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Mariah Carey neutrality

See this. Snuggums (talk / edits) 02:46, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Jay Chou

Jay Chou has been nominated for Wikipedia:Featured article review at Wikipedia:Featured article review/Jay Chou/archive1. Please comment on the article or assist in bringing it back to featured article status. DrKiernan 08:39, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Meghan Trainor RFC

Hi, I would like to notify the wikiproject that there's currently an RFC underway at Talk:Meghan Trainor#RFC: Describing Trainor as to how to describe the talents of Meghan Trainor. Your participation is welcome. -- Diannaa (talk) 00:56, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Madonna's Rebel Heart

A peer review request can be found here. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:38, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 29, 2015

A summary of Speechless (Michael Jackson song) will appear on the Main Page soon. Was there anything I left out of the summary that you guys would like to see put back in? I'd appreciate it if someone could check the article one more time before its day on the Main Page; the person who nominated this article at WP:FAC is inactive. - Dank (push to talk) 22:03, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Help fleshing out Johnny, Are You Queer?

Hey, just looking for help with the article Johnny, Are You Queer?. I'm having a little trouble finding a lot of sources due to the time period, but it does seem to be notable enough for an entry independent of Josie Cotton. Can anyone help expand it? Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 07:57, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Sade Adu listed at Requested moves

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Amber (performer) listed at Requested moves

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2101 Records listed at Requested moves

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Amber (singer) listed at Requested moves

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Input requested at Template:Randy Newman

Input requested at Template talk:Randy Newman#Films scored. The question is, should all of the films he scored be listed in the navbox, or only the two that have album articles? Softlavender (talk) 10:47, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Copyright Violation Detection - EranBot Project

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Discussion regarding single artwork in song articles

This discussion is relevant to this WikiProject, and interested editors may wish to comment. Chase (talk | contributions) 14:49, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Like a Virgin#Requested move 28 June 2015

RM discussion ongoing; make comments there. --George Ho (talk) 03:30, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Talk:Finally (CeCe Peniston song)

There is an active RFC discussion. Post comments there for consensus. --George Ho (talk) 03:40, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

List of songs recorded by Lana Del Rey

I have nominated List of songs recorded by Lana Del Rey for featured list status here. I'd appreciate it if any of you could take a look and leave your comments :) Littlecarmen (talk) 19:05, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Proposed merge of Complete 20/20 Experience article

Interested editors are invited to discuss here. Chase (talk | contributions) 20:22, 6 August 2015 (UTC)

Katy Perry videography

This is currently an FL candidate, see Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Katy Perry videography/archive1. Snuggums (talk / edits) 17:54, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

Concerns regarding FA quality

I've just tidied up The Long and Winding Road a little, and removed some unsourced trivia. The article doesn't appear to me as either FA or GA quality in terms of coverage, prose, and MoS requirements - it was promoted in 2004, and reviewed in 2006, and hasn't been well maintained. I will not have the time to tidy up the article or take my concerns further, however it seems appropriate to raise those concerns rather than merely pass on by, so, per the stage one process at Wikipedia:Featured article review I have left a note on the article talkpage, and am notifying relevant Projects. It is unlikely I will be getting involved further. SilkTork ✔Tea time 16:16, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

RfC on unusual prepositions in titles

  FYI: Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/Capital letters#Proposal regarding unusual prepositions in titles (re: clarification request in RM closure).  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  20:49, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Lady Gaga videography

This is currently an FL candidate, see Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/Lady Gaga videography/archive1 20:16, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Appropriate summary of sales figures in the lead of the Abba article

There is dispute (at Talk:ABBA#Sales) about the appropriate summary of sales figures in the lead and it has been difficult to enlist opinion other editors, who actually take the time to go through the arguments of the discussion so far (it is a bit lengthy but not too bad). From my perspective the insertion of the 300 million figure from CNN in the current form is problematic for number of reasons.

