Taylor Swift has done it again. Her latest song “Out of the Woods”, co-written by Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, swept the Internet upon its release and fans could not be any more excited about her upcoming album 1989. Swift explains on her YouTube channel that the song embodies the intense feelings of excitement and anxiety that comes with a relationship with no clear title. These five amazing covers have perfected this hit in their own unique ways so press play and enjoy all of the talent that’s out there.
For years, rapper Busta Rhymes has donned clothing as unique as his lyrical style. While there’s no question about his rap skills, fans could never wrap their heads around Busta’s fashions. Is he ahead of his time or sartorially challenged?
Shad Moss first introduced himself as a pint-sized rapper with a huge bark. He was Lil Bow Wow, a kid on a mission to be the best rapper alive. With hits like “Basketball” and “Bow Wow (That’s My Name)”, he was on his way to achieving that goal. Fast forward to today, Moss is now a television personality, an actor, and engaged to Love and Hip Hop’s Erica Mena. He’s all grown up now so watching these throwback videos will definitely put you in a time warp.
This week on Top 20 Countdown, host Jim Shearer sits down with singer Charli XCX to talk about her frustrations with the music industry, an almost wardrobe malfunction on Big Morning Buzz and why Shearer thinks XCX is the female Bruno Mars. This exclusive uncut interview also reveals which pop queen XCX will be going on tour with and is only available online so get all of the juicy details right here.
Ne-Yo, Pharrell and LL Cool J are few of many artists who will almost never leave the house without covering up their locks, or lack thereof, with bizarre headwear. Without wearing these crazy caps, we’re not even sure if we would recognize them. But what we want to know is: what the hell are they hiding under there?!
Jim Shearer interviews Mary Lambert, Jaden Smith has issued a global rap battle challenge, metalheads are mad at Foo Fighters and Fall Out Boy have a new video in today’s Last Lap. Read more…
Former Gossip Girl actress Leighton Meester displayed her vocal prowess this week on Big Morning Buzz Live, but she wasn’t the morning show’s only great music guest. Chet Faker, Mary Lambert and others immortalized their appearances by hopping into BMBL’s gif booth. Who knew these stars could pack so much entertainment into a few image frames?
Just one day after Patrick Stump and his wife Elisa Yao welcomed their first child, Fall Out Boy debuted a new video for “Centuries,” the first single from the group’s forthcoming album. Stump and his bandmates star as gladiators in a Ridley Scott-inspired music video that plays on the dramatic nature of the song.
OK GO tell us about the continued method behind their madness in their “The Writing’s on the Wall” video. They say the video concept has actually been “floating around for years,” and what better way to finally experience it than firsthand with the artists? We got you covered.
The folks at South Park do not mess around. When they parody someone, they go all out. And with famous musicians, there’s just so much fodder. You remember the Kanye West “gay fish” saga (which we’re pretty sure Kanye is still moody about). Show writers Trey Parker and Matt Stone can literally never run out of musicians to parody because, like Yeezy, musicians will always do things that warrant parodying. Hell, even if they don’t, South Park will parody them anyway. The latest musician to find themselves on the SP chopping block is VH1 You Oughta Know superstar Lorde, who unlike Kayne, has been a very good sport about it all.
But Kayne and Lorde aren’t the only ones to get the cartoon treatment. Jennifer Lopez has been a hand puppet, Bono has been a giant turd, Barbara Streisand has been a dinosaur, Celine Dion was married to Terence (of Terence and Philip fame) and Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac as a goat. When you put it like that, Lorde got off pretty easy. Unfortunately, we couldn’t fit all the wonderful musician cameos on SP into this list (there’s SO many!), so instead we’ve made a list of the best musician parodies from the shows’ 18 seasons.