Lil Dicky enlist Brendon Urie, Charlie Puth, Katy Perry, and more for ‘Earth’

When Lil Dicky claimed he had recruited a slew of big-name artists for his new song, he wasn’t kidding. On Friday (April 19), the Philadelphia-born rapper shared the music video for his environment-inspired new track, “Earth.”

The seven-minute music video begins with footage of a city with smog from cars clogging the air, giving the scenery an orangey hue. The clip shifts to a group of kids hanging out and causing mayhem in their path. As they joke around, they knock over a trash can, allowing the content to litter the floor. As they go to leave, Lil Dicky passes by and tells them to clean up the trash.

After changing some choice words, the kids take their leave, but one decides to stay behind and pick up the trash. While picking up the garbage, the kid finds a book laying there. He picks it up and takes a look inside. When he does, it transports the viewer into an animated world where all the cartoon animals (or plants) in the jungle are voiced by the musicians the rapper enlisted.

The song features Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Halsey, Zac Brown, Brendon Urie, Hailee Steinfeld, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Kevin Hart, Adam Levine, Shawn Mendes, Charlie Puth, Sia, Miley Cyrus, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, Miguel, Katy Perry, Lil Yachty, Ed Sheeran, Meghan Trainor, Joel Embiid, Tory Lanez, John Legend, Bad Bunny, Psy, Kris Wu, Backstreet Boys, and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The video concludes with Lil Dicky encouraging the viewer to “look into whatever the f*** Leonardo DiCaprio is always pushing” because if anyone knows about climate change, it would be him.

Watch the music video for “Earth” above.

“Earth” is currently available for purchase here.

In conjunction with the song’s release, the Lil Dicky launched a website to give fans more information about climate change and the different ways they can do their part to help. The profits generated from “Earth” streams and views will be donated to select groups of nonprofits that tackle issues like climate change, the energy crisis, and sustainable farming. For more information about this cause, head on over to the We Love the Earth website.

Listen: Natalie Portman gets ‘Wrapped Up’ in final ‘Vox Lux’ trailer

We’ve seen Natalie Portman fully become troubled pop star Celeste in the past “Vox Lux” trailers, but now, we finally get the opportunity to hear the award-winning actress’ vocals. On Wednesday (Nov. 28), the final trailer for the upcoming film was unleashed.

At the beginning of the two-minute video, Celeste tells her adoring audience that she was going to “take it back to where it all began.” As promised, the clip goes back in time to that fateful day that changed everything for Celeste and her sister Eleanor as they took the stage to perform at a vigil following a school shooting. Teenage Celeste takes the stage to perform a song her and her sister wrote called “Wrapped Up.”

As the viewer gets a quick look at her life as a teenager encountering several struggles, it soon returns to present day.

Like her teenage self, the viewer watches all the battles adult Celeste encounters like trying to remain relevant, raising her daughter, and the struggles of stardom.
Watch the final trailer for “Vox Lux” above.

“Wrapped Up,” like all the other songs featured in the film, was written by Sia and sung by Portman.

“Vox Lux” was written and directed by Bradley Corbet. Joining Portman are Stacy Martin as Celeste’s sister; Jude Law as Celeste’s manager; Jennifer Ehle as her no-nonsense publicist; and Willem Dafoe as the film’s narrator.

“Vox Lux” is due out on Dec. 7 in New York and Los Angeles while its wide theatrical release will happen a week later on Dec. 14. “Wrapped Up” will be available for download beginning Dec. 7 while the “Vox Lux” soundtrack will be available beginning on Dec. 14.

Listen: Sade releases ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ contribution

Solider of love Sade is back! Last month, it was confirmed that the songstress would be one of the many artists to be featured on the upcoming A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack, concluding her eight-year hiatus from the music world. On Wednesday (March 7), Sade’s new song, “Flower of the Universe” was officially unveiled to an eagerly awaiting public.

According to the film’s director, Ava DuVernay, Sade’s song had such an impact on DuVernay that she ended up using some of the lyrics from the song in the actual film.

“My creative partnership with Sade on ‘Flower of the Universe’ was so connected that I reverse engineered the usual process and used her lyrics as actual dialogue within the film,” the director said in a press statement. Listen to “Flower of the Universe” above.

