8 New Episodes to Mark Behind the Music’s 15th Anniversary

Posted by at 1:20 pm on September 19, 2012

VH1’s documentary series “Behind The Music” returns to focus on eight of today’s most influential icons in the music world. The series launches its 15th year since inception with a roster of top artists. The franchise is also expanding on VH1.com with the addition of “Behind the Song,” a companion series of original, standalone mini episodes where select artists discuss the inspiration behind a signature song. The new season will premiere Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 9pm ET/PT.

“Behind The Music: TRAIN” Airs Sunday, September 16 at 9pm ET/PT

“Behind The Music: Train” highlights the accomplishments of Pat Monahan, Jimmy Stafford, and Scott Underwood; a rock band from San Francisco, California formed in 1994. “Behind The Music: Train” openly discusses what went wrong and how reuniting brought them closer together.

“Behind The Music: NE-YO” Airs Sunday, September 23 at 9pm ET/PT

“Behind The Music: NE-YO” will show exclusive footage of the young singer/songwriter performing on Showtime at the Apollo as a member of the boy band Envy. Three-time Grammy Award-winning artist NE-YO (Shaffer Chimere Smith) is currently working on his 5th studio album, R.E.D. NE-YO has also been appointed as Senior Vice President of A&R for Motown. In addition to his musical success, NE-YO has been cast in major studio films including Stomp the Yard, Battle: Los Angeles and Red Tails, the chronicle of the Tuskegee Airmen.

“Behind The Music: Carrie Underwood” Airs Sunday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT

In “Behind The Music: Carrie Underwood,” the singer speaks openly about the challenges that came along with her sudden fame and the process of auditioning for and ultimately winning American Idol. She also discusses her search for love, which led to her fairytale romance with her hockey player husband, Mike Fisher. Carrie will also take the stage for the Grammy and Emmy Award-winning series, “VH1 Presents: Carrie Underwood Unplugged” premiering October 2 at 4pm ET on VH1.com and 7pm ET on VH1.

“Behind The Music: Nicole Scherzinger” Airs Sunday, October 7 at 9pm ET/PT

On “Behind The Music: Nicole Scherzinger,” the singer discusses the road to stardom and the struggles along the way, including her relentless lifelong drive to be successful. She will open up for the first time about the behind-the-scenes tension that came with the mega success of the Pussycat Dolls. She also shares how her relationship with current boyfriend, race car driver Lewis Hamilton has changed her life.

“Behind The Music: Gym Class Heroes” Airs Sunday, October 14 at 9pm ET/PT

Alternative/hip-hop group Gym Class Heroes first catapulted to international stardom in 2007 with their #1 hit “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America,” which set the record for holding the top spot on the Top 40 radio charts for the most consecutive weeks by a band, and helped earn them the “Best New Artist” award at the MTV Video Awards that same year. “Behind The Music: Gym Class Heroes” focuses on the rapid rise of the band, who gained popularity with the release of their album, As Cruel As Schoolchildren.

Behind The Music: Toni Braxton” Airs Sunday, October 28 at 9pm ET/PT

In “Behind The Music: Toni Braxton,” the ultimate R&B icon and survivor speaks candidly and openly for the first time about her roller coaster career journey: her health struggles, including her diagnosis with lupus and her son’s autism, and sets the record straight on her two bankruptcy filings. Most recently, Braxton is enjoying huge success with her reality show, “Braxton Family Values.”

“Behind the Music: T.I.” (Updated) Airs Sunday, November 4 at 9pm ET/PT

“Behind the Music: T.I.” (aka Clifford Harris Jr.) will catch up with the prolific rapper in the eventful 3 years since his last “Behind the Music” special. T.I.’s update will include the artist and wife Tiny discussing both stints in prison and lessons learned. He also discusses his wedding to Tiny, their hit reality show, “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” (returning to VH1 September 3 at 9pm), his life as a husband and father, as well as his growing acting career, the publication of his book and the upcoming release of his highly anticipated 8th studio album.

“Behind The Music: P!nk” (Updated) Airs Tuesday, November 13 at 10pm ET/PT

“Behind The Music: P!nk” will discuss how motherhood has changed her life as well as her continued career success since her previous “Behind the Music” special. The show will also include new interviews with P!nk and her husband, Carey Hart.

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