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Ariana Grande transforms Kendrick Lamar & Drake songs on late show

Talented singer Ariana Grande was at it again as she wowed audiences with her vocal range during a late night appearance. The pop star and actress was a recent guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where both she and the host were able to take on a number of songs, transforming them through new interpretations. That meant interpreting several hip-hop songs as country, Goth rock, and 90’s pop diva versions.

Grande participated in Fallon’s “Musical Genre Challenge” on a recent episode of the show. The late-night show segment featured a random song title and musical genre presented to use when singing it. Fallon opened with a Ska version of “Shape of You” to get things going and received cheers from the crowd after a lively performance.

Among the songs Grande received were hip-hop hits “HUMBLE” by Kendrick Lamar and “God’s Plan” by Drake. She handled the task admirably as she crooned out Kendrick’s hardcore track after asking if she needed to make it “Hot Topic shopping Goth.”

After Fallon slowed down the Usher and Lil Jon song “Yeah!” with his country style, Grande would belt out the Drake hit “God’s Plan” as a 90’s Diva. Once again she delivered and the crowd ate it up. A video of the segment was posted to Fallon’s YouTube channel and racked up nearly five million views in a day as it hit viral status.

It’s not the first time that Ariana Grande has displayed these impressive singing abilities, as she previously appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show and participated in the “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” During that appearance, Grande imitated Britney Spears singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and Christina Aguilera singing “The Wheels on the Bus.” If she ever runs into a wall with her own music career, she could very well have a future in doing singer tribute shows.

Kanye West Doubles Down

Rap mogul Kanye West has doubled down on his comments supporting President Trump but some feel his latest comments may have crossed the line. In a sit-down interview with TMZ, West went as far as to say that African Americans during the slavery years made a “choice” to be slaves. This shocked the entertainment world but Kanye did not back down from the statements he made.

Also in that interview, West also went on a rant about how he first visited Donald Trump after the election. West said that he had been addicted to opioids during that time period but he did not elaborate on why he continues to support the President. He then got into an argument with a TMZ staffer who spoke up about his insensitive comments. Then Kanye went over and gave the staffer an awkward hug but not before asking the man if he planned on beating him up.

This morning on talk shows and newscasts across the country led with this story as many other musical artists and celebrities slammed West’s comments. R & B artist Chris Brown went as far as to call Kanye a “clown” and rapper will.i.am called his remarks “ignorant.” Even his own wife, Kim Kardashian West said that she is “absolutely worried” about her husband but has no plans to leave his side and will fight with him, not against him.

Rapper T.I. confronted Kanye West about Trump tweets & MAGA hat

Rappers T.I. and Kanye West had a face-to-face discussion about a variety of topics before creating their debate track called, “Ye vs. The People.” T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., was part of an interview on “The Breakfast Club” touching on the Kanye subject. During the interview, he spoke about having a visit with West at his home and confronting him on his recent tweets, as well as Kanye’s donning of a “Make America Great Again” cap.

The recent interview involving T.I. comes after West appeared in an interesting interview conducted by Charlemagne The God. During that talk, Kanye spoke about his mental health situation, his relationship with Jay-Z, and being inspired by Donald Trump’s presidential run. Now T.I. has gone on record to talk about his interaction with the hip-hop star just before they collaborated on a track debating President Trump.

T.I. said he was invited to West’s Los Angeles home after reaching out to him. He mentioned that upon his telling Kanye about how he disappointed a number of his fans with his tweets and “MAGA” hat, it seemed to bring about some regret on Kanye’s part. However, Kanye reiterated that he was being a “free thinker” and expressing his thoughts.

T.I. also went on to say he wanted to reach out to Kanye to see where his mind was at wondering if there was a “punch line” for all of the hip-hop star’s tweets. The rapper mentioned that Kanye is like the “Michael Jackson” of the “black delegation” and “we can’t afford to lose him.”

