December 2015 - Celebrity Bug


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Taylor Swift: Celebrity Bug's Woman Of The Year (2015)

12/31/2015 0

While Adele has been slaying the entertainment industry for the past 3 months, it was another music force by the name of Taylor Swift who owned the majority of 2015 with hit singles, a sold-out world tour for her '1989' album and a bevy of awards and acclaim to match.

As a result of her success and upcoming awards (Yes, she will win a few more Grammys in 2016), the 26-year-old superstar has been an undeniable force and rightfully earns her title as Celebrity Bug's Woman of the Year. Take a look at some of her accomplishments beneath:

Major Accomplishments of the Year
  • '1989' has sold over 5.5 million copies in the U.S. alone
  • 2015 Emmy Award for Original Interactive Program ('American Express Unstaged: Taylor Swift Experience')
  • "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar Topped Billboard Hot 100
  • "Bad Blood" Video Broke VEVO's 24-hour Record (20.1 Million Views)
  • 'The 1989 Tour' Is The Year's Highest Grossing Tour ($250 million)
  • Named One Of Top Earning Woman In Music By Forbes ($80 Million)
  • 2015 MTV Video Music Awards (2 Wins For "Bad Blood")
  • Milestone Award at 2015 Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 2015 Billboard Music Awards (8 Wins)

As the eighth honoree, she follows in the footsteps of past Woman of the Year including Alicia Keys (2008), Lady Gaga (2009), Carrie Underwood (2010), Katy Perry (2011), Adele (2012), Sandra Bullock (2013) and last year's winner, Beyoncé.
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Chris Pratt: Celebrity Bug's Man Of The Year (2015)

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2015 has been an incredible year for Chris Pratt!!! After transitioning from television sidekick to the big screen, the 36-year-old hunk cemented his status as a formidable leading man when 'Jurassic World' broke records upon its release in June.

As a result of his success, the actor, who has 'The Magnificent Seven' with Denzel Washington and 'Passengers' with Jennifer Lawrence set for release in 2016, has surpassed the accomplishments of any other male star in 2015 and earns his title as Celebrity Bug's Man of the Year. Take a look at some of his major accomplishments beneath:

Major Accomplishments of the Year
  • Highest-Grossing Actor of 2015
  • 'Jurassic World' Is Third Highest-Grossing Film Of All-Time
  • 'Jurassic World' Opened to a Record Breaking $208.8 Million
  • 2016 Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (Nominated for 'Jurassic World')
  • Covered 'Entertainment Weekly' (May 29, 2015)
  • Covered 'GQ' (June 2015)
  • Covered 'Men's Health' (July/August 2015)
  • 2016 People's Choice Awards (2 Nominations for 'Jurassic World')

Pratt follows past honorees including Zac Efron (2008), Michael Jackson (2009), Leonardo DiCaprio (2010), Channing Tatum (2012), Justin Timberlake (2011 & 2013) and Matthew McConaughey (2014).
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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Singles Of 2015

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Last year, Sam Smith topped our annual list of the Top 10 Singles of 2014, but this year, there is a new sheriff in town. Ed Sheeran secures the top spot on the 2015 list, which also features songs from Little Big Town, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Drake. Full list beneath:

Ed Sheeran, "Thinking Out Loud" - Best Single of 2015
Adele, "Hello"
Drake, "Hotline Bling"
Kendrick Lamar, "Alright"
Little Big Town, "Girl Crush"
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, "Uptown Funk"
The Weeknd, "Earned It"
The Weeknd, "I Can't Feel My Face"
Sam Hunt, "Take Your Time"
Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, "See You Again"

Alabama Shakes, "Don't Wanna Fight"
Fetty Wap, "Trap Queen"
Madonna, "Ghosttown"
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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Albums Of 2015

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Hip-hop superstar Kendrick Lamar tops our annual list of the Top 10 Albums of 2015, which also features albums from Adele, Carrie Underwood, Alabama Shakes, The Weeknd, Eric Church and Chris Stapleton, and there are only ten official spots, we've also added in a few albums still deserved to be mentioned despite missing the list. See the complete list beneath:

Kendrick Lamar, 'To Pimp A Butterfly' - Best Album Of 2015
Adele, '25'
Alabama Shakes, 'Sound & Color'
Carrie Underwood, 'Storyteller'
Chris Stapleton, 'Traveller'
D'Angelo and The Vanguard, 'Black Messiah'
Eric Church, 'Mr. Misunderstood'
Janet Jackson, 'Unbreakable'
Justin Bieber, 'Purpose'
The Weeknd, 'Beauty Behind the Darkness'

Big Sean, 'Dark Sky Paradise'
Drake, 'If You're Reading This It's Too Late'
Selena Gomez, 'Revival'
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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Films Of 2015

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2015 brought forth a load of impressive films that soared to critically-acclaimed and staggering box-office heights, and while a few films stood out in different ways, only one can reign. On our sixth annual list, 'Mad Max: Fury Road' takes the top spot as the Best Film of 2015.

