Solange Knowles has been named the Harvard Foundation’s “Artist of the Year” for 2018.
While music hasn’t undergone a reckoning quite like other entertainment industries when it comes to addressing sexual misconduct, many in country music have been speaking up. Kirt Webster, founder of one of the biggest publicity firms in Nashville, was accused of sexual assault, country radio executives have thrown…
Can you believe it’s been nearly five years since Janelle Monáe’s last album came out?
The dominance of emotionally narcissistic men in music, Drake and his disciples, has been somewhat exhausting; their object-relationship with women and centering of selfish demands in soft croons like a radio version of three-card monte. But, simultaneously, we’ve been fortunate to have seen women musicians like…
As people grow older they’ll still return, time and time again, to the music that first enraptured them as teenagers. So if you’ve ever wondered, “Why the hell are New Kids on the Block still successfully touring despite not having any hits since 1990?,” here’s your answer!
Lana Del Rey, whose imagination can turn Coachella into a battleground, is reportedly writing a musical.
Neil Portnow, retire bitch!
Once a Grammy nominated artist, Iggy Azalea has been struggling for the past few years. But now she’s back, for a brief moment, with a new song featuring Migos’ member Quavo.
It’s been a very bad week for Recording Academy president Neil Portnow. First, he said that women needed to “step up” if they wanted to be a bigger part of the Grammys after a ceremony that mainly awarded men. Then artists like P!nk and Vanessa Carlton spoke out against him, the latter circulating a petition asking…
When Recording Academy President Neil Portnow said that women needed to “step up” if they wanted to win Grammys after a particularly dismal ceremony, a comment he later backtracked, many women artists were pissed at him. But nobody seems more hellbent on getting Portnow to step down than Vanessa Carlton.
David Mueller, the radio DJ who was recently found guilty of groping Taylor Swift in 2013, just got a new job hosting a radio show under the name ‘Stonewall Jackson,’ the name of a Confederate general.
As part of the plea deal rapper 6ix9ine took after pleading guilty to the use of a child in a sexual performance on October 20, 2015, the rising star was ordered to complete his GED. (In this case, the sexual performance involved a 13-year-old girl who appeared nude and engaged in a sex act with another party in a…
When the Grammy nominations were announced back in November, they seemed surprisingly progressive. The public could actually, sort of, vote this year, and there were no white men nominated for Album of the Year, a category that seemed like a shoo-in for Kendrick Lamar, who has inexplicably lost the Best Album race two…
It may have been a surprisingly great group of nominees this year at the Grammys, but was it ultimately a great group of winners?
When it came to addressing the #MeToo movement at the 2018 Grammys, all eyes were on Kesha. The singer-songwriter took the stage during the ceremony to perform her nominated song “Praying,” a moving, frank portrayal of being a victim of abuse, strongly alluding to her years-long legal fight with her producer Dr. Luke,…
Rita Ora has been waiting a lifetime for love... and the opportunity to actually sing the lead song on a Fifty Shades soundtrack even though she’s been in the franchise since the first movie.
In this soft and quietly sweet video for “Joanne,” Lady Gaga gives us the best version of herself.
The spotlight on the #MeToo movement looks like it will be quite dim at the upcoming Grammys, where just a few musicians have pledged to support Time’s Up by wearing white roses on Sunday. But one highlight of the ceremony will no doubt be Kesha’s performance of her song “Praying.”
While Hollywood has seen a wave of high-profile firings regarding sexual assault, an initiative which has trickled down to other non-celebrity filled industries through the efforts of Time’s Up, the same hasn’t happened for the music industry.
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