The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards took over television last night, and the stars stepped out dressed to impress. In addition to crying over the Carter family and twerking along to Nicki Minaj there were plenty of moments to be savored behind the scenes. Luckily, the celebs didn’t leave their phones at home.
Lil’ Kim fires some shots at Ms. Minaj, Drake‘s mom takes the stage at OVO Fest, Ariana Grande reveals a snippet of new song with an unlikely collaborator, and more on First Dibs.
The New York Times claims Beyoncé is many things but a fashion icon is not one of them, the Foo Fighters have finished work on an “epic” album, and watch Lana Del Rey‘s new video for Ultraviolence.
Rise and grind with First Dibs: Lorde praises Kanye West in a lengthy interview, Sam Smith, Maroon 5 and other huge acts will headline the iTunes Festival, Meek Mill will remain in jail and more.
Sam Smith‘s fanatical tendencies know no bounds. As an artist on the rise, he repeatedly credits legendary divas like Whitney Houston and Chaka Khan for helping to shape his musical taste, and bows down to Beyoncé and her flawless fierceness. He thinks Kanye West is a genius and Miley Cyrus a necessary lightning rod for pop culture. But what about the always-controversial Justin Bieber? Eh, let’s just leave that one be.
Passionate Grey’s Anatomy fans will recognize Sam Smith‘s take on “How Will I Know” as an episode-ender from this past season, and now they can revel in telling their friends they heard it first.
Every couple of years, a crop of young British singers invade U.S. airwaves, top the charts and dominate the press. This year is no different thanks to artists like John Newman and Sam Smith. Both are leading the charge with their infectious hits, “Love Me Again” and “Money On My Mind,” respectively. But these two are not alone. Also generating buzz are newcomers Sampha, Sohn and Tom Odell, as well as Alex Clare who surfaced stateside in 2013. These guys represent a new wave of British Crooners that you need to know this summer.
Just because someone is famous doesn’t mean they aren’t a fan. Celebrities are people, too, which gives them the right to freak out over the person/thing of their choice, just like us. In addition to worshipping at the throne of Beyoncé, June’s You Oughta Know artist Sam Smith loves Modern Family, telling GQ UK that Cameron Tucker (Eric Stonestreet) “is the best thing [he's] ever seen in [his] entire life.” Stonestreet has been playing the hilarious Cam since 2009 and has two Emmy Awards to his name, so it’s difficult to argue that he isn’t the greatest thing since the snooze button. Because we at VH1 like to make dreams come true, we saw it as our duty to bring these two together.
Happy Sam Smith day! Our You Oughta Know artist‘s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, is finally out here in the United States, and we’re lucky enough to have Sam guide us through his brand-new release, track-by-track.