Palladia is airing The Fray‘s full Live From The Artists Den concert Wednesday, March 12 at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the VH1 favorites rocking their double-platinum hit “You Found Me” for the packed audience at Angel Orensanz Center in New York City’s Lower East Side. As usual, the foursome brought enough drama and emotion to the mid-tempo ballad to make a G nearly cry real tears (don’t act like you don’t still picture Izzie Stevens in crumpled heap of prom dress and sads whenever you hear “How To Save A Life” – damnit, Shonda Rhimes!). But we also couldn’t help noticing how intense their faces were as Isaac, Joe, Dave and Ben left their hearts on the stage, and that made us smile. So, before checking out the preview above, which is bound to give you the feels, peep these gifs of the guys going H.A.M. and vote for who had the fiercest singing face during the performance.
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A Great Big World‘s “Say Something” has been on everybody’s tongue since its release last fall — a song so heart-wrenchingly honest (a la Adele’s “Someone Like You”) that pop diva Christina Aguilera asked to feature on its re-release. It raced to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, because, duh. But if you thought the ballad was touching with full orchestral arrangement clocking in at 3 minutes 49 seconds, you’re wrong. Prepare to run through a box of tissues in one minute while watching Ian Axel’s solo on a keyboard truncate the track for VH1′s Stop/Watch (reducing us to tears in the process).
We fell for Mumford & Sons back in 2010 when they were West London folk scene-ers making a play for the U.S. we thought You Oughta Know. Sophomore LP Babel soon followed, giving them Grammy wins. So we flipped out when after three years of avid fandemonium, health scares and brilliant Unplugged performances, Mumford announced their “indefinite” hiatus.
But we have the cure for your sads that Mumford won’t appear on this years festival lineups. Palladia is airing their full Live From The Artists Den concert tonight at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the washboard playing quartet rocking their hit “I Will Wait” to the Belasco Theater crowd in downtown Los Angeles. But before you press play, here are five things to watch for in the clip that will either make you an instant fan or further your obsession before the full show airs.
First they did it with a dog, then with a near R-rated Where The Wild Things Are themed video around New York City, and now American Authors are performing a compact version of their Billboard Hot 100 hit “Best Day Of My Life” for VH1′s Stop/Watch. Is watching the boys shrink down the catchy tune to under a minute as adorable as watching a bulldog rock sunglasses and eat a cupcake? It’s damn near close!
Backstreet Boys‘ minute-long condensed version of their single “Show ‘Em (What You’re Made Of)” for VH1′s Stop/Watch is simply gorgeous. They sound just like you remember them live in the ’90s and early oughts. So, if BSB’s sound is frozen in time, does this mean we all still look as young as listening to this song makes us feel? Let’s just go with yes.
Sure, creating a hit song is hard, but try shortening that hit into 60-seconds of earwormy genius and you’ve got VH1′s Stop/Watch which has artists like Sara Bareilles throwing down her Billboard 100 track “Brave” in under a minute. Just when you thought that song couldn’t be more addictive.
Our You Oughta Know alumna isn’t the only singer stepping up to our music challenge. Goo Goo Dolls reworked “Rebel Beat” while YOK alums JOHNNYSWIM and fan-picked Russell Taylor bravely served up abridged versions of “Don’t Let It Get You Down” and “War of Hearts,” respectively. Check out our video gallery to see if they all beat the clock.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton would have turned 35 years old today had it not been for the tragic plane crash that took her life and eight others in 2001. It’s phenomenal how easy it still is to be swept up in imagining what could have been for the R&B singer, dancer, actress and model who burst onto the scene with her debut Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number as a high school freshman. After all, Aaliyah was only fully in the public eye for seven years before her death at 22. And yet, in just those few short years, the “Back & Forth” star truly embodied the title of that initial multi-platinum release.
It’s Christina Aguilera‘s birthday today! And while we’ve all been caught up the December Beylizzard that accompanied the drop of Beyoncé‘s new visual album, it’s time to poke our heads outside to pay that other pop diva with pipes her due (we’ll let you finish your birthday later, Taylor Swift). Now, I’m sure you’re content to spend now through the spring thaw rhapsodizing about Iliad-like qualities of King Bey’s epic audio-video release, analyzing its staunch feminist undertones. But let’s not forget that, at 33, X-Tina has been a strong feminist force in pop music for most of her career.
When rapper Nelly burst onto the scene with Country Grammar back in 2000 and declared himself “hot sh*t” everyone jumped on board. Not just for his danceable beats, clever rhymes and then-atypical singsong swagger, but for that toned and tatted physique he’s proudly displayed for more than a decade of drool-worthy music videos from “E.I.” to “Just A Dream” (underwater Nelly can get it). So happy birthday, Nelly! Check out our gallery for proof of why ,even at nearly 40, he keeps making it hot in herre when he takes his clothes off.
After weeks of anticipation, teases and a week of T-Boz and Chilli mania, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story finally premieres tonight at 9/8C! And it looks like we’re not the only ones excited. Some of TLC‘s real-life celeb pals have been sharing their favorite songs from the trio for weeks. Jennifer Hudson, Nelly, Lil Mama and the rest of the movie cast couldn’t help but get straight up karaoke with it when we asked. Read more…