I love Taylor Swift. I can’t help myself, I just do. Not in a way that means I listen to her albums – which I do have in my iTunes, by the way – any more than once a year or anything, but she does have some “jams” and I do find her to be sorta adorable. And I can see why, when you’re used to winning everything and always coming out on top, you’d sorta grow to expect it in a way… which I suppose is the only explanation for what happened last night.
As the coveted Album of the Year award was being announced at the Grammys on Sunday, Taylor preemptively got a little excited for her win… which wasn’t actually hers. In fact, the trophy went to Daft Punk, but Taylor’s face before she realises that is absolutely priceless. Seriously, take a look at this:
It’s slightly tragic – and yes, I know, it’ll be obnoxious to the Taylor haters – but I think this is absolutely hilarious. Thankfully, her brain catches up with her face pretty quickly, but woo boy, it was tough going there for a second. Surely that deserves an award of its own, right?
January 27, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Lily Allen is known to the world as Lily Allen, and unfortunately her married name – Lily Rose Cooper – doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. It’s for that reason that her label refused to let her use it for her big comeback and made her stick with Lily Allen. She wasn’t too happy with the decision, but she also knows she needs money if she wants to keep this whole thing going, so here we are.
“Sadly, in this day and age, I still need their support. They’re the bank manager and if they don’t get their money out, then I’m not going to get anywhere.
“I understand that my name is quite big, but it’s about picking your battles…”
Well, yeah. Besides, plenty of singers use their original names still after they get married. Consider it a stage name, if you must, but it’s not like fans knowing you as Lily Allen changes the fact that you’re married. Then again, I get being proud of that relationship and wanting to share it with the world. It’s a tough one, but like she said, you gotta pick your battles.
What do you think? Would Lily Rose Cooper be as successful as Lily Allen? Would people really care?
January 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Between sharing open-mouth kisses with his father and listening to the alien gods as they direct his next move, Jaden Smith also does a little bit of music. His sister, Willow, also does some pretty good music inbetween being a “normal 12-year-old”. Well, the two have got together for a new song called ’5′, which Willow posted on her Soundcloud account this week:
Is it wrong that I’ve listened to this about seven times and really, really love it? I just can’t help myself. I think Willow’s got a great voice and this song could have definitely done without Jaden, but in general, I really, really like it. Kids singing about smoking and kissing and stuff is a bit precocious, but whatever. I wish Willow would do an album.
What do you think?
January 15, 2014 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Worlds have collided, because Shakira and Rihanna have teamed up for a duet on a song with the dumbest title I’ve ever heard of: ‘Can’t Remember to Forget You’. Yeah, yeah, I get it. It’s super clever… or super corny. The song itself isn’t much to call home for and the production seems a little cheap, to be honest. That being said, since it’s these two, it’ll probably do really well on the charts.
Give the song a listen below:
I dunno, it’s a bit of a nothing song, don’t you think?
January 14, 2014 at 8:30 am by Jennifer
Lily Allen is back in the music game, having released a lovely Christmas cover for John Lewis and her own new single, ‘Hard Out Here’. This, of course, means a full-length album must be following sometime soon, but Lily wants you to know that her lyrics will be as frank as ever and she has no plans of sitting around talking about the same bullshit the rest of these stars do.
From Q Magazine:
“It’s no use just singing about being famous, or rhyming ‘crazy’ with ‘baby’ a million times over,” she explains. “I still want to write about things that are relevant to other people.
“And I like to be frank, whether it’s about sex or politics or feminism… but if people want to call it controversial, then, well, that’s their thing.”
Fair enough. I enjoy Lily Allen quite a lot and I can’t wait to see what her new album is like, to be honest. I really loved her other two, and I think she’ll have matured just slightly but still have that cheeky side to her. It’s gonna be good. Of course, it’s still pop music, and I think you can’t really make it more than what it is. It’s great that she wants to talk about shit we all relate to, but I’m sure some 14-year-old in Kentucky really feels every bit of Britney Spears‘ ‘Piece of Me’ like it was written with her in mind, so it’s all relative, I suppose.
January 6, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Ke$ha has seemingly, in the words of Wilson Phillips, managed to “break free from the chains” just long enough to direct her own music video. The song is called ‘Dirty Love’, and the video is… I suppose fitting of the title? She plays a stripper and wears a lot of lingerie, so I guess that’s “dirty”. The love bit doesn’t seem to be anywhere, but hey, one out of two ain’t bad.
I’m not quite sure what there was to “direct” here, as there’s not much of a plot – it’s Ke$ha singing and dancing (and stripping) in front of things. Which is fine – if this is what she wanted to do, then at least she got some artistic control back from it. ‘Dirty Love’ is apparently her favourite song from the album, so that’s something, as well.
and truth is. this is my fave song off my record check the the video.
— ke$ha (@keshasuxx) January 1, 2014
What do you think?