While so much of our time has been spent analyzing the performances of Jennifer Lawrence and presence of Ben Affleck‘s beard, Adele has been more than a pleasant surprise this awards season. Or, to borrow a phrase from Anne Hathaway, the cherry on top of vegan ice cream (cringe). She’s already picked up an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, compared herself to Beyoncé, met Beyoncé, but tonight’s James Bond tribute wasn’t all about her.
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Music geeks had their worlds rocked last night as news broke that Billboard and Nielsen, two companies at the forefront of managing how much entertainment we’re actually consuming, announced they’d be factoring streaming services into their weekly charts. Official YouTube videos will have the biggest impact for music, further proving that the records held by Justin Bieber and PSY are not to be taken lightly. It also means… congratulations, Mr. Baauer!
This slightly creepy photo of Pittsburgh’s Native Son is not an outtake from a music video or an early Halloween costume idea: Wiz Khalifa is about to be a dad! After what feels like way more than three trimesters–and we’re speaking for ourselves; we can only imagine how mom-to-be is doing–Wiz and his fiance Amber Rose are currently in labor with their first child. Aren’t you happy social media exists? Drop everything and get some ice chips.
Justin Timberlake took his show on the road on Wednesday, performing at the BRIT Awards in London (because Americans are not the only ones happy to have him back in music full-time). The singer shared new material from his upcoming album, The 20/20 Experience, in the same dapper dress we’ve come to expect and with Instagram filters ready to transport us to the days of the original Rat Pack, should we not fully understand his whole shtick by now.
If you thought Beyoncé‘s documentary wasn’t real enough, keep those fingers crossed for additional perspective into the life of Blue Ivy‘s mother via one of her sisters. Michelle Williams, of Destiny’s Child, gospel music, and notable GIF fame, will chronicle her latest professional developments in a new reality series from Entertainment One Television. Yes, the potential for more Beyoncé on your TV is real.
It’s official: the NBA is breaking up with hip-hop. Shaq, Ron Artest, and anyone else who has blown a majority of their paychecks on studio time, you might want to sit down for this. Last week Lil Wayne was complaining about being kicked out of American Airlines Arena during a Miami Heat game, and now hometown hero Wale can’t get any respect while watching his Wizards (lose, badly) in person.
He may not have won Best New Artist at this year’s Grammy Awards, but it’s safe to say Hunter Hayes broke more than a few hearts during his trip to New York earlier this month. The breakout country star made a visit to the VH1 offices for some pre-Grammy interviews with Carrie Keagan on Big Morning Buzz Live and yours truly here at Tuner, as well as performed for several adoring fans throughout New York’s Times Square.
Good things to come to those who wait, and finally, a first taste of one of our most anticipated releases of 2013 is being presented on a silver platter. Or, a lyric video, but tomato, tomahto. Phoneix‘s new song, “Entertainment,” has us tapping our toes and dancing in a field of daisies that currently exists only in our mind on this otherwise cold and blustery day. In other words, it’s a Phoenix song.
Beyoncé, presented by Beyoncé on behalf of Beyoncé, starred in an intimate and slightly confusing 90-minute PSA that should tickle all those who believe in the lord and savior Queen B. With such an eventful Year of B thus far, would Life Is But A Dream answer all the nagging questions that keep us up at night, or simply reinforce the feeling that Beyoncé is a great and powerful alien we can never even dream of becoming?
After a scary start to 2013, Rick Ross is back in the public eye, hitting up red carpets and runways of New York Fashion Week. This year’s crop of beautiful collections might be over, but because he’s always had a knack for teaching us how to live our best life, we pulled a few tips from the boss himself on how to survive next year’s sartorial summit.