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Justin Bieber

The singer also won the award for Best Artist For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Jon Batiste leads nominees as Recording Academy snubs women artists in all rock categories and nominates Louis C.K. — who’s admitted to sexual misconduct with multiple women — for Best Comedy Album For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Dennis Leupold

Now that we’ve reached Thanksgiving week, the annual influx of Christmas music that begins as a slow creep in October is about to go into overdrive. In recent years, this has meant a massive surge in streams for Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Although a hit upon release in 1994, Carey’s holiday classic is arguably bigger now than ever. It reached #1 for the first time in 2019 and returned to the top of the singles chart last year. Improbably — especially for someone with 19 #1 hits — it has become arguably Carey’s signature song and is universally regarded as a modern Christmas standard.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

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In 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents that he needed to get married. Khashoggi never left. Khashoggi had written critical Washington Post pieces about Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the Saudi intervention in Yemen. In apparent response, a group of operatives linked to MBS murdered and dismembered Khashoggi. MBS himself denied responsibility, but the CIA and UN investigators concluded that MBS had ordered Khashoggi’s assassination. There are all sorts of problems with the Saudi government, but the Khashoggi assassination is the incident that really turned public opinion against the royal family. Companies like the WWE who schedule events in Saudi Arabia have faced major backlash, and now Justin Bieber, who’s supposed to headline a show there next month, is facing a large-scale campaign to prevent him from taking part.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Matty Matheson and Benny Blanco

On paper, the combination of a cookbook author/restaurateur and a Grammy-nominated pop producer might seem a little strange. On camera, the result is a beautiful juxtaposition between these two worlds, made possible by years of friendship and unrivaled chemistry. However, for Matty Matheson, who’s best known for his 2018 New York Times bestselling cookbook, hosting […]

The post ‘Matty And Benny Eat Out America’ is the best cooking show ever…? appeared first on Alternative Press.

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John Esparza

Bruno Mars is a pastiche artist. That’s just who he is. He is very good at it, too — a born entertainer, a gifted songwriter, a master of period detail rivaling any Hollywood professional. Over the past decade, Mars has carved out a space as mainstream pop’s official retro ambassador. You are not ever going to find him pushing music forward, but he can be counted on to show up every couple years with expert facsimiles of bygone genres, overtly fun and catchy music bound to get wedding dance floors grooving and tickle the fancy of people who lament that music isn’t what it used to be. Bruno Mars owns this lane. And with Silk Sonic, he has decided to share it.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

FINNEAS

A 2007 episode of Family Guy opens with Peter Griffin presenting his wife with a gift. “Lionel Richie’s Can’t Slow Down?” she asks. “Great album, Lois, great album,” Peter says. “I didn’t know who I was until I heard this album.” Cut to Peter alone in his room, sitting off the side of his bed, […]

The post FINNEAS on embracing transparency to make his debut album appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Justin Bieber has announced a concert in the metaverse. The pop star is partnering with virtual entertainment company Wave for “Justin Bieber – An Interactive Virtual Experience,” in which a digital avatar of Bieber will perform a full live show in the tech world’s trendy new conception of cyberspace. According to a press release, “the groundbreaking collaboration will give fans a futuristic look into the metaverse, merging gaming, real time motion-capture, and live musical performance into an immersive interactive experience.”

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Kanye West held one of his Sunday Service performance livestreams today on Halloween. The event was broadcast through Triller and Fite TV, and it cost $10 to stream. West, who recently legally changed his name to Ye, brought along Marilyn Manson — who is facing multiple sexual assault lawsuits — and Justin Bieber to the rooftop performance.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

The song comes off his EP F*ck Love 3+: Over You For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)