Sara Bareilles has struck a chord with her new single “Brave,” which was co-written by fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff. The track is a powerful empowerment anthem meant to inspire those who feel like the odds are stacked against them. “[Brave] is totally my mantra right now,” she told our VH1 News team on the set of the video (directed by Rashida Jones!) a few weeks back. “Find out what’s scaring you, and be brave and face it.”
Mariah Carey and Miguel dropped their new single, “#Beautiful,” on Monday, and it quickly rose to the top of the iTunes Singles Chart (it’s currently sitting in the #6 position). Response to this song has been incredibly positive, even if The Lambily seems to be aching for a bit more Mimi on the track. Either way, these two wasted no time in dropping a video for the song, which proves once and for all (as if there were any doubters out there!) that Mariah’s still one of the hottest chicks in the game.
Sheryl Crow has always had an easygoing, Southern way about her, so her recent foray into country music definitely feels like a natural progression for her as an artist (as opposed to a calculated, careerist maneuver). In fact, her 2002 duet with Kid Rock, “Picture,” was nominated for Vocal Event of the Year at the 2003 Country Music Awards, so she’s by no means a stranger in Nashville circles. Her debut country single, “Easy” —the video of which we’re excited to premiere tonight!— has a laidback feel to it, with its references to skipping a planned vacation in Mexico in favor of an adventure in her own backyard.
Jessie Ware didn’t lie when she hinted at channeling Madonna and Janet Jackson in her upcoming video. Now that “Imagine It Was Us” has arrived the homage is obvious. Don’t get too excited. She hasn’t reinvented “Rhythm Nation.” Read more…
Nearly 30 years after first forming, the Goo Goo Dolls are still churning out new material. Magnetic, due out in June, will be the band’s 10th studio album, and the band’s legacy as one of the enduring icons of the “alternative” music explosion is secure. VH1 is excited to exclusively premiere the video for “Rebel Beat” tonight, the first single from that album.
Dawes has been a favorite around the VH1 offices since they were our You Oughta Know band back in September of 2011. Their album at that time, Nothing Is Wrong, racked up a string of critical accolades thanks to its narrative-driven lyrics and laid back, Laurel Canyon vibe. The group just released their third studio album, Stories Don’t End, and VH1 is excited to share the video for that album’s lead single, “From A Window Seat,” with you tonight.
Hanson are in the final stages of mixing their ninth studio album, Anthem, which will be released later this spring. VH1 is excited to exclusively premiere the video for first single from that album, “Get The Girl Back,” for you tonight! As you’ll see, in addition to the handsome brothers Hanson, it also stars Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls), Nikki Reed (Twilight), and if you look closely enough, you’re bound to spot Drake Bell, too!
Last week, music video director Benny Boom teased the world by insinuating that Nicki Minaj suffered a double nip slip in her new video for “High School.” While only Benny and the union crew members on set will ever know for sure whether that double nip slip actually happened or if it was just a tall tale concocted to get people excited for the video, we can confirm that after seeing the video today, Nicki does, in fact, look more beautiful than ever in it. Throughout the course of the video’s four minute and four second run time, Nicki Minaj manages to wear nine different outfits (!!!) — including one that can best be described as her birthday suit. Review them all below and be sure to vote on which one is your favorite!
Guards are a Brooklyn-based indie rock band who we were fortunate enough to catch live a few times at SXSW a few weeks back. Their debut album, In Guards We Trust, is full of anthemic tracks that combine gorgeously fuzzy guitar riffs and multi-tracked vocals in a way that feels both nostalgic and very of-the-moment. Their new, black and white, Super 8 style video for “Ready To Go” definitely caters to that nostalgic element of which we speak, and sort of reminds of a 50s era analog of Jimmy Eat World‘s video for “The Middle.”
Joe King, guitarist and co-founder of The Fray, is embarking on a new side project, one in which he is experimenting with life as a solo artist. He’s introducing the sound of his new LP, Breaking, with the release of his single “Need A Woman By Friday,” and VH1 has got the World Exclusive Premiere of the song’s music video for you guys to enjoy.