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The 2021 Grammy nominee list received a backlash (Part 1)

The Weeknd found it unfair when he was not on the list of 2021 Grammy nominees. Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifa said they were too used to this award is not fair.

On November 25, the American Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced the 2021 Grammy Award nominations list. If Beyoncé leads with 9 nominations, then The Weeknd is completely empty-handed. Many people are shocked because he owns one of the biggest hits of the year, Blinding Lights.

This year’s list of Grammy nominations is a hotly debated topic on social networks. Many artists even publicly criticized the organizers’ lack of transparency.

This year, The Weeknd has a strong comeback on the music track with a new album titled After Hours. The male singer’s project is highly appreciated by critics. On Metacritic, the album scored an average of 80/100 from more than 20 professionals. At the same time, The Weeknd also dominated many music charts. The song “Blinding Lights”’ alone has 33 weeks topped the top 5 and 40 weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 – an unprecedented record on the chart.

The above achievement makes the absence of the male singer in all Grammy categories causing great controversy. Fans wondered why the anonymous 20-member nomination committee ignored After Hours – a work considered by the US press as a strong candidate for the Best Album category of the year.

The Weeknd itself also felt unfair and expressed on Twitter: “Grammy is increasingly degraded. They owe me and the fans transparency”. The male singer’s post attracts nearly 800,000 likes from fans.

According to a source from Variety, the Grammy organizers with The Weeknd’s crew had arose in the negotiation process of having the male singer perform in both events only a week apart, the Grammy and the match. Super Bowl 2021. Although the two sides have come to an agreement, The Weeknd’s lack of nominations is now considered a retaliation move from Grammy.

Robert Pattinson is positive for Covid-19

The actor is on quarantine to treat Covid-19. The crew “The Batman” also had to pause all activities.

On September 4, Vanity Fair reported that Robert Pattinson was positive for nCoV after just a few days of filming The Batman in the UK. The producer has also halted production to test for team members.

A member of The Batman team was positive for Covid-19. Currently, this person is quarantined and treated. The recording performance Batman temporarily stopped.

The producers do not disclose who is infected with Covid-19. But from reputable sources, Vanity Fair has confirmed that actor Robert Pattinson is a corona virus. This page has also contacted the representative of male star Twilight but has not received a response.

This information makes the audience worried about the health condition of Pattinson. On Twitter, fans sent messages hoping for the actor to quickly recover. “Can’t believe Robert Pattinson was infected with the virus”, “Is that really Robert? I just finished watching Tenet “,” I hope you get well soon “,” We all hope you get well and return to the screen soon “…

On August 23, at the DC FanDome event, director Matt Reeves explained why he chose Robert Pattinson for the role of Batman. “Robert is a good actor. I feel the movies he has been involved in for the past six years are wonderful works.

He’s also an avid Batman fan like me. Robert’s looks are similar to Batman, but importantly, he has the ability to give audiences a Batman image they’ve never seen before, ”he said.

Even director Christopher Nolan supported Robert Pattinson in the role of Batman: “When Pattinson first took on the role of Batman, we never brought up this issue when talking to each other. Until Tenet was near filming, I made fun of him and shared my experience with the dark superhero image. I’m glad that Pattinson was chosen.”

Top 10 Kpop singers and groups famous for their talents (Part 2)

Jin Young

Known as the leader of B1A4, Jin Young is becoming more and more popular thanks to her talents and abilities. Jin Young is a multi-talented singer because in addition to his singing ability, he can also compose, act and produce music. Most of B1A4’s songs are composed and produced by the group leader. Jin Young is also known for his outstanding acting, which can be mentioned as Moonlight Cloud, Invincible Girl… Possessing a handsome face, a strange voice with rare talent. Yes, Jin Young is increasingly asserting himself, his name in the domestic music market.

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G-Dragon

 G-Dragon is known as a rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and a fashion icon. Although he always ranks himself on the list of idol singers, but Korean fans and music critics consider him an artist. G-Dragon’s name not only narrowed in Korea but also spread to the world, loved by the European music market – which is considered the most difficult music market for Kpop. G-Dragon’s music is based on Hip Hop music, influenced by the music of The Wu – Tang Clan. This singer started his music career with his debut album, Heartbreaker, an album that marked G-Dragon’s change of image and maturity, and also demonstrated G-Dragon’s talent in music when combined. Various styles of music such as R&B, Hip Hop, rock and dance. 