Other motion pictures included on the list are the lesbian love story 'Carol', the Matt Damon-led 'The Martian', Leonardo DiCaprio's incredible turn in 'The Revenant', the David O. Russell-directed 'Joy' and more. Peep the our complete list of the Top 10 Films of the Year beneath:

'Mad Max: Fury Road' - Best Film of 2015
'Beasts of No Nation'
'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'
'Straight Outta Compton'
'The Martian'
'The Revenant'

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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Performances Of 2015

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In 2014, Bruno Mars topped the second annual list of Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Performances of the Year, but this year, another pop superstar, who didn't even release an album in 2015, takes the top spot and places three entries on the third annual list.

Lady GaGa, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Common and John Legend, Katy Perry are among the other stars featured on the list. Peep our ten favorite performances of 2015 beneath:

10. Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney - 'FourFiveSeconds' - 2015 Grammy Awards

09. Lady GaGa - "The Sound of Music" - 2015 Academy Awards

08. Tinashe - "All Hands On Deck" - Conan

07. Katy Perry - Super Bowl XLIX

06. Jennifer Lopez - Greatest Hits Medley - The Ellen DeGeneres Show

05. Jennifer Lopez - Dance Medley - 2015 American Music Awards

04. Bad Boy Reunion - 2015 BET Awards

03. Common & John Legend - "Glory" - 2015 Academy Awards

02. Nicki Minaj & Beyonce - "Feelin Myself" - Tidal x 1020

01. Jennifer Lopez - Tribute to Selena - 2015 Billboard Latin Music Awards

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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Music Videos Of 2015

12/28/2015 0

In 2014, Maroon 5 topped our annual list of the Top 10 Videos of 2014 with their "Animals" video, but this year, a pop superstar claims the summit position.

Our eighth annual list features appearances from Drake, Ciara, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Missy Elliott and a host of others. Peep our ten favorite videos of 2015 beneath:

10. Nicki Minaj & Beyonce - "Feeling Myself"

09. Britney Spears & Iggy Azalea - "Pretty Girls"

08. Adele - "Hello"

07. Tyrese - "Shame"

06. Tinashe - "All Hands On Deck"

05. Missy Elliott feat. Pharrell - "WTF"

04. Drake - "Hotline Bling"

03. Ciara - "Dance Like We're Making Love"

02. Taylor Swift feat. Kendrick Lamar - "Bad Blood"

01. Rihanna - "Bitch Better Have My Money"

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Celebrity Bug's 10 Most Intriguing People Of 2015

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The 10 Most Intriguing People is an annual list published that highlights the people who keep us talking and left their names was on the tip of tongues, whether good or bad, with their questionable antics, rants or just their immense talent.

Caitlyn Jenner is Celebrity's Bug Most Intriguing Person of 2015.

Not only did her transformation from Olympic champion Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner on the July issue of Vanity Fair open our eyes to her own personal struggle, but her 'I Am Cait' docu-series that followed allowed her to be a voice for millions that feel like they don't have one and helped us to better understand the pain they feel. Peep the full list of intriguing stars below:


Caitlyn Jenner - Most Intriguing Person of 2015
Amy Schumer
Donald Trump
Jennifer Lawrence
Justin Bieber
Taylor Swift
The Kardashian & Jenner Girls
The Obamas
Whoopi Goldberg
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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Hip-Hop Artists Of 2015

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Hip-hop heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Jay Z all occupy a spot on the eighth annual countdown of the Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Hip-Hop Artists of the Year, but unfortunately, only one superstar can take top honors.

