2018 will go down as one of the best years in recent Cinema. While I’m not loving the current sound of what’s dominating the airwaves, there were a few Pop Gems that filled my heart and ears with joy. Those of you who are following me on Social Media know that my year was all about A STAR IS BORN. I had few expectations of it at the beginning of the year, but then came the Trailer in June and then came news of it premiering at TIFF ’18. Seeing it at the Festival, my year and life would be changed forever, single-handedly owning my two favourite realms, Music and Film. I am still not healed of the heartbreak I experience and can imagine what it’s like to be Lady Gaga or Bradley Cooper and carrying their characters with them after filming. If you still haven’t seen it, please do.
We loved the resurgence of the Musical with the likes of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Bohemian Rhapsody and Mary Poppins Returns performing v. well in numbers. The World needs a lift in spirits and these all came to save the day at the right time.
Music wise, we are ever-excited about Dua Lipa‘s blooming career and she has gifted us with several earworms which still stand the test of time at the end of year. While there wasn’t really a big single off it, Mariah Carey‘s critically-acclaimed Caution is definitely a smooth, cohesive listen. Cardi B‘s Invasion of Privacy gave us life in a big way this spring and likewise, there wasn’t one particular 2018 single which impacted us, the Album was on repeat for quite a while for us.
Here are my Best of 2018 Lists:
One Kiss – Calvin Harris ft. Dua Lipa
The Middle – zedd ft. Maren Morris
Electricity – Silk City ft. Dua Lipa
I’ll Never Love Again – Lady Gaga
Shallow – Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
God is a Woman – Ariana Grande
Breathin – Ariana Grande
Lights Down Low – M△X
Nothing Breaks Like a Heart – Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus
Youngblood – 5 Seconds of Summer
A Star is Born
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Crazy Rich Asians
Ben is Back
A Quiet Place
Mary Poppins Returns
Check-out Team Mr. Will’s Best Picpicks of 2018 here.
2018 also was my best year for Selfies ever. Will I ever stop? Why stop at something you love this much? Sorry, haters!
The Adult Cast of IT: CHAPTER TWO
Jack Dylan Grazer
Jamie Lee Curtis
John David Washington
Julia Roberts (kinda!)
Kelly Marie Tran
Marcia Gay Harden
Mary J. Blige
Michael J. Fox with Team Mr. Will
Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
We’ve been at this game for what is approaching our tenth year and we’re showing no signs of stopping. We are indebted to you, our Readers for all the support and love you’ve shown all these years and we’ll never forget being named NOW Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Blogger this year. Thank you. To a stellar 2019!
Now in its third edition, iHeartRadio JINGLE BALL NORTH took place at Scotiabank Theatre, ringing-in the Holidays in festive fashion! The Audience was treated to a four-hour extravaganza headlined by The Chainsmokers, Dua Lipa, Khalid, Alessia Cara, Johnny Orlando, Lauv, Loud Luxury, bülow, EWXJF, Delaney Jane and more, a mixture of international and homegrown talent.
We’re delighted we got to hit-making headliners The Chainsmokers! They’ve been here so many times, we don’t believe it took this long to happen! Comprised of members Drew Taggart and Alex Pall, the Duo known for smash hits Don’t Let Me Down, Roses and Closer, currently are developing a Film based on their hit Paris with Tri-Star.
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One of 2017’s biggest emerging musical acts is about to make a huge splash stateside. Stunning 21-year-old English Singer/Songwriter Dua Lipa is making waves with current single Scared to be Lonely, a collabo with red-hot Producer/DJ Martin Garrix. In the UK, she already is an accomplished one garnering nominations at the recent BRIT AWARDS for a Critic’s ChoiceAward, BBC‘s Sound of 2016 and also being named NME‘s Best New Artist.
Dua Lipa played a sold-out show at Toronto’s Mod Club to night and if that weren’t enough she braved the cold in the same shimmery dress she donned on-stage to greet hundreds of fans following the show outside the venue!