Beyoncé released her visual album in April 2016. Below are performances of all of the songs on her sixth consecutive, #1, Grammy award winning album, Lemonade, including appearances at the Country Music Awards to the Grammys. Enjoy <3
Yongguk, the inventor of baritone, wrote the grammy award winning album Noir, full time father to 4 kids, king of rap, is actually a teddy bear, invented hip hop. Wow there is nothing this man can’t do.
On this day in music history: July 1, 1967 - “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, the eighth studio album by The Beatles hits #1 on the Billboard Top 200 for 15 weeks. Produced by George Martin, it is recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London from December 6, 1966 - April 21, 1967. Taking over 400 hours of studio time to record, “Sgt. Pepper” sees the band at the peak of its creative powers, and goes on to be regarded as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums in the history of popular music. The album sells over 2.5 million copies in the US in just three months. spends a total of 201 weeks on the UK album chart and 175 weeks on the Billboard Top 200. “Pepper” wins four Grammy Awards including Album Of The Year in 1968. Originally issued in both mono and stereo in 1967, the mono mixes are supervised by The Beatles being present at the mixing sessions (taking three weeks), with the stereo versions being mixed by producer George Martin and engineer Geoff Emerick in only three days. The mono version of the album is deleted after 1968 with the rise in popularity of stereo. Regarded by many, including The Beatles themselves to be the superior mix of the album, the mono version remains out of print until 1982, when EMI in the UK briefly reissues it on vinyl only. The mono mix of “Pepper” finally makes its CD debut in September of 2009 when it is included on “The Beatles In Mono” box set. The vinyl LP is released exactly five years later in September of 2014 when the vinyl boxed equivalent is released, and is also made available apart from the box. Receiving new stereo and 5.1 DTS and Dolby Digital surround remixes by Giles Martin, the 50th anniversary edition of “Sgt. Pepper” is released to an enthusiastic reception on May 26, 2017. The album re-enters the Billboard Top 200 at #3 for the week ending June 17, 2017, selling more than 75,000 copies in its first week of re-release. 71,000 of those units are actual physical sales, with the rest being digital downloads. The high re-entry point for the album marks its highest chart position on the Top 200 since December of 1967. "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band" is certified 11x Platinum in the US by the RIAA, receiving a Diamond Certification, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1993.
Knowles: 20 times
Grammy Award winner, the second most honored female artist by
the Grammys and
the most nominated woman in Grammy Award history with 52 nominations. She
has sold over 100 million records as a solo artist, making her one of the
best-selling music artists of all time. RIAA recognized her as the Top Certified
Artist of the 2000s decade. As of December 2015, Beyoncé has sold 16 million
albums and over 47 million digital songs in the United States as a solo artist.
Critics hail her as one of the best entertainers in contemporary popular music.
Forbes magazine listed her as the most powerful female musician of 2015.
Taylor Swift: 10 time Grammy Award winner, at 20 she
became the youngest person ever to win Album of the Year at the Grammys with Fearless,
a country album and at 26 she became the only female solo act in history to
receive that award twice with 1989, a pop album. She has sold 27.67 million
albums (March 2015) in the United States, making her the
seventh-largest-selling female artist. She has written every single song of
every album she has ever released. She’s the only artist in history to have
three consecutive albums sold more than 1 million copies in its first week. Swift
owns the most awarded country album in music history (Fearless) and the most awarded pop
album in music history (1989). This year, BMI will present Taylor Swift with an award
bearing her name in recognition of her incomparable creative and artistic
talent and influence on music lovers throughout the world. (This is only the
second time in BMI’s 76-year history that the company has presented an award in
someone’s name. The first was to Michael Jackson in 1990).
Adele: Academy Award Winner for best original
song in a motion picture with Skyfall (2013) and 10 time Grammy Award
Winner. She and Beyoncé hold the record of most Grammys won by a female artist in one night with six each. With 21 non-consecutive weeks at
number 1 in the US, Adele broke the record for the longest number-1 album by a
woman in Billboard history, beating the record formerly held by Whitney
Houston’s soundtrack The Bodyguard.21 spent its 23rd week at number one in
March 2012, making it the longest-running album at number one since 1985 and it
became the fourth best-selling album of the past 10 years in the United States.
25 is the first album to sell more than 3 million copies in a week in Nielsen
history, and only the second to surpass 2 million sold in a single frame. Adele is easily the
best voice in music industry nowadays.
Taylor, Adele, Gaga, Rihanna… You know one thing they all have in common? They
make art maintaining true to themselves, they are unique in what they do, and
that’s the key to their success.All
these women can be successful at the same time in the same universe, crazy huh?
Stop pitting women against each other.
