Think about what your grandparents look like and now look at the grandparents that we found in music. You are not going to believe your eyes…
Pharrell Williams became the talk of the Grammys last month with his, errr, “distinctive” Vivian Westwood “mounties” hat. And now on the biggest night in film, Pharrell made headlines once again by auctioning off the hat on eBay. That’s right: you had the chance to be the owner of this historic/hilarious headgear…provided you were willing to shell out a truly bonkers amount of money.
If you haven’t accepted that Pharrell is OG yet, it might be time to start. With his Oscar performance set for this weekend’s award show, you’d be remiss to think anything less about the rapper/producer/all ’round chill guy. He’s an ultimate bas ass, and both his production and performance discographies are a testament to his prowess in the music world and ongoing impact on popular culture.
It’s been said that rock ‘n’roll is a hazardous business. Too many of music’s best and brightest have fallen victim to drug overdoses, murders, plane crashes and other unfortunate events. But then there are those deaths that are so unexpected, so unpredictable, so bizarre, that we’re left scratching our heads even after all these years.
We don’t remember what we got for our 22nd birthday, but we’re definitely wasn’t as cool as Shehnaz Kahn’s present this year. The student was down in front at Birmingham UK’s LG Arena for Beyonce‘s Mrs. Carter World Tour, which is already wayyyy better than any bday we’ve ever had. But Queen Bey had something even more special up her sleeve. She stopped in the middle of the concert sing “Happy Birthday,” to the breathless fan, who got it all on video!
It always hits fans hard when they lose beloved music artists, especially when the deaths come unexpectedly. Fortunately, artists have troves of tunes fans can sift through to remind them of the hits they love. But when we all can rally around new releases after the artists have passed away, there are times when we tend to flock to those final bits of music.
Queen Beyonce channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe at the 2014 BRIT Awards yesterday, where she took to the stage in a stunning dark-blue outfitto deliver the live debut of her anthemic single, “XO.” The 32-year-old kept her supporters close to her heart as she launched into the performance, saying “I’d like to dedicate this song to my incredible fans. I love y’all.”
Algebra Blessett sure knows a thing or two about love. You know, the hopes and hurts, regrets and revelations of love — and she sings about it all on her sophomore release, Recovery. In fact, virtually every song on the Atlanta native’s new album addresses that complicated four-letter word in some fashion, and from some perspective.
Now that 2014 is in full swing, Mariah Carey is trying to find her way to the top of the charts following the success of “#Beautiful,” which was meant to erase the distant memory of “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” which nearly erased all the good faith “Touch My Body” and “Obsessed” earned the singer when she finally landed back on top of the charts thanks to “We Belong Together.” If you’re noticing a pattern, it’s that nearly every single has been a hit-or-miss attempt to get back to the heyday of Carey’s pre-Glitter days. With “You’re Mine (Eternal)” up to bat, we wanted to look back on all of the ‘comeback’ singles that came before it.
Although Moroccan and Monroe are Mariah Carey’s pride and joy they are not the first twins that have brought joy to her life. Her other twins have made headlines this past week after images of her 2014 BET Honors performance made the rounds. It was quite clear that Mariah was still proud of her fist set of twins: her boobs! Read more…