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Alicia Keys To Host the 2019 Grammy Awards

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Alicia Keys has been tapped to host the 61st Annual Grammy Awards,

Keys shared the news with an Instagram Story video that contained a behind-the-scenes look into how this opportunity came to pass. The video, which is now gone, opened with when Keys received the phone call offering her the gig. The video also shows Keys sharing the news with husband, Swizz Beats, and her two kids.

The video wraps up with Keys detailing her excitement about accepting the position. “I know what it feels like to be on that stage, and I know what it feels like to be proud of the work that you’ve put in, and to be recognized for it,” Keys said. “I just feel grateful that I’m able to bring that light and that energy. This is a first – it’s a first, and it’s amazing, and I think it’s perfect timing. Honestly, I’m really excited, I feel really good about it, because I feel like it’s the perfect opportunity for me to give the light back, lift people up, especially all the young women that are nominated.”

Keys isn’t nominated for any Grammys this year, but she’s no novice to winning. To-date, she has won 15 Grammys. She won her last Grammy for Best R&B Album for Girl On Fire, in 2014

Set your reminders now, as the Grammys will air live on CBS February 10th at 8 p.m. ET.

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Jay-Z and Beyonce Kick-Off ‘OTR II’ in North America [PHOTOS]

CLEVELAND – JULY 25: Beyonce and Jay-Z perform on the ‘On The Run II’ tour at First Energy Stadium on July 25, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Raven Varona/Parkwood/PictureGroup)

 

Jay-Z and Beyonce are On The Run and starting their tour, with the same moniker, off with a bang!

The pair took over Cleveland on Wednesday (July 25). which also happened to be the first stop of their OTR II North American leg, performing at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The show features one of the largest stages ever for a concert tour, including two catwalks that extend deep in to the audience and a floating platform that goes over half the length of the stadium. The production is a celebration of love, family and culture, featuring a performance wall embedded within the massive screens, a 26-person vertical orchestra and 17 dancers.

So far, the feedback for the tour has been nothing short of amazing!!. News outlets like Billboard and ‘Rolling Stone’ have had nothing but positive things to say about The Carters’ second joint tour.

“Pop’s number-one power couple reaffirmed their dominance, and the strength of their bond, at a hits-packed, visually stunning show…” – Rolling Stone

“On The Run II delivers… without compromise to exquisite and devastating degrees.” – Billboard

 

Check out their tour dates and some more photos from their Cleveland show below.

JAY-Z AND BEYONCÉ OTR II NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
July 25 Cleveland, OH FirstEnergy Stadium
July 27 Washington, DC FedEx Field
July 28 Washington, DC FedEx Field
July 30 Philadelphia, PA Lincoln Financial Field
Aug. 02 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 03 E. Rutherford, NJ MetLife Stadium
Aug. 05 Boston, MA Gillette Stadium
Aug. 08 Minneapolis, MN US Bank Stadium
Aug. 10 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Aug. 11 Chicago, IL Soldier Field
Aug. 13 Detroit, MI Ford Field
Aug. 16 Columbus, OH Ohio Stadium
Aug. 18 Buffalo, NY New Era Field
Aug. 21 Columbia, SC Williams-Brice Stadium
Aug. 23 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt Stadium
Aug. 25 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 26 Atlanta, GA Mercedes Benz Stadium
Aug. 29 Orlando, FL Camping World Stadium
Aug. 31 Miami, FL Hard Rock Stadium                       
Sept. 11 Arlington, TX AT&T Stadium
Sept. 13 New Orleans, LA Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Sept. 15 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Sept. 16 Houston, TX NRG Stadium
Sept. 19 Phoenix, AZ University of Phoenix Stadium
Sept. 22 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 23 Los Angeles, CA Rose Bowl
Sept. 27 San Diego, CA SDCCU Stadium
Sept. 29 Santa Clara, CA Levi’s Stadium
Oct. 02 Vancouver, BC BC Place
Oct. 04 Seattle, WA CenturyLink Field

For complete tour and ticket information visit: www.livenation.com, www.beyonce.com & www.rocnation.com.

 

 

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment

‘Mean Girls: The Musical” Has Found Its Cast

MEAN GIRLS CAST

 

Regina George and the gang have been found, as the official cast of the Mean Girls musical has been solidified.

The musical will debut at the National Theatre in Washington D.C. on Oct. 31. The show will feature music by Jeff Richmond and lyrics by Nell Benjamin.

Erika Henningsen has been cast in the leading role, as the sheltered Cady Heron. Regina George  will be played by Taylor Louderman, Gretchen Wieners by Ashley Park, and the role of Karen Smith ill be portrayed by Kate Rockwell.

All four ladies come from a musical background. Henningsen recently starred in Les Miserables; Louderman is currently starring in Kinky Boots and was also in NBC’s Peter Pan Live!; Park participated in the recent revival of The King and I; meanwhile Rockwell performed in Rock of AgesLegally Blonde, and Hair.

Following the end of the show’s limited engagement on Dec. 3, there are hopes to bring it to Broadway.

 

 

New Music Video: JoJo – “In The Dark”

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In the Dark” is the lead single off of  JoJo‘s first mix tape, Can’t Take That Away from Me. The single was released  exclusively to Rap-Up.com on August 30, 2010.  In case you missed it, check out the music video below.

New Music Video: Owl City – “To The Sky (Music from the original motion picture Legend of the Guardians)”

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Take a look at the music video for the song “To The Sky” by Owl City. The music video features clips from the film  Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.  The movie  opens nationwide on September 24, 2010.

New Music Video: Bon Jovi – “What Do You Got?”

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The song “What Do You Got?” is one f four songs written for the band Bon Jovi‘s upcoming greatest hits album.  This album is expected to be released November 2010., but in the meantime take a look at the video for “What Do You Got?”

New Music Video: Ne-Yo “One In A Million”

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“One In A Million” is the third single off of Ne-Yo‘s album, Libra Scale. The song was officially released on iTunes on September 7, 2010. Take a look at the video below.

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