Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin Catch Up With VH1 On Top 20 Video Countdown + Exclusive Footage


Coldplay frontman Chris Martin visits VH1′s Top 20 Countdown to catch up with host Jim Shearer. The last time these two were together, Martin was only 26-years-old and trying to prove that he could sing and rap. These guys are so much fun to watch in this brand new episode of Top 20. Plus, Martin shares an intimate story about his father in this exclusive extra that didn’t make it on air.

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5 Songs You Must Listen To This Week


Here at VH1, we love music. Every week we’ll be bringing you the top 5 songs/remixes of the week so all you have to do is kick back and enjoy. This week it’s all about Juicy J‘s brand new banger and rising star FKA Twigs.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Rock Hypnotically To Their First #1 Album In 37 Years

The careers of many a classic rock band can be divided into two eras: their prime years – where they made their reputation and issued hit records, and then “everything after.” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are somewhat of an anomaly, in that their commercial success and critical acclaim has stretched over decades, pouring out hit albums and singles as the musical landscape continued to evolve around them. And close to 40 years and 12+ albums into their lifespan, they’re still rocking, even if their releases don’t make as much of a splash as they used to. This makes it an unexpected yet ideal time for them to strike with Hypnotic Eye, one of the band’s most solid efforts to date, and their first release the #1 spot on the Billboard album charts, which it did this week. Read more…

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Drake Vs. Lil Wayne: Comparing Their Careers At Age 27


Before bursting onto the music scene in 2009, we knew Drake best as the Canadian actor who played wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. But five years after signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment imprint, Drizzy has become a major hip hop game changer. He has received dozens of accolades, including his first Grammy for Best Rap Album, and introduced the phrase “YOLO” into the pop culture lexicon. Did we mention he’s achieved all of this by the age of 27? Drake has accomplished so much at such a young age that it begs the question: has he eclipsed his mentor and boss, Weezy? Let’s break down the stats.

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Celebrate Eddie Trunk’s 50th Birthday With That Metal Show‘s Top ‘Stump The Trunk’ Moments!

Today marks the 50th birthday of one of the foremost experts and advocates of heavy metal music and the host of VH1 Classic‘s That Metal Show, the one and only Eddie Trunk. Whether he’s interviewing the biggest names in rock or sparring with co-hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson over his favorite UFO album, there’s no doubt Eddie lives, breathes, eats, and sleeps hard rock and heavy metal. He’s such an expert that fans line up to try and best him with arcane metal trivia in the ‘Stump The Trunk’ segment each TMS episode. In celebration of Eddie turning the big 5-0, we’re happy to share with you some of the greatest ‘Stump The Trunk’ moments in That Metal Show history. Read more…


Overused Music Video Cliches That Will NEVER Die


Just as fairy tales always have a Prince Charming and a happy ending, music videos tend to follow a stock list of tropes. It may seem pretty standard today, but let’s not forget that concepts seemed so fresh and new back in the day. Britney Spears…Baby One More Time” got millions of teens daydreaming about skipping class to dance in pigtail braids. Blink-182′s “What’s My Age Again” made us want to run around naked in public, and Backstreet BoysI’ll Never Break Your Heart” made it cool to sing about unrequited love in a futuristic hotel.

Now these tropes are old and tired after we’ve seen them in dozens of derivative videos. How many times are we going to see rappers pop bottles in the club? How many R&B singers will feel lonely and angry in an empty hotel room? The answer is: a lot. Let’s examine each overused music video cliche specifically, shall we?

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