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- Posted on 07/03/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
You know that anywhere, anytime music that just puts you in a good mood no matter what? Well, Aussie pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer are pretty much the poster boys for that kind of feel-good vibe. And chances are, you've already come across (and subsequently played on repeat) 5SOS's mega-hit "She Looks So Perfect." But we're here to tell you that Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton are only getting started.
We caught up with our new Fresh Artist to learn a little more about their debut album which drops July 22nd, their experience on tour with One Direction, and the ultimate question: Boxers, briefs or tighty whities?
1. From your hit single "She Looks So Perfect" to your TV debut on the Billboard Music Awards, we can imagine the past few months of your career have been quite the whirlwind. What is the biggest difference in your lives right now compared to a year or two ago?
It's been a whirlwind! Four hours sleep a night, lots of air miles, lots of new cultures. Our love for touring remains the same, and we cannot wait to be back in America!
2. Your songs are very lyrically driven and clever. If you had to choose one line from one of your songs as your favorite, which would it be and why?
If Hollywood could see me now
I'd get the starring role
But they won't so I'll just keep on acting a fool
From "Heartache on the Big Screen"
3. Having been on tour with One Direction, what have you learned from the band that has helped you with your own career?
They work so hard, and have shown us that by working hard you can achieve big things no matter where you are from.
4. What is one of the craziest things a fan has ever done for you?
[One fan] bought us a star. It was called the A155 Star in the Milky Way...
5. Your debut album drops in July! In three words, can you describe what fans can expect from the album?
High energy rock!
6. And finally, what is one thing in America that you wish you had in Australia?
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
And now, the rapid fire round! We asked 5 Seconds of Summer's Ashton Irwin a series of silly questions, and here are the first things that came to mind!
If you want to catch more of these guys, head over to the TeenNick Top 10 page! And don't forget to tune in this Friday at 10pm ET!
- Posted on 06/27/2014 by baileyb2112
Summer is totally heating up, and that means trips to the beach, days by the pool, and a soundtrack of the hottest songs of the season! This Friday, TeenNick Top 10 is bringing you the Top 10 Hot Artists of the Summer, featuring the perfect tunes for those lazy summer days.
And where better to count down the hottest songs of the summer than from the most amazing vacation spot on Earth...Hawaii?! That's right, Nick Cannon will host this week's episode from the island paradise surrounded by sun, sand and tons of palm trees.
Plus, TNT10 will be welcoming special guests Rita Ora and our newest Fresh Artist, 5 Seconds of Summer! You might be a little jealous (and you'll definitely want the summer to last for more than 5 seconds), but this is a countdown you won't want to miss!
Can't wait for Friday? In the meantime, take our quiz to find out "What's Your 2014 Summer Song?" Maybe your song will make it onto the Hot Artist countdown!
So this Friday, sit back, relax and sip on an iced tea sporting a tiny umbrella while you find out the Top 10 Hot Artists of the Summer at 10 pm ET on TeenNick!
- Posted on 06/26/2014 by Rachel1016
TeenNick Top 10 fans, we have some BIG news! This Friday at 10pm ET on an all-new episode, pop star Rita Ora will visit Top 10 HQ for a special interview. This British PYT (Pretty Young Thing) has made a name for herself in the music world with hits like "Party (This Is How We Do)" and "I Will Never Let You Down," but did you know that Rita's fashion game is on point, too?
From casual street wear to glamorous red carpet ensembles, she uses fashion as another form of self expression -- and here at TeenNick Style, that's what we're all about. When she's rocking out on stage, you'll always find her making a statement. In honor of Rita's appearance on TeenNick Top 10 this Friday, check out her top ten most memorable, outrageous and downright AMAZE performance outfits!
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A bodysuit may not be the most practical or inconspicuous off-stage ensemble, but for dancing around to a crowd of screaming fans? it's perfect. Plus, with those fresh sneakers, cartwheels and karate high kicks have never been easier.
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In Tokyo, Rita took a tip from Japanese fashion in a baby-blue mini-dress accented with furry pom poms. And at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, she walked the red carpet in a show-stopping gown with a spectacular feathered train that went on for days. (Rumor has it, she needed an assistant just to help her move around!)
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Color explosion! One thing's for sure, this girl is not afraid of hues. For a recent television performance, Rita danced around in an all-white mid-length dress while paint was splattered all over her. And at a 2012 concert in New York City, she opted for a bedazzled, almost-reflective skirt and jacket combo.
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But just as well as she can do polychromatic, Rita's got the monochromatic look down, too. Simple and sleek in both an all-black and all-white ensemble (backpack included), this pop-star is totally versatile.
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And finally, one of Rita Ora's signature looks: High fashion pieces paired with more casual street wear. Girl can rock a beanie OR a flat-brim baseball cap (and with a pom on top, because why not?) just like she can own a pair of army pants or white slacks with a pair of EYEBALLS on the thighs. *Fans self* *Drops mic*
Want to see more of Rita Ora and her fashionable self? Tune in to TeenNick Top 10 this Friday at 10pm ET!
