Katy Perry has already tweeted a stream of thank yous today after Teenage Dream got a Grammy nomination for Album Of The Year. It’s a smart move, since judging from backlash Katy’s victory got on the Twittersphere, it doesn’t seem likely she’s in shooting range of winning (shouting “hell yes!” before clasping her hands in prayer probably won’t help either). But is it really so strange that she got a nod? Here are five reasons this shouldn’t be so much of a surprise.
- Anything released after September 30th wasn’t eligible. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy? Not eligible. Shakira‘s highly praised Sale El Sol? Not eligible. Single of the year nominee Cee-Lo‘s album? Not eligible. Kings Of Leon? Not eligible. 2009 Grammy nominee Jamey Johnson‘s Top 10 critic’s pick The Guitar Song? Released just two weeks before the cut-off. Meanwhile, Song Of The Year nominee Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3 barely made the September 1st ’09 cut off—we’re impressed voters remembered it was eligible for Best Rap Album!
- She’s hardly the first bubblegum act to be nominated. Really, is this any more absurd than The Backstreet Boys being nominated in 2000 for Millenium? Or The Black Eyed Peas for The E.N.D. last year? In 1990, they nominated MC Hammer and Wilson Phillips. No offense to any of the esteemed artists above, but their journey to the Rock’n'Roll Hall Of Fame will probably be a long one despite the NARAS accolades.
While this video isn’t exactly a performance, it’s the first actual footage to be released that will air as part of VH1 Divas Salute the Troops — and it gives a good hint as to the show’s overall scope and tone. What we learn is that the Divas’ salute to the troops isn’t just lip service. While the show is headquartered at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego (i.e., Top Gun land), Paramore performs at a real-life military base in Kuwait.
And Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams‘ pep talk to the troops comes off as genuinely sincere. “I don’t want you to ever forget how much we appreciate what you’re doing,” says Hayley, wearing a sparkling blue bodysuit (eye candy in the middle of the desert!). “When we go back home, you’re not forgotten. We think about you guys all the time and we love you guys.”
Watch the clip above to see the troops eating it up. Bragging rights to anyone who can guess the song Paramore starts to perform. Hint: We’re pretty sure Hayley mentions part of the title in her speech. VH1 Divas Salute the Troops will feature performances by Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson and more. It airs Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c.
This ain’t your Grammy’s Grammy’s! The Recording Academy announced their nominees for the 2011 Grammy Awards last night, and some of the biggest acts in music took to the stage for a live concert. VH1 Diva Katy Perry stole the show with an explosive performance to go with her Album of the Year nod, while fellow Diva Hayley Williams was also on hard to celebrate. Justin Bieber could only be there via satellite, but Bruno Mars and B.o.B picked up the slack with a rocking rundown of “Nothing On You.” Check out the gallery below for more of last night’s highlights, and be sure to tune in to VH1 Diva’s Salute To The Troops on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9/8c. for more of your favorite artists!
[Photo: Getty Images]
It’s that time of the year already! The 53rd annual Grammy nominations (for 2011) were announced last night and it’s safe to say that Eminem made a clean sweep popping up in 10 categories. Love the Way you Lie is up for Song and Record of the Tear while Recovery has received nominations for Album and Rap Album of the Year. Just for a quick memory jog, remember who was a big winner at last year’s Grammys? Beyonce!
Other big nominees this year include Bruno Mars with seven nominations, and Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and Lady Antebellum with six each. John Legend and B.o.B follow closely with five. Katy Perry, who’s performing for VH1 Divas Salute the Troops (Sunday, Dec. 5, at 9/8c), scored four nominations, including one for Album of the Year for Teenage Dream.
What’s your take on the nominees this year? Did anyone get left out? How many categories will Eminem win? Will Cee Lo get Song of the Year for the genius F— You? Will Gaga’s Fame Monster kick out the other monster albums? Will Justin Bieber get Best New Artist (we love Biebs, but our vote goes to Florence and the Machine).
Check out the complete list of nominees after the jump. (Photo: Getty Images)
Today we are saddened to addÃ‚Â Katy Perry the list of famous and gorgeous women John Mayer has allegedly hooked-up with. Seriously, where does this guy find time to make albums? Although happily married now,Ã‚Â things almost turned out very differently for new Mrs. Russell Brand according to E! Online.Ã‚Â A source says that the night before meeting Russell at the 2009 VMAs, Katy was out partying with John at a bar in New York. The pair had apparently been sending flirty texts for weeks.
