Dev to Co-Host Thsi Weekend’s mtvU Woodie Awards

This weekend, Dev will be sharing the stage with Jersey Shore’s Paul “DJ Pauly D” DelVecchio.

The 22-year-old Portuguese & Mexican American “In The Dark” singer/songwriter—who recently released the music video for her latest single “Kiss My Lips—and DelVecchio will co-host the 8th Annual mtvU Woodie Awards, according to the network.


The half-hour special will feature performances by Santigold, Mac Miller, Steve Aoki and some surprise guests.

“It’s pretty much live, so you can’t slip up and you can’t curse,” DelVecchio told Us Weekly before taping the special during the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. “It’s pretty cool because I’m actually doing two roles — I’m deejaying and hosting.”

“The Woodies are cool because it’s all about music and I love music. It doesn’t have to do with album sales or most popular people. It has to do with the performances and the music,” he adds. “Some of the greatest people started there. Wiz Khalifa started at the Woodies. Kings of Leon started at the Woodies.”

Vanessa Hudgens, The Vampire DiariesKat Graham, Mike Posner, B.o.B., Mac Miller, Cobra Starship, Chiddy Bang, J. Cole and MGK will also dish on their favorite up-and-coming bands during the Woodies.

The 8th Annual mtvU Woodie Awards will air Sunday, March 18 at 8:00 pm EST on MTV and mtvU.

Dev Releases “Kiss My Lips” Music Video

Well, kiss my lips! Dev’s back with a brand new music video…

The 22-year-old Portuguese & Mexican American singer/songwriter—who rose to fame with her hit single “In the Dark,” which peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart—has released the music video for her latest single “Kiss My Lips.”


Dev, whose legal name is Devin Star Tailes, seduces the camera and sings the lusty lyrics while parading a variety of colorful-painted lip snapshots. Her featured guest, Fabolous, raps while being flanked by two hot-looking ladies.

“Kiss My Lips” is the latest single from Dev’s long-delayed debut album The Night the Sun Came Up, which is set for release in the U.S. on March 26.

“The album is very personal, even like the dancer songs, if you listen to what I’m saying, it’s very personal, but it’s still youthful because I wanted to capture that,” she gushed to PopCrush.

Dev, who gave birth to her first child Emilia Lovely Gorecki on December 9, 2011, plans to embark on a tour to promote the album. She’ll kick it off on March 28 and wrap it up on April 27.

“Even though now I’m embarking on motherhood and marriage and stuff like that it was important for me in this album to reflect the past three years and the journey of everything, and I think the next album will reflect everything I’m going through now, obviously,” she said.