Over the past decade, hip-hop record labels have been churning out radio hits, platinum selling albums, and major star power. Some of these already-famous megastars have gotten in on the industry game, founding record imprints of their own! Despite the derisive-sounding tag of “vanity label,” these artist-founded subsidiaries offer up some of the biggest smashes and most important rap releases of recent times.
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By Christopher Rosa
Cheers, everyone–Ariana Grande can now legally get drunk! That’s right: The pint-sized powerhouse turns the big 2-1 today. We hope it doesn’t make you feel old as hell when you realize the singer already has a No. 1 album under her belt, and her latest single “Problem” is slaying Billboard records left and right. We’ve never needed a beer more than we do right now. #failures
According to reports, Justin Bieber was involved in a car accident near a restaurant in Beverly Hills. The singer wasn’t hurt, and the crash seems to have stemmed from a pursuit by a photographer.
It’s baffling to think that Justin Bieber was just 16-years-old when he first started dating Selena Gomez. And now, after years of on-again-off-again drama, it looks like the superstars might be cozying up yet again!
Michelle Williams‘ new single “Say Yes” is all about letting the light into your life and staying open to new things. But what kinds of experiences would truly get the singer’s sign of approval? A Destiny’s Child reunion tour? Intergalactic travel? Taking care of Beyoncé‘s one and only?
We’ve offered up many reminders that rock ‘n’ roll has more than its fair share of occupational hazards, from plane crashes, drug overdoses, murders, freak accidents, and even stage mishaps. Tragically, we’ve lost so many of music’s finest far too soon, but now we’d like to share their final messages with the world. Yes, these are their last words before they went up to that great gig in the sky.
Happy Friday! VH1 is pleased to bring you an exclusive first look at Jason Mraz‘s newest music video. “Love Someone” captures the progression of a relationship from its early, carefree stages to the days when having that special person by your side is the only thing that matters. Don’t believe us? Take it up with Jason and his flawless band of lady angels.
If you couldn’t experience the excitement of Make A Band Famous live and in person (or through the livestream), then we’ve got the next best thing -a full photographic journey through the day! Watch what happens when bands battle it out for the once-in-a-lifetime shot at fame. Fancy Reagan, Chris Ayer, and Malato Music sang their hearts to earn the grand prize of a Republic Records deal and extended You Oughta Know campaign on VH1, but the winners were anyone with ears!
Remember when Kim Kardashian made a go at a singing career with the single, “Jam (Turn It Up)”? Much like Farrah Abraham and the many Real Housewives, Kardashian attempted to transition from reality star to recording artist. However, the effort stalled before it even got started. (Apparently fans were not ready to turn it up.) But four years later, Mrs. West is back in the studio.
By Georgette Pierre
Some of pop music’s biggest female stars have been known to push limits in their music and style. From recurring dominatrix themes, we think some of these women are undercover freaks….and we like it!