We all knew it was coming, just didn’t know when but last night was the night. Despite numerous publications, including Time Magazine, placing his Yeezus album in the top two on their lists for ‘Albums of the Year,” Kanye West’s name was only called twice for Grammy nominations last Friday night. Last night during a show in Phoenix he did what it is that Kanye does, he ranted about it.
We’re a little over a month away from “musics biggest night” the fifty-sixth annual Grammy Awards will take place pm January 26th, 2014 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the nominees have FINALLY been announced.
2013 saw A LOT of hit songs make their impression on the charts, and in out hearts. DJ/Producer, DJ Earworm, definitely reminds us of these hits with his seventh annual mashup that features too many artist to name, but I’ll try; Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Eminem, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Katy Perry, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii, and many, MANY more.
It’s a question that gets asked over and over at the end of every year, “what was the best song of the year?” Well Time Magazine has released their Top 10, and the French Robots known as Daft Punk and super producer Pharrell took the top spot in a pretty eclectic list which also features; Miley Cyrus, Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar, and newcomer Lorde.
As we told you the other day, it’s time for those end of the year lists to come out, Time Magazine released their Top 10 Everything lists for 2013, and Yeezus himself, Kanye West, has gotten the top honor for #1 Album of the Year, for his controversial Yeezus album. Kelela, who we just introduced you to yesterday, also made the top 10 with her 2013 release Cut 4 Me.
Today is Jay Z‘s 44th birthday and he and wife Beyonce have decided to go on a 22 day vegan challenge because as he says “psychologists have said it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. On the 22nd day, you’ve found the way.” But he also decided to rank his albums from greatest to least, which album do you think took the top spot?
Based out of Los Angeles 30 year old R&B singer, Kelela. who is of Ethiopian descent, caught the attention of Solange Knowles, who became big fan of Kelela. Kelela’s debut mixtape Cut 4 Me is the hottest new wave of R&B to drop this year. The mixtape features Kelela’s chill R&B vocals with electronic pop and jazzy beats that makes it different her and her music from other R&B artist.
It’s about damn time, after four full seasons and one currently airing the only television singing competition show that I watch, The Voice, might have finally gotten it figured out. One Republic frontman and songwriter Ryan Tedder has joined the show as a Producer/Songwriter.
The band Haim, features three geeky hipster sisters, labeled the hottest and coolest new indie pop band of 2013. Their first studio album, Days Are Gone, was released September 30th, selling 90,000 in the first week, and reaching the number one spot in the UK.
“Hold up I ain’t tryin’ to stunt man, but the Yeezy’s jumped over the jumpman’s,” Kanye West, who usually doesn’t do many interviews, has been making his rounds doing radio interviews while out on his Yeezus tour. Yesterday he made a stop at New York’s Hot 97′s The Angie Martinez Show, and confirmed that he signed a new deal with Adidas.
There have been many times in the past where a TV show will use an older song which winds up popping back up on Billboard’s Hot 100. It happened with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing,” after the series finale of The Sopranos. With Billboard now allowing YouTube videos to effect the Hot 100, viral videos are now doing the same.
Last night the Yeezus tour made a stop in Brooklyn at the Barclay’s Center, and A Tribe Called Quest, who are on select dates on the tour performed their classic 1992 smash “Scenario.” The single featured Leaders of the New School (which a young Busta Rhymes was a part of), well Busta made a cameo to perform the song with Tribe.