Last Friday HAD to be one of the funnest days ever -- we got to hang with Austin Mahone at his FIRST-ever magazine photo shoot in NYC! We had such a blast, we couldn't wait to tell you all the deets!
First, the morning started with getting a big hug from Austin and his mom, Michele (get this -- they even arrived at the shoot 20 mins early, which doesn't happen too often..LOL), and going through outfits with Austin's stylist (we had to make sure they were bright for the mag!). To get hyped for his first mag shoot, Austin flipped through M for inspiration and blasted his iPod to loosen up (Psst -- One Direction's "One Thing" and Cody Simpson's "Not Just You" were just a few of the tunes played!).
Even though Austin was a little nervous, he had no reason to be -- the pics turned out totally awesome! We can't wait to show 'em to you in future issues of M. In the meantime, Austin recorded these exclusive videos for M's Mahomies only!
Austin was super-excited about the shoot:
If you've ever wondered how you can get re-tweeted by Austin, Austin gives his top-secret tips here:
We were loving Austin's accessories at the shoot -- he didn't remember where and when he got his necklace, but wanted to share the meaning behind his special bracelet:
Another cool part of the day? There was a piano in the studio we shot at, and any break Austin got, he played at the piano. (His bodyguard, Dave, played the piano really well, too!) Here's this video of Austin playing:
Wow..what an amazing day! So let's dish:
-Are you excited to see the pics? What video was your fave?
Ryan Beatty recently spent time with us at the M office and we had a total blast catching up with this YouTube singer. The "Hey LA" singer has been busy promoting his new EP and enjoying his last few days of summer. He wanted to record some special vids for M girls, so check 'em out below!
If you wondered what kind of girl Ryan Beatty falls for, here's the answer!
Since his EP went #1 on the iTunes Pops chart, Ryan wanted to thank ALL his fans for all the support over the years:
So sweet! So let's dish:
-What do you love most about Ryan Beatty?
We were so excited to hang out with Hunter Hayes when he visited our office this week. Not only is this country cutie super-talented, but he's also one of the sweetest guys we have ever met! Hunter had a lot to talk to us about while he was here -- his hit single "Wanted" just went platinum and he's hitting the road with Carrie Underwood in just a few weeks! Check out some videos we got from Hunter, for M Girls' eyes only!
Since he's hitting the road very soon with Carrie, he shared his tour must-haves:
And he shared his best back to school tip:
Cool! So let's dish:
-Are you a fan of Hunter? What other country artists are you loving?
While Cody Simpson was in Jones Beach, NY on his tour stop last week with Rachel Crow and Big Time Rush, he invited us to hang out with him before showtime on his tour bus! After giving us a big hug and flipping through the new issue, Cody told us the tour has been amazing so far. "The fans are the best," he spilled. "I've gotten really cool gifts -- a couple ukuleles, a bunch of sketches of my face, even skateboards!" Wow!
Even though Cody had only a short amount of time before he had to be on stage, he wanted to film these exclusive vids -- for M Girls only!
Here's his best back-to-school tip:
And since he's on tour with Big Time Rush, he wanted to spill a secret about each BTR guy. You gotta check this out!
So fun! Then it was time for the show. Watch some of the performance clips from Cody and BTR below:
So let's dish:
-Have you seen Cody on tour with Big Time Rush?
Here's a name you might want to remember: Madison Beer. This 13-year old singer has a ton of videos on YouTube, and she recently met with Scooter Braun and Justin Bieber in NYC, and reports are saying Scooter and Justin want to sign her to their label, just like they did with Carly Rae Jepsen.
Last night, Madison became a trending topic on Twitter when Justin posted her videos on YouTube with the tweets below:
Madison responded back, "Is this happening? I'm hysterically crying." After tons more tweets came pouring in, Madison wrote before going to bed: "My face is starting to hurt from smiling so much." Aw!
Check out some of Madison's videos below:
She sounds amazing. We can't wait to hear more from Madison!
So let's dish:
-What do you think of Madison? Do you think she's the next big thing?
Last week, Cody Simpson stopped by Live With Kelly on 4th of July to perform his song "Got Me Good",/b> and take part in some fun relay games with Kelly and her co-host for the day, Kevin Jonas! Check out the videos below:
So fun! Don't forget -- Cody's CD Paradise hits Oct. 11.
-What Cody song is your all-time fave? How do you think he performed?
M Editor Brittany here and I can't wait to tell you all about my awesome trip to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida with the Victorious cast! The entire cast was there to kick-off Universal's Summer Concert Series, do a Q&A session with fans, sign autographs and of course, have a blast on the amazing rides and roller-coasters! As soon as I saw the cast, they greeted me with big hugs and were so excited to see the new issue of M! Ariana and her bro Frankie told us how much they loved the pics from her bedroom shoot--so did we! Here's other things I noticed:
-Ariana and Victoria were super-close, right before our interview with the cast, Ariana was showing something to Vic on her phone and they both Instagrammed a cute pic of them!
-Daniella Monet brought her adorable boyfriend, Andrew who was so supportive during the concert. He kept yelling her name and taking pix of her
-Ariana and Leon spilled only to us about their upcoming duet! "We did a cover that's really amazing--it's Drake and Rihanna's 'Take Care'. Ariana added to us: "It sounds ridiculous. Very special." Can't wait to hear it! Look for more scoop in the upcoming August issue of M!
