Music’s biggest stars faced off this year, throwing shade through social media, interviews, and even inside elevators. What were 2014’s most heated music feuds? Snoop Dogg sparked a verbal war with Iggy Azalea before T.I. became a peacemaker and squashed the beef. Jack White accused The Black Keys of hijacking his style, while Bette Midler slammed Ariana Grande’s sex appeal.
By Chris Carpenter (@chriscarplive)
Iggy Azalea had a pretty dope 2014, you guys. Sure, the Aussie rapper-slash-sometimes-model was fairly buzzed about in 2013—however, it was her breakthrough joint “Fancy,” that infiltrated all of the world’s cars, clubs, cubicles and retirement communities for a better portion of this year. That portion was super great.
What do Iggy Azalea, Pitbull, and Pharrell have in common? Well for starters, all three of them had really great years. Iggy won twice at the American Music Awards and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist. Mr. Worldwide released a new album, Globalization, and expressed his undying love for booties as a host at the 2014 AMAs. And as for Pharrell, where haven’t you seen him? The singer is everywhere and he’s “Happy” about it. But while these three artists have been making the rounds promoting various album releases and making appearances in shows or on magazine covers, all three of them went overkill. Who else made the list of the most overexposed artists of 2014? Keep reading to find out!
Psy’s “Gangnam Style” breaks YouTube, Lil Wayne thinks he is on the same level as Kanye West and Beyoncé, Trey Songz delivers a special message to The Gossip Table and more on Last Lap.
By Chris Carpenter (@chriscarplive)
Last year—after many grueling hours of scientific research and consultations with booty experts—we compiled a list of the 15 greatest songs about butts. However, with so much booty in this world (right, Kim Kardashian?) we think it’s time to wow you with 20 more great songs about butts. (Jingle, jingle. Christmas came early, booty lovers.) While our original list is still pretty great (awesome, even) – we regretfully left out a few wondrous jams dedicated to juicy derrieres. The booties were super sad about that. Our bad! And being alive during a booty-obsessed year (right, Amber Rose?)—where Jason Derulo begged butts worldwide to do some wiggling and J.Lo and Iggy Azeala’s moneymakers went cheek-to-cheek in the steamy “Booty” video—it’s only right that we pay homage to newfangled, booty-inspired, musical masterpieces. So. Many. Bums.
Ariana Grande releases a new Christmas song, Katy Perry is officially performing at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, Madonna takes a shot at Kim Kardashian and more on First Dibs.
Eminem and Sia collaborate on a new music video for “Guts Over Fear,” Rick Ross’ “shout out to all the pear” gets the attention of U.S. farmers, and more on Last Lap.
Country singer Ty Herndon makes a huge announcement, Marilyn Manson‘s Lana Del Rey rape scene from “Sick” leaks after two years, Yoko Ono & The Flaming Lips record a Christmas record and more on Last Lap.
Iggy Azalea and Taylor Swift are two musicians who have one thing in common: no one knows what genre to place them in. At last year’s American Music Awards, Swift took home top honors as Favorite Female Artist in the country and pop/rock categories. This year, Azalea is up for Favorite Artist in the pop/rock and rap/hip hop categories. Does this mean the AMA genre category choices are flawed or should fans accept the idea that an artist can dominate two completely different genres at the same time?
Brace yourselves, because it’s just days away from Halloween 2014. And since this year’s All Hallows’ Eve falls on a Friday, your workweek may not have not had time to prepare for whatever costume party you’ve been invited to, or playful plans you’re friends have mind. Not to fret. Leave it to the VH1 team to help you put together a pop culture get-up with little expense, travel, or difficulty!