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  • TeenNick Top 10: Big Time Rush hit #1!

    Posted on 05/14/2013 by Lisa

    Big Time Rush took the #1 spot last Friday with "Like Nobody's Around." VOTE for your favorite videos now. Here's the full countdown from Friday, 5/10/13:

    1. Big Time Rush "Like Nobody's Around"
    2. Taylor Swift "22"
    3. Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"
    4. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"
    5. Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller "The Way"
    6. Icona Pop feat. Charlie XCX "I Love It"
    7. Austin Mahone feat. Flo Rida "Say You're Just A Friend"
    8. Little Mix "Wings"
    9. Cher Lloyd "With Ur Love"
    10. Justin Bieber feat. Ludacris "All Around The World"

    This Friday on TeenNick Top 10, Nick Cannon talks to Travis Garland:

    Which videos do you want to see on TeenNick Top 10 this week? VOTE for your favorites now, and tune in Friday at 10pm et (7pm pt) to see if they made the show. On Twitter? Tweet about WHY you love your favorite videos, using the hashtag #TeenNickTop10, and you might see your tweet on TV!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Interview with Olivia Somerlyn

    Posted on 05/10/2013 by Lisa

    18-year-old singer/songwriter Olivia Somerlyn is the TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist of the Month for May. I talked to her about her summer plans, which include opening up for Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice on the Summer Break Tour.

    Olivia SomerlynCongratulations on being named Fresh Artist of the Month!
    Thank you! My TeenNick Top 10 interview was my first TV interview ever, and this is my first phone interview.

    Yay! What's one thing you want everyone who reads this interview to know about you?
    For the past few years that I've been working on my music, it's been all pretty much behind the scenes work. I've been writing a lot, recording a lot, and just being a perfectionist. This is going to be my first tour, and I can't even explain how excited I am to share my music with everybody.

    What are you looking forward to most about the tour?
    I'm mostly excited about meeting everybody before and after the show. I'll try to always be outside saying hi to everyone, kind of like I am on Twitter and online. I try to respond to everyone who tweets me, because it's just so much fun talking to everyone and responding to all the questions. I also can't wait to meet Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice, because I haven't met them yet! Everyone keeps asking if I've met them, but not yet! Hopefully soon!

    What's your favorite Big Time Rush song?
    I have two. One is one of their more recent songs, called "Windows Down." I listen to it when I'm working out, and it's just so energizing and fun. It's always stuck in my head.

    I went to the kick-off party for the tour at House of Blues a few weeks ago, and Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice did a little show. Big Time Rush played an acoustic set, and they played one of their older songs, "Nothing Even Matters," and it sounded so cool acoustically. That made it one of my favorites.

    What was it like at the kick-off party?
    I was just in the audience, thinking, "I can't believe I'm going on tour with these guys!" There were people handing out flyers on the way in, and my name was on the flyer: "Big Time Rush and Victoria Justice and ME?" It was so crazy.

    So, what are you bringing with you on tour? Tell me five things you can't live without.
    Olivia and Lukie#1. I want to bring my dog, Luke, but I don't know if he'll be able to handle all that traveling. That's making me really nervous, because how am I going to get through seven weeks without my puppy?

    #2. This is my first time on tour, and my first time sleeping on a tour bus. I'll probably have to bring a really good pillow so I can get comfortable anywhere. #3. A notebook, so I can write lyrics.

    #4. I want to figure out some sort of small keyboard situation for the tour bus, because I'm always writing songs, and it'd be really hard not to have that.

    #5. Definitely my phone, because I am always taking pictures. I'm a Big Time Rush fan and a Victoria Justice fan, so I want to be able to share my backstage access. I know what it's like to be a fan, and wonder what goes on behind the scenes, so I want to be the eyes and ears of everyone who wants to follow me on Instagram and Twitter.

    You're very active on Twitter. When you communicate directly with your fans, how do you stay focused on the good stuff and avoid the haters?
    Most people have been so nice and so positive, and even when they aren't, I just focus on the positive. I either ignore it or respond with something nice. I don't believe in fighting fire with fire, not just on social media, but in my personal life. I have a song on my upcoming EP about that, about standing up for yourself without having to sink to that level.

    What's your favorite thing about performing live?
    I've performed live a little bit around Los Angeles, but since this is my first tour, I'm looking forward to figuring out what it's really like. I've been going to concerts my whole life, thinking "I really can't wait... I just wanna be on stage!" I can already kind of tell what my favorite thing is going to be -- connecting with the audience.

