Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of 2011!!!!

2011 gave us soo much great stuff!!! We had to commemorate this wonderful year so Adam and I each made our own top lists of our favorite shit that went down in 2011.

FAVORITE SINGLES OF 2011-

Adam's picks:


10. Lights- Ellie Goulding

9. Niggas in Paris- Jay-Z and Kanye West


8. Someone Like You- Adele

7. Shake it off- Florence + The Machine

6. Super Bass- Nicki Minaj

5. Swim Good- Frank Ocean


4. All of the Lights- Kanye West


3. We Found Love- Rihanna

2. Marvin's Room- Drake


1. Till the World Ends- Britney





Melissa's picks:


10. She Ain't You- Chris Brown


9. Swim Good- Frank Ocean

8. Niggas in Paris- Jay-Z and Kanye West

7. Judas- Lady Gaga

6. Love on Top- Beyonce

5. She Will- Lil Wayne ft. Drake


4. Blow- Ke$ha

3. Down on Me- Jeremih ft. 50 Cent


2. Otis- Jay-Z and Kanye West


1. We Found Love- Rihanna


*Honorable Mentions*
-I Wanna Go- Britney Spears
-When I Roll Up- Wiz Khalifa
-Gucci Gucci- Kreayshawn





FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2011

Adam's picks:

5. Wounded Rhymes- Lykke Li

4. Frank Ocean-Nostalgia, Ultra
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3. 21- Adele

2. House of Balloons- The Weekend

1. Take Care- Drake
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Melissa's picks:

(I only loved three albums this year so mine is a top 3 :))

3. 4- Beyonce
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2. Watch the Throne- Jay-Z and Kanye West

1. Born This Way- Lady Gaga
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FAVORITE VIDEOS OF 2011


Adam's picks:

5. Ke$ha- Blow


4. Gucci Gucci- Kreayshawn


3. Love on Top- Beyonce


2. We Found Love- Rihanna

1. Call Your Girlfriend- Robyn






Melissa's picks:



5. Blow- Ke$ha

4. Who Run the World- Beyonce


3. Judas- Lady Gaga


2. Born This Way


1. We Found Love!!- Rihanna






Biggest Pop Culture happenings of 2011


5. Courtney Stodden introduced to America!!
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4. Prego Beyonce
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3. Charlie Sheen anticss


2. Death of Amy Winehouse

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1. Kardashian drama

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And wrapping it up, Who had the best year in 2011??


Jennifer Lopez and Britney!!





Who had the worst year in 2011??













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Sorry, Christina.

Friday, December 2, 2011

I die for Karlie Kloss

I love love LOVE Karlie Kloss!! Even though she does Victoria's Secret, all the other great editorials and ads she does more than make up for it.. I was absolutely stunned when I saw these latest shots from Vogue Italia by Steven Meisel..She is a true supermodel. Legs for DAYSS and look at those abs..AND she gives major face.

I die for her.

Maybe part of the reason I love her is because she has the same body as me? hmm.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Grammys Noms!!

Yeahhh! Kanye is leading the pack this year with seven nominations! He's got nominations from two albums, His collabo with Jay Z, Watch the Throne and of course, his critically acclaimed solo album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. That shit was EPIC. Well deserved.
West is followed by Adele, Brune Mars and Foo Fighters with 6 nods apiece.

Can't wait to see some Kanye antics February 12th!!


Album of the Year
» Adele - 21
» Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
» Lady Gaga - Born This Way
» Bruno Mars - Doo-Wops & Hooligans
» Rihanna - Loud

Who SHOULD win-Adele
Who I want to win-Well.. Gaga, of course, but also Adele
Who will win-Adele



Record of the Year
» Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"
» Bon Iver - "Holocene"
» Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
» Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"
» Katy Perry - "Firework"

Who SHOULD win- Rolling in the Deep
Who I want to win- Rolling in the Deep
Who will win- Rolling in the Deep



Best New Artist
» The Band Perry
» Bon Iver
» J. Cole
» Nicki Minaj
» Skrillex

Who SHOULD win- Umm.. ?
Who I want to win-Nicki
Who will win-No freakin idea



Song of the Year
» Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie - "All of the Lights"
» Mumford & Sons - "The Cave"
» Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
» Bon Iver - "Holocene"
» Adele - "Rolling In The Deep"

Who SHOULD win-Rolling in the Deep
Who I want to win-All of the Lights
Who will win-Rolling in the Deep




Best Pop Solo Performance
» Adele - "Someone Like You"
» Lady Gaga - "Yoü and I"
» Bruno Mars - "Grenade"
» Katy Perry - "Firework"
» Pink - "F***in' Perfect"

Who SHOULD win-omg this is a hard one!! ...um Adele
Who I want to win-Gaga or Adele
Who will win- Adele. It better not be Katy.



Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
» Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse - "Body and Soul"
» The Black Keys - "Dearest"
» Coldplay - "Paradise"
» Foster The People - "Pumped Up Kicks"
» Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera - "Moves Like Jagger"

Who SHOULD win-Body and Soul! RIP Wino
Who I want to win-Body and Soul
Who will win-Not sure



Best Dance Recording
» deadmau5 and Greta Svabo Bech - "Raise Your Weapon"
» Duck Sauce - "Barbra Streisand"
» David Guetta and Avicii - "Sunshine"
» Robyn - "Call Your Girlfriend"
» Skrillex - "Scary Monsters And Nice Sprites"
» Swedish House Mafia - "Save The World"

I dont know the other songs but I want Call your Girlfriend to win!!





Best Rap Album
» Jay-Z and Kanye West - Watch the Throne
» Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
» Lupe Fiasco - Lasers
» Nicki Minaj - Pink Friday
» Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Who SHOULD win-OMGGG ummm My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Who I want to win-MBDTF..but love Watch the Throne too
Who will win-MBDTF!!!



Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
» Beyoncé and Andre 3000 - "Party"
» DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne - "I'm On One"
» Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey - "I Need a Doctor"
» Rihanna and Drake - "What's My Name?"
» Kelly Rowland and Lil Wayne - "Motivation"
» Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie - "All Of The Lights"

Who SHOULD win-All of the Lights
Who I want to win- Whats my name or All of the Lights
Who will win-All of the Lights

Saturday, October 8, 2011

VH1's top 100 songs of the 2000s..

...is kind of wack. Most of it is sound but they've included some questionable songs and definitely left out some MAJOR songs of the decade. Buy you a Drank? Hellooo. I don't even think T-Pain is on this list once!! Are you serious. That guy owned 2007! And 2008. So here's the VH1 version of the list, then, I will give you MY (the correct) version.

VH1:

100 Sisqó – “Thong Song”
99 Carrie Underwood “Before He Cheats”
98 3 Doors Down “Kryptonite”
97 Shaggy “It Wasn’t Me”
96 Pussycat Dolls (Feat. Busta Rhymes) “Don’t Cha”
95 James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”
94 Daughtry – “It’s Not Over”
93 OK Go – “Here It Goes Again”
92 Flo Rida (Feat. T-Pain) – “Low”
91 Creed – “With Arms Wide Open”

90 Mystikal – “Shake Ya Ass”
89 M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”
88 Fountains of Wayne – “Stacy’s Mom”
87 The Darkness – “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”
86 Aerosmith – “Jaded”
85 Macy Gray – “I Try”
84 Linkin Park – “In the End”
83 D’Angelo – “Untitled (How Does It Feel)”
82 Matchbox Twenty – “Unwell”
81 Bruce Springsteen – “The Rising”

80 Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz (Feat. Ying Yang Twins) – “Get Low”
79 Enrique Iglesias – “Hero”
78 Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”
77 Nickelback – “How You Remind Me”
76 T.I. ft Rihanna – “Live Your Life”
77 Gavin DeGraw – “I Don’t Want to Be”
74 Chamillionaire (Feat. Krayzie Bone) – “Ridin’”
73 Nelly Furtado (Feat. Timbaland) – “Promiscuous”
72 Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
71 Colbie Caillat – “Bubbly”

70 Chris Brown (Feat. Juelz Santana) – “Run It!”
69 Evanescence – “Bring Me to Life”
68 Ludacris (Feat. Shawnna) – “Stand Up”
67 Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”
66 Snoop Dogg (Feat. Pharrell) – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
65 Aaliyah – “Try Again”
64 Jennifer Lopez (Feat. Ja Rule) – “I’m Real (Murder Remix)”
63 Andrew W.K. – “Party Hard”
62 Avril Lavigne – “Complicated”
61 Kelis – “Milkshake”

