Jay Z Leads with 9 noms! Kendrick, JT & Pharrell follow up with 7!
The nominations for the 2014 Grammy Awards, due to be handed out on January 26, were announced last night at an event in Los Angeles, CA that featured live performances which followed the release of the long list of Grammy Award noms. Jay Z, who released his album Magna Carta over the summer, leads the pack of Grammy nominees with 9 noms. He is followed by Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Macklemore & Lewis who each scored 7 noms. Nine Inch Nails managed to nab a nomination for Best Alternative Album and Miley Cyrus got nominated for nothing. As you may know, the music academy hands out a LOT of awards each year, click below to read the LONG list of nominees to find out who else will be vying for the next crop of Grammy Awards. More »
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50 Million Albums Sold = Iconic
Rihanna was selected as the first ever recipient of the inaugural Icon Award at the American Music Awards last night and while I would agree that her accomplishments have been hugely impressive considering the short length of her career, it seems a bit silly for an awards show that continually attempts to distinguish itself as a “serious awards show” to give the first award of this magnitude to a 25 year old. The video embedded above features Rihanna‘s performance and award presentation at the AMAs last night … give it a look and then click below because I have a few thoughts about this portion of the American Music Awards. More »
Miley Cyrus closed out the 2013 American Music Awards last night with a performance of her hugely successful ballad Wrecking Ball. As such, fans and critics were anxiously awaiting Miley‘s appearance on stage to cheer on/critique whatever performance she had cooked up for the event. Very smartly, Miley decided not to go for an over-the-top performance, choosing instead to deliver a rendition of the song that was fairly straightforward (even down to the 1000% completely fake attempt at crying near the end of the song). There was no twerking, Miley‘s tongue stayed in her mouth, all was good. The highlight of Miley‘s performance, tho, was the projection of a huge, extremely cute animated cat lip-syncing the lyrics along with her while she performed. Cats = the Internet … and Miley understands her target audience. Click the embed above to watch Miley (and her kitteh) perform Wrecking Ball at the AMAs last night and see what the influence of animated cat gifs on the Internets has brought to bear. Then click below to see a really supercute animated gif of Miley‘s cat looking so adorable that you will cry. More »
Jessica Rabbit in the Flesh
The 2013 American Music Awards is Ariana Grande‘s first AMAs appearance and she managed to, Oh I dunno, ONLY SLAY THE ENTIRE PLACE IN THE SPAN OF JUST A FEW MINUTES OF HER ANGELIC SINGING. In a sequined figure-hugging red dress very reminiscent of the sexy number that Jessica Rabbit wore in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Ariana blessed us with a live performance of her song Tattooed Heart and immediately made people weep with tears of joy all around the globe. I’m really taken with how much I love Ariana the more I hear her. Click below to watch Ariana perform Tattooed Heart on the AMAs tonight and TRY to keep from crying your eyeballs out. Be warned, the video below autoplays. More »
The American Music Awards telecast airs TONIGHT on ABC but before the big show gets underway, the fun gets started during the pre-show red carpet event titled this year Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! where the artists nominated for awards this year show off their spiffy outfits before the head into the venue for the show. The red carpet event will be live streamed right here for your viewing pleasure as a way to warm up for the awards show to follow. The Coca-Cola Red Carpet Live! live stream will get started at 5PM ET (2PM PT) and you can watch all the fun right here on PITNB :) More »
Nothin' Like A Little Camel Toe To Start Your Day :/
Last night Miley Cyrus and a host of other pop stars attended the MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam and she wore um. This. This outfit that totally (unfortunately) reminds me of that Terry Richardson photo shoot she did a while back. And that V Magazine spread she did before that. So yeah. We should all be used to these looks from Miley, but every time she hits the red carpet I hope she went in the other direction. You know I love when she gets riské but, like, without the camel toe? Suffice it to say I’m a bit disappointed but what are you gonna do? Oh, and don’t even get me started on the Biggie/Tupac mini dress. LMAO… I cannot! Peep the gallery for more!
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All-Red Elie Saab
As you all know, Taylor Swift is one of my faves when it comes to red carpet fashion, so I was psyched to see what she rocked to the 47th annual CMA Awards. We all know she loves her some Elie Saab, and she decided to go for a big and bold red dress by her favorite fashion designer. I think Taylor looks amazing (as always, love that red lip), but I gotta agree with the folks at E!– it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas up in her, LOL. Still, I like that she went for a different look, and this dress is definitely a show-stopper. What do you guys think? Hate it or lurve it? Peep the gallery for more!
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Plus... Did Y'all See Lady Gaga's Grill?!
Earlier today we saw what will ultimately be one of my favorite looks of the week/year/ever– Kate Hudson in Gucci, looking better than anybody else. But I gotta give it to Vanessa Hudgens, who’s been catching my eye on the red carpet lately. The actress hit up the YouTube Music Awards rocking this Dolce & Gabbana wool-and-silk-blend dress. The beautiful design is a mosaic inspired by Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale, and I think it looks perfect on Vanessa; but not everybody loves these dresses. Are you guys into it, or what? Oh, and Lady Gaga was also in attendance, and looked pretty um… frightening. At least she did when she opened her mouth, LOL. Peep the gallery for more!
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Here Comes the YouTube Music Awards
Because there can never be enough awards shows comes news today that the online video streaming site YouTube is launching its own music awards show set to debut in November. The first annual YouTube Music Awards will announce the 2013 nominees on October 17 and the awards themselves will be handed out at a 90-minute ceremony in NYC, NY on November 3. The awards show will be broadcast live on YouTube, naturally, and will be made available for viewing afterward for the people who can not or choose not to watch the 90-minute show live at the appointed time. Eminem and Lady Gaga have agreed to perform and Jason Schwartzman will host. More »
Win, Win, Win!
No, seriously. I’m kinda drooling right now. The 2013 Emmy Awards fashion was on point last night! Did you guys love these gowns or what?! Kerry Washington in Marchesa, Claire Danes in Armani Privé, Tina Fey and her (insaaaane body) in Narciso Rodriguez, Kate Mara in J. Mendel (P.S. hella folks were rocking J. Mendel last night), Alyson Hannigan in Marchesa. Oh, and January Jones in Givenchy— aghhhh! Leslie Mann and Aubrey Plaza both had these kinda risky looks that I really liked too. Umma leave it up to y’all to discuss the Lena Dunham situation.
I cannot pick a favorite… but… if I had to… maybe. Claire Danes in Armani Privé. Like Kerry Washington, she went for this ethereal look, and I thought it was just stunning.
P.S. Was anybody else really into Jon Hamm‘s beard? What? No? Okay, cool. Me neither.
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