After near decade, Beyonce back on top of US song chart

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Beyonce, with little argument one of the top stars in pop music, Monday ended an unlikely drought – nine years since she had a number-one US song.Beyonce hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart for her new duet with Ed Sheeran on a remix... Read More

Star line-up for Shaggy & Friends 2018
THE Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation (SMADF) continues their altruistic work with the sixth staging of the unifying charity concert, Shaggy & Friends, scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018, on the prestigious lawns of Jamaica House, St Andrew.The event, as...... Read More

Yawd crowd did it for the love
ALL tickets sold out! Microphone official. Chronixx made history on the final leg of his Chronology Tour; being the first Jamaican musician to sell out an event before the actual date of the show, here on home soil. Hours before Chronixx's long awaited appearance,...... Read More

Katalyxt launches 2017/18 Youth Innovators' competition
LITTLE over a month ago the Katalyxt team launched its 2017/18 Youth Innovators' Competition (YIC) at the Jose Marti Technical High School in St Catherine.  The excitement could not be missed as several schools gathered to be stimulated by thought-provoking...... Read More

'I Did Something Bad': Swift recrafts sound and reputation

Friday, November, 10 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — In her rise to pop superstardom, Taylor Swift was once earnest and anodyne, her life's disappointments more a chance for songs of perky commiseration than of rage.The world has changed, or maybe the 27-year-old has grown up. On "Reputation," her... Read More

Introspective Eminem returns with Beyonce tie-up

Friday, November, 10 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Rap superstar Eminem made his long-awaited return Friday with a strikingly fresh sound -- an introspective ballad that features Beyonce.Eminem, the top-selling rapper of all time who earned his fame on the back of aggressive beats and... Read More


Friday, November, 3 2017    

"I wanted to get a different view of it", explains SPARK Photo Club member Patrick Williams of his winning entry in this year's photo competition, organised by the Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation of GraceKennedy.  Patrick's photo –... Read More

Simply '8'

Isheba Cornwall | Friday, October, 27 2017    

While some people listen to music just for the fun of it, these eight boys who make up the boy band '8' have an unbelievable passion for music. Adrian Bacchus; Andre Bacchus; Bradley Dodd; George Campbell; Jhada Dwyer; Jordan McLeary; Matthew Gillespie and Moses Estick met at Jamaica... Read More

Beyonce charity song finally dethrones 'Despacito'

Wednesday, October, 11 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Beyonce's Spanish-language remix of "Mi Gente" for hurricane relief opened Wednesday on top of the US Latin song chart, finally dethroning the global mega-hit "Despacito.""Mi Gente," which Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin created from the... Read More

Kesi and the Artist

Monday, October, 9 2017    

IF you're familiar with the name Richard Nattoo, chances are you most likely associate him to the delicate and intricate glass illustrations, exuberant watercolour paintings and coffee stained drawings with his recurring little... Read More

Selena's kidney transplant

Charlene Buchanan | Thursday, September, 14 2017    

Selena Gomez may live in the spotlight but if you think you've got her all figured out you're wrong.The pop star and former Disney princess who has the most followers on Instagram, revealed today to her 126 million followers that over the Summer she had a kidney... Read More

The UWI Regional Headquarters presents 38InPrint: Jamaica an art exhibition by Shiri Achu

Kesi Mortley | Friday, September, 1 2017    

Shiri Achu, an all in all profound and vibrant artist reverberated the exceptionally soulful sceneries of African culture.The UWI Regional Headquarters opened their doors on Friday, August 25, 2017, for the opening reception of the 38InPrint: Jamaica art exhibition... Read More

University Freshers Guide — 30 Things You Should Know

Trevann Hamilton | Monday, August, 28 2017    

Hi Freshers. Congrats on starting a new chapter of your life. I know you're probably really nervous and a little scared but don't worry, university doesn't have to be scary. Let teenAGE Observer help you navigate your first year. Schedule Read More

Taylor Swift's new album

Charlene Buchanan | Thursday, August, 24 2017    

For days now Taylor Swift fans have been on the edge of their seats. Swift, who had stepped away from the limelight and has been absent from news headlines (excluding the few about the progress of her countersuit for sexual assault ongoing in the courts), appeared to delete all her social media... Read More

#TrendyThursdays: The Gingham Print

Kesi Mortley | Thursday, August, 17 2017    

WHAT I found absolutely hilarious about the gingham print becoming a fashion trend this spring, was that I used to wear this very same print as my prep school uniform—now I can't even afford to. Read More


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