In addition to Sade, the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack will feature music from Demi Lovato, Sia, Chloe x Halle, and Kehlani. Both the soundtrack and the film are set to be released this Friday, March 9.

A Wrinkle in Time is based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The story follows 13-year-old Meg on a quest to find her missing father that leads her on an otherworldly voyage across dimensions.

As for Sade, the songstress’ last studio album was 2010’s Soldier of Love. After releasing the record, she went on hiatus. This isn’t the first time the musician has gone on hiatus following the release of a new album. After the release of 2000’s Lovers Rock, she did the same and went on a musical hiatus.

Sade, Demi Lovato, Sia lead ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ soundtrack

The film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time already has an outstanding cast, a passionate director, and a trailer that will make anyone want to disappear into the dreamy, but weird world. With all that under your belt, how exactly do you follow it up? Simple. You unveil the star-studded lineup for the film’s soundtrack.

On Tuesday (Feb. 20), director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to officially announced the artists who contributed songs to the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack. Leading the female-powered soundtrack is legendary singer Sade who has not released any new music since her last album, 2010’s Solider of Love. As per her tweet, DuVernay never imagined that the songstress would agree to contribute a song to the soundtrack, but like the true “goddess” that she is, Sade said yes.

“I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway,” DuVernay writes. “She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled ‘Flower of the Universe.’ And it’s a dream come true.”

As if having Sade on the soundtrack wasn’t enough, DuVernay also revealed that the album will also feature music from Demi Lovato, Sia, Chloe x Halle, and Kehlani.

A Wrinkle in Time is based on the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The story follows 13-year-old Meg on a quest to find her missing father that leads her on an otherworldly voyage across dimensions. The film is set to hit theaters on March 9.

The film stars Storm Reid as Meg Murray; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Meg’s mother, Dr. Kate Murry; Chris Pine as Meg’s father Dr. Alex Murry; Reese Witherspoon as Mrs. Whatsit; Mindy Kaling as Mrs. Who; and Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which.


iHeartRadio Music Awards 2017 announce nominees

Now that 2016 has come to an end, iHeartMedia is ready to celebrate the artists that were widely played on their radio stations throughout the year. On Wednesday (Jan. 4), iHeartMedia announced the nominees for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Leading the pack with a total of 12 nominations, including “Male Artist of the Year” is Drake. Trailing behind the Canadian rapper by one nomination, are The Chainsmokers with a total of 11 nods including the inaugural “Best New Pop Artist” category.

Other artists who have received multiple nominations this year include Rihanna (10), Twenty One Pilots (9), Justin Bieber (6), Ariana Grande (4), Beyoncé (4), Sia (4), and Adele (2).

“When we created this awards show four years ago, we set out to celebrate the music that we play on iHeartRadio every day,” said Tom Poleman, President of National Programming Groups for iHeartMedia. “The core of iHeartRadio is these artists, their songs and our listeners. This night recognizes all three.”

Unlike the previous years, this year will mark the debut of several new categories including “Producer of the Year,” “Label of the Year,” and “Best Music Video.” In addition to the slew of new categories, there will also be a total of eight socially voted categories. These include “Best Lyrics,” “Best Collaboration,” “Best Fan Army,” and more. These eight categories give the fans a chance to participate in voting for their favorite acts.

Voting for the “Best Fan Army” category began this past Tuesday (Jan. 3) and will stay open until the night of the awards show. Voting for the other socially vote awards and will be available until Feb. 24. Fans can vote for their favorite artists by visiting iHeartRadio’s website here.

“The biggest artists in music show up every year because this is the awards show that fans truly control,” said John Sykes, President of iHeartMedia Entertainment Enterprises.

Along with the nominees announcement, Bruno Mars was confirmed as the first artist to perform at the show.

Tickets for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 10 a.m. PT. Currently, Chase Credit and Debit Cardholder can purchase tickets early thanks to an exclusive Chase Cardholder pre-sale. Pre-sales began Wednesday (Jan. 4) and will end this Friday, Jan. 6, or until tickets sell out.