Clayton Hutson: A Capable Tour Manager

Clayton Hutson has been a fan of DiGiCo for ages. DiGiCo is a company that specializes in all kinds of advanced digital mixing consoles. It’s based in the United Kingdom and was launched back in 2002. Hutson has a penchant for all kinds of DiGiCo offerings. These offerings assist him with his jam-packed career as well. Hutson manages tour and production needs for musical acts. He functions as an engineer who concentrates on monitoring and FOH (Front of House) as well. This individual has researched the SD11, a type of system that’s rack-mountable. He wanted to secure this product for touring purposes. Hutson has gotten his hands on all kinds of DiGiCo consoles throughout his career. He employed an SD7 console while touring with Maxwell. He employed a number of SD8 consoles during other musical performances, too. Hutson states that he was equipped with a customized D5 that served him well during a Marilyn Manson tour close to a full decade ago. He said that relying on a brand new console was intimidating to him. He also noted, though, that everything turned out just fine when all was said and done. He was grateful for the assistance DiGiCo gave him at that time. He, because of that, has been a major fan of the company and all that it does. Learn more: https://www.clayhutson.com

 

Clay Hutson is a talented engineer who concentrates on live sound. That’s the reason he spends so much time out on the road with skilled musicians who have sizable audiences. He’s a trusted production manager who makes his clients feel relaxed and secure at all times. Musicians who want to enjoy smooth and high-quality live performances frequently reach out to Hutson for comprehensive assistance. Hutson can enthusiastically aid musicians with all kinds of useful specialties. He knows a lot about subjects such as rigging, stage management, logistics management, show production, production management and even production design.

 

This professional has never been unfamiliar with the music scene. He’s been highly active in the music field essentially for his entire life. He remembers thinking in great detail about music as a kid, too. Hutson strived to do his best and to hone his craft. He, as a result, was able to secure a genuine vocation in music. He’s collaborated with a vast number of prominent musical acts. These recognized acts include household names like Kelly Clarkson, Garbage, Guns N’ Roses and Pink.

Who is Norka Luque?

Norka Luque is a Latin music artist. She makes music that is inspired by many different sounds of the world and actually uses her worldly influence to make music that continues to entertain people as she makes more. Unlike many other Latin-inspired singers, she does not focus on only one area of music and, instead, uses many different locations to ensure that she gets a sound that is uniquely hers in the way that it is transmitted over the airwaves because she wants to get her message across to everyone no matter what their tastes are in music or where they come from.

Like many singers, she was inspired to sing by her parents. They have always stood by her side and have helped her with the decision-making processes. They have also helped her with the ability to see different sides of things. They are always there when a big event happens in Norka’s life and when she signs big deals. They are her biggest fans and her strongest support team. They have been there from the beginning and will continue to stand by her side no matter where her career takes her in the world.

Norka not only knows how to sing but she also holds a business degree from France. She has worked in the business field and knows how to handle the money that she has earned from her singing career. She also had a brief stint in the fashion industry and uses that to ensure that she always looks great when she is up on stage. All of her experiences have combined to help her become the excellent singer and entertainment choice that she is today. It is something that it not common in singers but Norka picks out all of her own stage outfits.

When it comes to collaborations, Norka has worked with big names like Emilio Estefan Jr. and others in the music industry. While these collaborations have helped her with her name and becoming more popular in Latin culture, they have not been the sole reason that her career is boosted. She knew that she needed to be a great singer and put on a great show and she did that from her first performance on. There is no singer who could have bolstered her success more than she was able to do on her own because of the immense amount of talent she has.

No Makeup, No Worries: Alicia Keys Reveals Her Clear Face

In recent years, much speculation has surrounded makeup. One side claims that women wear far too much and the other has invented terms to describe their flawless cosmetics, including “On fleek” and “On point.” Regardless of whatever side a person takes when it comes to wearing or ditching makeup, they still expect to see celebrities dressed to the nines. When Alicia Keys showed up to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) bare faced and looking as beautiful as ever, fans had mixed emotions.

With a smile that was as radiant, Keys debuted her face that was free from makeup. Though it was a tad surprising, especially being placed next to a makeup queen like Kim Kardashian, those who believe that the singer is more beautiful naturally were more than excited about her new standpoint. By claiming that not wearing makeup makes her feel empowered as a woman, Keys was not shy that night.

Though all that matters is Alicia’s happiness, her followers could not help but weigh in on the situation. With comments professing their excitement and that she looks more beautiful this way, social media was definitely buzzing with this news. On the opposing end, some fans were more than against Keys’ bare face and made comments claiming that she has gone too far. Some claimed that her anti-makeup movement will not corrupt them and that she can stop right now. With such controversial comments, Alicia Keys had to post an official statement about it: “Y’all, me being makeup free does not mean that I am anti-makeup. Do you!” Well, that is one way to put nosey fans in their place, right?

