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Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who didn’t perform than who did. Ariana Grande’s fuck-this-shit refusal to play ball with the notorious Grammy-production dumbfucks revealed just how completely this was a show in … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Aretha Franklin, List, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Ne-yo, Grammys, St. Vincent, Diana Ross


Why the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Telecast Was the Queerest, Fiercest, and the Best Yet

None Even if you didn't watch it, you knew that this year's Grammys were like any other's year's Grammy Award telecast: it was simply far, far too long.Yet that wasn't the only negative to be noted on the ceremony's 61st iteration. This time around, there were far too few awards were given out during the televised portion, several acceptance speech winners were played off (and twice abruptly cut off), one of the night's big winners wasn't even there (Childish Gambino/Donald Glover), and Recordi...
Tags: Feature, Music, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Motown records, St. Vincent, James Corden, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center


Childish Gambino Win Big at 2019 GRAMMYs (Full Winners List)

Childish Gambino won big at the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday night (Feb. 10). Despite not attending music’s biggest night, the artist/actor took home ‘Song of the Year,’ ‘Record of the Year,’ ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Best Rap/Sung Performance’ for his Billboard smash-hit “This Is America.” Cardi B made history, becoming the first solo female artist to win ‘Best Rap Album’ for her multi-platinum debut, Invasion of Privacy. Drake, who reportedly passed on performing at this year’s show, m...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Drake, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Miguel, Music News, Janelle Monae, Morton, Thompson, Jay Rock


2019 Grammy Awards Performances

The 61st annual GRAMMY Awards took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Feb. 10), hosted by 15-time GRAMMYs winner Alicia Keys. Music’s biggest night was loaded with musical performances and collaborations from Camilla Cabello and Young Thug, Janelle Monáe, Cardi B, Post Malone, H.E.R., Travis Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the iconic Diana Ross, and more. *Stay tuned as performances are updated during the live broadcast Continue afte...
Tags: Television, Awards, Los Angeles, Jazz, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Diana Ross, Janelle Monae, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Cardi, ALICIA


2019 Grammy Awards Red Carpet: Cardi B, Post Malone, J. Lo, Janelle Monáe & More

The 61st annual Grammy Awards, also known as music’s biggest night, has arrived. The brightest stars in music and entertainment all made their way to the City of Angels as Cardi B, Post Malone, Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Janelle Monáe, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and more all took to the big stage as this year’s performers. Before the main show kicked off, it was all about the flash and style as your favorite celebrities graced the red ca...
Tags: Photos, Fashion, Awards, Los Angeles, Jazz, Cbs, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Janelle Monae, City Of Angels, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cardi, ET Continue, Kendrick Lamar Drake Cardi, Malone J Lo Janelle Monáe, Diana Ross Camila Cabello J Balvin


Grammys 2019: Janelle Monáe Performs “Make Me Feel”

Janelle Monáe was nominated for the Album Of The Year award at the Grammys this year for Dirty Computer and she performed as well, bringing out the album's "Make Me Feel" with a performance that highlighted her characteristically neo-futurist flare. It featured a cadre of dancers, some wearing the pants that were in … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Grammys, Janelle Monae


2019 Grammy Awards Performances: Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Post Malone & More

The 61st annual GRAMMY Awards took over the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday night (Feb. 10), hosted by 15-time GRAMMYs winner Alicia Keys. Music’s biggest night was loaded with musical performances and collaborations from Camilla Cabello and Young Thug, Janelle Monáe, Cardi B, Post Malone, H.E.R., Travis Scott, Jennifer Lopez, Shawn Mendes, Lady Gaga, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the iconic Diana Ross, and more. *Stay tuned as performances are updated during the live broadcast Continue after ...
Tags: Television, Awards, Los Angeles, Jazz, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Diana Ross, Janelle Monae, Young Thug, Mike Dean, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Cardi


WATCH: Janelle Monae Pays Homage to Prince With “Make Me Feel” Grammys Performance

