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Music Friday: Impossibly Cute ‘Trolls’ Are Feeling ‘Like Diamonds or Some Gold’ in ‘Hair Up’

Welcome to Music Friday when we bring you fun songs with jewelry, gemstones or precious metals in the title or lyrics. Today, the impossibly cute cast of characters from the blockbuster animated film Trolls sing about bling in “Hair Up,” the opening track from the official motion picture soundtrack.

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In this feel-good anthem written by Justin Timberlake and four collaborators, the overly optimistic Trolls — voiced by Timberlake, Gwen Stefani and Ron Funches — put their hair in the air and have a fever for diamonds and gold.

They sing, “I’ve got a fever coming on / And now it’s beating on my bones / I feel like diamonds or some gold / So DJ play it that’s my song.”

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The film focuses on two trolls who are on a quest to save their village from the woefully pessimistic Bergens, creatures who can only gain happiness by consuming Trolls. The mismatched duo of perpetually happy Poppy (voiced by Anna Kendrick) and overly cautious curmudgeonly Branch (Timberlake) embark on a rescue mission full of adventures and mishaps.

At one point in the movie, a Zen-like Troll named Creek (Russell Brand) is held captive in the jewel that decorates the king’s mantle. While the Trolls are successful in stealing the jewel, they are dismayed to discover that it is empty. Creek has betrayed them to save himself.

Since Trolls was released in theaters on October 8, it has generated more than $150 million in box office revenue in the U.S. and $330 million worldwide.

Trolls: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released on September 26 and zoomed to #3 on the U.S. Billboard 200 albums chart. It also charted in 13 other countries. The Trolls official promotional trailer, which includes snippets from “Hair Up,” has been viewed more than 3.9 million times on YouTube.

The film features five original songs performed by Timberlake, Ariana Grande, Anna Kendrick and Gwen Stefani.

We’ve included two videos at the end of this post. The first is the Trolls promotional trailer and the second is the full audio track of “Hair Up.” The lyrics are below if you’d like to sing along…

“Hair Up”
Written by Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback, Savan Kotecha and Oscar Holter.

Hair in the air, hair in the air
Put your hair
Put your hair in the air

Hair in the air, hair in the air
Put your hair
Put your hair in the air

I’ve got a fever coming on
And now it’s beating on my bones
I feel like diamonds or some gold
So DJ play it that’s my song

Go, go, go, go, go
Put your hair in the air
Go, go, go, go, go, go
Hair up

Come on baby
Let’s go crazy
We ain’t never gonna stop
Hair up
Come on baby
Let’s go crazy
We ain’t never gonna stop
Hair up

Put your hair in the air (hair up)
We don’t care (hair up)
Put your hair in the air (hair up)
We don’t care (hair up)

I’ve got a fever coming on
And now it’s beating on my bones
I feel like diamonds or some gold
So DJ play it that’s my song

Go, go, go, go, go
Put your hair in the air
Go, go, go, go, go, go
Hair up

Come on baby
Let’s go crazy
We ain’t never gonna stop
Hair up
Come on baby
Let’s go crazy
We ain’t never gonna stop
Hair up

Put your hair in the air (hair up)
We don’t care (hair up)
Put your hair in the air (hair up)
We don’t care (hair up)

Hair up
Hair up in the air, hair up in the air, hair up in the air
Hair up in the air, hair up in the air, hair up in the air
Put your hair in the air

Hair up
Come on baby
Let’s go crazy
Put your hair in the air

Hair up
Come on baby
Let’s go crazy
Put your hair in the air
Hair up
Put your hair in the air
Hair up

Trolls Trailer…

“Hair Up” audio track…

Credits: Screen captures via YouTube.com.

Country Star Kelsea Ballerini’s New Engagement Ring Is ‘Classic and Beautiful, Like Her’

Red-hot country star Kelsea Ballerini got the greatest gift on Christmas morning — a marriage proposal and a beautiful diamond engagement ring from the love of her life, Australian musician Morgan Evans.

