Rihanna makes history with new fashion label Fenty

“Designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us.”

Rihanna has officially confirmed she is launching her own fashion label with LVMH, with the same name as her popular beauty line, Fenty.

She will become the first woman of colour to lead a house under the LVMH brand, and the first woman to create an original brand for the group.

The 31-year-old singer has partnered with LVMH to create a new luxury fashion line called Fenty. The label will include shoes, accessories and ready-to-wear and is expected to debut in the spring of 2019.

“Designing a line like this with LVMH is an incredibly special moment for us,” she said. “Mr. Arnault has given me a unique opportunity to develop a fashion house in the luxury sector, with no artistic limits. I couldn’t imagine a better partner both creatively and business-wise, and I’m ready for the world to see what we have built together.”
According to The New York Times, Rihanna is the first woman to create an original brand at the famous luxury group, as well as the first woman of color at the top of an LVMH maison. In fact, the newspaper claims her line is the first new house created by the group since 1987—when Christian Lacroix debuted.”Big day for the culture,” Rihanna wrote on Instagram. “Thank you Mr. Arnault for believing in this little girl from the left side of an island, and for giving me the opportunity to grow with you at @LVMH. This is proof that nothing is impossible. Glory be to God.”

The new Fenty label will be based in Paris.

We can’t wait to see her new work!

Were Maroon 5 the most boring Super Bowl halftime entertainers ever?

“They had played small shows before but this was the first gig I’d seen where they were not only going to play in front of their parents but also, possibly more importantly, their friends. They may have also been slightly nervous knowing that I was there.”

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Early in Maroon 5’s career, the Los Angeles band played a version of itself on the 8th season of television’s “Beverly Hills 90210” in an episode that aired in September of 1997. The group went by the name Kara’s Flowers at the time, a high school band struggling to make it in actual reality but seemingly loved within the safe confines of a fictional TV venue. Nearly 22 years later, Maroon 5 performed at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show to a global audience of many millions. On Sunday, as on the set of “Beverly Hills,” a built-in crowd placed in front of the stage cheered the band on, blurring the line between real fan and paid actor.

While most reviewers panned the halftime show as boring, it works as a symbol of Adam Levine and company’s unlikely career arc

The artists who took the field before the kickoff of the slog of a game between the Patriots and the Rams fared much better. Atlanta’s Chloe x Halle delivered a mellifluous duet arrangement of “America the Beautiful”; and the 74-year-old Gladys Knight, aptly introduced as “the Empress of Soul,” brought her trademark smooth power to the National Anthem. (Pitchfork)

Then there were the ads. Cardi B and Lil Jon lit up a diner to shill Pepsi; Chance the Rapper added some flair to the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way” (for Doritos); Levine and John Legend went on diaper duty for Pampers; and Bob Dylan’s music showed up twice. There was the Budweiser ad featuring windmills and “Blowin’ in the Wind,” and then there was the Stella Artois clip that featured both Sarah Jessica Parker in character as Carrie from Sex and the City, joined by Jeff Bridges as the Dude from The Big Lebowskias that movie’s opening song, “The Man in Me,” played in the background. (Billboard)

Beyonce ‘Homecoming’ documentary comes with surprise live album

“She created an entire world to encompass the music that she’s put out over the last two decades of her career. “

Beyonce Releases Surprise Live Album with New Bonus Tracks Alongside Netflix Documentary

Beyonce fans staying awake to catch her documentary drop on Netflix, “Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce,” were gifted another treat in the form of a huge live album.

Released at midnight, Queen Bey dropped the 40-track album with no advance warning. The majority of “Homecoming: The Live Album” takes fans track by track through her instantly iconic Coachella performance from last year, which quickly become the most-viewed live music festival performance ever on YouTube, per TMZ.

The new album features the original instrumentations used for the show—which, as Beyoncé explains during her new documentary, looked to honor Black culture and included a Black marching band orchestra as an ode to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In total, fans can now listen to 40 tracks from the show, for a total of one hour and 49 minutes. The record also features a cover of Frankie Beverly & Maze’s “Before I Let Go,” a 1981 track that’s become a staple at Black family events and gatherings, yet another nod to Black culture that’s resulted from Homecoming.

