shawn mendes isn’t gay, he’s just really canadian

shawn mendes isn’t gay, he’s just really canadian
Image via Youtube. Before Shawn Mendes was on Snapchat that fateful day, he was on YouTube first. The then 17-year-old was doing normal teenager things, like scrolling through clips on the popular video sharing platform, but also doing decidedly un-normal teenager things, namely, re-watching interview clips of himself that were uploaded to the site. But…

Why YouTube Will Dominate the Future of Cable TV

Since cutting the cable cord more than four years ago, I've made the rounds of streaming TV services. I've been a subscriber of Netflix, Hulu, Hulu Live TV, AT&T's DirecTV Now, and Dish Network's Sling TV at various times with varying results. But every service has its weaknesses, especially when it comes to the availability of live sports.  This year, I made the switch...

How “Young Thug As Paintings” went from a viral Instagram account to an art exhibit

How “Young Thug As Paintings” went from a viral Instagram account to an art exhibit
MIAMI BEACH, FL — The viral Instagram account Young Thug As Paintings made its real world debut in early December at SCOPE Art Show during Miami Art Week. Hajar Benjida, a 23-year-old photography student based in the Netherlands, created the account in 2016 by matching photos of her favorite artist, the Atlanta rapper Young Thug,…

How Demi Lovato’s Debut Album Made Her Disney’s Edgiest Star

How Demi Lovato’s Debut Album Made Her Disney’s Edgiest Star
Getty Images It only takes three seconds of listening to Demi Lovato's first album, Don't Forget, for her to tell you what she's all about. "I am confident, but I still have my moments / Baby, that's just me," she sings over fuzzy guitar licks on the opening track, "La La Land." That kicks off…

yaeji’s year in photos

yaeji’s year in photos
Photo via Yaeji.We asked a handful of our favorite people to look back at 2018 and remember it through the photographs they took. From i-D contributions to personal pictures of friends, family and strangers on the street, this is Yaeji: My Year in Photos. Kathy Yaeji Lee is a 25-year old Korean-American musician, better known…

Gaelynn Lea: “Art Can Serve as a Vessel to Remind People We’re Here”

Gaelynn Lea: “Art Can Serve as a Vessel to Remind People We’re Here”
Early on a Friday morning in late October, songwriter and violinist Gaelynn Lea sits by the window of her hotel room. She got into Halifax late last night after driving from her Duluth, Minnesota home to northwestern Ontario to catch a flight. By her own admission, she went out on the town later than she…

Albums Of The Year: Camila Lays The Foundation For Camila Cabello’s Breakout Year

Albums Of The Year: Camila Lays The Foundation For Camila Cabello’s Breakout Year
Camila Cabello only took 390 days to release her debut, self-titled album after her highly publicized departure from the girl group that brought her fame. That’s the same album that, since its release at the top of 2018, has led to Cabello scoring two more multi-platinum singles, a Grammy nomination and two major wins at…

We Have Some Questions About Will Smith’s Genie Look in ‘Aladdin’

We Have Some Questions About Will Smith’s Genie Look in ‘Aladdin’
On Wednesday, Entertainment Weekly published a first look at the live-action Aladdin movie coming in 2019, and the internet fell apart over Will Smith’s Genie look. With one big hoop earring, wrist bangles for days, and a large topknot ponytail in the middle of his shaven head, it’s Smith, and the Genie, like we’ve never…

Spotify Is Set To Do Battle In India…But Are They Truly Prepared?

Home to 1.3 billion people and the world’s second-largest smartphone market, India is only just getting into the swing of online music. Music streaming giants such as Spotify, Amazon Prime, and Apple Music loom over India’s streaming war, but Indian startups are still in the fight. Here’s the scene Spotify is about to enter. Article By  Centaine Lim

Spotify to Delay India Launch After Being Sued by Warner Music; is it For Leverage Ahead of Contract Renewals?

Spotify had planned to launch its service next month in India, to compete against the likes of Apple Music and Amazon Music. Is the Spotify India launch set to be delayed again? After Warner Music Group (WMG) sued Spotify over licensing rights in India, the popular audio streaming platform has said the WMG has revoked a previously agreed upon publishing...