(VIDEOS/PHOTOS) #AskAlexG What’s Trending Interview & Performance At Dash Radio 10.8.14

Photos & Story by Daisy Torres

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With over 1 Million subscribers and 200 Million Plays on YouTube, Alex G. is rapidly becoming well know in the music industry with fans all over the world watching her every step. She started her musical journey on YouTube, mostly singing covers of mainstream music, “Payphone” by Maroon 5 being her most popular with over 14 Million plays!

Standing apart from typical YouTube stars, Alex G. just released new debut album “Make Your Move” filled with original songs. Luckily today, a few fans who entered the contest via @DashRadio and @WhatsTrending Twitter were chosen not only watch her perform live and get interviewed but got a chance to meet her and take an unforgettable photo with her to share on their social channels.

Alex performed an original track she wrote which could be found on her new album that she says stemmed from a very personal experience. She ended the intimate performance by playing one of host Shira Lazar’s infamous “YouTube Challenges” by having one minute to perform a medley of popular songs covered in her original style which included: “All of Me” by John Legend, “Counting Stars” by One Republic, “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift and “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith. During the interview, Alex spoke candidly about the struggles of her past relationships which have inspired her music alongside revealing interesting stories about how she started off and why she posted her first video on YouTube.

Stay tuned for more exclusive contests with your favorite artists, check back frequently on our Third Floor Network EVENTS section as we keep you updated on great events (mostly free 😉 around town.

Special thanks to What’s Trending (Shira/Mike/Lon/Chris), Dash Radio/Skee Team (Kay Coria/Erynn Grey/John Halterman & the entire awesome staff of interns), Ranella (Vitamin Water) & Daisy Torres for helping today run smooth for those in studio or for those that will get to view the #AskAlexG fan chat and performances online soon on the What’s Trending YouTube channel.

See performance videos below. More videos of her performance/interview will be available on YouTube via What’s Trending soon

Alex G. performing several cover songs in this You Tube Challenge by host Shira Lazar:

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#AskAlexG What’s Trending Fan Interview & LIVE Performance At Dash Radio 10.8.14 (Enter To Win)

Awesome singer/songwriter & YouTube sensation with over 1M subscribers and over 200M plays, Alex G. will be answering your questions in an exclusive #AskAlexG interview with What’s Trending host Shira Lazar followed by a special performance at Dash Radio in Hollywood.

To enter to win, submit your questions to @whatstrending with the hashtags #AskAlexG AND #dashradio -winners will be chosen all week. Good luck! If you aren’t familiar with Alex G., take a look at her cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” below, one of my favorite covers of the song.

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(VIDEO) Nick Jonas “Jealous” & “Chains” Acousitc Performances LIVE | What’s Trending EXCLUSIVE

Love the slow downed tempo, acoustic performance of this song, it highlights Nick’s vocals alongside his complementary back up singers. Nick Jonas’ new single “Jealous” is already burning up the Billboad Twitter real time charts, and the What’s Trending Private Concert was the perfect venue for Nick to give his fans an intimate live performance! Click HERE to check out his #AskNickJonas interviews with lucky winning fans from Dash Radio & Myspace.

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Special thanks to Nick Jonas and team for a great event and performance!


(VIDEO) NICK JONAS What’s Trending #AskNickJonas Fans From Twitter Interview

Nick Jonas sat down with Shira Lazar of What’s Trending to answer YOUR questions from Twitter in front of a lucky group of winners from Dash Radio & Myspace at YouTubeSpace LA last week. Watch the video below to see a few that were pulled for the edited chat.

Are you excited for Nick’s new self-titled album? Make sure to check back to see his performances of “Chains” and “Jealous” which will be posted soon. Don’t forget to SHARE this video on Twitter with the hashtag #WTNick and you could win a shirt.

Click HERE to view photos from the event and HERE to find out about more FREE events in your area!

(PHOTOS) NICK JONAS What’s Trending Private Performance & Interview With Lucky Winning Fans

Nick Jonas fans have been waiting patiently for the opportunity to see the youngest brother of the Jonas Brothers perform his new solo music live. Fortunately, for a few lucky winners who won contests on Dash Radio, Myspace or What’s Trending, today was their lucky day at YouTubeSpaceLA.

Nick performed his Billboard Twitter Real Time Chart Trending song, “Chains,” that was also played at the top of every hour on “Press Play” and “Main Stage” radio stations on the new Dash Radio since the contest began, followed by a performance of his new upbeat song, “Jealous.” What’s Trending host, Shira Lazar joked that he made “jealousy seem like a positive thing” in the new song that is inevitably going to be a big hit. Videos of the performances will be available to view on YouTube via What’s Trending & his personal Nick Jonas account the week of 9/13.

Post performances, the floor was opened for a few fan questions alongside those pulled from Nick’s Facebook or the #AskNickJOnas hashtag that was retweeted by @twittermusic this week.

