Disciples of Mindy Kaling know that a best friend isn’t a person, it’s a tier, and Taylor Swift is the best example of someone who’s filling said category to the brim. Back in February, she told Hollywood sounding board Ryan Seacrest she has 15 “best friends.” Last month, she quickly bonded with numerous Victoria’s Secret models during festivities surrounding the annual fashion show, dubbing herself and said leggy lovelies “Best Friends Forever.” A little quick, Tay?
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Twerking has a rich and illustrious history, but 2013 proved to be the year it went mainstream. From the Oxford English dictionary to morning television, it was hard to avoid the word (and dance) over the last 12 months. Miley Cyrus may have put her own stamp on the rump-focused style numerous times, but plenty of other stars know how to dip it, pop it, twerk it and stop it. Check on them, won’t you?
We’ve been fans of HAIM ever since they nearly blew out their speakers during a performance earlier this year at the VH1 headquarters here in New York, and their contribution to You Oughta Know In Concert does not disappoint. Especially their cover choice.
The last 18 months have been very good to Ed Sheeran. Since being named a You Oughta Know artist in May 2012, Ed has gone on to perform at the London Olympic games, receive a Song of the Year nomination at the Grammy Awards (for “The A Team”), and tour the country with Taylor Swift. Not too shabby. Despite his busy schedule, Ed was still able to carve out some time for a You Oughta Know In Concert performance that astonished us all.
The end of the calendar year brings colder weather, bigger meals, and the opportunity to gawk at attractive male celebrities all in the name of journalism. Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is People‘s Sexiest Man Alive for 2013. It’s an honor bestowed upon only the most gorgeous of Hollywood royalty, and a no-brainer for any fan of The Voice or Mick Jagger‘s dance moves.
Rihanna might be the hardest working woman in music. For all the inappropriately sexy photos she produces, the 25-year-old has released seven albums in seven years, earning 12 No. 1 singles in the process.
Her failure to produce a follow up to Unapologetic in the last 12 months, however, brings her signature breakneck pace to a halt. This rare absence on the New Releases charts suggests she’s tired of constantly churning out other people’s songs or simply needs a chance to unwind. Or both.
While VH1′s You Oughta Know In Concert is a chance to showcase the very best in hand-picked talent, it’s a known truth that everything is better with a little Britney. As in, it’s Britney, bitch. Amanda and Abner of Nashville-based duo JOHNNYSWIM took the stage at Roseland Ballroom to tear through this year’s Heart Beats EP, but not before paying tribute to the goddess of pop.
Hip-hop has always been aspirational, so it makes sense that fans would want to emulate the swagger and closeness certain collections of artists seem to have (along with their monetary success and worldwide fame, natch). Whether they’re hometown heroes who came up in the same neighborhood like Drake‘s OVO Crew, or were brought together by label execs hoping for stardom, forming and promoting a clique is just as important as releasing good music.
The first-ever YouTube Awards took place in New York on Sunday, filling our award season void in eccentric fashion. Featuring an eclectic roundup of today’s biggest performers with awards determined by their fans, the show paid tribute to the power of the internet in moments concocted solely for their viral potential. Prior to Lady Gaga‘s performance, she walked the red carpet sans pants but with an interesting set of false teeth, suggesting she had had her fair share of Halloween candy and then some.