#5 Cardi hits the Grammys looking classy and classic!
#4 Co-sign after co-sign. Cardi has arrived and is here to stay!
#3 Cardi meets the Queen Bey!
#1 Cardi tops the charts...and stays on top!
Diddy and Blige go way back to when he discovered in the early 90’s and spearheaded her debut album as an A&R for Uptown Records. Blige is having a moment after her divorce made headlines when her ex-husband sought spousal support and child support for his grown children are not Blige’s children. Along with making history for being the first person to ever receive two Oscar nods in one year, Blige was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. After 13 albums (8 of which are multi-platinum) and 9 Grammy Awards, many feel that Blige’s star on the walk of fame is long overdue.
According to the Academy, the best new artist grammy is "For a new artist who releases, during the Eligibility Year, the first recording which establishes the public identity of that artist" I guess the Academy doesn't consider releasing two top 10 multi-platinum singles, a third platinum single, and a platinum album as establishing Alessia's public identify. It must be her featured vocals on other artist's records which established her public identity.
Nevertheless, Alessia took to instagram to play the victim for people pointing out the simple fact that Alessia, with her platinum album and platinum singles from three years ago is not a new artist. Somehow, she's making this about her prior self-esteem issues. I'll pass on feeling bad and reiterate that you are not a new artist and someone dropped the ball on this one. It's very simple #facts!
The actress and occasional singer may have a hit on her hands.
In the video for her new single, Tisha gives advice to those chasing a dream. "Embrace what you're good at, but never give up on what you love" says Campbell-Martin. It's obvious she embodies this in her career as she has not given up on her love for singing. Tisha released an album in 1993 on Capitol Records but is known for her long career in television in movies. 20 years later and Campbell-Martin is still going after that love of music and her new single sounds pretty good. She also has some pretty good dance moves. Check out the visual!
By Dennis Huffington 2.5.2018
After ongoing speculation that Justin Timberlake would bring out Janet Jackson or former *N’SYNC bandmates at the Super Bowl Halftime show in Minneapolis, neither happened. However, Timberlake did display a video of Minneapolis native Prince when he performed a cover of the late artist’s “I Would Die 4 U” during his very underwhelming performance. The entire city then lit up in purple, in tribute to the late superstar.
Timberlake’s entire performance was precluded with controversy, after Janet Jackson fans pointed out the backlash that Jackson received from her infamous 2004 Nipplegate controversy, where Timberlake removed her wardrobe and exposed her breast while performing HIS SONG "Rock Your Body". Justin being invited back for redemption and not Janet seems like a double standard. Prior to the Super Bowl, fans deemed Super Bowl Sunday as #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay, which led to Jackson outtrending the Super Bowl itself prior to the start of the game.
Timberlake’s use of a Prince video followed a controversy that arose it was revealed that a Prince hologram might be used to perform. Prince himself deemed the use of holograms as the “most demonic imaginable.” Prince and Timberlake had also traded barbs when Prince deemed “sexy never left” in response to Timberlake’s hit “Sexyback.” Timberlake jabbed back on his verse Timbaland’s “Give It To Me” and mocked Prince’s height when he accepted a Golden Globe Award on his behalf in 2007.
Overall, Timberlake’s tribute and entire performance were quite lackluster in comparison to recent affairs. Check out these 5IVE more iconic Super Bowl Performances than Justins.
Watch the Infamous 2004 Super Bowl Show featuring Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson