Posts By Meghan O'Keefe
There’s only one Dolly Parton and will only ever be one Dolly Parton. That said, the country goddess has some interesting heirs to her pop culture throne. Obviously, her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, is first on the list in the pop-country scene, but is Nicki Minaj hip hop’s answer to Dolly? Based upon how Minaj’s marketed herself, dressed herself and made the crossover to film roles, we have to say, “yes.”
Is there anything we love more than a hot and sexy rock & roll frontman? How about when there’s someone even more attractive in the back of the band? Sometimes the best-looking guy isn’t the one who has the mic; it’s the babe with the bass, the drums or the backing vocals.
Hey, did you forget what day it is? Yeah, sure, it’s Earth Day, but it’s also VH1′s Earth, Wind & Fire Day! Some of you might be asking yourselves why VH1 is celebrating the legacy of Earth, Wind & Fire today. To put it quite simply: Earth, Wind & Fire rules!
Scottish synth pop band CHVRCHES might be VH1′s You Oughta Know Artist for the month of April, but they made the BBC’s Sound of 2013 short list last year. The annual poll is seen by industry insiders as an indication of which artists are going to be big in the future. We got to ask CHVRCHES what it was like making the list and what advice they have for current winner Sam Smith.
Almost a year ago, the VH1 staff put together our picks for our favorite songs of 2013 (so far…), and I had the foresight, or just the dumb luck, of picking a then unknown single by Betty Who called “Somebody Loves You.” A viral video and almost a year later, and Betty Who has gone from pop’s best kept secret to its next big thing. She played New York’s famed Bowery Ballroom on Saturday night and we were there.
Usually, when a concert is touted as “intimate” or “special,” it’s neither of those things, but Ingrid Michaelson‘s concert at the Chapel in Green-Wood Cemetery last night was so special, so intimate and so lovely that even Taylor Swift was compelled to tweet out that it was “magical.” Michaelson charmed a small chapel full of fans with songs from her new album, Lights Out, and played “moldy oldies” like “The Way I Am.” Oh, and we were there.