In huge music news, the band Coldplay will headline the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, which came to a surprise for some people as it does not fit the typical mold of the usual mainstream artist. In other music news, the Grammy Nominees have been released, and some pretty big names in the music industry on the list are Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Drake, J Cole, Kanye West, Ellie Goulding and Big Sean.
This will be the first time in five years that a musical group and not a solo act will be headlining the halftime show. Some of the most memorable halftime performances have come over the past ten years including Katy Perry, Beyonce, Madonna, Bruno Mars, The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, and The Who. Before the new millennia, the Super Bowl halftime shows were much underappreciated, and it took the great Michael Jackson to spark a new and innovative tradition of having popular artists perform every year during halftime. Coldplay will bring a new element to the show, which could very well end up being the best thing for this show. The show has been very repetitive over the past couple years, having performers from the same genre perform. Everyone should expect Coldplay to put on a good show and bring a new feel to the halftime show.
The Grammy season is upon us, and we seem to be in for a big one this year as some of the most memorable albums have been released over the past year from Taylor Swift’s 1989 to Kendrick Lamar’s groovy To Pimp A Butterfly. Nominees for Album of the year are 1989, To Pimp a Butterfly, Sound & Color, Traveller and Beauty Behind The Madness. Nominees for Record of the year are: “Really Love,” “Uptwon Funk,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Blank Space,” and “Can’t Feel My Face.” Nominees for Song of the Year are: “Alright,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Blank Space,” “See You Again,” and “Girl Crush.” Expect the Grammys to be a huge hit on television when it rolls around on February 15th.