Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed "Can't Hold Us" at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards!
Who caught Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards?? Better yet, who caught that truly inspired royal blue bullfighter suit on Macklemore?! (Never getting over it.) Well, while we may have spent a few minutes ogling Macklemore's outfit, we're going even crazier over the Seattle duo's stunning "Can't Hold Us" performance, which included everything from a Mariachi band to a guest spot from R&B/gospel singer Ray Dalton. Didn't see the show? No worries! We culled through the set's best photos to find the best visuals of Macklemore, Ryan, and Ray. (AND you can re-watch their performance below!)
Check out more photos from Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' "Can't Hold Us" performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards.
Selena Gomez tore up the Movie Awards stage with her first-time performance of "Come & Get It."
Selenators, are you still standing?? Are you still even ALIVE? After months/weeks/days of waiting for Selena Gomez's first-ever "Come & Get It" performance at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, we're so so so psyched to say that our girl finally got her chance to DOMINATE the stage. As promised, mom-to-be Kim Kardashian introduced Selena to the Movie Awards audience before Selena stepped onstage for an all-red, "earthy," Indian-inspired performance of "Come & Get It." But we must ask: what's better than watching Selena tear up the Movie Awards stage? Reading post-show Twitter reactions from all the #Selenators!!
Check out our favorite Selena Gomez "Come & Get It" Twitter reactions after the jump!
Livestream Hunter Hayes' MTV "Artist To Watch" performance at NYC's Webster Hall this June!
We've been going a little nuts over up-and-coming country superstar/singer-songwriter Hunter Hayes, and for good reason: Not only has he cowritten songs for Rascal Flatts ("Play") and toured with Carrie Underwood, but Hunter's been nominated for THREE 2013 Grammy Awards!! Oh, um, did we mention dude's only 21 years old? *Bangs head against wall* Now, the way we see things, you have a few options here: You could spend time ogling Hunter's perfect blond hair while listening to "Wanted" and "Somebody's Heartbreak," OR you could ogle him in person at Hunter's "Artist To Watch" live show at NYC's Webster Hall on Tuesday, June 18 (get tickets here)! That's right, our fave Artist To Watch for 2013 will invade NYC for an unmissable live country set. Not going to be around NYC? Not to worry -- MTV will be livestreaming Hunter's set for all y'all. Because we're givers like that. And we like to ogle.
+ Watch Hunter Hayes perform "Wanted" and "Somebody's Heartbreak" live from MTV.
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Watch Jessie Ware's "Artist To Watch" live performance at NYC's Webster Hall!
It's hard to believe that we only just met Jessie Ware, the bewitching English pop-soul nightingale, MTV's Artist to Watch, and seductive singer of songs like "Devotion," "Sweet Talk," and "If You're Never Gonna Move." To celebrate the impending release of her full-length Stateside debut, Devotion (dropping on April 16th -- um, happy day after Tax Day to us!), Jessie stopped by NYC's Webster Hall last Friday night for her MTV "Artist To Watch" Live showcase (check out photos from the night here!). Hopefully you had a chance to tune into our livestream, but just in case life got in the way (as it oft does), or you were just out doin' your Friday night thing, now you can watch full-length videos from Jessie's entire set right here, including live performances of "Wildest Moments," "Night Light," "Running," and more! If you're not a vowed Warewolf yet, giddy up.
Watch Jessie Ware perform "Wildest Moments," "Running," "If You're Never Gonna Move," and more at NYC's Webster's Hall after the jump.
Livestream Atlas Genius' "Artist To Watch" performance at The Studio At Webster Hall!
+ UPDATE: Thank you for watching Atlas Genius' MTV "Artist To Watch" Live performance! Stay tuned for performance videos!
We can't tell a lie: We're total suckers for anthemic, summer-ready dance-rock. So it's pretty fortunate that we stumbled across Australian indie/dance duo Atlas Genius. Not only are they fully prepping us for the long, sunny days ahead (and sweaty nighttime dance parties) with their latest album, When It Was Now, but the Artists to Watch for 2013 are currently getting ready to take NYC by storm with a LIVE performance at The Studio At Webster Hall on Tuesday, April 30! (Get your tickets here!) Don't live in NYC? Don't fret! That's what the internet's for! We'll be livestreaming Atlas Genius' performance LIVE on MTV.com on Tuesday, April 30, at 9 p.m. ET. Got all that? Now, let's celebrate with a presummer bikini 'n' BBQ dance party, OK?
