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:: Backstreet Boys have postponed their three sold-out concerts in Israel due to the ongoing international conflict with Palestine. The group is hoping to reschedule the shows for spring 2015. [Billboard] :: Meanwhile, Selena Gomez became the latest...
From: Idolitor | By: Christina Lee | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Adam Levine married model Behati Prinsloo July 19 in Los Cabos, Mexico. The couple got engaged last summer after dating for a year. Celebrity guests included actors George Clooney, Robert Downey, Jr. and Ray Romano. Performers included soon-to-be Voice...
From: Idolitor | By: Christina Lee | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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Gearing up for her highly anticipated debut LP Goddess, LA singer-songwriter BANKS has been spontaneously releasing tracks into cyberspace to give listeners a little taste of what’s in store, premiering yet another brand new track “Beggin For Thread”...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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5 Seconds Of Summer are near unstoppable at the moment. The Australian teenagers have topped iTunes twice (“Don’t Stop” and “Amnesia”) and already racked up three top 50 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from their self-titled debut LP, which dropped...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Bound to be one of the hottest hip-hop shows of 2014, the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour just released a little teaser, and, like The Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso, it seems that this is another classic case of the teacher versus the student....
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Late last year, a newcomer named Chelsea Lankes captivated us with her lush and appropriately haunting debut single, “Ghost.” The song went on to become a major blogosphere sensation, racking up over 400K plays on Soundcloud alone. She’s back now...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Sure, The Chainsmokers’ breakout cut “#SELFIE” has been described as “garbage, paint-by-numbers EDM,” but haters be damned — that hasn’t stopped the NYC duo‘s members Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall from plowing ahead with another gimmicky...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Selena Gomez celebrates her 22nd birthday today and we’re put together a gallery of the Stars Dance diva’s 22 cutest Instagram pics to celebrate. It wasn’t easy because everything Sel does is pretty much adorable, but some snaps really stood out....
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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After spending the last two years tweeting her way to irrelevance, Azealia Banks has given long-suffering fans reason for hope by sharing a video still from her new single “Heavy Metal And Reflective”, which is due on July 29. It will be her first...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Haven’t had a chance to catch One Direction live on their Where We Are Tour yet? Or, perhaps more accurately, are you simply dying to see them again? In either case, you’re in luck: The 1D boys are heading to a screen near you this October. For just...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Lana Del Rey has already amassed more than her fair share of media coverage during the Ultraviolence era (often for the wrong reasons) but her interview with Complex magazine is refreshingly upbeat and free of death references. The 27-year-old even looks...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Blockbuster soundtrack albums have made something of a comeback over the past couple of years, mainly thanks to movies adaptations of young adult books like Divergent and The Fault In Our Stars (and a little cartoon called Frozen). The Giver is the latest...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Just like our elders had to once contend with the whole Paul Is Dead hoax in the 1960s (he wasn’t — and isn’t!), so, too, does Miley Cyrus have to prove that she did not, indeed, kick the bucket recently. And she did so by posting a snap of herself...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Hey — LIGHTS is back! The last time we heard from the Canadian electro-pop darling was with the release of her sophomore record, Siberia. (Well, and the acoustic version of the album, which was released and toured last year.) Since her second album...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Having reached the #4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, Nico & Vinz’s breakout single “Am I Wrong” is hitting radio waves by storm as of late. And now, it appears that the Swedish outfit have begun making their late-night talk show rounds as well....
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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It’s been a big year for Clean Bandit.   Coming off their recent success from their debut album New Eyes (which contains infectious summer jams such as “Rather Be” featuring Jess Glynne, and “Extraordinary” with Sharna Bass), the British...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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La Roux’s first real dose of success was comparable to the Big Bang Theory (the actual theory — not the hit TV show). In 2009, the UK outfit (then comprised of one Ms. Elly Jackson and Ben Langmaid) dropped their self-titled debut album. The project...
