Addtional reporting by Taila Aroshas
The last Amnesty International concert took place 16 years ago and inspired many people of that generation with a call to action that brought awareness to human rights in America and around the world. Now in 2014, Amnesty International is ready to pass the torch to the younger generations that can now connect to their movement to inspire them to be involved and active in human rights.
This year's Amnesty International concert took place on Wednesday, February 5 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Co-hosted by Susan Sarandon and featuring Madonna, the star studded line up included; The Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Tegan & Sara, The Fray, Cold War Kids, Cake, Colbie Caillat, Blondie and Pussy Riot.
Miley Cyrus’ MTV Unplugged performance was anything and everything but ‘unplugged.’ While the backing band may have been sans amps, Miley was still up to her old tricks in outrageous ensembles, forced sexuality, tounges sticking out and yes... even twerking.
Just like her past performances, Cyrus shined when the plushies and little people weren’t creating a circus and spectacle around her. Stripped down and singing her stories of love and lost, as she did in “Adore You,” Miley comes off as vulnerable, relatable, and even likable.
Every year the Grammys provides audience viewers with an unforgettable night full of great performances, surprise appearances, amazing spectacles and a bunch of funny celebrity moments that make for the perfect gifs. So if you're living under a rock and missed the spectacle that is the Grammys this year, then we've got you covered with a wrap up of the coolest, craziest, and most hilarious moments of the night- all in gif form. Enjoy.
Beyonce opens up the show with a strip tease performance of "Drunk in Love" with her partner in crime.
Every year, the Grammys can always be counted on to be jam packed with some of the most spectacular performances and surprising award wins of the year, and 2014's show was nothing short of just that. This year, the 56th annual Grammy Awards proved to be a celebration of music past, present, and future, with host LL Cool J guiding the night through it's incredibly diverse music collaborations and dynamic performances. It was only right, then, for the Queen B herself, Beyonce, and music mogul husband Jay Z to start the show off right with a slick and sexy performance of 'Drunk In Love' that made sure everybody was going to "be all night."
In the days leading up to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Award, it has been confirmed that the Queen of Pop, Madonna, will take the stage to perform. As a seven-time GRAMMY winner herself, Madonna is added to the list of performers. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Miranda Lambert were also added to the lineup in a special memorial tribute to Phil Everly.
Madonna will join the lineup already consisting of Sara Bareilles and Carole King, Daft Punk with Nile Rodgers, Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar joined by Imagine Dragons, John Legend, Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and many more.
Tune into music's biggest night on Sunday, January 26th broadcasted on CBS starting from 8pm EST,
One of the things we've come to appreciate from Madonna is that she sure knows how to get everyone's attention. And with the growth of social media, she has certainly ruled the headlines.
But has the Queen of Pop gone too far?
Recently Madonna has faced a flurry of criticism over pictures of her and her teenaged son. The first of which showed her son, 14-yr old Rocco, on New Year's Eve surrouned by girls and holding bottles of liquor. The Material Girl swiftly responded with: "No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgement!"
If it's a song about losing your virginity or being the author of an Adult Sex book, Madonna has gained staying power for decades. Surely, this won't be the last we'll be hearing from her!
Although at this point in her career Madonna is no stranger controversy, this time it involves her son Rocco. The singer posted a photo of her son, whom she had with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, on her Instagram account that shows him with some friends holding bottles of vodka and gin. The photo, which she captioned, “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014,” has garnered over a 1,000 comments.
Even though the picture was taken in Switzerland where the legal drinking age is 16, Rocco is still underage being that he is only 13. While Madonna has been criticized for posting the photo, fans of the singer have been leaving comments defending her and her actions.
On January 5, the singer posted another photo of Rocco’s friends that appear in the controversial picture with him with the caption, "No one was drinking we were just having fun! Calm down and get a sense of humor! Don't start the year off with judgement!"
Starchildren, rejoice! Joonbug recently had the honor of sitting down with none other than trance vocal legend JES before her set with ATB this past Saturday night at The Roseland Ballroom. JES, who has been involved in the scene for over a decade and has worked with fellow superstars such as Tiesto and Cosmic Gate, opened up to us about her musical style, influences, and more:
Bad girl Rihanna continously suprises us with her edgy fashion, candid photographs, and daring videos, but this time, she has shocked us with something we never saw coming! The pop princess has managed to surpass five-time Grammy award winning legend, Janet Jackson's Billboard Record for the most singles at the top of the chart for an R&B/pop artist. The bad girl also managed to snatch the title of second-most No. 1s ever on the Billboard Dance/Club Play chart from Jackson, with her current hit, and 20th No.1 single, "Right Now," featuring David Guetta. The hit track places her behind Madonna who’s in first place on the Billboard chart with 43 No.1 singles.
This week in celebrity news we saw a popstar and a sexy lady tie the knot, Madonna dunk her son in Ellen's dunk tank, and a new mommy flaunting her four month old baby belly before giving birth!
At just four- months pregnant, new mom Megan Fox, who gave birth to a boy over a month ago, is enjoying motherhood. So much so that even with her bun in the oven, the gorgeous actress, modeled for an upcoming, Sharper Image campaign.The gig was a perfect fit for Ms. Fox who is as self-proclaimed techie and gagdet geek. She first appeared in ads for the brand in April 2012.
Madonna and her son Rocco were on Ellen this week and had a fun time. The singer was asked by Ellen who she wanted to see go inside the dunk tank. Madonna quickly responded she wanted to see her son, Rocco. The prank had a purpose, to raise awareness for breast cancer and raised $10,000. Madonna also revealed that she gave her son the opportunity to dance and DJ on her MDNA tour. Rocco proclaimed that despite his mother's tour allowance, she is actually a strict parent.