As you may have heard, bands have been competing since 8 last night for a once in a lifetime recording contract from Republic Records in the Make a Band Famous contest, hosted by The All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter. Judging the competition are international pop star Natasha Bedingfield, famed musical director to the stars Adam Blackstone, YouTube music star Kurt Hugo Schneider, and indie artist / composer Robert Schwartzman. One of the coolest moments so far was the “Box Of Beats Challenge” where the bands were asked to cover a hit song from the past using only toy instruments. Not to be outdone, the celebrity judges and guest Bonnie McKee decided to work up their own toy instrument cover of one of the biggest hits of the season, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, and you won’t believe how cool it came out.
The competition is still going strong and your vote matters so be a part of music history and head to MakeABandFamous.VH1.com to watch the live stream until tonight’s finale and continue to use #MABF and #(BandName) to see your favorite artist rise to the top!
Winter is finally over and spring is officially here! The sun is out and temperatures are rising. It’s going to be 80 degrees in New York City today and we couldn’t be happier to see the sunlight after so many cold and dreary months. To celebrate the return of sunlight and sunshine and general good cheer, we’ve put together a playlist of our favorite songs (including tracks from Weezer, Lily Allen, Natasha Bedingfield and Stevie Wonder) that look on the “sunny” side of life.
If you didn’t know who Iggy Azalea was before, you do now after the Aussie MC hit the VH1 Divas stage with Natasha Bedingfield and Bootsy Collins in that gem and fringe bustier for a brilliant cover of “Groove Is In The Heart.” Besides her fire spitting skills, T.I.’s Grand Hustle rookie’s drop-dead gorgeous form was on full display. How does Iggy stay looking so fresh while sweating and grinding on stage? Well, because she’s a sweetheart (and probably pitied my own ragged appearance) the blonde beauty shared some of her makeup secrets. It may not get you a modeling contract like Iggy, but you can at least resemble a diva in under three minutes.
The final result.
Can’t get enough of Iggy’s look? Check out head-to-toe photos of the outfit Iggy was rocking during her down time at Divas rehearsals below and try your best to keep up with “Boss Lady’s” style. Read more…
It wouldn’t be VH1 Divas week without a daily dose of this year’s host Adam Lambert. And guess what our fearless dance party maestro had to say when we told him Natasha Bedingfield, Iggy Azalea and Bootsy Collins are performing Deee-Lite‘s “Groove Is In The Heart” this Sunday? The only appropriate response: “That’s f***ing genius! I love that song!”
If it were up to me, Adam’s opinion about anything would be taken as law, because beneath that carefully coiffed mass of hair lurks a mastermind with perfect eyebrows. That said, we have journalistic integrity, so let’s back up Adam’s endorsement with some stats about the stars singing the middle school dance favorite. Read more…
Ten days left until VH1 Divas airs live on Sunday, December 16 at 9 p.m. ET/8C. And 11 more performers and presenters have just signed on for what’s shaping up to be one hell of a party at L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium. Not only are Natasha Bedingfield, Bootsy Collins, Iggy Azalea, and past Divas alumna Keri Hilson and Ledisi adding to the set list of our current all-star roster, but Brandy, La La Anthony, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Stacey Keibler, NeNe Leakes and Kelly Osbourne will be making appearances throughout the night!
I can’t wait! Can we hope for a Natasha/Bootsy duet? Will Jenna will bring her “Sexiest Man Alive” hubby along? Will Kelly will diss the red carpet fashion? Of course, anything NeNe says is a ready-made tweet. Whatever happens, you’ll get the news here first. Don’t forget you can head over to Ticketmaster to purchase tickets to VH1 Divas if you want to have your world rocked in person. Check out the press release that just dropped into our sequined laps for more info.
