After receiving criticism and even threats from a group of hackers, Iggy Azalea has responded to her fellow rappers’ comments about her place in hip-hop. And she’s got the support of a few other artists to back her up.
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Iggy Azalea has endured criticism for her role as a now Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist—but now, a hacker group has promised to publicly shame the musician unless she apologizes for comments about her music and her current place in the hip-hop community.
Sam Smith’s big year just got bigger: MTV named the singer 2014’s best artist.
Smith became a household name in March, when the Englishman was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and impressed America with his soulful singing. Since then, his hit “Stay With Me” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 and he’s nabbed six Grammy nominations. READ FULL STORY
Over the past few decades, music videos have gone from promotional larks to a nascent cable network’s cornerstones to relics of an old promotional strategy to perhaps the single most important element of an artist’s rollout plan. A good music video can completely make an artist, or turn a song from a mild hit into a phenomenon. And since most of the Billboard charts now take streaming numbers into account when making calculations, a well-watched clip can be the difference between a write-off on your business expenses and chart dominance.
This was a pretty excellent year for music videos. Though there are only five picks below, they were culled from a list of several dozen, many of which served not only as vessels for excellent songs but also as gripping short films. READ FULL STORY
Nick Jonas is opening for Iggy Azalea on her upcoming tour, meaning he’ll be available as a stand-in for Jennifer Lopez on “Booty”—just throwing that out there, Iggy.
The “Fancy” rapper announced the news on Twitter, where she apparently first made a mistake by tweeting that Joe Jonas, Nick’s older brother, would be joining her on tour before correcting herself. READ FULL STORY
If the past several years have finally proven, without a doubt, that female rappers can compete head-to-head with their male peers—something MC Lyte fans have been aware of for years)—2014 finally proved that those women can outperform their male counterparts.
Aside from Pharrell Williams’s airwave-devouring “Happy,” Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” was the most inescapable song of the year. It spent two more weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart than the two male-led number one rap singles (Eminem’s “The Monster” and Pitbull’s “Timber”) combined—and when Iggy’s Ariana Grande collaboration “Problem” went to number two, she became the only act besides the Beatles to take the top two spots at once with her first two charting tracks. In a year that produced a fair number of newly minted superstars—Grande, Sam Smith, 5 Seconds of Summer—Azalea still managed to get more attention (and hold onto it longer) than any of them.
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea performed “Booty” at Sunday’s American Music Awards and while there was no weird lube, there were plenty of butts. Plenty.
Like Lorde, Lopez started off her performance in a box. Unlike Lorde, she spent most of her time in her box jiggling her butt and dancing with Azalea. It’s all a bit like the “Booty” music video until Lopez exits the box to lead a troop of dancers for an impressive choreographed number that shows off Lopez’s booty and her dance skills. READ FULL STORY
Iggy Azalea just got fancier: The Australian rapper is nominated for six American Music Awards, more than any other artist this year.
Dick Clark started the American Music Awards in 1973 and they’ve become the fan-based alternative to the Grammys: Nominations and winners are based on public polls and data from music sales. Other nominees this year include Katy Perry, John Legend, and Pharrell Williams, who trail Azalea with five nominations each. READ FULL STORY
Lifetime unveiled the trailer for their upcoming Aaliyah biopic and it has fans of the late R&B star going nuts, but probably not for the reasons the network was hoping. It’s not even the cornball dialogue and stale storytelling that people have a problem with—this is a Lifetime movie about a pop star, so a scene where a record producer leans back in his chair and declares that “she’s gonna be huge” is to be expected. The issue that fans have with it is that the trailer’s soundtrack is Iggy Azalea’s “Goddess.”
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