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Teyana Taylor’s Ballroom Take On ‘Cinderella’


If you don’t know, let me educate you. It stands for “Work This P-ssy” and it’s the final track off of Taylor’s KTSE album. The song is practically made for Ball culture, which is known for its voguing and strutting, and Teyana is ready to unleash the House of Petunia!

With her quadruple-threat credentials, Teyana Taylor is something of a unicorn in the world of music. Her most recent album, K.T.S.E., which she released last year on Kanye West’s label GOOD music, garnered much critical acclaim; she’s been a force on the runway as well; first at Yeezy in 2016, then at Philipp Plein two years ago, where she had the audience enrapt, vogueing along the catwalk. Did we mention that she’s not only a peerless dancer (need I remind you of that “Fade” music video?), but also an actress, too, playing a role in last year’s The After Party. With her new self-directed video for “WTP,” Taylor proves she’s slick behind the camera, too—and that officially makes her a quintuple (!) threat.

The video is a kind of Cinderella story focusing on the new York Ball scene. Taylor plays the inconspicuous newcomer, who reluctantly takes on her more experienced colleagues. With a little encouragement from her fairy godmother (also known as Mykki Blanco), she finally takes the plunge to throw herself onto the dance floor with a red hot wig, a black pvc bikini set with chain links, fishnet tights and an emerald fur coat.

You think you know the story of Cinderella… you don’t until you have watched Teyana Taylor’s “WTP” music video.

Bebe Rexha Calls Out Designers


"You go to any big designer. I had my team hit out a lot of designers, and a lot of them do not want to dress me because I'm 'too big.' Literally, I'm 'too big.'"

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Bebe Rexha Calls Out Designers Who Refuse To Dress Her â??Size 8 Assâ?

Bebe Rexha is speaking out. The pop songstress called out designers on Monday for refusing to dress her for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10.

The 29-year-old "Meant to Be" singer, who earned her first Grammy nomination in December, posted a video on Instagram about the matter at hand. She explained how her team reached out to multiple designers, but they rejected the opportunity to create a custom red carpet outfit for her because she's "too big." She elaborated on the issue further in the post's caption.

"If you don't like my fashion style or my music that’s one thing. But don't say you can’t dress someone that isn’t a runway size," Rexha wrote. "Empower women to love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less than by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large! Anddddd My size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys."

In the short clip’s caption on Twitter, Rexha said the rude designers won’t hold her back, “My size 8 a** is still going to the Grammys.”

Rexha is nominated for both Best New Artist and Country Duo/Performance for her collab with Florida Georgia Line.

Since her post, a number of designers have apparently reached out to the singer to volunteer their services. Designers such as August Getty, Tanya Taylor and Elizabeth Kennedy all replied that they would love to outfit Rexha for the event.

Fellow singer Demi Lovato praised Rexha in the comments section of her video. “F**king preach!!!” Lovato wrote. "Love this and you for speaking your mind and using your voice!"

"We are beautiful any size! Small or large!" she added. "Anddddd my size 8 ass is still going to the Grammys. #LOVEYOURBODY.

Chris Brown Plans To Sue Rape Accuser For Defamation



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Chris Brown plans to sue rape accuser for defamation

Chris Brown is suing the woman who alleged that he raped her in a Paris hotel room. According to TMZ, Brown plans to sue the unnamed accuser for defamation.

The gossip website quotes Brown's Parisian lawyer Raphael Chiche, who said that they plan to file a complaint ASAP.

"Chris Brown is free. No lawsuits were filed against him. He vigorously challenges the charges against him," Chiche said. "A complaint for slanderous denunciation will be filed tomorrow with the public prosecutor of Paris."

Brown's accuser detailed the alleged incident in an interview with French outlet Closer.

"It's still too difficult for me to explain in detail what he did, but it was brutal and violent," she said. "I was very afraid. Once it was over, he opened the door. I told him that I wanted to pick up my cell phone and go home."

The woman said that she came forward so that further women would not be victimized.

"I did not want them to be able to do the same thing to other girls," she said. "Chris Brown is the kind of person who thinks himself powerful and thinks himself above the law, but no. I'll go to the end. Abused three times in the same evening by three different men it's unbearable to live."

According to the magazine, Brown’s accuser told police that she was raped at his suite in the Mandarin Oriental hotel on the night of Jan. 15. She said she met the singer and his friends earlier that evening at a nightclub near the Champs-Élysées.

Brown maintained his innocence in an Instagram caption shared with a photo that reads, “This bitch lyin’.”


