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Beginner’s Luck: The 50 Best-Selling Debut Records In Music History

Best Selling Debuts
We’re waiting with baited breath for VH1 You Oughta Know artist Lorde to drop her first album Pure Heroine on Monday! This exclusive stream whetted our appetites, but we’re gonna need a bigger bite of her soulful pop confection. Her first single “Royals” is currently duking it out with heavy hitters Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus for the top of the charts, so we’re expecting big things from her debut disc. In fact, we’re thinking that it’ll measure up to these 50 record breaking freshman releases!

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The 25 Most Expensive Music Videos Ever Made

Most Expensive Music Videos

Filmed music “promos” got their start in the ’60s as a cheap way for bands to do TV appearances without all the hassles of travel. But the birth of MTV in 1981 turned music videos into big business, with blockbuster sized budgets to match! From Michael Jackson to Madonna, TLC to MC Hammer, check out the 25 most expensive music videos of all time! Were they worth all that money? We’ll let you decide…

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The Winner Of The 2013 Battle Of The Summer Jams Is…

All summer you voted on your favorite jams of the summer as two songs were put up against each other in a head to head battle. Acts like Robin Thicke and Selena Gomez didn’t have the stamina to make it past the first round. While others, like Mariah Carey and P!nk, proved they had staying power. Over the weekend, the 11 winners fought it out in a melee of hooks and beats to determine which song was the ultimate song of the summer. The votes are in and the readers’ 2013 song of the summer is… Read more…

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Battle Of The Summer Jams: Vote For The Song Of Summer

End of summer is here and so is the final round of the Battle Of The Summer Jams. Each week you voted on songs that you thought best represented your summer and now it’s time to determine which song will reign supreme. Many artists put up a good fight but didn’t have the juice to make it to the finals. That’s right, Robin Thicke, Bruno Mars and Selena Gomez are all licking their wounds as Miley Cyrus goes up against Imagine Dragons, Daft Punk and Mariah Carey among others. Read more…

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And CUT! 10 Musicians Who Took Cringeworthy Acting Roles

Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and Kelly Clarkson composite

We understand that music artists are creative, and that creative people are always looking for new ways to express themselves. But every once in a while, people really should stick with what they know best.

Our gallery shows that as talented as these stars are, their acting performances probably should’ve altogether been left on the cutting room floor.

 

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