(Getty Images)The 86th Academy Awards were a little less musical than in years past, thanks to a slightly smaller Best Original Song category (sorry, Alone Yet Not Alone) and a host who seemed determined not to fill time with song and dance numbers. But there were still a number of memorable performances. Which one was your personal favorite? If I had to rank them in order of most to least favorite, it'd have to be as follows:1. Pharrell's "Happy"Mostly because he got Meryl Streep to do a...Read Full Story
(Getty Images)Update: The Academy announced Thursday morning that Karen O will perform "The Moon Song" during the Oscars ceremony.
U2 has been booked to play the Oscars, which means Karen O is now the only nominated artist not yet announced for the show. The telecast will mark the first time U2 has performed its nominated song, "Ordinary Love," live. The track was recorded for Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, but it isn't exactly a breakout hit like Pharrell's "Happy" from Despicable Me 2...Read Full Story
The Patrick Daughters-directed music video for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' new single "Despair" is both epic and surprisingly literal, with the band rocking out atop the Empire State Building at dawn as Karen O sings about some sun needing to rise. Co-produced by Noisey, the video is actually the first ever to be shot at the World's Most Famous Building."There's been a lot of career highs and lows over the years of being in a band, but in the end, how many can say they shot a video on the top of the...Read Full Story
It might be hard to remember that the Yeah Yeah Yeahs have a new album out (Mosquito) amidst all the hype of the wide range of hot summer tracks currently on the airwaves (Robin Thicke, Daft Punk, and Pharrell, I'm talking to you). But the indie group wanted to remind you that they're still very much in album promotion mode by stopping by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform their latest empowerment single "Despair." It's sweet and uplifting. But, somehow, we can't stop gawking at Karen O...Read Full Story
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs take their new video for their new single "Mosquito," which focuses only on a tiny blood-sucking insect, quite literally. But the best part about the video are the reactions by the cute young boy in the right-hand corner who's also watching the insect have quite a cringeworthy feasting session on his own hand. The boy looks pretty captivated, yet bizarrely unfazed, as the insect sucks on his blood, bursts into pulsating neon colors, then dies of, uh, natural causes. Watch...Read Full Story
Karen O (born November 22, 1978) is the singer for the band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. She also worked on the soundtrack for the film "Where the Wild Things Are." Find more pictures, news and articles about Karen O here.