60 Ke$ha – “Tik Tok”
59 Justin Timberlake – “Cry Me a River”
58 Jason Mraz – “I’m Yours”
57 Mary J. Blige – “Family Affair”
56 DMX – “Party Up (Up In Here)”
55 The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
54 Norah Jones – “Don’t Know Why”
53 Blink-182 – “All the Small Things”
52 Shakira (Feat. Wyclef) – “Hips Don’t Lie”
51 Natasha Bedingfield – “Pocketful of Sunshine”

50 Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
49 Lady Gaga – “Bad Romance”
48 Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
47 Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink – “Lady Marmalade”
46 Kid Rock & Sheryl Crow – “Picture”
45 Eve (Feat. Gwen Stefani) – “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”
44 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Californication”
43 Katy Perry – “I Kissed A Girl”
42 Train – “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)”
41 R. Kelly – “Trapped In The Closet”

40 Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”
39 Adele – “Chasing Pavements”
38 Miley Cyrus – “Party In The U.S.A.”
37 Britney Spears – “Oops! … I Did It Again”
36 *NSYNC – “Bye Bye Bye”
35 John Mayer – “Daughters”
34 Janet Jackson – “All For You”
33 Johnny Cash – “Hurt”
32 Maroon 5 – “This Love”
31 Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”

30 Gwen Stefani – “Hollaback Girl”
29 Foo Fighters – “Best Of You”
28 Madonna – “Music”
27 Usher (Feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris) – “Yeah!”
26 The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
25 Nelly – “Hot in Herre”
24 Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”
23 Pink – “Get the Party Started”
22 Alicia Keys – “Fallin’”
21 Jay-Z – “99 Problems”

20 Britney Spears – “Toxic”
19 Destiny’s Child – “Bootylicious”
18 Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”
17 Coldplay – “Clocks”
16 Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
15 U2 – “Beautiful Day”
14 Gnarls Barkley – “Crazy”
13 Green Day – “American Idiot”
12 Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling”
11 Rihanna (Feat. Jay-Z) – “Umbrella”

10 50 Cent – “In Da Club”
09 Mariah Carey – “We Belong Together”
08 Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys) – “Empire State Of Mind”
07 Justin Timberlake (Feat Timbaland) – “SexyBack”
06 Kanye West (Feat. Jamie Foxx) – “Gold Digger”
05 Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
04 Eminem – “Lose Yourself”
03 Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
02 OutKast – “Hey Ya!”
01 Beyoncé (Feat. Jay-Z) – “Crazy In Love”

I mostly agree with the top 10 but I would do some re-arranging.. Plus, where is Sean Paul? Get Busy?? Where is Burn by Usher?? Where is Work it by Missy Elliott? Where is Ciara? Where is The Fray? No Panic! At the Disco? Ashanti? So yeah. A lot missing, here is the Melissa version.

The REAL Top 100 songs of the 2000s!!

100 R. Kelly – “Trapped In The Closet”
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99 Andrew W.K. – “Party Hard”
98 No Doubt-"Hella Good"
97 Taylor Swift – “You Belong With Me”
96 Kings Of Leon – “Sex On Fire”
95 Mystikal – “Shake Ya Ass”
94 Eve (Feat. Gwen Stefani) – “Let Me Blow Ya Mind”
93 Katy Perry – “I Kissed A Girl”
92 Fat Joe- “Lean Back”
91 Coldplay- “The Scientist”

90 Aerosmith – “Jaded”
89 The Darkness – “I Believe in a Thing Called Love”
88 Macy Gray – “I Try”
87 Matchbox Twenty – “Unwell”
86 Jennifer Lopez (Feat. Ja Rule) – “I’m Real (Murder Remix)”
85 M.I.A. – “Paper Planes”
84 Chris Brown (Feat. Juelz Santana) – “Run It!”
83 Mary J. Blige – “Family Affair”
82 Plain White T’s – “Hey There Delilah”
81 Gavin DeGraw – “I Don’t Want to Be”

80 Natasha Beddingfield- Unwritten
79 DMX – “Party Up (Up In Here)”
78 Kelis – “Milkshake”
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77 Ke$ha – “Tik Tok”
76 Justin Timberlake-“Rock your body”
75 James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”
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74 Daughtry – “It’s Not Over”
73 Flo Rida (Feat. T-Pain) – “Low”
72 Enrique Iglesias – “Hero”
71 Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Californication”

