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Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards Malaki Na Ang Naipon Para Sa Future

Despite what is happening now with the health emergency the world is facing, Maine Mendoza remains to be resilient and in fact she is very hands on with helping those who are in need in these times of crisis.

Much can also be said for Alden Richards, who also spearheads and is active in many relief efforts.

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However many are worried about the career future of Maine and Alden because they are really dependent on showbizness. Well, that is where they are wrong, in fact Maine and Alden are not so dependent on showbiz that they have already invested in various businesses. They both have McDonalds franchises. Alden has Conchas which is now a chain of restaurants. Maine has many investments too and her family owns gasoline station franchises.

With the huge amount of return from their blockbuster movies and projects, for sure Maine and Alden already have substantial savings that will make them sustainable in the future even if they decide to raise a family soonest.

For now the two are focused on provide aid to those who are in need.

Maine and Alden Iisa Pa Rin; Wake Up Call Sa Kanila ang Home Sheltering Ngayon

Hindi talaga maikakaila na eye opener talaga ang nangyayari ngayong health crisis sa lahat ng tao. Even more so para sa phenomenal couple na sina Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards. Lessons such as giving more importance and time to family, health and that dapat magprepare for the future.

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Which is why Maine and Alden in terms of finances have invested early in business by franchising McDonalds. Sa kanila hindi lahat ng panahon ay may project sa showbizness kaya mainam na mag save and prepare for the future.

One area that Maine and Alden are also preparing are in their health. We are approaching summer and although at this time we do not know if we can go in the morning, what is certain is that, as every year, the boom in diets begins and we try to lose weight at all running. Not only is this not usually effective, but it also causes us to end up falling into the arms of unhealthy diets, miracles and detoxes that promise us immediate results, but that can affect our health.

When it comes to following a healthy diet and maintaining an adequate weight, it is important that we avoid these types of diets that, in addition, do not have any type of scientific evidence. What all the useful diets have in common to achieve the weight that corresponds to us is that, in reality, they are not so much diets as eating styles, they do not promise miracles and they have scientific endorsement .

Well-made Mediterranean diet

Sometimes we believe that, since we live in a Mediterranean country, all we currently eat is a Mediterranean diet. However, this is not the case. Currently, our eating style has been westernized, including many precooked, fried, ultra-processed foods, pastries and what is called “junk food” in our diet.

Diet does not prevent or cure coronavirus, although it can be of great help in protecting health from the pandemic

Diet does not prevent or cure coronavirus, although it can be of great help in protecting health from the pandemic
The original Mediterranean diet – which seems to be able to help us to have the healthy weight that corresponds to us – is based, however, mainly on the consumption of vegetables, fresh and seasonal foods, vegetables, fruits and healthy fats such as olive oil. olive, as well as the reduction of meat consumption and the elimination of ultra-processed foods . Also, it is important that we add physical activity to our life.

DASH diet

The DASH diet appeared at the time as a feeding protocol for people with hypertension . However, over time it was found that it could help us maintain a healthy weight. Not because it is some kind of miracle diet, but because it introduces us to the habit of basing our diet on vegetables, fruit, legumes, whole grains, lean meat – from fish or poultry – or skimmed dairy products.

It offers a high content of fiber, potassium, calcium and magnesium . Not only that, but like most eating styles that can help us, this diet completely avoids ultra-processed foods, refined sugars or saturated fats, in addition to reducing the consumption of red meat and salt.

Real food

Real food or food based on real food has been gaining strength in recent years. The main thing about this style of eating is to completely move away from ultra-processed foods and base our diet on food that they call “real” because they can be purchased in the original way in which it arises. That is, without having undergone any processing, not even refining or minimal processing.

For this reason, fruit and vegetables – which may be frozen -, fish and meat, preferably lean, wholemeal flours and cereals that have not been refined, oils such as extra virgin olive oil with minimal refining, seeds, legumes, dairy products, would be consumed. or nuts. Also, it is important to avoid added sugars, which are usually a processing signal .

These foods can be complemented with what they call “good processed” in which the processing is minimal, such as canned fish, frozen vegetables, crushed natural tomato without added sugars, etc. In addition, increased physical activity is also recommended.