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The ring features a large round center stone framed by a cushion-shaped halo of smaller round diamonds. The cushion halo adds extra surface area and a larger look than a conventional round halo. This effect is achieved by using diamonds of various sizes to fill out the halo around the center stone. The ring also has a dainty diamond-embellished band.

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“I had the ring custom made with a diamond I picked from a local designer here in Nashville,” Morgan told People Style. “I wanted it to be classic and beautiful, like her.”

On Sunday, the 23-year-old Ballerini — a nominee for Best New Artist at the 2017 Grammy Awards in February — let her fan base in on the exciting news with a series of photos posted to Instagram and Twitter. The songstress has 669,000 followers on Instagram and 180,000 on Twitter.

When Morgan popped the question, we’re guessing Ballerini responded with the title of her latest single, “Yeah Boy.”

Ballerini posted a romantic outdoor photo showing her and her new fiancé embracing in a park, her left arm extended toward the camera with the new ring in full view. The photo includes a caption that references exactly how long it’s been since the two met while co-hosting Australia’s Country Music Channel Awards in March.

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“This morning, 9 months and 13 days later, he got down on one knee in the kitchen while I was burning pancakes and asked me to marry him,” she wrote. “Loving him has been the greatest gift of my life. And now I get to do it for life. #HECALLEDDIBS.”

Evans, 31, posted the same photo to his Instagram page with this romantic caption: “When you know, you know… she’s perfect.”

On Twitter, the “Love Me Like You Mean It” singer posted a close-up shot of the ring with a caption that read, “My heart is bursting from loving this human so much.”

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Ballerini used the Instagram Boomerang app on Monday to post a cute mini-video of herself drinking from a mug that’s printed with the phrase, “Does this ring make me look engaged?”

The couple has yet to set a wedding date.

Credits: Photos via Instagram/KelseaBallerini, Instagram/MorganEvansMusic.

Survey: Consumers Consider Color and Clarity More Than Any Other Factors When Buying Gems

Color and clarity are the most important factors influencing a consumer’s gem-buying decision, according to a recent study conducted on behalf of Gemfields, one of the world’s leading suppliers of responsibly sourced precious stones.

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The study of 12,900 U.S. consumers between the ages of 21 and 64 revealed that when it comes to purchasing rubies, sapphires and emeralds, color is the key consideration, followed by clarity, carat weight and, to a much lesser degree, the country of origin.

The survey also showed that millennials (those born between 1982 and 2004) have a greater fondness for precious gemstones than other groups. Overall, 41% of millennials said that they had acquired jewelry featuring a ruby, emerald or sapphire within the past 24 months. That percentage is significantly higher than the 31% registered by the overall survey sample.

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As an interesting side note, millennials are nearly twice as likely as non-millennials to use social media and mobile devices to research jewelry and gemstones.

Precious gemstone owners love to wear their jewelry, according to the survey. Exactly 43% of women reported that they wear their rubies, emeralds or sapphires every day. About one in four said they wear the gemstone jewelry at least once a week and just 7% noted that they only wear the jewelry on special occasions.

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Another interesting finding was related to multiple purchases. Nearly four in 10 (38%) of those who had purchased fine gemstone jewelry during the prior 24 months had actually gotten two items. Fifteen percent acquired three pieces and 10% had bought four or more.

For the overall sample, the average price paid for a piece of precious stone jewelry was $1,386, although men ($2,048) and affluent buyers ($2,499) with incomes of $100,000-plus were apt to pay significantly more.

Half of the respondents who said they purchased precious colored stone jewelry in the past two years and two-thirds of those in affluent households said they are likely to buy another piece within the next year.

The study, which reflects a nationally representative sample, was conducted for Gemfields by a third party to determine the overall size and potential of the U.S. market and to better understand consumers’ beliefs and perceptions about the value, price and use of precious gemstone jewelry.

Credits: Carmen Lúcia Ruby, Logan Sapphire and Maximillian Emerald courtesy of Smithsonian/Chip Clark.