- Posted on 06/19/2014 by Rachel1016
The battle for number one is fiercer than ever, and this Friday we're letting you in on ALL the action with a brand-new episode of TeenNick Top 10!
Last week, Rixton's "Me and my Broken Heart" won out over Justin Timberlake's "Not a Bad Thing". but this week, will J.T. be able to inch his way to the top? The fate of your favorite artists is in YOUR hands! Vote right here for this Friday's episode and don't forget to tune in at 10pm ET to see if your fave videos made the cut.
But that's not all we have to look forward to this Friday! Pop-rock trio New Hollow will be in the house, chatting it up and counting it down.
While you're patiently waiting for Nick Cannon to reveal this week's countdown, check out TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist. Jam out to some countdown favorites and keep tabs on the best songs of the week!
Who will take the cake this week? It's up to you to decide! Vote for Friday's episode and leave your best predictions of the winner in the comments below!
- Posted on 06/17/2014 by TeenNickBlogger
If you're not from the U.K., there's a chance that your ears have yet to stumble upon the sweet sounds of British pop-rock quartet, The Vamps. These fresh-faced lads are not only perfectly well-coiffed crooners, they're also masters of catch-as-heck tunes that basically inspire impromptu dance parties.
The Vamps are breaking out in a major way, and we are SUPER excited to have them join the distinguished roster of TeenNick Top 10's Fresh Artists! To get you up to speed on all of their awesomeness, check out our exclusive interview with the boys below. And don't forget to tune in to see more The Vamps on TeenNick Top 10, this Friday, at 10pm ET!
1. You guys have a pretty cool story about coming together as a band. Exactly how did The Vamps come to be? Did you ever think you'd get to where you are today?
We all met through YouTube. James was the first, he found Brad. They did some writing together and got on really well. Then they were shown videos of Tris drumming by a mutual friend and started putting covers on YouTube. The three of them got signed but they wanted to find someone else so they could be a full band. That's when I [Connor] joined!
2. Who are some of your musical influences?
The Kooks, Taylor Swift, Arctic Monkeys, and Green Day.
3. When you're not on tour or in the studio, what do you do for fun as a band?
We normally spend our days off outside exploring, depending on where we are. If it's cold and wet then we hit the gym and watch films. Brad is normally in the bath!
4. If you could collaborate with any musician, past or present, who would it be and why?
We all think Ed Sheeran would be great. His acoustic style could work really well with ours. Plus, he's such a nice dude.
5. What is one little known fact about the band that might surprise your fans?
We worked out the other day that our "home" venue is actually the O2 Arena in London, which holds 18,000 [people]. We've played it seven times in our first year, which is pretty crazy. Also, Connor used to be an astronaut.
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
And now, the rapid fire round! We asked The Vamps a series of silly questions, and here are the first things that came to mind!
If you want to catch more of these guys, head over to the TeenNick Top 10 page! And don't forget to tune in this Friday at 10PM ET!
- Posted on 06/13/2014 by baileyb2112
School's ending, the sun's out and it's FINALLY warm! Oh, and what's that you say? It's the perfect time to revamp your summer playlist? We think so, too! This Friday, we're getting into the summer spirit and bring you some sweet new jams on an all-new episode of TeenNick Top 10!
Last week, we kicked the off summer right with a Black Music Month celebration. This week, the video countdown is back this week with fresh videos and artists, and that can only mean one thing: It's time to vote! If you want to make sure your top picks make it onto the countdown this week, vote right here for this Friday's episode! And don't forget to tune in at 10pm ET to see if your fave videos made the cut.
This week's episode will not be one to miss because we're welcoming special guest, Cher Lloyd! This former X-Factor contestant has come a long way since her reality TV days thanks to her undeniable talent, and this Friday, you get to find out what she's up to! Plus, we'll be introducing our brand-new Fresh Artist, the unstoppable British heartthrobs, The Vamps!
While you're patiently waiting for Nick Cannon to reveal this week's countdown, check out TeenNick Top 10's Black Music Month playlist on Spotify in honor of this month's celebration. And as always, follow TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist to keep tabs on the best songs of the week.
Who will get to sit on this week's countdown throne? It's up to you to decide! Vote for Friday's episode and leave your best predictions of the winner in the comments below!
- Posted on 06/12/2014 by Rachel1016
Middle school can be a weird time, and no one knows that better than Addie Singer. With the help of three sidekicks (best friends Geena, Zack and her guitar, of course) Addie sang her way through all the tough, funny and unforgettable moments of being a teenager on Unfabulous.
