‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson and Sports

‘King of Pop’ Michael Jackson and Sports

Many athletes are not only passionate about Michael Jackson’s vocals and songs but also learning the King of Pop many things, which are from moon dance to the resting method in the oxygen room to restore strength.

For many athletes, Michael Jackson’s moonwalk has become the unique way to celebrate achievements. Not only is a talented singer, but Michael Jackson is also an exceptional dancer that some world-famous dancers also envy his talents. His choreography has influenced many generations including sports players. There are a myriad of sports athletes dancing the moonwalk of Michael Jackson.

Moonwalk becomes one of the most impressive and popular ways to celebrate the victory. Donovan McNabb Among the stars who often celebrate their achievements with the moonwalk, Donovan McNabb is a familiar name. The Philadelphie Eagles football player always performs moonwalk every time he scores. Meanwhile, Russian hockey player Alexei Kovalev danced on the ice every time he completed a hattrick. In England, Bas Savage player popularized the moonwalk on the pitch. The Brighton striker has become more famous for his ability to dance like Michael Jackson than talent for scoring. Bas Savage can perform both traditional moonwalk and side and 360 style dance.

Michael Jackson himself guided moonwalk for Michael Jordan, the American basketball star. The two famous MJs in history dance together on the dance floor on the basketball court. It is hard to stop laughing when a skillful and flexible athlete on the basketball court becomes clumsy again, not keeping up with the dance of a smaller physique than me. And it is also interesting to see Michael Jackson’s sympathetic smile whenever Michael Jordan screamed that he made it.  And two famous American MJs also appeared in the music video of Jam. Jam is not an excellent song by Michael Jackson, but the simultaneous appearance of the basketball star alongside the pop king is extremely attractive.

In addition, Michael Jackson was one of the first to adopt oxygen room sleep to accelerate the recovery process. At first, there were many criticisms of Michael Jackson’s weird habit. But now there are many professional athletes imitating his oxygen method during the recovery and treatment of muscle fatigue.

Interesting Facts about “Reputation” Album of Taylor Swift

Interesting Facts about “Reputation” Album of Taylor Swift

A series of interesting facts and a massive record of the Reputation album was revealed to “smash” rumors of the album’s most failed career in Taylor Swift.
Ever since its release in November 2017, Taylor Swift’s album has quickly broken many “big” records in the first week of its debut. However, this album could not make it into the top 10 best albums of 2017. Even, at 2019 Grammy, Reputation received only one nomination in the category “Pop Album of the year “and completely disappeared from the 3 most important categories.

Perhaps it is because of  “Reputation” album is considered the most “flop” music product of Taylor Swift’s career. But the following interesting facts about the “Reputation” album may break this prejudice.

1. Great consumption

In fact, since its debut, the Reputation has been recorded sales much higher than the other top 199 albums combined. According to Nielsen, this album has sold more than 700,000 copies in just one day of release.

2. Win a lot of No.1 in big and small charts

The famous “Reputation” brought to its owners a number of No.1 spots on the charts of more than 100 countries around the world. Many big markets that this album used to sweep include Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland or the United Kingdom, …


3. Record “terrible” on iTunes

In order to achieve the top position on the prestigious iTunes rankings, albums released just have to go through a period of time. However, Taylor Swift’s  album only took 6 minutes to climb straight to # 1 on iTunes and set a record of #1 with the shortest time.

4. Set a record for the amount of music streaming in the US

“Look What You Made Me Do” – the opening single for Reputation  has excelled in breaking the record for the highest stream in the first week by a female artist in the US.

5. The World Tour tour is always sold out.

“Reputation World Tour” aims to promote Taylor Swift’s album, which has recorded revenue from big in history. With a 2.9 million audience filling the stadiums, Taylor Swift has excelled to sell all the tickets on every show under framework.
6. The songs in the album convey meaningful stories

Taylor Swift once shared that Reputation is an album that she wants to convey her story in a clear and consistent order. Starting with rebellion, anger and guilt before she falls in love, and then gradually leads to the decision to change the way of looking at the important things in her life. It can be said that the Reputation album is a perfect rebirth for Taylor Swift, when life needs to shake off old and bad things in the past.

Why is Michael Jackson called the King of Pop?

