BOHO DIGEST: Fresh Pop Culture Tea

BOHO DIGEST: Fresh Pop Culture Tea

BOHO DIGEST: Fresh Pop Culture Tea

The new year came in hot, and we ain't just talking about that Katt Williams interview on Club Shay Shay. Oh, girl! The Boho Digest is here to break down the best pop culture moments from last month. We've got the scoop on everything, from historic wins to what's setting the beauty game on fire, so let's get into it.

Quinta Brunson, the creative force behind Abbott Elementary, just made history! She snagged the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy at Monday's 75th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, becoming the first Black woman to do so in 42 years. The last time a Black woman took home this honor was Isabel Sanford in 1961 for The Jeffersons. Ayo Edebiri also secured a win, marking the first time two Black actresses clinched the top comedy categories in the same year.

And speaking of winners, Ayo Edebiri is on fire! The 28-year-old actor dominated the 2024 award season, sweeping the first three major ceremonies. In just a week, Edebiri snagged Best Supporting Actress awards at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice Awards, and the Emmys for her standout performance in Hulu’s The Bear. This win makes her only the third Black woman to secure the Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph earned her first Oscar nomination for her role in The Holdovers. She's already racking up acclaim, being a frontrunner in the supporting actress category with wins from the Golden Globes and Critics Choice.

And can we talk about Danielle Brooks? This Color Purple queen is an EGOT nominee, scoring nods for Emmy, Grammy (which she won, by the way!), and Tony Awards. Now she's gunning for that Oscar – talk about making boss babe moves!

Did you catch Pat McGrath's magic at John Galliano’s Maison Margiela couture SS24 show in Paris? The 1930s Paris vibe was off the charts, and the beauty community is losing it over the mannequin skin created by Pat and her crew. Social media's blowing up with recreations – the girlies can't get enough!

Megan Thee Stallion dropped her fire new track "Hiss," on January 26, where she fearlessly shut down her haters and critics. This new era she's ushering in feels incredibly promising like we're about to witness something major.

And of course, we can't overlook Queen Bey! Beyoncé has been full of surprises over the last couple of months, from teasing a country-themed album, Renaissance: Act II, during the Super Bowl to unveiling two hot new singles, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages," and stunning us with her cowgirl-inspired outfits, she's been unstoppable.

But the most groundbreaking moment? Beyoncé just etched her name in history as the first Black woman to conquer the US charts with a country track! "Texas Hold 'Em," skyrocketed to the No. 1 spot on Billboard Hot 100. She also became the first Black woman to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, after debuting at No. 1.

Adding to the excitement, Bey recently launched her new haircare line, Cécred, featuring nourishing ingredients inspired by global hair rituals. The launch party held in downtown Los Angeles was a star-studded affair attended by none other than her mother, Tina Knowles, and daughter, Blue Ivy.

The spotlight truly centered on the Knowles sisters this month as Beyoncé and Solange graced the covers of major magazines, with Beyoncé on ESSENCE's March/April 2024 issue and Solange on Harper's Bazaar's March 2024 cover.

At the 2024 Grammy Awards, Victoria Monét won the Best New Artist award, with her album Jaguar II earning additional nominations, including Best R&B Album. Her hit single 'On My Mama' garnered nods for Record of the Year and Best R&B Song, while 'How Does It Make You Feel' was nominated for Best R&B Performance. Monét received a total of seven Grammy nominations, tying for the second-most overall. Winning both Best R&B Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical for her debut album 'Jaguar II' was the cherry on top.

SZA, who emerged as one of the top-selling artists of 2023, secured nine, yes NINE nominations at the 2024 Grammy Awards and clinched three wins – Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Progressive R&B Album, and Best R&B Song. Her sophomore album 'SOS' was also nominated for major awards of the night, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year.

Normani teased us with a social media blackout, hinting at her upcoming album "DOPAMINE." The cover reveal on February 21st was met with excitement from fans eagerly awaiting new music. We're counting down the days to finally hear her long-awaited debut album.

Turning to film, American Fiction actor Jeffrey Wright clinched his first win this awards season, securing the prize for Best Lead Performance in a Film at the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Awards, while screenwriter Cord Jefferson also won the Best Screenplay award. Based on Percival Everett's 2001 novel "Erasure".

The highly-anticipated biopic "Bob Marley: One Love" continued its success, topping the box office for a second consecutive week. The film surpassed expectations, chronicling Marley's journey during the creation of his iconic album "Exodus" and leading up to his legendary concert in Jamaica.

January and February delivered unforgettable moments, especially during the celebration of Black History Month! The next issue of The Boho Digest is on its way. We've got all the latest scoop lined up just for you!

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