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Janet Jackson Releases Massive ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ Remix Collection

Janet Jackson Releases Massive ‘Rhythm Nation 1814’ Remix Collection
Janet Jackson has marked the 30th anniversary of her landmark Rhythm Nation 1814 with the first-ever digital release of nine rare remix albums from the era.

Rhythm Nation 1814: The Remixes collects nearly 90 remixes spread across mini-LPs for “Alright,” “Black Cat,” “Come Back to Me,” “Escapade,” “Love Will Never Do (Without You),” “Rhythm Nation,” “Miss You Much” and “State of the World.”

Additionally, three rare B-sides from the era – “The Skin Game,” “You Need Me” and “The 1814 Megamix” are also included in the compilation, which collects various 12″ and 7″ vinyl releases and
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Rita Ora To Perform This Weekend At amfAR Gala Milano 2019

On Saturday, September 21, 2019, the eleventh annual amfAR Gala Milano to benefit amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, will be held in conjunction with Milan Fashion Week.

Federico Marchetti, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yoox Net-a-porter Group, will be the evening’s honoree. Carine Roitfeld will present him with amfAR’s Award of Courage.

Chairs of the event include Bianca Balti, Dan Caten, Dean Caten, Leonardo del Vecchio, Vasily Klyukin, David Mimran, Angela Missoni, Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos, Lottie Moss, Olivia Palermo, Remo Ruffini, Ellen von Unwerth, Hormoz Vasfi, Francesco Vezzoli, and amfAR Global Fundraising Chairman Milutin Gatsby. Co-Chairs include Achille Boroli and Albena Trifonova.

The black-tie gala, consistently one of the most highly anticipated events of Milan Fashion Week, will be held at the Palazzo Mezzanotte and will include a cocktail reception and dinner featuring Perrier-Jouët Champagne and signature Absolut Elyx cocktails, a live auction, and a special performance by international artist Rita Ora.
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Return to Rhythm Nation: 13 Times Janet Jackson Has Made History

Return to Rhythm Nation: 13 Times Janet Jackson Has Made History
When Janet Jackson released her fourth studio album 30 years ago, the music world did not know what hit them. With Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814—or, simply, Rhythm Nation, if ya nasty—the youngest Jackson sibling wasn't merely content to reunite with newfound collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the two men who'd help shape the sound of Control, her third album and the first to have both excluded father Joe Jackson from the process entirely and, perhaps not coincidentally, hit No. 1 on the Billboard. She'd already broken away from her family, found her new sound, and gotten her big fat hit record in the process. Now she wanted more. And over the course of 12 songs and eight...
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Soundtracking: Hustlers

by Chris Feil

“This is a story about control...”

Lorene Scafaria’s Hustlers begins by brilliantly underlining its thesis through the musical vessel of Janet Jackson. The film is a story about control, of reclaiming it in a workforce that tries to take it from you, and ultimately of losing it. But the film is also about female power and shoving back against an oppressive system, all of this embodied in the pop perfection prowess of Jackson herself. Hustlers may be the most slamming pop soundtrack of the year, but it’s also deployed with similar subtextual wisdom. The hits keep coming, but they also reinforce Scarfaria’s examination of feminine defiance with a razor specific period detail.
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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Criminal’ Striptease: How ‘Hustlers’ Landed the Fiona Apple Hit

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Jennifer Lopez’s ‘Criminal’ Striptease: How ‘Hustlers’ Landed the Fiona Apple Hit
Contrary to what you might be expecting, the number of songs by Jennifer Lopez, Lizzo and Cardi B in “Hustlers,” their newly released acting vehicle, adds up to … zero. Meanwhile, the standout music sync in a movie that’s full of them belongs to no less likely a choice than Fiona Apple.