The 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place Sunday, March 5 from The Forum in Los Angeles. The event will air live on TBS, TNT, and truTV beginning at 8 p.m. ET. The show will also be simulcast on iHeartMedia’s stations nationwide, as well as on iHeartRadio, their all-in-one digital music and live streaming radio service.

The complete list of nominees can be seen below.

Song of the Year:

  •         “Can’t Stop The Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  •         “Stressed Out” – Twenty One Pilots

Female Artist of the Year: 

  •         Adele
  •         Ariana Grande
  •         Rihanna
  •         Selena Gomez
  •         Sia

Male Artist of the Year:

  •         Drake
  •         Justin Bieber
  •         Luke Bryan
  •         Shawn Mendes
  •         The Weeknd

Best Duo/Group of the Year: 

  •         Coldplay
  •         DNCE
  •         Florida Georgia Line
  •         The Chainsmokers
  •         Twenty One Pilots

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  •         “Bored to Death” – blink-182
  •         “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Ride” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Trouble” – Cage the Elephant

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  •         blink-182
  •         Cage the Elephant
  •         Coldplay
  •         The Strumbellas
  •         Twenty One Pilots

Rock Song of the Year:

  •         “Bang Bang” – Green Day
  •         “Dark Necessities” – Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         “Take Me Down” – The Pretty Reckless
  •         “The Devil’s Bleeding Crown” – Volbeat
  •         “The Sound of Silence” – Disturbed

Rock Artist of the Year:

  •         Disturbed
  •         Five Finger Death Punch
  •         Red Hot Chili Peppers
  •         Shinedown
  •         Volbeat

Country Song of the Year:

  •         “Church Bells” –  Carrie Underwood
  •         “Snapback” –  Old Dominion
  •         “Somewhere on a Beach” –  Dierks Bentley
  •         “T-Shirt” – Thomas Rhett
  •         “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Country Artist of the Year:

  •         Carrie Underwood
  •         Jason Aldean
  •         Keith Urban
  •         Luke Bryan
  •         Thomas Rhett

Dance Song of the Year:

  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Cold Water” – Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” –  The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “I Took A Pill in Ibiza” –  Mike Posner
  •         “Let Me Love You” –  DJ Snake featuring Justin Bieber

Dance Artist of the Year: 

  •         Calvin Harris
  •         DJ Snake
  •         Flume
  •         Major Lazer
  •         The Chainsmokers

Hip-Hop Song of the Year: 

  •         “All the Way Up” – Fat Joe and Remy Ma featuring French Montana
  •         “Controlla” – Drake
  •         “For Free” – DJ Khaled featuring Drake
  •         “One Dance” – Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla
  •         “Panda” – Desiigner

Hip-Hop Artist of the Year:

  •         Desiigner
  •         DJ Khaled
  •         Drake
  •         Future
  •         J. Cole

R&B Song of the Year:

  •         “Exchange” – Bryson Tiller
  •         “Needed Me” – Rihanna
  •         “No Limit” – Usher featuring Young Thug
  •         “Sorry” – Beyoncé
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

R&B Artist of the Year: 

  •         Beyoncé
  •         Bryson Tiller
  •         Rihanna
  •         The Weeknd
  •         Usher

Latin Song of the Year: 

  •         “Ay Mi Dios” – IAmChino featuring Pitbull, Yandel and El Chacal
  •         “De Pies a Cabeza” – Mana featuring Nicky Jam
  •         “Duele el Corazon” – Enrique Iglesias featuring Wisin
  •         “La Carretera” – Prince Royce
  •         “Ya Me Enteré” – Reik featuring Nicky Jam

Latin Artist of the Year: 

  •         Enrique Iglesias
  •         J Balvin
  •         Nicky Jam
  •         Prince Royce
  •         Yandel

Regional Mexican Song of the Year:

  •         “Amor del Bueno” – Calibre 50
  •         “Cicatrices” – Regulo Caro
  •         “Me Está Gustando” – Banda Los Recoditos
  •         “¿Por Qué Terminamos?” – Gerardo Ortiz
  •         “Solo con Verte” – Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizárraga

Regional Mexican Artist of the Year: 

  •         Banda El Recodo de Cruz Lizárraga
  •         Banda Los Recoditos
  •         Calibre 50
  •         Gerardo Ortiz
  •         Remmy Valenzuela

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist: (New Category)

