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Gwen Stefani may be replacing Christina Aguilera on The Voice. Her “contract is now done” for the show’s seventh season, an NBC rep said to Us Weekly. Reports say that NBC began searching for a coach to replace Aguilera after the Lotus siren announced...
From: Idolitor | By: Christina Lee | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Miley Cyrus has postponed the remaining U.S. dates of her Bangerz tour, following the “extreme allergic reaction” she suffered on April 17. Tickets will be honored on the new dates, including for previously canceled and postponed shows, while two...
From: Idolitor | By: Christina Lee | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Lana Del Rey‘s breezy new single “West Coast” is headed for a strong debut on Billboard’s Hot 100 next week. The atmospheric Dan Auerbach-produced anthem should land in the top 50 (it could go higher) on the back of 110,000 to 120,000 first-week...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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At first I thought this was a belated April Fools’ joke but it turned out to be legit. There’s a 10-year-old DJ cooking up club bangers in New York City and his name is Aiden Jude. The tween has just released his debut single and it’s a surprisingly...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Happy Friday, Idolator readers! This week’s been full of scandal, shade and celebration: From Lana Del Rey‘s “West Coast” premiere, to Sky Ferreira‘s “I Blame Myself” video (which resulted in some backlash), to the announcement of Ariana...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Saturday, April 19, 2014
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Martin Garrix is arguably the break-out EDM star of 2014. The 17-year-old producer reached a new peak of number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with bone-rattling club anthem “Animals”, which is a huge achievement under any circumstances but...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Austin Mahone unveiled the cover and tracklist of his debut mini-LP The Secret today (April 18) and there are some surprises. For starters, breakthrough single “What About Love” missed the cut as did hip-hop adventure “Banga Banga” and sweet...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Talk about burying the lead. The New York Times revealed that Sia‘s long-awaited sixth LP is called 1000 Forms Of Fear in the final paragraph of an article published today (April 18). The album “reflects an older vintage of Sia, with sadder, brutal...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Here’s a match made in pop heaven. Katy Perry‘s bubbly “Birthday” has been remixed by New Jersey dance outfit Cash Cash, who recently scored a breakthrough hit with Bebe Rexha-voiced club anthem “Take Me Home”. And the guys are smart enough...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Things are looking up for Ariana Grande. Buzz is already at fever pitch for new Iggy Azalea-assisted single “Problem” and she has been honored in Elle magazine’s ‘Women In Music’ issue along side Lily Allen, Foxes, Cher, Neneh Cherry, Angel...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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For someone with an increasingly battered reputation, Justin Bieber usually keeps it cute on social media. Which makes last night’s (April 17) outburst against Drake Bell all the more memorable. Sick of constant Twitter jabs from the former Drake...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Q-Tip took to Instagram to post a photo of himself with Dr. Dre in the studio. Of course, rumors of Dre working on his 2001 follow-up Detox have been swirling for over a decade now, so the fact that Tip accompanied the photo...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Long before One Direction, The Wanted, Backstreet Boys, Take That and New Kids On The Block were infusing their R&B influences into golden pop harmonies, there was one vocal group blazing a trail for all handsome boy bands to follow: Frankie Valli...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Beyonce and Jay Z are up to something, indeed. Earlier this week, it was reported that the married couple are heading on a joint summer tour. And now they’ve been spotted outside L.A. shooting a video of some sort, with Bey in a short wedding dress...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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As if it wasn’t painful enough having to deal with Courtney Love‘s crazy ass, Lady Gaga went and had her wisdom teeth removed. The “G.U.Y.” songstress had the reverse-Warholian dental deed done upon her mouth ahead of her upcoming ArtRave: The...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Friday, April 18, 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. Clearly, the sound of ’90s house music is having a huge moment once again, and Route 94‘s mesmerizing...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Emerging Brooklyn indie-pop trio Little Daylight burst onto our radars late last year with the jubilant “Overdose,” and now the track gets a remix care of the fast-rising, simultaneously bizarre and approachable synth band Future Islands. Samuel...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Prince has been playing gigs with new material and releasing a steady trickle of new songs over the past year — including a duet with Zooey Deschanel stemming from his cameo on New Girl — but he’d been dodgy about what exactly he and his band,...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Did You Hear? :: Drake goes hard for the Toronto Raptors. He not only signed on as the NBA team’s global ambassador but also narrates their latest commercial. And Drizzy does a great job of talking the team up. [Rap-Up] :: There are big changes ahead...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Kanye West and Future linked up on “I Won,” the ode to their famous significant others on Honest. So everyone expected the Hype Williams-directed video to at least feature cameos from their respective fiancées, Kim Kardashian and Ciara. Unfortunately,...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Friday, April 18, 2014
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SPONSORED: This content was created in partnership with Levi’s. Coachella 2014′s first weekend set the bar pretty high, as far as our expectations for round two go. Just a few highlights from the fest’s first outing: Beyonce stepping on stage with...
