Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has declared he would bring back the Grammy award to Nigeria. Recall that Burna’s album African Giant, was nominated in the World Best Music Album, alongside fellow African legendary singer, Angelique Kidjo. READ ALSO:Banky W set for music making comeback(Opens in a new browser tab) Well, the weeks are drawing nearer for the international award ceremony which is set to hold in January 2020, and the singer has allayed the fears of his fans, who fervently hope that he would become the first Nigerian to scale through the nomination level and eventually bring the award home. During the Livespot Festival held over the weekend in Lagos, Burna Boy promised to bring the award home. His words: “I go carry the Grammy comeback and when I come back, we go reason.” Vanguard Related … [Read more...] about I go carry the Grammy come back…, Burna Boy declares
Welcome to The Hill’s Morning Report. Happy Thursday! Our newsletter gets you up to speed on the most important developments in politics and policy, plus trends to watch. Co-creators are Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver (CLICK HERE to subscribe!). On Twitter, find us at @asimendinger and @alweaver22.The Alabama legislature lit a fuse on abortion Tuesday that could burn its way to the Supreme Court in the next few years. But first, the emotional debate is expected to energize 2020 contests for candidates running in both political parties.Republican Gov. Kay Ivey on Wednesday signed the Alabama bill, which outlaws almost all abortions in the state, including in cases of incest and rape. The law was written to trigger court challenges, which abortion opponents hope will lead a conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.Women’s rights activists and pro-choice advocates say the decision to approve the nation’s strictest abortion measure has … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition – Restrictive state abortion laws ignite fiery 2020 debate
By & by Sarah Grossbart | Tue., 10 Dec. 2019 3:00 AM Share Tweet Email move close Now PlayingUp Next2020 Golden Globe TV Nominations - Drama Rarely has the symbolism been quite so overt. He'd already made a splash on the 2019 Golden Globes carpet, living for the hot pink satin-lined reveal of his glorious Randi Rahm cape. And he'd caught the eye of Glenn Close and pretty much every editor tasked with putting together a best dressed list when he wore a custom Christian Siriano tuxedo-ballgown hybrid to the Oscars. So when Pose standout Billy Porter was tasked with bringing camp to this May's Met Gala, he did the absolute most. "Any success I've had prior to Pose was me being campy so I know how to do that," he explained to The Guardian this fall. So borrowing from an idea pitched by show creator Ryan Murphy, he tasked stylist Sam Ratelle and fashion brand the Blonds with putting together a sun god-themed golden jeweled catsuit … [Read more...] about Why Everything Is Finally Coming Up Billy Porter
By & by Cassie Esparza | Tue., 10 Dec. 2019 3:30 AM Share Tweet Email Getty Images/E! Illustration We love these products, and we hope you do too. E! has affiliate relationships, so we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchases. Items are sold by the retailer, not E!.The happiest time of the year is coming to a close, but we're hoping your stocking gets stuffed with the experience of a lifetime.For music lovers everywhere, the best gift has always been a pair of concert tickets. And this New Year is bringing some of music's biggest names to a stage near you.Taylor Swift's Lover Fest will be bringing the superstar's newest music to fans this summer. Billie Eilish's Where Do We Go World Tour will be hitting everywhere from the U.S. to Latin America and Europe.And if you're more of a country fan, Kenny Chesney's Chillaxification tour with Florida Georgia Line and Old Dominion is sure to be a night to remember. Read Ally Brooke's Holiday … [Read more...] about 20+ Concerts on Every Music Lover’s Wish List This Holiday Season
So, How Was Your Decade is a series in which the decade’s most innovative musicians answer our questionnaire about the people, places and things that shaped their decade. We’ll be rolling these pieces out throughout December. Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte has taken on several iterations of herself over the past decade. During the aughts, she was best known as Norma Monserrat Bustamante Laferte: recurring guest on Chile’s competitive talent show, Rojo. But after thyroid cancer put her career on ice in 2009, she came back swinging in the 2010s as Mon Laferte: a newly recovered, alt-rock guitar goddess. In 2012, Laferte kicked off a three-year stint as the teal-haired frontwoman of Mexican metal band Mystica Girls; then, upon signing a deal with Universal Music Mexico in 2015, she reintroduced herself as Mon Laferte, folk-rock balladeer. She was golden by 2017, after her fourth studio album, La Trenza, garnered her five Latin Grammys. The winning … [Read more...] about So, How Was Your Decade, Mon Laferte?