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Happy Birthday, Blue Ivy Carter! The Music World’s Favorite Toddler Turns Two

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We almost can’t believe that it’s been two years since Blue Ivy Carter burst onto the scene, forever changing the style game for toddlers everywhere. Ok, we realize she doesn’t totally comprehend the influence she has yet, but that doesn’t make her any less cute. Today, we look back on some of Blue’s best pictures from her short, yet surprisingly amazing, life.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Got It Covered: The Hottest Album Art Of 2013

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A few days ago we gave you our list of the sexiest music videos of 2013. We thought it turned out pretty well, but after thinking on it some more we realized that we couldn’t possibly forget all of the super hot cover art from this past year! From album art to single sleeves, we’ve taken a look at some of the very steamiest that the music biz has to offer, and we’re pretty sure that you’ll be pleased with the results…

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by (@emilyexton)

Been Trill: How Much Love Does Beyoncé Have For Houston?

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As Jay Z has taught us, BK is from Texas. While Hov has basically become an unofficial ambassador for the Empire State thanks to a certain uber catchy cut off his 2009 album, The Blueprint 3, Beyoncé has made a point to show much love to her hometown of Houston over the last year.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Wrecking Balls, Motorcycles And Butts: The 15 Sexiest Music Videos Of 2013

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Music and sex go together like peanut butter and marshmallow fluff (A.K.A. a “Fluffernutter”). The combo isn’t immediately obvious -and both items definitely stand on their own- but when put together the results are pretty damn sweet. It’s fair to say that music videos keep getting hotter with each passing year. An unforeseen upside of Global Warming? Perhaps. 2013 boasted some of the most seriously sexy vids yet! Head down to the gallery below for 15 of our very favorites. From Miley and her wrecking ball, Nicki Minaj and her “wrecking balls”, and even Beyonce‘s last minute additions (take your pick from seventeen!), we’re sure you’ll be more than satisfied. So read onward for the sexiest music videos of 2013! You’ll come for the hot pics, but you’ll stay for the great beats!

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by (@unclegrambo)

The 13 Best Selling Albums Of 2013

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The album, as a format, has seen better days—overall album sales dropped 6.1% this year when compared to 2012—but neither consumers nor artists have yet to come up with a better solution. That said, a number of albums by major artists this year (like Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, and Jay Z) really resonated with consumers. Let’s take a look at the year that was and countdown the albums that were released this year that sold the most copies, shall we?

by (@sllambe)

Looking Back On Music’s Big Year In GIFs

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2013, like any other other year, had its ups and downs, surprises, snubs and WTF moments. But unlike any other year, every essential moment in 2013 was captured and preserved in GIF form. We no longer had to dig through YouTube to watch a 30-second ad before a 15-second video splice of an award show performance gone wrong. All we had to to was turn to Google and image search, “Miguel leg drop GIF.” Boom, the results were full of animated pictures showing you exactly what you wanted to see from the Billboard Music Awards.

So, let’s take a look back on this year in GIFs.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Sell Outs! The 20 Highest-Grossing Concert Tours Of 2013

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Usually rock stars tend to get offended if you label them a sell-out, but not when you’re referring massive stadium shows! Music fans were spoiled this past year with some truly awesome concert tours making their way around the world, and now we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the highest grossing of 2013. There were many to choose from, but the top earner may surprise you…

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