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Ariana Grande Won Her First-Ever Grammy Award Despite Skipping The Show Because Of A Fight With Producers


Ariana Grande won her first-ever Grammy award on Sunday, taking home one of music’s most prestigious awards despite not showing up for the ceremony amid a feud with the show’s producers. Grande won the Best Pop Vocal Album trophy for her album Sweetener, beating the other nominees in her category: Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Pink, and Taylor Swift.

After her win, Grande had a simple response on Twitter: “I know I’m not there tonight (trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh)” she wrote in another tweet, “and I know I said I try not to put too much weight into these things …. but fuck.” “This is wild and beautiful,” she said, “Thank you so much.”

The award was handed out at the Sunday afternoon ceremony ahead of the night’s main show. Grande was sitting out both events amid a very public fight with Grammys producers about what songs she would sing on the Grammys stage.On Thursday, Grande accused Ken Ehrlich, producer of the Grammys, of lying about the reason why she was skipping the show.

“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” Grande wrote on Twitter, responding to a screenshot of an Associated Press article in which Ehrlich said things fell through with the pop star performing on this year’s show because she thought it was “too late for her to pull something together.”

“I can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken,” Grande wrote. “It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.” The drama was said to have started when producers declined to allow Grande to perform her latest single in full. Producers reportedly told Grande that she could only perform “7 Rings” as part of a medley and wanted to have the final say on the second song. According to a source who spoke to Variety, Grande felt “insulted” and decided to to skip the Grammys entirely.The awkward public spat played out as Grande’s image was still used on billboards and ads for the Grammys. “Passed a Grammy’s bus with my face on it typing those,” she wrote on Twitter on Thursday. Grande was also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance for “God Is A Woman,” but lost out in that category to Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”.


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Cardi B Is The First Woman Solo Artist To Win Best Rap Album At The Grammys


one of the year’s most exciting breakout artists, became the first-ever woman to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album on Sunday during music’s biggest night.The rapper won the highly coveted award for her debut album, Invasion of Privacy, which spawned two No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Oh my god, babe,” said Cardi to her husband, Offset. “Babe, I can’t breathe.”

The rapper thanked some of the people who made her success possible and singled out her daughter, Kulture Kiari Cephus, for a special shoutout.

“I’m not just saying thank you because she’s my daughter — it’s because you know when I found out I was pregnant, my album was not complete,” Cardi said. “I had like three songs that I was for sure having [on the album] and then it was like we have to get this album done.” Cardi then talked about the work she had to put in after finding out she was going to be a mother, like shooting music videos for the project before she began to show.

“Woo, the nerves are so bad,” she said, telling the audience that she was shaking and joked that she should “start smoking weed,” an apparent reference to something a fan tweeted at her earlier this week as a remedy to calm her anxiety. She later celebrated the many talented artists featured on her album in her emotional speech, like Bad Bunny, J Balvin, Chance the Rapper, SZA, and Kehlani, and of course Migos, the hip-hop trio her husband is a part of.

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GLAAD Media Awards: Madonna to Be Honored With Advocate for Change Award


The pop singer will become the second person and first woman to ever receive the honor.

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, has announced that it will honor Madonna at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York City on May 4. The singer will receive the Advocate for Change Award and become the ceremony’s second person and first woman to ever receive this honor.

The award was previously given to President Bill Clinton in 2013 for his advocacy work to overturn the anti-LGBTQ Defense of Marriage Act and advance marriage equality nationwide.

“Madonna always has and always will be the LGBTQ community’s greatest ally and it is only fitting to honor and celebrate our biggest advocate at GLAAD’s biggest event ever,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “From the HIV crisis to international LGBTQ issues, she fearlessly pushes for a world where LGBTQ people are accepted. Her music and art have been life-saving outlets for LGBTQ people over the years and her affirming words and actions have changed countless hearts and minds.”

The organization credits the pop singer for continuously supporting the LGBTQ community, given that she has performed at AIDS benefit concerts, included a leaflet in her album Like a Prayerentitled “The Facts about AIDS,” in which she gave fans crucial information about AIDS, and avidly speaks out against anti-LGBTQ laws, policies and practices. When presenting Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in 2013, the singer famously dressed as a Boy Scout in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on LGBTQ people. This past New Year’s Eve, Madonna also gave a surprise performance at the Stonewall Inn, a historic venue for LGBTQ rights, to celebrate its upcoming anniversary and, in her words, “50 years of revolution.”

Along with GLAAD celebrating the 30th anniversary of the GLAAD Media Awards this year, Madonna is commemorating a special anniversary. Her fourth studio album, Like a Prayer, which went quadruple platinum and has cultivated myriad LGBTQ anthems, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.

Last month, GLAAD announced the nominees for the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards. Blockers, Crazy Rich Asians, Deadpool 2, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and Love, Simon were among the Hollywood titles that received nods.

The Hollywood Reporter also received a nod for Outstanding Magazine Article for a feature titled “21 Transgender Stars, Creators Sound Off on Hollywood: ‘I Want to Portray These Characters, and I’m Ready,'” written by Chris Gardner, Rebecca Sun, Lindsay Weinberg, Joelle Goldstein and Bryan White. THR will compete in the category with “Can a Transgender Woman Get Justice in Texas?” by Nate Blakeslee (Texas Monthly); “Ex-Scientologist Michelle LeClair Says Church Officials Humiliated Her After She Came Out as Gay” by Johnny Dodd, Tierney McAfee (People); “Lena Waithe is Changing the Game” by Jacqueline Woodson (Vanity Fair) and “They are the Champions” by Katie Barnes (ESPN the Magazine). The 30th annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead and Ketel One Family-Made Vodka, will be held March 28 at the Beverly Hilton in L.A., and May 4 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City.

