MTV and pop music go hand in hand, so you know there’s no better place to catch a killer pop performance than the MTV Video Music Awards. The VMAs are all about spectacle, after all, and when it comes to causing a scene, no one does it much bigger than Madonna, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. Am I right?
And those icons are just the tip of the iceberg.
From TLC and the Backstreet Boys to Justin Bieber and Pink, the VMAs have mastered the art of pop in all its flash and splash glory. But who reigns supreme with the Best Pop Performance ever at the VMAs? You tell us … vote in our poll below. Read More...
Outrageous moments are nothing new to the MTV Video Music Awards, the two go together like bread and butter.
We suppose things are bound to get a little wild when you throw the biggest stars in the world into a room for the express purpose of having a good time. The VMAs are unlike any other awards show around because the point isn’t to have a quiet, dignified gathering to honor the best album by a 100-piece orchestra; it’s to rock out and give props to the hottest things in music in a particular year.
Instead of sleepy applause and thanking the academy, you get the Queen of Pop locking lips with her heir apparent or living legend Diana Ross getting a little grabby with an overexposed Lil Kim. That’s just how we roll here at MTV.
While just about every VMA moment is pretty outrageous, a few definitely stand out and have withstood the test of time to burn themselves into the collective consciousness of we connoisseurs of pop culture. Help us decide which of these eight incidents is the most outrageous moment in VMA history. Read More...
Every year the MTV Video Music Awards feature some of the biggest and most memorable performances from all of your favorite artists.
Less formal than the Grammy Awards, the VMAs give artists the opportunity to let their hair down and really go out on a limb to put on some of the most daring and exciting performances of their careers. Simply put, you’re not going to see a blood-soaked Lady Gaga dangling above the stage or a wedding dress-clad Madonna climbing down a cake and rolling on the floor anywhere else.
But Madonna’s star-making turn at the inaugural VMAs and Gaga’s electrifying take on “Paparazzi” are just two of the most iconic moments in VMA performance history. Who can forget when Sting joined Diddy, Faith Evans and 112 to pay tribute to Notorious B.I.G. with “I’ll Be Missing You” in 1997, or when Eminem surrounded himself with lookalikes to perform “The Real Slim Shady” in 2000? And, of course, many are still jealous of a certain python that got to spend a few glorious seconds draped around Britney Spears’ shoulders in 2001.
Narrowing down all of the classic VMA performances to a short list of the most iconic was a major task, but we think we’ve singled out the ten most unforgettable performances in VMA history. Now it’s your turn to tell us which performance is the Most Iconic VMA Performance Ever. Vote after the jump. Read More...
Katy Perry was thrilled to receive nine nominations for the 2011 MTV video Music Awards, but couldn’t help lamenting the absence of some of her good friends from the ballot.
So, who would she have included? "I do miss my RiRi, (s&m) Swifty, (back to dec) Kesha (blow) & Robyn (every vid!) Jessie J, (pricetag) in the/any categories. #ohmanitstough," she tweeted.
She's right, narrowing a year's worth of great videos down to the best of the best is a tricky business. So we asked you, dear readers, which of Katy’s picks you thought deserved a bit more recognition than they received. We got 39,116 votes in our poll. Check out who topped the list, after the jump. Read More...
Katy Perry can’t believe she's up for nine Moonmen at next month’s 2011 Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Like, how stoked is she?
"I can't sleep...I'm so excited... It feels like every birthday/christmas/first kiss I ever had. Thanks so much for believing in me," she tweeted. "I owe u."
While she's stunned she garnered so much attention from the VMA gods, she's also a bit surprised some of her pals didn't get as many or any nods at the annual party. After a flurry of tweets about her own nominations, she lamented the fact that a few other artists didn't manage a nomination.
So, who would she have included? "I do miss my RiRi, (s&m) Swifty, (back to dec) Kesha (blow) & Robyn (every vid!) Jessie J, (pricetag) in the/any categories," she tweeted. "#ohmanitstough."
The nominations for the 2011 MTV video Music Awards just dropped. Katy Perry’s “Firework” leads with Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Bruno Mars’ “Grenade” hot on its heels. Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Chris Brown and Foster the People also scored multiple nominations.
