We all know what has been gained now that music is primarily consumed through digital channels—portability, better sharing, instant access to any song ever recorded—but rarely do we find ourselves asking ourselves what has been lost. That very question is at the heart of the nostalgic short film Every Word Handwritten, written by The Gaslight Anthem‘s Benny Horowitz and VH1′s own Kevin Slack (who also directed).
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From the time Michael Jackson hit the music scene as a child, it was obvious his unique talent would carry him for years to come. With today marking what would have been his 55th birthday, we take a look at the King of Pop’s extensive career and highlight his best hits.
We’ve teamed up with our friends who produce The Greatest to put together this official VH1 list of The 40 Greatest Michael Jackson Songs. Check out which tracks made the cut, and don’t forget to fire up our Spotify playlist to keep the celebration going all day long! Be sure to let us know in the comments what you think of our rankings and you can also debate our choices on Twitter by hitting us @VH1.
Dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance: just wait till they catch their daughters twerking to this song
Yes, you just read what you thought you just read. The BBC is reporting that the word “twerk” has been officially added to the Oxford Dictionary, and the above is the official entry for “twerk.” As if on cue, the new Queen of Twerking, Miley Cyrus, and Justin Bieber have released a new track together called … you guessed it … “Twerk.”
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas of TLC have an incredibly rich VMA history, which includes winning five Moonmen and scoring another 11 nominations. These two women just introduced Drake‘s performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which is another highlight of what has already been a tremendous year for the best-selling female R&B group of all-time. The two won the Legend Award at MTV Japan’s VMAs back in April, performed their first concert in a number of years at the Mixtape Festival, and are the subjects of an original film coming to VH1 in October, Crazysexycool: The TLC Story.
Is it October yet? We still have a little less than two months to wait until the October 21st premiere of the VH1 original film, Crazysexycool: The TLC Movie. We know, we know, that still feels like its a LONG way away, but luckily, a brand new trailer for the film debuted tonight during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.
Lady Gaga found herself in an unusual position last week: Second place. By rushing “Applause”—the first single from her highly anticipated ARTPOP LP—to market in order to combat leaks, she placed herself in direct competition with the juggernaut that is the Katy Perry Machine. So when Gaga came out on the losing end of that battle, the pressure on her to deliver a stunning opening performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards really intensified. And guess what? She delivered.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air this Sunday night, August 25, beginning at 9/8C. Although the spectacle of the event now outweighs the actual awards themselves, the pinnacle of the evening still revolves around which artist gets to take home the coveted Moonman for Video Of The Year. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look back at the winners of the prizeover the last 20 years—including acts like Beyonce, Eminem, Pearl Jam and more!—to determine which videos have withstood the test of time and which were mere flash-in-the-pans. (We repeat, which VIDEOS, not which ARTISTS or which SONGS; our list is purely built around how well the videos themselves hold up.)
With that in mind, please enjoy our countdown of the Most Timeless VMA Video Of The Year Award Winners Of The Last 20 Years.
Each and every year since the program debuted in 1984, audiences have been tuning into the Video Music Awards en masse for a chance to see two things: That year’s hottest musical acts perform live AND what happens when you put said hottest musical acts together in a relatively confined space. Thankfully for viewers, the combination of the intense media spotlight, oversized egos, and chemical stimulants have resulted in some truly memorable jaw-dropping moments over the show’s 29 year history, moments that we have collected together into the following list: The 15 Most WTF Moments In VMA History.
Passenger is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the month of August, but before he earned that designation or had a worldwide #1 jam with “Let Her Go,” he made his living busking on the streets of his native United Kingdom and Australia. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “busking,” it involves setting up shop on a street corner, singing your heart out for passersby and hoping they drop some change in your guitar case as they cross your path.