FTIsland

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FTIsland stands for Five Treasure Island which was established by the five-member company FNC including Lee Hongki, Lee Jea Jin, Choi Jong Hun, Choi Min Hwan, Song Seung Hyun. The main music of the group is rock ballad. After releasing their debut album in 2007, FTIsland continuously released pop / rock song hits. The initial success set the stage for the group to expand overseas activities with a concert program in Malaysia and their debut album in Japan. FTIsland lies between the idol and artist boundaries. Although FTIsland has no dancing talent, FTIsland continuously captures fans through his professional music works such as Love Sick, I Hope …

Top 10 Kpop singers and groups famous for their talents (Part 1)

Referring to Kpop, we still often think of countless idol groups, singers with attractive looks and well-polished performances.

Among these countless stars, there are many people who flash up and then go out again, but there are also many groups and singers who always keep their positions and grow more and more thanks to their real talent.

Lee Hi

Lee Hi is also in the singer school that focuses on vocal rather than flashy choreography. She is the runner-up of the Kpop Star competition in the first season. Lee Hi’s popularity started resounding since MV 1.2.3.4 was released, within 1 month it became a Kpop phenomenon, bringing her reputation to the world. Lee Hi’s talent has contributed to making the Korean music market more and more noticed and appreciated by the world’s music fans.

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Juniel

Passionate about music from a young age, along with her talent for music, at the age of 16 she composed a song called “Boy”. She entered professional music in Japan then developed her career in Korea. Juniel won the first prize in the Nijiiro Super Nova music talent contest and was named the new version of Utada Hikaru. Compared to senior singers, Juniel chooses a different style of music that is singing with guitar instruments in his own songs. In the trend of “comprehensive entertainer”, Juniel clearly asserted herself as a singer by expressing her musical color and she herself also revealed that she has no interest in dance music or acting. export.

TVXQ

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TVXQ is the perfect idol model that currently no Kpop idol group can surpass. As one of the groups representing the success of Kpop internationally, TVXQ has paved the way for Kpop to penetrate the Japanese market. The group was formed in 2003 by SM Entertainment with the combination of 5 boys Yunho, Jeajong, Junsu, Yoochun and Changmin. In addition, TVXQ also set the record for the group with the largest official fanclub in the world and the group. The first music to surpass the 5-year curse of Kpop. TVXQ members can sing live well, professional choreography is even capable of singing acapella. In addition to exciting music and excellent choreography, TVXQ also conquered the audience with gentle ballads that go deep into people’s hearts like Loving you, Picture of you.

Why Ariana Grande was dubbed the Billboard record? (Part 2)

“Billboard family record” with achievements hard to overcome

In 2018, Ariana Grande surpassed many famous seniors like Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift to win the Woman of the Year by Billboard magazine. This title is based on the achievements that the female singer born in 1993 made in music.

Billboard Magazine has recorded Ariana Grande as the artist holding the top three positions on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, since the similar achievement of the band The Beatles in 1964. The singer earned this achievement. thanks to 3 songs Thank U, Next; 7 Rings; Break up with your girlfriend, I’m bored.

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Ariana Grande is considered a flexible singer with a high voice, resonance, comparable to Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston.

In addition, Ariana Grande is also a female artist with many songs appearing at the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time (11 songs on the album Thank U, Next ), beating the achievement of 9 songs that Cardi B had previously made. there with the album Invasion of Privacy. This achievement helped her to be on par with Beyoncé to become the only two female artists in history to have all the songs in an album and also appeared on the Billboard Hot 100.

In 2020, with an impressive collaboration with Lady Gaga in the song Rain On M e , Ariana Grange became the first artist to debut 2 No.1 songs in less than a year ( Rain On Me and Stuck With U ). Before Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey was the only female artist to make this historic achievement with two songs, Fantasy and One Sweet Day in 1995.

