Hanson "Fired Up" the Times Square Stage at the O Music Awards.
The Jonas Brothers may have kicked off the 24-hour music spree known as the 2013 O Music Awards (which is still happening right now!), but the thoroughbred brother trio Hanson weren't shaken in the slightest. 'Cause, look: They've been doing this brother band thing for nearly 20 years -- they were READY. And we can't lie: It was hard to ignore our major flashback-to-'97 vibes while Hanson played. Those times were great and all, but we can't go back. The internet was too slow back then. WE CAN'T GO BACK TO SHORT .WAV FILE CLIPS AND DIAL UP 56K CONNECTIONS.
Watch Hanson perform "Fired Up" and "Get The Girl Back" at the O Music Awards after the jump.
Bruno Mars channels his inner Michael Jackson in his "Treasure" video.
Bruno Mars has spent a lot of energy reaching back in time on Unorthodox Jukebox (see: his "When I Was Your Man" video, and The Police-influenced "Locked Out Of Heaven"). Well, now Bruno's gone full-fledged '70s retro in his new "Treasure" video, which includes no shortage of disco balls, bare chests, Earth, Wind, And Fire vibes, and leopard-print shirts. Dude just loves his cats. It's understandable -- Rick Ross feels the same way about kitties.
Watch Bruno Mars' "Treasure" video after the jump.
Praise YEEZUS! Here are the most 'Ye-like moments... EVER.
Kanye West Stans!! It's been quite the week for you. Not only did the all-time great rapper/producer/fashion designer/visual artist/voice of a generation become a father (still waiting on that baby name, BTW), but he's also just released a new album that's going to CHANGE THE WORLD: Yeezus, dropping TODAY. (Well, even though apparently some of ya'll may have already heard it.) In celebration of the second coming (well, technically sixth, since this is album No. 6), we thought, why not take a walk down memory lane? So of course we've compiled 10 of the most Kanye-est moments EVER. Because in our wildest dreams, Yeezy would read this and fire off 20 tweets and delete them the next day. If only!!!
1). When Kanye named his new album Yeezus: There has to be a certain amount of... hubris, shall we say, in naming your album Yeezus. Putting yourself in the same breath as someone who could rise from the dead and is lord to millions of people and... OK, we see where you came up with that. This is something ONLY Kanye could do. Because we sincerely doubt that One Direction will drop 1Deezus next year.
2). When Kanye named a song "I Am A God" on Yeezus: See above. (Also, according to the track list, the song features "God.") But, to be fair, Kanye DID say that "Yeezus" was his "god name" at a recent listening party. In some twisted, ridiculous way, that totally makes sense to us! We all have our nicknames! So, Kanye isn't necessarily comparing himself to the Almighty, but rather, one of many gods. Less blasphemous, yet still egotistical. That's our Kanye!
See more of Kanye West's Kanye-est Moments after the jump.
Here's photographic evidence that Big Time Rush is hard at work on their "24/seven" video!
Last week, Big Time Rush saw the release of their third album, 24/seven, and now the boys are giving us even more of a rush (sorry/ not sorry) with some behind-the-scenes photos from their "24/seven" video shoot! That's right, Rushers: This means you're gonna have to stop hitting repeat on James Maslow's "Mirrors" cover for juuuuust for a second. We know, it's hard to tear yourself away from perfection, but these Big Time Rush photos are DEF worth it.
See more of behind-the-scenes photos of Big Time Rush filming their "24/seven" video after the jump.
Hunter Hayes goes back on tour in his latest "For The Love Of Music" webisode.
It's official: Hunter Hayes is having a HUGE week. Not only is the country-pop wunderkind dropping a new album, (Encore) and performing an "MTV Artist To Watch Live" show at NYC's Webster Hall on Tuesday, June 18, but he's just released a brand-new "For The Love Of Music" webisode! (That sound you hear is the screams of #Hayniacs losing their collective minds.)
Watch Hunter Hayes go back on tour in his latest "For The Love Of Music" webisode after the jump.
