10 Reasons To Watch The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards!

Mtv-vma-2015-logoMTV’s Video Music Awards is a wonderful night celebrating some of the most influential, talented and hard working artists in the music industry. In celebration of the visuals to these artist’s songs, celebrities come in different shapes and forms to ultimately celebrate the one thing they live for – music. While the award show started in 1984 as an alternative to the prestigious Grammy Awards, over the years the VMA’s have created a name for itself. Through performance, red carpet fashion and spontaneous, unplanned moments the MTV Video Music Awards has become what it is today!  Below are 10 reasons that you won’t want to miss the ceremony!

mileycyrusmtvhost20151. This year, the ever so controversial Miley Cyrus will be hosting the show. Back in 2013 the “We Can’t Stop” singer turned heads when she teamed up with Robin Thicke to deliver one of the most talked about performances in VMA history. This time around Miley promises a “raw” and “psychedelic” performance. Based off of the most recent promotions, I’m sure it will just be that!

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2. For the second year in a row, Nicki Minaj will be opening up the award show. Last year, Nicki teamed up with Ariana Grande and Jessie J to deliver a remarkable medley of “Anaconda” and her collaboration track, “Bang Bang”. This time around, Nicki is promising a jaw dropping performance that is rumored to be a world premiere of The Pink Print track “Trini Dem Girls”!

3. MTV shocked viewers when they presented the brand new, Jeremy Scott-designed, VMA trophy. Unlike the original moon man, the new rainbow-tinted trophy rocks a huge chain with a peace symbol! Does the new moon man foreshadow a shift in VMA entertainment … only time will tell!

Crazy VMA Fashion4. The MTV Video Music Awards are known for the craziest red carpet fashions. The VMAs is the one award show that celebrities are allowed to wear whatever they want! This allows artists to showcase their artistic and sometimes odd fashions throughout the night.

5. Justin Bieber will be making his return with a world premier of his new single “What Do You Mean”. The last time Justin Bieber hit the stage was back in 2010 with a medley of “Baby”, “Somebody To Love” and “U Smile”. After of year of bad publicity, I’m sure Bieber is well on his way to the perfect comeback!

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6. First Britney Spears, then Justin Bieber, next Beyonce and now Kanye West! This year Kanye West will be receiving the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award! In spirit if VMAs, which Kanye has followed on numerous occasion, Kanye will hit the stage to accept his award! How will he follow-up to Beyonce’s iconic moment?

7. Demi Lovato will be performing her summertime hit “Cool For The Summer”. Based on the singer’s current confidence and lyrics, “I got a taste for that cherry, I just need to take a bite”, I’m sure Demi’s performance will be no less than the colorful and sexy music video.

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8. The Weeknd will hit the VMA stage for the first time with his Max Martin produced, #1 hit Can’t Feel My Face. Between releasing his highly anticipated album Beauty Behind The Madness and being the most successful R&B singer at the moment, The Weeknd is sure to leave viewers with an amazing performance that they will remember.

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9. The VMAs light up the night! Expect some of music’s biggest stars – big and small! Other performers include A$AP Rocky, Tori Kelly, Pharrell, Taylor Swift and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis! Other stars on the guest list include Britney Spears, Bruno Mars, , Nick Jonas, Rita Ora, Fergie, Nessa and many more!

Kanye West interrupts the acceptance speech from best female video winner Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards in New York

10. MTV’s Video Music Awards will be the most talked about, highest trending and definitely the most entertainment you’ll be getting in a long time. Sit back, sign on and enjoy because you’ll never know what will happen! The 2015 Video Music Awards start Sunday night at 9pm|est on MTV!

New MV: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Return With “Downtown”

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Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been quiet since the success of their debut album, The Heist, back in 2013. Today, the rap duo returned to the scene with a new track titled “Downtown”. Over a funky old school beat, Macklemore raps about buying a moped and hitting the streets. “I like a big girl, I like ’em sassy! Goin’ down the backstreet, listening to BLACKstreet,” he spits. Along with the single comes a hilarious, “Thrift Shop” reminiscent video. In the eccentric video, Macklemore goes head to head with a local bike gang before hitting a party. The overall return is a success and will definitely leave fans wanting more! Macklemore and Ryan Lewis will perform the new track at the forthcoming MTV Video Music Awards. The VMAs air on August 30th at 9PM EST on MTV! Check out Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Downtown” below!

