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After years of contemplating, I decided to move my site and change its name. Not only the name, but its purpose. WorldAccordingtoMonte.com is now WATMONLINE.COM. When I launched worldaccordingtomonte.com in 2009, I had NO idea what I was getting into. All I wanted to do was post few stories and give my opinion, in hopes of getting a few readers and call it day. Back then, I was clueless to the work, time and energy it takes to keep up a blog, especially when you enjoy it.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with music. I might not know the day of the week, but I KNOW when Grammys are. Long story short, I took my obsession beyond friends and family and made it public to anyone with access to the Internet, and that’s how worldaccordingtomonte.com was born.
Since my first post about Barbara Streisand keeping Mariah Carey out the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, worldaccordingtomonte.com has grown beyond my expectations. Knowing that nearly a half million people have, at one time or another, visited the site blows my mind. In the grand scheme of things that’s a small fraction of world’s Internet population, but to me, that’s EVERYTHING!
As World According to Monte becomes WATM ONLINE, I’m confident in knowing that this is only the beginning. I’ve seen what a hard work and dedication can do and I refuse to give up until I reach my goals. Whenever I do decide to take on something, I want to be the best; regardless of how it takes to get there, I’m willing and will work my ass off to get to the next level.
There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of music-related websites, offering music and entertainment news, celebrity gossip, exclusive interviews, etc., but few are actually credible. And that’s what will set WATM ONLINE apart from the run-of-the-mill music blog. I want to give the facts, then give my opinion, even if the facts and my opinion conflict. My hope is to highlight artists, known and unknown, with stories that will spark conversation and become your go-to for the latest about your favorites and the best you never heard.
If you’ve ever clicked on a link, left a comment, scrolled down the homepage, liked on Facebook, retweeted a Tweet, subscribed via email, or have been involved with worldaccordingtomonte.com in any way, I humbly thank you!
I’m excited about the new journey and look forward to all that lies ahead! Head over to WATMONLINE.COM and subscribe to receive posts via email, bookmark the site, and if you’d like, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. (The fact that I have personalize email for the new site is the coolest shit, EVER!)
See you there!
Hundreds of screaming fans packed the outdoor concert stage to get a glimpse of Trey Songz on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday (July 25). The R&B crooner, whose fifth album, Chapter V, arrives August 21, closed out the show with a performance of “Heart Attack,” the Rico Love-penned lead single. Backed by a live band, Tremaine delivered a so-so showing on the late-night show; vocal rest and lemon should always be part of his ministry before performing live. Just sayin’.
On the next edition of Oprah’s Next Chapter, Oprah travels to Barbados to go one-on-one with Rihanna. After winning five GRAMMYs and scoring eleven No. 1 singles, the “Birthday Cake” singer returns home to discuss her journey to becoming one of pop’s biggest stars.
RiRi previously appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2010 during Harpo’s special on the Haiti earthquake relief effort, where she covered Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.”
The interview airs on August 19 at 9 p.m. on OWN. Watch the trailer below.
On the eve of the release of his tenth album Life Is Good, Nas hit the stage on Late Night with David Letterman to perform “Daughters.” The Illmatic rapper looked dapper in a collared shirt and white pants as he spit the lyrics to the third single from his new album, which hit stores today.
The “Beez in the Trap” rapper sat with Leno and reminisced about her job working at Red Lobster. “I didn’t want to be there and the customers could tell,” said Nicki. “They always want too much bread. That’s what bothered me. Please, if you go to Red Lobster, stop ordering extra bread.”
Following her chat, Nicki, who stars in Ice Age: Continental Drift, lit up the stage with her colorful performance of “Pound The Alarm,” the latest single from her sophomore album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.
Watch the performance below.
Backed by The Roots and a string section, Frank Ocean made his national television debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The singer-songwriter, who’s penned tracks for Beyoncè, The Throne and Brandy, performed “Bad Religion,” a track from his Def Jam debut Channel Orange, which hit iTunes at midnight a week ahead of schedule. Get lost in the music below.
Grammy Award and Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson has landed a multiepisode arc on the upcoming second season of NBC’s Smash.