Last year, Taylor Swift wrapped up her most successful performance circuit to date: the >1989 World Tour. But Ms. Swift is not immune to pre-concert anxiety, she says. The 26-year-old singer admits that she had nerves before performances in which she worried that she may not have an audience to play for.
Taylor Swift may have been an international phenomenon before but she's now gained some new cred after a video on YouTube surfaced of Swift and the Chinese piano-playing sensation, Yundi Li.
If playing the world's smallest violin is metaphor for sob stories then what about the piccolo? For Roxanne Chalifoux and the windy instrument, it represents, actually, physical tears. Now viral, she was recently invited to perform on Jimmy Fallon with none other than The Roots.
This has been quite a year for violinist Lindsey Stirling. The dancing musician appeared in the Grammy Legacy concert and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Now, Stirling has been announced as one of the 50 musicians who are winners at the 2015 YouTube Music Awards. Other artists include heavy-hitters such as Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
After having a Saint Laurent fashion moment, Joni Mitchell has come out saying that she feels an "affinity" for black men, as she has "experienced being a black guy on several occasions." Not to be taken out of context, this mainly references her 1977 album cover, which featured her in black face.
Lady Gaga has given a lot of credit to her duet partner Tony Bennett for having saved her career with their latest release "Cheek to Cheek." While that may not be entirely true, the unique pair has rallied massive support and their latest Grammy performance only adds to their rise. The pair sang the classic "Cheek to Cheek" on the 2015 Grammy stage and were as smooth as jazz.
"Rolling Stone" has ranked K-pop star Hyuna’s hit “Red” No. 5 on its “10 Best Music Videos of 2014” list. Hyuna, the rapper from the all-girl K-pop sensation 4Minute, released her third solo album last year, titled "A Talk," which included her single “Red.” Its rare to see a K-pop video rank in an American list, especially so high. Hyuna is the only Asian artist to make the cut. “Hyuna's K-pop hit is a schizophrenic mess, switching from trap and hip-hop to bubbly pop and slinky Middle Eastern electro,” says the magazine. The list also includes Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” Beyoncé’s “Pretty Hurts” with ‘“Chandelier” by Sia at No. 1. After “Red” was released in South Korea, it quickly climbed the charts all the way to the No. 1 spot. The video for “Red” currently has more than 20 million YouTube views.