Every summer needs a theme tune, and each year pop music lovers passionately debate which single will earn the distinction of being named the Song of the Summer! In our eyes, this honor is wayyyy better than a Grammy. Record sales and official charts factor into it, but that’s definitely not all it takes to earn the exclusive title. These feel-awesome anthems have to permeate every avenue of our existence, playing seemingly at every moment, everywhere we go, during everything we do. Ordinarily that sounds like torture, but we’re too busy dancing to care. A true summer song is just THAT good! The polls are still open on this year’s song (*cough* “What rhymes with ‘Hug me’?” *cough*), but we’ve decided to take a look back the best summer jams from the past 15 years. Head down below and relive them all, and then vote on your ultimate favorite! These hot hits will keep you warm all winter long…
Summer is almost over, which means it’s almost time to go back to school. Before you get all angst ridden about the social horrors and intimidating curriculums of elementary school, high school and college, keep in mind that school doesn’t have to suck. In fact, these 20 music video schools are pretty damn cool.
One of them might even feature Beyoncé.
The 2013 MTV Video Music Awards are set to air this Sunday night, August 25, beginning at 9/8C. Although the spectacle of the event now outweighs the actual awards themselves, the pinnacle of the evening still revolves around which artist gets to take home the coveted Moonman for Video Of The Year. With that in mind, we thought we’d take a look back at the winners of the prizeover the last 20 years—including acts like Beyonce, Eminem, Pearl Jam and more!—to determine which videos have withstood the test of time and which were mere flash-in-the-pans. (We repeat, which VIDEOS, not which ARTISTS or which SONGS; our list is purely built around how well the videos themselves hold up.)
With that in mind, please enjoy our countdown of the Most Timeless VMA Video Of The Year Award Winners Of The Last 20 Years.
The Queen Bey may only be nominated for one VMA (Best Video with a Social Message), her presence can be felt in this year’s nominees for Best Female Video. What’s even more strange is how Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Rihanna all took the master class in Beyonce by channeling “Me, Myself and I,” which was nominated for a 2004 VMA for Best R&B Video. While the video didn’t take home the Moonman that year, it did lay the ground work for future nominees.
Who has Lady Gaga accused of stalking her? Prince releases artwork for one of his singles — with a hilarious twist, and 2013 MTV Video Music Awards nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis describe what a VMA win would really mean to them.
Whether we did it with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lunchbox or a Disney Princess clad diary, we’ve all flaunted our cartoon obsessions one way or another. However, these 30 musicians have kicked their animated addictions up a notch. From Rihanna‘s fierce April-esque ensemble at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards to Katy Perry‘s Marge-tacular outfit at the 2012 Kid’s Choice Awards, it’s clear some celebs look freakishly similar to our favorite cartoons. Check out the full photo gallery below to see all 30 musicians who have cartoon clones.
And…. That’s all folks!
Apparently so! Beyoncé sent shockwaves through our nation’s hair salons just last week when she debuted her short, sorta pixieish cut. However, King Bey was spotted out on the town —Miami, specifically—yesterday with a new, slightly longer look. It’s not so long as to get caught up by any wayward wind machines that she may encounter while walking through the crown jewel of Florida, but she definitely added a few inches to her “natural” cut in a very short time.
The first round of the 2013 Bikini Awards will be wrapping up very soon, but before we determine which gals (and guys!) advance to the second round, we would be remiss if we didn’t include some of the world’s hottest musicians to the mix. After all, few can command the spotlight—on stage and on the beach—quite like Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna can.