  • It is outdated as it is 2003 and there is a large amount of sources from 2010 and later available.
  • Going by the sources discussed on the talk page there are least 2-3 times as many "reliable sources" giving a figure of >=350 million than sources stating 300 million or less.
  • The sources giving >350 million figures tend to me more authoritative (for instance Palm's standard biography of Abba, the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame entry)
  • the 300 million is somewhat redundant to the given range information (140-500 million)
  • individual figures given in addition to the range should have particular reason/property like latest figure in a reliable source, latest label estimate, latest independently researched figure, latest certified sales figure. The 300 million is not any of those.
  • If one looks at all the given sources in detail, it stands to reason that the 300 million figure (as well as most other figures < 350) most likely simply originate from older label figures. So it might be prudent to forgo them for the most recent label figure.
  • There it might be appropriate to list a larger number of different sales figures published in reliable sources, which then could include the 300 million figure. However that should be done in separate section and in the short summary for the lead.

I don't have the impression the other involved editor really processed my arguments. I don't really understand his insistence on 300 million figure. Maybe likes it as a middle or mean value of all the various published figures, but that simply ignores the the dates of the involved publications as well their reputability and authoritativeness.

I'd greatly appreciate it, if some project members here can find the time to go through the arguments so far and post a 3rd opinion.--Kmhkmh (talk) 01:43, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Because I was mentioned I should explain sth. User above has objection to inf about 300 million figure. He has added e.g. 140-500 figures. I've written many times I believe his good faith and that content added by him is good job and I have no objection. But he still has a problem with that sentences. He's called about 30 users for opinnion and 3rd opinnion request, then there were given 2 "second" opinnions (both users were more "with current version"). After some time user heedless of that facts just changed it again and he is writting about me in not very kind way (about "that guy who won't stop" and "if more users don't tell me I have to stop I won't do it") and in any ocassion tries to order other users to support his own opinnion. Over all that time I was writting I respect added by him content, I've wanted to go compromise and just be polite. I don't understand why published in reliable source informations can't be added in article and I don't understand argument about 2003 source (cause I've 100 times mentioned another sources from 2013 that cite 300M are also used). User Harout also has explained newest publication question (with even 100 m figure). I've written all in talk, but wanna add that due to last events. That seems it is sth like obsession (because of adding or not sourced inf about 300M while writting about 140-500 to take so many action as months-running another users opinnions request and try to evolve it to main dispute). If everyone wants to make from that kind details (both forms are almost the same, 1 just gives more details) huge problem...my God. TaurenMoonlighting (talk) 02:40, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Alright, I don't want to start long endless discussion here and urge other editors to read the full discussion at Talk:ABBA#Sales. Here I just want to point that his description of the 3rd opinions so far is plain wrong (starting 3rd opinions rather than just 2 supposedly only supporting him and 2 additiona posts not really offering an opinion)), but you best have a close look yourself.--Kmhkmh (talk) 09:23, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Jason Phats Hayward page

Hi After recently noticing the removal of the Jason Phats Hayward page (It was redirected to Phats & Small) I was advised to ask for help with this article to bring it back to the pages of Wikipedia. I can provide reputable sources to back up this article.

Please advise — Preceding unsigned comment added by SomaMuzik (talkcontribs) 02:38, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