  •         Foals
  •         Kaleo
  •         Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
  •         Red Sun Rising
  •         The Strumbellas

Best New Country Artist: (New Category)

  •         Chris Lane
  •         Chris Stapleton
  •         Granger Smith
  •         Kelsea Ballerini
  •         Maren Morris

Best New Hip-Hop Artist: (New Category)

  •         Chance the Rapper
  •         Desiigner
  •         D.R.A.M.
  •         Kent Jones
  •         Kevin Gates

Best New Latin Artist: (New Category)

  •         Carlos Rivera
  •         Christian Daniel
  •         CNCO
  •         IAmChino
  •         Sofia Reyes

Best New R&B Artist: (New Category)

  •         Belly
  •         Bryson Tiller
  •         Dreezy
  •         Kayla Brianna
  •         Ro James

Best New Regional Mexican Artist: (New Category)

  •         Adriel Favela
  •         Banda Los Sebastianes
  •         Cheyo Carrillo
  •         Joss Favela
  •         La Séptima Banda

Best New Pop Artist: (New Category)

  •         Alessia Cara
  •         Daya
  •         Lukas Graham
  •         The Chainsmokers
  •         ZAYN

Producer of the Year: (New Category)

  •         Benny Blanco
  •         Greg Kurstin
  •         Max Martin
  •         Mike Elizondo
  •         The Chainsmokers

Best Lyrics: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “7 Years” – Lukas Graham
  •         “Came Here to Forget” – Blake Shelton
  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Love Yourself” – Justin Bieber
  •         “Scars to Your Beautiful” – Alessia Cara
  •         “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” – Adele
  •         “Too Good” – Drake featuring Rihanna
  •         “You Should Be Here” – Cole Swindell

Best Collaboration: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Cheap Thrills” – Sia featuring Sean Paul
  •         “Closer” – The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “This is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake

Best Cover Song: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “All I Ask” – Bruno Mars
  •         “Ex’s and Oh’s” – Fifth Harmony
  •         “Fast Car” – Justin Bieber
  •         “Hands to Myself” – DNCE
  •         “Here” – Shawn Mendes
  •         “How Will I Know” – Ariana Grande
  •         “Love on the Brain” – Kelly Clarkson
  •         “Purple Rain” – Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple
  •         “Sound of Silence” – Disturbed
  •         “Too Good” – Zara Larsson

Best Song from a Movie: *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake (Trolls)
  •         “Falling for You” – Ellie Goulding (Bridget Jones’s Baby)
  •         “Girls Talk Boys” – 5 Seconds of Summer (Ghostbusters)
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots (Suicide Squad)
  •         “Just Like Fire” – P!nk (Alice Through the Looking Glass)

Best Music Video: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         “Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Justin Timberlake
  •         “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Chainsmokers featuring Daya
  •         “Formation” – Beyoncé
  •         “Hasta El Amanecer” – Nicky Jam
  •         “Heathens” – Twenty One Pilots
  •         “Hymn for the Weekend” – Coldplay
  •         “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” – Mike Posner
  •         “Pillowtalk” – ZAYN
  •         “Side to Side” – Ariana Grande featuring Nicki Minaj
  •         “This is What You Came For” – Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna
  •         “Work” – Rihanna featuring Drake
  •         “Work From Home” – Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign

Best Underground Alternative Band: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         Hey Violet
  •         Pierce the Veil
  •         PVRIS
  •         Sleeping With Sirens
  •         Tonight Alive

Social Star Award: (New Category) *Socially Voted Category

  •         Alex Aiono from YouTube
  •         Baby Ariel from
  •         Emma McGann from YouNow
  •         Hailey Knox from YouNow
  •         Jack and Jack from Snapchat
  •         Jacob Sartorius from
  •         Marcus Perez from Facebook
  •         Steph Clavin from Instagram
  •         Todrick Hall from YouTube
  •         xYego from Smule