Missy Elliott, John Prine, Yusuf/Cat Stevens Among 2019 Songwriters


"Established in 1969, the Songwriters Hall of Fame serves as a vital bridge between music’s past and future."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Missy Elliott, Cat Stevens, John Prine & More Among 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees


Missy Elliott, John Prine and Yusuf/Cat Stevens are among the 2019 inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The organization announced the new group of inductees Saturday. Other inductees include Tom T. Hall, who Johnny Cash called his “all-time favorite songwriter”; Jack Tempchin, who co-wrote songs for the Eagles and Glenn Frey’s solo albums; and Dallas Austin, the songwriter behind radio hits for TLC, Monica, Pink, Boyz II Men, Madonna and more.

The members of the 2019 class of inductees into the Songwriters Hall of Fame were announced on CBS This Morning on Saturday, and hip-hop star Missy Elliott will become the first female hip-hop artist to join the more than 400 songwriters who have been inducted since 1970. The other inductees this year are Dallas Austin (“Creep,” “Motownphilly”); Tom T. Hall (“Harper Valley PTA,” “(Old Dogs, Children and) Watermelon Wine”); John Prine (“Angel From Montgomery,” “Paradise”); Jack Tempchin (“Peaceful Easy Feeling,” “You Belong to the City”); and Yusuf Islam, better known as Cat Stevens (you all know a Cat Stevens song or two, come on).

Regarding this year’s inductees, SHOF chairman (and hit songwriter/producer and Chic cofounder) Nile Rodgers said, “The first thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the second thing you need to know is it’s about the song, the third thing you need to know is it’s about the song.

"That’s true now more than ever, so I’m very proud that in my first year as Chairman of the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame that we are recognizing some of the culturally most important songwriters of all time. The 2019 slate of inductees represents diversity and unity across genres and gender, highlighting our dedicated mission to honor music creators who have enriched our lives. These are writers who in their time literally transformed music and helped make what’s happening today possible."

Justin Timberlake Surprises Atlanta Crowd With T.I.


Justin Timberlake performs on stage during "The Man of the Woods Tour" at Scotiabank Arena on Oct. 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Justin Timberlake Surprises Atlanta Crowd With T.I. for 'My Love' & More: Watch

It's solely been a couple of days since Justin Timberlake made his return to the Man of the Woods Tour, and he's already bringing out some huge surprises. At his Atlanta present on Thursday night time, JT introduced out hometown hero T.I. for a hit-filled cameo.

Kelly Rowland Talks 2019 Album


"I’ve all the time been impressed by girls, and with this assortment, I actually wished that to be mirrored."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Kelly Rowland Talks 2019 Album, Dream Reunion With Solange & How Body Positivity Informs Her Music


It’s been a minute since Kelly Rowland final put out an album — 5 years, in reality. She’s dropped just a few new tracks in recent times, together with “Kelly,” which she launched in November as a teaser to her subsequent endeavor, however followers might be relieved to listen to that the songstress is lastly gearing as much as deal with them to a brand new studio album someday this 12 months.

Although she’s reluctant to present us a precise timeline, Rowland tells Billboard that 2019 is certainly the 12 months. “This 12 months! I stated that final 12 months. However I truly, actually imply it this 12 months,” she jokes.

And for her fifth studio album, Rowland is taking it again a couple of a long time. While the roots of her new mission are R&B, she says that recently she’s been fully impressed by hip-hop from the '90s. “That period feels good. And I’ve been impressed by Marvin Gaye. He’s like my secret crush. I’ve completely been in that '90s headspace,” she says of the combo of old- and new-school sounds.

Rowland, who celebrated the launch of her first-ever capsule collection for Fabletics by internet hosting an intimate exercise class in Los Angeles on Tuesday, says the theme of her new attire and music go hand in hand.

Embracing your physique is a lesson Rowland says she herself has needed to be taught through the years. And it’s undoubtedly a theme that’s knowledgeable her music. “Clearly, if you consider a tune like ‘Bootylicious’ that Future’s Youngster had, that theme is obvious,” says Rowland, who reveals that she’ll even have a brand new tune on her forthcoming album that tackles the notion of studying to like and embrace your physique. “There’s a tune that I did within the studio that I really like a lot that talks about that. I’m not going to get into it, but it surely’s actually cool. It’s going to be on the report, probably. I’ve recorded so many rattling songs,” she says with amusing.

According to Rowland, the wrestle for self-acceptance is a notion that each one girls can relate to. “I feel it all the time reveals itself, as a result of girls undergo that. I feel folks undergo that usually, however girls undergo that extra so than something. We are typically very onerous on ourselves. And I feel it’s essential we empower one another,” Rowland explains.

In latest months, rumors have been swirling a few attainable Rowland/Beyoncé musical collaboration, however Rowland tells Billboard that her latest sightings with Queen Bey don't have anything to do with music. “It’s so humorous. I assume each time folks see us collectively, they only see music however I simply see sisterhood, and that’s what we're and that’s what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all collectively, they instantly assume music. I’m like, no. Just household,” Rowland says.

