Beyonce has released the music video for her song ’1+1′ which is taken of her album ’4′ and while she looks hot I can’t help but think this video looks like a perfume commercial.
Beyonce, who directed this video alongside alongside Lauren Briet and Ed Burke, is set to perform at this Sunday’s 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
This song isn’t an official single from the album, like Beyonce has done over the past few years she is making music videos for most of the songs off her album so expect more and more Beyonce videos over the next couple of weeks.
The next official single for Beyonce will be ‘Party’, which features Outkast’s Andre 3000 and Kanye West. She recently finished the video for that song.
What do you think of the video? I’m guessing most of the budget went on buying baby oil.
“F#CK THURSDAY,” or so says Lady GaGa on her Twitter account because was set to premiere her new music video for her latest single, ‘You And I’, on Thursday August 18th on MTV, but she has decided to surprise fans by just releasing it minutes ago.
You And I is the fourth single to be taken of GaGa’s ‘Born This Way’ album and was filmed in Springfield, Nebraska. In the video GaGa walks from New York City to Nebraska to get her boyfriend back.
Describing the video she said “I’m walking with no luggage and no nothing and it’s just me and my ankles are bleeding a little bit and there’s grass stuck in my shoes and I’ve got this outfit on and it’s real sort of New York clothing and I’m sprinting… And the video is about the idea that when you’re away from someone you love, it’s torture, I knew I wanted the video to be about me sprinting back and walking hundreds of thousands of miles to get him back.”
The video will still be officially released on TV on August 18th at 7:49 pm EST and after the premiere GaGa will sit down for an exclusive live interview, answer fan questions and give a special announcement to MTV’s Sway Calloway. If you want to ask her a quesiton you can go on Twitter using and mention @MTVNews using the #MTVGAGA hashtag.
What do you think of the video? I am kind of loving it!
Billboard asked their readers to vote for the best music videos of all time from the past three decades – the 80′s, the 90′s and the 00′s and here is the what they came up with it. Instead of me posting 30 videos here I decided to pick the top three from each decade and post them. Follow the link below to see the full 30 top videos.
From the 80′s
3. Cyndi Lauper “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” (1983)
Cyndi herself wasn’t the only colorful thing in her 1983 video. The clip is an ’80s gem for its sitcom-y vibe, with wrestler Captain Lou Albano in a white wife-beater undershirt playing Cyndi’s dad.
2. Madonna “Like a Prayer” (1989)
The religious imagery in the 1989 hit quickly got Madge into hot water with Pepsi, whom she was doing commercials with at the time. But nevermind the fact that the Vatican condemned it, the scenes of crosses and Madonna getting cozy with a saintly character in a church have remained memorable for 20+ years.
1. Michael Jackson “Thriller” (1983)
If the Video Music Awards had existed in 1983, MTV would have had to practically create a category just for the culture-dominating ingeniousness of “Thriller.” It’s little wonder that the video was up for several VMAs even a year later when the awards show kicked off. And almost 30 years after the MJ’s epic horror-movie-style ghouls and zombies grooved and paraded into the hearts of music lovers, it’s still tops with Billboard.com’s voters, capturing a whopping 65% of the vote in our poll. He’s not just the King of Pop, he’s the king of music videos, too.
From the 90′s
3. Madonna “Vogue” (1990)
Madonna, like Jacksons Janet and Michael, knows that one way to make your video a must-watch is for it to couple a great song (check) with an irresistible dance routine (check). Add a black-and-white look that’s straight out of 1940s Hollywood’s glamorous silver screen era, and you’ve got “Vogue,” which continues to remind all just how well Madonna knows how to strike a pose.
2. Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson “Scream” (1995)
Black and white. Set in outer space. Directed by Mark Romanek on a budget of millions. Featuring not one but TWO superstar Jacksons: Michael and Janet. What’s not to love?
