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Travel: Antarctica will turn your perceptions of life upside down

In icy, dicey bottom-of-the-world Antarctica, I melt when a fuzzy penguin chick hatches from a cracked egg underneath its feathered mother on a windswept pebbly beach. Over on another snowy isle, I listen to a smiling cat-faced Weddell seal magnificently sing, its melodic trills breaking the primal silence. And now, our suddenly-very-small-seeming 10-person raft is surrounded by eight diving, pirouetting, humongous humpbacks, including one that glides so head-on close our inflatable Zodiac quick...
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Tiffany Haddish Reveals Plans for Album That May Be Called ‘The She Ready Experience’

Tiffany Haddish has music on her mind. In a recent interview with Glamour, Haddish revealed that she’s working on an album. The “Girls Trip” actress was up for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for her audiobook “The Last Black Unicorn.” She also sings on that project at the very end. “This is before I […]
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Universal Music Group Fuels 11.3% Rise in Vivendi’s 2018 Revenues

Vivendi’s revenues were up 11.3% to €13.93 billion ($15.7 billion) in 2018, powered by Universal Music Group, which delivered such hits as the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack and Drake’s new album. UMG’s revenues climbed by 10% to €6 billion ($6.8 billion) compared to 2017. On top of the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack, the […]
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So Far Gone, 10 years on: The rise and reign of Drake

A decade on from a career-changing mixtape, take a look at what made one of hip-hop's biggest names.
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Frumpy Middle-aged Mom: Thanks, kids, for changing the radio station on me

Believe me when I tell you that it pains me to say this, but thank you, children. Thank you for annoying the you-know-what out of me for the last 12 years, which is about how long your arms have been long enough to reach over to change the radio channel without my permission. Many of you reading this probably know the fun of driving with little kids on the car. When you’re not shouting at them to stop bickering and sit back down in their seats, they can actually be entertaining when you all sing...
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Drake Reflects on 10 Years of ‘So Far Gone’ Ahead of Streaming Release

The mixtape hits streaming services tomorrow.
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So Far Gone Turns 10

Today marks a decade of Drake domination. On this date 10 years ago, Aubrey Graham released So Far Gone, the mixtape that transformed him from an obscure teen soap opera actor into a cataclysmic force in popular music. Within a couple years he rode the momentum from this release to a position of centrality within … More »
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Drake So Far Gone Released 10 Years Ago Today

Drake has been doing his thing for 10 years now. He’s coming off of winning a Grammy Award for best Rap Song with Gods Plan. Drake’s rise started with this mixtape, So Far Gone 10 years ago today. So Far Gone received such high praise, labels were tossing money at Drake to get him to sign. Lil Wayne and Young Money eventually landed his services. Best I Ever Had was a monster hit as it was featured on damn near mixtape and radio station. Successful was another smash hit from the mixtape and it...
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Wilkins scores 20 to lead Drake over S. Illinois 72-69

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — D.J. Wilkins tied his season high with 20 points as Drake narrowly beat Southern Illinois 72-69 on Tuesday night. Brady Ellingson had 17 points for Drake (19-7, 8-5 Missouri Valley Conference). Nick McGlynn added 10 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks. Tremell Murphy had seven rebounds for the visitors. Armon Fletcher […]
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The Grammys Don't Have A Hip-Hop Problem. The Grammys Have A Grammy Problem

The Recording Academy stepped up on Sunday, giving major awards to Childish Gambino, Cardi B and Drake, but these efforts might be too late to make up for decades of turning its back on the genre. (Image credit: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
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How Has Playlist Culture Affected Our Listening Choices? An Experiment

In an age where playlist culture reigns supreme in our consumption of music, one curious music blogger from NYC took some time to investigate  what today's music consumers are listening to, on what platform, and most of all how they're discovering it.   ___________________________ Guest post by Noor Kalouti of Soundfly's Flypaper Have you ever really considered how you find the music you cherish so deeply? Music surrounds us wherever we go, throughout our day. But where do we go ...
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Why Did the Grammys Cut Drake Off in the Middle of His Acceptance Speech?

