Part of being an artist is believing that you’re the chosen one. The one and only messianic megastar to save the masses from musical mediocrity! No wonder every top-selling pop star we can think of has a staggering God complex. From Kanye West naming his new album Yeezus (really, dude?) to John Lennon proclaiming that “the Beatles are bigger than Jesus,” these narcissistic icons take hero worship to biblical levels.
Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” is on everyone everyone’s lips these days. The ubiquitous tune is catchy as hell and features musical help from fellow super-talents T.I. and Pharrell Williams. As if that’s not enough to earn it some serious column inches, let’s not forget the controversially racy (and very NSFW) music video! The vid has raised some red flags with fans, and even got yanked off of YouTube for a spell. #Thicke and Co insist that the over the top clip was merely meant as a joke, but we’re pretty sure he’s laughing all the way to the bank. A little controversy never hurt record sales, did it? Just read on to see 25 scandalously sexy music vids that were too hot to handle when they first dropped!
The summertime always makes us feel lusty and libidinous (we’re convinced it’s because everyone’s half-naked). In any event, even the hottest hookup moments are made friskier by the perf soundtrack — and here, we’ve rounded up our top twenty-five most aurally erotic tunes on the planet. From tried-and-true gems like Kings of Leon’s “Sex on Fire” to new school scorchers like Kendrick Lamar’s “Poetic Justice,” we swear these jams will have you winning.
Hear ye, hear ye… it’s a boy! Let’s welcome Kate and William’s little prince with America’s very own (pop) royalty and their baby-lovin’ videos. That’s right, both Britney and Madonna filmed these while preggers! Vote to tell us whether Britney Spears’s “Someday (I Will Understand)” or Madonna’s “Music” deserves the crowning title for best video filmed with a bun in the oven. Read more…
They say there’s a story behind every song. Sometimes those stories involve lots and lots of lawyers. Songwriting and music publishing has always been where the real money’s at in the music business, especially these days as physical record sales continue to fall. Whether we’re talking about stolen melodies, un-credited lyrical contributions or samples used without permission, the following songs landed their performers in court and in most cases paying the price for their alleged artistic appropriations. These are the most litigated songs in music history.
Last night, Madonna hosted the New York premiere of her new film, Madonna: The MDNA Tour, which is the singer’s 10th live video album. Over the years, the singer has produced numerous hits (sadly none came from the MDMA album) but none have been as timeless as “Like A Virgin” or “Vogue.” In honor of their staying power, we bring you the 5 of the best mashups featuring one of those two tracks. Yes, that means there’s a little Bruno Mars, Icona Pop and even The xx now associated with Madge.
What happens on tour doesn’t always stay on tour. For some reason, pop stars and musicians can’t seem to resist the allure of hooking up with their back up dancers. Maybe it’s because they all love music. Maybe it’s because they’re sharing the road. Or maybe it’s just because back up dancers are insanely hot?
The theme of last night’s Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala’s annual ball was “Punk: Chaos To Couture,” so it only made sense to invite a number of musicians to the soiree. Aside from perhaps Blondie, though, there were no actual punk musicians to be found on Anna Wintour‘s guest list, but that doesn’t mean that there wasn’t plenty to look at. From Madonna (who wore a cross dangerously close to her bottom!) to Beyoncé (looking extra curvy, wink wink), from Nicki Minaj to Miley Cyrus (the latter of whom REALLY bought into the night’s theme), most of today’s A-List musicians strode the carpet. But, we have to ask, who wore it best?
Beyoncé caused quite an Internet stir yesterday when pictures emerged of her wearing a nipple-baring outfit on her new “Mrs. Carter World Tour” that would make even Joel Schumacher blush. It’s definitely the raciest outfit that she’s ever been spotted in, which got us thinking about where this outfit ranks among the most controversial concert outfits of all-time.