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Moody summer vibes on Lana Del Rey's new single

14.05.2019


If you were lucky enough to attend Coachella over the weekend, she debuted the track in full Sunday night.


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Moody summer vibes on Lana Del Rey new single 'West Coast'

Do you know what time it is ninjas? It’s time for another Lana Del Rey remix to make those moody Mondays not so moody. We know, Lana is pretty much the Adele of 2014, but we don’t see her fading off anytime soon because a) Lana has fiery redhair (biased) and b) her eerie, sadgirl music makes it more fun for producers to spice things up a bit. Today we are stoked to give you the latest House hit by NYC/LA producers, Hotel Garuda, with their stellar take on Lana’s “Ultraviolence”.

The moment we pressed play, we found ourselves falling down the rabbit hole into a place where we were instantly seduced by 90’s synths, beachy basslines, and Lana’s flawless voice. Hotel Garuda turned this classic song into something truly extraordinary and we can’t seem to stop listening. If anything, we think this remix is symbolic to that of a siren in which we are sent into an elusive trance and we haven’t yet snapped out of it. These guys definitely know how to enchant their listeners – maybe too well…

Doom and gloom goddess Lana Del Rey has dropped her new song 'West Coast,' the first single from her much-anticipated 'Ultraviolence' album. While the record has no firm or concrete release date that we know of, this is the first audio treat from the album and hell yes, we're feeling it.


The song is moody and melancholic, which is what we've come to expect from LDR, thanks to that kittenish voice and the noir-esque sonics that define the song. That's her M.O. and she certainly revisits the formula with her new material.










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New Music From Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, Madonna

19.05.2019


"I can deal with the bad nights when I’m with my baby, yeah / ’Cause I don’t care / As long as you hold me near / You can take me anywhere."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? New Music From Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber, Madonna,

Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber have released a new song, "I Don't Care", marking Sheeran's first new music since his 2017 album Divide. 

The two singers had previously collaborated on Bieber's 2015 hit "Love Yourself", from his album Purpose released that year.

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Justin Bieber and Ed Sheeran have released their collaboration, ‘I Don’t Care’. “It’s out now”, says Bieber.

• Madonna has released another new track, ‘Crave’, featuring Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee.

• Carly Rae Jepsen has released new single ‘Too Much’. Her new album, ‘Dedicated’, is out next week.

• Skepta has released two new tracks ‘Bullet From A Gun’ and ‘Greaze Mode’, featuring Nafe Smallz, taken from his upcoming album, ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’.

• Emma Bunton has released new single, ‘You’re All I Need To Get By’, featuring her partner Jade Jones. “We loved being in the studio together, it was quite romantic after all these years. It was a lovely moment of us as a couple”, she says.

• Stella Donnelly has released the video for ‘Die’, from her album ‘Beware Of The Dogs’.

• Oliver Coates has released his interpretation of composer John Luther Adams’ 2007 composition ‘Canticles Of The Sky’. From it, this is ‘Sky With Nameless Colours’.

• G Flip has released the video for new single ‘I Am Not Afraid’. Her debut album is set for release this summer.

• A?sha Devi has released new single ‘I’m Not Always Where My Body Is’. It’s taken from her new EP, ‘SLF’, out on 5 Jul.

• Helm has released new track ‘Body Rushes’, taken from his upcoming new album, ‘Chemical Flowers’.

• Check out our weekly Spotify playlist of new music featured in the CMU Daily – updated every Friday.

Ciara Releases New 'Beauty Marks' Album Featuring Kelly Rowland & Macklemore

14.05.2019


Ciara confirmed weeks ago that her new album ‘Beauty Marks‘ would arrive this May, and as promised, the album made its way online on Friday (May 10). The new album is the follow up to 2015’s ‘Jackie.’

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Ciara Releases New 'Beauty Marks' Album Featuring Kelly Rowland & Macklemore:

 

 



Ciara just dropped her seventh studio album, Beauty Marks. After leaving her longtime label, Epic Records, in 2016, the singer established her own record company: Beauty Marks Entertainment. The move was a bid to release music on her own terms, and this album is her first release under the label. Lead single “Level Up” hit No. 59 on the Hot 100 last year.

Beauty Marks has a smattering of notable features with MacklemoreKelly Rowland, and Tekno. Outside the album’s tracklist, the “Goodies” singer also reunited with Missy Elliott for a remix of “Level Up.”

“There have been moments in the past when I’ve felt creatively handicapped just because I have to wait for the powers that be to make the decisions for me and then they take a long time,” Ciara told Billboard about establishing her own company. “I’m just waiting and waiting and losing time and before you know it, six months pass by. Things move so fast and you can’t hold onto records too long because the times change. And when you feel like you have something that’s creatively distinctive, you want to be able to get it out there at the right time. So being able to have that freedom and flexibility is so special.”

Check out all the lyrics to Ciara’s ‘Beauty Marks’ on Genius now:
1. “I Love Myself” feat. Macklemore
2. “Level Up”
3. “Set”
4. “Thinkin' Bout You”
5. “Trust Myself”
6. “Girl Gang” feat. Kelly Rowland
7. “Dose”
8. “Na Na”
9. “Freak Me” feat. Tekno
10. “Greatest Love”
11. “Beauty Marks”





The follow-up to 2015’s Jackie is full of empowering and feel-good bops that are sure to please longtime fans. “The feeling that I have now is parallel to when I first started,” the mother of two told Refinery29. “I was this young girl excited to be living my dreams and having the best time. I’m back to that phase again.”

