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Maggie Rogers Wants To Be Your Valentine & She Brought Music

Maggie Rogers is a lot of things: she's a witch feminist rockstar, a modern hippie pop star, and everyone's current musical crush. (Look for her at next year's Grammys — she'll sweep.)But while we were all playing I Heard It In A Past Life on repeat, Rogers was busy working on another piece of musical artistry — a playlist about crushes.After Rogers' visit to Refinery29, where she mused about the evolution of her career and performances, we asked her (nicely!) to craft a Valentine's Day playli...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Rihanna, America, Kendrick Lamar, Whitney Houston, Rogers, Kendrick, Mumford, Dolly, Kaytranada, Cheryl Lynn, Maggie Rogers, Grammys Donald Glover, Dolly Parton Dolly


Grammys 2019: Kacey Musgraves wins over Cardi B and Drake for best album – live

The awards show hosted by Alicia Keys was dominated by live performances by female musicians, including Lady Gaga and H.E.R., and included a landmark win for rap – for an absent Childish Gambino 5.19am GMT Cardi B has been celebrating her big win over on Instagram in exactly the way you would expect while also paying tribute to Mac Miller Thank you @yg @sza @21savage @chancetherapper @jbalvin @badbunnypr @migos @kehlani !!! 5.16am GMT In case you haven’t seen Jennifer Lopez’s Motown trib...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Instagram, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, Drake, Mac Miller, Cardi B, Cardi, Grammy awards 2019


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


Grammys 2019: Cardi B and Drake take awards at show packed with performances – live

The awards show has been dominated by live performances, including Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile and tributes to Dolly Parton and Diana Ross, and so far Drake, H.E.R. and Cardi B have gotten major wins 4.22am GMT Hmmmmmumm.... pic.twitter.com/TEXUBUSV2B 4.21am GMT Back on stage so soon, British singer Dua Lipa has taken home one of the night’s biggest awards, winning out in a competitive category. She’s cut off with music incredibly fast though, another sign that producers are aware of h...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Drake, Diana Ross, Cardi B, Cardi, Brandi Carlile, Dua Lipa, Grammy awards 2019


Grammys 2019: the winners, the losers, the performances – live!

Kendrick Lamar leads this year’s nominations with Drake close behind but who will walk away with the night’s biggest awards? 12.15am GMT There’s also a small protest outside of the Grammy Museum on behalf of 21 Savage, who is no longer able to perform tonight because of ICE intervention. Footage here:while some are walking the grammys red carpet, another small group is protesting in front of the grammy museum on behalf of 21 savage. #free21savage pic.twitter.com/V8iiGsA70m 12.10am GMT Wh...
Tags: Music, Culture, Awards and prizes, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Diana, Lady Gaga, Drake, Savage, Cardi B, Mary, Stevie, Lopez, Smokey, Grammy awards 2019


Who Will Win At The 2019 Grammys? We Think We Know

Music's biggest night, the Grammys, is coming up this weekend, and whether you're placing bets on an office pool, or just want to know who is going to win in advance, Refinery29 has got you covered. We looked over the nominees in the top four categories (and a few more for fun) to predict who will win (and we will get into who should win, because sometimes the world is unjust).This is the true story of who WILL win a Grammy at the 2019 ceremony and why we think they're taking home the gold — as...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, America, Sufjan Stevens, New York Times, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Taylor, Grammys, Academy, Miguel, Zedd, Gaga


Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino Turned Down Grammy Performances

The Grammys are coming up in a few nights, but it's looking more and more like music's biggest night will be missing some of music's biggest night. In the recent past, the show has alienated a number of big stars, and it's failed to reward landmark works from extremely popular artists. And so now we're … More »
Tags: Music, News, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Grammys, Drake Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino


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


Frank Ocean Hints at Collaboration with SZA, Kendrick Lamar & André 3000

OMFG. Despite failing to keep his promise that 2018 will be better than 2017, it looks like our insatiable Frank Ocean thirst will be quenched big style in 2019. This morning, Frank posted two typically cryptic messages on his Tumblr, one hinting at three mysterious releases between now and next year. And the other teasing a collaboration with SZA, Kendrick Lamar and André 3000 dropping on March 1. Frank has worked with 3 Stacks twice before, of course, on Channel Orange‘s “Pink Matter” and ...
Tags: Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Andre 3000, Music News, Frank Ocean, Frank, Kendrick, Instagram Continue, SZA, Kendrick Lamar Andre, OMFG, Frank Ocean Hints, Channel Orange s Pink Matter


Maroon 5 Proved They Do Not Have Moves Like Jagger At The Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Super Bowl LIII halftime show was going to be controversial no matter what happened. The gig was reportedly turned down by Rihanna (unconfirmed), Cardi B (confirmed), and Jay-Z (he wrote a song about it) in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, whose gesture of silently kneeling during the National Anthem in support of Black Lives Matter kicked off a national conversation about social justice work and protest in the NFL and seemingly cost him his position in the league. When it was announced, m...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Rihanna, Jay Z, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Kendrick Lamar, Cbs, Adam Levine, National Anthem, Big Boi, Travis Scott, Cardi B, Jagger, Pepsi


