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Kali Uchis To Allie X: 10 Stand Out Female Acts At Lollpalooza 2018
Take a look at just a few of the female acts you missed this weekend in Chicago if you weren't able to make it to Lolla
With a four-day lineup as sprawling as they come, Lollapalooza 2018 had something for everybody. Let's take a look at 10 notable female acts who delivered memorable sets at Chicago's Grant Park.
Not only performers, but fans of music The Regrettes took time to play and catch other artists; sets at the festival, even tweeting about Brockhampton’s set. The band took to Twitter once again to get fan’s input on their setlist for both their after show and Lollapalooza set. Plus, The Regrettes have style and edge. Their set brought the punk back to Lollapalooza, complimented by their cohesive look: matching Bulls jerseys!
Currently performing as support to Taylor Swift’s reputation stadium tour, Camila Cabello took to social media to express that she still gets nervous about fan turnout at festivals. They showed up in numbers with the crowd stacking blocks long. Cabello’s set contained most of her debut album Camila. She kicked off her set with “Never Be The Same” and proved her pop prowess with her choreography while simultaneously keeping her vocals near perfection.
GRAMMY winner Daya hit the Lollpalooza stage to perform songs from her forthcoming album. The crowd was so massive for her set, it extended to the stage across the way. Daya also made a special guest appearance, singing “Feel Good” and performing the remix of her GRAMMY-winning song “Don’t Let Me Down” during Illenium’s set to end an epic Lollapalooza.
GRAMMY nominee Kali Uchis hit the stage right as the afternoon sun started to heat up the park. Uchis donned fringe pants and, on top of her dancing, found the energy to belt out her hits. A stand out moment came during “Gotta Get Up,” which festival-goers rejoiced, and online live streamers commented on with much adoration.
Grace Weber is a hidden gem that deserves to be heard. She brought out special guest Nico Segal on the BMI stage and even took time out of her day to create some art on-site at the festival.
A self-taught writer, producer and performer, Allie X is taking the world by storm with her brand of alternative-pop. Her Lolla set list included songs she’s been releasing monthly from her upcoming album, Super Sunset.
With roots in not only pop music but country, electronic, and rap, Bebe Rexha is beyond a triple threat when it comes to music. Rexha’s Lollapalooza set fit all of her hits along with her new tunes. She also took the time to not only meet fans but bring a lucky one on stage. Rexha later expressed that it was her “best show yet”.
Pairing stunning visuals with enormous energy, Terror Jr took over the Bud Light stage, and their after show sold out with fans still eagerly waiting in line to purchase tickets. Frontwoman Lisa Terror punctuated the set by bringing out-of-this-world vocals from Bop City.
Future stars-in-the-making, Pale Waves bring pop-rock to a whole new level. The band toured as support for The 1975 prior to their festival set to a beyond-thrilled crowd. The quartet bend genres and have a special ability to pull people into their music.
This bluesy rock sisters-duo impressed more than a handful of passers-by during their set. Larkin Poe's Lollpalaooza takeover was kicked off by an after party supporting Tyler Childers the night before to a sold-out crowd.
Allen Hughes' "The Defiant Ones" Wins Best Music Film | 2018 GRAMMY
Director Allen Hughes' four-part documentary takes home Best Music Film honors for its portrayal of the unlikely partnership that changed the music business
The team behind The Defiant Ones celebrated a big win for Best Music Film at the 60th GRAMMY Awards. The crew awarded include director Allen Hughes and producers Sarah Anthony, Fritzi Horstman, Broderick Johnson, Gene Kirkwood, Andrew Kosove, Laura Lancaster, Michael Lombardo, Jerry Longarzo, Doug Pray & Steven Williams.
In a year rife with quality music documentaries and series, the bar has been set high for this dynamic category. The Defiant Ones is a four-part HBO documentary telling the story of an unlikely duo taking the music business by storm seems better suited for fantastical pages of a comic book, but for engineer-turned-mogul Jimmy Iovine and super-producer Dr. Dre, it's all truth.The Defiant Ones recounts their histories, their tribulations and their wild success. These include first-hand accounts from those who were there in Iovine's early days, such as Bruce Springsteen and U2's Bono, as well as those on board when Dre and Iovine joined forces, such as Snoop Dogg and Eminem.
The competition was stiff as the category was filled with compelling films such as One More Time With Feeling, Two Trains Runnin', Soundbreaking, and Long Strange Trip.
Portugal. The Man To Aida Cuevas: Backstage At The 2018 GRAMMYs
Also see James Fauntleroy, Reba McIntire, Latroit, and more after they stepped off the GRAMMY stage
What do artists do the moment they walk off the GRAMMY stage from presenting, accepting an award or performing? Now, you can find out.