How's Mariah Carey in concert in 2019?

19.05.2019


What's it like to see Mimi live in concert in 2019?


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Moments ago, the "GTFO" singer announced her Caution World Tour will kick off in February 2019. The 22-city run, produced by Live Nation, will start in Texas and will end in Pennsylvania. Legacy members of her official fan community, Honey B. Fly, will receive first access to buy tickets Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. local time. Fans may purchase a "Honey B. Fly Live Pass" starting Oct. 22; fans who are already registered need simply to upgrade their account on MariahCarey.com.Beginning Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. local time, Citi cardmembers will also have access to buy pre-sale tickets via Citi's Private Pass program; the promotion will last until Oct. 25 at 10 p.m. local time.




Tickets will go on sale to the general public starting Oct. 26 at LiveNation.com. Canadian and U.S. residents who purchase tickets online will also be able to redeem a digital or physical copy of the diva's 15th studio album Caution (available Nov. 16); copies must be redeemed by May 6.











Mariah Carey, 2018 American Music Awards


Here is the complete list of Caution World Tour dates:Feb. 27, 2019: The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory in Dallas, TX

March 1, 2019: Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land in Houston, TX

March 2, 2019: Beau Rivage Theatre in Biloxi, MS

March 5, 2019: Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA

March 6, 2019: The Louisville Palace in Louisville, KY

March 8, 2019: Fox Theatre in Detroit, MI

March 9, 2019: Murat Theatre at Old National Centre in Indianapolis, IN

March 11, 2019: The Chicago Theatre in Chicago, IL

March 13, 2019: State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN

March 15, 2019: Miller High Life Theatre in Milwaukee, WI

March 16, 2019: Stifel Theatre in St. Louis, MO

March 18, 2019: Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA

March 20, 2019: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in  Toronto, ON

March 21, 2019: Casino Rama Resort in Orillia, ON

March 23, 2019: Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, NY

March 25, 2019: Radio City Music Hall in New York, NY

March 28, 2019: Boch Center Wang Theatre in Boston, MA

March 30, 2019: Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, NJ

March 31, 2019: The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Washington, D.C.

April 3, 2019: Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia, PA

April 5, 2019: Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT

April 6, 2019: Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, PA

Prior to embarking on her Caution World Tour next year, the "Distance" singer will continue to appear in The Butterfly Returns, her Las Vegas residency show at Caesars Palace Colosseum.



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Were Maroon 5 the most boring Super Bowl halftime entertainers ever?

13.05.2019


"They had played small shows before but this was the first gig I'd seen where they were not only going to play in front of their parents but also, possibly more importantly, their friends. They may have also been slightly nervous knowing that I was there."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Were Maroon 5 the most boring Super Bowl halftime entertainers ever?

Early in Maroon 5's career, the Los Angeles band played a version of itself on the 8th season of television's “Beverly Hills 90210” in an episode that aired in September of 1997. The group went by the name Kara's Flowers at the time, a high school band struggling to make it in actual reality but seemingly loved within the safe confines of a fictional TV venue. Nearly 22 years later, Maroon 5 performed at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show to a global audience of many millions. On Sunday, as on the set of “Beverly Hills,” a built-in crowd placed in front of the stage cheered the band on, blurring the line between real fan and paid actor.

While most reviewers panned the halftime show as boring, it works as a symbol of Adam Levine and company’s unlikely career arc


The artists who took the field before the kickoff of the slog of a game between the Patriots and the Rams fared much better. Atlanta's Chloe x Halle delivered a mellifluous duet arrangement of "America the Beautiful"; and the 74-year-old Gladys Knight, aptly introduced as "the Empress of Soul," brought her trademark smooth power to the National Anthem. (Pitchfork)


Then there were the ads. Cardi B and Lil Jon lit up a diner to shill Pepsi; Chance the Rapper added some flair to the Backstreet Boys' "I Want It That Way" (for Doritos); Levine and John Legend went on diaper duty for Pampers; and Bob Dylan's music showed up twice. There was the Budweiser ad featuring windmills and "Blowin' in the Wind," and then there was the Stella Artois clip that featured both Sarah Jessica Parker in character as Carrie from Sex and the City, joined by Jeff Bridges as the Dude from The Big Lebowskias that movie's opening song, "The Man in Me," played in the background. (Billboard)

Rihanna makes history with new fashion label Fenty

13.05.2019


"Designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us."


Rihanna has officially confirmed she is launching her own fashion label with LVMH, with the same name as her popular beauty line, Fenty.

She will become the first woman of colour to lead a house under the LVMH brand, and the first woman to create an original brand for the group.

The 31-year-old singer has partnered with LVMH to create a new luxury fashion line called Fenty. The label will include shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear and is expected to debut in the spring of 2019.



"Designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us," she said. "Mr. Arnault has given me a unique opportunity to develop a fashion house in the luxury sector, with no artistic limits. I couldn't imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I'm ready for the world to see what we have built together."





