By Ella Algar
Justin’s Rise To Fame
You may think you know everything there is about Justin Bieber because so much of his life is publicized on social media. This statement is false, there is definitely more to his story that not everybody knows. From the how his life started, to where it was going, to now!
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By Micheal Goussios
In recent years, celebrity drama has reached an all time high, and with the generalization of social media, rumours and gossip have found even wider spreading grounds. One of the most prevalent scandals of 2021 was a messy and musical love triangle between Disney Channel actors Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, and Sabrina Carpenter. It may seem like this debacle originated from Rodrigo’s smash-hit drivers license released in the first week of 2021, but to fully understand the entire situation, we have to start at the beginning.
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By Emma Manesis
The Grammys are widely known as music’s “biggest night”. A highly coveted event that brings together some of music’s biggest names for a massive red carpet, showcasing incredible looks and performances, all in one night. With the 64th annual Grammy nominations recently announced, it got me thinking about just how much interest we put into this organization. The Grammy Awards appear to always be an exciting time. We’ve been trained to believe in their value from decades of forceful advertising, to the point where we even care about the fashion worn at these Awards. Despite its appearance as an enjoyable night recognizing some of our favourite artists, how trustworthy and fair are the Grammys?
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By Andrew Stankaninets
There’s been a lot of buzz in certain circles about the new wave of pop-punk that’s seemingly all the rage – the snarling guitars, soaring melodies and instantly identifiable snotty SoCal accent. But this style didn’t pop up out of nowhere; the subgenre is basically as old as punk itself. Using the simplicity of both styles of music as a starting point, pop-punk mixes pop hooks and choruses with punk speed and combativeness to create something distinctly new. If you’ve been interested but don’t know where to start, I’ve decided to revisit and spotlight five albums that are great entries for curious listeners, from the very inception all the way to the present.
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By Michael Goussios
From ABBA to Olivia Rodrigo, this year’s Grammy nominees range from music veterans to industry newcomers. Such a wide selection of artists has sparked a lot of speculation as to who will take home these coveted awards. As far as the top four categories go (Best New Artist, Song, Record, and Album of the Year), there are many strong contenders. I will be going over the nominees and my predictions which artists will score big on music’s biggest night!
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By Eden Nath
The infamous Taylor Swift has stolen people’s hearts ever since her debut as a 17-year-old country artist. She’s come a long way in her music career, and her fame hasn’t died down- in fact, it’s growing. Like every other celebrity with fame, she has her haters; I personally know lots of people who haven’t really listened to any of her music, who believe that she’s not a good artist, or who believe she’s overhyped. But I believe the exact opposite, and before you come at me, hear me out.
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By Michael Goussios
Over the past couple years, music has evolved tremendously. Many amazing artists have produced great projects that have changed the sounds of our modern world. In order to have lasting power in the music industry, you must create something memorable, unique, and something that separates itself from all the other music out there. Today, I will be discussing 5 albums that I have truly loved over the past 5 years. Through many different genres, artists, and styles, these projects have stood out to me, and are certainly worth recognition.
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By Ben King
Short n’ sweet would have been a more appropriate title for Olivia Rodrigo’s album, but Sour, the debut LP by the 18-year-old singer, is nevertheless a commendable first effort. Released on May 21, 2021, the album was preceded by three excellent singles, with Drivers License, the lead, becoming an unexpected smash hit that served to further the anticipation for the album. Coming in at only 35 minutes with 11 tracks, Rodrigo wastes no time detailing her feelings, thoughts, and emotions on the limited tracklist. Sour is a scathing, poignant record that blends sounds to create a project that is able to stand on its own.
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By Ben King
HAIM, comprised of the sister trio Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, have had quite the year. After delaying their third full length for a number of months due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the record would eventually release on June 26, 2020, to widespread critical acclaim. The album would go on to be nominated for album of the year at the 2021 Grammy awards, as well as their song, The Steps, being nominated for best rock performance. The band even produced not one, but two collaborations with the biggest star on the planet, Taylor Swift. Women In Music Pt. III, is a triumphant collection of tracks that pulse with a familiarity of warmth and spirit.
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By Ben King
Taylor Swift has done it again; a mere 5 months after her acclaimed LP Folklore dropped unexpectedly, she released her second great album of 2020 with Evermore – announced mere hours before dropping. It certainly seems like Swift has grown to care for this release strategy as both records were announced less than 24 hours before their release. In the era of constant consumption, where artists are expected to deliver music videos, live shows, photoshoots, and interviews all within one album cycle, Swift has reached a point in her career where she’d rather let the music speak for itself. Described by Swift herself as a “sister” record to its predecessor, the 17 track album proves that Folklore was not a fluke record and that she has slipped comfortably into this new genre as one slips into their most beloved cardigan.
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