The Bezt 2018 Grammy Performances

I know this is a little belated, but i mean the official videos of most of these Grammy performances didn’t become available until last week, and I know most of you probably didn’t go searching for them on your own in the meantime, so here we are.

It’s a nice surprise and you know you think so.

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This year’s show was packed with performances and most all of them delivered. Plus, Chappelle killed as the host.

So anyway, without further ado, here are my faves from that chilly January night:

Rihanna gives me the wildest of wild thoughts so, I mean. Do I really need to say anything else? DJ Khaled isn’t my favorite but i deal, you know.

P!nk always delivers. Her vocals are killer and she just was like fuqq it, I’m wearing jeans, a tshirt, and no shoes and I’ll still sound better than these hoes. and she did.

Speaking of vocals, this kid absolutely slays every person in the audience with his voice. Childish was of course, great as always.

Skip U2’s appearance and this is, as Kendrick’s performances always are, gold. to do this, jump from 2:03-2:31 and enjoy!

Two of my favorite people in music together on the Grammy stage!! I mean come on, what more could you ask for as a citizen of this earth? (a lot more, i get it but like, this is probably on your list)

The ’90s are my shit and this performance (and the song) evokes all the edgy ‘Saved By The Bell’ vibes you could possibly want. Cardi B is a great performer and paired with Bruno Mars and The Hooligans, it’s some next level fun time shit.

I’ll be honest, it wasn’t my most favorite Kesha performance of all time, but singing the song you wrote about your abuser to a room full of people who know him and have worked with him and didn’t believe you would be a lot. Plus I was like okay ladies, you’re all on this stage for a reason!! join her, help her out, like something, you know. But overall,  a very powerful performance and hopefully some souls are changing.

I have no words bc this performance literally says them all, so.. Logic for president 2024, ppl.

Overall it was a pretty solid show I thought. I wish some of the awards would’ve been placed in different hands but here we are. People have their opinions about the Grammys and the Recording Academy, and as they should. But that doesn’t mean we can’t sit back and enjoy some of our favorite artists performing some of our favorite songs amirite?

I’m right.

-chasertheprince

 

****Note: I do not own any of the videos or photos above, and I’m totally ok with that****

GRAMMY NOMS ARE IN AND IDK HOW I FEEL

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are upon us, and earlier than usual it seems. The show will air January 28th on CBS from Madison Square Garden, NYC. Yes, you read that correctly. NYC.Madison-Square-Garden

This upsets me because I moved to Los Angeles with the idea in my head that at the very least I’d be standing a safe distance away from the building at the 2018 Grammy Awards. this would be easily accomplished by car.

Now, I have to get on a fucking airplane for the chance. And like idk, maybe I won’t. I don’t like the cold and it will be January in New York so, idk.

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Okay so moving past the location fiasco, this past year was insane for music. Incredible projects popped up left and right from newcomers like Khalid and old favorites like Jay Z (while truthfully I didn’t give 4:44 more than a few listens–I’ve been pissed at him for cheating since “Irreplaceable” told the woke people what the fuqq was up in ’06)

But okay, okay, let’s look at some of the most exciting categories (with my favorites in purple) before I continue with my commentary:

SONG OF THE YEAR:  (Ehh)

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Logic, Alessia Cara, Khalid

Issues

Julia Michaels

That’s What I Like 

Bruno Mars

Despacito (Remix)

Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

4:44

Jay Z

ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Okay Lorde standing her own with all these grown ass men)

“Awaken, My Love!”

Donald Glover

“4:44”

Jay Z

“24K Magic”

Bruno Mars

“Melodrama”

Lorde

“Damn.”

Kendrick Lamar

BEST RAP ALBUM (Is there even a contest)

Flower Boy

Tyler, The Creator

Culture

Migos

Laila’s Wisdom

Rapsody

4:44

Jay Z

Damn.

Kendrick Lamar

RECORD OF THE YEAR (daylighttt)

“HUMBLE.” 

Kendrick Lamar

“Redbone”

Donald Glover

“24K Magic”

Bruno Mars

“The Story Of O.J.” 

Jay Z

“Despacito (Remix)”

Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee

BEST NEW ARTIST (i have no reaction to this and idk what that means)

Alessia Cara

Lil Uzi Vert

Julia Michaels

Khalid

SZA

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM (FUQQ YEA LANA/KESHA {I’m so over Ed Sheeran omfg})

Joanne

Lady Gaga

Evolve

Imagine Dragons

Kaleidoscope

Coldplay

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Ed Sheeran

Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey

Rainbow 

Kesha

BEST POP SOLO PERFORMANCE (FUQQ EVERYONE BUT KESHA)

“Shape of You”

Ed Sheeran

“Love So Soft”

Kelly Clarkson

“Million Reasons”

Lady Gaga

“What About Us”

P!nk

“Praying” 

Kesha

I’m cutting it off there because there are like 84 Grammy categories and I do not have that kind of time.