According to The New York Times, Rihanna is the first woman to create an original brand at the famous luxury group, as well as the first woman of color at the top of an LVMH maison. In fact, the newspaper claims her line is the first new house created by the group since 1987—when Christian Lacroix debuted."Big day for the culture," Rihanna wrote on Instagram. "Thank you Mr. Arnault for believing in this little girl from the left side of an island, and for giving me the opportunity to grow with you at @LVMH. This is proof that nothing is impossible. Glory be to God."

The new Fenty label will be based in Paris.


We can't wait to see her new work!

Ellie Goulding covers the Weeknd

13.05.2019


"I didn't necessarily think about the context... I just really love the way [The Weeknd] sings in this song," said Goulding. "It's very meaningful and very heartfelt."


 

Three years after Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd scored smash hits from the Fifty Shades soundtrack ("Love Me Like You Do" and "Earned It," respectively), the former artist has paid tribute to the latter with a cover that's appropriately all hot and bothered.

While visiting BBC Radio 1's famed Live Lounge on Wednesday (November 28), Goulding delivered a faithful performance of The Weeknd's most recent single, "Call Out My Name." Like Abel's original version, the cover packs a ton of emotion and intensity into just four minutes — so much so, that when Goulding was done, she admitted, "I'm hot, I'm hot... in temperature!"

And for an extra dose of satisfaction, Goulding even snuck in a bit of Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" in the song's final moments. "It's quite sexy, I think," she admitted — and we'd have to agree.




Goulding's unique vocals put an angelic twist on the cover's explosive chorus, backed by two vocalists adding ambient harmonies. This isn't the first time the songstress covered a song by The Weekend. She also tackled his 2012 Trilogy standout, "High For This."

Ellie Goulding attends the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition judging day at Avenue Franklin Roosevelt on July 3, 2018 in Paris.


Ellie Goulding Teases 'Close To Me' Collaboration With Diplo and Swae Lee




Watch her rendition of "Call Out My Name" below.

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The icons ages of Madonna

13.05.2019


 "But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? The 10 icons ages of Madonna

This was the Madonna that was launched upon an unsuspecting world in 1982. Her characteristic look – a melange of second-hand threads, dyed hair, often with a hat perched on top – accompanied a raft of dance pop songs (Everybody, Lucky Star, Holiday) that quietly revolutionised pop music for the next decade. There were hints, too, of something more underground. Madonna, by then 24, had spent the last few years dancing in clubs like New York’s Fun House – in the images shot for her self-titled debut, there’s a chain around her neck. Even amid the pop fluff, there’s a hint of the magpie Madonna.

Prancing around a red velvet set nicked straight out of Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’ Madonna – complete with shimmering diamond jewellery and an entourage of adoring men – is lavished with gifts and attention in one of her best known videos. Parodying the superficiality of fame, Madge might coyly declare that she’s a ‘Material Girl’ over a Nile Rodgers-produced beat, but this isn’t a superficial song about being wooed by expensive gestures and cash-grabbing from hapless men. Instead, Madonna’s singing about mastering the rules of our greedy society, playing its lead culprits at their own game, and ensuring that she gets every single penny she’s owed.“Experience has made me rich, and now they’re after me,” she sings sweetly. “I don’t let them play, no way,” she warns elsewhere.

With its house and disco beats, Madonna's "Vogue" from her I'm Breathless (1990) album became one of the biggest hits of her career. In addition to the music, the track's lyrics also gave way to nostalgia, harkening back to the Golden Age of Hollywood as evident in Madonna's spoken rap section in the bridge where she name-drops a bevy of cultural icons:

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Dietrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine
Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean
Picture of a beauty queen
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers, dance on air
They had style, they had grace
Rita Hayworth gave good face
Lauren, Katherine, Lana too
Bette Davis, we love you
Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were in the mood
Don't just stand there, let's get to it
Strike a pose, there's nothing to it
Vogue, vogue











Justin Timberlake in the studio with Anderson .Paak.

10.05.2019


Timberlake also teased the idea of a possible group name for the duo called "Ballin' Oats." Paak replied in the comments, "COMIN THRU WT THE HARMONIES!"


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Anderson .Paak may be fresh off dropping two albums in five months, but he’s not resting just yet.

The Aftermath artist took to his Instagram story last night to post a video of him in the studio with Justin Timberlake. Considering JT has been working with Timbaland recently, there’s a chance a collaboration could end up on his upcoming album.

Check out the clip below.



 

Having just released his Ventura record last month, Anderson .Paak is already back in the studio, this time with Justin Timberlake.

Timberlake shared a snap of the two of them, captioned, "New group. Ballin’ Oats."

Paak -- who recently released his Ventura album -- also put up footage from the studio on his Instagram story featuring the pair grooving to some tunes. We still don't know for sure if any of the music they created will be let out of the vault at some point. Either way, fans' mouths are watering at the idea of a potential collaboration. "If they collab, I’ll die. Good bye," IG user @JZTNKid wrote.

Anderson .Paak on <em>The Ellen DeGeneres Show.</em>


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Check out some clips of Justin Timberlake and Anderson .Paak in the studio below.

Beyonce 'Homecoming' documentary comes with surprise live album

10.05.2019


"She created an entire world to encompass the music that she's put out over the last two decades of her career. "


Beyonce Releases Surprise Live Album with New Bonus Tracks Alongside Netflix Documentary

Beyonce fans staying awake to catch her documentary drop on Netflix, "Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce," were gifted another treat in the form of a huge live album.

