Robin Thicke might scoop up the Moonman for Video of the Year tonight at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards for “Blurred Lines,” but it’s his new video for “Give It 2 U” that everyone can’t stop talking about. MTV News was live on the set of “Give It 2 U ft. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar (Remix)” to talk to the man himself about reuniting with “Blurred Lines” director Diane Martel.
The long-awaited follow up to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has finally arrived, and with assistance from rappers 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar, the R&B singer playfully unleashes an arsenal of fun foolishness in the Diane Martel-directed video.
The 2013 Video Music Awards are set to air this Sunday, August 25, at 9PM/8C. In chorus with this program, you’ll no doubt be hearing a smattering of chatter on social media about how MTV doesn’t play music videos anymore, which isn’t actually true but does lend itself to lots of reminiscing about “the good ole days.” Speaking of which, do YOU know what videos aired during MTV’s very first day of programming way back on August 1, 1981? Of course, every trivia nut worth their salt knows that “Video Killed The Radio Star” was the first video ever played on the then-fledgling network, but we’re guessing you probably don’t know what came after that (or after that, and so on and so on).
Well folks, here it is: The long-awaited music video for Lady Gaga‘s “Applause”!
Mumford & Sons enthralled tens of thousands of fans in Chicago this weekend when they headlined Day 2 of Lollapalooza, a set that was met with near-universal raves. The band has pretty much accomplished it all over the last few years —winning Grammy awards, headlining festivals the world over, joining the You Oughta Know family, convincing megababe Carey Mulligan to enter a state of wedded bliss with lead singer Marcus Mumford—but that didn’t stop them from turning their gaze inward in an attempt to improve themselves. After doing some soul-searching, the band apparently recognized that there was one area in which they didn’t quite excel: Comedy.
It’s been nearly eight months since The Civil Wars announced their “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition” and, quite frankly, we’re still gutted by the news. Even though Joy Williams and John Paul White are no longer on speaking terms, there is a small silver lining for fans of the Grammy-winning duo: August 6 will see the release of The Civil Wars, the follow-up to the duo’s much beloved 2011 debut. VH1 and CMT are excited to exclusively premiere the first video from this project, which is for the album’s single, “Same Old, Same Old.”
When it comes to chillin’, few are better at it than Jack Johnson. The native Hawaiian troubadour has more or less cornered the market on casual cool with his whole laidback acoustic vibe, along the way building one of the most dedicated fanbases in all of music. He just headlined Bonnaroo last month, and his next album, From Here To Now To You, is set for release in September. Our colleagues over at VH1 News recently caught up with the mellow pop-folk singer and asked him about his extremely casual new video, “I Got You.”
Hunter Hayes is one of the most exciting new voices to emerge in today’s contemporary country music scene. How do we know? Well, we’ve seen him display his considerable talents on a few different occasions now, including the 2013 Grammy Awards, last week’s Philly Jam, and his Artist To Watch showcase set at New York City’s Webster Hall late last month. The latter concert was livestreamed by our friends over at MTV —you can catch the entire Hunter Hayes: Artist To Watch showcase here— and we sent our ace photographer Lauren Weissler to the show to capture the scene for the latest entry in our ongoing Music Seen series.
Miley Cyrus is back with a vengeance! The singer released her brand (butt) spanking new music video for her hit summer jam, “We Can’t Stop,” and we promise you that we can’t stop watching it–and you won’t want to stop, either.
T.I.‘s Family Hustle is expanding in a Major way. Pun intended. For the Marc Klasfeld visuals to “Hello” featuring CeeLo he’s brought along the whole clan to star in their very own T.I. style western.