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Recently releasing a little teaser of her video for Ultraviolence title-track, brooding songstress Lana Del Rey finally brings us  the full-cut of the gloriously moody visual via Noisey. Filmed on a seemingly battered-up Super 8, the grainy video...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It hasn’t even been a full week since UK powerhouse songstress Jessie J‘s “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj was  released, and the song has already conquered iTunes. With a chorus that catchy, Jessie and Ariana’s glorious belts,...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Regardless of what possessed Hollywood musclehead Vin Diesel to croon Rihanna‘s “Stay” and dance all seductive-like in front of a camera to Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” and Beyonce‘s “Drunk In Love” earlier this year, the Guardians Of...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Calling all Harmonizers: Fifth Harmony‘s got a special mission for you. Right now, the fab fivesome is going strong (and c-o-n-f-i-d-e-n-t) with “BO$$,” the ‘tude-heavy, empowering lead single from their long-awaited forthcoming LP, due out this...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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If Katy Perry was going for a dazzling, eye-popping colorgasm with her video for “This Is How We Do,” the fifth single released off Prism, then she can stamp “accomplished” across this particular mission. The visual for the party-vibe pop jam...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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As much as we hate to admit it, the fall season is leering at us all from around the corner, and that means glossy fashion mags will be hauling out their September issues before you know it. Harper’s Bazaar, in particular, snagged photographer Carine...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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What happens when two of dance music’s most dynamic producers team up together on one mixtape? We’re about to find out: Twerk-master Diplo and dubstep king Skrillex are set to release their collaborative mixtape Jack Ü, as confirmed during Diplo’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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:: UK songstress Lily Allen will open for the latest leg of Miley Cyrus’ Bangerz tour and defends Miley for being a “fearless bitch.” [Billboard] :: EDM DJ David Guetta totally tripped out at his latest Tomorrowlands Festival set in Belgium this...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Katy Perry‘s blockbuster “Dark Horse” visual is the most-watched music video of 2014 (thus far) with just under 500 million views. It’s hardly surprising given the dazzling special effects and iconic choreography. The rest of the countdown contains...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Neon Jungle surprised a lot of people by covering Banks‘ “Waiting Game” on their debut LP Welcome To The Jungle — including the song’s composer. It turns out nobody asked the Goddess diva for her permission and she’s understandably miffed...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Katy Perry teased her much-anticipated “This Is How We Do” video with a promo pic on Instagram yesterday (July 29) and internet detectives were quick to point out obvious similarities with an old Brooke Candy photo shoot. For starters, both divas...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Dami Im is shaping up to be a very promising pop star. The 25-year-old won X Factor Australia in 2013 and released a pleasant (if somewhat underwhelming) winner’s single called “Alive”. It didn’t really do her voice or kooky personality justice...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Every ’90s kid knows that Natalie Imbruglia‘s Left Of The Middle is a flawless masterpiece from beginning to end. The angst-pop album, which was spearheaded by blockbuster single “Torn”, sold millions and earned the newcomer three Grammy nominations....
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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This isn’t the first time Sia has appeared in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, but it’s the first time she’s done so as a lead artist. This week sees the Australian singer-songwriter’s lead 1000 Forms Of Fear single “Chandelier” zip up...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The leading ladies of pop made Instagram a more ratchet place with saucy selfies, topless antics and random nudes but their male equivalents are making up for lost time. Cody Simpson (of all people) got the ball rolling by posting a snap of his butt,...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Earlier in 2014, Australian band 5 Seconds Of Summer made a splashy stateside debut with EP She Looks So Perfect, which went into the Billboard 200 at #2 and sold 143,000 copies in its first week. Michael, Luke, Calum and Ashton have now followed up...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Iggy Azalea will make her movie debut in Fast & Furious 7 according to Vin Diesel. Insert lame joke about being in the fast lane from LA to Tokyo here. The actor was randomly asked which song he prefers to dance to out of “Fancy”, Jason Derulo‘s...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Get your cultural appropriation thinkpieces ready: Katy Perry is issuing a response to the critics and/or haters lashing out at her for using mummies and Egyptian cultural iconography in her work, as evidenced on her Prismatic World Tour and her “Dark...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Foster The People‘s sophomore LP Supermodel is full of musical gems, and one of the best of the bunch is “The Truth.” (It’s actually my own personal favorite, more so than pop-leaning numbers like “Coming Of Age” and “Best Friend.”)...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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The Wolfpack Wednesdays series continues! After traveling back home to Guam, the young pop starlet is taking us to the gym to work on her fitness — and her butt-kicking skills. We already knew that Pia knows how to pack a punch vocally, but did you...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Last week, Nick Jonas sent a collective gasp through the blogosphere after dropping his surprise solo single “Chains,” a murky slice of dark midtempo R&B. And really, what would the accompanying music video be if Nick himself were not at least...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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We’ve all at one point or another had the joyous pleasure of experiencing a dreaded Greek-life party at least once in our college career. Yeah… none of us are proud of it, either. But, we’ll tell you this much: If Janelle Monáe threw a sorority...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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It’s safe to say that Orlando Bloom is not a Belieber. According to Page Six, Bloom and Justin Bieber got into a heated brawl leading up to an attempted punch in the general direction of Bieber’s face at Cipriani in Ibiza early this morning, and...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Kiesza jetted from New York to Los Angeles for a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she took her MTV VMAs-nominated single “Hideaway” to the streets of Hollywood. Like her recent appearance on the Late Show With David Letterman, the Canadian...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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:: While there was slight speculation that British songstress La Roux got booted off BBC Radio 1’s playlist because she was “too old,” a spokesperson from the station said otherwise, noting that song selections are based only on musical merit...