Lady Gaga y Bradley Cooper se unen a los presentadores de los Globos de Oro 2019


a noche más divertida de Hollywood ya está a dos días. Los Globos de Oro de 2019, la primera gran antesala a los Óscar, arrancan la temporada de premios de la industria cinematográfica estadounidense y ya sabemos que estrellas como Jessica Chastain , Sam Rockwell, Saoirse Ronan, Harrison Ford, Idris Elba, Gary Oldman, Octavia Spencer y más,
asistirán a la ceremonia a presentar algunas de las categorías, y a esta lista de luminarias acaban de añadirse los protagonistas de Nace Una Estrella – 92%, que se han robado los reflectores desde finales del año pasado como favoritos para las respectivas ternas en las que van a competir: Lady Gaga y Bradley Cooper.

El éxito con la crítica de Nace Una Estrella – 92%, el drama musical con el que Cooper debutó como director y Gaga como estelar, los llevó a conseguir nominaciones en las categorías a Mejor Actriz de Drama, Mejor Actor de Drama, Mejor Director y otra al filme por Mejor Película Dramática. Es por ello que no resulta extraño que ambos no sólo aparezcan como invitados sino que suban al escenario a presentar otros apartados, ya sea juntos o con alguien más.

Los Globos de Oro, que premia lo mejor del cine y televisión de Estados Unidos y todo lo que se estrene en ese país, según el criterio de la Asociación de Prensa Extranjera de Hollywood, es una de las ceremonias con más tiempo de duración debido a su gran número de categorías y es por ello que no tienen shows musicales, por lo que tendremos que esperar hasta los Óscar para ver a la pareja cantar el tema “Shallow”, de la película que también ha sido nominado a Mejor Canción Original.

Además de los actores que mencionamos arriba como presentadores en la noche de gala, se incluyen también los nombres de Emma Stone y Olivia Colman, esta última una favorita de las ternas previas a la ceremonia justamente por su trabajo en La Favorita – 96% de Yorgos Lanthimos, filme inglés sobre la reina Anne de Inglaterra y la lucha entre sus cortesanas por ganarse la simpatía de la monarca. Esta película está nominada a Mejor Película de Comedia, así como a Mejor Actriz y Mejor Actriz de Reparto por su elenco que ha deslumbrado a la crítica con las actuaciones que entregaron en la cinta ganadora del Gran Premio del Jurado en la Mostra de Venecia 2018.

Steve Carell, de la película Vice de Adam McKay, que fue una de las cintas más nominadas en esta edición del premio, también será uno de los conductores de la noche. Esta película trata sobre el vicepresidente de George Bush Jr., Dicky Chenney (Christian Bale) y explica cómo es que ese hombre se convirtió en uno de los más poderosos de la historia de Estados Unidos y cómo fue que llevó al país a la guerra de Irak al permitírsele supervisar la política internacional así como otros rubros de gran importancia gubernamental.

A diferencia del escándalo por la elección de Kevin Hart como showman de los Óscar 2019, los Globos de Oro serán conducidos, sin mayor problema, por la actriz Sandra Oh, que está también nominada por su papel protagónico en la serie Killing Eve – 97%, y Andy Samberg, comediante y exestrella de Saturday Night Live. Ambos fueron una de las parejas favoritas de presentadores en la pasada entrega del Emmy y su elección para la ceremonia de estos premios fue bien recibida.

Los Globos de Oro 2019, que realizan este año su edición número 76, serán transmitidos en Estados Unidos a través de la cadena NBC este domingo a las 19:30 pm y en México y el resto de América Latina podrán ser vistos en el canal de paga TNT.

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Los mejores looks de los People’s Choice Awards 2018


La temporada de premios se acerca y los People’s Choice Awards se han querido adelantar a todos para celebrar una noche en la que se premian a los favoritos del entretenimiento entre el público: cine, televisión y música. Así que en Santa Mónica se han reunido todo tipo de celebrities para una alfombra roja de lo más variopinta.

Kim Kardashian

Marcando curvas, como siempre, Kim Kardashian eligió un diseño ajustado con rayas de Jean Paul Gaultier vintage. Un vestido muy original haciendo un juego óptico fascinante.

Estuvo acompañada de tu toda su familia, ya que lo que se premiaba era el realityen el que participa toda la familia. Nos gusta mucho la combinación de vestido de encaje con blazer cruzado de Kourtney Kardashian firmado por Vera Wang, de negro y muy sofisticada.

Victoria Beckham

Una de las más esperadas e la noche fue Victoria Beckham, que se llevó un premio Fashion Icon, y para demostrar su estilazo lució un traje blanco con top lencero de satén de su propia firma.

Amber Valletta

También Amber Valletta escogió Victoria Beckham para la red carpet: un sencillo vestido rojo de tirantes decorado con un volante que le sentaba de muerte.

Rita Ora

Sin duda, el look más barroco es el de Rita Ora. Un Atelier Versace en azul decorado con incrustaciones doradas y botas altas a juego. Un estilismo muy excesivo que parece más parte del decorado que un vestido de alfombra roja.

Mila Kunis

Acertar con un look tan simple no siempre se consigue, pero Mila Kunis esta divina con este vestido negro de Alex Perry con tirantes espaguetti. Un clásico de los años 90 que queda perfecto con pendientes lágrima y zapatos transparentes.

