Brit Pop superstars like Sam Smith have discovered that their domestic market has taken a serious financial blow because of the Coronavirus.
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The Real Housewives Of Atlanta is back and blazing for its 12th season. And despite over a decade on-air, the Bravo smash is losing none of its scorching steam.
Already delivering on its promise of shady twists and turns, the latest instalment of the ensemble title is proving a must-see.
Want to know what Nene, Kandi, Porsha Cynthia, Eva and the returning Kenya will be serving up on episode 20 / season 12?
Watch a sneak peek below to find out out below…
The year was 2007. And while the masses were grooving to the soulful silkiness from the likes of Amy Winehouse, a song snuck up and took the world by storm. In the process ushering in a new era in music.
Today’s From The Vault pick is the infectious ‘Crank That’ by Soulja Boy.
Produced and written by Soulja Boy himself, the track was his debut single and was received with worldwide acclaim, because of its instructional structure and catchy hooks and chants.
The track shot to the top the charts in the US and reigned for a seismic seven weeks. In the UK, it peaked at #2, and was also a Top 5 smash in Australia and Canada peaking at #3 and #5 respectively.
In the United States, it was named the 23rd biggest song of the 00’s, and was nominated for a Grammy Award. Talk about a debut.
The song’s instruction-driven video was directed by Dale Resteghini. Within, it presents the head of Collipark Records taking an interest in signing Soulja after discovering the whole city embracing dance craze.
Over a decade later, the song has an impressive 431 million views on YouTube and remains a firm fixture on plenty of turn up playlists on Spotify and beyond.
Many many, the ‘Crank That’ phenomenon was the catalyst for all the various instructional dance crazes which followed.
With everybody and their mama – quite literally – hopping on the TikTok train, we can’t help but imagine just how bigger ‘Crank That’ would have been if that platform existed in 2007.
Though Soulja Boy is rarely included on anybody’s Top 10 Best Rappers Of All Time tally, he has managed to make the world dance as one with this very song; a feat most of his more respected peers can’t say they achieved.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wants Donald Trump to do more to protect Americans from the Coronavirus.
Her hometown of New York City unfortunately stands as one of the hardest hit cities in the world and now, as the death toll rises, she is using her voice to call out to the President with hopes he will do what he must to kill it once and for all.
As reported, Normani blazes in a brand new commercial for Savage X Fenty.
The Rihanna-helmed lingerie line has been growing from strength to the strength and now looks set to benefit in earnest from the ‘Love Lies’ singer’s endorsement.
With the video spot garnering praise aplenty (and whetting appetites for new visuals from the rising star), the brand is taking folk behind the scenes of the scintillating shoot.
Check out the making of feature after the jump…
After much ado, Childish Gambino has unwrapped new album ‘3.15.20.’
As reported, the star had first streamed the set on continuous loop via the website DonaldGloverPresents.com. He then went live with a countdown clock on the same platform, which ultimately led to the release of the project.
Coverless and boasting mostly numerical titles, the 12-song set features contributions from Ariana Grande, SZA, and 21 Savage.
It serves as Gambino’s first body of work since 2016’s ‘Awaken, My Love’; it also follows 2018’s chart-topper ‘This Is America’ and last year’s ‘Guava Island’ long-form visual – which starred Rihanna and streamed exclusively on Amazon Prime during Coachella 2019.
What are you waiting for? Listen to ‘3.15.20’ below…
After several years in the making, Fleur East released her second album ‘Fearless’ this week.
To herald its arrival, she debuted the video for the LP’s latest single ‘Mine.’
A scintillating jam that makes no apologies for its bedroom agenda, the track has been paired with a performance-focussed visual.
The steamy cut follows singles ‘Favourite Thing’ and ‘Lucky.’
Check out the video below…