Russian media reports have confirmed that early-2000s-era pop stars t.A.T.u. will be performing in their home country of Russia at the 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony in Sochi. February 7th marks the kick-off of the Olympic Games, and the Russian pair, whose popularity skyrocketed more-so because of their marketed "relationship" with one another than their music will be performing for all the world to see.
Still fresh off their big GRAMMYs win, Daft Punk are enjoying a massive sales bump of their latest groove-inducing record, Random Access Memories, and it's all thanks to their appearance on the highly-publicized music event. Music's Biggest Night was also responsible for pushing Lorde's "Royals"-spawning Pure Heroine debut higher up the charts, as well as Imagine Dragons' Night Visions.
The nominees for the 2014 JUNO Awards, aka Canada's answer to the GRAMMYs, were announced today, and surprise surprise: Canada's biggest modern rock band, Arcade Fire, gathered up the most nods. With 6 nominations in total, all due to the group's disco-inspired Reflektor that dropped in 2013, the titles they're up for include JUNO Fan Choice Award, Single Of The Year, and the coveted Album Of The Year.
February 2nd, 2014, marked the 48th annual Super Bowl, with the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos competing for football's greatest title. But everybody knows that you tune in to the Super Bowl to watch the Halftime Show? Right? With big acts like Madonna and Beyonce filling up the Halftime slots over the past few years, the 2014 performers ended up being Bruno Mars joined by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and it was a rockin' performance to say the least.
Congratulations to Katy Perry, whose spooky Prism track (and GRAMMY performance song) "Dark Horse" is now at no.1 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart. It replaces Pitbull ft. Ke$ha's long-term spot at the top of the list, sending the party-ready jam to the number 2 slot. Looks like Perry's appearance at the 2014 GRAMMYs might have helped her climb up the chart.
Recorded on Tuesday, January 28th, Miley Cyrus's exclusive special with MTV: Unplugged aired last night on the music channel, and it was a night filled with countrified madness. Bringing on Miley's idol, none other than the original material girl herself Madonna, it was truly a memorable night in music. Mashing up their hits "We Can't Stop" and "Don't Tell Me", the two pop divas rocked cowgirl outfits and really wowed the crowd.
Attention, Beliebers: you may not want to watch the new music video for Justin Bieber's cocky new single "Confident", because he's putting the moves on a good-looking lady in it. Featuring up-and-coming emcee Chance The Rapper, "Confident" comes off of JB's compilation album Journals, and it's all about wooing a girl who's confidence is super attractive.
Last night at the Los Angeles Convention Center, some of the biggest names in music were on hand to perform covers of classic Beatles songs. The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute To The Beatles was an evening created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles appearing on the Ed Sullivan show, instantaneously breaking them into the North American music market. But who was there and who performed what?
Music's Biggest Night took place at STAPLES Center in LA yesterday evening, and surprisingly enough, predicted winner Taylor Swift didn't clean up after all. In fact, the artists who took home the most awards were quite a surprise. Best New Artist went to Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who have definitely gone from "Thrift Shop" to the top of the charts in the past year and a half. Daft Punk got lucky when they took home Best Pop Duo / Group Performance, and Paul McCartney scored the Best Rock Song award for his song with Dave Grohl, "Cut Me Some Slack".
Sunday, January 26th marks the 56th annual GRAMMY awards, airing on CBS, and the most coveted prize that gets handed out each year is the Album Of The Year award. The nominees in the 2014 category are all very likely to walk away with the trophy for AOTY, especially because they all cover a unique genre of music respectively. But who is going to win?