The #VMAs are right around the corner! 🚀 It’s going to be an amazing night with performances by Video Vanguard winner #MissyElliott, our favorite #Lover #TaylorSwift, and the #JonasBrothers from their hometown. Plus #ShawnMendes, #CamilaCabello, #JBalvin, #BadBunny, #Rosalia, #Lizzo, and #LilNasX will all be hitting the stage. 🎶 We want to know who you’re most excited to see! Tell us in the comments below, and stay tuned for more announcements. 👀 You won’t want to miss a moment on Monday, August 26 at 8 PM ET on @MTV.
#TaylorSwift may sing #YouNeedToCalmDown, but we are anything but calm right now! Not only did she drop #Lover, a soft and old-school slow jam about finding the one, she also dropped the tracklist for her highly-anticipated seventh album. 'Lover' drops August 23, and it looks like it's going to be a hard-hitting collection to love in all its forms. With tracks like "Miss Americana and the Heartbreak Prince," "False God," and "I Forgot You Existed," it sounds like fans are in for a ride. She even pays respect to her country roots with a #DixieChicks collab. Now if only next week could get here sooner. Hit the link in the bio for the full tracklist.
#Normani’s debut solo track #Motivation isn’t even a day old yet, and it’s already a certified bop. #ArianaGrande, who welcomed #Normani as her opener on the #SweetenerTour, took to Twitter to celebrate her friend, and Ari’s just as obsessed with the single as we are. Turns out, “Motivation” is Ari’s first song placement as a writer for someone other than herself, so not only is this bop, it’s a moment that champions women supporting one another. Normani responded to Ari’s post writing, “We got a smashhhhh!!!!!!” Indeed you do, ladies. Indeed you do.
Watch out, world – #Normani has arrived with an up-tempo bop to add some early 2000s nostalgia to your #HotGirlSummer vibes. The video for her debut track as a solo artist, #Motivation, pays tribute to some iconic female artists, including #Beyonce, and the much-beloved classic @bet show for all things Black music, '106 & Park.’ Complete with air-brushed attire, low-rise jeans, and velour-clad dancers battling it out on a basketball court, the video is the perfect mix of old school meets new school. Dare we say it, Normani is not-so-subtly letting us know this is her time, and she’s not going anywhere anytime soon. Hit the link in bio to watch the video.
There’s more #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore where that came from! Not only did #LanaCondor, #NoahCentineo, and #JordanFisher announce that the highly-anticipated #Netflix sequel will arrive February 12, 2020, they also dropped another bombshell. The third chapter in the saga called “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before: Always and Forever Lara Jean” is officially in production! While February is a ways away, we can think of no better way to spend our Valentine’s Day than watching Peter and Lara Jean tug at our heartstrings. 💘
There's nothing like a homecoming! That's right, the #JonasBrothers will be performing at this year's #VMAs from a secret iconic location along the New Jersey shoreline. This marks their first VMAs performance in more than 10 years! We're a #Sucker for anything Jo Bros-related, and considering they're in the middle of their #HappinessBeginsTour, and are NJ natives, we're sure this performance is going to be extra special. It's already shaping up to be a big night for the boys-- they're up for 4 awards including Video of the Year, Song of the Year, and Artist of the Year. Don't miss a moment when the @vmas air LIVE on Monday, August 26 at 8pm on @MTV.
34 years ago, we took our first trip #BackToTheFuture with Marty McFly (#MichaelJFox). The sci-fi flick follows a teen who accidentally travels back in time to the '50s, thanks to his friend Doc Brown's (#ChristopherLloyd) time-traveling DeLorean. Marty runs into the younger versions of his parents, and finds himself playing matchmaker to ensure his future -- and everyone else's. Of course, there's a killer #ChuckBerry performance for good measure. The movie was a smash hit, nabbing an #Oscars award for Best Sound Effects, inspiring 2 sequels, an animated series, and even a theme park ride.
