As it's Thanksgiving we've put together a little playlist for you of all things thankful and appreciative; happy holidays!
Thanksgiving is upon us once more. In fact in many countries, including Canada, The Netherlands and St Lucia it has already been celebrated. The forth Thursday in November though is arguably the biggest, best known Thanksgiving around the world as it's when The United States Of America, and Brazil, recognise the national holiday. Abraham Lincoln set, or proclaimed, the date for all states back in 1863 and ever since then that's when people have taken time out, not only to bless the harvest, but to say thank you. One reluctant out going President Trump pardoned Corn the turkey, although who was the bigger turkey was still up for debate, in the traditional White House ceremony just the other day setting in motion the start of the U.S celebrations. This inspired us here at Contact Music to put together a topical playlist themed around Thanksgiving.
President Trump is joined by First Lady Melania Trump to pardon the National Thanksgiving Turkey 2020 / Photo Credit: Sipa USA/PA Images
Dido - Thank you.
If only we could go back...
The 90s is by far one of our favourite decades for music, not only because of its rich and diverse span of genres, but also because of the incredible female talent that came out of that time. Here are just a few of the greatest women-led albums of this extraordinary era.
1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
This American redhead's debut album was actually a second attempt which she worked on with her then boyfriend Eric Rosse following the break-up of her band Y Kant Tori Read. It became a tour de force, breaking pop conventions with its acoustic piano and Tori's unusual vocal style, and lyrics that range from the funny to the surreal. It's a sublime commentary on female sexuality and it hasn't aged a day.
Continue reading: 11 Amazing Albums By Female Artists The 90s Brought Us
What's coming in 2020?
It's a new year and a new decade, so we're hoping it gets off to a good start in the world of music. There are some pretty exciting upcoming releases for 2020, from some of music's biggest legends, so we're confident we won't be left disappointed.
Bombay Bicycle Club - Everything Else Has Gone Wrong
It's been the longest they've ever gone without releasing an album, but six years after UK number one 'So Long, See You Tomorrow', Bombay Bicycle Club return with 'Everything Else Has Gone Wrong'. They also have a new label, Mmm... Records, and if the title single and lead single 'Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)' are anything to go by, it will be another stellar hit.
Continue reading: Eight Albums We're Looking Forward To In 2020
Jonathan Schwartz stole over $5 million from Morissette, and $2 million from a combination of five other clients, over a four-year period.
Alanis Morissette’s former business manager has been sentenced to six years’ imprisonment after he stole more than £5.4 million from the singer and others he worked for, it has been reported.
Jonathan Schwartz, 47, had previously admitted stealing around $5 million from the Canadian singer-songwriter between the years 2010 and 2014, and approximately $2 million from five other unnamed clients in the same time period.
He was sentenced on Wednesday (May 3rd) in the Federal Court of Los Angeles, by Judge Dolly Gee who exceeded the 63-month sentence requested by prosecutors in sending Schwartz down.
Continue reading: Alanis Morissette's Former Business Manager Imprisoned For Six Years
Musician Alanis Morissette out and about in Malibu, California, United States - Thursday 8th December 2016
Morissette’s 1995 hit was given a 21st century makeover on the ‘Late Late Show’.
Alanis Morissette’s 1996 hit ‘Ironic’ has taken a lot of flack over the years for some of its less-than-ironic lyrics (is rain on your wedding day really ironic?). But on Monday night’s edition of James Corden's 'Late Late Show', the song was given a modern re-working that we can all get behind.
Alanis Morissette has reworked ‘Ironic’ for the 21st century.
Wearing in a red beanie hat, resembling the one she wore in the song’s video, Morissette sat down for an acoustic rendition of the hit, with a few different lyrics. ’An old friend sending you a Facebook request and only find out they're racist after you accept,' Morissette began, before she was joined by host James Corden dressed in a matching outfit.
The trio are latest surprise guests to join Swift onstage during her '1989' world tour.