70 John Mayer – “Daughters”
69 Foo Fighters – “Best Of You”
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68 Christina Aguilera- “Dirrty”
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67 Madonna – “Music”
66 Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”
65 Ciara- “1,2 step”
64 Ashanti- “Foolish”
63 Evanescence – “Bring Me to Life”
62 Ludacris (Feat. Shawnna) – “Stand Up”
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61 Kanye West “Jesus Walks”

60 3 Doors Down “Kryptonite”
59 Nelly Furtado (Feat. Timbaland) – “Promiscuous”
58 Yung Joc- “It’s Goin Down”
57 Jet – “Are You Gonna Be My Girl”
56 Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz (Feat. Ying Yang Twins) – “Get Low”
55 Amy Winehouse – “Rehab”
54 T.I.- “What you know”
53 Leona Lewis – “Bleeding Love”
52 Snoop Dogg (Feat. Pharrell) – “Drop It Like It’s Hot”
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51 Linkin Park – “In the End”

50 Lil Wayne- “Lollipop”
49 Jamie Foxx- “Blame it”
48 Panic! At the Disco- “I Write Sins Not Tragedies”
47 Jay Z- “Big Pimpin”
46 Nickelback – “How You Remind Me”
45 Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya, Pink – “Lady Marmalade”
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44 Justin Timberlake-“Cry Me a River”
43 Sean Paul- “Get Busy”
42 Avril Lavigne – “Complicated”
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41 Usher- “U Got it Bad”

40 Norah Jones – “Don’t Know Why”
39 Shakira (Feat. Wyclef) – “Hips Don’t Lie”
38 Missy Elliott “Work it”
37 Kanye West (Feat. Jamie Foxx) – “Gold Digger”
36 Timbaland ft. Keri Hilson- “The Way I Are”
35 Jay-Z (Feat. Alicia Keys) – “Empire State Of Mind”
34 Gorrilaz- “Feel Good Inc.”
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33 Black Eyed Peas- “Where is the Love?”
32 Creed – “With Arms Wide Open”
31 Nelly – “Hot in Herre”
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30 Usher- “Burn”
29 Gwen Stefani-“Hollaback Girl”
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28 The White Stripes – “Seven Nation Army”
27 Missy Elliott – “Get Ur Freak On”
26 Gnarls Barkley – “Crazy”
25 Lady Gaga – “Poker Face”
24 Eminem- “The Real Slim Shady”
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23 Alicia Keys – “Fallin’”
22 Christina Aguilera – “Beautiful”
21 Train – “Drops Of Jupiter (Tell Me)”

20 Coldplay – “Clocks”
19 The Killers – “Mr. Brightside”
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18 T-Pain- “Buy you a Drank”
17 The Fray- “How to Save a life”
16 Britney Spears – “Oops! … I Did It Again”
15 *NSYNC – “Bye Bye Bye”
14 Britney Spears – “Toxic”
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13 Kelly Clarkson – “Since U Been Gone”
12 Green Day – “American Idiot”
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11 Maroon 5 – “This Love”

10 Beyoncé – “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)”
9 Justin Timberlake (Feat Timbaland) – “SexyBack”
8 Mariah Carey – “We Belong Together”
7 Rihanna (Feat. Jay-Z) – “Umbrella”
6 50 Cent – “In Da Club”
5 Beyoncé (Feat. Jay-Z) – “Crazy In Love”
4 U2 – “Beautiful Day”
3 Usher (Feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris) – “Yeah!”
2 Eminem – “Lose Yourself”
1 OutKast – “Hey Ya!”
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gor. geous.

Oh my God. Is this not the most gorgeous thing you've ever seen? Lady Gaga is a goddness nymph in her new artistic version of her You and I video, as well as on the cover of October's Harper's Bazaar.

You know I always think she looks beautiful but this is a whole nother level of beauty. Check it out.


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PHOTOGRAPHY: INEZ + VINOODH
MAKEUP: VALIUM GARLAND
HAIR: FREDERIC ASPIRAS
FASHION: HUSSEIN CHALAYAN

Sunday, August 28, 2011

VMAs 2011

Oh my beloved VMAs! For a second there I thought I might not be able to watch them because I had something going on tonight... but thank god that shit got cancelled!!

