Lorde’s New Single ‘Green Light’ Thrills Taylor Swift

March 3, 2017

Lorde and Taylor SwiftLorde unveiled her new single “Green Light” Thursday and it is a very polished piece of dance-pop that will make you roll down your windows and car dance like you never have.

Taylor Swift broke her social media silence to show how Lorde’s new song “Green Light” is exciting. She took to Instagram to post a screenshot of the track’s visuals on Instagram. “g2g brb just gonna make up an interpretive dance to this magnificent bop for the ages ELLA I LOVE YOU” Taylor captioned the image, shared to her 98.3 millions followers. Lorde commented on the post saying “I love you and your photographic memory love journey with this song”.

g2g brb just gonna make up an interpretive dance to this magnificent bop for the ages ELLA I LOVE YOU

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They first became friends when Taylor sent the Kiwi songstress a bunch of roses after her debut single hit the No.1 spot in the charts. Last November Taylor threw fellow pop star and best friend Lorde a star-studded birthday party dinner in New York City.

“Green Light” is the first single off Lorde’s forthcoming second album, “Melodrama,” due later this year. The song, co-written by Jack Antonoff, of fun., who helped Taylor Swift put a modern twist on eighties synthpop on her album, “1989.”

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Justin Bieber Slams The Weeknd’s Music Following Selena Gomez Romance Rumors

January 21, 2017

Justin-Bieber, Selena-Gomez and The-WeekndLess than two weeks after The Weeknd was caught kissing Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber has slammed The Weeknd’s music as “wack.”

Justin was spotted leaving Delilah restaurant in West Hollywood on Friday night when a TMZ paparazzo asked if he listens to The Weeknd’s music. “Hell no, I can’t listen to a Weeknd song!” Justin replied. “That s**t’s wack.”

Selena and The Weeknd were spotted kissing on January 10 outside an Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. Their relationship is said to have come about after the couple started working on new music together.

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American Music Awards 2016 Nominees List Revealed: Drake Leads With 13 Nominations

October 10, 2016

Drake on stageThe list for the nominees for the American Music Awards 2016 has been revealed and Drake dominates with a total of thirteen nominations.

The Toronto-born rapper leads all 2016 American Music Awards nominees with nominations in categories including Artist of the Year, Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Rap Song and Favorite R&B song, among others. Drake has been nominated 10 times before without winning.

Rihanna follows with seven nominations while Adele and Justin Bieber earn five nominations each. Other heavily nominated artists include: Carrie Underwood, Selena Gomez, Beyonce, Madonna and more.

The AMAs will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2016, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Fans can vote for their picks for each awards category now on the ABC website and via Twitter. View the full list of nominees below.

Artist of the Year
Adele
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Drake
Selena Gomez
Ariana Grande
Rihanna
Twenty One Pilots
Carrie Underwood
The Weeknd

New Artist of the Year Un-Leased By T-Mobile
Alessia Cara
The Chainsmokers
Dnce
Shawn Mendes
Zayn

Collaboration of the Year
The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya “Don’t Let Me Down”
Drake Featuring Wizkid and Kyla “One Dance”
Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla SIgn “Work From Home”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Tour of the Year
Beyoncé
Madonna
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Video of the Year
Justin Bieber “Sorry”
Desiigner “Panda”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”

Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock
Justin Bieber
Drake
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock
Adele
Selena Gomez
Rihanna

Favorite Duo or Group – Pop/Rock
The Chainsmokers
Dnce
Twenty One Pilots

Favorite Album – Pop/Rock
Adele “25”
Justin Bieber “Purpose”
Drake “Views”

Favorite Song- Pop/Rock
Adele “Hello”
Justin Bieber “Love Yourself”
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan
Thomas Rhett
Blake Shelton
Favorite Female Artist – Country
Kelsea Ballerini
Cam
Carrie Underwood

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Zac Brown Band
Florida Georgia Line
Old Dominion