    What's the best show you've been to lately?
    The most recent show I went to was Imagine Dragons, and it was just so cool. I love their songs, and the stage design was amazing. I've never been to a Big Time Rush or a Victoria Justice show, so I'm excited about getting to see them like 38 times this summer!

    When is your EP coming out? Can you give us any hints about what it's going to be like?
    I'm hoping to release my EP in August -- right after the tour! It will have a few more upbeat, summer, catchy, fun songs than my first EP, so I hope people will want to sing along.

    In honor of the summer tour and your last name, let's do some summer questions.

    Favorite summer food?
    Seasonal summer fruit. All year, I wait for peaches and nectarines.

    Favorite summer memory?
    My mom and I used to drive to Lake Tahoe every summer, and we'd listen to Coldplay's album Parachutes the whole way there, the whole way back, and the whole time we were there. Now, when I hear those songs it reminds me of my favorite summer days.

    Favorite summer activity?
    Probably after this summer, it's gonna be touring! But I hope that at the end of the summer I'll get to drive up to Lake Tahoe and go swimming, or even just jump in the ocean and swim.

    In part two of this interview, Olivia talks about her writing process and shares songwriting tips. Read it here!

    Catch Olivia Somerlyn on TeenNick Top 10 all month long (Fridays at 10pm et, 7pm pt), and keep in touch with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also see her live on the Summer Break Tour, beginning June 21 in Los Angeles.

  • TeenNick Top 10: Will Taylor Swift Stay at #1?

    Posted on 05/07/2013 by Lisa

    Taylor Swift held onto the #1 spot on the TeenNick Top 10 list this week. (Will she stay there? It depends how you VOTE!) Here's the full countdown from Friday, 5/3/13:

    1. Taylor Swift "22"
    2. Big Time Rush "Like Nobody's Around"
    3. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"
    4. Justin Timberlake "Mirrors"
    5. Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller "The Way"
    6. Austin Mahone feat. Flo Rida "Say You're Just A Friend"
    7. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko "Stay"
    8. Icona Pop feat. Charlie XCX "I Love It"
    9. Little Mix "Wings"
    10. Cher Lloyd "With Ur Love"

    On the next TeenNick Top 10, Nick Cannon hangs with Trey Songz. Here's a peek:

    Which music videos are you obsessed with this week? VOTE for your favorites now, and tune in Friday at 10pm et (7pm pt) to see which ones make the countdown. Want to see your tweet on TV? Tweet about WHY you love your favorite videos, and use the hashtag #TeenNickTop10.

  • TeenNick Top 10: Don't miss Ariana Grande!

    Posted on 05/02/2013 by Lisa

    Taylor Swift's song "22" climbed into the #1 spot on the TeenNick Top 10 list this week. (Will she stay there? It depends how you VOTE.) Here's the full countdown from Friday, 4/26/13:

    1. Taylor Swift "22"
    2. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"
    3. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko "Stay"
    4. Cher Lloyd"With Ur Love"
    5. Big Time Rush"Like Nobody's Around"
    6. Bruno Mars"When I Was Your Man"
    7. Justin Timberlake"Mirrors"
    8. Austin Mahone feat. Flo Rida "Say You're Just A Friend"
    9. Ariana Grande feat. Mac Miller"The Way"
    10. Little Mix"Wings"

    Here's a peek at this week's show, including a visit from Ariana Grande!

    The most important part of the TeenNick Top 10 is the voting, so VOTE for your favorite videos now. Want to see your tweet on TV? Tweet us about WHY you love your favorite videos, using the hashtag #TeenNickTop10.)

  • This Friday on TeenNick Top 10: Big Time Rush!

    Posted on 04/24/2013 by Lisa

    Last week, Big Time Rush were #6 on the countdown with "Like Nobody's Around," and this week, Nick Cannon visits them in the studio.

    You might remember this promo from 2010 where BTR had a little fun in Nick Cannon's office before he arrived. A few highlight gifs:

    Big Time Rush in Nick Cannon's office
    Big Time Rush in Nick Cannon's office
    Big Time Rush in Nick Cannon's office

    What's going to happen when they meet again? Find out on the next TeenNick Top 10, Friday at 10pm et / 7pm pt, only on TeenNick.

