Ke$ha was wise enough to know that glitter was not necessary to raise eyebrows at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards — at least not when you arrive wearing a dress that’s essentially MTV’s Undressed from the front and a Skinamax flick from the side (if you follow our 90s TV metaphor). Yes, the beard-obsessed pop star took the term “Little Black Dress” to a whole new level as she stepped onto the BBMA blue carpet in a mini dress with a slit up the side so high we imagine the showgirls in Vegas blushed when they saw it. The star of My Crazy, Beautiful Life completed the jaw-dropping ensemble with nude heels, simple studs and a sleek ponytail. More »
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We guess Taylor Swift is no longer contractually obligated to match her red carpet dress with her latest album (See: most of 2012). The pop star arrived at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19) in a blue sequined mini dress. We know that Tay is as much a fan of vintage frocks as she is of writing songs about her exes. So we’re assuming the 24-year-old picked the Zuhair Murad dress because it had a retro look — that of a girl who had to go from her figure skating competition straight to her 1988 senior prom. All joking aside, Taylor looks gorgeous. Careful, boys. it looks like she’s back on the prowl. More »
Fully rested and fresh off her stint as American Idol judge, Nicki Minaj arrived at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards blue carpet in a flowing red gown and big, curly diva hair. (The blonde hair and dark roots actually remind us of Rihanna‘s locks at the 2012 Grammy Awards — a lot actually.) The rapper looked fantastic in the bust-accentuating, curve-hugging dress, but we found ourselves pondering some difficult questions: Where’s the Nicki Minaj who once wore a pink chicken leg necklace to the iHeartRadio festival? What happened to the Nicki who arrived at the MTV VMAs looking like an anime doctor out to cure a highly contagious super virus? Where’s the Nicki who pretended to be the Bride Of Frankenstein with a leopard print fetish? Is this what doing Idol has done to our darling Nicki or has she simply grown out of her cartoonish phase for good? More »
Miley Cyrus turned heads as she arrived at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 19), dressed in a jumpsuit that looked like it had been fashioned together from the remains of an old Sexy Jester Halloween Costume and a few of Grandma Cyrus’ doilies. The Balmain-designed one piece was a far different style choice from the sexy white business suit-esque look Disney’s best twerker sported just a year ago (back when her hair was much, much longer than Liam’s). Regardless of whether Miley’s ensemble is your cup of tea, the pop star completed the look with the ultimate accessory: unwavering confidence. More »
Selena Gomez did not disappoint as she stepped out onto the blue carpet at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday night (May 19). Sel’s white cut-out gown with neon accents was a complete departure from her 2012 BBMA black gown — except in one area: the girl still looked stunning. We imagine it was quite a task for the pop star to find a dress that would manage to make Selenators smile and while still bringing ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber (also in attendance tonight) to tears…again. More »
Like a moth to a flame that burns by the fire, our love for Janet Jackson is blind, can’t you see our desire — to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Janet with another Twitter re-listening party. Yes, you read that right, Janet turns the big 2-0 on Saturday (May 18). Instead of wallowing in the fact that the infamous choreography to “If” is now two decades old, we’re going to celebrate the chart-topping album that brought us timeless hits like “That’s The Way Love Goes” “Anytime, Anyplace” and “Because Of Love” the best way we know how: by listening to it again with all of you. Head below for details on how to join in the virtual loft party. More »
Iggy Azalea, what a trooper. The Aussie rapper dropped by our Los Angeles studio for a chit chat even though she was battling a wicked cold. (Not that you could tell in this clip — the Wilhelmina model looks as stunning as ever.) Did that stop Iggy from taking part in a round of Pop Associated? Heck no! She simply sipped on some much-needed codeine between takes — because that’s the kind of type-A gal she is. (See also: lyrics to “Work”.) Watch as the blond bombshell dishes on everyone from T.I. to Pusha T to Juicy J to Natasha Bedingfield. Plus find out just why her old tour mate Rita Ora is so “mischievous”. More »
Class is in session, and now it’s time to sit up straight and get an education! In the case of Pop School, it’s artists who are teaching you a lesson on their classic hits. Start taking notes!
We recently sat down with the one and only Eve to chat about her long awaited fourth studio album Lip Lock (out May 14). In addition to getting the “She Bad Bad” rapper to join in a rousing round of Pop Associated, we couldn’t resist inviting Eve to school us on the video for her Grammy-winning single “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” To those of you who were still playing in the school yard back in the early aughts (or simply suffer from a poor long-term memory), “Let Me Blow Ya Mind” was the second single from the femcee’s sophomore album Scorpion. And, yes, the 2001 song did in fact live up to its title. Thanks to a killer Eve-penned hook and vocals from Gwen Stefani, the song rose to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and earned a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.
The video was also nothing to sneeze at, becoming a staple on MTV during TRL‘s heyday. With pre-recession video budgets, the rapper got whatever she wanted, and the result was a slick vid featuring the ladies crashing a hoity-toity party, riding on ATVs and looking like the epitome of early 2000s glamour. Ruff Ryders’ first lady would go on to take home a Moonman for Best Female Video for the clip.
So, drop your glasses, shake your asses and watch above as Eve gives us a history lesson on “Let Me Blow Ya Mind.” More »
Moms — where would we be without them? (Well, not alive, we suppose.) Better yet, where would our favorite pop stars be without them?! Some of them know the world would be a dismal place if not for the women who brought them into this world, which is why, time and time again, musicians have used music videos as a platform to say “thank you” to the women who made them what they are today (or even to tribute the children they were about to birth themselves).
So in honor of Mother’s Day this Sunday (May 12), we’ve rounded up some of our favorite mom-themed videos to show moms everywhere how much we appreciate them. Below, watch as everyone from Whitney Houston to Drake celebrates mamas and mamas-to-be. More »
When we invited the lovely Eve to sit down in our L.A. studio for a chat, we were determined to get the Lip Lock-ed rapper to spill all about her upcoming album. She also joined in a round of Pop Associated, our wordplay game where we give artists the opportunity to dish on their contemporaries.
Watch as the Ruff Ryders’ First Lady gives us the real deal about Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Snoop Lion and many, many more. (Remember, with over 15 years in the business, she’s rubbed shoulders with some of music and Hollywood’s biggest names.) Plus, find out which MC Eve considers a “big sister,” and which former co-star makes the rapper think of “bubbles”.
Watch up top, and don’t forget to look for Eve’s new album on May 14. More »