1. Britney Spears “…Baby One More Time” (1998)
Kicking off a fruitful career, the teenaged Britney won the fervent love of millions of fans with this instant pop classic set inside a high school and prominently featuring Ms. Spears dancing in her mini-skirted take on the school uniform. You loved it too: “Baby One More Time” took 40% of the vote for 1990s videos.
From the 00′s:
3. Panic! At The Disco “I Write Sins Not Tragedies” (2006)
A wedding, a circus, and a shit-ton of glitter and facepaint: It was a bold first look for Panic! At the Disco. Carnie infidelity led the Shane Drake-directed clip to win Video of the Year at the 2006 VMAs. Five years and personnel (and punctuation) changes later, Panic! At the Disco still have a flair for the super dramatic in their videos.
2. Britney Spears “Toxic” (2004)
In 2004′s Joseph Kahn-directed “Toxic” video, Britney Spears proved that she comes in every flavor: futuristic stewardess, fiery “Alias”-esque agent, and brunette super-heroine. But the one role that stays constant through the dance-heavy clip: Sultry man-eater.
1. Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” (2009)
Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” video, as elaborate a plotline as it had, was just the appetizer to her cinematic climax of 2009′s “Bad Romance,” which won Video of the Year at the 2010 VMAs. As an android queen with an evil streak in the Francis Lawrence-directed clip, Gaga struts around a Balkan bathhouse in Alexander McQueen couture, asserting her “free bitch”-ness in the end.
Pretty good list overall I think, what about you? To see the full top 10 from each decade then head on over to billboard.
Today is Friday and if you’re one of the few people who needed Rebecca Black‘s music video for her song, ‘Friday’, to kick off your weekend and let you know what day comes next then your out of luck because she has pulled the video from YouTube.
TMZ report that Rebecca’s team decided to pull the video down because of an argument they are having with ARK Music Factory, the team behind the video and song, over rights to the video and Rebecca’s image. Rebecca’s lawyer confirmed the news by saying:
“We can confirm that we submitted a Take Down Notice to YouTube as a result of the dispute we have with Ark Music regarding the ‘Friday’ video.”
Apparently earlier on in the week when people went to view the video on YouTube they were asked to pay a $2.99 video rental charge, seriously who the hell would pay to watch this shit?, but this didn’t set too well with Rebecca’s team who removed the video all together.
If your worried about not being able to kick off your weekend to this song then don’t worry you can still download it on iTunes for $0.99. I think I’ll pass on that option though and just listen to it here:
Lady GaGa has released her music video for her latest song, ‘The Edge Of Glory’, and as you can see below it is an extremely boring video, well in my opinion anyway.
Maybe it’s because I’m used to GaGa’s videos being so out there that this one just seems to be boring because it’s basically just her dancing around on a fire escape while singing along to the song. This isn’t the original concept for the video though, because Joseph Kahn was originally supposed to direct the video but there seems to have been some drama that went down on the set.
Apparently in Kahns concept for the video he had a hospital scene, a scene at the Brooklyn Bridge and a mermaid scene but during the shoot GaGa and her team decided they didn’t want this so she took over and directed the video herself.
Meanwhile the now infamous mea dress that GaGa wore at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards is now heading for the Rock Hall Of Fame and while this is all going on GaGa is continuing her fight to support gay rights because she has found herself in the center of the battle to legalize gay marriage in New York.
The other day I posted the new music video for Rihanna‘s new song, Man Down, but it has since come under fire from the Parents Television Council because they claim it shows a “cold, calculated execution of murder”.
The PTC are furious that Rihanna shoots a man in a crowded train station after he raped her, and they say this doesn’t show a proper form of justice. In my opinion it’s the best form of justice.
Then there is another watchdog group called Industry Ears who bring up Chris Brown in the argument, they say “If Chris Brown shot a woman in his new video and BET premiered it, the world would stop. Rihanna should not get a pass …”
How classy to bring up the man who beat up his girlfriend and compare the two. BET are also underfire from both groups for airing the video. TMZ are running a poll at the moment asking who is right and surprisingly the PTC are winning.
