Tag Archives: pop music

REPORT: George Michael Secretly Donated Millions To British Hotline For Bullied And Abused Children

The Irish Times reports: Behind the headlines and huge on-stage persona, George Michael was a generous man who kept quiet about his considerable charitable donations, it has emerged.  The star donated all the royalties from his 1996 number one single Jesus To A Child to charity, and is said to have given a gameshow contestant thousands of pounds to fund …

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BREAKING: George Michael Dies At Age 53

Yet another parting shot from 2016. The BBC reports: Singer George Michael has died aged 53, his publicist has said. The star, who launched his career with Wham! in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer, is said to have “passed away peacefully at home”. Thames Valley Police said South Central Ambulance Service attended a property …

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More Trump Inauguration Performers Named

Quartz reports: Rumor has it president-elect Donald Trump is scraping a bit at the bottom of the barrel for entertainers for his January inauguration. His national anthem singer isn’t Beyoncé or Aretha Franklin, like it was for Barack Obama, but 16-year-old America’s Got Talent contestant Jackie Evancho. (“Who?” the US’s non-game-show-watching population asked in confusion.) The inaugural balls that take …

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HiFi Sean Featuring Crystal Waters – Testify [VIDEO]

Over the last 25 years house maven Crystal Waters has scored ten #1 singles on Billboard’s dance chart, starting with 1991’s career-making, maddeningly catchy, and widely-sampled Gypsy Woman. This week we get the video for Testify, her collaboration with former Soup Dragons frontman turned hottie bear icon and producer HiFi Sean, who makes a cameo appearance. Watch below.

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All You Want For Christmas Is Carpool Karaoke With Mariah, Adele, Gaga, Elton, And Many More [VIDEO]

This is SO much fun. Vanity Fair recaps: What did we do to deserve James Corden? It’s been quite a year, but at last it’s time to start wrapping it up—and the Late Late Show host has apparently been working for all of 2016 to make sure his viewers do so in the best way possible. How? By quietly enlisting …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Google’s 2016 Year In Search

Via Mashable: Google has posted its top lists of most popular topics in 2016, and a lot of it is a painful reminder of all the great people that left us this year. In overall global searches, Prince and David Bowie are in fourth and sixth place. Google lists a category called “Losses” this year, and there the two rock …

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Kanye West Postpones Presidential Run Until 2024 After Meeting With Trump About “Multicultural Issues”

Fox News reports: Kanye West took to Twitter to share details of his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. The rapper set off a media frenzy when he arrived at Trump Tower Tuesday morning after recently spending nine days in the hospital after a reported mental breakdown. “I wanted to meet with Trump today to discuss multicultural issues,” West shared on …

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Kylie Minogue’s Campiest Xmas Show Ever [VIDEOS]

Hello Magazine reports: Kylie Minogue was brought to tears on stage at the Royal Albert Hall by the strength of her audience’s reaction as she brought Christmas to London’s iconic auditorium with the help of a few of her famous friends. The Australian performer delighted fans with a stunningly theatrical two-hour performance which included lavish stage costumes, a full orchestra, …

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TRAILER: Apple Music Releases 808 Documentary On The Synthesizer That Revolutionized Dance Music

Via Esquire: Though even diehard fans of the music it inspired are largely unfamiliar with its story, the 808 is revered within the industry. The documentary, which premieres Friday on Apple Music, includes commentary by everyone from Lil Jon, to Pharrell, to the Beastie Boys, to Rick Rubin, to Afrika Bambaataa himself. “You get all of these guys, these big, …

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Carpool Karaoke With Madonna [VIDEO]

US Weekly reviews: Bitch, she’s Madonna. New York City drivers, beware: The Material Girl does not like to be cut off when she’s driving. The Queen of Pop joined James Corden for Carpool Karaoke on The Late Late Show on Wednesday, December 7, and the segment began with their black SUV getting cut off by a Manhattan bus. “Let’s drive …

