The 35-year-old Colombian singer is lending his voice as a narrator for the second installation of Google Arts & Culture‘s Art Zoom series.
Balvin joins a roster of participating artists that includes
Grimes, FKA twigs, TWICE‘s Chaeyoung, Ellie Goulding and The 1975‘s Matty Healy.
Fans can embark on a different kind of tour with their favorite artists telling the stories behind the world’s most famous masterpieces. And by using Google’s giga-pixel Art Camera, they can zoom in on any artwork with brushstroke-level detail.you can check here art related information
The new Art Zoom series features the Renaissance works coming out of Europe, with Grimes’ lively exploration of Pieter Bruegelthe Elder‘s apocalyptic The Fall of Rebel Angels. Meanwhile, MAGDALENEsinger FKA twigs appropriately presents Artemisia Gentileschi’s Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy.
Balvin reminisces on the chaos and hope inColombian figurative artist and sculptor Fernando Botero’s 20 de Julio. His signature style, also known as “Boterismo“, depicts people and figures in large, exaggerated volume, which can represent political criticism or humor, depending on the piece.
The 10th annual AIM Independent Music Awards were held virtually on Wednesday, with the 32-year-old part-Spanish singer winning a trophy.
FKA Twigs took home the award for Best [Difficult] Second Album for her critically-acclaimed Magdalene, which peaked at No. 21 on the Official U.K. Albums Chart.
Established in Britain back in 2011, the AIM Independent Music Awards celebrates the brightest, the best and the innovators of the independent music scene.
Here’s a look at this year’s winners:
UK Independent Breakthrough: Moses Boyd Best Creative Packaging: Digga D – Double Tap Diaries Special Recognition Award: Vince Clarke Indie Champion: Helen Smith Best Small Label: Speedy Wunderground Best Independent Remix: Lafawndah – Tourist X Nídia Rework One To Watch: Arlo Parks Best Independent Video: The Howl & The Hum – The Only Boy Racer Left On The Island Innovator Award: AJ Tracey Best [Difficult] Second Album: Fka twigs – Magdalene International Breakthrough: Yaeji Pioneer Award: Little Simz PPL Award For Most Played New Independent Artist: Freya Ridings Best Independent Album: Sarathy Korwar – More Arriving Best Live Act: Five Finger Death Punch Best Independent Track: Flying Lotus – More (Ft. Anderson .Paak) Best Independent Label: Jazz Re:Refreshed Outstanding Contribution To Music: Tony Allen
The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer-songwriter has picked up four NME (New Musical Express) Awards nominations.
FKA Twigs, who had previously earned two NME Awards nods, is up for Best British Solo Act and Best Solo Act In The World.
She’s also nominated in the Best British Album and Best Album In The World categories for her acclaimed album Magdalene.
Cardi Bhas picked up her first NME Awardsnod in the Best Festival Headliner category.
A number of categories are fan voted, including Hero of the Year, Villain of the Year and Music Moment of the Year; vote here.
Winners will be announced at the February 12 show at the O2 Academy Brixton.
Here’s the full list of nominees:
GODLIKE GENIUS Emily Eavis (Glastonbury Festival organizer)
BEST BRITISH ALBUM FKA Twigs – Magdalene Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1 Little Simz – Grey Area Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain
BEST ALBUM IN THE WORLD Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? FKA twigs – Magdalene Foals – Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, Pt. 1 Lana Del Rey – Norman F–king Rockwell Little Simz – Grey Area Michael Kiwanuka – Kiwanuka Slipknot – We Are Not Your Kind Slowthai – Nothing Great About Britain Stella Donnelly – Beware Of The Dogs Tyler, the Creator – Igor
BEST BRITISH SONG AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove” Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” Georgia – “About Work The Dancefloor” Mura Masa ft Slowthai – “Deal Wiv It” The 1975 – “People”
BEST SONG IN THE WORLD AJ Tracey – “Ladbroke Grove” Billie Eilish – “Bad Guy” Clairo – “Bags” Dua Lipa – “Don’t Start Now” Georgia – “About Work The Dancefloor” Lil Nas X – “Old Town Road” (Remix) Lizzo – “Juice” Mura Masa ft Slowthai – “Deal Wiv It” Post Malone – “Circles” The 1975 – “People”
BEST BRITISH SOLO ACT AJ Tracey Charli XCX FKA Twigs Slowthai Yungblud
BEST SOLO ACT IN THE WORLD AJ Tracey Beck Billie Eilish Charli XCX FKA Twigs Lana Del Rey Lizzo Slowthai Taylor Swift Yungblud
BEST BRITISH BAND Bring Me The Horizon Idles Krept & Konan The 1975 The Big Moon
BEST BAND IN THE WORLD Bring Me The Horizon Brockhampton BTS Haim Idles Krept & Konan Slipknot Tame Impala The 1975 The Big Moon