Christina Hendricks

El mono militar de Christina Hendricks con emblemas está muy de moda, pero le queda demasiado apretado, quizás con una talla más le habría quedado más desenfadado. Se trata de un diseño de Temperley London.

Scarlett Johansson

Nos encanta el look de Scarlett Johansson en la alfombra roja de los People’s Choice Awards. Los pantalones son divinos para la red carpet, y ella luce así de bien un pantalón negro de tiro alto y corsé rojo de la colección Versace PreFall 2018.

Gwen Stefani

La cantante reinventa el estilo militar con este vestido que combina texturas brillantes de Balmain. De las pocas que puede defender bien un vestido así.

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15 of the Most Viewed YouTube Videos of all Time


We don’t talk much about music videos here at The Influencer Marketing Hub. Let’s be honest – they don’t provide much opportunity for influencer marketing unless you have sufficiently deep pockets to pay celebrity prices. Yet you can’t ignore the fact that many people love music videos.

YouTube was created in 2005, with the first video – Me at the Zoo – being uploaded on 23 April 2005. Since then, 1.3 billion people have set up YouTube accounts. In 2018, people watch nearly 5 billion videos each day. People upload 300 hours of video to the site every minute.

According to 2016 research undertaken by Pexeso, music only accounts for 4.3% of YouTube’s content. Yet it makes 11% of the views. Clearly, an awful lot of people watch a comparatively small number of music videos. It should be no surprise, therefore, that the most watched videos of all time on YouTube are predominantly music videos.

Most subscribed channels on the other hand are predominantly gaming channels.

This post looks at the 15 most viewed YouTube videos of all time. 14 of these videos are music videos. If we were to widen our scope to cover the top 100 YouTube videos, you would find that 95 are music videos. And none of the remaining five come from famous YouTubers, such as PewDiePie.

If you’r einterested to see how much these YouTubers Earn you can have a look at our YouTube Earnings Estimator 

The best-known influencers certainly have popular channels. But most gained their fame by having many people watching a broad range of videos. None of these genuine influencers have one-off videos with world-shattering viewing figures. PewDiePie’s most popular video (Jabba the Hutt) has about 4.4 million views. In comparison, Adele’s Hello (#15 on this list) has had nearly 2.2 billion views.

15 of the Most Viewed YouTube Videos of all Time:

1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

Despacito’s rise to the top of this list in 2017, demonstrates two essential points about YouTube. Firstly, it shows that YouTube’s popularity is forever increasing. There was a time when nobody thought that anybody would overtake Gangnam Style.

It also demonstrates how YouTube is now a global phenomenon. Despacito, which is Spanish for “Slowly,” is sung in Spanish by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi and also features Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. The music video shows both artists performing the song in La Perla neighborhood of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and the local bar La Factoría.

The song topped the charts of 47 countries and entered the Top 10 in ten others. It was the first song to top the Billboard 100 in Spanish in 20 years.

Interestingly, Justin Bieber released a remix version a few months later, where he sang some lines in English. While this probably helped the original’s YouTube performance, it didn’t overtake it or enter the YouTube Most Viewed charts.

Despacito became the first video on YouTube to achieve the milestones of both three and four billion views. It overtook See You Again to take YouTube’s All-time Number 1 spot in August 2017.

2. See You Again – Wiz Khalifa ft. Charlie Puth

See You Again held YouTube’s Number One position from July 10 to August 4, 2017, and was the video that finally broke “Gangnam Style’s” hold on the top rank. It was, of course, only 25 days, until Despacito made its charge and overtook See You Again.

The main reason for See You Again’s success was that it was commissioned as the theme for the movie, “Furious 7”. It was written as a tribute to fan-favorite, the late actor Paul Walker.

It is both Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s most successful track to date. The song spent 12 weeks at the top of the US Billboard 100 and reached Number One in a number of other countries.

It also held the record for the most streamed track in a single day on Spotify in the US, as well as records for most streams in a  week worldwide and in the UK.

Overall, See You Again was the best selling song in the world in 2015.

3. Shape of You – Ed  Sheeran

Ed Sheeran had a hugely successful 2017. No matter where you went, there always seemed to be an Ed Sheeran song playing. He even performed a cameo role in an episode of “Game of Thrones.”

He released Shape of You as a digital download on 6 January 2017. He also included it as part of his third studio album.

The song made it to Number 1 on the singles charts of 44 countries. It topped the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 Singles of 2017. It was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Ed Sheeran released a lyric video for the song on his channel. People have viewed that version over 750 million times to date. On 30 January 2017, the official video was uploaded to YouTube. The video became one of the fastest videos to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. It achieved this milestone on 8 May 2017, just 97 days after its release.

4. Gangnam Style – Psy

It would be fair to say that Gangnam Style was an unexpected mega-hit, that set records on YouTube, that some people believed would never be bettered.

The video shows Psy poking fun at the style of Seoul’s Gangnam-gu. This is claimed to be, “a flashy district with high rents, high expectations and a focus on the high-status lifestyle.”

Psy’s official YouTube account uploaded the video on July 15, 2012. On November 24th that year, Gangnam Style overtook Justin Bieber’s then-record of 803,700,000 views to take the coveted Number 1 spot on YouTube. It stayed in that position for an incredible 1,689 days.

Gangnam Style didn’t take long to take the accolade of being the first video to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, receiving that honor in December 2012. It reached 2 billion views in June 2014, and 3 billion in January 2018.

