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Winners of Academy of Country Music Awards

April 11th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

On Sunday April 2nd, 2017 the Academy of Country Music Awards took place in the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The hosts were country singers Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley. The biggest performance of the night was Florida Georgia Line and Back Street Boys which performed a mash up of Back Street Boys’ singles “God, your Mama and Me” and “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”.

Down below are a list of winners of the American Country Awards.

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

 

  • Jason Aldean *WINNER*
  • Luke Bryan
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Keith Urban

 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

  • Jason Aldean
  • Dierks Bentley
  • Thomas Rhett *WINNER*
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Keith Urban

 

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

  • Kelsea Ballerini
  • Miranda Lambert *WINNER*
  • Maren Morris
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Carrie Underwood

 

VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR

 

  • Big & Rich
  • Brothers Osborne *WINNER*
  • Dan + Shay
  • Florida Georgia Line
  • Maddie & Tae

 

VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

 

  • Eli Young Band
  • Little Big Town *WINNER*
  • Old Dominion
  • Rascal Flatts
  • Lady Antebellum

 

NEW MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Kane Brown
  • Chris Janson
  • Chris Lane
  • Jon Pardi *WINNER*
  • Brett Young

 

NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Lauren Alaina
  • Cam
  • Brandy Clark
  • Maren Morris *WINNER*

NEW VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR:

 

  • A Thousand Horses
  • Brothers Osborne *WINNER*
  • Dan + Shay
  • LoCash
  • Maddie & Tae

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Ashley Gorley
  • Luke Laird
  • Hillary Lindsey
  • Shane McAnally
  • Lori McKenna *WINNER*

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:

 

  • Black – Dierks Bentley
  • Dig Your Roots – Florida Georgia Line
  • Hero – Maren Morris
  • Ripcord – Keith Urban
  • The Weight of These Wings – Miranda Lambert *WINNER*

 

SINGLE RECORD OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “H.O.L.Y.” – Florida Georgia Line *WINNER*
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “My Church” – Maren Morris
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

 

ACM SONG OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Blue Ain’t Your Color” – Keith Urban
  • “Die a Happy Man” – Thomas Rhett ***WINNER***
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Kill a Word” – Eric Church Featuring Rhiannon Giddens
  • “Tennessee Whiskey” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Fire Away” – Chris Stapleton
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever *WINNER*
  • “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
  • “Peter Pan” – Kelsea Ballerini
  • “Vice” – Miranda Lambert

 

VOCAL EVENT OF THE YEAR:

 

  • “Different for Girls” – Dierks Bentley Featuring Elle King
  • “Forever Country” – Artists of Then, Now & Forever
  • “May We All” – Florida Georgia Line Featuring Tim McGraw *WINNER*
  • “Setting the World on Fire” – Kenny Chesney Featuring P!nk
  • “Think of You” – Chris Young Featuring Cassadee Pope

By: Emily Fermin

Top ten songs on Billboard Hot 100

March 20th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

The chainsmokers are dominating the music industry by having three singles on the top ten of billboard’s hot 100. The chainsmokers consist of Drew Taggart and Alex Pall a DJ duo from New York. The song that made them famous was “selfie” which came out on 2014. Their debut album “Memories Do Not Open” set to release on April 7, 2017. They won a Grammy award for best dance recording for the song “Don’t Let Me Down” Ft. Daya. The Chainsmokers are set to go on their first tour in spring 2017 starting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here are the seven other artist that take up the top ten of the billboard:

  1. Shape of you- Ed Sheeran
  2. Bad and Boujee- Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert
  3. I don’t wanna live forever- Zayn and Taylor Swift
  4. That’s What I like- Bruno Mars
  5. Something Just Like This- The Chainsmokers and Coldplay
  6. Love on the Brain- Rihanna
  7. Paris- The Chainsmokers
  8. Tunnel Vision- Kodak Black
  9. Bounce Back- Big Sean
  10. Closer- The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey

 

By: Emily Fermin

Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj feud continues

March 1st, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

Picture on the left: Nicki Minaj, and Picture on the right: Remy Ma
Picture on the left: Nicki Minaj, and Picture on the right: Remy Ma

 

The top females’ rappers Remy Ma and Nicki Minaj have been feuding for a couple years and Remy Ma just came out with a track where she dissed Nicki Minaj.

The track calls “Shether” and it is 7 min long where Remy says “I told you I wasn’t talking about your dumb ass it look stupid you literally got a dumb ass,”.

She also says “Talking about bringing knives to a fight with guns, when the only shot you ever took was in your buns.” The track was a response to Nicki Minaj dissing Remy Ma in two songs that Nicki Minaj was featuring on. The two songs were called “Swalla” by Jason Derulo ft. Nicki Minaj and “Make Love” by Gucci Mane ft. Nicki Minaj.  In the song “Swalla” Nicki says “”Bless her heart, she throwin’ shots, but every line sucks,”.

In the song “Make Love” Nicki says “I’m a yes and these bitches is a bunch of nahs, trying to win a gunfight with a bunch of knives … To be the queen of rap, you gotta sell records, you gotta get plaques”.

We hope the two rappers make peace or we will see new songs coming out soon.

By: Emily Fermin

 

 

Nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards

February 11th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

On Sunday, February 12, 2017 the Grammy Awards will take place at the Staples Center located in Los Angeles, California at 8pm. Hosting this years’ Grammy Awards is actor and comedian James Corden. The top categories to watch are Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best New Artist. Down below are a list of people that are nominated for each top category.

Record of the year:

  1. Hello: By: Adele

Greg Kurstin, producer; Julian Burg, Tom Elmhirst, Emile Haynie, Greg Kurstin, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco & Joe Visciano, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Track from: 25 Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

  1. Formation: By: Beyoncé

Beyoncé Knowles, Mike Will Made-It & Pluss, producers; Jaycen Joshua & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

Track from: Lemonade Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

  1. 7 Years: By: Lukas Graham

Future Animals & Pilo, producers; Delbert Bowers, Sebastian Fogh, Stefan Forrest & David LaBrel, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Track from: Lukas Graham Label: Warner Bros. Records

  1. Work: By: Rihanna Featuring Drake

Boi-1da, producer; Noel “Gadget” Campbell, Kuk Harrell, Manny Marroquin, Noah “40” Shebib & Marcos Tovar, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

Label: Westbury Road Entertainment

  1. Stressed Out: By: Twenty One Pilots

Mike Elizondo & Tyler Joseph, producers; Neal Avron & Adam Hawkins, engineers/mixers; Chris Gehringer, mastering engineer

Track from: Blurryface Label: Fueled By Ramen

 

Album of the Year:

  1. 25: By: Adele

Danger Mouse, Samuel Dixon, Paul Epworth, Greg Kurstin, Max Martin, Ariel Rechtshaid, Shellback, The Smeezingtons & Ryan Tedder, producers; Julian Burg, Austen Jux Chandler, Cameron Craig, Samuel Dixon, Tom Elmhirst, Declan Gaffney, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Emile Haynie, Jan Holzner, Michael Ilbert, Chris Kasych, Greg Kurstin, Charles Moniz, Liam Nolan, Alex Pasco, Mike Piersante, Ariel Rechtshaid, Rich Rich, Dave Schiffman, Joe Visciano & Matt Wiggins, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records

  1. Lemonade: By: Beyoncé

James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & Jack White, featured artists; Vincent Berry II, Ben Billions, James Blake, BOOTS, Jonny Coffer, Dannyboystyles, Michael Dean, Alex Delicata, Diplo, Derek Dixie, Kevin Garrett, Diana Gordon, HazeBanga, Hit-Boy, Just Blaze, King Henry, Beyoncé Knowles, Ezra Koenig, Jeremy McDonald, MeLo-X, Mike Will Made-It, Pluss, Jack White & Malik Yusef, producers; Mike Dean, Jaycen Joshua, Greg Koller, Tony Maserati, Lester Mendoza, Vance Powell, Joshua V. Smith & Stuart White, engineers/mixers; Dave Kutch, mastering engineer

Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records

  1. Purpose: By: Justin Bieber

Big Sean, Diplo, Halsey, Travis Scott & Skrillex, featured artists; The Audibles, Axident, Justin Bieber, Big Taste, Benny Blanco, Blood, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Scott “Scooter” Braun, Mike Dean, Diplo, Gladius, Josh Gudwin, Nico Hartikainen, Mark “The Mogul” Jackson, Steve James, Ian Kirkpatrick, Maejor, MdL, Skrillex, Jeremy Snyder & @ S O U N D Z, producers; Simon Cohen, Diplo, Mark “Exit” Goodchild, Josh Gudwin, Jaycen Joshua, Manny Marroquin, Chris ‘Tek’ O’Ryan, Johannes Raassina, Gregg Rominiecki, Bart Schoudel, Chris Sclafani, Skrillex, Dylan William & Andrew Wuepper, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne & Randy Merrill, mastering engineers

