05:08 PM EDT 04/09/2014
Originally posted 04/08/2014 11:00AM
[YOUTUBE "kdemFfbS5H0"] 'Twas the selfie click heard 'round the world.
When the Chainsmokers, made up of Alex Pall, 28, and Andrew Taggart, 24, released their single "#Selfie," it began trending online within weeks, peaking at No. 1 on Billboard's New Release chart and the iTunes Top Dance Song Chart. It also made its way to the top 20 of the highly coveted Billboard Hot 100.
So how did this extremely catchy song come about? "I wrote '#Selfie' in my living room, which I converted into a studio after my girlfriend broke up with me," Pall tells PEOPLE. "'#Selfie' is a story of passion, love, revenge and heartbreak," he adds jokingly.
If there is one thing this duo has, it's a sense of humor. But in all seriousness, that breakup somewhat changed the course of history for them. "We used to record at Drew’s house before," says Pall. Adds Taggart: "Because she moved out, we had more room and we invested in getting a microphone and we started doing vocals. '#Selfie' was one of the first things we recorded on the mic."
Originally posted 04/01/2014 12:15PM
Frankie Knuckles, one of the pioneers of house music, died at his Chicago home on Monday afternoon, his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson, confirmed to The Chicago Tribune. He was 59.
Originally posted 03/31/2014 04:45PM
The King of Pop lives on – Epic Records is releasing a new Michael Jackson album.
Originally posted 03/20/2014 03:55PM
Lena Dunham has already proven her skill as a writer, director and actress, and now the Girls star has demonstrated one additional talent: supportive rock star girlfriend to Jack Antonoff.
The HBO darling, 27, was spotted with a small group of friends in the VIP section of the Troubadour in West Hollywood Wednesday night "laughing, clapping and pointing out her man's antics," a source tells PEOPLE.
"She stood almost the entire time," the source continued. "She bopped her head and occasionally pointed to the stage and whispered in her friends' ears with a big smile on her face as though she was so proud of her man. It was clear she was focused on him the entire night."
Originally posted 03/05/2014 01:35PM
Originally posted 02/07/2014 11:00AM
Originally posted 01/23/2014 04:00PM
The 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday will feature performances by Beyoncé, Daft Punk and Stevie Wonder, plus a Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr reunion. Before the big show kicks off and the awards are handed out, we turned to Google for some insight on who the night's big winners will be.
Originally posted 12/13/2013 02:45PM
Originally posted 11/27/2013 12:00PM
Originally posted 11/25/2013 11:00AM
Last week, while the Internet was swooning over the adorable feminist retooling of the Beastie Boys' song "Girls" in a commercial for toy company GoldieBlox, it turns out that the band was fuming.
The ad features a group of ridiculously cute girls engineering a Rube Goldberg machine out of traditional “girl” toys, all set to a twist on the 1987 song. The video has been viewed more than eight million times, but according to a lawsuit filed last week (you can read the complaint here), GoldieBlox says the Beastie Boys have been making noise about the brand's use of the song.
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