While the robots of Daft Punk, Beyoncé and Jay Z and Taylor-In-Training Kacey Musgraves are out celebrating their wins at tonight’s Grammy Awards, we’re beaming with pride for our very own You Oughta Know family. VH1′s roster of emerging artists past and present were nominated in 17 categories this year, with Lorde and Bruno Mars scooping up big trophies for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, respectively.
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One of the biggest questions before tonight’s Grammy Awards: Will Chicago front man Robert Lamm twerk all up on Robin Thicke? Miley Cyrus did it (memorably) at the MTV Video Music Awards, so it’s only fair to ask.
Royal couple Beyoncé and Jay Z have been responsible for performances that both make us cry and cheer with joy. And after a 2013 that saw two new albums from the Carter clan, it’s fitting the invincible duo kicked off tonight’s Grammy Awards. For many, performing “Drunk In Love,” a sultry ode to sloppy sexing off B’s self-titled fifth album, was an interesting choice for Grammy opener. Yet letting two marrieds sing all about how much they love loving (and rubbing) on each other is just further proof that there is no denying Queen B.
What do you do when you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence and drag racing in a major American city? Well, if you’re 19-year-old Justin Bieber, you compare yourself to Michael Jackson. Bieber has issued his first comment since Thursday’s early morning arrest in Miami Beach in the form of an Instagram photo likening himself to the King of Pop. This of course follows the Bieb sitting atop a car to wave to all the fans who waited patiently for his release from jail. Always remember the little people, kids.
We’ve seen what can unfold when bad magazine covers happen to beautiful people. But rarely do we get reactions from the stars themselves, whose bodies have been altered and airbrushed to unattainable perfection by strangers. Current cover girl Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram account on Thursday to call out ESPN magazine for retouching her image featured alongside Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant for the magazine’s music issue. Her take? “When retouching goes wrong.”
Winners of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist include Mariah Carey, You Oughta Know alum Adele, Lauryn Hill and The Beatles. What should be considered the highest order of tapping a kid on the shoulder and telling him or her they’ve “got potential” has maintained enough credibility over the years to remain relevant. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few missteps. Grammy got it right with that English foursome who would later create Abbey Road and become the most recognized act around the world, but then there’s the German duo who weren’t actually singing on their debut album. Not to mention the flower child responsible for the Dawson’s Creek theme song and that old dude who can’t stop crooning about sailing.
Shakira and Rihanna‘s buzzed about duet, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” drops today. To prep for what we can only imagine will be a sexy track highly likely to make the dreary winter a lot hotter, we’re looking back at some of Shakira’s greatest collaborations.
The rumors were true. OutKast is performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, sharing the stage for the first time since 2004. That’s definitely cooler than a polar bear’s toenails.
As Jay Z has taught us, BK is from Texas. While Hov has basically become an unofficial ambassador for the Empire State thanks to a certain uber catchy cut off his 2009 album, The Blueprint 3, Beyoncé has made a point to show much love to her hometown of Houston over the last year.