New music is easy to come by. Everyday a new song, new album, or new mixtape will infiltrate your favorite blogs but it can be overwhelming when it comes to deciding what to listen to first. Luckily, we’ve complied a list of 10 must-hear songs streaming on SoundCloud featuring Raury, Grace Mitchell, AlunaGeorge, T.I. and more. Trust us, it’ll make it much easier to sort through the noise.
OK, maybe we didn’t actually come to blows when discussing who deserves the Queen of Pop title —but it came pretty close! From Beyonce to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift to Mariah Carey, we hold our favorite diva very close to our hearts, and today’s launch of the VH1 Pop Queen Faceoff brought all of these feelings bubbling up to the surface. The debate may have gotten a little heated at times, but a little passion is a good thing, right? Read more…
There seems to be no doubt that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop. This indisputable fact has seeped into popular consciousness to the point where there can be no serious pretenders to the throne. But there are a number of super-talented superstars who’ve laid claim to the Queen of Pop title. To some, Madonna may seem like the obvious choice, but what about current Queen Beyonce? And let’s not forget the unrivaled sales records of divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. From iconic images of Britney Spears dancing in a high school hallway to Lady Gaga‘s way-out styles, each generation has their own favorite pop duchess. But there has never been a definitive crowning of a Queen— until now. Welcome to VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff, a multi-week voting bracket that aims to settle the debate once and for all. Read on to meet our competitors!
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Whether it’s Bruno Mars and The Police or Lady Gaga and Madonna, there are those sound-alike songs that we all know, and jump right out at us in stereo. It’s often said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so compliments must be in vogue, right? With many of the 21st century’s biggest pop songs drawing strong, unshakeable comparisons to other high-profile tracks, we decided to take a deeper look. Here are 12 songs that sound weirdly like classics. Is it just us?
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?!