The weekend was jam-packed before the concert, but I made sure to get video from the guy Q&A, where fans got to ask the boys anything they wanted!
Here's Matt Bennett, Leon Thomas and Avan Jogia talking about their fave songs from the show:
Matt explains how he learns to be a ventriloquist!
The boys spill advice to you on how you can get your big break in Hollywood:
We were LOL-ing when Avan told us about his dream involving a panther!
After the Q&A, we got to ride some of the attractions ourselves (The Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride was our fave and we absolutely fell in love with Butter Beer!). Then I headed to a Victorious episode screening, where I totally got the cast's rap "Five Fingers To The Face" stuck in my head for the rest of the day! Luckily, I got to see the fun song live that night, so I was ready to sing along! LOL :)
The concert was packed with people and I talked to Frankie, Ariana's bro right before the cast took the stage. He had his own camera out to video their performance -- what a great sibling! Check out vids from the concert:
The cast sings "Make It In America":
And here's Victoria singing "Make It Shine"
The concert was so much fun -- Leon Thomas and Matt Bennett got the crowd doing their solo performances and Victoria Justice and Ariana Grande debuted their new duet "LA Boys" which was a TOTAL hit. (Sorry--we weren't allowed to record video during that song, but the tune will premiere in an upcoming episode of Victorious!). When the cast finished their last song together, we totally wanted more--the concert was so much fun!
So let's dish:
-What's your fave Victorious song? Who's your fave castmember?
Find out what One Direction's nickname for her is!
Hey M Girls!
We are totally loving Cher Lloyd, the UK singer who was on the same X Factor season as One Direction! (She spills to us that Niall's nickname for her is "Cher Bear" -- aww!). Her new song Want U Back is blowing up the airwaves and we were lucky enough to hang with her recently!
Here's exclusive vids Cher Lloyd recorded for M Girls!
Thanks for chatting with us, Cher Lloyd!
So let's dish:
-Are you a fan of Cher? Do you like her song?
M was the only teen mag at One Direction and Camryn's kick off show in Connecticut!
Hey M Girls!
It's hard to type this blog since we still hear screams from the crowd and have "One Thing" stuck in our head from One Direction's first tour stop at their Mohegan Sun concert! It was an unforgettable night and we can't wait to share all the deets from it!
First, we were invited backstage at Mohegan Sun to catch up with Camryn, One Direction's opening act who did an AMAZING job getting the crowd going! She told us she was "so excited" to tour with 1D and had met them backstage (she even saw Harry on the treadmill at the gym that day!). During our chat sesh, her friends kept texting her asking for deets about the guys -- too funny! So, Camryn wanted to tell M Girls ONLY what the boys were really like. Check out the vid:
She's a lucky girl! She also shared her tour must-haves with us:
Here's Cam posing with M!
After chatting some more and debating who our biggest 1D crush is, it was time to hit the arena -- 1D was set to perform! Camryn and I exchanged a big hug and then we headed to the arena. The walls were shaking with screams from the audience! Fans were holding up posters, wearing bright T-shirts and waving glow in the dark sticks. As the clock on the big screen counted down to 1D's arrival, the excitement was building..and then, Niall, Harry, Liam, Zayn and Louis were on stage looking as HOT and happy as ever!
Besides playing their amazing songs, the guys covered a few of their fave songs, like "Stereo Hearts" by Gym Class Heroes & Adam Levine, Black Eyed Peas and more:
They even covered Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn":
Here's them singing one of our faves "One Thing":
The guys had a blast answering tweets from the crowd! Here, they do their best U.S. accents (Harry has us dying of laughter!), dance to the Inbetweeners dance and rap to Fresh Prince of Bel-Air:
Here's them singing "Everything About You":
They also covered Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody":
They finished with their mega hit "What Makes You Beautiful" -- love their energy!
Here's a pic we snapped of Harry and Louis:
Such an amazing concert! One Direction was so sweet, appreciative and thankful to the fans. They kept saying that they'd be "nothing without them" and how much 1Ders mean to them :)
Here's some other scoop from the night:
-Towards the end of the show, Harry was over on the left side of the stage and some fans had grabbed him when they were touching his hand and he couldn't get his hand loose! When he got his hand free, he was laughing and smiling but said to them, "Ouch, that hurt!" and rubbed his hand and kept looking down at it for the rest of the show! But he didn't seem to be in too much pain and was laughing with the fans.
-Zayn kept peeking up to the big screen to see how he looked on camera when he was singing or on stage!
-Niall seemed to be the goofiest that night -- he kept laughing, joking around with the guys and was smiling the entire time on stage!
-Liam moonwalked for the crowd and showed off his skills proudly!
-Louis was wearing his fave red pants and kept thanking the crowd throughout the night! He also kept wiping his sweat on his shirt :)
Love it! So let's dish: -Are you checking out Camryn and One Direction on tour? What video was your favorite? Who's your fave 1Der?
Watch his graduation ceremony, get Jelena love deets and MORE!
Hey M Girls!
One thing's for sure -- Justin Bieber LOVES making appearances on the Ellen show! Justin visited the show to make his huge tour announcement and he had a lot of fun while he was there. If you missed it, check out the videos here:
Justin announces his tour and talks about Selena:
Justin "graduates" from high school -- too funny!
...Then, JB performed "Boyfriend" for the crowd:
Wowza! So much Biebs goodness in one "Ellen" visit -- we love it!
-What was your fave moment in JB's "Ellen" appearance? Are you planning on seeing him on tour?