Janelle Monae took the stage at the 2019 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night (Feb. 10) with a stunning performance of her Dirty Computer Hit “Make Me Feel.”Paying homage to her late mentor Prince, Monae—dressed in a black, patent leather bodysuit—turned the Grammys stage into a purple and pink playground while incorporating medley snippets of other Dirty Computer songs like “Django Jane” and “Pynk.”Janelle is up for two Grammy Awards tonight—Album of the Year for Dirty Computer and Best Vi...
Tags: Videos, Music, Celebs, Television, Entertainment, Los Angeles, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, Prince, Grammys, Janelle Monae, Performances, Django Jane, Grammys 2019, Prince Monae


2019 Grammy Awards: Rap and R&B Winners

Music’s biggest night is here as the 61st annual GRAMMY Awards takes over the City of Angels. Before the main event kicked off inside the Staples Center, hosted by Alicia Keys, the GRAMMYs honored many of today’s artists during the pre-show ceremony. Hosted by Shaggy, the key awards in the R&B and Rap categories were handed out during the pre-show celebration at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Childish Gambino lead the pack winning two awards for ‘Best Music Video’ and ‘Bes...
Tags: Beyonce, Microsoft, Christina Aguilera, Awards, America, Alicia Keys, Jazz, Drake, Pharrell Williams, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Miguel, Janelle Monae, Morton, Thompson


The Music Industry Is Changing, And This Grammys Party Showed How

Or at least it COULD change, according to those at Janelle Monáe’s “Fem the Future” brunch. Stacy L. Smith, founder and director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative: “Collective action takes place when people lock arms, each group pushes a lever and we all do this in unison. … I’m expecting to see change in this industry quickly because of these simultaneous efforts.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Janelle Monae, Stacy L Smith, 02.09.19


Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

It's that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic. More »
Tags: Music, Nick Jonas, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, Meghan Trainor, Lady Gaga, Drake, Tyga, Pitbull, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Grammys


On Black Girl Magic and Georgia Anne Muldrow's Latest, 'Overload'

None The song "Vital Transformation" is solemn yet expansive, austere yet hopeful. It floats along, kickdrum and handclap accents punctuating the lyrics instead of marking four-on-the-floor. The song itself a swirl, it begins with the swirling, layered incantation, "transforming changing higher spiraling higher", repeated three times, along with the insistence, "it's vital". The lyrics read like stanzas of poetry on the page, but take on a warm, relatable quality when their author, Georgia Anne...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hbo, New York, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, India, NFL, Res, Pop, Chicago, Soul, Tennessee, Sony, Sudan, Madonna


Summer music festival lineups

It’s festival season! Ok, no, it’s not even close to festival season, and depending on where you are right now you may be staring out the window at an icicle the size of a power forward. But that just means you have plenty of time to daydream about what you’ll do once the snowbound apocalypse is over. Some of the big festival organizers know this and have done us the favor of releasing their lineups, so we can start planning our warm weather vacations now. To assist you in your journey, we’v...
Tags: Travel, Florida, California, Boston, Alabama, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Harvard, Charli Xcx, Eminem, New Orleans, Jazz, Music Festivals, Nashville, Lil Wayne


The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

Fifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny's Child, the group accumulated a rabid fan base of Harmonizers and contributed some sterling songs to the mainstream pop canon, among them "BO$$," "Sledgehammer," "Messy," and their one top 10 hit, the … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Adele, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga, Drake, Glenn Close, Mariah Carey, Grammys, Hozier


Cardi B, Post Malone, Janelle Monáe To Perform at 2019 GRAMMYs

The Recording Academy has announced the first round of performers ahead of the 61st annual Grammy Awards. Leading the way is Cardi B, who is nominated five times, including ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year’ next month. Post Malone and Janelle Monáe, who are also nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the 2019 GRAMMMYs, are also set to take the stage. Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Shawn Mendes, and Kacey Musgraves make up the first group of performers revealed on Thursday morning (Jan. 17...
Tags: Kacey Musgraves, Los Angeles, Alicia Keys, Jazz, Cbs, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Staples Center, Music News, Janelle Monae, Cardi B, Post Malone, Malone, Recording Academy, Cardi, ET Continue


