Despite all the headlines and chart success, Miley Cyrus received no Grammy nominations. I guess all her antics scared off Academy voters. Here’s a small consolation prize for being snubbed.
VEVO recently released their annual list ranking the ten most played music videos of the year. In no shocker, Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” topped the list. After all, the clip generated 19.3 million views on its first day of release and was the fastest to be certified in VEVO’s history by reaching 100 million views within just six days. As of December 1, the much-spoofed clip stood tall with over 371 million views worldwide. Last year’s winner, “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jepsen notched 357 million clicks in 2012.
The most interesting part of the list is how a couple of leftovers from last year made the list. Both Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and will.i.am’s collabo with Britney landed in the Top 10. On the flip side, Katy Perry breaking the Top 5 is equally as impressive, given that “Roar” only premiered just in August. Check out below what other clips were extremely popular in 2013.
A while back, I wrote bout a hilarious video by Tommy Woolridge where he used Taylor Swift lyrics as pickup lines when approached random strangers. All of the funny awkwardness was caught on hidden camera and now, he got an official gig out of it.
A new series on Vevo just debuted today called Vevo Lyric Lines and this first episode is called, “Justin Bieber Lyrics Pick Up Girls?” The romantically-challenged filmmaker can’t get a girlfriend but his idea is to use lyrics from today’s top artists as pick up lines, and document his musical pursuit of love for VEVO!
Here’s what Tommy says about this episode: “I don’t know much about girls, but I know girls love Justin Bieber. I figured maybe at least one of his fans might be interested in me. So I decided to use lyrics from “Beauty and a Beat,” “Boyfriend,” and “Baby” to pick up chicks. Watch to see how it went…” Watch #VEVOLyricLines for his hilariously awkward attempts at wooing women. The first episode is below.
Before I begin, I just wanted to preface this post by saying it’s bit self-indulgent. That said, the aim of our Behind The Cast posts are to give you a better insight to who we are. True? Anyhoo, I just wanted to quickly chat about one of our favorite pastimes while getting ready for a night out on the town.
Usually, Brian and my home is the meeting place before we head out. Most of our friends live nearby and we have a bigger place so it makes sense. Plus we have all the board games, karaoke, a hot tub, booze and most importantly an Apple TV. Combined with the brilliant VEVO app, the Apple TV is my favorite thing in the world. Friends come over all the time and play me their favorite new tracks by simply logging on to our Wi-Fi and playing it on our sound system. With the VEVO app, we can play all our current music video obsessions and our favorite oldies which brings me to this post.
Nothing gets a roomful of homos screaming more than playing music videos from our favorite DIVAS. Yes, we’re a gay cliche. However, we also listen to folk music, old school grunge, rock and hip-hop but there’s something about the ladies that gets us all fired up. I decided to share some of the music videos that seem to get the most airplay at our house while enjoying cocktails. I purposefully left out clips from 2012 since that would make this post extremely long. Without further delay, check out a few oldies and relatively-recent clips we love watching while a tad intoxicated.
Spears was presented with the two awards by three of her biggest fans. The whole #VEVOCertified event for Britney is documented in a five videos (which I’ve included below). The first video shows her receiving the award, saying that it is probably one of the coolest awards she’s ever received. In the second video, Britney talks about making music videos, while in the third we hear from some of her Britney Superfans. In the fourth video, Britney provides a commentary on her “Till The World Ends” music video, while in the fifth she does the same for “I Wanna Go”.
Watch the videos below for your first Britney fix of the week. As you know, you’ll be seeing her later this week on The X Factor where she’ll debut her new “Scream & Shout” music video with will.i.am.
After a summer of leaks, Kelly Clarkson is finally set to release some solid material for her upcoming fifth studio album, “Stronger”. Recently, she took VEVO behind-the-scenes of her music video shoot for the lead-off single “Mr. Know It All” where Kelly lets us all have it, stating that we really don’t know a thing about her.
In the Justin Francis directed video, Kelly explains how it will showcase different sides of Kelly. One of the prominently featured sections of the video the “wall of doubt” which is a wall covered in newspaper and magazine clippings of things written about Kelly, true, false, hurtful or ridiculous. She states that this a side of her, dealing with it in a sarcastic manner.
What I like about the look of this upcoming video is that it looks simple, laid back and will truly just accentuate the song, rather than take away from it. I personally love the track and cannot wait to hear what the rest of the album has in store. Check out the behind-the-scenes look below.
With photos surfacing all week, everyone has been highly anticipating the video for Rihanna’s hot track S&M off of her album Loud. She decided to debut the video exclusively on VEVO at midnight and boy, did it go a flutter on the social network waves.
This video is nothing but a trip. With all the outfit and scene changes, your senses will be overloaded with excitement. One of my favorite parts is Perez Hilton’s cameo as her dog slave in pink pants, ‘peeing’ on a fire hydrant. Amazing. She also has people taped to walls with security cameras taking in the view and she rolls around in a cute colorful outfit while having her legs and hands tied.
The video was directed by Ms. Melina who also directed Ne-Yo’s video for his hit Closer. The halusenagetic video is amazing and definitely ranks up there with one of my favorite music videos out there right now. So what are you waiting for… check it out!
Uh oh! Vevo has pulled all of their online music videos, which include artists like Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber, off of MTV.com after they have failed to reach an agreement. As you may or may not know, Vevo (the higher end version of YouTube for music videos) supplies licensed music videos from thousands of artists to sites across the Internet and also has a video player that it embeds on third-party sites. Previously, MTV did the ad sales and shared the proceeds with Universal (which owns Vevo). Now, Vevo wants to sell the ads and share the ad revenue with MTV, but MTV is not agreeing to this.
A Universal spokesman said:
“[MTV] has been unwilling to negotiate a fair syndication deal with Vevo to carry our artists’ videos and consequently our videos will not be shown on their online properties.”
“During our recent discussions with Vevo we were unable to reach a fair and equitable agreement for rights to stream UMG artists’ music video content. As a result, UMG has elected to pull their music videos from our Web sites.”
Play nice kids!