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  • You'll Never Believe the Story Behind Kaya Stewart's Hit Single 'In Love with a Boy'

    Posted on 08/19/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart

    Picture this: You didn't study for your math test and you're already anticipating the consequences. A less-than-stellar grade will most likely result in a stern talking-to from the 'rents and you'll think to yourself... "I have got to keep those YouTube benders in check." The struggle is real, we get it.

    But for TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart, that wasn't exactly the case.

    By now, you've probably heard Kaya's stomping hit single "In Love With A Boy." What you maybe don't know is that she wrote that song on the back of a math test she knew she wasn't going to ace. And according to Billboard, the very boy in the song was in her middle school math class!

    Now, we can't promise you'll be able to make beautiful music out of questionable study skills, but we can promise you a super-exciting appearance from Kaya Stewart on TeenNick Top 10 TONIGHT! You'll hear more about her upcoming music and you also get to check out her killer combat boots. Boom. You're welcome.

    9PM is where it's at, y'all!

    Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart

    Fresh Artist Kaya Stewart

  • Get Ready... TeenNick Top 10 Is Back!

    Posted on 08/04/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Top 10

    TeenNick Top 10 fans, rejoice! Your favorite music countdown show is back and hotter than ever. This Thursday, August 6th, we're kicking off a brand-new season of TeenNick Top 10 complete with new music, new celeb interviews, new Fan Favorite voting, new Dances with Amanda and... wait for it... two new uh-mazing correspondents.

    Your loyal host and taste-maker Nick Cannon is going to be passing the mic coast-to-coast for all of the latest and greatest in music, fashion and culture. Get ready to be obsessed, because YOUR new TeenNick Top 10 correspondents are DJ Maxwell and Morgan Lynzi!

    TeenNick Top 10

    If there's one thing DJ Maxwell knows a lot about, it's music. He's your go-to for what's trending, who's burning up and which fresh, new track might just be next on the soundtrack to your life. Plus, we're taking our Interview Takeovers to the next level, as DJ Maxwell sits down and clowns around with some of the biggest celebs in the game. (Spoiler alert: he is, like, total BFF with Selena Gomez.) Straight from the center of the universe, DJ Maxwell is your NYC TeenNick Top 10 correspondent.

    TeenNick Top 10

    On the other side of the country repping the Best Coast, is Morgan Lynzi. She's Top 10's authority on fashion and teen culture, and straight from Los Angeles, she's taking it to the streets to talk to you about everything you love. Fun fact: She's obsessed with Pharrell. And we're obsessed with her.

    Tune in this Thursday, August 6th at 10pm for a brand-new season of TeenNick Top 10!

  • 10 Reasons You Can't Miss the 2015 KCA

    Posted on 03/26/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Just in case you haven't already cleared your schedule, set reminders in your phone and marked your calendar with bold orange font, here are 10 reasons you absolutely cannot miss the 2015 Kids' Choice Awards this Saturday, March 28th at 8pm!

    10. THE FASH-UN

    The KCA are known for bringing the brightest, boldest and sometimes wackiest outfits to Orange Carpet. We'll be highlighting the best fashion throughout the night, so make sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram!

    9. THE STARS

    KCA 2015

    Who's showing up to the 2015 KCA bash? Emma Stone, Liam Hemsworth, Debbie Ryan, Zendaya, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Echosmith, Shawn Mendes and so many more... That's who!


    It's easy to get caught up in the star power, but let's remember the goal at hand: scoring a big W. Your favorite stars will battle it out for a coveted orange blimp, and it's up to you to VOTE and make it happen!


    KCA 2015

    We're not sure who has the record for most KCA appearances, but Nick Cannon is probably pretty close. In true NCredible fashion (both literally and figuratively), Mr. TeenNick Chairman will be in the house to help get the party started!


    Missing Degrassi? Well, we've got you covered! Degrassi faves Luke Bilyk (Drew Torres) and Cristine Prosperi (Imogen Moreno) will hit the Orange Carpet on Saturday to show some Panther pride! (So excited to see what they wear, TBH.)

    5. THE LOLs

    KCA 2015

    Humor is every Nick fan's bread and butter, so you know the KCA will have its fair share of belly-aching, tear-inducing and muscle-spasming laughs. Plus, TeenNick Icon and all-around hilarity monster Josh Peck is making an appearance, so... case in point.


    KCA 2015

    Can you say, LIVESOS?! And Iggy Azalea?! And Jennifer Hudson?! And Nick Jonas?!?!

    3. THE HOST

    Speaking of... this year's show will be hosted by the "Jealous" singer himself and, although Nick is no stranger to the KCA, he's got a lot on his plate. Good thing he's totally up to the task.


    At the 2015 KCA, expect the unexpected. You never know what will go down, especially when it comes to...

