That’s a wrap on the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards across the bridge in Brooklyn, where all of our favorite musical acts turned up for this year’s oversized show. Along with lots of must-see performances and amazing celebrity interactions to observe, your favorites got things started with a bang thanks to some hot red carpet dates.
Did the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards save the best for last? Katy Cats probably think so. For the show’s grand finale, Katy Perry performed her new single, “Roar,” in front of a live audience for the very first time tonight. “Roar” has already become the fastest-selling single of Katy’s career, so it’s no wonder she wanted to shine like a champion.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards might be one of the biggest nights in music, but it’s also one of the biggest nights for fashion blunders. Here are the worst dressed celebrities at tonight’s show, people whose outfits should get them kicked out of the Barclays Center.
The 2013 MTV Music Video Awards are this Sunday and while most elements are left for surprise, we know for certain the live performances are going to be smokin’ hot. Two of the performers already announced are fearless fashionistas Lady Gaga and Katy Perry.
Love & Hip Hop star K. Michelle nets a big debut on this week’s Nielsen SoundScan albums chart, while Katy Perry‘s “Roar” makes a lot more noise than Lady Gaga‘s “Applause” on the singles chart. #SoundScanner investigates:
One of the biggest stories in the world of pop music over the last week has been the (pardon the pun) upROAR over whether or not Katy Perry‘s new single “Roar” borrows a bit too liberally from Sara Bareilles‘ “Brave” (see: Is Katy Perry A Sara Bareilles Kopy Kat?). If you ask us, both songs are under suspicion for lifting the opening piano line of “Something Beautiful” by Robbie Williams, so we feel like neither party can claim absolute innocence here.
It’s worth noting that this is neither the first—nor will it be the last!—instance when one songwriter accuses another songwriter of cribbing a riff or a melody. With that said, it’s time to present you with this: the Top 10 Rip-Offs In Pop Music History.
Katy Perry dropped her latest smash single, “Roar,” last week and, as most of the Teenage Dream’s songs tend to do, it obliterated the competition. Industry insiders are predicting that by the time final numbers roll in later this week, over 550,000 people will have downloaded the song, which more than doubles the sales of her closest competitor (Lady Gaga‘s “Applause”) and would make it the fastest selling track of Katy’s illustrious career (which includes seven Number One songs). However, the runaway success of this song is not without some controversy, as some are accusing the Queen of the Katycats of instead being a Sara Bareilles Kopy Kat.
John Mayer‘s new album Paradise Valley features a duet with girlfriend Katy Perry, which sort of eliminates the question of whether or not he’ll reference her in one of his songs after the fact–or does it? Mayer himself has said that all songwriting comes from relationships, and with his stable of high-profile exes and current loves, it’s become an unofficial guessing game as to who has inspired each track. Sound familiar? Read more…