The list, which takes into account chart performance, touring, publicity, endorsements, business endeavors and lyrical skill, features the top performers in the genre. Peep the list beneath:


01. Kendrick Lamar
02. Drake
03. J. Cole
04. Wiz Khalifa
05. Future
06. Nicki Minaj
07. Big Sean
08. Kanye West
09. Fetty Wap
10. Wale
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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Male & Female Bodies Of 2015

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For the third consecutive year, 'Magic Mike' star Joe Manganiello tops our annual list of the Top 10 Male Bodies of 2015, while Jennifer Lopez retains her position atop the Top 10 Female Bodies of 2015 list, which marks her fifth consecutive year at the top. See the lists below:


Joe Manganiello - Top Male Body Of 2015
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Pratt
Hugh Jackman
Jake Gyllenhaal
Matt Bomer
Michael B. Jordan
Nick Jonas
Ryan Guzman
Zac Efron


Jennifer Lopez - Top Female Body Of 2015
Blake Lively
Britney Spears
Carrie Underwood
Gisele Bündchen
Kate Hudson
Sofia Vergara
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Celebrity Bug's Top 10 Best Dressed Men & Women Of 2015

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Last year, Boris Kodjoe and Lupita Nyong'o topped our annual list of the Top 10 Best-Dressed Men and Women, but neither star captures the top spot on our sixth annual countdowns, which features twenty of the most stylish celebrities in the world.

Some of the stars that earn placement on the list include: Eddie Redmayne, Rihanna, Kanye West, Jennifer Lopez, Matt Bomer, Kerry Washington, Liam Hemsworth and Ciara.


Daniel Craig - Best Dressed Man Of 2015
David Beckham
Eddie Redmayne
Idris Elba
Jake Gyllenhaal
Kanye West
Liam Hemsworth
Matt Bomer
Pharrell Williams
President Barack Obama


Kate Hudson - Best Dressed Woman Of 2015
Carrie Underwood
Gigi Hadid
Jennifer Lopez
Kerry Washington
Lupita Nyong'o
Michelle Obama
Taylor Swift

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2016 Grammy Awards: Nominations

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The nominations for the 2016 Grammy Awards are in and Kendrick Lamar leads the pack with a staggering 11 nominations including Album of the Year, while Taylor Swift and The Weeknd turn their big year of chart domination into a whopping 7 nominations. Full list beneath:


Album of the Year
Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
Traveller, Chris Stapleton
1989, Taylor Swift
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Record of the Year
“Really Love” D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face,” the Weeknd

Song of the Year
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran

Best New Artist
Courtney Barnett
James Bay
Sam Hunt
Tori Kelly
Meghan Trainor

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Heartbeat Song,” Kelly Clarkson
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding
“Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran
“Blank Space,” Taylor Swift
“Can’t Feel My Face,” The Weeknd

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Ship to Wreck,” Florence + the Machine
“Sugar,” Maroon 5
“Uptown Funk,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth

Best Pop Vocal Album
Piece by Piece, Kelly Clarkson
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, Florence + the Machine
Uptown Special, Mark Ronson
1989, Taylor Swift
Before This World, James Taylor

Best Dance Recording
“We’re All We Need,” Above & Beyond featuring Zoë Johnston
“Go,” The Chemical Brothers
“Never Catch Me,” Flying Lotus featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Runaway (U & I),” Galantis
“Where Are Ü Now,” Skrillex and Diplo with Justin Bieber

Best Dance Album
Our Love, Caribou
Born in the Echoes, The Chemical Brothers
Caracal, Disclosure
In Colour, Jamie xx
Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü, Skrillex and Diplo

Best Rock Performance
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
“What Kind of Man,” Florence + the Machine
“Something from Nothing,” Foo Fighters
“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
“Moaning Lisa Smile,” Wolf Alice

Best Rock Song (awarded to songwriters)
“Don’t Wanna Fight,” Alabama Shakes
“Ex’s & Oh’s,” Elle King
“Hold Back the River,” James Bay
“Lydia,” Highly Suspect
“What Kind of Man,” Florence + the Machine

Best Rock Album
Chaos and the Calm, James Bay
Kintsugi, Death Cab for Cutie
Mister Asylum, Highly Suspect
Drones, Muse
.5: The Gray Chapter, Slipknot

Best Alternative Music Album
Sound & Color, Alabama Shakes
Vulnicura, Björk
The Waterfall, My Morning Jacket
Currents, Tame Impala
Star Wars, Wilco

Best R&B Performance
“If I Don’t Have You,” Tamar Braxton
“Rise Up,” Andra Day
“Breathing Underwater,” Hiatus Kaiyote
“Planes,” Jeremih featuring J. Cole
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd

Best R&B Song
“Coffee,” Miguel
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd
“Let It Burn,” Jazmine Sullivan
“Really Love,” D’Angelo and the Vanguard
“Shame,” Tyrese

