Watch Paramore Rock the iHeartRadio Music Fest


For those not in the know (of those that really didn’t care), the annual iHeartRadio Music Festival took place this past weekend with a long list of performers taking to the stage for the two day festival in Las Vegas.

The show, which had the tagline “The Legend Returns,” revealed the list of artists on the bill a few months back which included Ariana Grande, Steve Aoki, Iggy Azalea, Calvin Harris, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Usher, Eric Church, Train, the Zac Brown Band, Coldplay, Bastille and surprisingly Motley Crue (we still aren’t sure how that happened).

Also on the bill were Paramore who at this point fit the requirements to be an iHeartRadio radio staple.

For those Paramore fans out there who might have had better things to do during the weekend than stare at the CW hoping for the band to take the stage, the full stream of their set can be seen below.

Inaugural iHeardRadio Music Award Winners


After three hours of musical performances including Pitbull with GRL, Ariana Grande, Kendrick Lamar, 30 Seconds to Mars giving a tribute to Los Angeles with “City of Angels” and a special performance by Usher in honor of the late Michael Jackson featuring a never-before-heard track, “Love Never Felt So Good” which Justin Timberlake collaborated on, the inaugural iHeartRadio Awards have officially called it a night.

The award show, which featured some of Top 40 radio station artists were nominated for a series on awards including “Best Lyrics,” “Best New Artists,” “Best Collaboration” and some different categories such as “Best Fan Army” and for those avid social media fans, “Best Instagram” which Parenthood‘s Jason Ritter became the social media counselor (when in doubt, add cats).

Check out the full list of winners who received the first batch of iHeardRadio statues:


Artist of the Year:

Imagine Dragons
Justin Timberlake
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Maroon 5
Rihanna (WINNER)

Best Lyrics:

“Wake Me Up” – Avicii (Vocals by Aloe Blacc)
“I Love It” (featuring Charli XCX) – Icona Pop
“Say Something” – A Great Big World
“Same Love” – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Wrecking Ball” – Miley Cyrus (WINNER)

Best Collaboration:

“Holy Grail” – Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
“Stay” – Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko
“Suit & Tie” – Justin Timberlake featuring Jay Z
“The Monster” – Eminem featuring Rihanna
“Timber” – Pitbull featuring Kesha (WINNER)

Hip Hop/R&B Song of the Year:

“Blurred Lines” – Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharrell
“Hold On We’re Going Home” – Drake featuring Majid Jordan
“Holy Grail” – Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake
“Pour It Up” – Rihanna (WINNER)
“Started from the Bottom” – Drake

Song of the Year:

“Hold On, We’re Going Home” – Drake featuring Majid Jordan
“Mirrors” – Justin Timberlake
“Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons
“Stay” – Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko (WINNER)
“The Monster” – Eminem featuring Rihanna

Best New Artist:

Florida Georgia Line
Icona Pop
Imagine Dragons
Lorde (WINNER) 
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

Country Song of the Year:

“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton (WINNER)
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift
“It Goes Like This” – Thomas Rhett
“Mine Would Be You” – Blake Shelton
“That’s My Kind of Night” – Luke Bryan

EDM Song of the Year:

“Get Lucky” Daft Punk featuring Pharrell
“Stay the Night” – Zedd featuring Hayley Williams
“Summertime Sadness” – Zedd featuring Hayley Williams
“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
“Wake Me Up” – Avicii (WINNER)

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

“Demons” – Imagine Dragons (WINNER)
“Do I Wanna Know?” – Arctic Monkeys
“Pompeii” – Bastille
“Royals” – Lorde
“Safe and Sound” – Capital Cities

Best Fan Army:

Arianators – Ariana Grande
Little Monsters – Lady Gaga
Lovatics – Demi Lovato
Mahomies – Austin Mahone
Rihanna Navy – Rihanna (WINNER) 
Swifties – Taylor Swift

Innovator Award:

Pharrell Williams (and his hat)

Young Influence Award:

Ariana Grande

Listen to the First Mash-Up of 2013’s Hit Songs


UPDATE: One of my favorite mash-up artists, Daniel Kim has recently released his Pop Danthology which features 68 hit songs including “Blurred Lines” and “What Does the Fox Say?”

Since now we have two mash-ups to help summarize the state of music in 2013, which is your favorite?


You know that it’s almost the end of the year when mash-ups of all the hit songs of the year start making their rounds on the internet. Thanks to San Francisco’s DJ Earworm, we have the first mash-up of 2013’s hits. The DJ took 25 of the most played and probably on your last nerve songs and combined them together to give us a five-minute look (or sound) at the state of music in 2013.

Check out the video below and lets start the countdown for 2014.

Taylor Swift ‘Biggest Fan’ Contest Canceled


The internet was so close of having a super-creepy guy win a meet-and-greet with pop star Taylor Swift, almost being the keyword.

A “fat old guy creep” named Charles had officially won the “Taylor Swift’s Biggest Fan,” but was denied the right to his prize (just so you know, he want to go all creeper and sniff the blonde star’s hair) after the radio station holding the promotion called into question the integrity of his win.

Gawker reported that the meet-and-greet contest had been cancelled thanks to the trolls roaming their 4Chan and Reddit caves.

Boston’s Kiss 108 FM, who were hosting the contest, released the following statement about the cancellation.

“Disappointingly, we have determined that the integrity of the ‘Taylor Swift’s Biggest Fan’ contest has been compromised. In accordance with our contest rules, effective immediately, the contest has been terminated. We apologize to all of our loyal listeners who have participated.”

But while they write about how sad it is that they had to cancel the contest, much to the dismay of “legitimate” Taylor Swift fans (and of course out internet trolls), they tend to forget that Charles actually did win the contest. “I’m a 39 year old man and I love Taylor so much and don’t care that both adults and children mock me for it, ” Charles wrote.

While we honestly don’t know whether or not Charles is a real dude, because come on this is the generation of “Catfish,” we can rest assure knowing that these types of pranks will not end here. Remember how the internet managed to send Pitbull from the warm Miami beaches that he’s always bragging about to the cold, frigid weather of Alaska?

Anything is possible.