Inspired by the success of 12-year-old Trevor Moran, who has racked up 5 million views on his YouTube channel, making videos of yourself dancing in an Apple store is now officially a thing. Consider yourself warned.
“I walk into the store. I act totally like a regular person and then I bust out and start dancing,” Trevor says. “That’s just like the best part because I walk in the store totally mellow.”
Trevor is a big pop music fan and has so far recorded himself dancing to Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber and Britney Spears. He records himself dancing freestyle on the store’s computers and uploads directly to YouTube. According to CNN, this is happening all over the country, so no one is safe.
Have you witnessed this in your friendly neighborhood Apple store? What did you think? Funny or did Trevor (or one of his friends in dancing) step on your toes? Tell us in the comments.
E Street Band saxophonist Clarence “The Big Man” Clemons is said to be in “responsive and stable condition” after suffering a stroke earlier this week. Now, one of his most recent collaborators, Lady Gaga, has posted a 13-minute compilation of well wishes to her official YouTube channel.
Gaga has been tweeting her love for the acclaimed musician since news of his health problems first surfaced. On Monday, she asked her legion of fans to “make some get well videos” for Clemons, who she calls “my very close friend.”
Later that same day, she tweeted, “In bed with Mommy thinking about Clarence, I can't wait for you to see the beautiful video we made together. He's a really special person.”
Clemons lent his talents to two tracks – “Hair” and the current Billboard top 10 hit “Edge of Glory” – on Gaga’s mega-selling album Born This Way. Of working with Gaga, Clemons told Rolling Stone, "It was a day I'll never forget. When I left the studio, it took me a few days to come down. What she does, man, it just blows my mind.”
It seems she feels the same way.
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By Meg Jones
Seventeen-year-old YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie was in the MTV newsroom Monday and had everyone remembering MTV Iggy's look at the Top 10 People Most Likely To Become The Next Justin Bieber.
Since we listed her a year ago, she has quadrupled the number of subscribers on her YouTube channel, zeldaxlove64, to over 920,000 people, and her career is taking off with the release of her debut EP Find Me, which was released yesterday.
She’ll also be hitting the road this summer opening for Selena Gomez. The punk-rock pianist and singer told MTV News about how she was discovered on YouTube by Gomez's parents (talk about a Bieber connection!).
By Conor Bezane
There's been a strong tradition of indie artists from Sweden — including Peter Bjorn and John, I'm From Barcelona and the Hives — but none sounds like Lykke Li, a 22-year-old singer/songwriter whose music has recently blown up on the Internet.
With a combined total of 2 million hits on YouTube, her minimalist pop videos are resonating with the online audience, and Li is aiming to translate that success into record sales with her debut album, Youth Novels. Kurt Loder is a big fan, and you can check out his profile of Li here.
After our interview with the Swedish sensation, she graced us with an intimate performance of her latest single, "I'm Good, I'm Gone." Check out the full song right here.
These mega-millionaire superstar kids grow up so fast these days! Less than a week after Miley Cyrus and pal Mandy Jiroux mocked up-and-coming Disney stars Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez in a YouTube video, the "Hannah Montana" star has, like, totally apologized. "If we offended them, we're super sorry," Cyrus told Popstar! magazine, explaining that she was actually trying to support the girls. (Read the complete story here.) Popstar! is, like, our favorite publication, by the way.
How do you think these teen queens should settle their beef? A sing-and-dance-off? A summer reading challenge?
by Ryan Kroft
Who "grows up" better: PCD or BCD?
When we got a call from our favorite YouTube sensation Britney Houston, letting us know that she was going to be shooting her own video for the Pussycat Dolls' "When I Grow Up" right here in NYC, we couldn't pass up the opportunity to see her in action. Check out the “making of” the new “When I Grow Up” parody right here. Then watch the finished product and let us know who does it better, PCD or BCD?
Pretty Ricky are amazing. That much is clear. But did you also know that somewhere in between the sweat and swagger, they're also pretty sage dudes? Yeah, neither did I, until I sat down and watched the entire "21 Days of 4Play" series on their MySpace page.
In theory, it's a series of videos designed to promote both PR's upcoming 80's Babies album and their newest member, a beefy crooner named — you guessed it — 4Play (guess what he's all about?!?). And while the clips are many things (hilarious, terrifying, jaw-dropping), they're also educational. Read More...
In a world — cue dramatic underscore — where 30-second videos rule the Internet, Miley Cyrus has officially changed the airwaves (Inter-waves?) with her latest 10-minute answer to the AC/DC dance crew.
The story began two months ago when Adam Sevani (Moose from "Step Up 2: The Streets") and Jon Chu (the movie's director) challenged Miley to "the biggest online dance battle in YouTube history." Miley and her friend Mandy responded with a counterstrike set to Madonna's "Four Minutes," but Chu's retaliation involved celebs including Adam Sandler, Brittany Snow, Diana Ross, Chris Brown and Lindsay Lohan.
Given M&M's far less star-studded video, it had to be over, right?
Well, yesterday — two months from the day it started — Milez and Manderz released another video, one that features appearances by Joey Fatone, Carson Daly, Ryan Seacrest, Michael and Julian Rapaport, Channing Tatum (in Prague!), Chris Kattan and Pedro from "Napoleon Dynamite," not to mention a totally creepy magic trick by David Blaine.
In the words of crackerjack cameraman Brendan Kennedy (who tipped us off to the battle): "I LOVE IT. Oh, and it kept my attention-deficit-ridden brain for all 9:59 of it."
And it's still not over! Watch the latest vid to find out how the crews are going to settle this beef once and for all.
Who do you think will win? AC/DC have some crazy moves, but M&M have, well, Miley.