Tag: Mai, Ella (Singer)

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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Critic’s Notebook: R&B Blossoms, With Hip-Hop in the Rear View

R&B has been tussling with hip-hop for around three decades, and depending what lens you’re looking through, has been either roundly defeated or sneakily triumphant. As hip-hop rose to prominence in the late 1980s to the mid-1990s, it began to view R&B as a partner, sometimes willing, and sometimes not. There were collaborations between rappers […]

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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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