Drake & Nicki Minaj Lead Nominations For BET Awards 2024 🏆

Drake & Nicki Minaj Lead 

On Thursday, May 16, BET shared the full list of nominees ahead of the annual awards show next month. Drake received seven nominations in categories like Album of the Year for his For All The Dogs Scary Hours Edition as well as Best Male Hip Hop Artist, Best Male R&B/Pop Artist and more. Nicki Minaj comes in second with six nominations including Album of the Year for Pinky Friday 2 plus Best Female Hip Hop Artist and Best Collaboration. Meanwhile, J. Cole, Sexy Red, SZA and Victoria Monet all scored five nominations each.

In addition to the nominees, BET also revealed a slew of performers who will hit the stage during the show. GloRilla, Latto, Muni Long, Sexyy Red, Shaboozey, and Victoria Monét are all expected to perform on the Culture’s Biggest Night. Their performances will follow a week full of events during the BET Experience 2024. There will be two live concert lineups featuring performances by Cardi B, Davido, Gunna, The Roots, Common, Queen Latifah, Jungle Brothers, and plenty more. Fans will also get to enjoy comedy shows, the 106 & Park Stage, a roller-skating rink curated by DJ Mustard, and other exciting activities.

Fans can begin voting for the Viewer’s Choice Award on June 6 until June 30. The show will air live on Sunday, June 30 at 8 p.m. on BET. See the full list of nominees below.

Album Of The Year

11:11 – Chris Brown

A Gift & A Curse – Gunna

American Dream – 21 Savage

Coming Home – Usher

For All The Dogs (Scary Hours Edition) – Drake

Jaguar II – Victoria Monét

Michael – Killer Mike

Pink Friday 2 – Nicki Minaj

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé

Coco Jones

Doja Cat

H.E.R.

Muni Long

SZA

Tyla

Victoria Monét

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Brent Faiyaz

Bryson Tiller

Burna Boy

Chris Brown

Drake

Fridayy

October London

Usher

Best Group

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $Ign

2 Chainz & Lil Wayne

41

Blxst & Bino Rideaux

City Girls

Flo

Maverick City Music

Wanmor

Best Collaboration

“All My Life” – Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole

“America Has A Problem (Remix)” – Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar

“Barbie World” – Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua)

“Bongos” – Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion

“Carnival” – ¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti

“Don’t Play With It (Remix)” – Lola Brooke Feat. Latto & Yung Miami

“Everybody” – Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Uzi Vert

“Good Good” – Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage

“Rich Baby Daddy” – Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & SZA

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Cardi B

Doja Cat

Glorilla

Ice Spice

Latto

Megan Thee Stallion

Nicki Minaj

Sexyy Red

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

21 Savage

Burna Boy

Drake

Future

Gunna

J. Cole

Kendrick Lamar

Lil Wayne

Video Of The Year

“Agora Hills” – Doja Cat

“All My Life” – Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole

“Barbie World” – Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua)

“Bongos” – Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion

“First Person Shooter” – Drake Feat. J. Cole

“Good Good” – Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage

“On My Mama” – Victoria Monét

“Rich Baby Daddy” – Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & SZA

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom

Child.

Cole Bennett

Dave Meyers

Janelle Monáe & Alan Ferguson

Offset

Tems

Tyler, The Creator

Best New Artist

41

4batz

Ayra Starr

Bossman Dlow

Fridayy

October London

Sexyy Red

Tyla

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

“Award All Of The Glory” – Shirley Caesar

“All Things” – Kirk Franklin

“Angel” – Halle Bailey

“Come Jesus Come” – Cece Winans

“Do You Believe In Love?” – Erica Campbell

“God Problems” – Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore

“Me & U” – Tems

“Try Love” – Kirk Franklin

Viewer’s Choice Award

“Agora Hills” – Doja Cat

“All My Life” – Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole

“F*kumean” – Gunna

“Lovin On Me” – Jack Harlow

“Made For Me” – Muni Long

“On My Mama” – Victoria Monét

“Rich Baby Daddy” – Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & Sza

“Sensational” – Chris Brown Feat. Davido & Lojay

“Texas Hold ‘em” – Beyoncé

“Water” – Tyla

Best International Act

Asake (Africa)

Aya Nakamura (France)

Ayra Starr (Africa)

Bk’ (Brazil)

Cleo Sol (UK)

Focalistic (Africa)

