Let Lady Gaga show you the way.
Underscoring her "My ARTPOP could mean anything" lyric, Lady Gaga has released a new video called "An ARTPOP Film" in which the indefinite article in its title ("An") is only the beginning of the ambiguity. In the Inez & Vinoodh-directed clip, we see the "Do What U Want" singer cycling through many of her famous ARTPOP promo looks. By the end, you'll more than likely be on board with ARTPOP's open definition.
Simultaneously, however, we can't help but feel like we're getting to see Lady Gaga in her purest form. Like, give her a blank canvas of a set, some props, insane costume pieces, 37 wigs, and a skeletal grill, and -- BAM! -- Mother Monster is in her element.
Do you wish that you could approach life as creatively as the pop star? Why, it's easy! Just use "An ARTPOP Film" as a Gaga how-to tutorial! We think you'll find that it is filled with handy tips and tricks that will help you tackle any situation in flawless Gaga style, like...
1.) How to take a selfie:
2.) How to decide if your ensemble is work-appropriate:
3.) How to politely decline an unwanted gift:
Get more Lady Gaga how-to tips, and watch "An ARTPOP Film" after the jump.
Where do we sign up for this badass-looking girl gang??
As firmly rooted New Yorkers -- WOO NEW YORK CIT-AY! *gets shoved to the ground by a creep in an Elmo costume* -- we appreciate it when pop music reflects the change in seasons. That's just one of the many reasons why we're really feeling 2NE1's "Missing You" video. A far cry from their super summer-friendly "Falling In Love," this new clip ushers in winter with the stoically chilling pomp it deserves.
Watch 2NE1's "Missing You" video after the jump.
Alli's struggle to get a guy's attention has gotta be fictional.
You'd think that if you were a blonde bombshell model like Alli Simpson, then it would be super easy to get all kinds of attention in life. However, in her new music video for "Notice Me," we learn that even the flawless have trouble getting their crush's attention. (Though FTR, we're still not completely convinced that this video is true to Alli's life -- because, um, LOOK UP.)
Oh, and as if watching the super adorbz 15-year-old Aussie wasn't amazing enough, how about this for a twofer: Alli's older brother, Cody Simpson, even makes a cameo. This is just TOO MUCH swoon-worthy Simpson action!
Watch Alli Simpson's "Notice Me" video after the jump.
Pack your bags, and hop aboard the #feelings express.
You may have foolishly believed that nothing could top the Cinderella story success of A Great Big World's "Say Something" ballad with Christina Aguilera. (She rerecorded the obscure song as a duet and performed it live on "The Voice," sending the track rocketing up to No. 1 on iTunes.) But as Our Lady of the Fluttering Mic Fingers teaches us, things just keep gettin' better.
Now the newly formed trio have released a music video for the track, and it's equal parts tragically beautiful and beautifully tragic. Like, hand us a bucket, because we are ugly-crying from our eyes, noses, mouths, ears, and at least 17 other places where tear ducts biologically shouldn't be located.
Watch A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera's "Say Something" video after the jump.
Watch Fifth Harmony sing a jazzy cover of Rihanna's "Stay."
Here's the thing: We didn't really neeeed another cover of Rihanna's "Stay." Not only is one sad bath all we can take, but we've already got plentyyy of "Stay" covers by people like Adam Lambert, Jared Leto, Rebecca Black, and Vin-frickin'-Diesel.
That said, maybe you can find room in your heart for just one more "Stay" cover, especially if it's a jazzy rendition sung by the ladies of Fifth Harmony!
Watch Fifth Harmony cover Rihanna's "Stay" after the jump.
Avril Lavigne, singer-songwriter and poutine pro, shows you how to make Canada's most delicious dish.
Of all of Canada's myriad and sundry and disparate exports -- Lorne Michaels and ketchup chips, Justin Bieber and mop buckets, Ryan Gosling and bacon, Avril Lavigne and poutine -- it's the latter pairing of Avril Lavine and poutine that strikes us as the perfect combination of sweet, salty, completely unwilling to grow up, and perfect for the holidays. (Plus, it rhymes!)
In case you're unfamiliar with poutine, it's a Québécois dish consisting of cheese curds, fries, and gravy, and it's obviously as delectable as it sounds, because who doesn't want all three of those things all at the same time all of the time? Also, I'm not saying they smoke a lot of weed in Canada, but it sounds like a high-dea if ever I heard one.
BRB, IMMIGRATING TO CANADA!
Watch Avril Lavigne teach how you how to make poutine after the jump!
Jessie J is a force of nature in her "Thunder" video.
Generally speaking, Jessie J's on-point riffs, face, hair, outfits, and vocals tend to make us feel a lot of emotions. For example: We feel like loudly declaring our female independence in "It's My Party," we fall in crazy, stupid love every time we hear "Laserlight," and we wanna cry a million dramatic tears while listening to the vulnerable "Who You Are."
Today, though, Jessie has outdone herself in the video for her diva anthem "Thunder" (the third track off her Alive album), because it's literally giving us ALL OF THE LIFE! Like, sorry, world! All the life supply has already been rationed to Jessie, and then to US after watching this video. Fend for yourselves!
Watch Jessie J's "Thunder" video after the jump.
Jon Sandler follows his heart in the "Stars Align" video.
Jon Sandler has his own "Graduate" moment in his video for "Stars Align." The Brooklyn singer plays a man still in love with his childhood babysitter -- who happens to be Janice Dickinson! But when he finds out that the supermodel's getting married to someone else, he crashes the wedding and rescues her from a life of kissing a dude with awkward facial hair. Nice work, Jon.
Watch Jon Sandler's "Stars Align" video after the jump.
You're burning up, grl.
Katy Perry has always had a gift for themes and aesthetics. From her candy-coated "California Gurls" era to her goofball "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" video to her "Welcome To The Jungle"-themed "Roar" clip, I think we can all concur that Ms. Perry knows how to a.) dream up a visually memorable video and b.) hire an AWESOME production designer.
In the MTV First premiere of her "Unconditionally" video (aka that soaring Prism ballad whose lyric video recently gave us all the #crys and #feels), Katy once again outdoes herself with intricate, over-the-top costumes (think: every ball gown from "Anna Karenina"), wildlife (owls!!), the elements (FIRE! SNOW! EXPLODING FLOWERS!), and time period-appropriate choreography. And here we thought she wouldn't be able to raise the bar (Maypole?) any higher than her high-flying EMA performance.
So, since we're just that visually stunned by Katy's guilded, old-world clip, let's pay homage with our favorite newfangled medium: GIFs! Check out "Unconditionally" below, and stay tuned for a post-video MTV First special with guest host Iggy Azalea!
Check out more GIFs, and watch Katy's "Unconditionally" video after the jump!
Pretty sure Britney speaks for all of us.
Ummm, so you've all entered MTV's contest for a chance to win front-row tickets to Britney Spears' "Piece Of Me" Last Vegas residency, right? (If not, WE'RE IN A FIGHT.) Well, don't worry about coming down from that Britney high just yet, because there's now an official "Perfume" lyric video for you to glom on to.
Watch Britney Spears' "Perfume" lyric video after the jump.