Paleo diet

A few years ago the paleo diet was very fashionable and, currently, there are still many followers of this style of eating. It is not surprising considering that this diet, well done, can help us achieve and maintain a healthy weight . Of course, we must know that quite a few myths have emerged regarding this diet and not all of them are real.

Specifically, the paleo diet is based on a specific eating style followed during the Paleolithic – since there were several – and we say well, “it is based”. And the idea is not to eat exactly the same, but to adapt that style of eating to our current needs. The idea, as in many of the previous ones, is that we eat food and not products.

Therefore, what we will consume the most in this diet are vegetables . Also fish, lean meats, fruit, seeds, nuts and carbohydrates from tubers . In this case, no legumes or dairy are consumed.

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is on everyone’s lips. Even Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth admit to following this type of diet . In this case it is not a diet either, but a feeding protocol . In this case we must bear in mind that it is a form of food that is not made for everyone and that will have to adapt to each one of us.

If we are going to follow it, it is recommended that we consult with a nutritionist who can help us. The idea is that we calculate the number of calories we need to consume based on our needs. We will consume these calories during the hours in which it is possible to eat and the rest of the hours we will only consume non-caloric drinks such as tea or coffee.

There are different fasting plans, one of the best known is the 8/16 in which all the calories of the day are consumed in the eight hours in which it is allowed to consume food, and the other 16 are fasted . Doing this can be difficult for some people, so we will have to find the formula that works best for us . In any case, what we should know is that not only does it matter the hours we eat, but the food we eat.

Ideally, during that the calories we consume are not empty , but provide us with the necessary nutrients. We will achieve this by consuming good food and moving away from products.

Atlantic diet

The Atlantic diet is based on the typical and traditional eating style of Galicia and Portugal . It is based on the consumption of seasonal and local food, assorted fish, seafood, fruits, vegetables, legumes, potatoes, vegetables and whole grains.

Daily dairy consumption is also recommended , as well as moderation in meat consumption, but it can be varied. The consumption of liquids such as water is recommended to be high and food is recommended to be cooked in stews, grilled or grilled.

Change of habits

In general, one of the things that works best when it comes to losing weight when it comes to eating is to change your habits . A diet that helps us to have a healthy weight will be one that is based on an increase in the consumption of vegetables, fruit and vegetables.

Spending more calories is more effective in not gaining weight than restricting what we eat, according to the latest study

Spending more calories is more effective in not gaining weight than restricting what we eat, according to the latest study
It is also recommended that we change the consumption of cereals and refined flours for other whole grains . We can also increase the consumption of legumes, seeds and nuts. But it does not only matter what we increase, but what we reduce: therefore, reducing the consumption of ultra-processed foods, added sugars, industrial pastries, junk food, etc., is important.

Of course, it will help us to change other habits such as increasing water consumption and reducing alcohol consumption , avoiding tobacco and doing more sports and physical activity. In other words, not only do more sports, but also move more in general.

Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards Sikretong Nag uusap Dahil sa Pangungulila? Single still hot on charts

Maine Mendoza’s latest single is still running on music charts. Parang Kailan Lang debuted this year on iTunes and other digital stores and soared high immediately joining the ranks of big shot singles from KPOP giants such as BTS.

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Eto na nga siempre ang mga naging fanfiction na topic ng maraming ADNs ngayon sa socmed. Paano kaya ngayon ang mga bibis, nag eexchange ng messages sa phone and messenger. Kasi sobrang tagal na hindi sila nag uusap. Well, this could be a possibility or not, tanging sila lang ang nakakaalam.

One thing is for sure, busy sina Alden and Maine sa pamimigay ng tulong sa mga apektado ng health crisis.

Buhos ang mga donasyon mula sa mga kompanya. Siempre si Maine galing din mismo sa kanyang bulsa ang mga tulong niya. Maine is blessed for the past few years because of the big endorsements from brands like MAC.

MAC has been increasing its sales not just here in the Philippines dahil sa success ng products ni Maine but worldwide because of the corporate social responsibility.

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For a limited edition, MAC Cosmetics has teamed up with Mattel to imagine a lipstick with the image of the famous Barbie doll. Unlike the clichés, the choice of shade is far from the neon pink long associated with the Barbie look.