Also see Best Pop Duo/Group Performance GRAMMY winners Portugal. The Man posing with their first career GRAMMY Award, Best Roots Gospel Album GRAMMY winner Reba McIntire right after she walked offstage, Best R&B Song GRAMMY winner James Fauntleroy, Best Remixed Recording GRAMMY winner Latroit, and many more, with these photos from backstage during the 60th GRAMMY Awards.
Bruno Mars Wins Song Of The Year | 2018 GRAMMYs
The Hawaiian native takes home Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like" at the 60th GRAMMY Awards
Feeling the 24K Magic, Bruno Mars' successful progress through the categories he's been nominated in at the 60th GRAMMY Awards picked up another one at Song Of The Year for "That's What I Like."
Christopher Brody Brown and Philip Lawrence co-write with Mars under the name Shampoo Press & Curl. The other winning songwriters for Mars' hit tonight in this category are James Fauntleroy and production team "The Sterotypes" — Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus and Jonathan Yip.
The Album Of The Year GRAMMY Award wrapped up the night and wrapped up Bruno Mars' complete rampage through his six nominated categories — now six wins.
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Mariah Carey Tells Fans Fire Music Is Coming With New Album 'Caution'
The sultry R&B/pop superstar has announced she will release her 15th studio album next month – what will she bring us this time around?
Never one to do things quietly, the GRAMMY-winning R&B/pop diva with the angelic voice Mariah Carey came boldly onto the scene in 1990 with her GRAMMY-nominated debut self-titled album. At the 33rd GRAMMY Awards she took home her first two wins: Best New Artist and for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female for "Vision Of Love," which she performed on the GRAMMY stage. The song was the album's first single and Carey's first No. 1 song. Since taking center stage at the beginning of the '90s the star hasn't looked back, releasing 13 studio albums and plenty of hits over the years. Four years after the release of her last album, she has announced that her next one is a month away. What will she serve up on her 15th LP?
The star recently shared on Twitter that her latest album is called Caution and will be released on Nov. 16, 2018. We first got a hint of a new album on Sept. 13 when she announced an album was in the works and released the lead single, "GTFO." The album's second single, "With You," followed on Oct. 4.
On "GTFO" she confidently asks a soon-to-be-ex lover "How 'bout you get the f* out?" in breathy vocals over a slow, melodic beat by GRAMMY-winning producer Nineteen85. "With You" feels like a classic Carey R&B love song with her angelic vocals backed by snapping and a melodic slow jam groove produced by hip-hop beat maker DJ Mustard, who lets her voice shine on an uncharacteristically mellow track for him. These songs hint that her latest release will give us songs that not only showcase her incredible vocal range and versatility, but also give us both nostalgia-inducing tracks as well as radio-ready hits.
"GTFO" gives us a taste of some of the new flavor that she is bringing to her new album, singing the song's coy lyrics completely in more-understated breathy vocals without belting any big high notes, not even during the chorus. It's a catchy, playful breakup song, as she confidently sings "get the f* out/how 'bout you take your tings and be on your merry way?/Fly off with the wind, bye bye baby/How 'bout you scusami, Mimi'll call you a valet."
The song was co-written and co-produced by Jeff Jefferies aka Nineteen85, who is half of OVO R&B duo dvsn and is responsible for producing some of Drake's biggest hits, including the GRAMMY-winning mega-hit "Hotline Bling." On the Drake's song "Emotionless" from his latest album, Scorpion, he samples Carey's lyrics from remixed classic hit "Emotions." Hopefully Jefferies has some catchy hits up his sleeve for Carey, and maybe even brings in some OVO artist surprises.
Carey has released some great collabs over the years, a majority with R&B and hip-hop artists, including Boyz II Men on heartfelt slow jam "One Sweet Day" from 1995's Daydream and Jay-Z on the upbeat classic belter "Heartbreaker" from 1999's Rainbow. We can only hope that the new album will offer some new, soon-to-be-classic hits with some of our other favorite artists.
Her most recent album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, released in 2014, had more collab tracks than usual for her, which could perhaps point towards some hot features on Caution. The deluxe edition of the 2014 album had six songs with other artists, including rappers Nas, Fabolous, Wale and R. Kelly as well as R&B singers Miguel and Mary J. Blige. The album's lead single, "Beautiful," has Miguel and Carey singing a soulful, feel-good duet, while "Dedicated" features a bounce-y, electronic-infused hip-hop beat with a verse from Nas. Seeing that she worked with big-time hip-hop producers on the new album's lead singles, we can only hope that they not only offered their production genus to more of the tracks, but perhaps brought some of their friends into the studio as well.
Fans only have to wait a month for the full dose of new music from Carey, but until then we will send our prayers to the music gods that the album will feature all of our dream collabs, perhaps some old and new friends, and offer up some new favorite songs, with some to slow dance to and others to belt out in the shower.