HAIM, Kodaline and Lorde are just three artists to emerge this year who have challenged our ability to talk out loud. On paper, each of the artist’s on-stage monikers look simple enough, but all of them are trickier than expected. No matter how hard we try, we always say “HAIM” wrong! Thankfully, these emerging artists sat down with VH1 to teach us how to say their names.
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Lorde has had a big year. The 17-year-old New Zealander blasted onto the charts with “Royals” and she recently stole the spotlight during VH1′s You Oughta Know In Concert special with a special performance that included a joint cover of Sheryl Crow’s “Strong Enough” with the lovely ladies of HAIM, as well as cuts from her debut album, Pure Heroine. In addition to her chart-topper and “Team,” Lorde performed “Buzzcut Season,” a track that we are hoping becomes her third single.
Lady Gaga has been on an artistic warpath to make her new album, Artpop, a success. The publicity tour has taken her all over the world, as she hypes her latest release while also attempting shock and awe with her new art-inspired outfits. At media appearances, the YouTube Music Awards and her album release party, she’s worn everything from a flying dress to peacock-inspired body suit. Only Gaga can pull off such looks. It’s after all why she’s Gaga! Check out all her outrageous looks from the good to the bad to the Houndstooth-y.
With releases from Eminem (The Marshall Mathers LP 2), Jay Z (Magna Carta Holy Grail) and even Kanye West (Yeezus), it’s clear that there’s no stopping rappers despite their increasing age. In fact, those three represent a new era in hip hop as rappers edge closer to 40 and are still producing new albums. However, as they go from mainstream artists to classic rappers, are they maintaining the sales they once were? Here at VH1 we decided to take a look at what the peak age is for the rap game and how just these artists are fairing in their golden years.
Since day one of The Mrs. Carter Show world tour, Beyonce has been making headlines. Whether its for her nippled costumes, getting her hair caught in a fan or making fans freak out along the way, the singer has made sure all anyone is talking about is her. The latest highlight comes from a fan who snapped a selfie with the singer during her the Aussie leg of her tour.
The year was 1998 and a rapper by the name of Jay-Z (with the hyphen) was about to go from budding rapper to mainstream entertainer thanks to some help from little orphan Annie.
Earlier this week, we broke down the life of Katy Perry from A to Z and now we are breaking down the lyrics of all the songs from her past three albums. From One Of The Boys to PRISM, we counted hundreds of cliches, euphemisms and idioms. The best are collected here for your easy reference so you never have to question what the lyrics in songs, such as “Roar” or “Wide Awake,” means ever again.
The release of PRISM marks the return of Katy Perry but also several key musical players responsible for some of the best pop music of the past two decades. These producers and songwriters have had a hand in nearly everyone of Perry’s hit singles as well as mega hits by Britney Spears, Maroon 5, Ke$ha, and more recently, Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas sit down with VH1 to talk about the group’s biggest hit, “Waterfalls,” which spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. As powerful as the song was, it was made iconic by its accompaning music video, which the girls say almost didn’t happen.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas talk to VH1 Music about “Creep.” The song became the group’s first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 where it remained for four weeks, winning the girls their first Grammy award.