Connect with us

Published

on

 — When Bruno Mars hit the stage for his first TV special, he could feel the music — in his bones and his veins — and it shows.

Mars’ energetic and slick dance moves and smooth vocals are at the forefront of “BRUNO MARS: 24K MAGIC LIVE AT THE APOLLO,” which debuts Wednesday on CBS at 10 p.m. Eastern. He recorded the special at the Apollo Theater in New York’s Harlem, performing the majority of his third album, “24K Magic.”

“You got to perform it a few times to get it in your bones, to get it right, to work out all the kinks … it’s never going to be right the first time to do it,” Mars said in a phone interview from South America, where he is on tour. “By the time we got to film at the Apollo, we were already a well-oiled machine.”

“People are going to get the best that I got,” he added.

Mars said he chose to film the one-hour special at the Apollo — which he calls “a magical place” — because of the venue’s rich history in music and pop culture.

“I remember growing up watching ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ before ‘X Factor’ and ‘American Idol’ — that was the singing competition show. It was pretty cut-throat. Either you got it and they would cheer you on, or you don’t and they’ll boo you off the stage,” he said. “And that’s just Entertainment 101, and you feel that when you get into that theater. This is where it all begins it feels like.”

Mars performed the song “24K Magic” on top of the Apollo marquee in the special. He also filmed various scenes throughout New York City, from eating at hot spots to meeting his fans: “The coolest part about that was the locals in Harlem, holding their arms out for you, (saying), ‘Yo Bruno, welcome to Harlem.'”

The last year for the 32-year-old has continued to push him to superstardom: “24K Magic” reached double platinum status, while the song “That’s What I Like” hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It’s the year’s top R&B song.

This month he won five Soul Train Awards and seven American Music Awards, including artist of the year. Mars picked up video of the year at the BET Awards, shared with Beyonce, and won his fifth Grammy Award earlier this year.

“Awards show — I don’t know where it’s going to swing,” he said. “It’s awesome … I feel like people understand what I’m doing and what I’m trying to do and what I stand for when it comes to everything — the music, the videos, I work hard for this (expletive).”

Mars said as he reflects a year after releasing the album that he feels good about the work he put in to create the ’90s R&B-inspired album.

“You can go crazy in the studio (and) start second- guessing,” he said. “‘That’s What I Like’ — I’m listening to it for over a year to make sure it’s all right and then we put it out and luckily it did what it did. It just confirms that I’m not crazy, maybe. It’s just nice that the work I put in the studio, it translated and I just got to remember that going into the next project.”

____

Online:

http://www.brunomars.com/

Continue Reading
Advertisement
56 Comments

56 Comments

  1. Celena

    January 5, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Great write-up, I’m normal visitor of one’s web site, maintain up the excellent operate, and It is going to be a regular visitor for a long time.

  2. click here to investigate

    January 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm

    I just want to tell you that I am just newbie to weblog and truly savored this blog. Almost certainly I’m going to bookmark your blog post . You amazingly have fantastic well written articles. Thanks a bunch for sharing with us your blog site.

  3. directory

    January 5, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I simply want to tell you that I am just new to blogging and site-building and absolutely loved your blog. Very likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You surely have awesome stories. Regards for sharing your webpage.

  4. ;metroClick

    January 9, 2018 at 8:39 am

    MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  5. Faytech North AmericA(

    January 9, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Faytech North America is a touch screen Manufacturer of both monitors and pcs. They specialize in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of Capacitive touch screen, Resistive touch screen, Industrial touch screen, IP65 touch screen, touchscreen monitors and integrated touchscreen PCs. Contact them at http://www.faytech.us, 121 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013, +1 646 205 3214

  6. Fashion

    January 9, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site :).

  7. News

    January 10, 2018 at 2:54 am

    I gotta bookmark this website it seems very useful handy

  8. News

    January 10, 2018 at 10:20 am

    I truly enjoy reading through on this website , it has excellent blog posts. “I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” by Charles M. Schulz.

  9. John Deere Service Manuals

    January 10, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    You got a very fantastic website, Sword lily I discovered it through yahoo.

  10. Skuteczne Pozycjonowanie Stron Internetowych

    January 10, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    I believe you have remarked some very interesting points , regards for the post.

  11. Aktualizacja Stron

    January 11, 2018 at 12:16 am

    Generally I do not read article on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thanks, quite great article.

  12. News

    January 11, 2018 at 5:26 am

    I like this post, enjoyed this one thanks for putting up. “It is well to give when asked but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.” by Kahlil Gibran.

  13. News

    January 11, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    My brother recommended I might like this website. He was totally right. This post actually made my day. You cann’t imagine simply how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

  14. News

    January 11, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Appreciate it for helping out, good information.

