Posts tagged "Michelle Williams"

Michelle Williams’ ‘Journey To Freedom’: Album Review

Michelle Williams has always walked the line between mainstream R&B (the genre she conquered with Destiny’s Child) and gospel (her calling) with both grace and a certain amount of caution. On her fourth LP, however, both worlds collide. Journey To Freedom is an ambitious attempt at extending the scope of faith-based music by conveying the diva’s inspirational message through non-traditional means. More »

The Summer 2014 Idolator Video Floppy Awards: Alison Gold, Farrah Abraham, Avril Lavigne, Lady Gaga & More Sweep The Floppys!

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Face it, kids: the MTV VMAs are hopelessly out of touch. I mean, Paris Hilton hasn’t even been nominated!

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That’s why we here at Idolator have decided to right the music industry’s wrongs by celebrating its TRUE triumphs via our very first Video Floppy Awards. #sorrynotsorry all other award shows — you ain’t NOTHING next to Idolator’s Floppys!

Below you’ll find the snubbed videos that we felt were most worthy of being singled out in at least some category or other. Oh, and just FYI, we’ll be hauling the Floppys out whenever we damn well please. Why wait a whole year when the cycle of floptitude is constantly twirling around us at any given moment?

You’ve been warned. More »

Michelle Williams Teases New ‘Journey To Freedom’ Snippets: Listen To “Yes” And “Need Your Help”

Michelle Williams is redefining the soundscape of gospel music on her fourth solo LP Journey To Freedom. The Destiny’s Child diva first showed her intent to shake things up on mid-tempo R&B anthem “Fire” but really went HAM on Beyonce and Kelly Rowland-assisted religious club banger “Say Yes”. Her mission to make faith-based more accessible continues with two new snippets.

The 33-year-old diva surprises on “Need Your Help” — an urban-pop anthem with a distinct ’80s twist courtesy of retro-synths. It’s very promising but Michelle takes it to the next level on “Yes”. The frantic electro-house anthem begins with a massive drop before a male singer demands “put your hands up in the air”. At this rate, Journey To Freedom is shaping up to be one of the most unexpectedly original albums of the year. Listen to the new snippets after the jump. More »

Michelle Williams’ Inspirational “Say Yes” Video: The 8 Best Moments

Michelle Williams‘ heavenly “Say Yes” video premiered today (June 18) and evoked serious nostalgia by reuniting the children of destiny. It was heart-warming to see the gospel diva finally have her moment — singing and dancing her heart out as best friends/sisters Beyonce and Kelly Rowland helped her out by each taking a verse.

There’s so much going on in this visual extravaganza — I could dedicate a whole post to Queen Bey’s dazzling braids — that it demands something of a play-by-play for overwhelmed Destiny’s Child addicts and curious pop fans who caught the holy spirit after being exposed to Michelle’s uplifting gospel banger. See the video’s 8 best/totally accurate moments after the jump. More »

Michelle Williams Unveils Her Heavenly ‘Journey To Freedom’ Album Cover

It’s a big day for Michelle Williams. She debuted her uplifting “Say Yes” — complete with cameos from fellow Destiny’s Child diva’s Beyonce and Kelly Rowland — and unveiled the artwork of her much-anticipated fourth solo album Journey To Freedom. The 33-year-old always looks amazing but wow. She is a true vision of loveliness on the glamorous cover.

The LP marks a return to Michelle’s gospel roots after taking a secular detour on 2008′s criminally underrated Unexpected. It features the infectious and upbeat “Say Yes” in addition to R&B-flavored singles “Fire” and “If We Had Your Eyes”. Journey To Freedom drops September 9 and is already available for pre-order via Amazon. Music of worship will never be the same again! More »

The Children Of Destiny Reunite In Michelle Williams’ Glorious “Say Yes” Video: Watch

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Michelle Williams holds a Destiny’s Child reunion in her uplifting and oddly nostalgic “Say Yes” video. Produced by Harmony Samuels, the catchiest gospel song in recent memory/ever deserves a joyous visual and the holy twerker certainly delivers with a cute street party-themed opus. Who says you can’t worship and get down at the same time?