NFL Confirms Maroon 5, Travis Scott & Big Boi to Perform at Super Bowl



"I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. "I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? NFL Confirms Maroon 5, Travis Scott & Big Boi to Perform at Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show

The 2019 Super Bowl halftime show lineup is finally here. The NFL on Sunday officially announcedthat Maroon 5 will be joined by Travis Scott and Big Boi at the upcoming championship game.

Scott’s involvement with the halftime show was officially announced last month in the wake of TMZ’s report. The move drew criticism from celebrities like Michael B. Jordan and Reverend Al Sharpton, who believed Scott shouldn’t support the NFL after their treatment of activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Cardi B later said that she wouldn’t perform at the halftime show in solidarity with Kaepernick. Maroon 5 were confirmed to play the halftime show in September. Super Bowl LIII takes place on Sunday, February 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

In a statement, Scott confirmed the donation, saying: “I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation. I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”

It was previously reported that Maroon 5 were struggling to find anyone to agree to perform with them during the Super Bowl halftime show.

Sources claimed last year that the band had asked over half a dozen acts to play, including Cardi B, who featured on their single ‘Girls Like You’. A representative for the Bronx rapper later said she was “not particularly interested in participating because of how she feels about Colin Kaepernick and the whole movement.”

Demi Lovato Responds to Rumors About Her Recovery



"Otherwise people stop writing about my recovery, because it's no one's business but mine. I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Demi Lovato Responds to Rumors About Her Recovery

Demi Lovato left rehab three months ago after an OD in July, and ever since she has been keep a low profile (and voting!).

But it looks like while Demi has been taking this time to focus on her sobriety and heal, others are busy making up and selling fake stories about her (remember when someone accused her team of being "rotten"?), and Demi has had enough.

I love my fans, and hate tabloids. Don’t believe what you read. People will literally make up stuff to sell a story. Sickening.

If I feel like the world needs to know something, I will tell them MYSELF. Otherwise people stop writing about my recovery, because it’s no one’s business but mine. I am sober and grateful to be alive and taking care of ME...

"Someday I’ll tell the world what exactly happened, why it happened and what my life is like today.. but until I’m ready to share that with people please stop prying and making up shit that you know nothing about," she wrote. "I still need space and time to heal.."

She wrapped up her message by thanking fans for their support.

"I'm so blessed I get to take this time to be with family, relax, work on my mind, body and soul and come back when I'm ready," she said. "I have my fans to thank for that. I'm so grateful, truly. I love you guys so f-----g much."

Lovato — who had celebrated six years of sobriety in March — was reportedly released from a rehab facility in early August, at which time she issued another statement via a since-deleted Instagram post thanking fans for their love and support and vowing to "keep fighting." The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer also wrote that she needed "time to heal and focus on my sobriety and road to recovery."

GRLwood Serves Up Kentucky Fried Queer Punk



"I was like, this song isn’t lyrically discussing a queer or trans issue. But it is, because it’s coming from my perspective, whether I’m talking about being trans or not."



When I met with Lynn Rose and bass player Raven Blessinger at Spinelli’s, it was at a show. The spacious basement restaurant often doubles as an underground indie venue.

When I arrived, the female-fronted TraumaxQueen was finishing up. Rose is up on the floor moving, jumping and bouncing. She’s not quite slam dancing, but her energy definitely screams hardcore.

At 20 years old, Rose has spent four years in Louisville’s hardcore scene. She started Transgression to address a very specific absence she saw.

“I didn’t really see a huge presence of queer people in the scene,” Rose said. “At least, it wasn’t something that was vocally discussed in music.

So in the time-honored tradition of hardcore, she started a band with her friends, several of whom didn’t initially play instruments. In addition to Rose and Blessinger, Transgression is rounded out by Blake Herbert, Seth Lewis and Kamal Ali.

On their website, they call themselves “a collective of queers, screaming, yelling, and refusing to be silenced.”

Making the scene queer-friendly is a goal for Transgression, and that includes trying to make sure that the under-21 crowd is able to see queer people on stage. That underage crowd is a big part of the hardcore scene, according to Blessinger: “I feel like they are a pretty considerable part of the scene — more than half are under 21.”

The hardcore scene is doubly important for queer kids. It’s a place to get away from heteronormativity.

Blessinger’s initial interest in the hardcore scene was just as much about finding a place to get away from abuse at home as it was about the music. Rose admits there is so much more work to be done, but says the collective feels like they are making progress.

