Arctic Monkeys: The formidable return of British music

Arctic Monkeys: The formidable return of British music

Not famous for the easy-to-hear pop songs, but by the powerful use of instruments and techniques and the private voice of Alex Turner, the Arctic Monkeys have conquered and had a certain place in the hearts of listeners.

After 5 years of vacation, the Arctic Monkeys announced a new song, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. This time, the music style of the Arctic Monkeys tended to change, no longer heavy guitar rock, the way the group’s previous AM album became famous but this time the music was more romantic, a bit of easy listening jazz written by the lead vocalist, singer Alex Turner.
Arctic Monkeys is still a band with a solid foundation for each product and its progress. This album introduces an Arctic Monkeys on the path to reincarnation, preparing for a change and shine.

After 16 years of working together, the British band, Arctic Monkeys has been a potential group that can break music charts in the US with their new record, Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino. The quartet has just started a North American tour with 25 days in different cities.

Arctic Monkeys have performed well from singing to performing music charts in the UK for years. The most recent album, AM, which debuted in 2013, ranked 6th in the US charts with 1.3 million sales, more than the number of albums sold in the UK of 1.2 million.
The band was praised by many critics, winning seven BRIT awards (equivalent to the British Grammy Award) and many other prestigious awards. Many people have favored, trusting the Arctic Monkeys as a new phenomenon from England, probably the successive music generation of previous geniuses such as the Beatles, Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd – or outstanding individuals like Amy Winehouse and Adele.

On the contrary, many critics also point out some of the reasons why the Arctic Monkeys retain their local English accent is a bit hard to hear and other cultural elements. Anyway, a good example is nothing to stop the Beatles from spreading because of their English accent. Many people complained about a somewhat funny name of Arctic Monkeys, which is not the reason why the British group Led Zeppelin stopped developing.

All the reasons given by listeners or critics are just an excuse for the development of a group. Music is inherently a language, sometimes without you having to understand, but most importantly, feeling. Music language, no matter what language we sing, we can feel it and it does not inhibit any artist’s development because of their own identity.

The Arctic Monkeys began their tour earlier this month and lasted until October this year through New York City, Boston, Washington DC, …

Pop Singer Scott Walker Dead at 76

Pop Singer Scott Walker Dead at 76

Scott Walker, a member of the pop band The Walker Brothers, died of his old age on March 25 in London. His death left a great loss in the hearts of music lovers around the world.

Many great artists in the world show mercy to this loss. Thom Yorke, Radiohead’s lead vocalist, shared on his personal page that it was sad to hear that Scott Walker died. He was a big influence on him and his band. Thom Yorke said he learned a lot from the way Scott Walker sang and composed.

Scott Walker was born on September 1, 1943, in Ohio, USA. In 1964, he moved to London and together with his two friends formed The Walker Brothers, the famous pop group in the UK in the 1960s. The band is known for its top hits UK charts like The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore or Make It Easy On Yourself.

Scott Walker ‘s career turned in another direction when he decided to pursue a solo career at the age of 24. At that time, he was appreciated by many artists at the same time about new tests in the work. From a pop singer, Scott is gradually transformed into a musician and singer-producer of his own music. Many famous artists such as David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, Steven Wilson or Javis Cocker (Pulp band) have repeatedly expressed their admiration for his works. They consider it a great inspiration for their music career. In 2017, the BBC held a concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall to perform his works.

During more than 6 decades of artistic activities, Scott Walker released 8 albums with The Walker Brothers, 14 solo albums and 3 soundtrack albums. In 2018, Scott collaborated with popular pop singer Sia to produce the soundtrack for Vox Lux starring Natalie Portman and Jude Law. This is his last musical project. The information that Scott Walker passed away on March 25 was confirmed by his record label.

Lady Gaga and Pop Music

Lady Gaga and Pop Music

Thanks to winning most of the prestigious awards, Lady Gaga and the A star is born soundtrack album, especially Shallow has become a musical color pioneering for shaping the world music trend of the year.

A star is born album Shallow helped Lady Gaga and her co-workers win their first Oscar and Golden Globe 2019, in the Best Movie Song category and 3 61th Grammy Awards. , Shallow’s MV on YouTube reached more than 314 million views after 4 months of release. This song always stands at high rank in the music charts.

Not just music

The soundtrack album A star is born has led Lady Gaga to become the female singer with the most number one album of the Billboard 200 chart in the past decade. According to Nielsen Music, after 2 months of release, the song has 8.3 million online listenings and 58,000 downloads. With the victory at the 91st Academy Awards, Lady Gaga became the first artist to win at the world’s four biggest awards ceremonies that took place at the same time: Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA.

Shallow or A star is born is simply a pop ballad song with a gentle melody but a powerful emotional scene. That makes listeners immersed in the song space. It was this thing that Lady Gaga and her colleagues won convincingly at the awards of professionals and received public praise.