The highlight of course for the day for most of the fans was when they got to pose in a group photo with Nick that is available HERE on the Dash Radio Facebook page.

Stay tuned for more exclusive contests with your favorite artists, check back frequently in our Third Floor Network EVENTS section as we keep you updated on great events (mostly free 😉 around town. Special thanks to Island Records, Jon/Chris & Team Nick Jonas, What’s Trending, YouTubeSpaceLA, Dash Radio & our team (Kay/Holly/Nicole/Gabe) for making this such a memorable experience for those in studio today or for those that will get to view the #AskNickJonas fan chat and performances online soon on the What’s Trending YouTube channel.

Photo Credit: Getty Images and Gabriel Gomez of Skee.TV/DashRadio 


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1. June 12-June 15, 2014

4 Day / 3 Night Trip for Winner and if applicable, for each group member featured in Winner’s Video (each a “Group Member”) (up to a maximum of 4 members) to attend the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.

2. Opportunity to play LIVE on the Cage Stage and the Ford Garage Stage at the festival on a date TBD.

3. Prize also includes Roundtrip Air or Ground for each group member to Nashville, TN, ground transportation to/from hotel and to/from festival

4. Admission for all group members to attend the Bonnaroo Festival featuring Kanye West, Jack White, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, wiz Khalifa, Arctick Monkeys, Frank Ocean and many more! For a full line up list visit: http://lineup.bonnaroo.com/

ARV: b/w $2,500-$12,500


1. Create You Tube Account or Log In To Existing Account

2. Upload an original performance video to the existing or new YouTube account featuring artist (solo or as part of a group) performing an original song, which must also include a short statement as to what it would mean for the band/artist to win a performance at the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

3. Visit www.whatstrending.com/escapetobonnaroo to fill out submission information, place the YouTube Video URL in the submission and accept the contest rules.


Limit 1 entry per day.

4. Band/Artist submitting entry must include VALID/CURRENT email address AND phone number as that is how they will be contacted IF qualified for finals. The band/artist will have a limited window to reply or will be forfeited.

5. To increase awareness by the celebrity judges, artist or band is encouraged to get their friends online to share, comment and like it to get the video to the top of the social leaderboard.

6. The winning band will be chosen from the leaderboard during a very special livestream from YouTube Space LA. Ford will then fly the winning band or artists (5 person group max) out to perform on one of the stages for a once in a lifetime experience.

Winner will be notified by email or phone on or around 6/3/2014

For a full list of contest rules and requirements visit: http://whatstrending.com/escapetobonnaroo/rules

What are you waiting for? ENTER NOW HERE.

(VIDEO) Hanging with Soulja Boy at CES 2014

Randomly ran into Soulja Boy at the Cribo studio of Mally Mall, haven’t seen him since our Hawaii show a few years ago that he filmed his LIVE DVD at.
Had to take advantage of his time in Vegas to do some press with You Tube’s What’s Trending Show, Revolt TV and Hip Hop Wired. I’m a fan of his new song ft. Drake called “We Made It.” Kyle Massey taught me the chorus so I can sing along “My resolution for New Year’s is Ninjas we made it!” =)

Soulja Boy CES Takeover with Epic Nights (Hip Hop Wired Exclusive)

Soulja Boy at the Samsung Booth for You Tube’s What’s Trending hosted by Shira Lazar

Soulja Boy and Andreas Hale speaking to Amrit Singh of Revolt TV at CES 2014


Soulja Boy surfing in Hawaii:

For more: @souljaboy

Last day of shooting & gadgets w/ @souljaboy @romarley at #CES2014 w/ @whatstrending @revolttv – @arab2059 w/ the new stunna tech shades you can Tweet from. 😎 @_epicnights @andreashale @1paulallen @amritsingh @adammbollinger @tatwza – #whatstrending #youtube #revolttv #souljaboy #rohanmarley #houseofmarley #inflexwetrust #thewellversed 👌#thirdfloornetwork (at CES 2014 – Las Begas, NV)

#WCW latergram. @extraTV @oxygen host @mariamenounos – NY Times best seller author & one of my favorite #DancingWithTheStars contestants being interviewed by #shiralazar for @whatstrending on #youtube – join us live now at www.youtube.com/whatstrending #whatstrending #mariamenounos #CES2014👌#thirdfloornetwork (at WCW – Woman Crush Wednesdays)

#24hoursinvegas Take 2. @tysonbeckford @rohanmarley @souljaboy LIVE on @whatstrending from #CES2014 from the @samsung blogger lounge. Join us if in #Vegas or watch the fun live online w/ host #shiralazar at 1pm PST on #YouTube – #tysonbeckford #rohanmarley @romarley @houseofmarley #bobmarley #houseofmarley #souljaboy #whatstrending 👌#thirdfloornetwork #groundhogsday (at CES 2014 – Las Begas, NV)