The scene in question features Lopez alternately bumping and grinding on the floor and working the pole against a backdrop of dollar bills and Apple’s classic “Criminal.” Says music supervisor Jason Markey, “I was very scared because Fiona notoriously says no to everything.” But apparently the singer-songwriter couldn’t say no to J.Lo’s 50-year-old bootie. “We sent her the clip and she approved it, so I would assume she just liked what she saw,” Markey says of Apple. “Maybe she’s not a fan of Jennifer, but when you watch watch her dance, it’s undeniable.
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Listen to All the Amazing Songs Featured on the Hustlers Soundtrack

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Listen to All the Amazing Songs Featured on the Hustlers Soundtrack
The soundtrack for Hustlers, the dramedy featuring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, is everything you'd expect from a movie about exotic dancers scamming clients set in the mid-2000s. It's packed with pop and hip-hop from some of the decade's biggest names, so much that you practically can see the body glitter and feel the club beats. Plus, for every Lil Wayne and Sean Kingston track, there's also plenty of girl power from Janet Jackson, Britney Spears, and more. The soundtrack also has some unexpected choices, with classical music from Chopin scattered throughout. Who knew that Chopin and hip-hop could be the perfect pairing? Check out every piece of music from the movie that will have you ready to dance!
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Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon Take Us Through the History of Music Video Dancing, From Mc Hammer to Billie Eilish

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Jennifer Lopez and Jimmy Fallon Take Us Through the History of Music Video Dancing, From Mc Hammer to Billie Eilish
Jennifer Lopez made a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday, and the Hustlers star went back to her roots when she joined Jimmy for a dance segment that took us on a journey through the history of music video dancing. Lopez, who was once a backup dancer for Janet Jackson, was in her element as she powered through 30-odd years of choreography.

Kicking off with Mc Hammer's "U Can't Touch This," the duo danced their way through dozens of famous music video moments, including Britney Spears's "Oops I Did It Again," TLC's "Waterfalls," and Beyoncé's "Single Ladies." They also threw in some novelty dances, like Los Del Rio's "Macarena" and Psy's "Gangnam Style," and Lopez was a great sport when it came to poking fun at her own sultry "Waiting For Tonight" video. After jumping on treadmills for their own rendition of
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‘Hustlers’ Review: Lorene Scafaria’s Wildly Entertaining Crime Thriller Will Change Stripper Movies Forever

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‘Hustlers’ Review: Lorene Scafaria’s Wildly Entertaining Crime Thriller Will Change Stripper Movies Forever
Filmmaker Lorene Scafaria has made just three feature films over the course of the last seven years, pacing out her nifty dramedies like “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” and “The Meddler,” perhaps in hopes that the film world will move past its affection for genre conventions and stop attempting to slot everything into a single box. If Scafaria has a signature, it’s emotional comedy-dramas about good people pushed to crazy ends, a concept she’s approached from both extremes, moving from a literal apocalypse to an overbearing mother.

Considered from that vantage, Scafaria’s third film, “Hustlers,” is a natural fit for her oeuvre, even as its splashy plotline (incorrectly) hints at a wholly different experience. It’s not only Scafaria’s best film, it’s also And, yes, it’s also a film about strippers, but more than that, it’s about women doing
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‘Say My Name’ Songwriter Lashawn Daniels Dies in Car Crash at 41

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‘Say My Name’ Songwriter Lashawn Daniels Dies in Car Crash at 41
Lashawn Daniels, the songwriter behind Destiny Child’s 1999 hit “Say My Name,” died in a car crash Wednesday at the age of 41.

“It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, family member, and friend Lashawn Daniels, who was the victim of a fatal car accident in South Carolina,” his wife April Daniels said in a statement on Instagram Wednesday. “A Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Daniels was a man of extraordinary faith and a pillar in our family. We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the continuous outpouring of love and sympathy. We ask that you respect the privacy of our entire family during this difficult time.”

The Grammy-award winner was behind hit songs including Michael Jackson’s “Rock My World” and Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy is Mine,” and other songs for artists like Beyonce, Janet Jackson,
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‘Hustlers’: How Director Lorene Scafaria Reinvented the Stripper Movie For a Female Audience

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‘Hustlers’: How Director Lorene Scafaria Reinvented the Stripper Movie For a Female Audience
The first sound you hear in Lorene Scafaria’s fact-based “Hustlers” is all about control — literally: It’s the opening lines of Janet Jackson’s 1986 banger “Control.” The placement of the song seems a bit incongruous at first, picking up backstage at a New York City strip club where it doesn’t seem as if anyone, especially shy exotic dancer Destiny (Constance Wu), is in any kind of control.