Best Fan Army presented by Taco Bell: *Socially Voted Category

  •         5 Seconds of Summer – 5SOSFam
  •         Ariana Grande – Arianators
  •         Beyoncé – Beyhive
  •         Britney Spears – Britney Army
  •         Demi Lovato – Lovatics
  •         Fifth Harmony – Harmonizers
  •         Justin Bieber – Beliebers
  •         Katy Perry – KatyCats
  •         Lady Gaga – Little Monsters
  •         Rihanna – Rihanna Navy
  •         Selena Gomez – Selenators
  •         Shawn Mendes – Mendes Army
  •         Twenty One Pilots – #twentyonepilots (The Skeleton Clique)

Coachella 2016 Lineup Unveiled


It’s official, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has unveiled its lineup for 2016. After what felt like weeks of rumors, festival organizers finally confirmed that Guns ‘N’ Roses will in fact be one of the headliners for the spring festival. Last week, the rumors of GNR’s role at the upcoming festival hit an all time high when sources confirmed to Billboard that not only were GNR planning a return with a massive stadium tour, but they would be headlining Coachella.

On Monday evening (Jan. 4), Coachella organizers posted the complete lineup for the two weekend-long festival. In addition to GNR’s reunion, LCD Soundsystem has also been confirmed as a headliner. Talk of LCD Soundsystem’s involvement, much like Guns ‘N’ Roses’, began as numerous rumors on the internet before it became official. Now, after a five-year hiatus, the James Murphy-led group will be returning to the stage. But, Guns ‘N’ Roses and LCD Soundsystem aren’t the only ones making a return at the show.

Coachella 2016 will mark the first time in two years that French electo-act M83 will perform live on a stage while pop star Sia’s  appearance at the music festival will mark the first time in five years that she has performed on a live stage in the United States. Other acts slated to perform at Coachella include: Disclosure, CHVRCHES, Hasley, Grimes, Silversun Pickups, The 1975, Rancid, The Front Bottoms, Of Monsters and Men, Purity Ring, Robert DeLong, Zella Day, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, Matt and Kim, Cold War Kids, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, and many more. Check out the official poster below.

Coachella 2016 will once again return to the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, CA. The festival will take place during the course two weekends in April; April 15-17 and April 22-24. Festival passes will go on sale beginning this Wednesday, Jan. 6, at 11 a.m., PST. According to Coachella’s official website, general admission passes for the first weekend are already sold out, following their early bird sale last summer. But there’s good news, weekend two general admission passes are available for $399 plus fees. for more information, head on over to Coachella’s website here.

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack Artists Unmasked


While we will be the first to admit that we have read the Fifty Shades of Grey series (several times, we might add), we will also be the first to admit that the casting for the movie is not what we imagined nor are we that excited for it following all the publicity behind it.

One thing we are excited for is the soundtrack for the upcoming film.

Since the new version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love” made its debut during the first trailer for the film, we’ve been wondering what the soundtrack would sound like considering music plays a role in the book series.

Yesterday afternoon, the full tracklist for the soundtrack was unveiled and like we had already known, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, and Ellie Goulding are some of the artists on the list, but between Sia, Frank Sinatra, and The Rolling Stones you will find an interesting addition: Danny Elfman.

Yes, the man who voiced Jack Skellington and has written countless scores for Tim Burton will be contributing two scores for the soundtrack: one in honor of our main characters Ana and Christian, and another titled, “Did That Hurt?”


Check out the full tracklist below as well as The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding’s previously released songs.


1. “I Put A Spell On You (Fifty Shades of Grey)” – Annie Lennox
2. “Undiscovered” – Laura Welsh
3. “Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)” – The Weeknd
4. “Meet Me In The Middle” – Jessie Ware
5. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
6. “Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)” – Beyoncé
7. “Salted Wound” – Sia
8. “Beast Of Burden” – The Rolling Stones
9. “I’m On Fire” – AWOLNATION
10. “Crazy In Love (2014 Remix)” – Beyoncé
11. “Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra
12. “One Last Night” – Vaults
13. “Where You Belong” – The Weeknd
14. “I Know You” – Skylar Grey
15. “Ana And Christian” – Danny Elfman
16. “Did That Hurt?” – Danny Elfman

Fifty Shades of Grey will be released in theaters on Feb. 13, so get your girlfriends together and go see it for Galentine’s Day, we guess.