“They’d never met in person, and she went to meet him there after she was at a Jay-Z concert at Madison Square Garden,” a friend told E! Online. “John thought she was so hot and fun and was into her.They were so flirty and all over each other that night at the bar, they really liked each other. Their personalities just clicked and they were flirting and dancing and it was on.” The two apparently left the bar together, which just happened to be down the street from Mr. Mayer’s apartment. Did he explore her wonderland of a body? Who knows. The flirty texts continued the next day, but then fate intervened when she bumped into VMA’s host Russell Brand. And the rest is history. It’s no wonder Katy and Russell are so deep into marital bliss. If someone rescued us from John Mayer’s clutches, we’d probably put a ring on them, too!
The 2010 American Music Awards just went down last night, in case you weren’t glued to your television screens. Apart from being quite a show inside, there was muchness of a parade happening outside the venue. The red carpet at the Nokia Music Theatre had an assembly line of celebrities bringing on the good, the bad and the ugly.
Rihanna and Heidi Klum brought on the sheer lace, Taylor Swift went straight-haired and sparkly, Katy Perry was a teenage dream in pastel pink, and a bevy of ladies showed off their stems in teeny dresses like Keri Hilson, Fergie, Christina Milian and Miley Cyrus (with a diva-train). Then there was the shock value with ,who else, but Ke$ha.
Check out the gallery below and let us know who rocked it and who ruined it? Let your comments be the judge. [Photos: /Getty Images]
Katy Perry and Russell Brand are just like everybody else (just with a lot more money). Seriously,Ã‚Â Russell Brand says their union is “just a normal marriage,” and we totally believe him!
The new Mr. Perry had his first post-wedding interview on the English show Loose Women yesterday, and opened up about life as a married man. To reiterate his point of their normalcy, he related, “The other day, I put a shirt on and she went…’You’re wearing that shirt, are you?’Ã‚Â I thought, ‘That’s actually happening? That’s a thing off a sitcom. That happened in my actual life. I wasn’t allowed to wear it. If she says don’t wear that shirt, I don’t wear it.”
He then changed his shirt just like any other married guy, only Russell’s shirt probably cost more than the other married dude’s apartment. We’ve moved from the mild annoyance of Katy and Russell’s pre-wedding coupledom, to real affection for their post-nuptial union. And if you dig Mrs. Brand as much as we do makeÃ‚Â sure you watch her onÃ‚Â VH1 Divas: Salute the Troops on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9PM ET on VH1!
Why, Mrs Brand, you little minx, you! It’s hard for a non-model to stand out when models are dressed in sexy lingerie (actually, it’s hard to stand out next to a model, period). But Katy Perry – one of this year’s VH1 Divas - did just fine at the Victoria’s Secret fashion show held in New York yesterday.
The newly married singer rocked the stage in two saucy Todd Thomas outfits and sang Teenage Dream, Hot N Cold and California Gurls. Missing on the runway were Heidi Klum (who retired as an Angel), Doutzen Kroes and Miranda Kerr (who are both pregnant). Keeping the sexy-flag flying on the runway wereÃ‚Â Rosie Huntington-Whitely,Ã‚Â Adriana Lima,Karolina Kurkova andÃ‚Â Alessandra Ambrosio. Good enough, don’t you think?
Wonder if Miss Katy got some sexy goodies for performing at the show. Husband Russell Brand‘s probably hoping so! Check out just how awesome Katy-cat looked in the gallery below and be sure to watch her onVH1 Divas: Salute the Troops on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 9PM ET on VH1! In the meantime, salute the troops with a pic and a click! (VH1 will donate $1 for every pic shared).
While hubby Russell Brand hobnobs with the Royals and other famous Britons in London, Katy Perry is taking a decidedly more low-key approach to her week by going on a casual bike ride in New York City. Did we say casual? We meant totally awesome ninja-style ride. Hard to believe the black-clad cyclist expertly negotiating the city’s potholes and taxi doors is the same girl who shoots whipped cream and fireworks from her boobs.
[Photos: /Splash News Online]
The hottest stars in music hopped the pond last night for MTV Europe Music Awards. If you thought Ke$ha, Katy Perry, and Rihanna took fashion risks stateside, wait until you see what they did in Madrid! Interpret their eye-catching choices as crazy hot or just plain crazy; either way, they’re worth a closer look. Here are the 12 most mind-boggling get-ups worn across the Atlantic last night.
12. Johnny Rogers: Johnny Knoxville
11. Colonial Chic: Miley Cyrus
10. Fancy Feather Duster: Snooki
9. Wedding Bells: Rihanna
8. One Hot Ticket: Katy Perry
7. Violet Clash: Ke$ha
6. Algae Alert: Katy Perry
5. Apocalyptic Pink: Hayley Williams
4. 80s Prom Gone Wrong: Eva Longoria Parker
3. Train O’ Tissue: Rihanna
2. Walk of Shame: Taylor Momsen
1. Neon Warrior Princess: Ke$ha
Bonus: Lollipop Guild 2010: Snooki and Wee Man
The 2010 MTV EMAs air on MTV this Friday, November 12th at 9PM EST.