The expert in color recognition of this music is becoming a common formula for the upcoming music trend because it touches the listeners’ emotions strongly. It was like a slow-motion movie, drifting slightly through the listener’s brain. And this is exactly what the current music-loving public demands in music.

Responsibility to lead public tastes

Experts say that Lady Gaga’s success comes from a boredom attitude that goes against the usual rules. After nearly 10 years in the art field, she has tried all the most bizarre styles, the most outlandish costumes and the most shocking performance. That was when Lady Gaga realized that she needed to escape becoming a fashion robot for the public.

2019 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album: Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift?

2019 Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album: Ariana Grande or Taylor Swift?

The 61st Grammy Awards took place in Los Angeles. On the eve of the official awards night, the 2019 Grammy sub-categories found the winner. Winning Taylor Swift in the Best Pop Vocal Album category, Ariana Grande won the first Grammy award in her singing career.

In the Best Pop Vocal Album category, Ariana Grande received the first Grammy gold in her singing career with the album “Sweetener”. The singer surpassed a series of popular rivals like Taylor Swift, Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson or P!nk.

At the same time, Ariana Grande’s victory also caused Taylor Swift to miss the opportunity to become one of the top ten female Grammy Award winners in history. Best Pop Vocal Album with Reputation album is the only nomination that Taylor Swift received at the Grammy 2019. Therefore, Ariana Grande won the Best Pop Vocal Album category, meaning that the country music princess did not win a Grammy award this year.

Ariana Grande’s victory at Grammy 2019 surprised many fans. Because before that, the female singer had a rift with the organizers of this year’s awards ceremony. Because she could not perform the 7 Rings song at the Grammy stage and she was asked to sing another song, Ariana Grande refused to appear at the awards night. She even argued with the organizer on the media. Audiences around the world regret because Ariana cannot directly touch the first prestigious gold cup in her career.

Sweetener is Ariana Grande’s fourth studio album. It was released on August 17, 2018. This album has held a series of records of digital music streaming on platforms like Spotify or Apple Music. Not only that, Sweetener also won high rankings on Billboard charts. Apart from that, many songs included in this album also received positive reviews from prestigious critics. The Sweetener is said to be the album that hides Ariana Grande’s musical maturity.

‘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.

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!

10 Crazy And Weird Facts About Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Born in December 13, 1989, Taylor Swift is still  young and has made quite an impact on the world with her work and talent. Even now she is still rocking it with her music and even on stage performances.

Below are but a few other facts that you might now know about Taylor Swift. See which ones are new to you!

  1. Swift was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, and was named after the great James Taylor by her parents Scott Kingsley Swift and Andrea Gardner (Finlay) Swift. Clearly her parents thought music would play a big role in her life and they weren’t wrong.
  2. Despite having been recorded many times for music videos, Swift is actually quite paranoid of being recorded without her knowledge. In a 2014 Rolling Stone interview she revealed this particular quirk of hers stating “The janitor who’s being paid by TMZ could record me. This is gonna sound like I’m a crazy person – but we don’t even know…”
  3. Swift was only 12 years old when she wrote her first ever song, “Lucky You”. After a computer repairman visit, she learned from the man how to play thee guitar chords. From there, she began learning and playing the guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele, and the electric guitar.
  4. Swift transferred schools during her freshman and sophomore years. She transferred schools for the explicit purpose of being homeschooled which was ideal for her due to her hectic tour schedule.
  5. A lot of fans know Swift for her vocal chops, however Swift actually has been seen in television as well as has some movie credits to her name too.
  6. Swift has received over 600 nominations as a singer while actually receiving more than a third of those awards. Some of her prestigious awards include several Grammy, Billboard Music, and American Music Awards.
  7. By 2014, Taylor Swift was at the point of distancing herself from her country music roots and delving more into pop music. In an interview in Rolling Stone, she stated that she stopped going to country music award shows as well as avoid promoting any of her albums on any kind of country radio stations.
  8. Swift is an exemplary writer. To this date, more than half of her songs were written by her and only her. Several of these written pieces have earned her many awards as well such as “Our Song”. Other popular songs that Taylor Swift wrote include “Bad Blood,” and “Back to December.” For “Our Song” specifically it was first written for a high school talent show she was going to attend but was later used as a song that appeared in her debut album.
  9. Remember that Swift appeared in television and movies right? Well one of her appearances was actually in the movie Hannah Montana which sprang from the TV series of the same name. Swift made her appearance there due to her obsession with Disney.
  10. Even though Swift has an estimated net worth of over $200 million, she still goes out of her way to spread good fortune to great causes. Routinely, Swift provides funding for the Taylor Swift Education Center situated in Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame.