Sunday, November 26, 2017

Miss South Africa Demi Leigh Nel Peters is Miss Universe 2017

Demi Leigh Nel Peters is the new Miss Universe

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Eddie Vedder Performs Warren Zevon's Keep Me In Your Heart To Honor David Letterman




On October 22, 2017,  David Letterman was the recipient of the 20th annual Mark Twain Prize for Humor at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Guests included Steve Martin. Martin Short, Amy Schumer, Jimmy Kimmel, Al Franken, Jimmie Walker, John Mulaney, Paul Shaffer, and many others. One of the guests of the evening was Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. Knowing how much David Letterman loved singer/songwriter Warren Zevon. Performed a lovely rendition of Zevon's "Keep Me In Your Heart". Written by Zevon knowing he didn't have much time left on this earth due to his cancer. 



Sunday, November 19, 2017

45th American Music Awards Winners

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Bruno Mars -- WINNER
Ed Sheeran

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
James Arthur
Niall Horan -- WINNER
Julia Michaels
Post Malone
Rae Sremmurd

COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito” -- WINNER
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One”
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, “Don’t Wanna Know”
The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk, “Starboy”

TOUR OF THE YEAR
Garth Brooks
Coldplay
U2

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Despacito”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Drake
Bruno Mars
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – POP/ROCK
Alessia Cara
Lady Gaga -- WINNER
Rihanna

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers
Coldplay
Imagine Dragons -- WINNER

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
Drake, More Life
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – POP/ROCK
The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, “Closer”
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”
Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Sam Hunt
Thomas Rhett
Keith Urban -- WINNER

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – COUNTRY
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Carrie Underwood

FAVORITE DUO OR GROUP – COUNTRY
Florida Georgia Line
Little Big Town
Old Dominion

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
Jason Aldean, They Don’t Know
Chris Stapleton, From a Room:, Vol. 1
Keith Urban, Ripcord -- WINNER

FAVORITE SONG – COUNTRY
Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road”
Jon Pardi, “Dirt on My Boots”
Keith Urban, “Blue Ain’t Your Color” -- WINNER

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake
Kendrick Lamar
Migos

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
Drake, More Life
Kendrick Lamar, DAMN.
Migos, Culture

FAVORITE SONG – RAP/HIP-HOP
DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, “I’m The One” -- WINNER
Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.”
Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane, “Black Beatles”

FAVORITE MALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino
Bruno Mars
The Weeknd

FAVORITE FEMALE ARTIST – SOUL/R&B
Beyonce
Kehlani
Rihanna

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
Childish Gambino, Awaken My Love!
Bruno Mars, 24K Magic
The Weeknd, Starboy

FAVORITE SONG – SOUL/R&B
Khalid, “Location”
Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like”
The Weeknd, “Starboy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – ALTERNATIVE ROCK
Imagine Dragons
Linkin Park -- WINNER
Twenty One Pilots

FAVORITE ARTIST – ADULT CONTEMPORARY
Bruno Mars
Shawn Mendes -- WINNER
Ed Sheeran

FAVORITE ARTIST – LATIN
Luis Fonsi
Daddy Yankee
Shakira

FAVORITE ARTIST – CONTEMPORARY INSPIRATIONAL
Lauren Daigle
MercyMe
Chris Tomlin

FAVORITE ARTIST – ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC (EDM)
The Chainsmokers -- WINNER
Calvin Harris
DJ Snake

TOP SOUNDTRACK
Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2
Moana
Trolls

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Riot Act by Pearl Jam Turns 15


Riot Act by Pearl Jam was released on November 12, 2002. Before this album came out the band made only 1 music video between the releases of vs, Vitalogy, No Code, Yield, and Binaural. And that was Do The Evolution for their 5th studio album Yield. While Pearl Jam were still a force in rock music thanks to their live shows. The music buying public were unaware of new music by the band because of their decision to not do tons of publicity for their albums. With the release of Riot Act, Pearl Jam went back to making music videos. But in the only way they could. And that is do live performance videos.  Filmed at Seattle's Chop Suey club were "I Am Mine", "Save You", "Love Boat Captain", "Thumbing My Way", and "1/2 Full". The videos were only shown on Muchmusic at the time (now known as Fuse) But fans knew how to get their hands on those videos before Youtube became a thing.  Riot Act produced a couple of hits. "I Am Mine" and "Save You". With I Am Mine  reaching number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. While getting mostly favorable reviews. Fans and non fans didn't give the album much of a chance. It debuted on the Billboard 200 at number 5 with 165,000 copies sold. It was certified Gold by the RIAA. If you haven't already give this album a listen. If you did back in the day and thought "This doesn't sound like 'Ten'. Give it another spin with mature ears.






Standout Tracks
I Am Mine
Save You
Ghost 
Love Boat Captain
Ge Right
All Or None