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The Grammy-winning Nigerian artist, who is on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard magazine, will be the first Afropop star and international act to perform at Tipsy Barbados in July during the island’s annual Crop Over festival.
Born Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Burna dubs his own style “Afro-fusion”: a mixture of sounds from the continent along with global strains of hip-hop, EDM, and pop and is widely known for international hits like “Ye,” “On The Low,” “Kilometre,” and “B. d’Or”.
“With history-making shows headlining the Hollywood Bowl and most recently, selling out the prestigious Madison Square Garden, we are truly honoured and privileged to have an artist of Burna Boy’s caliber not only touch the Tipsy stage but also perform in Barbados during Crop Over,” said Crystal Cunningham, Public Relations Consultant for Twisted Entertainment, the official promoter of Tipsy All White Party and the Barbados leg of Burna Boy’s 2022 Love, Damini Summer tour.
Described as one of the defining musical acts of today’s African diaspora, Burna Boy was nominated at the 2022 Grammy Awards for Album of the Year (for contributions to Justin Bieber’s Justice) and Best Global Music Performance (for “Do Yourself”). He will perform live on July 17th for the 2022 edition of Tipsy All White Party in Barbados alongside Kes the Band, Voice and Hypasounds.
The tour announcement follows Burna Boy’s mainstage performance at the Billboard Music Awards where he performed two songs (“Last Last” & “Kilometre”) from his recently announced album, LOVE DAMINI, due for release on June 30th at 7PM EST/July 1st at 12AM in time for his 31st birthday. In his recent Billboard cover story, Burna exclusively spoke to the album’s personal meaning. His latest single “Last Last,” which was launched alongside an official visual directed by Burna himsel, includes a notable sample of Toni Braxton’s “He Wasn’t Man Enough.” Produced by Chopstix (Burna Boy’s “Outside”) the earworm captures Burna singing with startling candor on broken hearts, mistakes, and consolations in a playful yet impactful sound that has become his very own soundtrack.
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Shenseea dishes on her sophomore album, saying it will be “completely different” from Alpha.
The rising international talent says there’s no time to waste as she is back in the recording studio working on her second album, which will be completely different from her first album. Shenseea is undeniable one of the hardest working females in the game, from dropping music to going on tour and popping up for interviews.
While on the Brandon Gonez Show in Toronto recently, the singer spoke about her new album noting that it will be completely different.
“I’m happy where I am right now because I feel like I’ve been getting a lot of recognition from international acts, producers, I’m working with. I’m working on my second album and knowing that I’ve given my first album ‘Alpha’ to the culture, It’s my very first, I had to give back to my culture, the second one is completely different,” she said.
It’s unclear what kind of album Shenseea will be giving her fans in her sophomore album, but she was heavily criticized for her first album being very pop music-like instead of a strictly hardcore dancehall album that fans wanted.
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The 64th Grammy Awards has been put off, the Recording Academy announced on Wednesday afternoon.
The reason for the delay is due to the high risk involved in hosting the event due to the nationwide spike in Covid-19 infections due to the Omicron variant. On Tuesday, there were 600,000 cases reported nationwide, and it’s expected to climb as the fourth wave hits the United States.
This year’s event was initially set for January 31 and had expected to have a full attendance of celebrities because most of them are now vaccinated. A new date has not been set for the event, the Recording Academy and CBS announced in a joint statement.
“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community, and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show,” the statement read. “The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remain our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks.”
The show was scheduled to be held in Los Angeles, where infections have been rapidly rising in the last few days, with 2100 testing positive on Tuesday and about 2,000 people hospitalized.
The January 31 show would have announced winners voted on directly by Academy members rather than secret committees as previously done the Recording Academy announced the changes to voting last year following controversy and boycott by major artists like Kanye, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and others over what they called racial biases in voting that has in the past saw black artistes losing out on some deserving categories.
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spice generosity was on full display this holiday season.
The Grace Hamilton Women Empowerment Foundation, spearheaded by the Queen of Dancehall, has partnered with a long-time ally of Dancehall, Magnum Tonic Wine, to donate a share of 1.2 million dollars to 5 women who have suffered great losses due to the pandemic this Christmas.
Spice, whose real name is Grace Hamilton, made sure that this week’s Christmas episode of her Youtube talk show ‘Spice it Up’ was one to remember. Under the theme ‘Women Empowerment, the ‘Black Hypocrisy’ singer brought five special ladies to the show. These women all both contribute and depend heavily on Dancehall but unfortunately suffered greatly since the closing of the entertainment sector.
This episode brought tears to many as the ladies not only shared how Spice has helped them in the past but also shared the struggles they faced in recent times. From battling unemployment to becoming homeless, this episode became an emotional rollercoaster as they discussed the importance of supporting women. Spice even shared her experience of losing her home to a fire, and it was the generosity of others that helped her rise again.