Released at midnight, Queen Bey dropped the 40-track album with no advance warning. The majority of "Homecoming: The Live Album" takes fans track by track through her instantly iconic Coachella performance from last year, which quickly become the most-viewed live music festival performance ever on YouTube, per TMZ.

The new album features the original instrumentations used for the show—which, as Beyoncé explains during her new documentary, looked to honor Black culture and included a Black marching band orchestra as an ode to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In total, fans can now listen to 40 tracks from the show, for a total of one hour and 49 minutes. The record also features a cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze's "Before I Let Go," a 1981 track that's become a staple at Black family events and gatherings, yet another nod to Black culture that's resulted from Homecoming.


The artist absolutely dominated the scene a year ago when she became the first black woman to headline the festival. Her performances took over the social media conversation for two weeks and fans have been clamoring for more ever since.

Now, they get to not only enjoy Beyonce's documentary treatment of her groundbreaking performance, but they can relive it at any time through the massive album release the singer announced herself via Twitter.




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Plus, "Homecoming: The Live Album" comes with bonus tracks beyond the desert performance, including "I Been On" -- which fans have been awaiting an official release for -- and a cover of "Before I Let Go" by Frankie Beverly And Maze. On top of that, fans can enjoy Blue Ivy performing "Lift Every Voice and Sing" during rehearsals and anticipate the career to come.





The album is available for purchase via iTune, or streaming on multiple platforms including Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube Music. Bey was even kind enough to provide all the links on her official website, along with samples of all 40 tracks.










Check out the full track list below:

  1. Welcome

  2. Crazy In Love

  3. Freedom

  4. Lift Every Voice and Sing

  5. Formation

  6. So Much Damn Swag

  7. Sorry

  8. Kitty Kat

  9. Bow Down

  10. I Been On

  11. Drunk in Love

  12. Diva

  13. Flawless / Feeling Myself

  14. Top Off

  15. 7/11

  16. Bug a Boo Roll Call (Interlude)

  17. Party

  18. Don't Hurt Yourself

  19. I Care

  20. Partition

  21. Yoncé

  22. Mi Gente (feat. J Balvin)

  23. Baby Boy

  24. You Don't Love Me (No, No, No)

  25. Hold Up

  26. Countdown

  27. Check On It

  28. Deja Vu (feat. JAY-Z)

  29. The Bzzzz Drumline (Interlude)

  30. Run the World (Girls)

  31. Lose My Breath (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams - Destiny's Child)

  32. Say My Name (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams - Destiny's Child)

  33. Soldier (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams - Destiny's Child)

  34. Get Me Bodied

  35. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)

  36. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Blue's Version - Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Carter)

  37. Love On Top

  38. Shining (Thank You)

  39. Before I Let Go (Bonus Track)

  40. I Been On (Bonus Track)

Bhad Bhabie and Megan Thee Stallion are about protecting

09.05.2019


    Bhad Bhabie (aka Danielle Bregioli) makes good music.




Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? BHAD BHABIE AND MEGAN THEE STALLION ARE ABOUT PROTECTING AND UPLIFTING THEIR GIRLS ON 'BESTIE'



Bestie" is a party song through and through. Bhad Bhabie gives words of encouragement to her bestie, bouncing to each word like she's jumping around in the booth recording, so when Megan Thee Stallion comes in with her trademark dominating style, you can hear the difference. Megan is standing still and using her hands to deliver the "oomph" with each bar. Her presence is one of a kind. Together, the two create a masterclass in festivity rap that'll remove the chair from under you and force you onto the dance floor. I hope you brought your good shoes.



The most glaring fault with the original version was a feature from Kodak Black. Black, who was charged with first-degree sexual assaultlast month, felt totally out of place on a song that salutes camaraderie. Thankfully, Bhabie released a new version of "Bestie" today that swaps out his part for the one and only Megan Thee Stallion. Megan's verse is brief, but potent in that it seals the deal: "Bestie" is now a certified slapper. Stream it below.





Bhad Bhabie has teamed up with Megan Thee Stallion for a new and improved, tenacious version of "Bestie." Bhad Bhabie originally dropped the song with Kodak Black in January, but now it has found new light with one of the hottest rising rappers. Together, Bhad Bhabie and Megan Thee Stallion are unstoppable. This kind of energy can power entire cities.

Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos Talks Touring

07.05.2019



 "It feels the way you told me how it'd always feel."



Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos Talks Touring, Mental Health, And His Music's Surprising Influence

Angelakos says the response he received was mixed. “Most people thought it was a gimmick, that it was a way to basically sell the record,” which, he reveals, happens to be about a manic episode. “I just couldn’t believe the reaction to me saying, ‘For mental health reasons, I have to cancel shows.’” But his hope was that people could see him as human being and would be accepting and understanding of his bipolar disorder, which is why the conversation surrounding his illness carried on.


“This was before artists were really talking about this. To my knowledge, it was the first album that traces a manic episode and talks pretty honestly about it. It just became part of my life and that’s when I just started becoming an advocate,” he says .


