We’re only half way through 2014 but there’s already been some memorable moments in music we just have to talk about. From Lady Gaga to Rita Ora, music’s hottest babes are turning up the volume on their hairstyles. With vertiginous looks, ultimate braids and every color of the damn rainbow, the past 6 months in pop music hair styles have been pretty outrageous.
Whether you’re still waking up or you’re on iced coffee number three, we’ve got your morning music news roundup: Ja Rule is still making music, Britney Spears is still making noise, Stevie Nicks joins The Voice, and more.
Justin Bieber captures an amazing video of Tom Hanks at Scooter Braun‘s wedding, Lil Wayne and Drake will duke it out on tour, Idina Menzel and Imagine Dragons will perform during the MLB All-Star weekend and more.
“Habits (Stay High)” is July You Oughta Know artist Tove Lo’s newest single to hit the U.S. The song is all about making and living with bad choices. So we sat down with Tove Lo to get to know her a little better in a Speed Interview. Turns out her worst habit is falling asleep in the tub when she’s drunk.
The CIA addresses their knowledge on Tupac‘s whereabouts, Charli XCX performs “Boom Clap” on “Late Night with Seth Myers,” HAIM drops a hip-hop collaboration with rapper A$AP Ferg, and more.
In late 2013, Mase surprised us all by releasing his first solo track in years, alluding to a possible return in music. The pastor turned rapper came back for more this past May when he dropped a track called “Nothing,” along with an accompanying music video. During an interview with Atlanta’s Hot 107.9, the former Bad Boy artist revealed plans to drop a new album in October called Now We Even featuring the likes of Kanye West, Dipset, Rick Ross, Diddy, and more.
We’ve had a lot of impressive acts come and try their hands our Stop/Watch challenge, but MAGIC!‘s performance of “Rude” is something else. This stripped down version of the pop single is full of emotion and truth. Thank goodness it was only 60 seconds long. I don’t think we could handle much more than that!
We all know that Miley Cyrus can’t be tamed, but does she need a wild man to run free with her, or a chilled out bro to bring her down to earth?
Robin Thicke has an emotional moment on Sway’s Universe, Kanye West will be the topic of a new book called Kanye West Superstar, Ariana Grande shows off her geeky side and more.
VH1 + Palladia are teaming up to bring you one of the most unique musical experiences of the year: SoundClash. I’m a little bit country and you’re a little bit rock n’ roll? No problem because on July 23rd + July 30th at 9 PM EST we are taking the best parts of popular music and mashing them together. We’re giving bands like Fall Out Boy, T.I., London Grammar, Ed Sheeran, Grouplove, + Sia a chance to perform onstage together to create one mega-sound.