Soundcheck: The 11 Best Music Releases Of The Week


Every weekend, we bring you #SOUNDCHECK—your destination for the best of the best new music that’s just hit the web, because you should always be prepared when someone passes you that AUX cord. This week’s round features 10 of our favorite emerging and established artists including SOPHIE, Alice Glass and so many more. Turn up, tune in, and tune out.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Soundcheck: The 11 Best Music Releases Of The Week

New bangers new bangers

Presenting this week’s best new tracks – and when to drop them. Scroll down for the Spotify playlist.

Travis Scott – ‘Stargazing’

Best for going out of your god-damned mind

The mysterious, controversial campaign around the US rapper’s new album ‘ASTROWORLD’ has been equal parts exhausting and exhilarating. ‘Stargazing’, the opening song to it, makes it all worth it. Autotuned vocals populate the song’s slower first half, but it launches into action via Scott’s addictive personality in the latter section.

Nadia Rose – ‘WUT2’

Best for standing your ground

One of Britain’s most electrifying rappers returns with this, her first song of 2018 and perhaps her boldest yet. Built on a tormenting guitar riff, the Croydon star stands her ground against the snakes and backstabbers as she flits between furious flows and hypnotising singing.

Jade Bird – ‘Uh Huh’

Best for thinking global

Following the success of ‘Lottery’, the debate around Jade Bird cracking American became an issue of “when”, not “if”. ‘Uh Huh’, a thundering country-jam with a blistering pop chorus ought appeal to the nation’s persuasion. The rest of the world will follow suit.

Robyn – ‘Missing U’

Best for returning with the goods

A return from the influential Swedish pop star and the internet’s darling has been pined for by fans and critics alike since her last release ‘Body Talk’ in 2010, and for the most part, it’s worth the wait. A pulsating beat gets things off to a bold start, before a tale of a love that’s come and gone tears your heart to pieces. Nothing’s changed then.

Flohio – ‘10 More Rounds’

Best for pushing things forward

Flohio’s 2018 has been monumental. The steps that were made in her game from debut single ‘Bands’ to ‘Watchout’ seemed unheard of – but the London rapper has surpassed it with this, a bruising anthem where she begins to envisage the world she will no doubt conquer: “Don’t you pour dirt on my dreams/Right now I’m just trying to win, and live.”

Mura Masa and NAO’s working relationship has been fruitful to say the least. NAO jumped on Mura’s ‘Firefies’ from his debut album last year and it proved to be one a serious triumph. The producer returned the favour by reworking ‘In The Morning’ from her debut album in glorious fashion. Here, the pair turn in their best work by sharing the workload – as tropical beats crafted by the producer are lifted by another versatile vocal performance from Nao. A perfect mix, then.

Miley Cyrus Updated The “Santa Baby” Lyrics For The


"Santa baby, I’d love to know my ass won’t get grabbed
At work
By some ignorant jerk
Tell the dirtbags, to put away their chimneys tonight."

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? miley Cyrus Updated The â??Santa Babyâ? Lyrics For The #MeToo Age

This year the lyrics to Christmas classics like "Baby, It's Cold Outside" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" have been called into question. Thursday night on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon," Miley Cyrus made some changes of her own to "Santa Baby."

The original, released by Eartha Kitt in 1953, was a little racy, as Cyrus points out to Fallon before they go on stage to perform. "I think I might need to change some of these lyrics," she decided. "Am I saying I'm going to hook up with Santa if he buys me all this stuff?"

The pop singer decided to take matters into her own hands and altered the lyrics for the #MeToo era. What made the skit more hilarious, however, was that Fallon and pal Mark Ronson didn't get the memo. They continued to perform planned movements to the original lyrics and tried to keep up with the numerous changes Cyrus made.

Her revised version, though, is much more empowered. Miley doesn't need Santa to buy her these things because she makes her own money! "Don't want diamonds, cash, or stuff," she sings midway through her version. "Nothing that comes in a box. No more fluff. I've had enough. And I can buy my own damn stuff."

She also adds in some lyrics about the #MeToo and Time's Up movements. "A girl's best friend is equal pay," she says, before addressing workplace harassment. "Santa Baby, I'd love to know my ass won't get grabbed at work by some ignorant jerk."

These are lyrics we can get behind. Watch Cyrus perform her version of "Santa Baby" for yourself, below.

This song is one of a few holiday tunes our culture is revisiting from a post-MeToo lens. Another example is "Baby It's Cold Outside," which is about a man who tries to stop a woman from leaving his house even though it seems that she wants to.