She's got gadgets and gizmos aplenty and, now, #HalleBailey is getting more. The #ChloexHalle member and #Grownish actress just secured her first lead role in a feature film as #Ariel in #Disney's #TheLittleMermaid live-action adaptation. Bailey's casting is the first official news direct from Disney, but multiple outlets have reported that #MelissaMcCarthy is in talks to become the poor, unfortunate soul cast as iconic villain Ursula, #JacobTremblay is being eyed to voice Ariel's trusty fish sidekick, Flounder, and #Awkwafina is vying for the role of Scuttle, Ariel's above-the-waterline seagull friend and human-things aficionado. Click the link in bio to see how Halle reacted to the news on Twitter.
Five years ago, #ArianaGrande took us to new heights when she released #BreakFree, her powerful EDM break-up anthem with #Zedd. Ari debuted the song on a special Total Ariana Live episode of #TRL, and the song would end up on her sophomore album #MyEverything. "Break Free" would go on to be a breakout track for her, peaking at no. 4 on the @billboard charts and certified triple Platinum. Time to recharge and give this bop a listen! 💪
#MileyCyrus is making a plea for acceptance, equality, and understanding in the hot visual for #MothersDaughter, the lead single from her EP #SheIsComing. Clad in an all-red, dominatrix-like suit, Miley is as angry, gripping, and strapping as the song, as she performs in a red glow alongside tableaus of members of the LGBTQ+ community, her mom, and more. The singer worked with director #AlexandreMoore to create the video, focusing on its message of acceptance, while challenging society to step up. Click the link in the bio to see the video.
#ArianaGrande can add another impressive accolade to her list – the #RIAATopCertified lists for the first half of the year came out, and #ThankUNext is the only album this year to sell at least a million copies to qualify for Platinum certification. Ari celebrated the news in a heartfelt message to her fans on Instagram, “So incredibly grateful (…) I appreciate you all so much and am endlessly grateful for the consistent love and support you’ve shown me and this project.” The pop singer will continue to celebrate the history-making LP with an extension to her world tour. After that, it’s thank u, next album!
Between #StrangerThings, #Godzilla, and being an ambassador for #UNICEF, #MillieBobbyBrown has her work cut out for her these days. However, she’s still makes time to indulge in the typical things kids her age do – social media included. Millie's never been one to shy away from her sharing her experience being bullied on the internet, but in a recent interview with @teenvogue, she got real about working in the spotlight and the benefits and pitfalls of being on social platforms. The actress maintains “We should make [social media] into a really positive place where everyone feels welcomed and everyone feels like they're part of a bit of a community.” We hear you, Millie! Clear your schedules: #StrangerThings3 will make its way to the top of your binge watching list when it comes to #Netflix this Thursday, July 4.
To close out #Pride Month on Sunday, #LilNasX, the chart-disrupting cowboy behind #OldTownRoad, opened up with a personal, well-timed coming-out announcement. His reveal was met with an outpouring of support from both fans and figures in the entertainment industry, including actress #TikaSumpter who replied simply with, "We love you." Most importantly, Lil Nas X pointed to #C7osure from his new EP, '7,' for fans to listen to so that they could hear more about his truth. Click the link in bio for more on "C7osure" and how fans are supporting their favorite new rapper.
15 years ago, #JoJo released her self-titled debut album. She was only 13, but with a powerful voice and bops like #LeaveGetOut and #BabyItsYou, we were hooked. While the original isn’t available on music streaming sites, she re-recorded the beloved LP for fans this past year as a labor of love.
At long last, #LilNasX's debut EP '7' is finally here, and he's brought some friends along for the horseback ride. Among them is #CardiB, who collabs with him on the new song "Rodeo," yet another firmly country-rap entry in Lil Nas X's growing catalog. On the track, his voice lowers to that familiar register, one that sounds at home bolstered by the chunky cowboy guitar riffs underneath. The trippy visualization is littered with cacti, too. Cardi, meanwhile, is here and gone in a flash for a 29-second verse. But while she's on, she uses her Bronx grit to deliver some thematically appropriate desert imagery, armadillos included. Hear the full song via the link in bio. 🌵🦔
Prepare to feel all hot and bothered. #CamilaCabello and #ShawnMendes have reunited for a new track titled #Señorita, and the song's steamy video has arrived just in time for the first day of summer. In the #DaveMeyers-directed visual, Mendes is a motorcycle-riding, guitar-playing heartthrob who only has eyes for the gorgeous waitress at a roadside diner (that'd be Cabello, obviously). We watch as they flirtatiously lock eyes at an outdoor dance party, where Mendes sings about drinking tequila sunrises on a sweaty Miami night. Eventually, they bring the party back to their hotel room, and that's where things get physical. Click the link in bio to watch the full video.
