On August 1, at 12 midnight, music history was made! Although it didn't seem like it at the time, the launch of MTV, the world's first hour music channel, not only revolutionalized the music business, but also transformed film, fashion and television around the world. Not bad for a cable channel that started with a mere eight hours of programming, no advertisers and very few supporters. On its 20th anniversary, MTV brings you an over-the-top compilation of more than fifty groundbreaking music videos that made MTV the cultural touchstone now watched by over million viewers in countries. Bonus "Beats" DVD only available in the box set! Here's a surprise: Instead of celebrating its 20th anniversary by repackaging, say, the contrived spontaneity of The Real World or the "Party down, dude! And an impressive undertaking it is, with more than 50 selections spread out over four DVDs. The fourth DVD, entitled "Bonus Beats," is the only one not available separately; while it's the shortest of the four 28 minutes , it's also the coolest, with six superb tracks by Moby, the Chemical Brothers, and others covering techno, acid-house, and other electronic dance styles. There will undoubtedly be disputes about these somewhat arbitrary choices, or complaints about some of the omissions what, no Madonna or Michael Jackson? But those are the very things that make MTV20 worthwhile; in eschewing the obvious, the compilers have put together a package that's consistently surprising and engaging.
Unlike sister channel MTV , the channel only played music related programming. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other national versions of the channel, see MTV Hits. Retrieved 5 June Archived from the original on 6 July
CHRISTINE & THE QUEENS
While the first album was bilingual chamber pop, her second, self-produced album was inspired by Michael and Janet Jackson. Chaleur Humaine finished the year as the best-selling debut album, and Chris is now working on her third album. German teenager Kim Petras made history in when she became the youngest person to have gender affirmation surgery at the age of 16, opening the way for European teens to transition earlier. At the time, she told This Morning that she wanted to be an international pop star, and after raising money to move to Los Angeles by writing a jingle for a detergent ad, she secured a record deal. She became disillusioned with the focus being on her gender rather than her music and launched her own independent label, BunHead Records. Her debut album, Clarity , was critically acclaimed, as was her recent tour. Born Mikaela Straus, singer, songwriter and musician King Princess released her debut album in , called , which she dedicated to the LGBT community and to queer love. The track was accompanied by a music video showing Straus, who identifies as gay and genderqueer, with a moustache and holding hands with a girl.
Sometimes, a song is so steamy , the only logical next step is a super-sexy music video. For that, we can thank trailblazers like Prince and Madonna, who established the right to show a little skin in music videos like "Kiss" and "Express Yourself. It became a sort of guilty pleasure, listening to a great song while watching a hot person do hot-person things like make out with someone equally good-looking, move their hips like no one was watching, and wear an outfit so tight you wonder how they got it on in the first place. You could spend hours watching gorgeous celebrities pour suspiciously watery milk on their Spandex-bound bodies we still love you, Fergie!