All eyes were glued to the dazzling stage set at the 2016 MTV Awards held on Sunday, August 28 at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan. On stage was the very talented, very gorgeous Barbadian singer who had taken the music world by storm with her debut studio album debut studio album Music of the Sun, released more than 10 years ago.
On Sunday, wearing a girly pink T-shirt with the words Hood By Air emblazoned across her chest, Rihanna launched the MTV Video Music Awards night with a continuous and awesome rendition of some of her most famous hit singles. The audience went into rapture as she sang her heart out on the stage, along with a group of highly energetic dancers. Famous celebrities like Ex-super model Naomi Campbell, Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross and singer Mary J. Blige, each was called on stage to introduce Rihanna’s mesmerizing performances.
This island girl has certainly come a long way. This was proved to the world once again when she was conferred MTV’s Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. The other famous celebs who have been honored in the past with this award are Kanye West, Britney Spears, and so on. This award commemorates the personalities who have contributed the maximum to changing the face of pop music. That surely does describe Rihanna.
On March 18th, 2016, the seventeenth pop album by Iggy Pop was released. Loma Vista Recordings released this album. The producer is Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age. The famous Matt Helders played the drums. Dean Fertita was in charge of the guitar.
Sources reveal that this may be his Last album. Those who saw the show would surely miss his performances if it is indeed his last show. At 68 years he gave the audience one of his best performances. Tossing away his jacket, he rocked on the stage, hurling himself completely into the mood. The album showcases the avante-rock frisson he used to create along with David Bowie. Iggy made his debut with his solo album, The Idiot.
Tracks included in the album – Post Pop Depression are
1. “Break into Your Heart”
3. “American Valhalla”
4. “In the Lobby”
7. “German Days”
8. “Chocolate Drops”
This album was recorded in secrecy and depicts an act which portrays public mourning.
Iggy’s legacy is expressed in more of an oblique fashion throughout this album, with the aid of hypnotic and bass-battering grooves. The album reasserts Iggy’s facility with many simple and suggestive phrases. Post pop depression is part of the result of Iggy’s mourning for his lifetime friend and career savior. The entire album is filled with a tinge of melancholy.
Listeners can also catch more than one moments of reflection being silently made. Yet it is not only immersed in the music of sorrow. There are even creepy pickup lines like “I’m gonna break into your heart/ I’m gonna crawl under your skin”. While paying attention to the album, you can see how Iggy has managed to include his sentiments while he was on the bumpy roller coaster trip to success.
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