Rihanna to headline 2023 Super Bowl halftime show
By JAKE COYLE AP Film WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna will take center stage at February’s Super Bowl halftime show. The singer, who declined to perform in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show out of solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, will headline the 2023 Super Bowl, the NFL announced Sunday along with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and Apple Music. Self-made in business and entertainment.”The Super Bowl will take place at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12. Rihanna earlier said she turned down a similar opportunity for the 2019 Super Bowl that was ultimately headlined by Maroon 5. In 2019, the NFL partnered with Roc Nation (which manages Rihanna) to help pick performers for the Super Bowl and strategize on the halftime show.mlive.com
New this week: 'Me Time,' DJ Khaled and Sylvester Stallone
This week’s new entertainment releases include fresh music from DJ Khaled and his celebrity pals, an HBO documentary about the unending toll Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans' children and a film starring Sylvester Stallone as an aged superhero.
Mariah Carey, Neptunes, Lennox in Songwriters Hall of Fame
After a glittering career stuffed with No. 1 hits — not to mention a two-year pandemic delay — Mariah Carey was finally inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on Thursday, but not before challenging her new fellow members to do better by women.
Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crowned
Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.
‘Hello, Cancel Culture Please’: Kendrick Lamar Gets Blasted on Social Media for Producing Upcoming Live-Action Comedy About a Slave Intern
Artists have often diversified their portfolios by transitioning to other sectors of Hollywood, as seen in examples such as Ice Cube and Jay-Z. Both emcees […]news.yahoo.com
‘This Has Always Been My Stance’: Lil Mama Responds After Jay-Z Breaks Silence on Rapper Crashing Stage During His Performance with Alicia Keys 12 Years Ago
For 12 years, Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has not spoken publicly about his 2009 MTV Video Music Award performance of “Empire State of Mind” with Alicia […]news.yahoo.com
‘Summer of Soul,’ ‘Drive My Car’ make Oscars shortlist
Documentaries about Julia Child, “Black Woodstock,” the pandemic and The Velvet Underground and acclaimed international films like Japan’s “Drive My Car,” Iran’s “A Hero” and Norway’s “The Worst Person in the World” just got a little closer to scoring Oscar nominations.
Sophie Turner Roasted Joe Jonas For Wearing A “Laughable” Purity Ring Despite “Sticking His Fingers In Costars” After He Revealed The “Inappropriate” Questions He Received About His Virginity As A Tee
“Look, Joe Jonas wasn’t just sticking his fingers in some dumb metal rings. He was sticking his fingers in costars, actresses and even a supermodel or two,” Sophie quips in the new Netflix comedy special Jonas Brothers Family Roast.View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters welcomed into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z's added another title to a resume that includes rapper, songwriter, Grammy winner, billionaire business mogul, and global icon — Hall of Famer. The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” was inducted Saturday night as part of an eclectic 2021 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame class that included Foo Fighters, Carole King, Tina Turner, The Go-Gos and Todd Rundgren. Once a drug dealer on the tough streets of Brooklyn, New York, Jay-Z rose through the rap world with hard, straight-forward songs that often portrayed the struggles of Black people in America.news.yahoo.com
Practice video: First look at 2021-22 Michigan men’s basketball team
The Michigan men’s basketball program held its media day at Crisler Center on Friday (Oct. 15). Along with interviews with head coach Juwan Howard and select players, media was allowed to watch 45 minutes of practice. It was the first look at the 2021-22 Wolverines and first time seeing the program in action since March, when Michigan lost to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament’s Elite Eight. During the open portion of Friday’s practice, most of the time was spent on mid-range shooting. Of the 17 players on the roster, three did not participate in practice: Eli Brooks, Zeb Jackson, and Brandon Wade.mlive.com
Tina Knowles-Lawson responds to critics of Beyoncé wearing Tiffany diamond