Karol Conká (Brazil)

Raye (UK)

Tiakola (France)

Tyla (Africa)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Bellah (UK)

Cristale (UK)

Duquesa (Brazil)

Holly G (France)

Jungeli (France)

Makhadzi (Africa)

Oruam (Brazil)

Seyi Vibez (Africa)

Tyler Icu (Africa)

Bet HER

“16 Carriages” – Beyoncé

“Blessings” – Nicki Minaj Feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard

“Commas” – Ayra Starr

“Fly Girl” – Flo Feat. Missy Elliott

“Hiss” – Megan Thee Stallion

“On My Mama” – Victoria Monét

“Saturn” – SZA

“Yeah Glo!” – Glorilla

Best Movie

American Fiction

Bob Marley: One Love

Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse

The Book Of Clarence

The Color Purple

The Equalizer 3

The Little Mermaid

Best Actor

Anthony Mackie

Colman Domingo

Damson Idris

Denzel Washington

Donald Glover

Idris Elba

Jeffrey Wright

Lakeith Stanfield

Best Actress

Angela Bassett

Ayo Edebiri

Coco Jones

Danielle Brooks

Fantasia

Halle Bailey

Issa Rae

Regina King

Youngstars Award

Akira Akbar

Blue Ivy Carter

Demi Singleton

Heiress Diana Harris

Jabria Mccullum

Jalyn Hall

Leah Jeffries

Van Van

Sportswoman Of The Year Award

A’ja Wilson

Angel Reese

Coco Gauff

Flau’jae Johnson

Juju Watkins

Naomi Osaka

Sha’carri Richardson

Simone Biles

Sportsman Of The Year Award

Anthony Edwards

Gervonta Davis

Jalen Brunson

Jalen Hurts

Kyrie Irving

Lebron James

Patrick Mahomes

Stephen Curry

Drake & Nicki Minaj Lead Nominations For BET Awards 2024

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Tony M. Centeno/American Top 40 May , 2024

Ludmilla: ‘I wasn’t worried about what gringos wanted!’ says Brazil’s next pop superstar 🌟

Already the most listened-to Black artist in Brazil and a favourite of Beyoncé, Ludmilla has a whole new audience after her viral Coachella show. She discusses the racism and homophobia she’s had to face getting this far

In between her two-weekend debut at Coachella earlier this month, while the first concert was going viral, the Brazilian singer Ludmilla did business meetings, spent a day in Miami and kicked off new music projects. This interview took place on her way back from a short trip to the mountains surrounding the Hollywood sign, a call squeezed into a schedule that will end with a party: “I deserve some fun too,” she says.

She is following the guidebook to pop stardom, with her sights on an international career. Performing a repertoire of Portuguese-language songs, drawing from Brazil’s raw baile funk sound as well as pagode (a modern branch of samba), Ludmilla has already won a Latin Grammy and become the most listened-to Black artist in Brazil, and one of the only women of Afro-Latin heritage anywhere to reach a billion streams on Spotify and do a set on Coachella’s main stage. One of her admirers, Beyoncé, sent over a voice note to introduce it: “From Rio to Coachella, ladies and gentleman, Ludmilla!”

“This is a new, strange scenario to me,” she says. “To me it’s not possible that in a country like Brazil, with so many Black women and more than 500 years of history, I am the first Black woman to sell out a stadium; the first one to reach one billion streams.”

At Coachella, in front of a giant LED cube and flanked by a dozen dancers, she started out with the energetic Rainha da Favela (Favela Queen) and a suite of baile funk tracks, then melodious pagode as her wife, the dancer Brunna Gonçalves, hit the stage to share a kiss with the singer. The final stretch featured Ludmilla’s latest singles in Spanish, like the merengue Piña Colada, and another nod to her beginnings with Favela Venceu (Favela Won It).

“I felt such a relief once the show ended, it was like getting rid of a building on my back,” she says; she had invested 8m Brazilian reals (£1.2m) on stage props, musicians, dancers and pyrotechnics. “I had 45 minutes to show the world who Ludmilla is. I sing in Portuguese and this can be hard for an international audience. I had a goal and I reached it – this week I’ve received several invitations for collaborations.”

Born in 1995, Ludmilla was raised in Duque de Caxias, one of the most populous suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Baile funk was filling every corner of Rio by the end of the 90s, and became her bread and butter. In 2012, she released her first single, Fala Mal de Mim, under the moniker MC Beyoncé. She dropped the alias two years later, but never left the Bey-hive – hence the Coachella shoutout.

“Today, I’m more secure of who I am,” she says, while stressing her beginnings. “I’m a pagodeira, and I love R&B, but I’m also a funkeira. Baile funk comes from our communities, from people like me who started singing because we were trying to have a better life. We weren’t worried about what gringos wanted from us. Black people must take the baile funk movement by the hands.”

Read more of Felipe Maia’s May, 2024 article in The Guardian: bit.ly/3UrQWFs

Beyond Country: All The Genres #Beyoncé Explores On #COWBOYCARTER 🇨🇱

BEYONCE’S COWBOY CARTER COUNTRY! 🇨🇱 

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Beyond Country: All The Genres Beyoncé Explores On ‘Cowboy Carter’

On ‘COWBOY CARTER,’ Beyoncé is free. Her eighth studio album is an unbridled exploration of musical genres — from country to opera and R&B — that celebrates the fluidity of music and her Texas roots.

“Genres are a funny little concept, aren’t they? In theory, they have a simple definition that’s easy to understand. But in practice, well, some may feel confined.”

With those words, spoken on “SPAGHETTII” by Linda Martell— the first commercially successful Black female artist in country music and the first to play the Grand Ole Opry solo — Beyonce provides a proxy response to her original call on Instagram 10 days before COWBOY CARTER was released: “This ain’t a Country album. This is a “Beyoncé” album.”

She delivered on that promise with intent. Through a mix of homage and innovation, Beyoncé’s latest is a 27-track testament to her boundless musicality and draws  from a rich aural palette. In addition to its country leanings, COWBOY CARTER includes everything from the soulful depths of gospel to the intricate layers of opera.

Beyoncé’s stance is clear: she’s not here to fit into a box. From the heartfelt tribute in “BLACKBIIRD” to the genre-blurring tracks like “YA YA,” Beyoncé uses her platform to elevate the conversation around genre, culture, and history. She doesn’t claim country music; she illuminates its roots and wings, celebrating the Black artists who’ve shaped its essence.

The collective album proves no genre was created or remains in isolation. It’s a concept stoked in the words of the opening track, “AMERIICAN REQUIEM” when Beyonce reflects, “Nothing really ends / For things to stay the same they have to change again.” For country, and all popular genres of music to exist they have to evolve. No sound ever stays the same.

COWBOY CARTER’s narrative arc, from “AMERICAN REQUIEM” to “AMEN,” is a journey through American music’s heart and soul, paying tribute to its origins while charting a path forward. This album isn’t just an exploration of musical heritage; it’s an act of freedom and a declaration of the multifaceted influence of Black culture on American pop culture.

Here’s a closer look at some of some of the musical genres touched on in act ii, the second release of an anticipated trilogy by Beyoncé, the most GRAMMY-winning artist of all-time:

Country

Before COWBOY CARTER was even released, Beyoncé sparked critical discussion over the role of herself and all Black artists in country music. Yet COWBOY CARTER doesn’t stake a claim on country music. Rather, it spotlights the genre through collaborations with legends and modern icons, while championing the message that country music, like all popular American music and culture, has always been built on the labor and love of Black lives.

It’s a reckoning acknowledged not only by Beyoncé’s personal connection to country music growing up in Texas, but the role Black artists have played in country music rooted in gospel, blues, and folk music.

Beyoncé holds space for others, using the power of her star to shine a light on those around her. These inclusions rebuke nay-sayers who quipped pre-release that she was stealing attention from other Black country artists. It also flies in the faces that shunned and discriminated against her, serving as an example of how to do better. The reality that Beyoncé wasn’t stealing a spotlight, but building a stage for fellow artists, is a case study in how success for one begets success for others.

Gospel, Blues, & Folk (American Roots)

As is Beyoncé’s way, she mounts a case for country music with evidence to back up her testimony. She meanders a course through a sequence of styles that serve as the genre’s foundation: gospel, blues, and folk music.

“AMERIICAN REQUIEM” and “AMEN” bookend the album with gospel-inspired lyrics and choir vocals. The opener sets up a reflective sermon buoyed by  the sounds of a reverberating church organ, while the closer, with its introspective lyrics, pleads for mercy and redemption. The main verse on “AMEN”, “This house was built with blood and bone/ The statues they made were beautiful/ But they were lies of stone,” is complemented by a blend of piano, and choral harmonies.

