Rumor Has It…Beyoncé’s Preggo

Beyonce preggo

After the Daily News came out with the story a few days ago, sources from E! news and others are beginning to confirm it: Beyoncé is pregnant. The speculation took off after the singer was forced to cancel her show in Belgium on Tuesday. Doctors had advised her to rest “as a result of dehydration and exhaustion.”

Oh the life of being a celebrity. Everyone speculates about YOUR stomach, and YOUR future child that hasn’t even gotten through the 1st/2nd trimester. Needless to say, we do love Beyoncé, but don’t envy her right now. Good luck B. And good luck to all of the Mrs. Carter ticket holders who probably just wasted a ton of cash.

Time to Hit Up the Thrift Shop, Mackle’s Back

Well isn’t the Bacchanal Executive Board just awesome?

It looks like the rumors didn’t have it (thank God). Contrary to previous reports, Macklemore will be performing at Columbia University’s spring concert on April 12th, along with Ryan Lewis. DJ duo Flosstradamus will then follow the performance. So why did the Board leave us to have a near heart attack and believe Macklemore wasn’t performing? Apparently there were safety concerns with the NYPD, blah blah blah…do we really care? We forgive you Bacchanal Board.

Also, remember the post about the Morningsiders and how amazing they are? Well, you should review it because they are the opening act. The show begins at 11 am. Here’s the full press release:

Dear Columbia Student Body,

The Bacchanal Executive Board is proud to announce our spring concert lineup. Columbia’s own Morningsiders will open for headliner Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Following their performance, chart topping DJs Flosstradamus will take the stage. The concert will be held on Low Steps on April 13th, and begin at 11am.

The early start time was chosen to accommodate a last-minute schedule change for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. This is only a slight blip in what promises to be a wonderful day for the Columbia community.

See you there, Columbia!

The Bacchanal Executive Board

Co-President – Geneva Miller
Co-President – Kay Sorin
Secretary – Vincent Nasri
Treasurer – Jonathan Lee
Concert Chair – Joe Girton
Concert Chair – Luis Arias
Publicity Chair – Anais Ross
Fundraising Chair – Gil Feig

So get dressed in your best thrift shop attire. You know, the kind that you can throw away after a good time.

Macklemore

Grammy First, College Later (or Never)

Take a look at the Billboard Hot 100 today, March 9th. You’ll end up noticing all of the typical names. From Rihanna to Bruno Mars, it’s not a surprising list. One particular song, “Started From The Bottom” by Drake, has gained a lot of popularity and now sits at #6. In his music video, Drake does a satire on his own lyrics (watch the video above), which makes sense when you think about it. Come on, we all know you didn’t really start from the bottom, Jimmy.

Like every famous artist, Drake ‘hustled’ his way to the top. But he also didn’t graduate from college.

As college students, we have to wonder how much of a return we are getting on our 6-figure “investment.” Artists who show real talent are sometimes faced with a choice of getting an education, or chasing their dreams. Which is more important? Better yet, why do they have to choose? Don’t we go to college so we can chase our dreams, or does the institution hinder us from doing so? Most students wind up postponing their dreams in favor of high-paying jobs. And sometimes, those dreams never become fulfilled.

Take a look again at the Hot 100 (the first 10 songs). #3 – #10: none of these artists graduated from college. Just last year, Drake graduated from high school. #1 and #2: Macklemore and Baauer sit at the top…two relatively new names on the charts, with viral singles. Will they last? Only time will tell. Either way, 80% of the artists on the top 10 did not attend college. These 80% have multiple platinum albums and multiple Grammys to show for it. These 80% have decided to postpone higher education for success.*

So the question is: Where does college fit in for musicians? Is there a correlation between success in this music industry and lack of a college education?
Or is it just pure luck? Seriously, we all know a college dropout who is struggling to make it in the business. Either way, the stats are a little daunting for college musicians lying in a pool of debt.

*Will.i.am. will be attending college this year to study computer science