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  • TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist of the Month: Astro

    Posted on 02/21/2013 by Lisa


    Astro

    This month on TeenNick Top 10, Nick Cannon has been hanging out with Astro, a rapper from Brooklyn. I had the chance to ask him a few questions about music, rapping, acting, and life. Check out what he had to say:

    Give our lives a soundtrack. What song would you like people to listen to as they read this interview?
    Astro: "He Fell Off" (Note from Lisa: You can hear it on Astro's website!)

    Congratulations on being TeenNick Top 10's first-ever Fresh Artist of the Month! Aside from that, what's going on in your life this month?
    Astro: I've released my new Mixtape "Deadbeats & Lazy Lyrics," and I'm in the process of shooting about 4 videos for records off of it.

    How'd you get the name Astro?
    Astro: When I started rapping, I knew I needed a name so I opened the dictionary and the first word I saw was "Astronomical" The meaning was huge and something having to to do with stars; that's what i wanted to be so I called myself "The Astronomical Kid." Now everyone just calls me Astro.

    TeenNick Top 10 is all about the hottest music videos... so what are your favorite music videos right now?
    Astro: Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat Freestyle"
    Drakes's "Started from the Bottom"
    Tyler the Creator's "Domo23"

    After guest-starring on Person of Interest last year, do you want to do more acting?
    Astro: Actually, I have. I'm the lead in a feature film that was shot last summer and should be in theaters this summer, and I'm co-starring in a movie that begins filming in March.

    You've been rapping for a long time, but a lot of people saw you for the first time on X Factor. Did you expect to do so well on the show?
    Astro: Yes and no. I knew that a lot of people would like to see something new and different on a music competition, but I wasn't sure if they would vote for rap music. I was pleased to see that America embraced talent, regardless of the genre of music.

    You perform on TV and all over the place, but you're also still in school. Do other kids treat you differently after they've seen you on TV?
    Astro: No. I go to a small private school in Brooklyn and most of the students and faculty treat me like "Brian" and not "Astro."

    Astro

    Who inspires you?
    Astro: True artists. Anyone who does what they do from the heart. Painters, writers, film makers and musicians.

    What's your writing process like?
    Astro: I use to write all my verses down but not so much anymore. I actually force myself not to use pen and paper, a method I adopted from Jay. It's a great brain development and memory exercise.

    What advice would you give someone who's interested in becoming a rapper?
    Astro: 1. Read a lot. 2. Research the pioneers of hip-hop. Know the history of the culture. 3. And find your own niche. Don't just follow trends.

    What was it like working with Nick Cannon on TeenNick Top 10?
    Astro: Great experience. Nick is a pro at what he does, and for him to pass me the mic and his cameras is an honor. Had a lot of fun!

    A new TeenNick Top 10 premieres Friday at 10pm et.

  • The latest TeenNick Top 10 list

    Posted on 02/18/2013 by Lisa

    Here's the list of music videos you guys voted to see on TeenNick Top 10 last Friday, February 15th:

    1. Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble"
    2. Justin Bieber "Beauty and a Beat"
    3. Will I Am feat. Britney Spears "Scream and Shout"
    4. Maroon 5 "Daylight"
    5. Ke$ha "C'mon"
    6. One Direction "Kiss You"
    7. Swedish House Mafia "Don't You Worry Child"
    8. Bruno Mars "Locked out of Heaven"
    9. 4Count "Snapback"
    10. Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida "Troublemaker"

    What videos do you want to see this Friday? VOTE NOW, and tune in Friday at 10pm et.

    On Twitter? Tweet about why you love a certain video (with the hashtag #TeenNickTop10) and you might see your tweet on TV!

  • Check out Friday's TeenNick Top 10 list!