Hymnal references are interlaced throughout the album, particularly in songs like “II HANDS II HEAVEN” and in the lyrical nuances on “JUST FOR FUN.” In the later track, Beyoncé’s voice soars with gratitude in a powerful delivery of the lines, “Time heals everything / I don’t need anything / Hallelujah, I pray to her.”

The gospel-inspired, blues-based “16 CARRIAGES” reflects the rich history of country songs borrowing from the blues while simultaneously calling back to songs sung by field laborers in the colonial American South. “Sixteen dollars, workin’ all day/ Ain’t got time to waste, I got art to make” serves as the exhausted plea of an artist working tirelessly long hours in dedication to a better life.

Rhiannon Giddens, a celebrated musician-scholar, two-time GRAMMY winner, and Pulitzer Prize recipient, infuses “TEXAS HOLD ‘EM” with her profound understanding of American folk, country, and blues. She plays the viola and banjo, the latter tracing its origins to Sub-Saharan West Africa and the lutes of ancient Egypt. Through her skilled plucking and bending of the strings, Giddens bridges the rich musical heritage of Africa and the South with the soul of country, blues, and folk music.

More Beyonce here: bit.ly/3xohNuc

Article by NINA FRAZIERGRAMMYS/APR 2024 

Flavor Flav Gave Billie Eilish a Barbie-Themed Diamond Clock Chain 🏅⏱ at Oscars Afterparty

Flavor Flav annoints Billie Eillish with Barbie clock, Eillish: “OMG”!

A second Academy Award wasn’t the only hardware Billie Ellis left the Oscars with. Flavor Flav pulled up to the awards ceremony on Sunday (March 10) with a Barbie-themed clock chain, and he made sure to bring a duplicate for his friend.

The former Public Enemy rapper met up with the “Happier Than Ever” singer at the Vanity Fair afterparty on Sunday night to personally gift Billie Eilish with the bubblegum bling, as the pair flaunted their matching jewelry.

Footage emerged of the heartwarming interaction as Eilish screamed in shock as Flav unwrapped the hot pink diamond clock inscribed with her name using the classic Mattel Barbie doll font.

“Oh my God,” Billie said in shock as she posed for photos holding up the necklace alongside Flavor Flav and Jon Batiste. Eilish and Flav shared a warm embrace before the clip cut off.

This wasn’t the dynamic duo’s first time meeting one another; the pair were photographed together at a Golden Globe after party in January.

By Michael Saponara for Billboard, March 2024

Rihanna Makes Millions After Performing At Wedding Celebration In India

 

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Rihanna…Makin’ it While She’s Shakin’ it for the richest man in Asia

Rihanna had fans all around the world locked in to her surprise performance in India.

On Saturday, March 2, the Grammy award-winning singer arrived in western India to perform at a pre-wedding party for the son of Mukesh Ambani —the richest man in Asia who’s worth at least $112 billion. Riri graced the stage with a major light show and back-up dancers as she performed 17 fan favorites including “B*tch Better Have My Money”, “We Found Love”, “Where Have You Been”, “We Found Love”, “Where Have You Been”, “Work”, “Diamonds” and more. The Ambani family definitely got what they paid for. Rihanna reportedly made at least $6 million from the wedding gig.

Rihanna herself said it was the first time in eight years that she had put on a concert of that caliber. It’s probable that she was referring to her previous “ANTI World Tour,” which took her around the globe in 2016. She hadn’t performed at a massive event since the tour wrapped until she was booked for the LVII Super Bowl Halftime Show in 2022. Based on the appearance of the pre-wedding party, it looks like she may have even brought back an old set from her last tour for her recent performance.

Videos of Rihanna’s recent performance went viral as soon as guests posted them to social media. The “Lift Me Up” singer even got a chance to enjoy the festivities after the show. There were a couple of videos of her dressed in traditional Indian clothing while dancing with some guests. She was also spotted leaving the event with a fancy swag bag.

Watch clips of Rihanna’s performance in India here: http://bit.ly/3T1jCUV

Article by: Tony M. Centeno, for American Top 40, March, 2024

Watch the video 📽: Pluto and the Sun 🌞 Couple Up For The Leo ♌ Full Moon

 

Pluto and The Sun Couple Up For the Leo Full Moon

We have the first full moon of 2024 in Leo Jan 25th at 5 degrees. Leo conjures up thoughts of those who are happy-go-lucky, fun-loving, warm, dramatic, fiery, proud and creative.

