Saturday, February 1st 2014
It is quite literally the biggest show on Earth. Often playing to (present and distant) crowds of 90 million+, the SuperBowl Half-time Show is every year’s must see performance with only an elite group of pop superstar’s able to claim they’ve headlined one.
From pop’s top divas Madonna, Janet Jackson, Diana Ross, and Beyonce to pop potentates Michael Jackson and Prince, the Superbowl Half-time show has been graced by its fair share of music royals.
But, is there one that completely takes the crown for ‘best ever’? Billboard seems to think so. In great anticipation for Bruno Mars’ showing tomorrow night, the Music Bible unveiled its top Half-time shows ever. As ever, sparking quite the debate.
See the list below and weigh in?
Sunday, January 26th 2014
At long last the 56th annual Grammy Awards® are upon us!
The 2014 showing of music’s biggest night will be lined with performances from Beyonce & Jay Z, Madonna & Macklemore, P!nk, and so many others. This, of course, between issuance of the industry’s most coveted prize – the golden Gram-o-phone.
Rap royal Jay Z leads the pack while his ‘Holy Grail’ co-star Justin Timberlake trails with seven nods (as does Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis). And, while ‘Hold On, We’re Going Home’ hitmaker Drake stands to take home 5 trophies for as many nominations, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, and Lorde follow with four a piece.
As we await news on who will leave with what, we turn to you – That Grape Juice faithful – for your ever insightful predictions. We know who we want to win, but with your musical savvy in tow, tuck in below with your thoughts on who you think will take home the industry’s top honors in Pop, R&B, rap and gospel categories. Two lucky commenters will win the 2014 Grammy Nominees album:
Wednesday, January 22nd 2014
For most musicians, a slot on the Grammy Awards performance bill is “the” ultimate career destination. Indeed, for many, it’s “the” dream.
However, according to new reports, that wasn’t enough to entice Justin Timberlake to perform at this year’s show.
Details after the jump…
Sunday, January 12th 2014
With digital downloads and online streams becoming two of the more dominant ingredients in the recipe of most of Billboard Hot 100 hits today, critics started to argue that topping the chart had become easier than ever to achieve. But, despite the likes of Jay Z, Drake, and Beyonce making headlines in 2013 for moving some of the year’s most impressive numbers on Billboard 200, they have another commonality – no Hot 100 #1 singles.
In fact, they join a bevy of African American hitmakers (i.e. Alicia Keys, Kanye West, J. Cole) who delivered chart-topping albums in late 2012 or 2013 without the aid of a similarly successful single.
Even this generation’s Hot 100 queen Rihanna, whose #1 single ‘Diamonds’ was dethroned two weeks before 2013′s beginning, did not see her name stamped atop the tally [as a leading act] for a song she released this year…
Friday, January 10th 2014
Award season is indeed in full swing!
Not even a day after celebs in film, television, and music walked away with People’s Choice Awards does the nominations for the 2014 NAACP Image Awards get revealed.
Honoring actors, actresses, singers, authors, and activists of color in and out of the entertainment industry, the revered award show celebrates its 45th annual presentation this year via a live TV One broadcast on Saturday, February 22nd at 9pm EST.
But, before you can tune in to see who will walk away with the coveted trophies, tuck in below to find out which of 2013′s leading music acts nabbed the most nominations.
Thursday, January 9th 2014
The year’s first award televised show brought in the new year with a bang tonight thanks to help from a slew of A-list stars! The 40th annual People’s Choice Awards saw its prestigious trophies distributed to 2013′s top acts – as voted by the fans.
In categories of music, movies, television, and more, the competition may have been its stiffest yet. And, for those who may have not walked away with the coveted awards, they definitely still were winners on the red carpet.
Click below to see some of the show and red carpet’s highlights including appearances from Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Jennifer Hudson, and more:
Thursday, January 9th 2014
As reported here, pop titans Katy Perry and Justin Timberlake both led the 2014 People’s Choice awards nominations for music categories with give each.
Going to battle for the coveted trophies against the likes of Rihanna, Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, and other top stars, Perry & Timberlake’s fans showed that the mega-successes of their 2013 are undoubtedly set to spill over to the new year.
Tuck in below to see which trophies they took home from the show’s 40th annual presentation (which aired tonight):
Sunday, December 22nd 2013
Missed last night’s airing of ‘Saturday Night Live‘?
Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. For, in what really is a ‘must see’, Justin Timberlake touched down to wow its audience with fresh performances in support of his fruitful ‘The 20/20 Experience’ era.
Was he any good?
No…he was spectacular- rocking the show with electrifying servings of ‘Only When I Walk’ and ‘Pair of Wings.’