The biggest night in Music took place this evening with the 59th annual GRAMMY Awards being held at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Adele took home top honours garnering Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Pop Solo Performance (Hello), Record of the Year (Hello), Song of the Year (Hello) and Album of the Year with her 2015 third disc, 25.
Doing Canada proud is Toronto’s own Drake who took home multiple awards including Best Rap/ Sung Performance and Best Rap Song with Hotline Bling.
An expectant Beyoncé wins Best Music Video for Formation and Best Urban Contemporary Album with Lemonadewhich even the evening’s big winner Adele felt deserved to win Album of the Year, breaking her Grammy in half for 25 to share withBeyoncé.
Newcomer Chance the Rapper also took home Best New Artist, Rap Album of the Year for Coloring Book, along with a win for Best Rap Performance for his collaboration No Problem.
Post-humously, David Bowie was awarded with multiple wins for his final disc, Blackstar including Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song (Blackstar).
While they are currently dominating Pop Music, Electronic duo The Chainsmokers failed to win Best New Artist although they took home Best Dance Recording for their Daya collaboration Don’t Let Me Down.
Some more highlights from the night:
Adele accepting Album of the Year
Lady Gaga x Metallica
Katy Perry x Skip Marley
Twenty One Pilots win Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance for Stressed Out pantless
We love us some Katy Perry and just when thought we couldn’t handle the tease anymore, she unleashes CHAINED TO THE RHYTHM today finally!
While she will debut the track at the GRAMMYS, Perry treats us to this adorable Lyric Video starring Mr. Parsons the Hamster. The early 80s-Synth Pop tune with a bit of Reggae is set to have the world under arrest.
We love that Katy is back! Although she was in the news much this week and not for her Music, an actual single surfaces. Rise, produced by Max Martin, will be the official song of the Olympics for NBC and it got itself a surprise release last night. It is a bit reminiscent of her Wide Awake.
Just say the words “KATY PERRY” and we’re there. H&M has just released some new images from the top-earning Megastar’s holiday campaign. A full-length commercial is set to surface Monday, November 23, 2015 here.
The campaign, shot by famed photographer/director Jonas Åkerlund showcases Perry being adorable as usual and from what we can see that Elfie Selfie sweatshirt looks to be a hot-seller, as well as that red ribbon T-shirt. We really love that festive Ski Chalet sweater Perry‘s sporting also.
For every specially-designed Gift Card you purchase at H&M this holiday season, 5% of proceeds will go to UNICEF in aid of the children of Myanmar.
We saw and were floored by Taylor Swift‘s BAD BLOOD Video, but Madonna never has been one to be outshone. She’s back and wants you to know, BITCH, SHE’S MADONNA! After a Premiere on Tidal, the Video is available now to all.
Beyoncé! Miley Cyrus! Katy Perry! Rita Ora! Nicki Minaj! Madonna pulls-out all the stops and the Big Girls to do battle on her new Music Video for BITCH I’M MADONNA (ft. Nicki Minaj)... and we LOVE IT. Sure it’s no match for Bad Blood, but it’s still Madge.
See the Video:
But where’s Gaga?
BITCH I’M MADONNA is taken off of Madonna‘s latest Disc, Rebel Heart.
Stars of the Film, Fashion and Music Worlds gathered Monday night at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, for Fashion’s biggest night, the Costume Institute Ball – known more as the Met Ball or Met Gala – for a 44th year. As in previous years, the night was nothing short of spectacular and this year’s theme was China: Through the Looking Glass, which explores the Country’s influence on Fashion as we know it today. An Exhibition put-on in conjunction with the Museum’s Department of Asian Art, commences now through August, with the Gala kicking it all off.
The ultra-exclusive Affair is invite-only and if you are fortunate enough to be granted the opportunity to purchase a ticket even, acceptance is pending the approval of the most revered and feared Woman in the Industry, Anna Wintour.