Oscars Agree To Have All 5 Best Song Nominees Performed, But Only 90 Seconds Each

Last week, we learned that only two of the five nominations for Best Original Song would be performed at the 2019 Oscars— Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born hit “Shallow” and Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s Black Panther soundtrack single “All The Stars." The plan received enough backlash that the Motion Picture Academy changed … More »
Tags: Music, News, Kendrick Lamar, Oscars, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson, Motion Picture Academy, SZA


Future Is Exactly the Rap Star We Deserve

None Future, Pluto, Hndrxx, Caesar Lee, and now the Wizrd-- Atlanta rapper Nayvadius Wilburn has compiled quite the collection of sobriquets over his decade-long career. Most of them are self-dubbed, as Future has tried to find a persona that defines his energy and artistry. The Wizrd, however, is a nickname given to him by his uncle because he's always able to "find a way to figure it out...That's what the Wizrd do, go back to my crystal ball and come back with these different ideas." After wh...
Tags: Music, Review, Future, Hip-hop, Kendrick Lamar, Music Review, Ku Klux, Nayvadius Wilburn, Tay Keith, Hndrxx Caesar Lee, Wizrd Atlanta


Oscars Will Cut Most Song Performances From This Year’s Ceremony

Lady Gaga's A Star Is Born smash "Shallow," Kendrick Lamar and SZA's Black Panther soundtrack hit "All The Stars," "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns, RBG's "I'll Fight," and "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings," which Gillian Welch and David Rawlings wrote for the Coen Brothers' Netflix … More »
Tags: Music, News, Wings, Kendrick Lamar, Oscars, Lin-manuel Miranda, Gillian Welch, Mary Poppins, David Rawlings, SZA, Coen Brothers Netflix


New Music: Zacari “Don’t Trip”

Zacari has paid his dues over the past few years in the TDE camp, working with artists like Isaiah Rashad and Ab-Soul. The singer’s biggest highlight in his early year undoubtedly is an appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s hit-song “LOVE.” in 2017. Now officially a signed member of Top Dawg Entertainment, Zacari steps into the spotlight with his first official single “Don’t Trip.” Touching on the subject on trust in a relationship, hear the dreamy record below. Continue after the jump…. New Mus...
Tags: Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, New Music, Isaiah Rashad, TDE, Zacari, Kendrick Lamar Feat Zacari, Don't Trip, Top Dawg Entertainment Zacari


A Star Is Born Gets 8 Oscar Nominations Including Best Picture, Actress, & Song

This morning the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences unveiled its nominations for the biggest annual awards show, the Oscars. And in this year's slate of nominees, music-themed movies did very well. Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born and the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody are both up for Best Picture. More »
Tags: Music, News, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Oscars, Lady Gaga, Black Panther, Gillian Welch, Rami Malek, Academy of Motion Picture Arts Sciences, David Rawlings, SZA, A Star is Born, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Bohemian Rhapsody


Kendrick Lamar & SZA Nominated For 2019 Oscars

Nominations for the 2019 Oscars were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 22), revealed by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross during a live stream conducted by The Academy. Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s powerful “All the Stars” collaboration received a nomination for ‘Original Song.’ The record served as the lead single off last year’s Black Panther: The Album, the Top Dawg Entertainment curated soundtrack in support of Marvel’s Black Panther film. The first-time nominees will face off against L...
Tags: Awards, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Oscars, Lady Gaga, Tracee Ellis Ross, Music News, Diane Warren, Mary Poppins, David Rawlings, Kumail Nanjiani, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, SZA, ABC Continue


Spotify Now Lets You Block Artists You Don’t Want to Listen To

Remember when Spotify removed degenerates like XXXTentacion and R. Kelly from its playlists and then pulled a 180 after industry figures (including, disappointingly, Kendrick Lamar) protested because they wrongly interpreted it as all-out censorship? (Why anyone would be against censoring XXX and Kellz in the first place is beyond me.) It appears they’ve found a solution that should keep everyone happy. Continue reading after the jump… Yesterday, Spotify introduced a new feature that allo...
Tags: Spotify, Technology, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Drake, Music News, Don, Kelly, Kellz


The 61st GRAMMY Awards nominations 2019 – Complete list

The nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards are here revealing what has been shortlisted as the best in music and legacy music for 2019. Here are all of the nominations for each category of the famed award ceremony. GENERAL FIELD 1. Record Of The Year Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s) and mastering engineer(s), if other than the artist. I LIKE IT Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy, producers; Leslie B...
Tags: Featured, 2019, Awards Ceremony, Grammy, Grammy Awards, Grammy's, Music, Nominations, Nominees, Recording Academy, Shows


