It was a big night for the ladies at MTV Video Music Awards, with women representing half of the evening’s major awards and Beyonce — as you might expect — dominating both in terms of wins and performance.

Video of the Year went to Miley Cyrus for her performance atop a piece of heavy construction equipment in “Wrecking Ball.” Katy Perry took home Best Female for her “Dark Horse” video; Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea‘s “Problem” won a Best Pop statue; and Sia won Best Choreography for “Chandelier.”

Beyonce’s Drunk In Love,” a duet with husband Jay-Z, won the prize for Best Collaboration while “Pretty Hurts” brought her wins in both the Best Video With a Social Message and Best Cinematography categories.

She also gave one of the night’s most amazing performances, with a medley that spanned almost 20 minutes and included cuts from every song on her 2013 self-titled album. And all that doesn’t even include the fact that she was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement, an award she accepted with the help of Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy.

Other non-Beyonce winners last night included Drake (Best Hip Hop for “Hold On (We’re Going Home),” Eminem (Best Editing for “Rap God“) and Fifth Harmony (MTV Artist To Watch for “Miss Movin’ On“).

Check out the full list of winners and see photos and performances from the show here.

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Eminem is preparing to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his label Shady Record, with a two-CD compilation called, ShadyXV, featuring an album of the label’s greatest hits, plus an album of new material from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf as well as special guest-artist collaborations. Before ShadyXV arrives in November, you can check out a new Eminem single, “Guts Over Fear,” which features Sia and was produced by Emile Haynie (Grammy winner for Best Rap Album for Eminem’s Recovery) and John Hill. We also have new releases this week from Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Iggy Azalea. Listen now.

Listen to these new releases and more on Music Unlimited:


Ariana Grande, “My Everything (Deluxe)”
Royal Blood, “Royal Blood”
Basement Jaxx, “Junto”
Avenged Sevenfold, “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected”
The Griswolds, “Be Impressive”
The New Pornographers, “Brill Bruisers”
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t EP”
J Mascis, “Tied to a Star”
Brad Paisley, “Moonshine in the Trunk”
The Wytches, “Annabel Dream Reader”
Kem, “Promise To Love (Deluxe)”
Souls of Mischief, “There Is Only Now (Deluxe)”
Opeth, “Pale Communion”
Shovels and Rope, “Swimmin’ Time”
The Rentals, “Lost In Alphaville”
DJ Mustard, “10 Summers”
Lucette, “Black is the Color”
Asia, “High Voltage”
Robyn Hitchcock, “The Man Upstairs”
Bug, “Angels & Devils”


Eminem, “Guts Over Glory”
Maroon 5, “Animals”
Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey”
Iggy Azalea, “U Ain’t My Daddy”
Tiesto, “Say Something”
Sam Black, “Chris Paul (feat. Juggernaut)”
Broods, “Four Walls”
Cobra Starship, “Never Been in Love”
Ella Henderson, “Ghost”
Bryan Adams, “She Knows Me”
Death From Above 1979, “Government Trash”
Chris Malinchak feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stranger”
Dirthy South feat. Sam Martin, “Unbreakable”
Kaiser Chiefs, “Education, Education, Education”
Nickelback, “Edge of a Revolution”
Tweedy, “I’ll Sing It”
TCTS, “Games”
Calvin Harris, “Summer (Remixes)”
Ella Eyre, “If I Go”
Kem, “Promise To Love”
Jesse Ware, “Say You Love Me”
Girlfriends and Boyfriends, “A Flower”
I See MONSTAS, “Circles”
Jeremih feat. YG, “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
Inna, “Good Time (feat. Pitbull)”
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, “Anything Goes”

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Update: #UFC177 will now feature Dillashaw vs Soto. 

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Get ready — UFC 177: Dillashaw vs Soto is coming live to PlayStation®4 users!  The August 30th UFC 177 card, which features newly-minted champion TJ Dillashaw making his first title defense against former bantamweight king Renan Barao, will be available to purchase and watch from the convenience of your PS4 through the Live Events Viewer app — your hub for on-demand viewing of UFC and wrestling events, sports, concerts, and other entertainment.

Update: In addition to the match itself you’ll also be able to access the following events via the Live Events Viewer app:

  • Pre-match weigh-in – Friday 8/29 at 4PM PDT
  • Post-event press conference – Saturday 8/30 at 10PM PDT

Delivered straight to your living room from your PS4 and PS3 systems, the Live Events Viewer gives users the opportunity to watch exciting live content or catch up with on-demand viewing of UFC and wrestling events, concerts, races and more all with no subscription and no commitments.

The Live Event Viewer app for PS4 will be available later this week.  To get it, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to PlayStation®Store on your PS4™(or PS3™).
  2. Find Live Events Viewer for download in the Apps section.
  3. Once the Live Events Viewer is downloaded, find it on PS4 in the TV & Video tile (or on PS3’s XMB under TV/Video Services).
  4. Log on with your Sony Entertainment Network username and password.
  5. Then, simply select UFC 177, purchase the event and enjoy watching Dillashaw versus Barao II.