    Posted on 02/11/2013 by Lisa

    Here's the list of music videos you guys voted to see on TeenNick Top 10 last Friday, February 8th:

    1. Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble"
    2. Justin Bieber feat. Nicki Minaj "Beauty and a Beat"
    3. Swedish House Mafia "Don't You Worry Child
    4. Bruno Mars "Locked Out of Heaven"
    5. The Lumineers "Ho Hey"
    6. Will I Am feat. Britney Spears "Scream and Shout"
    7. Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida "Troublemaker"
    8. Alicia Keys "Girl on Fire"
    9. Flo Rida "I Cry"
    10. Ke$ha "C'mon"

    Want to see different videos this Friday? VOTE for your favorite music videos, and tune in Friday at 10pm et.

    On Twitter? Tweet about why you love a certain video (with the hashtag #TeenNickTop10) and you might see your tweet on TV!

  • Here's the Latest TeenNick Top 10 List!

    Posted on 02/04/2013 by Lisa

    Here's the list of music videos you guys voted to see on TeenNick Top 10 last Friday, 2/1:

    1. Taylor Swift "I Knew You Were Trouble"
    2. Justin Bieber "Beauty and a Beat"
    3. Bruno Mars "Locked out of Heaven"
    4. Swedish House Mafia "Don't You Worry Child"
    5. Flo Rida "I Cry"
    6. The Lumineers "Ho Hey"
    7. Will I Am feat. Britney Spears "Scream and Shout"
    8. Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida "Troublemaker"
    9. Alicia Keys "Girl on Fire"
    10. 4Count "Snapback"

    If you want the list to change this week, VOTE for your favorite videos, and tune in Friday at 10pm et to watch Nick Cannon count down the next top ten.

    On Twitter? If you tweet about why you voted for a certain video (with the hashtag #TeenNickTop10) you might see your tweet on TV!

  • TeenNick Top 10 Starts Tonight!

    Posted on 02/01/2013 by Lisa

    Tonight at 10pm et, Nick Cannon counts down this week's top ten videos with the help of a few friends, including the TeenNick Top 10 Artist of the Month, Astro.

    Want to help us pick the videos for next week's show? Vote for your favorites.

    p.s. If you need any help remembering the hashtag for the show, here's a helpful gif!

  • TeenNick Top 10 is coming!

    Posted on 01/20/2013 by Lisa

    Your new show, TeenNick Top 10, hosted by Nick Cannon, premieres Friday, February 1st at 10pm et. It's your show so we need your help making it happen.

    Tweet the name of your favorite music video with the hashtag #TeenNickTop10. This is important: Tell us WHY you want to see that video on the show. Why do you like it so much? We want to know.

    Then, tune in Friday, Feb. 1st, at 10pm et to see if your video made the cut!

  • Check out the new Degrassi trailer!

    Posted on 01/18/2013 by Lisa

    New Degrassi episodes return in February. This video (full of juicy clips!!) features the song "Anything Could Happen" by Ellie Goulding:

    So... what do you think? Are you ready for "anything" to happen?

  • Dance Academy: Headbangers Ballet

    Posted on 01/10/2013 by Lisa

    You've never seen a Dance Academy promo quite like this before:

    Dance Academy is a completely different show when you remix it a little! If you liked that video, be sure to check out the remixed version of Tara's "The Red Shoes" performance, too.

  • It's a Spectacular Sing Along!

    Posted on 12/26/2012 by Lisa

    Are you ready for another Not-So-Silent Night? Tonight on TeenNick, we're airing a sing-along version of the musical "Spectacular!" Here's a song to get you started.

    Longtime TeenNick fans will recognize a few familiar faces in the cast: Andrea Lewis (Hazel from Degrassi), Jesse Moss (Quinn from Whistler), Britt Irvin (Gillian from The Assistants), Victoria Justice (Tori from Victorious) and Avan Jogia (Beck from Victorious).

  • Sing Along with Big Time Rush!

    Posted on 12/25/2012 by Lisa

    True BTR fans already know all the words to their songs, but tonight at 10pm et, we're airing Big Time Rush with on-screen lyrics so your whole family can sing along. (Just tell them to follow the bouncing snowflake!)

    Gather your loved ones around the TV for TeenNick's Not-So-Silent Nights Sing-Along. The night starts with a sing-along version of Victorious at 9pm et.