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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.
After 13 shows over nine tours, Kenny Chesney had his biggest weekend ever at Gillette Stadium, and set a new record at the home of the New England Patriots. With 60,082 fans on Friday and 60,124 fans on Saturday, Chesney put 120,206 people into the stadium where the No Shoes Nation was named. He first played Gillette Stadium in 2005, and recorded part of his Kenny Chesney Live album in 2006. His relationship with the fans who come every year to the Foxoboro, Massachusetts venue also inspired the 8-time Entertainer of the Year to start the Spread the Love Fund to benefit the amputee victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.