They were again in LA this year, and if you recall from my previous VMA review, I'm not a fan of the VMAs in LA! But this year was good and it proved me wrong.

There wasn't much on the preshow, so this will be brief..

I did see Amber Rose with Wiz, they are starting to grow on me as a couple.

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Sway gave away a new award, called Best Video with a Message..and it went to Lady Gaga for Born this Way. Yay.!

Nicki revealed her atrocious VMA outfit:

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I really don't think any commentary is necessary.


I'll throw in this pic of Brit.. I feel like she always has this look nowadays, like shes pretending to look happy to be there, and a little unsure.
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And Jessie J was there with a broken ankle and her leg in a damn boot, complete with bedazzled crutches.

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Basically the preshow was boring!!

Soo opening the show was Gaga, and she came out as her male alter ego, Jo Calderone!

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She went back to her theater roots and did a whole opening monologe, about how "he" used to date Gaga and the issues in their relationship, etc.. Then he started in on You and I at the piano. The guitars came in and he did some choreography.


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I'll attatch some videos, I hope they won't be disabled by the time you read this!



Overall I think it was very good. I think it's amazing that Gaga still managed to do something unexpected and innovative. Even if Annie Lennox has done it before, that was 20 years ago! It was about time someone stepped up to do this!

First up is Nicki Minaj and Jonah Hill to present Best Pop Video: Britney Spears-Till the world ends. I know I'm rough on her but I did actually want this video to win. It's the only decent one she's put out in years!

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Thenn "Otis" starts up, with the piano and his voice.. and then Jay and Kanye emerge !! It was so sick, love the energy of those two together.

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Otis also happens to be my favorite song right now.. Can't wait to see these two live at the Watch the Throne Tour!!!




Miley and Shawn White (really..?) present the award for Best Rock Video, and it goes to the Foo Fighters-Walk. You all know this isn't my category but I AM glad the Foo Fighters won. I do like them, and they've been nominated 12 damn times and have only won once!! So here's to moonman number 2! Plus how can you not love Dave Grohl?

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Best Hip Hop Video had some good nominees..All of the Lights, Look at me now and 6 foot 7 foot were all really good. I figured it would go to Chris Brown but they announced... NICKI???? Omg. Super Bass is the most cheap ass ghettorific video!! Over Look at me Now??? Just no.

Best Collobo: Katy Perry ft Kanye-E.T. Mehhh none of the noms had good videos in the category.. but you could tell they spent a lot of money of that weird video so I can't complain too much.

Pitbull ft Neyo performed Give Me Everything and it was alright. I feel like it was the only "meh" performance of the night. Everything else was really good.

Oh and BTW after every performance they'd transition by cutting to Jessie J, just sitting in this white chair on stage in her boot, singing! I could not stop laughing at that.. "Okay guys so Jessie broke her ankle.. can we get her a chair???"

Katy Perry presents Adele for her performance of Someone like you. It was just her, a pianist and the spotlight. And it was incredible.

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I got goosebumps it was so good. I never realized how fierce she is but she is fucking fierce! Amazing voice' it was chilling. Gaga's performance was fun and unexpected but for me, Adele gave the performance of the night.


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She got a standing O.

Kim Kardashian "Humphries" presents Best Male Video. It goes to.. U Smile, by the Biebs. !!!! What! Again, so many other good videos he was nominated alongside that shoud've won.. But, since the awards are now voted on by fans it just makes sense. You know how crazed those Beliebers are!! They're out for blood and won't stop till Selena Gomez is dead and the Biebs wins every award!!

Chris Brown performs.. He starts with Yeah3x.. then did this weird thing where the back track said "1993" and played what I am assuming is a popular song from 1993 that I didnt recognize.. he danced to it..amazingly, like he does. Then "1994" and Smells Like Teen spirit came on and he danced to that.. and the year countup stopped there. I thought it was kind of random they only did those two years but whatever. He then went into Beautiful People and started flying thru the air and shit!

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It was really good. Great dancing, flying, flipping thru the air.. it was a little magical and I even forgot for a second that he Ike Turnered RiRi!





It just made me think, it's amazing how time heals absolutely everything..People were saying his career was over.. and now he's back and hotter than ever! And he's still throwing chairs thru windows! Not condoning it.. it's just the Kanye effect.. once you reach a certain level of talent, you can do whatever the fuck you want, or so it seems.