JoJo Re-Recorded Her Debut Album



"I want to let bygones be bygones. I pray one day they put my music back up."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? JoJo Re-Recorded Her Debut Album, We Can Stream â??Leave (Get Out)â? Again


In consensual surprise release news, JoJo has re-recorded some of her biggest hits. The mononamed singer beefed with her old record label for seven years, finally freeing herself from Blackground’s grasp in 2014. Since then, JoJo has been recording and touring, and becoming a gay icon. But Blackground wasn’t done with her, removing her eponymous album from streaming services. On Thursday afternoon, JoJo began blasting her Twitter with re-recordings of songs like “Leave (Get Out)” and “Never Say Goodbye.”

Earlier this year, producer Bryan-Michael Cox posted a picture of him, Jo and Jermaine Dupri in the studio. Producers Nash B, Forte Bowie and Supa were also reportedly working with the musician. We're hoping they're somehow involved in this exciting news.

Jojo's debut album was released in 2004, and spawned the hits “Baby, It’s You” and “Leave (Get Out).” The Massachusetts native became the youngest artist to have a top 40 song with the latter, which peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Fans are sure to be thrilled with the re-release, as her first album is unavailable on streaming services. Her former label Blackground, which kept her locked in a seven-year contractual bind, is the reason.

In 2017, she tweeted “My former label removed my music, I unfortunately have absolutely no control over what they do or don't do…I want to let bygones be bygones. I pray one day they put my music back up."

However, Jo always wants to make sure her longtime fans are taken care of. In a 2016 interview with VIBE, she stated “I'm really fortunate who’ve grown with me and have stayed committed and interested, and I don't take it for granted.” This one is for you!

Over the past few years, JoJo managed to release a few mixtapes and EPs, and eventually dropped her third album, Mad Love, via Atlantic Records in 2016. Just as she used those projects to work around Blackground's road blocks, she's doing the same thing by rerecording JoJo and The High Road. And our nostalgia-loving hearts are forever grateful.

Nicki Minaj Is Being Compared To Lil’ Kim In New ‘Vogue’



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Nicki Minaj Is Being Compared To Lilâ?? Kim In New â??Vogueâ?? Photos

The ancient rivalry between New York femcees Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj dates back to the early stages of Nicki’s career. In spite of the perpetual denial on both sides, fans have peeped and are keeping score. Years ago, there were diss tracks flooding fans’ ears and Barbie channeling Queen Bee’s energy, but towards the end of this summer, the “Crush on You” femcee swore to end her beef under one condition.

It’s no secret that Nicki Minaj and Lil’ Kim are enemies, so fans were absolutely shook at how much Nicki looked JUST like her nemesis on a new magazine cover! In the pic, Nicki rocks lighter brown hair and dramatic cat eye makeup, and is staring into the camera with a sultry glare. She even had a prominent mole on the left side of her upper lip, the comments section blew up with people pointing out how much she looked like Kim. “Giving me throwback lil kim vibes,” someone wrote, while another added, “OOO you say Cardi B’s copying your style, gulll see this picture you copying [Lil Kim]’s style!”

Did Nicki Minaj use her Vogue Japan cover story as an excuse to throw some shade at her rap enemies Lil’ Kim and Cardi B? According to the Daily Mail, fans are accusing the emcee of dressing up as a young Lil Kim, as well as Cardi B’s little sister, Hennessy in the upcoming February issue.

Nicki Minaj certainly knows how to attract both attention and drama, sometimes even in the same second. That being said, nothing is too small to go by unnoticed by her ever-engaged fanbase, not even a minuscule detail on a magazine cover.

Cardi B Makes History With ‘Invasion Of Privacy’


It seems like every week Cardi B is making history. Well, Belcalis from The Bronx has done it again, after all 13 of her tracks from Invasion of Privacy were certified gold or higher by the RIAA.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Cardi B Makes History With â??Invasion Of Privacyâ??

To say the least, Cardi B‘s had the best year ever.

In addition to nabbing two additional Hot 100 chart-toppers over the course of 2018, the rap diva also saw her debut album, ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ invade the Billboard 200 and reign as one of few solo female tenants of the #1 spot.

As if that were not enough, with the release of “Bartier Cardi” and Bruno Mars’s “Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B],” the latter of which is now certified 2x platinum, Cardi B made history yet again, surpassing Beyoncé as the first woman to have five top 10 singles simultaneously on the “Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs” chart.

In addition to her recent iHeart Radio Music Awards triumph, Cardi B has received a stunning series of top honors, among them two GRAMMY® nods (for “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Song”), two BET Awards nominations(for “Best New Artist” and “Best Female Hip Hop Artist”), a Soul Train Music Award, and five 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards including “Single of the Year,” “Best New Hip Hop Artist,” “Hustler of the Year,” “Made-You-Look Award,” and “Best Mixtape” (for “GANGSTA BITCH MUSIC, VOL. 2”).

