Justin Bieber has been in the news a lot in past for his wild antics. In the day of the internet, people are constantly commenting on his actions. He came out on the Ellen Show recently to tell the public, it does bother him.
Over the years YouTube has become the place to find out how the world truly feels about celebrities, especially in the music genre. If you’ve ever spent more than 30 seconds on the site you know that fans and haters alike don’t exactly hold back with their opinions about the videos or, more often than not, each other. Still, this interaction and the ability to like or dislike the videos has made YouTube an undeniable measuring stick for pop-culture trends.
Now BuzzFeed has posted a video (of course) listing the “most liked” YouTube videos of all time in one compilation. This is certain to change over time, but for now here are the videos that people all over the world have voted as the best of the net.
I’ve always found it interesting how a video with an amazing amount of “likes” can also be one of the most hated videos on the internet. For example, Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” the sixth most liked video on YouTube is also, and possibly more impressively, the #3 most disliked video! Even better, Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” the fifth most liked YouTube video, is also the single most hated video on the internet with more than 4 million thumbs down votes. Congrats, Justin.
However, it’s the Korean phenomenon known as Psy who completely dominates the list with two top 5 entries. He took the #3 slot with his hit “Gentlemen,” the comedic anthem for a-holes earning more than 3 million likes. Vastly more impressive, however, is his 2012 breakout video “Gangnam Style,” which, thus far, has lead almost 8.5 million people to hit that little thumbs up icon. That’s a difference of more than 5.2 million people from its closest competitor, Ylvis’ “What Does The Fox Say!” Now get this; the same video has been viewed by more than 2 billion people worldwide! That’s billion. With a B! As in mind-Boggling! There is no disputing that Psy is the reigning king of YouTube.
According to sources within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, singer Chris Brown was released from an LA County jail at 12:01am today (June 2) where he was serving out a sentence after being expelled from a court-ordered drug treatment program in March.
Brown has been plagued with legal issues over the years, from the infamous attack on his then-girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009 to allegedly assaulting a man outside of a Washington D.C. hotel in October while still on probation.
The R&B artist has been in jail since March of this year and was sentenced in May to serve an additional 131 days. However, taking into consideration time served (a combination of time spent in jail and rehab) and additional credit for good behavior, it appears as if Brown was allowed to serve a considerably smaller sentence. You can read more about it here.
Is this good or bad? Do you think the Grammy-winner has really learned his lesson or did the jail just see the need to make room for Justin Bieber? You know… just in case.
Almost everyone, in one way or another, performs covers of their favorite artists or songs, be it in a karaoke club, in the car on your way to work, or even in the shower when you think no one is listening. Anthony Vincent, however, takes cover tunes to all new heights!
The bearded/tatted/pierced Vincent (who reminds me, in no small way, of the character Peter Vincent from the remake of Fright Night) absolutely kills it by singing Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse.” But this is no mere cover, my friends. Vincent breaks it down into 20 10-second segments, each one a totally different style. From Rock to rap, to heavy metal and even opera, this brilliant montage has it all!
Okay, I have to admit that I geeked out in parts of this video. No, I’m not a Katy Perry fan. Sorry, it’s just not my kind of music. I am, however, a huge metal fan. Hearing Katy Perry in the style of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Pantera, and Slipknot put a smile on my face for which I am grateful no one was around to see. I also thought the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Frank Sinatra pieces were particularly inspired.
After watching this video I immediately headed to Vincent’s YouTube channel (Ten Second Songs) in hopes of finding many more smile-inducing performances. Alas, the channel is new, but here’s hoping that this newcomer pumps out more videos faster than Justin Bieber can piss off a Miami cop.
We love new karaoke, and we love fast cars. So here’s both. DigiTrax’s new April R&B/Hip-Hop release features two (count ’em – two) rip-roaring rides for ya, starting with “Bugatti” in the style of Ace Hood featuring Future & Rick Ross. It’s pretty hardcore, so check your inhibitions before the green flag drops.
Next up is “Hey Porsche” in the style of Nelly, where we haven’t heard anyone stretch the car metaphor as far since Prince’s classic “Little Red Corvette”. Though the band Queen still rules as the only band to rhyme the word “carburetor” in a song.