Watch One Direction twerk it out on stage in Miami!
By now we are all too aware of One Direction's dancing abilities (along with singing, doing the "Harlem Shake," cultivating scents, acting, and generally looking adorable). But even with all the effort 1D put into their dance routines, we NEVER thought we'd see them attempt to TWERK. But maybe we shouldn't be TOO surprised: Ever since Miley Cyrus first went twerkin' crazy, the dance phenomenon has kinda spread through the pop world like wildfire! That said, how'd you like to watch 1D fully twerk it out onstage to Drake's "The Motto"?? Oh, you would? Why are we not surprised?!
Watch One Direction twerk onstage in Miami after the jump.
Mac Miller hangs with the twerking dead in his new video, "Watching Movies."
Mac Miller will face a HUGE battle in approximately four days: His new album, Watching Movies With The Sound Off, dropping June 18, is up against new albums by Kanye West, J. Cole, Kelly Rowland, and 3OH!3, just to name a few. For what it's worth, however, Mac told us he isn't worried about sales. But just in case he needed that extra promotional push, Mac dropped a spooky video today for the album's title track, "Watching Movies." And while his clip isn't an all-out fright-fest, it DOES combine two seemingly unrelated phenomena: horror films and twerking. (Which reminds us, where's Miley Cyrus? Are we sure she isn't twerking in the background somewhere?)
Watch Mac Miller's "Watching Movies" video after the jump.
Pusha T revels in his #BestSelf on "Who I Am."
We know that Pusha T is capable of putting "Numbers On The Boards," but on his new song, "Who I Am," from his forthcoming My Name Is My Name, he's officially DONE being humble. Well, not that he was so humble before, but let's just say the G.O.O.D. Music lieutenant is truly reveling in his #BestSelf on the new track featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean.
Listen to Pusha T featuring 2 Chainz and Big Sean's "Who I Am" after the jump.
Teyana Taylor should just be a walking advertisement for the gym.
Warning: If you are eating pizza or a burrito right now, you might want to put it down for fear of feeling really, really bad about your life. Because in addition to the music game, Teyana Taylor is absolutely SLAYING the body game! Musically, Teyana was all over G.O.O.D. Music's Cruel Summer last year, and her brand-new jam, "Ballin" with Fat Joe, is just the kind of decadent, swagged-out song we need to kick off summer. And body-wise -- well, we're not sure we could say anything that tops the dude in the mirror's expression. Talk about FOCUSED! We know you aren't texting, guy.
See more of Teyana Taylor's Instagram pics from her photo shoot, and watch Fat Joe's "Ballin'" video featuring Wiz Khalifa and Teyana Taylor after the jump.
"We Can't Stop" is right: Miley Cyrus can't stop TWERKING!
If we had to choose two of the hottest things in music right now, we'd probably pick Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" (which just hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100) and Miley Cyrus' mission to TWERK in any situation (see: With Juicy J, in a unicorn onesie, etc). That in mind, the pop Gods have blessed us with this image of Miley Cyrus twerking all up on Pharrell Williams at a Robin Thicke concert! PUH-RAISE! Now we can turn our theory to law: Miley just CAN'T STOP twerking. Hey, maybe that's what "We Can't Stop" is actually about!
The "Ashtrays And Heartbreaks" singer was snapped onstage at Robin Thicke's concert at the El Rey in Los Angeles. Once Robin got around to performing "Blurred Lines," Miley had a totally natural "THAT'S MAH SONG!" reaction and joined Robin and Pharrell Williams onstage. And while most normal stage crashers would be tackled immediately by security, Miley and Pharrell go way back, so we're guessing that she didn't have too much trouble joining the party.
And speaking of Miley + Pharrell, does anyone else think Pharrell is the luckiest dude in the entire joint with Miley's TWERK skills right in his grill? We totally agree, and we're glad to see Miley blowing off some steam -- after all, she did claim to be an expert at balancing work and partying. So here's the party, and soon we'll have a new album! Twerk and work -- only the stars know how to do both.
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