Tag: Music

Prince

Music Icon Prince Could Soon Be Honored With Posthumous Congressional Gold Medal

He changed music history and was the soundtrack for countless people’s lives, and now music legend Prince could soon be awarded a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal by the U.S. government. Mark Kennedy of the Associated Press has reported that “Minnesota’s Congressional delegation on Monday, Oct. 25, introduced a resolution to…

Rolling Stones Officially Retire Classic —Yet Controversial — Rock Song ‘Brown Sugar’ That Includes Lyrics About Slavery

“Brown sugar” appears to no longer “taste so good” for U.K. rock band the Rolling Stones. The New York Post’s Jesse O’Neill reported that the group has “retired one of their most popular rock songs due to lyrics that depict the horrors of slavery.” According to O’Neill, “the Stones have…

Terence Blanchard

Terence Blanchard Becomes First Black Composer To Have His Opera Performed at Metropolitan Opera House

When the opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones premieres at Metropolitan Opera House on Sept. 27, the performance will make history. It will be the first-ever opera composed by a Black musician to be performed at the historic and world-renowned New York’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in…

Lizzo

Lizzo Addresses Internet Haters Who Trolled Her Following the Release of Her New Single, Calling Them ‘Fatphobic’ and ‘Racist’

Following the release of her new single “Rumors” last week, Melissa Viviane Jefferson — better known as Lizzo — received a wave of criticism over her weight, appearance and more. After the vengeful internet trolls struck, the uber-popular singer, rapper and songwriter — who has been honored with Grammy Awards,…