Alicia Keys to Host 2019 GRAMMYs

We’ve had plenty of time to mull over the nominees for this year’s GRAMMYs, which sees Kendrick Lamar lead the pack with eight nominations. But today, the Recording Academy has announced the host for this year’s awards: Alicia Keys. Continue reading below… “Come vibe with me when I host the Grammys on Sunday, February 10th at 8pm on CBS and CBS All Access. It’s gonna be a zone, zone, zone,” she promises, referencing one of her husband Swizz Beatz’s many catchphrases. IT'S OFFICIAL!...
Tags: Awards, Alicia Keys, Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Cbs, Grammys, Staples Center, Music News, Recording Academy, Swizz Beatz, Kendrick Lamar Drake Cardi, DsgsYqDNej Recording Academy GRAMMYs


Have Patience: An Interview with Jane Weaver

None Though she has roots that run through the music history of Manchester and helped to shape some of the sounds associated with popular British music of the last two decades, Jane Weaver is just now taking her own turn in the spotlight. Her last three releases -- The Silver Globe (2014), The Amber Light (2015), and Modern Kosmology (2017) -- channel some of the styles she's explored since the late 1990s. But it is a trilogy of records that evokes a singular vision. Across these releases, she ...
Tags: Feature, Music, UK, England, London, Sweden, Interview, America, Manchester, Kendrick Lamar, Kate Bush, Yemen, Drift, Folk, Kraut, Kevin Parker


Nielsen Music 2018 Report: On-Demand Streams Up 49%

Nielsen Music has released it 2018 Year-End Highlights. The survey shows a year of significant overall industry growth, with total album equivalent audio consumption up 23% over 2017, driven by a 49% increase in on-demand audio song streams compared to 2017. A similar analysis of 2018 stats by BuzzAngle Music saw a 42% increase in on-demand audio streams. The top-streamed on-demand song (audio+ video) was Drake’s “God’s Plan” with over 1.5 billion total streams, topping the Billboa...
Tags: Music, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Drake, Nielsen, Florida Georgia Line, Zedd, Tyra Banks, Exo, Gracenote, Bruce Houghton, Golden Globe


“Shallow” From A Star Is Born Wins Golden Globe For Best Original Song

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" from A Star Is Born won the Golden Globe tonight for Best Original Song. It beat out Kendrick Lamar and SZA's "All The Stars" from Black Panther, Dolly Parton's "Girl In The Movies” from Dumplin', Annie Lennox's "Requiem For A Private War" from A Private War, and Troye Sivan … More »
Tags: Music, News, Dolly Parton, Bradley Cooper, Kendrick Lamar, Mark Ronson, Lady Gaga, Golden Globe, Justin Hurwitz, A Star is Born, Dumplin Annie Lennox


The 2019 State Of Pop Address

Pop is dead; meet the new pop. More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Logic, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Sia, Diplo


President Obama Names His Favorite Books, Movies & Songs of 2018

Photo by Pete Souza via obamawhitehouse.archive.gov On Facebook this morning, President Obama wrote: "As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Books, Music, Obama, Film, College, Montana, Barack Obama, Kendrick Lamar, Michelle Obama, Ben Rhodes, Hozier, Nelson, Jay Rock


SZA Addresses Unreleased Music Leaked On Spotify

Nine unreleased SZA tracks were leaked on Spotify today. The songs, two of which feature Kendrick Lamar, were listed as an album called Comethru under the moniker Sister Solana. SZA has since responded to the leak on Instagram: “These are random scratches from 2015. Def not new new! But… creative? And scary?” Comethru was later … More »
Tags: Spotify, Music, News, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Comethru


Sounds Of Music 2018 From Pandora's Music Genome Project

How did music change in 2018? It's not an easy question to answer, but the data gurus at Pandora have crunched the mountains of data that power the Music Genome Project to find out. _______________________________ By Emily Blake and Sergio Oramas of Pandora Most of us can likely recognize an ‘80s song from three cars away. Nowadays, those signature sounds — the heavy reverb, snare drum and extravagant power ballads - come off, well, so ‘80s. Chances are, our music will sound just as ...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Pandora, Kendrick Lamar, Miami, Selena Gomez, Bronx, Oakland, Florida Georgia Line, Grey, Cardi B, Bruce Houghton, Julia Michaels, Lewis, Trina, Cardi


Reason Freestyles For the L.A. Leakers

Top Dawg Entertainment added to their incredible track record of finding new talent with the signing of Reason earlier this year. Since then, the TDE MC has dropped his debut project under the label There You Have It, which has received plenty of praise since its release back in September. The Carson native recently appeared on his hometown station Power 106 L.A., to get some bars off with the L.A. Leakers. Watch Reason’s freestyle over Kendrick Lamar’s “Element” and Jay Rock’s “Parental Adv...
Tags: Kendrick Lamar, Jazz, Jay Rock, Carson, Reason, Performances, Parental Advisory



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