Tag: music

G-Dragon opens his Miami concert on July 25th with a "BigBang." Photo by Alex Han.

Growing popularity of K-pop in the West

In recent years, Korean pop music, or K-pop, has come to the attention of many in the West. What used to be a genre for a niche audience has now become an international trend, garnering millions of online fans from the United States to Qatar. Recently, the boy group BTS, or Beyond the Scene and formerly known as Bulletproof Boy […]

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Review: “Culture” takes over the music chart

Review: “Culture” takes over the music chart

Fans worldwide have been waiting for the official release of Migos’ new album, “Culture.” Migos has always managed to eschew the rules of mainstream rap and have created unique music of their own that fans go wild for. In the real world, “Culture“ consists of mix tapes and one-offs. Migos had a rough period of time where everything they wrote was […]

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"Awaken, My Love!" cover art

Review: “Awaken, My Love!” modernizes soul music

In his most recent album, “Awaken, My Love!,” Childish Gambino trades his usual strong rap verses and pounding baselines for soulful melodies and powerful mantras. The highly anticipated third album released on Dec. 2, includes 11 songs, inspired by 1970’s R&B. Donald Glover, who got the name “Childish Gambino” from a Wu-Tang Clan Name Generator, began his career in screenwriting […]

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Eagle Regiment competes in Bands of America competition

The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment Marching Band traveled to Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, Nov. 12. to compete in the Bands of America Southeast Super Regional competition. This competition is for marching bands who sign up on a first-come, first-served basis, that are located in the Southeast United States. The event occurs annually at the Georgia Dome and the three highest-scoring […]

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They call it a “Ring Chase;” Students release song to support baseball team

They call it a “Ring Chase;” Students release song to support baseball team

“Ring Chase,” a motivating hip-hop and rap song produced by Marjory Stoneman Douglas seniors Demetri Fortaleza, Gordon Jupiter and Joey Bullion, was made to encourage the baseball team while moving into states. “I hope that this song will actually help us win states and put our school on the map,” senior Demetri Fortaleza said. “No one really gives our school […]

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Bieber grows up on Purpose

Bieber grows up on Purpose

Love him or hate him; there is no way that you’d be able to deny that Justin Bieber’s new album, Purpose, is a true work of art. The album was released Friday, Nov. 13 and sent the world into a viral uproar. It features his latest hits, “Sorry,” “What Do You Mean” and “Where Are Ü Now,” which features Skrillex & […]

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Eagle Regiment takes second place at states

Eagle Regiment takes second place at states

After several exhausting months of nonstop practice, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas band finally made its way to their final competition for the season. The group first competed at several regional competitions. On Nov. 7, they brought home a first place trophy with a score of 92.7. The band was rated a Distinguished Superior, the highest possible rating, and won Best […]

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Demi Lovato showcases confidence with fifth album

Demi Lovato showcases confidence with fifth album

Demi Lovato was born to sing: that much is clear. With the release of her new album, fittingly entitled Confident, the former Disney star emerges with the determined self-assurance and poise that Camp Rock’s Mitchie Torres, whom Lovato first portrayed back in 2008, initially lacked. Between promoting awareness for mental disorders and serving as one of music’s most motivational figures […]

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“Revival” marks Selena Gomez’s transition into adulthood

“Revival” marks Selena Gomez’s transition into adulthood

Selena Gomez is no longer the wand-wielding teenager whose presence on Waverly Place constantly led to televised conflict. With the release of her fifth studio album, Revival, Gomez fortifies her departure from juvenile issues and her transcendence to adulthood. Released on October 9 through Interscope, Revival boasts a satisfying collection of songs fueled by honesty and packaged with enticing hooks […]

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Throwing Music Back A Decade

Throwing Music Back A Decade

This year includes the ten year anniversary of many people’s favorite childhood songs. These include “Hips Don’t Lie,” “How to Save a Life,” “Gold Digger,” “Candy Shop” and “Pon de Replay.” “Hips Don’t Lie,” by Colombian sing-songwriter Shakira, was written in 2005 and features rapper Wyclef Jean. The upbeat salsa and reggaeton song got many up and dancing during its time […]

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