As you might have imagined, Ke$ha‘s newest is full of debauchery, as is her usual neon-heavy style. Instead of unicorns, glitter and James Van Der Beek, this time she’s enlisted a band of spookily attractive dances to writhe around the desert–while K$ poses on a mattress and dances in front of a pentagram. It. Is. Awesome.
Is Ke$ha part of the Illuminati? Is she involved in some sort of witchcraft? Or is she just super trendy? We’ll never truly know, but the new video for Super Earworm “Die Young” features an overwhelming amount of geometry–everything from the magic triangle…
Coming to an Urban Outfitters sale section near you.
Until watching Alicia Keys‘ very own VH1 Storytellers we’d almost forgotten the number of hits this woman has under her belt. Song after song the audience sung the lyrics only hoping to hit a note even remotely close to Alicia’s pitch. The wait to hear the story behind a handful of her classics is almost over. On Monday, November 12 at 11PM EST you’ll have the chance to witness her piano playing greatness on VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys. Read more…
Though the news broke earlier this morning, it took hearing it from his own mouth on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live this morning to shake our too-good-to-be-true disbelief: Adam Lambert has been tapped to host this year’s VH1 DIVAS, airing live on Sunday, December 18th at 9PM ET/8C. Lambert shared a few details about the gig — he says there he will “definitely be singing,” but was reticent when the talk turned to dancing: “You know my foot will be tapping and my foot will be swinging, but I don’t know if we’ll have any full choreographed moments,” he laughed — before taking the deep dive into what “diva” means to him .
According to Lambert, “a diva” could be a lot of different things: “I think being a diva is high levels of fabulousness, it’s confidence, it’s fashion, it’s talent, it’s just a real high level of fierce,” he said, insistent that these all be considered positive things. And does he, The Glam One, count himself a diva? He said only “sometimes,” because “it’s my own worst enemy when I look in the mirror sometimes.” Maybe he needs to add “humble” to that list.
Biting your tongue, opt for the more PC response. For what? That’s for new artists. When you’re T-Boz from TLC–one of the best selling girl groups of all time–you’ve seen too much in the music industry to tip toe around questions that could potentially tick off other artists. T-Boz sat down with Max of This Is Max while over in London for the MOBO awards. Max must’ve known T-Boz would give unfiltered answers to what she thinks about the current state of artists and Nicki Minaj as a judge on American Idol. T-Boz didn’t disappoint. She went in! Read more…
Alicia Keys is a musical force to reckon with considering her magical fingers stroke white and black piano keys while she sings powerfully into the mic. Since her introduction to the world in 2001 with the chart topping hit “Fallin’” she’s continued to wow us with relatable music that will get spins decades from now. As we gear up for VH1 Storytellers: Alicia Keys, which airs Monday, November 12 at 11PM, we excitedly dug through her 11 year music history for her greatest career milestones. Read more…
All the way from across the pond Later…With Jools Holland‘s got some of the most incredible musical talents — everyone from Bat for Lashes to Adele — performing stripped down performances of their greatest hits. Even if you don’t have BBC, you can still watch (in full HD glory!) on Palladia.
Upcoming guests include Mumford & Songs, Lisa Marie Presley, Bobby Womack, Savages and Kings of Leon so make sure you tune in on Thursdays at 10PM EST.
Okay, how many episodes until we get a song from Juliette about rear view mirrors as metaphors for the past? I give it till next week.
Juliette and Deacon spent some time bonding this week over the fact that Juliette’s pill-popping mom needed rehab and Deacon, rehab alum that he is, was the only person who could convince her to go. At one point, Juliette even finds her mother passed out with some random hobo, both in their underwear after a bender, and Juliette kicks the hobo out of her house and back to his boxcar, to the horror of all the passersby on the sidewalk outside her home. I bring this point up solely to ask you all, didn’t Juliette live in a super-secure gated estate last week? Were all the horrified onlookers like Disney Castmembers that she pays to act like real people on the grounds of her property? That part confused me.
ANYWAY. Point is, she’s mortified by her mother, Deacon helps, her mom slaps her for making her go to rehab, and then Deacon tells her to put all this in her rearview mirror which is a Carrie Underwood-style song if I ever heard one. Or at least an actual Pearl Jam song. Read more…
Rihanna has invited her “Cockiness” co-star and one of the year’s most in-demand rappers, A$AP Rocky, to join her on her country crossing Diamonds tour (dates below). The self-described pretty motherf***er from Harlem has seen quick rise in the last year, his standout hits like “Peso” and “Goldie” earning him a hefty $3 million record deal, a guest spot on Rihanna’s “Cockiness (I Love It)” remix and a turn on Drake‘s Club Paradise tour — but that all pales in comparison to the stadiums he’ll be helping Rihanna fill come March. Read more…
VH1 DIVAS will be airing live on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM ET/8C, and after having to keep our lips zipped for the last few weeks, we’re excited to finally start letting you in on some of the details. We could not be more psyched to announce that the one and only Adam Lambert will be hosting, and the evening will be led by outstanding performances by the likes of Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks. And yes, the evening will be featuring special and memorable tributes to the late legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer, both of whom were VH1 Divas alumni.
We’ll have more details to share with you over the coming weeks leading up to Sunday, December 16, but until then, here’s the complete press release that JUST hit the wires.
VH1 DIVAS HITS THE DANCE FLOOR WITH GRAMMY AWARD-NOMINATED HOST ADAM LAMBERT LIVE ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 AT 9PM ET/8C
DIVAS Dance Party To Include Tribute to Legends Whitney Houston and Donna Summer
NEW YORK, NY –November 8, 2012 – VH1’s beloved, popular franchise VH1 Divas is throwing the hottest dance party of 2012 LIVE on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c with Grammy Award-nominated host Adam Lambert. This year’s show will celebrate the dance-inducing music that is the vibrant soundtrack to every major blowout bash, unforgettable party and night out on the town. VH1 is bringing together Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Jordin Sparks to pay homage to the greatest divas of dance music with performances featuring current and classic dance hits.
2012 has been a good year for artists from Down Under, perhaps the best since the tidal wave of the mid- to late-Eighties that brought bands like INXS, Midnight Oil, and Crowded House great success here on these shores. This year, Antipodean acts like Gotye, Kimbra, and San Cisco have each made an impact, and now it’s shaping up to be Atlas Genius‘ turn.
VH1 Tuner is excited to debut the music video for “Trojans,” the first single off the Australian group’s Through The Glass EP. Released in Australia back in 2011 but only making a splash here now in late 2012, this Atlas Genius track has been slowly climbing Billboard‘s Alternative charts for months now, due in large part to its crazy catchy guitar riff. The song’s subject matter is, thankfully, not about condoms, but rather about the damage inflicted on the song’s protagonist after a particularly difficult breakup. Between this and Gotye’s “Somebody I Used To Know,” it seems like Aussies have cornered the market on breakup songs this year.