The 'Pinkprint' Tour
Nicki Minaj has just thrilled her Barbz and Kens living overseas with the announcement that she will be heading out on a European tour next year, hitting cities like Amsterdam, Paris, Oslo, Liverpool, Glasgow and more. Nicki made the Euro tour announcement on her official Twitter profile with the release of a new promo image for her Pinkprint Tour that features Minaj wearing a Native American headdress. Nothing says Come to my concert tour like good ol’ cultural appropriation for entertainment purposes. More »
Thank you, Nicki
James Franco was the guest host on Saturday Night Live last night but it was musical guest Nicki Minaj who stole the damn show. Not only did Nicki slay with her performances of her songs Only, All Things Go and Bed Of Lies (with a special appearance by Skylar Grey) but she also got in on the skit fun. Nicki portrayed Beyoncé in one of the skits and she even appeared as Kanye West‘s wife during the Weekend Update portion of the show. Click below to watch video of Nicki‘s skits as well as her live musical performances on Saturday Night Live last night. More »
The TV Guide
Last night I made my way to the Complex in Glendale, CA to see Velvet Acid Christ in concert. Chances are, you have never heard of VAC but I would be very pleasantly surprised to learn if you have. Honestly, I’m not the biggest VAC fan in the world but I really, really love the first two albums they released in the early ’00s and I really only went to the show last night to hear a handful of songs. I didn’t get to hear as many of my faves as I was hoping but I did get to hear my favorite Velvet Acid Christ song performed live so, it was a win for me. More »
Sam Smith is having a really great week this week. Yesterday he garnered 6 Grammy Award nominations, tying Beyoncé for the most noms this year. Today, we learn that he is coming to take over Xmas with the release of his new Xmas single Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Altho a holiday classic, Have Yourself is probably one of the saddest songs I’ve ever heard ever. The song often sung in a mournful way that kinda makes you want to cry your eyes out … which is exactly what Sam Smith does very, very well. Click the embed above to hear Sam‘s take on this holiday classic and see if it makes you want to have yourself a merry little Xmas now.
She is King.
I love stories like this because it’s a reminder that even the biggest artists are still accomplishing milestones in their careers. The 2015 Grammy Award nominations were announced yesterday, and with 3 nominations, Beyoncé officially became the most Grammy-nominated female artist of all time. King Bey has been in Iceland celebrating her husband Jay Z‘s 45th birthday, and now it sounds like they have some more celebrating to do. Click inside fore more!
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Earlier today we learned that Billboard magazine has named Taylor Swift as their Woman of the Year and right now we learn that she will be joined by an illustrious group of fellow musicians at the 9th annual Billboard Women In Music Awards. This years awards ceremony will be held in NYC on December 12 and will include honorees like Aretha Franklin, Charli XCX, Idina Menzel and more. Click below to see which artist will receive which award. More »
"This is more than just malice"
A clip of footage from the Disney adaptation of Into The Woods has been released that shows us a portion of Anna Kendrick‘s performance of the song On the Steps of the Palace, which you can see above. We already know that Anna Kendrick can sing because she was pretty terrific in Pitch Perfect but I’m curious to see how she is in this full-on musical production movie. Check out the clip above and see a tiny bit of Into The Woods before it hits theaters on Xmas day.
Yes, a cover of Mariah Carey's Xmas song
Fifth Harmony, the all girl pop group that came out of The X Factor here in the US, has just released a music video for their cover version of Mariah Carey‘s massive holiday pop hit All I Want For Christmas Is You. As you can see/hear above, the Fifth Harmony ladies stick pretty close to the original version of the song even as they try to infuse a bit of their personalities into the music video. Now, I’m sure hearing about Fifth Harmony‘s video for this song has reminded you of Mariah‘s iffy performance of All I Want live on national television this week so in order to keep you on topic, you can click below to hear Fifth Harmony perform All I Want For Christmas Is You LIVE at the National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in Washington DC this week. More »
"The biggest struggle turned into the biggest triumph"
Not only has Taylor Swift nabbed herself a Grammy Award nomination or two today but she has also been selected by Billboard magazine as their Woman of the Year for 2014. Taylor graces the cover of the new issue of the mag and is featured in an interview where she discusses her decision to become a pop star, her celebrity BFFs, her decision to remove her music from Spotify and more. Click below to see her striking Billboard magazine cover photo and read excerpts from her cover story interview. More »