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The long-overdue return of The Veronicas was one of the more exciting pop developments of 2014. After years of label limbo, the Australian twins finally inked a new deal and didn’t waste any time dropping their third LP. The self-titled set has already...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, December 19, 2014
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When Gwen Stefani‘s “Baby Don’t Lie” dropped in October, I felt a little underwhelmed. It was cute and undeniably catchy, but hardly the stone-cold smash needed to kick off her comeback. Cut to December and the Benny Blanco/Ryan Tedder-produced...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Surprise: It’s Madonna. When over half a dozen demos from the Queen Of Pop’s forthcoming 13th studio album surfaced earlier this week, fans were concerned: How would Madonna react? (She wasn’t happy.) And what was the status of the upcoming, as-of-yet...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Charli XCX joins the ever-expanding list of pop divas (Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey and um… Paris Hilton) to pose for Terry Richardson. Unlike those ladies, however, the 22-year-old manages to keep her clothes on. The concept of her...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, December 19, 2014
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That Taylor Swift juggernaut shows no sign of slowing down. According to chart predictions, 1989 should return to number one on the Billboard 200 next week — increasing its run to six non-consecutive weeks. (J.Cole‘s 2014 Forest Hills Drive briefly...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Welp, we’re almost there Idolator readers: It’s nearly the end of 2014! But of course, our favorite pop acts aren’t giving us even a moment to rest. This week saw the debut of both Charli XCX‘s Sucker and Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint, two of...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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We’re aware that Lana Del Rey has been continuously working on new music even after the release of Ultraviolence, but we didn’t expect it to come so soon! This time around though, the project is for Emile Haynie‘s rumored upcoming album. A teaser...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Demi Lovato shut down a hater on Twitter this morning (December 19) faster than you can say “delete it fat.” The 22-year-old seemd out of sorts and cryptically tweeted: “Really sucks how expectant people can be these days.. Not need to cause a...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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It’s safe to say that Olly Murs and Demi Lovato will have a massive UK hit on their hands when “Up” drops January 4, 2015. The emotional duet has slick pop/rock production and a massive chorus that aptly showcases the duo’s powerful pipes. It...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Gwen Stefani and Pharrell lit up the stage once again at the inaugural People Magazine Awards last night (December 19), as they performed the singer’s current single — “Spark The Fire.” The musical duo and fellow The Voice judges brought...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Jasmine Villegas is all grown up. If that wasn’t clear to you on fierce Kendrick Lamar-assisted anthem “That’s Me Right There,” it will be when you watch her steamy (literally) “I Love Your Crazy” video. The second single from the former...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Jessie Ware is such a giving Queen this holiday season! Just a few weeks ago, the soulful UK songbird supplied us with a whole bunch of “Keep On Lying” remixes recorded all over the world in collaboration with Red Bull Studios, off of her phenomenal...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Ever since his debut in the music industry back in 2011, Zedd has become one of pop and EDM’s go-to producer! We’re all familiar with his multi-Platinum selling skills and his Grammy wins, but we’re still unfamiliar with the man behind all of...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Nicki Minaj is obviously a dope rapper, but can she go head to head with some NBA greats? Yesterday (December 18), she stopped by TNT’s Inside the NBA as part of her promotional tour for her latest album — The Pinkprint. The show’s hosts Shaquille...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In the new promo clip for Saturday Night Live, Amy Adams seems to have quite a thing for One Direction! The Big Eyes actress tries to seduce the British/Irish lads, but hilariously doesn’t succeed! Adams has many attempts — jumping into the...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Dreaming of palm trees tonight? You’re not alone. Singer-songwriter-pop star extraordinaire Bonnie McKee is getting us in the sunny, sparkly Christmas spirit with her new holiday song “California Winter,” which was just added to her Soundcloud...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Will these two rapstresses ever get along?! Aside from music and their oddly similar stage names, the only other thing Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks have in common is their distaste for each other — well, more so on Banks’ end! Yesterday, she...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Ay, mami! The ever-flawless Jennifer Lopez has been on the cover of Latina Magazine 9 times since 2006, including their first-ever issue — and now she’s reigning supreme on the cover yet again. The A.K.A. goddess, who also graces the cover of Self...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Huzzah! The return of Leona Lewis is nearly upon us. It’s been a minute or two since we last heard from the incredibly talented X Factor UK alum. In fact, the last time we did hear from the “Bleeding Love” songbird, she was penning an emotional...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Good morning…and surprise! Two years after his last studio album, Kaleidoscope Dream — with features on tracks for the likes of Mariah Carey (“#Beautiful”), Janelle Monae (“PrimeTime”) and the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, December 19, 2014
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This year started off with the last #1 song of 2013 on the Billboard Hot 100 — Eminem and Rihanna‘s “The Monster” — carrying over as the first #1 song of 2014. Other past chart-topping artists racked up more #1s this year, including Kesha,...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Did You Hear? :: Rihanna surprised her French navy yesterday (December 17), when she DM’ed her most loyal fans in Paris to meet up with her in the city’s Trocadero area! The singer called it the “#R8 Experience,” but didn’t disclose what...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, December 19, 2014
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As part of the promotional run for her new LP The Pinkprint, Nicki Minaj stopped by Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live to chat with host Andy Cohen! The rapper was full of energy on the late night show, where she opted to plead the fifth when...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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BREAKING: Justin Bieber, singer of songs, has taken off his shirt. Stars…they’re just like us! The “Home To Mama” singer, who is often known to misplace his clothing, has just removed his shirt again, this time for a selfie, which was just posted...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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In news that should surprise absolutely no one, Nicki Minaj has selected Beyonce-featuring jam “Feelin’ Myself” as the next single from The Pinkprint. “Radio has really gravitated to their own songs, like I’m guessing ‘Feelin’ Myself’...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Iggy Azalea joins DJ/producer Skrillex as one of the headline acts at Billboard’s inaugural Winterfest. The live extravaganza will be held at Park City, Utah’s leading music venue, Park City Live, during the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Running...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Nicki Minaj has many personas: Boss Ass Bitch, Roman, Nicki Lewinsky, Ratchet Barb — the list goes on and on! But now, the rapper is trying her hand at modeling, and the results are utterly ***flawless. Minaj is the star of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Well, it’s official: Sam Smith can truly say he’s lonely no more. The UK soul crooner is now the only artist to sell one million copies both here in the US and the UK, according to the Official Charts Company. Smith’s debut LP, In The Lonely Hour,...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Album sales have dropped precipitously in the last few years, but the format isn’t dead yet, at least when our biggest stars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake are concerned. But what about a stretch when most of those stars don’t...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Kylie Minogue got the internet buzzing yesterday (December 17) when one of her dancers let slip that she was recording a new video. Fans speculated that it was probably for a belated Kiss Me Once single (a deluxe version of the LP is on the way) or another...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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It’s been an interesting year for Lana Del Rey. She delivered a triumphant sophomore set (Ultraviolence was my favorite album of 2014), but its campaign was overshadowed by, you know, those quotes about wanting to be dead. The album was also snubbed...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Christmas is exactly one week away and in celebration of the holidays, Little Mix has given their fans a treat! The UK pop group uploaded a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on their Youtube channel today (December 18), as a special...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Earlier this week, we wrote about A.K.A. goddess Jennifer Lopez‘s upcoming New Year’s Eve HBO special Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again, a look back at J.Lo’s incredibly successful Dance Again Tour, complete with documentary footage about the making...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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It’s truly a joyful time to be Ed Sheeran right now! Not only has the singer-songwriter just been nominated for a bunch of Grammy Awards in 2015, but he’s just notched his highest charting single of his career (to date) with “Thinking Out Loud,”...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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By now you’ve likely seen the shirtless photo of Calvin Harris that was doing the rounds this week, taken during a behind-the-scenes moment while the Scottish producer/DJ was on the set for his Emporio Armani shoot. The 30-year-old is the new face...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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“I’m a female rebel, can’t you tell?” sang Miley Cyrus on Bangerz highlight “4×4,” and we all know she wasn’t lying. The 22-year-old has been flying through a fucks-free zone since dropping the aforementioned LP. The diva records what...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when our favorite artists get together and sing Christmas songs! Last night, Ariana Grande joined Michael Bublé  to perform the classic, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” The showcase was part of Canadian...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Folks, the year is coming to a close, and we’re all feeling a bit less uptight…including Lady Gaga, who hit up The Tonight Show last night with her Cheek To Cheek pal Tony Bennett and told a charming story about the time a 70-year-old stripper in...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Say what you like about Carly Rae Jepsen (one-hit wonder, 2012′s Meghan Trainor etc.), the Canadian songbird’s Kiss LP is still a near-perfect pop record. Which other diva could chirp convincingly about holding hands and making wedding rings of string...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Janet Jackson has become something of a recluse since marrying Wissam Al Mana. The pop legend shut down rumors of a comeback and has dedicated her time to charitable causes. The baby-faced 48-year-old (how is this possible?) was recently snapped visiting...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Did You Hear? :: There has been speculation that Jessica Biel is expecting a baby with Justin Timberlake, but Joey Fatone just spilled the beans! In an interview with InTouch Weekly, he told the magazine “[Justin] told me a while ago, and I kept...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Vance Joy is one of 2014′s unlikelier success stories. While the rest of the game seems to be doing more, the Australian singer/songwriter did less. All he needed was a ukelele and a demo that had been sitting on his computer for several years to land...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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If seasonal fare makes you gaga, Bebe Rexha‘s new single “I’m Gonna Show You Crazy” (due December 23) is the perfect antidote. A fiery fuck-you anthem, the rising diva’s follow-up to “I Can’t Stop Drinking About You” is a ferocious dance/rock...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Struggling to find the perfect gift for someone special? Looking for a way to jazz up your apartment? Hoping to come out in style? Well, stop stressing because Cher‘s got you! The legendary diva’s online store has been updated with Christmas merchandise...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Bad news for Bobby Shmurda! The young rapper was allegedly arrested today (December 17) at New York City’s Quad Studios, after a long-term NYPD investigation. He may possibly be involved in narcotics trafficking and various shootings. The news follows...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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FKA Twigs has become known for her artistic and unique image, but for the January 2015 issue of Vogue US the singer strips down to reveal a fresh face! In the fashion editorial, the UK native loses her signature slicked-down baby hairs (yet still has...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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After Backstreet Boys announced their documentary early this month, the official trailer for the project has arrived today (December 17)! Titled Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, the Stephen Kijak-directed film is set to be an “emotionally open...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Here’s some last-minute good news in 2014 for all the lovers out there: Kylie Minogue is shooting a brand new video! According to Blake McGrath, the Kiss Me Once diva has called upon the dancer/choreographer to work on a new video, which will shoot...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Charli XCX is a great live performer, but you wouldn’t know that from this morning’s (December 17) appearance on Today. The Brit looked sharp in a black beret and short, leopard-skin print dress and put on a typically energetic display, which is...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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Mariah Carey‘s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Still a steady seller 20 years after its initial release (it’s the highest-selling festive anthem on iTunes this year — sorry, Ariana Grande), the Xmas...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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