Merry Christmas, and may this new year bring you joy and laughter. To be happy is the greatest wish in life. Christmas is all about sharing love with your loved ones. I wish you a blessed holiday season. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness to last throughout the coming year. Check out the forum for a Christmas Present, Love Y’all.
Mykola Leontovych – Carol Of The Bells (1904)
Pharrell performed at the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball On Friday at Madison Square Garden in New York. What better way to celebrate the holidays than with your favorite pop stars? The artists behind the year’s biggest hits — including Taylor Swift, Pharrell, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, 5 Seconds Of Summer, Meghan Trainor, Calvin Harris, and Shawn Mendes — performed upon Madison Square Garden on Friday for Z100’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2014. The event has been exclusively live streamed on Yahoo Live. Check out Pharrell’s Interview below. #Y100JingleBall
Jake Miller & Pharrell
Now here is a special gem that just been uploaded this week on YouTube, check out the amazing N*E*R*D performance live at the Enmore Theater in Sydney back in 2004 promoting their Fly Or Die album, thanks to Creatrice.
N*E*R*D – Live At The Enmore, Sydney, AUS (2004)
01 – Preservation
02 – Fly Or Die
03 – Brain
04 – She Wants To Move
05 – Provider
06 – Maybe
07 – Breakout
08 – Run To The Sun
09 – Rock Star (Poser)
10 – Trasher
11 – Lapdance
Gwen Stefani & Pharrell Williams – Spark The Fire (Live At The People Magazine Awards (2014)
By Eriq Gardner. There are songs, and then there are dances. Here’s a song-and-dance routine that, according to one of the lawyers involved, could amount to a billion-dollar lawsuit against YouTube. Through a new outfit called Global Music Rights, music industry heavyweight Irving Azoff manages the performance rights of some 20,000 songs including works composed by The Eagles, Pharrell Williams, John Lennon and others.
Many of the songs were previously handled by ASCAP and BMI, which thanks to consent decrees with the Justice Department, were subject to blanket licenses anytime a digital outlet like YouTube requested one. Not anymore. And now the dance. Azoff has informed YouTube that it lacks performance rights for these 20,000 songs — including ones by Smokey Robinson, Chris Cornell, and George and Ira Gershwin.
Robin Thicke, Bryan Adams, Melissa Etheridge, Cyndi Lauper, Willie Nelson and Aloe Blacc are all slated to perform at “Lean On Me: A Celebration Of Music & Philanthropy,” the 17th Annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert, on February 5 in Los Angeles. The event brings together a wide range of artists for a unique evening featuring live performances and archival footage from the Grammy Foundation’s preservation grant archives.
Each year, the Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert centers on a theme and this year it’s “Lean 0n Me,” which will explore the evolution of music’s role in advancing philanthropic causes and celebrate the visionaries behind the creation of those iconic songs and concerts.
2014 is marching to a glorious close — replete with holiday parties and celebrating and whatnot — and there’s only one question left on our minds before 2015 commences: What was your #1 song of 2014? MTV shared our Best Songs Of 2014. So, what song had you yelling “this is my jam” and cranking up the volume every time it came on the radio? Had you endlessly hitting repeat on your phone/ computer/ music player of choice? The world needs to know, go to mtv.com and vote for ‘Happy’.
By Simon Vozick-Levinson. Some people are getting ready to take the rest of the year off – but not Pusha T., who’s hard at work on his second solo album, King Push, the follow-up to 2013’s My Name Is My Name. “Aw, man, I’m working on it feverishly,” says the Virginia MC. “It’s amazing. I feel like the sound will be second to none. And of course you already know the raps will be smacking people all left and right. I’ve been working on it constantly.”
Pusha says he plans to release the album in spring 2015. In the meantime, fans can get an idea of where he’s headed from his killer new Kanye West-produced single “Lunch Money,” which just got a video. “I dropped ‘Lunch Money’ to show how far out me and ‘Ye are going to go, just sonically,” he says.
“Now, I feel like people don’t know where the hell I’m going to go on the next record. And that’s where I want them to be.” He laughs, then adds: “‘Unorthodox‘ has become synonymous with Pusha T.’s music, back to records like ‘Grindin’.’ Everybody’s gonna be really locked in and shocked to see how I’ve raised the level of musicality from My Name Is My Name to King Push.”
Pusha T – Lunch Money (Official Video) (2014)
Directed By Caz Steffens.
No wonder he’s so darn “Happy.” Pharrell Williams, who was featured on the best-selling song of 2013, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” will have the best-selling song of 2014 all to himself. With just two weeks to go in Nielsen SoundScan’s tracking year,”Happy” has an insurmountable lead. The feel-good tune has sold 6.4 million copies so far this year, putting it far ahead of its two closest challengers, John Legend’s “All Of Me” (4.6 million) and “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry featuring Juicy J (4.4 million).
This is the third year in a row that the year’s top-seller has surpassed 6 million in sales during the year. “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye featuring Kimbra, the top-selling song of 2012, sold 6.8 million copies during that year. “Blurred Lines” sold 6.5 million copies in 2013. This will be the fifth time in the past seven years that Perry has had a song in the year-end top 10. She’s the only artist who can make that claim. (Rihanna is in second place. She has finished in the year-end top 10 in three of the last seven years.)
