H.e.r

19 Apr 19
keep up with k.tap

for those of you who have been following along for a bit, you might remember my post about all things coachella, what my favorite acts have been over the years and what to do to prepare.   well, if you follow me on instagram, you know that i went to coachella weekend one this year […]

19 Apr 19
GoldDerby
Many of us were surprised when Dua Lipa beat Album of the Year nominee H.E.R. for Best New Artist at the Grammys, but she’s not going to catch us unaware this time. According to the combined predictions of hundreds of Gold Derby users, she’s the frontrunner to win Top New Artist at the Billboard Music Awards with leading odds of 11/2. But these awards are decided differently, and that might actually favor her rival, Juice WRLD. The Billboard Awards are not voted on based on quality, per se. They’re decided by the same metrics that determine the weekly Billboard charts: fan interactions with music, including record sales, online streams, radio airplay and more. Dua Lipa has certainly been a success by that measure, with her self-titled album certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America and three platinum singles in the last year (“New Rules,” “IDGAF” and “One Kiss”). [pmc-related-link href=”https://pages.email.goldderby.com/signup/” type=”SIGN UP” target=”_self”]for Gold Derby’s free newsletter with latest predictions[/pmc-related-link] But Dua Lipa’s album was released in 2017, and so was “New Rules,” which is her biggest hit to date. The Billboard Awards eligibility period ran from March 23, 2018, to March 7, 2019, which wasn’t as active a period for the breakthrough singer. Indeed, she only has two other Billboard nominations this year: Top Dance/Electronic Song (“One Kiss”) and the fan-voted Billboard Chart Achievement Award. Meanwhile, Juice WRLD has seven total nominations, including Top Hot 100 Artist and Top Rap Artist. His debut album from last May, “Goodbye and Good Riddance,” charted higher than Dua Lipa’s (peaking at No. 4) and has gone platinum. His breakthrough single, “Lucid Dreams,” also charted higher than Dua Lipa’s songs (peaking at No. 2), and it has gone four times platinum. “Lucid Dreams” alone is up for four Billboard Awards including Top Hot 100 Song. [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/article/2019/bts-billboard-music-awards-top-social-artist-k-pop-news/” type=”SEE” target=”_self”]Will BTS win Top Social Artist again at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards? They’re up against 2 other K-pop rivals[/pmc-related-link] As of this writing, Juice WRLD ranks a close second to Dua Lipa in our predictions with odds of 6/1. He’s backed by 10 of our Top 24 Users who got the highest scores predicting last year’s Billboard Award winners, and by seven of our All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine predictions from the last two years. So while the odds favor Dua Lipa at the moment, Juice WRLD may have the numbers on his side. [predictions-widget id=1202857816] [pmc-related-link href=”https://www.goldderby.com/leagues/” type=”PREDICT” target=”_self”]the Billboard Music Award winners now; change them until May 1[/pmc-related-link] Be sure to make your Billboard Music Award predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see this year’s contenders are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions until winners are announced. And join the discussion on this and more taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our music forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.
19 Apr 19
Mr. Hip Hop Guy

H.E.R. curated her own Guest DJ Station on iHeartRadio featuring her hit songs and all of her favorite music. from What’s Trending: Jamn 957 https://ihr.fm/2GrlEIV via Hip Hop RnB Music

19 Apr 19
LaLaScoop

People come from all over the world to experience Coachella, which is just as much about the music as the experience. Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is really like finding the fountain of youth. Just be prepared to not sleep for three days, drink plenty of water and wear comfortable shoes. Here are some […]

19 Apr 19
Black America Web

VH1’s annual Dear Mama: A Love Letter to Mom returns May 6 with special performances and tributes from artists including Ashanti and H.E.R. Both will take the stage to sing and shout out their mothers who have shaped their massive career success. Ciara, on behalf of #SeeHer, will honor deserving moms who have helped spread the group’s mission of increasing […]

19 Apr 19
94.5 K-Wine / Max 93.5 FM

JONAS BROTHERS – SUCKER SAM SMITH & NORMANI – DANCING WITH A STRANGER AVA MAX – SWEET BUT PSYCHO POST MALONE – WOW ARIANA GRANDE – BREAK UP WITH YOUR GIRLFRIEND, I’M BORED DEAN LEWIS – BE ALRIGHT ROB THOMAS – ONE LESS DAY CHAINSMOKERS – WHO DO YOU LOVE DAN + SHAY – SPEECHLESS […]

18 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Coachella Weekend 1 is known for its outstanding party scene and 2019 was no exception. This year, Day 1 and Day 2 seemed to be the clear winners for our favorite Bases, filled with celebrities, activations and all the cocktails and hair care services you could ever dream of. Check out all the celebrities at […]