The Pastel Hair Color Trend Taking Over Hollywood

From Barbie dolls to baby showers to modern-day millennials to Janelle Monáe videos, the color pink has long had a fan base that's diverse and ever-changing. Right now Hollywood is showing the color some love with stars like Julia Roberts, Kylie Jenner, Amber Rose, and Halsey all dyeing their hair shades like baby, flamingo, and even neon Post-it pink.Although it seems like a great shade for someone just starting to tinker with hair dye, there are a few things to keep in mind if you're looking ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, Julia Roberts, Williams, Justin Bieber, Brazil, Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kawaii, Jonah Hill, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington


Janelle Monáe – “Screwed” (Video)

Starring Zoë Kravitz and Tessa Thompson.
Tags: Videos, Jazz, Janelle Monae, Zoe Kravitz


2018s Most Memorable LGBTQ Album Covers

While album sales certainly aren't what they used to be, many artists still utilize these long form collections of music as a valuable format for telling personal stories, something which the album artwork is a huge part of. In this piece, David Deal looks at some of the cover highlights from a fantastic collection of albums which came out of LGBTQ community in 2018. ____________________________ Guest post by David Deal of Superhype  from  Record albums refu...
Tags: Music, America, United States, Guest Post, Pink, Prince, Janelle Monae, Blood Orange, Dagenham, Jane, Monáe, Young Black, David Deal, Devonté Hynes, Ah Mer Ah Su, Negro Swan


Best of CH 2018: Listen Up

From synthpop to indie, disco-inflected bops and more, our favorite songs of the year Each day, our editorial team listens to new music and shares favorites in the Listen Up section. Be it synth-pop, indie, experimental or beyond, the discoveries are always powerful. This year provided plenty of ammo—from the ferocious to the poetic, political and personal, delicate tunes, bops and more. While some artists represented …
Tags: Music, Design, Experimental, Pop, Indie, St Vincent, Andre 3000, Janelle Monae, Listenup, Frank Ocean, Robyn, Empress Of, Dreampop, Synthpop, Serpentwithfeet, Lonnie Holley


The Lifehacker New Year's Eve 2018 Playlist

What was the most timely hit of 2018? It’s either the 1975’s “Love It If We Made It” or Janelle Monae’s “Screwed,” right? For this year’s New Year’s Eve playlist, I collected some of the best party music of 2018, some evergreen NYE songs like “Auld Lang Syne” and Death Cab’s “The New Year,” and a few songs that just…Read more...
Tags: Music, Holidays, New Years Eve, Lifehacks, Janelle Monae, Playlists, Featured Playlist, So This Is The Old Year


The 2019 Makeup Launches We're Using Our Holiday Money To Buy

It's time to toast, because there's a lot to look forward to in 2019. Game of Thrones finally returns for its final season, Cardi B and Janelle Monáe might be winning Grammy Awards, and we have several badass women taking seats in Congress. But before we crack open the champagne and count down to the new year, there's actually one more thing we have to highlight: all the greatness the beauty industry has planned for 2019.Even though we just finished spending all our coins on holiday collections...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Congress, Janelle Monae, Sephora, Cardi, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Stila, Fenty Beauty, Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick, Hallelujah Bobbi Brown, Chanel BAUME, Radiance Perfecting Foundation, Laura Mercier Many


27 Protective Styles To Try If You're Transitioning To Natural Hair

When I decided to transition my hair from relaxed to natural over the course of a year or so, I naively thought I could continue my usual lazy-girl routine — which basically consisted of going to the hairdresser and having someone else deal with my head. But, as more and more new growth began to replace my straighter strands, I became concerned about not only the heat damage that might occur in the long run, but the fact that I was relying on somebody else to do all the work. So, I took on the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Miami, Marley, Janelle Monae, ROCHELLE, Latimer, Frazer Harrison Getty, Jeanie Syfu, Vida Latimer, Devachan Salon, Felicia Leatherwood, BROCKINGTON Bantu KnotsTransitioning, Rochelle Brockington Braided, Kailyn Rogers


