New Year’s

Jan
1
Beyoncé Declares ‘I Was Here’ on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ [Video]

Beyoncé

Beyoncé left her stamp on 2011 with the release of her fourth solo album 4, headlining performance at Glastonbury, and pregnancy announcement. The R&B diva shared one of her performances from London, which was filmed earlier in the year, during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” special. Reminisce on B’s big year with the Diane Warren-penned ballad “I Was Here.”

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Jan
1
Drake Kicks Off 2012 in Times Square

Drake and Carson Daly

While his YMCMB sister Nicki Minaj was on ABC, Drake was bidding adieu to 2011 on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.” Perched high above Times Square, Drizzy had New York City rocking to his Take Care hits including “Make Me Proud,” “The Motto,” and “Headlines,” sharing the surreal experience with host Carson Daly.

“It’s absolutely incredible. I’ve never really experienced anything like it,” said the Canadian rapper, who kept warm in his $5,000 OVO x Canada Goose jacket. “All these wonderful people and fans and music is in the air. It’s a new year, I’m excited for 2012.”

During the interview, Drake confirmed that he’s already plotting his third album. “Me and 40 have been hard at work just trying to figure out where to take the next one,” he revealed.

Watch October’s Very Own celebrate the new year in the Big Apple.

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Jan
1
Nicki Minaj Blasts Off on ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ [Video]

Nicki Minaj and Fergie

Nicki Minaj ushered in 2012 as a blonde. 2011’s dominating diva kicked off the new year with an out-of-this-world performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” Dressed in a solar system-inspired getup, Nicki launched into orbit with her hit single “Super Bass” and returned for the David Guetta-produced “Turn Me On,” closing with her new single “Roman in Moscow” off her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded. Blast off with Nicki.

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Jan
1
Kanye West DJs New Year’s Party in Las Vegas

Fergie and Kanye West

Kanye West had Sin City spinning to his sounds as he celebrated 2012 at a New Year’s Eve bash. The rapper-turned-DJ, who goes by the DJ alias Yeezy World Peace, made his stateside debut on the turntables at the grand opening of 1OAK nightclub at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

Partygoers danced into the new year with old school records from Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, mixed with 2011’s biggest hits. He was joined by his “All of the Lights” collaborator Fergie, who hosted the bash, as well as his G.O.O.D. Music family including Big Sean and Kid Cudi.

Prior to his Vegas debut, Yeezy showed off his new hobby at a Christmas party in London last month.

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Dec
30
Drake, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, & J. Cole’s New Year’s Plans Revealed

Drake and Nicki Minaj

The bottles will be popping and beats will be blaring as celebrities toast to the new year with celebrations across the country this weekend. Some will appear on television, while it will cost you a pretty penny to party with others like Chris Brown and Lauryn Hill at private events. From Las Vegas to New York City’s Times Square, find out where some of your favorite stars will be once the clock strikes midnight.

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