Nov 132017

Shawn Mendes scooped the big gongs at the MTV Europe Music Awards held in London’s SSE Arena, Wembley, this morning, defeating industry bigwigs like Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Ed Sheeran to bag the Best Artiste nod. The singer walked into the event with five nominations, coming in second only to Taylor Swift, who had six titles to aspire for. Swift won none. 

Celebrations were also due for Eminem, who kicked off the show with the live premiere of his new single, Walk On Water. Collecting his gong for the Best Hip-Hop Artiste, the rapper expressed surprise at beating Kendrick Lamar, Post Malone and Drake, given that he hasn’t released an album since 2013. “I got one coming though,” he said.

British singer Rita Ora proved to be an entertaining host. She performed a carnival-esque medley of Your Song and Anywhere, and carried forth with the traditional EMA hosting duties involving elaborate costume changes. While she gave the fashion police enough fodder with her attires, a peculiar white bathrobe, that saw her flash her undergarments, faced ample criticism.

Even the heavy security deployed at the gig, given the recent attacks at Manchester and Las Vegas, couldn’t prevent an awkward planned stage invasion, when a male member of the crowd clambered onstage for 30 seconds. He unfurled a banner during French Montana’s rendition of Unforgettable before being escorted away.

U2 collected the previously announced Global Icon award from Jared Leto, who hailed the Irish band as “a way of life.” The show culminated in celebratory style with David Guetta performing his new single, Dirty, Sexy, Money.

Winner’s list

Global Icon: U2
Best Song: Shawn Mendes, There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
Best Artist: Shawn Mendes
Best Look: Zayn
Best New: Dua Lipa
Best Pop: Camila Cabello
Best Video: Kendrick Lamar, Humble
Best Live: Ed Sheeran
Best Electronic: David Guetta
Best Rock: Coldplay
Best Hip-Hop: Eminem
Biggest Fans: Shawn Mendes
Best World Stage: The Chainsmokers
Power Of Music: Rita Ora

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Sep 102017

‘Game Of Thrones’ season 7 is over and so is our motivation and excitement to look forward to Mondays. While, most of us are still hung over the last episode, rejoicing Littlefinger’s death, grinning about Jon and Dany taking  incest to another level, and dreaming about the wight dragon Viserion crumbling The Wall, there’s one guy who went a step ahead and created something unimaginable and exceptionally brilliant to say the least. No we are not talking about any new fan theory; it is a new mashup aka cover that has now become internet’s favourite child.

‘Game Of Thrones' & Taylor Swift ‘Look What you Made Me Do' Mash Up© HBO

Taylor Swift recently released her latest, as people are calling it, revenge anthem ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ from her upcoming album ‘Reputation’ and since then people have officially lost their sh*t. While we were looking forward to covers of this epic song, we barely imagined someone to painstakingly go through each and every episode of Game of Thrones to create a mashup of this song. Let us all bow down to this YouTuber Matthijs Vlot, who edited the video with such perfection that we are kind of hooked to this version now, more than the original one.  

If Arya Stark and Olenna Tyrell saying “I don’t like you” does not give you Goosebumps, we wonder what can. In fact, many were quick to give Swift’s song a Westeros spin, calling it a song that’s most suited for Arya Stark, given how vengeful she is. This guy also made Jon Snow, Daenerys Targaryen, Cersei Lannister, Arya Stark, Sansa Stark, and Olenna Tyrell, sing this revenge anthem better than Taylor Swift and for this he deserves all the respect in the world.