  15. Eurotax

    January 12, 2018 at 12:42 am

    I think this website holds some very great information for everyone. “The individual will always be a minority. If a man is in a minority of one, we lock him up.” by Oliver Wendell Holmes.

  16. Fashion

    January 12, 2018 at 1:04 am

    Just wanna input on few general things, The website design and style is perfect, the subject material is real excellent : D.

  17. airline flights

    January 12, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Wow! Thank you! I continually wanted to write on my website something like that. Can I implement a fragment of your post to my blog?

  18. John Deere Technical Manuals

    January 12, 2018 at 7:10 am

    An attention-grabbing discussion is worth comment. I believe that you should write more on this matter, it won’t be a taboo topic however usually persons are not sufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  19. News

    January 12, 2018 at 7:36 am

    You are my breathing in, I possess few web logs and infrequently run out from to post .

  20. News

    January 12, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    What i don’t understood is in fact how you are not actually much more neatly-appreciated than you might be now. You’re so intelligent. You recognize therefore considerably on the subject of this topic, made me personally believe it from so many numerous angles. Its like women and men aren’t interested until it is one thing to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs excellent. Always handle it up!

  21. Nowoczesne Maszyny

    January 12, 2018 at 5:10 pm

    Good day very nice website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Superb .. I’ll bookmark your blog and take the feeds also…I’m happy to seek out so many useful info here in the post, we’d like work out extra techniques on this regard, thanks for sharing.

  22. News

    January 13, 2018 at 3:25 am

    I haven’t checked in here for some time since I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  23. http://bestresearchpapers.net

    January 13, 2018 at 6:00 am

    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!

  24. http://blogcabinca.org

    January 13, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Thanks for any other informative website. Where else may I get that type of info written in such a perfect way? I have a challenge that I am simply now running on, and I have been at the look out for such info.

  25. News

    January 13, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I believe you have noted some very interesting points , regards for the post.

  26. educational games for kids

    January 13, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    You completed certain fine points there. I did a search on the topic and found mainly people will consent with your blog.

  27. Home Improvement

    January 13, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Very interesting information!Perfect just what I was looking for! “To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.” by Lisa Alther.

  28. Pozycja w Google

    January 13, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Only a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw great design and style .

  29. Home Improvement

    January 14, 2018 at 3:27 am

    Some truly wonderful posts on this website, regards for contribution. “I finally know what distinguishes man from other beasts financial worries. – Journals” by Jules Renard.

  30. Treppengeländer Polen

    January 14, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    You have brought up a very good details , appreciate it for the post.

  31. cool gadgets

    January 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Wonderful beat ! I would like to apprentice while you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been tiny bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  32. internet shop

    January 15, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    A lot of thanks for all your work on this web page. My daughter takes pleasure in getting into investigation and it is obvious why. All of us learn all relating to the dynamic medium you give very useful tricks through your blog and as well boost contribution from some other people on that content plus my girl is now understanding a great deal. Take pleasure in the remaining portion of the new year. You’re the one conducting a pretty cool job.

  33. http://www.columbusgis.com

    January 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    Definitely, what a great blog and revealing posts, I will bookmark your website.Best Regards!

  34. consultarnumero.com

    January 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Very nice article and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is really the best place to ask but do you folks have any thoughts on where to employ some professional writers? Thank you 🙂

  35. zgrzewarki do rur

    January 15, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    You are my aspiration , I have few blogs and occasionally run out from to post .

  36. http://brandsfavor.com

    January 15, 2018 at 6:11 pm

    hey there and thank you for your info – I’ve definitely picked up anything new from right here. I did however expertise several technical points using this web site, as I experienced to reload the website a lot of times previous to I could get it to load properly. I had been wondering if your web hosting is OK? Not that I am complaining, but sluggish loading instances times will sometimes affect your placement in google and could damage your quality score if ads and marketing with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my email and could look out for a lot more of your respective exciting content. Make sure you update this again soon..

  37. Home Improvement

    January 15, 2018 at 7:57 pm

    Some genuinely excellent posts on this site, appreciate it for contribution. “The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.” by Arnold Glasgow.

  38. laczenie rur pe

    January 15, 2018 at 10:36 pm

    As soon as I found this website I went on reddit to share some of the love with them.

  39. http://healthexpo2015.net

    January 16, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Magnificent site. Plenty of useful info here. I am sending it to several buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks in your sweat!

