Diane Warren Songs You Secretly Love (And Belt Out Alone In The Shower)

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During the ‘90s it was next to impossible to turn on the radio and not hear a Diane Warren song — it’s just that you may have never realized you were listening to a Diane Warren song. The prolific songwriter had a huge career over the past three decades penning hits for Aerosmith, Toni Braxton, Celine Dion, and LeAnn Rimes. (The same artists that dominated VH1 back in the heyday of music videos.) At one point she had seven hits by seven different artists on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time.

After awhile, Warren songs became recognizable for their distinct sound. Typically a power ballad, Warren’s music incorporated heartbreak-fueled lyrics, drippy orchestral arrangements, and—most likely—Dion’s signature wail. While Warren produced hit after hit, her songs weren’t exactly ones that you blasted at parties. Instead, you found yourself secretly singing them in the shower, or alone in the car, or even at high school talent shows—just to prove how talented you were.

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Have A “Night Out” With VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown Host Jim Shearer!

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By Sarah M. Smith

Jim Shearer – You know him as the host of VH1 Top 20 Countdown. You’ve seen him on camera, but what you haven’t seen is right here on VH1’s Night Out!

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What Will Nicki Minaj Wear At The Philly 4th Of July Jam? A Look At Her 15 Craziest Onstage Outfits

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By Christopher Rosa 

The Philly 4th of July Jam is Friday and a slew of hot, hot, hot acts are slated to perform— Ed Sheeran, Jennifer Hudson and The Roots to name a few. Oh! Did we mention Nicki Minaj will be there too? Yup—the reigning queen of rap will be gracing us with her presence.

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The Highs And (Many) Lows Of Michelle Williams’ Solo Career

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Oh Michelle Williams, how interesting your life after Destiny’s Child has been. It started off promising with the release of Heart to Yours, your debut solo gospel album but then it just slid and slid and slid. Most recently, things looked like they were turning around when it was announced you would be starring in a national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar but then at the last minute it was canceled. But fear not, there’s always light at the end of the tunnel in the form of a Beyoncé-directed music video for your new song. There’s still (some) hope left because it hasn’t been all bad. So let’s look bad on the highs and lows of your solo career.

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Gym Jams Of The Stars: Which Songs Make Celebs Sweat?

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We all know that there’s nothing better than getting in the zone at the gym with your favorite song. Whether you’re pumping some iron or sweating it out by running on the treadmill, you need to get motivated by having that beat drop in your headphones. And you’re not the only one! Stars like Katy Perry, Michelle Obama, Phillip Phillips, and more also have their favorite workout songs, and we made a special playlist special for your next workout. Trust us, this mix has been given the celeb seal of approval! Read more…

Take Note, Fellas! Aloe Blacc Offers His Best Fashion Tips For The “Average Joe”

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Besides putting on rockin’ performances, we have a feeling artists will dress to impress at Friday’s Philly 4th of July Jam. Performer and Style King, Aloe Blacc gives us his favorite fashion tips, making us thing he’ll look especially sharp for the big event dubbed as the “largest free concert in America.”

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