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Justin Timberlake Man of the Woods

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It has been quite a week for pop star and multi-talented performer Justin Timberlake. In addition to that little Super Bowl performance, Timberlake’s newest album, Man of the Woods, had a huge debut week clocking in at number one this week on Billboard’s Top 200 Album chart. The album was released on February 2, just two days before the long-anticipated Super Bowl LII show in Minneapolis. Although it is still early in the year, this debut claims the spot for the largest week of 2018. Man of the Woods is Timberlake’s fourth album to reach to the top of the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Man of the Woods is Timberlake’s first full-length album since 2013 when The 20/20 Experience became a worldwide hit, also debuting at number one on the Billboard Top 200. Timberlake credits his wife Jessica Biel and his two-year-old son Silas as the inspiration behind the new album. The name Silas translates to “man of the forest”.

Although fans were not able to listen to the album in its entirety until February 2nd, loyal listeners had been given a glimpse of the artistic content with the early release of four singles. The first single to be released was “Filthy”, dropping on January 5th. “Supplies” quickly followed on January 19th and “Say Something” on January 26th. The track “Man of the Woods” was released immediately before the launch of the entire album.

To coincide with the album release and the Super Bowl performance, Timberlake also announced his 2018 World Tour dates. The tour will feature 94 total shows in North America and Europe and will begin in March 2018 in Toronto and will conclude in January 2019 in Denver.

Miley Cyrus and Elton John Gush Over Their ‘Tiny Dancer’ Duet

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This year’s Grammy Awards celebration had its share of memorable moments, but Miley Cyrus and Elton John may have given fans a truly unforgettable moment. As he has often done in past years, Elton John performed with a younger artist, this time choosing Ms. Cyrus to help him sing one of his greatest hits, “Tiny Dancer” live at the Grammys.
Elton John was Honored at the 2018 Grammys
Although the celebrated artist probably would have taken the stage to perform anyway, he was on hand to receive the Recording Academy president’s merit award. Elton, along with Bernie Taupin, his writing partner, were honored with the award in recognition of Elton’s long musical career.
Later, Miley Cyrus joined Elton John on stage to sing “Tiny Dancer” for an appreciative crowd. While the performance was a big hit with audiences, it was Miley herself who seemed the most pleased with the experience. In a tweet, Cyrus thanked Mr. John for the opportunity and said that the years she had known the veteran artist have deeply impacted her life.
Miley added that Elton John has always been an inspiration to her and that it’s his spirit that keeps her striving to achieve her own dreams.
Elton John Gushed Over his Duet with Miley Cyrus
Upon seeing the tweet from Ms. Cyrus, Elton John responded in kind. He shared a photo of Miley and himself posing together, commenting that he felt equally honored to share the stage with someone of Cyrus’ musical talent. He said she was “terrific” in both her demeanor and her performance.
Commenting more specifically on the duet performance of “Tiny Dancer,” Elton added that Miley was “gorgeous” in her red gown. He closed his comments by expressing his love and adoration for Miley Cyrus.
See Elton John and Miley Cyrus perform “Tiny Dancer” here:

P!nk Releases Video For New Song

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On Monday, pop superstar P!nk released a video for her new song “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken,” which is from her latest album Beautiful Trauma. This comes less than a day after she gave what is for her a rather subdued performance of the song on Sunday’s Grammy Awards.

The video, which was shot completely in black and white, co-stars the singer’s 6-year-old daughter Willow. It is a far more spartan production than her recent ones, especially the dance-intensive video for the song “What about Us,” which comes from the Beautiful Trauma album as well. It also far less glitzy, and less colorful, than the video that accompanied the title track of the album.

The “Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken” video is more about emotion than style, and there’s a real sense of defiance expressed in the lyrics, in which she conveys to the audience that no rope can hold her down and no amount of tape can shut her up. This defiance, though, is softened somewhat by the scenes with her cradling her young daughter.

Along with the release of the video on Monday, P!nk announced that she was making a contribution to United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), for which she is an embassador. She said that she is proud of her work for the organization, which she says helps women and children across the world. She further asked her fans to also make donations to UNICEF, “if the spirit moves you.”

P!nk, who was born Alecia Beth Moore in 1979, has sold more than 50 million singles worldwide and 40 million albums. She has also won 3 Grammy Awards, 7 MTV Music Awards and Billboard in 2009 named her the Pop Song Artist of the Decade.

Pink’s Class Shows During The Grammys

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Last Sunday evening, four female vocalists were in competition for the Best Solo Performance Grammy. The competitors were Million Reasons by Lady Gaga, What About Us by Pink, Praying by Kesha and Love So Soft by Kelly Clarkson. The only male in the category was Ed Sheeran with Shape of You, and he walked away with the prize. Unfortunately, he was not present to accept this honor.