Some of the live events will be offered on a pay-per-view basis and other events will be completely free. New events are added often, so make sure to check back each week!

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More than 20 games are on sale for just $9.99 each in PlayStation Store’s Flash Sale. That means discounts of up to 80% on select titles for a limited time only.

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Find out more about what games are on sale and just how huge these savings are at PlayStation.Blog.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 overcame sci-fi thriller Divergent to become this week’s most popular movie on Video Unlimited. Newly released comedy Neighbors, starring funny guy Seth Rogen and teen heartthrob Zac Efron, also made its way into the top five.

Other popular movies this week include Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Need for Speed and The Other Woman.

See below for this week’s full ranking:

  1. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
  2. Divergent
  3. Need for Speed
  4. A Haunted House 2
  5. Neighbors
  6. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Includes Bonus Featurette)
  7. Oculus
  8. Noah
  9. The Other Woman
  10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Battlefield 4: Friday Night Gamers
Time for another installment of Friday Night Gamers. This week we’re bringing you a brand new playlist of songs to listen to whilst playing Battlefield 4.

’90s Hip-Hop
Revisit the golden age of hip-hop where sonic innovation and giant pants reigned supreme.

Running Mix – Beats
Slip on those running shoes on and get moving. Here’s the perfect high-energy playlist to accompany you.

Dance/Electronic New Releases: Mid-Aug, 2014
Unbelievable as it may seem, summer is almost over but we’ve created the ultimate mix of new electronic and dance tracks to ensure maximum fun while it lasts. New tracks from the Chainsmokers crew and the neo-soul-synth grooves of FKA Twigs stand out.

Essential Symphonies
New to classical music or just want to broaden your listening repertoire? We put together a playlist of the essential symphonies, from Beethoven to Britten.

Indie New Releases: Mid-August
Not sure if Spoon count as an indie rock band anymore,but their new album is terrific and it kicks off this list which also includes new tracks from Gaslight Anthem, Adult Jazz and the Muffs.

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This week’s PlayStation Store update includes everything you are looking for, including exciting new games and bonus content.

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition: Rise as one of humanity’s last defenders – crusader, barbarian, witch doctor, demon hunter, monk, or wizard – and collect legendary loot while mastering devastating new powers and abilities.


Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare: Dig into the trenches with an explosive new Co-op and Multiplayer action experience. Blast zombies and plants across a mind-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies.


Also available on PlayStation Store are CounterSpy (PS3, PS4 & PS Vita), Hotline Miami (PS4), Crimsonland (PS Vita) and more!

See the full PlayStation Store update here.

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Customers in Brazil now have access to premium movies through the Video Unlimited digital video service.

Available in 11 countries across the world, Video Unlimited gives you access to an expansive – and constantly growing – collection of Hollywood blockbuster and classic movies. Available through PlayStation®Store (PS Store), the service provides instant access to movies on PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) systems, as well as the ability to download and play movies on PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) systems and Windows-based PCs through Sony’s Media Go application. Additionally, Sony Xperia™ smartphone and tablet1 users can stream2 3 or download content through the Video Unlimited application, while select Sony connected BRAVIA® television and Blu-ray Disc™ player2 users can rent and instantly stream movies through the Video Unlimited application.


With titles like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Robocop, 300: Rise of an Empire, The Lego Movie, as well as weekly new releases and a huge catalog of timeless classics, Video Unlimited will now give PlayStation users in Brazil, and those who own other Sony devices, instant access to an endless stream of digital entertainment through a convenient, single sign-on account.

For more information on the launch of Video Unlimited in Brazil, please visit here.

Don’t forget to check out the Sony Entertainment Network online store and let us know what you’re going to watch this week!


1 Xperia SP, L, M dual, M, ZQ, Z1, Z Ultra, T2 Ultra dual, Z2, M2, T3, Z2 Tablet

2 2013 & 2014 Sony BRAVIA televisions and 2013 Sony Blu-ray Disc players

3 Video Unlimited on Xperia devices launches later in the evening of August 21, 2014.

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Thirty-eight years after his death, Elvis Presley’s music has lost none of its power. While he may have been rock ‘n’ roll’s finest singer, his status as ‘King’ is debated to this day. Whatever your take, one listen to that truly golden voice on classic songs like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and it’s clear that 50,000,000 Elvis fans can’t be wrong.

Listen to the Elvis Presley MU Icon Playlist

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Rudderless: A father deals with the grief of losing his son by diving into the music they loved to make together.

Get your fill of father/son drama with these movies: Big Fish, The Tree of Life

Men, Women and Children: From director Jason Reitman comes this story about technology and how it allows us to hide who we really are.

Enjoy these other great movies from Reitman: Up in the Air, Young Adult

The Theory of Everything: The early years of Stephen Hawking come to the screen, taking him from his days in school through finding out he would never walk again and more.

Scientists both real and fictional can be found in these movies: Creation, Back to the Future

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