April Favorites | YouTube, Music, Lifestyle

Welcome to another monthly favorites edition here on the blog. I’ve been enjoying sharing this personal side of my life with you all. Chaotic Critic really is an open platform for not just my creativity, but sharing different parts of my life. Hopefully I’ll inspire someone out there plus give you something new to check out or listen to. As always be sure to click the highlighted links throughout the post. Check out my previous favorites for 2016 below:

This month I’ve divided my favorites into 3 sections: YouTube, Music, and Lifestyle.

YOUTUBE

When it comes to YouTube I’ve been obsessed with vlogs, home decor, and anything DIY. I haven’t really found anyone knew, but I have gravitated back to some oldie but goodies.

I’ve been LOVING CouponToProvide especially. Her hauls and her DIYs are out of this world. She’s like the queen of repurposed products. I decided to turn my shoe closet into a craft closet in my office so I took inspiration from her space for sure. It’s a long video (2 hours long), but check it out. It’s amazing!

I’ve really enjoyed Daily Davidsons and Kayla Lashae Vlogs since they’ve both moved. The Davidsons have moved into a newly built home and it’s been cool to watch that whole process. I’ve been watching Kayla Lashae for like ever and I’ve seen every move she’s done and I just love her blogs. She’s recently moved into a new apartment and it’s been cool to watch that process plus I love her style.

MUSIC 

I have a crap ton of music that I’ve been loving this month. I wasn’t sure that I’d have a lot, but the list has surely bulked up. Check out my entire ‘hello 2016’ playlist below as well.

    • Rachel Platten – ‘Stand by You’
    • Panic! At t\The Disco – ‘Victorious’
    • Fat Joe / Remy Ma / French Montana – ‘All The Way Up’
    • Elle King – ‘America’s Sweetheart’
    • Iggy Azalea – ‘Team’
    • Drake / Future – ‘Big Rings’
    • Gwen Stefani – ‘Make Me Like You’
    • Adele – ‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’

LIFESTYLE

Alright last but not least is my lifestyle category. This is everything else outside of entertainment. I’ve been on an organizing kick. I mean, I’m a planner so that’s a given, right? I mentioned that I’m in the process of working on a craft closet, post + video to come soon, and it’s taken up quite a bit of my month. On top of that I have been doing DIYs for my bedroom gallery wall. A video and post are coming for that as well.

As for the goals I made for March to accomplish during April (click HERE for that), I’ve completely failed. Well in the area of videos I have more content coming and with more content equals more blog posts. I do want to get back into my daily devotions which shouldn’t even be a hassle. Also, eating better, drinking more water, and working out have to be a priority as well. Cheers to May!

 

This Week In Music (V.41): New Macklemore & Ryan Lewis + More

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Music. There’s so music that I’d like to highlight along with my take on the “new” sound of music. Click HERE to check out my previous edition and let’s get into this week.

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Grammy Moments

The 57th annual Grammy Awards airs tonight on CBS and it is set to be yet another star studded event. I’m excited for the performances and I decided to post some artists who have had quit the feat at musics grandest stage. Click HERE for my 2014 Grammy review and enjoy the slideshow below.

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Sir Georg Solti is the leader of the pack for male artists as he has 31 Grammy wins. Alison Krauss leads female artists with 27 wins.
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Quincy Jones is the most male nominated artist with 79 nominations and Beyoncè leads female artists with 53 nominations. Michael Jackson had the most nominations in one night as a male artist in 1984, 12 total. For female artists, Beyoncè ties with Lauryn Hill for 10 noms in one night.
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Michael Jackson has a record winning 8 Grammy wins in one night in 1984. Beyoncè and Adele lead the female artist wins for 6 in one night in 2010 and 2012 respectively.
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Frank Sinatra Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, David Foster, Phil Ramone, and Daniel Lanois have been able to win the most coveted Grammy, Album of the Year, 3 times.
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Aretha Franklin has an 8 year run of winning Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, 1968-1975. She won the award again 3 other times for a total of 11 wins in the category.
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Paul Simon, Carole King, Christopher Cross, Eric Clapton, the Dixie Chicks, and Adele have been able to sweep Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year in the same night.

Original v. Cover [V.8]: Adele, ‘Rolling In The Deep’

Adele’s 2011 smash hit and Grammy-winning track, ‘Rolling in the Deep’, can be quite a feat to cover. Adele has such a soulful voice and she glides over every note and word with ease. I fell in love with the song as soon as I heard her perform it back in March of 2011 and the album 21 is definitely a classic in the books. There have been many to cover the song including: John Legend, Glee, Linkin Park, and Celine Dion.

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