Louisville’s Jack Harlow is going places fast. The 23-year-old Rapper has shot to stardom with Lil Nas X Collabo “Industry Baby” reaching #1 on the Billboard US Hot 100 Chart. His 2020 single “What’s Poppin” also reached #2 last year on the same chart. Above this, he’s selling-out arenas both sides of the border with his The Crème De La Crème Tour.
The Tour hit Drake‘s HISTORY last night, the venue just having launched last week. Drake even came out to show his support at the show last night, and following the gig, picked him up in his Maybach, bringing him and his entourage out in Yorkville for a late night dinner.
A few lucky fans got the Selfie with Harlow at the venue coming out in his SUV, out of hundreds who waited at the back for a chance to meet him.
We were able to get Harlow to look over for a quick Snap with us, which we’re grateful for, as he laid-low pretty much most of this Toronto visit. He’s come a far way since his last show here at the intimate Velvet Underground 2019.
Sony Pictures Canada, Universal Music Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win a copy of the SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE Soundtrack on CD. The Disc features new Music by Post Malone, Swae Lee, Nicki Minaj, Jaden Smith and more!
Brooklyn teen Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) is embarrassed that his police officer dad drives him to school in a cruiser. His dad isn’t impressed by Spider-Man, who gets a lot of credit for catching bad guys.
When Spider-Man (Jake Johnson) saves Miles from a monster, the superhero introduces the boy to the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one person can wear the mask of Spider-Man. Peter Parker offers to teach Miles to be Spider-Man, but advises him not to do it like him (Peter), but to do it like himself.
Gorgeous women looking empowered. Drake‘s new Video for NICE FOR WHAT, the Track sampling Lauyrn Hill‘s Ex-Factor, features a star-studded Cast of familiar faces. Tiffany Haddish, Tracee Ellis Ross, Emma Roberts, Issa Rae, Bria Vinaite, Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, Letitia Wright and several more appear in the Clip, reminiscent of George Michael‘s Freedom! 90.
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
Umm. There are a lot of asses jiggling and boobs exposed in this brand new 7.5 minute clip for Rihanna and Drake’s WORK, shot right here in our backyard. I admit the Track is growing on us. I just wish I could decipher what Rihanna is singing about. Even with closed caption enabled, I still haven’t a clue.
See the NSFW Video below:
Work is directed by both X and Tim Erem.
The Single is taken from Rihanna‘s new Disc, ANTI, now in stores.
NBA All-Star Weekend has taken over Toronto for the first time ever. Kicking-off the festivities tonight at Ricoh Coliseum on CNE grounds was the much-buzzed Canada vs U.S. Mountain Dew 2016 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, headed by captains Drake and Kevin Hart respectively. Drake tonight was given the honours of holding the key to the City based on his outstanding contributions locally.
Team Canada alas would prevail under Drake‘s guidance with a score of 74-64 with Win Butler and Tracy McGrady leading the pack.
Spotted in the audience tonight were some huge names like Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and more. The three were on the set of XXX: The Return of Xander Cage filming at the penthouse of one of the City’s most historic hotels. Wrapping just before 7, they head-on over quickly to Ricoh Coliseum, making it in time despite Fans waiting in the cold for them. It is said during halftime show, Diesel stopped to pose for Selfies with several Fans who clamoured for him, soaking-up all the adoration.
Olivia Wilde also was seen cheering Jason Sudeikis who is here promoting Jesse Owens Biopic RACE, alongside Co-Star Stephan James who played for Team Canada.
Rapper Snoop Dogg also is in-town too, leaving a trail of heartbreak this morning after no-showing at appearances on Breakfast Television and The Morning Show after a night of partying Thursday!
Meanwhile not far from the Celebrity Game, Gwen Stefani and Usher would headline an Afterparty at a specially-constructed for the occasion True North Lounge sponsored by Bell.Stefani quietly head to the venue around 9 with bodyguard picking her up from the underground of her Hotel and a trunk full of luggage. She is to appear in the first ever Live Music Video to be filmed Grammys night for her single Make Me Like You, dedicated to boyfriend and The Voice Co-Star Blake Shelton. Earlier in the day she had an Album Listening Party for upcoming Disc, This Is What the Truth Feels Like.
