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  • TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist Interview: Nico & Vinz

    Posted on 07/25/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Fresh Artist: Nico & Vinz


    By now you've probably cruised down the highway to Nico & Vinz's breakout single "Am I Wrong?" blasting through the speakers. Or maybe you've tapped your toes to its infections beat at a pool party. In whatever way this inspiring and totally danceable summer smash has soundtracked your summer, it's pretty obvious that this Norwegian hit-making duo is doing something so right.

    But here's the thing: For Nico & Vinz, there's a lot more where that came from. We caught up with our new Fresh Artist to learn more about their debut album, their musical influences, and fun facts about their past! Check it out!

    1. Coming from Norway, how does it feel to see your music spread across the globe?

    It's almost indescribable. We're are having the time of our lives right now, trying to soak it all up. We always had a dream of having our music reach and touch people all over the world, and to see that dream happen is beyond amazing. We're truly grateful for the support and we're working to pay you back with the best music we can make!

    2. Your sound has roots in African rhythms and textures, but with a Scandinavian pop twist. What do you think is most special about that unique combination of influences?

    The most special thing about it is that it's very personal, it's Nico & Vinz. We figured that the best way to be unique, is to be yourself, because there's no one like you. So we started making music with that mentality and mixed our personalities and backgrounds in the music. Born and raised in Norway with parents from Ghana, Ivory Coast and Norway, influenced by the hip hop-culture.

    3. Has music always been your main focus and passion? How did you two become a duo?

    Nico wanted to be a professional soccer player and Vinz was studying before we decided to focus on music at the age of 20.

    4. Can you remember the first album or record that made a lasting impression on you?

    Nico: Nas Illmatic
    Vinz: Dr. Dre 2001

    5. For fans who are eager to hear more music from you, what can they expect in the coming months?

    Right now we're in the midst of finishing up our debut album Black Star Elephant, which will be out during fall. The album is a story based on our journey from where we started to where we've come now. We are very excited about releasing it and we definitely feel like this is our best music so far!

    RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
    And now, the rapid fire round! We asked nico & Vinz a series of silly questions, and here's what they had to say!

    5SOS: Rapid Fire



    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!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Vote For Your Favorite Videos + Some MAGIC! Headed Your Way This Friday!

    Posted on 07/24/2014 by Kayla6548

    The competition continues, and this Friday we're letting you in on ALL the action with a new episode of TeenNick Top 10. And wow, do we have some BIG news for you!

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    Joining us this week on TNT10 are new artists Nico & Vinz! This Norwegian dynamic duo is making great strides toward the top with their hit single "Am I Wrong." Just last week they were third in the countdown, but a lot can happen in a few days! Be sure to vote right here! Oh, and look out, Ariana Grande, your reign over first place may be in jeopardy. To read more about the singing/songwriting pair, be sure to check out our Q+A with Nico and Vinz themselves!

    But speaking of the long-locked pop star, Ariana Grande has been TAKING OVER! Did you know her song "Problem" has been certified double Platinum? Not to mention that the music video was nominated for three 2014 Video Music Awards ("Best Pop Video," "Best Female Video" and "Best Collaboration"). Way to go, girl!

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    And let's not forget about our celebrity guest MAGIC!, who will also be joining us this Friday. Last week the totally original, Canadian band was at number four in the countdown with their single "Rude." But maybe with a little help from their fans, they'll make the top three this week!

    So take those headphones off for just a minute and listen closely everyone! Make sure you vote for your favorite song right here, and tune in at 10 pm ET on TeenNick to watch TeenNick Top 10. You won't regret it!

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  • TeenNick Top 10: Your Favorite Videos, Every Witch Way and the Return of 5 Seconds of Summer

    Posted on 07/17/2014 by Kayla6548

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    Can you believe that it's already mid-July?! Summer is flying by, but that doesn't mean we're slowing things down here at TeenNick. In fact, we're just getting started! So while you're catching some rays by the pool or sipping on a cold glass of lemonade, be sure to turn on this summer's best hits.

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    This Friday, TNT10 will be welcoming the cast of Every Witch Way, as well as the return of fresh artist 5 Seconds of Summer! So don't sweat it if you missed them on previous episodes, because now's your chance to check out this four-piece Aussie band. And did we mention that listening to their hit single "She Looks So Perfect" is the best way to gear up for a summer sunset?