The video holds a few other YouTube records. It was the most rated video until February 2017, and most liked video until August 2016. Until Adele’s Hello passed it on January 18, 2016, it held the record for the fastest video to reach 1 billion views. It still holds the record for being the most discussed video.

5. Masha and the Bear: Recipe for Disaster – Get Movies

This is by far the most unusual video on this list. It is not a music video. It is not an official video (although official copies of this episode do exist on YouTube). And it is in Russian.

This particular video is technically called Маша и Медведь (Masha and The Bear) – Маша плюс каша, as it is a Russian version.

Masha and the Bear is a Russian animated television series, loosely based on an oral children’s folk story. It is a Russian children’s television series, of four series (to date) consisting of 68 episodes. Some episodes of the English-language version are available on Netflix.

All of the episodes have been uploaded to YouTube over time, and three of them have exceeded 1 billion views. There is an official YouTube channel – MashaMedvedTV.

It is thought that one of the reasons for the show’s popularity is that Masha is dressed in a folk costume with a headscarf. Her legs are covered. This has makes the show acceptable to Muslim audiences, including in populous countries, such as Indonesia.

This particular episode, “Recipe for Disaster,” was originally episode number 17. It is episode 7.1 on Netflix (which has combines several of the short Masha and the Bear episodes together).

6. UpTown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

UpTown Funk was recorded by British record producer, Mark Ronson, along with American singer/songwriter, Bruno Mars. It was released as a single on 10 November 2014.

It spent 14 consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the US Billboard 100, and also reached Number 1 in the charts in several other countries.

UpTown Funk became the second best-selling single of 2015. It won two Grammy Awards, including the record of the Year.

The music video was released a week after the single – 17 November 2014. It shows Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, and the Hooligans walking around cities, kitted out in brightly colored suits and chains. It was filmed in a range of cities where Bruno Mars was touring.

The video was almost as popular as the song, gathering more than 2.8 billion views to date.

7. Sorry – Justin Bieber

It should surprise nobody that Justin Bieber has a video on YouTube’s Top 10. He is one of the most visible symbols of the YouTube generation. It is perhaps surprising that he cannot claim more of the videos in this top group, although he does have videos of his songs in positions 23 and 24.

Sorry comes from Justin Bieber’s fourth studio album, “Purpose.” It was released on October 23, 2015. The song topped the charts of 13 countries, including seven weeks in the top spot in Bieber’s native Canada. Globally, people bought more than 10 million copies of the song in 2016.

Unusually, they made the dance video of the song in New Zealand, featuring New Zealand dancers – the ReQuest Dance Crew, and New Zealand choreographer, Parris Goebel. Although this was originally just intended to be a lyric video, it ended up as the main one. It became the fifth fastest YouTube video to reach 1 billion views, and the fourth fasted to reach 2 billion views.

8. Sugar – Maroon 5

Sugar was recorded by Maroon 5 for their fifth studio album, “V.” It was released as a single on January 13, 2015.

It peaked at Number 2 on the US Billboard 100.

The band worked with film director, David Dobkin on the music video. He had previously directed the movie “Wedding Crashers,” and used that as inspiration for this video.

In the video, Maroon 5 crashes weddings across Los Angeles. This is not staged. Maroon 5 has genuinely crashed the weddings shown in the video. In reality, each groom was given some notice and agreed to let an unnamed, but famous band play at their wedding, but nobody else connected with the marriages had advance notice. It must have been a shock to the brides to find Adam Levine serenading them at their weddings.

The production team worked with wedding planners in Los Angeles to find suitable weddings for the video.

The band found it a fantastic experience. They were nervous that they would take attention away from people’s big days. Some of the grooms got cold feet and had to be talked into allowing the activity take place.

Everybody loved the surprise, however. Adam Levine stated, “It was an out of body experience. I had no idea I would be affected by the overwhelming reactions we received from the couples and guests.”

9. Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift recorded Shake it Off as the lead single for her fifth album, “1989”. The song premiered on a Yahoo! Live stream on August 18, 2014. The studio released the video on YouTube and made the song available for digital download on the same day.

Shake it Off is Taylor Swift’s most successful Billboard Hot 100 song to date. It stayed in the chart for 50 consecutive weeks.

Mark Romanek directed the video, and it features dances choreographed by Tyce Diorio. It incorporates dancing in the styles of hip-hop, lyrical, ballet, jazz, and cheerleader – even “twerking.”

If you exclude the cartoon character of Masha, this video holds the record for the most views of a video by a female artist.

10. Bailando – Enrique Iglesias ft. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona

Bailando is another music video that highlights the international appeal of YouTube.

Spanish singer, Enrique Iglesias, recorded Bailando for his tenth studio album, “Sex and Love” in 2014.

He recorded several versions of the song. The original Spanish version also included vocals by Cubans, Descemer Bueno, and Gente de Zona. A Spanglish version features vocals by Jamaican singer Sean Paul. Enrique Iglesias also recorded two versions in Portuguese (with different people doing the additional vocals) for different markets.

The original Spanish version acts as the theme song for the soap opera Reina de Corazones.

They recorded four music videos– one for each version of the song. They filmed the videos for the Spanish and Spanglish version of the song in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

The Spanish version has proven particularly popular, having been viewed more than 2.4 million times. People have also watched the Spanglish version 250 million times.

11. Roar – Katy Perry

Who hasn’t seen the Katy Perry video for Roar, with Katy in her jungle, populated with wild animals?