Other parties taking place in the City tonight included Kevin Hart‘s bash at Roy Thomson Hall, Shaquille O’Neal and Snoop Dogg are expected at Muzik Nighclub and also Amber Rose and Blac Chyna at Stadium Nightclub.
See our Snaps with NBA Megastar Chris Paul and man of the hour Kevin Hart!
SUPER BOWL 50 is set to take the world stage Sunday night and here to get us all excited for the Big Day are these brand new Commercials to get us into the spirit! Packed with celebrity, corporations went all-out securing that starpower as they should for the biggest day in Sports… err to Football fans!
DORITOS DOGS. You’ll fall in love with these three rescue dogs who star in this spot, determined to overcome that pesky “NO DOGS ALLOWED” signage at the grocery store!
SUPERBOWL BABIESft. SEAL. Make sure to use that handy Closed Caption feature on YouTube when watching this. Imagine this, a choir of babies conceived Super Bowl night all joining together as a choir featuring SEAL himself to “Kiss from a Rose“!
THE BUD LIGHT PARTY ft. AMY SCHUMER + SETH ROGEN. Two of our favourite funnypeople join in this spot for Bud Light. Enjoy their big “caucus”. “It’s not too big… you can handle it”.
GIVE A DAMN ft. HELEN MIRREN FOR BUDWEISER. Dame Helen Mirren delivers it deadpan and straight. Drinking and driving is for the stupid.
DRAKE FOR T-MOBILE. Taking the line “You used to call me on my cell phone” from Hotline Bling perhaps a little too literally, Drake gets the perfect package from this American Wireless Service.
CHRISTOPHER WALKEN FOR KIA. Don’t you wish Christopher Walken was there for you every time you misplaced your keys?
STEVEN TYLER FOR SKITTLES. The Aerosmith frontman reacts to a singing portrait of himself… made of Skittles!
As you know, I know and continue to know v. little about Football. Let me make my annual prediction, which usually is right! I always judge victory based on the players’ outfits… and this year I love the Carolina Panthers!! Sorry, Denver Broncos! You can never go wrong with Turquoise. BYE!
After a huge tease and some false starts, Rihanna finally gets rolling with her eagerly-awaited eighth album ANTI. Billboard Magazine announced earlier this week the Album at long last drops this Friday and in advance of its release comes official first single, WORK.
The collaboration co-produced by Boi-1da and featuring Drake quickly rocketed to number one on the iTunes Charts across the world including U.S. and Canada. Despite sparse production, Rihanna‘s unmistakable reggae-pop is still front and center, a cut from the same cloth as some of Justin Bieber‘s more recent singles.
21-year-old Los Angeles-based R&B sensation Tinashe still might be a tad bit on the obscure to the Mainstream, but if the buzz surrounding her is any indication of what’s to come, don’t tell us we didn’t tell you so!
Just having released her debut Album Aquarius in 2014, Critics from TIME to Billboard all are hailing her Platinum-selling Single 2 On among the year’s best. A Duet Remix of Nick Jonas’ Jealous also has helped her gain some exposure of late.
Best described as a hybrid Alternative-R&B, Tinashe‘s sound is unlike anything we’ve heard, but to see her finally energetic performance on-stage before a packed house at Tattoo Rock Parlour was an absolute pleasure. To say she has a commanding presence would be an understatement. It is only a matter of time before she translates that to an arena-sized Audience. Fans waited patiently, although tested certainly, through an extended DJ Set before Tinashe finally arrived on-stage a belated 11:40 PM.
We had the pleasure of meeting Tinashe who was all smiles and hugs before her show. Tonight was the second time this year she’s been in the City, after performing alongside Drake at the OVO Festival this Summer.
It was only a matter of time before Sir Mix-a-Lot got a revival! Nicki Minaj‘s new Video for Single Anaconda finally has been unreleased. The v. revealing Clip shows the Rapper/Singer back at it in a big way! I like that she’s taking female objectification and re-owning it. She even got her Buddy Drake out to enjoy a bit of a Chair Dance – not that it was a hard sell I’m sure… Definitely not safe for work – just saying…
Watch the Clip:
Universal Music Canada release THE PINKPRINT later this year.