Do you have the link to the page where you were given the advice, please? The log of your username shows no previous posts, so we can't see what your previous conversations on the subject were. Richard3120 (talk) 03:21, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi Richard
I was advised via email and then registered. Would you like to see the comments from the email? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.20.111.192 (talk) 15:07, 25 September 2015 (UTC) 82.20.111.192 (talk) 15:10, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Hang on, e-mail from whom? From Jason Hayward himself, or somebody closely associated with him, like his management company? And where are these reputable sources coming from, to be provided by them? If so, that could constitute a WP:COI and it would be problematic including them on Wikipedia. Could you be more specific please? Richard3120 (talk) 17:38, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
The other issue is why Jason Hayward needs his own separate article: as far as I know, his music career has only been as part of Phats & Small, so the justification for a solo article is weak. There would be no problem adding biographical details to the Phats & Small article, provided they were supported by reliable independent sources. Richard3120 (talk) 20:18, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
The email was from a member of the Wikipedia Information Team who I had discussed this with.
The information can be gathered from multiple sources and publications. The information team pointed me to this page which I was understanding was in place to improve the Pop Music element of Wikipedia. I'm looking for your help with the intention of offering mine. The majority of information included in the original article can be linked to various reputable publications. The main element of the article was a discography which featured over 50 recordings with many well known artists. Is this information not neutral in content offering a comprehensive way to advance knowledge of the subject? SomaMuzik (talk) 16:12, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes of course, if the sources are reputable. That's why I asked for more information, to understand where it is coming from. You are presumably aware that Wikipedia discourages the use of personal websites and social media of the artist(s) in question, Discogs, Amazon, iTunes, etc. as sources, and prefers newspapers, magazines and reputable online music websites. Richard3120 (talk) 16:27, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Absolutely and I fully appreciate the reasons behind these. Phats & Small were formed in 1999 so anything relating to Jason's career prior will not be subject to internet based references. I do have some information from The Guinness Book of Hit records and other similar sources. Several articles and reviews from DJ Mag, Mixmag and Mixmag Update and The Nominations Listing from the DMC Awards Program, and cut outs from national newspapers which I assume are relevant. How would submit this? Scan the article? SomaMuzik (talk) 17:25, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
I also have many articles which could improve the accuracy of the Phats & Small page.
Yes, most of those sources would be perfect, thanks – not 100% certain about the DMC Awards programme as presumably it only went out to people in the industry and therefore can't be independently checked by any other editor. I'm not quite sure of the best method to collect all the information together, if they are scans – let me ask some other Wikipedia editors and I will get back to you. Richard3120 (talk) 17:57, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. I'll start collating all the information. I can submit it and leave it to the discretion of the editors as to whether it is sufficient. I appreciate your advice SomaMuzik (talk) 18:51, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

@SomaMuzik: OK, it seems that there really isn't an easier way of doing it other than typing out the information from your cuttings into either your sandbox or mine, and then seeing what we've got and how to arrange it and include it in the article. Don't worry about formatting the citations for the sources, I can sort that out: just make sure you make clear at each point where each piece of info has come from and put as much information as possible, preferably the author and title of the article if quoted, the publication (with page number if you have it), and the date... like this ---> (Joe Smith, "New dance music", Mixmag, page 19, June 1999). If you aren't sure about how to add information to a sandbox, type it out in Microsoft Word and when it's ready I'll explain how to add it to Wikipedia. Richard3120 (talk) 00:57, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

The Pussycat Dolls

I came across the The Pussycat Dolls page and there are quite a few citation and grammar errors, particularly in the 'Legacy' section. I fixed two of the issues, but seeing as how I am not an expert or an admirer of the group, I figured I would point it out here and see if anyone wanted to fix the mistakes. Cheers!Rainingtalent (talk) 21:21, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

Go check Show Luo's page

Hi, I'm going to make some edits about Show Luo. He is a famous Taiwanese singer. I would appreciate any thoughts or comments. Thisislily (talk) 03:00, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

National albums/music charts

Proposal to rename, where appropriate, national music charts articles to territory and format rather than official name, so Swedish music charts rather than Sverigetopplistan, etc. Discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Record Charts#National Albums/Music Charts. SilkTork ✔Tea time 10:47, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

MUSICBIO

If an artist meets WP:MUSICBIO #2 (in this case, five weeks on Billboard Hot 100), how likely is it that the artist is notable? SNGs get handled a little differently sometimes, and I'm trying to figure out whether this criteria is a "no real question" one or a "well, it also depends upon other factors" one. I don't know what's typical for music. WhatamIdoing (talk) 20:32, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been featured

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Rich Girl

I have nominated Rich Girl (Gwen Stefani song) for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:10, 12 November 2015 (UTC)

Jackson Browne "Activism and Music" Section

Copied from the Browne Talk page in an effort to get more responses

It appears that Riversong and I have a difference of opinion. He believes that the first paragraph of the section in question should read as such

"He likewise performed on the grounds of the Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant construction site in New Hampshire, where 20,000 people attended a solar-powered alternative energy fair in June 1978; one of the two reactors at Seabrook was eventually constructed and has operated for over 20 years, but no new nuclear power plant orders were placed for the next 40 years"

I disagree with this wording and the source he provides for a few reasons.

