Chris Brown

Eight Musicians We Owe Apologies To

Huffington Post Music Canada | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Music

We're not very nice. Not you or I specifically, but anyone who has ever participated in the shaming and/or blaming of certain musical artists because ...

CANCELLED

CP | Geordon Omand, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2013 | Canada Music

HALIFAX - Four summer concerts in Canada featuring Chris Brown have been cancelled because of the R&B star's personal and health problems, the promote...

Songs For The 2003 Blackout-aversary

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Music

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the great Blackout of 2003 that sent much of eastern Canada and the U.S into darkness for days. In commemorati...

WATCH: 'Sesame Street' Music Not Just 4 Kids

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 08.08.2013 | Canada Music

Cookie Monster, the ever-gluttonous star of "Sesame Street," recently covered Icona Pop's breakout single "I Love It" in a parody called 'Me Want It...

Chris Brown: The Problem With Giving Abuse a Black Face

El Jones | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Music
El Jones

Since he is a tattooed, rap/R&B singer who embodies for many the "thug" lifestyle, it is easy to see Chris Brown as the face of abuse. As a threatening black man, we may feel more comfortable identifying his behaviour as dangerous than we do John Lennon's, despite his history of abuse. But the truth is that abuse happens in households of all racial, class, education and social backgrounds. I ask us to consider how much the image of Chris Brown as "thug rapper" made it easier to label him as an unrepentant abuser than other artists who are also guilty of the same crime.

Chris Brown Halifax Concert Bashed By Mayor, Abandoned by Molson

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Music

The promoter behind the recently announced Energy Rush concert in Halifax featuring Chris Brown says the show will go on despite sponsors dropping out...

Rogers Pulls Chris Brown Show Sponsorship After Outcry

CBC | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Music

Rogers says it's pulling its sponsorship of an upcoming Chris Brown concert in Dartmouth, N.S., after people on Twitter and Facebook called for a...

RiRi's A Senators Fan?!

Huffington Post Canada | Stefani Forster | Posted 04.09.2013 | Canada Style

Who knew Rihanna was an Ottawa Senators fan? The 25-year-old singer showed up to the Greystone Manor in West Hollywood on April 7 after attending t...

Viral Rap Covers: Blues LMFAO! A Capella Dr Dre! Acoustic Lil' Jon!

HuffPost Canada Music | Robin Tarnowetzki | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music

Thanks to viral video culture anyone with a working webcam thinks they can make like they're Snoop Dogg in a coffeehouse. Most are not very good, but ...

Pop Power Rankings: Rihanna Climbs Over Britney And Psy To Take Top Spot

Huffington Post Music Canada | Johnny Hockin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks ...

Neck Tattoo or Not, We Should Be Boycotting Chris Brown

Anne T. Donahue | Posted 11.11.2012 | Canada Music
Anne T. Donahue

Chris Brown's recent neck tattoo sparked yet another media firestorm. But hundreds of pieces have already been written about Chris Brown, which only fuel him. Maybe now is the time that we finally put a mark in the Chris Brown "lose" column, but channel our own anger, frustration and feelings of helplessness into actually helping. And for the sake of human rights, we can stop buying his music.