Rico Love Produced All Of These Hits And You Had No Idea


-By Chris Carpenter 

It’s time to get to know the elusive Rico Love – the man responsible for producing some of pop, hip-hop and R&B’s hottest tracks.  He grabbed our ears a few weeks back with an incredible remix of Disclosure’s “Latch,” but that’s just the latest triumph in a career that goes back over a decade. After catching the attention of the almighty Usher (insert praise hands emoji), Rico was brought on to contribute to the diamond-selling Confessions album in 2004, and he’s been on a roll ever since! From writing, producing and guesting for a slew of popular acts—yes, even Queen Bey!—Rico is skilled at cranking out hit after hit. Heck, he’s won Grammy Awards, people! No wonder he won the heart of Love & Hip Hop Hollywood’s Teairra Mari

So now, let’s show some love to the great Rico Love by taking a look at some of his biggest smashes.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

We Asked Our Staff To Pick The Top Pop Queen Of The Last 30 Years. It Turned Into A Nasty HR Issue.

OK, maybe we didn’t actually come to blows when discussing who deserves the Queen of Pop title —but it came pretty close! From Beyonce to Britney Spears, Taylor Swift to Mariah Carey, we hold our favorite diva very close to our hearts, and today’s launch of the VH1 Pop Queen Faceoff brought all of these feelings bubbling up to the surface. The debate may have gotten a little heated at times, but a little passion is a good thing, right? Read more…

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Who Is The Ultimate Pop Queen Of The Last 30 Years? Let The Games Begin!


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!

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by (@chrisrosa92)

10 Fantasy Music Duets That Would Make Dreams Come True


By Christopher Rosa 

There’s nothing more exciting than seeing two of your favorite singers come together for a duet, and we’ve been lucky enough to experience some pretty fantastic ones. But we still can keep on dreaming, and the possibilities are endless with the amount of incredible artists out there. We decided to play musical matchmaker and dream up 10 collaborations that would make the world cry, rage and end all its problems. And yes, Beyoncé is involved. 

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Song Remixes That Are Better Than The Original


It’s rare that we like a remix of a song better than the original. Remixes can sometimes change our favorite songs to pumping club bangers that are more headache inducing than anything else, and can often destroy an already superior track with dub step breakdowns. But from time to time, a remix comes along that’s so good it puts a song on the map. That’s right: there are some unique instances where a remix has actually been better than the original song. Some of these remixes are even responsible for turning sleepers into iconic hit songs.

R. Kelly knows that a remix can keep a song hot and fresh out the kitchen. Britney Spears knows that a remix can drive you crazy. Jagged Edge knows that the power of Run DMC is life altering. Even Beyonce knows that to make a song truly flawless, sometimes a remix is the ticket. While not every remix of a song is a home run, read on to find out which remixed songs were so good they eclipsed the original.