A) The source "http://www.nukefree.org/news/jacksonbrowneoncolbert" is, I believe, not a RS, especially in comparison to the source that was there, a Time magazine article, which I use below.

B) He multiplies by a factor of 10 the number of people sources say attended the demonstration. It was 2000, not 20,000

C) His wording implies that both Browne's performance and the event happened in 1978. This is incorrect, as the event was in 1977, with Browne's performance coming a year later.

D) The fact that no new nuclear power plants were ordered is irrelevant space filler that has nothing to do with the topic, i.e. Browne

I propose, and indeed have already changed it to once, the following, keeping the Time magazine source, which is far more reliable, and also giving correct information. It also makes sure to address Riversong's valid point, stressed in one of his edit summaries, that Browne should not be implied to have attended the demonstration in 1977

"He likewise performed on the grounds of the Seabrook Station Nuclear Power Plant construction site in New Hampshire in April of 1978 in a show of solidarity with the 1,414 people who had been arrested in the course of a multiday occupation, protesting the building of nuclear reactors, the previous year. Browne had not been a part of the protest."

I ask for more opinions. Vyselink (talk) 23:16, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

This is not "difference of opinion" but difference of fact

Vyselink insists on mentioning (and citing a reference to) an event that occurred one year prior to Jackson Browne's participation at Seabrook, and hence irrelevant to Brown's WP page.

He also insists that the facts about the previous year's event should trump the facts about the event in which Browne participated, which is what I have described and cited a reference to (his point B. confuses the 2,000 present in 1977 with the 20,000 present in 1978 when Jackson Browne performed at Seabrook).

And, while Vyselink protests my mention of the historical outcome of that 1978 event as "filler", the original entry (which I factually corrected) included a similar historical outcome which was not relevant to the event that Browne participated in: "one of the two reactors at Seabrook was eventually constructed and has operated for over 20 years."

And I don't know why Vyslink is copying this discussion from the Jackson Browne page to this page. Riversong (talk) 23:39, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

#1 K-POP song without an article: Cherry Blossom Ending

Busker Busker's Cherry Blossom Ending reached #1 on the K-POP chart (see http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/k-town/1555270/busker-busker-top-k-pop-chart-with-year-old-single ).

Google was a "wall" of mostly-promotional- and fan-pages so I passed on trying to create the article, but I figured someone at either WT:WikiProject Korea or WT:WikiProject Pop music would like to take a crack at it. I think the topic would make a good Did you know? entry for Wikipedia's Main page. Recommended hook: "Did you know ... that Busker Busker's 2012 song "Cherry Blossom Ending" was #1 on the Korea K-Pop Hot 100 chart a year after its release?" davidwr/(talk)/(contribs) 18:45, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of awards and nominations received by Katy Perry/archive2

This is currently a candidate for FL. Comments are appreciated. Snuggums (talk / edits) 00:37, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

RfC on Talk:Charli XCX

You are invited to comment on a request for comment at Talk:Charli XCX#RFC: MOS:SURNAME and articles related to Charli XCX. Thank you. sst 01:28, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Invitation to a virtual editathon on Women in Music

Women in Music
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Discussion regarding terminology of singles

I have started a discussion regarding how Wikipedia should define singles. Please go here to discuss.--3family6 (Talk to me | See what I have done) 19:02, 18 January 2016 (UTC)

Policy discussion in progress

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PR

Lady Gaga is currently up for a peer review. See Wikipedia:Peer review/Lady Gaga/archive4. Snuggums (talk / edits) 03:53, 12 March 2016 (UTC)

Help with a draft?