In conjunction with the Wishart Group’s inception, Angelakos self-released Passion Pit’s fifth album Tremendous Sea of Love, a raw and unpolished ode to his mental illness. Angelakos took to social media to promote the album and offered free downloads in exchange for tweets about the importance of science and research. “Tremendous Sea of Love was a way to basically talk about the hardest things to talk about when it came to my mental health,” he says. “And I thought the way I could release it could speak to that even better than just the content of the songs. It’s probably one of my favorite records because it’s so uniquely me. That’s basically Passion Pit

 

 

When musician Michael Angelakos was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at 19, he couldn’t wrap his head around the fact that there wasn’t a magic pill that could cure him. “You don’t want to believe this is a lifelong condition,” he tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It’s a very strange disorder to deal with.”


Around the time of his diagnosis, he was in the process of forming the band Passion Pit — all while struggling through severe bouts of intense mania and depression. “My last manic episode was about two years long, although it’s important to note that what goes up must come down. It’s an extremely isolating type of depression,” he recalls.

The 2019 Grammy Performances You Should Watch

07.05.2019




There are always memorable moments at the GRAMMYs and most of the time, its usually the performers. The 61st annual GRAMMY awards ceremony is tonight at 8 p.m. EST, live from the Staples Center in LA and there are a number of stars taking the stage.

Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B, Janelle Monaé, Diana Ross, Travis Scott, Lady Gaga, St. Vincent with Dua Lipa, Post Malone with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and more will take the stage and its sure to be a night you won’t forget. Watch the performances from this year’s show and view the full list of winners on the official GRAMMY website.


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? The 2019 Grammy Performances You Should Watch

1. Dolly Parton tribute


About an hour into the show, the Grammys got a big dose of country music with a nearly 10-minute tribute to Dolly Parton — who, it should be noted, is such a hard worker that she headlined her own career retrospective medley. Musgraves and Katy Perry kicked things off in bedazzled red jumpsuits for “Here You Come Again,” while Parton strolled out stage, glowing in white. “Thank you, Katy, thank you, Kacey, appreciate that,” Parton said, ever polite, as her goddaughter Miley Cyrus arrived in sparkly gold for “Jolene,” which she has been covering for years.











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Then there was the requisite throwback to “After the Gold Rush” with Cyrus and Maren Morris (Parton won a Grammy in 2000 for her version of the Neil Young song with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris) and “Red Shoes,” from the new Netflix movie, “Dumplin'.” But what really got the crowd on its feet was the jaunty rendition of “9 to 5” with Little Big Town, whose soaring harmonies really kicked in with one of the catchiest Parton hits of all time.




Brandi Carlile. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

2. Brandi Carlile


While many of the night’s performances doubled as showcases for eye-popping sets and complex choreography, Brandi Carlile took a more no-frills approach to performing her anthem “The Joke.” She recently said it’s “an important song at this time and in this country, and I think that that song’s success says more about our nation’s willingness to receive it than it does actually what I’m saying and what I’m doing.”


It’s clear she wanted to clue the audience in on her lyrics. In a clever bit of set design, words to the chorus appeared behind her in perfect script as she sang them, offering a powerful message. “Let them laugh while they can / Let them spin, let them scatter in the wind / I have been to the movies / I’ve seen how it ends / And the joke’s on them.” What really stood out, though, is Carlile’s soaring vocals. Even Post Malone was enraptured, nodding his head along with the tune.




Camila Cabello. (Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)

3. Camila Cabello


Want to get everyone excited at the start of what will be a very long awards ceremony? Have Camila Cabello perform “Havana,” backed by trumpet legend Arturo Sandoval with Ricky Martin showing up midway. Yes, the Ricky Martin (whom some of us love more than our own families).


Bright-colored dresses, a “West Side Story”-esque set and lots and lots of choreographed salsa moves — what’s not to love? The one thing we would change: more stage time for Martin and J Balvin, who ended the performance with the irresistible “Mi Gente.”




H.E.R. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

4. H.E.R.


Do you not know H.E.R.? You will now. Already having won earlier in the night for best R&B performance for “Best Part,” the 21-year-old singer showed an easy command of the Grammy main stage with “Hard Place,” giving us just a good ol’ fashioned, wow-she-can-sing moment. The spotlight shined only on her during the first part of her performance before the lights slowly came up, showing jeans-wearing violinists and backup singers (which, thank you, it’s nice to see performers dressed comfortably for work for a change).


Her smooth vocals at times were reminiscent of Alicia Keys, who lovingly introduced her, and then H.E.R. let a solo effortlessly rip on a transparent guitar. As she closed, singing “I’m caught between your love,” she took a big pause, and we heard “sing it, girl” from the audience — one of the few unscripted, honest responses we heard during the performances — before she expertly finished, “and a hard place.”




Travis Scott. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

5. Travis Scott


Travis Scott showed up just when the long ceremony desperately needed a shot of adrenaline — and that’s exactly what he offered. The performance started quietly, with Scott and James Blake crooning “Stop Trying to be God.” Then things got … interesting. To perform “No Bystanders,” Scott somehow appeared in the middle of a cage as people rushed the stage and began scaling it. Was this a political statement about the border and walls? (We’re probably projecting here.) The flock of fans onstage was going bananas, dancing as hard as one possibly could and putting to shame the actual audience in the pit. Scott continued rapping, scaling the fence himself, diving into the crowd and finishing out his song — waking up a crowd that may have been dozing off.




Alicia Keys. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for the Recording Academy)

6. Alicia Keys


Alicia Keys should just cover everyone else’s songs for the rest of the night. Did we expect a performance from her at a made-up piano bar called “Club Keys?” (Get it? Keys? Her name? Musical keys? Moving on). No, we did not see this coming. But we’re glad it came.