Just so there was no confusion in the hierarchy, the dazzling A-List of predominantly female Talent would see its biggest stars Jay-Z and Beyoncé (in a revealing sheer Givenchy) arrive approximately three hours late, drawing a crowd of cheers from onlookers who lined street for a long glance at beauty and innovation when finally they did arrive.
Although a list of Guests was published prior, with Jennifer Lawrence named Event Chair this year, few know fully who exactly will arrive until they walk the many steps of the Red Carpet. Some Starlets stayed within their comfort zone wearing with an array of pretty form-fitting gowns. Others took major fashion risks, staying true to the Night’s established theme including Trailblazer Sarah Jessica Parker who had donned a Chinese Opera-like Headpiece over an H&M Dress, a strong contingent of Chinese Actresses including Gong Li, Ziyi Zhang, Carina Lau, Li Bing Bing, Gao Yuan Yuan, Tang Wei and more donned intricate creations with floral themed patterns. Dolce & Gabbana was most daring and our personal favourite, dressing a handful of Starlets like Karen Elson, Brie Larson and more in decadent golds with dazzling Tiaras fit for a Queen. Red-hot Moschino now underseen by Jeremy Scott, saw the likes of Madonna and Katy Perry garbed head-to-toe in his vision, the latter who turned heads with a cropped Pixie Cut which turned to blonde at the Afterparty which she had co-hosted. Not quite thematically correct, but still a visual Feast.
Others getting high praise for their looks were friends Anne Hathaway in a hooded gold Ralph Lauren numbers, Lady Gaga in a Zac Posen Pantsuit, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in rose-coloured Versace and Sophie Turner in teal Burberry Dress. And speaking of teal, Miley Cyrus would dazzle in a high-neck Alexander Wang dress, with her hair slicked-back and coloured as such. We also are a huge Fan of Kate Hudson‘s gold Michael Kors number.
Social Media was lit afire when Perry, Madonna and perceived Pop Rival Lady Gaga posed for Selfies together at the Ball’s official Afterparty in the City’s Meatpacking District. Both Lady Gaga and Rihanna also themselves would throw their own bashes, which would see the likes of Naomi Campbell, Robert Pattinson and his girlfriend FKA Twigs returning to their star-crammed Hotel in the wee hours at the break of dawn.
There absolutely is no doubt about Katy Perry’s Pop Domination right now and tonight‘s Halftime Performance at Super Bowl 49 in Phoenix solidified what we’ve known from the start – she is an Icon! The faster you recognize this, the easier your life will be.
Joined by her Idols Lenny Kravitz on the Track I Kissed a Girl and also by Missy Elliott on Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)Remix, the Crowd went absolutely berserk. Perry‘s entrance on a metallic tiger performing ROAR was a sight to be seen – a taste of the energy she brings to her live Shows. Perry capped it all off literally on an explosive note with – you guessed it – fireworks on her hit Single, FIREWORK!
See Perry‘s Halftime Show:
We‘ve seen Perry many times live including her most recent PRISMATIC TOUR. See some Highlights from that here!
BUDWEISER DOES IT AGAIN! With the Super Bowl coming this weekend, we know one thing is for sure every year – Budweiser will unleash an emotional fury that will have us weeping allover our Keyboards. This latest Super Bowl TV Spot features their trademark Clydesdale horses, but focuses on an adorable little Labrador who gets lost and goes on an adventure, when ultimately he encounters a scary wolf in the woods. You simply won’t believe what happens next… The pairing of a softened version of 500 Miles covered by Sleeping At Last... OMG. I can’t continue typing… I am a mess. And you will be too!
Watch it for yourself:
We absolutely can’t wait to see Katy Perry‘s Halftime Performance! Here’s a Teaser:
We were asked recently by Woodbine Entertainment along with fellow members of the Horse Racing World what our Picks. More on that here.
Let’s be real. We can never have enough Celeb Selfies! 2014 was a year I’ll never forget and will forever go down as one of our most star-studded yet! Our travels brought us to L.A. and New York, but our most exciting adventures took place here in our Hometown of Toronto! Let’s take a walk down our star-studded memory lane to some of our fave Celeb moments of 2014!