New Music: Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”

justin-bieber-what-do-you-mean-cover-413x413After teasing his anticipated single for the last few weeks, Justin Bieber hypes fans with snippet of “What Do You Mean?”. On the 30-second teaser, Justin Bieber sings about a complicated love over the Poor Bear production. “You’re so indecisive what I’m saying, tryin’ to catch the beat — make up your heart,” he croons over the “Where Are U” reminiscent beat. “Don’t know if you’re happy or complaining,” he continues. Justin Bieber released his last project Journals over a year ago. Since then Justin Bieber has been in the studio with everyone from French Montana and Ariana Grande to P Diddy and DJ Mustard. Will “What Do You Mean?” be the beginning of Justin Bieber’s comeback? Justin Bieber will perform “What Do You Mean?” for the first time at the forthcoming Video Music Awards. The MTV VMAs will air on August 30th at 9PM EST on MTV! Listen to Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean” below!

Special Guest Blog: Olivia King – “How Deep Is Your Love?”

Screen Shot 2015-08-27 at 12.26.15 AMScreen Shot 2015-08-27 at 12.30.07 AMAfter going on her ‘Souled In America’ tour, a 15-20 stop concert across New England and the tri-state area, Oliva King kicks off her return with a cover of Calvin Harris and Disciples’ latest hit “How Deep Is Your Love”. In the Sam Albert production, Olivia King and her OK Crew deliver their latest high-energy performance. Check out Olivia King’s latest special guest blog below!

Sitting in my car, listening to the radio, this unique and emotional melody came on. I was instantly drawn in. As I continued listening, I knew I had to cover the song and instantly “shazamed” it. I quickly texted Darian, my head choreographer and said have choreography ready for this song ASAP! We have to put out a YouTube video and catch it while it’s hot! The next day, I came into practice expecting to rehearse old material when Darian said, “Hold on, let me show you this quick.” All the sudden I heard the intro to “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris & Disciples. In a matter of 24 hours, Darian had come up with unique choreo to this new record that truly captured the emotional yet fun feel to this song. I instantly started getting excited and we changed the whole plan for rehearsal that night. We stayed in the studio for hours learning the new choreography to the new piece. That night when I got home, I texted videographer, Sam Albert and told him how I found this new song and we already have choreography to it. I explained how I wanted to start a new YouTube journey with this being the first cover video of many that I plan on releasing. YouTube is so huge in the music industry now a days and I felt as though I really needed to work on my YouTube presence.

Coming off of our “Souled In America Tour,” a lot of our focus was on our live act. Although we are still participating in live shows weekly, our focus has switched a bit to these YouTube videos. My dancers and I plan on putting out a YouTube cover video every three weeks to the hottest pop/soul songs! You are sure to see the hashtag #YouTubeTuesdays every three Tuesdays from now on! The “How Deep Is Your Love” video happened so fast and without much planning! I had a vision and it quickly and perfectly came together! Sam Albert always knows how to take my crazy, creative visions and bring them to life! I’m so excited for this new YouTube journey and can’t wait to see where it takes us! Along with these videos, there are many other projects in the works that I can not wait to talk about soon! Until then….xoxo

Olivia King

Check out Olivia King’s “How Deep Is Your Love” cover below!

New Music: August Alsina – “Why I Do It” ft. Lil Wayne

august-why-i-do-itAfter releasing “Hip-Hop” earlier this year, R&B singer August Alsina follows up with a new single titled “Why I Do It”. This time around, August addresses fans and haters who ask why he continues to make music. “I ain’t got to tell you why I do it,” he repeats over the smooth instrumental. The track features a wild verse from Lil Wayne who does the same. “These niggas claim that they thuggin’ they know they good boys,” he spits. The last year hasn’t been easy for August! He’s been everywhere from a coma to an eye-surgery to avoid going bling in one eye. However, the R&B singer rises above it all to deliver new music; an anticipated sophomore album in that case! Why does he do it? Find out why below!

