When Britney Spears‘ video for “Work Bitch” dropped last week, the thing that caught the most attention about it was its reported $6.5 million price tag. That budget, if it were accurate, would make it the second most expensive music video of all-time, behind “Scream” by Michael and Janet Jackson. We say “if it were accurate” because, almost immediately, people began questioning the veracity of the $6.5 million budget, and director Ben Mor was forced to admit to MTV that “it’s not even a fraction of that. It’s 200 percent absolutely false and it’s almost embarrassing to say. The video absolutely did not cost that much.” So, how much DID it cost?
Rihanna became the latest pop star to show off their naughty side with a stripper-chic music video for “Pour It Up.” The raunchy vid features her expert pole dancing skills, acquired from lessons with a pro pole-choreographer. Although just a beginner, Riri took charge like a champ! The video got us thinking about other artists who’ve taken to the pole over the course of their career. From Britney Spears to Beyonce, we’ve chosen ten of the very hottest. Head down below and see how they rank!
Britney Spears is making $300,000 a night in her Las Vegas residency, but why is that a bargain? Who is too busy to collaborate with Paul McCartney? What other gems–besides “Royals”–can you find on Lorde‘s debut album?
Love her or hate her, everybody’s talking about Miley Cyrus. After watching the brand new, surprisingly insightful MTV documentary Miley: The Movement, you realize that getting people talking about her—positively OR negatively—has been Miley’s strategy all along.
Everyone loves a good old fashioned music video countdown, but we thought we’d turn the tables and do a countup…with a twist. The 25 songs on our list aren’t bound together by musical genre or release date. It’s just that when you listen these 25 songs in order, you’re not just listening to great music, you’re also counting from 1 to…25.
Fifteen years ago today, a former Disney actress turned pop singer released her debut single. By the time she sang ‘hit me baby,’ our lives changed for ever. For (at least) the next five years, we were at the mercy of Britney Spears. But before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s take a stroll down memory lane back to where it all began: “…Baby One More Time.” Read more…
We’re waiting with baited breath for VH1 You Oughta Know artist Lorde to drop her first album Pure Heroine on Monday! This exclusive stream whetted our appetites, but we’re gonna need a bigger bite of her soulful pop confection. Her first single “Royals” is currently duking it out with heavy hitters Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus for the top of the charts, so we’re expecting big things from her debut disc. In fact, we’re thinking that it’ll measure up to these 50 record breaking freshman releases!