Who were you most excited to see? The red-hot Benedict Cumberbatch? The private Usher? The iconic Tom Cruise?The adorable Anna Kendrick? “It Boy” Ansel Elgort? How about “It Girl” Shailene Woodley? The incredibly-tough Reese Witherspoon? The irresistible Tom Hardy?!
Also, we want to share with you some of our fave of the several thousand Celeb Snaps we took in 2014! Chances are if there was a major Star in-town this year, we at some point snapped them!
2014 will go down as one of the strongest years for Cinema in recent memory, but which Movies rocked our World? And which Singles ruled our iPod? You’re about to find out!
Re-live some of our Fave Celeb Selfies of 2014 (click HD for better quality):
My most “liked” Selfie on Social Media of 2014 though? Easy!
2. GONE GIRL
6. THE IMITATION GAME
8. THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING
9. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS
10. THE LEGO MOVIE
Perhaps under-seen, WHIPLASH is the one Film you absolutely must see this year. J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller will shatter your World with their performances! You’ll leave shaken and sobered.
1. ALL ABOUT THAT BASS – Meghan Trainor
2. BLANK SPACE – Taylor Swift
3. WEST COAST – Lana Del Rey
4. BOOM CLAP – Charli XCX
5. POMPEII – Bastille
6. STAY WITH ME – Sam Smith
7. SHE LOOKS SO PERFECT – 5 Seconds of Summer
8. COUNTING STARS – OneRepublic
9. SHAKE IT OFF – Taylor Swift
10. SAY SOMETHING – A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera
2014 was all about that bass for us. Meghan Trainor blew our mind with her positive message about body image. We’re sold and extremely excited for her 2015 full-length Debut.
Won’t you join us as we embark on more exciting adventures in Entertainment 2015? Also stay tuned for an upcoming Post where our Contributors Jonathan Godfrey, Justin Waldman, David Baldwin and George Kozera share their fave Films of 2014 too!
Happy Holidays, Willionaire$!
Photos Post-TIFF ’14 taken on Nikon D3300. Photos pre-TIFF ’14 taken on Olympus E-PL5/Samsung S4.
California Gurl herself Katy Perry is currently in Toronto for a five-day-long visit which includes three shows at the Air Canada Centre as part of her Prismatic World Tour. The Tour marks her third self-headlining Tour, running through North America, South America and Europe till March 2015.
The Top-Earning Woman in Music, according to Forbes Magazine, was spotted low-key and casual along Bloor Street shopping at Holt Renfrew Thursday on a day off and has been vocal about her love for Toronto having visited on many occasions including a near-week-long stay back in 2010 promoting her second Disc, Teenage Dream around the MuchMusic Video Awards. We were there! We’ve lovedher from the start!
Perry zipped through a 22-song Hit-packed Set tonight to a full house, putting on a colourful display with themes ranging from Egyptian-inspired to full-on neon mode. Often bordering on strange and playful with cat-inspired video montages and giant champagne bottles and tacos floating in the air, the 29-year-old Singer/Songwriter kept those KatyCats of hers on their feet much of the night.
From Roar all the way through the Finale, Firework, energy was high with Perry fully committed to making it an intimate affair for her Toronto Fans. Costumes were artful and imaginative, her thematically-correct Dress for the latter Number being a highlight of the night. Earlier in the evening, they were handed 3-D prism glasses to watch the Show with, which added to the festivity!
One lucky Fan, a ten-year-old Girl named Bella was brought on-stage and given a Pizza which Perry unfortunately could not eat as she has a gluten allergy. Later in the Show, she serenaded a Fan named Meagan, singing her Hit Birthday to her as Dancers crowded around a throne which both she and her lucky Guest sat on through the Number.
See a Montage of Highlights captured from tonight:
Perry performs Saturday, July 19th and Monday, July 21st also at Air Canada Centre.
(Photo/video credit: Mr. Will Wong | Audio content: EMI Music/Universal Music)