On Sunday the 11th, we witnessed a thrilling overtime win for the Kansas City Chiefs, earning their 3rd Super Bowl win in the past five years. While many people were recovering from the game and venting their frustrations online, my mind turned back to this year’s halftime show, where Usher rocked Allegiant Stadium with some of his classics.
My previous article was centered around how the Grammy Awards seem to show bias in choosing awards, as well as not recognizing Black artists for the work they put in. As a solution to this problem, some people call for the Grammys to be replaced by a new, fairer music award show. However, two existing award shows have the potential to become the next big thing.
Music festivals play a huge role in today’s music culture. Festivals such as Coachella, Rolling Loud, and Lollapalooza are opportunities for fans to celebrate music and enjoy their favorite artists in person. Instafest is a new web application that creates an imaginary music festival, with the performing acts based on artists that the user frequently listens to.
The mainstream music scene has been on fire recently, especially after Taylor Swift's Midnights was released this past Friday. Even more, stars are coming out to play, as Drake and 21 Savage announced a collaboration album titled Her Loss. This news went public after a video was posted to social media featuring the two artists, confirming previous speculations.