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Ed Sheeran Wins BBC Music’s British Artist Of The Year

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Last night marked the very first BBC Music Awards and VH1′s very own You Oughta Know alum Ed Sheeran took home one of the biggest awards of the night. Sheeran beat out David Bowie, Sam Smith and others to score the title of British Artist of the Year. Watch the elated “Thinking Out Loud” singer give his acceptance speech and find out who else won high honors at the first annual music awards.

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Yas Girl Of The Week: Hayley Williams

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams has always marched to the beat of her own drum, and now she’s receiving an award for doing just that! Hayley will be presented with Billboard’s Trailblazer Award tonight at the ninth annual Billboard Women in Music Awards. The award celebrates a woman who “breaks from convention to make a unique mark in music and pave the way for other talent.” Hayley will be the first recipient and is the perfect fit! She’s been rocking out with Paramore for ten years now and continues to take risks and inspire a new generation of young rock stars. Yas, Hayley!

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Nick Mason Calls Pink Floyd’s ‘The Endless River’ Album A “Graceful Swansong”


Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason confirmed the band’s recent album The Endless River, which featured posthumous recordings of keyboardist Rick Wright, is indeed the band’s last in an interview with VH1. “David (Gilmour, Floyd guitarist and singer) has made it really clear he doesn’t want to carry on and sadly it’s not something I can do on my own.” said Mason. The erudite drummer however seemed at peace with the prognosis, adding “So I think we’ll just sort of really enjoy a slightly graceful swansong with this record.” Read more…

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The 10 Best Up-And-Coming Female Singer-Songwriters You Need To Know

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In an industry that takes women and tries to package them into hypersexual products, females must keep a strong sense of self and rely on the quality of their music to represent who they are. Certain female singer-songwriters are leading the forefront of artists who use their gift of storytelling to share their art. Get to know the likes of BANKS, LION BABE, Grace Mitchell and others who are becoming major players in songwriting.

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Who The Hell Is… Hoodie Allen?

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You might have once seem him perform at your friend’s frat party, but rapper Hoodie Allen has moved on to bigger and better venues like Madison Square Garden. Incorporating a comedic element into his music, the “Cake Boy” straddles the lines of pop and rap. Though he’s often compared to Macklemore, Allen’s unique style is unmatched. He’s spent over five years pursing music, and now the former Google account executive has quite a tale to tell. Following a recent appearance on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live, Hoodie sat down with us to share his story and his music.

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Feel The Beat With The 12 Hottest Drummers In Rock History

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When you think of rock and roll drummers, the first word that comes to mind generally isn’t “hot.” That’s a word reserved for singers, guitarists and (maybe) bassists. But no matter what anyone says about their looks, the drummer is definitely the most badass member of the band. They sit there looking smooth, keeping the beat, smashing the skins and throwing their sticks up in the air. When you think about it, the drummer is the coolest guy or gal in the band. The only problem is, you probably didn’t even notice.

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