The 60 Best Songs of 2018

60. St. Vincent - "Fast Slow Disco" Just because an album is available to purchase doesn't mean the songs are complete. While most acts will add different nuances to their hits in a live setting, Annie Clark is still very much obsessed with the tracks that made up her stellar 2017 effort Masseduction. She took her string-drenched highlight from that record "Slow Disco" and, while touring, turned it into an amped-up dance number, discovering that underneath all the opulence, it was a fist-...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, Music, Florida, New York, Lana Del Rey, Kacey Musgraves, Minneapolis, California, Aretha Franklin, Berlin, America, Atlanta, David, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande


Short Stories: The 12 Best Collections of 2018

None This year, 2018, has been among the best in recent times for short story collections, especially by women writers and writers of color (for example: these five 2018 debut collections from Short Stories: American writers of South Asian origin.) Subjective and incomplete as lists like this one may be, they do show that there's a widely growing range of short story types and genres being published and that collections are getting a lot more respect and attention than ever before. Long may th...
Tags: Feature, Music, Florida, Mexico, America, Williams, Short Stories, Jamaica, Haruki Murakami, Kafka, New Yorker, Janelle Monae, Joyce Carol Oates, Gabriel García Márquez, Marlon James, Helen


The Year Of Subverted Archetypes, From Be The Cowboy To “God Is A Woman”

For the past six years, men have dominated the Grammys to a depressing degree. Earlier this year, a study found that from 2012 to 2017 out of the 899 people nominated, only 9.3% were women — not even double digits! The surge of enlightenment and optimism ushered in with #MeToo and Time's Up … More »
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Time, Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga, Janelle Monae, Sounding Board, Mitski, Odetta Hartman, Haley Heynderickx, King Princess, Boygenius, 2018 In Review


David Byrne Curates a Playlist of Great Protest Songs Written Over the Past 60 Years: Stream Them Online

When you hear the words “protest song,” what do you see? Is it a folkie like Bob Dylan or Joan Baez delivering songs about injustice? Is it an earnest young thing with a guitar? Is it trapped in 1960s amber, while time has moved on to more ambiguity, more nihilism, more solipsism? British writers--and may we add amateur folksingers--Jonathan Luxmoore and Christine Ellis made this lament over two years ago in the pages of The Guardian, in an opinion piece entitled, “Not talkin' bout a revolution...
Tags: Google, Music, College, Iraq, America, James Brown, Bob Dylan, Associated Press, Killer Mike, Janelle Monae, David Byrne, Jeremy Corbyn, Joan Baez, Bakersfield, Facebook Twitter, Monáe


The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present. More »
Tags: Music, Jay-z, Kanye West, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Janelle Monae, The Jackson 5, The Number Ones


The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I'm fairly certain … More »
Tags: Music, Usher, Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Future, Jay-z, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Charli Xcx, Bradley Cooper, Bastille, Eminem, Spice Girls, Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson


The 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018

10. Migos – Culture II (Capitol/Motown/Quality Control) In 2018, Migos didn't risk overexposure, they indulged in it. They were everywhere, as a group and solo acts. Their double-disc, ridiculously long Culture II may have been treated like chart-bait for our streaming era. But in reality, it felt more like a self-contained universe, with a degree of infinity to it, created by a group dead-set on world domination. Their strengths – swagger, interplay, humor – were all on display. And the length...
Tags: Feature, Music, Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Atlanta, Chicago, Kanye West, Hip-hop, Rae Sremmurd, Kendrick Lamar, Jean Grae, Curry, Kanye, Janelle Monae, Chris, Migos



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