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Austin Mahone Takes Big Morning Buzz Live: Is This The Heir To The Bieber Dynasty?

It’s fair to say that Justin Bieber has not been having the best week (or month, or year) ever. His law-breaking escapades and use of racial slurs have left many Beliebers feeling socked  and alienated, and there are some who wonder if his career can survive. Enter Austin Mahone, the 18-year-old singer-songwriter who stands poised to seize the teen beat crown and make that final leap into superstardom. He stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live today to deliver an incredible performance of “Mmm Yea” that left the crowd swooning.

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Make A Band Famous: Get To Know 12 MORE Of The Finalists!

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Today is the day! 24 bands are about to compete for a shot at music stardom in VH1′s Make A Band Famous 24-hour live-stream event. You’ve listened to their music and you’ve seen their faces, but you don’t really know these hopefuls. Now they’ve gotten personal, opening up and sharing a bit about themselves, their bandmates, and their passions. Yesterday half the groups had a chance to introduce themselves, and now we have the other 12! Read on to meet the bands who are on the brink of becoming the summer’s breakout hit! Or at least favorites on your own iPod.

Visit MakeABandFamous.VH1.com and vote to keep your top band in the mix! And be sure to tune into the event on our 24-hour live stream starting TODAY at 8/7 C at MakeABandFamous.VH1.com.

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Make A Band Famous: Celebrity Judges And Mentors Revealed!

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VH1 and Republic Records have teamed up to bring you Make A Band Famous, an unprecedented competition in search for the next big band. The 24-livestream event kicks off tomorrow night at 8PM ET/5PM PT. It will be hosted by All-American Rejects frontman, Tyson Ritter and now we’re ready to reveal the star-studded judge and mentor line-up!

The celebrity judges will critique every challenge during the 24-hour show and the panel will consist of, international pop star and Grammy Award-nominee Natasha Bedingfield, musical director to Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Maroon 5, Adam Blackstone, YouTube singer/producer with over 4.2 million subscribers, Kurt Hugo Schneider and Indie Artist/Record Producer/Composer, Robert Schwartzman.

Joining the panel of judges are celebrity mentors who will guide and coach the bands including, Gym Class Heroes Lead Singer/Rapper Travie McCoy, frontman of the Grammy-nominated band Daughtry, Chris Daughtry, and prolific songwriter/singer who co-wrote Katy Perry‘s “California Gurls,” “Teenage Dream,” and “Roar,” Bonnie McKee.

For more info read the full press release below.

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From Young Gunz To Biggie Junior: Where Are These Hip Hop Babies Now?

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-By Georgette Pierre

Rappers have many different muses that inspire their song lyrics, and these have notably included their kids. Some of our favorite hip hop songs include references to children, making us feel in many ways like we know them -and even care about them. Eminem had lines about his daughter Haile Mathers, and she even had a guest verse on “My Dad’s Gone Crazy.” In our minds she’ll always be about 6 years old, which is why our jaw dropped last October when we learned she was crowned Homecoming Queen. OMG! Daddy’s little girl is not so little anymore. Did we mention that she was a cutie?

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Make A Band Famous: Get To Know 12 Of The Finalists!

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And then there were 24! Your votes narrowed down the original 60 bands to just two dozen competing for a shot at superstardom in VH1′s Make A Band Famous 24-hour live-stream event. And now it’s time for you to decide which four groups will progress to the final round, where All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter will host a series of fast-paced challenges designed to prove who is destined for rock greatness!

You’ve listened to their music and you’ve seen their faces, but you don’t really know these hopefuls. So now they’ve gotten personal, opening up and sharing a bit about themselves, their bandmates, and their passions. Read on to meet the bands who are on the brink of becoming the summer’s breakout hit! Or at least favorites on your own iPod.

Visit MakeABandFamous.VH1.com and vote to keep your top band in the mix! And be sure to tune into the event on our 24-hour live stream starting June 11 at 8/7 C at MakeABandFamous.VH1.com.

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Have We Found Kanye West’s Kindred Spirit? David Alan Grier Reads Yeezy’s Tweets

Kanye West may have recently tied the knot with Kim Kardashian, but it seems like there’s someone else in the world who totally gets him. Or at the very least, someone who can sometimes relate to his tweets.

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12 Rappers With The Craziest Face Tattoos

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-By Georgette Pierre

Artists are going H.A.M. these days with tattoos galore and it seems like they’re running out of places to get inked. Take for example, Ke$ha’s AND Miley’s mouth tattoo. Can anyone say ouch? And lest we forget Amber Rose’s arm tattoo of Wiz Khalifa’s face. Yeah, that definitely happened. But what about face tattoos? They’ve been popping up more and more over the past few years, with the most memorable ones being Gucci Mane‘s ice cream cone on the right side of his face and Lil Wayne‘s “Baked” stamped across his forehead.

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If Sam Smith’s Performance Of “Stay With Me” On Big Morning Buzz Live Doesn’t Make You Teary, You Have No Soul

Earlier this year we told you that Sam Smith was poised to take over the world. Well, we hate to say we told you so, but…it’s definitely starting to look that way! The young British soulster stormed the charts in 2013 with vocal turns on hits like Disclosure‘s “Latch” and Naughty Boy‘s “La La La,” and now he’s striking out on his own with the release of his debut disc, In The Lonely Hour. Tapped as June’s You Oughta Know artist, Smith swung by VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live today to serve up a stirring rendition of “Stay With Me,” his third single. Was it amazing? Yes! Did we tear up? Maybe…

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