Why is Michael Jackson called the King of Pop?

Michael Jackson was considered as the biggest pop star ever. Until now, he is still the King of Pop as he was the one changed music and its industry also during his career than anyone. His artistic innovation still has a huge impact on modern pop music.

The Biggest Pop Star Ever

At the age of 22, Michael Jackson was not only one of the most beloved pop artists, but also one of the most famous people in the world. His career peak really appeared when he released the 1981 Thriller and Become one of the best selling albums of all time. There are 7 of the 9 songs of the album that were in the Top 10 most popular songs. Thriller continued to dominate the charts for two years and during the 37-week period, his album had no rival.

Moonwalk

Not only that, on March 25, 1983, Michael Jackson marked another peak in his career when he unveiled a unique dance called moonwalk. For a long time later, his awesome dance became an inspiration for young artists around the world.

moonwalk

“We are the world”

The voluntary activities of the King of Pop are also very impressive. Along with Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson wrote the song “We Are the World” in 1985 for the purpose of charitable donations and collected about $ 50 million to support the fight against poverty in Africa. This is also an indispensable song in many humanitarian programs around the world for many years to come.

The King of Pop

Although his personal life is a bit eccentric, Michael Jackson’s musical talent is undeniable. His sudden death at age 50 made many people around the world shocked and saddened. Until now, decades have passed, it seems that no one has been able to defeat Michael Jackson to become the King of pop music.  His music and choreography still impress music lovers.

Black Pink and TWICE, Who Is New K-Pop Girl Group at Japan’s “Dome”?

Black Pink and TWICE, Who Is New K-Pop Girl Group at Japan’s “Dome”?

The record that Black Pink and TWICE are holding is easy to confuse the audience and imagine the two groups won each other’s records.

K-Pop fans must all know from thedome stadiums in Japan, which are the largest stadiums in the country. Holding concerts in dome is always the dream of every singer and group. Because there are only the most popular, most crowded artists who can perform at the dome. And making Japan’s largest five dome tour, is a milestone to show that the artist is really the top star in this country.
Previously, only K-Pop boy bands performed at the domes. Like TVXQ, BIG BANG, EXO, SHINee, Super Junior. The number of girl groups that are attractive enough to make concerts at dome is less, only with KARA and SNSD. And not long ago, JYP company proudly showed that TWICE will perform dome tour in Japan in 2019. The girls will have four nights, in three major stadiums: Tokyo Dome, Nagoya Dome and Kyocera Dome. . So TWICE will become the first and fastest K-Pop girl group to perform dome tour.


Everything will be nothing to say, if Black Pink group recently performed a concert at Kyocera Dome, it became a K-Pop girl group with the fastest dome concert. The two records that Black Pink and TWICE are holding at first may be confusing.
But with TWICE, it was the girl group that made the concert tour (dome tour) in the shortest time since their Japanese debut, and Black Pink is the fastest K-Pop girl group in the night job. solo performances at a stadium. And the achievements of Black Pink and TWICE have made K-Pop fans proud.
Recently, the prestigious New York Times newspaper published a list of 65 best songs in the world in 2018, based on the evaluation of the music critic of this newspaper. An artist / group may have multiple songs appearing in this chart, as long as they meet the criteria.
The Black Pink girls have the right to be proud when the song DDU-DU DDU-DU is ranked 31. This is the theme song for the debut mini album Square Up that the group released in June.

Kpop Stars Comeback At The End Of 2018

Kpop Stars Comeback At The End Of 2018

2018 is nearing the end but Kpop is still very exciting with a series of new products from the leading entertainment companies.
Although 2018 is entering the end of the year, it seems that this is a golden time for a large group of idolgroup back. In the last two weeks of 2018, fans will enjoy a wide range of new music from celebrity groups and singers, not to mention the representatives. came from Kpop trio “boss” like SM and YG.
More specifically, with the YG artists, WINNER will release their single “Millions” on December 19th. It is known that the studio album of the group is expected to debut next year. As for iKON, the group will be releasing their debut album on December 31st.

Meanwhile, the SM boygroup DBSK will release their 15th anniversary special album on December 26th. Thus, these two guys will be in the situation of being “sandwiched” by two groups of men YG on the Kpop racing floor last year.

