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Telling Untold Stories: Streaming service ‘Hissbox’ launches with a grant of $25,000 for young filmmakers in South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa: A brand-new streaming service Hissbox, launched today, 11th of September 2020. With a focus on ‘telling untold stories,’ the streaming service offers over 400 pieces of content including

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Doja Cat Says Her New Album Integrates Dancehall, Afrobeat, Funk, House, And More

When Doja Cat made her VMA debut last night (August 30), she went full pink. Her first-ever performance on the awards-show stage found the artist bathed in hot fuchsia as she delivered her hits “Say So” and “Like That,” songs that span nu-disco and pop-rap and are just a sample of the styles she keeps…

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Megan Thee Stallion Addresses Her Shooting In Raw New Freestyle

It’s been quite the summer for Megan Thee Stallion. While she’s suffered her share of horrible personal traumas, her star has also continued to rise, most recently through “WAP,” her 2020-defining collaboration with Cardi B. And last night, at the 2020 VMAs, Meg took home the award for Best Hip Hop for her indelible track…

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Lady Gaga Wins First-Ever MTV Tricon Award And Knows ‘A Renaissance Is Coming’

Lady Gaga: singer/actress, fashion icon, and activist. And now, fittingly, she’s also the first recipient of the MTV Tricon Award, an honor that spans everything Gaga is and does. “You can’t just call her a triple threat,” Bella Hadid said to introduce Gaga as this year’s award winner. “She turns pop music into high art.…

The Weeknd Calls For Justice With His Video Of The Year Speech

In late 2019, The Weeknd pulled a star move by playing himself (though the 2012 version of himself) in Josh and Benny Safdie’s film Uncut Gems. A key scene involves Adam Sandler’s hard-luck character taking a swing at the pop star, though things get broken up before they escalate too wildly. Around that same time,…

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2020 MTV VMA Winners: See The Full List

Just as 2020 has been an unprecedented year, the 2020s VMAs were destined to be a show unlike anything we’ve ever seen. And indeed it was: a star-studded, mask-centric showcase featuring all your faves that managed to cram in tons of performances and singular events into just over two hours. We saw some truly special…

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Chadwick Boseman, Black Panther Star, Dead At 43

Chadwick Boseman has died, as confirmed by posts made to his social media accounts. The actor — known for his fearless cinematic portrayals of Black icons Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and perhaps most famously, King T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — had been diagnosed with stage III colon cancer…

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BTS Want The Disco-Pop Fun Of ‘Dynamite’ To ‘Be Your Energy’

The end of summer might be in sight, but BTS are keeping those sunny days alive. Their latest single, “Dynamite,” premiered last week, bringing a warm, infectious pop tune bolstered by a disco beat — the kind of song that can extend summer by another month or so. And as the group tells MTV News,…

Bop Shop VMA Edition: Songs From Blackpink, Taylor Swift, And More

The search for the ever-elusive “bop” is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This week, our collection features artists who racked up nominations for or…

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Billie Eilish Steps Out Of The Darkness And Into The Director’s Chair

A cursory YouTube search of Billie Eilish’s name won’t quickly reveal the music video for the pop star’s second standalone single, “Six Feet Under.” The followup to Eilish’s dreamy Soundcloud debut, “Ocean Eyes,” as well as the singer-songwriter’s first release through Interscope Records, the 2016 clip may be the forgotten gem among Eilish’s 20 visuals…