Tag: Cardi B (1992- )

Live Review: At Jingle Ball, Finding Out Who’s Learned to Play Nice

“I’m not like Normani. I can’t sing and dance at the same time, girl — I get tired.” This was Cardi B, midway through her set at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, taking a quick water break and, as is her wont — her gift — advertising the fact that she was taking a […]

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Taylor Swift? Cardi B? The 2019 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs and Surprises

Like most major awards shows, the Grammys in recent years has attempted a precarious balancing act: maintaining its status as the music establishment’s kingmaker — and live CBS concert event — while also trying to confront the reality of its staid, overwhelmingly white and male history. [Kendrick Lamar leads nominees and women dominate major categories: […]

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Kendrick Lamar Leads 2019 Grammy Nominees, and Women Dominate Major Categories

The rap stars Kendrick Lamar and Drake lead the list of nominees for the 2019 Grammy Awards announced Friday, but right behind them is a crop of young and less heralded artists, notably women, after years of friction about diversity, including a major dust-up over gender representation after the last ceremony. The Instagram star turned […]

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The 28 Best Albums of 2018

1. Janelle Monáe, ‘Dirty Computer’ The interaction of human and machine has been a major theme of Janelle Monáe’s entire recording career. Her latest concept album, “Dirty Computer,” deploys funky riffs (often with Prince echoes), snappy beats and crisp pop-song forms to promise that love, polymorphous sensuality and an inclusive American spirit can conquer all, […]

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Critic’s Notebook: Hip-Hop Rivalries Aren’t New. But the Battlefields Have Changed.

Short videos filled up Cardi B’s Instagram feed last week in rapid succession, choking the geometry of her page like a set of bricks. There were 10 clips of Cardi filming herself talking into her phone, each more aggrieved than the one before it. The subject: Nicki Minaj and the long-stewing tensions between them. They […]

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Best of Late Night: Trump Has Raised $100 Million for 2020. To James Corden, It Makes Sense.

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Trump’s 2020 War Chest […]

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Playlist: The Playlist: Bad Bunny Gives Drake a Spanish Lesson, and 12 More New Songs

Advertisement Hear tracks from Willie Nelson, St. Vincent, Usher, Ella Mai and others. Oct. 12, 2018 ImageBad Bunny and Drake team up for “MIA.” [embedded content] It’s almost mid-October, but it’s summer somewhere. “MIA,” the new collaboration between Drake and Bad Bunny, is a song for that season, in a world in which walls between […]

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Playlist: The Playlist: Lady Gaga Dives Into a Fresh Era, and 15 More New Songs

Advertisement Hear tracks from Lil Wayne, Barbra Streisand, Thelonious Monk and others. Sept. 28, 2018 ImageLady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have released the first single from “A Star Is Born,” the track “Shallow.”CreditAnthony Harvey/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images [embedded content] The first song from the upcoming remake of “A Star Is Born,” written and directed […]

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