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Top Story: Flint Positive Spotlight – Jon Connor Makes Billboard Charts Debut

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After tours, magazine features and meeting his idols, Flint rapper Jon Connor has made his mark in one of the areas that really counts: the charts. Connor’s new album, “Unconscious State,” is on two of this week’s Billboard charts: no. 7 in the Heatseekers chart, and no. 35 in the R&B/hip-hop charts. “I remember when the album was done, I joked around with friends and said, ‘imagine if this charted.’ …The fact that it actually happened is crazy,” Connor said.

Billboard magazine’s weekly music charts are recognized internationally as the standard for tracking the most popular songs or albums through physical and digital purchases, radio airplay, YouTube views, and more.

The R&B/Hip-Hop chart is genre-specific, while the Heatseekers chart ranks albums from new artists/bands who have never landed in the top half of the company’s heralded Billboard 200 chart.

Read full story – Jon Connor makes Billboard charts debut with album ‘Unconscious State’ | MLive.com.

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Beyonce Lip Synched, So What!

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Beyonce during a recording session of The Star Bangled Banner.

Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Twitter, Facebook, THE WHOLE WORLD is going on and on and on about Beyonce singing along to a pre-recorded track of her singing the Star Spangled Banner at the presidential inauguration and all I can think is, so damn what! This news dropped like Beyonce was caught stealing from the White House. She’s not the first or last artist to do this. Whitney Houston also lip synched at the Super Bowl. It’s kinda the standard in the industry for events like this. We know it’s not a Milli Vanilli situation, so why are we acting like it’s not her voice? Why are trivial moments in history such a big deal? I swear, every time Beyonce makes a power move, gets pregnant, or passes gas folks have to condemn her for it. Get off her bra strap and get a life.

Up next: Beyonce performs at The Super Bowl. I shutter to think what she’ll do that influences the headlines the day after…

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The Dangerous Lee News & Entertainment Network is Featured on The TODAY Show!

Just when I thought I was at rock bottom I hear that The Dangerous Lee News & Entertainment Network has been featured on The TODAY Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda on Black Friday during their Kathie Lee & Hoda With The Scoop segment! I didn’t dare believe it until I actually saw and heard it for myself. When I actually saw it, I lost it! What an amazing accomplishment for me and the writer of the featured article, Susannah Perez. I’m so happy! My hard work is finally starting to pay off.

The ladies talked about whether men look sexier with something on or in their birthday suits when coming to bed, with Hoda saying she prefers her men to be “wearing something”. Me too because a lil’ reveal is always nice! I want to thank the producers of The TODAY Show (or whoever is responsible for me being on the air) as well as Hoda and Kathie Lee, even though Hoda left out the “dot” when mentioning DangerousLee.Biz, it appeared on screen for close to 2 minutes!

Read the article titled, “What You Wear To Bed Says About You” to find out what Kathie Lee & Hoda are smiling about. PS: I prefer to sleep in the nude! Purr 😉

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Note: Thanks for the heads up, Toby Brazwell!

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5 Most Controversial Album Cover Photos of All Time

At one time, the cover of an album was almost as important as the music it contained. In order to entice buyers or to generate publicity, some musicians pushed the boundaries of good taste right over the edge. Here are arguably five of the most controversial album covers of all time. Yes, there are some worse examples from lesser known artists, but these album covers all graced the works of some of the most legendary names in the business.

The Beatles, “Yesterday and Today”

The original cover of this album, which was only released in the United States and Canada, had an image of the smiling Fab Four, wearing butcher smocks and holding bloodied baby doll parts and chunks of meat. While this album cover would probably not even raise a single eyebrow today, at the time, the image was very jarring, especially for such an influential band. Most of these album covers were either destroyed or had a more innocent image slapped over the top of the offending picture.

Nirvana, “Nevermind”

Many people find this album cover, which depicts a naked baby swimming towards a dollar bill on a hook, controversial, but often for different reasons. Some people find the sight of the naked baby’s penis offensive, while others didn’t like that the wee one was floundering around in a pool. Still others don’t like the message of a baby chasing after money.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Street Survivors”

At first, there was nothing controversial about this album cover, which depicted the band standing on a street, surrounded by flames. Unfortunately, only days after this album was released, a plane carrying the band crashed, killing three of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s members, as well as four others.

After the plane crash, the album cover was changed, at the request of family members, to one that showed the band standing against a black-coloured background.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, “Electric Ladyland,” U.K. Version

If you think the “Electric Ladyland” album cover released in the U.K. that featured 19 naked women and a photograph of Jimi Hendrix was the artist’s idea, you’d be wrong. He had actually wanted this album cover to show the band members with their families. Instead, Track, the U.K. label, chose the naked ladies. The Hendrix estate considers the United States version, which features a blurry photo of Hendrix, the official album cover.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, “Unfinished Music, No 1: Two Virgins”

As the comedienne Jerry Seinfeld once said, “There is good naked and there is bad naked.” The cover of “Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins,” which featured John Lennon and Yoko Ono standing nude and unsmiling was bad naked — or maybe, just uncomfortable naked. The back of this album featured the couple nude from behind.

It is, however, a good look at what men and women looked like before the Brazilian and man-scaping came into vogue.

Author Byline: Kerstin has a strong passion in graphic design. In between pinning her favorite graphics on Pinterest, she works for several Sydney printing services creating eye-catching marketing collateral for her clients.