  40. historicdowntownmocksville.com

    January 16, 2018 at 2:27 am

    I actually wanted to send a simple message to be able to express gratitude to you for some of the superb facts you are showing on this site. My long internet research has at the end been compensated with excellent concept to talk about with my best friends. I would repeat that most of us site visitors actually are undeniably lucky to be in a really good place with many special individuals with very beneficial plans. I feel really blessed to have seen the weblog and look forward to really more amazing moments reading here. Thanks a lot once again for everything.

  41. http://gshguide.com

    January 16, 2018 at 3:47 am

    magnificent post, very informative. I ponder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this. You must proceed your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  42. crammonduk.com

    January 16, 2018 at 5:19 am

    I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I am not sure whether this post is written by him as nobody else know such detailed about my problem. You are wonderful! Thanks!

  43. News

    January 16, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Merely a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design .

  44. bhp sklep gorzow

    January 16, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my site :).

  45. VacationVillage

    January 16, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Wow, superb blog layout! How long have you been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great, as well as the content!

  46. 80sFashion

    January 16, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    Awsome info and right to the point. I am not sure if this is really the best place to ask but do you guys have any ideea where to hire some professional writers? Thx 🙂

  47. Home And Garden

    January 16, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Howdy very cool website!! Guy .. Beautiful .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds also¡KI am satisfied to search out so many helpful info right here in the publish, we need work out more techniques on this regard, thank you for sharing. . . . . .

  48. TennisScores

    January 16, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    I will right away grasp your rss feed as I can’t to find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me realize in order that I may subscribe. Thanks.

  49. Home Improvement

    January 16, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    Hello, you used to write great, but the last several posts have been kinda boring… I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track! come on!

  50. odziez bhp gorzow

    January 16, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    You can definitely see your enthusiasm in the paintings you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers such as you who aren’t afraid to say how they believe. All the time go after your heart. “Billy Almon has all of his inlaw and outlaws here this afternoon.” by Jerry Coleman.

  51. NewHomes

    January 17, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I’ve been absent for some time, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thanks , I will try and check back more frequently. How frequently you update your web site?

  52. FreshHome

    January 17, 2018 at 7:36 am

    As I web site possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling excellent , appreciate it for your efforts. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.

  53. Buty Jeansowe Allegro

    January 17, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Hi, Neat post. There is an issue along with your site in web explorer, would check this… IE nonetheless is the marketplace chief and a large section of folks will miss your excellent writing because of this problem.

  54. Health

    January 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Some genuinely excellent posts on this site, regards for contribution.

  55. Lanqier Tabela Rozmiarow

    January 17, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    I enjoy the efforts you have put in this, thank you for all the great posts.

  56. self service

    January 17, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Entertainment

Tiffany Haddish to host MTV Movie & TV Awards in June

Published

on

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tiffany Haddish is set to host the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The network announced Thursday that the “Girls Trip” breakout star will host the ceremony in Los Angeles on June 18.

The 38-year-old actress and comedian has seen her star rise since “Girls Trip” was released last summer. She’s gone on to host “Saturday Night Live” and star in a Super Bowl commercial. Haddish also helped announce the Academy Award nominees last month and will appear on the Oscar telecast on March 4.

She’s also starring with Tracy Morgan in a new TBS sitcom called “The Last OG” and will appear alongside Kevin Hart in the film “Night School” later this year.

 

Continue Reading

Entertainment

‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend

Published

on

NEW YORK (AP) — A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co. blew past expectations to become the fifth-highest-grossing debut ever, not adjusting for inflation, following only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” ″Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” ″Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.”

In estimates Sunday, Disney predicted a four-day holiday weekend of $218 million domestically and a global debut of $361 million.

Though the film’s international footprint doesn’t include several of the largest markets — China, Russia and Japan — it still ranks among the top 15 global debuts ever. It’s also the highest-grossing February opening weekend.

“All hail the King of Wakanda!” Disney declared, referring to the movie’s mythical and highly advanced African nation.

Ryan Coogler’s film, which cost about $200 million to make, is the most expensive movie with a largely black ensemble and among the few to be centered on a black superhero. The strong opening suggests “Black Panther” will easily set a box-office record for films directed by a black filmmaker.

The previous best is Sidney Poitier’s 1980 comedy “Stir Crazy,” which took in $322 million domestically, when inflation is calculated.

“Black Panther” set pre-sale records and saw lines around theaters over the weekend, including some who came costumed for the event.

“This is the very definition of a blockbuster: People lining up around the block to see a great movie,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. “A movie like ‘Black Panther’ is a cultural event that nothing on the small screen can really match in that way.”

Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa/Black Panther in the first stand-alone film for the superhero created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966. The cast also features Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya and Letitia Wright.

