If Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato’s diva-tastic performance of “Fall In Line” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards didn’t make you want to demolish the patriarchy, the official video definitely will...
When Justin Timberlake waded into a snow-dusted field replete with charging horses, a pristine creek and sun-drenched wheat to announce that his new album, Man Of The Woods, would honor his home state of Tennessee, we could almost hear the banjos, fiddles, and washboards. And people had plenty of offered various temperatures of hot takes at the idea of the white superstar who spent decades making traditionally black music only to seemingly backtrack to country after a few foot-in-mouth kerfuffles.
Yet as he dropped a new single and corresponding video every week leading up to the full album release on Feb. 2, they have included anything but. Until now. On Thursday, JT dropped the enthralling and country-lite “Say Something” featuring country star Chris Stapleton.
Leave it to Justin Timberlake to find entertainment in the everyday. As promised, JT released the official video for his shiny new single "Can't Stop The Feeling" on Monday night.
The video finds JT groovin' his way through breakfast, grocery shopping and an impromptu dance-off with a giant inflatable man! The whimsical video, which also features regular people dancing like nobody is watching, captures the party in the plain and the funky vibrance of his first new song in three years.
Of course, the nine-time Grammy winner has plenty of reasons to celebrate. "Can't Stop The Feeling" is his fifth solo No. 1 Single on Billboard's Hot 100, and will be featured in upcoming animated movie, Trolls, also starring Anna Kendrick.
Watch the video below, crank it up and get your dance dance dance on (even if you’re at work)!
The Super Bowl has always been testament to American competition, spectacle and one-upsmanship. And Super Bowl 50 brought plenty of all three.
Lady Gaga’s sparkly ensemble and operatic national anthem made for a unique and spangly start, however, the true competition was found on the field—and I’m not talking about the Denver Broncos beating the Carolina Panthers for the win. Beyonce and Bruno Mars absolutely slayed during their halftime performance of the newly released black empowerment anthem “Formation” and 2015’s instant dance hit, “Uptown Funk.”
Oh yeah, Coldplay was there too.
The head-scratching collaboration of Coldplay and Beyonce released the music video for "Hymn For The Weekend" on Friday, and it broke the internet in all the wrong ways. The admittedly captivating video features frontman Chris Martin exploring the beauty of India and the band rocking out with locals while being pelted with color powders used in the Indian celebration of Holi. Queen B appears in interwoven vignettes as a Bollywood star dancing in front of wall of flowers in traditional Indian attire and with henna and headpieces.
The video's premise, especially Beyonce's attire and choreography, instantly sparked an online debate of whether or not Coldplay and Beyonce appropriated Indian culture.
Cultural appropriation is essentially a dominant culture "borrowing" customs, attire and histories from minorities often for profit, according to RaceRelations.About.com. A modern day example would be Miley Cyrus co-opting the twerk at her infamous 2013 VMA performance--a dance that was popular in the '90s party scene long before she was born and has centuries old roots in West African culture.
The social media response to the video was instant, decisive and incredibly varied...