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Ciara talks about the joys of pregnancy in the latest issue of W magazine and proudly shows off her beautiful baby bump in a stunning pictorial. The R&B diva displays her magnificent belly in a crop top in one fierce pose and reclines in the dirt...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Miley Cyrus has been released from hospital. The “We Can’t Stop” diva has been bedridden since April 16 when she suffered a severe allergic reaction to sinus infection medication. As a result of the illness, the 21-year-old was forced to cancel...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 25, 2014
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The Atlantic Records register gets a little more fabulous with each passing day. Romanian dance diva Inna signed to the label recently and today (April 24), British babe Katy Tiz followed suit. Her new single “The Big Bang”, a cover of a relatively...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 25, 2014
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Michael Jackson‘s second posthumous release Xscape finally has an official tracklist. And it’s surprisingly brief. The album (out May 13) only contains eight songs but the deluxe edition is rumored to include a bonus disc with MJ’s original demos....
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Lorde isn’t the first diva that springs to mind when you think of make-up, which is probably why her association with MAC works so well. The Kiwi diva unveiled the first taste of her campaign with the cosmetics giant and she looks genuinely stunning...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Beyonce‘s gut-wrenching “Pretty Hurts” video premiered on VEVO today (April 24) to coincide with the diva’s history-making Time cover. If you own Bey’s pioneering visual album, you already know how emotionally devastating the Melina Matsoukas-directed...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Looking for a nice way to unwind as the afternoon wears on? Too bad, because we’re throwing a new deep house cut at you, courtesy of DJ Liam Keegan — here using the monicker N.L.B. (aka Never Look Back) — so get to dancing! The track, “Your Lies,”...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Iggy Azalea‘s debut LP The New Classic drew mixed reviews from critics but fans have given the hip-hop/pop opus a resounding thumbs up. The Australian rap diva’s album is predicted to sell between 50,000 and 55,000 copies in its first week, which...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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From Katy Perry to Justin Timberlake (see: “Not A Bad Thing”), pop stars are demonstrating that the new trend in music videos in 2014 is to make one that’s essentially a non-music video. So here we have Perry’s eight-minute visual for Prism...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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2 Chainz promises a return to the streets on his forthcoming Freebase EP, and while it’s serving as a placeholder between B.O.A.T.S. II and III, this looks to be no half-assed project. Tity Boi revealed the tracklist today (April 24), and the seven-track...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Twin-sister act Say Lou Lou offer up a simple but effective visual for their latest single “Everything We Touch” (due out June 2nd). In the video, V magazine cover girls Miranda and Elektra Kilbey sing in front of a stark black background before...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Future stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday (April 23) to celebrate the release of Honest by performing its agile coke anthem “Move That Dope” (or, as it’s hilariously known when censored for radio and network TV, “Move That Doh”). For...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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A mere week ago, London drum and bass duo Sigma were sitting on top of the UK chart with “Nobody To Love,” their retro-sounding re-working of Kanye West‘s “Bound 2.″ They were replaced at #1 this past Sunday by Kiesza‘s own ’90s house...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Solange is readying her return after wowing the Coachella crowd earlier this month (with some help from her sister Beyonce). The alt-R&B singer and Saint Records founder did a Twitter Q&A with fans yesterday (April 24), during which she revealed...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea are teaming up on “Problem,” which is shaping up to be a massive kiss-off anthem. Grande already posted a preview in which she belts out some relationship bitterness, and now she has posted a few seconds of Iggy’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Two days ago, Avril Lavigne‘s “Hello Kitty” video premiered on the singer’s website and, eventually, made its way to YouTube. Upon watching, we here at Idolator declared it to be the worst thing you’d watch all week. Hours later, other outlets...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Nicki Minaj previewed what appears to be a new song via Instagram late Wednesday night (April 23), posting two short videos of her twerking in pink pants to a slow jam featuring her chanting vocals. And while Minaj recently said “hell no” to the...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Jason Derulo is currently enjoying one of the biggest hits of his career with Wallpaper-produced bedroom anthem “Talk Dirty”. The explicit earworm boasts the catchiest hook of 2014, a small army of celebrity fans and major staying power on the charts....
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Little Daylight charmed us at the end of last year with their song “Overdose,” a bright and tumbling gem of post-Passion Pit synth-pop. Before that, the Brooklyn trio spent 2013 opening for Charli XCX and churning out solid remixes of St. Lucia,...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Beyonce covers the latest issue of Time for the magazine’s annual 100 Most Influential People list. Hard to argue with that! Over the past year, Bey has completed a global tour, released a visual album under cover of night which single-handedly revived...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Conjuring the spirits of Donnie and Marie Osmond on Wednesday night, the top six American Idol contestants did their best to assert that they were both “a little bit country” as well as “a little bit rock and roll.” With the band on stage front...
From: Idolitor | By: Lisa Timmons | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Did You Hear? :: Rita Ora is apparently worth $140 million. In a recent interview the rising diva put her wealth down to wise business decisions and endorsements. Imagine her bank account when she finally gets around to releasing an album! [Necole...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Nicki Minaj has made a point of toning down her image in the lead up to The Print Print — at least as far has her hair and make-up is concerned. The clown paint and crazy wigs have been binned but the femcee hasn’t exactly become a shrinking violet....
