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At the end of 2014, I put together a list of the year’s best videos and noted that the race for the title of world’s best music-video director was a tight one, with two people — Nabil and Hiro Murai — in a virtual dead heat for the top spot. Behind the two of them,… More »

The song of the summer is a slippery, ephemeral thing. You can try to predict it, labels can (and will) try their hardest to make sure that their song is the one that comes out on top, but it’s still an imprecise science. It means different things to different people, certain niches will gravitate toward… More »

Grandpa can keep U2; you can leave Coldplay for Mom; Mumford & Sons are strictly the province of perilously uncool older siblings. For a growing swath of America’s teenagers, Twenty One Pilots are the biggest rock band in the world — or are they are pop? Rap? EDM? Forward-thinking mainstream music has always been the… More »

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Meek Mill – “All Eyes On You” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown) Video

Meek Mill’s second studio album Dreams Worth More Than Money has been a hell of a comeback so far. After getting out of jail, sparking up a romance with hip-hop’s reigning queen Nicki Minaj, and going straight for Drake’s jugular, Mill seems to be on a mission to assert his dominance. The video for hi… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Discuss Taylor Swift On GMA

Nicki Minaj had been scheduled to appear on Good Morning America’s weekly Central Park concert series for a while, but it seems fortuitous that her appearance would come just a day after the Minaj/Taylor Swift VMAs kerfuffle. So it gave her a chance to comment IRL on a controversy that mainly happened over tweet: “I… More »

By: James Rettig / July 24, 2015 - 10:07 am

Taylor Swift Apologizes To Nicki Minaj For VMAs Spat

Earlier this week, things got a little heated between two pop mega-entities when the VMA nominations came out. Nicki Minaj was a little pissed that her “Anaconda” video had been shut out of some key categories, and she voiced that displeasure on Twitter: “If I was a different ‘kind’ of artist, Anaconda would be nominated… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 23, 2015 - 11:52 am

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms

One of the reasons why Nicki Minaj is such a beloved artist is because she’s fierce as hell and stands up for herself. Today, she is standing up for herself because “Anaconda” and “Feeling Myself” both somehow missed out on some crucial VMA nominations. More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could’ve predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess it’s not that surprising, but it certainly guarantees a good show, which is the whole point of the VMAs, anyway. What isn’t the least bit surprising is that Taylor Swift… More »

By: Caitlin White / July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Watch Meek Mill Perform With Nicki Minaj At Pinkprint Tour Opener

Nicki Minaj just kicked off the North American leg of her The Pinkprint tour at the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas on Friday night. Her boyfriend Meek Mill, who is also supporting her on tour, joined Nicki to perform “Bad For You” and “Buy A Heart” and also make out onstage, and you can watch… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 19, 2015 - 5:14 pm

DJ Prostyle – “Angel” (Feat. Jeremih & Nicki Minaj)

Jeremih and Nicki Minaj are two huge stars who are plenty capable of making great music on their own but who are also fully willing to jump on cheesed-out EDM bangers. The last time those two worked together, it was on Nicki’s The Pinkprint album. And now, they’ve teamed up with New York’s DJ Prostyle… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 10:54 am

Watch The Weeknd & Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe Play The BET Awards

Last night, BET held its big annual awards show, and we’ve already posted the video of Kendrick Lamar opening the show by performing “Alright.” But that wasn’t the only notable performance of the night. The Weeknd, looking like a newly-minted star, sang “The Hills” and then brought out Alicia Keys for a slick duet versio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 29, 2015 - 9:14 am

Meek Mill – “All Eyes On You” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Chris Brown)

Meek Mill’s new Dreams Worth More Than Money doesn’t quite count as a surprise-release album; Meek gave us the briefest window of warning that it’ll be out on Monday. But until now, the only track we’ve heard from the album is the ferocious “Check.” Today, new track “All Eyes On You” bubbled up onto the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 26, 2015 - 9:41 am

Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna’s new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: “Bitch I’m Madonna.” This is one of those choruses that you can’t help but repeat back to yourself. The song features Nicki Minaj, so for the video Madonna capitalized on the A-list pop star roster video trend… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am

Nicki Minaj Responds To Ex-Boyfriend’s Vindictive Song Snippet

Nicki Minaj and her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels split up in 2014 after 12 years together, and most of her new album The Pinkprint addresses what the end of that relationship was like for Nicki. But Samuels has been busy since the breakup too, releasing an attempt at a mixtape a few months ago. Last night,… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 11, 2015 - 11:43 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift drummed up weeks of hype and probably spent a fortune to make her kung-fu feminist G.I. Joe cameo party and to unveil it in the biggest way possible for a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Nicki Minaj – “The Night Is Still Young” Video

Nicki Minaj has been teasing the video for one of The Pinkprint’s few club bangers “The Night Is Still Young” on Instagram and Twitter for a while now, and today she’s released it exclusively to Tidal. Just like the “Feeling Myself” video, though, it quickly made its way onto the internet. I still wish she… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Nick Minaj x Jay Z Collab Probably Coming To Tidal Very Soon

Nicki Minaj is one of the many celebrity co-owners of Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, and she did Tidal a great favor earlier this week, when she gave up her great video for the Beyoncé collab “Feelin Myself” as a Tidal exclusive. That may not be the only favor she does the service. As FADERMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 11:56 am

Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” (Feat. Beyoncé) Video

Finally, Tidal gives us something we really want: the video for Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé’s Pinkprint collab “Feeling Myself.” As Complex points out, it premiered exclusively on Tidal, but like Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” video, it leaked shortly after. “American Oxygen” was later replaced by an official YouTube stream, as this probably will be too. For… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 18, 2015 - 5:16 pm

Azealia Banks, Dev Hynes Criticize BET Awards

Azealia Banks and Dev Hynes, two of the most fascinating, outspoken, talented black musicians working today, took to Twitter today with some harsh words for the BET Awards. Nominations for this year’s ceremony came out this morning, and Banks is up for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, but she called the awards “bogus” and said she… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2015 - 12:38 pm

The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there’s no legitimate competition. This was not one of those weeks. Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde forcefully seized the top spot, racking up 228,000 equivalent units — one of the best sales frames of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm
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