I first heard Shakira in 1995 while accompanying my mother as she ran some errands. Sitting in the backseat of the car, I took interest in a song which began to play on the radio. The musical style of the song was familiar; similar to the songstress aesthetic of the 90's crafted by artists such as Joan Osborne, Alanis Morissette, and Jewel. However, the voice was not familiar whatsoever. What was more surprising is that she was singing in Spanish.
We officially have our sights set on the world's last chance of sanity, through the form of R&B and Soul music. The ladies of soul are in the kitchen and they're cooking up something magical. From our last story titled Yes Ma'am: Paula De'Anda & Nivea Dream Team we bring you the better and more revised version of the story, so let's just forget we ever did that one, okay? Since the day Paula came into the game, us fans have been begging to hear her soulful voice harmonize with the Goddess-like voice of Nivea. The two have been linked once in a now deleted collage story on the old gossip blog Treva—yes, which was removed by Yahoo.com in 2012. The blogger had posted their opinion of why the two beautiful women would break chart records and even snag themselves a Soul Train Award for the Ladies of Soul category. The keys point the blogger made were that both women bring back the roots in R&B and Soul music, and that no matter how much they modernize, they won't shy away from who they are. So let's take a dive into the magic of what's to come.
My family has always been very passionate about music. I grew up watching my mother and grandfather give many enthusiastic speeches on their favorite singers and songs. As such, I understood from a young age the profound impact that music can have on people. Due to this interest, I often watched VH1's Behind The Music. One evening in 1998, I caught an episode on the band Depeche Mode. I had heard of Depeche Mode, but wasn't super familiar with them.
I’m a 20-year-old, full-time student and elementary school teacher’s aide. I am both driven and hardworking, stubborn and hellbent, but there’s one adjective that I never thought I’d use to describe myself, and that is “struggling.” I’m not particularly a fan of the word. For the majority of my life, at least up until I decided to change it for myself, “struggling” meant that I was failing. It meant that I wasn’t doing what I needed to do to be the best version of myself. It wasn’t until a full breakdown finally drilled something in me that I needed to know all along—a struggle doesn’t mean failure; it’s an opportunity for undeniable growth.
Disclaimer: This list is for entertainment purposes only. With this list, I do not intend to demean or hate on any of the members' beauty or talent. I am only stating my opinion and an opinion is not a fact. We each perceive beauty differently and your list may differ from mine.
Before you even ask, no, 1D stans are not okay right now. We’re melting, actually disintegrating. We’re on the struggle bus right now, that’s for sure, but it’s not for the wrong reasons. We’re drowning in all the new, unbelievable content that our five favorite human beings have been gracious enough to gift us. Between Zayn’s two new songs and once-in-a-lifetime selfie, Louis’s single, promo, and tour dates, Liam’s new songs and promo, Niall’s new song and promo, and Harry’s oddly active Twitter, confusing tweets, new single, and upcoming promo and tour dates, we’re emotionally overwhelmed by literally the idea of them existing right now. We’ll be okay (we think), but right now, a little understanding as to why we’re constantly on edge and stressed would be very much appreciated.
Earlier this month, news broke of Harry Styles going to court to testify against a Spanish paparazzi that had been stalking him outside his home in London.
Yes it's true, Nivea and Paula DeAnda have just confirmed that they would like to work together. Just mid-October of this month, the two ladies of Soul finally confirmed via Instagram that they would be love nothing more than to collaborate with each other, when Nivea was accepting fan Q&A. One of many people finally got the question in that read "Would please collaborate with Paula DeAnda or Jojo, both do R&B".
R&B/Soul princess Jojo has done it again. Yes, she has officially got fans begging for her big screen return. It has officially been six years since the songstress had her debut in a feature film. Her fans were even more angered that her earlier films did not garner her awards for her acting skills, being a representation of the Hip-Hop community and an Urban Pop resurrector, along with fellow soul singer Paula De'Anda, and being held personally responsible for caring on late beloved R&B Princess Aaliyah's legacy, Jojo really has her work cut out for her, so it makes perfect sense why fans are so distraught. Jojo brought the Urban Hip-Hop community to the love of wholesome family movies, to crazy drunk biopics, to teeny bubbly movies. Jojo has yet to see the movie role we want her in.
It's not an unknown fact that this girl can write some stellar smacking tunes, whether it be about how to shake off that psychotic ex, or how to feel 22 even when you've very much surpassed that age bracket. Moral of the story, tay knows how to write in a way that makes you wanna cry in the shower and be the next president silmutaneously, and with these next few bangers, it's no different.
Disclaimer: this list is just my opinion and it is just for entertainment purposes.
Disclaimer: This list is for entertainment purposes only and with it I do not intend to bash any member of the group. This is just my opinion and opinions are not facts. Beauty can be perceived differently depending on the person and also countries have different beauty standards.