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.

Exploring different genres of music

Exploring different genres of music

Nothing in the world is as comforting as listening to your favorite music or to sing along your favorite song accompanied with a guitar. Once you get to know your favorite genre, you are good to go. However, usually, after people discover one particular genre that they like, they immediately start ignoring the other wonderful areas of music. Whether it is EDM, pop, Classical, Rock, Blues, or Country music, once we become used to what we like the most, it is natural to ignore the rest.

However, this approach to music often limits a budding artist or a musician. This is because exposure to different genres of music usually helps a budding musician in developing his/her own unique style. Moreover, it also allows young learning artists to widen their horizons and to figure out what genre works the best for them. Even as a listener, you could be missing out on a lot of great music without having any idea about it.

Classical Music

It would not be wrong to say that classical music is a direct and straightforward application of western music theory. Hence, anyone having a taste for classical music would have a sound knowledge of western music fundamentals which not only make music a bliss for the listener but also helps budding artists. In fact, a number of legendary musicians such as Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead received classical training in music.

Jazz

Jazz music contains quite a lot of technicalities to it. The essence of jazz music is improvisation, which comes off due to rigorous practice and the application of the fundamental jazz techniques/theory. You will often find Jazz players going off the script live so as to produce something more powerful on the go. Being able to improvise happens to be one of the major beneficial traits that jazz music players carry as it is a skill that they just develop over time.

Rock

Rock music requires a lot of power and precise timing. Hence, generally speaking, rock music performers carry a lot of energy and accuracy since this is exactly what this particular genre is built upon. Though, rock is a vast genre that consists of various sub-styles and tone. Ranging from the fast guitar shredding in a hard rock song to soft emotional licks in an acoustic rock ballad, rock offers a lot of variety to listeners and performers.

Blues

While blues music does not require as much rigorous training as jazz music does, and neither it is as intense as rock music, it is certainly tough to master. The origin of blues can be traced back to African American roots in the southern states. Blues music heavily relies on rhythm and distinct blues scales that give it is particular feel. Hence, blues musicians happen to have a great command of rhythm that could easily separate them from the rest.

Reggae

Reggae music is based upon the off-beat playing. Accents in Reggae music follow the downbeat and the 2nd and 4th notes instead of 1st and 3rd notes. This results in a syncopated sound which is the essence of this particular genre. Reggae music carries inspiration from various other genres especially blues and jazz.

Top 5 Must-See Mega Concerts Hitting the Road This 2018

Top 5 Must-See Mega Concerts Hitting the Road This 2018

2018 is a splendid year for pop concert stages with big names lining up to feed their audience with their satisfying performances.

Here are the top 5 list of exciting international pop performers with widely-anticipated performances this year:

  • … Ready for It? Taylor Swift the Queen is Back!

Pop Royalty Tay Tay will be back to conquer the stage for her colossal Reputation Stadium Tour. The ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ hitmaker will begin to rock the stage again on May 8 in Glendale and throughout the states. She will also be expected to ‘shake it off’ in United Kingdom and Australia for a string of dates in June.

And, ooh na-na, get ready for a summer night bursting with pop anthems as she will be joined by two other leading support acts Charli XCX and Camila Cabello.

  • ‘Don’t’ – Ever Miss Ed Sheeran’s ÷ Tour

Delight yourself with a night of rhythm, nostalgia and teeming with guitar heroics as Ed Sheeran continues his highly-anticipated tour. You know this guy just perfectly owned the music charts last year 2017 – best-selling album worldwide, most streamed artist on Spotify and commanding the airwaves everywhere – so this one night concert is absolutely hard to miss.

Ed’s 2018 tour kick-started on March 2 in Perth, Australia and he is set to conquer the North Americas in August 18 starting in Pasadena, California. The ‘Thinking Out Loud’ hitmaker’s last leg of US concert is slated on November 10 in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • Every Girl’s Crush Harry Styles Extended Debut Concert, Harry Styles – Live on Tour

This ‘sweet creature’s’ 2017 concert was such a big hit, saying his tickets were selling like hotcakes could be an understatement. So, Harry is set for another round of his debut solo concert this 2018. The concert tour kicked off on March 11 in Basel, Switzerland and will be running through to July across Asia, Europe, United States and Australia.

Joining on stage with the pop star famous for his ‘Sign of the Times’ solo single, are Kacey Musgraves, the American Indie Rock Band Warpaint and Leon Bridges.

  • Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues Tour – Sorry but Nobody Wants to Go Home Just Yet

Form rock-tinged performances to pop-oriented tunes to funky and dance-inspired music – admit it, you can’t just get enough of this ‘This Love’ pop band hitmaker. Well, for sure you’d be delighted to know that America’s favorite band, Maroon 5 is set to show off their ‘Moves Like Jagger’ on the concert stage. The band’s Red Pill Blues tour started on March 1 in Ecuador with the second leg of the tour set to begin on May 30 in Tacoma, Washington. The tour is expected to run until the middle of October.

  • Calling All My Lovelies! Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic World Tour

Sure, there are a lot of reasons why this guy is one of the biggest touring acts of all time. Grammy-award winner and show master Bruno Mars is set to spread a magically pumped-up performance as a continuation of his 24K Magic Worldwide tour.

After rocking the Asian stage, Bruno is set to begin the leg 10 of his concert in Europe and Africa on June 16.

Should The Big Five Be Disbanded? You Decide!

Should The Big Five Be Disbanded? You Decide!

Eurovision is a widely viewed international musical contest where some of the countries musical talents participate in a contest to determine who’s the best. It’s almost like the Olympics, but with music rather than various sports.

Of course something this widely popular and watched has it’s own line of controversies. But one of the big ones other there is something called the Big Five. Today we will be looking at the controversy and raising points for and against the disbanded or not.

Reasons Against Disbandment

First let’s take a look at what this rule actually entails as a lot of the arguments for that stem from this rule being in place. This rule is in place to bring five countries: UK, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France into the finals of this competition regardless of their standing overall in the competition.

On the surface it sounds completely unfair, however it’s important to note that Italy didn’t participate for 13 years before joining back on regularly every year. Furthermore the other four countries are the largest backers of Eurovision. Essentially without these countries involved, Eurovision wouldn’t be as lucrative, or as massive as it is now.

This rule is put in place as a sort of incentive in the end. For Italy, being part of the Big 5 is more of a “thank you for coming back” gift. After all, it would dampen anyones mood if this was the first time they joined the contest in a long time only to fall short and not participate in the contest fully. For the other four it’s due to the amount of money they put in. A lot of times you only need a small glimmer of winning as a good incentive to invest.

Another thing to keep in mind with this rule is since this rule has been in place there’s been only one winner from the Big 5 since the year 2000. As much as it’s a big advantage it’s also fair since the other performers still have good chances if not the same chance as the other competitors.

Reasons For Disbandment

Reasons for disbanding the Big 5 is also prominent as well and there are many good points for disbanding the Big 5. The first of which is looking at consumer engagement. For most users watching from outside the event they will more than likely be watching during the semis that are held. They wouldn’t care much about what led up to that. What’s also important to note is the Big 5’s musician of choice only performs during the finals. There’s certainly promotion done during the semis, but no live performances until the actual finals.

Because of this, a voter will more than likely be swayed to vote for a semi-final content who made it to the finals rather than someone who was already in the Big 5. This can explain why out of the years this rule is in place, only one instance has a Big 5 member actually won the contest.

Another thing to note is also the countries choice in band to send as well. Because the Big 5 are guaranteed a spot it means they can send anyone they like. In many instances the fans have noticed that the Big 5 tend to serve up bands that aren’t as great as the other countries participants. It’s fair to say that because of this particular status it’s led the Big 5 to get comfortable with sending bands only for exposure rather than putting a quality performance and winning.

Because of this fact it makes sense to disband as the Big 5 have no distinct advantage and use this rule as a means of sending lower quality performers. They also gimp themselves because the band doesn’t perform until the end of the week in the finals.

What Are Your Thoughts?

Each side has it’s own good cases to keep the Big 5 or to disband it, but let’s hear your thoughts below on the subject! What do you think they should do? Should they keep it? Disband it? Or maybe make some changes to the rule?

BTS – What You Should Know About the K-Pop Sensation Taking the World by Storm

BTS – What You Should Know About the K-Pop Sensation Taking the World by Storm

From being the first Korean pop group to make a performance at the AMA or American Music Awards to becoming Time Magazine’s one of the top 25 most influential people on the internet, and recently winning as the 2018 Billboard Music Awards’ Top Social Artist– BTS band is making history as the seven-member boy group literally take over the world.

Admit it, even if you are not so familiar with K-pop, BTS is simply difficult to ignore. You see, you can hear and see them almost everywhere you turn to. BTS may have been in the music industry for just a few years but they already have a massive fan base and they are even growing. Music fans are raving for BTS, and these are not just Koreans nor Asian fans but international fans. Why are these boys loved by their fans from all over the world? How in the world are they able to make fans scream and overwhelmed by emotions by merely appearing on stage?

