It’s no secret that trends in music, fashion, art, and technology are often influenced by real-world events. There have been countless studies on the ways in which major events and discoveries such as the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and even Watergate have influenced broader cultural trends. That’s why it pays to be able to spot developments that have the potential to spark the next big “thing” in popular culture.
Madonna has today released the single, ‘Future’, featuring Quavo, and co-produced by Diplo. She will perform the track live for the first time during the interval of tomorrow night’s Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The release of the track comes ahead of her Madame X intimate concert experience, beginning September 12.
Following last week’s heralded announcement that Madonna will perform a series of rare and intimate performances exclusively in theatres, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick today unveiled the dates for her appearances at the iconic London Palladium giving fans the opportunity to see her like never before with shows confirmed on 26, 27, 29, 30 January and 1 and 2 February 2020.
Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album ‘Madame X’ available globally on June 14, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theatres, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.
Ahead of her first album in five years, the stunning ‘Still On My Mind’, out now on BMG, Dido has announced five further UK dates in November and December, in addition to her already sold out UK tour this May. Commencing at the Birmingham Arena, on 28 November, Dido will also perform in Manchester, Brighton, Ipswich, and Sheffield, before winding up at the Evintim Apollo, London, on December 8.
The nineties was an eclectic period of music history, with the emergence of grunge and Britpop, and the continued growth of urban music and hip-hop. But one genre undoubtedly dominated the UK charts from 1990-1999, where nine out of ten artists who spent the most weeks at number one were pop groups or pop acts, and 12 out of 14 of artists with the most number ones in that decade hailed from the same category. Pop music, not to be confused with the sixties-punk sound inherited by Britpop, was a force to be reckoned with.