Taylor Swift was joined onstage by three very special guests on Monday evening, during her third of five sold out gigs at the Los Angeles' Staples Center. Comedian Ellen Degeneres, singer Alanis Morissette and the Dixie Chicks' Natalie Maines became the latest celebs to join Swift’s '1989' tour squad, which has also seen appearances from Julia Roberts and Lena Dunham.
The 'JLP' reissue will mark the 20th anniversary of the singer's landmark 1995 album.
Yes, it really has been 20 years since Alanis Morissette first sang about "rain on your wedding day", and the Nineties star is celebrating the milestone with a rerelease of her hugely successful album 'Jagged Little Pill'.
Alanis Morissette is bringing 'Jagged Little Pill' back
The 4-disc package will come complete with 10 previously unreleased demos and a full live concert from the year of its release, and will be available via Rhino on October 30.
Alanis Morissette - 6th Annual ELLE Women In Music Celebration presented by eBay - Arrivals at BOULEVARD3 - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015
Tinashe, Editor-in-Chief at Elle Magazine Robbie Myers, Alanis Morissette and Banks - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 6th Annual ELLE Women in Music Celebration presented by eBay which was held at Boulevard 3 in Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015
Alanis Morissette - 2015 MusiCares Person Of The Year Gala Honoring Bob Dylan held at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles. at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015
Alanis Morissette, Mario Treadway and Ever Morissette-Treadway - Alanis Morissette arrives at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport with husband Mario Treadway and their son Ever - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th June 2014
Let's dig up celebrity drama from two decades ago, that sounds like a fun Friday afternoon, doesn't it?
Since it came out in 1995, Alanis Morisette’s You Oughtta Know has been repurposed as the anthem of thousands of bad breakups. But to the many Alanis fans, who have burnt pictures of their exes to the tune of Morisette’s hit, Dave Coulier would like you to know: it wasn’t about him. Coulier, whose career piqued in the 90s, is mostly known for two things – playing Joey on Full House and being the inspiration behind Alanis Morisette’s angsty breakup track – sort of like the Taylor Swift/John Mayer relationship of the generation, for anyone born after 1999.
Alanis Morissette might be over it by now, but Coulier sure isn't.
In a recent interview, Coulier confirmed that he and Morissette dated, but there's no way he had anything to do with those now 19-year-old lyrics.
Coldplay's new album charts Chris Martin's split from wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Does it have the heartbreak factor to join our five best breakup albums?
Coldplay’s new album Ghost Stories has been released, to quite a mixed bag of reviews. When just three weeks after the album’s track listing had been announced Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow announced their “conscious uncoupling” we all had a pretty good idea what the tone of the album would be like. With tracks like “Another’s Arms,” “Always in my Head” and “Magic,” it became pretty self-explanatory that "Ghost Stories" was going to be a breakup album.
"Ghost Stories" focuses on the marriage breakup between Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow
Perhaps he was inspired to call the album “Ghost Stories” as some of these breakup albums have been the some of the most hauntingly heartbreaking albums ever released.
Continue reading: Coldplay's 'Ghost Stories' And The Five Best Breakup Albums Of All Time
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their engagement (and apparently he's telling time on her Rolex). These other once engaged celebs also never made it down the aisle.
The most shocking break up news of the week goes to Glee star Naya Rivera and now ex-fiancee Big Sean. The pair have called it quits amid rumours of infidelity and Rolex theft. Naya tweeted “@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.” Although the tweet was quickly removed, the plot is definitely thickening.
Naya Rivera and Big Sean have called time on their relationship
These others celebs also decided to end their very high profile engagements, although none of them accused each other of stealing expensive watches. Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck AKA Bennifer were a bit of an odd couple to even begin with. In 2003 the couple were involved in an extremely high profile relationship, going so far as to co-star in a couple of god awful movies. The engagement was broken off in 2004, allegedly because Ben wasn’t ready to give up single life. Which makes sense because a year later he married Jennifer Garner. Burnnnnn.
Continue reading: Celebrity Engagements That Didn't Last
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