Paramore's Hayley Williams stans REALLY hard for TLC.
#TrueFact No. 2,183: Lady musicians admire other lady musicians. And Paramore's Hayley Williams, aka one of the raddest-ever lady musicians, is no different! In fact, Hayley even sat down with us recently to talk about the female artists she grew up admiring in the '90s, namely TLC, the subject of VH1's upcoming biopic, "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story."
Find out what Hayley Williams' favorite TLC song and video are after the jump.
They don't want no scrubs -- yesterday, today, or ever.
Be honest. Who hasn't at some point belted out the words to TLC's ultimate girl jam "No Scrubs"?
Maybe you've screamed "NO SCRUBS" at the top of your lungs while cruising down the highway with a bestie, maybe you've admonished guys who "sit on their broke asses" while singing into a hairbrush in the privacy of your bedroom, or maybe you've lost yourself in the words while making a total mess in the kitchen à la Meadow Soprano.
But if for some ridiculous reason you haven't memorized the words to TLC's 1999 FanMail classic, then it's time to CHANGE THAT NOW. Why? Well, for one thing, no music education is complete without watching TLC's iconic, futuristic "No Scrubs" video, and for another, the song's I-respect-myself-too-much-to-date-a-loser message truly holds up almost 15 years later.
Anyway, in honor of the soon-to-be premiere of VH1's "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" (Oct. 21), we chatted about "No Scrubs" with none other than the surviving members of TLC, Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. That's right, we talked "No Scrubs" with TLC, and we're still fangirling in the fetal position under our desk. #NoShame
Watch TLC talk about how their "No Scrubs" message holds up today after the jump.
Find out five things that Lorde is obsessed with!
Considering how ob-sessed we are with Lorde -- whose debut LP, Pure Heroine, now tops our "Stranded on a Desert Island Must-Haves" list along with "water" and "an air of whimsy" -- we were dying to flip the script and learn what her obsessions are. Fortunately, we recently had the chance to sit down with the 16-year-old New Zealand prodigy to find out exactly that.
Watch the "5 Weird, Disparate Things Lorde's Obsessed With" video after the jump.
This week has definitely proved Lorde's royal pedigree.
Obvious alert: We're obsessed with Ella Yelich-O'Connor, the 16-year-old musical prodigy from New Zealand better known as Lorde, whose recently released debut, Pure Heroine, has already helped us ignore approximately 17 subway weirdos since its release last Friday.
And apparently we're not the only Lorde-obsessives out there: "Royals" recently jumped all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. What a week! Let's give her a round of applause. And a one, and a two, and a...
Anyway, just as Christina Aguilera many moons ago foretold, things just kept getting better for all the Lorde Stans. Earlier today, Lorde performed her smash hit song on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live." And all those slithering, "The Craft"-channeling moves that she displayed on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon"? They're back and witchier than ever.
Watch Lorde perform "Royals" on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live" and react to reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after the jump.
Sarah Silverman learns how to move again in Psychic Friend's "We Do Not Belong" video.
After watching Psychic Friend's, er, moving "We Do Not Belong" video, it's a little hard to know whether we should laugh, cry, or throw up (more on that in a minute). People say that great art often elicits more than one reaction, so let's just go ahead and say that piano-pop player Psychic Friend's (aka former Imperial Teen and Hey Willpower member Will Schwartz) latest video IS great art: It's got music, dancing, an engaging story line, a tearjerker ending and, best of all, world-famous comedienne Sarah Silverman! ...Who's looking a little, shall we say, out of it.
Watch Psychic Friend's "We Do Not Belong" video, and read an interview with Sarah Silverman and Will Schwartz after the jump.
Britney shall grace a Las Vegas stage for two years!!!!
It's nonstop Britney, betch! During Britney Spears' "Good Morning America" appearance earlier today, the "World Bitch" singer officially announced that she will take up a Las Vegas residency titled "Britney: Piece Of Me"!!!! Beginning on Dec. 27, the pop princess will perform 50 shows a year, which hmmm, if our math is correct, should total up to at least 7,993 #BowDown hair whips...
18,905 seductive Medusa-level glares...
And more flawless hand choreography than even Bernadette from the original "Zoom" could keep up with! YOU BETTA WORK, B!!!!
Watch Britney Spears' "Good Morning America" announcement video after the jump.
Can you even handle what a Cher Lloyd and Nicki Minaj collab would look like?!
When Cher Lloyd sat down for a quick chat with MTV News, they played an interview game inspired by her new single "I Wish" featuring T.I. Cher was asked about what she wishes she could change about herself ("Me hair!"), things she wishes she didn't say in an interview (she basically pleads the fifth!), and her dream collaborator. Her answer? Nicki Minaj!
We think this makes so much sense -- the "Want U Back" singer and "Love More" rapper are basically, like, the U.K.'s and the U.S.'s respective QUEENS of the crazy face!
Watch MTV News' "Cher Lloyd Shares Her Greatest Wishes" video, and check out our fave Cher/ Nicki crazy face GIFs after the jump.
The Dear Hunter build a hideaway in the stars in their "Shouting At The Rain" video.
With so much of contemporary music being mired in the personal -- an open expression of selfhood if we're being generous, and boorish id-driven egotism if we're not -- it's a welcome change of pace to jump into a more fully realized musical fiction.
For years now that's just what the Rhode Island-born The Dear Hunter have delivered, with the Acts series spreading out a single, novel-like story over the course of three albums (so far), and nine EPs focusing on a different color concept in The Color Spectrum. And while you might call that sort of thing gimmicky, there's a heart at the center of Casey Crescenzo and company's music that grounds it in the real world, as in the new video for "Shouting At The Rain."
Watch "Shouting At The Rain" video, and read an interview with Casey Crescenzo after the jump. Read More...
Miley Cyrus has a few choice things to say about her VMAs performance. And WE'RE LISTENING...
I've talked about it. You've talked about it. We've ALL talked about it. Heck, we've poured over approximately 1.2 million think pieces outlining just what "twerking" means and asked "WHAT DOES THIS SAY ABOUT WOMEN AND SOCIETY?" But the question remains: Was Miley Cyrus' VMA performance too over the top? Or will it go down in the MTV history books right next to Britney Spears' python-holding "I'm A Slave (For You)" 2001 performance and Madonna's floor-rolling "Like A Virgin" performance?
Well, according to an exclusive MTV News interview with Miley herself, the Queen of Twerk admits that people might be "overthinking" what her onstage intentions were. Because she was just, well, being Miley. "You're thinking about it more than I thought about it when I did it. Like, I didn't even think about it 'cause that's just me."
Miley also pointed that she's not the first VMA performer to raise eyebrows: "Madonna's done it. Britney's done it. Every VMA performance, that's what you're looking for; you're wanting to make history."
So, what say you, Smilers? Slash the rest of the world? Do we agree with Miley? Was her performance indeed "history-making"?
Idolator's Sam Lansky responded by quoting Miley's latest single, "Wrecking Ball." (Er, but that might also be because it's the day after Labor Day, and we're all #tired.)
Check out more Twitter reactions, and watch Miley's post-VMAs interview after the jump. Read More...