+ Watch Atlas Genius perform "Electric" and "Back Seat" at the 2013 mtvU Woodies Festival.
Photo credit: Frank Maddocks
Kim Kardashian will introduce Selena Gomez at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards!
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards are just a few days away! And we've been finding out SUCH GOOD ISH over the last few weeks, like who's nominated for "Best Musical Moment" (obvs our favorite category), and that "Pitch Perfect" funnygirl Rebel Wilson will host the show! But wait, here's the best thing we've heard in a minute: Kim Kardashian will be presenting at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! And not just presenting... she'll be INTRODUCING Selena Gomez's live performance of "Come & Get It"! WE'RE NOT WORTHY! And we haven't been this excited since we heard about Kim and Kanye's little 'Ye-to-be!
Find out more about the 2013 MTV Movie Awards after the jump.
Meet MTV's latest Artist To Watch: highbrow indie rock quartet Alt-J.
There are a few things to know about the Cambridge, U.K.-based, Leeds-formed Alt-J, the first of which being that they're an indie rock band who DO. NOT. MESS. AROUND. Each track in the four-piece's repertoire is its own perfectionist work of art, like the Wild Beasts-esque "Matilda," the heavier-than-expected "Fitzpleasure," and the xylophone-tinged "Breezeblocks." Their debut album, An Awesome Wave, a quirky mixture of folk, pop, hip-hop, trip-hop, and synth riffs, took a whopping five years to complete before the members were satisfied (who has that kind of patience?). But their dedication didn't go unrewarded -- Alt-J took home the prestigious British Mercury Prize for their 2012 disc. That's like the musical equivalent of being admitted to Harvard -- fitting, really, since Alt-J were originally a college band. But how many of those actually "make" it?
Read more about Alt-J after the jump.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform "Can't Hold Us" at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards!
It's Movie Awards mania up in here! Yep, the 2013 MTV Movie Awards are just around the corner (next Sunday night, April 14 at 9 p.m., to be exact), but not everything about the show is movie-related (not knocking those films, though -- "Hunger Games" FTW!). Last week we told you that "Spring Breakers" star Selena Gomez will perform her new single "Come & Get It" at the Movie Awards, but how's this for a plot twist? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will also hop onstage to perform their brand-new single "Can't Hold Us"! And that's not everything: The "Pitch Perfect" cast will re-unite onstage for a live a capella mashup! Aaaaannd cue the squealing.
Read more about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards after the jump.
Selena Gomez will perform new single "Come & Get It" at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards!
Is everyone here sitting down? Well, if you're not sitting down, you'll probably want to pull up the nearest armchair because we have some VERY exciting 2013 MTV Movie Awards news to share. Sure, you may already know that this year's Movie Awards will be hosted by Australian funny girl Rebel Wilson AND you may have memorized the nominees for Best Musical Performance, but here's the best Movie Awards tidbit so far: Selena Gomez will perform her new single "Come & Get It" for the FIRST TIME EVER at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! How's THAT for having the best post-breakup year ever? Better dust off those shoulders, girl.
Watch Selena Gomez announce her 2013 MTV Movie Awards performance after the jump.
Meet Brooklyn's latest mood-rock obsession: X Ambassadors.
In case you missed Litost, last year's debut from the Brooklyn-based quartet X Ambassadors (now with a fancy new "X" affixed to the front of their moniker), this is your last chance to get in on the ground floor before it's too late. We mean it. The self-titled single of that record, a gently strummed, viscerally percussive slow-burner of a wailing ballad, racked up some serious radio airplay. They just came off a couple of hyped showcases at SXSW (including a performance at the House of Creatives, which you can watch below), and were recently signed to Interscope. Train's leaving; all aboard.
Read more about X Ambassadors after the jump.