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Thus, during 3 consecutive years from 2018 to 2020, Ariana Grande has brought her 4 debut songs to No. 1, opening with hit Thank U, Next until the latest comeback is Rain On Me . Collecting impressive achievements at a young age, it is not difficult to understand when Ariana Grande was dubbed the “Billboard record”. In the future, fans hope that the female singer will shine even more, continue to impress with the impressive numbers in the music when she returns to the new product.

Why Ariana Grande was dubbed the ‘Billboard record’? (Part 1)

Thanks to the impressive music achievement, Ariana Grande was dubbed by the audience as a “Billboard record”. The singer promises to shine even more in the future.

Ariana Grande is not a star many times ranked number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart but it is the first to own up to 4 hits leading this prestigious chart right after being released. Ariana Grande’s journey of growing from a young actress to “picking fresh fruit to world music” made the audience proud.

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Ariana Grande has shown her passion and musical talent since she was a child. During her high school days, she worked hard on her abilities to achieve her dreams.

At the age of 14, she went to Los Angeles alone to meet many artist managers and expressed her hope to record an R&B album. However, due to being too young, Ariana Grande’s hopes were mistaken. Many advised her to return to school to continue studying instead of embarking on a tough musical path at an early age.

Ariana Grande showed her personality and passion for music as a child.

At the age of 15, Ariana Grande became interested in acting after receiving her first role in the thirteenth play on Broadway. The success of this role made her more motivated to enter the entertainment industry.

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In 2009, Ariana Grande starred in the television series Victorious . She plays the role of Cat Valentine, a naive girl, childish with characteristic red hair. The work resonated loudly, attracting more than 5.7 million viewers worldwide and contributed to the popularization of Ariana Grande.

Acting as a foundation for her music career, Ariana Grande did not forget to post a series of videos that she covered the songs of famous singers. Thanks to her strong, powerful voice, she attracted the attention of CEO Republic Records and brought back her first recording contract.

From here, Ariana Grande in turn conquered the brilliant milestones in her career. From a “horizontal hand” girl, she became one of the most successful young stars in the world in just 4 years.

Livestream – Life buoy of Japanese music industry during COVID-19

Japanese artists have come to the Internet as a new way to stay active amid the forced cancellation of many live performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The COVID-19 was an unexpected blow to the world music industry in general and Japan in particular, forcing the industry to struggle to find new directions to survive. In particular, online music is a new trend in the context of epidemics today.

According to estimates by the Pia Research Institute, about 150,000 music concerts (concerts) totaling 330 billion yen (more than $ 3 billion) were canceled in Japan as of the end of May.

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Many artists said they were having difficulty because they had to cancel many concerts. But unlike businesses forced to close, they receive no support from the government to compensate for the loss of income.

In this context, Japanese artists have come to the Internet as a new way to stay active. Dwango, the operator of Niconico’s streaming video site, held free online concerts on classical music in March. The company said more than 200,000 people followed the events.

A spokesperson for Dwango said that this is a clear sign that online concerts can become a real experience for the audience.

According to Kyoko Yagi, a lecturer at Toyo University who worked in Japanese entertainment and contributed to the birth of the country’s biggest music festival, Summer Sonic, before the pandemic, many didn’t. appreciate online concerts because they think standing in the same space as the artists is the greatest added value that a live performance brings to the audience. Still, she says online concerts will become a new type of content and will gain more acceptance.

Yuji Maeda, chairman of the Showroom startup, agrees. In May, the app that allowed users to stream live showrooms of Showroom shows saw unprecedented growth, both in terms of registered users and daily audience.

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Founded in 2013, Showroom gives artists and fans a platform where they can interact with each other through live streams and chat features. Fans can create their own avatar and buy virtual gifts to give to their favorite artists. The showroom will then divide the revenue for the artists.

However, Maeda sees profit making as a barrier to livestreaming services, when most people won’t spend more than 1,000 yen to watch an online concert.

Many artists overseas have been able to profit from online services. Popular Korean groups like SuperM and BTS held online concerts in April through a live streaming service called Naver’s V Live.

About 75,000 people bought tickets for an average of $ 30 per ticket to follow these concerts. Thereby, Maeda believes that the livestream service is capable of expanding the market for the entertainment industry.

In order to do that, Ms. Yaki emphasized that the entertainment industry needs to collaborate with various industries such as information technology companies, and this is the key to digitizing the music industry.

