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David Bowie has just gone and done it again. Kicking ass from beyond the grave. Swept the floor at the Grammy’s tonight. Winning all 5 nominations for Blackstar!

I’m over the fucking moon I’m so pleased with this result.
After all the riff-raff with artists like Skepta winning over him in NME 2016. This is his moment. Wham Bam Thankyou M'aam!

the year is 2067, i have miraculously survived, It Ended fifty years ago, ot4 are free, they’ve released several grammy-winning albums, my crops are decently watered, science has slowed down aging considerably, i get at least 4.5 hours of sleep every night, the rest of the night is spent lying awake thinking about is it as deep as your voice? just checking

When did it become OK to be a dick to Taylor Swift?

She has every right to be proud of her achievements

by David Farrell 3 days ago 209 Views

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It’s cool to hate Taylor Swift.

If you were to believe what people say about Taylor Swift you would think she is nothing less than an evil mastermind bent on world destruction when, in fact, she is simply a musician whose work has been justifiably recognised for its more than considerable merit.

You may say that people hate on Taylor because Kim Kardashian exposed her as a snake, but in reality this was just the final straw. The tide has started to turn against Taylor well before that. The hate she received and is still receiving for winning the Grammy for Album of the Year in 2015 (which was completely beyond her control by the way) is a perfect example of that.

The fact is that people loathe to celebrate successful people, especially women. When it seems like someone is getting popular, they are immediately seen as too big for their boots and the criticism starts rolling in. They are the real snakes, not Taylor.

A perfect example of this is this article from BuzzFeed which accuses Taylor of making her entire career off playing the victim. BuzzFeed have previously been very supportive of Taylor, publishing articles like “21 Times Taylor Swift Proved She Has A Heart Of Gold”, “17 Reasons Why Taylor Swift Couldn’t Possibly Top “1989”. If you’re going to be critical, then please show a consistent line.

The truth is that now that it’s in vogue to hate on Taylor, publications like BuzzFeed have readily jumped on the bandwagon. Penning a 20-page long essay about how much you despise someone is tantamount to creating a ‘Mean Girls’-esque burn book. Not only is this playground behaviour, but also a colossal waste of everyone’s time. The whole article is redundant because by engaging in a personal attack upon Taylor’s character it ends up doing very thing it claims Taylor Swift has based her whole career on – turning her into a victim.

The disturbingly ruthless character assassination of Taylor has come about in an age when America is rebelling against the traditional girl next door. This once practically untouchable archetype has now been thrown out of the window in favour of celebrating diversity, which is undoubtedly fantastic for society. What we must be careful of, however, is to not go too far the other way in order to achieve this goal of equality.

How can the persecution of what Taylor stands for – the girl next door – belong in the diverse accepting society we want to create? This is a society where there is room for the gay kid, the black kid and the girl next door to sit at the same table, rather than one where the girl next door is left out to justify the years she enjoyed the spotlight over others. That’s called reverse discrimination, which benefits nobody. What we need to strive towards is equal spotlight, equal recognition.

There now exists a paradox whereby white artists like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande, who all received Grammy nominations this year, are still clearly favoured by established institutions such as The Grammys, as evidenced by the events of last Sunday, but their work is unfairly dismissed by the masses as redundant fluff.

Taylor Swift winning Album of the Year angered a lot of people and whether or not it was the right decision it was the decision which was made and Taylor has every right to be proud of her achievement. After all, this was the moment she had worked for since she was 15. The culmination of the fruits of her labour. The fulfilment of her dreams. To rob anyone of that satisfaction is bullying no matter what the reason.

The fact is that ‘1989’ was, in fact, one of the best albums in recent memory, you can check out this BuzzFeed article for all the reasons why. You don’t need to carry a political message in order to be a bloody fantastic album. Taylor’s mastery lies in reinvention and pitch perfect PR campaigns. And newsflash, every single artist manipulates the media – Beyonce herself is just as shrewd a businesswoman and people adore her. It’s a fickle business.

The matter is one of respect. Artists, generally speaking, are much better at showing respect for one another, which is important considering that we lived in an era when pop is looked down upon as a lesser art. Taylor Swift had already declared herself a fan of Kendrick Lamar when she asked him to feature on her song ‘Bad Blood’. If Lamar did not respect Taylor’s work he would have declined, which begs the questions as to why the general public is so damning of Taylor on behalf of Lamar when the artist himself publicly has already declared his respect for her work.

Taylor Swift is an intelligent, strong woman who has managed to create a successful career for herself out of nothing and that is purely based on talent, not playing the victim. Do you think people who buy her albums if they carried the same message, but without her level of musical mastery? Absolutely not. Does society need to change to recognise more diverse talent – of course, but don’t blame Taylor Swift for a problem that should be equally shouldered by all of us.