18 Apr 19
shey's book

Everyday I pray for mankindWe’re all slaves to a generation socialized, and sickness is in the mindWe are habitual thinkers, substance abusers and habitual drinkersBut free your mind because the plug is watching from the top floorHoping you too would fall for the illusions of a temporary highWhat we think we need to get byBut […]

18 Apr 19
H.E.R. Crisis

Photo by Jason Leung on UnSplash I am a Virgo and by nature, Virgos love serving others and acting as caregivers. Being of service to others is both a blessing…and a curse! In my constant pursuit to serve others, I often say “yes” WAY too often. My husband has noted that I will help another […]

18 Apr 19
The Undefeated
When members of The Mamas and the Papas, record producer Lou Adler and publicist Derek Taylor joined forces to produce the first massive live rock event, 1967’s Monterey International Pop Music Festival, they likely had no idea their three-day California showcase was the seed of a multibillion-dollar industry. From 1969’s Woodstock (which took the concept to even loftier heights) to the unstoppable Coachella, which wraps this weekend, the music festival biz is soaring. And black music is a massive part of that energy. Last year, the Southern California desert extravaganza took in a record-shattering $114,593,000 thanks to Beyoncé’s bar-raising performance, now immortalized in a sizzling Netflix documentary and a live album. And this year, there’s no shortage of multiplatform spectacles offering an abundance of hip-hop and pop music, endless artisanal food and beverage stands, electronic dance music throwdowns and everything in between, including art shows and DJ tutorials. Pharrell Williams’ inaugural Something in the Water festival jumps off April 26: three days of music, talks and even pop-up church services on the sands of Virginia Beach. Performers include Teddy Riley, Diddy, Missy Elliott, Lil Uzi Vert, Anderson .Paak, Jhené Aiko and more. BroccoliCon and BC Fest get going that same weekend, welcoming Childish Gambino and Lil Wayne to Maryland. Migos, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi are set to headline Rolling Loud Miami (May 10-12), and if jazz is more your thing, you should check out the storied New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But much of music lovers’ attention (and money) will be spent on the summer concert circuit. The Undefeated’s 10 best summer music festivals is a list so competitive that Bonnaroo (June 13-16), Glastonbury (June 26-30), and Lollapalooza (Aug. 1-4) just missed the cut. On with the show! [ornamentalrule] 10. Firefly Music Festival WHEN: June 21-23 WHERE: The Woodlands, Dover, Delaware TIX: $299-VIP $699 SEE: Tyler, the Creator; TLC, Gunna; Travis Scott; Tank and the Bangas; Vampire Weekend; and DJ Snake. Travis Scott’s leap from midlevel draw to Super Bowl-featured, Kardashian-stamped A-lister is surpassed only by the unlikely ascent of dusty rap echo Post Malone. Both artists join Las Vegas rock vets Panic! at the Disco as Firefly’s main stage performers. 9. Pitchfork Music Festival WHEN: July 19-21 WHERE: Union Park, Chicago TIX: Three-day general admission $175, single-day admission $75, single-day-PLUS $160, three-day-PLUS $375 SEE: Earl Sweatshirt, Rico Nasty, The Isley Brothers, Pusha T, Robyn and Neneh Cherry. What officially began in 2006 as an esoteric showcase curated by then-influential music nerd bible Pitchfork has morphed into a more than respectable outing that proves it’s still capable of some curveballs. The great Isley Brothers, celebrating their 60th year in the recording biz (!!!), top the coveted Saturday bill ahead of long-running English-French electro pop fixtures Stereolab and the two-fisted likes of Pusha T and Freddie Gibbs. How’s this for an impressive stat: Last year, the Essence Music Festival attracted more than 510,000 attendees. 8. Outside Lands WHEN: Aug. 9-11 WHERE: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco TIX: $385, VIP $815, Golden State Pass $1,595 SEE: Childish Gambino, Paul Simon, Flying Lotus 3D, Ella Mai, Mavis Staples, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals and Lil Wayne. It’s not often you get the chance to witness folk rock icon Paul Simon, genre-hopping troubadour Flying Lotus, soul legend Mavis Staples, rising pop vixen Bebe Rexha and a thoroughly recharged Lil Wayne at the same gathering. Outside Lands boasts the summer’s most eclectic roster of acts, including the irreverent Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover. Amid claims he’ll retire his button-pushing hip-hop/psychedelic soul alter ego after his upcoming fourth studio project, Glover aims to become this year’s most omnipresent festival headliner, racking up six high-profile gigs. 7. Afropunk WHEN: Aug. 24-25 WHERE: Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, New York TIX: $60-VIP $275 plus $30 fee SEE: Jill Scott, FKA twigs, Leon Bridges, Gary Clark Jr., Death Grips, Kamasi Washington, Tierra Whack, and Red Arkade [boxout id=”164716″]Sure, you are bound to hear some gripes that Afropunk, the biggest celebration of unapologetic blackness in all its Afrocentric, counterculture glory, has strayed from its original 2005 underground roots. But get over it. While it’s true that such punk bands as Red Arkade and RebelMatic, as well as growling rap rockers Fire From the Gods, are not given front-and-center promotional space like the more booked crowd-pleasers Jill Scott, FKA twigs and Kamasi Washington, the event’s badass, beautiful swagger is intact. 