Sigrid’s Debut Album Will Knock You Out

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The Grammys Could Have Been Worse!

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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 »

Grammys 2019: Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Wins Record & Song Of The Year, First Rap Song To Do So

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Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has won the Grammys for Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. It’s the first time that a rap song has won Song Of The Year or Record Of The Year at the Grammys. Childish Gambino was not there to accept the awards. During the pre-broadcast ceremony “This … More »

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino all passed on Grammy performance offers

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Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino all reportedly turned down offers to perform at the Grammys this year, according to the The New York Times.

The show’s veteran producer Ken Ehrlich purportedly reached out to the triad of industry crème de la crème, two of which are nominated for Album of the Year, to offer performance slots. All three declined. The artists’ representatives also opted not to comment on whether or not Drake, Lamar, or Gambino would even attend this year’s ceremony.

“The fact of the matter is, we continue to have a problem in the hip-hop world,” Ehrlich told TNYT. “When they don’t take home the big prize, the regard of the academy, and what the Grammys represent, continues to be less meaningful to the hip-hop community, which is sad.”

Ehrlich did acknowledge, however, that the Grammys have a tendency to alienate the hip-hop community.

With news from Thursday that Ariana Grande, who just dropped her sure-to-be Billboard-chart-topping thank you, next album, won’t be attending the Grammys because of creative disagreements with Ehrlich, the pedestal-ed award ceremony continues to take shots for exclusivity and circuitous power grabs.

Ehrlich also told reporters it was “too late for her [Ariana Grande] to pull something together,” which she quickly denied on social media and asserted it was because they wouldn’t let her perform “7 Rings.”

H/t: The New York Times

Google Pixel Adds Augmented Reality Childish Gambino

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In case you didn’t have enough Donald Glover in your life already, now you can put him wherever you want! If you have a Google Pixel device, Childish Gambino is now an option in their “Playground,” a feature in which you can add a whole array of augmented reality characters and objects into whatever photos … More »

Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino Turned Down Grammy Performances

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Drake-and-Childish-GambinoThe 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 »

Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

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Post MaloneIt’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 »

Coachella’s first weekend sold out in 40 minutes, both weekends within six hours

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Tickets for Coachella‘s 2019 edition flew off the virtual shelves within hours — even minutes! — of going on sale.

The iconic California festival’s first weekend, slated for April 12-14, sold out of its general admission tickets in just 40 minutes, with tickets for weekend two (April 19-21) following shortly after. Six hours after going public, all Coachella passes were entirely sold out. The past two years, tickets sold out within three hours.

Tickets went on sale a day after the festival announced its star-studded 2019 lineup, boasting noteworthy acts like Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande set to headline. Notable dance music acts include fan favorites DJ Snake, Bassnectar, Diplo, and Four Tet.

H/T: Billboard

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Coachella announces 2019 lineup: Tame Impala, Ariana Grande, & Childish Gambino all headlining

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A historic musical moment has arrived. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has announced its 2019 lineup, with Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, and Ariana Grande set to headline the 19th iteration of the American festival behemoth. The news follows a heavy onslaught of rumors, months of speculation, and last minute cancellations.

The festival’s full billing includes a large number of mainstream dance acts. DJ Snake, Diplo, Bassnectar, Four Tet, and more all land top of the billing. Coachella will run for two back-to-back weekends in mid-April. The first weekend of Coachella 2019 will take place from April 12 to 14, while the second will run from April 19 through April 21. The festival will return to its home at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.

Passes will go on sale Friday at 11 a.m. PT /2 p.m. ET.

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Stream 21 Savage’s New Album I Am > I Was

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21 Savage - I Am > I WasBack at the top of November, 21 Savage tweeted out a date: 12-7-18. Then, on 12/6, he posted cover art for an album called I Am > I Was. Better than? More than? Either way, the title implies self-improvement. More »