She released Roar as the lead single for her 2013 album, “Prism” The lyrics focus on standing up for yourself and self-empowerment. The song was a huge success. It was certified as Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making her the first artist to have three Diamond Awards.

The video tells a (fictional) story of Katy Perry adapting to life in the jungle after surviving a plane crash. She even tames a tiger. It was filmed at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

When Roar reached 1 billion video views on YouTube, in July 2015, Katy Perry became the first artist to have two music videos exceed that milestone.

12. Lean On – Major Lazer and DJ Snake ft. MØ

Lean On comes from Major Lazer’s third album. “Peace is the Mission.” It is a house ballad.

In became the most streamed song of all time on Spotify in November 2015, although Drake’s One Dance overtook it the following year.

The music video for Lean On was directed by Tim Erem and filmed in India. It shows a sequence of Major Lazer, MØ and DJ Snake performing dance sequences.

13. Hello – Adele

English singer, Adele, released Hello in October 2015 as the lead single from her third album, “25”.

It was successful in many countries, reaching the top position across the world, including in both the UK and USA.

The music video, which stars Adele and Tristan Wilds, was directed by Xavier Dolan. It broke the record for the shortest time to reach 1 billion views on YouTube – 88 days. It currently has over 12 million likes, making it the fifth most liked video on YouTube.

14. Dark Horse – Katy Perry ft. Juicy J

Not to be outdone by Taylor Swift, Katy Perry also features two videos in this list of the 15 most viewed YouTube videos of all time.

Katy recorded Dark Horse with rapper Juicy J, releasing the song in September 2013.

It combines the genres of trap and hip-hop.

Pepsi used the song in a promotion. Fans could vote on Twitter whether they wanted this song or Walking on Air to be released as the first single from the album, “Prism.”

Dark Horse sold 13.2 million units and was the second-best selling song of 2014.

The video wasn’t released until February 2014. It has an Egyptian setting, where Katy plays “Katy Patra” – her version of the Egyptian queen, Cleopatra.

Dark Horse was the first video from a female artist to receive 1 billion views on YouTube.

15. Blank Space – Taylor Swift

Blank Space is Taylor Swift’s second entry on this list. It comes from her fifth studio album, “1989” (as does Shake it Off).

The song was released in November 2014, and within three weeks it topped the US Billboard Hot 100, knocking Shake it Off from that position. Taylor Swift became the first woman in the chart’s history to succeed herself at the top.

Joseph Kahn was asked to direct the video. Taylor Swift liked the idea of portraying herself as a crazy villain in the video. It was partly inspired by “A Clockwork Orange” and constant tabloid gossip about Taylor Swift’s relationships.

This article was originally writing by: influence marketing

Apple gana un Emmy por Carpool Karaoke


EL show exclusivo de Apple Music, Carpool Karaoke, se ha hecho con el Primetime Emmy Award, uno de los más prestigiosos de la televisión en Estados Unidos.

Apple gana un Emmy por Carpool Karaoke

Carpool Karaoke ha pasado a ser un fenómeno de masas es EE.UU. cuandos e emitía en el show de James Corden a convertirse en un fenómeno internacional tras su andadura de la mano de las series originales de Apple. Ahora a la compañía le han reconocido la labor con el programa de música que se emite a través de Apple Music con un Emmy al mejor show en Primetime, el primero en ser concedido a una compañía tecnológica.

Este es un hito más para la compañía, de la que se espera estrene su servicio de streaming próximamente y que más series de producción propia pasen a ser reconocidas entre las mejores del año, como ha venido sucediendo con otros gigantes, entre las que destacan las series de Amazon o Netflix, con la próxima frontera de los Premios Oscar como el mayor reconocimiento que éstas compañía necesitan para ganarse, de una vez por todas, su derecho en la fama de Hollywood. El Primetime Emmy Award es un reconocimiento a los mejores programas de televisión en horario de máxima audiencia en Estados Unidos, un premio muy reñido entre la mayoría de productoras que buscan posicionar su producto como el más importante en dicha categoría.Ahora se abre una oportunidad de oro para todas las compañías que están operando en sus propias plataformas, mientras las operadoras también quieren sumarse a la nueva guerra comercial del contenido. Con el streaming de Disney a la vuelta de la esquina, la llegada de la plataforma de DC y la cada vez mayor centralización de contenido, la carrera no ha hecho más que empezar.


Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ Gets Eight-Minute Ovation in Venice Following World Premiere Glitch


La irreverente cantante pop Lady Gaga triunfó este viernes en su debut como actriz en el festival de cine Venecia con su brillante interpretación de “A Star Is Born”, un remake del clásico de los años 30.

“Al comienzo de mi carrera en muchas ocasiones no era la mujer más bella de la sala, pero yo sabía que escribía mis propias canciones”, confesó a los periodistas. “Al inicio de mi carrera dije muchas veces que no”, contó la cantante al contrario de la protagonista del filme, que narra su encuentro con un exitoso cantante country con problemas de alcohol.

La historia de una chica “fea” que piensa que su nariz es demasiado grande y se esconde detrás de capas de maquillaje tiene algo de autobiográfico para la estrella estadounidense, quien estaba acompañada por Bradley Cooper, director también del filme.

En la nueva versión del clásico del cine, la cantante retoma el papel inmortalizado por Judy Garland y Barbra Streisand.

