March 20 (UPI) -- South Korean girl group Momoland released their first single of 2019, "I'm So Hot," along with an accompanying music video and EP. The K-pop stars released the electro-pop track Wednesday, the same day as the release of Show Me, the EP that features the new song. The video for "I'm So Hot" sees the girl group -- minus members Daisy and Taeha, who joined in 2017 -- preparing in a dressing room before performing choreographed group dances on a variety of stages. Momoland reached No. 4 on the World Digital Song Sales chart last year with breakout hit "Bboom Bboom," which surpassed 200 million views on YouTube in only seven months. The video has since gone on to surpass 330 million views. … [Read more...] about K-pop stars Momoland release ‘I’m So Hot’ single, video
Halsey is one of the many artists performing at Woodstock 50 in 2019. Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia On Tuesday, the Woodstock Festival officially announced the lineup for the concert that will mark the original event’s 50th anniversary. The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Santana, Robert Plant, Dead & Company, Chance the Rapper, Greta Van Fleet, Imagine Dragons, Halsey and Jay-Z are just a few of the big acts who will grace the stage. This roster of artists set to perform in Watkins Glen, New York on August 16, 17 and 18 of this year is for sure a motley bunch, but the specific qualities of the chosen group of artists are worth exploring, because Woodstock, when it was originally thrown together in 1969, was intended to be a nucleus of peace, love and understanding in a turbulent world.Subscribe to Observer’s Entertainment NewsletterThings in 2019 are just as tumultuous, but it’s already been hinted that the tone of the festival will be decidedly different from … [Read more...] about Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary Lineup Honors…Pop Music?
Donna Grantis, “Diamonds & Dynamite” (eOne) Like with Miles Davis or David Bowie, having played with Prince is an entry in a musician’s resume that’s worth a thousand recommendations. Canadian guitarist Donna Grantis spent four years in various capacities with the late artist who once changed his name to an unpronounceable glyph. Among other credits, Grantis wrote the title tune for “PlectrumElectrum,” Prince’s 2014 album with the group 3rdEyeGirl, which she was also part of. For this eight-track instrumental collection, she has teamed up with a trio of Minneapolis aces — drummer JT Bates, bassist Cody McKinney and keyboard player Bryan Nichols — as well as New York-based, Minneapolis-born tabla virtuoso Suphala. “Mr Majestic” is a mellow opener, with Grantis varying her guitar’s volume to hover over a lush base provided by electric piano and Suphala’s delicately high-pitched percussion. It’s … [Read more...] about Review: Ex-Prince guitarist Donna Grantis explores fusion
Earlier this month Leaving Neverland aired on Channel 4, seeing two men allege that Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children. The controversial documentary, which has been dismissed as untrue by the Jackson estate and family, has seen various radio stations and even an episode of The Simpsons, featuring the late star, dropped from the air. While TV shows like Strictly Come Dancing and The X Factor have reportedly vowed not to use Jackson’s songs in any performances in the future. Now one of Jackson’s accusers, Wade Robson has revealed his thoughts on if fans should stop listening to the singer’s music. Related articles Michael Jackson documentary: Is Wade Robson married? Who is his wife? Leaving Neverland: Michael Jackson's former bodyguard speaks out Speaking with TMZ at LAX airport in Los Angeles yesterday, Robson said: “That’s not really my concern. I mean that’s everybody’s individual journey. “If I have any hope … [Read more...] about Michael Jackson music: Wade Robson SPEAKS OUT on if he thinks fans should STOP listening
The full lineup for Lollapalooza 2019 was announced early Wednesday. Headliners will include Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, The Strokes, Twenty One Pilots, Flue, Tame Impala, The Chainsomkers and J. Balvin. Grande is the only female artist in the headliner camp this year. Among the rest of the lineup are Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae, Death Cab for Cutie, H.E.R., and Flume. Also notable on the lineup is Shaquille O’Neal (making a musical comeback of sorts) — performing under his stage name Diesel. Four-day passes went on sale Tuesday. Here’s this year’s poster featuring all the acts for the four-day fest, Aug. 1-4 at Grant Park. Courtesy Lollapalooza … [Read more...] about Lollapalooza full lineup announced: Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino and more