After Rihanna, Mariah Carey or more recently Aya Nakamura, MAC Cosmetics is collaborating with a new influencer of size: the famous Barbie by Mattel! The iconic doll that has just turned 61 on March 9, now has its own shade of red lips of record at MAC . The color in question? A rosewood with a comfortable mat finish, designed to flatter all skin tones. Far from resembling the neon pink bubble gum that has long characterized the lips of the original Barbie , this sober and chic shade is much easier to wear on a daily basis. If it is ideal for a nude make-up during the day, the most daring can pimp thelipstick by combining it with a shiny or glittery lip gloss for evening makeup . On the packaging side, its bling bling golden case is stored in a flashy pink box that does not go unnoticed in the handbag. A cult object to collect, both for fans of make-up and the legendary Barbie doll !

Long criticized for its stereotypical plastic and considered far from reality, for some time now Barbie has diversified thanks to the “Fashionistas” line created in 2016. The blonde Barbie with original blue eyes is now available in 4 morphologies, 7 skin tones, 22 colors and 24 different hairstyles. In line with the “body positive” movement , exclusive doll models are inspired by celebrities encouraging diversity, such as the top Ashley Graham or the French footballer Amandine Henry.

KPop Megastar BTS to invade radio ads with car collab

You know what they say, auto ads are the lifeblood of radio. The blue skies, the crystalline raindrops, the fresh scent that only the woods give off. The Earth is a concentrate of colors and scents , which must be preserved, protected, enhanced. Hyundai tries to do it with hydrogen cars and has found among its travel companions BTS, the most famous pop band in South Korea and at the top of the charts all over the world.

With the video you see above, Hyundai and the BTS wanted to celebrate Earth Day on the 50th anniversary of its establishment . Earth Day 2020 was the right occasion, in a planet wounded by the coronavirus, to promote a different culture of protecting the environment and the health of the organisms that inhabit it, humans among others. Hyundai’s hope is to build a sustainable society in its production processes and its consumption, which finds in hydrogen the right push to shape the economy . On the other hand, a famous book by Jeremy Rifkin of some years ago had the same hopes.

Young, hugely popular, with over 20 million records sold worldwide , the BTS are testimonials of this campaign and at events such as the Grammys they arrive aboard Nexo , Hyundai’s hydrogen car. The name BTS stands for Bangtan Sonyeondan, which in Korean translates as "bulletproof boy scouts" , and they are now a myth not only at home, so much so that in the USA they have climbed the charts as only the Beatles before among the foreign bands . Global Brand Ambassadors of Hyundai launched the #DarkSelfieChallenge for Earth Day, inviting them to post photos with the hashtags #DarkSelfieChallenge and #EarthDay on social networks by May 4th.

The Surprising Thing KPOP Giant BTS Did That Will Make Radio Stations Go Gaga

As we anticipated here on Ginger Generation , the BTS recently signed a new important collaboration with Samsung! The K-pop group par excellence has in fact decided to work side by side with the tech giant, of which he is the new testimonial!

On the occasion of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S20, the main competitor smartphone manufacturer of Apple has given birth to a new adorable spot that sees the boys as protagonists. Jimin, Jungkook, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, V and Jin are in fact the face of the brand’s new advertising campaign, perhaps coming soon also on TV.

In case you came here for the first time and you don’t know BTS (but we doubt it!) Know that we are talking about the most famous K-pop group in the world today. These 7 Korean kids quickly conquered the world rankings, becoming a global phenomenon in no time.

What is the song of the advertising Samsung S20 called?
The piece in question chosen for this spot is the sparkling Best of me. The piece, as certainly all fans of the Army will know, is one of the BTS songs inserted on the album Love Yourself 承 ‘Her ‘. The piece is specifically the second single from the lucky album.

With Samsung, we remind you, the BTS have signed an agreement for the C onnect BTS project . The project is a global initiative with museum curators from 5 of the largest cities in the world. London. Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul and New York. The very ambitious project aims to unite people around the world through art thanks to an unprecedented virtual experience.

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The BTS are seven boys between 22 and 28 years of age who are changing the rules of pop . They come from South Korea and, without too many words, are currently the most popular boyband in the world . Despite singing in Korean. Standard bearersof the K-pop genre – a mix “made in Korea” composed of singing, rap and dance -, according to the Guinness World Record, the BTS  are the celebrities who have achieved the highest level of engagement ever , with an average of 252,200 retweets per post. To exemplify the scope, their name has been tweeted more than those of Donald Trump and Justin Bieberput together. An amazing result for a band that, in these days, is definitely conquering the American continent too.

