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.
On Monday we kicked off the VH1′s Pop Queen Faceoff with a “qualifying” round of voting to determine the 8 ladies who would advance towards the crown. Now the numbers have been tallied and we’re ready to announce the competitors. Did your favorite diva make it to the next round? Read on to find out! Drum roll, please…
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!
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, Beyoncéis involved.
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. Kellyknows that a remix can keep a song hot and fresh out the kitchen. Britney Spearsknows 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.
We celebrated Beyonce’s33rd birthday yesterday, but today, all of us are getting a special gift. A behind-the-scenes look at Bey’s MTV Video Music Awards medley has hit the web, showing us just how marvelous the singer truly is.