BEST NEW BRITISH ACT: Celeste D-Block Europe Easy Life Jade Bird Sam Fender
BEST NEW ACT IN THE WORLD Celeste Clairo D-Block Europe DaBaby Dominic Fike Easy Life Fontaines DC Girl In Red Jade Bird Sam Fender
BEST LIVE ACT: Amyl + The Sniffers Foals Iggy Pop Lizzo Slowthai
BEST COLLABORATION BTS + Halsey Charli XCX + Christine And The Queens Megan Thee Stallion + DaBaby Slowthai + Mura Masa Yungblud + Dan Reynolds
BEST MUSIC VIDEO Brockhampton – “I Been Born Again” Easy Life – “Nice Guys” Normani – “Motivation” Stormzy – “Vossi Bop” Yungblud – “Original Me”
BEST BRITISH FESTIVAL All Points East Glastonbury Parklife Reading & Leeds Wireless
BEST FESTIVAL IN THE WORLD All Points East Coachella Fuji Rock Glastonbury Mad Cool Parklife Reading & Leeds Rock In Rio Sziget Wireless
BEST FESTIVAL HEADLINER Cardi B Lana Del Rey Stormzy The 1975 The Cure
BEST MUSIC FILM Beyonce: Homecoming BTS: Bring The Soul Liam Gallagher: As It Was Michael Hutchence: Mystify Rocketman
BEST MUSIC BOOK Brett Anderson – Afternoons With The Blinds Drawn Debbie Harry – Face It: A Memoir Elton John – Me Prince –The Beautiful Ones Tegan & Sara – High School
BEST REISSUE Aretha Franklin – Amazing Grace Muse – Origin Of Muse Prince – 1999 R.E.M. – Monster 25 The Beatles – Abbey Road
The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer, who earned her first-ever Grammy nomination this week, debuts at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart dated November 23 with her sophomore album Magdalene.
The set launches with 11,000 equivalent album units (5,000 in album sales), according to Nielsen Music.
FKA Twigs adds her second No. 1, following her first full-length, LP1, which topped the chart in September 2014.
Magdalene is her fifth title to make the chart and fourth top 10, a run which commenced with EP2(No. 5, October 2013).
On the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, FKA Twigs boasts six songs from the set, including “Sad Day,” the chart’s leading debut at No. 16, as it logged 1.6 million U.S. streams in the tracking week.
Plus, “Holy Terrain,” featuring Future, which hit No. 18 in September, returns to the list at No. 22 with 995,000 clicks.
The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer has released the single “Sad Day,” the fourth cut to arrive from her long awaited sophomore album, Magdalene.
FKA Twigs lightly sings through heartbreak, as bombastic 808s mimic explosives going off in a warzone to fill the chaotic background.
“Would you make a, make a, make a wish on my love,” she sorrowfully repeats on the chorus.
“When I wrote my first album I was 23, and when I wrote my second album I was 30,” she told Billboardof her growth as a songwriter since her debut. “I think I’ve always been truthful, but I’ve been digging deeper for Magdalene; I knew I didn’t want to release any new music until I’d found the bottom of the well.”
FKA Twigs’ new album will be released this Friday, November 8 via Young Turks.
The LP1 artist continues her North American tour this week with a show in Seattle.
The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer has announced an additional nine dates to her Magdalene Tour, which kicked off in May.
The new North American shows are set to begin on November 3 at the Vogue Theatrein Vancouver, B.C. and run through November 20 when the trek closes at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Throughout the month of November, FKA Twigs will hit Seattle, Oakland, Denver, Chicago, Toronto and more to bring her eclectic performance to North American audiences. The Magdalenes how features her music, elaborate set designs, Wushu(Chinese Kungfu), pole dancing and more inspired by the revolutionary 19th century concept of “Gesamtkunstwerk” or “total work of art.”
FKA twigs launched her Magdalene world tour with two sold-out nights each at LA’s Palace Theatreand NYC’s Park Avenue Armory, continuing on to play headlining shows in Berlin, London, and Sydney, and performing at Primavera Sound, We Love Green Festival, and Afropunk.
The Magdalene tour features never before heard music from FKA Twig’s upcoming second album. The artist has released single “Cellophane” off the highly anticipated sophomore album that’s expected later this year.
Between dates for her November headlining tour, FKA Twigs will also perform at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnawat Dodgers Stadiumin Los Angeles on November 9.
Fan and Spotify presales have begun with local presales starting Thursday (September 5). Tickets will be available to the general public on Friday (September 6). All sales will begin at 10:00 am local time.