Barack Obama

Ariana Grande’s Donut Lick Cost Her a Chance to Sing at the White House

Nearly 20,000 emails stolen from Democratic National Committee computers, apparently by Russian government hackers, were posted to WikiLeaks this week. Among the lower-stakes revelations contained within this trove: Ariana Grande…
Anna Gaca / July 23, 2016

Madonna Keeps it Old School With ‘Borderline’ (and President Obama) on ‘Fallon’

It was Throwback Thursday for Madonna on last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Backed by the Roots, the Queen of Pop delivered a slowed-down, souled-up version of…
Anna Gaca / June 10, 2016

Barack Obama and Macklemore Team Up to Discuss Opioid Addiction

President Barack Obama has invited Macklemore to sit in on his White House weekly address, where the two engage in a discussion regarding opioid addiction. They also…
Rachel Brodsky / May 14, 2016

President Barack Obama Honors Prince in Touching Remembrance

Following the death of the iconic 57-year-old singer-guitarist-angel among us, Prince, President Barack Obama has issued a statement remembering the Purple One. "Today,…
Brennan Carley / April 21, 2016

President Obama Met With Nicki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Common, and More to Talk ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

President Barack Obama met with a number of prominent musicians yesterday to discuss an initiative called "My Brother's Keeper." According to ABC News, the initiative…
Rachel Brodsky / April 16, 2016

Watch Michelle Obama’s SXSW Keynote Speech Featuring Missy Elliott and Diane Warren

Michelle Obama is delivering the Opening Keynote address as South By Southwest in Austin, Texas right now. The first lady is speaking to promote the Let…
James Grebey / March 16, 2016

Grammy-Winning Artist Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to Speak at SXSW

Two-time Grammy winner and President of the United States of America Barack Obama will be giving a keynote speech at South by Southwest this year…
James Grebey / March 2, 2016

Usher, Brittany Howard, and Demi Lovato Among Performers at White House Ray Charles Tribute

Last night, President Barack Obama had a couple friends over to his place to honor the memory of the late great Ray Charles. Performers at…
Andrew Unterberger / February 25, 2016

Barack Obama’s Favorite Song of 2015 Was Kendrick Lamar’s ‘How Much a Dollar Cost’

In a new interview with People, President Obama revealed that his favorite song of the year was a cut from Kendrick Lamar's epochal To Pimp…
Dan Weiss / December 9, 2015

Kanye West Might Be Performing at the Democratic National Committee Event

Kanye West might be performing at the Democratic National Committee in San Francisco on October 10, it was announced today. No word on whether another epic…
Harley Brown / September 28, 2015

Freedom-Hating White House Deletes Petition to Force Kanye West to Release ‘SWISH’

Barack Obama, the president of the United States of America, doesn't care about the people. What other explanation could there be for the White House…
James Grebey / August 13, 2015

The Secret Service Is Investigating Scott Stapp’s Alleged Threats Against President Barack Obama

In late November, Scott Stapp allegedly fled a mental health facility on a bike with no shirt and a backpack full of CIA documents claiming to be…
James Grebey / December 15, 2014

John Lennon’s Hashish Habit Helped Shape Obama’s Immigration Policy

By now, we well know Barack Obama is a bit of a music fan with a specific appreciation for the Beatles. Aside from having very…
Colin Stutz / September 4, 2014

Here’s Barack Obama ‘Rapping’ Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’

Barack Obama has finally weighed in on pop music's most important issue of 2014: Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX's summer anthem "Fancy." First, rapper Saul…
Elissa Stolman / August 6, 2014

Janelle Monae Sings With T-Boz, Gets Love From Obamas

Janelle Monáe kills the live performance of her latest album's title track "Electric Lady," but the Afrofuturist princess (or Q.U.E.E.N.?) now introduces a visual accompaniment that ups…
Olivia Forman / July 30, 2014

Music Could Be Headed for Internet Slow Lane Thanks to FCC

Hope you really trust your broadband company. And don't mind the Internet getting more expensive. If a report by The Wall Street Journal is true,…
Marc Hogan / April 24, 2014

Barack and Michelle Obama Honor Frankie Knuckles as ‘Trailblazer’

Franke Knuckles was taken from us earlier this month, but the Chicago house DJ's influence reached all the way around the planet — including to…
Marc Hogan / April 22, 2014

Au Contraire: Beyonce and President Obama Not Dangerously in Love

The French ... they're just like us! Except in this case, it's France's news media that looks at the White House and imagines it sees…
Marc Hogan / February 10, 2014

President Obama’s State of the Union Address Gets Lucky With 2014 Grammy Memes

Music didn't get an explicit shout-out at last night's State of the Union address, unlike TV's Mad Men. But Music's Biggest Night was very much…
Marc Hogan / January 29, 2014

Barack Obama Agrees: ‘Kanye’s Music Is Outstanding Though’

We got a lot of Kanye West in 2013. The man released a bona fide stunner of a new record, Yeezus, which was SPIN's Album of…
Chris Martins / December 23, 2013
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