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).
Die-hard fans claim that music has saved their lives in troubled times. While we’ve totally been there, today we’re taking it a step further with instances when musicians have literally saved lives or otherwise contributed more than their musical talents to the common good. Some are in the right place at the right time when disaster strikes. Others use their vast cultural influence to make a difference.
It’s February 11th, 2013. Only a month prior, Justin Timberlake had announced his first album release in seven years, a move that sparked shrieks and trembles in the homes and offices of fans worldwide. But on this particular night we learn something new about Timberlake’s plans as he takes the stage at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. Of course, we’d seen the signs with “Suit & Tie” the record’s lead single that seamlessly melded a booming horn-filled section with modern hip-hop. But we weren’t prepared for a slick-haired Timberlake, looking like a long lost member of the Rat Pack, crooning in the spotlight over an 18-piece band. Only then did we, the fans, realize—this is not a one-time epic performance to land his name back on top of the music world. This is a new era of our beloved JT. This era lasted until January 2nd, 2015, the final date of his 20/20 Experience World Tour.
It’s been a full two decades since “Macarena” topped charts all over the world and brought with it the dance of the decade. Everyone who was sentient in ‘95 remembers dutifully doing the simple arm movements to the Los del Rio one-hit wonder, and blushing each time we had to shake our butts at the end. But the impossibly joyful mega-hit overstayed its welcome, and suddenly the whole world was kind of embarrassed about getting a little too into it. So to celebrate the Macarena’s big 2-0, we’re looking back at 12 more flash-in-the-pan dance crazes that—no offense—need to sit down.
The world is anxiously awaiting the return of our favorite bad gal. With 13 number one songs under her diamond-encrusted belt, Rihanna is currently tied with Michael Jackson as the third act in history with the most number 1 hits. The duo are preceded by Mariah Carey and Elvis Presley with 18 number ones apiece and the Beatles with 20 chart-toppers.