If you have that kind of time, click here for the full list of 2018 Grammy nominees.

I’m elated at the attention Kesha, Kendrick Lamar, Lana Del Rey, & SZA received from the academy but I do wish we would’ve seen a nom for Harry Styles’s ballad-heavy, self titled solo debut album–it seems though that the academy’s disdain for One Direction didn’t die with the band.

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Zayn, however, was nominated for his work with the snake for 50 Shades Darker, “I Don’t Wanna (Live Forever)”.  If he wins, he’ll be the only former One Direction member to ever win, but for now he’s just the only former One Direction member to ever be nominated.

Going back to my elation about Kesha’s recognition: HFS I’ve never been so happy about a Grammy nominee, I think. After the fuqqed up situation she lived for so long, she deserves every ounce of goodness that comes her way. Plus her album was really, really fuqqing good. I lived each song in some way, you know? Still do. That shit doesn’t happen with every album I listen to. Plus her concert was dope.

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PLUS: “Old Flames” (track 12 on Rainbow) is a cover of the song that Kesha’s mom wrote for Dolly Parton to sing on her 1980 smash Dolly, Dolly, Dolly. So obviously that’s fuqqing dope.

ANYWAY, THOUGHTS OVER THE OTHER NOMS:

1-800-273-8255 deserves the honor of Song of the Year. Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid shed so much-needed light on mental health. Their powerful performance at the 2017 VMAs reminded us that their song wasn’t just a catchy chart topper–it’s real. If you or anyone you know is contemplating suicide, reach out to the suicide hotline immediately.

Cardi B has continued destroying records, and is now the first solo female rap artist to be nominated for Best Rap Performance.

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She will also ‘B’ up against her fiancé, Offset, in said category–(the birth of a new music dynasty?).

With his many Emmy and Grammy wins, Donald Glover is well on his way to EGOT status, and that is impressive as fuqq–and goals as fuqq.

Understandably, “Despacito” was honored despite being one of the most over-played songs ever but it was, after all, like one of the biggest songs in the world. It is the first non-english song to be nominated for both Song and Record of the Year.

I ~almost~ have the entire chorus memorized.

Though she’s never won, this is the first time Katy Perry was not recognized for an eligible body of work. And I mean, Witness was alright, you know…but bitch also stole my googly eye look so idk.

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Apparently there’s major drama in the music theatre world when it comes to Grammy nominations but that’s going to take a lot to get into so just take my word for it.

Season seven of Game of Thrones received a nod from the academy, as Ramin Djawadi’s score was nominated for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (against La La Land –which I wasn’t that impressed with?–Arrival, Hidden Figures, and Dunkirk–at least something Harry Styles was apart of was nominated).

Also, excuse me while I lol so hard bc “Look What You Made Me Do” was eligible…and the other two atrocity singles the snake put out this year but all of them were passed up.

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“LWYMMD” was even eligible for best music video but nah, they saw right through that shit.

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People are saying Ed Sheeran was snubbed but like Divide was annoying, so, no. He wasn’t.

2018’s list of nominees does hit on an important trend. The academy appears to have taken streaming success into consideration, as most of the categories are dominated by online chart toppers. And they did a modestly better job of beefing up diversity throughout all categories except Record of the Year (all men).

So anyway, despite my deeply felt annoyance around this year’s location change and lack of je ne sais quoi, I’ll definitely be tuning in. I have no idea who’z slated to perform but that will make the show a lil more exciting, I think.

As always, check out my Twitter page that day for the most annoying barrage of hilarious real-time Grammy commentary.

-chasertheprince

 

****note: i do not own any of the above images, and I’m okay with that.****

my 16 favorite Kimojis 

Released on the 21st of December, 2015, Kimoji are the most exciting communication enhancers since the original Emoji for iPhone. Over 500 meticulously animated virtual stickers perfect for texting, Tweeting, or perhaps for use in a google slides presentation for school. The stickers range in design from family members, to cars, to planes, to word bubbles, to fruit, to creme covered fruit, to kim as a nun, to kim as a hippie, to kim as a stripper, to kim as quite an advanced pole dancer, to kim as a cheerleader, to blonde kim, to happy kim, to mad kim, to sad kim, and to, of course, kim’s famous ugly cry:


Unfortunately, many of my friends do not have the app so I’m constantly just sending them kimojis and they can’t reply with kimojis so they just say something like ‘omg lol’ or some generic bullshit instead of entering into a real sticker fueled dialogue of substance and meaning and it’s kind of sad but I’m getting through it.160190b7-1954-49de-8d38-7a8f5272c7c2

(though i wouldn’t be opposed to seeing some kimoji slide into my dms)

Anyway, when the app was released, it has been disputed that it literally shut down the App Store. Which would seem logical since many experienced issues finding, downloading, and using the app. Vanity Fair investigated and found that there was no real evidence that her app led to the store crashing, and that the glitches were most likely due to the categorization of the app in the store (a common issue for newly-released apps).