On this day in the 1967 the British band The Beatles released their iconic album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Their eighth album, Sgt. Pepper was an experimental piece as one of the world’s first concept albums, and represented a marked break from the Beatles’ earlier work. The concept of the album came from Paul McCartney and is that the album is being performed by a fictional band - the titular 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Each Beatle took on a new persona in the band, most prominently drummer Ringo Starr as Billy Shears. Having decided to stop touring in 1966, the band were freer to write songs that would be difficult to play live, including the famous 'A Day In The Life’. Other songs on the album have acquired equally legendary status, including 'With a Little Help from My Friends’, 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and 'When I’m Sixty-Four’. The album cover was designed by artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth based on a sketch by McCartney, and featured cut-outs of famous figures. The figures depicted include Bob Dylan, Edgar Allan Poe, Marilyn Monroe, Robert Peel, Stuart Sutcliffe, Laurel and Hardy, Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde and wax versions of the Beatles themselves; John Lennon was denied his request to feature Adolf Hitler and Jesus Christ. Sgt. Pepper was an instant success, spending 22 weeks at the top of the UK album chart and winning four Grammy Awards; it is still considered one of the band’s best albums and one of the greatest albums of all time.
anyway where is the industry dominating, diamond selling, critically acclaimed, grammy award winning, record breaking tour inspiring 6th studio album from taylor swift we not only deserve but need really bad
MMLP2 - Released on November 5, 2013 the album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was the second-best selling album of 2013, winning the Grammy Award for Best Rap Album at the 57th Grammy Awards. The first official single of the album "Berzerk" debuted at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 while “Rap God” debuted at number seven and entered the Guinness World Records as the hit single which contains the most words; it totals 1,560 words. The album’s fourth single “The monster” became Eminem’s fifth single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
The Vinyl of the Day is ‘Rumours’ by Fleetwood Mac, 1977. I completely missed that February 4 was the 40th anniversary of the album’s release, so here’s a one day belated recognition!
Fleetwood Mac had been a fairly successful band for years with their original lineup, but after Bob Welch left for a solo career it was the addition of Stevie Nicks and Lindsay Buckingham that really created a creative spark that lifted the band to a whole new level. The first record with the new lineup was ‘Fleetwood Mac’, and it was a huge hit on it’s own - but then ‘Rumours’ became a worldwide sensation and turned them into a megagroup, becoming one of the greatest hit records of all-time. The recording and history of the album makes a long story on it’s own, with the band having enormous personal problems at the time on a Beatles-esque scale - the McVies had just gone through a horribly messy divorce, Nicks and Buckingham were in a tempestuous on/off relationship, and even Mick Fleetwood had just found out his wife had an affair with his best friend. But even the band members eventually felt that all this drama and angst brought out their best music, and helped inspire this once-in-a-lifetime collection of masterpieces. The Mac went on to record many other albums, and Stevie Nicks has had a giant solo career, but ‘Rumours’ is their pinnacle of work, and what they’ll all be remembered for.
The band wanted to expand on the commercial success of the 1975 album Fleetwood Mac, but struggled with relationship breakups before recording started. The Rumours studio sessions were marked by hedonistic behaviour and interpersonal strife among Fleetwood Mac members; these experiences shaped the album’s lyrics. Influenced by pop music, the record’s tracks were recorded using a combination of acoustic and electric instruments. The mixing process delayed the completion of Rumours, but was finished by the end of 1976. Following the album’s release in 1977, Fleetwood Mac undertook worldwide promotional tours.
Rumours garnered widespread critical acclaim. Praise centred on its production quality and harmonies, which frequently relied on the interplay among three vocalists. The record has inspired the work of musical acts in different genres. Often considered Fleetwood Mac’s best release, it has featured in several publications’ lists of the best albums of the 1970s and the best albums of all time.
Rumours has been acclaimed by music critics since its release. Robert Christgau, reviewing in The Village Voice, gave the album an “A” and described it as “more consistent and more eccentric” than its predecessor. He added that it “jumps right out of the speakers at you”. Rolling Stone magazine’s John Swenson believed the interplay among the three vocalists was one of the album’s most pleasing elements; he stated, “Despite the interminable delay in finishing the record, Rumours proves that the success of Fleetwood Mac was no fluke.”
In a retrospective review, AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine gave Rumours five stars and noted that, regardless of the voyeuristic element, the record was “an unparalleled blockbuster” because of the music’s quality; he concluded, “Each tune, each phrase regains its raw, immediate emotional power—which is why Rumours touched a nerve upon its 1977 release, and has since transcended its era to be one of the greatest, most compelling pop albums of all time.” According to Slant Magazine’s Barry Walsh, Fleetwood Mac drew on romantic dysfunction and personal turmoil to create a timeless, five-star record, while Andy Gill of The Independent claimed it “represents, along with The Eagles Greatest Hits, the high-water mark of America’s Seventies rock-culture expansion, the quintessence of a counter-cultural mindset lured into coke-fuelled hedonism”. In 2007, BBC’s Daryl Easlea labelled the sonic results as “near perfect”, “like a thousand angels kissing you sweetly on the forehead”, while Patrick McKay of Stylus Magazine wrote, “What distinguishes Rumours—what makes it art—is the contradiction between its cheerful surface and its anguished heart. Here is a radio-friendly record about anger, recrimination, and loss.”
