Music Posts Tagged as 'Legend'
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An Opera Expert on Why Aretha Franklin Was the Ultimate Diva
In the world of opera, the term “diva” is reserved for a select few. It has nothing to do with outlandish offstage behavior and everything to do with a true gift for communicating in song. It’s the Italian word for “goddess,” but when used for a performer, it’s more like someone touched by the divine for the general betterment of the rest of us.
At first, Aretha Franklin embodied that description literally, as the gospel-singing daughter of the most famous preacher of the day. But then she took it further -- to the blues, R&B, pop and even opera itself.
Nessun Dorma (in her key) - Aretha Franklin live
Olivia Newton-John 03-Aug-2018
Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law opens up about music icon’s private struggles
A new documentary, “Whitney,” explores the meteoric rise of the late music superstar Whitney Houston, as well as her tragic downward spiral. Ahead of the film’s release on July 6, TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones sat down with Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, to discuss the family secrets that are laid bare on camera.
Shirley Manson Looks Back On 20 Years of Garbage's 'Sci-Fi Pop' Odyssey, 'Version 2.0'
“The sonic equivalent of how 'Blade Runner' looks is what we were chasing.”
This week, Billboard is celebrating the music of 20 years ago with a week of content about the most interesting artists, albums, songs and stories from 1998. Here, we talk to Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson about Version 2.0, the band's Grammy-nominated '98 sophomore LP, and how the set proved how ahead of their time Garbage was.
Shirley Manson is feeling reflective these days about Garbage’s 1998 sophomore LP, Version 2.0. Packed with disruptive radio hits like “Push It” and “I Think I’m Paranoid,” the groundbreaking album’s importance in securing Garbage’s status as fierce contenders in the late-1990s alt rock arena is not lost on the band’s front woman.
How Janet Jackson changed the conversation on LGBT rights 20 years ago
I’m sorry if this makes you feel old, but it was 20 years ago last month that Jackson released Velvet Rope, an album about intractable longing that showed the singer was still in control — not only of her voice and her brand, but of what was right and wrong.
Just as 1993’s janet. advanced the national conversation about safer sex, so did Velvet Rope help breakthrough taboos surrounding gay issues. The singer calls out homophobes and celebrates gay and lesbian love on the track “Free Xone,” and the reliable tearjerker dance jam “Together Again” goes out to friends Jackson lost to HIV/AIDS.