The family that tours together, stays together? Despite being the subjects of tabloid rumors spawning from a late-night elevator ride that will live in infamy, Jay Z and Beyoncé presented a united front during the opening night of their On The Run stadium tour. The couple tore through 43 songs at Sun Life Stadium in Miami on Wednesday and showed off adorable, never before seen moments from their wedding day. And Baby Blue was there, too!
Over the past decade, hip-hop record labels have been churning out radio hits, platinum selling albums, and major star power. Some of these already-famous megastars have gotten in on the industry game, founding record imprints of their own! Despite the derisive-sounding tag of “vanity label,” these artist-founded subsidiaries offer up some of the biggest smashes and most important rap releases of recent times.
Is there a future for Katy Perry in the White House? This selfie she took with a certain Vice President has people buzzing. Nick Cannon takes a few punches from the cast of “Wild ‘N Out” and Ariana Grande celebrated her 21st birthday at the happiest place on earth.
By Christopher Rosa
Cheers, everyone–Ariana Grande can now legally get drunk! That’s right: The pint-sized powerhouse turns the big 2-1 today. We hope it doesn’t make you feel old as hell when you realize the singer already has a No. 1 album under her belt, and her latest single “Problem” is slaying Billboard records left and right. We’ve never needed a beer more than we do right now. #failures
Last July we said a sad goodbye to guitar great J.J. Cale, but now he’s getting a fitting memorial from fellow axe-man Eric Clapton! With a little help from luminaries like Tom Petty, John Mayer, and Willie Nelson, Clapton is releasing a tribute album for his friend entitled The Breeze, An Appreciation of JJ Cale. The album hits shelves on July 29th, but VH1 has the exclusive music video for the album opener, Clapton’s soulful cover of Cale’s “Call Me The Breeze”!
A biographical film about prolific hip-hop group N.W.A. is set to hit theaters next year! Ice Cube, Dr. Dre, and director F. Gary Gray are teaming up to bring the film, aptly titled Straight Outta Compton, to audiences and introduce a new generation to the group’s mind-blowing music.
Nobody will ever replace the one and only King of Pop, and today, on the 5th anniversary of his death, we celebrate the times when he, and others who were lucky enough to work with him, spread joy and love through music.
Is it your dream to intern for Wu-Tang Clan? According to their new Craigslist ad, you may need to find a new dream. Which pop star is Paolo Nutini throwing under the bus and Ariana Grande has plans to bring back one of your all-time favorite shows.