Here we go–music’s biggest night is this weekend, and with all the tough calls on the ballot, we wouldn’t want to be on the voting committee. But we’re proud to see former You Oughta Know vets like Ed Sheeran, HAIM, and Sia–who’s up to possibly win her first Grammy–mixed in with recent YOK stars like Sam Smith and Hozier who each turned industry heads with their gut-wrenching ballads in 2014. Take a look at the nominees in four of the major categories below and cast your vote!
Valentine’s Day is a double-edged sword. If you’re happily shacked up (or happily single), you can just skip this and have a great day.
But if you’re trying to get out of that toxic relationship before the 14th, or you’re already deep in the depths of a hellish split, or even if your broken heart is left unhealed by time, we’ve assembled 20 breakup songs that run the gamut—all deep cuts from the ’90s vaults.
Today we rarely listen to entire albums, track by track, as one cohesive experience painstakingly crafted by musicians and their producers. But it used to be nothing short of crucial, especially for debut albums, to open with a bang. The Beach Boys’ “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” was a jubilant yet bold testament to their new progressive, symphonic sound; Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” introduced not only their album Nevermind, but also the Seattle sound to the world. Like they say, first impressions matter!
Rumors of a Jodeci reunion have been floating around yearly since the group’s unexpected hiatus in late 1995, shortly after the release of their third album, The Show, The Afterparty, The Hotel. We’re talking the days of dial-up modems and AOL disks, folks. Fast-forward 20 years and those rumors may finally be put to rest thanks to the release of a new single, “Every Moment.” This is the song every Jodeci fan was hoping for, reintroducing the world to the group’s distinct harmonies and melodies that made them R&B mainstays in the early to mid-90s.
Back in the day, we only caught a glimpse of celebs sans makeup when paparazzi were lurking outside the doctors office, LAX arrivals, or the beaches of Cabo San Lucas. But in the #IWokeUpLikeThis era, everyone from Nicki Minaj to Ariana Grande is voluntarily taking to Insta and Twitter to post their own bare faces. At this point, you might even call it a power move.
In this episode of Madonna Dearest, Madge continues her fantastic discussion on this years Academy Awards in her candlelit dungeon. Neil Patrick Harris gets the Queens approval as host and she has some middle aged advice for Julianne Moore. As for Madge winning her very own Oscar? She isn’t phased by little gold men who look like Stanley Tucci (Harsh Madge, Harsh)!
Long before Kim’s #BreakTheInternet Paper magazine cover —when hashtags were just pound signs— magazine covers were a whole lot simpler. In that mythical time known as the 1990s, our favorite artists like Fiona Apple, Janet Jackson and Beck posed with unironic joy, donned pleather outfits, and were surrounded by vague references to “hi-tech” things. We took a stroll down memory lane and picked up 35 of the splashiest ’90s covers from alt-rock to hip-hop on the covers of Rolling Stone to Spin.
I’m HitFix.com Oscar blogger and ‘A League of Their Own’ superfan Louis Virtel. In this episode of Madonna Dearest, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Madge in a candlelit dungeon to discuss her feelings about Oscar nominees like “Boyhood” (She loves it), “Interstellar” (She loathes the missed potential), and “Into the Woods” (Don’t ask).