Anyone feel like helping out an editor with a draft? The draft in question is Draft:Watch Me Do and it's about a recently released Meghan Trainor single. It's very likely that it'd be notable since she's a well-known singer, but it needs sourcing. Anyone feel like helping out? It's creator, MaranoFan will be away for a little bit so I thought it'd be nice to see if I can get him some help in the meantime. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 08:12, 26 March 2016 (UTC)

"International Lover"

I just started the article for "International Lover", the song that earned Prince his first Grammy nomination. There is a discussion at Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Songs#.22International_Lover.22 regarding my need for assistance in improving the article.--TonyTheTiger (T / C / WP:FOUR / WP:CHICAGO / WP:WAWARD) 03:24, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Auto-assessment of article classes

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FLRC

I have nominated Taylor Swift discography for featured list removal here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets the featured list criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks; editors may declare to "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Snuggums (talk / edits) 04:49, 11 June 2016 (UTC)

Notice to participants at this page about adminship

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You could be very helpful in evaluating potential candidates, and maybe even finding out if you would be a suitable RfA candidate.

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Girl groups

I am not sure about the category 'Girl groups' as used in Wikipedia music. 'Girl groups' are a specific genre (harmony groups from a bygone era), and I believe should be distinct from groups comprising female members. Listing 'Savages' for example under the 'Girl groups' category is misleading, I think. 86.30.13.163 (talk) 08:37, 6 July 2016 (UTC)Bec

The problem is that there isn't an "official" definition of a girl group anywhere, which makes it very difficult to decide which groups to include or exclude. I keep List of best-selling girl groups on my watchlist, a page I personally don't believe should be on Wikipedia as it's almost impossible to maintain or keep anywhere near accurate. But girl group now is not just a bygone era as you suggest, it's often used to refer to the likes of Destiny's Child, Fifth Harmony or Little Mix. Richard3120 (talk) 15:50, 6 July 2016 (UTC)

FAR

I have nominated Gwen Stefani for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. Snuggums (talk / edits) 18:55, 25 July 2016 (UTC)

Opinions needed for the proper way to summarize reviews.

The RfC has expired, but the conversation was really only between me and one other editor. We're at an impasse, and additional input would be appreciated at Talk:Into You (Ariana Grande song)#Request for comment. Thanks, Argento Surfer (talk) 12:33, 15 September 2016 (UTC)

List of songs recorded by Alyssa Milano

I have nominated List of songs recorded by Alyssa Milano for featured list status here. I'd appreciate it if any of you could take a look and leave your comments. Aoba47 (talk) 18:35, 16 September 2016 (UTC)

Does Zanza belong here?

According to a fellow user from Wikipedia, there is an African musical instrument called Zanza? However, it redirects to a character from the manga and anime project. Should I ask in another place? Regards.Tintor2 (talk) 15:31, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

I'm not sure exactly what you're asking, but yes a zanza/sanza is a type of lamellophone – see Mbira. Richard3120 (talk) 15:58, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Then we should make a note, right? Something like "If you are referring to African musical instrument called zanza, see lamellophone?Tintor2 (talk) 16:41, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Well, I don't know, because according to the Mbira article it's spelled "sanza" and the name has not been in popular use since the 1970s, so "zanza" may not be a valid search term for the instrument, only for the Xenoblade character, and therefore the hatnote would not be needed. Richard3120 (talk) 17:21, 1 October 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Malibu Stacy

 

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Alyssa Milano discography - Featured list candidate

I have nominated Alyssa Milano discography for featured list status here. I'd appreciate it if any of you could take a look and leave your comments. Aoba47 (talk) 21:16, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Good Article reassessment for Jane Zhang

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Ongoing RM at Talk:Round Here (disambiguation)

I invite you to the ongoing RM discussion. --George Ho (talk) 13:03, 28 December 2016 (UTC)

Proposed split of Michael Jackson double A-side article

The article about Michael Jackson's 1997 double A-side single HIStory/Ghosts has been proposed to be split into two separate articles, one for each song. Interested editors may discuss here. Chase (talk | contributions) 23:42, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Re: Sober (Selena Gomez song)

Project members are welcome to help determine the appropriateness of the article Sober (Selena Gomez song) at Talk:Sober (Selena Gomez song). Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 16:38, 9 February 2017 (UTC)