With the sun in Leo during summer, when the sun ascends to its highest throne, we are all more likely to take on some of Leo’s characteristics to some degree as the seasons affect our moods and what we do.

Leo natives are naturally infused with the qualities of Leo for the whole of their lives just as all natives of the zodiac are also imprinted with the qualities of their sun signs.

This particular full moon at five degrees of Leo, will sit across from Pluto in Aquarius at the zero degree. With a full moon, the sun and moon are at a 180 degree axis. Of note, January 21st bears witness to the sun and Pluto entering Aquarius as a couple. The sun now in Aquarius, is cuddled up with Pluto in Aquarius.

Is this coupling really a friendly union?

The sun sits at the center of our solar system while Pluto resides in the territory farthest out from the warm, life-giving force of the sun. Pluto is close enough to be a part of our solar system but distant enough to imbue characteristics frostier and darker than those attributed to the sun.

Pluto is the planet of birth, death, rebirth, transformation, power and regeneration. When some aspect of life experience falls under the gaze of Pluto, depending on the aspect, that particular field of life experience changes in some way. The change can be as drastic as divorcing your spouse of thirty years, moving by yourself to a foreign country where you don’t know anyone, to becoming a vegan after being a carnivore all your life.

While the sun conjunct Pluto can bring about changes in how our life force is expressed in more evident ways, Pluto aspects to the moon tend to affect us at a deeper, more emotional level where there are no apparent physical changes, i.e., the person doesn’t necessarily display outward, recognizable material changes but may have tumultuous feelings and thoughts that fester until eventually they must be expressed.

Now, this full moon in Leo sitting across from Pluto on January 25th, 2024, is an aspect that we can feel emotionally but this is not the type of longterm aspect Pluto can make to planets, points and placements that can last for months. Yes, on this full moon it is possible an event can happen that will have longterm effects but this Pluto-moon aspect is not one of Pluto’s longterm aspects as related to its length of duration.

The attention to this particular full moon in Leo, refers back to the article, Pluto iN Leo Baby Boomers Facing Pluto iN Aquarius written January, 2024 regarding baby boomers with Pluto in Leo and how they may respond to Pluto in Aquarius, lasting until 2044, affecting their Leo planets. This full moon affects natives with early Leo placements up to about 5 degrees but as Pluto transits through the full thirty degrees of Aquarius, there will be more Leo aspects facing Pluto in Aquarius.

Pluto transiting through Aquarius is big news and there are many Astrologers speaking on this subject so keep abreast of what’s happening. Remember, forewarned is forearmed; this is how astrology is a helpful tool in our toolkit.

I am excited about Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius. Aquarius representing the collective, the people, wants to make the best use of each individual’s talents in order to benefit the whole of society. Maybe, this is why the sun and Pluto have joined forces to enter Aquarius together showing unity, arm in arm. We each have talents unique to us.

Pluto in Aquarius asks us to summon up those hidden talents, perhaps languishing deep down inside, before the brilliance of the sun’s glowing light in order to awaken humanity’s capacity for living in a more peaceful, equitable and illumined world.

LET’S GO!

written by: ~from the Harte 🤜🏽⚡🤛🏽 © January, 2024 for ASTRO FREQUENCiES

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Watch Video: Pluto iN Leo ♌ Baby Boomers Facing Pluto iN Aquarius ♒


