We are hard at work here at VH1 headquarters burning off the calories we put on over the long Thanksgiving weekend by pulling together our lists of the Best Albums, Best Singles and Best Videos of 2013. As we take a look back, though, we couldn’t help but notice that some of 2013′s Most Anticipated Albums never actually came out! While we were blessed with tons of great albums to listen to this year, there’s still a part of us that can’t help but wonder “How come that Beyoncé album never came out, anyway?” (EDITOR’S NOTE, 12/13/13: Beyonce had an album, after all! She dropped her eponymous album tonight out of the clear blue!) Or, as Fred Willard’s character in A Mighty Wind would say, “Wha happened?”
Eminem has been acting from the moment he first picked up a mic. The multi-faceted rapper was never shy about filling his passionate verses with different voices, and many of his songs are filled with distinct characters that tell a story. So by the time he was cast in big-screen debut 8 Mile, he was primed for an acting tour-de-force. Em offered up an incredible performance, and even took home the Best Song Oscar for “Lose Yourself”.
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…
Ten years have passed since 50 Cent encouraged us to party like it’s our birthday year-round. Can you do an upside down sit up yet? With impressive co-signs and a never-ending slew of public beefs, 50′s expanding resume has helped redefine the modern hip-hop era.