It’s that time of year again when we question why MTV still has an award show for music videos, even though music videos haven’t been part of their ministry since TRL experienced an untimely death and replaced was with Snooki. But I digress.
The nominees for the MTV Video Music Awards are out, and Rihanna and Drake lead pack with five each. Last year’s big winner Katy Perry snags four nominations.
Rihanna secures two nods for Video of the Year for “We Found Love” and her collaboration with Drake “Take Care.” She’ll go head-to-head with Katy Perry (“Wide Awake”), Gotye (“Somebody That I Used To Know”) and M.I.A. (“Bad Girls”) for the crown.
In honor of her 33rd birthday, Aaliyah’s “Try Again” is today’s daily throwback!
Produced by Timbaland, “Try Again” was the lead the single from the Romeo Must Die soundtrack. Debuting on the Hot 100 in March 2000, “Try Again” peaked at number one on June 17, 2000, becoming Aaliyah’s first and only number one single on the chart. Its music video, directed by Wayne Isham, won two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film. “Try Again” also earned her a second Grammy nomination for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance.
Did You Know?: “Try Again” was the first song to ever reach number one on the Hot 100 based solely on the strength of its radio airplay.
Read the official statement from Beyoncé & Jay-Z about the birth of their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
Hov pulls back the curtain “Glory,” a new track dedicated to his daughter. “The most amazing feeling I feel, words can’t describe what I’m feeling for real/ Baby, Ipaint the sky blue, my greatest creation was you,” raps a proud Jay-Z over the Neptunes-produced beat.
He goes on to reveal Blue Ivy was conceived in Paris the day before Beyoncé shot her 4 album packaging. He also shares for the first time that his wife suffered a miscarriage. “Last time the miscarriage was so tragic/ We was afraid you’d disappear/ But nah baby you magic,” he raps.
It is just me or is the sun shining brighter today? Air feel fresher? No? Okay.
After months of rumors, Beyoncé and Jay-Z are the proud parents of a baby girl. The superstar couple welcomed their highly-publicized bundle of joy Saturday night in New York, according to multiple sources.
In a series of lengthy tweets –70 within a three-hour span — Kanye West announced the launch of a design company called DONDA. “I have started a new company and I’m so excited about the name…. it’s got the best name ever of all companies of all time!!!,” he wrote. “The name of the company is DONDA.”
When Beyoncé playful proclaimed she’s “always been a Jay-Z groupie,” she wasn’t lying. Watch the “Party” singer jig from the crowd as Jay-Z and Kanye West performed “Gotta Have It” last night in Miami at the Watch The Throne tour. Even when not on the stage, Beyoncé jigs like performing at the Grammys. Gotta love it. Check out the clip below.
Check out Jay-Z on the cover of GQ’s December/Men of the Year issue. Hov is one of four celebrities to grace the cover of the popular men’s magazine. Inside, he talks about his latest album, Watch The Throne, with Kanye, his love for the arts, and of course, Beyoncé. Check out some snippets from the cover story.
On collaborating with Kanye West on Watch the Throne:
“I think he just can’t help himself. He puts so much into everything, and he’s like, ‘You have to treat it like I treat it.’ It drives you crazy sometimes – like when you’ve put 75 versions of a snare on one song and he’s like, ‘No!’ and you’re like, ‘Come on, man.’”