This week we talk the Brit Awards, Lily Allen doing a Kanye and what Rihanna and Christina Aguilera are both celebrating.
First off let’s talk the Brit Awards which took place at London’s O2 Arena last Wednesday night. The awards saw the very best of British triumph, with big winners on the night including the Arctic Monkeys, One Direction, Ellie Goulding and Rudimental. The awards also featured some exciting performances, with Beyoncé, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry all taking to the stage. It was great to see some of Britain’s hottest talents being showcased too, with Rudimental and Bastille stealing the show with their closing performance.
The Brits wouldn’t be the same without a bit of controversy and Arctic Monkeys front man Alex Turner certainly provided that. When accepting the award for album of the year, Alex took to the stage and said the following: “Yeah, that rock’n’roll it seems like it’s fading away sometimes, but it’ll never die and there’s nothing you can do about it. Thank you very f***ing much for this, I do truly appreciate it. Don’t take that the wrong way. Invoice me for the microphone if you need to.” After giving his speech, Alex dropped the microphone and walked off the stage- providing the awards with its rock’n’roll moment of the night!
Speaking of music, Lily Allen has recently revealed a surprising choice of title for her next album. When appearing on the Graham Norton show, Lily revealed that her comeback album will be titled “Sheezus” . The 28-year-old told Graham: “It’s a confident title choice – and a little nod to Kanye West”. After the show she also took to Twitter to say: “It’s an homage, not a p**s take #SHEEZUS”.
Some have questioned this choice of title however, with Lily and Kanye having a somewhat unusual history together. The two artists collaborated with each other back in 2007 on “Drivin’ Me Wild” before getting into a Twitter spat in 2011. This argument was sparked by Kanye’s tweet: “An abortion can cost a ballin’ nigga up to 50 gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin’ bitches be getting pregnant on purpose #STRAPUP my niggas!” Responding to this Lily took to Twitter to respond: “Never has a tweet put me in such a bad mood. This is wrong on so many levels.” Although they have had their issues in the past, Lily has clearly moved past this to recognise Kanye as an artist- albeit in her somewhat tongue and cheek way!
Riri turns 26
Moving onto Rihanna now, she recently headed off to Aspen to celebrate her 26th birthday. During her trip, the What Now singer kept her fans constantly up-to-date via her Instagram page, sharing the following image on her birthday:
Amongst those that sent birthday wishes to the Barbadian beauty was Chris Brown’s mother, who took to twitter to send the following message:
It’s unknown whether Joyce hopes for a reunion between her son and Rihanna, but it would seem that Rihanna has other ideas. Once back from her Aspen trip, Rihanna reportedly dined out with Drake at Paris hot spot L’Avenue on Sunday night. A rumoured reunion between the pair has been speculated for months now and with this latest sighting it would seem that the two are very much back on!
Christina Aguilera’s exciting news
Christina Aguilera has had a lot to celebrate of late, with the singer recently announcing two very exciting pieces of news. The 33-year-old first revealed on Valentine’s Day that she and her boyfriend of three years, Matt Rutler, were engaged. The news was shared via Twitter, with the singer posting the following image along with the caption: “He asked and I said…”
The good news doesn’t stop there for Christina and her fiancé, with the couple also announcing that they are expecting their first child together. We here at Birthday want to congratulate Christina and her fiancé on this really exciting news-they’ve got a great year ahead of them.
Words by Kyri Levendi