THE FACE OFF OF A GENERATION

We look forward to the new year and in deed the new year is celebrated all over the world. At the stroke of midnight, we greet the incoming year by partying, popping a bottle of bubbly, watching the new year countdown, kissing a loved one or friend or just by enjoying a quiet evening at home but hopefully we herald in the new year cheerfully and optimistically.
This is how baby boomers have celebrated the new year for decades. Baby boomers are the generation born 1946 to 1964. With Pluto residing in Leo from 1938 to 1957, we have witnessed the results of Pluto in the zodiac sign of Leo, arguably the most creative and dramatic of all zodiac signs. So it is no surprise that boomers can be theatrical and tend to have a strong will, confidence, enthusiasm, pride, and creativity. These characteristics are demonstrated by their “I can accomplish anything I set my mind to” approach to life. They also are extremely imaginative as evidenced by the worldwide expansion of the now yearly multi-billion dollar revenue of the entertainment industries.
The actual term “baby boomer” was coined in response to a spike in birth rates after World War II. As a staggering 3.4 Million babies were born in just one year, 1946, resulted in more babies being born than ever before in the history of the United States. These statistics should not be surprising considering Leo is not only known for its creativity but pro-creativity as well.
Baby boomers are a very proud and regal generation. Instinctively knowing the appearance of power can be just as important as actually having power which may account for their holding on to their youthful agility longer than any other generation prior to their time. This youthful longevity owes thanks to some for adopting healthy diet and fitness habits while others have been aided by a little nip and tuck here and there.
Although the mindset of the word ‘teenager’ had come into being in the early 1900s, it was not until the 1940s, in reference to the growing numbers of boomers, that the word teenager came to be more well known as we refer to it today.
With the dawning of 2024, Pluto will be in the zodiac sign of Aquarius for the whole of the year except for a couple of months later in the year. The sun ignites Pluto’s ingress into Aquarius as both the sun and Pluto enter Aquarius January 21, 2024. Pluto’s coupling with the sun gives it a mighty entré into Aquarius with Pluto remaining in Aquarius until 2024.
Aquarius has been called by some Astrologers as the polar opposite of Leo however, I prefer to conceptualize that Leo and Aquarius complement one another: Leo being concerned with self-empowerment and Aquarius with group empowerment.
Which brings me to wonder how will Pluto in Aquarius effect the Pluto in Leo baby boomers who are now at the ages of between 77 years and 59 years old. Although the boomers are aging, they still hold massive amounts of power. Aquarius resonates with the planet, Uranus, a planet associated with technology, science and inventions that serve the masses.
For most of their lives, boomers were accustomed to more human-oriented contacts such as dialing 4-1-1 and having a live operator dutifully answer their questions; boomers could speak to real people at companies as opposed to automated menus of messages; boomers could also have waiters bring a restaurant order directly to their cars, these waiters were known as carhops. When attending a movie at the local movie theater, the theater usher would escort boomers to their seats and if it were dark, guide them to their individual seats with flashlights. Everyday interactions were more personal and person-centered.
Nowadays, everyday interactions such as those described above are less personal and more technological as we are now in the age of cell phones, laptops and websites with AI (Artificial Intelligence) upon us which is positioned to cause even more revolutionary changes in our everyday lives.
Natives born with Pluto in Leo definitely have already made big changes in their lives and many have acclimated well to today’s world but some have experienced discomfort adjusting to the “advancements”. And what about the Leos with more than just Pluto in Leo? What about the natives born with other planets in Leo such as sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, asteroids or other significant points and/or placements?
A possible stellium alignment with three or more planets in Leo sitting across from Pluto in Aquarius could present as a tug of war: Leo facing the fact that its individuality now gives way to the powerful pull of Pluto in Aquarius, the sign of the collective. The challenge will be for Leos to adjust by finding a middle ground which integrates both ‘me’ and ‘we’ into a more enriched state of being by using the uniqueness of me to better the we as a whole. Seemingly, isn’t this what is called for in The Age of Aquarius?
How will the Pluto in Leo boomers fare up to the ‘one for all’ versus “all for one” mentality’?
This push and pull of Leo and Aquarius heightened by possible multiple Leo planets in the native’s astrology chart could be life changing. Pluto is the planet of deep transformation. Pluto in Aquarius facing Pluto in Leo will be interesting, to say the least, to observe how it plays out.
Although Millennials, also known as Generation Y, and Generation Z are making their mark on society, baby boomers still hold the reigns of power directing most of the world affairs today.
How will boomers react to the upcoming Pluto in Leo/Pluto in Aquarius axis and how will that reaction affect the world order?
The vibration of Aquarius reverberates even louder as we firmly enter The Age of Aquarius. On December 21, 2020, The Great Conjunction encompassing the planetary pair, Jupiter and Saturn, joined forces within a tenth of a degree of each other in the sign of Aquarius further echoing the clarion call of our transition into The Age Of Aquarius.
On this January 21, 2024, it does not seem to be a coincidence that the sun, our most powerful giver of life, is escorting Pluto into Aquarius for this most momentous event.
The fate of the world is not totally out of our hands; we all have an impact on our global destiny. We are co-creators in this expansive universe therefore, we are directly responsible for creating the conditions of our reality. When we fully embrace our part in constructing our reality, that our reality is not just something happening to us, we as the collective, can truly create the world in which we want to live our lives now and into the future.
Let’s Go!

written by: ~from the Harte 🤜🏽⚡🤛🏽 © January, 2024for ASTRO FREQUENCiES

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Variety Names Hitmakers’ Top 25 Songs of 2023: ‘Last Night,’ ‘Kill Bill’ and More!