The name BTS is an acronym for Bangtan Sonyeondan , which means ” bulletproof boy-scout “, an expression that means “blocking stereotypes, criticisms and expectations that, like bullets, target teenagers, preserving their values”. Until in July 2017 the announcement arrived that BTS stands for “Beyond The Scene”: to reflect the meaning of ” portrait of the growing youth “, to indicate that the guys of the band – RM (band leader) , Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jung Kook – were progressively “overcoming the realities they faced”.

As much as they sold 10 million records sold, distributed over seven albums, the boys try to keep their feet on the ground. ” The first rule is to love ourselves ,” says RM spokesman. «Life has many problems, unpredictable obstacles. But I think the most important thing to live well is to be yourself. What we are trying to do ». In fact, BTS albums revolve around self-acceptance, school anxieties, social situation and even mental health , including the latest Maps of the Soul: 7 , the best-selling record in the history of South Korean music.

The seven boys made their debut in 2013 with the album  2 Cool 4 Skool , welcomed by a moderate success. But it is only in 2016 that they manage to break through internationally , with their EP Wings. But above all  with the DNA music video . Which on Youtube has almost a billion views . And then with first place for three years in the  Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards (audience award, they managed to beat heavyweights like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez . They also manage to beat the Beatles, placing three albums in first place of the Billboard 200 in the same year.

Today, BTS compete in the US market with great agility, thanks to the exhibition at the Grammys last February and participation  at the Tonight Show to Jimmy Fallon , where the band sang and danced in a Grand Central  – the railway station Manhattan  – completely empty . Earning over 4 million interactions through social networks, setting the absolute record for the current year.

Maine Mendoza, Alden Richards Uulitin ang Kanilang Nasimulan


Congratulations Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards, as both of them have cemented their status in Philippine showbiz as certified big stars in their own right.

Listeners of Barangay LS expressed their excitement for their idols. In fact, the two already very big stars even during their early days as a love team. But you cannot deny it that not only in their home network, but in various industries such as endorsement, business and more, the two are definitely magnets of influence.

Maine Mendoza is scheduled to appear in an MPK episode and gaining more and more major brand endorsements, while Alden Richards continue to do projects on TV that he is really passionate about.

Meanwhile, there is not truth to the news that Maine is being axed as an endorser of Mac. In fact, she had released new products under the cosmetic brand.

The two right now maybe doing individual projects but fans hope someday they will return to what they started. Big love teams like Nora and Tirso, have made comeback projects before, so it would not be different with Maine and Alden.

For MAC fans abroad, here are some tips.

No matter whether the lipstick “Ruby Woo” or the foundation “Next to Nothing” – hardly any brand for decorative cosmetics has as many bestsellers as MAC.

But thanks to Instagram, many smaller brands are now able to offer products that everyone just wants. The US market in particular is now very competitive.

MAC often cheaper in the US and UK
That is why MAC offers many products in the UK and the USA at cheaper prices. In Germany, however, we have not yet been able to benefit from this.

But beauty blogger Magi now reveals a trick on how to get the products cheaper – you can simply order from the Look Fantastic UK shop .

From an order value of 20 euros, this shop sends free postage via DHL Express (delivery time approx. 4 working days).

Order via UK – and save up to 75 percent!
Another advantage: the customer service also answers inquiries that are sent in German. If something goes wrong, you have a contact person.

The price comparison is particularly worthwhile for MAC eyeshadows and their empty palettes. An example: The empty pallet costs 10 euros in Germany – you can get it for just 2.50 euros via Look Fantastic.

Our tip: It is not yet clear what will happen after the Brexit. So you shouldn’t hesitate too long to order in the British online shops …

 

 

Billie Eilish Has Outdone Michael Jackson in the World of Pop Music, Here’s Why

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2019 was a record year for Billie Eilish : her debut album “ When We Fall Asleep, Where do We Go? ”, Which arrived on the market on 29 March, has shocked the pop genre and climbed the heights of the world rankings allowing it to collect numerous awards including six nominations for the Grammy Awards and the recent award as woman of the year on the prestigious Billboard magazine .

