Festivals

Mariah Carey’s classic Christmas song takes the throne in the UK for the first time

Since its debut in 1994, the song “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey has just won the first place on the charts of the land of fog.

According to Complete Music Update, Mariah Carey’s song All I Want for Christmas Is You just took the number one spot on the UK music chart. Since its release in 1994, the song has often returned to the charts every year-end, but the top spot is only at number two like the last three years.

Standing at Carey’s song is a classic hit every Christmas season: Wham’s Last Christmas.

Among competitors, this year’s festival season, LadBaby’s song Don, Stop Believin, ” is considered the heaviest. According to LadBaby, all proceeds from the music will be donated to charity. “I realize that two out of five families are dependent on subsidies. We have to do something so that their future doesn’t have to think about their meal every morning, ”said the artist’s representative.

Some of the songs that were heard a lot during this Christmas season include Jess Glynne’s This Christmas, Merry Christmas, Matt Lucas’s Baked Potato and Liam Gallagher’s All You’re Dreaming of.

“In a special year like 2020, for sure, Christmas will be more special than ever. And of course, the race for the songs is the highlight. The top artist of the festival chart will be announced by us on Christmas Eve ”, said Mr. Martin Talbot – Representative of Official Charts Company of UK.

“This year, the candidates are all aiming to take the number one title from LadBaby,” he added. But history has always shown that only fools predict who will win. It is the British public who decides that ”.

Before that, in the last two years, LadBaby was the name that won the Christmas week in the land of fog.

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.

The best music festivals this summer 2019

Music festival season is coming. It’s clear that music lovers all over the world are looking for the best lineup to immerse themselves with music. With various festivals to choose from, you’re easy to be caught in the chaos. Here’s a quick list of the best music festivals to expect this season.

Governors Ball Music Festival

Friday, May 31 – Sunday, June 2

Randall’s Island Park, New York

Governors Ball Music Festival, the Memorial Day weekend event of the year, will take place at Randall’s Island Park in New York with the performances of popular headliners such as Tyler, Lil’ Wayne, The Creator, Brockhampton, Major Lazer, Florence + the Machine, The Strokes, Nas, The 1975, SZA, and a large haul of smaller artists.

Bonnaroo Music Festival

Thursday, June 13 – Sunday, June 16

Great Stage Park, TN

Back for another year, Bonnaroo Music Festival 2019 with headliners including Phish, Post Malone, Odesza, Childish Gambino, Cardi B, and The Lumineers.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21

Union Park, Chicago, IL

The 14th Pitchfork Music Festival celebrates music from a diverse group of artists. 2019’s headliners include HAIM, The Isley Brothers, Mavis Staples, Charli XCX, and Robyn.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Lollapalooza Chicago

Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4

Grant Park, IL

Lollapalooza, originally a traveling event in the early 1990s, has become an international music event. The Lollapalooza Chicagoin Grant Park include headliners such as The Strokes, Childish Gambino, The Chainsmokers, Tame Impala, J Balvin, Twenty One Pilots, Flume, and Ariana Grande.

Outside Lands

Friday, August 9 – Sunday, August 11

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

The premier festival of San Francisco returns in August for another big event with headliners including Paul Simon, Twenty One Pilots, Lil Wayne, Childish Gambino, Flume, Kasey Musgraves, and The Lumineers. In addition to great music from a diverse group of artists, this festival prides itself on its sustainability efforts, especially with waste diversion. 92% of the 2018 festival’s waste was diverted from landfills, according to the its website.

7 Top music festivals around the world

Music festivals have become fashionable all over the world. Millions of people attend these annual events that span over several days, with performances from the world’s top artistes. Let’s look at the top seven music festivals all over the world.

Donauinselfest or the Danube Island Festival

In 2015, the Donauinselfest, or the Danube Island Festival, was stated to have the largest attendance at a music festival by the Guinness World Records after having a 3.3 million attendees. It takes place on Danube Island, Vienna, Australia, and spans three days in June.

The festival covers an area of 4.5km and has 11 open air stages, and most importantly, entrance is free. There are 18 islands each with different entertainment to cater for all ages and tastes.

Mawazine

This is the largest festival on the African continent. Mawazine, also known as Rhythms of the World, was started by the King of Morocco in 2001 and hosts artistes from all over the world. It is held in Rabat, in Morocco, and is attended by over two million people annually. The festival lasts nine days and entrance is free.

Summerfest

This music festival was established in Wisconsin, USA in 1968, and in 1999, the Guinness World Records named it the World’s largest music festival.

Summerfest is held at Henry Maier Festival Park along the lakefront in Milwaukee and lasts for 11 days, with 11 stages and has over 100 performances. The festival runs from June to July, including the fourth of July and hosts an average of 850,000 people each year.

Coachella

This is the best known and most profitable music festival in the world, owing partly to its location in California, USA. It was started in 1999 and has risen to accommodate over 250,000 people. Taking place in Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, the festival is attended by many celebrities and many people who dress in the Coachella fashion, including the popular flower crowns.

Tomorrowland

This festival, which began in 2005, is the most famous festival for electronic dance music, which has gained prominence over the past few years. It takes place in Boom, Belgium, over a space of two weekends, and currently has an attendance of over 400,000 people. The festival, whose tickets are sold out as soon as they are released, has won the award for best Electronic music Event consecutively since 2012. Spin- off events of this festival are now being hosted in Georgia, USA and in Sau Paulo, Brazil.

Exit

This festival started in 2000, and takes place at the Petrovaradin Fortress, in Novi Sad, Serbia. It features a mix of electronic, rock, metal, hiphop, rap, reggae and punk music. It is an international festival attended by over 200,000 people from different countries. In 2014 and 2018, the festival was declared the ‘Best Major European festival’ at the EU Festival Awards.

Rock in Rio

This music festival alternates between different cities, that is Rio de Janeiro, Lisbon, Madrid and Las Vegas, but was founded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1985. It features seven days of mainly rock, pop, funk, soul, MPB and electronic music.