Category Archives: Pop

Janelle Monáe Starts 2019 With Video For Screwed

Janelle Monáe brings Dirty Computer into 2019 with the video for “Screwed.” The singer and her friends spend the performing in a club and the next day Tessa Thompson is the victim of an abduction. Zoë Kravitz appears on the song but not in the video. Monáe had a great 2018 with the success of Dirty Computer and she ended the year accepting the Trailblazer award at Billboard’s Women In Music Awards. So far, she has released six videos including the Emotion Picture film from the album and fans are wondering which song will be the next one to receive a visual. 


Esperanza Spalding & John Legend Perform Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas On The Voice

John Legend and Esperanza Spalding perform “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” for The Voice Live Finale, Part 2. Their jazzy arrangement gets uplifted by a solo from trombone player Jeffery Miller. 


Media Questions Of The Week

Who is going to host the 2019 Oscars now that Kevin Hart has stepped down because of the controversy around his past anti-gay Tweets? 

Who will be the guest performer during Maroon 5’s Superbowl performance since everyone they have asked said no because of the NFL’s reaction to Colin Kaepernick’s famous protest? 

Why did Prada use the image of a Sambo and a monkey for an accessory on one of the purses displayed in their Manhattan store? 





Janet Jackson Makes 2019 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Class

Janet Jackson is among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 2019 class. Jackson will join Radiohead, The Cure, Stevie Nicks, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies for the induction ceremony March 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Artists are eligible for the honor 25 years after the release of their first album or single. This was the third time Jackson had been nominated with previous considerations in 2016 and 2017. Jackson expressed her gratitude in a statement by thanking the hall of fame. Her brothers were inducted into the hall as The Jackson 5 in 1997. The 2019 ceremony will air on HBO at a later date alongside a SiriusXM radio broadcast. 


Janelle Monae Releases Official Video For Crazy, Classic, Life

Janelle Monae’s video for “Crazy, Classic, Life” looks like a bacchanalia fest of the future with all kinds of people. The all-inclusive party led by Monae comes to halt when the authorities swoop in and arrest most of the attendees. Monae’s message of freedom and fun starts with her and a glamorous squad of women escaping the scrutiny of a drone until the gathering is stopped later. It was another good year for Monae with the success of her album Dirty Computer and her introducing the word ‘pansexual’ to pop culture.