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Brace yourself for another intergenerational duet on Madonna‘s new album. The pop legend shared lyrics on her Instagram account last night (July 28) and tagged Miley Cyrus (and “Wrecking Ball” songwriter MoZella). That’s a pretty strong hint...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Jasmine V is all grown up! The former teen queen, who came to fame as Justin Bieber‘s love interest in “Baby” before dropping surprisingly fierce singles like the still great “Werk”, has joined forces with Kendrick Lamar on sexy R&B club...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Iggy Azalea has another runaway hit on her hands with “Black Widow”. The Rita Ora-assisted anthem is already top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100 without a video (or a single TV performance) and just broke into the iTunes top 20. At this rate, it’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Releasing her stunning, ever-so-slightly danceable track “Beggin For Thread” last week, LA songstress BANKS — real name Jillian Banks — just premiered the haunting video, which veers in an almost spooky, Corpse Bride-esque direction. Unlike...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Doesn’t Miley Cyrus have an album to promote? I know she’s touring but what happened to that rumored fourth single from Bangerz? It would be nice to look at a new video or TV performance instead of her increasingly creepy Instagram feed. Which is...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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While “Maps” continues to climb the Billboard Hot 100, Maroon 5 has unveiled another taste of their appropriately-titled fifth LP V (due September 2). And it’s not the genetically engineered for radio, pop/rock by numbers anthem we’ve come to...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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While her plastic bag-filled visual for “Little White Lies” remains floating in our brains, UK indie-pop darling Florrie just threw a curveball, covering Kiesza‘s “Giant In My Heart” in a brand new acoustic session. Worlds collide! The stripped...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Ariana Grande is everywhere at the moment. The pint-sized diva has radio programmers frothing at the mouth with “Break Free”, just conquered iTunes with her feature on “Bang Bang” and now finds herself on the cover of Seventeen magazine looking...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In June, Ella Henderson threw her home country of the UK for a loop by releasing her stomping, soulful power-pop single “Ghost.” Co-written and co-produced by Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella — part of the team behind Maroon 5‘s current hit “Maps,”...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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In light of the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles blockbuster flick, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign and Juicy J have teamed up as a power rap trio for soundtrack banger, “Shell Shocked.” Produced by Madsonik and Kill The Noise, the menacing track...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled. The month is nearly over, which means it’s that time again: The “Best Of”...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Seattle indie rockers Fences team up with hip-hop super duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on brand new track “Arrows,” a thumping, whimsical number that is bound to be a serious contender on the Hot 100 scene. However, it’s certainly not the first...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Mother Monster Lady Gaga and music legend Tony Bennett had nothing but praise for each other once they stepped out of a silver Rolls Royce and talked with Carson Daly on the TODAY show this morning. The pair are now officially on the promo slog for their...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Neon Hitch! It’s a name we haven’t heard for a minute, but one we’re more than happy to see appear on our radar once again. As the “Get Over U” fiery gypsy-pop princess has continued to evolve as an artist, the singer’s released a smattering...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Ready to get a ridiculously catchy song stuck in your head for at least the next 24 hours or so? The Janoskians‘ latest single is appropriately titled “This Freakin Song” (or, in its more explicit version, “This F*ckin Song”), and its sing-song...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Here comes the bride, all dressed in…gloom. Lana Del Rey‘s positively haunting Ultraviolence title track, which is due to be released as the next single from the campaign, is about to get a visual treatment. A newly released grainy teaser from Noisey...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Her ARTPOP really could mean anything. As we’ve known for a while, Lady Gaga‘s briefly ditched her Koons balls and Aphrodite Lady garden panties to jazz it up with the legendary Mr. Tony Bennett for their long-awaited duet LP, Cheek To Cheek, due...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Nearly a year after “Applause,” the lead single off ARTPOP, arrived, Lady Gaga is back with an altogether different kind of release: her jazzy standards project with Tony Bennett, Cheek To Cheek. Today the pair pick up where they left off in 2011...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too. When undiscovered R&B crooner Kalin White, 19, met rapper/beatmaker Myles Parrish, 21, at a house party...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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:: We all know that hip-hop is a competitive game, but Childish Gambino’s Donald Glover went on a full-on rampage at a show in Australia, calling out Drake, Kendrick Lamar and SchoolboyQ and claiming the title of “the best rapper” for himself....
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Hilary Duff‘s appeal has always been that she’s part sexy girl next door, part nerdy goofball. And in her music video for comeback single “Chasing The Sun,” the onetime Disney princess plays up both sides to the hilt. Here we see Duff portraying...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Kylie Minogue teased her eye-popping GQ Italy cover on Instagram yesterday (July 28) and set tongues wagging with her beautiful bikini body. The full image surfaced online today and it’s a real jaw-dropper. The flawless 46-year-old poses partially...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Troye Sivan is the latest teenager to make the leap from social media celebrity to pop star. The Australian, who built a massive YouTube following with personal vlogs, landed in the iTunes top 10 over the weekend with major label debut single “Happy...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Kylie Minogue is aging in reverse. The gorgeous 46-year-old looks absolutely stunning on the cover of GQ Italy in a tiny bikini. What kind of Jennifer Lopez sorcery? “It’s summertime!!” is all the pop icon had to say about the sexy snap when she...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 28, 2014
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Christina Perri is best-known for her emotional ballads (“Jar Of Hearts” and “A Thousand Years”) but the 27-year-old isn’t afraid to raise the tempo occasionally as she proves on new Head Or Heart single “Burning Gold”. The singer/songwriter...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 28, 2014
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