Pink did not seem affected by her loss, and took the stage at the Grammy’s to perform Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken. Her daughter Willow, and her husband were watching her sing from the crowd. Pink was dressed all in white with loose jeans, a T-shirt and very little makeup. A sign language interpreter stood next to her. There was no elaborate stage design, aerial stunts or costumes as in the past. All that was necessary was Pink and her lyrics. For additional details, please visit https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pink-grammys_us_5a6e6202e4b0ddb658c78517.

Pink, aka Alecia Moore began her career in the music industry late in the 1990’s. She started out with a hot pink pixie cut, and became a solo artist. Her debut album was titled Can’t Take Me Home, and was described as sassy and angry. She has not only acquired Grammy nominations, she has done so with her terms. Pink told Ryan Seacrest she just wants to be exciting. She spoke of a woman she met in the grocery store who said she enjoyed her because she made so many mistakes in public. The woman said knowing she was not the only one screwing up gave her strength.

This is how Pink explained exactly how she continues on her path in a cutthroat business. Of all the Grammy nominees between 2013 and 2018, only 9.3 percent were women. This design was not meant to let someone like Pink walk away the winner.

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar among Big Winners at Politically and Socially Charged Grammy Awards

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There were two big winners and a lot of great performances during the 60th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar dominated the award ceremony with their share of gold trophies. Bruno picked up the Award for Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like” and Album of the Year for, “24k Magic”, while Kendrick won for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for “Humble”, which were just a few of the awards among the two solo artists.

Both artists also gave outstanding performances on stage. Kendrick opened the award ceremony with a mass of dancers which included segments of an on-stage documentary throughout the performance by comedian Dave Chappelle. The politically charged performance included collaboration with U2. Dave also won an Award for Best Comedian Album during the ceremony.

U2 gave a stunning performance by the Hudson River with the Statue of Liberty in the background and overviews of the New York skyline which included the now iconic Freedom Tower. The performance was in response to the immigration policies that are under consideration which was a theme throughout the ceremony as well as other social and political issues.

Kesha left the audience stunned after the emotionally charged performance that was directly related to the #MeToo social movement. After her performance, which included pop legend Cindy Lauper, there were very few dry eyes in the audience.

However, the music industry’s biggest night slipped 20 percent in viewership over last year’s ratings. Hosted by James Corden, it was recorded live by CBS. According to Neilsen Media ratings, the event could put the Grammy’s in the ranking of having the lowest ratings recorded in history. There were 26 million viewers in 2017 as opposed to the expected 17.6 million viewers after the final viewership data has been calculated which are expected sometime on Monday.

Pink Surprises Audience With Her Performance

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While Pink is not one of the most famous pop music singers or celebrities out there, she is definitively one of the top ones. The female singer has now become a veteran and highly successful pop and rock singer that has a music history spanning well over two decades. She is well known for her hot pink dyed hair, not afraid to say it attitude and a counter-culture screw the authority demeanor. All of this has brought considerable attention and admiration.

So why did Pink get so much praise and attention during this year’s Grammy Awards? No, she, unfortunately, did not win any awards. She was nominated for the best pop solo song category at the Grammys with her hit song called What About Us. Now if you listen to any major hits radio station or like pop music, then you have probably heard Pink’s hit song numerous times by now. It is energetic, emotional and conveys a message of resilience in my view.

The winner in the best solo pop song performance was Ed Sheeran with the song called Shape of You. Pink was one of many women nominated for awards at the Grammy’s. Only one woman managed to get an award. This was Alessia Cara for the new artist category.

While Pink did not get a coveted Grammy Award, she did get a lot of attention for her solo performance during the awards ceremony. She is often known for her stunts, props and lively performances. This time around it was surprisingly simple. She just chose to sing her song without any special effects or acrobatics.

This was highly unusual and a surprise for fans who were expecting something spectacular from Pink once again. One thing she did manage to do, was to surprise the audience at the Grammys and at home with her relatively simple performance. She also actually sang instead of lip syncing and got a rousing standing ovation for her performance.

Moby’s Amazing New Music Video

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Recently, Moby released a music video for the song “Mere Anarchy.” This song is the newest single from Moby’s album “Everything Was Beautiful And Nothing Hurt,” which will be released soon. In this post-apocalyptic video, Moby and a friend are time travellers visiting an Earth that has been emptied by war and ecological disaster. This video features stark, black-and-white visuals from director Rob Bralver. The video visually echoes classic science fiction films like “The Man Who Fell To Earth.” This new song should heighten the buzz surrounding Moby’s new album. The new album is slated for release on March 21.