Label: Def Jam Recordings

  1. Views By: Drake

dvsn, Future, Kyla, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Rihanna & Wizkid, featured artists; Brian Alexander-Morgan, Axlfoliethc, Beat Bully, Boi-1Da, Cardo, Dwayne “Supa Dups” Chin-Quee, Daxz, DJ Dahi, Frank Dukes, Maneesh, Murda Beatz, Nineteen85, Ricci Riera, Allen Ritter, Noah “40” Shebib, Southside, Sevn Thomas, Jordan Ullman, Kanye West, Wizkid & Young Exclusive, producers; Noel Cadastre, Noel “Gadget” Campbell, Seth Firkins, David “Prep” Bijan Hughes & Noah “40” Shebib, engineers/mixers; Chris Athens, mastering engineer

Label: Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records

  1. A Sailor’s Guide To Earth: By: Sturgill Simpson

Sturgill Simpson, producer; Geoff Allan, David Ferguson & Sean Sullivan, engineers/mixers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer

Label: Atlantic

 

Song of the Year

  1. Formation: By: Beyonce

Khalif Brown, Asheton Hogan, Beyoncé Knowles & Michael L. Williams II, songwriters (Beyoncé)

Track from: Lemonade Label: Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp./Sounds From Eardrummers LLC/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp/Oakland 13 Music

  1. Hello: By: Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)

Track from: 25 Label: XL Recordings/Columbia Records; Publisher(s): Universal – Songs of Polygram Int’l, Inc./EMI April Music Inc./Kurstin Music

  1. I Took A Pill In Ibiza: By: Mike Posner,

Songwriter (Mike Posner)

Label: Island; Publisher(s): North Greenway Productions/SonyATV Tunes LLC

  1. Love Yourself: By: Justin Bieber,

Benjamin Levin & Ed Sheeran, songwriters (Justin Bieber)

Label: Def Jam Recordings; Publisher(s): Songs Of Universal, Inc. o/b/o Please Don’t Forget To Pay Me Music/Universal Music Corp. o/b/o Bieber Time Publishing/SonyATV Songs LLC

  1. 7 Years: By: Lukas Forchhammer, Stefan Forrest, Morten Pilegaard & Morten Ristorp, songwriters (Lukas Graham)

Track from: Lukas Graham Label: Warner Bros. Records; Publisher(s): WB Music Corp o/b/o Lukas Graham Songs/WB Music Corp o/b/o Stefpublishing & Halla!Halla! Publishing/Then We Take The World/Westside Independent Music Publishing o/b/o Thou Art the Hunger/Late 80’s Music/F*** YOU DAVE

 

Best New Artist

  1. Kelsea Ballerini
  2. The Chainsmokers
  3. Chance the Rapper
  4. Maren Morris
  5. Paak

By:
Emily Fermin

Ed Sheeran’s New Music! “Shape of You” & “Castle On the Hill”

January 6th, 2017   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

Accomplished singer, Ed Sheeran, is back with two new songs, “Shape of You” and “Castle On the Hill.” Back in December, the singer tweeted a picture of a light blue color, suggesting the release of a new album. Sheeran’s previous albums all featured a single colored background with mathematical symbols. On New Year’s Day, Sheeran uploaded a video of himself holding a piece of paper reading “New Music Coming Friday.” Today, the English singer released two singles seemingly from a new album coming soon. Sheeran co-hosted the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show with Scott Mills where he suggested a possible appearance at the upcoming Glastonbury Festival. “It’s nice to be back. I’ve had a whole year off,” Sheeran said at his first official performance of the year at the East Anglian Children’s Hospices Gala. “…to my fans, the 3rd album is on its way and is the best thing I’ve made thus far. See you all next autumn, and thank you for being amazing,” Sheeran wrote on Instagram. It’s good to have you back Ed!

Check out “Shape of You” & “Castle On the Hill” below:

Article by:
Gerard G

5 Years Ago Today, Lana Del Rey Released Her Iconic Single ‘Born To Die’

December 30th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

All hail the Queen of Saigon! The 31-year-old “hollywood sadcore” singer released her breakthrough single ‘Born To Die’ exactly five years ago today. Described as an “art-pop sorceress,” Lana Del Rey first gained attention in 2011 when her music video for “Video Games” rose to internet fame. In 2012, Del Rey gained further fame after her album Born to Die peaked at number two on the United States charts and was the fifth best-selling album of the year. Ultraviolence, her third studio album, released in 2014 went on to become her first number one record in the United States. Then, in 2015, Del Rey released her fourth studio album Honeymoon. Rumors have spread about the singer releasing a fifth studio album but no official word has been released.