    1. THE SLIME!!!!

    KCA 2015

    We all know there's nothing better than seeing your favorite stars get covered in green, gooey goodness. Let the countdown to slime time begin!

    See you this Saturday, March 28th!

  • Top 10 Fiercest Fifth Harmony Lyrics

    Posted on 02/20/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    If there's one thing we love about Fifth Harmony (excluding the obvious and undeniable: their pipes, their moves, their hair...), it's that they sing songs about the power of sisterhood and being fiercely feminist. We thought it only fitting to celebrate their success by rounding up the top ten fiercest lyrics from their latest album, Reflection!

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: Getty Images | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "Reflection"

    Because first, you learn to love yourself.

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: VEVO | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "BO$$"


    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: VEVO | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "BO$$"

    I pledge allegiance to my independent girls!

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: VEVO | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "BO$$"

    Confidence? So in right now.

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: MTV | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "We Know"

    The right way isn't always the easy way...

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: Getty Images | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "This Is How We Roll"

    ...but that's what your girlfriends are for.

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: Getty Images | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "Worth It"

    It's truly as simple as that.

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: Getty Images | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "Brave, Honest, Beautiful"

    Just in case you need to see it in writing...

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: Getty Images | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "Brave, Honest, Beautiful"'re fearless.

    5H Fiercest Lyrics

    Credit: VEVO | Photoshop: TeenNick | Song: "BO$$"

    Any questions?


    Do you have favorite Fifth Harmony lyrics, Harmonizers? What's your favorite song from Reflection? Let us know in the comments and don't forget to tune in to TeenNick Top 10 Fridays at 10!

  • Five Times Taylor Swift's 'Style' Music Video Made Us Buckle Our Knees

    Posted on 02/13/2015 by TeenNickBlogger

    Swifties, REJOICE! Taylor Swift just released her brand-new video for "Style" today and it is B-E-A-UTIFUL. The video's release falls on Friday, the 13th -- which is no coincidence, since 13 is Tay's lucky number -- but the only thing truly freaky about it all is how much #RIPME is currently going on in our minds and bodies.

    We all know who reportedly inspired the third single off of 1989 (coughHarryStylescough... do we really need to say it?), but by the looks of this visually breathtaking clip, we are much more concerned with the fact that Taylor has somehow outdone herself. This might be our favorite video yet, and here are five reasons why.



    Thank you, Taylor, for this clue of all clues. The paper airplane allusion first appeared in "Out of the Woods" supposedly as a reference to a necklace that she and Harry shared. Now, she straight-up placed said necklace in her music video. *Praise hands*



    Since it's a central theme in the song's lyrics, it comes as no surprise that Tay's signature red lip makes multiple appearances in the video. But does anyone else think this image of her in wayfarer sunglasses hearkens back to the Red era? When she and Harry first met? Too much of stretch? Never.



    In case you didn't know, the leading man in this vid is English actor, Dominic Sherwood. If you look closely as he smolders into the camera, you can see that he has two different colored eyes. O_O Yep. Now we think she's just actively trying to make us lose it.



    In one of the video's stunning visual effects, Taylor raises her hands in front of her face, just as her the man's reflection appears. We're going to guess this creative decision was made because he is her and she is him and everything is one thing.



    Taylor Alison Swift. Go ahead and twirl into the abyss as the silhouette of your love interest appears on a sunset-laden beach. Just go ahead. You've already managed to make us flat-line and come back to life all at once! Truly, this video is everything we hoped it would be.

    But enough of from us! What did you think? Did you have a favorite moment from Taylor's new video? Let us know in the comments!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Brand-New Videos + Echosmith Interview This Friday!

    Posted on 11/13/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Top 10

    The countdown to the weekend just got a little more intense. TeenNick Top 10 is back this Friday and ready to rock your socks off... or at least your shoes because tomorrow at 10pm ET you better park it on the couch!

    That is, until you get up to dance along with Nick's hot new playlist of the BEST videos of the week. We're talking big names, you guys, like Ariana Grande, Ed Sheearn and that girl, I think you've heard of her before... Taylor Swift?

    Tune in Friday to find out exactly which videos made cut because our host-as-hot-as-toast, Nick Cannon, will handpick the most sizzling videos for your viewing, dancing and sing-a-long-ing pleasure.

    But don't think you're off the hook! Make sure to VOTE for two brand-new categories, The Heater and Fan Favorite! Remember, The Heater category includes acts are burning up the charts. It's up to you to set them on fire. And the Fan Favorite puts two TeenNick favorites head-to-head each week -- YOU decide to takes the crown!

    Catch up with former Fresh Artist Echosmith (one of this year's HALO Awards performers!) as they stop by the Top 10 studios to talk about their hit song "Cool Kids" and they're crazy experiences on your! And if you haven't already, read up on our current Fresh Artist, the lovable Betty Who!

