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Jasmine Villegas completely reinvented herself in 2014. The 20-year-old, who came to fame playing the love interest in Justin Bieber‘s YouTube-conquering “Baby” video, relaunched as a fierce urban-pop diva — complete with a major label record...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Veronicas made a successful return to the pop scene in September after several years of label limbo. The Aussie twins scored a number one hit at home with comeback single “You Ruin Me” and even got Courtney Love‘s seal of approval. (An international...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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What a week in pop! With 1989 just days away, it’s been all Taylor Swift all the time: From “Welcome To New York,” to Target commercials, to secret sessions and everything in between. So! Much! Taylor! But Tay’s not the only artist with new stuff...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Well, here’s how Madonna is celebrating the 20-year anniversary of her sixth studio album, Bedtime Stories (released on October 25, 1994) — with a lovely bathroom Instagram pic of her Madgesty in all her spread-eagle glory. We here at Idolator decided...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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Jeremih is currently riding high on the Billboard Hot 100 with irresistible hook-up anthem “Don’t Tell ‘Em”. (It remains steady this week at number six). Produced by DJ Mustard, the catchy club banger is unavoidable at radio and has been soundtracking...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Aretha Franklin‘s mash-up of Adele‘s “Rolling In The Deep” and Motown classic “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” went viral after the legendary soul singer performed it on the Late Show With David Letterman. Commentators didn’t have a lot...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Perhaps you’ve seen rumblings on Twitter, on the Internet or merely felt the vibrations coursing through the streets, but Taylor Swift‘s new album, 1989, may or may not have hit the web a little early. To be fair, we’d already heard a bunch of...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Leighton Meester was a hot pop property for a minute in 2009. The actress was riding a wave of popularity thanks to her role on hit teen drama Gossip Girl and had a top 10 entry on the Billboard Hot 100 courtesy of a feature on Cobra Starship‘s “Good...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Recording Academy is expanding into the well-loved Christmas music market, with the announcement of their inaugural holiday special — A Very Grammy Christmas. Acts like Ariana Grande, Pharrell, Maroon 5 and Tim McGraw are slated to perform....
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Here’s a classy way to pass some time on your Friday afternoon. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released some rehearsal footage from their Cirque Royal performance and it’s fascinating stuff. Mother Monster, who rocks a Cleopatra-evoking black bob...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It’s Britney (Day), bitch! Incredibly, it’s already been just about a year since Brit Brit began her Las Vegas residency, Piece Of Me, and the reviews and sales numbers have been utterly stellar — so much so, that Planet Hollywood is now giving...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The other day we blew a gasket over Mystery Skulls‘ “Number 1,” a disco-fied collaboration with beloved R&B doll Brandy and music legend Nile Rodgers. It turns out there’s another ménage à pop between the three, the aptly-titled called...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Nick Jonas is nothing if not a good sport. The “Jealous” hitmaker, who almost broke the internet when his Mark Wahlberg-inspired Flaunt underwear shoot surfaced online, was asked to play ‘guess the bulge’ during a recent interview with Sugarscape...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Kiesza shows off her rock-hard dancer’s body in her video for “No Enemiesz,” the latest track from her debut album Sound Of A Woman. The flame-haired songstress takes notes from Janet Jackson‘s 1986 hit “The Pleasure Principle” visual,...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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It’s been a pretty insane week for “Hideaway” hit-maker Kiesza ever since her debut album, Sound Of A Woman, dropped on Tuesday: She’s performed on Good Morning America, Live With Kelly & Michael, had a lengthy chat with us about her LP and...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, October 24, 2014
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BBC Music celebrated their launch earlier this month with a pretty epic cover of The Beach Boys‘ classic — “God Only Knows.” The video features star players like One Direction, Paloma Faith, Chris Martin and a handful of others. Coincidentally...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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When we last left Fergie, she was throwing a massive rager on the streets with some of famous friends, including Kelly Osbourne, Sevyn Streeter and “My Hitta” rapper, YG. Evidently, YG wasn’t sticking around just to look pretty in the video —...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Countless teaser clips and photos have been leading up to today’s big moment for One Direction fans: the arrival of the music video for  “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the boy band’s upcoming LP Four. So was it all worth the wait? Let’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Friday, October 24, 2014
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In support of their duet jazz album Cheek To Cheek, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett will perform a handful of tracks off the LP on the PBS special Great Performances — Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek LIVE! We already got a brief teaser,...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The truth is out, no stopping now Harmonizers: Fifth Harmony have got a brand new song for you! It seems like only yesterday when the girls were in our studio singing their stomping, sassy urban-pop ode to all the independent girls, “BO$$.” But now,...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Friday, October 24, 2014
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This year has been very good to Nicki Minaj: her inescapable “Anaconda” single is certified Platinum, she was blessed to share the stage with Beyonce for their “***Flawless” remix and she was spotted hanging out with the Queen of Pop herself...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Taylor Swift is utterly inescapable at the moment, and her album 1989 isn’t even out yet. (Oh, it’s coming, Swifties — just hang tight.) Her latest spectacle for TV viewers came courtesy of last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. As Swift...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Calling all Sam Smith fans: you can now rejoice! The UK crooner has announced “Like I Can” as his new single off his critically-acclaimed debut LP, In The Lonely Hour. It is a mid-tempo that places the singer’s vocals at the forefront, with...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 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. Over the past year, various musicians from the UK quickly made a name for themselves here in the states...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Our friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever. Throughout her extensive career, Madonna (a.k.a. The Queen of Pop) has worn many, quite...