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Kopecky Family Band, Oberhofer + More Perform 60-Second Songs For Stop/Watch

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One month ago, we celebrated Music Independence Day with a 12-hour music block party where artists like Hanson and Jessie Ware debuted 60-second versions of their songs. Why stop the party now? Stop/Watch is back with minute-long performances from Kopecky Family Band, Oberhofer, X Ambassadors and more!

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Friday Face-Off Philanthropy Edition: Jennifer Hudson Vs. LL Cool J

The VH1 2013 Do Something! Awards happened Wednesday and there was a whole lot of love going around. We honored 5 special celebrities for their amazing social change leadership, including the fantabulous Jennifer Hudson and LL Cool J. Take a look at Jennifer’s “No One Gonna Love You” and LL Cool J’s “I Need Love” and see which philanthropic artist not only has an awesome heart, but an awesome music video. Read more…

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30 Smurf-Sized Music Stars: Who’s Surprisingly Short?

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Today is the day, Smurfs 2 is released! We’ve got a case of the blues and we are love, love, loving it. To celebrate those adorable, tiny, mushroom inhabitants of our childhood dreams (and sometimes nightmares), let’s take a look at some real-life smurfs and smurfettes. For starters, beloved Britney Spears, who sings “Ooh La La” on the movie’s soundtrack, is a petite 5’4″. See who else made our smurf-a-like list!

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John Forte, Kat Dahlia + More Perform 60-Second Songs For Stop/Watch

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Three weeks ago, we celebrated Music Independence Day with a 12-hour music block party where artists like Hanson and Jessie Ware debuted 60-second versions of their songs. Why stop the party now? Stop/Watch is back with minute-long performances from John Forte, The Stepkids, Kat Dahlia, Vicci Martinez and more!

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Behind The Music with Ludacris: Exclusive Web Extras!

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Tonight on Behind the Music we put the spotlight on the triumphs and tribulations of rapper, entrepreneur and actor, Ludacris. There’s no doubt you learned loads about this musical master from the show, but we have four special web extras for you that didn’t make the full episode.

 

Ludacris is one determined guy! After weeks of begging the front desk of a radio station for a job, he finally snagged a spot as an intern. This ultimately led to the explosion of an amazing music career. But what about that infamous “Ludacris” name of his? Well, he had to give it quits temporarily since early morning listeners weren’t quite ready for Ludacris behavior. Fortunately, Ludacris is making his own rules now and thriving. Watch the rest of the clips here.

RELATED: Best Moments From Behind The Music: Ludacris

 

 

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Friday Face-Off Royal Edition: Britney Spears Vs. Madonna

Hear ye, hear ye… it’s a boy! Let’s welcome Kate and William’s little prince with America’s very own (pop) royalty and their baby-lovin’ videos. That’s right, both Britney and Madonna filmed these while preggers! Vote to tell us whether Britney Spears’s “Someday (I Will Understand)” or Madonna’s “Music” deserves the crowning title for best video filmed with a bun in the oven. Read more…

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Jonas Brothers, The Hives + More Perform 60-Second Songs For Stop/Watch

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Two weeks ago, we celebrated Music Independence Day with a 12-hour music block party where artists like Hanson and Jessie Ware debuted 60-second versions of their songs. Why stop the party now? Stop/Watch is back with minute-long performances from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Jonas Brothers,The Hives , and more!

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Friday Face-Off Comic-Con Edition: Kanye West Vs. Michael Jackson

Comic-Con started yesterday, the ultimate convention of all things geeked-out, comic book-clad and science fiction-saturated. So give a nod to the nerds and vote to tell us whether you think Kanye West’s “Heartless” or Michael Jackson’s “Leave Me Alone” does animation better. May the (music) force be with you. Read more…

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Friday Face-Off: The Wanted Vs. One Direction

Okay, guilty confession: I’ve got a summer crush on The Wanted and One Direction. These steamy guys with the dreamy eyes could sing me an Olive Garden menu and I’d fall to pieces. So ditch the high temps, sneak into a room with some cranked AC and vote to tell us if you think The Wanted’s “Glad You Came” or One Direction’s “Kiss You” deserves the title of studliest summer music video. Read more…

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Philly Jam Friday Face-Off: J. Cole Vs. Ne-Yo

The Philly 4th Of July Jam was one fabulous fest of fun, especially ’cause we had J.Cole and Ne-Yo to turn up the volume. J. Cole’s performance of “Work Out” made us sweat with excitement and Ne-Yo’s “Because Of You” gave us butterflies. Vote now and tell us which of these hip-hop heart-breakers rocked their music video just as hard as the stage. Read more…