From: Idolitor | By: Idolator Staff | Friday, April 18, 2014
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After a Wednesday night filled with strange guest spots and appearances, Thursday night’s American Idol results show revealed which six contestants survived the voting after performing in this week’s “Competitor’s Pick”-themed show. The performances...
From: Idolitor | By: Lisa Timmons | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Madonna isn’t taking any chances with her new LP. The pop icon has been cooking up tunes with EDM hitmaker du jour Avicii as well as collaborating with fellow diva/gun songwriter Natalia Kills. Now you can add MoZella, Symbolyc One (often referred...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Friday, April 18, 2014
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Miley Cyrus might be lying in hospital but the serial twerker’s illness hasn’t dampened her fiery attitude one iota. Sick of rumors that she suffered a nervous breakdown brought on by the death of her beloved dog and excessive partying, the Bangerz...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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It’s official. Ariana Grande‘s new single “Problem”, which she plans to debut at the Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27, will feature Iggy Azalea. The divas hinted at the collaboration in a mysterious Twitter exchange but Ari just confirmed...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Selena Gomez has been unusually quiet on the music front since “Slow Down” was sent to radio in August 2013. The shimmery pop perfection that is Stars Dance never got a third single despite selling well and rumors began to swirl that the 21-year-old...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Canadian singer Kiesza is on course to crash into the top spot on the UK chart this weekend with her ’90s house throwback “Hideaway.” Sure, that gives her certain bragging rights…but the true sign that you’ve made it as a pop star is when your...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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The great Selena Gomez drought of 2014 is finally over! Today, we learned that she has a new song/video on the way (thanks, Ryan Seacrest) and were treated to gorgeous pics of the Stars Dance diva modeling clothes from her Adidas NEO summer collection....
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Future is streaming his long-awaited LP Honest ahead of its April 22 release, but one song that he didn’t reveal on the official stream was “Benz Friendz (Watchutola),” his collaboration with Andre 3000. Welp, it has now landed on the unforgiving...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Iggy Azalea‘s Rita Ora collaboration, “Black Widow,” has hit the Web a few days before the April 22 release of The New Classic, and the first thing that jumped out at us? It sounds an awful lot like “Dark Horse!” Turns out that’s because...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This Twitter exchange between Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea would lead one to believe that the ladies are collaborating on something that’s about to drop very soon. But while that’s all up for speculation, we do know a few concrete details: Grande’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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From 1999′s “How To Rob” to his ongoing tiff with Rick Ross, 50 Cent has made (and in the case of Ja Rule, ended) a career out of beefing. In fact, there’s a whole Wikipedia page dedicated to 50 Cent Feuds. But the further and further he...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Listen up, all you bad boys and girls: Lana Del Rey has just released a sparkling new single out into the world called “West Coast,” the first offering from her still-pretty-mysterious upcoming record, Ultraviolence. (That being said, here’s what...
From: Idolitor | By: Bradley Stern | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Are people still traipsing out each summer to attend the annual American Idol tour? Anyone? If so, this news should please that crowd: Season 13′s top ten finalists — that would be C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette,...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Drake is being sued for some $300K for using a sample of jazz musician Jimmy Smith on Nothing Was The Same track “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2,” according to TMZ. Before the beat drops in on the seven-minute double track, there’s a 35-second...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Way before “Pompeii” was a Top 10 hit on either side of the pond, UK pop-rockers Bastille released the title track from their Bad Blood album as a single. It didn’t really do much in the way of blowing the band up, as it’s got a far darker aesthetic...
From: Idolitor | By: Robbie Daw | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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This is why we can’t have nice things. Or, everything is embarrassing, you might say. Sky Ferreira released her thoroughly badass “I Blame Myself” video yesterday, and within about two seconds it was being labeled by some viewers as “racist.”...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Courtney Love was enjoying a rare wave of good will following Nirvana‘s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony where she was booed by a bunch of lunkheads and buried the hatchet with Dave Grohl. But fear not, Love is hoping to right the ship...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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From U2 to The Cranberries, Ireland has a long history of producing great bands. The latest act to add to that impressive list is Dublin-based quartet Kodaline. They broke big in Europe last year with critically acclaimed debut LP In A Perfect World and...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Did You Hear? :: Aaron Paul crashed Arcade Fire‘s Coachella set and nobody noticed. The Breaking Bad actor scuttled across the stage dressed as the pope — complete with a giant bobble head. He later posed for pics with Ellie Goulding. [Spin] ::...
From: Idolitor | By: Mike Wass | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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One of the biggest bands in the world will be performing a string of rare small shows across the globe to celebrate the release of their sixth album. Coldplay announced they’ll perform six shows in Europe, the US and Japan around the May 19 release...
From: Idolitor | By: Carl Williott | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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After bidding a tearful farewell (on my part at least) to Malaya Watson, only seven contestants are left. And since Malaya was clearly my favorite, I’m struggling to figure out who of the remaining finalists deserve my love and support. This week’s...
From: Idolitor | By: Lisa Timmons | Thursday, April 17, 2014
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