Beyonce is Joining The Obamas For “Dear Class of 2020”


The Youtube Graduation 2020, a commencement ceremony for those who are graduating will be honored by the presence of Queen Bee, Beyonce. The American singer will deliver a speech on June 6, 2020 at 3 pm. ET/noon PT for “Dear Class of 2020”.

While waiting on Beyonce to hop on the event, how can we forget that the event will have President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama deliver headlines. Stars like Lady Gaga, K-pop boy band BTS and more artists will join them for the one’s who can’t physically graduate from their academic institutes.

In the live streaming event of Youtube, Beyonce will be joined by additional dozen special guests. Celebrities like Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato and Jennifer Lopez will also congratulate and perform. Graduates from all around the world are definitely going to feel incredibly special while they witness musical performances from Lizzo, Camilla Cabello and Maluma.

You don’t need more reasons to see the event apart from watching Beyonce’s speech. However, you can be sure to be entertained by Doja Cat, Meghan Thee Stallion and CNCO.

Students can’t go to their colleges and experience a ceremony due to the Coronavirus pandemic. But they are not missing out on much, in fact, it’s a win! From Beyonce to Obamas, all the attention on the graduates of 2020.

By: Aatira Kakroo

The Police “Don’t Stand So Close To Me” Remixed

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In 1980 The Police said ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’. I know what you’re thinking when you read that. The title of the song seems more relevant than ever given COVID-19. But no.

The 1980 The Police original song was about something completely different. It is a story of a young girl in school who starts to crush on her school teacher. Though sounding innocent for 1980 it is not cool at all for 2020. The relationship in question in the song also crashed upon discovery by the others. “Loose talk in the classroom / To hurt they try and try / Strong words in the staff room / The accusations fly,” goes the song. Pretty scandalous, eh?

This The Police song was from Zenyatta Mondatta, their very first LP. The song was a hit on the charts and everywhere!

Today, of course the song has a completely different meaning and Dave Aude showed as much.

In a collaboration with Sting the song has been modified and remixed to add a little more thump about the need for people to just back it up and give each other the breathing room they need i.e. 6-feet of space! Listen here and remember that we are all in this together and we all have enough space to wave COVID-19 goodbye.

Tones & I Joins YouTube’s One Billion Club with ‘Dance Monkey’

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When a song makes it to YouTube’s one billion club, it’s a big deal. ‘Senorita’ by Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello just found its spot there. And now, they’re joined by Tones & I, with her chart topping hit, ‘Dance Monkey’. It’s a tune that everyone’s fallen in love with from the minute they heard her surreal voice. So, it’s no surprise that the song’s made it this far.

The video, we must admit, is rather bizarre but fun nonetheless. It features Tones And I, aka Toni Elizabeth Watson, dressed as an elderly man. She (or he?) struts out of a retirement home and starts grooving down at a golf course with pals.

Here Are the Lyrics to Tones and I's 'Dance Monkey' | Billboard

It’s no simple feat to achieve, and as expected, the singer was over the moon upon hearing the news. “I can’t believe ‘Dance Monkey’ has hit 1 billion views! I had so much fun making this video. Thank you to everyone for watching,” said Tones And I.

Penned down in less than 30 minutes, it wasn’t long before the song found itself standing beside major acts like Post Malone, Billie Eilish and more. From starting off as a busker, much like the song describes, Tones & I has emerged as one of the most unique new artists over the past couple of months.

What Else Does Tones & I Have in Store?

In fact, a little after ‘Dance Monkey’, Tones & I once again took the world by storm with her angsty, rather heartbreaking track ‘Bad Child’. Though it hasn’t seen the kind of success that ‘Dance Monkey’ has, this tune did have its moment under the spotlight.

Earlier in the year, the artist planned to set off on tour in Australia, across the U.S and Europe. But her dates had to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I must cut short the rest of my first tour over here, as the majority of the remaining shows have already been cancelled due to government policy and I do not want to subjugate anyone to making a choice between coming to see me and their health,” Tones & I explained.

For now, she has a huge reason to celebrate. For an up and coming artist to join the one billion club is almost unheard of. Especially within such a short span of time.