Marie Miller is not picky when it comes to her dream man. The singer-songwriter may prefer her partner to be on the tall side, but as she sings in her song 6’2″, she really does not care -as long as he’s just as much of a romantic as she! The truly sweet song from Miller’s EP You’re Not Alone gets a truly sweet video today, featuring a healthy dose of movie magic.
Iggy Azalea will showcase her acting chops for the first time on the big screen, Taylor Swift joins the all star roster of VMA performers, a rape was reported at a Keith Urban concert and more on First Dibs.
EDM (A.K.A. Electronic Dance Music) has single handedly taken over the music industry, and artists of every stripe are jumping on the glow stick-covered bandwagon. The genre has spawned music festivals, fashion trends, and a legion of passionately pogo-ing devotes. EDM has the fans, and it also has the finances: Forbes recently ranked Calvin Harris the highest paid DJ with an annual salary of $46 million!
Clearly there’s a huge incentive for pop and rap stars to branch out, leading artists to test the EDM waters. Many have failed spectacularly, but some like Nicki Minaj, Britney Spears and Jay Z passed with flying neon colors. Luckily for you, VH1 has created a handy playlist to serve as your gateway to the land of bass and beat drops. Read on to see which of your favorite artists have successfully crossed over into EDM.
A new ‘N Sync album is being released this week and none of the members knew about it, Tyga responds to Wiz Khalifa calling him “wack,” Lucy Hale releases her new music video for “Lie A Little Better,” and more on Last Lap.
By Christopher Rosa
The long-awaited James Brown biopic Get On Up explores the late Godfather of Soul’s legacy that continues to influence hip-hop, R&B, funk, and nearly every other musical genre to this day. The great JB changed the game over the course of his half-century career, and artists still strive to emulate his passionate live performances, howling vocals, and impossibly high levels of swagger. Some of those artists — including Jennifer Hudson — chatted with us about Mr. Brown’s untouchable body of work that was all his own. He truly was the hardest working man in all of show biz!
By Christopher Rosa
Get ready to get funky, because the Virginia-based reggae band SOJA dropped their latest video “I Believe” today! The eight-person collective’s latest clip fits perfectly with the breezy and tropical vibe of the tune. Take a trip to the beach and check out the video!
After numerous delays, it looks like Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga‘s long-awaited album of jazz classics with Tony Bennett, is about to become a reality. The disc is set for a September 23rd release date, not long before the pop queen is due to wrap up her six month ArtRave: The Artpop Ball tour. Will the swingin’ duo take their act on the road anytime soon? Last night we got word from Mother Monster herself!
Lady Gaga plays a badass waitress in the new Sin City, Timbaland talks about Missy Elliot‘s new album, Miley Cyrus, Iggy Azalea and others go head to head in the new VMA promo and more on First Dibs.
When it comes to Europe, Scandinavia is not typically the first region that comes to mind as a producer of chart-topping music acts. With the UK getting most of the attention for the British invasion, it’s easy to forget that the ‘90s saw a Scandinavian sweep with everlasting hits from Ace of Base, Aqua and The Cardigans. Of course, some of the biggest acts to come out of the region — Denmark, Norway, and Sweden — include ABBA, Robyn and Lars Ulrich of Metallica.
While it seemed like 2014 was set to be another sweep for Brit acts, like YOK artist Sam Smith and John Newman, several Scandinavian artists are making a run at the top of the charts. Among them are July YOK artist Tove Lo with her buzzworthy “Habits (Stay High)” and Nico & Vinz’s runaway hit, “Am I Wrong.”
These two acts, plus three other new groups are the Scandinavian artists you oughta know.
SoundClash episode two premieres tomorrow and we have all of the exclusive info you’ll need to prepare for the big show. This time around Ed Sheeran, Sia and Grouplove will take on the SoundClash stage with their biggest hits and a surprise finale. Luckily, you won’t have to wait until Wednesday to see the complete set list for the show since it has leaked! Get the full breakdown of the show and see if your favorite songs made the list.