Los críticos elogiaron su actuación magnética, su química con Cooper, el actor y exmodelo co-protagonista que debuta como director. Lady Gaga confesó también las presiones que enfrentó para que cambiara. “Hicieron sugerencias hasta sobre cómo debería mirar”, lamentó la diva, que agradeció a un periodista por comparar su nariz con la de otra gran diva, la soprano María Callas.Tuve que ser muy fuerte desde el comienzo de mi carrera”, dijo para rechazar los intentos de la industria de la música para rehacerla.

“Nunca quise ser sexy o como otras mujeres. Quería ser como soy tanto como artista como mujer”, explicó. Gaga, de 32 años, cuyo verdadero nombre es Stefani Germanotta, interpreta a una mesera y cantante italoestadounidense que conoce a una estrella de la música country en un drag club en el que interpreta “La Vie en Rose” de Edith Piaf.

La energía estalla y pronto esa extraña pareja es todo un fuego romántico y musical.Gaga, que llegó en medio de los truenos por una sorprendente lluvia en Venecia, confesó que su mayor temor era “estar al desnudo, ser vulnerable” frente a la pantalla.

This article was writing by El comercio

12 Iconic Music Videos by VMA Vanguard Jennifer Lopez


It’s been over 20 years since Jennifer Lopez first appeared as a fly girl on In Living Color, and began her ascent to superstardom. In a career that’s exploded since then, the world famous triple threat has finessed the worlds of music, film and television with unmatched ease. As the 2018 recipient of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, she’ll be performing live from Radio City Music Hall for an epic return to the VMA stage since last performing in 2001. Joining the likes of Madonna, Rihanna, Beyoncé and Kanye West, to name a few, the honor marks two decades of excellent work from the woman who introduced the “Glow.”

An old-school entertainer with new-school energy, J.Lo has kept a clipping pace after the legendary artists that inspired her career. Coming up in the golden era of music videos, the honor is a worthy one for the show business veteran. Her video contributions only scratch the surface of an immense cultural impact she’s had with an empire that continues to flourish.

The ultimate beauty icon, Lopez has never met a red carpet she didn’t like or missed a chance to reach the masses on the silver screen, the small screen and pretty much any screen. Her perennial glamour and raw talent are encapsulated best in the music videos throughout her career. Here’s a look at some of the most important moments in her long videography.

​(1999) “If You Had My Love” directed by Paul Hunter

In her first video and single from the debut album, On The 6, Jennifer Lopez turns us onto her talents via a low-fi livestream concept that would cement her status as a rising star. Broadcasting for a group of Internet fans and voyeurs, the diva jumps out here for a breakdown of things to come. All the important elements of a J.Lo video are on display. Rocking sexy, minimal looks like a white triangle bikini top with cargo pants and slaying a salsa dance break in silver chainmail, the video defines a style for the triple threat that holds up today. Successfully crossing her over to music, the song went straight to number one and earned her some Video Music Award nominations, as well.

(1999) “Waiting For Tonight” directed by Francis Lawrence

In one of her most memorable videos, Jennifer Lopez welcomes the new millennium at a rave in the rainforest. Serving up another round of astounding looks and strong dance moves, Lopez catches the strobe light with a body covered in crystals and dances in a waterfall. The Latin house track oozes anticipation and remains a stand out in her singing career. It even earned her a Grammy nomination and the occasion to don that iconic green Versace dress.

(2000) “Love Don’t Cost a Thing” directed by Paul Hunter

With the release of her second album, J.Lo, the singer takes on her megastar moniker and puts out another classic video with “Love Don’t Cost a Thing.” In a bold proclamation of her values, we see J.Lo take off in a convertible fleeing the mansion where she’s been disappointed yet again by an absent lover trying to buy her affection. The beauty tears down a freeway, stripping off gold aviators and pieces of jewelry in the wind with abandon. Coming through with a strong hip-hop dance break before a green screen sunset, she rocks braids and a crystal-encrusted J.Lo tank — iconic. She also dances alongside Cris Judd in the video, who she later married and divorced, to public dismay.

(2001) “Play” directed by Francis Lawrence

In another out of this world visual, J.Lo takes off on a intergalactic flight, truly taking the glam to new altitudes. In the mostly computer-generated video, the diva’s quest to hear her favorite song amounts to a raging dance party and some breathtaking looks. Naturally, the sky high disco soars off into several dance breaks and J.Lo at the controls, fulfilling for the listener what the DJ can’t seem to manage. The visual reaches a peak level when Jenny asks, ” I just wanna dance, is that a crime? Alright then.” Extra points here for the runway ready looks.

(2001) “I’m Real” (remix) feat. Ja Rule directed by Dave Meyers

In the buttery smooth remix to her own song featuring Ja Rule, the “I’m Real” video stands out as another moment to capsule for the singer. In an attempt to strip back the major glow she came to be known for, this video portrays Lopez leaning on the front gate of a house in the Bronx and carrying on at the basketball court. Clad in a juicy sweat suit, gold hoops, classic Adidas and slick baby hairs, the look alone makes this city landscape portraiture all the more gratifying. It’s the balance she achieves between mega star and around-the-way girl that makes this a standout moment in her videography.

(2002) “Jenny From The Block” directed Francis Lawrence

In one of the biggest songs of her career released at the height of tabloid culture, Jennifer Lopez returned to themes of surveillance and celebrity with the iconic “Jenny From The Block.” In a montage of beautifully captured snapshots from yachts, balconies and street performances of the song, Lopez attests, again, that she’s the same girl from the Bronx. With its old school samplings setting the soundtrack for the original “Bennifer,” this video addresses public discourse while making way for more to be had — and it’s still something to talk about. This video also coincides with the smash hit that was Maid in Manhattan, giving J.Lo the distinct honor of having a number one song and movie simultaneously.