Lemonade: the visual album... LIVE!

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 

Pray You Catch Me

Hold Up

Don’t Hurt Yourself 

Sorry 

6 Inch / 6 Inch

Daddy Lessons

Love Drought / Sandcastles

Forward

Freedom / Freedom

All Night

Formation

VMA 2016 Performance

Check Out Full Credits for Harry Styles’ ‘Sign of the Times’ Single

April 14, 2017

Harry Styles pulled in a gang of heavy hitters when he was assembling the team to record the Bowie-esque “Sign of the Times,” the first single from his upcoming self-titled solo debut, due out on May 12. According to the song credits provided by Styles’ label, the track was co-written by the song’s producer, Jeff Bhasker, as well as his frequent collaborators and track co-producers Alex Salibian and Tyler Johnson.

There were a few other hands in the songwriting mix as well, including Bhasker compatriots Mitch Rowland and Ryan Nasci and, first in line, Styles himself. The former One Direction member clearly wanted to get away from the comforts of home as the track was laid down at Village Studios in Los Angeles (Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift) and Geejam Studio in Jamaica (Gorillaz, Drake, Katy Perry).

The song was mixed by the legendary Mark “Spike” Stent, who has logged time working on Grammy-winning albums by Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and Muse, as well as pitching in for works by Ed Sheeran, Selena Gomez, Grimes, Coldplay, U2, Oasis, Bjork and Madonna.

Rowland played guitar and drums, while Nasci laid down bass and Bhasker is credited with the piano, keyboard and lap steel parts. There is also a pretty extensive list of choir vocalists on the tune, check it out:

Gospel Choirmaster: Edie Lehmann Boddicker
Sopranos: Diane Reynolds, Allie Feder, Keri Larson, Monique Donnelly, Charlean Carmon, Carmen Carter, and Julia Waters
Altos: Baraka Williams, Clydene Jackson, Eyvonne Williams, Aretha Scruggs, Edie Lehmann Boddicker, Kala Balch, and Laurhan Beato
Tenors: Jamie McCrary, Fletcher Sheridan, Johnny Britt, Taylor Graves, David Loucks, Oren Waters, and Carmen Twillie
Bari-Basses: Jim Gilstrap, Alvin Chea, Reid Bruton, and Will Wheaton

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Lauryn Hill is the Last Black Woman to win the Grammy for Album Of The Year for “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” in 1999. It’s now 2017 which marks 18 years since this happened and your telling me out of all the great music Black people have been putting out for all those years the Grammys just had keep giving the biggest awards to white mediocre artists. Black people birthed all these genres of music yet we can’t be recognized for our talents instead they downsized our awards by giving black people Best URBAN contemporary album GRAMMYS or Best R&B/Hip Hop GRAMMYS that all we’re good for now huh?

People didn’t get why I was mad yesterday it’s not that Adele had won Album Of The Year over Beyonce it’s the simple fact that 18 years ago Lauryn Hill was the LAST black woman to win that award and black people of have been nominated in the category for the last 18 years and still hasn’t won the award despite all the great ass music black people have been putting out.

GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi Presents The Taylor Swift Experience™ Opening March 3, 2017

CLEVELAND, Miss.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–

The GRAMMY Museum®’s most popular exhibit to date, The Taylor Swift Experience™ will open at GRAMMY Museum Mississippi in Cleveland, Miss., on March 3, 2017, two days before the Mississippi Museum celebrates its one-year anniversary.

AT&T is the official sponsor of The Taylor Swift Experience in Mississippi. Most recently, AT&T unveiled Taylor Swift NOW, a new video experience created exclusively by AT&T and Taylor.

Curated by the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. LIVE, The Taylor Swift Experience gives visitors and fans an in-depth look at the 10-time GRAMMY®-winning artist as a singer, songwriter, musician and producer through personal photographs and home videos, interactive experiences, handwritten lyrics of Taylor’s top-charting hits, and iconic performance outfits including her custom-made Atelier Versace romper worn earlier this month at the DIRECTV NOW Super Saturday Night concert in Houston, Texas.

“We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our one-year anniversary than by hosting this incredible exhibit paying tribute to one of the most legendary artists of today,” said Emily Havens, Executive Director of GRAMMY Museum Mississippi. “After showings in Los Angeles and New York we are thrilled to bring her story to Cleveland, Mississippi, only a few hours away from her hometown of Nashville, where Taylor began her recording career.”

