Billboard has chosen the 100 (!) greatest music-video artists of all time — and I think it's a sterling list. Though I'm not familiar with Nirvana as a major music-video entity, I was especially pleased that Duran Duran wasn't forgotten.
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Dolly Parton is full-on Black Lives Matter, telling Billboard in a wide-ranging new interview she supports the cause:
I understand people having to make themselves known and felt and seen. And of course Black lives matter. Do we think that our little white asses are the only ones that matter? No.
She also discusses renaming Dollywood's Dixie Stampede (it became just The Stampede) as a direct response to criticism that the attraction glossed over slavery in the Civil War:
There's such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that. When they said “Dixie” was an offensive word, I thought, “Well, I don't want to offend anybody. We'll just call it The Stampede.” As soon as you realize that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don't be a dumbass.
More from Dolly here.
ABOVE: Mr. Krull himself, Ken Marshall. More here.
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ABOVE: And these were the outtakes!
Madonna now has 48 #1 hits on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart, thanks to “I Rise” from Madame X. It's her eighth in a row (her longest streak). “Holiday”/“Lucky Star” (her first #1 on the chart) and “Music” remain her longest-running chart-toppers (five weeks; shocking that “Vogue” only mustered two).
One of my very favorites of her #1s has to be “Causing a Commotion,” a song robbed of a #1 peak on the Hot 100. It's a sensational song, and one I wish she would revisit:
ABOVE: Madonna received Blanche Devereaux's memo on lying down. (Glamazon!)