It’s that time of year again, checking out who had a great year, as far as entertainment goes. Let’s start with:

Ella Mai

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She first got noticed by big-time producer Dj Mustard through her singing covers on Instagram. She dropped three EPs before this year but REALLY got noticed to the world, with her “Boo’d Up” single.  The radio PLAYED OUT that single but it worked out her Ella’s favor because it was No. 1 on the  Billboard Charts for R&B/Hip Hop Airplay. She has became the first female R&B singer of the 2010’s to have the longest running No. 1 single, which was 13 weeks. BTW, it’s STILL on the charts. Then there’s “Trip”, another No. 1 single, that’ still on charts (not No. 1) and NOW she just released her newest single “Shot Clock.” Ella Mai is on fire and definitely had a great year. Her album Ella Mai went gold just a week after it was released. I’m excited to see what she comes out with next year.

Tiffany Haddish

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She is a talented comedian who literally started from the bottom, to being in foster care, to sleeping in her car, to doing stand up to finally getting into movies. Last year she became the New York Times Best Seller with her book The Last Black Unicorn and just this year she’s starred in three films. Uncle Drew, which came out in July, Night School in September and Nobody’s Fool in November; not to mention she has a show with Tracey Morgan, that came out in March called the The Last OG.  I love her story and I love to see her win.

Meek Mill

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Meek was locked up in November 2017 due to a probation violation. He was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison. He was released in April due to a judge order. Less than three months later, he dropped a successful EP titled Legends of the Summer and he just released Championship on November, which has been successful. The album has peaked at No. 1 on the Rap Album category on Billboard.  His single “Going Bad” with Drake has peaked at No. 2 on the Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales Billboard charts. “What’s Free” featuring Rick Ross and Jay-Z peaked at number No. 3 on the Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales Billboard charts. He’s still fighting the case but in the mean time, he’s using his time wisely and getting his coins. 

Cardi B

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It’s no surprise that this woman has had a great year BUT if ya forgot, let me remind you. Her album Invasion of Privacy debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. When “Bodak Yellow” first came out, it was No. 1 on the charts for three weeks and stayed on the charts for 35 weeks. “I Like It” peaked at No. 1 as week and remained on the charts on 36 weeks (and counting). Her WHOLE album charted and was part of the top 100 rap songs. AND every song on her album has been certified, ranging from gold to 7x Platinum. GON HEAD CARDI! Not to mention her current song “Money” has peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard chart and has been on the charts for 8 weeks. I’m not doubting that 2019 will be a great year for her. Keep going sis! 

Michael B.  Jordan

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It’s no secret that Michael B. Jordan has been on his shit this year. With Black Panther dropping in February to Creed 2 recently dropping in November, he’s had a busy year. Both roles required a lot of working out, fighting and mindet changing. In Black Panther, he played Killmonger, a misunderstood bad guy, but he had to switch to his mindset to match the revenge seeking villian. He even said that after shooting the film, he had to take a break before shooting Creed 2 but playing Killmonger, drained him. With Creed 2, his character had to train to fight his father’s killer, son. In the film he suffered from rib injuries and even though those injuries weren’t real, playing a boxing role takes a lot of energy and dedication. I commend him on knocking out these two tough roles this year. His hard work paid off because Black Panther grossed over $1 Billion in ticket sales. Creed 2 grossed $55 million it’s opening weekend. It seems like every movie that he’s starred in has had major success minus one. Clearly he’s on the roll, and I can’t wait to see his next films, preferably some sequels.

Travis Scott

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Travis’ album Astroworld went number 1 on the charts and stayed there for 8 weeks. He’s also gone on tour already. He’s had a busy year, and has gotten recognized more than what he has in the past. His song “Sicko Mode” featuring has been number 1 on the Hip Hop charts as well. He also welcomed his first child this year with Kylie Jenner. I’m proud of his success and respect his craft. Any artist who’s good at their craft, stays out of drama, he doesn’t appear cocky and minds his business deserves to win.