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    And let's not forget last week's episode featuring a Kid's Choice Sports 2014 Takeover! We hope you all voted for your favorite A-list athletes. But just in case you were too busy hanging out at the beach, there's still time to vote before the show on Thursday, July 17th at 8pm ET!

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    Be sure to tune in at 10 pm ET on TeenNick to watch this week's ultimate countdown! In the meantime, let us know which summer single you think is the hottest by voting right here.



  • TeenNick Top 10: Kids' Choice Sports Takeover!

    Posted on 07/10/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

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    Hut... hut... HIKE!

    Are you ready to get your head in the game?! Kids' Choice Sports 2014 is right around the corner, and the competition is fierce! On Thursday, July 17th at 8pm ET on Nick, join some A-list athletes and pro football Hall Of Famer Michael Strahan as he hosts our FIRST EVER awards show all about sports!

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    Here at TeenNick, we're warming you up with a very special Kids' Choice Sports-themed episode of TeenNick Top 10 this Friday at 10pm ET. Tune in for some all-star videos and get a glimpse of Nick Cannon's athletic side (or, you know, lack thereof...)!

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    Plus, your favorite host will be joined by some very special, very sporty guests: Olympic gold-medal gymnast McKayla Maroney and twin brothers Jason and Devon McCourty of the NFL! These all-star athletes are not to be missed.

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    And while you're waiting patiently for Friday's episode, why not head over to Nick.com to vote for your favorite athletes and sports moments for Kids' Choice Sports 2014?? Find out if your favorites made the cut on July 17th, and tune in to TeenNick Top 10 this Friday to get a taste of the action! Now�play ball!

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  • TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist Interview: 5 Seconds of Summer

    Posted on 07/03/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Fresh Artist: The Vamps


    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?

    Squirrels!

    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!

    5SOS: Rapid Fire



    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!

  • Five Patriotic Nail Art Designs To Get You In The 4th of July Spirit!

    Posted on 06/30/2014 by Rachel1016

    Okay. Even though it seems like June just started, *looks at watch* can you believe July is almost here?! Summer is no longer kicking off, y'all. It is ALIVE and thriving, and the arrival of the most patriotic month of the year can only mean one thing, right? 4th of July preparations! In between firing up the grill for your BBQ party and securing your best red, white and blue outfit, take a look at some 4th of July manicures that just scream star spangled GLAMOUR! *`*`\*/^*~\**`~\/**\*/?~*\?~/\ <-- That's our best attempt at firework emojis.

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    What we love most about this 4th of July nail art (other than the polka dots, of course) is that it's just begging to be recreated at home. You wont need any fancy stencils or brushes, just a steady hand and some glitter polish!

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    Um, how cute are those bows? Major props to our gal at Dressed Up Nails for perfecting this intricate design!

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    And for a less obvious option, this solid red, white and blue manicure with glitter embellishments will have you feeling all 'Merica without the fuss!

    July 4th Nail Art

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    Raise your hand if these nails make you want to open up one of those red white and blue firework popsicles! *Raises hand*

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    Credit: Wondrously Polished

    The good ole American Flag. Simple, traditional, chic. And have you ever seen more perfect stripes? The artist behind Wondrously Polished really ~nailed~ this patriotic mani.

    Which July 4th nail art design is your fave? Let us know in the comments!

  • TeenNick Top 10: Your Favorite Videos, 5 Seconds of Summer, Rita Ora + More This Friday!

    Posted on 06/27/2014 by baileyb2112

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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!



  • TeenNick Top 10: Rita Ora's Top 10 Performance Outfits

    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!

    SUIT UP

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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.

    FURRY FRIENDS

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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!)

    KALEIDOSCOPIC COLOR

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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.

    YING YANG

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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.

    SPORTY CHIC

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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!

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  • TeenNick Top 10: Vote For Your Favorite Videos + New Hollow Visit This Friday!

    Posted on 06/19/2014 by Rachel1016

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    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!

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    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.

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    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!



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    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!



  • TeenNick Top 10 Fresh Artist Interview: The Vamps

    Posted on 06/17/2014 by TeenNickBlogger

    Fresh Artist: The Vamps


    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!

    The Vamps: Rapid Fire



    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!