BRUNO MARS took home top honours at the 60th annual GRAMMYAwards. The Hawaiian-born Singer/Songwriter for his Tracks 24K Magic, That’s What I Like and Album 24K Magic, won Album of the Year,Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song and Best R&B Album.
Mars says, pleading not to be cut-off during his speech in which he recalls performing at the age of 15, “Babyface, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Teddy Riley wrote many of the songs I’d be singing. I remember people who’d never met each from two sides of the globe all would be dancing and all I wanted to do with this Album was to see everybody dancing and everybody moving. I’d like to dedicate this award to my heroes, these teachers who laid down the foundation.”.
See his performance with CardiB on the Remix to Finesse:
Taking place in New York City this year, the GRAMMYs took place at Madison Square Garden after having been in Los Angeles for the past 14 years. Funnyman James Corden filled hosting duties and his parents Malcolm and Margaret even came out again to support him, joking they snuck-out to see Hamilton while the show was going on! New York native and 14-time Grammy Winner Alicia Keys stated upon presenting Record of the Year to Bruno Mars, “I love it better when the GRAMMYS are in New York”, drawing applause from the crowd.
Other big winners from the evening included Bruno Mars‘ labelmate Ed Sheeran who won Best Pop Solo Performance for smash hit Shape of You and also Best Pop Vocal Album for ÷.
GRAMMY Darling Kendrick Lamar won Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance and Best Music Video for HUMBLE. and his Rihanna Collaboration LOYALTY. won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. His Disc DAMN. won Best Rap Album.
Canada saw The Weeknd win for Best Contemporary R&B Album with his top-selling Starboy Disc, while national icon Leonard Cohen post-humously won for Best Rock Performance with You Want it Darker. Our Alessia Cara won coveted Best New Artist and while her version of How Far I’ll Go didn’t win for Best Song for Visual Media, the Moana Theme sung by Auli’i Cravalho would go on to win.
Lady Gaga was on early with a fantastic acoustic Medley of A Million Reasons and Joanne:
Kesha would make a return to the GRAMMYs after a few years away delivering her nominated Praying with the help of Cyndi Lauper, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, Andra Day and more:
While it was announced recently that Elton John soon will retire following his upcoming Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, Miley Cyrus would join him on-stage for a rendition of Tiny Dancer:
After feuding for many years after a fallout in the ’90s, Broadway legend Patti Lupone would take the stage to perform Don’t Cry for Me Argentina from EVITA for Composer Andrew Lloyd Weber, who was being honoured this evening for his achievements. Lupone performed the same song at the 1981 GRAMMYs. See the performance:
After causing a stir hosting the 2015 MTV VMAs – including getting Nicki Minaj v. upset over statements about her Twitter spat with Taylor Swift – it was announced that Miley Cyrus has released a new album online! The experimental new album in which she sports much raspier vocals, is being branded under Miley Cyruz and Her Dead Petz. Itcan be listened to online in its 23-track entirety via SoundCloud for free.
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.
The term “Megastar” oftens gets thrown around but few actually are it in the truest sense of the word. Miley, is that. A brand new Track from the Cyrus surfaced earlier today and although nobody is quite sure whether the Song is a new Single or just an unreleased Track recorded prior, the Internet quickly is responding favourably to the uptempo break-up Tune, which appears to be a Dr. Luke Production.
Knowing Miley, we have no doubt that this is cleverly-executed stunt to get her back to the summit (not that she ever left it). If you noticed, scandalous/artsy Photos from her Paper Magazine (read here) Interview surfaced today, where she talks about her sexuality and her own Parents’ tumultuous relationship, among other things. And ever since, all we’ve been thinking about is Miley.
Oddly enough though, the release of this Single sorta derailed the publicity behind these shocking Photos…
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.
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.
Justin Timberlake was the big Winner at the 2014 Billboard MusicAwards this evening, held in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Arena! The R&B Crooner took home a whopping seven trophies, including wins for Top Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Male Artist (Female went to Katy Perry), Top Billboard 200 Album for The 20/20 Experience and more! Timberlake, like Perry, had accepted his Awards via satellite.
