Is Taylor Swift Really the Biggest Diva of the Decade?

When the American Music Awards crowned fighting to own her music catalogue. But in reality, the award may have been de facto: In a decade defined by pop divas, she was the only one who made it all the way through. When you think of the female artists of the decade, several power hitters immediately step up to the plate as contenders: Swift, Adele, Beyonc, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande. Thats just based on imperfect hunches. Feelings. Fandom. The sense that their music was always around, following you through grocery stores and car trips and pool parties, or at the very least was important to you. You remember their names in headlines. You have their songs on your …

Work, work, work: Beyonc’s labour of liberation

Leading a creative revolution whose ripples were seen from Kanye to Donald Glover to Little Simz, Beyonc consigned the idea of performers sticking to the music to history By now, its a cliche. You have as many hours in a day as mugs, largely by women) to this tongue-in-cheek attempt at self-motivation has already pointed out its blind spots around class. Of course, you, regular human with looming mounds of debt and bills, cant maximise your time like a pop star with entire creative and personal teams to eliminate her drudgery. Thats obvious. But the sentiment that Beyonc would, at one point, have been a nobody just like you, with as much time to work with still holds true. Like …

Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X top 2020 Grammy nominations

Lizzo scores eight nominations with Eilish and Lil Nas X on seven, but British artists largely snubbed in major categories The 17-year-old pop sensation Billie Eilish has become the youngest artist to be nominated in all four of the most prestigious Grammy award categories: record, album and song of the year, and best new artist. Her gothic, innovative single When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? is nominated for the album prize. She completed a sweep of the top categories with a best new artist nomination, and has six nominations in all. Her album engineers got a nod in the best engineered album category, including her brother and collaborator Finneas, who received three nominations. The most nominations were …

Beyonc Lost Big at the Emmys and Her Fans Are Out for Blood

After this weekends Creative Arts Emmys, the Television Academy has a new swarm of enemies. Yes, the Beyhive is out for blood after Beyoncs breathtaking 2018 Coachella performance. The film offers viewers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the singers creative process, combined with spectacular footage from the concert. At the Emmys ceremony on Saturday, Beyonc lost the directing honor to Hannah Gadsbys Nanette, music direction to RuPauls Drag Race. Fans were particularly incensed, however, that the concert film lost to James Cordens Carpool Karaoke in the Outstanding Variety Special category. Twitter users were quick to point out how much effort and planning went into Homecoming. One others also focused on the seeming disparities in technical production between the two programs.) Though …