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Keys started off by playing two pianos at once — the gimmick immediately got us — and then covered a bunch of songs. “You know those songs that just live inside of you?” she said, “that you wish you wrote?” (Um, yes, imagine the royalties!) She performed snippets of: Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly”; Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams (Forget Me)”; Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”; Coldplay’s “Clocks”; King of Leon’s “Use Somebody”; Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” (which was a shock to Mai, who sat flabbergasted in the audience); and Lauryn Hill’s “Doo-Wop (That Thing),” before closing out with her own megahit, “New York.” It was thoroughly enjoyable — and talk about range. Now, back to hosting.





Lady Gaga. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)


7. Lady Gaga


The first indication that Lady Gaga, not Ally from “A Star Is Born,” showed up to sing “Shallow”? That incredibly glittery jumpsuit. Without her singing partner Bradley Cooper (he was at the BAFTAs), Gaga was solo for the Oscar-nominated movie’s signature ballad. She writhed around with a microphone, making some truly wild gestures as she roamed the stage next to co-writer Mark Ronson.


One downside: The person operating the camera inexplicably decided to zoom in on one of the band members instead of Gaga when she belted out the chorus for the first time. Luckily, the “AHHHHHaaaaaahhhhHhhHHHHHAAAAAAAAAooooooHHHHHAAAAA” moment later in the song was as glorious as ever.





8. Aretha Franklin tribute


The Grammys booked the right trio to honor Aretha Franklin, who died in August at 76. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams and Fantasia, who both performed at Franklin’s funeral, as well as Andra Day, did the Queen of Soul justice with their take on “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” The song came seamlessly after the regular In Memoriam montage, with the three singers standing in the middle of the audience on a small stage. They definitely brought the goods, belting out the lyrics and taking us all to church. But it was too short; has everyone tired of Franklin tributes already? If only the Grammy telecast had blocked off more time for a Franklin send-off — surely Diana Ross could have spared a couple of her minutes.





9. Janelle Monáe


Here comes Janelle Monáe to wake us back up. Known as a performer with very deliberate aesthetic choices, she sang “Make Me Feel” while backed by a bunch of dancers dressed like sexy Stormtroopers and others wearing her famous vagina pants. If anyone watching at home zoned out, her line from “Django Jane” to “let the vagina have a monologue!” probably got their attention. And, of course, there was her own trademark, infectiously joyful dancing while channeling some “Rhythm Nation” vibes. Heck, she even moonwalked.




10. St. Vincent and Dua Lipa


The indie rocker (holding an angular black guitar) and pop singer (donning a high-fashion black and white dress covered in small gold jewelry) teamed up for the steamiest performance of the night, performing “Masseduction” and “One Kiss” while white strobes cut through fog. The two women swirled around each other as they performed — reminding the audience at a fairly sexless award show of music’s sensual side.



2019 SAG Awards: Photos From the Red Carpet

07.05.2019



The red carpet has been rolled out and celebs have started arriving for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards! See all the glamorous stars who showed up for the big night!



It’s nearly time for the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards! But before the awards show can start, all of the incredible guests need to arrive and walk the red carpet! There’s bound to be some amazing looks tonight as plenty of trendy stars like Lady Gaga and Emma Stone are expected to show up.

We’re also really excited about what the show’s host Megan Mullally will wear on the red carpet! The Will & Grace star – and four-time SAG winner herself! – takes over the role from Kristen Bell, who was the show’s first-ever host last year. “As a frustrated casting director and full-on fangirl of great actors everywhere, I’m over the moon to be a part of the SAG Awards 25th Anniversary,” Mullally, 60, said in a statement.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? 2019 SAG Awards: Photos From the Red Carpet

The biggest names in Hollywood are stepping out for the 25th annual SAG Awards!

The show, hosted by Will & Grace star Megan Mullally, will bring together the biggest names in film and television, and will be broadcasted live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

A Star Is Born leads the pact with four nods, including Lady Gaga for Best Actress and Bradley Cooper for Best Actor, while BlacKkKlansman and The Favourite tie in second, with three nods each.

For television, the critically acclaimed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Netflix's Ozark lead with four nods each, while Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale and HBO's Barry both scored three.

Later in the evening, the 55th Annual SAG Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to M*A*S*H actor and 30 Rock alumnus, Alan Alda.

Presenters for the night include Gaga and Cooper, as well asRami MalekChadwick 


Sterling K. Brown


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Sterling K. Brown on red carpet





Milo Ventimiglia


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Milo Ventimiglia on red carpet 2019





Chadwick Boseman


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Chadwick Boseman on red carpet 2019





Melissa McCarthy


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Melissa McCarthy on red carpet 2019





Timothee Chalamet


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Timothee Chalamet on red carpet 2019





Chris Pine


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Chris Pine on red carpet 2019





Chrissy Metz


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Chrissy Metz on red carpet 2019





Angela Bassett


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Angela Bassett on red carpet 2019





Adam Driver


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Adam Driver on red carpet 2019





Justin Hartley


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Justin Hartley on red carpet 2019





Sophia Bush


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Laverne Cox


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Laverne Cox on red carpet 2019


Pop Taylor Swift Talks "Me"

07.05.2019


The rollout for Taylor Swift's seventh album is barely underway, but it's already been quite the adventure. Along with a fresh Instagram aesthetic, the unrelentingly upbeat lead single "ME!", and even a new member of her feline family, Swift's new era is ushering in the return of something we in the media have long been hankering for: new interviews!

