J Balvin Discusses Artist Fernando Botero’s ’20 de Julio’ as Part of Google Arts & Culture’s Art Zoom Series

J Balvin is offering up a virtual art lesson…

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

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Grimes, FKA twigsTWICE‘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 Bruegel the 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.

FKA Twigs Among the Winners at the AIM Independent Music Awards

FKA Twigs is celebrating a difficult win…

The 10th annual AIM Independent Music Awards were held virtually on Wednesday, with the 32-year-old part-Spanish singer winning a trophy.

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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

FKA Twigs Earns Four NME Awards Nominations

FKA Twigsis a NMEto be reckoned with…

The 32-year-old part-Spanish singer-songwriter has picked up four NME (New Musical Express) Awards nominations.

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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

FKA Twigs’ “Magdalene” Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums Chart

FKA Twigs is back on top…

The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer, who earned her first-ever Grammy nomination this week, debuts at No. 1 on BillboardTop Dance/Electronic Albums chart dated November 23 with her sophomore album Magdalene

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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.

FKA Twigs Releases New Pensive Single “Sad Day”

FKA Twigs is feeling pensive…

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.

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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 Billboard of 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.

FKA Twigs Expanding the North American Leg of Her “Magdalene Tour”

FKA Twigs is expanding her North American reach…

The 31-year-old part-Spanish singer has announced an additional nine dates to her Magdalene Tour, which kicked off in May. 

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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 SoundWe 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.