On Monday, we introduced you to our brand new Posted artist, Miss Christina Perri. And, what do you know, she’s already chiming in with a special message for you, her fans, direct from the road, where she’s opening up for James Blunt.
So, without any further ado, we’re going to turn the floor over to Christina. Take it away!
hi vh1 readers!
welcome to my first Posted artist blog :) it’s good timing too ’cause im doing a million things a day + have a lot to share!!!!!
This month’s ever-busy VH1 Posted band Hanson just sent us another great set of photos. Unlike the Napa Valley photos they sent us last week, this batch is all business. Take it away, guys:
The last two days were a bit of a whirlwind in HANSON land, consisting of a two-day immersion in the epic Dancing With The Stars TV show. We had a great time being guests on the show two nights in a row and pulled out some old school and new school HANSON, from “MmmBop” To “Give a Little,” and also pulled together some random tidbits from pop culture past ranging from Quiet Riot to Vanilla Ice. We really had a great time, everyone on the show was welcoming, and it made for a great couple days of epic TV (and some serious tassel shaking). Here are a few snapshots from rehearsal and backstage. Enjoy!
As you know, Hanson is our VH1 Posted artist for the month of April. This missive just arrived in our inbox a few moments ago, straight from Taylor’s mobile device. We’ll let him take it from here. Taylor, the floor is yours…
While running all over the country spreading the word about the new record/single “Give A Little” (Ed. Note — Watch the video!), we made a not so painful stop in Napa Valley for the Live in The Vineyard event, which included other artists like Marc Broussard, Lenny Kravitz and Michael Franti (plus our friend Michelle Branch who stopped in for a hang and some vino). I caught a few random pics during the daylight hours and our stop at the Monticello Winery … Ike might have bought 12 bottles. It was a long night.
Continue along for more snaps of this excursion, sent to us direct from the Hanson fellas!
We just received the following missive from Hanson fellas, our Posted artist for the month of April. Rather than translating their words, we figured it would be more fun if we just turned the blog over to them for this one post. The floor’s all yours, gents!
Last Thursday was a pretty nuts day, which started off with an early call time at Conan to record his show that evening, and ended with a chartered flight to get to Denver in time for a radio show we had planned for some time with KALC. Conan was a blast. We love being on the show. We snapped a few pics during the rehearsals as everyone was getting their bearings. It’s always fun to play with a great horn section, even better if you have somebody named La Bamba in your section.
In order to pack in a big TV show in one city and a radio show performance in another city the same day you pretty much have no choice but to charter a flight; lucky for us, we were in Burbank recording Conan which put us close to the regional private airport of choice. Here’s a few pics from the trip inside the mini-plane which, thankfully, got us to Denver just in the nick of time. There’s also some corresponding vids from this little jaunt that we hope you enjoy.
— Taylor,Isaac and Zac
We’ve got the video of Hanson performing “Give A Little” from the Conan show last week for you below, as well as all the pictures that the guys sent along.
We hope you enjoyed spending last month with March’s VH1 Posted artist Grace Potter and the Nocturnals as much as we (and they) did, but after a whirlwind month, notably including a killer You Oughta Know Live set featuring their cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit,” the band has returned home to Vermont.
But time marches on! April’s VH1 Posted
artist is none other than Hanson
! If you’re still under the misapprehension that the brothers are a boy-band one-hit wonder, here’s a corrective-in-brief: After the massive success of 1997′s triple-Grammy-nominated Middle of Nowhere
, the band toured incessantly, reissued their indie back catalog, and then recorded follow-up This Time Around
. But personnel changes at Mercury during its late-1998 absorption into Island Def Jam left the band without any label support for that nonetheless critically acclaimed 2000 record. Four years years of negotiation (documented in the 2005 film Strong Enough to Break
) later, Hanson and Island parted ways, and the band has continued to release modestly successful, well-reviewed records on their own label, 3CG Records?most recently 2010′s Shout It Out,
featuring “Thinking ‘Bout Something”
and “Give a Little”:
February’s Posted artist of the month is Cee Lo Green and, much like his Posted predecessors like Adam Lambert and Keri Hilson before him, he wants to hear from you. However, this time around, there’s a twist: Cee Lo doesn’t just want you to ask him questions (although you’re more than welcome to do just that in the comments below), he’s actively taking requests to do, well, anything! As he himself puts it, “If there’s anything you want to see me do, you just let me know. There’s nothing too crazy.”
Well then, you heard the man, get to it! You can leave your requests in the comments below, tweet them to @vh1, or leave them on the official VH1 Facebook page. We can’t promise Cee Lo will get to ALL of your requests, but he’ll definitely make a few of your dreams come true.
We had heard some rumors that Cee Lo would be performing his hit smash “Forget You” at the Grammy Awards this weekend with his new bestie Gwyneth Paltrow, so when he popped by our offices the other day, we asked him whether or not the rumors were true. “I wanted it to be a surprise,” The Lady Killer himself told us, “but it’s not anymore. The cat’s been let out of the bag.” He went on to tell us that he’ll not only be performing alongside the Oscar winner, but that the Muppets will also be joining in on the action!
For more scoops and insight into the world of Cee Lo Green, be sure to follow him all month long on VH1′s Posted!
We’re doing something a little different with this month’s VH1 Posted, which usually follows one artist’s every move through tour diaries, personal photos and video messages answering fan questions. For December, it’s all about the holidays. And it’s not just one artist this month. Nicki Minaj, Adam Lambert, 30 Seconds to Mars, Keri Hilson and more will keep you posted about their holiday season. Watch Mumford & Sons talk about New Year’s resolutions above and check VH1′s Posted site to get in the holiday spirit.
Hey there! Remember when we told you that if you asked VH1′s Posted artist for the month of November, Keri Hilson (aka @MissKeriBaby), a question, we’d pass it to her and she’s answer it? Well, she did, and the results are above! Remember, if you want to keep daily tabs on one of the stars of the 2010 VH1 Divas Salute The Troops show, it’s as easy as typing posted.vh1.com into your web browser. She’ll be here all month, don’t miss any of the action!
After spending the month of October riding shotgun with the boys in 30 Seconds To Mars, it’s time to bid the emo rockers adieu and say hello to our VH1 Posted artist for the month of November, Keri Hilson (aka @MissKeriBaby on Twitter).
Keri Hilson has been building her rep in the music industry for the better part of the last ten years, but it’s only been in the last few where she’s really blown up into a household name. Her collaborations with Timbaland in 2007 (“The Way I Are”) and Kanye West in 2008 (“Knock You Down”) were some of the biggest chart smashes of each of those respective years, and her starring appearance in Usher’s “Love In The Club” video has been streamed more than 41 million (!) times. As amazing as these past successes have been for Hilson, her biggest moments have yet to come.