#MacMiller may be gone but he’s far from forgotten. In his new song #ThatsLife, which features #Sia and was produced by #88Keys, the late rapper chronicles the ups and downs of life. In wake of Miller's untimely passing last year, the riposte “everybody lives and everybody dies” is chilling, but the song manages to serve as a gentle reminder that everything is going to be alright. In an interview with Broadway World, 88-Keys shared that Mac “came up with the concept for the song.” He added that together, the three artists "[made] a song to touch the world and help many deal with adversities we're faced with, but 'That's Life.'"
This is real – and #ThisIsMe – #CampRock just turned 11 years old. The #Disney Channel original movie followed the love, romance, and drama of a music summer camp and starred the #JonasBrothers as pop band Connect 3, and introduced us to #DemiLovato as Mitchie. Who can forget the first time Joe sang #GottaFindYou, or when they all joined together for #WeRock at the Final Jam? Brb, gonna go rewatch now.
#Pose writer, producer, and director #JanetMock just made history. #Netflix just signed her to a three-year multimillion dollar deal, making Mock the first trans woman and first trans woman of color to ink a major studio deal. As part of the deal, Netflix will have exclusive rights to her TV series and a first-look option on feature film projects, and Mock will serve as executive produce and director of #RyanMurphy's upcoming series on the platform #Hollywood as well as continue her work on 'Pose.' Mock celebrated the news on Instagram saying, "So proud to join the ranks of digital content moguls as the first trans woman to call her own creative shots at a major content company."
Thirteen years ago, #TaylorSwift introduced herself to the world with #TimMcGraw, a wistful country bop about remembering an old romance through the memory of your ex’s favorite song. Swift wrote the song during her freshman year math class about her senior boyfriend that was leaving for college. The song would make it to the @billboard Hot Country Top 10, and Taylor’s career would only soar from there, with her self-titled debut album going 7x Platinum. Now, when we think Tim McGraw, we also think of Taylor Swift. 💕 Happy 13th, Taylor!
Are we one step closer to new #Drake music? Drizzy took to Instagram to share some new portraits of himself with a simple caption, “Album mode.” While the rapper has stayed quiet about his follow-up to last year's #Scorpion, fans have taken this as a sign that Drake is back in the studio, and officially focused on the production and release of his next LP. After the success of his beloved #TorontoRaptors in the #NBAFinals last week, as well as two celebratory tracks he dropped after their win, it seems like Drake finally got the time to start crafting our next favorite bops. Until then, we’ll just be listening to #InMyFeelings on repeat.
🎶 Let's get down to business to defeat the Huns! 🎶 21 years ago, the animated #Disney musical #Mulan hit theaters, showing us what happens when you take destiny into your own hands – and join the army to save your country. The #Oscars and #GoldenGlobes-nominated film tells the story of Mulan, a young woman living in China during the Han dynasty who joins the fight undercover as a warrior, instead of marrying off like the other women in her town. Thankfully, she has #Mushu (a dragon voiced by #EddieMurphy), and a lucky cricket to help her on her journey. The soundtrack was full of ’90s bops as well, with contributions from #ChristinaAguilera and #98Degrees.
Is a brand new #CamilaCabello and #ShawnMendes collab imminent? Tuesday evening, both Camila and Shawn posted steamy, cryptic videos on Twitter that featured the pair embracing. When a fan tweeted at Camila saying, "Mom we are HUNGRY," Cabello replied back, "dinner coming SOONER THAN YOU THINK GOODBYE." The pair also both posted on Instagram "IKWYDLS Part 2" in reference to their 2015 collab, "I Know What You Did Last Summer." It certainly seems like a sequel could be on the way any minute!
