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Daft Punk were the most influential pop musicians of the 21st century

By resurrecting disco, soft rock and 80s R&B, and bringing spectacle to the world of dance music, the French duo changed the course of pop music again and againNews: Daft Punk split up after 28 yearsIt’s hard to think of an act who had a greater impact on the way 21st-century pop music sounds than Daft Punk. The style Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo minted on their 1997 debut album Homework – house music heavy on the filter effect, which involved the bass or treble on the track ...
Tags: Music, Daft Punk, Culture, Pop and rock, Dance music, Madonna, Electronic Music, Gloucester, Steve, Thomas Bangalter, Guy Manuel de Homem Christo, Mirwais, Eric prydz, MODJO, Jean Jacques Smoothie


Katy Perry found me my first friends – they were online, and in Brasil

Finding devotees on the other side of the world let me escape from school, though my misbegotten responsibility soon became too much like hard workRead more from The fandom that made me seriesRaising a child is always a burden – though not all mums are terrorised by their pre-schooler’s obsession with the video for Hung Up by Madonna. I will never forget my mother’s exasperation as the song popped up again and again on MTV: the sound of a clock counting down to reveal Abba arpeggios recast in a ...
Tags: Music, Rihanna, California, Culture, Pop and rock, Mtv, Katy Perry, Madonna, Brasil, Madge, Kylie Minogue Kanye West


Top 10 Super Bowl halftime shows of all-time

The Weeknd is set to play the halftime show at Super Bowl LV on Sunday afternoon, and if you think we accidentally left a letter out of his name, well, this might not be the halftime show for you. It is, however, a bold, modern choice for the National Football League, picking the alternative R&B artist born Abel Tesfaye to perform when the hometown Tampa Bay Buccaneers play the reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs in the big game. While The Weeknd is a big star, he’s not as huge as the typical ...
Tags: Music, Bruce Springsteen, Beyonce, NFL, Sport, Daft Punk, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Diana, Miami






The Number Ones: Madonna’s “Live To Tell”


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Dua Lipa: Studio 2054 live stream review – perfect escapist pop

The singer’s online show had a charming Top of the Pops vibe despite its – often star-studded – shortcomings Of all the high-profile live streams that have sprung up in lieu of actual gigs in recent months, Dua Lipa’s is, by some considerable distance, the most star-studded. Its list of special guests encompasses everyone from Elton John to FKA twigs to Kylie Minogue: proof, should you need it, of the dominant position the 25-year-old singer currently occupies in pop.By common consent, 2020 has ...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Elton John, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Dua Lipa


Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments

This week we talked with Mike Campbell, SUSS, and Stephen Malkmus; reviewed new albums from Megan Thee Stallion, Hypoluxo, and Aesop Rock; reviewed old albums from Kanye West, Robyn, Erykah Badu, and the New Pornographers; and chose the 10 best songs by Chris Stapleton, Mitski, and Grandaddy. Also Lil Yachty remade the Saved By The Bell theme song. Something for everyone. THIS WEEK’S 10 HIGHEST RATED COMMENTS #10  jzga Score:36 | Nov 16th don’t think this was the epi...
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Georgia, Stephen Malkmus, Mtv, Dolly Parton, Madonna, Harry, Donald Trump, Morrissey, Bell, Shut Up Dude, Gladys Knight, Tom, Scott, LDR


Dua Lipa Will Soon Be A Playable Character In FIFA 21

Dua Lipa will be a playable character in FIFA 21. The latest installment of the game, which was released last month, is getting a new update soon that brings some celebrity faces to the field, including David Beckham, DJ Snake, and Future Nostalgia creator Dua Lipa. The pop star’s likeness was revealed in a datamine of the game’s latest update and, while she’s not unlocked just yet, soon enough you will be able to make her play football/soccer to your heart’s content. Here’s some video of her in...
Tags: Music, News, David Beckham, Fifa, Madonna, Dua Lipa, wFtbXbGo2u Dua Lipa News


The Weekend to Headline 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show in Tampa Bay

The Weekend has been announced as the headliner for the Super Bowl LV (55) Halftime show! The announcement came Thursday afternoon (Nov. 12) via the New York Times. “We all grow up watching the world’s biggest acts playing the Super Bowl, and one can only dream of being in that position,” The Weeknd (real name: Abel Tesfaye) said in a statement. “I’m humbled, honored, and ecstatic to be the center of that infamous stage this year.” performing on the iconic stage. see you 02/07/21 @pepsi #pepsih...
Tags: Music, Florida, Celebs, Jay Z, Football, Sports, NFL, Katy Perry, New York Times, Pop Culture, Jennifer Lopez, Jazz, Madonna, Shakira, Rolling Stone, Justin Timberlake