Hitmakers of 2023: SZA, Metro Boomin; Olivia Rodrigo

For the past seven years, Variety has honored the top songs of the year and the Hitmakers behind them, with a special issue of the magazine and accompanying online rollout, and a celebration taking place in Los Angeles. We’ll be presenting all of the above over the coming week — including major articles on our Hitmaker of the Year: SZA; Group of the Year, Boygenius; Producer of the Year, Metro Boomin; Storyteller of the Year, Olivia Roddigo and of course articles on the 25 songs — starting with the chart below.

As you can see from the chart, 2023 had no shortage of hits, but something we grapple with every year is an almost comically existential question: What constitutes a hit? How do you measure it — and who measures it?

Like success, the definition is usually up to the beholder. But in this era of streaming and “consumption” and “video creates” and everything else in the music world that adds up to an old-fashioned “sale,” a hit is an elusive quantity. How do you count the number of hearts melted by SZA’s beautiful voice and melodies? The fists pumped in the air for Morgan Wallen’s anthems? The abuelos perking up to the familiar, centuries-old strains of Eslabon Armado’s revamped musica Mexicana? 

Also like success, a hit has many parents. So, in another well-intended yet deeply imperfect effort to identify those parents as fairly and squarely as time and sanity allowed, we present Variety’s seventh annual Hitmakers issue, awards and event. The chart data comes from the best possible source — our colleagues at Billboard and Luminate, with details below the chart — but the other decisions are ours, based on research, conversations and arguments masquerading as conversations. You’ll see the stories behind the songs below — and some, but not all of the people behind them — rolling out online and in print all week, starting today.

As we celebrate the biggest songs of 2023 and the Hitmakers and Hitbreakers behind them, one thing is certain: Everyone here is a winner.

 

Tupac Shakur Street Unveiled in Oakland to Honor Late Rap Icon

The G.O.A.T (Greatest Of All Time)

A stretch of street in Oakland, California, was renamed Friday (Nov. 3) for Tupac Shakur, 27 years after the killing of the hip-hop luminary.

A section of MacArthur Boulevard near where he lived in the 1990s became Tupac Shakur Way, following a ceremony that included his family members and Oakland native MC Hammer.

“Let his spirit live on the rest of these years in these streets and in your hearts,” Shakur’s sister Sekyiwa “Set” Shakur told the crowd, wiping away tears at the end of a nearly two-hour ceremony. The sign for Tupac Shakur Way was unveiled moments later.

MC Hammer the “U Can’t Touch This” rapper who spent many of Shakur’s final months with him before his 1996 shooting death at age 25, said in his remarks that Shakur was, “hands down, the greatest rapper ever, there’s not even a question of that.”

Article by Associated Press, November, 2023

It’s Leo Season: Leo ♌-Royalty Of The Zodiac, King and Queen 👑 Of The Jungle

The Roar of the Lion is purrrfect…

Leos have a leadership role as they are known to be the kings and queens of the jungle. They have not just haphazardly been given this title, no, Leos have earned it. No animal in the animal kingdom has more heart than a lion. When it’s time to feed their young, they have been known to tackle some of the largest animals on land such as hippopotami, giraffes even elephants.

Leos are ruled by the powerful sun which there would be no life on earth without the warm, life-giving rays of the sun. Leos have inherited the vital force of the sun and all its qualities. When a Leo enters a room, you can feel the energy shift. It’s as though a ray of sunshine has just peeked out from behind the clouds filling the space with a soothing warmth.

And yes, Leos can turn that purr into a roar when they are betrayed or their love is taken advantage of. It’s best to stay on the good side of a Leo. Not because you are afraid of the roar of their anger but it’s best to stay on the good side of Leo in order to feel the warmth of their great, heartfelt love.
from the Harte,
~Felecia

Article by Felecia Harte for ASTRO FREQUENCiES, 2023 (c)

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