But that’s not what you want to hear about! You want us to break down the surprises. Well, let’s start with what you’re all thinking: Where are Britney and Gaga? Earlier today, you let us know loud and clear that not only did you expect multiple nominations for Britney Spears and Lady Gaga, you anticipated that the princesses of pop would lead all nominees.
Well, they didn’t. Both superstars scored only one major nomination, Britney for Best Pop Video for “Till The World Ends” and Gaga for Best Female Video for “Born This Way.” Both also brought home nominations in technical categories like Best Choreography.
Read on for more and to vote in our poll of the biggest VMA nomination surprises. Read More...
The nominations for the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards will be announced tonight at 11PM EST during a live stream event. We’re pretty psyched and wondered who you thought would lead the nominations this year.
We asked and boy did you respond. Our “Who Will Lead the 2011 VMA Nominations” poll tallied a staggering 841,711 votes by the time it closed at 3PM EST today, and the results were dominated by your two favorite pop stars: Britney Spears and Lady Gaga.
We’re starting to see a pattern here. When we asked who you thought had the best album and song of the year (so far), we received a similarly massive response. In both of those polls, Spears and Mother Monster towered over the competition as well.
So here we are again. Which diva do you want to see score the most VMA nominations tonight? Results are after the jump! Read More...
The nominations for the 2011 Video Music Awards will be announced tonight in a live stream event at 11PM EST on MTV.com featuring special surprise guests. Are you excited? We think you’re excited!
Actually, we know you’re excited. How? Because you have been blowing up our “Who Will Lead The MTV VMA Nominations?” poll. And once again, you are making your feelings about two very popular pop divas very, very clear!
As of 11AM, Lady Gaga and Britney Spears lead by a wide margin. The pop princesses split the vast majority of the vote pretty evenly, leaving Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kanye West and Adele in the dust.
Our poll closes at 3PM EST, so now’s the time to rally for your favorite artist. Are you a Britney fanatic who wants to see the Femme Fatale rule the VMA nominations? Or are you a Little Monster pushing for Lady G? And what about the rest of you? Someone is out there buying Adele’s record … support your girl (and tell your friends to do the same)!
Vote now after the jump! We’ll have the final results for you later today! Read More...
Some of the biggest artists in music are on the road this summer, and with the season stacked, we in the MTV Newsroom were curious who you were planning to check out. We asked, you responded and the results are … well, they’re pretty much exactly what we’ve come to expect when we ask anything and include the words “Britney” and “Spears” among the possibilities.
In our poll of who you want to see on tour this summer, Spears took the crown – just like she did when we asked what your favorite album of the year (so far) and like she nearly did when we wondered about your favorite song (she fell to Lady Gaga by this much).
Over 56 percent of those polled said they intended to check Spears and Nicki Minaj out on the Femme Fatale tour. Spears’ closest competitor was another pop diva, Katy Perry, whose California Dreams tour we saw a few weeks ago and really enjoyed. So yes, you should probably see her too – especially if you like the color pink. Her show includes a lot of pink things, from cotton candy clouds to a Candy Land-like set.
And despite the poll results, we have another recommendation. We were horrified to learn that no one – as in zero percent of those polled – is planning to see My Morning Jacket. This is a travesty, we say! We were at Bonnaroo in 2008 for MMJ’s epic three-hour set and want to warn that if they come to your town and you don’t check them out, you may be committing a crime against music. Just sayin’!
Check out the poll results below. Read More...
Lady Gaga announced yesterday on Twitter that her next single is “coming in a bit,” but failed to reveal what song from her hit album Born This Way would be getting the full-on single treatment.
Gaga is a master at stoking anticipation when it comes to her singles. Remember when she sang that little blurb of “Born This Way” a cappella at last year’s MTV Video Music Awards and her Little Monsters went bananas, some going so far as to loop the 15-second audio into their own mixes of her songs (among other things). She teases and flirts and generally does a better job than almost anyone else in making sure we know her new tune is dropping.
So with a new single on the horizon, it’s time to think out loud about which BTW songs we think could really connect with listeners outside of her loyal fanbase. Read More...