Drake‘s got to be feeling pretty good about himself today – he just broke a record held by Michael Jackson since 1984. That’s back when Thriller changed the music business and MJ was nominated for 11 AMAs in a single year. But Drizzy just blew that record out of the water – this year he’s scored 13 (THIRTEEN!) nominations! Everything from Artist of the Year to Favorite Male Artist plus Favorite Album, Favorite Rap Artist, Favorite Rap Song… you get the idea.
Check out all of the Nominees below, and let us know how many of those awards Drake will actually end up taking home in the comments!
Will.i.am not only shares a hilarious story about the career-long rivalry between Prince and Michael Jackson, he actually does fantastic impressions. Although if you ask Prince there was never a competition but I guess you can’t ask him now 🙁 So go back and watch this interview from 1997 when he explains why he wouldn’t duet with MJ on “Bad”.
After a couple of questionable attempts to bring live musicals back to television (The Sound Of Music in 2013, Peter Pan in 2014) NBC might have finally struck on a winning formula. And that formula involves Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Common & Queen Latifah, along with other huge stars!
And while YES, I’m very excited about this… I have to wonder – where’s Wiz Khalifa? How you gonna put on a live version of The Wiz and not include the biggest artist of the moment ACTUALLY NAMED WIZ? You can’t tell me he wouldn’t have made an excellent Scarecrow.
What would you pay to see your favorite artist in concert… if you had thought you were never going to get a chance again? OK, what if it’s actually a hologram of that artist? What if that artist is Whitney Houston?
It’s happening, according to a company company called Hologram USA, who are spending millions to develop a 3D moving image of the late superstar that will launch a world tour in 2016. And surprisingly, they have the support of her family and estate, with her sister Pat Houston saying:
“It’s a great opportunity for her fans to see a reinvention of one the most celebrated female artists in history and to continue a legacy of performances that will not be forgotten in years to come. I look forward to the partnership.”
I know, I know, this seems like kind of a bad idea on the surface. But let’s check out a couple of super cool holographic performances from years past that might change your mind. The first one everyone tends to think of is the epic Tupac resurrection at Coachella in 2012.
And what about bringing back the late, great Michael Jackson for last year’s Billboard Music Awards. You’ve got to admit, he looked good.
Is it worth it to have one last epic Whitney experience? Or do you think these artists are better left alone? Let me know where you stand on Twitter by talking to @ParkeronSlacker – and check out some of the biggest hits of the past 3 decades on Slacker’s 80’s, 90’s & Today station!