The 29-year-old famously refused to do any press during her brooding reputation era, but she's (thankfully!) ditched that strategy for her next chapter. On Monday (April 29), for example, she called in to the Zach Sang Show for a brief but illuminating chat that touched mostly on album No. 7 and its sparkly lead single.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? TAYLOR SWIFT TALKS 'ME!', ALBUM NO. 7, AND MENTAL HEALTH IN A RARE INTERVIEW

The clip sees Urie getting the hang of the language relatively quickly, while Taylor repeatedly refers to her on-set French expert to help her with pronouncing her lines. In one particular scene, after figuring out the correct pronunciation of the phrase “Je suis calme” (French for “I am calm”), the star begins repeating the line louder and louder, much to the enjoyment of her crew.

As the filming of the scene wraps up, Swift thanks one of the French experts on set with a handshake, letting him know that “I appreciate you more than you will ever know,” even adding one final “Merci” for good measure.

"It's always really difficult to pick a first single for my albums, because I try to make an album that's so vast in its scope of things," Swift explained. "There isn't ever just one song that could sum up what the album is. But I knew that ["ME!"] just felt like a celebration. It felt like something that could make you feel good. And I just want that right now for people. I want that for me when I perform it. I want to feel good and feel positive and feel hopeful."

MIGOS AND DJ MUSTARD TAKE OVER A WAREHOUSE

24.03.2019


MIGOS AND DJ MUSTARD TAKE OVER A WAREHOUSE FOR A PAINTBALL WAR IN 'PURE WATER' VIDEO


Sometimes, all you need for a good music video is some strobe lights and a ridiculous, but fun concept. That’s exactly what Mustard and Migos put into effect for their “Pure Water” video, packing out the clip with vivacious models but turning the trope on its head by giving them a bucket of paint-filled water balloons and letting them go crazy. By the end of the video, everything from the models to the walls of the soundstage are awash with splatters of color — all except the icy principles, of course. There’s not a speck on their blinding white coveralls as they two-step their way through the mess, seemingly having just as much as the paintball fighters.

"At first it was just a song me and Quavo came up with, and then I was like, ‘No, I gotta get the whole gang on here.’ We worked our way to get everybody on there and it was … I knew what it was when I first heard it though,’ Mustard previously explained to Zane Lowe, breaking down the origins of “Pure Water.” “This is my first time working with Offset and Takeoff. Me and Quavo got an ongoing relationship ’cause we did the song ‘Want Her’ a long time ago. Now with this song, it was easier. I feel like everybody grown, even myself. With me and Quavo, it was just tag teaming, getting everybody involved, but once it came together, it was like a match made in heaven type thing."


What do water and paint have in common? Besides both being wet, nothing. That’s apparently enough to string them together because DJ Mustard and Migos‘ new video, “Pure Water” is about fast and furious painting action. This isn’t your regular easel-in-a-studio-apartment kind of painting.

SOMEONE ASKED BEBE REXHA TO COVER HER STRETCH MARKS

24.03.2019


"Last Hurrah is about vices, but it’s not that deep it’s just about having a good time."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? SOMEONE ASKED BEBE REXHA TO COVER HER STRETCH MARKS IN HER "LAST HURRAH" MUSIC VIDEO

 

Bebe Rexha is on the up and up. The internationally-acclaimed musician had an incredible 2018 — in June, she dropped, Expectations, her long-awaited debut album which skyrocketed up the charts shortly after its release and helped earn her two Grammy nominations — and this year is already gearing up to be another one for the books.

She’s also channeling a new sound in her music. Explaining that ‘everybody's in like this 90s vibe right now’ she decided that she’s ‘going into punk’ and will be switching things up and heading in a different direction from the crowd. She’s also very in control of the creative decisions ‘every little part, I know what I want and I know what I like’, she’s not going to be letting anyone dim her shine or try to take over her creative process, and we’re so here for it.


'And I think my dad always looks at me like his daughter. And it's like, I understand. I tried to explain, like, "Please don't hate me. It's art."'


30 years ago, the 60-year-old Queen of Pop got into hot water with then-sponsor Pepsi and Pope John Paul II over her Catholic-inspired video with burning crosses, stigmata, and interracial kissing.


In the making of the video, Rexha describes what the song means to her:  “Last Hurrah is about vices, but it’s not that deep it’s just about having a good time.”

The Say My Name songstress even started to research New Jersey real estate in a bid to buy her disappointed father's approval after the row.


'I'm not going to lie, I was looking at homes,' Rexha confessed


'I was like, I know they want to move to New Jersey. No, I'm not going to buy them the whole thing. I was like, I'll put a down payment, let's be real. I was like what do I gotta do?

KEHLANI IS A GLITTERY, GORGEOUSLY PREGNANT BUTTERFLY

01.05.2019


"I hope you take from this that it’ll make you no less of a man / To break your walls and simply grab my hand."


