Miley took to the stage for a wildly colorful, EDM-infused jam to wrap up the MTV VMAs tonight, joined by drag queens and Flaming Lips, and concluded by announcing that her new album, Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, was available for free online (check it out here). We recommend smoking copious amounts of weed before listening.
Kanye West gave one of the longest, most fascinating and most confounding speeches ever made on the VMAs (and maybe on any awards show) after being handed the Video Vanguard Award by Taylor Swift. During his 25-minute ramble, West apologized for having been "disrespectful" to Swift, while also declaring he would "die" for artists, denouncing awards shows for putting artists on a "chopping block" of judgment, admitted he was stoned, and announced he'd be running for President in 2020. Then he dropped the mic. We imagine you'll be hearing a great deal about this moment. Let the interpretations begin.
Check here regularly for a building list of tonight's winners at MTV's VMAs, hosted by none other than America's favorite controversy, Miley Cyrus. Try to keep your tongues in your mouths.
After the premiere of Taylor Swift's video for "Wildest Dreams," the VMAs are underway. Nicki Minaj in Brazilian caranaval attire, kicks off the proceeding, and Taylor Swift walked out onstage to join her on "The Night Is Still Young," kicking into "Bad Blood." The two hugged at the end of the number. They then tossed to a downtown perf by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Guest vocalist Nally is already having a huge impact online.
Taylor Swift is all over tonight's VMAs, and kicked things off with the video premiere of "Wildest Dreams." Here 'tis...
More than 1,000 movers and shakers reveled through a sunbaked SoCal Saturday afternoon at the first annual EpicFest, hosted by L.A. Reid. Performing were Ozzy Osbourne, Future, Big Boi and Phantogram, newly formed all-star group Big Grams, Jidenna, Travi$ Scott and young German rock band Audiodamn!
The problem with "consumption" charts, Bieber's big return, Alternative radio's lack of discovery, the Grammys, The Weeknd and Halsey—these are the topics obsessing us at the moment.
After one full day of sales, here's how the week's new releases are shaping up. The Weeknd held up on Friday after a late surge in preorders and a strong showing in the Thursday overnight sales. Will his VMA performance send the numbers even higher, or...
Prepare for another baby boom. The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness (XO/Republic) is about to be the biggest bedroom soundtrack since the heyday of Barry White...
HITS' resident millenial, Samantha Hissong, offers her take on Halsey's Badlands, which streeted yesterday via Astralwerks/Capitol. "It's the closest thing today’s twenty-something has to Madonna’s Like a Virgin," she shares in her review.
THINGS THAT MAKE US GO HMMMM: WHAT WE’RE WATCHING FOR THIS FALL
Consumption, streaming, Grammys, Alt radio, more. (8/29a)
MILEY'S NEW ALBUM, "RAW" VMAS SHOW
Just Miley doing Miley. (8/28a)
He's back in a big way. (8/28a)
HITS LIST, LITERALLY
Info on a need-to-know basis. (8/27a)
Sony Nashville's team talks turkey. (8/28a)