Best Urban Contemporary Album
Ego Death, The Internet
You Should Be Here, Kehlani
Blood, Lianne La Havas
Wildheart, Miguel
Beauty Behind the Madness, The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
Coming Home, Leon Bridges
Black Messiah, D’Angelo and the Vanguard
Cheers to the Fall, Andra Day,
Reality Show, Jazmine Sullivan
Forever Charlie, Charlie Wilson

Best Rap Performance
“Apparently,” J. Cole
“Back to Back,” Drake
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Truffle Butter,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake and Lil Wayne
“All Day,” Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Only Man Can Change the World,” Big Sean feat. Kanye West & John Legend
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Classic Man,” Jidenna featuring Roman GianArthur
“These Walls,” Kendrick Lamar feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat
“Only,” Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown

Best Rap Song
“All Day,” Kanye West feat. Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Energy,” Drake
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Trap Queen,” Fetty Wap

Best Rap Album
2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole
Compton, Dr. Dre
If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Drake
To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick Lamar
The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj

Best Country Solo Performance
“Burning House,” Cam
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton
“Little Toy Guns,” Carrie Underwood
“John Cougar, John deere, John 3:16,” Keith Urban
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“Stay a Little Longer,” Brothers Osborne
“If I Needed You,” Joey+Rory
“The Driver,” Charles Kelly, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Lonely Tonight,” Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe

Best Country Song
“Chances Are,” Lee Ann Womack
“Diamond Rings and Old Barstools,” Tim McGraw
“Girl Crush,” Little Big Town
“Hold My Hand,” Brandy Clark
“Traveller,” Chris Stapleton

Best Country Album
Motevallo, Sam Hunt
Pain Killer, Little Big Town,
The Blade, Ashley Monroe
Pageant Material, Kacey Musgraves
Traveller, Chris Stapleton

Best Musical Theater Album
An American in Paris, Original Broadway Cast
Fun Home, Original Broadway Cast
Hamilton, Original Broadway Cast
The King & I, 2015 Broadway Cast
Something Rotten!, Original Broadway Cast

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
Empire: Season 1, Various Artists
Fifty Shades of Grey, Various Artists
Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Various Artists
Pitch Perfect 2, Various Artists
Selma, Various Artists

Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media
Birdman, Antonio Sanchez
The Imitation Game, Alexandre Desplat
Interstellar, Hans Zimmer
The Theory of Everything, Jóhann Jóhansson
Whiplash, Justin Hurwitz

Best Song Written for Visual Media (awarded to songwriters)
“Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey),” The Weeknd
“Glory,” Common and John Legend
“Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie Goulding
“See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth
“Till It Happens To You,” Lady Gaga

Producer of the Year, Non-Classical
Jeff Bhaskar
Dave Cobb
Larry Klein
Blake Mills

Best Music Video
“LSD,” A$AP Rocky
“I Feel Love (Every Million Miles),” The Dead Weather
“Alright,” Kendrick Lamar
“Bad Blood,” Taylor Swift featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Freedom,” Pharrell Williams

Best Music Film
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise Of James Brown
Sonic Highways
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The Wall

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Video: Carrie Underwood - 'Heartbeat'

12/06/2015 0

Country superstar Carrie Underwood debuts the magical video for "Heartbeat", the second single lifted from her fifth studio album 'Storyteller', which became her sixth chart-topping album on the country charts upon its release in late October. Watch the stunning starlet beneath:

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Adele Sales A Staggering 4.49 Million Copies Of '25' In Just Two Weeks

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After massacring *NSYNC's first-week sales record of 2.42 million copies of 'No Strings Attached' by selling an 3.38 million copies of '25' in the first week, Adele has broken yet another record as the album moves another 1.11 million copies in its second week.

With 4.49 million in pure album sales in just two weeks, the album is already the best-selling album of the year and she makes history as the first artist to sell a million copies of the same album in two different weeks. The album also moves to third place on the largest selling digital album ever list (her own '21' is the leader with 3.19 million). Congrats are certainly in order!!!
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Featured Artist: Adele

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Don't call it a comeback, because she is just picking up where she left off. Adele, who released her third studio album '25' last month and already has the best-selling album of 2015, earns the honor of becoming Celebrity Bug's Featured Artist of the Month for December 2015.

The album has already produced a hit in the form of the lead single "Hello", which is currently the No.1 song in the country on the Billboard Hot 100, and she has already taped a NBC special entitled 'Adele Live in New York City', which is scheduled to air on December 14th.
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