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Movie Monday

Today I decided to switch things up and instead of doing a Music Monday post, I decided to do a Movie Monday post. Today’s movie is “Gatsby.” The movie is coming out later this year and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character. It is based off of the book of the same name. The trailer came out and it looks amazing!

Something I’m looking the most forward to regarding the movie is the soundtrack. It’s supposed to feature Beyoncé doing a cover of an Amy Winehouse song, Lana Del Rey, Jay-Z, and Florence and the Machine. Jay-Z is producing the soundtrack so I can’t wait to hear it. The trailer for the movie features some of the songs from the movie and so far it all sounds amazing.

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Music Monday: JT

After a 7-year music break, Justin Timberlake is finally releasing his third studio album tomorrow and I’m pretty excited. I wasn’t always a fan of Justin but when “Sexyback” came out, I was hooked. His first single “Suit and Tie,” although it took time to grow on me, is great! It makes me feel classy when I listen to it and I like to sing and dance along to it in the car. I can’t dance as well as him but I’m getting there!

Justin has been all over SNL, Jimmy Fallon, and other shows to promote the album, which has gotten me really excited. He even performed a new song each day last week on Jimmy Fallon. And after listening to the full album on iTunes yesterday, I can’t wait to buy it! It’s a lot of R&B and Pop sounds, which I love. There are also rumors that he’s making a volume two to this album as well so I can’t wait!

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Music Monday: The Grammys

Last night was the Grammys on CBS and, since none of my favorite artists were performing, I kept watching on and off while doing homework. The show was ok and had a couple of noteworthy highlights. For me, the best performances were from Justin Timberlake and Maroon 5 & Alicia Keys. My favorite presenters were Beyoncé (obviously) and Ellen Degeneres.

There were a couple of surprises in terms of winners for awards. I was surprised Frank Ocean did not win Album of the Year. I was also surprised to see Adele still snatching in some awards after she dominated last year. The awards show this year made me anticipate the show next year since there will be more artists I like/know in attendance so I can’t wait!

The performance of the night.

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Super Bowl Prediction

The Super Bowl is this Sunday and commentators and analysts have been giving their two cents on who they believe will win. While their predictions may be based on sports knowledge and facts, my prediction, however, is based on random things and which team’s colors I like best. That being said, here are my five reasons why I predict the Baltimore Ravens will win the Super Bowl this year:

1. Their colors are purple and black, which are much cooler than San Francisco’s red and gold!

2. Baltimore is on the East Coast and clearly, as established by Jay Z, the East Coast is clearly superior to the West Coast.

3. Baltimore is the only team I knew for certain was in the Super Bowl until I looked up who their opponent was a few minutes ago.

4. Red and gold are my high school’s colors as well…. *Shudders*

5.  San Francisco is where the show “That’s So Raven” took place which was like my favorite show and now it doesn’t air anymore so the city reminds me of sadness. :(

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Music Monday: Beyonce Part 2

As previously documented, Beyoncé is the reason why I wake up in the mornings. Also, since she is the Super Bowl Halftime performer, I thought it would be appropriate to make her the Music Monday selection for today. I’ve been listening to her music all week to prepare for the festivities on Sunday and let’s just say that she’s the only reason I’m watching the Super Bowl at all this year.

The video I decided to pick is for “Upgrade U,” which is one of my favorite songs/videos by her. Not only is she so beautiful in it, but it’s a catchy song! My favorite parts of the video are at the beginning with the baby aligator and toward the end when she imitates Jay Z. Now all I can do now is wonder what songs she’ll perform at the Super Bowl. HOPEFULLY it’s a new one!

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