Her lead single and breakout hit "Bodak Yellow" has gone platinum seven times since its release. As you can see below, seven tracks on her project have gone platinum at least once, and the other six are certified gold.

Currently, Cardi’s breakout album is nominated for two Grammys, including Album of the Year and Best Rap Album. Billboard reports that the rapper is set to re-release this history-making album in the new year with an additional two tracks. No release date has been confirmed, but it’s rumored to be January 25.

Halsey Responds To “Homophobic” Backlash Of Her Recent Performance



"Very proud of the emotional performance I did with Jade Chynoweth on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ tonight,” she tweeted. “And also very proud to have pissed off homophobic viewers at home who missed the message."


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Halsey took a moment on Twitter to talk about her performance, and to also call out her online detractors. “Very proud of the emotional performance i did with @JadeChynoweth on @NBCTheVoice tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. “And also very proud to have pissed off the homophobic viewers at home who missed the message. Thanks for watching.”

First things first, Halsey tweeted about how proud she was of what she achieved with the performance. After it aired, she wrote: "Very proud of the emotional performance i did with @JadeChynoweth on @NBCTheVoice tonight. And also very proud to have pissed off thw homophobic viewers at home who missed the message. Thanks for watching."

She then added: "Represention matters. Thanks @NBCTheVoice for giving a space for this vision to come to life. And thank you @JadeChynoweth for being an incredible human who used her body like the ultimate instrument for this collaboration." We are so lucky to have a bisexual star like Halsey in pop right now.

If we can all take part in a quick throwback to the olden days for a moment: It’s 2004. Low-rise jeans are in. Ashlee Simpson is in a red and black plaid cropped sweater. It’s Saturday night. Jude Law (as handsome as ever) introduces Simpson for her second song on Saturday Night Live … but the wrong track begins to play! For those of you who don’t remember this cringe-worthy moment, Simpson’s song “Pieces of Me” began to play—including her pre-recorded vocals—while she looked around confused, expecting to lip sync to a completely different song. Oops!

We’re so proud of Halsey for using her performance to express the many ways that love exists in this world—and for sticking up for herself and that love amid backlash. We have no doubt this will make an impact, especially to LGBTQ+ viewers who might be struggling on their journeys right now.

Two Beyoncé Albums Were Leaked On Spotify


Two Beyonce projects were reportedly published overnight in Apple Music and Spotify, and then deleted.

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One song, Hey Goldmember, was taken from the singer’s debut film at Austin Powers at Goldmember, released in 2002, and apparently not from material that Beyonce now received critical acclaim for her 2013 album of the same name and Lemonade 2016 would like to visit again. , Beyonce and her husband in June this year, Jay-the Z , received the name of Carters, released an unexpected album Everything Is Love .

Beyonce was not the only musician who suffered from an unauthorized leak in streaming services yesterday. An album called Comethru, attributed to sister Solana, was attributed to Grammy- nominated vocalist SZA .

In November , unreleased and obscure music by Ariana Grande appeared, which is credited with the name Zandhr. It was quickly removed. Grande is expected to release the continuation of this year's Sweetener , her first album after a suicide bomber attacked her concert in Manchester in May 2017.


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Beyonce is the second artist who survived the album's leak this week, after an album called Comethru appeared on Spotify under the name Sister Solana. It contained nine unpublished SZA tracks , to which the artist responded: “These are random scratches from 2015. Not new, but new! ”, She wrote on the screenshot of the album cover. “But ... creative? And scary?

One song, Hey Goldmember, was taken from the singer’s debut film at Austin Powers at Goldmember, released in 2002, and apparently not from material that Beyonce now received critical acclaim for her 2013 album of the same name and Lemonade 2016 would like to visit again. , Beyonce and her husband in June this year, Jay-the Z , received the name of Carters, released an unexpected album Everything Is Love .

Beyonce was not the only musician who suffered from an unauthorized leak in streaming services yesterday. An album called Comethru, attributed to sister Solana, was attributed to Grammy- nominated vocalist SZA .


The Biggest Music Releases To Get Excited About In 2019


While very few artists have confirmed concrete plans for releases next year, the musical projects most buzzed about online are enough to spark hope in even the most jaded cynic’s heart.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? The Biggest Music Releases To Get Excited About In 2019

While very few artists have confirmed concrete plans for releases next year, the musical projects most buzzed about online are enough to spark hope in even the most jaded cynic’s heart. While Rihanna has been busy taking over pretty much every industry other than music, she’s also rumored to have been finishing up R9, and even assured an impatient fan that music would be coming oh so soon.