    Friday, 10pm ET. See you there.

  • TeenNick Top 10 Is Back and Better Than Ever!

    Posted on 11/05/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    We know you've been waiting. We know you've been missing your favorite countdown of today's hottest music videos. And we know you're ready for a new season TeenNick Top 10!

    Consider your wish granted, music fans, because TeenNick Top 10 is BACK! And we're not talking just new episodes with a countdown of fresh music videos carefully put together by our host-with-the-most, Nick Cannon. We've got two brand-new voting categories that are sure to put your fan skillz to the test.

    Here's how it works: It's up to you to VOTE and tell us which video is going to be named one of two major titles.

    TeenNick Top 10

    First up, we've got The Heater: These acts are burning up the charts and may just be the next big thing. Can they count on you to jump-start their stardom?

    And then there's Fan Favorite: Two videos enter, but only one can be your fave. It's time to gather your fan armies and battle it out!

    And what would a Top 10 episode be without some celebrity guests? Join the Degrassi cast and our latest Fresh Artist, Betty Who for some fun in the TeenNick Top 10 studio!

    Friday, 10pm ET. You don't want to miss it.

  • TeenNick Top 10 Is Getting Rev'd Up!

    Posted on 10/14/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Top 10

    TeenNick Top 10 fans, it's time to get pumped. This Friday on TeenNick Top 10, we're kicking it up a notch with a fresh countdown of high-energy, mood-boosting songs that are sure to give an extra edge over the competition.

    TeenNick Top 10

    Plus, pop superstar on-the-rise Charli XCX and Top 10 favorites American Authors will swing by the TeenNick Top 10 studio!

    TeenNick Top 10

    But that's not all! We're gonna meet some awesome student athletes who tell us all about what gets them amped up to play. You won't want to miss it! Friday, 10pm ET. Be there.

    TeenNick Top 10

  • Five Quick Study Break Ideas To Stay Motivated!

    Posted on 10/13/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Study Break

    Credit: Getty Images

    Let's face it: there's no more "easing into" the school year. The syllabi have been read, the tests have been scheduled and the studying is about to commence. We know all too well the the alluring (but oh-so dangerous) rabbit hole of internet and its ability to yank our productivity. But with these few study break ideas, you'll get the energy and reprieve you need without wasting time watching kitten videos! Check 'em out.

    1. Go for a walk. Even if it's just a lap around the library, get the blood flowing. We promise, not only will you feel energized, but that great thesis statement may just pop in your head mid-step!

    2. Paint your nails. So what if you're not a master manicurist? Painting your nails can be the perfect combination of a soothing and a self-pampering brain break. Step away from the small print textbook, and give your pretty paws a little love.

    3. Have a snack. Trail mix and sliced apples with peanut butter are snackable gifts to the universe. Take advantage of the satisfying, stimulating, healthy snacks. Or if you're looking to reward yourself for a solid few hours of hard work, fill up your favorite mug with hot chocolate and tiny marshmallows for a perfect (almost) cold-weather treat.

    4. Buy a coloring book. Don't you miss the days when your biggest concern was coloring in the lines? Take a break with this mindless, but still creative activity.

    5. Have a dance party. Gather a few of your friends for a mental shakedown with your favorite energizing songs. If you need a little help finding some pump-up tunes, we've got a few TeenNick Top 10-approved suggestions for you.

    What will you be doing to take a break while you study? Let us know your tips and tricks in the comments!

  • TeenNick Top 10 Date Night + iCarly Favorites This Friday!

    Posted on 09/04/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    TeenNick Top 10

    TeenNick fans, it's time to get gussied up! This Friday on TeenNick Top 10, it's Date Night! We're all about celebrating the power of twos this week, so it only seemed right and good and noble to feature a fresh new countdown of songs performed in, you guessed it, dynamic duets!

    We won't spoil all the details now, but get ready for a major musical match-ups that you maybe didn't see coming.

    TeenNick Top 10

    TeenNick Top 10

    Plus, R&B crooner Jacob Latimore and "All About That Bass" singer Meghan Trainor will swing by the TeenNick Top 10 studio!

    TeenNick Top 10

    And our brand-new Fresh Artist, Shawn Mendes, will make a heart-stopping appearance to talk about his inspiring hit "Life of the Party" and upcoming EP! We know, we're giving you a lot of awesomeness to digest.

    ...But there's more! Tomorrow at 9pm ET, check out the best dating-themed episodes of iCarly before watching TeenNick Top 10 at 10 pm ET.

    TeenNick Top 10

    TeenNick Top 10

    TeenNick Top 10

    It's time to brush up on the do's and don'ts of dating, and we've got you covered.