Everybody Everybody (But One) Dance Now: The Diva Erasure Of Martha Wash Revisited

Beneath the platinum largesse, the ’90s were an ethical turning point for the pop music business. This was the decade where capital-A Authenticity became one of pop’s biggest artistic crises, a long-simmering culmination of the arguments around the distorting tropes of MTV, the legal and artistic arguments around sampling, and the underground scenes battling over the price of selling out. And while the story of Martha Wash and the lawsuits she filed 20 years ago don’t neatly overlap every one of...
Tags: Music, Aretha Franklin, Mtv, Williams, Italy, Davis, Madonna, Grace Jones, Rolling Stone, Bob Seger, Bmg, Janet Jackson, Sounding Board, Sylvester, Chicago Tribune, David Cole


The Incredible Six-Octave Vocal Range of Opera-Singing Punk Diva Nina Hagen

If you’re a reader of this site, it’s likely you known the name Klaus Nomi, the diminutive German singer who stunned New Wave audiences in New York with his angelic soprano voice and opera covers. If you know of Nomi, you likely know of Nina Hagen, who started releasing records in her native East Germany in the late 70s, mixing opera with punk, funk, and reggae and covering classics from Tina Turner to The Tubes “White Punks on Dope.” She became a major star, but her name does not come u...
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Empowerment pur: Spice Girl Mel C spricht über ihr neues Album „Melanie C“

Jede Epoche hat ihre ganz eigenen Superstars und Pop-Ikonen: Was Madonna oder Cyndi Lauper für die 1980er-Jahre waren, das haben die Spice Girls wohl in den Nineties für die Generation Y verkörpert. Klobige Plateau-Buffalos, Tops in schrillen Neon-Farben und natürlich Singalongs wie „Wannabe“ haben nicht nur damals den Stil eines ganzen Jahrzehnts geprägt; bis heute wird die britische Ur-Girlgroup als wichtiger Einfluss von Sängerinnen wie Billie Eilish, Lizzo oder Charli XCX genannt. Wie viel d...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spice Girls, Madonna, Mel, Welt, Cyndi Lauper, Melanie, Energie, Arbeit, Leiter, Wie, Jahren, Sporty Spice, Weise, Nostalgie


The Number Ones: Madonna’s “Crazy For You”

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 »
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Music Turns 20

"This is the future of sound." This was Madonna, talking to Billboard in August of 2000. She was describing the French producer Mirwais Ahmadzaï, her main collaborator on her new album Music -- and, by extension, she was describing her new album itself. Madonna has a long history of making imperious and slightly … More »
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The Number Ones: Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”

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, Madonna, Nile Rodgers, Chic, Tom Kelly, The Number Ones, Billy Steinberg


Madonna Biopic Officially Announced

The Madonna biopic is officially a-go, according to a press release sent out on behalf of the pop star. She teased its existence last month with a photo of her writing a screenplay with Diablo Cody, and indeed the upcoming currently untitled biopic will be co-written by Madonna and Cody. In … More »
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Stream Dua Lipa’s Club Future Nostalgia Feat. Gwen Stefani, Mark Ronson, Yaeji, & More

Dua Lipa already brought the dance club to your living room with her recent album Future Nostalgia, which we named one of the best albums of the year so far. And it's only getting clubbier with her new full-length remix album Club Future Nostalgia, spearheaded by Blessed Madonna, the DJ and … More »
Tags: Music, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Mark Ronson, Dua Lipa, Yaeji, Stream Dua Lipa, The Blessed Madonna, Gwen Stefani Mark Ronson Yaeji


The Blessed Madonna: 'Changing my name was a very Catholic experience'

The DJ-producer spent lockdown secretly remixing Dua Lipa in her pyjamas – and facing up to the discomfort she caused with her former name, the Black MadonnaWhen I meet the Blessed Madonna at her home, she has been having a spectacular morning. Her remix of Dua Lipa’s Levitating, featuring Madonna and Missy Elliott, dropped the previous night, sparking hysteria from fans of all three stars. At 7am, she was half asleep, “spilling her emotions out” to Kanye West’s producer Mike Dean, who worked on...
Tags: Music, UK, London, Race, World news, Kanye West, Culture, LGBT rights, Dance music, Madonna, Drake, Mike Dean, Black Lives Matter Movement, Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, Marea Stamper


Dua Lipa – “Levitating” (The Blessed Madonna Remix Feat. Madonna & Missy Elliott)

Dua Lipa released Future Nostalgia, a collection of killer dance-pop songs and one of the best albums of 2020 so far, earlier this year. And last week, she announced Club Future Nostalgia, a full-length remix album created in collaboration with the Blessed Madonna, the DJ and producer formerly known … More »
Tags: Music, Madonna, Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, The Black Madonna, The Blessed Madonna


