Usually rock stars tend to get offended if you label them a sell-out, but not when you’re referring massive stadium shows! Music fans were spoiled this past year with some truly awesome concert tours making their way around the world, and now we’ve decided to take a look back at some of the highest grossing of 2013. There were many to choose from, but the top earner may surprise you…
Our favorite pop stars are one part singer, one part dancer, and one part style chameleon! The best in the biz are never afraid to mix it up a little bit and change their look in exciting new ways. Sometimes these changes pay of huge, leading to massive image improvements. And other times…well, the word “mistake” comes to mind.
Taylor Swift spent the bulk of her 23rd year on the road supporting Red, her fourth studio album and 2014 nominee for Album Of The Year at the Grammys. The tour began back in March and took her all across the United States and Canada, from sea to shining sea, raking in some $115 million along the way. The tour is currently south of the equator paying a visit to Taylor’s fans in Australia, and that’s where she’s celebrating her 24th birthday today.
In the immortal words of that viral video from a few years ago, “OMG, shoes!” We here at VH1 spend a lot of time talk about celebrity clothes (or lack thereof), but we never seem to give enough love to famous footwear. Well, that’s about to change right now as we take a look back at the coolest rock star shoes of 2013!
Disciples of Mindy Kaling know that a best friend isn’t a person, it’s a tier, and Taylor Swift is the best example of someone who’s filling said category to the brim. Back in February, she told Hollywood sounding board Ryan Seacrest she has 15 “best friends.” Last month, she quickly bonded with numerous Victoria’s Secret models during festivities surrounding the annual fashion show, dubbing herself and said leggy lovelies “Best Friends Forever.” A little quick, Tay?
What special keepsake did Chris Brown want to take to rehab? The motorbike from Kanye West‘s “Bound 2″ video is no longer up for auction, and Suge Knight raises a big question about Snoop Dogg‘s Doggystyle.
Was Kanye West overreacting when he canceled his upcoming Yeezus shows due to a truck accident? Did Phish fans get a trick or treat from the band at this year’s Halloween show? Why didn’t Big Sean play Romeo to Ariana Grande‘s Juliet for the “Right There” music video?
Part of the allure of being a rock star is knowing that you get to live the lifestyle. You get the cars, the houses, the freedom from crippling debt… The thing is some of our favorite famous musicians already had all that before they made it big (and we’re guessing some of them might not want us to know they’re not from the trailer next door).
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.