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.
It’s that time once again. Another year has flown by, and we’re sitting here in New York City on a frosty winter eve taking stock of the year 2013 as it pertains to music videos. It was not only a year in which stars transformed into superstars (we’re looking at you, Bruno Mars and Miley Cyrus), but one where newcomers like Lorde, Imagine Dragons and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were able to flip the script and dominate their seemingly unstoppable peers. So sit back and enjoy the ride as we count down VH1’s Top 40 Videos Of 2013!
Every year there’s always a crop of breakout stars but what about those who have been around for awhile? 2013 saw the return of a number of artists who raced back to prominence by topping the charts. Among the most notable returns are Justin Timberlake and Daft Punk, both of who released new albums after nearly almost a decade of no new music. The easily dominated the year in music thanks to their radio-friendly jams and diehard fans’ zealous appetite.
We’ve already told you about the most salacious moment from last night’s American Music Awards, and now we’re checking out the hottest pairs who showed up at the ceremony.
Lady Gaga served as both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, marking the 26th time in the show’s 38 seasons that an individual was asked by Lorne Michaels to pull double duty. Gaga, ever the showstopper, did a tremendous job—more on her in a bit!—but what other musicians did the best job of being hilarious during sketches AND singing their faces off?
When is a No. 1 album and first week sales of 350,000 considered only sort of OK? When your name is Justin Timberlake and you’re talking about sales of his new record. #SoundScanner dives in:
With so many of music’s most talented artists telling tales of anguish, heartbreak, and loneliness, how do fans tend to respond when musicians are — happy? Is their creativity generally fueled by struggle, or are they savvy enough to keep us listening whether they’re going through highs or lows?
While you were still talking about Miley, Justin Timberlake‘s new album–his second of 2013–was released this week. The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 might be a disappointing “data dump” to some, but it’s not terrible enough to discredit all the jams JT has given us over the years.
Justin Timberlake‘s The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 is in stores now and if you buy the deluxe edition of the album, you can get two more JT tracks, “Blindness” and “Electric Lady.” Both songs are great, but one of them shares a name with Janelle Monáe‘s new double album, The Electric Lady. Monae’s album also features a song called “Electric Lady” and the coincidence has us asking a lot of questions.
Is the lady actually made of electricity? Wouldn’t being in love with a being made of electricity be dangerous? What does this lady have to do with Russian synthpop? WHO IS THIS ELECTRIC LADY?
After carefully analyzing both tracks we think we know who she is…and we think she’s the same person!
Justin Timberlake is having a big week. Not only did he release his second studio album of the year (The 20/20 Experience part 2) but he has a new thriller with Ben Affleck debuting on Friday. Runner, Runner represents his return to theaters following his role in the overlooked Trouble With The Curve. The fact that he has two diverse projects coming out only reinforces that fact that Timberlake has had quite a varied career (and personal life). With that, here’s your JT guide covering everything from ‘A to Z.’ Read more…