Ariana Grande

 

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This young lady has had a rough but successful year. Her album Sweetener was released in August of this year, which debuted on the Billboard Top 200 in it’s first week and charted internationally. Ariana and her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller broke up in May and he ended up dying of a suicide in September. In June of this year, she became exclusive with Pete Davidson and got engaged. Just one month after Mac’s death, she and Pete broke up. With her having a rough year just within a few months, she found a way to channel her pain. In November, she released her single “thank u, next,” a song dedicated to her exes. The song charted immediately to No. 1 on Billboard and the video became the biggest music video debut in YouTube History. The “thank u, next” video earned over 55 million views in just 24 hours. Four days later, it received 100 million views, making it the fastest video to earn that amount of views in such a short time. She also performed “Natural Woman” at Aretha Franklin’s funeral in August and she did really good! To top it off, she’s been nominated for two Grammys, one for Best Pop Solo Performance for “God is a Woman” and Best Pop Vocal Album. Gon head Ariana! 

These are MY top 7, comment below and tell me who you think had a great year.

 

Danii Gold out!

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Episode 9 of Entertainment Talk is Up!

What’s up y’all!

Episode 9 of Entertainment Talk is up on YouTube. In this week’s episode, I talked about:

  • The Cardi & Nicki scuffle at a Fashion Party for New York Fashion Week
  • Meek Mill & Drake squashing their beef publicly at Drake’s concert
  • The last episode of Power

Check it out and enjoy!!

Danii Gold Out!

2018 Year to Date Album Releases

It’s only June and the number of albums released this year have been genius and anticipated and some I didn’t care for or listen to. Breaking it down Month by Month, here’s the album releases up until June:

January:

Migos- Culture 2

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Dave East- Paranoia 2

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February:

Kendrick Lamar- Black Panther Soundtrack

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Money Bagg Yo- Heartless 2

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Nipsey Hussle- Victory Lap

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March:

Tory Lanez: Memories Don’t Die

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Jeremih- The Chocolate Box

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The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy

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XXXTentacion : ?

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April:

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

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J. Cole- KOD

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Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

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May:

Rae Sremmurd- SR3MMlife 3 

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Wale- Self Promotion EP

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ASAP ROCKY- Testing

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Pusha T- Daytona

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June:

Kanye West: Ye

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Kids See Ghosts- Kids See Ghosts (Kanye & Kid Cudi)

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Nas- Nasir

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Teyana Taylor- K.T.S.E

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Beyonce & Jay-Z (The Carters)- EVERYTHING IS LOVE

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Future- Superfly Soundtrack

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Jay Rock – Redemption

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Drake- Scorpion

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My favorite albums of this year were:

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

J. Cole- KOD

Kanye West- Ye

The Carters- EVERYTHING IS LOVE

and of course Drake- Scorpion

 

What were your favorite albums??

Comment them below!

Met Gala 2018 Fashion Looks

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This year the celebrities came out and showed out on their Met Gala fits. For some reason,  head pieces and face pieces were the trend this year.

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Gabrielle Union Came through with poppin yellow. This color always looks good on black skin. Go Gabby!!

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The men were looking real Zaddy-ish too. Gotta love a man in a suit.

Donald Glover in the light purple suit. He’s been poppin lately. Check out my last post on his This Is America video  

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Mr. Wakanda himself still dressed in character lowkey and looking good per usual! I see you Chadwick!

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Michael B could’ve done better but he’s still fine tho.

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Imma let you shine Ferg but your Bae has on a lovely fur dress. I see y’all doing THAT!

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Wiz looking good in this brown suit. I see you Wiz! 8975C5BA-FF09-4EDA-B2A3-99BF8CBC04DF

Even Travis Scott nice looking nice! 

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Here are some of the other looks from last night.

Come through Ashley Graham with the glowing skin and poppin thighs

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Janelle Monae with the head piece jewelry and hat, with a cap shirt

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Mary J ALWAYS look good in white, Earlier this year, she wore all white to the Oscars and this gold makes her hair pop and skin pop. I see you Aunt Mary

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J. Lo came to slay and always showing some leg. I’m here for this look!