Courtesy of @vanityfair, we’re finally getting a peek at #GretaGerwig’s latest film, #LittleWomen, starring #LadyBird alums #SaoirseRonan and #TimothéeChalamet. Based on the classic novel of the same name, the film follows the lives of four sisters, Beth, Jo, Amy, and Meg, in Massachusetts as they enter adulthood. Starring alongside Saorise and Timothée, are #EmmaWatson, #FlorencePugh, #ElizaScalen, #LauraDern, and #MerylStreep. It’s a star-studded cast that is in a league of its own, and if Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird,’ and adaptations of ‘Little Women’ that preceded this are any indication of the film’s possibly trajectory of success, you can expect this to be a contender in the awards circuit next year. Visit vanityfair.com to see all of the newly released photos from the film set.
After revealing in her new video for #YouNeedtoCalmDown that she and #KatyPerry have put their highly publicized feud to bed, #TaylorSwift told Capital FM and BBC Radio 1 how the pair made amends. "She and I have been on good terms for a while," Swift told Capital. "She sent me a really nice note and an olive branch to my tour when it started a while ago. From that point on, we've been on good terms." It was apparently after seeing Katy wear a hamburger dress to this year's Met Gala that Taylor hatched the idea for the two to appear as a burger and fries in "You Need to Calm Down." After presenting the idea to Perry, Katy responded, "I would love for us to be a symbol of redemption and forgiveness."
This year's #MTVAwards were all about good vibes, positivity, and empowerment. #HandmaidsTale actor #ElisabethMoss took home the Golden Popcorn for Best Performance in a Show, and used the podium to encourage her fellow women in the audience. Daniel Levy of #SchittsCreek accepted the award for Best Comedic performance and shared the most important lessons he learned while working on the show. Finally host #ZacharyLevi ended the night with a reminder to viewers to love themselves, signing off on a positive note. Click the link in bio to get a rundown of all of the night's big winners.
Add another honor to #AvengersEndgame's growing list. The film, now the second-highest grossing of all-time, won Best Movie at the #MTVAwards, with director Anthony Russo accepting the award alongside video messages of gratitude from stars #ChrisHemsworth and #RobertDowneyJr. 'Avengers: Endgame' is now the third Marvel film to win Best Movie at the #MTVAwards, joining the original #Avengers which won in 2013 and #BlackPanther, which won last year.
#NoahCentineo is having a huge night at the #MTVAwards. After sharing the Golden Popcorn for Best Kiss with his #ToAllTheBoys co-star #LanaCondor, he took home the prize for Breakthrough Performance for the same movie. Noah took the time on stage to talk about how he struggled with finding happiness early in his career, and how the thing that gave him true joy was his acting and helping others.
Brie Miranda Bryant, Senior VP of Scripted Development at Lifetime, took to the stage along with survivors Lisa Van Allen, Lizzette Martinez, Asante McGee, and Faith Rogers to accept the award for Best Documentary at the #MTVAwards for on #SurvivingRKelly. In a touching speech, Brie spoke to the strength of the survivors, reminding them, “because of your courage, you created change and you survived.” Adding, “the world is listening now.”
#NoahCentineo and #LanaCondor just won #BestKiss at the #MTVAwards for that epic hot tub scene in #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore, proving to all fans who stanned the film (and that scene) that they’ve got a good eye for rom-com greatness. Noah used the occasion to thank the real star of the scene– Lana’s pout– while Lana took the time to remind us that love is love by encouraging everyone to kiss who you want! The #ToAllTheBoys sequel is slated to drop next year, so here's hoping that it too will feature some award-worthy kisses. 💋💋💋
#JadaPinkettSmith accepted the Trailblazer Award at the #MTVAwards with a note of encouragement for fans who want to pursue their own path. Smith, whose film and television career has expanded nearly three decades, has had to fight against racism and sexism to follow her dreams. Now, with her talk show #RedTableTalk, Jada tackles a variety of issues and gets real about her own life. She and her husband operate the Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, which focuses on helping youth in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland.