“Happy,” which Williams wrote for the animated movie Despicable Me 2, isn’t the only song from an animated blockbuster to appear in the top 10 for the year-to-date. Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go” from Frozen is #8 (3.3 million). Two other songs are listed in the top 10 for the year-to-date. “Turn Down For What” by DJ Snake & Lil’ Jon is #7 (3.4 million). Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” is #10 (3.2 million).
Pharrell Williams – Happy (Official Video) (2013)
At the start of each issue, we all sit down to brainstorm potential profiles and features; Mike Tyson has been on this list since issue one. With the article now realized, the ideas that everything happens at the right time for good reason and nothing great comes easily ring all too true. When the opportunity to do a feature on him became a real possibility for this issue, the question internally became how to share a side of Mike Tyson that is different from the countless interviews, articles, biographies both authorized and unauthorized, documentaries and films to date.
We all agreed that our best shot at having a unique angle would be to find the right person to interview him, and thanks to Leila Steinberg, Earl Sweatshirt of Odd Future agreed to the task. On November 4th, we took a flight to Las Vegas, where Earl sat down with Mike. There were many times when this interview could have fallen apart, both in the days and weeks leading up to it and even after we arrived, but it happened, and the results were worth every moment.
I didn’t know much about Mike Tyson prior to this experience, but what I learned from him is invaluable. That is not to say he is without faults like all of us, but he’s the first to admit them, and his honesty, openness, insight, strength and perseverance make him someone I greatly admire. I hope you find the following conversation as rewarding as Earl and all of us at HUMANITY do.
Mike: How old are you, man?
Earl: I’m 20.
Thirty-minutes of pure rap bliss from three of sessions held in Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York. The Rap Monument features white-hot beats coproduced by Hudson Mohawke, Nick Hook and S-Type. This epic beat was then rapped over by the likes of Pusha T., Action Bronson, Young Thug, Danny Brown, Raekwon, Prodigy and many more. Sit back and enjoy.
Read the full list of rappers involved (in order of appearance) below:
– Pusha T.
– Bryant Dope
– Go Dreamer
– Nipsey Hussle
– Danny Brown
– Mayhem Lauren
– Raekwon Da Chef
– Kilo Kish
– Flatbush Zombies
– Renegade El Rey
– Rockie Fresh
– Bodega Bamz
– Remy Banks
– Killer Mike
– Del Harris
– CyHi Da Prince
– Young Thug
– Aston Matthews
– SL Jones
– Nasty Nigel
– Bobby Creekwater
– Action Bronson
– Mike G
– Yak Ballz
– Zebra Katz
– Alexander Spit
Coaches Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Pharrell Williams and Adam Levine get in the seasonal spirit with “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.”
Ella Henderson has had a great 2014. Despite taking her time to work on new music following her shock exit from The X Factor in 2012, the public hadn’t forgotten her undeniable talent and sent both her debut single and album straight to number one. ‘Ghost‘ – co-written by the star with Ryan Tedder – went on to crack charts across the world. Including a stint in the Top 10 on iTunes in the US. Digital Spy has also named it the Best Single Of The Year 2014.
DigitalSpy caught up with Henderson to talk about her successful post-X Factor launch and find out what plans she has for her music in 2015 including working with Pharrell. “I caught up with Pharrell after and he’s obsessed with the song ‘Glow’. He kept raving on about it. He loves ‘Ghost’ more, but he’s obsessed with ‘Glow’. So yeah it’s really exciting, hopefully we’ll be doing something in the New Year together.” Thanks to superjdoug.
As if you needed another reason to tune in to the first-ever PEOPLE Magazine Awards this Thursday: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams are set to hit the stage. The Voice coaches will perform Stefani’s new single, “Spark The Fire.” They’re in good company, of course: Maroon 5 and 5 Seconds Of Summer are also performing at the star-studded two-hour special event, which will air on NBC in collaboration with Dick Clark Productions.
Stefani and Williams are among the familiar faces helping PEOPLE celebrate the year in pop culture. Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Bridges, Kate Hudson, Jon Hamm, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Upton, Chloë Grace Moretz, Josh Groban, Mindy Kaling, Michael Keaton, Chris Messina, Billy Eichner, Josh Gad, Ryan Guzman and Diane Guerrero are also attending. The host with the most: Nick Cannon. Tune in to the PEOPLE Magazine Awards Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on NBC, and don’t forget to vote for the Best PEOPLE Magazine Cover of the Year by Tweeting us with the hashtag #PEOPLEMagazineAwards.
From music and art to fashion and food, the entertainment star managed to fit numerous projects under his big, big hat this year. Pharrell Williams might want to get some rest in 2015. The rapper/producer/singer/songwriter/designer/artist/most stylish man on the planet just hasn’t stopped this year and is fast approaching global domination. Here’s a look at some of the fun things he got up to during 2014.
This Is Not A Toy
Williams kicked off the year with his first curated museum exhibition This Is Not A Toy at Canada’s Design Exchange Museum in Toronto in February. The show explored the conceptual toy as a fine art and design object through a vibrant mixture of music, video, vinyl, art and sculpture.
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