The Most Epic Photo of All Time Brought to You by the 2016 VMAs

The 2016 VMAs was truly one for the record books. From Beyoncé’s out of this world performance depicting her new album, Lemonade, to Rihanna and Drake revealing the status of their relationship finally, this was a night for fans that they will talk about for decades. Of course, Kanye was given three minutes to pretty much say or do whatever he wanted and, like always, he did not disappoint. When the night came to a close and celebrities began heading to their after parties, the cameras were at the right place and at the right time for one of the most epic pictures of all time.

From left to right: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz, Beyoncé and Jay Z, Steve Stoutehttp://tanningofamerica.com/ and Lauren Branche, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and Diddy and Cassie. A bottle of wine with gorgeous glasses accented the table, and the dinner dishes had just been cleared. With each wife proudly standing behind her husband, there was not a single perfect smile not on full display. Fans of either of these stars cannot help but wonder what the conversations were possibly about. Perhaps money, fame, the epic performances given by most of the stars that night? Did they discuss their children, music, and current events? Regardless of what the topics of discussion included, this picture will probably be seen in record books next to musical and star perfection.

Beyonce Takes Her Daughter to an Awards Ceremony

The popular singer Beyonce appeared on Sunday night at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards together with her young daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The singer’s appearance at the event occurred in conjunction with an act indirectly promoting Black Lives Matter, a controversial group that has recently voiced criticism of police nationwide for involvement in several disputed shootings. During the ceremony, she performed a medley of songs entitled “Lemonade” that ended dramatically with her backup dancers pretending to fall to the floor after a shooting. The performance leveled a not-so-subtle public attack on the actions of police.

Little Blue Ivy‘s appearance at the awards ceremony delighted the audience. The child, born on January 7, 2012 will turn five next year. Her mother revealed her anticipated birth at the MTV awards ceremony for the first time in 2011, happy news announced after the singer sustained a painful miscarriage early that year. Both Beyonce and her daughter wore designer gowns to the awards event, although they relied upon different fashion stylists. In the past, Beyonce has taken a number of publicity photos wearing the same clothing designs as her youngster.

Beyonce’s performance at the awards ceremony drew a harsh comment from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday. Appearing on Fox and Friends, he vigorously defended the actions of the New York Police Department in protecting the public, including Black people. He criticized Black Lives Matter recently as “inherently racist” in focus.

Former AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd Recovering From Heart Attack

The former AC/DC drummer, Phil Rudd, explains that he feels fully recovered from the emergency surgery performed after his heart attack. Rudd states that he felt funny while walking around his home. After feeling a pain in his chest, the housekeeper drove him to the hospital where tests revealed that Rudd suffered an artery blockage leading to his heart attack. Thus, he needed to stay in the hospital for surgery to place a stent into his arm.

Rudd will be able to continue with plans of touring in the fall thanks to his recovery from surgery and to the expiration of his post-prison release conditions that he incurred in 2015. One stop he will make in October is to Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. He plans to provide a drumming master class while there.

Rudd is not the only former or current member of AC/DC to have serious health issues in recent times. Brian Johnson, a longtime singer of the group, suffered hearing problems that almost rendered him completely deaf. Guitarist Malcolm Young left due to a dementia diagnosis. With these issues happening, Rudd is facing the realization that AC/DC may stop existing. Bassist Cliff Williams made it clear in July that after 40 years and with losing certain members, that now is the time to end the band.

Selena Gomez Announces Plans to Focus on Her Health

Popular singer Selena Gomez has announced her decision to take a break from her career and focus on her health. Having completed part of the Revival tour supporting her 2015 album of the same name, she wants to be “proactive” and try “everything possible to be [her] best,” she explained in a

Before releasing the Revival album, Selena revealed to her fans that she had been diagnosed with lupus, an autoimmune disorder. She recently shared that her symptoms have included depression, panic attacks and anxiety, and she needs to deal with these symptoms before she can concentrate on her musical career. Selena has been praised for drawing attention to the seriousness of lupus, and her supporters are sure to appreciate her candor about the way the disease is affecting her mental health.

Her popular Revival tour was scheduled to last until the end of 2016, but Selena hasn’t commented on which tour dates she’ll be cancelling or how fans can get their ticket prices refunded. It’s unclear if her comments meant she’ll simply be slowing down her grueling schedule; in addition to touring, she’s been busy starring in several films and starting work on producing a television show. Hopefully, Selena will reveal that she’ll finish her tour while recuperating between stops. For now, fans will have to wait for further news from Ms. Gomez.