Grammy season for 2014 has officially kicked off, with the nominations announced on Friday (Dec. 6) via the live concert. We've mulled over the 2014 Grammy nominees for the top honors and have formed our opinions and predictions about who will win in the four major categories: Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist.
For many people, it all began with the haircut.
Lady Gaga's 'ARTPOP' is not connecting on a visceral, primal level like its predecessor 'Born This Way.' It just isn't. It's also not selling at any sort of rapid, "must own" clip. But we're not about to write it off as a flop... yet. There is a simple prescription that can help the Mother Monster turn things around and cure all that ails Gaga in relationship to 'ARTPOP.'
She's lost her Twitter throne to Justin Bieber and was stripped of over several million YouTube views. So needless to say, Lady Gaga's social media stats, in terms of numbers, aren't as impressive as they once were and have taken a hit. But does that make her the Fallen Star of 2012, at least in web circles? Well, that's a complicated question without an easy answer.
Part of what makes Kesha so refreshing is how unapologetic she is for who she is and what she represents. There's more to her than glitter and garishness -- there's a heart. And Kesha's heart stung when she came under fire for her 'Die Young' lyrics in light of the Newtown, Ct. school shooting.
But that doesn't mean she should apologize for them.