The artist absolutely dominated the scene a year ago when she became the first black woman to headline the festival. Her performances took over the social media conversation for two weeks and fans have been clamoring for more ever since.

Now, they get to not only enjoy Beyonce’s documentary treatment of her groundbreaking performance, but they can relive it at any time through the massive album release the singer announced herself via Twitter.

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Plus, “Homecoming: The Live Album” comes with bonus tracks beyond the desert performance, including “I Been On” — which fans have been awaiting an official release for — and a cover of “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly And Maze. On top of that, fans can enjoy Blue Ivy performing “Lift Every Voice and Sing” during rehearsals and anticipate the career to come.

The album is available for purchase via iTune, or streaming on multiple platforms including Tidal, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and YouTube Music. Bey was even kind enough to provide all the links on her official website, along with samples of all 40 tracks.

Check out the full track list below:

  1. Welcome
  2. Crazy In Love
  3. Freedom
  4. Lift Every Voice and Sing
  5. Formation
  6. So Much Damn Swag
  7. Sorry
  8. Kitty Kat
  9. Bow Down
  10. I Been On
  11. Drunk in Love
  12. Diva
  13. Flawless / Feeling Myself
  14. Top Off
  15. 7/11
  16. Bug a Boo Roll Call (Interlude)
  17. Party
  18. Don’t Hurt Yourself
  19. I Care
  20. Partition
  21. Yoncé
  22. Mi Gente (feat. J Balvin)
  23. Baby Boy
  24. You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No)
  25. Hold Up
  26. Countdown
  27. Check On It
  28. Deja Vu (feat. JAY-Z)
  29. The Bzzzz Drumline (Interlude)
  30. Run the World (Girls)
  31. Lose My Breath (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams – Destiny’s Child)
  32. Say My Name (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams – Destiny’s Child)
  33. Soldier (Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland & Michelle Williams – Destiny’s Child)
  34. Get Me Bodied
  35. Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
  36. Lift Every Voice and Sing (Blue’s Version – Beyoncé & Blue Ivy Carter)
  37. Love On Top
  38. Shining (Thank You)
  39. Before I Let Go (Bonus Track)
  40. I Been On (Bonus Track)

Justin Timberlake in the studio with Anderson .Paak.

Timberlake also teased the idea of a possible group name for the duo called “Ballin’ Oats.” Paak replied in the comments, “COMIN THRU WT THE HARMONIES!”

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Anderson .Paak may be fresh off dropping two albums in five months, but he’s not resting just yet.

The Aftermath artist took to his Instagram story last night to post a video of him in the studio with Justin Timberlake. Considering JT has been working with Timbaland recently, there’s a chance a collaboration could end up on his upcoming album.

Check out the clip below.

 

Having just released his Ventura record last month, Anderson .Paak is already back in the studio, this time with Justin Timberlake.

Timberlake shared a snap of the two of them, captioned, “New group. Ballin’ Oats.”

Paak — who recently released his Ventura album — also put up footage from the studio on his Instagram story featuring the pair grooving to some tunes. We still don’t know for sure if any of the music they created will be let out of the vault at some point. Either way, fans’ mouths are watering at the idea of a potential collaboration. “If they collab, I’ll die. Good bye,” IG user @JZTNKid wrote.

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Solange shares new album When I Get Home

Solange has released When I Get Home—her A Seat at the Tablefollow-up. The new album was written, performed, and executive produced by Solange. It also includes contributions from multiple artists. Earl Sweatshirt, Panda Bear, Tyler the Creator, Gucci Mane, Playboi Carti, Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes, Sampha, Pharrell Williams, Raphael Saadiq, Metro Boomin, The-Dream, Standing on the Corner, Scarface, Cassie, Abra, the Internet’s Steve Lacy, Devin the Dude, and more are featured. Find the full credits below and listen to the album here.