To celebrate the second weekend of TeenNick's #BestSummerEver, we're bringing back this classic Nick sitcom starring Emma Roberts for a marathon that's sure to be anything but unfabulous! Tune in this Saturday at 12pm ET to catch up with Addie and the gang, but first, take a look back at some our favorites songs from our favorite singer. Addie Singer, that is.
Remember Jake Behari, Addie's saggy-haired crush? In this clip, Addie decides she wants to tell Jake how she feels by writing in his yearbook, so she puts her thoughts in song.
Addie may have gotten her head dunked in a punch bowl, but she turned it into an anthem for... you know, people who get their heads dunked in a punch bowl!
When Addie finds out Jake is at wedding with his old girlfriend, she decides she has to crash the party.
Randy Klein's bar mitzvah is coming up, but Addie's new braces are making her feel insecure about her looks. Her acoustic lament of the metal mouth is just what the doctor ordered.
When Jake tells Addie he loves her, she's not quite sure how she feels about it. Love is a really strong word, but she realizes it's okay to not have an answer right away.
What are some of your favorite Unfabulous tunes?
- Posted on 06/06/2014 by Rachel1016
TeenNick Top 10 is back and we're celebrating Black Music Month! Tonight at 10pm ET, tune in for a very special countdown current hits and oldies-but-goodies from icons like Beyonce, TLC and Usher! Trust us, you will not want to miss some of these classic videos.
Not only is Chairman Nick Cannon is turning it up tonight with some legendary tunes, but he'll be joined by two celebrity guests. You ready for this? Hitmaker and heartbreaker, Jason Derulo will be in the house alongside star-in-the-making, Kreesha Turner!
After we reveal which iconic songs make tonight's Black Music Month countdown, we'll add all of them to our TeenNick Top 10 Spotify Playlist! In the meantime, jam out to ALL of the songs that have made it into TNT10 charts!
TeenNick Top 10: Vote For Your Favorite Videos + Luke Bilyk, Melinda Shankar & Kendall Schmidt Visit!Posted on 04/17/2014 by baileyb2112
Last week on TeenNick Top 10, we celebrated a much-deserved spring break, counting down Nick Cannon's perfect spring break-themed playlist. Whether your break has come and gone or you're still enjoying those days in the sun, feel free to jam out to these awesomely break-worthy tunes:
1. American Authors, "Best Day of My Life"
2. Karmin, "I Want It All"
3. Austin Mahone ft. Pitbull, "Mmm Yeah"
4. Paramore, "Ain't it Fun"
5. Bastille, "Pompeii"
6. Little Mix, "Move"
7. Martin Garrix, "Animals"
8. Katy Perry ft. Juicy J, "Dark Horse"
9. Jason DeRulo ft. 2 Chainz, "Talk Dirty"
10. Demi Lovato, "Neon Lights"
This week, IT'S VOTING TIME! Friday's episode will once again feature a countdown of the most popular videos of the week, as chosen by you! Vote right here to make sure your favorite artists and videos earn a coveted spot on the countdown.
Tune in for an episode chock full of celeb guests! Degrassi superstars and TeenNick veterans Luke Bilyk and Melinda Shankar will grace us with their presence, PLUS we'll get an appearance from one of our favorite Rushers--Kendall Schmidt! Kendall will stop by TeenNick HQ to talk about his exciting new project Heffron Drive! You don't want to miss this one.
Until then, satisfy your need for all things TNT10 with our Spotify playlist, featuring all of the awesome songs on this week's countdown.
Who will you vote onto this week's countdown? And what insanely cute outfit will Melinda wear? Find out this Friday at 10pm ET on TeenNick!
- Posted on 04/10/2014 by baileyb2112
Finally...the snow has melted, the weather's warming up, and you're having a really hard time focusing in any of your classes. All of this can only mean one thing: It's time for SPRING BREAK!
This week on TeenNick Top 10, Nick Cannon is bringing you his Spring Breakdown, a countdown of ten perfectly chosen songs to make sure you have the Best Spring Break Ever!!! These are the songs that will make you wanna hang out with your friends, dance all night and bask in the warm weather as you enjoy those precious days away from school.
Tune in this Friday at 10pm ET to find out which artists and videos will make it onto the Chairman's playlist, and don't forget to check out TeenNick Top 10's Spotify playlist to jam out to all of Nick Cannon's picks, plus tons more countdown nominees!
If you STILL don't have enough reasons to tune in, prepare yourself for special visits from Karmin AND Fresh Artist Tori Kelly! You don't want to miss this one.
Until then, find out how to do Spring Break the right way with The Do's and Don'ts of Spring Break and, for those of you without any tropical travel plans, Five Great Ways to Spend Spring Break at Home!
Until then, don't forget about TNT10's Spotify playlist--an epic mix featuring all of the songs nominated for this week's countdown!
So who will be this week's #1?? Tune in this Friday at 10 PM ET to find out! And don't forget to give us your best guesses in the comments below!