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Kate Perry tryna fly off on us with this huge wings lol, but I love the uniqueness of it.

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Zendaya is giving me medieval time with this dress. The neck and shoulders look like it’s made of metal and the bottom part of the gown is fabric of course. Then her orange hair makes the whole thing pop.

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Issa Rae Bae is looking good in her gold and black. She usually keeps it simple but elegant where ever she goes.

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Okay…I’ll give Kim her props. She was stunning last night. Her eye make up, makes her eyes look exotic and her gold gown is simple but glowing. I see you Kim!

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Shout out to 2Chainz for proposing to his wife, (I thought he was already married). She looked so happy. I love black love!

 

Last but not least, shout out to Lena Waithe for rocking a rainbow cape, signifying her gay pride. To me, it speaks “I’m gay and I’m proud.” I love it!

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Who’s look did you love the most this year?? Comment below!

 

Coachella 2018 Fashion

I was loving this vibrant and colorful looks of Coachella this past weekend.

RiRi was looking sexy, fab and gorgeous per usual. I love her simple, but sheek, but sexy looks. The first photo below can be easily mimicked by purchasing a white jacket and tying it up in the front and buying a pair of white jeans, buuuuut it looks so much on Rihanna. The tan outfit looks like she got a tan bed sheet and made it look fab lol.

 

Nicki Minaj decided to pop out and went with a simple yet cute cheetah print outfit. Her top could’ve been a bit bigger for her boobs, but we’ve seen her in more revealing clothes lol.

 

Bardi Cardi rocked an all white outfit paying homage to TLC. In the second pic, she wore a Versace jumpsuit with “Pop Art” prints of Marilyn Monroe. (Andy Warhol was one of the creators of Pop Art.) She is embracing that baby bump of hers and I’m LOVING IT!

Next up, we got Amber Rose, who rocked a poppin pink jumpsuit with her signature blonde low cut. 

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I’m not the biggest Cassie fan but I likes her 90’s look. The color blocking was dope!

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Teyana Taylor slays effortlessly! ‘Nuff said!!

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Who were your favorite looks at Coachella??

Coachella Recap 2018

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Coachella was the talk of social media this past weekend ESPECIALLY Beyonce. She stole the show for the WHOLE WEEKEND, with her HBCU band, her reunion with Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from Destinys Child and bringing her sister Solange on stage to kill it with her. Beyonce has the whole Beehive wanting to pledge Beta Delta Kappa, which is the sweatshirt she wore in the second picture. Fans drew the conclusion that Beyonce was a sorority and they wanted to pledge. The letters B-A-K were on her sweatshirt and it could mean B-Beyonce, A-symbolizing Delta, but could also be related to the Roc Nation sign, and the K-for Knowles.

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Our fav Cardi B performed “Best Life” with Chance the Rapper, “She Bad” with YG, “Bartier Cardi” with 21 Savage, “Ring” with Kehlani and even “No Limit” with G Eazy. Her attire with full blown Left Eye vines with the all white  and even the ponytails.

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Bae SZA took stage and performed “Drew Barrymore” then she brought out K-Dot (Kendrick Lamar) for “Doves in the Wind” “All the Stars”. 

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Migos even took the stage and performed some of their old hits like “Fight Night”

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Of course there were more performance, but these were just the highlights. Make sure you check out my next post about the Coachella Fashion looks over the weekend.

Danii Gold out!

 

 

30 Day Challenge: Day 7

My favorite song….MORE THAN ONE, I can’t pick JUST ONE lol!!

Best Thing I Never Had- Beyonce

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Ohh Baby Baby- Smokey Robinson

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5 Steps- Dru Hill

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Hope You Do- Chris Brown

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Games We Play- Trey Songz

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Colors- Yo Gotti 

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Something About the Night- K. Michelle

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Supermodel- SZA

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Weak- SWV

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Cardi B WHOLE ALBUM

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In My Feelings- Kehlani

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Yeahhh I have too many lol, And there’s more too but I’ll stick to these.

Danii Gold out!