Taylor Swiftis no longer the country darling that she was at the start of her career. While her last album, Red signified the beginning of her cross over into pop, the album still had shades of Tay’s former country self. However, with the release of her latest number one hit, “Shake It Off”, she’s shaking off her country persona — and indeed her country sound — entirely in order to pursue traditional pop. With Taylor as our inspiration, we’re looking at not only her mid-career genre change, but at some of our other favorite musos who have done the same, and rating their transformations.
Prince recently released his latest output, a dual drop comprising of a solo album and an album with his backing band 3RDEYEGIRL. The Art Official Age and PlectrumElectrum double release isn’t the first time the Purple One has hit fans with a bevy of songs at once. Prince has long pushed for multi-volume releases, having previously dropped double and triple albums.
VH1′s You Oughta Know artist from down under Vance Joy says he’s afraid of dentists, the dark and pretty girls in his hit “Riptide,” but what really terrifies him most? Watch the video above to find out. Read more…
Tomorrow night, VH1′s You Oughta Know artist Tove Lo will perform live at NYC’s Webster Hall, and you have a front row ticket. VH1 will be exclusively streaming the performance at 10/9C on ToveLo.VH1.com and the VH1 app.
Music junkies depend on all of the best blogs to introduce them to the next big artist or hot new record that mainstream radio won’t pick up for another few months. Now that CDs are basically obsolete, blogs have taken over to replicate the experience music lovers once felt when they ripped off the plastic CD casing to crack open an exclusive lyric booklet and (if you were lucky) a free poster. Today, fans dive into the interwebs to find that perfect song or to feel the adrenaline the moment they find a new underground artist they want want to keep as their own little secret. With that being said, here’s a comprehensive guide to music blogs by genre that (along with VH1, naturally) will revitalize your relationship with music once again.
Fergie of Black Eyed Peas drops a new song after an eight-year hiatus, Adam Levine has a bloody make out session in his new “Animal” video, Queen and Adam Lambert announce more tour dates and more on Last Lap.
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Adele just received the ultimate compliment. Today, Aretha Franklin gave fans a taste of her upcoming album, Aretha Franklin Sings The Great Diva Classics. Apparently, Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” is one of those classics, and the original Queen Of Soul covered the British singer’s 2010 smash single.