Requested move notice

Greetings! I have recently relisted a requested move discussion at Talk:She's Not Me (song)#Requested move 9 February 2017, regarding a page relating to this WikiProject. Discussion and opinions are invited. Thanks, SkyWarrior 01:04, 17 February 2017 (UTC)

Pop music singer AfD

There's an Articles for deletion discussion for a pop singer under way AfD Sandra Afrika. Tapered (talk) 02:08, 15 March 2017 (UTC)

GAR

Members of this project might be interested in Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Demi Lovato/1. Snuggums (talk / edits) 01:08, 17 March 2017 (UTC)

David Bowie sales

If somebody is interested in the opinion of what sales are most accurate for him: 100 or 140 million. Please, talk on the main article. Chrishonduras (Diskussion) 19:42, 20 April 2017 (UTC)

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Pending DYK

It would be nice if an uninvolved user familiar with the DYK criteria could review Template:Did you know nominations/Witness (Katy Perry album). Snuggums (talk / edits) 13:15, 11 June 2017 (UTC)

WiR focus on music and dance in July

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RfC about White House petition to make Party in the USA the national anthem

There is an ongoing Request for Comment about whether to include a petition started by Elijah Daniel in the article about him, which was a White House petition to make Party in the U.S.A. the national anthem.

You may comment, if you wish, at: Talk:Elijah_Daniel#RfC_about_White_House_petition_to_make_Party_in_the_USA_the_national_anthem.

Sagecandor (talk) 18:49, 21 July 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Content (Joywave album) for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Content (Joywave album) is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Content (Joywave album) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Jax 0677 (talk) 16:32, 31 July 2017 (UTC)

Whitney Houston nicknames

There is a pending edit request at Honorific nicknames in popular music awaiting review involving nicknames for the late Whitney Houston. If anyone can find more sources involving other nicknames as well, it's best that it's also done before this editor makes subsequent edit requests in regards to this change. jd22292 (Jalen D. Folf) (talk) 19:45, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

Does anyone subscribe to Billboard? I need to know some boxscore data.

For Number 1 to Infinity (residency show) please. Legs 3 and 5.  — Calvin999 08:57, 31 August 2017 (UTC)

"Hands to Myself"

The "Hands to Myself" article just failed a Good article nomination, but if anyone is interested, I don't think too much work would be required to get this article promoted. You can view the failed nomination at Talk:Hands to Myself. Thanks! ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:35, 6 September 2017 (UTC)

Alternative Pop

I joined Wikipedia September 15 to create a draft for an article titled "Alternative pop." It would focus on alternative pop, a subgenre of alternative rock and pop. This is to differentiate it from indie pop, a subgenre of indie rock and pop. To give you an idea, it would feature artists like Grimes, Lana Del Rey, and Lorde, otherwise known as artists who are influenced by alternative rock, not indie rock like say, Ellie Goulding. Indie rock-although a subgenre of alternative rock-seems lighter/softer than alternative rock in general to me. If this article is approved, would anybody like to help me write and add citations? Please message me if so.Lalalemonade (talk) 00:41, 16 September 2017 (UTC)Lalalemonade

You'd really need reliable sources that use the term "alternative pop" and that describe its sound, otherwise it's going to sound like your own subjective opinion and the article is going to run into trouble. Do you already have some sources? Richard3120 (talk) 17:10, 16 September 2017 (UTC)

Nomination of Bebe & Bassy Tour for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Bebe & Bassy Tour is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Bebe & Bassy Tour until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. --Jax 0677 (talk) 16:55, 3 October 2017 (UTC)

Ongoing FAC

Members of this WikiProject might be interested in leaving comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Lady Gaga/archive2. Snuggums (talk / edits) 16:16, 2 November 2017 (UTC)

Janet Jackson (album)

Janet Jackson (album) is undergoing a GA reassessment. Most problems have been tackled, however, the article does not meet criteria 3a, as it does not address the main aspects of the topic - there is almost nothing about production of the album, and little about critical reception on release. The reassessment is on hold for seven days to allow time to build the article. SilkTork (talk) 01:59, 29 November 2017 (UTC)

Disambiguation links on pages tagged by this wikiproject

Wikipedia has many thousands of wikilinks which point to disambiguation pages. It would be useful to readers if these links directed them to the specific pages of interest, rather than making them search through a list. Members of WikiProject Disambiguation have been working on this and the total number is now below 20,000 for the first time. Some of these links require specialist knowledge of the topics concerned and therefore it would be great if you could help in your area of expertise.