Victoria Beckham benefits 1.2 million USD

Not participating in the tour with the Spice Girls, Beckham’s wife still enjoys $ 1.2 million in profits from music royalties and related transactions.

On June 2, The Sun reported that Victoria Beckham in the past year earned nearly 1 million pounds (about 1.2 million USD) from Spice Girls, despite not participating in a cross-country tour with the members.

According to reports, after completing 13 tours, Spice Girls Limited grossed over £ 4.5 million. However, the mother of 4 children completely absent in 13 shows nationwide.

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However, Victoria Beckham still enjoyed a fifth of the profits from the Spice Girls. The money comes from endorsements, song copyrights and other purchases, according to The Sun.

A source with The Sun said that Beck earned more money from benefiting from copyright than the salary she paid for herself in the design role. Accordingly, in the difficult period, she received only 700,000 pounds (about 870,000 USD ) per year from the clothing brand (excluding business profits).

The media said that with such a difference, Beck should return to what he did better than the singer, instead of diving into the unprofitable business with fashion brands.

Since the beginning of the year, the Victorian couple has been having money problems. In early May, two famous stars were criticized when they announced that they borrowed money from banks to buy houses in the US, while many people were unemployed and had no money because of the disease.

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Accordingly, the former England player and his wife borrowed 10 million pounds (about 12.5 million USD) to buy a penthouse in Miami, USA since last year. However, according to Dailymail, it is possible that Victoria bought the villa for up to 18 million pounds (about 22.5 million USD). However, they borrowed from banks to avoid taxes, asset declaration procedures…

Earlier, Victoria was mocked for speaking up to 30 employees on break, using state money to pay their salaries. Accordingly, the Government will subsidize 80% of salary under the enterprise support policy, this amount is up to 2,500 pounds (about 3,100 USD)/ person/month.

The rest is paid by wife Beckham. However, a mother with 4 children can completely ignore them without breaking the law because the remaining 20% ​​of the money is voluntary.

However, the couple’s action series was rated as rich but glue. Others argue that the business has suffered losses for many years, causing them to make wise decisions in the way they spend.

How music helps people fight disease (Part 2)

Since ancient Egypt, Greece and Babylonian Civilization, music has been considered a tool for healing and social cohesion between dangerous plagues.

When the plague broke out in Sparta (Greece) in the seventh century BC, the leaders recommended the poet Thaletas to sing hymns, and Terpander – another famous Greek poet – was named in the plague in Lesbos. Even Pythagoras – the creator of famous mathematical theorems – also uses music as a therapy, playing lyrical songs to calm drunken thugs.

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In medieval Italy, music also went beyond the windows on the balcony. Before knowledge of the disease spread, the “plague parade” was a common sight on European streets. The whole town marches, sings and prays under the monuments of local saints, with chanting and responding in order to entice participants. Remi Chiu, a music researcher at Loyola University, found many similarities between these parades and “Wuhan, fighting” cheers in January, when Covid-19 erupted in Wuhan, China, or patriotic songs on a balcony in Italy.

Professor Remi Chiu also thinks that music is a powerful tool for overcoming ego during social isolation. “When you compose music, you submit to yourself – both your mind and your body – according to its rules. And when you create music for the community, or just dancing with your neighbors, you at the same time contribute and bring yourself to the greater goals of the community”. Technology can spread this community – through a tweet or Facebook post, can inspire global solidarity.

Looking at the mind and body with an intrinsic link, medicine since ancient Greece has shown that a positive mental state can have immediate effects in the treatment of pathology. During the Renaissance, patients were encouraged to create and study art, to joke with friends and play musical instruments, because the energy from these activities would trigger humours. but firmly constitutes us humans.

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When plague appeared in England, it was no coincidence that King Henry VIII had chosen his organist as one of the five quarantined men. And as Dr. Chris Macklin, a former music professor at Mercer University, who studied epidemic music, wrote in a blog post about the famous 14th-century composer Guillaume de Machaut – who had to struggling with the Black Death plague, but none of his work mentions that. Why? Chris writes: “Music is a science that requires people to laugh, sing and dance. It doesn’t care about melancholy nor is it for sad people”.