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? KEHLANI IS A GLITTER, GORGEOUS PREGNANT BUTTERFLY IN HER NEW VIDEO

Kehlani is ready to spread her wings and bring forth new life in her video for “Butterfly

The woozy, reverb-soaked track speaks to the transformative power of love, with the singer encouraging her partner to open up in the same way a butterfly sheds its cocoon. In the new video, she physically illustrates that concept by emerging from a chrysalis as a gorgeously pregnant butterfly in multi-colored body paint. As the video draws to a close, she performs the emotional spoken-word portion of the song, encouraging her lover, “I hope you take from this that it’ll make you no less of a man / To break your walls and simply grab my hand.”

Kehlani spreads her wings in the video for “Butterfly” off her newly-released mixtape While We Wait.

The R&B singer experiences a transformation in the stunning clip, directed by 20-year-old newcomer Trey Lyons. A pregnant Kehlani emerges from a cocoon before transforming into a butterfly with painted glittery wings and a glowing baby bump.

“Thank you Oakland School for the Arts for cultivating such a beautiful community, and teaching me so much of what I use today in my career,” Kehlani wrote. “Directed by the youngest director I’ve ever worked with @treylyons, thank you for bringing my vision to life.”

“Butterfly” follows videos for the Dom Kennedy-featuring “Nunya” and the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted “Nights Like This.” All three tracks appear on Kehlani’s January mixtape, While We Wait, which she released as an appetizer to hold fans over until her next full-length project. Meanwhile, the Oakland singer is reaching the end of her pregnancy — she announced back in October that she’s expecting her first child, a baby girl, with her partner, Javie Young-White.

ALLY BROOKE AND TORI KELLY COVERED 'SHALLOW

01.05.2019


ALLY BROOKE AND TORI KELLY COVERED 'SHALLOW,' AND THEY BRILLIANTLY TAG-TEAMED *THAT* NOTE


Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? ALLY BROOKE AND TORI KELLY COVERED 'SHALLOW,' AND THEY BRILLIANTLY TAG-TEAMED *THAT* NOTE

Move aside, Ally Maine — there's another Ally in town.

On Thursday night (February 28), Ally Brooke took a break from slaying dance routines to check out Tori Kelly's headlining concert in Los Angeles. And because the two are such good pals, Tori brought the former Fifth Harmony member onstage for a surprise performance of everyone's favorite song to cover: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow."

For their take on the Grammy- and Oscar-winning A Star Is Born duet, Tori and Ally traded verses, letting their soulful vocals fill the room with just an acoustic guitar beneath them. When it came time for *that* epic long note, they took a tag-team approach, with Tori taking the lead and Ally finishing it off. Everyone from Nick Jonas to Kelly Clarkson to Lea Michele and Darren Criss have covered "Shallow," but this might be one of the best yet.



After their joint performance, Ally took to Instagram to gush, "SO THIS HAPPENED LAST NIGHT!!! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a surprise guest at your show here in LA! This was so special? So honored to have shared the stage with you my beautiful friend. I love you so much Tori."

Indeed, the two singers do go back quite a ways — take a trip down memory lane by revisiting this amazing throwback pic of Tori and Fifth Harmony (and Taylor Swift and Shawn Mendes; no big deal).

Rita Ora channels Britney Spears as she shows downfall

07.03.2019


Unlike “Everytime,” there isn’t a tragic death in the end. Instead, Rita ends up performing inside a theater, only to be met by an alternative version of herself – a waitress – who wants nothing more than to be… rich and famous. Both women spot each other and yearn for the other’s life. At first glance, the concept doesn’t have much to do with the song, which you’d think is Rita singing to a man. In this version, she’s singing to herself.

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Rita Ora channels Britney Spears as she shows downfall of fame in Only Want You video

Rita Ora’s new single “Only Want You,” featuring 6LACK, is one of the standout tracks off her most-recent album, Phoenix. The video, out now, is a reinterpretation of Britney’s iconic In The Zone clip, “Everytime.” Or… I’m just imagining things.

In the beginning, Rita deals with conflict of life as a rich and famous person. Visibly annoyed, she makes her way inside of a diner for a little peace and quiet, but is quickly hounded by a sea of paparazzi and reporters.

The video opens with Rita speaking to a friend on the phone as she laments missing her pal's baby's first smile before heading into a diner to relax.


There she's tracked down by the paps before being helped out of the back door by the diner waitress.





Star power: The video opens with Rita speaking to a friend on the phone as she laments missing her pal's baby's first smile before heading into a diner to relax



The pair sparked romance speculation after they were spotted together in November, but the relationship is said to have bitten the dust. Speaking to The Mirror, a source said: ‘The relationship just fizzled out. It’s sad but they have both accepted the situation and moved on.’ However, another insider claimed the singer is ‘cut up’ about the whole thing, while the Spider-Man actor was craving a more private life. ‘They spent Christmas together and she thought things were going well between them,’ they told The Sun.

'Her career is going from strength to strength and lives her life in the spotlight but he told her he wanted to lead a more private life.


'Rita had tried to do that and had kept their romance off social media but things didn’t work out.'


The reported split is exacerbated by Rita currently being on the other side of the world in Australia, where she launched her Phoenix World Tour in Melbourne on March 1.


Meanwhile Andrew has sparked dating rumours with actress and comedienne Aisling Bea, 34, as they were spotted watching a performance of hit musical Hamilton together at London’s Victoria Palace Theatre this week.

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