Besides, Kpop fans will be meeting 2 members of popular girl group 2nd generation Sooyoung (SNSD) and Jiyeon (T-ara). With the long legs of the national girlgroup, this is the first time to debut with Sooyoung’s solo singer after leaving SM and focusing on acting career. She will be releasing “Winter Breath” on December 20th. Similar to Jiyeon, the single “One Day” aired on Dec. 22 is also T-ara’s first musical “goddess” after nearly a year leaving MBK.
In addition, the idolgroup will also be taking advantage of the last days of 2018 to release new songs like Kim Minseok (MeloMance) debuting their single on December 18, SEVENTEEN with “Getting Closer” on December 21, Andy ( Shinhwa) with “A’NDY to Z” on December 24th.

2018 continues to be a very unsuccessful year for GFRIEND as two of the group’s music releases last year did not leave much of a mark as the six girls did in previous years. Although “Time For The Moon Night” is a step upstream on the music charts, but the summer song “Sunny Summer” is a complete failure when not bring GFRIEND any trophy. on the music stage last week. However, the fans do not need to worry anymore because the source management company has confirmed that GFRIEND will come back in January with the second full album of his career. This is the group’s first comeback since July, 1818, and also the first full album since “LOL” released in mid-2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Thank you, Next – Ariana Grande “Breaks” Youtube?

How Thank you, Next – Ariana Grande “Breaks” Youtube?

Ariana Grande has officially returned to the music video “Thank u, next” and the product only took 10 hours to reach the 30 million views.

Ariana Grande‘s fifth studio album is entering its finale and is set to hit stores next year. The owner of the hit God Is Woman has upgraded Thank u, next to the lead-single “paving the way” by unleashing a non-physical MV. This promises the next “seismic” from her. Especially when she is no longer “busy” love story anymore and is “up close” with tour Sweetener is going to “wave” in the coming time.

You have just recently updated Ariana story takes only 10 hours to reach 30 million views on Youtube. And audiences anticipated after the 24 hours of MV’s will break BTS’s record set up earlier with IDOL (55 million views). At the same time became the MV received many “hit” most within 24.
But if you simply think that the MV Thank u, next is a story with the content “dedicated” to “swing” the old-love that can “storm” the wrong then?. MV Thank u, next after all is the story about the feelings of self-ego-lift.

As the trailer was released earlier, Ariana Grande borrows the mind of the story in the once-young teenage movie Mean Girls and opens with the members of the jury who have released the news. “Rumors” around her life Ariana Grande. Ironically, the rumors are that the bearers bear the consequences. This clever opening has the message: Never gossip about someone else because you will not know one day that you are the victim of rumors.
Throughout the MV, you will have the opportunity to look back on comedy-like feelings like Mean Girls, Bring It On, 13 Going On 30 or Legally Blonde. In particular, the scene of Regina George character and friends walking in the hall or the classic Crime Scene of Mean Girls are featured. But rest assured that Thank u, next is not MV Parody like others teen comedy but the smart cut array to Ariana frankly laughed the story around her life.

However, above all, MV Thank u, next can break-in-the-world virtual in just a few hours of positive energy and optimistic spirit Ariana Grande conveyed from the lyrics as well as image. No matter how you go through so much pain in love, no matter what pulls you down with a series of “sad combo”, let’s calmly and cheerfully said: “Thank you”, as the character Kris Jenner said at the end of the MV.

November 2018 Flames With The Return of “Beast” K-pop Stars

November 2018 Flames With The Return of “Beast” K-pop Stars

Before the end of year ceremonies, awards in Korea, various of K-pop groups and artists all return the race with qualified music products.

EXO

Fired a shot for the beginning of November 2018 is the return of EXO – the king of Gen 3 pop music. Releasing the hit “Don’t Mess Up My Tempo” on 2nd, November, EXO recorded their name on Billboard with more than 1,1 millions of pre-orders. That proved their fans’ expectations after a long time waiting for their comeback.

TWICE

After having the impressive cut in album “Summer Nights”, the top girl group TWICE will come back with their third album in this 2018. Once – their fanclub name – expect to have a breakthrough towards a series of grand prizes at the end of the year as TWICE’s previous comeback was fairly secure.

