Posts By Emily Exton

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Kick Off Your Grammy Night With VH1′s Carrie Keagan And Jim Shearer

Carrie Keagan Jim Shearer VH1 Grammys Livestream

As you prepare your dips and diva stances before Sunday’s Grammy Awards, allow us to announce something that will make your average award show routine that much more awesome. VH1 is teaming up with fellow Viacom networks CMT, LOGO, and MTV to bring you around-the -clock coverage before, during, and after Music’s Biggest Night. Want to get involved? All you need is a computer and an Internet connection. (You might want a comfy couch and some snacks. These things tend to run well into the night.)

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Fall Out Boy Talks The Death Of 2003 And Dinner Dates With 2 Chainz

Fall Out Boy Interview

It all started with an unexpected press release early Monday, while many were still dealing with the lingering effects of a Super Bowl XLVII. Fall Out Boy, your favorite pop-punk-rock outfit of the mid-aughts who’ve never cared for brevity in song titles, have a new album, single, video, AND tour on the horizon, and are celebrating their return with a string of intimate shows in front of fans who never left 2003. While the band isn’t necessarily trying to relive the past, they believe they’re currently stronger, tighter, and making better music, nearly 10 years later.

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People Are Already Disappointed With Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience

Justin Timberlake 20/20 Experience Album Cover

Likely because the first night of American Idol‘s Hollywood Week didn’t require your full attention, Justin Timberlake revealed the official artwork and track list for The 20/20 Experience on Twitter Wednesday night.

But maybe you couldn’t figure exactly how out to find the latter? Being the kind of tech guy who wears hands-free mics but not black turtlenecks (…yet), Timberlake pealed back another layer of his highly anticipated studio return via Stipple, a new image sharing start-up designed to “do more with less” and “get people talking.” The response?
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Olly Murs Laments A Certain “Troublemaker” In Exclusive You Oughta Know Live Performance

Olly Murs was without new friend Flo Rida during our You Oughta Know shoot, but between his distinctly Brit-ish pronunciation and the improvised moves of his enthusiastic backup dancers, we didn’t even sweat. (Sorry, Flo!) This month’s featured artist broke down current single, “Troublemaker,” for YOK Live, bringing an infectious energy to our personalized stage, as well as a stellar band.

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The Lumineers Unveil New Video For “Stubborn Love”: Watch It Here!

Former You Oughta Know act The Lumineers have flown the coop since being featured back in July, now headed for the big, bad Grammy Awards in Los Angeles this very weekend. We couldn’t be prouder! To help celebrate all they’ve accomplished, we’ve got our hands on a first-look at their latest music video for “Stubborn Love,” available exclusively here on VH1.

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Grammys 2013: Who Should Win Best New Artist? [POLL]

Best New Artist Grammy Category

If you’ve been counting down the days until Taylor Swift, Elton John, and Rick Ross are in the same room, your dreadful wait is almost over. Almost. Now that the Beyoncé Super Bowl has come and gone–taking much of New Orleans’ electricity along with it–it is time for us music nerds to prognosticate on which of our favorite acts will take home something big and shiny at the 2013 Grammy Awards this weekend… and who will be adding trophies to their bookshelf.

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Justin Bieber Is Coming For Justin Timberlake’s Comedy Title With Saturday Night Live Gig

While Adam Levine left the musical duties–aside from putting his own stamp on “YOLO”–to Kendrick Lamar during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig, 18-year-old Justin Bieber is handling both this weekend, joining the likes of Britney Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Bruno Mars, and his pal, Ludacris. It’s a chance to get a little racy, given the 11:30 p.m. showtime, and prove whether or not he has the multihyphenate gene in him à la some other Justin. Bring on the yellow raincoat sketch.

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Olly Murs Has Love For Dr. Dre, Eminem, And Hip-Hop Collaborations

With live renditions of “Angels” and “The Climb” catapulting him to a second-place finish on The X Factor UK, you may not have pegged Olly Murs as a hip-hop fan. “I grew up listening to a lot of rappers and styles of music like Dr. Dre–I’ve got the Chronic, 2001 albums–I’ve got 50 Cent stuff, I’ve got Eminem stuff,” says the big-band enthusiast, proving our February You Oughta Know artist’s own musical tastes are as eclectic as his assortment of vests and bowler hats.

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Is Beyonce The Heir Apparent To Michael Jackson’s Legacy? (Her Super Bowl Performance Suggests Yes)

Is Beyonce The Next Michael Jackson?

Beyoncé delivered an incredible performance during halftime of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night, one filled with the skill, swagger, and precision we’ve come to expect from music’s best and biggest live act right now (yes, we went there). Her show prompted conversation after the fact without help from a wardrobe malfunction or flipping of the bird, and further positions her as an arguable “heir” to Michael Jackson. Who else has sucked up all the power from a 73,000-seat arena?

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