Missed the BET Awards last night in Los Angeles? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve been having a blast sharing our June You Oughta Know artist, Serena Ryder‘s, personal photos but now it’s our turn to share ours. VH1 stalked our favorite Canadian singer-songwriter (sorry, Biebs) as she made her way around New York promoting the U.S. release of her Juno Award-winning album Harmony.
Hip hop is a curious genre — a rapper with the sickest flow could have a name more befitting a cartoon character (Eminem, anyone?). From Snoop Dogg to Too Short, here are the silliest rapper monikers of all time.
Rumors are flying around town that Beyoncé is pregnant with her second child. Media Takeout started the gossip when they reported that the reason King Bey doesn’t want outside photography on her Mrs. Carter World Tour is to try to hide any potential baby bump photos. Then, this morning, Page Six reported the reason Mrs. Carter wore a not-so-flattering gown to the Met Costume Gala last week was because the dress was specially designed to cover her belly. Dun Dun DUN!
The theme of last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala’s annual ball was “Punk: Chaos To Couture,” so it only made sense to invite a number of musicians to the soiree. Aside from perhaps Blondie, though, there were no actual punk musicians to be found on Anna Wintour‘s guest list, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t plenty to look at. From Madonna (who wore a cross dangerously close to her bottom!) to Beyoncé (looking extra curvy, wink wink), from Nicki Minaj to Miley Cyrus (the latter of whom REALLY bought into the night’s theme), most of today’s A-List musicians strode the carpet. But, we have to ask, who wore it best?
Kelly Rowland received some well deserved praise when her makeup free photo for the No. 7 spot on People‘s ‘Most Beautiful’ list hit the ‘net. Posing for a national magazine without makeup was nearly unheard of, but Kelly did it and stunned.
Imagine how invincible it must feel to be a movie star, top athlete, supermodel, or gazillionaire reality star (sigh, it is what it is) — you must think you can do anything, right? Next stop, rock star fabulosity! Thing is, a music career ain’t so easy to pull off — and these A-listers found out the hard way.
Kelly Clarkson is celebrating her 31st birthday today, and we’re proud to say that we’ve been card-carrying members of the KC fan club ever since she belted out the opening lines of “Natural Woman” during the Round of 8 on the first season of Idol. During the last 11(ish) years that she’s been on our radar, she has proven to be one of the most consistent fixtures of a very turbulent music industry, thanks to her powerhouse vocals, Southern charm and resilient demeanor. We’ve spent the last few days rummaging through the archives, looking back at her life and career, and put together the following gallery that honors the many facets of her tremendous personality that we’ve gotten to know over the years.
[Photo Credit: Getty Images, Splash News]
Jessie Ware is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist this month, and we had the great fortune of spending a few days with her in New York City earlier this month. Jessie’s debut album, Devotion, hits U.S. shores tomorrow (4/16/13), and if you didn’t happen to pick it up when it was released in the U.K. last fall, you’re in for a treat. It’s one of the lushest R&B albums we’ve heard in years, one that has evoked comparisons to Sade and Blue Lines-era Massive Attack, and racked up a number of “Best Of” awards (including many mentions in VH1′s Best 10 Albums of 2012).
Lyric obsessives like us are always parsing through lines and phrases of songs to get a better understanding of our favorite musicians. What inspires them? What causes them consternation? Who do they constantly dream of having sex with? Read more…