1.Janet Jackson made Nutty chart history fifteen years ago today….
15 years ago today, Ms. Janet Jackson claimed her ninth No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Doesn’t Really Matter,” and becoming the first artist to have #1 singles in the ’80s, ’90s and ’00s. (Madonna would actually achieve the same feat three weeks later when “Music” grooved at #1) “Matter” was served to us as the theme from the soundtrack to Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, which co-starred Jackson and Eddie Murphy.
Go on, Ms. Janet…
2.Taylor Swift’s surprise this guests just keep on comin’…….
As Taylor Swift continues to surprise her audiences with superstar guests, (she performed “You Oughta Know” with Ms. Alanis herself a few days ago), she also continues to show off, err, display her famous friends. During her fourth sold-out show at L.A.’s Staples Center last night, the mega popstar brought out John Legend, Beck, and St. Vincent.
First up was Legend, who performed “All Of Me” at a piano while Swift sang (and did her trademark dance moves) next to it in a shimmering gold floor-length gown.
Toward the end of Taylor’s set, Beck joined Swift on stage for his latest single, “Dreams,” accompanied by St. Vincent on guitar. Although it wasn’t quite the episode of Glee that “All Of Me” was, Ms. Diva clearly enjoyed herself, and the pyro portion of St. Vincent’s solo certainly got the crowd all sorts of amped.
Watch fan-filmed videos of both superstar moments below.
3.Carrie Underwood drops sexy video for “Smoke Break”…
Although “Smoke Break,” Carrie Underwood’s anthem to the hard-working folks around the globe who could sometimes use a little R&R from life’s craziness, was just released this week, she’ s already serving us with the steamy video for the track.
As Underwood drives around the desert in an old pickup truck, the video flashes back and forth to a diner, featuring a hardworking barista and a white-collar patron who both look like they’ve…just…had..it. When the truck breaks down, she joins the tired club as she is naturally forced to hitchhike with her guitar.
Not to mention, she’s also rockin’ one sexy, skin tight pair of Daisy Dukes and knee-high boots for days. You better work, Ms. Carrie.
4.Calvin Harris is Forbes highest paid DJ…are you surprised?
Surprise! according to Forbes’ latest report on dance music’s big earners, Calvin Harris is the undisputed king of EDM.
The Scottish producer and disc jockey earned $66 million last year to lead Forbes’ Electronic Cash Kings list for a second straight year, pulling in nearly double the next-highest earner, Mr. David Guetta who’s only made a measly $37 million dollars last year.
There’s no need to argue that Harris has the dance world at his headphones. He’s enjoyed mega-success not only cooking up tracks for other artists, but he’s also whipped up a beat buffet of his own hits. It also doesn’t hurt that he earns a small fortune for his DJ sets and that he also has a seven-figure endorsement with everyone’s favorite male celebrity endorsed underwear brand, Giorgio Armani. Not too shabby, Mr. Harris.
5.A lot of One Direction fans are pissed off at Joey Fatone right now…
Earlier this week, the world was devastated by the news that One Direction will be taking a break beginning early next year. Since the tragic news, Directioners have flooded social media with their depression, denial, and utter most despair. But the best, err, worst part for the fans came just a day later when former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone “wrote” a “you’re f#$ked” letter to the boys…and that’s when all 1D hell broke loose.
The now infamous “letter” is basically a bedtime story of what will happen to the 1D boys as soon as the hiatus kicks up. The fake letter points out that other than Harry Styles, the rest of the group is destined for failure. Plus, he took a direct shot at Louis Tomlinson…which this one fan didn’t take to lightly.
I can't believe Joey Fatone came for louis like that I'm crying
— jessica (@lordeszarry) August 25, 2015
Pretty much sums it up. For the rest of the angry tweets…freak out right here.