Ariana Grande, Thank U, Next
It’s only been a few months since the release of Sweetener, and Ariana Grande is already back in the studio. “Thank u, next,” recorded in the wake of her split from Pete Davidson, was her first number one song. Last week, she followed it up with another one-off single, titled “Imagine.” In Grande’s recent Billboard cover story she revealed that her new album, also titled Thank U, Next, is almost finished. Expect it (early) next year.

Avril Lavigne
In a lengthy personal letter on her site, Avril Lavigne wrote that her upcoming sixth album “holds nothing back” and describes a personal crisis that inspired recent single “Head Above Water”: “One night, I thought I was dying, and I had accepted that I was going to die. My mom laid with me in bed and held me. I felt like I was drowning. Under my breath, I prayed ‘God, please help to keep my head above the water.’ In that moment, the song writing of this album began.” It’s a long-recognized truth that Avril is at her best when she allows herself to be vulnerable. No word on a release date yet.

Beirut, Gallipoli
Beirut’s Zach Condon has thus far released two singles for the upcoming album Gallipoli. The title track is a stately trumpet-driven song in the vein of 2006’s Gulag Orkestar. Condon says he wrote it “entirely in one sitting, pausing only to eat.” Second single “Corfu” is an instrumental track with a decidedly more modern vibe. The full album is out February 1 from 4AD.

Carly Rae Jepsen
Carly Rae Jepsen has hinted at a new full-length coming sometime in 2019. No word yet on the title or release date; for now, we can tide ourselves over with recent single “Party for One

Cass McCombs, Tip of the Sphere
The follow-up to Cass McCombs’s 2016 album Mangy Love arrives February 8, 2019 from Anti-. Hear first single “Sleeping Volcanoes” here.

Chance the Rapper
It’s no secret that Chance the Rapper has been in the studio. This past July, he released four new singles—“65th & Ingleside,” “Wala Cam,” “Work Out,” and “I Might Need Security”—prompting speculation that a new project was on the way.

Cherry Glazerr, Stuffed & Ready
The wonderfully titled new project from L.A. indie-psych act Cherry Glazerr project arrives February 1. First single “Daddi” is out now, along with a deeply weird video.

Chromatics, Dear Tommy
We were supposed to get Dear Tommy in 2015. But following some kind of near-death experience in Hawaii, Johnny Jewel destroyed every copy of the album—15,000 CDs and 10,000 vinyl copies. According to manager Alexis Rivera, the new version of Dear Tommy will have the “same titles, same lyrics, same track order, as when it was announced in Dec of 2014. Nothing’s changed except it’s better.” Back in May, Chromatics dropped the first single from this newly re-recorded Dear Tommy, “Black Walls.” Will we finally hear the full thing in 2019?

Danny Brown
Danny Brown had a bigger year as a Twitch streamer than as a rapper. In the hours and hours he’s logged on Persona 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Dream Daddy, he’s dropped more than a few hints about a new record, and even pointed to an “early” 2019 release date. He also debuted an unreleased track. Stayed tuned for more from Danny in 2019.

Deerhunter, Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared?
Deerhunter’s eighth studio album arrives January 18. Hear first single “Death in Midsummer” here.

Die Antwoord, 27
Ninja and Yolandi have billed their upcoming 27-track project as their “final” Die Antwoord release. Back in June, they said it would be “released unusually over the next year or so,” and would feature “many collaborations with our favorite artists in the world.”

Notes on a Conditional Form, part two of the Music For Cars era (following A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships) is already scheduled to be in your earbuds at the end of next May. Till then, you can check out our interview with frontman Matty Healy, here.

Kathy Griffin Calls Out No Women Among Top-Paid Comedians


Griffin tweeted out an image of the Forbes list with the simple caption "No women."

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Kathy Griffin Calls Out No Women Among Top-Paid Comedians In 2018

Jerry Seinfeld topped the rankings with estimated earnings of $57.5m (£45.3m).

Amy Schumer was the first woman to make the list last year but has dropped back out this time. Ricky Gervais is the only British comedian on the list.

Jerry Seinfeld came in first place, having earned $57.5m over the past 12 months according to the publication. This does not come as a surprise, since Seinfeld has occupied the top spot every year since the ranking was first compiled in 2006 – except in 2016 when Kevin Hart passed him.

Hart, who recently gave up his Oscars hosting gig after being criticised for homophobic tweets he sent out in the past, is a close second with reported earnings of $57m.

Dave Chappelle follows in third place, having cashed in $35m according to Forbes.

Chris Rock, Ricky Gervais (the only British name on the otherwise all-American list), Gabriel Iglesias, Terry Fator, and Jim Gaffigan follow.

Jeff Dunham and Sebastian Maniscalco occupy the ninth and 10th position respectively.

Amy Schumer became the first woman to ever make the list last year, when her Netflix special and tour increased her earnings.

