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All About the Grammy’s Weekend Recap

 By: Lisa Cardoso

 

This Weekend Recap is all about the 59th Grammy’s Music Awards! Hip New Jersey, was loving every minute of it! Queen Bey’s performance had us glued to the TV, Adele’s re-do of “Fast love” had us confused and Chance the Rapper made us proud!
Adele had a tough start to the 59th Grammy Awards by singing off key to the George Michaels tribute. When she began to sing she fell a little flat causing her to stop the song and start over. There are many different opinions on this but us at Hip New Jersey think she did the right thing.

Starting over and not allowing the George Michael tribute to be imperfect shows a great deal of respect to him. Adele is an all around respectful person. Winning three of the top awards last night and being the first time an artist has won all three (record of the year, song of the year, and album of the year) she took her acceptance speech and honored her close competitor Beyoncé. Although her start may have been a little rocky, she was the shining star of the Grammy’s taking home five awards!

 

Another artist to congratulate and recognize is Chance the Rapper, taking home three awards last night (best new artist, best rap album and best rap performance). A win that goes down in history because Chance is the only artist to win a Grammy without selling physical copies of his music. Chance has remained unsigned and only drops his new music via live streaming allowing audiences of all means able to listen to his music. Congratulations Chance the Rapper and thank you for remaining humble and giving!

Did you know #BestNewArtist winner @chancetherapper is the first artist to win a GRAMMY from a streaming-only album? Congrats Chance! #GRAMMYs

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Now, we haven’t forgotten about Queen Bey! Beyonce´s performance last night was a movement as she wore a Peter Dundas golden gown. Fans are saying it was a religious experience and are in awe of her beauty. Starting out with her mother introducing her and her daughter sitting by her side, captured the essence of how important her family is.

Carrying twins can’t stop this proud mama from getting on stage and completely kill it! Her pregnancy glow radiated through the screen and touched all of her fans personally. The golden gown and the large gold head piece illuminated her already golden heart. Beyoncé set the bar for all pregnant women out there.

Beyoncé was nominated for nine different awards, although she didn’t win all of them beyonce was the highlight of the Grammy’s. Adele accepting her highest award still turned the spotlight right back on to Beyoncé.

This breathtaking performance by @beyonce is just the beginning of the epic #GRAMMYs performances happening tonight. Keep watching on @cbstv!

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A few other highlights we wanted to mention:

-Katy Perry’s performance of her song “Chained to the Rhythm” got a little political starting with the well known Hillary Clinton pantsuit and ended standing in front of the constitution yelling “No Hate!”

-Twenty-one pilots accepted their award in their underwear? Although fashion is a huge part of the Grammy’s Twenty-one pilots decided to shed their bottoms and walk out on stage. Before the duo became famous they watched the award show in their underwear, it only seemed fit to continue their tradition and accept their award in the same suit.

-Bruno Mars performed (and dressed like) Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy” and nailed it.

-Even though there was technical difficulties Lady Gaga’s performance with Metallica. Metallica’s “Hardwired” was nominated for Best Rock Song, but fell short to David Bowies “Blackstar” 

I'm living!!!! @twentyonepilots #TwentyOnePilots #Grammys

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@brunomars lighting up the stage with his electric #GRAMMYs performance!

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Super Bowl 51 Recap

By: Lisa Cardoso

Who here loves a great Super Bowl and a great performance? We at Hip New Jersey do! From Luke Bryan singing the national anthem, the Patriots coming back with an unbelievable fight to victory and Lady Gaga’s performance our Sunday was filled with excitement! 

To start off super bowl 51,  Luke Bryan sang a classic version of the National Anthem. Last night, was redemption from the 2012 MLB All-star performance where he was criticized for reading the lyrics off of his arm. But that didn’t stop him! He melted our hearts and many others by his performance.

 

 

A record breaking nine Super Bowl visits, the Patriots are no strangers to this almost national holiday. With a final score of 34-28 in overtime the Patriots took home their fifth Super Bowl win against the Falcons. This is one of the best comebacks in NFL history. In the third quarter the Falcons had a lead of 28-3, causing viewers to believe Atlanta was taking this win home last night. Although, many try to analyze the Patriots nail biting performance, this was nothing short of a miracle.

Tom Brady is being depicted as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Being the first to have 5 winning Super Bowls under his belt. He was also named MVP.  Brady, tossed the ball to James White and fought his way and into the end zone for the winning touchdown. 

Even though, the Giants or the Jets didn’t make it to the Super Bowl, Hip New Jersey has to admit that last night’s game will be portrayed as one of the best Super Bowls in history.

#OneMore

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After the announcement that Lady Gaga was performing at Super Bowl 51 many were skeptical. We all know the political battles that have been taking place, and we all know that Lady Gaga is one who stands up for equality; We believed that she would take her 13 minutes and incorporate a strong statement of being ‘born this way’ to all of her ‘little monsters’ (fans).

In fact, she dove off of the top of the stadium and right into her incredible performance singing most of her top rated hits. Without indication of any political views. Lady Gaga kept her performance theatrical by not voicing any opinions. 

Her Atelier Versace leotard covered in swarovski crystals and matching boots was the perfect futuristic look. Lady Gaga is known for her fashion statements and this one is believed by many to be inspired by the late David Bowie.

During her short performance Lady Gaga had a costume change! She was given 13 minutes and she changed outfits, I know to many of us, an outfit change could take a few hours! Gaga changed from a sparkly leotard into a white cropped shoulder pad jacket with silver boy shorts. If that wasn’t hot enough, Gaga added fishnet stockings to her already sexy ensemble.

 

Top DIY Halloween Costumes

Instead of going out to buy an expensive costume that you will never wear again why not do something easier and cheaper like making your own homemade costume out of materials you probably already have. Hip New Jersey has the top Halloween costumes for you to wear!

POKÉMON GO TRAINER

What you will need:

  • Hat
  • Black pants or leggings
  • Yellow shirt
  • Sneakers
  • Backpack
  • Gloves (optional)
  • Stuffed animal

STARBUCKS RAINBOW DRINKS

What you will need:

  • Colorful dress
  • Headband
  • Green card stock (used for straws)
  • Poster board (used to make Starbucks logo)

BEYONCE LEMONADE

#beyonce

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What you will need:

  • Yellow dress
  • Baseball bat
  • Sneakers or scrappy heels

HARLEY QUINN FROM SUICIDE SQUAD

What you will need:

  • Red and blue shorts
  • Tattered white t-shirt
  • Fishnet stockings
  • Boots or sneakers
  • Blue and pink makeup
  • Choker necklace

SNAPCHAT FILTERS

What you will need:

  • Several colors of felt
  • Headbands
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Plain colored clothing

GHOSTBUSTERS

Who ya gonna call??? ???? #Playmates #Ghostbusters @playlouisville @ghostbusters

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What you will need:

  • Khaki jumpsuit or tan pants and shirt
  • Backpack
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Toy guns (Super Soakers)
  • Ghostbusters logo

Happy Halloween and good luck with your DIY Halloween costume!