Next Tuesday, we’re dropping the New Kids on the Block‘s “2 In The Morning” music video, and we wanted you get psyched a bit. So here’s a “making-of” clip that finds the guys explaining what went into the shoot. It’s funny, they booked a glorious mansion for location, but wound up doing a fair amount of green screen action that was filled in after the shoot. Check it out: You’ll find out that there’s a personal twist to the tale, and you’ll be reminded that’s it’s one of the best songs on NKOTB’s latest disc.
Hip-hop’s biggest star swooped into our studios last weekend, delivering a performance for our Storytellers show that was full of the passion and authority that Kanye West fans have come to expect from their hero. His recent Heartbreak & 808s disc was all about lost love.
The show, which airs on VH1 on February 28th at 9/8c, showcases several of new tunes (Download the disc at Rhapsody). It also digs into some of Kanye’s previous hits.? Here’s a list of the songs that are scheduled to be included in the final cut.
Say You Will
Touch the Sky
Stay tuned: Next week we’ll have an exclusive performance from the show, West working his way through “Love Lockdown.”
The Fray is the number one band in the country this week – their new self-titled disc is sitting at the top of the charts. So we’re psyched to show you three great performance clips from a live show that Palladia is airing tomorrow night, February 14 at 9/8 pm central. The concert was recorded at Manhattan’s Webster Hall a few weeks ago, and the show is called “Rhapsody Rocks NYC The Fray.”
The band does a whole set of their best songs. Above you can can see them wailing through “Over My Head (Cable Car).” We’ve also got previews of them performing “How To Save A Life” and their latest hit, “You Found Me.”
Get the complete schedule of Palladia’s presentation of the show after the jump.
Jason Mraz, the bouncy singer with the big hit (“Lucky”) and the cool friend (Colbie Caillet) has always been a softie when it comes to love. So it’s fitting that he’s put together a Valentine’s Day e-card that his fans can send out to their sweeties this year. It involves some fun graphics and the lyrics to “Lucky.” Jumble them around and click your card off to someone’s inbox. Everything will go better this Saturday night if you do.
Check Jason’s thoughts about Valentine’s Day after the jump. There’s more Valentines Videos there, too.
Adele had plenty to say when she won the Grammy for Best New Artist Sunday night. “If my life got any better, I would overdose on the amazingness,” she told our News team. See what else the young British singer had on her mind.
It’s a time of activism, and it’s a time of uniting to solve problems together. Working in the spirit of such ideals, the IntraHealth group has been bringing lots of new ideas to the table regarding health care initiatives in Africa.? LIke most forward thinking enterprises, they’ve gotten plenty of cooperation with artists. African bandleader and global superstar Youssou N’Dour is at the center of this community. And today, along with several other musicians, Nas has put a foot forward to assist the program.
An exclusive remix of Nas’s “Wake Up” is available to those want to participate in the IntraHealth campaign.? It’s free, but you’ll also have a chance to make a donation to the cause as you’re acquiring the track. Please think about participating.
Janell Snowden and the VH1 News team were roaming around the Grammys Sunday night, and they connected with lots of artists. Check out what Jason Mraz says about his signature hat, What Miley Cyrus says about she and Taylor Swift chasing down Coldplay and Radiohead, and John Mayer getting high on the beautiful essence of Snoop Dogg.
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The VH1 News team was on the scene of the Grammys last night, and along with several other interviews, they connected with a handful of evening’s winners. Coldplay‘s Chris Martin said the band’s award triumphs made him sniffle up. Robert Plant said that he didn’t care about awards, that he and his partner Alison Krauss made music just for fun. And Adele wondered where she’d keep her “Best New Artist” prize – somewhere near the shampoo and toothpaste evidently.
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Lots of oddball mash-ups and fun performances at this year’s Grammys show. Never thought we’d see Stevie Wonder rocking it with the Jonas Brothers. And Radiohead was channeling Fleetwood Mac with that parade band. Speaking of parades, that Lil Wayne/Allen Toussaint brass band romp was a blast. Say New Orleans! Weigh in on the evening’s choices in the comments section.
Here’s a list of all the winners. Click on their names to see videos by each of them.
Album Of The Year: Raising Sand – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Best Rap Album: Tha Carter III – Lil Wayne
Record Of The Year: “Please Read the Letter That I Wrote” – Robert Plant & Alison Krauss
Best New Artist: Adele
Best R&B Album: Jennifer Hudson – Jennifer Hudson
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance: “Superwoman” – Alicia Keys
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance: “Miss Independent” – Ne-Yo
Best Rock Song: “Girls In Their Summer Clothes” – Bruce Springsteen
Country Duo or Group Performance with Vocals: “Stay” - Sugarland
Best Rap Solo Performance: “A Milli” – Lil Wayne
Best Rap Song: “Lollipop” – Lil Wayne
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration: “American Boy” – Estelle, featuring Kanye West
Best Rap Performance By a Group: “Swagga Like Us” – Jay-Z & T.I. with Kanye West, and Lil Wayne
Best Dance Recording: “Harder, Faster, Stronger” – Daft Punk
Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance: “Gravity” – John Mayer
Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group: Sex On Fire – Kings Of Leon
Best Rock Performance: Wax Simulacra – The Mars Volta
Best Metal Performance: “My Apocalypse” – Metallica
Best Alternative Music Album: In Rainbows – Radiohead
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