50 Million Albums Sold = Iconic
Rihanna was selected as the first ever recipient of the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards last night and while I would agree that her accomplishments have been hugely impressive considering the short length of her career, it seems a bit silly for an awards show that continually attempts to distinguish itself as a “serious awards show” to give the first award of this magnitude to a 25 year old. The video embedded above features Rihanna‘s performance and award presentation at the AMAs last night … give it a look and then click below because I have a few thoughts about this portion of the American Music Awards. More »
Her Debut Single
In June of 2012 we saw video of Britney Spears‘s younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears performing a new song that she had recorded now that she is living in Nashville, TN. At the time, we heard that Jamie Lynn was testing out her new music at tiny shows around Nashville as she worked on putting together a full album of songs. Last night, seemingly out of the blue, JL released a new single titled How Could I Want More for our listening pleasure. This is Jamie Lynn‘s first official single ever as a solo artist and as you can hear below, it’s a very strong first effort. Even tho I am not a big fan of Country music, there are a few Country artists and songs that I enjoy and I can really appreciate Jamie Lynn‘s new single. Have a listen, judge for yourselves. More »
Miley Cyrus closed out the 2013 American Music Awards last night with a performance of her hugely successful ballad Wrecking Ball. As such, fans and critics were anxiously awaiting Miley‘s appearance on stage to cheer on/critique whatever performance she had cooked up for the event. Very smartly, Miley decided not to go for an over-the-top performance, choosing instead to deliver a rendition of the song that was fairly straightforward (even down to the 1000% completely fake attempt at crying near the end of the song). There was no twerking, Miley‘s tongue stayed in her mouth, all was good. The highlight of Miley‘s performance, tho, was the projection of a huge, extremely cute animated cat lip-syncing the lyrics along with her while she performed. Cats = the Internet … and Miley understands her target audience. Click the embed above to watch Miley (and her kitteh) perform Wrecking Ball at the AMAs last night and see what the influence of animated cat gifs on the Internets has brought to bear. Then click below to see a really supercute animated gif of Miley‘s cat looking so adorable that you will cry. More »
Jessica Rabbit in the Flesh
The 2013 American Music Awards is Ariana Grande‘s first AMAs appearance and she managed to, Oh I dunno, ONLY SLAY THE ENTIRE PLACE IN THE SPAN OF JUST A FEW MINUTES OF HER ANGELIC SINGING. In a sequined figure-hugging red dress very reminiscent of the sexy number that Jessica Rabbit wore in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Ariana blessed us with a live performance of her song Tattooed Heart and immediately made people weep with tears of joy all around the globe. I’m really taken with how much I love Ariana the more I hear her. Click below to watch Ariana perform Tattooed Heart on the AMAs tonight and TRY to keep from crying your eyeballs out. Be warned, the video below autoplays. More »
Now that Tori Amos and her theater team have successfully launched her first musical stage production The Light Princess on the London West End stage this year, it looks like Tori is gearing up to get back on the road for a new concert tour. The eagle-eyed folks at the Tori Amos fansite Undented have gathered together information about concert ticket sales that are popping up for shows all around Europe next year.
Nothing has been officially confirmed and we don’t know yet if this rumored tour will come to be but according to one of these ticket sales sites, the tour has already been named (and the new album titled possibly revealed?). HMMM. Click below to read some of the information gathered together and reported by Undented and get excited, folks. We may be blessed with a new Tori Amos music and tour in 2014. UPDATED WITH OFFICIAL CONFIRMATION INFORMATION!! More »
From Her HBO Documentary, 'Life is But a Dream'
It’s been a while since we heard new music from Beyoncé, as she’s been quite busy with the Mrs. Carter Show world tour (which has already grossed $104 million so far). Last night she released the full version (we heard a snippet a while back) of the new track from her Life Is But a Dream HBO documentary titled God Made You Beautiful. The song is an ode to her daughter Blue Ivy, and so it has a sort of lullaby-ish quality to it. It’s a sweet song… and definitely appropriate for the blessed Blue. Peep the audio above for more! And you can check out the lyrics to God Made You Beautiful over at DirectLyrics. Are you into it?
Find out what Sleepy Brown has to say
A couple of days ago a rumor started going around that Outkast might headline the 2014 Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival next spring but at the time, it was all just talk. Today we are hearing “confirmation” that Outkast is not only reuniting for a tour next year but also that they will, supposedly, headline Coachella. Thus far, I’ve yet to see anything directly from Outkast members André 3000 or Big Boi but there are other sources who claim to be confirming the rumor. Read on to learn who is saying what about the return of Outkast. More »
Posted under: Outkast
Throwback Thursday Says WTF To Kimye
The other night when my partner in crime/babymaking/the biggest Kanye West fan ever came home I tentatively said, ‘Sooo… are we gonna talk about the Kanye video? Or should we just never, ever talk about it?‘ Well, we talked about it, but I wish we hadn’t. I wish I could stop talking about it and stop thinking about it, and I wish it had never happened. You guys. WTEverlovingF was that?!?!?! I. CAN’T! I have tried to champion Kanye and I’ve even tried to be supportive of his relationship because, as far as I can tell, he’s a man in love and that’s great, right? Right? Wrong. I think that I can no longer be cool with Kimye, because Kimye has blinded Kanye to such a scary point… and it just hurts. But whatever! It’s totally not my business and if they’re happy then great. I just humbly ask that they never ever evereverevereverevereverever create art again together. Ever. And just to prove a point, I’m sharing a few Throwback videos where the artist used his/her boyfriend/girlfriend and it totally worked! Kanye could have put her in the video and made a dope video! Which is why I’m so mad! I just don’t know what happened! LMAOooo… Oh, gawd. Click inside for more!
The Florida State University AcaBelles Just Killed It
Okay. I now know exactly what song I want to hear on the Pitch Perfect 2 trailer… whenever it drops, like, 3 years from now. The Florida State University AcaBelles’s released this video a while back and my life just got changed in all of the right ways. They covered Lorde’s hit Royals, and they just… slayed. I love my life, but I really feel like I effed up by not learning how to sing and/or make percussion sounds with my mouth. Peep the video for more!
Posted under: 'Royals', AcaBelles