From the height of his eighteen years, completed on 18 December, Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O ‘Connell – this is the name of the young American artist at the registry office – has already traveled the street: the comparison with the market for Billie comes in 2016 with the release of the unpublished ” Ocean Eyes “, which went viral on the major streaming music platforms in a short time. The climb to success continues unstoppable: the year after the singer-songwriter released her debut EP ” Don’t Smile at Me “, the successful single ” Bellyache ” which will be followed by ” Bored “, ” Watch ” and ” Copycat ” and in 2018 it starts its first world tour .

Billie Eilish is a true child prodigy , as the French cousins ​​would say. Daughter of theater actors, she has always grown up in an environment full of stimuli that has allowed her to best express her musical streak. At the age of eleven he writes and interprets his first songs in the house in Higland Park where he lives with his family. His most precious and trusted collaborator is his older brother Finneas (former actor of Glee and Modern Family, now musician, co-producer and arranger), with whom he has established a strong emotional bond and great complicity.

Despite her young age, the young Billie Eilish has an out of the ordinary artistic attitude and a strong awareness of her own means: her songs are produced and recorded in the home environment without any external infringement. From a stylistic point of view, the artist prefers to focus on the timbre element , reducing the instrumental part to a few chords. The wise use of vocal filters to give space to the whisper, gives the songs that ghostly atmosphere and the hypnotic tones that distinguish them. The icing on the cake that makes Billie Eilish unique in its kind are its pungent and uncanny texts that completely deviate from most of the material present in today’s pop scene.

What led Billie Eilish to emerge is to have put to rest the restlessness , the bewilderment and the desire for rebellion typical of every teenager: in his songs with a gloomy and melancholic line he tells of dramas, unease, emotional turmoil, lost friendships and amorous disappointments bringing everything to excess. The themes dealt with by the singer with extreme ease are very dear to millions of teenagers who fully identify with her by choosing her as their icon.

The choice to include in her dark pop and indie songs typical of electronic music and other musical genres is not accidental: it is as if the Californian singer-songwriter wanted to bring out also through her sound the contrasting feelings that harbor in her heart and in that of his peers. Billie Eilish’s music is therefore certainly a more innovative and more refined product than the classic pop ballads with frivolous contents to which we are accustomed today: it is precisely this intimacy that makes it so magnetic and interesting.

Also as regards his live performances , Billie Eilish brought a breath of fresh air. Unlike the other pop stars, he prefers a rather sparse scenography. Her shows are mainly based on continuous movement : the young singer-songwriter has studied dance for many years before devoting herself to singing and knows perfectly well what are the appropriate movements to combine with her songs. Despite her introverted character, she appears fully at ease on the stage where, in addition to dancing like a madwoman, she converses animatedly with the audience, inciting him to have fun with her.

Another aspect that sets it against the trend is the fact that it follows a somewhat unusual style even in clothing. Billie Eilish always dresses in oversized clothes (sweatshirts, oversize shirts and baggy trousers), often and willingly overlapping several layers of clothes. The reason is simple: beyond questions related to practicality, the young artist is not at all interested in being attractive and does not consider it correct that people judge a person according to their forms. In a hyper-sexualized society in which the self-image has a strong value, the choice of the singer therefore appears bold as well as provocative.

Thanks to her artistic sensitivity , her shrewd vision of the world and her undoubted talent, Eilish has managed to impose herself artistically on an international level while maintaining an attitude far removed from the aesthetic and expressive canons of pop as we know them. If with a single LP he has completely upset the logic of today’s music scene, it is legitimate to ask himself what we should expect from this prodigy girl in the not too distant future.

 

Billie Eilish’s Biggest Revelation in 2020 for Her Next Collaboration

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Now everyone wants it, because Billie Eilish, like it or not, is the new world musical phenomenon, capable of earning the esteem of money order rockers – such as, for example, Dave Grohl – and of the audiences of international festivals, as well as that of the public more generalist and world famous pop stars such as BTS . Yet – we can be sure – the singer from Los Angeles, California , has no intention of capitalizing on her popularity by accepting all the musical guests that she has been seeing to submit in recent months. Billie Eilish herself explained this in an interview with the American magazine Spin.