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Way back in August last year, Flume tweeted Lorde about writing music together. She readily agreed but nothing ever came of it — until now. Today (April 23), the Australian electro-pioneer debuted a new remix of the 17-year-old’s second single (at...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Lady Gaga is really feeling the ’90s right now. Mother Monster tapped rising producer Rami Samir Afuni (the man behind Kiesza‘s breakthrough hit “Hideaway”) to give “G.U.Y.” a retro-house remix from a thoroughly modern perspective and now...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Katy Perry goes all out when it comes to music videos. The reigning queen of the visual medium (sorry, Lady Gaga) has ventured into outer space, danced with pharaohs in Ancient Egypt and even stopped time. She’s hoping to raise the bar even higher...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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It looks like Beyonce is going with “Pretty Hurts” as the next single from her pioneering visual album. The Sia-penned power ballad, which was originally offered to Rihanna and Katy Perry before landing in Queen Bey’s royal hands, was just added...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Jhene Aiko is on one hell of roll. After years of feature spots and false starts, the R&B diva’s debut EP Sail Out landed at number eight on the Billboard 200. Breakthrough single “The Worst” is also one of the biggest urban radio hits of 2014...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Aaaand now we know how that Chris Martin stint on The Voice came about. In a move reminiscent of Justin Timberlake‘s primetime special for The 20/20 Experience, Coldplay just announced they’ll be presenting Ghost Stories in a 60-minute special...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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For her first American performance of new single “I Will Never Let You Down,” UK songstress Rita Ora was decked out in a white frilly dress, which she strutted and stomped around in on the Tonight Show stage last night. Ora was flanked by two backup...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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At the domestic box office, Disney’s Oscar-winning Frozen is currently about $93,000 shy of hitting the $400 million mark. And on the Billboard 200, the movie’s soundtrack has now racked up an 11th week at the top, thus surpassing the 10-week run...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Pharrell has dropped a video for G I R L opening track “Marilyn Monroe.” He sings, “I just want a different girl,” and in the video, he certainly gets his wish. It starts with Pharrell going in to embrace some beautiful goddess, only to see...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Kiesza, her love affair with ’90s dance music and the success she’s having in the UK at the moment have all come full circle. Following the Canadian singer’s ascent to the top of the British chart this week with debut single “Hidewaway,” she’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Kelis is one of the industry’s most versatile entertainers: She’s tackled funky, Top 40-friendly R&B (“Milkshake”), hip-hop (“Bossy”), dance floor-ready electronica (“Acapella”) and now, she’s moved into the throwback soul arena,...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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After debuting a couple Ghost Stories tracks during their concert at SXSW, Coldplay have unveiled another album cut in a live setting, today (April 23) performing “Oceans” for BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge. While the restrained, generally hushed...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Wiz Khalifa has scored himself a nice little hit with his trappy Auto-Tuned party anthem “We Dem Boyz.” And just as he knows how to make a hit out of the simplest of hooks (“Black and Yellow,” anyone?), he also knows how to charm a TV audience...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Glee’s fifth season has all been leading up to this: Rachel Berry’s (Lea Michele) opening night on Broadway. In fact, she’s been dreaming of this night since we first met her on the show so five years ago. With the pressure mounting for her to...
From: Idolitor | By: Lisa Timmons | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Oh The Voice, how did you manage to make this season’s live eliminations even more contestant-crushing than in previous years? Now, in addition to standing on stage as the results are slowly rolled out throughout the episode, and in addition to the...
From: Idolitor | By: Caila Ball | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Did You Hear? :: Lorde had to postpone her six-date Australian tour due to a nasty chest infection. She is heading back to New Zealand to recuperate before returning to the road. It was probably the dust at Coachella that made her ill. [The New York...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Lily Allen will ruffle some feathers with the title track of her awesomely-titled Sheezus LP. The spoken-word hip-hop/pop song is a rather biting commentary on the industry and her fellow divas. “Now wish me luck, I’m gonna need it,” she admits....
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Fresh from two triumphant sets at Coachella, Canadian electro-wizards Chromeo rocked the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (April 21). The duo brought along their flashy keyboards, which rest upon female legs, and performed retro-pop anthem...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Ricky Martin shared a preview of his latest World Cup anthem “Vida” yesterday (April 21) but the finished product is even more of a blast from the past than expected. With the exception of a couple of grey hairs in the heartthrob’s expertly pruned...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Sia took The New York Times through her songwriting process in a recent article and casually revealed that “Pretty Hurts”, a self-help ballad on Beyonce‘s game-changing visual album, was originally offered to Katy Perry and then Rihanna, whose...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Tiesto‘s decision to try his hand at an Avicii-like crossover dance-pop hit turned out to be inspired. “Red Lights” swiftly became the biggest (non-remix) hit of the Dutch DJ’s blockbuster career and is still climbing the Billboard Hot 100. He’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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News that Robyn had recorded an EP with Norwegian dance outfit Röyksopp had electro-pop connoisseurs salivating. As such, it’s a relief to report that Do It Again is every bit as magnificent as you would expect from the Scandinavian team that brought...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Boots became one of the hottest producers in the game — literally overnight — when Beyonce‘s critically acclaimed visual album hit iTunes at midnight on December 13. His simultaneously intricate and sparse production set the tone for the game-changing...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Fresh off the news that the classic ’90s lineup of Hole have reunited to knock the dust off their catalog (and possibly record new material) — and ahead of her May UK tour dates — rowdy rocker Courtney Love has unveiled one-half of her upcoming...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Martin Garrix scored one of the most unexpected crossover dance hits in recent memory with “Animals”. The furious electro-house anthem clicked with clubbers and mainstream pop listeners alike, despite the absence of a topline or big-name featured...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Rixton has certainly come a long way since they first appeared on our radar last year with their spoof-tastic “Make Out” video. The British band took a more mature direction for debut single “Me And My Broken Heart” and immediately struck chart...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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Breathe a sigh of relief, Arianators. Any concern that the 20-year-old had pulled a Miley Cyrus and turned her back on her previously wholesome ways (the sexy cover and Iggy Azalea feature raised the question) has been dispelled by the first taste of...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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