She’s not, but Scafaria’s clever crime thriller eventually finds a woman who is: Jennifer Lopez as the formidable Ramona. Based on Jessica Pressler’s viral New York magazine story “The Hustlers at Scores,” Scafaria’s third film follows Destiny, Ramona, and a pack of some of their stripper pals — all loosely based on the very real women that populate Pressler’s 2015 story — as they move from pole dancing to glorified pickpocketing.

First, however, there’s a lot of dancing
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It's True, We're Simply in Awe of Missy Elliott's Career, Including Her Impressive Net Worth

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Superstar musician and rapper Missy Elliott received the Video Vanguard Award at the VMAs on Monday, and looking at her career and net worth of $50 million, it's easy to see why. This June, Missy became the first female rapper ever to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, according to Billboard, and her net worth has continued to climb. According to Harper's Bazaar, her estimated net worth is around $50 million!

For the most part, Missy's huge net worth comes from her music career, with a history of incredibly successful albums. A 2015 Billboard article proclaimed her the bestselling female rap album artist in Nielsen Music history, with over 7.6 million albums sold in the Us. Her most successful at that time was 2002's Under Construction, which crossed the two-million-sales mark. On top of that, Missy has just gotten back into the new music game this August with her first new release since 2005. Her five-track Ep,
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Missy Elliott Wants to Collab With Rihanna - So When's the Album Dropping?

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Missy Elliott has been workin' it since the '90s, but especially this year. Icymi, the iconic rapper performed at the MTV VMAs for the first time in 16 years on Aug. 26. She also released a new music video for her song "Throw It Back," collaborated with Lizzo on a "Tempo" music video, and was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. During the VMAs she also took home the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award - talk about busy.

On Wednesday, a few lucky fans got to interact with Missy when she did a Twitter Q&a session, revealing everything from her favorite restaurant and songs of 2019 to who she wants collab with in the future (spoiler alert: it's Rihanna!). Keep scrolling to find out even more interesting tidbits about Missy, including her favorite kind of movie and who she would want to narrate her life.

Related: Janet Jackson Sent Missy
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VMAs: Missy Elliott Delivers a Deeply Heartfelt Vanguard Acceptance Speech About Her Legacy

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The MTV Video Music Awards belonged to Missy Elliott on Monday night - everything and everyone else was just background noise.

The legendary rapper and hip-hop star hit the stage about halfway through the award show in Newark, NJ, to perform a truly epic set before accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. After dancing and belting out hits like "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," "Throw It Back," "Get Ur Freak On," and "Work It," she was introduced by Cardi B and delivered a heartfelt, teary-eyed speech touching on her legacy in the music industry.

"I promised I wouldn't cry because I cry every award [show], but the Video Vanguard Award means so much to me," she said. "I have worked diligently for over two decades. I never thought I'd be standing up here . . . it don't go unnoticed, the support and love you've shown me over the years."

Related: Yep, Missy
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Cher, Tina Turner should be inducted in 2020 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [Poll Results]

Cher, Tina Turner should be inducted in 2020 for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [Poll Results]
Cher and Tina Turner are your top choices for induction into the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Those results from over 1,000 people worldwide are from our recent poll offering you 12 female artists that have been overlooked by voters in recent years. See the full results below.

Lady rockers have had a hard time getting inducted many years, but the 2019 ceremony had both Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks finally getting in. In fact, Nicks became the first woman to be inducted twice (along with her band Fleetwood Mac) even though many men have had multiple inductions. If Turner gets the call for induction, it would be her second time as well after a selection with ex-husband Ike Turner in 1991.

And here are the results for our recent poll about overlooked bands, which was won by The Doobie Brothers. Look for a male artist poll in the near future.

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Missy Elliott showed them how it’s done at the VMAs with this 7-minute Video Vanguard performance

Missy Elliott showed them how it’s done at the VMAs with this 7-minute Video Vanguard performance
Young artists ruled the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards with top prizes going to 20-somethings Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X, plus teenager Billie Eilish. But veteran hip-hop star Missy Elliott schooled the young’uns when she performed a medley of her hits before accepting the honorary Video Vanguard Award for her body of work. She’s the first female rapper ever to get that award. Watch her performance above, and check out the complete list of Vma winners here.