After winning the Grammy for Best Rap Song (for “God’s Plan”), Drake delivered an impassioned speech that was cut short by Grammy producers.The Canadian rapper surprised the audience by appearing from under the stage to personally accept his fourth trophy. But instead of thanking his team and his family (like most artists do), Drizzy chose to use his moment to let everyone know that awards really aren’t all that important.“This is like the first time in Grammys history where I actually am who I ...
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Picking the Next Supreme Court Justice

The Roberts Court, November 30, 2018. Seated, from left to right: Justices Stephen G. Breyer and Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Samuel A. Alito. Standing, from left to right: Justices Neil M. Gorsuch, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, and Brett M. Kavanaugh. Photograph by Fred Schilling, Supreme Court Curator's Office. Washington, D.C. – -( The Supreme Court has been in the news a lot lately on issues of interest to Second A...
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Grammy Producers Try to Explain Why Drake’s Speech Was Cut Short

Drake’s impassioned appearance at Sunday’s Grammy Awards was one of the highlights of the night, but many viewers were left confused after the rapper appeared to be cut short following a brief pause in his speech. While accepting a Grammy for rap song of the year, the “God’s Plan” rapper took the opportunity to speak […]
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Grammys 2019: Everything You Didn’t See on TV

With all the cameras in action at a major awards show like the Grammys, there are still many things that happen offstage or during commercial breaks that aren’t seen by the millions watching the telecast — but are spied by certain eagle-eyed reporters from their seats in the auditorium. Here are a few highlights that […]
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Inaugural Music Business Power 10 List [Glenn Peoples]

As a kind of response to Billboard's most recent 'Powe 100' list, Glenn Peoples has here assembled a power list of individuals in the music industry who hold a significant of power and influence in the respective positions, but for one reason or another may have been passed up by Billboard. ___________________________ Guest post by Glenn Peoples from Medium Billboard’s latest Power 100 is out today. Just for fun, I thought I’d make my own list of powerful, influential people...
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Critic’s Notebook: Want to Be Heard During the Grammys? Maybe Stay Home

Ariana Grande skipped the ceremony and made lots of noise, while Drake showed up and had his microphone cut off.
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61st Annual Grammy Awards: BTS Topped Twitter While Alicia Keys Led Facebook Chatter

The most-tweeted-about moment during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night was Korean boy band BTS presenting the award for Best R&B Album, while Alicia Keys' performance on two pianos in homage to pianist Hazel Scott was the most-talked-about moment on Facebook. The most-tweeted-about moments Sunday night were: BTS presents Best R&B Album Drake wins...
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The Best and Worst of the Grammys

Drake showed up (and got cut off), Brandi Carlile provided a thrill and Alicia Keys brought the chill. From powerhouse performances to mismatched collaborations, here’s how we saw the show.
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The Grammys Could Have Been Worse!

Could it have been any more obvious that the Grammys were desperately trying to do some serious image rehab this year? You don't drag out Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Jennifer Lopez, and Michelle motherfucking Obama in the first five minutes of your telecast unless you're hoping to do some course-correction when it comes to how … More »
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Grammys 2019: 7 must-know moments from Sunday's awards show

At the Grammy Awards, Cardi B gave the sweetest speech, Dolly Parton was a crowd-pleaser, Drake got played off stage and other moments to remember.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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The Biggest Grammy Snubs and Surprises

You know what happens at the end of every Grammys telecast: Cue the outrage. Except, what are we going to do with our reserves of snark? Because this year, the number of clearly embarrassing or risible major winners this year was zero. About the best huff most of us veteran Grammy watchers will be able to […]
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Grammys 2019: Drake says awards don't matter; Twitter howls when he gets cut off

On Sunday night, Drake won best rap song for "God's Plan," and shocked fans by actually appearing to accept his Grammy award. Then he got cut off.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Grammys 2019: 7 must-know moments from Sunday's show

At the Grammy Awards, Cardi B gave the sweetest speech, Dolly Parton was a crowd-pleaser, Drake got played off stage and other moments to remember.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Diversity wins as female artists and hip-hop triumph at Grammys

Kacey Musgraves, Childish Gambino, Lady Gaga and Cardi B took home major prizes in a ceremony that provided some landmark victoriesThere was no clear sweep at the Grammys on Sunday night, fitting for a show that has publicly struggled to address its issues with diversity. The 61st Grammys, held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, handed awards to a range of genre-bending musical, logging several notable firsts in the process. Related: Grammy awards 2019: full list of winners Continue readin...
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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...
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Drake calls out Grammys during acceptance speech

Drake had a message for musicians and the Grammys on Sunday.
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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...
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Grammys 2019: Drake says awards don't matter, Twitter howls when he gets cut off

On Sunday night, Drake won best rap song for "God's Plan," and shocked fans by actually appearing to accept his Grammy award. Then he got cut off.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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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.... 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...
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