So what happened in 2015?

From surprise albums to protest songs to comebacks to local club turnovers, 2015 was a year of many exciting changes in the music world.

“In Boston and beyond, the music world was a scene of dramatic contrasts in 2015: both superlative highs and shattering lows. Here’s a look back at the topics that sparked buzz in the last 12 months.” Read the full article in the Boston Globe here.

 

Nicki Minaj speaks out for black women in pop music

Nicki Minaj made a splash on Twitter when she tweeted: Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 4.56.58 PM

With this tweet she implied that because she was a black woman, and because her video celebrated black women, it did not get nominated for best video of the year. Taylor Swift thought this was a personal jab, because she herself had been nominated. This “feud” made headlines and distracted from the real issue Minaj was bringing up.

Here’s what some people have to say about the issue:

NYTIMES: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/23/arts/music/nicki-minaj-black-women-rarely-rewarded-for-pop-culture-contributions.html?ref=arts

SLATE: http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/07/22/nicki_minaj_taylor_swift_vmas_feud_rapper_calls_out_mtv_for_anaconda_video.html