Robin Thicke knows a few things about succeeding young. He taught himself to play piano at 12. At 16, he was writing and producing songs for top R&B artists. By 21, he had written and produced more than 20 gold and platinum albums. At the starting line of that climb to the entertainment world’s summit was one very important thing: access to the tools that allowed him to make music.
Have you caught the latest seasons of BET’s Being Mary Jane, The Game or Single Ladies? Great TV, it’s true, but there’s something unique about each of these shows aside from intriguing storylines and compelling characters: every single episode was directed by a female or minority.
Miley Cyrus will intro a parade of celebs at this Sunday’s MTV VMAs, but the most radical might end up being someone who’s been a regular at the podium since day one: the famous Moonman, completely reimagined by fashion icon Jeremy Scott. The iconic tottering space walker will rock a peace necklace for this year’s show, along with a tie-died color palette evoking the symbol’s rich history. Crafted exclusively for this year’s show, this design is the second reimagining of the Moonman – the first being when Brooklyn artist KAWS replaced the helmet with a skull-and-crossbones head and inflated gloves for the 2013 show.
Earlier this year, CMT helped put on quite an awards show in Nashville. Attendees walked a pre-event red carpet. Hosts guided the audience from one award presentation to the next. Winners delivered gushing acceptance speeches.
For the second year in a row, Viacommunity has partnered with Viacom College Relations to find the next Viacommunity Correspondent for the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. The contest gives Viacom’s summer interns the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work the VMA red carpet and ask celebrities pro-social questions on the causes they care about. This year, the response was overwhelming. Viacommunity was blown away by the diverse and unique talents of our extraordinary interns. Though it was a very difficult decision, Viacommunity narrowed the candidates down to eight finalists who truly stood out.