2016 surely did see a number of great musical numbers. Regardless of sales or community reception, a number of these stood out to not only music critics, but the masses. Between rock, hip-hop, pop and country, it’s hard to narrow down a short list of ten albums to encompass 2016. We’ve outlined a list of our top 10 albums, and we’d love to hear what you think and what deserves to be added or dropped from the list. Take a look below and tell us in the comments section on our Facebook!
- Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw
- A Pool Shaped Moon – Radiohead
- Coloring Book – Chance The Rapper
- Blackstar – David Bowie
- Stranger to Stranger – Paul Simon
5. Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande
- Joanne – Lady Gaga
- This is Acting – Sia
- Views – Drake
1 .Lemonade – Beyonce
Selena Gomez’s return to the spotlight at the 2016 American Music Awards seems to become more of a reality every day. AMAs producer Larry Klein told E! News that Gomez could show up and this claim is backed up by a second source who stated that Selena would be there. What about her Ex Justin Beiber. No worries for her because the Biebs is in Europe for his ‘Purpose’ tour, and will perform via satellite for the show.
Don’t expect Selena to perform because she hasn’t been rehearsing and she just left rehab but it’s still going to be nice to see her and she how she looks. You go girl and we’re behind you 100%
The Rolling Stones will have been invited to perform for Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration in January.
If this offer is true, it’s really hard to believe, given a history of hatred between The Donald and and the Rolling Stones. But maybe Trump is trying to make nice, and there’s an opportunity for the Stones to unify warring factions.
Rumor has it Trump could be paying the Stones upwards of $5 million dollars, probably more since during the campaign, Justin Bieber was reportedly offered $5 million to play a Republican event. That offer was declined, following rumored manager Scooter Braun. Must be nice to turn down 5 Million dollars huh?
There are certainly other artists that have been supportive of a Donald Trump presidency. But the Stones are not only popular, they’re in great performing shape with the 73-year-old Jagger able to dance effortlessly on stage.
The Rolling Stones have not responded to an inquiry regarding the reported invitation but you can be sure we’ll let you know if they decide to pull the trigger.
You may not have seen Russ Roberts when browsing our Top Artists pages, and that would be because he’s not primarily a musician, but in fact an economist.
While you might be wondering why we’re posting something about economics on a music blog, it’s actually simple, Russ Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and economics professor at George Mason University has started use rap music to help explain economic theory to those of us who aren’t economists. Continue reading Explaining Economic Theory with Rap Music »
Bruce Springsteen’s 17th album titled “Wrecking Ball“, is scheduled for release March 6, 2012 in the USA (March 5th in the UK), with an accompanying tour also in the works. Springsteen’s latest work, an 11 track EP, was produced was produced by mufti-platinum record producer Ron Aniello, who has previously worked with artists including Candlebox, Lifehouse, Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and other top artists. Continue reading Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Album “Wreaking Ball” & US Tour Announced »
Starting on April 17th, jazz keyboardist and composer, Yanni (Yiannis Hrysomallis) will be commencing a fourth month tour titled “An Evening with Yanni” visiting a variety of states and provinces within the United States and Canada.
The tour “An Evening with Yanni” will include Yanni’s music from his most recent album Truth of Touch, released in 2011, which includes top hits “Truth of Touch”, “Guilty Pleasure” and “O Luce Che Brilla Nell’oscurità”. Continue reading “An Evening With Yanni” North America Tour »
Rihanna announced that she and Coldplay, who recently collaborated on “Princess of China” from ColdPlay’s new Mylo Xyloto album, would be playing together on stage during this years annual Grammy Awards. This year marks the e 54th annual Grammy Awards, scheduled for Februrary 12th, and will mark the first time Rihanna and Coldplay perform together live.
“My friends @ColdPlay and I will be sharing the stage for a performance at this years Annual Grammy Awards!”, tweeted Rihanna, who received four nominations this year. Continue reading Rihanna & Coldplay Rock “Princess of China” Live at the Grammys »