Tina Knowles-Lawson is defending her daughter. The matriarch responded to critics of Beyoncé wearing the Tiffany diamond in her latest […] The post Tina Knowles-Lawson responds to critics of Beyoncé wearing Tiffany diamond appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Four DJs keep good vibes bumping for thousands in ‘legendary night’ at The Block Party
The city’s downtown scene changed from classic cars to old school and fresh beats on Thursday night, Aug. 19 for The Block Party. The DJs played set after set, starting with DJ AK, who passed the torch to DJ Hype before giving the stage to multi-platinum Grammy Award winning hip-hop record producer Just Blaze. “It was the legendary night that we definitely imagined it would be,” said Brandon Corder, Beats x Beers founder, who organized the event. Corder said the event also included food and drinks were be provided by Xolo and local vendors were also present. The Block Party first took place in 2019, where nearly 3,000 party-goers showed up.mlive.com
Flint block party with DJ Just Blaze, vibes and food will take over downtown streets Aug. 19
FLINT, MI — A block party coming to downtown Flint this week will feature four DJs, food from a local restaurant and the atmosphere to have fun. The event is planned to be exactly what it’s called - a block party, Corder said, noting that the only difference is that type of event isn’t typically held in a downtown area. “I just felt like it was a completely new thing, the time and the space and just everything and I just want it to be - like we’ve heard of a block party, but this is like The Block Party,” Corder said. Food and drinks will be provided by Xolo, Corder said, and local vendors will also be present. The Block Party first took place in 2019, where nearly 3,000 party-goers showed up.mlive.com
Sorry, Rihanna. I can’t celebrate billionaires – even if they are Black
The last thing we need right now is another billionaire, regardless of their skin color ‘Celebrating the success of another Black billionaire obscures the dangers that the Black upper class poses to the Black working class and working-class people of all ethnicities.’ Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images Rihanna just became the newest member of the Black billionaire class. She did it through her ambitious and game-changing makeup company, Fenty Beauty. Fenty rejects eurocentric beauty snews.yahoo.com
Eminem’s potential Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2022 would be a polarizing game-changer
Rock purists will have just finished arguing “hip hop isn’t rock and roll” during Jay-Z’s induction on Oct. 30 when they’ll face another annoyance. Eminem becomes eligible for the Rock Hall next year and is sure to make the ballot in early 2022. “Just like any artist must evolve in their career, so should the Hall of Fame,” John Sykes, chairman of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, told Billboard in May. Should Marshall Mathers be inducted next year, it would mark a turning point for the Rock Hall that goes beyond hip hop. Under the leadership of Sykes, the face of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is changing.mlive.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021 offers something for everyone
CLEVELAND, Ohio – The list of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees in an impressive one that includes Foo Fighters, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Carole King, Todd Rundgren and Tina Turner. The Rock Hall is also expanding its specialty categories. Rap icon LL Cool J has been nominated for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame six times, including this year, and finally earns induction in a specialty category. However, the Rock Hall has broadened the category to include acts that not only helped “inspire” rock and roll, but helped it “evolve” as well. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum’s annual Inductee Exhibit is set to open on July 1.mlive.com
After top Grammy win, singer H.E.R. is heading to the Oscars
(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – A night after winning the top Grammy Award for songwriting, R&B singer H.E.R. Leslie Odom Jr. will also compete for best original song with “Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami...," which he wrote with Sam Ashworth. AdSongs by John Legend, Mary J. Blige, Janelle Monae and Robert Glasper were shortlisted for best original song but didn't make the final cut. The duo of Reznor and Ross have won a number of awards for their scoring work, including an Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Golden Globe. Terence Blanchard (“Da 5 Bloods"), Emile Mosseri (“Minari") and James Newton Howard (“News of the World") round out the best original score nominees.