WANNA ONE

The boy band coming out of Mnet’s Produce 101 season 2 will be making their final comeback on November 19th before officially disband at the end of this year. “Spring Breeze”- the titled song is a deep ballad with soft melodies, covering the 58 seconds of teaser is a colorful scene suiting for each member of Wanna One. This final album has two version and is considered to be confronted with EXO at year-end awards.

EXID

LEGGO- EXID’s official fanclub is definitely excited for this return as this is the return of all 5 member of EXID after Solji being diagnosed with hyperthyroidism in 2016. This album is also marked their first time to play role as musicians.

NU’EST W

The new release in November 2018 was the last time NU’EST W appearing on K-pop map. After Hwang Min-hyun took over for Wanna One, the other four members of NU’EST formed a unit group called NU’EST W. With Wanna One preparing to break up, the group will return to 5-member squad. Their fans responded enthusiastically when NU’EST W announced the final product and then officially disbanded.

Essential Vinyl Albums To Have

Essential Vinyl Albums To Have

When it comes to vinyl records, you need to be careful about the differences between the “vinyl” aspect and a great albums list. It’s not a simple endeavour as many passionate vinyl enthusiasts can attest to. That being said, we’ve put together a list of some of what we think are essential vinyl records to have in your collection.

Coincidentally these albums would be definitely considered in a best albums list. That being said, we’ve also considered qualities and characteristics of these vinyl albums that make them stand out above the rest.

Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique

Top of our list is an album put together by the Beastie Boys. Made by the Dust Brothers, this album is the follow-up to Licensed to III. This album is arguably better for a variety of reasons. The big reason is the 20th anniversary pressing was stellar work. Aside from the music being good, the triple gatefold and beautiful album art sets it apart. Combine all of this with dramatically improved remastering process means not only are you getting one of the best looking albums, but you are also walking away with one of the best sounding ones too.

The Beatles – Revolver

You may be asking why is Revolver one of the best Beatles album to have as a vinyl record. The answer is simple: Revolver is the best Beatles album. We’re not biased here.

The amount of work (both artistic and technical) that went into the 300 hours of studio time is astonishing. To this day it has yet to be matched. Not only that but the album was made during the time when the band was in their prime. Paired up with the fact that the band had as much time as they wanted to put the album together, you get this album.

In essence this is the record that came out with the right band at the proper time with everything falling perfectly into place at the time. This is a must have, no exceptions.

Beirut – The Flying Club Cup

The second last vinyl album you must have is by Beirut. This makes our list because of what attracts people to this band. One of the biggest draws is the fact the band makes great music through instruments you don’t normally find in typical bands. It provides a unique experience to listeners who can hear instruments like trumpets, ukuleles, accordions, trombones, tubas, flugelhorns and more. Best of all, the vast array of instruments are played in a way so it doesn’t sound like it’s all circus music either.

As for background info on this album, this second album was primarily inspired by a Parisian ball festival. Each track in the album is attributed to a different French city which results in a musical masterpiece. It’s a truly timeless piece to have in any vinyl record collection.

The Black Keys – Thickfreakness

The second album assembled by The Black Keys, they explain that the songs were “recorded and mixed in December 2002 by Patrick Carney in Akron Ohio at studio 45. Carney’s patented recording technique ‘medium fidelity’ was used.”

While that all sounds like technical jargon, if you do some digging, one will find the term “medium fidelity” was a tongue-and-cheek reference to old analog recording equipment. To be specific it was a 1980’s Tascam 388 8-track recorder. Also their “studio” was Patrick Carney’s basement. In there, the duo recorded a 14-hour straight session of garage-rock blues that fans can drool over.

What is the devil’s interval in music – The tritone?

What is the devil’s interval in music – The tritone?

Have you heard of the ‘Devil’s Interval’ in music? Did you ever wonder where the name ‘Devil’s Interval’ came from? Also known as the tritone, it is an interval that is extremely dissonant. So much that it was avoided by music composers for hundreds of years. In fact, it was even banned by the church.

What is the tritone?

Essentially, a tritone interval contains notes that are three toes apart. Or in other words, the notes are six semitones apart hence perfectly dividing the scale into two equal parts. This means that in a single diatonic scale, there would be only a single tritone. This would occur between the fourth and the seventh degrees. So in the case of the C major scale, the tritone would be F and B. Similarly, in the case of G major, the tritone would be C and F.