    If you want "Like Nobody's Around" to stay on the Top 10 list this week, VOTE for it, and as always, feel free to tweet us about your favorite videos with the hashtag #TeenNickTop10. Your tweet might show up on TV!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Pitbull Takes the #1 Spot

    Posted on 04/23/2013 by Lisa

    On Friday, Pitbull topped the TeenNick Top 10 list with "Feel This Moment." Here's the full countdown from Friday, 4/19/13:

    1. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"
    2. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko "Stay"
    3. Taylor Swift "22"
    4. Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
    5. Cher Lloyd"With Ur Love"
    6. Big Time Rush"Like Nobody's Around"
    7. Austin Mahone feat. Flo Rida "Say You're Just A Friend"
    8. One Direction "Kiss You"
    9. Justin Timberlake"Mirrors"
    10. Ariana Grande f/Mac Miller"The Way"

    Friday's show also included this video, where Nick Cannon channels Mr. Rogers:


    Nick likes to do crazy things around the office, and he wants your help to keep the ideas flowing. Give Nick Cannon a challenge! Tweet it at @TeenNick with the #ChairmanChallenge hashtag, or just leave a comment on this post!

    ALSO: Don't forget to VOTE for the videos you want to see on Friday's countdown. If you tweet us WHY you love your favorite videos, you might see your tweet on TV. (Use the hashtag #TeenNickTop10.)

  • TeenNick Top 10: Rihanna Stays

    Posted on 04/16/2013 by Lisa

    On Friday, April 12th, Rihanna held onto the #1 spot on the TeenNick Top 10 list with "Stay." Here's the full list of music videos Nick Cannon counted down:

    1. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko "Stay"
    2. Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
    3. Taylor Swift "22"
    4. One Direction "Kiss You"
    5. Maroon 5 "Daylight"
    6. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"
    7. Cher Lloyd "With Ur Love"
    8. Carly Rae Jepsen "Tonight I'm Getting Over You"
    9. Austin Mahone feat. Flo Rida "Say You're Just A Friend"
    10. Mindless Behavior"All Around The World"

    What's gonna make the list this Friday? It depends how you VOTE. On Twitter? Tweet us WHY you love your favorite videos, and you might see your tweet on TV. (Use the hashtag #TeenNickTop10.)

  • The TeenNick Top 10 List for 4/5/13

    Posted on 04/09/2013 by Lisa

    Here's the list of music videos Nick Cannon counted down on TeenNick Top 10, Friday, April 5th:

    1. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko "Stay"
    2. One Direction "Kiss You"
    3. Maroon 5 "Daylight"
    4. Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
    5. Taylor Swift "22"
    6. Cher Lloyd "With Ur Love"
    7. Carly Rae Jepsen "Tonight I'm Getting Over You"
    8. 4Count "Snapback"
    9. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"
    10. Austin Mahone feat. Flo Rida "Say You're Just A Friend"

    What videos do you want to see this Friday? VOTE NOW. On Twitter? Tweet us WHY you love your favorite videos, and you might see your tweet on TV. (Use the hashtag #TeenNickTop10!)

  • The Latest TeenNick Top 10 List

    Posted on 04/02/2013 by Lisa

    Here's the list of music videos Nick Cannon counted down on TeenNick Top 10 last Friday, March 29th:

    1. One Direction "Kiss You"
    2. Maroon 5 "Daylight"
    3. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko "Stay"
    4. Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
    5. Ke$ha "C'Mon"
    6. Britt Nicole "Gold"
    7. OneRepublic "If I Lose Myself"
    8. 4Count "Snapback"
    9. Cher Lloyd "With Ur Love"
    10. Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera "Feel This Moment"

    VOTE NOW for the videos you want to see this Friday! On Twitter? Tweet us WHY you love your favorite videos, and you might see your tweet on TV. (Use the hashtag #TeenNickTop10!)

    p.s. One of the videos on Friday's show wasn't part of the countdown -- check out #StuntsWithNick.

  • Friday's TeenNick Top 10 List

    Posted on 03/26/2013 by Lisa

    Here's the list of music videos Nick Cannon counted down on TeenNick Top 10 last Friday, March 22nd:

    1. Maroon 5 "Daylight"
    2. One Direction "Kiss You"
    3. Kesha "C'mon"
    4. Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko "Stay"
    5. Bruno Mars "When I Was Your Man"
    6. 4Count "Snapback"
    7. OneRepublic"If I Lose Myself"
    8. Britt Nicole "Gold"
    9. Austin Mahone feat. Flo Rida "Say You're Just A Friend"
    10. Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida "Troublemaker"

    What videos do you want to see this Friday? VOTE NOW! Don't forget: If you tweet us WHY you love your favorite videos, you might see your tweet on TV. (Use the hashtag #TeenNickTop10!)