“I don’t like working with other people”, she assured, who has in her brother Finneas (in the photo, in the background) his only and faithful collaborator: “It’s something that happens in my head, and it’s strange. I don’t like mixing friendship with music, for any reason. I never play my songs to my friends until they are completely finished. I don’t like being watched by people while I work, and in any case I’m very good for on my own, so everything is ok. ”

The concept was already expressed a few days ago during an interview given by the artist to Alexis Petridis, the British Guardian’s top musical signature: “Collaborations are not something that interests me very much,” Eilish said, “And is something that they always ask me and that I really don’t want to do. It is not something against anyone, I simply don’t feel the need. I love music, I love other artists, but I hate how much – as soon as I meet a colleague – everyone gets they talk about our probable collaboration. Why can’t I simply be friends with someone who does my job? I don’t say that I will never collaborate: simply, now I am not trying to do it ..

EU Country Awards Billie Eilish with Top Record of the Year

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I feel sad when you are sad. I feel happy when she is happy. I feel angry when she is angry, ”writes a fan of Billie Eilish, 13-year-old Amelia, on Instagram. The hard core of the fans of the eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter are the Gen Z-ers, teenagers between 13 and 17 years, for the majority girls, much more mature than the age can reveal. A bit like their heroine, who at 17 made her debut with “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”.

The album, released last March, reached number one in America, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. It has become the best-selling debut album in America in the last ten years (both among men, women and groups) with over 313 thousand copies in the first week of publication. To date it has totaled over 24 billion streams worldwide. Not only that: Billie Eilish is officially the first artist born in this millennium to have reached both position n. 1 of the records that of the singles and is the third female artist in the last 31 years with more songs on the top of the Billboard Alternative Songsairplay chart (together with Alanis Morrissette and Sinead O’Connor).

To understand this fulminating rise, just peek through the letters of the fans. “Billie’s songs often tell stories or express feelings that I had difficulty understanding,” writes Saima, a 13-year-old Danish woman, who said that the music of the singer-songwriter from Los Angeles helped her to overcome a difficult moment. This emotional connection is a common thread between all fans who send messages from Italy to Australia.

“Her lyrics are so raw and true, they help me get through good and bad times,” writes 15-year-old Australian Joelie. “I am a warm hug and they taught me not to worry about what others think and instead of being myself.” Because the girl from “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” Not only reinvented pop with her threatening rap, but also upset the pop star’s canons. Fluo, oversize, baggie, exaggerated, “without gender”, it has torn down the combination of the good girl-bad girl of pop, giving life to a generation of young female stars who have no intention of conforming to the ideas of adults on models for Young people. She, like Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana, belongs to that rare kind of artist who every two-three decades redefines the rules of the game and the collective imagination, crumbling the certainties of music marketing. The first rule that Billie has subverted in a handful of months is that to break through at 17 it is not essential to be a sexy teenager with the silhouette of an ordinance, perhaps branded from head to toe and covered with make up.

“It represents the antithesis of the pop generation that many kids grew up with,” says designer Samantha Burkhart. From the total lack of sexuality in its aesthetic to the heavy use of horror visual elements in its music videos, Eilish is ushering in a new era in pop.

“Billie doesn’t care about anyone’s opinion,” writes a 13-year-old Belgian fan. “Wear what you want and don’t care about people who speak badly of you.” “I love Billie’s style,” adds Megan, a seventeen-year-old from Michigan. “It invites me to be myself and wear what I want.” In her lyrics, the singer-songwriter seems to touch the collective desire of the generation of post #MeToo girls, to take control and be directors of their creativity.

Billie Eilish’s music – full of contradictions: sweet but dramatic, childish and mature at the same time – is the soundtrack of this complicated new millennium. Appointment for July 17, 2020 at the MIND Milano Innovation District – Expo Area, when the world tour of the new pop star will also stop in Italy with a single event.

THIS IS THE TOP20 OF 2019:

1.Billie Eilish – “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”

2. Nick Cave – “Ghosteen”
A masterpiece of poetry and music with which the artist elaborates mourning through the imagination.

3. La Municipàl – “Bellissimi Difetti”
The Apulian band formed by the brothers Carmine and Isabella Tundo is the Italian surprise. Ivan’s funeral leave their mark.

4. Giovanni Truppi – “Poetry and civilization”
As in the case of La Municipàl, this album is also a demonstration that you can make music without being banal, addressing social and political issues.

