Hyper sexualization in pop music is nothing new, but in 2014 we saw the booty at the forefront of sexuality in performance. When Nicki Minaj is rapping about her butt and Beyoncé is getting drunk in love, it follows that that the stage wear for these performances match subject matter with its risqué, bare-all derriere and cleavage.
Nicki Minaj runs a torture chamber in her new “Only” music video, Shakira and John Legend help President Obama kick off a nation campaign, Charli XCX and Bleachers cover each other’s songs in a Kia and more on First Dibs.
Beyonce is the queen of the Grammy Awards and our Yas Girl of the week! Today, when the nominations for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards were announced, she surpassed Dolly Parton to become the most nominated woman in history! Beyonce has won 17 Grammys so far in her career and been nominated over 50 times! Today she picked up nominations including Best R&B Song & Performance for “Drunk In Love” and a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Beyoncé, among others. Congratulations to Bey for becoming one of the most nominated artists in history at 7th place and the number one among women! Is there anything Beyonce can’t do?
Beyoncé has been nominated for a Grammy Award more times than any other female artist, Gwen Stefani teams up with MasterCard, Jessie J, Iggy Azalea, and Charli XCX will be honored at Billboard’s Women In Music Awards and more on Last Lap.
There are many shades of Bey– 15 to be exact. Beyonce unleashed her surprise video for “7/11″, a new song featured on her upcoming Platinum Edition Box Set which drops November 24th, and shocked us all by flipping the script. Of course the perfect follow up to 17 glamorous videos from her prior self-titled album would be a low-key slumber party with the girls at a hotel. Get to know “Genius Bey” and the other 15 shades of the greatest entertainer of this generation.
Courtney Love and Dave Grohl bond over boobs, Rihanna is extra proud of her title as MAC Cosmetics’ brand ambassador, Eminem‘s latest lyrical attack targets Iggy Azalea and more on Last Lap.
Solange Knowles is officially off the market. Knowles and video director Alan Ferguson got married on Sunday night in New Orleans in front of their closest friends and family. Of course big sister Beyonce, brother-in-law Jay Z and baby Blue Ivy were all present to celebrate the special occasion.
Taylor Swift‘s face lands the cover of Bloomberg Buisnessweek, Kendrick Lamar reveals the only person who has a copy of his upcoming album, other artists pull their music off of Spotify and more on Last Lap.
Madonna bought Chance The Rapper a Razor scooter, Selena Gomez breaks down in tears in her new video, Lollapalooza makes a huge announcement and more on First Dibs.
We love us some R&B Divas. As glamorous and elegant as they are, they know how to let loose on stage, much more than their Pop Queen cousins. Case in point: one of our favorites, Mary J. Blige, is the queen of busting some unexpected and frighteningly unique moves when she’s performing. Likewise, Beyonce is the queen of bizarre rubber face when she’s in the zone.