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Video Shoot Erupts Into 'Floating Fireball'

'The boat was fully engulfed in flames'

(Newser) - A music-video shoot turned to horror Thursday when the boat used a set erupted in flames, People reports. Thirteen were hurt, one critically, when two blasts rocked the 41-foot Wellcraft on the New River in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Twenty-one people were shooting the low-budget video at the time. "Out... More »

Taylor Swift Is, Literally, 'The Man'

Singer transforms in self-directed music video about gender inequality

(Newser) - Taylor Swift's new song "The Man" is a no-nonsense take on sexism, in which the singer envisions how life would be different if she were male. "If I was out flashin' my dollas, I'd be a b----, not a baller," she sings. As a man,... More »

Mariah Gets 'One of the Best Christmas Gifts' Ever

More than 50 stars appear in her new video for 'All I Want for Christmas Is You'

(Newser) - Who could round up Ariana Grande, Snoop Dogg, Olivia Newton-John, Katy Perry, James Corden, and dozens of other stars to appear in one music video? None other than Mariah Carey herself, who on Monday posted a "festive celebration" of her holiday hit, "All I Want for Christmas Is... More »

'Bohemian Rhapsody' Hits Big Milestone on YouTube

Becomes the first music video released prior to the 1990s to garner more than 1B views

(Newser) - We all know "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a timeless classic, and a new milestone for the song proves just how unendingly popular it really is: Queen's 1975 hit just became the oldest music video to garner more than a billion views on YouTube, Fox News reports. It's the... More »

Carrie Underwood Scores 20th Win at CMT Awards

'Cry Pretty' was video of the year

(Newser) - Carrie Underwood extended her run as the most decorated act in the history of the CMT Music Awards with her 20th win Wednesday night. Underwood won two prizes at the fan-voted show, including video of the year for " Cry Pretty " and female video of the year for "... More »

How a Music Video Is Screwing Up Iceland

The pop star's new video was shot there

(Newser) - A large sign warns motorists that Iceland's Fjadrárgljúfur canyon is closed to visitors but drivers keep on coming down the narrow gravel road. A ranger at a roadblock has to explain why no one can pass: The vulnerable landscape cannot sustain more visitors. Blame Justin Bieber, the... More »

Fallon, Rudd Revisit the '80s— and 'Boy, It's Glorious'

Pair pose as Dead or Alive from 1985, eyepatch included

(Newser) - Crimped hair is back thanks to Paul Rudd. He's the eyepatch-sporting cherry on top of Jimmy Fallon's music video remake of Dead or Alive's "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," which aired Thursday on the Tonight Show. Rudd hides behind crimped hair, heavy makeup,... More »

TI Attacks Melania, Kanye With 'Vulgar' Video

TI music short shows actress who looks like first lady dancing naked on fake Oval Office desk

(Newser) - It's a "vulgar attack" against the first lady, and it comes courtesy of Clifford Harris. The rapper otherwise known as TI has a new short music video out, and it has sparked an angry response out of the White House thanks to a Melania Trump lookalike. In the... More »

Band Calls Police Lip Sync of Its Song 'Amazing'

Lady Antebellum sounds pleased with the job

(Newser) - An Ohio police department's entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews—including from the country music group whose song is featured, the AP reports. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he's "overwhelmed" by the response to a video his department created... More »

Everybody, Backstreet's Back—Again

Band releases first new single since 2013

(Newser) - Backstreet's back for the first time in five years. The Backstreet Boys, who just celebrated 25 years together, released their first new single since 2013 on Thursday, along with a music video featuring plenty of five-person dance formations. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," not to be... More »

Donald Glover's 'America' Video Is Packed With Meaning

One critic calls it a perfect, disturbing 'snapshot of the American cultural landscape'

(Newser) - You'll have to watch it more than once to pick up on everything going on, especially in the background. That's one common take in the wake of the newly released "This Is America" music video by actor Donald Glover, though under his musical alias, Childish Gambino. See... More »

Taylor Swift's New Music Video Brings Clues, Controversy

What people are saying about 'Delicate'

(Newser) - Taylor Swift has been conspicuously absent from the spotlight—her social media accounts, scrubbed of all the photos of her with her "squad" they used to contain, are now only used for promotion; she hasn't done press to talk about her latest album; the singer didn't even... More »

She Ate a Banana in a Music Video. Now She's Going to Jail

Egyptian singer Shyma sentenced to 2 years on 'debauchery' charge for sexy clip

(Newser) - If Shyma's music video had aired on MTV in the US, she likely wouldn't be facing jail time. But the 20-something singer, whose star turn showed her stripped down to her skivvies and provocatively eating fruit, lives in Egypt, and the conservative powers-that-be there have sentenced her to... More »

Get Some Ice Water for the Sexiest Music Video Ever

We forgot how steamy "Wicked Game" by Chris Isaak was

(Newser) - Sex on the beach, a gyrating half-naked Prince, and what amounts to a mostly clothed orgy. These are just some of the sights in the sexiest music videos of all time, according to Rolling Stone . The top five: More »

Velcro Doesn't Want You to Say Velcro Anymore

'80s-style video seeks to protect trademark

(Newser) - Lots of pop songs have hooks. This one has loops, too. Velcro Cos. has released a music video with a message it hopes will stick as well as its products: "Don't Say Velcro." The video features actors portraying trademark attorneys, joined by a few actual lawyers in... More »

Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' Video Is 25. It's Star Would've Been 37

Inside the life and death of the boy who was 'Jeremy'

(Newser) - This August marks the 25th anniversary of the music video for "Jeremy," which dominated MTV and rocketed Pearl Jam into superstardom. It also marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Trevor Wilson—better known as the video's title character. To mark the occasion, Billboard spoke... More »

YouTube Has a New Most-Viewed Video of All Time

Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again,' featuring Charlie Puth

(Newser) - Move over, "Gangnam Style." YouTube has a new top-viewed video of all time. Wiz Khalifa's video for "See You Again" featuring Charlie Puth became the site's most-watched video Monday and has more than 2.897 billion views as of Tuesday, the AP reports. That's... More »

Viral Anti-Terrorism Ad: 'Bomb Delusion With Truth'

Telecom firm in Kuwait planned music video to launch at start of Ramadan

(Newser) - As the Muslim holy month of Ramadan kicked off over the weekend, so, too, did an ad by a telecom company in Kuwait tackling terrorism. CNN reports on Zaid's three-minute music video , which has so far amassed more than 3.6 million views, showing a suicide bomber being confronted... More »

Actor Shot Dead Filming Music Video

'Several firearms were discharged during a scene by several actors'

(Newser) - Police are investigating a deadly shooting during the filming of a music video for Aussie hip-hop band Bliss N Eso. The actor was shot in the chest during filming Monday afternoon inside a Brisbane bar, the BBC reports. The band was not present at the time and it's not... More »

Trump, Swift, Cosby, More Get Naked in Kanye's New Music Video

Or at least their likenesses do

(Newser) - Here's something you never thought you'd see: Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and George W. Bush naked in bed together. Enter Kanye West's new NSFW music video for "Famous," which depicts 12 celebrities sprawled out in their birthday suits on a giant bed. Also... More »

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