On display through Aug. 13, 2017, the exhibit will feature:

Clips from AT&T’s Taylor Swift NOW video channel, featuring unique and never-before-seen content and behind-the-scenes footageCustom-made Atelier Versace romper worn at DIRECTV NOW’s Super Saturday Night concertPersonal family photos, early childhood reading books and clothing, including the sweater gown Taylor wore home from the hospital just days after her birthTour costumes from Taylor’s The RED Tour and The 1989 World TourItems from the GRAMMY-winning Album Of The Year 1989, which include iconic outfits from the GRAMMY-winning Best Music Video "Bad Blood"Pre-Met Gala Louis Vuitton dressHandwritten lyrics for Taylor’s smash hits "Teardrops On My Guitar,” “White Horse,” “22” and “Welcome To New York"Taylor’s 2009 GRAMMY Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for "White Horse"The dress Taylor wore in her music video for "Mean” as well as the banjo used during her performance at the 54th GRAMMY Awards in 2012A one-of-a-kind custom-built piano used during The 1989 World TourAnd more, including additional interactive elements

Having originally debuted at the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles on Dec. 13, 2014, Taylor’s 25th birthday, the exhibit was expected to close in May 2015, but due to overwhelming response, was extended through Oct. 4, 2015. The exhibit made its East Coast premiere on Nov. 18, 2016, in New York’s Seaport District, where it remained on display through Feb. 19, 2017.

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AN!!! ENTIRE!!! WEEK!!!!!!!

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

Bts Reaction to a New 13 y/o Songwriter Winning a Grammy for Album of the Year

Here’s a lil thang that was requested in celebration of our boys’ BBMA WIN WOOTWOOT!!!!!!!

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Namjoon

Namjoon would want to personally congratulate you. Any time something out of the ordinary in a groundbreaking kind of a way happens like that, he’d think it was awesomely fantastic. He’d tell you that it was incredibly impressive that you managed to accomplish such a feat at such a young age, and he’d wish you lots of future success.

Suga

His jaw would drop to the floor, and he’d be happy/shocked. It would be really impressive to him that someone so young would manage to be at the top of so many fantastic artists, so to be honest, he might be a little speechless and dumbfounded, but in a good way. If he happened to cross paths with you, he’d let you know that hey, that thing you did? Yeah, that was a pretty cool thing.

Jin

When he heard you announced as the winner, his eyes would go wide and his jaw would drop a little. He’d start clapping, and lean over to ask one of the other members, ‘Hey, I thought that was that young songwriter.’ When he realized that yes, it was, and that you’d actually won, he’d be shocked, and he wouldn’t be able to stop from smiling because he thought it was such an impressive feat.

Jungkook

He’d be in awe of the fact that someone so young won such a huge award over so many more experienced, well established artists. While he clapped after your name was called, he’d look around at the other members like ‘uh… Is that…? That is, isn’t it?’ If he happened to see you, he might send a small ‘good job’ or something like that your way.

Tae

He’d be super pumped about it, honestly. He’d get this surprised smile on his face, and he’d clap very enthusiastically. Just the sheer surprise of someone so young winning when usually it’s an artist who’s been in the public eye for years would make him really happy.

Jimin

Jimin would be equally as surprised as the rest of the boys. He’d think it was fantastic that you’d managed to accomplish so much at such a young age, and he’d definitely respect you for it on a musical level, as well as for your dedication. If he happened to run into you and it came up in conversation, he’d probably let you know how impressed he was with a simple ‘good job, that was pretty impressive’ or something like that.

Jhope

Jhope would be shocked when you were called up to accept the award, and it would show on his face. He’d be really excited for you that you got to accept such a huge award at such an early place in your musical career. If you made eye contact, he’d definitely give you a nod of approval to letcha know that he thought you deserved it.

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Harry Styles Debuts His Solo Rock Album At No. 1 In The U.S.

All five original members have gone on to maintain their celebrity status in the years since the band went their separate ways, though Styles has stood out thanks to his unexpected transition from pop icon to old school rocker. Harry Styles also debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. with a sizable opening frame.

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At some point during winter/spring 2007, Taylor performed Fearless for the first time ever on her tour bus.

It has been 10 years since the song that inspired Taylor’s first Grammy winning album was written.

#10yearsoftaylor #10yearsoffearless

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I will never forget the night night that Kati and I decided to camp out at Good Morning America for the release of 1989! Now 1989 is GRAMMY winning album of the year! Congrats @taylorswift !! We love you! 

  • me, at age 150, on my deathbed: lemonade,,, deserved *flatlines*
  • my daughter, tearfully: to win the grammy for album of the year *sobs* that's what she *sniffles* that's what she was gonna say