The movie has been hugely acclaimed, with a 97 percent fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences agreed, giving it an A-plus CinemaScore. The film especially resonated among African-Americans, who made up 37 percent of moviegoers, according to comScore.

Dave Hollis, distribution chief for Disney, called the film’s success “a real source of pride” for Disney.

“Inclusion and representation matters,” Hollis said. “We know that great stories can come from anywhere, and our goal is to make films that reflect the wonderful diversity of our world and resonate with audiences everywhere — no matter who they are, no matter where they come from.”

Coming at one of the slower periods of the year, “Black Panther” benefited from little competition, and it can be expected to dominate the marketplace for weeks.

Last week’s top film, the erotic romance sequel “Fifty Shades Freed,” slid to third place, with $16.9 million in its second week for Universal. Sony’s children’s book adaptation “Peter Rabbit” held much stronger, taking the No. 2 spot with $17.3 million in its second week.

But moviegoers — and Hollywood — were focused on “Black Panther,” including how it would fare overseas. Though considered by most to be an outdated myth, some have claimed that foreign audiences have less appetite for films with largely black casts.

“Black Panther” vanquished those notions with $169 million in ticket sales. It was No. 1 in most international markets, though “Fifty Shades Freed” bested it in Germany.

Its release in China will come later. This weekend, the Chinese New Year holiday, local productions led by “Detective Chinatown 2” and “Monster Hunt 2″ dominated Chinese theaters, with more than $140 million in ticket sales each.

“Black Panther” also performed especially well on large-format screens. Imax reported $30 million in ticket sales for the three-day weekend.

“There was a groundswell of wanting this movie to work, and then when it actually did as a film, itself, it just kicked it up a notch to a level no one could have ever predicted,” said Greg Foster, Imax Entertainment’s chief executive. “That makes me feel really good about the movie business.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where available, the latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday also are included. Final four-day domestic figures will be released Tuesday.

1. “Black Panther,” $192 million ($169 million international).

2. “Peter Rabbit,” $17.3 million.

3. “Fifty Shades Freed,” $16.9 million ($47.7 million international).

4. “Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle,” $7.9 million ($4.8 million international).

5. “The 15:17 to Paris,” $7.7 million ($2.8 million international).

6. “The Greatest Showman,” $5.1 million ($9.6 million international).

7. “Early Man,” $3.2 million ($3.7 million international).

8. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” $2.5 million ($11 million international).

9. “Winchester,” $2.2 million.

10. “Samson,” $2 million.

___

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at international theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), according to comScore:

1. “Black Panther,” $169 million.

2. “Detective Chinatown 2,” $155 million.

3. “Monster Hunt 2,” $141 million.

4. “Operation Red Sea,” $70.3 million.

5. “The Monkey King 3: Kingdom of Women,” $52.3 million.

6. “Fifty Shades Freed,” $47.7 million.

7. “Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink,” $32.6 million.

8. “The Shape of Water,” $12.3 million.

9. “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” $11 million.

10. “The Greatest Showman,” $9.6 million.

___

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Grammys defends itself about women representation

Published

on

By MESFIN FEKADU

NEW YORK (AP) — After a few missteps, The Recording Academy is reassuring its members that it is not lagging behind the music industry when it comes to female representation.

In a letter sent to voting and non-voting members Thursday, which was obtained by The Associated Press, the academy offers statistics to show that women had a larger presence at the Grammy Awards compared to the industry standard.

The letter to academy members comes weeks after a University of Southern California- Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism study analyzed gender and race in music over the last six years, including Grammy nominees.

Between 2012 and 2017, USC said 90.7 percent of the nominees were male and 9.3 percent were female. The numbers come from five awards: album of the year, record of the year, song of the year, best new artist, and non-classical producer of the year — an award where female nominees is a rarity.

However, in looking at the same six years at all of 84 Grammy categories, the academy said that 17 percent of its nominees were women.

USC’s study reports that women account for 22.4 percent of performers, 12.3 percent of songwriters and 2 percent of producers. Women make up 21 percent of the academy’s voting membership.

The academy was heavily criticized last month when its CEO Neil Portnow said women need to “step up” when asked about the lack of female winners at the 2018 Grammys. Portnow later said his words were taken out of context, though three separate letters from music executives demanded a revamp at the academy.

The Grammys telecast was also under fire for not letting Lorde, the only woman nominated for album of the year, perform at its 60th show last month.

“The gender composition of our membership and nominations reflect that of the music community. But it’s not enough to reflect the community. We must be leaders in moving our industry toward greater inclusion and representation,” the letter reads. “Women are 50 percent of our world. We need their voice and presence at every level.”

 

Continue Reading

Trending

Twitter Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com