Ellie Goulding covers the Weeknd

“I didn’t necessarily think about the context… I just really love the way [The Weeknd] sings in this song,” said Goulding. “It’s very meaningful and very heartfelt.”


Three years after Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd scored smash hits from the Fifty Shades soundtrack (“Love Me Like You Do” and “Earned It,” respectively), the former artist has paid tribute to the latter with a cover that’s appropriately all hot and bothered.

While visiting BBC Radio 1’s famed Live Lounge on Wednesday (November 28), Goulding delivered a faithful performance of The Weeknd’s most recent single, “Call Out My Name.” Like Abel’s original version, the cover packs a ton of emotion and intensity into just four minutes — so much so, that when Goulding was done, she admitted, “I’m hot, I’m hot… in temperature!”

And for an extra dose of satisfaction, Goulding even snuck in a bit of Justin Timberlake’s “Cry Me a River” in the song’s final moments. “It’s quite sexy, I think,” she admitted — and we’d have to agree.

Goulding’s unique vocals put an angelic twist on the cover’s explosive chorus, backed by two vocalists adding ambient harmonies. This isn’t the first time the songstress covered a song by The Weekend. She also tackled his 2012 Trilogy standout, “High For This.”

Ellie Goulding attends the CNMI Green Carpet Talent Competition judging day at Avenue Franklin Roosevelt on July 3, 2018 in Paris.

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Watch her rendition of “Call Out My Name” below.

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The icons ages of Madonna

“But I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around.”

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This was the Madonna that was launched upon an unsuspecting world in 1982. Her characteristic look – a melange of second-hand threads, dyed hair, often with a hat perched on top – accompanied a raft of dance pop songs (Everybody, Lucky Star, Holiday) that quietly revolutionised pop music for the next decade. There were hints, too, of something more underground. Madonna, by then 24, had spent the last few years dancing in clubs like New York’s Fun House – in the images shot for her self-titled debut, there’s a chain around her neck. Even amid the pop fluff, there’s a hint of the magpie Madonna.

Prancing around a red velvet set nicked straight out of Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend’ Madonna – complete with shimmering diamond jewellery and an entourage of adoring men – is lavished with gifts and attention in one of her best known videos. Parodying the superficiality of fame, Madge might coyly declare that she’s a ‘Material Girl’ over a Nile Rodgers-produced beat, but this isn’t a superficial song about being wooed by expensive gestures and cash-grabbing from hapless men. Instead, Madonna’s singing about mastering the rules of our greedy society, playing its lead culprits at their own game, and ensuring that she gets every single penny she’s owed.“Experience has made me rich, and now they’re after me,” she sings sweetly. “I don’t let them play, no way,” she warns elsewhere.

With its house and disco beats, Madonna’s “Vogue” from her I’m Breathless (1990) album became one of the biggest hits of her career. In addition to the music, the track’s lyrics also gave way to nostalgia, harkening back to the Golden Age of Hollywood as evident in Madonna’s spoken rap section in the bridge where she name-drops a bevy of cultural icons:

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Dietrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine
Grace Kelly; Harlow, Jean
Picture of a beauty queen
Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire
Ginger Rogers, dance on air
They had style, they had grace
Rita Hayworth gave good face
Lauren, Katherine, Lana too
Bette Davis, we love you
Ladies with an attitude
Fellows that were in the mood
Don’t just stand there, let’s get to it
Strike a pose, there’s nothing to it
Vogue, vogue

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)