An Open Letter To The Grammys…

The Grammys are commonly touted as “Music’s Biggest Night.” The event has hardly ever been perfect, but without much realistic competition, the claim tends to hold up. Artists of the highest caliber show up to accept their awards and perform, and newcomers often view their involvement as a right of passage or a promotion to the elite. Winning…

2017 Grammy Predictions

It’s Grammy time again! This Sunday, music’s biggest names will once again gather to commemorate the past year of music and battle it out for top honors. With Beyoncé (of course) leading the pack with an outstanding 9 nominations spanning several genres and categories, it’s to be seen if this will be her year, or if…

Remembering Prince

Artists like this don’t come around often, if ever. They just don’t. Prince Rogers Nelson, the legendary artist known simply as Prince, passed away this morning at his iconic home, Paisley Park. Inevitably, the world has spent the day mourning the loss of this unparalleled artist and celebrating his career. While it would be easy to acknowledge…

2016 Grammy Predictions

On the eve of the 2016 Grammys, let’s zoom in on some of the year’s biggest categories for a little critical analysis. Being nominated for any award is considered a huge  honor, but the winners not only cement themselves in the history books (both good and bad,) but set themselves up for a sustained career. Every year,…

Why Rihanna Needs To Play Super Bowl 51

It’s rare that I’m willing to use Hidden Under Headphones as a venue for editorials, but this is a situation that warrants it. While the title may lead you to believe this article would be about crafting a case to see one of pop’s reigning icons have the opportunity to play one of, easily, the…