Over the weekend, it was confirmed that Katy Perry will be doing the halftime show at the 2015 Super Bowl. And she's already released a teaser (thanks, Pepsi) for what we can (kind of) expect. I'm rooting for the edible pink glitter idea.
What do you think Katy has in store for her halftime show?
So we've been posing about Taylor Swift. Like, a lot. And you've probably been hearing her song "Shake It Off" and all of its parodies, plus her new video was released yesterday, and her tickets go on sale on Friday, and, and, and... basically, if you're not a T-Swift fan, it could be a bit much. Especially when you realize that oh my god, you kind of like "Shake It Off." Or the "Blank Space" video isn't quite so bad.
Thankfully, there's (kind of) a cure for that...
I'm not much of an OK Go fan, but I can (and do) appreciate a great music video. The band recently released a video for their newest single, "I Won't Let You Down," and it doesn't disappoint. It was shot using a camera on a drone and features dozens of people who use brightly-colored umbrellas to make a visually appealing choreographed dance routine. The video ends with shots so eleborate, it took 44 takes to get right (to be fair, there were 2,328 people in it, according to Rolling Stone).
This isn't the first creative music video for the band, either. This is kind of their thing.
Like that time they were the masters of illusion...
This week, the Utah Jazz made headlines when they added a new player to their team. Five-year-old JP Gibson, who has leukemia, signed a one-day contract with the Jazz and was the star of the last night's scrimmage. Wearing a Jazz jersey with the number "1" on it, Gibson even managed to wow the crowd with his two-handed slam dunk.
Prior to Gibson's superstar moment on the court, he met with Jazz President Randy Rigby and signed his contract in front of the press. His family — Mom (Megan), Dad (Josh), and 2-year-old sister, Elsie — was on hand to celebrate. The event was part of the "Anything Can Be" project, which helps families who are impacted by childhood cancer.
And the press release the NBA wrote announcing the ordeal? It's priceless. The release calls Gibson a "free agent" and says "financial terms were not released" (naturally). Check out some photos from the (adorable) event after the cut.
Today we continue our week-long celebration of our 7th anniversary by taking a look back at what music was popular in 2007. So we took a look at Billboard's 2007 chart of the top 100 songs to see what people were listening to back then. As a chart that combines sales, radio play, and streams, it's a fairly good indicator of popularity. Here are the top seven songs:
1. Beyonce - "Irreplaceable"
We're absolutely not surprised that Beyonce tops this list because she just has a way of doing that. Our lack of emotion aside, it was an immensely successful song, particularly favored because of it's "to the left" hook. Originally meant to be a country tune, it was re-arranged as a pop song for Beyonce. Although it didn't debut at number one, radio play let it rapidly climb the charts, eventually giving Beyonce her fourth #1 hit. It was the top-selling song of 2007, and to date has sold over two million copies just in the U.S.