A list of the relevant links on pages which fall within the remit of this wikiproject can be found at http://69.142.160.183/~dispenser/cgi-bin/topic_points.py?banner=WikiProject_Pop_music

Please take a few minutes to help make these more useful to our readers.— Rod talk 18:05, 3 December 2017 (UTC)

TFAR notice

Members of this WikiProject might be interested in Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Lady Gaga. Snuggums (talk / edits) 00:45, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Archiving weblinks on an article

  • Missing archive link: Archiving is not required, but is considered good practice. To archive: Go to IABot's Analyze a page. (Note that if you end up on the "IABot Management Interface", you'll need to find the small drop-down menu that says "Run Bot" and select "Fix a single page"). Type a Wikipedia article's title (carefully) on the line that says "Page title to analyze" Be sure to check the checkbox labeled "Add archives to all non-dead references (Optional)". Run time for the bot can be from a few seconds to five minutes. Lingzhi ♦ (talk) 02:12, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

Elvis Presley Featured Article Review

FAR coordinator User:Casliber has nominated Elvis Presley for a featured article review here. This is a procedural review of its FA status due to the discovery of socking at its original FAC. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. The instructions for the review process are here.

If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 16:25, 19 March 2018 (UTC)

One of your project's articles has been selected for improvement!

Hello,
Please note that Paul Anka, which is within this project's scope, has been selected as one of Today's articles for improvement. The article was scheduled to appear on Wikipedia's Community portal in the "Today's articles for improvement" section for one week, beginning today. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate to improve the article. Thanks, and happy editing!
Delivered by MusikBot talk 00:05, 30 April 2018 (UTC) on behalf of the TAFI team

June Women in Red focus on singers

Welcome to Women in Red's June 2018 worldwide online editathons.



New: WiR Loves Pride

New: Singers and Songwriters

New: Women in GLAM

New: Geofocus: Russia/USSR


Continuing: #1day1woman Global Initiative

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--Ipigott (talk) 10:37, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

WikiProject collaboration notice from the Portals WikiProject

The reason I am contacting you is because there are one or more portals that fall under this subject, and the Portals WikiProject is currently undertaking a major drive to automate portals that may affect them.

Portals are being redesigned.

The new design features are being applied to existing portals.

At present, we are gearing up for a maintenance pass of portals in which the introduction section will be upgraded to no longer need a subpage. In place of static copied and pasted excerpts will be self-updating excerpts displayed through selective transclusion, using the template {{Transclude lead excerpt}}.

The discussion about this can be found here.

Maintainers of specific portals are encouraged to sign up as project members here, noting the portals they maintain, so that those portals are skipped by the maintenance pass. Currently, we are interested in upgrading neglected and abandoned portals. There will be opportunity for maintained portals to opt-in later, or the portal maintainers can handle upgrading (the portals they maintain) personally at any time.

Background

On April 8th, 2018, an RfC ("Request for comment") proposal was made to eliminate all portals and the portal namespace. On April 17th, the Portals WikiProject was rebooted to handle the revitalization of the portal system. On May 12th, the RfC was closed with the result to keep portals, by a margin of about 2 to 1 in favor of keeping portals.

There's an article in the current edition of the Signpost interviewing project members about the RfC and the Portals WikiProject.

Since the reboot, the Portals WikiProject has been busy building tools and components to upgrade portals.

So far, 84 editors have joined.

If you would like to keep abreast of what is happening with portals, see the newsletter archive.

If you have any questions about what is happening with portals or the Portals WikiProject, please post them on the WikiProject's talk page.

