A wise woman once said, “A dolla makes me holla.” Ah yes, that was Honey Boo Boo. It’s safe to safe money makes the world go round, and many celebs are happy to do their part to keep the globe spinning. From thousand dollar chicken orders (here’s lookin’ at you Beyonce) to security keeping bullets at bay (50 Cent does have his reasons) many stars have been known to get frivolous with their spending. Check out the full gallery of 15 celebs who have dropped big records, and even bigger paychecks. Read more…
Everyone, please report to your homeroom. School is in session (or almost) and it’s time to hit the books. Betcha didn’t know artists like Shakira and Madonna are secret brainiacs, both holding IQ’s over 139 which qualifies them as legit “geniuses.” So the next time you’re listening to “Hips Don’t Lie” – give it some serious analysis. Shakira might have slipped in some secret algorithms or something. Check out the full gallery below to find out which 21 musicians are nerding out.
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.