5. Bruce Springsteen – “Western Stars”
Some critics have “branded” him as a cowboy record. Mistaken. It is unquestionably one of Bruce’s most intimate, intense and reflective. As in his 1982 masterpiece, “Nebraska”, Springsteen focuses more on the voice. And on words.

6. Sam Fender – “Hypersonic Missiles”
The 24-year-old from the working-class is a rare talent. The rock America of the Boss and Tom Petty moved to Newcastle.

7. Cesare Basile – “Cummeddia” Difficult
songs, Basile continues the process of drying up the music. The eleven tracks are talkin ‘blues that mix Sicily with desert blues and Mississippi blues, bluegrass and electronics.

8. Big Thief – “Two hands”
The Brooklyn band’s second album of the year is more earthly than “UFOF”, the bright collection that arrived in the spring. Here they sing about death and illness, elementary concerns that nevertheless reach a sort of upper level thanks to the tenacious, cracked songwriting that is rapidly affirming them as Brooklyn’s answer to Crazy Horse.

9. Caleidø – “Make silence”
The Misterbianco band rides the indie-pop wave: between the lines you can see the portrait of a generation poised between melancholy and despair, a sense of confusion and emptiness.

10. Mario Venuti – “Soyuz 10”
Nostalgia for a new world, made of sounds, words and feelings of the past. The album is a sort of manifesto of an artist who can perhaps be called the last of the old and the first of the new songwriters.

11. Luca Madonia – “The pyramid”
Among the echoes of the Denovo and the Beatles, it is a dip in the musical atmospheres of the sixties in the company of many friends. A sound journey with great class and elegance.

12. Felice Marsili De Medici – “Aut de Gamme”
Battisti and Luigi Tenco, the songwriter-indie and Ennio Morricone, Manu Chao and South America, blues and waltzes, Cesare Basile and punk folk, cowboys and Indians. There is all this in Felice Briguglio’s album in Catania, aka “Felice Marsili De Medici”.

13. Partinico Rose – “Songs for Sad and Angry People”
After talented nuns and meteors, a voice out of the chorus finally arrives from Ragusa. A powerful wall of guitars, a voice that recalls Robert Smith of Cure, an explicit language (English), strong-colored interpretations, a rock album played with grit and cleanliness.

14. Fontaines DC – “Dogrel”
The image of the Dublin band is as vivid and impetuous as Joyce’s visions. Songs of a rude, swaggering and cheerful beauty, but even the ballads are equally good, with a piano-pub sadness.

15. The Murder Capital – “When I Have Fears”
The other post-punk success story of Dublin with Fontaines DC, in The Murder Capital there is still a touch of lyricism. Beyond the metronome garage-rock, frontman James McGovern seems to be writing a Gothic novel.

16. Iggy Pop – “Free”
The sensational turn of the Iguana, which flirts with jazz like the David Bowie of “Blackstar” and with the poetry of Lou Reed. A melancholic, bitter, twilight disc for the survivor of the “sacred triangle” of rock

17. Mannequin Pussy – “Patience”
For their first album with the legendary pop-punk label Epitaph Records, the Philadelphia quartet blends punk trash with melodic, great hymns of anguish and regret. Listening to the singer Marisa Dabice grinning, crying, wincing and roaring in “Drunk II” means entering her shattered psyche. He sings with a ferocity rarely listened to in the easy listening playlist of the current indie; his presence practically vibrates the whole band.

18. Purple Mountains – Purple Mountains
Stories of depression and despair are easier to take with full knowledge of the happy ending. “Purple Mountains”, ” David Berman’s latest album, released twenty-six days before taking his own life at the age of 52, does not offer this luxury. Several songs – “The dead know what they are doing when they leave this world behind”, from “Nights That Won’t Happen”, or “There is no way to last here so long” from “All My Happiness Is Gone” – seem to point to what would have happened. Hearing them now is emotionally overwhelmed.

19. FKA Twigs – “Magdalene”
The British singer-songwriter, musician and dancer alternates between a painful falsetto and a tight, scratchy voice, full of regret. “Cellophane” is an extraordinary song.

20. Celeste – “Compilation 1.1”
Jamaican blood, born in Brighton, in his voice full of feeling and moving we hear those of Aretha Franklin, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald. Paul Weller called her to his court. His name is Celeste, the rising star of British new wave jazz.