From: Idolitor | By: Kathy Iandoli | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Swedish pop songbird Tove Lo first popped up on our radar with her unbelievably catchy “Habits” way back in April of ’13. And ever since then, she’s had us staying high all the time — from the debut of her explosive “Out Of Mind” all the...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Los Angeles-based singer Jenn Em is a 22 year old vocal dynamo who hails from Chevy Chase, Maryland and comes packing a voice that is as contemporary as it is full of old-school soul. Keeping in line with the “anything goes” state of pop in 2014,...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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:: Breathe a sigh of relief. Apparently, there were rumors swirling about that Drake hooked up with Kris Jenner after the ESPY Awards but it — not very surprisingly — turned out to be a load of crap. [Gossip Cop] :: Ben Langmaid seems to be holding...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Talk about an unlikely bedfellows. Selena Gomez has asked R&B veteran Siedah Garrett to write tracks for her new LP. The woman who co-wrote Michael Jackson‘s “Man In The Mirror” (and sang with the King Of Pop on “I Just Can’t Stop Loving...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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The comeback of the year (or perhaps the millennium) is almost upon us! We know that Hilary Duff is unveiling her new single at Marquee nightclub in New York City on July 24 but the crazily-anticipated jam now has a name. According to several pop sites,...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Avicii redefined the sound of (mainstream) EDM with debut LP True by blending folk/acoustic elements (see smash hits “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”) into his heady synthscape. The Swedish hitmaker is determined to repeat the feat again — this...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Lorde’s hit track “Tennis Court” first got a stunningly spacey remix by Aussie beatsmith Flume back in April, and now it seems that Diplo is up to bat. Fittingly named the “Andre Agassi Reebok Pump Mix,” the rework transforms the original...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Sam Smith is completely and utterly crushing it this summer, having already rocketed straight to the top of the charts in both the UK and stateside (a record-breaking debut!) with his critically acclaimed debut studio album, In The Lonely Hour. (Yes,...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Nicki Minaj certainly gets around. The 31-year-old is currently promoting The Pink Print lead single “Pills N Potions” as well as Usher collaboration “She Came To Give It To You”. On top of that, she has a feature on Jessie J‘s star-studded...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Bea Miller didn’t win X Factor in 2013 but the gravelly-voiced teen made enough of an impression to land a record deal with Hollywood Records. Not that she’s your average Disney diva. The 15-year-old worships The Pretty Reckless, recorded an EP...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Maroon 5 has unveiled the cover and tracklist of their appropriately-titled fifth LP V. The artwork is simple but striking, depicting a neon-lit letter against a desert landscape. More exciting is the tracklist, which features much-anticipated Gwen Stefani...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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In lieu of her upcoming sophomore LP, Tough Love, and the recent premiere her ethereal album-titled ballad, British soulstress Jessie Ware has announced a mini Fall 2014 tour across Western Europe and, fortunately, a bit of North America as well. Slated...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Monday, July 21, 2014
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As part of the “Eight Videos In Eight Days” installation for his new album Mandatory Fun, “Weird Al” Yankovic debuted his video for track “Lame Claim To Fame” today. Already premiering parodies of pop heavyweights such as Pharrell, Iggy Azalea,...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Monday, July 21, 2014
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It’s official: You simply can’t go wrong with Gorgon City. After making a massive splash on the UK charts at the top of 2014 with their gorgeous MNEK collaboration “Ready For Your Love,” the UK electronic duo followed up their smash with — what...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Tinashe made the leap from blog darling to genuine contender with infectious DJ Mustard-produced single “2 On”, which is rocketing up the Billboard Hot 1oo. (It lands at an impressive number 27 this week). The rising star dropped by The Wendy Williams...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Everyone knows Kanye West is on the cutting edge of fashion. (After all, he invented leather jogging pants — a staple in every wardrobe!) The rap mogul promised to share his style secrets in the latest issue of GQ, helping us mere mortals “dress...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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We premiered Jacob Latimore‘s catchy new single “Heartbreak Heard Around The World” in early June and the multi-talented teen (he’s also a budding movie star with roles in Ride Along and The Maze Runner) is now gearing up to release the Jumper-inspired...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Monday, July 21, 2014
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On Friday (July 18) Irish pop-rock group The Script announced details about their highly anticipated fourth studio album live via Google Hangout. Noting recently in an interview with Hot Press that the album is a kind of “prequel” to their super...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Last week we brought you Fifth Harmony‘s rambunctious acoustic take on new single “Bo$$” during the girl group’s Idolator Sessions performance. (We also presented you with the opportunity to win a photo signed by all five ladies.) Today, we’re...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Currently on his King Of The Fall Tour with fellow soulster Jhene Aiko and rapper Schoolboy Q, The Weeknd’s Abel Testfaye is back with a new tour-titled track, and it’s business as usual, folks. It’s a song about — you guessed it — the ladies,...
From: Idolitor | By: Rachel Sonis | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Remember last year’s iTunes Festival in London, when Lady Gaga premiered, like, half of ARTPOP all at once? The festival’s back on again this year and, while there’s no Gaga this time around, the organizers have thrown together a pretty incredible...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Royksopp and Robyn‘s Do It Again EP hit the pop world this past spring to critical acclaim, and the Norwegian electronic duo and eternally cool Swedish singer have been trekking around together on tour in support of their joint release. Today brings...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Before Destiny’s Child became the untouchable trio we now know and love today — Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams — the legendary R&B girl group’s line-up was something of a revolving door in their earlier years. A brief, but...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Monday, July 21, 2014
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Beyonce has offered the first look at 50 Shades of Grey, the film adaptation of the 2011 best-selling “mommy porn” novel. Without warning, the On the Run star posted a snippet of the trailer on July 19. The camera closes in on the hands of entrepreneur...
From: Idolitor | By: Christina Lee | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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“Weird Al” Yankovic bemoans “First World Problems” in his latest spoof, also the latest in his eight-videos-in-eight-days streak. In the style of alt-rock icons The Pixies, particularly frontman Frank Black‘s talk-singing vocal inflections,...
From: Idolitor | By: Christina Lee | Sunday, July 20, 2014
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