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NEW YORK CITY: Lady Gaga Makes Visit To Ali Forney Center With A Carload Of Holiday Presents [VIDEO]

The Today Show reports: For Lady Gaga, kindness has been the key to finding peace in her own life. “I’ve been searching for ways to help myself. And I found that kindness is the best way,” she told TODAY recently while on a visit to Harlem’s Ali Forney Center, a shelter for homeless LGBT youth, to surprise the teens living …

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Adele And Beyonce Dominate 2017 Grammy Noms

CBS News reports: Meghan Trainor appeared on “CBS This Morning” to announce the nominees for the biggest categories at the 2017 GRAMMY Awards on Tuesday. Adele and Beyonce dominated the categories: They were both up for three of the four big awards. Trainor stayed mum on GRAMMY predictions, admitted to “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King that she’s now in …

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DJ Earworm: United State Of Pop 2016 [VIDEO]

I enjoy this every year but every year I recognize fewer of the big hits than the year before. Via Music Feed: Mix-master DJ Earworm has returned with a musical cocktail of epic proportions. Following on from his viral Summermash ’16 megamix, the San Fransisco mashup artist (who by day is known as Jordan Roseman) has served up his long-awaited …

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TENNESSEE: Gatlinburg Wildfire Threatens Dollywood

ABC News reports: Guest cabins at Dollywood have been evacuated amid a series of raging wildfires nearby in Tennessee, according to a representative for the resort and the state’s emergency management agency. The news comes as the town of Gatlinburg and nearby communities, including a portion of Pigeon Forge, where Dollywood is located, have come under a mandatory evacuation order. …

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Madonna Spent Thanksgiving With Ali Forney’s Kids

Posted this afternoon to Madonna’s Instagram account: “Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives. Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity. …

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REPORT: Elton John To Play Trump’s Inauguration
UPDATE: Elton’s Rep Denies Claim By Trump Advisor

The New York Post reports: Elton John will perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, claimed a key adviser, who championed the billionaire as the first president ever to enter the White House with a “pro-gay rights” stance. “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration,” Anthony Scaramucci, a member of the presidential transition team executive …

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Trump Fan Kanye West Hospitalized For “Exhaustion” After Bizarre Rant Followed By Tour Cancellation

People Magazine reports: Kanye West was hospitalized for exhaustion on Monday, and a source tells PEOPLE he “feels like he’s under spiritual attack.” Hours after West, 39, canceled the remaining 21 dates of his Saint Pablo tour, the rapper went to the hospital following the advice of his doctor, a source says. “He feels like he’s under spiritual attack, and …

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SACRAMENTO: Trump Fan Kanye West Enrages Arena Crowd By Ending Show After 30 Bizarre Minutes

Including an attack on Hillary. The Sacramento Bee reports: The Kanye West show was billed as one of the biggest concerts booked for the new Golden 1 Center. But within minutes of the music starting, the streets and sidewalks near the arena erupted with chants and cussing aimed at the hip hop megastar. After just two songs and about 30 …

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Kanye West Tells Concertgoers: America Is Racist And If I Had Voted It Would Have Been For Trump [VIDEO]

The Verge reports: At a concert in San Jose during his Saint Pablo tour, Kanye West opened up about the 2016 election in typical style. According to videos and tweets from the night, West told fans —in no particular order — that if he’d voted he would have voted for Donald Trump; that Trump’s approach to campaigning was “absolutely genius …

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Postmodern Jukebox – Bizarre Love Triangle [VIDEO]

Here’s a lovely break from Trump TV. Postmodern Jukebox today posted a “Burt Backarach-style” take on New Order’s 1986 dance classic, Bizarre Love Triangle. Vocals are by acclaimed Chicago-based jazz singer Sarah Marie Young. I kept waiting for her to break into Jodi Long’s rant about reincarnation, which made New Order’s video for the track especially memorable. Watch below.

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