These days music videos aren’t what they used to be because they are normally as cheap as possible, this is mainly because nobody really watches music channels anymore. But back in the day, I feel old saying that, people used to put effort and money into their videos. Here is the 10 most expensive music videos ever:
10. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back to Me Now ($2.3 million)
09. Busta Rhymes feat. Janet Jackson - What’s It Gonna Be?! ($2.4 million)
Earlier this month Rihanna released the music video for her song, ‘California King Bed’, and now she has released the music video for her latest one, ‘Man Down’.
The video, which was also directed by Anthony Mandler, premiered on 106 & Park earlier today and Rihanna took to her Twitter account to write “ManDownVideo #brrrraaaaappp rah rah rah MO FYAH!!!! #RihannaNavy.”
I am loving this song, it’s been my favorite off her Loud album since it got released and I’m glad she finally did a music video that actually makes sense and goes with the lyrics to the song. What do you think?
Beyonce released the music video for her song, ‘Run The World (Girls)’, and I’m honestly not sure what my feelings towards it are. I love the song and visually the video looks great but it’s not exactly what I expected it to be. Here is what Beyonce recently had to say about the song:
“The song is definitely riskier than something a bit more simple, I just heard the track and loved that it was so different. It felt a bit African, a bit electronic and futuristic. It reminded me of what I love, which is mixing different cultures and eras – things that typically don’t go together – to create a new sound.”
Beyonce worked with eight different choreographers for the video, which was directed by Francis Lawrence, what do you think about the video?
Last week photos from the set of Beyonce‘s new video for her new song, ‘Girls (Who Run the World)’, leaked online despite her doing her best to keep the whole thing under wraps.
Now as with everything in the music industry the song has finally leaked online although it’s unclear if this is the final version or if it’s just a demo, to me it sounds like a demo. Take a listen for yourself:
If you think you recognize music from the song then you’re right, it samples Major Lazer‘s tune ‘Pon De Floor’. As for the photos leaking online, Francis Lawrence who directed the video says she was not one bit happy. He says, “She would probably have me shot if I said anything, some stuff spilled out, but she wasn’t happy about it, so I’ve been sworn to secrecy. It is a fantastic song, so I really hope that song catches for her, and I think the video’s gonna be really fun and cool and different for her.”
What do you think about the song? I really hope it is just a demo because I’m not feeling it at all.
If you don’t know who Jessie J is then you should because she is pretty amazing and she is currently taking over the world, anyway here is her new video for her latest single ‘Nobody’s Perfect’.
Her thoughts on the video? “It’s my fave video I’ve done so far!” is what she wrote on her Twitter account and while she continues to try break it big in the USA she is set to perform on the Ellen Degeneres show tomorrow. What are your thoughts on Jessie J?
Britney Spears has released the first new video for her single ‘Till The World Ends’, the second video will be released later on today, and I must say I think it’s pretty damn good.
The video was directed by Ray Kay and this version is his cut of it, the second video will be more focused on the choreography as opposed to the apocalyptic version.
This is giving me major vibes of her Slave 4 U video, which remains her hottest video to date in my opinion. I will update this later on when the second version gets released. What do you think of the video?
As you can see above – Katy Perry and Kanye West‘s new music video for her song E.T. has just premiered and it’s pretty awesome in my opinion.
The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 yesterday makign it the fourth song from her ‘Teenage Dream’ album to hit the number 1 spot, which is the first album in over six years to have four number 1 songs from it. On the news she Tweeted “I just got off stage to AMAZING NEWS. YOU’VE MADE #ET NUMBER 1!!!! THIS IS RECORD BREAKINGLY AMAZING! That’s 4 in a row! I am in tearssss!!!”
I am in love with this song and the video as well. What’s your thoughts on it?