Another comedian missing from the list is Louis CK, who was in last year's top 10 with $52m (£41m) earnings.

But after he confirmed sexual misconduct allegations against him in November 2017, his second Netflix special was cancelled and he has only performed a handful of dates since.

Seinfeld has topped the list in all but one year since it was first compiled in 2006. Kevin Hart took the top spot in 2016.

Forbes attributes Seinfeld's earnings this year to his 2017 Netflix deal and Hulu's streaming rights to all nine seasons of Seinfeld, as well as more than $30m (£23.6m) from stand-up.

Hart is close behind in second place with $57m (£44.9m). The comedian, who recently pulled out of hosting the Oscars due to controversy over homophobic tweets, also earned more than $30m from touring and starred in the Jumanji film remake.

The top 10 best-paid comedians

  1. Jerry Seinfeld - $57.5m (£45.3m)

  2. Kevin Hart - $57m (£44.9m)

  3. Dave Chappelle - $35m (£27.6m)

  4. Chris Rock - $30m (£23.6m)

  5. Ricky Gervais - $25m (£19.7m)

  6. Gabriel Iglesias - $20.5m (£16.1m)

  7. Terry Fator - $18m (£14.2m)

  8. Jim Gaffigan - $17.5m (£13.8m)

  9. Jeff Dunham - $16.5m (£13m)

  10. Sebastian Maniscalco - $15m (£11.8m)

Gwen Stefani heading to demo about concert stampede


"I know I’ve been a real poor female/ I didn’t mean for you to get hurt in anyway."


A federal judge cleared Live Nation in the suit, but says it can move forward against the No Doubt singer...

The lawsuit stems from a 2016 concert at Live Nation’s PNC Music Pavilion. During the show, Stefani exhorted the crowd in the lawn seating area to come into the venue’s reserved seating area, closer to the stage.

“I’m just going to tell you something. I’m just going to talk to the security guards for one second. If anyone wants to come down a little closer so I can see you a little better, just come on down, I don’t think anyone’s going to care, like just fill it in and like and you know, who cares about your lawn chairs, you can get new ones,” Stefani told the crowd from stage, according to the suit.

During the resultant throng, plaintiff Lisa Keri Stricklin claims in the suit that she suffered permanent injury to her leg and is seeking $150,000 from Stefani and Live Nation in compensation for her injuries.

In August, Stefani filed the motion for summary judgment, noting that her speech is protected under the first amendment and cannot be held liable to tort in civil court. Stefani’s attorneys cited a previous 1998 suit McCollum v. CBS in which Ozzy Osbourne had been sued over his music, which the plaintiffs in the case claimed contributed to the suicide of their son.

In McCollum, the court ruled that Ozzy’s music was in fact protected speech and that he was not liable in the suit, but the same tactic didn’t work for Stefani’s legal team.

In his ruling, Judge Robert J. Conrad ruled that Stefani’s motion did not address her alleged negligence and that the court “disagrees that the First Amendment immunizes all other speech falling outside these categories, including negligent speech which results in bodily injury to others.”

Jennifer Lopez understands Alex Rodriguez marriage speculation


"Everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a romantic comedy, a happy ending. We all do," she explained. "But it's not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the shows."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Jennifer Lopez understands Alex Rodriguez marriage speculation

The Jenny From the Block singer has been dating the former baseball player for two decades, and they have each faced thoughts about when they are heading to get engaged, with Jennifer dealing with an interrogation from chat show host Ellen DeGeneres in November.

"Absolutely everyone wants a fairy tale. They all want a passionate comedy, a content ending. We all do,“ she described. „But it is really not a movie, even if you see us on Instagram or on the demonstrates."

The few has been pressured to deny they are engaged on numerous instances this yr, especially after Alex gifted her a sparkler that she was viewed putting on on her ring finger in July.

The actress insisted they are both equally excellent with the place points are ideal now, adding, „We’re delighted. We’re having it working day-by-day. And it’s fantastic.“

Jennifer has been married three situations before and shares 10-yr-old twins Max and Emme with her 3rd husband Marc Anthony, when Alex has daughters Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10, with ex-spouse Cynthia. They recently shared snaps of their blended family members decorating a Xmas tree and chilling in bed with each other, and Jennifer instructed United states of america Nowadays that them sensation like „a serious household“ is „superior plenty of proper now“.

Of course, we should all let J.Lo and A-Rod live their fairytale in peace and take their time with whatever lies in store, but still… a Christmas engagement would be nice, if poss.

"I have nothing but the most amazing things to say about Alex. He’s an incredible friend, partner and father. And he's a family man. He’s just awesome," says Lopez. "We have this great loving support system. You know no matter where you are that you’re rooting for each other."

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