New James Brown doc reveals how he helped make black beautiful with his ‘Say It Loud’ anthem

New James Brown doc reveals how he helped make black beautiful with his ‘Say It Loud’ anthem

At the beginning of the new documentary “James Brown: Say It Loud” — a four-part series that premieres Monday and then continues Tuesday on A&E — the Godfather of Soul himself breaks down exactly why his 1968 anthem “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud” changed the way African-Americans saw and spoke of themselves … Read more

Why Reba McEntire’s Super Bowl national anthem made us miss Whitney Houston on the 12th anniversary of her death

Why Reba McEntire’s Super Bowl national anthem made us miss Whitney Houston on the 12th anniversary of her death

There are so many times that I —  just like many others around the world  —  miss Whitney Houston. Every time I hear someone on “American Idol” or “The Voice” attempt the impossible by singing one of her songs. Every time I hear “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” in a bar or club and watch … Read more

How long was Reba McEntire’s Super Bowl 2024 national anthem?

How long was Reba McEntire’s Super Bowl 2024 national anthem?

O say did that star-spangled banner yet wave? Or waaaaaaave? Reba McEntire’s rendition of the national anthem clocked in at 95 seconds (1:35) Sunday night at the 2024 Super Bowl. That was a middle-of-the-pack length, historically. Renditions of “The Star-Spangled Banner” here have ranged from as little as 62 seconds to more than two and … Read more

Reba McEntire gives national anthem a country flair at Super Bowl 2024

Reba McEntire gives national anthem a country flair at Super Bowl 2024

O say, can she see. Reba McEntire, 68, performed the national anthem at the 2024 Super Bowl, which sees the Kansas City Chiefs facing off against the San Francisco 49ers (and all eyes on Taylor Swift, cheering on her boyfriend, Travis Kelce).  She gave it a country twang, and wore black pants bedazzled in rhinestones, … Read more

Queen Latifah leaves Giants fans speechless after singing national anthem during 9/11 tribute

Queen Latifah leaves Giants fans speechless after singing national anthem during 9/11 tribute

Bow to your Queen. Despite snagging an Academy Award nomination for her role as Matron “Mama” Morton in the movie-musical “Chicago,” some younger NFL fans were taken aback by rapper Queen Latifah’s singing chops — demonstrated when the multitalented performer, 53, belted out the national anthem at Sunday night’s Giants-Cowboys matchup. In a clip making the … Read more

Who is Oliver Anthony? Unknown musician rockets to No. 1 with blue-collar anthem

Who is Oliver Anthony? Unknown musician rockets to No. 1 with blue-collar anthem

Oliver Anthony’s “Rich Men North of Richmond” has rocketed to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart — thrusting a songwriter from Appalachia who insists he’s “nothing special” onto the national stage. Self-released on Aug. 11, Anthony’s “Rich Men” is a country-folk tune about a man who sells his soul “workin’ all day,” … Read more

‘American Idol’ winner apologizes after keeping hat on while performing national anthem at MLB’s Home Run Derby

‘American Idol’ winner apologizes after keeping hat on while performing national anthem at MLB’s Home Run Derby

“American Idol” winner Iam Tongi apologized after he forgot to remove his hat while singing the national anthem. Tongi took the field for the special moment on Monday at the 2023 MLB Home Run Derby at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. The musician won the 21st season of “American Idol” in May. “First try at singing the National Anthem. … Read more

R&B singer cuts up National Anthem live on stage with anti-American lyrics: ‘Blood built this land’

R&B singer cuts up National Anthem live on stage with anti-American lyrics: ‘Blood built this land’

R&B singer and actor Jill Scott blasted America by changing the words of the National Anthem into claiming it is an oppressor state during a live performance on stage.  Jill Scott was performing on the second day of the Essence Festival on the perceived systemic racism in America, saying the country is “not the land of the free.”  … Read more

Alex Rodriguez cheers on daughter Natasha singing national anthem before WNBA game

Alex Rodriguez cheers on daughter Natasha singing national anthem before WNBA game

This is a moment Alex Rodriguez won’t soon forget. The former MLB star, 47, proudly supported daughter Natasha on Wednesday night, as the 18-year-old sang the national anthem ahead of the Minnesota Lynx’s 90-83 win over the Indiana Fever. In a video captured by Bally Sports North, Rodriguez — who shares daughters Natasha and Ella, … Read more

How Tina Turner’s ‘Nutbush’ became the unofficial Australian anthem

How Tina Turner’s ‘Nutbush’ became the unofficial Australian anthem

Thousands of miles from Tennessee, Australians are lining up to do the Nutbush. The boot-scooting dance, inspired by the 1973 hit “Nutbush City Limits” by Ike and Tina Turner, is a cultural staple down under, but its origins are a bit of a mystery. The queen of rock and roll, who tragically died this week … Read more

We found last-minute Gaslight Anthem tickets for less than a tank of gas

We found last-minute Gaslight Anthem tickets for less than a tank of gas

Vivid Seats is the New York Post’s official ticketing partner. We may receive revenue from this partnership for sharing this content and/or when you make a purchase. In 2022, The Gaslight Anthem reformed after a self-imposed seven-year hiatus Now, just one year later, the band is back on the road and once again bringing their … Read more

Singer Ellynora’s botched soccer national anthem ends with backlash and tears

Singer Ellynora’s botched soccer national anthem ends with backlash and tears

Italian-American singer Ellynora went through a rollercoaster of emotions Thursday after her performance of the U.K.’s national anthem didn’t go as planned. Ellynora received harsh reviews on social media after she stumbled over the lyrics to “God Save the King” — and appeared startled while fidgeting with her earpiece — ahead of England’s 2-1 Euro qualifying … Read more

The 10 best Super Bowl national anthem performances of all time

The 10 best Super Bowl national anthem performances of all time

While she was backed by a choir decked out in all white, country star Mickey Guyton turned the national anthem into a stirring statement about the diversity of the US at Super Bowl 2022. Her assured, confident performance set the stage for the Los Angeles Rams to tackle the Cincinnati Bengals at SoFi Stadium in … Read more