Reportedly, Moby’s new album hies back to the classic sound of the his earlier work. This electronic artist made his name by combining gospel samples with a trip-hop sound. I feel that Moby has proven he is one of the most dynamic and exciting artists to have appeared on the scene in the past 25 years. Because Moby is perfectly able to combine old and new musical forms, he can appeal to people from different generations. Hopefully, Moby has found some catchy older music to sample for this new album.

It is remarkable that Moby has achieved so many amazing things over the course of his career. This artist has proven deeply influential on musicians working in many different genres. It is important for our society to give plenty of support to those musicians and artists that are producing groundbreaking work. Individuals like this help maintain our nation’s prestige in the world at large. I hope that Moby will continue to receive critical acclaim for his remarkable compositions. It is likely that Moby will continue to be a commercially successful musician for many long years to come. Though Moby has had a lot of ups and downs in his career, I feel his best days still lie ahead.

Roger Daltrey To Perform Live This Summer

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Roger Daltrey of the Who has announced his intention to perform the Who’s rock opera “Tommy” live this summer. According to Daltrey, he will perform the opera as a solo act. However, Daltrey will commission the services of several orchestras for accompaniment. So far, the tour is slated to stop in ten different cities. Daltrey will perform with a different orchestra at each stop of the tour. Reportedly, Daltrey is excited to perform with some of the finest orchestras in the continental United States.

After his many achievements with the Who, Roger Daltrey has become a true rock legend. Still, I feel that this artist deserves greater recognition for the depths of his craft. Even though Pete Townshend wrote most of the music for the Who, it is unlikely this band could have succeeded without Daltrey on vocals. After all, Daltrey is known as one of the most expressive and imaginative singers in modern musical history.

Because there are millions of fans of the Who throughout this nation, I have no doubt that Roger Daltrey will have an easy time selling out these shows. I certainly hope that this tour will be commercially successful. If it does prove successful, you can be sure that Daltrey will schedule another tour next year. For years, people have perpetuated the stereotype that rock music is a young man’s game. While there may be some truth to this stereotype, you could also argue that this is an unfortunate generalization. Older singers like Roger Daltrey have a whole lot to offer the world. As a society, we should be more willing to give people the benefit of the doubt. After all, older people can really entertain the crowds at weekend concerts.

U2 Make History on the Album Chart

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The Irish rock band U2 first broke onto the music scene in a very big way in the early 1980s. They released a string of hits that made them one of the most successful bands of the decade. Their album ‘The Joshua Tree’ won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1987. It is now considered one of the greatest rock and roll albums ever recorded. However, U2 did not simply fade away into obscurity after a few years of success like many other bands. The hits just kept coming in the 1990s. U2 has had the remarkable ability to remain relevant in an ever-changing music world. They have continued to release multi-platinum albums on a regular basis.

U2 has seemingly done everything that a band can do in a career. However, they just accomplished something that had never been done before. They became the first recording artist to have a number one album in the United States in four straight decades. This is a true testament to the band’s extraordinary longevity and very loyal fan base. ‘Songs of Experience’ is their latest album to reach the top of the charts. It is the eighth album in their brilliant career to be number one in the United States.

Lead singer Bono said that he is surprised that people still care about their music after so many years. He never expected the band to be together 35 years after it was formed. He went on to say that he believes people relate to their music because they cover themes such as love, loss and achieving your dreams. They also have many songs that cover various political themes which strike a chord with people around the world. This has led to U2 becoming one of the biggest-selling bands in history.

Taylor Swift Has the Number One Selling Album

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Taylor Swift’s career shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. She has yet another number one album in the United States to her credit. ‘Reputation’ is her latest album to reach the top of the charts in America. It has been number one for two consecutive weeks. The last album to do that in the United States was Jay-Z’s most recent album. Swift’s album reaching the top spot prevented the new album from country music superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill from debuting on top. Their album is called ‘The Rest of Our Life.’

It is interesting that Swift would block McGraw and Hill from the top spot on the album chart. This is because Swift began her career as primarily a country artist before eventually crossing over into pop music. She admits to being heavily influenced by the music of both Hill and McGraw. Swift would later record a song with McGraw that became a big hit. This is the fourth straight album that Swift has released that has been at the top of the charts for its first two weeks of release. It has already sold almost 1.5 million copies.

Taylor Swift has been able to do what most of her pop music counterparts have not. She has been able to maintain a huge fan base who will keep buying her albums year after year. This trend does not seem like it will be coming to an end. Many pop stars lose their young fans when they get older and get interested in other types of music. However, Swift’s audience of young girls has grown up with her. Therefore, they relate to her in a much different way than most fans of a musician. Swift has announced that she will be going on tour again in 2018.