6. Cincinnati Music Festival WHEN: July 25-27 WHERE: Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati TIX: $50, VIP $100 SEE: Slick Rick, EPMD, Maxwell, Earth, Wind & Fire, Mary J. Blige, Blackstreet featuring Teddy Riley and Dave Hollister More than just a throwback celebration of old-school hip-hop and classic rhythm and blues, the Cincinnati Music Festival delivers the best bang-for-your-buck ticket price and still packs plenty of star power, featuring 2016 King and Queen of Hearts touring mates Maxwell and Mary J. Blige. 5. Hot 97 Summer Jam WHEN: June 2 WHERE: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey TIX: TBD MUST-SEE: Cardi B, Meek Mill, Migos, Tory Lanez, Megan Thee Stallion The tri-state area’s most prominent rap and R&B fest, produced by New York City radio station Hot 97, will be a coronation of the newest queen of hip-hop, Cardi B. The Bronx-born superstar, who is showing no signs of slowing down her domination of the world, will be among the headliners. Indeed, history is made every time Jay-Z steps onstage. 4. Longitude WHEN: July 5-7 WHERE: Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin TIX: Day tickets €79.50, two-day tickets €139.50, weekend tickets €199.50 MUST-SEE: A$AP Rocky, Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert — plus Cardi B and Future. Our lone international entry, Dublin’s three-day bash is more emphatic proof of hip-hop’s global takeover. All of the major draws here are among rap’s elite brass, plus you have upcoming superstars Lil Uzi Vert and Rae Sremmurd. But closing with the explosive dream pairing of Cardi B and Future on July 7? That’s money. 3. Essence Festival WHEN: July 4-7 WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans TIX: $246 SEE: Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige, Nas, H.E.R., City Girls, Big Freedia, Pharrell, Snoop Dogg and RBRM (Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike from New Edition) How’s this for an impressive stat: Last year, the Essence Music Festival attracted more than 510,000 attendees, making it one of the largest gatherings in the event’s enduring run. Judging from this year’s stacked array of talent — led by recent Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Missy Elliott, as well as the icon that is Mary J. Blige — in its 25th anniversary year, the fest hosts a much-deserved tribute to fan favorite Maze and Frankie Beverly. The four-day celebration will once again be the hottest ticket in the Big Easy. Cincinnati Music Festival delivers the best bang-for-your-buck ticket price and still packs plenty of star power. 2. Roots Picnic WHEN: June 1 WHERE: The Mann at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia TIX: $69.50-VIP $350 MUST-SEE: The Roots, H.E.R., 21 Savage, Raphael Saadiq vs. The Soulquarians, The Read podcast and City Girls. Since its 2008 inception, the Roots Picnic has been the music festival world’s ultimate cool kids’ table. But what makes this year’s installment especially noteworthy is that the revered Philly hip-hop band will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of its greatest artistic statement: Things Fall Apart. Questlove, super emcee Black Thought and crew will play their 1999 masterpiece in its entirety. 1. Woodstock 50 WHEN: Aug. 16-18 WHERE: Watkins Glen, New York TIX: TBD SEE: Jay-Z, The Killers, Chance the Rapper, Santana, The Black Keys, Janelle Monae and Earl Sweatshirt. At this point in his unsinkable 20-plus-year career, Shawn Carter is an unstoppable touring force, giving credence to his self-proclaimed status as “rap’s Grateful Dead.” Indeed, history is made every time Jay-Z steps onstage. No doubt living up to the grandiose magic of the 1969 Woodstock event, which featured the peerless likes of Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, and Sly and the Family Stone, is a towering task. Good thing Hov has OG Woodstock originals Santana and David Crosby backing him up — as well as the show-stealing Janelle Monae.  
18 Apr 19
lizalovenotes

It’s all foreign to me I don’t speak what you speak I’ll commit to learnin’ If you, if you, you You’re a sweet fantasy Singing your ABCs Please be patient with me, with you Said I wanna be fluent in your love language Learning your love language I know I don’t speak your language But […]