Eminem, Swift top weird YouTube Music Awards
With more than 190 million views in two months, the YouTube viral sensation “The Fox” by Norwegian comedy weirdos Ylvis hardly needed help getting seen. It got that help anyway, thanks to an ‘SNL’ spoof of the song starring “Scandal” star Kerry Washington and Jay Pharaoh. Titled “My Girl,” the song finds Pharaoh confronting a righteously jealous Washington as she demands to know about all the “hos” in his phone. The nonsensical and hilarious Ylvis refrain “What does the fox say?” is replaced by Pharaoh’s frustrated question “What does my girl say?” The answer: “Who that, who that, who that bitch?” and “Got you, got you, got you, pow!” And then later the breakdown, sung by Washington, announcing, “He thinks he’s so smart, he tried to lock his phone. But he forgot about the Cloud and his cloud is full of butts.” By Monday afternoon the clip had already been watched nearly 600,000 times on YouTube. It may never rival the Ylvis original, but it certainly legitimizes that crazy piece of pop culture in the mainstream’s eyes. ALSO:
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YouTube Star Alison Gold Drops New Song ‘ABCDEFG’
Inside one of the toy houses, http://gigaom.com/2008/04/30/schmidt-promises-new-youtube-monetization-tools/ Gold is seen signing the song while the giant Wilson watches on from the window. She is apparently sad because her love interest doesn’t feel the same way about her. In the remainder of the song, Wilson tries to help his new viral star get her boy by using magic potions, but the klutz that he is, he always gets it wrong. At the end of the song, one of his potions turns Gold’s crush into Chinese food. As it was established in the first song, Gold loves Chinese food, so without wasting a second, she proceeds to put her boyfriend-turned-egg roll in her mouth, and that marks the end of the tune. Gold found mainstream fame last month when her debut single which has now been viewed more than 12million times on YouTube made the Billboard 100 list. But despite garnering that initial traction and as was the case with Black’s infamous ” Friday ,” the aspiring preteen crooner got a lot of negative reviews. In the first 24 hours of its release, “ABCDEFG” has received just a little over 40,000 hits, meaning that public interest in her is already fading.
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Can YouTube Bring Its Stars to the Mainstream With An Awards Show?
and Tyler The Creator… (L-R) Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator and Taco Bennett attend the YouTube Music Awards 2013 on November 3, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images (L-R) Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator and Taco Bennett attend… Chip Chocolate attends the 2013 YouTube Music awards at Pier 36 on November 3, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images Chip Chocolate attends the 2013 YouTube Music awards at Pier 36 on… Actress Vanessa Hudgens attends the YouTube Music Awards 2013 on November 3, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images Actress Vanessa Hudgens attends the YouTube Music Awards 2013 on… (L-R) Harrison Webb, Nicholas Megalis, and Jon Duckworth attend the 2013 YouTube Music awards at Pier 36 on November 3, 2013 in New York City.
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The YouTube Music Awards: a train wreck, exuberant, or just in search or the right tone?
That out of the way, how was the actual show? Depending on who you ask: A trainwreck or exuberant. (There doesnt appear to be a lot of middle ground.) Heres the thing: YouTube is currently in a place where its trying to determine what, exactly, its aesthetic is. After all, its a platform whose roots are arguably based in authenticity; letting Schwartzman and Watts literally run around a warehouse with little clue to what was happening next feels like a much stronger fit than a heavily scripted variety show.
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Instead, he welcomed the opportunity. A lot of times we limit ourselves, but these people see value in this new emerging world of social media and its power, Stirling said. Stirlings web savvy has helped her amass a following of more than 3.5 million people on YouTube, and another 1.6 million on Facebook. Those are massive figures for a dub-step violinist who has released one album and has a second on the way. But does it mean mainstream viewers and listeners are ready to accept her? Thats where the YouTube Music Awards come in.
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