilles, Lorde, Bruno Mars, Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake are all contenders for the honor. Who do you think should win the Grammy?
Remember how Katy Perry and her songwriting and production teams pretty much just did a cover of Sara Bareilles' 'Brave' with goofier lyrics and called it 'Roar?' So does Sara Bareilles. While she was neutral on the songs' similarities before, she's speaking out about it now.
Sara Bareilles' hit song 'Brave' caught fire in the media when critics compared Katy Perry's smash hit 'ROAR' to it (suggesting it was Perry who took liberties with Bareilles' already-established melody). Bareilles didn't care, since she and Perry are pals and her song, with its poignant message about coming out, got more attention due to the association.