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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If you were hoping for another sassy, radio-friendly hip-pop jam from Iggy Azalea in the exact same vein as breakout smash “Fancy” and “Black Widow” — i.e. rhymes about men forever pawing at the ballin’ blonde rapstress, a cute and poppy...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Did You Hear? :: Congrats are in order for Beyonce and Jay Z! According to People, the star couple renewed their wedding vows after six years of marriage. Maybe now those divorce rumors can be put to an end. [People] :: Courtney Love will try her...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Guy Sebastian revealed the cover of his Madness LP on Instagram today (October 23). The black-and-white artwork uses a side-shot of the Aussie superstar, which nicely shows off the ink on his arm. The album drops November 21 in his homeland — an international...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Yes, that’s Rita Ora lying on a beach somewhere. The “Black Widow” babe posted the TBT (Throw Back Thursday) pic on Instagram earlier this morning (October 23) without an explanation. Not that she needs one. The 23-year-old is something of a nude...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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WALK THE MOON have a hit on their hands with infectious pop/rock anthem “Shut Up And Dance”. The first taste of the band’s sophomore set is steadily gaining ground on radio and hovering just outside the top 100 on iTunes. A blockbuster video is...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Nick Jonas and his crazy, envy-inducing abs made another appearance today (October 23). The 22-year-old stripped off for Details magazine and proudly displayed all the muscle he gained for hit TV show Kingdom. (He plays an MMA fighter). The “Jealous”...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Wayne Coyne is well known to pop fans as Miley Cyrus‘ muse (her Instagram is a veritable shrine) but the Flaming Lips frontman struck a similar friendship with Kesha back in 2012. That makes the veteran psychedelic-rocker more qualified than most...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Tamar Braxton is coming out of the gate swinging with her Aaliyah-sampling, Future-featuring “Let Me Know,” a dreamy R&B ode to her man, and the lead single from her forthcoming follow-up to 2013′s Love & War. And to show just how much...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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So here’s the thing with Fergie‘s appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today: the “L.A. Love (La La)” chirpstress talked with Ellen about her kid and being part-owner of the Miami Dolphins, and Fergie did some funny accents and Ellen made quips...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Obsessed with Melanie Martinez‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show theme song “Carousel”? Still remember when she was the best thing about The Voice? Well, here’s your chance (if you happen to live in Los Angeles) to catch the 19-year-old in...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Sister Cristina raised her voice, and Madonna heard it. The 26-year-old Italian nun won The Voice Italy earlier this year after initially stunning her home country with her cover of “No One.” Now, in a bid for some attention-grabbing promo, the holy...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The secret’s (all but) out! Taylor Swift has been sneakily giving her loyal Swifties bits and pieces of her new album 1989 for weeks and months now — from those #1989SecretSessions at her apartment, to Target commercials, to pre-release tracks on...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kiesza follows up her breakout single “Hideaway” with her latest offering, “No Enemiesz.” The song, off the chanteuse’s debut LP Sound Of A Woman, now has an accompanying lyric video. The clip has a total throwback vibe, complete with a fuzzy...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Taylor Swift stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show today (October 23) to discuss some interesting, non-music related topics — like her bizarre fear of sea urchins. The “Welcome To New York” songstress revealed to the talk show host that she’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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After blessing us with her cute take on The Ronettes‘ “Be My Baby,” legendary songstress Bette Midler is back again this week with another selection — and arguably one of the most anticipated! — from her upcoming girl group-inspired covers...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Chvrches go on a psychedelic trip in their latest video for “Under The Tide.” The visual, directed by Sing J. Lee, combines Japanese anime with fuzzy space effects that takes the viewer on a wild journey. Martin Doherty takes the lead role, performing...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Mary J. Blige‘s “Right Now” tune is so good, that the singer released not one — but two videos for it! The first came in a form of a black + white clip earlier this month, which highlighted the budding friendship between the R&B diva and...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Kiesza and her team are not playing any games when it comes to promoting her debut LP, Sound of a Woman! The flame-haired songstress stopped by Good Morning America today (October 23) to perform her breakout single, “Hideaway.” Despite the early...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Aside from her chart-topping smashes like “Give Your Heart A Break,” “Heart Attack” and “Skyscraper,” Queen Demi Lovato is also known for her outspokenness, frequently opening up about everything from sexuality to body image to feminism — and...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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They only just wrapped up their Where We Are Tour approximately five seconds ago, but the young men of One Direction already have their sights set on another massive tour. Moments ago, the superstar troupe announced the North American and European dates...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Recent “divorcee” Iggy Azalea is cranking up the heat and declaring that it’s “Iggy SZN” in one of the five new tracks on her upcoming Reclassified re-release of The New Classic (out November 24). Reclassified‘s actual lead single is the...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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  We’re one day away from the premiere of the video for One Direction‘s “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the UK boy band’s upcoming album Four (out November 17). And to tease Directioners to the point of experiencing an absolute cuteness-overload,...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Jessie Ware is no stranger to a rap collaboration (see A$AP Rocky‘s remix of 2013′s “Wildest Moments”), and her latest joint effort is with J. Cole. The North Carolina-bred rapper added an explicit verse to the singer’s “Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe,”...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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With the 2014 American Music Awards just around the corner, more information is being released about the big night. It has been announced that Sam Smith, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Mary J. Blige will perform at the awards ceremony. The In The Lonely...
From: Idolitor | By: Bianca Gracie | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Remember when the young queens of Fifth Harmony teamed up with Mattel to create a Barbie anthem called “Anything Is Possible”? Whether you’ve blocked the memory out of your head or have been happily bopping to the kid-friendly tune for months,...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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