In its tenth year at Chicago, Lollaplooza welcomed over 100 bands, hundreds of thousands of fans and a number of surprises over the course of three days. As the festival continues to expand into a more mainstream affair with Perry’s tent — no longer a tent but rather a stage that has helped usher in EDM and hip-hop acts — and broad appeal headliners, which have included major pop acts and classic rockers, there’s still room to shock or shake things up. This year was no different as Eminem brought out Rihanna, President Obama’s daughter was spotted in the crowd, and Nas and Outkast relived the ‘90s.
Hopefully you’ve never been cheated on, and will never be cheated on. But it happens — so often in fact, that even our favorite stars aren’t immune to falling victim to adulterous ways. Everyone from Beyonce to Rihanna knows what it’s like to feel the sting of a cheater, and all have songs not only to prove it, but to help you out when you find yourself in the same awful position. From Blu Cantrell’s “Hit Em Up Style” to Cee Lo’s “F–k you”, there’s a song to suit every mood as well.
Relax and recap the day on your commute home with Last Lap: Selena Gomez shows off new ink, Maroon 5 show off exclusive new album art, Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” gets a redo and more.
Celebrate making it halfway through the week with First Dibs: R. Kelly says goodbye to R&B and hello to House, Rihanna talks Palestine (not really), Us the Duo is the first ever musical act to get signed through Vine, and more.
Here’s all of the news you need to know this morning on First Dibs: Justin Bieber will go to anger management as part of his plea bargain in the egg throwing case, Stacey Dash tells Kanye West he should “go to Rikers for a little while” to learn what rape is, Nelly performs “E.I” on Wild ‘N Out, and more.
We’re only half way through 2014 but there’s already been some memorable moments in music we just have to talk about. From Lady Gaga to Rita Ora, music’s hottest babes are turning up the volume on their hairstyles. With vertiginous looks, ultimate braids and every color of the damn rainbow, the past 6 months in pop music hair styles have been pretty outrageous.
Every summer—when it comes to music at least—it’s all about the music. Which song is going to be the jam that gets us through the warm weather? Which artist are we going to hear at the beach, the club, on TV, at the movies? The battle for the top summer jam is a fierce one. (VH1’s weekly battles are not for the weak.) But what about the top summer jam artists? Which singer has consistently churned out hit after hit each year? Just how many hits does Katy Perry have?
By Georgette Pierre
Some of pop music’s biggest female stars have been known to push limits in their music and style. From recurring dominatrix themes, we think some of these women are undercover freaks….and we like it!
By Christopher Rosa
When a song doesn’t fit, it just doesn’t fit. Unfortunately for today’s crop of talent, recording a song that doesn’t feel right can mean losing a coveted spot atop the Billboard Hot 100 or Top 40 charts. It’s like squeezing into a pair of jeans after Thanksgiving—not pretty, y’all.