VH1 DIVAS ADDS NATASHA BEDINGFIELD, KERI HILSON, LEDISI IGGY AZALEA AND FUNK LEGEND BOOTSY COLLINS AS PERFORMERS WITH APPEARANCES BY LA LA ANTHONY, JENNA DEWAN TATUM, STACEY KEIBLER, NENE LEAKES, BRANDY NORWOOD AND KELLY OSBOURNE
Red Carpet to be LiveStreamed on DIVAS.VH1.com on Sunday, December 16
VH1 “DIVAS” Hosted by Adam Lambert Airs Live Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c
NEW YORK, NY –December 6, 2012 – VH1’s popular franchise “VH1 Divas” announced today additional performers to join this year’s LIVE dance music tribute Natasha Bedingfield, Bootsy Collins, Keri Hilson, Ledisi and Iggy Azalea. In addition La La Anthony, Jenna Dewan, Stacey Keibler, NeNe Leakes, Brandy Norwood and Kelly Osbourne will make an appearance and join the “VH1 Divas” dance party LIVE at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, December 16 at 9PM/8c on VH1. To purchase tickets for VH1 Divas please visit http://on.vh1.com/DIVAStix. Read more…
The MGM Grand played host to a plethora of pop stars this weekend for the Clear Channel-sponsored iHeartRadio Festival, two nights of genre-spanning, crowd-pleasing pop music. A mix of veterans and newcomers thrilled the (reportedly very drunk) crowd on both nights. The most successful performers were those who stuck to a setlist of hits, like Jay-Z, who may have performed “On To The Next One” but didn’t take its advice about his old songs, including favorites from The Blueprint and The Black Album alongside newer singles like “Empire State of Mind” (with a guest appearance by earlier performer Alicia Keys). Those whose songs were less well-known by the crowd, like Sublime with Rome, were less well-received.
Perhaps the big surprise of the weekend, according to reports, was Jennifer Lopez, who, in a set that spanned her musical career, proved supremely capable of standing among the pop titans of today (with a Pitbull feature on “On the Floor”). Saturday’s “special guest” Sting also more than pulled his weight, backing Steven Tyler on bass early in the evening, then joining Lady Gaga for performances of “Stand By Me” and his own “King of Pain.”
In part two of our interview with international chart-topper Natasha Bedingfield (see part one here), we spoke to her about how her collaboration with Nicki Minaj, “Last Chance,” came about. Unbeknownst to us, it turns out that if it weren’t for her relationship with Eminem, the track might never have happened! Check out her video interview above –one in which she also charmingly chides Simon Cowell for not picking her to be a judge on X-Factor– for all this and more.
And below, we’ve got Natasha’s humdinger of a performance of her new potential summer jam, “Weightless,” live on the set of Big Morning Buzz Live!
Sean Kingston nearly lost his life after he crashed his jet ski into a bridge over Memorial Day weekend. Thankfully, though, reports have surfaced that confirm that he has made it out of the woods, so much so that Kingston is now reportedly now walking on his own and he’s scheduled to make a full recovery.
Yesterday morning, we spoke with Big Morning Buzz Live guest Natasha Bedingfield after she got done performing and asked her if she had spoken to Kingston, her collaborator on one of the biggest hits of 2007, “Love Like This.” Natasha (who looks positively lovely up close and in person) told us that she hadn’t spoke to him yet, but she did offer up some really kind words about one of the gentle giants of R&B.
We’ll have more from our interview with Natasha Bedingfield tomorrow! Until then, be sure to tune into Big Morning Buzz Live each and every weekday at 9:30 a.m.!
VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live airs every weekday morning at 9:30 a.m., but if you want even more of the hot Buzz action, you can actually interact withour celebrity guests online while they’re here in our studio.
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This week’s confirmed Big Morning Buzz Live guests are: Renee Graziano, Steve-O, Sanaa Lathan, Piper Perabo, Natasha Bedingfield, Toni, Tamar, and Trina Braxton, Andy Grammer, Teresa Giudice, and David Cook.
Why wouldn’t you want to get some juicy dirt out of these people?