If you are into music theory, you would know for sure that every particular mode in music corresponds to a particular mood (flavor/character). For instance, the Lydian and the Ionian mode gives off a happy and joyful vibe. On the other hand, Phrygian and Dorian mode gives off a sad and gloomy vibe.

The mode system works quite efficiently for all notes in a scale until, the note B. Named as the Locrian mode, it happened to be the only mode not having a perfect fifth as the fifth degree in the scale. Instead, it was an augmented fourth or a flattened fifth hence giving rise to a triton.

Due to the dissonant nature of the tritone, the Locrian scale was rare to be used. So in order to find a way out, composers kind of tampered with to B-F interval that had a devilish sound to it. This marked the birth of B flat and F sharp.

The major reason why pitches give off a harmonious feel is that harmonious pitches carry a frequency ratio. For instance, two notes that are an octave apart carry a frequency ratio of 2:1 making both the pitches highly consonant. Apart from 2:1, the 3:2 ratio is yet another consonant one which refers to the perfect fifth interval.

Coming back to the tritone, it carries a frequency ratio of 64:65 or 45:32, which depends on your tuning. Nevertheless, this frequency ratio gives rise to an interval that is simply unpleasant to hear and has an altogether satanic/devilish vibe to it. Despite that, the tritone has found its way into modern mainstream music where it is used in impressive ways.

Was the devil’s interval (tritone) banned?

It is said that the tritone was totally banned by churches, and use of it in church music could actually result in a punishment as it was looked down upon. Perhaps this is where this interval got its name i.e. the devil’s interval.

However, it is likely that the churches and religious dwellings had banned the tritone due to purely musical reasons, and not because people believed it was a work of the devil. Provided, that this is not just another rumor.

The R&B Music Genre Crisis

The R&B Music Genre Crisis

If you were born in or before the 90s you probably listened to the likes of Westlife, Aaaliyah, Ashanti, Destiny’s Child and Brandy just to name a few. These musicians gave us music that stirred feelings in our hearts and gave us all kinds of feels. The R&B scene in these times are considered to have reached its peak in terms of standard and quality of music. It is not rare to log on to social media, Twitter for instance, and find someone wishing they could get the 1990s, or before, R&B, the crying-in-the-middle-of-the-road in the rain kind of music. If we are being honest with ourselves, that music was all kinds of good.

What really happened to the R&B music industry? Where did all these artists go? This is a question that is quite difficult to answer as some of the musicians that gave us this music are still very much actively involved in the music, churning hit after hit, but why is it not the same as the earlier days R&B?

Early R&B artist Erykah Badu questioned the kind of music artists from the genre were releasing in 2010 calling that style of music pop techno with the boom bip and the hump for the payday. Critics of the genre say most artists in the industry are losing the initial style of the music in the process of reinventing themselves. In the process of everyone trying to stand out with a different sound, they are ending up with absolutely different styles of music.

Other than the sound and beat, today’s R&B has become unrelatable for lack of a better word. Artists are no longer singing about what they’d do for love, or apologies or just serenading their lovers. Instead, there is a lot more music about sex, one-night stands, parties and expensive drinks on the radio today.

While there is nothing wrong with singing about sex, the difference is in how it is being done today. One cannot compare Marvin Gaye’s Let’s Get it On to some of the songs about sex on the radio today without being grossed out. The message no longer has an actual, heartfelt message, it’s more superficial and meaningless. This makes it hard to connect to.  John Blake in an article for CNN commented that there is no longer tenderness or seduction in R&B music, which is sort of true.

In addition, as alluded to by Ms. Erykah Badu, artists are chasing the dollar with their music by choosing to produce club banging hits as opposed to the deep soulful music that was a characteristic of earlier days R&B. This literally leaves the music to all kinds of party themed lyrics while that doesn’t have to be the case. Whitney Houston is an example of an artist whose music topped charts with meaningful lyrics proving that it can actually be done.

The need to progress and grow in whatever genre of music cannot be understated. However, in all the change, if the message remained constant, maybe, just maybe we’d still have quality songs about love or any other emotion. It is also important to know that there some artists that have remained in the initial school of R&B showing that there is still hope.