However, all accounts seem to confirm the insane amount of downloads the app received on the first day, and one can not dispute the craze of personalized virtual stickers this began, which was picked up by Blac Chyna, Stephen Curry, and Justin Bieber. (Kim still reigns supreme in terms of downloads and content)

The best thing about Kimoji is that they are constantly adding new ones. The app has had 11 additions , or new packs, since its inception, and users only had to additionally purchase 2 packs, and the rest are automatically added to the Kimoji keyboard when the app is updated (for FREE).

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Plus, Kim has recently come out with all kinds of dope a$$ merchandise for the virtual stickers, which you can check out here

Anyway, without any further ado and in no particular order, my 16 favorite Kimoji:

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download Kimoji today from the App store and start communic8ing on a new level!

-chasertheprince

16 times KKW made my jaw drop in 2016

Despite Kim’s October 2016 leave from social media, we were lucky enough to have 10 good, prolific months of hot, hot, hot pics. These are 16 of my favorite; the ones that made my jaw drop the hardest:

16. no make up milf

15. body suits and a diamond choker

14. does this have you screaming ‘i wanna wake up with you in myyy beeeaaauuutifulll morrrrrning’?

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13. it’s like she was swimming in the harbor and got caught in this old net and it just kind of perfectly laid over her body to strategically sort of cover her privates and she was like hell yeah this’ll do

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12. the crop top, the fur, and the fuqqing pants, man. plus, kourt doesnt look too bad

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11. first of all, blonde kim is my favorite kim, and this get up @ the famous installation did not disappoint

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10. yeezy never fails

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9. bikini tennis

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8. the birthday shoutout for which i would give up everything in my life

7. she killed in this (and those collar bones)

6. the simplicity of this outfit makes it all the more hot

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5. siiiiiiiiilver surrrrffffferrr

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4. Met Gala Machina (2016’s theme was Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, so the metallic, tin-man esque Balmain dress was the perfect showcase)

3. her GQ spread:

 

2. The VMAs

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1. MILF MONEY


 

and honestly, these are just the smallest representation of the hot moments she had in 2016, and i’m hoping that 2017 will see her triumphant return to social media (and dear God i hope it’s a nude selfie)

-chasertheprince

RIH’S HOTTEST LOOKS OF 2016

There is no question that between #ANTI, the ANTI World Tour, her enormous clothing and shoe deals with Puma and Manolo Blahnik, her line of Dior sunglasses, being nominated for a whopping SIXTY TWO (62) awards (including Footwear News Acheivement’s Shoe of the Year and 8 Grammy noms) and being named 2016’s most streamed female artist on Spotify; Rihanna made 2016 her bitch.

Rihanna is probably my most favorite celebrity because she’s talented and she knows it. She isn’t trying to prove anything to anyone, she’s just doing her you know. her effortless confidence comes through in her music, her performances, and definitely her fashion.

Here are 16 of my favorite Rih looks from the year:

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15. Her Fenty Puma Fashion show, held at Paris’s glittering Hôtel Saloman de Rothschild of courze

14.One of her more iconic looks of 2016, that giant red, puff, Yves St. Laurent heart:

13. The Brit Awards (first of all, her tatts coming out from under the crop top; second of all, the bottoms are pants):

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12. rih’s W magazine spread (also, jewelry is the sexiest thing someone can wear, and this jewel-encrusted shoot about killed me):

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11. her lime green blazer in Berlin:

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10. her #ANTI World Tour opening outfit and oversized blazer / trouser pant / bustier combo:

9. her ’90s inspired black outfit for the v music festival:

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8. one of her VMA performance outfits (and my favorite of the night):

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7. this incredible ad for her $16 anklet sock

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6. out in Paris:

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5. out in London in my favorite combination(other than avocado & toast), denim on denim:

4. her updo and that stray curl mixing with the subtle ruffling and choker collar are sending out sexy victorian vibes and i’m definitely down:

3. every year she heads home to Barbados for the Crop Over festival, which ends with the insane Carnival parade and every year, her outfit is never a disappointment. 2016’s Carnivale Look was no exception:

2. the updated  version of Stay she served up as a promo for  ANTI:

  1. this is my hottest look of 2016 by far and im not really sure why except she just literally looks so effortlessly cool with her hair and sunglasses and lipstick and nails and finger tatts and rings and her outfit is cool and she’s just casually sipping a corona from a straw.

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Zo there you have it, my picks for 16 of rihanna’s hottest days of the past year. while doing zome research for this post, i came across way more than 16 hot days, so i thought i should share the rest via an honorable mention section:

Honorable Mentions

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