Taylor Swift and LL Cool J announced the 2013 Grammy nominees last night, and there were some big surprises in store! Newcomer Frank Ocean swept the nominations with a total of six, scoring nods in both the Best New Artist and Album of the Year categories, as well as Record of the Year for “Thinkin’ Bout You.” Rihanna was nominated for three, Best Pop Solo performance for “Where Have You Been,” Best Rap/Song Collaboration, and Best Music Video for “We Found Love.” Swift, Carrie Underwood, and P!nk also received nods. Click through the gallery for a full list of our favorite nominees!
At the 40th Annual American Music Awards, fabulous fashion wasn’t the only thing that grabbed our attention! Complementing the stunning gowns and jaw-dropping jewels was pretty makeup and enviable hair. Carrie Underwood made a regal red carpet statement with gilded eyes, while Taylor Swift went for a dewy, au naturel finish. Carly Rae Jepsen played up her pretty peepers with winged liner and Christina Aguilera debuted a Cleopatra-inspired A-line bob. Click through the gallery below for our favorite beauty of the night and to get tips straight from the performers’ stylists on how to recreate the looks!
One of the highlights from Sunday’s 40th Annual American Music Awards was Pink‘s performance of her newest single, “Try.” In an attempt to recreate the music video for the song—which shows the singer doing some seriously challenging contemporary dance moves alongside a male dancer, both slathered in a spectrum of colored paint—Pink opened her act by balancing upside-down on the shoulders of her dance partner, showcasing her incredible strength and flexibility right from the start. She then moved through a difficult piece of choreography, all while singing live, making her performance one of the best of the night. Watch the clip above and tell us what you think!
Plus, see the 2012 AMAs red carpet!
Pink wore more than just her signature hue in her new video for “Try.” The clip, directed by Floria Sigismondi and choreographed by Golden Boyz, opens with the singer crawling on the ground, splattered with paint in a rainbow of colors, her platinum bob tinged with blue and teal. (We already know she loves to change up her ‘do.) She then launches into an acrobatic pas de deux with her partner, Colt Prattesan, and the dance has an undercurrent of anger and resentment befitting the song’s lyrics. The more they dance, the more colors they find splashed across their bodies. Pink tweeted her praise for the video’s director, while teasing her super muscular co-star: “Floria, Thank you for your art and creativity and pushing me to go farther than I’d gone. Thank you to everyone involved. Colt, go do some situps.” Watch it above and tell us: do you like the vid?
Plus, see behind the scenes of Pink’s VMAs makeup!
The sixth time’s a charm for Pink! After 12 years and six albums, her newest, The Truth About Love debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, making it her first number one album ever. (The rest of her hit records landed in the top 10!) ”The truth sets me free on my albums,” she told InStyle for our October issue of her inspiration. “I find the characters in my life story are more open to criticism if it comes with a melody.” We’re so glad she finally secured herself the top spot—we love everything this new Cover Girl stands for! Read more of her exclusive interview on page 124 of the new issue, on newsstands now.
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Move over, Hugh Jackman! We’ve got some new abs to ogle. And this time they are of the female variety, as Pink, Gwen Stefani, and Miley Cyrus have all been spotted working the bare midriff look and platinum hair. We were initially shocked to see Cyrus make this radical change this summer, while Pink, on the other hand, has had her platinum pixie for a while. (We had to wonder if their matching MTV VMAs ‘dos were pure coincidence!) Then, of course, there’s Stefani, who has dominated bleach blonde hair (often in a pompadour) and ab-revealing fashion for years. It makes a strong case for hydrogen peroxide, don’t you think?
Plus, see more stars with new hair this year!
Pink’s new album The Truth About Love is out today! It’s her sixth album in twelve years—remember the good ‘old days of “There You Go”?!—and we’ve loved watching her style transform from hot magenta spikes to platinum pompadour (just like Miley’s new look, which Pink says she “rocks way harder than I do”) and all the iterations before her latest “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” release. But which look was your favorite? Tell us by voting in the poll below, and then go crank up some “Get the Party Started” just for the fun of celebrating Pink and all of her awesomely pop-punkness. You know she’s always down to get you in a fun mood! More
We caught up with P!nk’s makeup artist, Kathy Jeung, and got the behind the scenes dish on the CoverGirl’s newest spokesperson’s super sexy look at the VMAs last night. A lot of prep work went into the superstar’s beauty style—Jeung showed P!nk 8-10 sketches before the show! In the end fashion dictated the decision, “Seeing her Stella McCartney red carpet dress in person, a glorious column of metallic gunmetal, confirmed my makeup idea: a soft metallic depth around the eyes and keeping the rest of her face soft, glowing and bronzed.” Jeung describes the pre-game vibe as warm and comfortable, “Alecia (P!nk’s given name) usually likes to play music from her playlists, but on VMA day we were blessed with a visit by Willow, so her giggles and laughter were our music!” Jeung adds, “Since we only had a short amount of time for a makeup change for her performance look, we both loved the idea of a red carpet look that I could quickly transform in one or two steps.” Click through the gallery to see her next look!