Yes you read correctly. Rolling Stones have confirmed that over 500 song submissions have been made from Jamaican producers and songwriters all bidding to make it onto Rihanna’s new album, fans of course are freaking out, as new music is overdue, and after all this is Rihanna, its going to be dope.
The album will be a blend of of Caribbean dancehall music and reggae, nightclubs around the world are going to have a field day, and excitement is in the air.
An anonymous source has told Truffle
“Every artist, every producer, every songwriter in Jamaica or of Jamaican descent has been working on [Rihanna’s album] and has little snippets of publishing or production credits on it.”
“Their whole thing was, ‘Yo, we’re gonna make this [album] real dancehall, [real] Caribbean. Rihanna is Bajan, so let’s make this a full project like that. To me, it hasn’t been going that way. They’re kind of mixing it up, putting in the pop. If the reggae artists and producers won’t get the chance on the pop album, at least let us survive on the dancehall album. They’re changing up the direction continuously.”
Artists around the world are scrambling for the left over tracks that didn’t make the cut, and industry professionals confirm that when Rihanna drops this album, the needle will turn and and Jamaican pop will dominate the charts!
We are pretty buzzed!
Smashing stereotype, captivating audiences, and destroying glass ceilings in society and the music industry. Our gal, Cardi b has smashed 1 billion streams on Apple Music alone, setting her on course the be the highest streamed female rapper of all time. Back in April, Billboard shared that Cardi B’s debut album Invasion of Privacy “set a new Apple Music record for the most streamed album by a female artist in a single week.” The album was streamed over 100 million times worldwide. Invasion of privacy has been dubbed (by us) as one of the greatest debut rap albums of all time, it ticks every single box and caters to all audiences. With a plethora of features lined up for the next few months, we hope Cardi will focus her attention on new work, and let other artists feature on her songs in reverse. Do we really want a another Nicki Minaj set up, including a string of features, each sounding the same, each getting less exciting, and album dates pushed back.
Following an official teaser from back in May, 20th Century Fox shares a new trailer for its upcoming Queen/Freddie Mercury biopic, aptly titled Bohemian Rhapsody. The film finds 37-year-old American actor Rami Malek playing one of the most beloved entertainers ever in Freddie Mercury.
Watch the full trailer here:
Each year Forbes magazine likes to remind us how much money our favourite celebrities are making, often for doing stuff like sell lipsticks, or simply for breathing. This year an unexpected entry has joined the list in the form of Judy Sheindlin who raked in a whopping $147,000,000 this year!
Here is the full list of top ten, and head to Forbes to see the rest:
1. Floyd Mayweather — $285 million
2. George Clooney — $239 million
3. Kylie Jenner — $166.5 million
4. Judy Sheindlin — $147 million
5. Dwayne Johnson — $124 million
6. U2 — $118 million
7. Coldplay — $115.5 million
8. Lionel Messi — $111 million
9. Ed Sheeran — $110 million
10. Cristiano Ronaldo — $108 million
Back in April, Beyoncé wowed us all with the iconic ‘Beychella’ performance. Together with her marching band and backup dancers, Beyoncé created the historically black college and university (HBCU) experience with a varsity themed performance. Her pink and yellow sorority style outfits were designed by Balmain’s creative director Olivier Rousteing and are now available as part of the Balmain x Beyonce collection which launched on Saturday.
The collection, which is already partly sold out, includes t-shirts, hoodies and cropped hoodies sporting the BΔK lettering, with prices ranging from £225 to £650. All proceeds from the collection will be used to help fund the work of the United Negro College Fund, which is the United States’ largest minority education organisation. Founded in 1944, the UNCF’s goal is to ‘increase the total annual number of African American college graduates by focusing on activities that ensure more students are college-ready, enrol in college and persist to graduation’. As Beyoncé’s legacy becomes more and more philanthropic, it is no surprise that she would want to give back to the black community that inspired her latest feat.
In a statement, Olivier Rousteing explained: “It’s a strong message, and I’m really proud to be a part of that. This to me feels really emotional because, as you know, I’m of mixed race. I’m black and my parents are white. I grew up in France without having a real identification of being black and being an adult. I couldn’t see myself in the future, in a way, because there were not so many people in the ’80s or early ’90s that could show me a direction. For me, working with Beyoncé, it’s more than only music. It’s about history, working with a woman that’s going to be part of the history and has made her own revolution, not only in music, not only in fashion. She is an icon to an entire generation and so many more generations can follow the steps of Beyoncé and say, ‘You give us hope, you make us dream’. The donation was the main goal of this collaboration. We don’t forget where we come from. This is really, really important – I come from an orphanage, you know. I think there is something really emotional about our collaboration. What I learned the whole time working with Beyoncé is that fashion is a really, really small world, and music is a really big global world, and when music and fashion meet each other, it becomes a strong world together. An entire nation.”
The collection is available at Balmain’s London store as well as balmain.com, beyonce.com and other online retailers.
Hundreds of women have come forward over recent months, accusing Harvey, the movie mogul of sexual assault, harassment and even rape. After long legal battles, Weinstein has continued to lay lie upon lie, but as time moves forward cracks are showing and Harvey is talking more.
As things. heat up, he has given an interview to “The Spectator” magazine in which he has admitted offering jobs for sex, and later added that “Everyone does it”.
“Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone,” Weinstein told the magazine. “But I never, ever forced myself on a single woman.”
He moved on to say that he was born poor, ugly and jewish, and power got to his head, as women would look at him differently.
More and more women and celebrities continue to come forward, to join the recent Hollywood movement #metoo leaving us wondering, how many areas of modern life are yet to have the magnifying glass upon them.
As Drake travels the world pushing promo for his latest record breaking album “Scorpion” he stopped by at BBC 1xtra to jump in the booth, famed as “Fire In The Booth” Drake drops a legendary freestyle mix, and leaves fans WILD! You can watch the full video here:
Disney of course is known by nearly every human on the planet, sugar coated in cute animations, publications, movies, tv shows and of course the magical kingdoms they have created around the globe to bring children together in their favourite Disney realities.
But its easy to forget the sheer amount of influence and reach this brand has as one of the world’s biggest media conglomerates. Disney owns a vast network of media brands, all of which will one way or another directly reach your subconscious every single day of your life, scary right? Information that is all around us, is quite literally owned, and/or distributed by a very small amount of corporations.
In recent times, Disney has acquired Marvel studios and Lucas Film, and started to strip all its content off competitors streaming services such as Netflix.
This insane infographic, really highlights Disney’s influence:
This week, Forbes and the Kardashian/Jenner’s revealed the news that the clans youngest Kylie, was worth and estimated whopping $900 Million USD with her brand “Kylie Cosmetics” making the cover of Forbes “American Women Billionaires” issue.
Congratulations is of course in order, but lets not forget the power of her commerce influence, coupled with the upfront investment she could secure simply because she was already very wealthy.
A friendly reminder to all the young and ambitions female entrepreneurs out there, there are multiple paths to success, each can’t be compared, but regardless of Kylie’s huge success, its surely tarnished by the easy route set up for her, and the lack of obstacles removed by her brand, and her Momager Kris Jenner.
Watch Kylie talk about her fortune here: