Finally a sporting event Idolator readers can get behind that isn’t men’s diving. Kylie Minogue has been tapped to headline the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on August 3. She will share the stage with local stars Lulu, Deacon Blue, Prides and Dougie MacLean in front of an expected 40,000+ spectators.
There’s no word on the pop icon’s setlist yet but expect to hear a bunch of old classics instead of Kiss Me Once cuts. Kylie famously sang “On A Night Like This” (and covered ABBA‘s “Dancing Queen”) at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, so it would be interesting to see a repeat performance. The closing ceremony will be televised live in 72 countries. Check your listings. More »
Katy Perry threw a little shade in her recent Rolling Stone cover story but, as far as I can tell, told no lies. Little Monsters are still reeling at the prospect of the Prism diva possibly taking aim at Lady Gaga‘s martyr antics (she never mentioned her by name) but the world has already moved on. Which is a shame because the photo shoot was really cute!
A new pic surfaced online and it’s totally adorable. Katy shows off her toned tummy while rocking a fluffy pink top and green alien earring (that matches her hair). It’s like the ’90s never ended. The 29-year-old the video for “This Is How We Do” today (August 1) and it’s another candy-colored winner. Maybe she’ll have the two most-watched videos of 2014 by the end of the year? See the full pic after the jump. More »
MAGIC!‘s “Rude” is really giving Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” a run for its money in the race for song of the summer glory. The reggae-tinged debut single from super-producer Nasri‘s side project (turned main priority) just racked up its third week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon.
A new rap version will, no doubt, help keep that momentum going. Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign and Travis Barker jump on the remix — shifting the focus of the song from the overprotective father to the object of Nasri’s affection. It’s interesting experiment but I think I’ll stick with the original. Anyway, make up your own mind after the jump. More »
In lieu of his soon to be released EP Mabel, up-and-coming UK producer Lil Silva has put out both the title track of the EP as well as synthy number “First Mark” to gear people up for what’s in store. Now, the bedroom beatsmith is back with “Don’t You Love,” and this time around, he’s working with recurring collaborator and our favorite LA soulstress-on-the-rise BANKS.
Having produced her Goddess title track, Lil Silva and BANKS wrote two songs together for Mabel. The first, ”Don’t You Love” is a slow burner that builds carefully and meticulously. Poignant and delicate, the track progresses as Lil Silva’s own fluid vocals seep through followed by BANKS’ gentle croons. While their voices aren’t meant to be the focal point, they’ll still have you humming “Don’t you lo-o-o-ve” by the end of it. Listen to ”Don’t You Love” below. More »
Lana Del Rey has opted for a grittier, more organic look in most of her magazine pictorials this year — she even took the photos herself for Intro! — but the “Ultraviolence” singer exudes glamor on the cover of Fashion. She rocks a royal blue coat with dazzling gold detail and serves serious model face. It’s like the Born To Die era all over again.
The 29-year-old talks about wanting to settle down and have kids in the accompanying interview. “I would love to find someone I could share my life with and be married to,” Lana reveals. “I would love children, too. Hopefully they’re not as bad as I am.” She also talks about the usual stuff (her struggle with fame and success) but it’s nice to discover a softer side to pop’s darkest diva. See another pic from her Fashion shoot after the jump. More »
It hasn’t even been a full week since UK powerhouse songstress Jessie J‘s “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj was released, and the song has already conquered iTunes. With a chorus that catchy, Jessie and Ariana’s glorious belts, and Nicki’s menacing rap verse, how could it not?
The funky hit is officially in full circulation, and Jessie gave a first-ever performance of the tune on Elvis Duran‘s Z100 Morning Show this week. To put things into perspective, she completely knocked it out of the park. Not only did the performance feel effortless, but the track itself sounds as infectious acoustic as it does on the studio version. So, a big gold star to you, Jessie — this was a flawless performance, indeed. Watch the video up above. More »