(2002) “All I Have” feat. LL Cool J directed Dave Meyers

A single digitized snowflake falls all the way down onto J.Lo in the opening shot of this epic collaboration with LL Cool J. Serving up a series of looks that are downright icy, this stands the tests of time as an instant classic for the artists. The two portray their melodramatic romance and its demise in the breakup ballad. In yet another iconic look, Lopez braves the blizzard in a pink, fur-hooded coat dress with bare legs and pigtails. Cold as it may be, the two keep it really hot: cooing their regrets over a failed relationship and recalling better days. Their romance may not have worked, but the video stands out as a fan favorite and a source of inspiration whenever it snows.

(2003) “I’m Glad” directed by David LaChappelle

In collaboration with the legendary photographer, David LaChapelle, the video for “I’m Glad” showcases Lopez’s talents as a dancer and an actress. In the creative reinterpretation of the movie Flashdance, the singer serves welder, aspiring dancer and exotic performer in the span of the video and shows off some impressive choreography. The video is another epic display of her talents and a beautifully filmed with the legendary LaChapelle.

(2011) “On the Floor” feat. Pitbull directed by TAJ Stansberry

When this song was released in 2011, J.Lo had been out of the music game a moment and started her family with then husband, Marc Anthony. This collaboration with Pitbull marked a return to form for Lopez, who mobilizes a massive club crowd in this high energy video. Putting her famous moves on display here again, the song became one of the best-selling singles of all time and reached a billion views on Youtube.

(2014) “I Luh Ya Papi” feat. French Montana directed by Jessy Terrero

In the sexy update to her most classic video tropes, J.Lo takes an opportunity with this catchy love bop to reinstate her most iconic moments in this video. In a play on Jay-Z’s historic “Big Pimpin” video, Lopez and her girl gang are flanked by male models in speedos by the pool and on a yacht. In a jumpsuit fashioned after the green Versace gown we’ve come to love, she keeps up her own pace with a high-energy dance break and a rolodex of some more signature looks.

(2014) “Booty” feat. Iggy Azalea directed Hype Williams

There’s nothing subtle about the video for a collaboration with Iggy Azalea, nor should there be. In the hyperactive visual display, J.Lo puts her booty on full blast. The draw here is an obvious one for a culture obsessed with ass and, as an originator of the craze, J.Lo doesn’t disappoint. The pace is unrelenting here, as the ladies serve it up cheek to cheek in swimsuits before the eventual dance break.

(2018) “El Anillo” directed by Santiago Salviche

In her most evolved form, J.Lo appears here in the Game of Thrones-esque treatment, where all the world’s queens gather at her throne for the impending ceremony surrounding what translates to “the ring.” One half of the entertainment power couple, J.Rod, Lopez begs the question of marriage in the stunning visual feat. Decked out in queenly couture and dripping in jewels for a splashing dance sequence, the diva maintains her relentless starpower and has racked up more than 180 million views since the video’s release.

This article was originally written by: Paper Magazine

Drake Dethrones Drake Atop Billboard Hot 100 as ‘In My Feelings’ Replaces ‘Nice for What’ at No. 1


6 God: Drake notches his sixth Hot 100 No. 1, passing Diddy, Eminem and Ludacris for the most among rappers.

Drake replaces himself atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 21), as the viral challenge-fueled “In My Feelings” blasts from No. 6 to No. 1, supplanting his own “Nice for What.” Both songs, which also surge to the top of the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts, are from his LP Scorpion, which spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Meanwhile, Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s former Hot 100 No. 1 “I Like It,” now at No. 2, takes over atop the Radio Songs ranking and Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up reaches the Hot 100’s top five.

Let’s run down the top 10 on the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on tomorrow (July 17).

Challenge met: “Feelings,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records and the 1,077th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history (which dates to Aug. 4, 1958), soars to No. 1 on the Hot 100 as it likewise leaps to the top of Streaming Songs, rising 2-1 with 71.7 million U.S. streams, up 58 percent, in the week ending July 12, according to Nielsen Music. It also blasts 9-1 on Digital Song Sales with 89,000 downloads sold, up 337 percent, in the same tracking week. On Radio Songs, the track is the highest debut, at No. 29, with 36.5 million audience impressions, up 239 percent, in the week ending July 15.

“Feelings” is the Hot 100’s top gainer in streaming, sales and airplay, marking the first song to sweep all three honors at No. 1 since Drake’s own “God’s Plan,” which tripled up on March 3 following the arrival of its official video.

Helping power the advances of “Feelings” is the “In My Feelings” challenge. Last Wednesday (July 10), Instagram comedian Shiggy, the creator of The Shiggy dance craze, which synchs to Drake lyrics, posted a video of Drake deftly performing the routine onstage. Since the dance’s inception, such stars as Will Smith, Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson, Kevin Hart and Odell Beckham Jr. have all taken on the challenge.

Drake dethrones Drake: As “Feelings” replaces “Nice” atop the Hot 100, Drake is the first artist to dethrone himself at the summit since…Drake. On the April 21-dated chart, “Nice” debuted at No. 1, ending the reign of his “Plan.” Drake joins only Justin Bieber, Usher and the Beatles in having swapped titles atop the tally twice.