Favorite Album – Country
Luke Bryan “Kill The Lights”
Chris Stapleton “Traveller”
Carrie Underwood “Storyteller”

Favorite Song – Country
Florida Georgia Line “H.O.L.Y”
Tim Mcgraw “Humble And Kind”
Thomas Rhett “Die A Happy Man”

Favorite Artist – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake
Fetty Wap
Future

Favorite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop
Drake “Views”
Drake & Future “What A Time To Be Alive”
Fetty Wap “Fetty Wap”

Favorite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop
Desiigner “Panda”
Drake “Hotline Bling”
Fetty Wap “679”

Favorite Male Artist – Soul/R&B
Chris Brown
Bryson Tiller
The Weeknd

Favorite Female Artist – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé
Janet Jackson
Rihanna

Favorite Album – Soul/R&B
Beyoncé “Lemonade”
Rihanna “Anti”
Bryson Tiller “T R A P S O U L”

Favorite Song – Soul/R&B
Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla “One Dance”
Rihanna Featuring Drake “Work”
Bryson Tiller “Don’t”

Favorite Artist – Alternative Rock
Coldplay
Twenty One Pilots
X Ambassadors

Favorite Artist – Adult Contemporary
Adele
Rachel Platten
Meghan Trainor

Favorite Artist – Latin
J Balvin
Enrique Iglesias
Nicky Jam

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Lauren Daigle
Hillsong United
Chris Tomlin

Favorite Artist – Electronic Dance Music
The Chainsmokers
Calvin Harris
Major Lazer

Top Soundtrack
Purple Rain
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Suicide Squad: The Album

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Kim Kardashian Snapchatted a Cute Selfie with Britney Spears at the VMAs

August 29, 2016

Kim Kardashia with Britney SpearsKim Kardashian may have been preparing to introduce Britney Spears ahead of Britney’s performance with rapper G-Eazy. The social media queen took to Snapchat to share a video with Britney, and exclaimed “it’s Britney, bitch” as the pair both pouted at the camera.

Kim Kardashian introduced Britney, whom she confessed she was “obsessed with” on Twitter. “And I see you guys guessing on who I am presenting….A little hint, it’s someone i am obsessed with!!!! LIKE OBSESSED!!!!! #VMAs”

Britney quickly responded, saying: “Can’t wait to see how hot you’re gonna look tonight! See you 10 seconds after!”

The pop icon returned to the MTV VMA stage for the first time in a decade to perform her new single “Make Me” last night. Dressed in a sparkly yellow leotard, Britney danced with a fair amount of the feline energy that made her the original VMAs phenom back in the early 2000s. She was joined halfway through the performance by collaborator G-Eazy.

The last time Britney performed at the MTV Video Music Awards was in 2007, when she famously flopped her performance of “Gimme More.” So, nine years later, it was good to see Spears back on the VMAs stage again, looking happy, healthy, and confident.

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Rihanna Breaks Down in Tears Onstage During Dublin Concert

June 22, 2016

Rihanna cryingRihanna showed a different side of herself during a live show in Dublin last night.

After arriving 30 minutes late for her scheduled performance at the Aviva Stadium, RiRi broke down in tears as she performed “Love The Way You Lie” her 2010 hit with Eminem.

When her Irish fans screamed out the words to the tune, she wiped away her eyes, before trying to carry on with the song, but tears could still be seen streaming down her face.

The Barbadian beauty later told the crowd: “I only have ever in my life heard an audience of people scream so loud that they sound like one voice and that only happens in Ireland, in Dublin… Thank you so much.”

It was the opening night of the UK and Ireland leg of her Anti World Tour, which kicked off earlier this year in the US.

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Watch Fifth Harmony’s Sexy ‘Write on Me’ Music Video

May 6, 2016

Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello and Lauren JaureguiFifth Harmony just dropped the music video for their new song, “Write On Me,” from their upcoming album “7/27!”

The video showcases the girls – Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Dinah Jane, Camila Cabello and Lauren Jauregui – one by one before bringing the group together in the same room.

“Write On Me” has a power ballad quality the girls don’t normally go for, but the trendy beat in the background pulls the whole thing together! Watch the video below.

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Dixie Chicks Pay Tribute to Prince with ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

April 23, 2016

Tributes continue to pour in from the world over the sudden death of pop music icon Prince, who passed away on April 21st. During their show in Horsens, Denmark last night, The Dixie Chicks honored the “Purple Rain” singer through covering “Nothing Compares 2 U.”

Prince originally wrote “Nothing Compares 2 U” for the Family, a band formed by him. It appeared on their self-titled album in 1985. Sinead O’Connor’s version came out in 1990 as the second single to her sophomore album, “I Do Not What I Haven’t Got.” O’Connor’s version, along with its famous video, catapulted the song and its singer into the charts and worldwide fame.

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Carrie Underwood Covers Dolly Parton’s ‘I Will Always Love You’

March 10, 2016

Carrie UnderwoodCarrie Underwood, who turned 33 today, recently stopped by the Bobby Bones radio show and covered Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” once again but it was really special this time.

With simple acoustic guitar accompaniment backing her, Carrie starts the song with a spiritual lightness to her voice, wringing as much drama and emotion as she could show out of Dolly’s classic hit “I Will Always Love You,” a song popularized by Whitney Houston’s cover for the 1992 film The Bodyguard, and it topped the Billboard charts for a then-record 14 weeks.

A fan outside the studio waited to give her a cake while she was leaving a “BBC Breakfast” interview. Happy birthday, Carrie!

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Adele to Perform at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall for NBC Special

October 30, 2015

AdeleThe Grammy-winning singer will perform a special one-night-only concert in New York at Radio City Music Hall on Tuesday, November 17. The event will be recorded for a one-hour NBC special titled “Adele Live in New York City,” airing on December 14.

This will mark Adele’s first concert in the U.S. since 2011. “Adele Live in New York City” is directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller, and executive produced by Lorne Michaels, Adele and Jonathan Dickins.

Adele just released her new song “Hello” last week, while her much-anticipated third studio album “25” will drop November 20. The album is already set to clear 1 million sales in its first week.

The British pop star will also perform on “Saturday Night Live” on November 21, “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” on November 23 and “The Today Show” on November 25. She won’t have far to travel — all three shows originate from Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center, right next to Radio City.

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How to Change Strings on a Classical Guitar without Bridge Pins

October 19, 2015

Changing Classical guitar strings is a little more complicated than a steel string acoustic guitar or electric guitar because a nylon string guitar requires special knots and stringing techniques unique to this style of guitar. Below, I show you the best way to restring your guitar, so you can get it right, every time. It has been said that replacing strings one at a time is better for the guitar because it maintains tension on the neck. Not true. However, replacing strings one at a time can be more convenient for this reason I will change one string at a time.

  1. Loosen the sixth string (Low E) by turning tuning peg counter-clockwise until the string is loose. You won’t need to unwind the string completely, just enough so that you can manually unwind the string from the peg.
  2. Untie the knot at the bridge then remove the old string from the tuning peg and the bridge.
  3. Take the new low E string and slip about 3 inches of it through its hole in the bridge.1
  4. Then, pull the end over the bridge and wrap it around the left side of the string and underneath itself.2
  5. Loop the end of the string under the length of string that runs over the bridge at least twice before pulling the end of the string out the bottom so that the loops tighten.4
  6. Place the other end of the sting through the hole in the tuning peg making sure that there is a little slack on the string.5
  7. Pull the free end of the string up and around the top of the tuner roller and pass it around the rest of the string and back under the loop. The knot you are forming with the string is called a Half Hitch.6
  8. Tighten the string by turning the tuning peg clockwise and tune the string to the right pitch with a guitar tuner.8
  9. Repeat all the previous steps for the other 5 strings.
  10. Once you change all of the strings, you can trim the loose ends of the strings with a pair of wire cutters so that it looks clean and professional.
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