Check out some facts that you should know about the world’s latest boy band sensation below.

BTS – What it stands for and How the Group Started Out

BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan the Korean for Bulletproof Boy Scouts, which translates as Bangtan Boys in English. The group is consist of seven South Korean boy members formed by South Korean entertainment company, Big Hit Entertainment. The group has made their debut on June 12, 2013. Their song ‘No More Dream’ from 2 Cool 4 Skool, their first album became instant hit and the group gained subsequent popularity for their next series of albums. BTS’ third studio album Love Yourself: Tear which was released on May 18, 2018 has debuted as top one on the US Billboard 200 which rapidly catapulted the group to global recognition.

Who are the Members of the Group?

  • Jin or Kim Seok-jin

Jin is the group’s oldest member and one of the band’s vocalists as well. He was born on December 4, 1992 and studied film at Konkuk University.

  • RM or Rap Monster, Kim Nam-joon

The leader of the band and was actually the first member to be chosen for the group. He is known for his rapping abilities and has already worked with a number of hip hop artists.

  • Suga or Min Yoon-gi

Suga was born on March 9, 1993 in Bukgu, Daegu South Korea and is popular for his rapping skills.

  • J-Hope or Jung Ho-seok

Before J-Hope joined BTS he was a former member of Neuron, a street dance team. He was born on February 18, 1994 and fans are rooting for his impressive dance moves and cheery personality.

  • JIMIN or Park Ji-min

Born on October 13, 1995, JIMIN is one of the group’s lead vocalists and main dancer. He used to be enrolled at Busan High School of Arts. He later on moved to Korea Arts High School.

  • V or Kim Tae-hyung

He is the last member of the group to be known to the public. Born on December 30, 1995, V likes photography and art and had a role in Korean drama ‘Hwarang’.

  • Jungkook or Jeon Jeong-guk

Jungkook was born on September 1, 1997. He is the youngest member of the group and is an extremely talented singer and dancer.

10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Nicki Minaj

10 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Nicki Minaj

Without a doubt, Nicki Minaj is one of the largest female rap stars in the world. With this kind of popularity though comes an unveiling of a lot of her personal life. Think what you will of her music, however her story is one riddled with a lot of pain, sorrow, but also triumph. Below is an assortment of info that you might not know about her and those tiny details.

  1. Nicki’s birthplace – Born in Saint James, Trinidad and Tobago, she was raised by her grandmother before moving to New York at the age of five.
  2. Her desire to kill her father – Her father was both abusive and addicted to drugs. Often times he would sell furniture specifically for drug money. There was also a time where he tried to kill Nicki’s mother through setting the house on fire.
  3. The single tattoo – Believe it or not, Nicki only has one tattoo on her body. It is located on her arm with the words “God is always with you” written in Chinese. She was 16 and regrets the decision of having it.
  4. Nicki Minaj is the first solo female artist that has seven singles on a US Hot 100 Chart at the same time – The other entires on include songs like Ludacris’ ‘My Chick Bad,’ Trey Songz’ ‘Bottomos Up,’ and more.
  5. She didn’t enjoy recording ‘Pink Friday’ – In an interview with Vibe in 2012, Nicki stated she wanted to prove on ‘Pink Friday’ that a female rapper could make a great album without the need to talk about their p**sy in it.
  6. Her experience in guest features – Guest features in songs helped Nicki get back on her feet after ‘Pink Friday’, however Nicki also has had guest features in the past, appearing in songs like Kanye’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and others.
  7. She’s got a longtime boyfriend – His name is Safaree “SB” Samuels and he plays the roles of assistant, hype man, and her best friend.
  8. The song ‘Super Bass’ – What really helped Nicki explode was the fact her song ‘Super Bass’ was covered by so many people. From among them there was Taylor Swift as well as Selena Gomez.
  9. She actually hates her stage name – Nicki Minaj is her stage name, but she hates it. How she got that name stemmed from the first production deal she signed. The man wanted the name Minaj for her, but she fought against it hard. She eventually was persuaded, no doubt after a slight compromise, and now is stuck with the stage name Nicki Minaj.
  10. Young Life – Since Nicki was raised in a pretty bad household, it’s not too surprising that Nicki escaped to her room several times. When she was younger she had an alter ego named “Cookie” who she used to escape her fighting parents. She also read a lot of books when she was younger. With stories of big houses filled with nice stuff, she deeply wished that could be her family.

Conclusion

Nicki has led an interesting life. Sad, yes, however it’s all paid off quite well in where she is at right now in life. What sort of facts surprised you the most? Let’s hear your thoughts below!