Article by:
Gerard Gagliano

One of the world’s sensitive souls gained his wings Christmas Day

December 26th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

“The world has to embrace those who feel deeply and hold the flames of love for all.” On December 25th, 2016 George Michael, one of the most loved pop craftsmen and respected entertainers passed away. It was very unexpected but reported as non suspicious. It’s being said that he passed away from heart failure.  His death has affected many resulting in several fans, friends and family leaving notes, candles and flowers outside his resident home. Michael had over 100 million albums and 11 UK top songs. He had great success in duo Wham but then branched off as a solo artist.

Michael is a two time Grammy Award recipient He was known as a brilliant artist and song writer. Michael was a beloved son, brother and friend. His unconditional passion and love for the music industry will forever remain. Please take a moment to pray and send condolences over to the Michael family during this devastating time. Rest easy George Michael you will never be forgotten.

 

Article By:
Miranda Gibbs

All I Want For Christmas Is KESHA

December 23rd, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

After her battle with Producer Dr. Luke, Kesha is eager to release new music in the new year. The 29-year-old singer posted a photo of herself on Instagram with the caption, “just got back a mix of me and someone singing a duet crying happy tears never in my life imagined this dream could ever actually come true…. please pray one day y’all can hear this music. it’s the most vulnerable and honest I have ever been to myself and it’s literally documenting me growing up. I cannot wait and will forever fight for u to hear it. merry everything and happy every day and thank you for not abandoning me while I fight the good fight. I just want to make art. and let you hear it. that’s all I want for Christmas. and my New Years resolution is to finish my record and give it to you. thank you animals. love y’all.” We cannot wait to hear what’s in store! Kesha, as you all know, has been a very long and difficult legal battle. Although she has ended her lawsuit in California, she has continued to pursue an appeal in New York.

Article by:
Gerard Gagliano

Top SONGS OF 2016

December 15th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

 

2016 has featured some of the biggest breakthroughs in music history. Justin Bieber taught you to “Love Yourself,” we had “One Dance” with Drake, then got “Stressed Out” with Twenty One Pilots, went to “Work” with Rihanna although we have yet to figure out what she’s saying, and had some “Cheap Thrills” with Sia and Sean Paul. Although Adele graced us in 2015 with the release of 25, her artistry dominated the charts for us in 2016. Justin Timberlake released “Can’t Stop The Feeling” and was the best-selling song of the year. Joe Jonas joined DNCE and produced the hit “Cake By The Ocean.” Twenty One Pilots also dominated the radio with “Heathens” which is also the theme song for the film Suicide Squad (2016). The heartbreaking piece by Gnash and Olivia O’Brien, “I Hate U, I Love U” served as the ultimate breakup song of 2016. Meghan Trainor stood her ground with “No” and showed us that no is no. Dangerous Woman, the third studio album from Ariana Grande features some of her biggest hits, “Into You,” “Dangerous Woman,” and “Side to Side.” 2016 has highlighted many artists across a grand spectrum of genres. The music industry has definitely set itself up for 2017….will the outcome exceed our expectations?

  by:

 Gerard Gagliano

Let’s Talk About Ghostbuster’s New Theme Song

July 11th, 2016   admin  Uncategorized   No Comments »

With The New Ghostbusters Reboot coming out this Friday, Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot have made their own “Reboot” to the classic 80s theme to the Original movie. Original theme done by Ray Parker Jr., The team of Fall Out Boy and Missy Elliot’s take on it called Ghostbusters (I’m not Afraid) has left some mixed feelings among fans. While some may like the new theme from the artist’s performance to the beat itself, there are many who show the same amount of hate as the trailers promoting the movie have received.

With an Alternative take on the theme with a faster tempo, it’s a decent update on the original them as well as for the chorus being catchy like again the original theme. Missy’s verse is by far the best offering some original lyrics and clever wordplay only wishing that Missy took the helm and Fall out Boy lead singer Patrick Stump covering the chorus. Let’s just hope that the film can receive much better reviews than the new theme.  Please fill free to listen to the new theme if you haven’t already and hopefully it might convince you to check out the movie coming out Friday, July 15

Be Sure to coming Back this weekend for our review of “Ghostbusters”

 

Article by:
Bryan Vallejo