Missy Elliott’s pioneering career included a Video of the Year Vma victory for “Work It” in 2003. She also won the top prize in 2001 as a featured artist on the “Moulin Rouge” cover of “Lady Marmalade” with Pink, Mya, Christina Aguilera and Lil Kim. She has also won four Grammys including Best Music Video for “Lose Control” in 2006. But her last studio album was “The Cookbook” way back in
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VMAs: Missy Elliott Delivers a Deeply Heartfelt Vanguard Acceptance Speech About Her Legacy

VMAs: Missy Elliott Delivers a Deeply Heartfelt Vanguard Acceptance Speech About Her Legacy
The MTV Video Music Awards belonged to Missy Elliott on Monday night - everything and everyone else was just background noise.

The legendary rapper and hip-hop star hit the stage about halfway through the award show in Newark, NJ, to perform a truly epic set before accepting the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. After dancing and belting out hits like "The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)," "Throw It Back," "Get Ur Freak On," and "Work It," she was introduced by Cardi B and delivered a heartfelt, teary-eyed speech touching on her legacy in the music industry.

"I promised I wouldn't cry because I cry every award [show], but the Video Vanguard Award means so much to me," she said. "I have worked diligently for over two decades. I never thought I'd be standing up here . . . it don't go unnoticed, the support and love you've shown me over the years."

Related: Yep, Missy
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll: Who is the snubbed female artist most deserving of 2020 induction?

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame voters finally got it right for 2019 with inductions of both Janet Jackson and Stevie Nicks. Both ladies had been snubbed for years and finally got their due at this year’s ceremony. In fact, Nicks became the first woman to be inducted twice (along with her band Fleetwood Mac) even though many men have had multiple inductions.

During their speeches, both Jackson and Nicks mentioned that voters should be selecting even more female artists for 2020 and beyond. So let’s give them some great suggestions in our new poll below, where you can vote for your favorite among 12 women singers.

And here are the results for our recent poll about overlooked bands, which was won by The Doobie Brothers. Look for a male artist poll in the near future.

SEEKennedy Center Honors: 50 Entertainers Who Deserve To Be Selected

Pat Benatar

Eligible since 2004. Top songs include “Heartbreaker,
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The Doobie Brothers smoke The Monkees and Foreigner as your choice for 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction [Poll Results]

The Doobie Brothers have been waiting since 1996 to be voted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And according to our recent poll, they are the overdue band you would most like to see inducted in 2020.

With over 1,300 people voting around the world, the Doobies smoked the competition we offered of 12 rock groups, including your second place choice of The Monkees and third place selection of Foreigner. See the full list of results below. And watch for upcoming polls where we ask you about female artists and male artists next.

See 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks

At this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, long-overlooked bands The Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies finally got their due. Will any of our suggested groups be on the ballot this fall for actual Hall of Fame voters to choose?
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Pose Season 2 Finale Recap: Moving Forward, and in Heels (Grade It!)

Pose Season 2 Finale Recap: Moving Forward, and in Heels (Grade It!)
Pose capped off a superb sophomore season with a bit of role reversal — and a triumphant return to the ballroom.

We catch up with a tired-looking Blanca in May 1991, doing nails out of her apartment and nursing a bad cough. Pray Tell drops in to see her — they haven’t seen each other in eight or nine months — and she’s proud of how well her kids are doing… but she’s still alone. Pray Tell invites her back to a ball, even if she’s the only member of House Evangelista, but Blanca hesitates and keeps coughing that nasty cough.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll: Which unbelievably snubbed band deserves induction next in 2020?

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame poll: Which unbelievably snubbed band deserves induction next in 2020?
At this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions, long-overlooked bands The Cure, Def Leppard, Roxy Music and The Zombies finally got their due. And now that voters are considering 2020 inductions, which unbelievably snubbed groups could make the cut this time? We offer you a dozen more rock bands that are still waiting for their turn. Vote in the poll below about which group needs to be inducted next for the 2020 ceremony.

SEE2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: Janet Jackson, Radiohead, Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks

We’ll have polls about overdue male artists and female artists soon, but please vote in our band poll today. Results will be revealed soon.

Blood, Sweat And Tears

Eligible since 1993. Top songs include “And When I Die,” “Hi-De-Ho,” “Spinning Wheel,” “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.” Nominated for five Grammy Awards with two wins.

The Commodores

Eligible since 1999. Top songs include “Brick House,
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