Madonna Is Writing A Screenplay With Diablo Cody

Madonna is working on a screenplay with Diablo Cody, per a video that the pop star posted on her Instagram account. In the video, Madonna eats peanuts and describes her iconic Jean Paul Gaultier cone bra outfit while Cody types diligent notes. On a coffee table are a bunch of notebooks. It seems … More »
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Dua Lipa Announces Remix Album With Madonna, Missy Elliott, Gwen Stefani, & More

Earlier this year, Dua Lipa, the UK pop diva (and apparent Albanian nationalist) released her sophomore LP Future Nostalgia, an album of the kind of big, shameless, cathartic dance-pop that we rarely hear anymore. Future Nostalgia might be the definitive club album in a time when nobody is actually getting to … More »
Tags: Music, UK, News, Gwen Stefani, Madonna, Mark Ronson, Missy Elliott, Dua Lipa, The Blessed Madonna, Madonna Missy Elliott Gwen Stefani


Madonna leads celebrity vogue for Covid-19 conspiracy theories

Singer’s claim vaccine is being concealed is latest example of stars spreading falsehoods during pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDancer, singer, songwriter, actor, director – Madonna has had quite the career.But the queen of pop’s latest reinvention came this week in the form of a video posted on Instagram that shared a coronavirus conspiracy theory with her 15 million followers. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Social Media, World news, US news, Culture, Pop and rock, Madonna, Coronavirus outbreak


Madonna’s Instagram Censored For Promoting COVID Conspiracy Theory

I don't know who needs to hear this, but don't get your medical information from Madonna's Instagram. The New York Post reports that the social media platform has flagged a post on Madonna's official page for promoting the conspiracy theory that a cure for COVID-19 has already "been found and proven and has … More »
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Madonna's Instagram flagged for spreading coronavirus misinformation

The singer claimed a vaccine had been found but was being concealed to ‘let the rich get richer’Instagram has censured a post by Madonna in which the pop star shared a coronavirus conspiracy theory with her 15 million followers.She captioned the video with claims that a vaccine for Covid-19 has “been found and proven and has been available for months”. She continued: “They would rather let fear control the people and let the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Science, Technology, Instagram, Society, World news, US news, Culture, Infectious Diseases, Pop and rock, Madonna, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus outbreak


Drake Beats Madonna’s Record For Most Top 10 Hits

Back in March, Drake broke the record for most career singles on Billboard's Hot 100, surpassing the Glee cast with his 208th appearance on the chart. Just four months later, he's set a new mark for most hits within that same chart's top 10. More »
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The Black Madonna Changes Her Name To The Blessed Madonna

For years, the DJ and producer Marea Stamper, who is White, has been performing and recording under the name the Black Madonna. The name is a reference to historic depictions of Mary and Jesus that have rendered both of them as Black, or as dark-skinned. Today, Stamper has announced that she's changed her stage name; … More »
Tags: Music, News, Madonna, Jesus, Mary, Stamper, The Black Madonna, The Blessed Madonna, Marea Stamper


Black Trauma: Diese Pandemie wird nie enden

Rodney King. Das ist der Name des ersten schwarzen Mannes, der der Polizei zum Opfer fiel. Besser gesagt ist es der erste Name, an den ich mich erinnern kann. Ich war drei Jahre alt, als er gewaltvoll von weißen Polizisten zusammengeschlagen wurde. Von diesem Zeitpunkt an war die Gefahr, wegen meiner Herkunft ermordet zu werden, etwas, das oft zuhause angesprochen wurde. Es wurde so regelmäßig thematisiert wie das Händewaschen vorm Essen oder die Ermahnung, dass meine großen Brüder und ich un...
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Madonna Mocked For Posting Son’s Dance Tribute To George Floyd

The 1975 frontman Matty Healy deactivated his Twitter account yesterday after facing backlash for linking to one of his band's songs in a tweet about George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis this week. And CNN reports that Madonna, another famous white … More »
Tags: Music, News, Minneapolis, Cnn, Madonna, Matty Healy, George Floyd


Lady Gaga: Chromatica review – Gaga rediscovers the riot on her most personal album

Returning to the sound of her maximalist electro-pop heyday, Gaga explores buried trauma, mental illness and the complexities of fame on this return to formA criticism often levelled at Lady Gaga is that the fantastical imagery she constructs around her albums eclipses the music itself. But it’s a sliding scale – and one that certainly mattered less when she was knocking out undeniable dance-pop party starters like Poker Face and Just Dance, or cementing her status as pop’s freaky outlier on the...
Tags: Music, Culture, Pop and rock, Ariana Grande, Elton John, Dance music, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Electronic Music, Springsteen, K-pop, Bowie Prince, Chromatica



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