The Wilting Of Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea - Survive The SummerBelieve it or not, the equivalent of a full presidential term has passed since Iggy Azalea ruled summer 2014. Back then, it was hard to go about daily life without encountering this young blonde white woman from Australia rapping in an affected Southern drawl. Her pop-rap hits were everywhere — and whenever you weren’t hearing … More »

A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Code

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Bebe Rexha - ExpectationsIf it’s meant to be, it’ll be: Regarding Bebe Rexha’s unlikely takeover of the country charts, this is both the savvy execution and the only explanation. More »

M.I.A.’s ‘Paper Planes’ tops NPR’s newly released list of the ‘200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women’

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NPR expands its “Turning the Tables” endeavor with a 200-track list of the “Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women.” “Turning the Tables” represents NPR Music’s attempt to re-conceptualize “the popular music canon in more inclusive–and accurate–ways.”

The extensive list seeks to “celebrate artists whose work is changing this century’s sense of what popular music can be.” Selected by a panel of “more than 70 women and non-binary writers,” the “200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women” canvasses releases from artists whose pivotal musical contributions arrived on or after January 1, 2000. The songs that qualified for inclusion on NPR’s list “have shifted attitudes, defied categories, and pushed sound in new directions” since 2000.

M.I.A. claims the number one spot for her 2007 single, “Paper Planes,” a victory that NPR credits to the song’s lucid political critique of American colonization and capitalism.

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs trail M.I.A., taking second place for their 2003 release “Maps,” a track that NPR cites as pivotal to paving the path of commercial radio success for indie-pop crossovers.

Beyoncé‘s 2008 single, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It),” accounts for third place by way of its focus on female empowerment and its viral inspiration of music video imitations of Beyonce’s choreography.

Amy Winehouse‘s 2006 single, “Back To Black,” Alabama Shakes’ 2012 release, “Hold On,” Lorde‘s 2013 hit, “Royals,” and Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ 2007 song “100 Days, 100 Nights” follow in sequential succession. Respective productions from Alicia Keys, Brandi Carlile, Peaches, Janelle Monae, Solange, and more round out the comprehensive list.

View the complete list, here.

Photo Credit: NME

H/T: NPR

Gwyneth Paltrow Denies Rumor That She’s “Becky With The Good Hair”

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This one’s a doozy: Earlier today, model and activist Amber Rose appeared on “Make Speidi Famous Again,” a podcast hosted by former The Hills stars Spencer and Heidi Pratt. There, Rose granted their wish for notoriety with a juicy bit of gossip, asserting that Beyoncé‘s infamous “Becky with the good hair” line on “Sorry,” from … More »

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

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Childish GambinoRemember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory. More »

Beyoncé and JAY-Z are now collectively worth $1.25 billion

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z‘s net worth now stands at a whopping $1.25 billion, according to Forbes’ latest assessment of the couple’s collective value.

Beyoncé’s net worth sits at $355 million, while JAY-Z’s sits at a cool $900 million. Whereas Forbes attributes much of Beyoncé’s stature to album sales and profit derived from live performances, the business source credits JAY-Z’s staggering net worth to JAY-Z’s business acumen, evidenced by the $600 million dollar value of JAY-Z’s streaming service, TIDAL.

Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s combined net worth can only be expected to augment given The Carters‘ recent release of their first collaborative album Everything Is Love.

H/T: Hypebeast

Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Eddie Vedder, Ed Sheeran, & More To Play Mandela 100 Celebration

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Global Citizen FestivalGlobal Citizen Festival, the annual celebrity-infused anti-poverty benefit concert, is coming to South Africa this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The December event features a typically eye-popping lineup of musicians and will be the culmination of Global Citizen’s yearlong Mandela 100 campaign in partnership with House Of Mandela. More »

Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Eddie Vedder, Ed Sheeran, & More To Play Mandela 100 Celebration

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Global Citizen FestivalGlobal Citizen Festival, the annual celebrity-infused anti-poverty benefit concert, is coming to South Africa this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth. The December event features a typically eye-popping lineup of musicians and will be the culmination of Global Citizen’s yearlong Mandela 100 campaign in partnership with House Of Mandela. More »

The Louvre Launches Art Tour Based On The Carters’ “Apeshit” Video

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"Apeshit"Beyoncé and Jay-Z famously filmed the video for “Apeshit,” the Migos-assisted lead single from their collaborative album Everything Is Love, at the Louvre. Somehow the Carters kept the shoot a secret until the video’s release in tandem with the album last month, but now that the word is out, the world-famous Paris … More »

Beyoncé and Jay-Z announce a physical release of ‘EVERYTHING IS LOVE’

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June 16 was a stressful day for all of those Queen B and Jay-Z lovers that weren’t subscribed to TIDAL, as the iconic duo released their surprise 9-track album EVERYTHING IS LOVE, as The Carters. The project marked their strengthened union following events of Lemonade, and featured steamy verses from both acts involved.

The tracks arrived at major streaming providers like Spotify and Apple Music a mere two days later, however, and now they have announced that CDs will be available on Friday, June 6. There is no report on whether or not vinyl records will also be released, but fans are excited to now be getting the album through all different mediums.

 

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