Somebody should really check on Chris Richards. Take him out to lunch, or maybe send him one of those singing telegrams. The Washington Post’s pop music critic sounds awfully troubled. This is Grammy nomination week, when garbage music fills the air and music writers become important (relatively), but Richards is wrestling with existential doubts.
Never one to shy away from owning the libs, singer/songwriter Joy Villa turned heads at another red carpet with a new provocative style ensemble. At the premiere for pro-life/anti-Planned Parenthood movie Unplanned, Villa sported a hot pink latex dress emblazoned with the words “F*ck Planned Parenthood.”
Hollywood will jump at any opportunity to throw a middle finger at conservative policies, especially at immigration reform. Doubling down on it’s message of “Fuck The Wall,” the music industry threw three Grammy awards at a music album featuring the vocal stylings of 53 undocumented immigrants. Of course Billboard Music reported on it with pride.
Former First Lady and perennial liberal superstar Michelle Obama helped to open the 61st Annual Grammy Awards program airing on CBS February 10. Host Alicia Keys introduced her friends as they came on stage to pay homage to their love of music. Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jennifer Lopez accompanied Mrs. Obama. Michelle from the south side of Chicago spoke of her lifelong love of music. There wasn’t anything special in what she said but the audience went nuts at the mere sight of her and remained standing throughout her time on stage.
In the #MeToo era, many in the music industry have been producing and awarding sexually exploitive lyrics.
Some social media critics have been pondering whether Bruno Mars really deserved Album of the Year at 2018’s Grammy’s. Though, this discussion didn’t revolve around the actual quality or mass-appeal of his record, but on identity politics, and whether his win was predicated on dreaded “white supremacy.”
If you thought the 2018 Oscars was an insufferable parade of identity politics complaints, wait until next year’s Grammys! The Recording Academy has just announced it has hired Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff, Tina Tchen, as its own personal diversity consultant.
If you watched the Grammys Sunday night, you’re apparently in very select company. Viewership of the three and a half-hour trashcast was off 24% and scored all-time low ratings in its target demographic. And small wonder. All entertainment awards shows are awful, but few are as vulgar and insulting, and none have less to actually celebrate.
Talk about twisting yourself into a pretzel. On Monday morning’s CNN Newsroom, two CNN pundits determined that Hillary Clinton reading Fire and Fury at the Grammy Awards might not have been smart, but the far-left politicization of award shows shouldn’t be condemned and instead taken to heart due to the “damage” President Trump has caused to “the Republican brand.”
The Grammys are over (and if you watched it, sorry: those IQ points are gone forever.) The Oscars are a little over a month away. That means the we’ve reached peak entertainment awards season, with all the glitz, style and self-congratulation kicking into overdrive.
How political were the 60th Annual Grammy Awards Sunday night? According to host James Corden, the music audience's response to Hillary Clinton "might have been the biggest cheer of the night."
In the world of music, it’s the year of hip-hop, rap and Bernie Sanders -- at least according to the Grammy nominations. Nominations for the 60th annual Grammy Awards were released on November 28. Among the pop stars and rappers, the Recording Academy nominated Vermont senator and 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. No, Sanders didn’t drop a rap album about socialism, but he did release an audio book of “Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In,” with liberal actor Mark Ruffalo (best known for playing the Hulk).