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. ___This story has been corrected to show the ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, not Staples Center.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
Square buying Jay-Z's streaming music service Tidal for $297 million
Financial technology company Square said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z. Under the deal, Square will pay $297 million in cash and stock for Tidal, Jay-Z will be named to Square's board of directors, and he and other artists who currently own shares in Tidal will remain stakeholders. Tidal has presented itself as the artist-friendly alternative to other music streamers, and Square says it will take that phenomenon further for musicians just as it has for businesses with its financial systems. "It comes down to one simple idea: finding new ways for artists to support their work," Dorsey said in the statement announcing the deal. Jay-Z said in the statement that the "partnership will be a game-changer for many."cbsnews.com
Dorsey's Square is acquiring a majority stake in Jay-Z's streaming music company Tidal
Square, Jack Dorsey's digital payments company, is acquiring a majority ownership stake in the music streaming service Tidal, the company announced Thursday. Square's stock was down about 3% in the morning. Jay-Z, who bought Tidal in 2015 for $56 million, will join Square's board of directors. Dorsey said Jay-Z will also "help lead our entire company, including Seller and the Cash App, as soon as the deal closes." Tidal has struggled to keep up in the music streaming wars since its launch, and Dorsey's stake could help push the company forward.cnbc.com
Square, Inc. to buy majority of Tidal and put Jay-Z on board
FILE - In this July 23, 2019, file photo, Jay-Z makes an announcement of the launch of Dream Chasers record label in joint venture with Roc Nation, at the Roc Nation headquarters in New York.Financial technology company Square, Inc. says it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)SAN FRANCISCO – Financial technology company Square, Inc. said Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Tidal, the music streaming service partly owned by Jay-Z. Under the deal, Square will pay $297 million in cash and stock for Tidal, Jay-Z will be named to Square's board of directors, and he and other artists who currently own shares in Tidal will remain stakeholders. Tidal has presented itself as the artist-friendly alternative to other music streamers, and Square says it will take that phenomenon further for musicians just as it has for businesses with its financial systems. AdJay-Z said in the statement that the “partnership will be a game-changer for many.” I look forward to all this new chapter has to offer!"
Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland — in fall
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, images of Kobe Bryant are displayed as fans enter Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Pelicans in Cleveland. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going forward, news outlets reported. Last year’s ceremony was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and eventually replaced with an HBO special honoring the inductees.
33 years later, Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall return to Zamunda
NEW YORK – When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. “Now I take nothing for granted and appreciate everything.”Thirty-three years after “Coming to America,” Murphy and Hall have returned to Zamunda. At the barbershop, where Murphy and Hall also reprise their characters, the conversation bounces from Teslas to transgender people. Before making “Black Panther,” Murphy has said Ryan Coogler approached him about a “Coming to America” sequel. Ruth E. Carter designed the costumes of both “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.” Both were shot in Atlanta.
Rock hall plans October induction before live audience
Blige made this years list of nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said Tuesday that it plans to have a live induction of its 36th class on Oct. 30 in Cleveland — before an actual audience! “We are optimistic and hopeful for the ceremony,” said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. It will be the sixth time the induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland, home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. AdHarris said a fall induction ceremony, moved from the spring last year because of COVID, will become permanent.
AP Exclusive: Black Lives Matter opens up about its finances
This marks the first time in the movement’s nearly eight-year history that BLM leaders have revealed a detailed look at their finances. The foundation said it committed $21.7 million in grant funding to official and unofficial BLM chapters, as well as 30 Black-led local organizations. In its report, the BLM foundation said individual donations via its main fundraising platform averaged $30.76. “Because the BLM movement was larger than life — and it is larger than life — people made very huge assumptions about what our actual finances looked like,” Cullors said. Leaders at the BLM foundation admit that they have not been clear about the movement’s finances and governance over the years.
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and The Go-Go's nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year's nominees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a female-heavy list of 16 acts that includes for the first time The Go-Go's, Mary J. Blige and Dionne Warwick. There are two newly eligible acts in Jay-Z and Foo Fighters while artists nominated for the first time include Blige, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Warwick and Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. Turner would be inducted for a second time, having gone to the hall as part of Ike & Tina Turner in 1991. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is already in the hall as a member of Nirvana. CBS News"This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates," said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement Wednesday.cbsnews.com
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame makes history with 2021 nominees
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Tina Turner and Iron Maiden lead this year’s historic list of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. It marks the most female-heavy ballot the Rock Hall has ever produced with seven of the 16 acts being led by women. “This remarkable ballot reflects the diversity and depth of the artists and music the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates,” said John Sykes, Chairman of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, in a statement. Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl is looking to earn his second induction into the Rock Hall, having already gotten in with Nirvana in 2014. King and Turner could join Stevie Nicks (2019) as the only women to be inducted into the Rock Hall twice.mlive.com
Stocks making the biggest moves in the premarket: FireEye, Alibaba, C3.ai & more
Shares of Square were up 1% in premarket trading. Nikola shares rebounded 1.4% in the premarket. Altimmune (ALT) – Altimmune is under pressure in pre-market trading after the Food and Drug Administration put a clinical hold on human trials for the drugmaker's Covid-19 vaccine candidate and requested additional data. Altimmune shares were down nearly 10% in premarket trading. Voya shares were up 2.7% in premarket trading.cnbc.com