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Hayley Kiyoko's Music Exudes Self-Confidence, Making Her A Perfect Fit For This VMA Category

If you don't know who Hayley Kiyoko is yet, get ready for that to change. Kiyoko is nominated for Best New Artist at the upcoming MTV VMAs, and she's already proving herself to be an unstoppable force in the music world. So, who is Hayley Kiyoko…
By Meghan DeMaria

Listening To This Underrated Aretha Franklin Song Is A Great Way To Honor The Singer

There's no denying that Aretha Franklin is a legend who influenced the musical landscape for the better. Her discography, from "Respect" to "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," is simply iconic. In case you want to revisit some of the late…
By Stephanie Downs

These Aretha Franklin "Respect" Covers Are The Perfect Way To Honor The Queen Of Soul

It's safe to say that Aretha Franklin's 1967 hit "Respect" is one of the all-time greatest songs in musical history. And in light of the sad news of Franklin's passing, the song has taken on a brand new significance. Since its release, "Respect" has…
By Sophy Ziss

These Aretha Franklin Quotes On Feminism Are A Reminder That “Diva” Isn’t A Dirty Word

Aretha Franklin was an icon and a trailblazer in more ways than one. Her incredible voice and powerful lyrics gained her accolades and fans that spanned across the United States and transcended generational divides. But it was also her presence and…
By Jordan Lauf

The Origin Story Of Aretha Franklin's Iconic Hit "Respect" Might Surprise You

Aretha Franklin, tenderly known as The Queen of Soul by anyone on this earth, was one of the greatest voices the world has ever known. Tragically, Franklin passed away in August of 2018 at the age of 76, according to reports form TMZ and the…
By Alani Vargas

The Best Aretha Franklin Covers That Honor The Musical Legend's Powerful Voice

On Thursday, news broke that Aretha Franklin died at age 76, and everyone is mourning the Queen of Soul. The Guardian reported that advanced pancreatic cancer had caused Franklin's death, and that the 18-time Grammy winner had battled illness since…
By Angelica Florio

Aretha Franklin's Rep Released A Heartbreaking Statement Thanking Fans For All Their Support

Sad news broke on Thursday morning: Aretha Franklin passed away at age 76 at her home in Detroit, as first reported by the Associated Press. Now, Franklin's rep has released a statement about her death to publications including AP and…
By Jamie Primeau

These Aretha Franklin Lyrics Will Help Fans Remember Her Iconic Spirit

Following the upsetting news that Aretha Franklin has died at age 76 there has been an outpouring of appreciation for the singer on social media — and understandably so. And if you're a fan searching for Franklin's best lyrics to remember her by,…
By Nina Bradley

Aretha Franklin’s Final Performance Is A Testament To Just How Dedicated She Was

After news spread about legendary artist Aretha Franklin's passing on Thursday, fans turned to her music for comfort. Looking back at Franklin's last performance is really a testament to her talent and dedication. Even though she had announced her…
By Jamie Primeau

These Fan Tributes To Aretha Franklin Show What An Impact The Singer Truly Had

Almost as soon as the tragic news of Aretha Franklin's death broke, fans shared tributes to Aretha Franklin on Twitter. On Thursday, August 16, TMZ and the Associated Press reported that Franklin had passed away at the age of 76. The news came soon…
By Sophy Ziss

These Stats Explain Why Stormzy's Cambridge University Scholarship Is So Important

Is there a star more committed to enacting tangible social change than Stormzy? Earlier this year, the grime legend announced his publishing imprint with Penguin, to highlight the work of young authors who might otherwise be excluded from the…
By Emily Dixon

Aretha Franklin Made History In A Major Way 30 Years Ago & It’s Worth Revisiting

Thursday brought sad news for music lovers everywhere. At age 76, Aretha Franklin passed away after battling pancreatic cancer, according to the Associated Press. But even though she's gone, her legend will live on — especially since she's broken…
By Nicole Pomarico

Celebrities Are Honoring Aretha Franklin On Social Media & Keeping Her Legacy Alive

On Thursday, news broke that singer Aretha Franklin has passed away at age 76, as first reported by the Associated Press. She died at her home in Detroit, Michigan, per the AP. After the news began to spread, celebrities tweeted about Franklin and…
By Allyson Koerner

Rumour Has It Adele's New Album Could Be Coming Much Sooner Than You Think

Book in your break up for 2019. "Rumour Has It" (yes I already dropped in a song title pun) our girl, empathiser of our pain, feeler of all the feels, and soulful songstress Adele may well be back in the studio. I am being entirely serious. We might…
By Aoife Hanna

Aretha Franklin Has Died At 76, Leaving Behind A Meaningful Legacy

The music industry just lost a legend. On Thursday, Aretha Franklin passed away at age 76, TMZ and the Associated Press reported. The devastating news comes after reports from the Associated Press earlier in the week that Franklin had been "gravely…
By Jamie Primeau

You'll DEFINITELY Recognize Lil Uzi Vert From His Epic Performance At Last Year's VMAs

No stranger to MTV's Video Music Awards, Lil Uzi Vert might add a second Moon Person to his mantle this year. For those who don't know who Lil Uzi Vert is, the 2018 MTV VMAs Best New Artist nominee already won the 2017 Song of the Summer VMA for his…
By Brad Witter

Everything You Need To Know About Bazzi, Because Even Taylor Swift Is A Fan Of His Music

To be known by a single name is quite an accomplishment. Think: Cher, Prince, Rihanna, Madonna, Sting, Bazzi. *Record scratch* Hold up, who is Bazzi? The 20-year-old singer-songwriter (full name: Andrew Bazzi) is in the running for Best New Artist…
By Parry Ernsberger

You Probably Recognize Lil Pump's Music, Even If You Don't Know Him By Name

At some point last year, "SoundCloud rappers" became a thing. They descended onto the hip-hop scene like a tsunami, and now they're wreaking havoc all over the Billboard music charts. So even if you don't think you know who Lil Pump is, trust me…
By Parry Ernsberger

A Danity Kane Reunion Tour Is Happening, But Not Everyone Is Coming Back

Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, and Dawn Richard are officially back to bring early aughts pop music back into our lives. The former Danity Kane members — now known as DK3 — are reuniting for a new tour, starting in September, and they're already teasing…
By Julia Emmanuele

Taylor Swift’s Comments On Her Sexual Assault Case Are As Heartbreaking As They Are Important

A lot of good has happened over the past year for Taylor Swift. But during her Reputation tour on Tuesday, Aug. 14, she reflected on what she was doing just one year ago. Swift addressed the anniversary of her sexual assault trial in an emotional…
By Caitlin Gallagher