No surprise here: A Coachella2012 artist stole the No. 1 spot, and a second artist slides in at No. 4. If you count cameos (Wiz Khalifa, Usher), then artists behind all five of the top songs were represented at Coachella this year!
What do you think of Shazam’s picks?
“Somebody that I Used to Know” by Gotye
“Scream” by Usher
“Payphone” by Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
“Let’s Go” by Calvin Harris featuring Ne-Yo
“Touch ‘N You” by Rick Ross featuring Usher
“Balada Boa” by Gusttavo Lima
“Feel the Love” by Rudamental featuring John Newman
I don’t know about you, but I’m dying to know what’s in store for Weekend 2 of Coachella.
Fans will want their own experience, not simply a rehash of spoiled surprises from last weekend — but the first weekend was so hot, that we’re sure they’ll want to see somev of these iconic moments recreated, too.
Here’s my Top 10 Moments of Coachella (weekend one). What do you think?
10. Rapper and producer Tyler, the Creator joined up-and-comer Frank Ocean onstage for a rendition of their collaboration, “Analog 2.”
9. M83 rocked the tent so hard that front man Anthony Gonzalez crashed to the ground stomach first, then posted on Facebook: “”I think I saw Katy Perry dancing on midnight city yesterday night. Katy, let me write your next album:)”
8. Grouplovepaid tribute to the late Whitney Houston, singing her 1987 hit “I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
7. Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson sprinted down the center aisle and climbed the media tower in the crowd, hamming it up by singing directly into the camera.
6. Actor and Coachella regular David Hasselhoffstole the show during Arctic Monkeys’ set when his face flashed onto the big screen, almost immediately landing The Hoff on the Twitter trending list (and stayed there!).
5. Gotye hit the Mojave tent one night after playing Saturday Night Live, and tens of thousands of fans sang along as Kimbra joined him onstage for their single “Somebody That I Used to Know.
4. Rihanna — who later had the words “Thug life” scrawled across her stomach in an ode to Tupac — joined DJ Calvin Harris to sing their hit “We Found Love” while pal Katy Perry crowd surfed.
3. Black Lips frontman Cole Alexander dropped his pants in an, um, intimate move with his guitar, the one and only X-rated move on stage over the weekend.
2. Usherjumped ontoDavid Guetta’s DJ booth to surprise fans with a brief but delicious tease — less than a minute performance of their hit single, “Without You.”
1. Superstars Snoop Dogg,Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent and even Wiz Khalifa with his giant joint were completely upstaged when the legendary Tupac — the rapper shot and killed 15 years ago — showed up.
And a (dis)honorable mention for The Moment That Wasn’t:
AVICII rocked the Sahara tent hard — but without the “amazing,” “mind blowing” and “surprising” experience (Madonna rumors, anyone?) the DJ and his camp hyped for days.
The hologram image of legendary rapper Tupac Shakur that rocked the Coachella main stage could go on tour with an all-star lineup, several media outlets reported Monday.
When they performed Sunday, headliners Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg brought with them a powerful cast of hip hop and rap stars: Eminem, 50 Cent, Warren G, Wiz Khalifa and Kendrick Lamar.
Tupac, though, was the one who stole the show — more than 15 years after the rapper, one of the best selling music artists in history, was shot and killed.
During a five-minute performance, Tupac appeared to rise from the main stage and yell: “What the (expletive) is up, Coachella?”
The shirtless Tupac — complete with his signature tattoos, low-riding jeans and Timberland boots — worked the stage at the Empire Polo Grounds as he rapped with the real-life Snoop Dogg.
After their repeat performance next weekend, Dre and Snoop Dogg could go on tour with the “virtual Tupac,” and possibly Eminem, 50 Cent and Wiz Khalifa, the Wall Street Journal reported.
“This is just the beginning,” Digital Domain’s chief creative officer, Ed Ulbrich, told WSJ on Monday. “Dre has a massive vision for this.”
The hologram from the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is the first one ever to “perform” a new song, one that was not based on archival footage, according to multiple media reports.
The illusion was created by projecting three stacked images of Tupac onto a 30-foot by 13-foot screen that quietly descended onto stage during the set, the New York Daily News reported.
The unprecedented illusion rocked the online world Monday, with major news and entertainment sites — including Billboard, E! Online, MTV and Rollingstone — weighing in.
It has been a trending topic on Twitter since the moment Tupac rose onto the stage, and more than 13,000 people have followed the Twitter account HologramTupac.
“Tupac at Coachella is crazy, dope and sends chills through my body! Make sure y’all check that out. Looks 2 real!” basketball star LeBron James tweeted after the performance.
Dr. Dre — who is widely credited as the mastermind behind the illusion — has not granted interviews on it, and no one has explained how Tupac appeared to say “Coachella.”
The illusion cost anywhere from $100,000 to more than $400,000, the president of the San Dieg-based AV Concepts told MTV News.
“We worked with Dr. Dre on this and it was Dre’s vision to bring this back to life,” MTV quoted president Nick Smith as saying. “It was his idea from the very beginning and we worked with him and his camp to utilize the technology to make it come to life.”
After his apparent reincarnation on the Indio stage, Tupac froze back in place, with his hands at his side and head down, before dissolving into a quick explosion of light.