Following behind closely were Rock Outfit Imagine Dragons, who are slated to visit Toronto next month for the MuchMusic Video Awards. The Quartet won Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Duo/Group and Top Rock Artist.
Controversial Hit Blurred Lines earned Robin Thicke, Pharrell and T.I. a total four Billboard Music Awards tonight including Top Hot 100 Song, Top Digital Song, Top Radio Song and Top R&B Song.
Country Star and former American Idol was awarded the Milestone Award, while Multimedia Empire Jennifer Lopez was given the important Icon Award, on-hand to accept the honour with a heart-felt speech.
Many tonight were talking about Michael Jackson‘s resurrection in Hologram form, performing new posthumous Single, Slave to the Rhyhtm. The surprise struck a chord with Audience members, some seen tearing-up.
Watch it below:
Miley Cyrus also turned a few heads paying homage to The Beatles with a Cover of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds:
After kicking-off in Vancouver on Valentine’s Day, Multimedia Megastar Miley Cyrus’ fourth self headlining Tour, in support of her 2013 Disc Bangerz, hit Toronto tonight at Air Canada Centre. Selling-out completely, the 21-year-old commanded the Stage Production, best described as sophisticated, colourful, playful Romp, which at once is highly sexually-charged. Outfit upon outfit, Fans were dazzled by her array of Roberto Cavalli-designed Bodysuits, some skimpier than others, before ultimately riding-off a giant Wiener, suspended mid-air. At one point, Cyrus even spat water on her Fans – met with few complaints, of course!
Cyrus who arrived early Sunday morning with her entourage, mother Tish and Sister Noah, remained low-key for much of her stay. The Star tells her Fans – many daringly-clad with their hair put into buns mimicking their Idol – that she has a special affection for Toronto having lived here four years as a Child. Times certainly have changed and a once precocious young Girl, now back with the World at the tip of her well-manicured and tattooed finger.
Without making Fans wait too long, the Actress/Songstress zipped through 22 Tracks in two hours, focusing mostly on her number one- selling Disc Bangerz, with a couple familiar hits like Can’t be Tamed and Party in the U.S.A. sprinkled sparsely. Fans went ballistic as she encored her Smash Wrecking Ball and We Can’t Stop. She even surprised those Smilers (as she calls her Fans affectionately), further doing an impromptu Set before them including Covers of Summertime Sadness (Lana Del Rey), The Scientist (Coldplay) and Jolene (Dolly Parton), us witnessing the bright ring of her powerful, resonant vocals. She had tried to capture the moment on her Phone via a Selfie Video, although the Device ran out of memory, forcing her to delete some files on-stage.
Anybody doubting Cyrus’ Artistry or longevity as an Entertainer beyond her wildly-successful teen past, undoubtedly would have been silenced by her dazzling display tonight. She is an exciting Artist who continues to defy the odds and grow regardless what her Naysayers might think.
See more Photos below:
See an amazing compilation of the Evening’s best moments:
Not sure it was quite a musical match made-in-heaven, but Madonna and Miley Cyrus‘ much-talked-about Collaboration on the latter’s MTV Unplugged Taping quickly has surfaced! Gyrating, butt-patting, Cowboy Hats and Boots! This Performance is everything.
Madonna surprised Miley Fans in Los Angeles the other night joining the Pop Star for a custom-concocted Mash-Up their Hits respectively, Don’t Tell Me and We Can’t Stop. Thematically it works we suppose, with the former sporting a Country Vibe and Miley proudly displaying her Country Roots. But sonically? You be the Judges!
Watch Madonna & Miley Cyrus performing We Can’t Stop/Don’t Tell Me Mash-Up:
Racy, racy. Miley Cyrus just unleashed her brand-new Video for latest Single, ADORE YOU. Directed by Joseph Kahn, the Clip has Cyrus writhing about seductively in bed, interspersed with some self-filmed Footage. Edgy, but like Wrecking Ball it gets a little uncomfortable to watch at moments.