MTV Video Music Award Nominations 2014

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The list is out for MTV Video Music Award nominations and we could not be more excited. MTV always produces a fun show for fans. This year some of our favorites have been nominated like Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams, Arctic  Monkeys, and Sam Smith. Meanwhile Ariana Grande, Usher, and 5 Seconds of Summer are all artists that have confirmed performances for the event.

So grab some popcorn and tune into the awards show on August 24th. Who are you excited to see perform? Who are you hoping will win?

MTV VMAs 2014 – Nominations List

VIDEO OF THE YEAR:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Sia – “Chandelier”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”

BEST HIP HOP:
Eminem – “Bezerk”
Drake ft. Majid Jordan – “Hold On (We’re Going Home)”
Childish Gambino – “3005″
Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”
Wiz Khalifa – “We Dem Boyz”

BEST MALE:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
John Legend – “All Of Me”
Ed Sheeran ft. Pharrell – “Sing”
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”

BEST FEMALE:
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Lorde – “Royals”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

BEST POP:
Pharrell Williams – “Happy”
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Jason Derulo ft. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Avicii ft. Aloe Blacc – “Wake Me Up”

BEST ROCK:
Imagine Dragons – “Demons”
Arctic Monkeys – “Do I Wanna Know”
The Black Keys – “Fever”
Lorde – “Royals”
Linkin Park – “Until It’s Gone”

MTV ARTIST TO WATCH:
Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
5 Seconds of Summer -”She Looks So Perfect”
Charli XCX – “Boom Clap”
Schoolboy Q – “Man Of The Year”
Fifth Harmony – “Miss Movin On”

BEST COLLABORATION:
Beyoncé ft. JAY Z – “Drunk In Love”
Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea – “Problem”
Pitbull ft. Ke$ha – “Timber”
Chris Brown ft. Lil Wayne and Tyga – “Loyal”
Eminem ft. Rihanna – “Monster”
Katy Perry ft. Juicy J – “Dark Horse”

MTV CLUBLAND AWARD:
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams – “Stay the Night”
Calvin Harris – “Summer”
Martin Garrix – “Animal”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”

BEST VIDEO WITH A SOCIAL MESSAGE
Angel Haze ft. SIA – “Battle Cry“
Avicii – “Hey Brother”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
J. Cole ft. TLC – “Crooked Smile”
Kelly Rowland – “Dirty Laundry”
David Guetta f/ Mikky Ekko – “One Voice”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
30 Seconds to Mars – “City of Angels”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Arcade Fire – “Afterlife”
Gesaffelstein – “Hate or Glory”
Lana Del Rey – “West Coast”

BEST EDITING
Eminem – “Rap God”
MGMT – “Your Life is a Lie”
Zedd ft. Hayley Williams -”Stay the Night”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Fitz and The Tantrums – “The Walker”

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY
Sia – “Chandelier”
Beyoncé – “Partition”
Usher – “Good Kisser”
Michael Jackson f/Justin Timberlake – “Love Never Felt So Good”
Jason Derulo f/2Chainz – “Talk Dirty”
KIESZA – “Hideaway”

BEST DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Miley Cyrus – “Wrecking Ball”
Beyoncé – “Pretty Hurts”
Eminemft. Rihanna – “The Monster”

BEST ART DIRECTION
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
Iggy Azaleaft. Charli XCX – “Fancy”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
Tyler, The Creator – “Tamale”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
DJ Snake & Lil Jon – “Turn Down For What”
OK Go – “The Writing’s On the Wall”
Disclosure – “Grab Her!”
Eminem – “Rap God”
Jack White – “Lazaretto”

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Ed Sheeran’s New Album Will Release Next Week

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Mark your calendars; the singer that won our hearts will be officially releasing his second album a week from today! Ed Sheeran’s second album will come out on Friday, June 20th. However, the good news doesn’t end there; Sheeran will be dropping a few new tracks next week as a preview of this album. He has already released “Don’t” and “One,” which are available for pre-order on iTunes. We can’t wait.

Take a listen to Don’t!

Now Playing : Robyn – Do it Again

With her pop electro vibes, Robyn found new waves to excite us! Her new song Do it Again collaborates with the Norwegian Contemporary electro duo not only for this song but also for her tour this summer!

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ASTR Announces Co-Headline Tour

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To say that ASTR makes a good pair is an understatement. In addition to being apart of the The  ASTR, they are also siblings. The amazing brother-sister duo called ASTR has announced a co-headline tour with the very talented pair, The Knocks. The tour will begin in this summer in early June. Their first stop will be at the familiar hometown of ASTR and The Knocks– New York. Before ASTR’s big tour, they will perform at Canada Music Week in May and the Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, MD.

The siblings have been very busy with their song “Bridges” recently debuting on The Fader. In addition, they also offered their talents in a remix of “Sleeping With A Friend” by the Neon Trees. They have also made cameos at SXSW and MATTE’s Painted Black Act III. Their latest release was the song “Part of Me.”
Listen to “Part of Me” below!