🎶 We're far from the shallow now 🎶 #LadyGaga took home the coveted award for Best Performance in a Movie at the #MTVAwards for her portrayal of Ally Maine in #AStarIsBorn. And that wasn't her only win: "Shallow" took home Best Musical Moment, beating out some stiff competition from #OnMyBlock, #Riverdale, #CaptainMarvel and more. Gaga wasn't on the ground to accept her Golden Popcorn, but she has good reason: the superstar is currently electrifying audiences with her acclaimed Vegas residency.
Dwayne #TheRock Johnson took home the Golden Popcorn for the #MTVAwards Generation Award and delivered a heartfelt speech that touched on the importance of being authentic and being good to people. “The most powerful things that we can be is ourselves,” the actor said. He added that early in his career, he faced a lot of rejection, but he told himself that he “wasn’t going to conform to Hollywood, Hollywood was going to conform to [him.]" He finished the speech by highlighting the importance of community and inclusivity stating, “You’ve got to recognize the joy and responsibility of bringing everybody with you. You do that by being kind, compassionate, inclusive, and just being good to people, because that matters.”
The 2019 #MTVAwards have arrived, and all your faves are making a statement on the red carpet. From #FinnWolfhard's Beetlejuice-inspired pants to #LanaCondor's hidden heart accents, click the link in bio to see all the looks you simply cannot miss.
Love is in the air at the #MTVAwards, and we're not just talking about the Peter-and-Lara Jean kind of love. The red carpet on Saturday night was packed with cute duos having a star-studded date night, from #Bachelor couple #ColtonUnderwood and #CassieRandolph to new BFFs #Lizzo and #Bazzi. Click the link in bio for the most picture-perfect twosomes and threesomes, and see which ones bring home a Golden Popcorn trophy when the show airs on Monday, June 17, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Leave it to #TanaMongeau to spice up a red carpet. Tana left her evening gown at home and opted to wear a money clip complete with a few oversized dollar bills. She then took to Twitter to post a pretty hilarious self-deprecating tweet about making the rounds on “Worst Dressed” lists. Hey, if you can't beat 'em, right? Tune in to the #MTVAwards on Monday at 9pm ET/PT on MTV!
#NoahCentineo sported a Nikon camera in place of jewelry on the red carpet and snapped photos of the paparazzi in between flashing a smile and posing for the cameras. The actor is nominated for Best Kiss for his role in #ToAllTheBoysIveLovedBefore. Tune in to the #MTVAwards Monday night at 9pm ET/PT to see if he takes home the golden popcorn. 🍿
#Lizzo and #Bazzi were a package deal on the red carpet and, TBH, we're not mad at it. Upon arrival, Lizzo spotted Bazzi and the pair instantly became "Bazzo." The two will be both be performing at the #MTVAwards, which airs Monday at 9PM ET/PT on #MTV. Bring your popcorn! We'll see you there. 🍿
The star-studded #MTVAwards red carpet saw two unexpected guests join #BigMouth creator and voice actor #NickKroll. Flanking him were Maury the Hormone Monster (who Kroll voices) and Connie the Hormone Monstress, voiced by Maya Rudolph on the #Netflix show. 'Big Mouth' is up for Best Show and comedian #JohnMulaney is up for Best Comedic Performance for his portrayal of Andrew Glouberman on the show. See if they win Monday at 9pm ET/PT on #MTV.
It’s official: #TaylorSwift just dropped this year’s #PrideMonth anthem with #YouNeedToCalmDown. The second single from Swift’s forthcoming #Lover album gives a shout-out to the LGBTQ community and calls out homophobes and haters, with a buoyant message of acceptance. #GLAAD gave Swift the official gay endorsement in a tweet, calling her support of the #EqualityAct, a “true sign of being an ally.” Click the link in the bio to hear Swift’s new song.
