January 14, 2013 |
Wealthy, impatient and not without a few rough edges, ASAP Rocky comes by his rap handle honestly. In late 2011 this young Harlem MC (born Rakim Mayers in a nod to the New York hip-hop icon) announced his arrival with an impressive mixtape, "Live Love ASAP," that married a streetwise lyrical sensibility to plush, pop-savvy beats. Now, less than 18 months later, he's releasing his feverishly anticipated major-label debut, "Long Live ASAP. " It's similarly titled but considerably splashier than its predecessor, with input from A-list producers such as Danger Mouse and Skrillex and guest appearances by Drake and Florence Welch.
February 12, 2011 |
There's plenty of suspense sealed up in the envelopes at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but the true winners and losers on Sunday night will be determined during the performances ? the show's global stage can create a pivot point in the life of an artist. FOR THE RECORD: Grammy number cruncher: A graphic that accompanied an article about Grammy Award statistics in the Feb. 12 Calendar listed the six artists who were said to have received the most awards in the top three Grammy performance categories: album of the year, record of the year and best new artist.
February 14, 2011 |
Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire. Lady Antebellum's "Need You Now," a harmony hit of closing-time yearning, was named record and song of the year (the former is for best overall track; the latter is specifically for song writing), while the best album honors went to Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs," the third studio album from the seven-member band led by the married couple Win Butler and Régine Chassagne.
September 17, 2012 |
NEW YORK - Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Fashion publicist slapped by angry editor over seating snafu at Zac Posen show, slaps back with $1-million lawsuit against the alleged slapper. Kimye (Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) cause rush-hour paparazzi scrum arriving at Grand Central Station for Marchesa show. Celebrity divorcee Katie Holmes launches second act presenting Holmes & Yang collection for the first time in the big time, at fashion week hub Lincoln Center. A three celeb-pileup - Emma Stone, Amy Adams and Diane Kruger - dominates the hubbub at Calvin Klein.
January 8, 2012 |
Stealth wealth. Fashion gaming. Elsa Schiaparelli. Raf Simons. What else? Here's a list of stylish people, trends and ideas to pay attention to in 2012. Surrealism. Opening May 10, the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute's exhibition "Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations" will explore the link between 1930s era Italian fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli and her modern-day counterpart Miuccia Prada. Both designers have been informed by the whimsical motifs of surrealism.
March 26, 2014 |
Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Imagine Dragons lead the nominations for the inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards. Rihanna leads the pack with seven nods across five categories, including artist of the year, song of the year and best collaboration -- she competes against herself in the latter two with her Mikky Ekko-assisted ballad “Stay” going up against “The Monster,” her duet with Eminem. Timberlake scored five nominations, including artist of the year, and like Rihanna he is nominated twice in the collaboration category for two singles with Jay Z (comeback single “Suit & Tie” and Jay's “Holy Grail”)