Nicki Minaj’s April 2013 Elle cover was an incredible breath of fresh air. It was so refreshing to see her natural beauty as just that – without tons of makeup, costumes, wigs, and general outlandishness. Since then, the rap queen has started toning down her outfits and moving more towards the elegant side of things. With 2014 came classy black hair and a considerable step up in her fashion game.
There’s no question Ariana Grande dominated 2014. From her No.1 sophomore album My Everything — which spawned two Billboard top-five hits: “Problem” (feat. Iggy Azalea) and “Break Free” (feat. Zedd) — to live performances rampant with kitty ears and go-go boots, the 21-year-old certainly laid down groundwork to be the next pop queen. But her reign’s not over yet.
Some of our favorite pop stars weren’t timid about turning up the heat in their music videos this year. Nicki Minaj steamed up the jungle (and other things) when she gave Drake a rousing lap dance, J.Lo yachted with a dozen chiseled papis—and went cheek-to-cheek with Iggy Azalea, and T.I. vacationed in Rio with a gaggle of beauties (none of whom were mediocre, of course). 2014 was a memorable year for sexy videos, indeed.
Classic rock fans are in luck this Christmas, because VH1 is leaving something extra special under your tree. Yes, it’s a double feature of interviews with two rock icons! VH1 Classic On Tap host Nik Carter spoke to the Doors drummer John Densmore and also guitar god Carlos Santana, so read on to hear what they had to say! When you’re done watching these stellar videos, head over to VH1 Classic On Tap for more exclusive interviews with the biggest names in classic rock.
Ever been to a concert where the artist seems to talk as much as they sing? Well Musiq Soulchild isn’t one of those artists! Dressed to the nines in virtually all-black jacket, vest, slacks and shirt, Musiq appeared the epitome of cool onstage at NYC’s B.B. King Blues Club & Grill on December 22. Yet his few choice words expressed a different, more pressing sentiment.
Over a year has passed since Beyoncé dropped her surprise album, but the world still isn’t over it. From her show-stopping performance at this year’s Grammys to keeping her relationship with Jay Z together despite all the rumors, Beyoncé owned the entire year. Raise a glass to the Queen and read on to find out all the ways she reigned supreme in 2014!
Christmas Eve is upon us and your seasonal playlists have been on shuffle. There’s plenty of holiday albums out there by classic artists but the alternative rock scene has also contributed some festive favorites. While you’re sipping cocoa, wrapping presents or baking cookies today, we’ve got the perfect additions to your holiday soundtrack. Rock (or mosh) around the Christmas tree with these 15 carols!
We know Jessie James Decker loves pumpkin pie and when it’s glistening outside. But did you know what the singer’s favorite Christmas tunes were before her latest hit “Baby! It’s Christmas” slayed the holiday charts? We got Jessie to dish on her Top 5 holiday songs of all time. Don’t worry, Mariah Carey‘s classic hit “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is included. Obviously.
Kanye West‘s Yeezus gets a Christmas makeover, Iggy Azalea gives boyfriend Nick Young a swaggy Christmas gift, R5 gives fans a reason to “Smile” and more on Last Lap.