October 1st will be a lovely day for Bill Withers and his fans alike. In honor of the soul legend's recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Carnegie Hall will hold a tribute concert will on the date with headlining acts D'Angelo and Ed Sheeran.
Anything visual evokes mental stimulation and revolves around emotions. How did it make you feel? What did it make you think? When Kendrick Lamar let visual interpretation lead the promotion for To Pimp A Butterfly, music videos "i," "King Kunta" and "Alright" all walked down similar paths.
Just like a cheerleader atop a pyramid, OMI's "Cheerleader" stands highest above all other songs, leading the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth week. The reggae/pop smash holds off "Can't Feel My Face," by Hot 100 Music Festival headliner The Weeknd, which stays to No. 2 and dethrones "Cheerleader" as the top-selling song in the U.S.
"Let me live through your lights," FKA Twigs echoes on her new track "Figure 8." From the get-go, the song -- which premiered Monday (Aug. 3) on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio -- sucks its listener in to an astonishingly entrancing experience not unlike that of her 2014 album LP1. "'Figure 8,' to me, is just a reflection of my mind state," she tells Lowe.
Before words became the medium that transformed John David Jackson into Fabolous, the Roc Nation artist who has sold more than 4.3 million albums in the U.S. since 2001's 'Ghetto Fabolous,' the rapper's preferred mode of self-expression was charcoal. “Before I was a musician, I drew,” he says. “The housing projects in Brooklyn weren’t much of a canvas, people didn’t know that I had it in me -- but I actually went to an art and design high school.”
Ricky Martin, Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, and Pitbull all have their own wax body doubles at the world-famous Madame Tussauds museums, but one die-hard fan has been making a strong case for a particular artist outside of the pop realm.
Ahead of the October release of the Jem and the Holograms film based on the 80’s cult classic, Hasbro Studios and Sony Music/Legacy Recordings have teamed up to release a tribute album featuring new renditions of the classic Jem cuts.
He’s helmed dramas like Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia and concert films for Neil Young and Talking Heads, but Ricki and the Flash represents the first time Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme has combined his two movie-making passions: vibrant storytelling and live music.
In case you didn't get a chance to see Holychild's Lollapalooza performance, watch them play their single "U Make Me Sick," off their debut album The Shape of Brat Pop to Come, at Billboard's Lolla Lounge in the video above.