Solange Knowles Rallies For Trayvon Martin: Morning Mix

Bianca Gracie | July 16, 2013 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: After George Zimmerman‘s “not guilty” verdict was announced, numerous people rallied in support of victim Trayvon Martin – including Solange Knowles. The singer organized her own rally outside of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall to show her protest. [MTV Buzzworthy]

:: Thanks to songs like PSY‘s “Gangnam Style,” K-Pop is bigger and better than ever! In 2012, the year the song was released internationally, music videos from K-Pop artists skyrocketed to over 7 billion views. [Youtube-Trends]

:: Carly Rae Jepsen may be a great singer, but sports isn’t her strong suit. The pop star threw an embarassing first pitch for the Tampa Bay Rays during their baseball game on July 14. Celebuzz recaps the flub: “Jepsen chucked the chunk of rawhide straight into the ground, sending it slowly rolling across the first-base line before hitting a cameraman.” Better stick to your day job, Carly! [Celebuzz]

:: Baz Luhrmann worked on The Great Gatsby soundtrack with Jay-Z, but now the superstar director is reviewing the rapper’s own music. Here’s what Luhrmann had to say about Magna Carta Holy Grail: “I heard some remarkable pieces from this new album early on but what is really exceptional about the whole work is its diversity. It’s not so much that Jay plays by the rules, he just makes them up as he goes along.” [MTV]

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

Music On TV:

:: Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC) — Talib Kweli featuring Nelly & Abby Dobson :: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC) — Mayer Hawthorne :: Live with Kelly & Michael (syndicated) — Cody Simpson