Now it's time for the Britney tribute! Gaga was hugely influenced by Britney so she had the honor of presenting it, as Jo. The tribute consisted of dancers dancing to quick versions of many of Britney's iconic videos and performances: Hit me Baby One more time, Oops, Toxic, Circus, etc. It showed the progression of the career and evolution of her image, etc. No rendition of her drug hazed Gimme More performance from 2007 VMAs however!

Jo Presented her the award. Brit came up and they made us THINK they were gonna kiss but no. And probably rightfully so, Between Britney's melting face and Gaga in drag I think it would have just weirded everyone out more than anything.

Now the cutest performance of the night from Ms. Bey! She was in this adorable sequined blazer and performed Love on Top. I'm not into her sound this last album but I thoroughly enjoyed this. It was so peppy and cute, it reminded me of early early Mariah Carey.

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The real surprise came when she unbuttoned her blazer at the end of the song and rubbed her baby bump!! Omg Saint Bey is pregnant!! Drop to your knees and rejoice!!

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It cut to the Kanye smiling and slapping Jay on the back in the audience. So cute, those two are like brothers.. you know that baby is gonna be calling him Uncle Kanye. We even got a glimpse of "Jo" jumping and smiling in the audience. Priceless. This might have been my favorite moment of the show.

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And then they present the Best New Artist award. I SO had this going for Wiz Khalifa, I think everyone did. And then out of left field they announce this Tyler the Creator character!! That's it. The "Best New" category is officially fucked this year! At the Grammys some person named Esperanza Splading beat Drake AND the Biebs and won, and now this shit. no.

Some group I didnt quite catch the name of.. (The Giant?) performs. Their lead singer guy was hot.. it was a good performance too. Really good crowd energy, he crowd surfed for a minute and then was laying on the stage letting all the fans touch him.. pretty cool.

And the category of the night, the fiercest of the fierce: Best Female video goes to: Gaga-Born this Way! Of course I wanted her to win, but I did NOT see this coming! I saw it going to Adele or Beyonce. But then again Nicki has that fan power and Katy's Firework was a big video too.. but Yay! BTW is one of my favorite videos..

Russel Brand comes out and does a tribute to Amy Winehouse, by telling the story of how they first met and his impression of her and how he was blown away the first time he heard her sing. It was well said. Then they showed this video footage, probably the last video footage of her in a studio EVER recording with Tony Bennett at the Abbey ROad Studios in London. It was shot in March and she looked and sounded good. It was the Amy we loved! Seeing that was very moving.. they also played some of her songs off of Back to Black.. so good. Bennett said she had that real soul in her, and embodied the style of Ella Fitzgerald and other classic jazz artists.

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Bruno Mars then performed her song Valerie, and he did a great job, I think.

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I resisted him at first but he actually is pretty adorable.




The biggest award of the night, video of the year, was presented by Katie Holmes. What is with these random ass presenters for the Video of the Year? Last year it was Cher..hmm

And the award goes to Katy Perry-Firework.


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I totes saw it going to Adele!

And Weezy wraps up the show.. that little gremlin! I'm so embarassed how hot I was for him 2 years ago! I mean, he still has that something, and he is amazing live.. but to an outsiders eyes.. just ew. I should probably keep that memory to myself?

Look at this goon!
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Despite being in LA this year, I did expect big things. It seems every year either the performances are amazing but the winners are wack, OR the winners are sound but the performances are underwhelming. Last year was the latter: lackluster performances but proper winners. This year the performances were AMAZING and the winners were mixed. Some curveballs but some definite legit wins.. I can't complain.

The highlights for me were definitely Adele's performance, Bey's performance and pregnancy reveal, Gaga's You and I performance and Jay and Ye's Otis performance. In that order. Loved it!!!!

Loving how the women are still dominting, like last year. Everyone on top is a female! Katy, Adele, Gaga, Bey, Nicki, Brit.. as it should be! The hot female divas!

Remember when it was all terrible in 2005/2006 when all these BANDS were winning?? Green Day, Panic at the Disco, Fall Out Boy?

NO MORE!! Long live the reign of the pop diva!!

And OMG how great was it with No Taylor Swift there playing the damn martyr! Excellent.

So overall this years VMAs gets a big Thumbs Up from me!!