On today’s #EverydayStruggle, DJ Akademiks, STAR, and Nadeska debate about Chris Brown wanting to go on tour with Beyonce, Rihanna, and Bruno Mars before jumping into whether or not PARTYNEXTDOOR dissed Drake, and if Eminem staged a video with a girl in his hotel room.
After the announcement yesterday that Beyonce would not be performing at Coachella this year, the rumor began spinning at full force to try and figure out who would be taking her place. Guesses ranging from Daft Punk to Chance The Rapper have been dominating news feeds over the past 24 hours. Now, UK betting company Betfair has released odds on who will take over.
Stemming from the bevy of rumors surrounding their return, Daft Punk are clear favorites to take over, despite them not having been booked in the first place. Their last run at Coachella was actually in 2006, despite their live album being titled Alive 2007. It would still make sense for them to make an appearance, though.
Naomi Totten, a spokesperson for Betfair, said: “Rumours have been circulating about a tour for Daft Punk and what a spectacular way to kick off their revival than by headlining Coachella. With Beyoncé now officially very pregnant, she has had to rule herself out of the April festival and so all attention is now focused on who will be wowing the crowds in her absence.
“Kanye West has been out of the spotlight since cancelling his ‘Saint Pablo’ tour last year and is likely itching for a comeback, the rapper is 7/1 joint second favourite with Lady Gaga who absolutely smashed her Super Bowl performance early in February. Beyoncé most famous fan girl Adele is also in the running at 50/1 but has always made it clear she isn’t keen on playing big festivals, so may be a nice fit but would be a surprising addition to the line-up.”
Daft Punk 3/1
Jay Z 5/1 Kanye West 7/1 Lady Gaga 7/1 Green Day 15/2
The Weeknd 10/1
Rihanna 10/1 Bruno Mars 12/1
Katy Perry 12/1 Frank Ocean 12/1
Chainsmokers 12/1 Ed Sheeran 16/1 Taylor Swift 18/1
Solange 25/1 Clean Bandit 25/1 Dua Lipa 25/1
Rag ‘n’ Bone Man 33/1
Zayn 33/1 Justin Bieber 50/1
Maroon 5 50/1 Robin Schulz 50/1 Martin Garrix 50/1
Ariana Grande 50/1
Major Lazer 80/1
Elbow 100/1 Donny Osmond 200/1
“Closer” by The Chainsmokers was destined to break records as soon as it landed in the Billboard Top 100. By last October, in only its seventh week at #1, “Closer” had already bested the six-week reigns of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” (featuring Wanz) in 2013 and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock) in 2011 to become the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 by a duo in more than 12 years, since OutKast’s “Hey Ya!,” which ruled for nine weeks in 2003-04 (which “Closer” then beat handily anyway).
In December, “Closer” dethroned Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” on the Dance/Mix Radio airplay charts at 17 weeks. Earlier this week, “Closer” tied Avicii’s “Hey Brother” for most weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Charts, with a staggering 26 weeks.
Now, “Closer” will also hold the record for most weeks spent in the Hot 100’s top 5, with 26 weeks. It passes Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars (2015), and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” (1997-98), each with 25 top-five frames.
This is a first in the history of the Billboard charts.
According to Billboard, “Closer” also extends its record for the most weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10 from a title’s debut, having totaled all 29 of its weeks on the chart in the top 10 since its arrival at No. 9 on Aug. 20.
Tonight is the 59th Annual Grammy Awards which, as you know, is one of the most prestigious honors given to any recording artist or musician. The event will take place at Staples Center in Los Angels and be televised nationally starting at 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST. Sign up at the link below for free to watch the Grammy Awards stream online tonight.
As always, the award ceremony will feature plenty of live performances from some of the biggest names in music. James Corden of the Late Late Show will host the star-studded lineup including Daft Punk and The Weeknd, A Tribe Called Quest and Anderson .Paak, SturgillSimpson, Lady Gaga and Metallica, Chance the Rapper and Kirk Franklin, Adele, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban,and many more.
Of those artists, Anderson .Paak has also been nominated for two awards: Best New Artist, and Best Urban Contemporary Album for his sophomore LP Malibu. Both Daft Punk and A Tribe Called Quest received nominations for critically acclaimed works which will both be eligible for nomination during the next Grammy season. Sturgill Simpson had his album A Sailor’s Guide To Earth nominated for Album of the Year, while Chance the Rapper is up for a staggering seven nominations, from Best New Artist, to Best Rap Song, to Best Rap Album, and more. Adele is up for five nominations including Album of the Year and Song of the Year.
Though not performing, Beyoncé will be in attendance and leading with nine nominations, followed closely by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight each.
While you await the 59th annual Grammy Awards relive Daft Punk’s historic performance from three years ago below.
In anticipation of Lady Gaga’s halftime performance at this Sunday’s Superbowl, Billboard reached out to several of music’s most notable figures to ask their favorite and most memorable halftime shows from history. From Migos to TheChainsmokers to Mike Will Made It, the music industry’s most recognizable names chimed in to give their best Superbowl throwbacks just in time for this weekend’s game.
Andra Day, Mario and The Chainsmokers’ Alex Pall said that, in their opinion, the best halftime show ever was performed by the late Michael Jackson during Superbowl XXVII. Even though Jackson was his favorite, Alex Pall said that from now on, Bruno Mars and Beyonce should take over halftime shows.
“We still don’t know how he teleported around the stadium like he did but it was the most awesome thing ever. But since Michael is gone, we need to just let Beyonce and Bruno do every Super Bowl henceforth, no discussion. I’m pretty sure the entire world would get on board with this plan.”
Jeezy was in agreement with Pall, as he cast his vote for Bruno Mars’ Superbowl XLVIII show. “I like that guy, man. We should get in the studio — I have to hit him up.”
Migos’ Quavo said that Janet Jackson’s Superbowl XXXVIII show was the most memorable, while Chase Bryant chose The Rolling Stones and their Superbowl XL performance.
Finally, Mike Will Made It chose Beyonce as his favorite halftime performer, citing her iconic Superbowl 50 showcase.
This past Sunday’s Super Bowl marked one of the most watched TV programs in US History with 111.5 million US viewers. During the half time show we were delighted with Bruno Mars and The Red Hot Chili Peppers having a performance of their lifetime… well kind of. The Red Hot Chili Peppers were only pretending to play their instruments and some people noticed that Fleas guitar was unplugged but not many people truly seemed to care.
On the flip side if when you get Daft Punk “performing” at the GRAMMYs by throwing in samples here and there, there is a public outcry.
Super Bowl halftime shows usually break down into three groups classic rock legends (Paul McCartney the Who Tom Petty Bruce Springsteen) pop icons (Madonna Prince Beyoncé Justin Timberlake) and more recent stars riding high on big success (Black Eyed Peas No Doubt) Bruno Mars is a little bit of all…
As the real Red Hot Chili Peppers prepare for their Super Bowl halftime performance a note-perfect parody track of the group entitled “Abracadabralifornia” has appeared on the official-looking (but completely fake) website RHCP2014com Red Hot Chili Peppers to Join Bruno Mars’ Super Bowl Show The song is the brainchild of comedian Jon…