Recording Academy Reveal First Couple of Grammy Categories, Nominees


It’s that time once again. The time of year when the Grammys announce the nominees for the 2015 incarnation of the yearly award ceremony. Earlier this morning, the Recording Academy revealed the first set of categories and their nominees during CBS’s This Morning with the help of previous collaborators and nominees each, Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran.

Check out the first four categories below as well as their nominees.

Best Rock Song:

“Ain’t It Fun” – Paramore

“Blue Moon” – Beck

“Fever” – The Black Keys

“Gimme Something Good” – Ryan Adams

“Lazaretto” – Jack White

Best Rock Album:

Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams

Morning Phase – Beck

Turn Blue
– The Black Keys

Hypnotic Eye – 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Songs of Innocence
– U2

Best Country Album:

Riser – Dierks Bentley

The Outsiders – Eric Church

12 Stories – Brandy Clark

Platinum – Miranda Lambert

The Way I’m Livin – Lee Ann Womack

Best Pop Vocal Album:

Ghost Stories – Coldplay

Bangerz – Miley Cyrus

My Everything – Ariana Grande

Prism – Katy Perry

X – Ed Sheeran

In The Lonely Hour – Sam Smith

Best Urban Contemporary Album:

Sail Out – Jhené Aiko

Beyoncé – Beyoncé

X – Chris Brown

Mali Is – Mali Music

G I R L – Pharrell

Record Of The Year:

“Fancy,” Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX

“Chandelier,” Sia

“Stay With Me,” Sam Smith

“Shake It Off,” Taylor Swift

“All About That Bass,”  Meghan Trainor

As for the rest if the 75 categories that have yet to be announced, the Recording Academy will announce the rest around 11 a.m. PST while the big award of Album of the Year will be announced around 7 p.m. PST as part of CBS’ A Very Grammy Christmas special airing tonight.

Female Artists Come Together for School of Doodle


When we think of girl power, the first image that might come to mind are women fighting for equal rights because there should be equality for all women (and people in general).

But, what happens when you take some of the most powerful women from the rock world and get them together for a worthy cause? You get those women raising funds to help give girls a chance to excel in the arts.

Last week, a Kickstarter campaign was launched for School of Doodle, a new online high school for girls that seek to “activate girls’ imaginations through entertainment, education, and community.”

And the list of musicians who are involved will blow your mind. Courtney Love, Kim Gordon (formerly of  Sonic Youth), Yoko Ono, Sia, Cat Power, and Pussy Riot. Visual artist Jenny Holzer and actress Natasha Lyone have also been enlisted to help with the campaign.

The project seeks to raise $75,000 and to do so, they will be selling a collection of doodles and drawings by the musicians as well as other female artists and thinkers. The book is currently available with a $50 donation to the campaign.

“We are very specific in using the word ‘imagination’ and not ‘creativity,'” campaign creator Molly Logan said in an email sent to MTV about the project.

“We find that people interpret creativity as tied to art or learned skills while they all agree that imagination is something everyone has and takes many forms. Lessons will not be restricted to art and the development of the curriculum will be driven by our Doodle community and our teen board of directors.”

At present time, the campaign has raised $47,706 with 26 days left. If everything goes according to plan and the donation goals are met, the school will be opened by late 2014.

Sia’s ‘Catching Fire’ Song Debuts


Last week was a good week for news concerning the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. 

Everyday, it looked like the people behind the major film were giving fans news about the soundtrack as a way to hold them over until the sequel opens up in theaters.

First, there was news that The National were almost left off the soundtrack because their contribution had been too dark; they ended up being on the soundtrack at the end. Then Christina Aguilera announced via Twitter that she had been working on a new song that would only be seen (or heard) on the soundtrack.

Following that announcement, the full list of musicians and their songs had been released, revealing a mixed bag of artists making it on the album. On Friday, a Seattle radio station debuted a live version of the Lumineers’ contribution, “Gale Song” from a show that the band had performed at.

And just when you think that wasn’t enough to tide you over until November, today, Sia’s song for the soundtrack made its own debut on the internet. The song which is titled, “Elastic Heart” premiere on Zane Lowe’s radio show on BBC Radio 1. The song which not only features the Titanium singer, but also The Weeknd and Diplo is currently available online, or you can just simply listen to it here.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is due out on November 22 with the soundtrack coming out that Tuesday, November 19.