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The fourth full-length is comprised of 19 tracks and incorprates funk, R&B, blues and soul. It includes contributions from Tyler, the Creator, Gucci Mane, Sampha, Cassie, Dev Hynes (Blood Orange) and many more, and was mixed by Mikaelin “Blue” Bluespruce Lounge Studios, and mastered by Joe Laporta at Sterling Sound.

“Y’all! I’m filled [with] so much joy right now!!!” Solange tweeted following the release of her new album. “Wow! I can’t thank y’all enough for this moment and for all the feelings I feel in my body! I’m bringing home w me everywhere I go yalll and I ain’t running from shit no more. Your love lifts me up so high. Thank you!” Ahead of dropping When I Get Home, the singer kept fans on their toes with endless teasers on social media and the creation of a BlackPlanet page.

1. Things I Imagined

Composer: Solange Knowles
Lyricist: Solange Knowles
Performer: Solange
Producer: Solange Knowles / Chassol / John Key
Mixing Engineer: Mikaelin BlueSpruce

2. S McGregor (interlude)
Composer: Solange Knowles / Giovanni Cortez / John Key
Lyricist: Solange Knowles / Giovanni Cortez / John Key
Performer: Solange
Producer: Solange Knowles / John Key / Standing On The Corner

*Contains a sample from “Superstars & Their Moms,” used courtesy of and under license from Debbie Allen, Dick Clark Productions, and Phylicia Rashad.

3. Down With the Clique
Composer: Solange Knowles
Lyricist: Solange Knowles
Performer: Solange
Additional Vocals: Tyler, The Creator
Keys: Tyler, The Creator
Producer: Solange Knowles / John Carroll Kirby / John Key
Outro produced by: Standing On The Corner

4. Way to the Show
Composer: Solange Knowles
Lyricist: Solange Knowles
Performer: Solange
Additional Vocals: Cassie
Producer: John Key / Solange Knowles / John Carroll Kirby

5. Can I Hold the Mic (interlude)
Composer: Solange Knowles / Christophe Chassol
Lyricist: Solange Knowles / Christophe Chassol
Performer: Solange
Additional Keys: John Key
Producer: Solange Knowles / Chassol

*Contains a sample from “BTS Crime Mobb Footage” (aka “Diamond and Princess of Crime Mob Uncut!”), used courtesy of and under license from Diamond and Princess.

6. Stay Flo
Composer: Solange Knowles
Lyricist: Solange Knowles
Performer: Solange
Bass: Peter Lee Johnson
Producer: Solange Knowles / Metro Boomin / John Carroll Kirby

7. Dreams
Composer: Solange Knowles
Lyricist: Solange Knowles
Performer: Solange
Additional Vocals: Devin the Dude
Additional Bass: Raphael Saadiq
Moog: John Kirby
Producer: Solange Knowles / Chassol / Jamire Williams / Dev Hynes / John Key
Outro produced by: Earl Sweatshirt

8. Nothing Without Intention (interlude)
Composer: Solange Knowles / Julez Smith II / Giovanni Cortez / Amber Venerable / Raquel Egbuonu
Lyricist: Solange Knowles / Julez Smith II / Giovanni Cortez / Amber Venerable / Raquel Egbuonu
Performer: Solange
Producer: Standing On The Corner / Solange Knowles / Daniel Julez J Smith II

*Contains a sample from “Florida Water For Cleansing and Clearing,” used courtesy of and under license from Goddess Lula Belle.

9. Almeda
Composer: Solange Knowles / Terius Nash / Jordan Carter
Lyricist: Solange Knowles / Terius Nash / Jordan Carter
Performer: Solange
Guest Appearance: Playboi Carti
Additional Vocals: Metro Boomin
Producer: Solange Knowles / Pharrell / John Carroll Kirby

10. Time (is)
Composer: Solange Knowles / Sampha Sisay
Lyricist: Solange Knowles / Sampha Sisay
Performer: Solange
Additional Vocals: Tyler, The Creator / Panda Bear / Sampha
Producer: Solange Knowles / John Key / John Carroll Kirby