Posts Tagged ‘Jay-Z’

Jay-Z to Open New $1 Billion Barclays Center with Trio of Concerts

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

By Joyce

The new home of the Brooklyn Nets will be opened on September 28 with the first of three concerts by hip-hop mogul Jay-Z. As part-owner of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z is the natural choice to open the new $1 billion Barclays Center. Other events scheduled at the new venue include:

October 2 – New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils (preseason)
October 3 – Journey
October 11 & 13 – Barbara Streisand
October 22 – Rush
November 12 – Justin Bieber
December 26 – WWE

Check out our listings for a full list of events for the Barclays Center.

Kanye calls out fan, stops concert over laser pointer

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

By Jon

On tour in Paris, Kanye West and his Watch the Throne collaborator Jay-Z were starting one of their most popular songs, Flashing Lights, when a persistent fan/annoying concert-goer was called out in classic show-stopping (literally) Kanye fashion:


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2012 Grammy Nominations released – here’s our predictions for the winners!

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

The Grammy Awards are coming up again, and nominations have been released today. There have been some predictable choices (Adele, Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga) as well as some surprises (Bon Iver, Mumford & Sons, the Black Keys). Here are the nominations, as well as (in italics) our predictions. Who do you think will win? Were we right, or do you disagree? Let us know in the comments!

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga picked up 3 nominations this year!

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Jay-Z on Chris Brown: UNIMPRESSED.

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Jay-Z had a front row seat for troubled singer Chris Brown’s performance at the MTV VMAs, and it was obvious that years after Chris Brown’s assault on his then-girlfriend Rihanna, Jay has yet to become a member of Team Breezy. During Brown’s wildly athletic (though obviously lip-synced) dance performance, MTV’s cameras kept cutting to Jay-Z sitting in his seat, totally unmoving amidst a sea of clapping, dancing fellow celebs. Awkward, to say the least, but not surprising: Jay-Z discovered Rihanna, and was largely responsible for the success of her early singles.

What do you think? Is it time for everyone involved to move on, or does Chris Brown not deserve to have a career?