The video begins with the choir-fixing diva looking fierce and fabulous on the streets of New Jersey. Soon, she’s having a religious experience in a beautiful white dress with two of her best friends. Beyonce‘s outfit has to be seen to be believed and Kelly Rowland, well, she looks as gorgeous as ever. That’s when the party kicks off and our favorite girls reunite for some impromptu dance moves. If you love Destiny’s Child (and good music in general) this is unmissable. Watch up top. More »

Whatcha Say: Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams And Sia Got Our Readers Talking

It’s about that time, Idolator readers! Another week in the world of pop is drawing to a close, and boy, was it a busy one!

The divas were at the very top of our list this week, with Beyonce sporting a flawless bedhead look for the cover of ‘T’ Magazine,  Destiny’s Child reuniting on Michelle William’s gospel track “Say Yes,” and Rihanna rocking an amazing sheer, Swarovski crystal-laden gown at the CFDA Awards. And as if that wasn’t enough, we had a listen to Jennifer Lopez very promising new album, A.K.A, and even Celine Dion premiered her highly anticipated video for “Incredible,” featuring Ne-Yo.

What’s more, it seemed to be the week for some truly outlandish music videos! One Republic released their music video for “Love Runs Out,” New Zealand songstress Kimbra brought her bizarre, yet endearing clip for new single “90’s Music” and L.A. sultry singer-songwriter BANKS dropped an ethereal music video for “Drowning.”

Here on Idolator, we premiered Poliça’s cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 smash- hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” We also just kicked off our “Song Of The Summer” competition, presenting Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s collab track “Problem” as our first major SOS contender, plus Iggy and Charli XCX‘s chart-dominating “Fancy.”

As per usual, we could always count on you guys on having plenty to say. Here are some of the week’s best comments below! More »

Destiny’s Child Reunite On The Set Of Michelle Williams’ “Say Yes” Music Video: Get A First Look

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Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, together known as Destiny’s Child, have regrouped for the first time since their powerhouse performance at the Super Bowl on the set of the video for Michelle’s urban gospel banger, “Say Yes.”

Although the video shoot was supposed to be a surprise — one might even say it was Unexpected — fans and paparazzi alike were quick to track down the trio during the shoot last month. After all, when you’ve got the ladies of DC3 all together in one room, it’s all but impossible not to get the entire world shaking and crying.

“We heard all this commotion going on while we were filming. We filmed at somebody’s house and they probably got excited and called their cousins and friends and, next thing you know, the whole town was on one street,” Michelle revealed to The Hollywood Reporter.

Check out the first professional still from the video shoot above. More »

Kelly Rowland Calls Beyonce And Michelle Williams Her Soul Mates: Morning Mix

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:: This is so sweet. Kelly Rowland called Beyonce and Michelle Williams her soul mates in a recent interview. “I believe soul mates are not just in relationships, but they’re in friendships,” she explained. Long live the children of destiny! [Cosmopolitan]

:: Speaking of Queen Bey, her pastor Rudy Rasmus has defended the superstar’s sexy image. “I think the world would be void an extreme talent if we silenced her or censored her,” he said very wisely. [Hello Beautiful]

:: Whitney Houston‘s former house has been snapped up by a long-term fan for $1.5 million. He purchased it to protect her image and legacy, and has turned down offers from the media to inspect the property. [NME]

:: A much-hoped for collaboration almost happened this week in London. Demi Lovato revealed that she was supposed to write with Ed Sheeran but it fell through at the last minute. They plan to reschedule it later in the year. [Digital Spy]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Arena Tour Canceled: See The Cast’s Pissed-Off Reactions

Michelle Williams, JC Chasez and Incubus star Brandon Boyd were to star in the latest production of Jesus Christ Superstar, a 50-plus date U.S. arena tour. But on May 30, just a week prior to its debut in New Orleans, the tour was canceled due to low ticket sales.

“It became obvious the shows were in trouble but we tried until the last moment to give it every chance to turn around,” Michael Cohl, its promoter, said to The New York Times. He wasn’t exaggerating about the timing, either – its stars were rehearsing up until May 29, then told they were out of work the next day. “What’s that Miley Cyrus song, ‘Wrecking Ball’?” said Ben Forster, who was to play Jesus. “I feel like someone just came in and took a big wrecking ball to the Jesus Christ Superstar tour.”

All ticket sales will be refunded, according to the production’s official website. While Williams has yet to comment on the tour’s cancellation, other members of its cast and 300-member crew got together to pose for Twitter – with middle fingers high in the air. See for yourself after the jump. More »