Here are their upcoming tour dates!

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

05/08 – Toronto, ON – Canada Music Week @ Drake Underground
05/09 – Toronto, ON – Canada Music Week @ Tattoo Rock Parlour
05/10 – Columbia, MD – Sweetlife Festival @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

06/11 – New York, New York @ Bowery Ballroom*
06/12 – Philadelphia, PA @Underground Arts*
06/14 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
06/16 – Washington D.C. @ 9:30 Club*
06/20 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall*
06/21 – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s*
06/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry*
06/24 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
06/27 – Seattle, WA @ Crocodile Café*
06/28 – Vancouver, BC @The Media Club*
06/29  – Portland, OR @Mississippi Studios*
07/01 – San Francisco, CA @Independent
07/03 – Los Angeles, CA@ The Echoplex*
*With The Knocks
Tickets on sale Friday, April 25, 12:00pm EST
For additional informiont, visit http://astr.tv/

Cody Simpson vs. Beyonce: Surfboard Showdown

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We’ve all heard Beyonce’s sexy  hit, Drunk in Love. You know that line where she sings, “On my surfboard, surfboard–gonna ride it, surfboard…”? Oh, wait, that’s not Beyonce–that’s Cody Simpson. The Drunk in Love line goes, “Ride it with my surfboard, surfboard, surfboard…”–No wonder we got confused!!

Not long after Beyonce released Drunk in Love ft. Jay Z, Simpson came out with his new single, Surfboard. Could the similarities between the songs get Simpson into choppy water with Queen B.? The 17-year-old pop star claims to have had the song (which sounds seriously similar to Beyonce’s hit) recorded before Beyonce even released Drunk in Love. In an interview with MTV, Simpson explained that he “had the idea [to do a song about surfing] for a long time.” He said his love for surfing and girlfriend Gigi Hadad–not Beyonce–were his inspirations for the song.

So you be the judge: Did Cody Simpson try and rip off the all-powerful Beyonce? Or has this “surfboard switch-up” just been a coincidence?

That Fashion Thing: The Wild Ones

   Free-spirit, wild heart, and creativity are three bold words that come into play when attending music festivals like Coachella and Gov Ball. Festivals like these, are where uninhibited spirit and hippy flair kicks off. Boho chic is the annual trendy fashion choice for care-free festival looks, consisting of a lot of light weight fabrics to keep you cool in the high temperatures. Here are a few runway looks inspired by free spirited summer music festivals!

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LouisVuitton

Louis Vuitton

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Isabel Marant

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Chloe

Chloe

Chloe

Versace

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Versace

Valentino

Valentino

Creatures of Comfort

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Mick Jagger Mourns L’Wren Scott

As reported in yesterday’s article, L’Wren Scott, famed fashion designer and longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, was found dead in her Manhattan apartment of apparent suicide. According to his spokesperson yesterday, Jagger was devastated, and has since cancelled this Wednesday nights show for the Rolling Stones 14 ON FIRE tour in Perth. In addition to this, all tour dates will be postponed.

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Dating since 2001, the power couple attended many events together always looking very fashionable and, even more so, in love. Shortly after learning of Scott’s death, Jagger was asked if they were still in a relationship, to which he replied, “Of course.” Mick Jagger took to Facebook to release a personal statement regarding his feelings during this difficult time. He explained, “I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me. I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received. I will never forget her.”

Our thoughts go out to him as well as Scott’s family and loved ones.

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Man Crush Monday: Pharrell Williams

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Who doesn’t love a multi-tasking man? Silly question, we know everyone does! And Pharrell Williams is definitely topping our list of sexy multi-taskers right now.

Pharrell is not only the rapper we know and love, but he’s also a singer, songwriter, producer, musician, and fashion designer. Apparently it’s all in a days work for him.

Since his Grammy’s stunt with the Arby’s hat, it seems like Pharrell is just popping up everywhere. –And he’s looking super fine while doing it! This weekend he flashed his perfect abs on stage at the Future Music Festival in Sydney.

His new album “G I R L” just nabbed the #1 spot in the UK, and it’s doing damn well in the United States too. (Check it out here)

We can’t wait to see what the rest of 2014 has in store for this hottie.

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Pharrell Williams Talks to ‘Girls’ in His New Album

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Pharrell Williams is making headlines for something other than his Arby’s hat this week. The producer/artist has dropped his first album in eight years, and it’s creating quite a stir. The album, entitled “Girls,” features cameos by artist such as Daft Punk, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, and even Miss Miley. The tracks on this album are catchy, funky, and sure to get stuck in your head and make you dance for days!

Some speculate that Pharrell’s outrageous hat, worn at the Grammy’s, was a ploy to generate buzz before the release of his album. If this is true, he really didn’t need it. The promising album is sure to have some no. 1 hits and get attention in its own right.

Nicely done, Pharrell.

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