The 6 God’s record-breaking 6th Hot 100 No. 1, the most among rappers: Drake tallies his sixth Hot 100 leader with “Feelings,” which follows “Nice” (eight total weeks at No. 1), “Plan” (11 weeks), “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla (10 weeks, 2016), and his first two toppers as featured on Rihanna hits: “Work” (nine weeks, 2016) and “What’s My Name?” (one week, 2010).

Now with six Hot 100 No. 1s, Drake passes Diddy, Eminem and Ludacris, each with five, for the most among rappers.

Third No. 1 from ‘Scorpion’: “Feelings” follows “Nice” and “Plan” as the third Hot 100 No. 1 from Scorpion. The set is the first album to generate three leaders on the list since Bieber’s Purpose, which yielded “What Do You Mean?,” “Sorry” and “Love Yourself” in 2015-16.

Third No. 1 of 2018: With “Feelings” joining “Nice” and “Plan” in topping the Hot 100 in 2018, Drake is the first artist with three leaders in the same year since Katy Perry, whose “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg), “Teenage Dream” and “Firework” (all from Perry’s album Teenage Dream) all reigned in 2010. Drake is the first male to earn the honor since Usher rolled up four No. 1s in 2004 (all from his Confessions LP): “Yeah!” (featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris), “Burn,” “Confessions Part II” and “My Boo” (with Alicia Keys).

40th total week at No. 1: Drake posts his 40th career week at No. 1 on the Hot 100. He’s the seventh act to reach the milestone, following Mariah Carey (79 weeks), Rihanna (60), the Beatles (59), Boyz II Men (50), Usher (47) and Beyoncé (42).

Seven weeks, seven Hot 100 No. 1s: The past seven weeks, including the latest, July 21-dated Hot 100, have encompassed different No. 1s (including songs returning to the top) week-over-week, marking the longest streak of such turnover since late 2010. Notably, each stretch has included Drake:

June 9, 2018, “Nice for What,” Drake
June 16, 2018, “Psycho,” Post Malone feat. Ty Dolla $ign
June 23, 2018, “Nice for What,” Drake
June 30, 2018, “Sad!,” XXXTentacion
July 7, 2018, “I Like It,” Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
July 14, 2018, “Nice for What,” Drake
July 21, 2018, “In My Feelings,” Drake

Nov. 6, 2010, “Like a G6,” Far*East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev
Nov. 13, 2010, “We R Who We R,” Ke$ha
Nov. 20, 2010, “What’s My Name?,” Rihanna feat. Drake
Nov. 27, 2010, “Like a G6,” Far*East Movement feat. Cataracs & Dev
Dec. 4, 2010, “Only Girl (In the World),” Rihanna
Dec. 11, 2010, “Raise Your Glass,” P!nk
Dec. 18, 2010, “Firework,” Katy Perry

Rap’s record reign: Rap songs have now led the Hot 100 for a record-extending 25 consecutive weeks. The streak has comprised Drake’s “Plan” (for 11 weeks) and “Nice” (eight); Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (two); Post Malone’s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (one); XXXTentacion’s “Sad!” (one); Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It” (one); and now Drake’s “Feelings.”

treaming and sales champ: “Feelings” is Drake’s record-extending seventh Streaming Songs No. 1; Bieber ranks second with four. Drake adds his 10th Digital Song Sales No. 1, pushing him past Eminem for the most among male acts; overall, Drake ranks fourth on the sales tally, after Taylor Swift (15 No. 1s), Rihanna (14) and Perry (11).

No. 1 in R&B/hip-hop: “Feelings” concurrently climbs to No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. Drake collects his 19th No. 1 on the former survey, moving to within one of Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder’s record 20 each, and his record-extending 20th No. 1 on the latter list.

Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It” rebounds 3-2 on the Hot 100 after topping the July 7-dated chart. On Radio Songs, it blasts 6-1 (102.7 million in audience, up 15 percent). Cardi B earns her second Radio Songs No. 1, after “Finesse,” with Bruno Mars, which led for four weeks beginning in March. Bad Bunny and Balvin each notch their first leader non the survey.

“Like” makes the greatest positional leap to No. 1 on Radio Songs since Adele’s “Hello,” which also vaulted 6-1 on Nov. 28, 2015. JAY-Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind” made the same jump exactly six years earlier (Nov. 28, 2009), while one song has sprung even farther: Kanye West’s “Stronger” pounced 7-1 on Oct. 6, 2007.

“Like” additionally spends its first week atop the Songs of the Summer chart, which ranks the top-performing titles on the Hot 100 between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The song supplants Drake’s “Nice” after four weeks in the lead.

Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, hits a new Hot 100 high, rising 5-3, while Drake’s “Nice” drops 1-4.

A week ago (on the July 14-dated Hot 100), Drake logged a record seven songs in the top 10 simultaneously, concurrent with the chart arrival of Scorpion. This week, four of those titles depart the top 10, making for notable positional leaps in the region. Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” ascends to the top five, hitting a new peak (11-5), as it leads the Hot R&B Songs chart for an eighth week. Helping its ascent is its new remix with Nicki Minaj and Quavo, released July 4. Mai’s breakout hit darts 7-4 on Digital Song Sales (27,000, up 29 percent); 21-8 on Streaming Songs (32.9 million, up 5 percent); and 14-12 on Radio Songs (68.9 million, up 12 percent).

Juice WRLD’s No. 3-peaking “Lucid Dreams” rebounds 16-7 on the Hot 100 and Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left to Cry” hikes 15-8, after reaching No. 3 upon its entrance (May 5), while becoming her third No. 1 on the Pop Songs chart.

This article was originally published by: Billboard
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