Thank you.    — The Transhumanist   07:51, 30 May 2018 (UTC)

Please help investigate and edit if necessary

Hi. A request was made on 19 June at the help desk by someone who claims to have been a vocalist in the pop/soul group The Hues Corporation. The person, Kenny James, is requesting the addition of his name to the article about the group. I conducted a light search for reliable sources that could corroborate the claims but I was unable to find any. I thought maybe you guys are more knowledgeable about finding sources of pop music and could help out with this case. Cheers! Thinker78 (talk) 05:33, 22 June 2018 (UTC)

Template:BillboardID

Please see here. --NaBUru38 (talk) 02:18, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

Popular article GA nominated - seeking reviewer

I nominated Exo (band) as a Good Article Nominee two months ago and am seeking anyone interested to review the article. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets Good Article criteria. If you are interested, you can find instructions on how to review Good Article Nominees here. I would appreciate anyone's time to review this article, being the #2 most viewed article on Wikipedia. NicklausAU 03:47, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

Prince

Hello Wikipedia,

Having just read the whole of Prince's article on here, I felt compelled to sign up to Wikipedia and help to improve the article, as I feel Prince himself and, indeed, everybody who wants to learn more about him is deserving of a much higher quality article on Wikipedia for such an incredible musician and human being. I am writing here as I would like to greatly improve Prince's Wikipedia page, and to turn it into a top-notch article, and would welcome any help I can get in doing so. If you are reading this and wish to contribute to this noble goal, please do get in touch with me through my talk page--while I may be new to contributing to Wikipedia, I do strongly believe this is worth pursuing and would welcome the help of anybody who thinks the same way. Thank you. Pussycontrol (talk) 13:24, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article review/Connie Talbot/archive1

I have nominated Connie Talbot, an article in the scope of this project, for featured article review. Feel free to contribute at Wikipedia:Featured article review/Connie Talbot/archive1. Josh Milburn (talk) 14:16, 3 November 2018 (UTC)

RfC on creating a "Cultural impact of Michael Jackson" article

Opinions are needed on the following matter: Talk:Cultural impact of Michael Jackson#Should this page and/or a "Michael Jackson in popular culture" page be a Wikipedia article?. A permalink for it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 12:07, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

WP 1.0 Bot Beta

Hello! Your WikiProject has been selected to participate in the WP 1.0 Bot rewrite beta. This means that, starting in the next few days or weeks, your assessment tables will be updated using code in the new bot, codenamed Lucky. You can read more about this change on the Wikipedia 1.0 Editorial team page. Thanks! audiodude (talk) 06:47, 27 February 2019 (UTC)

Seeking help with GA review for Emotion: Side B

  Resolved

I did an initial review of Emotion: Side B as a Good Article candidate. Unfortunately, I didn't notice until afterward that the nominator (User:Diplomat's Son) has been inactive for over 4 months. I'm wondering if anyone would be willing to step in for them and address the review comments to bring the article up to GA status. I think the article is already very close to meeting the GA criteria, and addressing the review comments shouldn't take much time. I'd much rather see this article end up as a GA rather than have to fail it on a technicality. Colin M (talk) 20:29, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Enrique Iglesias for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Enrique Iglesias is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Enrique Iglesias until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 02:17, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Adele for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Adele is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Adele until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 02:40, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Brandy Norwood for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Brandy Norwood is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Brandy Norwood until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 02:42, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Bobby Vinton for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Bobby Vinton is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Bobby Vinton until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 06:02, 26 March 2019 (UTC)

A new newsletter directory is out!

A new Newsletter directory has been created to replace the old, out-of-date one. If your WikiProject and its taskforces have newsletters (even inactive ones), or if you know of a missing newsletter (including from sister projects like WikiSpecies), please include it in the directory! The template can be a bit tricky, so if you need help, just post the newsletter on the template's talk page and someone will add it for you.

– Sent on behalf of Headbomb. 03:11, 11 April 2019 (UTC)

Nomination of Portal:Selena for deletion

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether Portal:Selena is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The page will be discussed at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/Portal:Selena until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the page during the discussion, including to improve the page to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the deletion notice from the top of the page. North America1000 06:27, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

Return to the project page "WikiProject Pop music/Archive 2".