Musicians are the beefiest bunch out there, always slinging mud at one another, so sometimes it’s hard to keep up with who’s pissed at who. But sometimes there’s beef that’s so random and weird you forget that it actually happened. Like Coolio getting super mad at Weird Al Yankovic. Seriously, who even gets mad at Weird Al Yankovic?!
There seems to be no doubt that Michael Jackson is the King of Pop. This indisputable fact has seeped into popular consciousness to the point where there can be no serious pretenders to the throne. But there are a number of super-talented superstars who’ve laid claim to the Queen of Pop title. To some, Madonna may seem like the obvious choice, but what about current Queen Beyonce? And let’s not forget the unrivaled sales records of divas like Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. From iconic images of Britney Spears dancing in a high school hallway to Lady Gaga‘s way-out styles, each generation has their own favorite pop duchess. But there has never been a definitive crowning of a Queen— until now. Welcome to VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff, a multi-week voting bracket that aims to settle the debate once and for all. Read on to meet our competitors!
Big music stars aren’t just known for their talent — they’re also known for doling out some of the meanest insults around. If Twitter beefs and popular diss tracks haven’t deterred you from provoking major artists, look no further than our list of scornful digs musicians have tossed at each other in public.
John Mayer has a reputation of being a cocky ladykiller, famously making the rounds with celebs such as Jessica Simpson, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Love Hewitt. But in a few short minutes, we guarantee that you’ll want him as your new bae.
Jim Shearer catches up with the brothers of KONGOS on this week’s Top 20 Countdown, Katy Perry just signed on to the biggest gig in America, Pharrell launches a new sneaker line and Iggy Azalea is getting divorced even though she never got married in today’s First Dibs. Read more…
This is an appeal to the NFL: Katy Perry absolutely must play the Super Bowl Half Time Show in 2015. She was born to do this, y’all. And this might ruffle a few feathers, but her stage show would be more epic, more explosive, more high energy than even Beyoncé’s. It seems that the biggest hurdle to having an artist like Katy Perry at the Super Bowl is the new “pay to play” policy the NFL is employing — an artist of Katy’s calibre certainly is not going to PAY SOMEONE ELSE TO LET HER PLAY.
If you thought church had no place in the pop world, think again. Decades before today’s recording industry took shape, musicians first honed their talents in houses of worship before hitting traveling performance circuits. These days, churches still serve as the first venues where artists perform and many of today’s music stars got their starts singing for congregations.
U2 has plans to save the music industry, Jack White has a Kanye-esque rant at a show, Hilary Duff gets sassy in her new “All About You” teaser and more on First Dibs.
Katy Perry may have started a war with a single subtweet, Keith Richards hints at a solo album, Marvin Gaye‘s kids have created a mash-up to prove that Robin Thicke stole their dad’s song and more on First Dibs.
Last week on VH1, pop made a comeback. Pop bands from the 2000′s still bump in your speakers, learn how Queen Beyoncé earned her crown, listen to the best Taylor Swift “Shake It Off” covers on the Internet and more.