The 1975 to stream Madison Square Garden concert on Amazon Music
The show will air on Twitch on November 7.
By David Renshaw
October 24, 2022
The 1975‘s upcoming show at Madison Square Garden in New York will be available to watch via Amazon Music. The Monday November 7 show will be streamed live on the Amazon Music channel on Twitch at 8:30 pm ET with a repeat screening available globally at 1pm ET on November 8. The livestream will also be available to watch on demand within the Amazon Music app and via Prime Video at a later date.
Amazon Music’s live streamed show is part of the band’s brand-new tour ‘At Their Very Best’ which comes in support of the band’s latest album Being Funny In A Foreign Language. The band will embark on a North American tour throughout November and December before a run of shows in their native U.K. and Ireland in January next year.
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Kendrick Lamar’s The Big Steppers Paris tour stop will stream live for free via Amazon Music
The show will air on Twitch and Prime on October 22 at 2 p.m. EST.
By Jordan Darville
October 18, 2022
Kendrick Lamar. Photo by Renell Medrano
Amazon Music will stream Kendrick Lamar‘s Paris stop on the Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers tour this Saturday, October 22 at 2 p.m. EST. You can watch the show live on Amazon Prime or on Twitch. The performance could be a special one: October 22 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Lamar’s debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Tim Hinshaw, head of R&B and hip-hop for Amazon Music, said in a press statement: “As a kid from the west side of Compton, hearing good kid, m.A.A.d city for the first time and seeing Kendrick’s journey from neighborhood hero to global superstar ignited a fire in me that I’m forever grateful for. It showed me that no matter where you start in life, hard work and dedication will put you where you hope and dream to be.
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“Now, 10 years later, it’s almost poetic that two kids from the same city with similar, but different dreams have landed in Paris to celebrate not just that record but Kendrick’s latest revolutionary album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers. We’re honored to sponsor this tour and bring this show to fans around the world.”
Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers, Lamar’s fifth studio album, came out in May 2022 and debuted at No. 1 for the biggest debut this year at the time. This year, Lamar has headlined Glastonbury and cleaned up at the 2022 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
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Brittany Howard shares cover of Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher”
The cover version is available exclusively on Amazon Music.
By Sajae Elder
March 08, 2021
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Alabama Shakes frontwoman Brittany Howard shared her cover of Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” on Monday. Howard’s take on the 1967 classic, recorded as an original for Amazon Music, has been popping in some of the singer’s live performances over the last year alongside other covers like Nina Simone’s “Revolution.” Today, she shares its official studio version.
Most recently, Howard was nominated for five Grammy Awards including Best American Roots Performance for “Short and Sweet,” Best Rock Song for “Stay High,” Best R&B Performance for “Goat Head,” Best Rock Performance for “Stay High,” and Best Alternative Music Album for her solo debut Jaime, which dropped back in 2019. She’s also set to perform at the Awards on Sunday, March 14.
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Listen to the cover below.
Can JAY-Z take home the covetous Song of the Year Grammy award at the 60th Grammy’s?
Last year gave rise to numerous smash hits but unfortunately only one can take home the Grammy for Song of The Year. JAY-Z had a big comeback year with a classic album 4:44 which gave rise to the title track of the same name. The album was one of soul searching and admission by JAY-Z, as well as, education about money and investments and even the younger generation paused and listen to the OG speaking on a record that will go down in history as one of his best body of work to date. JAY-Z lead the Grammy nominations with eight nods with Kendrick Lamar right behind him with seven.
Whether or not he will win the Song of the Year Grammy is still up for debate, because he has some stiff competition since last year was a big year for music. Hov is one of five artists nominated for Song of the Year for his single “4:44”. The other contenders are Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber “Decpacito”, Julia Michaels with her single “Issues”, Logic featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid with “1-800-273-8255” and Bruno Mars “That’s What I Like”.
Despacito is the 3rd Spanish-language song in the history to make number 1 on the Billboard chart since “Macarena” in 1996 and before, was “os Lobos’s” in 1987. Despacito is not only one of the most popular song of 2017, it streamed 8.9 billion streams across platforms such as iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify etc, with 4.3 billion of those streams from YouTube. It has received Latin Grammy Awards for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Urban Fusion/Performance, and Best Short Form Music Video at the 18th Annual Latin Grammy Awards. “Despacito” was ranked the fifth best Latin song of all time in 2017 by Billboard and held a position in the top ten songs of the year by Time, Billboard and Rolling Stone.
Jay-Z is among the rappers who have been rocking up the Grammy awards, should he win a trophy for “4:44”, he will move up the ladder as one of the most awarded artists in the history of the Grammy’s.