New Music: Chris Brown – “Gangsta Way” ft. French Montana

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 6.49.36 PMAfter teaming up with Benny Benassi for “Paradise”, R&B superstar Chris Brown plugs in French Montana for a soulful new single titled “Gangsta Way”. Over a gentle drum and twangy guitar production, both Breezy and Montana boast about their rich and lavish lifestyle. “You know I’ll be right around the town or down the block! I’m in my hood all day! It’s the gangsta way!  You know my way,” Breezy croons over smooth beat. Unlike their last collaboration “Moses”, “Gangsta Way” is a smooth track for after the club. Aside from his tour, the King of Pop is also working on his seventh studio album which is expected to be released later this year! Check out Chris Brown’s “Gangsta Way” ft. French Montana below!

New MV: A$AP Rocky’s “Everyday” Is A Hip-Hop Hollywood Story

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 5.51.43 PM Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 5.52.13 PMToday A$AP Rocky released the visuals to A.L.L.A. (At. Long. LIve. A$AP) single “Everyday” featuring Ron Stewart, Mark Ronsen and Miguel. “Everyday” is a smooth hip-hop track that samples Ron Stewart’s classic ’70s single “In a Broken Dream”. On the track, Lord Flacko spits that jiggy talk while Miguel adds his smooth touch. “Make a nigga wanna flip September through August! This type of shit got em busting off the clip In the middle of the office,” he spits. In the video, we meet a hip-hop legend who takes on his rocky (no pun intended) journey which takes us from the bottom to the top, through plastic surgery, the rich and lavish lifestyle, love-lost, drug use, and fame. The Emmanuel Cossu x Fleur & Manuis directed clip is features cameos from both Ron Stewart and Miguel! Are you ready for the true Hollywood hip-hop story!? Check out A$AP Rocky’s “Everyday” below!

New MV: Omarion – “Im Up” ft. Kid Ink & French Montana

2c2ef240f4b1a37f6154d55cfa6fc3af.600x595x1Today Omarion released the visual to his turnt-up “Post To Be” follow-up single “I’m Up”. “I’m Up” is an upbeat, track about the rich and lavish lifestyle featuring Kid Ink and label-mate French Montana. “Baby I’m the man, I’m up! Couple hundred bands on the car, villa and a mansion! I’m that nigga I’m that nigga! I’m that nigga! I’m with my niggas, bring more bitches,” Omarion spits over the bouncy Nic Nac production. In the video, Omarion throws a crazy pool party! The track, along with the music video are the epitome of the summer! Currently Omarion is working on his fifth studio album, due for release soon! Check out Omarion, Kid Ink and French Montana in “I’m Up” below!

New Music: Rita Ora – “Body On Me (Remix)” ft. Chris Brown & Fetty Wap

chris-brown-rita-ora-body-on-me-new-song-coming-out-ftrLast week Rita Ora heated things up with the seductive video to her current video to her current single “Body On Me” featuring Chris Brown. This week, the UK singer releases the official remix to the smooth track. “I know you like the feel of my body, let me take you for a ride in my ‘Rari,” Fetty raps over the upbeat reproduction. Currently, Fetty Wap has four top ten singles on the Billboard Hot Rap making him one of the most successful breakthrough artists of 2015. On the other hand, Rita Ora is preparing her sophomore album which explores the central theme of “p*ssy-power”.“It’s really about how we get judged for the things that we do and how men don’t,” she explained during an interview with HOT97. The project will feature names such as Ed Sheeran and Disclosure. Check out Rita Ora, Chris Brown and Fetty Wap o the “Body On Me (Remix)” below!

Chris Brown Gets A Tattoo On His Head!

Screen Shot 2015-08-25 at 12.22.19 PMDuring some down time from his successful ‘One Hell Of A Night Tour’, Chris Brown got himself a new tattoo … on his head! Last night the R&B superstar posted a photo to Instagram revealing the new ink with a caption reading, “#onehellofanight #legendarynights #OHB do what want and if u aint’ wit the bandwagon u will be soon #KEEPIT” The tattoo is reported to be of the ancient Greek statue Venus de Milo who depicts Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Chris Brown definitely know how to keep people talking! Aside from his tour, the King of Pop is also working on his seventh studio album which is expected to be released later this year! Check out the documented process of Chris Brown’s new tattoo below!

[Update] Yesterday, Chris Brown revealed the completed tattoo. Along with the Greek Statue comes a raging bull. Check it out below!

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