This is no lie: The #Daria spinoff has found its leading lady! #TraceeEllisRoss will voice and executive produce #Jodie for #MTV, based on Daria's classmate in the original series who has become a fan favorite. The show will follow Jodie Landon as she comes into her own and gets her first post-college job in tech, exploring the trials and tribulations of navigating the job force for a new generation. Click the link in the bio for the full story.
20 years ago today, #RedHotChiliPeppers released #Californication, #RHCP's biggest album to date. Spawning the singles #Otherside, #ScarTissue and "Californication," the LP went on to sell 7 million copies in the U.S. and 15 million worldwide.
Surprise! Friday morning, #BTS and #CharliXCX linked up for a brand new collab titled #DreamGlow, and it's every bit as shiny and bright as the name suggests. The shimmering track appears on the Korean group's upcoming mobile game #BTSWorld, so prepare to hear it everywhere on June 25 when the game launches. Click the link in bio to hear the new track.
For #Pride Month, we had a roundtable discussion with queer influencers and performers, including #TheOA star #IanAlexander, to talk about what pride means to us, how far we’ve come, and how far we still have to go. On #Netflix’s @the_oa, Ian recognizes that his character marks one of few transmaculine experiences in the media, and there’s still a lot of trans-misogyny that the community still needs to work through. Watch the full #SoundOn discussion at YouTube.com/MTVNEWS.
#ThePurge began six years ago when we were introduced to the New Founding Fathers of America, and the one night a year where all crime is legal. The first film in the #Blumhouse series told the story of the Sandin family (#EthanHawke and #LenaHeadey) who try to hide out for the night with their kids in their heavily secured mansion. They're disturbed by a group of young adults in some seriously disturbing masks out to wreak some havoc, and so the fun begins. The horror flick would go on to inspire two sequels and a prequel.
For #Pride Month, we gathered a panel of queer influencers and performers, including #CAOS star #LachlanWatson for a discussion about pride, queer representation, and experience. As Theo on @sabrinanetflix, Lachlan, who identifies as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns, has helped expand on-screen representation for the community, but they would still like to see creators write characters whose identities are not dictated by orientation or gender. Watch the full #SoundOn discussion at YouTube.com/MTVNEWS.
#Avicii's third studio album #Tim is finally out. The posthumous LP, named for the producer's birth name, is the product of a community of close friends and collaborators, including #AloeBlaac and #ImagineDragons, who came together to finish what he started. Avicii, who died by suicide last April at 28 years old, had been working on the long-awaited followup to 2015's #Stories at the time of his death. Now, the world has a final chapter in Avicii's trilogy to consume. Listen to 'Tim' in full via the link in bio.
Your favorite coming-of-age royal jaunt is coming to #Netflix, just in time for all your summer binge watching sessions. #WhatAGirlWants follows American teenager Daphne (#AmandaBynes) as she flies to England to meet the father she’s never known (#ColinFirth), only to learn he’s British royalty. The iconic 2003 rom-com is a romp in love and family, and a good reminder of the #ChristinaAguilera bop of the same name. Other film faves like #MagicMike, #TheDarkKnight, #BatmanBegins, #SpiderVerse, and #RalphBreaksTheInternet are also hitting the streaming service this June.
#ArianaGrande says some concert-goers are getting handsy with her friends and photographers during her shows. The singer, who is on the second leg of her #Sweetener tour, took to Instagram Stories to share a note with her fans about the non-consensual touching expressing, “I can’t believe this has to be said....but unfortunately it happens often." She later added, "[harassment is] never okay or funny." That said, have a good time at the shows, dance, sing, and cry (if you’re a super fan), but remember to be mindful of personal space. Hit the link in bio for the full story.
Life may seem like it’s about checking boxes, but make no mistake, no one wants to be boxed in. During a recent interview with @People, #Booksmart star #BeanieFeldstein shed some light on what makes the film so important. In theaters on May 24th, the flick dives into what happens after teenagers come out, but Feldstein attests that the film is about much more than sexuality. “It’s not just about representation,” the actress said, “it’s about how you are representing and the form that representation is taking.” Speaking to her own experience, the actress added, “For me in my life, it is a part of who I am but it is not at all my defining feature.”