One of the most dynamic new rock bands on the face of the Earth is HAIM, who just so happens to also be VH1′s current You Oughta Know artist. The band is made up of three sisters—Alana (bass + vox), Danielle (lead vox + guitar), and Este (keys + guitar + vox)—who have been making music together over their entire lives. Being sisters and bandmates means that the three members of HAIM spend a ton of time together, which is why we decided to play a round of Sibling Superlatives with them when they popped by VH1 headquarters recently. In this installment, we’ll find out which member of HAIM is the biggest flirt, who’s the most athletic, and which one has the most talent. Enjoy!
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You gotta hand it to The Goo Goo Dolls. If you were to take a time machine back to the year 1992 and predict an alternative rock act that would still be commercially viable 20 years from now, few would’ve selected Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac. Yet here we are in the fall of 2013 and the Goos are still going strong.
The premiere of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story on VH1 last night got us thinking about what a musical hotbed the city of Atlanta is. As we learned, they don’t call it “Hot-Lanta” for nothing! So we decided to do a little bit of research to determine who, along with TLC, are the biggest musical artists to emerge from the A.T.L.
HAIM is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the month of October, and the trio of Californian sisters will also be part of the lineup of the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert special that airs on VH1 next month. We got to spend some QT with Este, Danielle and Alana last month when they dropped by VH1 headquarters for a round of Sibling Superlatives, in which we learned which which of the Haim sisters is least likely to put up with bullsh*t, who’s the most likely to be up until 4am, and who is the most competitive of the bunch. (Hint: One of them “left their soul on that soccer field” … but WHO?!?)
Nicki Minaj is not the kind of woman who lacks self-confidence about her looks. Understatement of the year, right? Anyone who follows her racy music videos or even racier Instagram account is well aware that Nicki has no qualms about putting her considerable assets on display for the world to drool over.
One name that you’re going to see a lot of on year-end Top 10 lists once December rolls around is Janelle Monáe, whose The Electric Lady: Suites IV And V is far and away one of the most rewarding listens of the year. In addition to her unquestioned musical prowess, Monáe is also one of the most stylish artists in the game, as you’ll see in the latest installment of VH1′s ongoing Music Seen series. Our ace photog Lauren Weissler spent a recent day trailing the Q.U.E.E.N. as she made the rounds at VH1 headquarters, including a visit with VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer. Enjoy!
[Photo Credit: VH1/Lauren Weissler]
The 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night and, as always, the show was very entertaining (particularly those cyphers!). It’s refreshing to watch an awards show where penguin suit-wearing attendees aren’t uptight and nervous, but some of the people at the show—we’re looking in your general direction, Joseline Hernandez, Bambi, French Montana and others!—look like they might have gotten dressed after getting a bit tipsy on Ace of Spades. Take a spin through our gallery and let us know if you agree if these hip hop superstars need to step it up next time!
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Earlier this week, we got to know the three sisters that make up HAIM—Este, Alana, and Danielle—during the latest installment of Sibling Superlatives. The band is VH1′s latest You Oughta Know artist, and is scheduled to play the inaugural You Oughta Know In Concert special that will air on VH1 on November 21 at 10PM/9C. Before that, though, let’s get to know these ladies a little bit better, shall we?
“There’s such a fine line between stupid and clever.”—David St. Hubbins, This Is Spinal Tap
That keen observation is the first thing that came to our minds when we watched the video for “Chinese Food,” the new single from the evil geniuses who brought you the 2011 viral smash, “Friday.”
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are one of the most dynamic live acts that you’ll EVER see perform, which is just one of the many reasons that they were selected to be one of VH1′s You Oughta Know artists back in 2011. It’s been a minute since their last album release, but in January of 2014, they’ll be back with their new LP, Give The People What They Want. The album’s completion was delayed by a few months to allow lead singer Sharon Jones time to deal with a recent cancer diagnosis, but her recovery efforts are going amazingly enough that the band just released a new video for “Retreat” (which you can watch above) AND an upcoming concert.