You gotta hand it to The Goo Goo Dolls. If you were to take a time machine back to the year 1992 and predict an alternative rock act that would still be commercially viable 20 years from now, few would’ve selected Johnny Rzeznik and Robby Takac. Yet here we are in the fall of 2013 and the Goos are still going strong.
Travie McCoy has the best of both worlds, it seems. When he’s in a collaborative mood, he gets to work with his best buddies as part of Gym Class Heroes, but when he’s got a creative itch that he has to scratch, he can pivot and go solo, too. The latter strategy worked very well for him when he teamed up with Bruno Mars on “Billionaire” a few years ago, and now he’s partnered with Jason Mraz on a new track called “Rough Water.”
Recent You Oughta Know artist Passenger is still climbing his way up the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown with “Let Her Go,” a song that has gone to #1 in 13 different countries. His plaintive ditty is currently sitting at #14 on the countdown, but a few months before that track took hold, he spent an afternoon with us here at VH1 headquarters in Times Square.
K.Michelle is currently best known as one of the hilariously volatile stars of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta, but if early word about her fierce new LP Rebellious Soul is any indication, she’s on the verge of becoming one of the biggest stars that R&B and soul music has to offer.
Demi Lovato‘s new album, the self-titled Demi, dropped earlier this week. Bolstered by the strong performance of the LP’s first single, “Heart Attack,” the record will battle Vampire Weekend’s latest, Modern Vampires Of The City, for the top spot on the charts next week. The Lovatics have been going gaga for the racy cover, which VH1 News asked Demi about when she popped by our office recently.
Watching the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown has been a weekend ritual for many of you for as long as you can remember. For some of our younger fans, the show has been on longer than they’ve even been alive. The show made its VH1 debut way back in 1994 —Melissa Etheridge‘s “Come To My Window” was the first #1!— and this weekend, the program is celebrating the airing of its 900th episode.
Michael Bublé is riding high this week, scoring the #1 spot on the album charts with his latest release, To Be Loved. The Canadian crooner is the special guest on this week’s episode of the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown, which airs tomorrow starting at 9am and again on Sunday at 8am, and we caught up with him for a few minutes after he spoke to our own Jim Shearer. We taped the interview at midtown Manhattan’s Pulse Karaoke, so we couldn’t resist asking him what song he would sing with his buddies over a few beers. And, much to our delight, he broke out a few lines from Frank Ocean‘s “Super Rich Kids”!!!
Want to put a little action in your life? Enter now, and you and a guest could enjoy the action, and fun of Universal Orlando Resort. You’ll experience Universal’s two amazing theme parks, as well as be featured on VH1′s Top 20 Video Countdown.
Our buddy Joe King stopped by VH1 headquarters yesterday morning to make an appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan. Before he performed his new single “Need A Woman By Friday,” he shared a story with BMBL correspondent and VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer about when he first realized it might be a hit for him.
Hanson are in the final stages of mixing their ninth studio album, Anthem, which will be released later this spring. VH1 is excited to exclusively premiere the video for first single from that album, “Get The Girl Back,” for you tonight! As you’ll see, in addition to the handsome brothers Hanson, it also stars Kat Dennings (2 Broke Girls), Nikki Reed (Twilight), and if you look closely enough, you’re bound to spot Drake Bell, too!