It’s been a year since Tourist released his magnificent electronic album U, and the Grammy award winning British composer and producer has made his long awaited return with a new single named We Stayed Up All Night, featuring UK duo Ardyn. This bright eyed combination of airy electronic pop and breezy simmering electronica comes just in time to soundtrack all the youthful dalliances of summer. The two projects previously collaborated on Ardyn’s single Together. They now re-unite for a gorgeous anthem whose sanguine glow captures the hopeful warmth that oft accompanies the beauty of sunrise. We Stayed Up All Night is available from iTunes, here.
LISTEN HARRY HAS BEEN TRAINING™ US FOR THIS - STAYING UP ALL NIGHT FOR SOTT, STAYING UP LATE FOR THE PRE ORDERS & SNL, ALL JUST LITTLE SPRINTS FOR THE MARATHON THAT WILL BE ONE WEEK WITH NO SLEEP FEATURING JAMES CORDEN, THE LATE LATE SHOW, HARRY STYLES, AND HARRY’S SELF TITLED GRAMMY AWARD WINNING SOLO ALBUM
You don't have a 10 year long career with 5 chart topping multiplatinum grammy award winning albums, several #1 singles, and an unwavering loyal fanbase without hard work? The amount of work that taylor puts into her career is 2nd only to beyonce in the industry. Come off it anon
2nd to beyoncé? beyoncé puts a shitload of work into her tour and other performances but taylor did more promotional work for 1989 than beyoncé has done in the last 5 years
It’s been four years since Frank Ocean’s debut album channel orange was released, loved & critically acclaimed world wide in July 2012. On Saturday, August 20 Frank Ocean surprised millions with his follow up sophomore release Blonde. Less than twenty four hours later another version of the album is released alonside a 365 page Magazine titled Boys Don’t Cry.
While anyone can purchase the album digitally via Apple music select fans can purchase the album physically with a copy of the Boys don’t cry zine. In the Magazine fans will find photography captured by Frank Ocean, horoscopes, interviews featuring Frank’s mother and bay area rapper Lil B, poems and raps by Frank Ocean and fellow artist & art phenomenon Kanye West and a physical copy of the newest album: Blonde. The Magazine as of now is only available for purchase through surprise pop-up shops located in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and London.
When Frank Ocean first took to Tumblr to announce the album it was stated the release would be within the month of July 2015. As time passed and no music was released fans around the world were excited as ever. Following July 2015 Frank Ocean would stay silent creating while every digital outlet possible would release fabricated dates claiming them as official album release days. Dates such as August 07, September 11, October 09, December 11, January 2016, March 25, June 03 and July 2016 were all supposedly “promising” dates from theses sites and outlets But again, all days would come and go with no new music from the highly praised Grammy award winning singer.
Aside from guest appearances on albums such as Magna Carta Holy Grail by Jay-Z, Paradise Valley by John Mayer, BEYONCÉ by Beyoncé, The Life of Pablo by Kanye West and Wolf by longtime friend Tyler, The Creator the world had no new music to connect to; at least until the release of Endless. Friday August 19th Frank Ocean released a visual album titled Endless featuring 45 minutes of music (12 songs and interludes) over a black-and-white film of Frank himself building furniture in a warehouse. The Film shot by Francisco Soriano, (the same director behind the video of Frank Ocean’s Lost, a previous record from Channel Orange) would go on to be highly praised and loved by fans and newcomers alike.
With The release of Endless fans flocked to social media to share the film and rejoice in new music. Within the next 48 hours Frank Ocean would again shock fans and digital outlets with the release of two more albums Blond & and the release of Boys Don’t cry Magazine. With his newest projects Frank embarks on a more stripped down, minimalistic soulful sound. The album feels completely stripped down, featuring little to no drums, waves of guitars, pianos, and slight glitches flourished with his voice in command at the forefront of every track. Though listed on Apple as a “pop” record, Blonde is truly a boundary pushing album showcasing diversity, lyricism, and a sound that’s possibly knocking on the door of a new genre all together. Lyrically Frank stays true to himself and doesn’t waste a breath; every song is as meaningful & poetic as it is melodic; touching on topics of love, racism, equality. Frank’s talent of providing vivid scenes of imagery is once again laced through every track, just as it was on Channel Orange.
With the performance Frank provides on both Endless and Blonde with contributing artists such as Beyoncé, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, The Beatles, James Blake, Rick Rubin, and Tyler, the creator this album screams longevity in a generation of recyclable music playlists.