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MTV has rid itself of gender-specific categories as the network revealed nominees Tuesday for this year's Video Music Awards, in which rapper Kendrick Lamar is in the lead. In the age of President Donald Trump and the fierce backlash he has generated among cultural leaders, MTV also announced a new category of "Best Fight Against the System" to recognize activist music.
In February, the singer joined an effort to cast a spell on the president. It doesn’t seem to have worked yet. She discussed that in a recent interview.
For the first time in chart history, hip-hop albums make a clean sweep of the top five spots on the Billboard 200 this week.
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Linkin Park issued a statement in memory of Chester Bennington, four days after the death of their lead singer.
Los Angeles’s very first F*** Yeah Festival took place as a free underground event back in 2004, founded by a then-18-year-old indie fan with a dream named Sean Carlson. Now a major music marathon held at downtown Los Angeles’s sprawling Exposition Park, FYF Fest is one of the hippest and most anticipated events of the festival season. This year it expanded to three days — recruiting major artists ranging from old-school rap superstars Missy Elliott and A Tribe Called Quest to new-school R&B performers Frank Ocean and Solange and rock legends Nine Inch Nails and Iggy Pop.
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died this week, just two months after the release of his band's latest album One More Light and only a week before their now-cancelled tour was set to begin. The tragic timing means that some of Linkin Park's album promo is already in the can, including an upcoming episode of the new Apple Music series Carpool Karaoke, Variety reports.
Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale took a minute out of the band's show in Hammond, Indiana on Thursday night (July 20) to remember Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, who died by suicide earlier that day. Recalling the recent death of Bennington's good friend Chris Cornell, Rossdale lamented a "bad scene" in music. "What's so fucked up is,…
Earlier this year in an interview with GQ, actor Brad Pitt spoke about how Frank Ocean’s sensitive, singer-songwriter-centric R&B was helping him through his public and painful divorce from Angelina Jolie. Last month, Ocean sported a Brad Pitt T-shirt while playing the Parklife Festival in Manchester, England, and this past Saturday, when he headlined the FYF Fest at Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, he actually brought Pitt out for a surprise serenade. Ocean sweetly crooned a medley of the Jackson 5’s “Never Can Say Goodbye” and the Stevie Wonder remake of the Carpenters’s “Close to You” while Pitt sat stage side with a cell phone pressed to his ear, nodding attentively, as if receiving a call from the singer.
The last time we saw reclusive rapper Missy Elliott onstage, she was totally outshining Katy Perry (and Left Shark) with a dynamite surprise performance at Perry’s 2015 Super Bowl halftime show. Last Friday, Elliott triumphantly returned to the stage, headlining night one of Los Angeles’s FYF Fest (formerly the F*** Yeah Festival) with her first full U.S. concert in nearly a decade. Also spotted in the stage wings were Knowles soul sisters Beyoncé and Solange (the latter would play FYF on Sunday), Janet Jackson, and fellow Friday FYF main stage performer Björk.
“Lord, take Chester in your arms and please re-unite him with his family and all of us one day. Fans widely criticized Welch, who has successfully battled depression himself, for his remarks about Bennington. Love you Chester.