Miley Cyrus Has Been Hospitalized Due To An Allergic Reaction, Cancels ‘Bangerz’ Tour Date

Apr 15th, 2014 // Comment

Miley Cyrus has been hospitalized after suffering a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. The twerkaholic was forced to cancel her Bangerz tour stop at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, the second date she has scratched due to ill health in just over a week.

“Cyrus has been hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics and has been placed on medical rest by her doctors,” read statement from the Sprint Center. The 21-year-old also apologized to disappointed fans via social media. “Kansas I promise Im as [heartbroken] as you are,” Miley tweeted. “I wanted so badly 2 b there 2night. Not being with yall makes me feel shittier than I already do.” She later posted a pic from her hospital bed holding an octopus toy.

The “We Can’t Stop” diva has been plagued with ill health recently. Miley canceled a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina a little over a week ago when she was diagnosed with the flu and prescribed bed rest. See Miley’s hospital tweets after the jump. More »

John Mayer Turns Beyonce’s “XO” Into A Stripped-Back Folk Song: Watch His Live Cover

Apr 15th, 2014 // Comment
In The Darkest Night Hour

It’s time to welcome John Mayer to the ever-expanding Bey Hive. “The best thing about Beyonce? The break in her voice on the first ‘baby, love me lights out’ in XO. Real and raw,” the singer-songwriter raved in a tweet on Saturday (April 12), before unveiling his live cover of the Ryan Tedder-penned hit at a gig in Adelaide, Australia last night.

Katy Perry‘s ex stripped “XO” back to its raw, emotional core — performing the song with only his guitar and harmonica for accompaniment. And it survives the genre switch exceedingly well. Regardless of how you feel about John’s uber-sincere schtick, his folk ballad interpretation reminds you that Bey’s love song has an unusually melancholy underbelly. Watch up top. More »

Ariana Grande’s New Single Is Called “Problem” And *Could* Feature Iggy Azalea

Apr 15th, 2014 // 2 Comments
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Ariana Grande poses sexily on a motorbike. Read More »

Ariana Grande has some bad news for Chris Brown. It looks like their postponed duet “Don’t Be Gone Too Long”, which Breezy’s camp previewed earlier today (April 15), won’t be the rising diva’s new single after all. Ari jumped on Twitter this afternoon to let fans know that she’s going with a song called “Problem” or “#Problem” instead. She also hinted that it will be released “very soon”.

The change of plan makes a mysterious Twitter exchange between Ariana and Iggy Azalea extremely interesting. Last night, the Australian femcee tweeted the motorbike babe: “*nudge nudge*”, to which she replied “*cough cough*”. Could the ladies be hinting at a collaboration? It would certainly be an explosive mix. There are huge expectations for Ari’s sophomore set and the rap queen’s latest single “Fancy” is shaping up to a massive hit. See Ari’s trail of Twitter hints after the jump. More »

Guy Sebastian Performs A Spine-Tingling Acoustic Version Of Breakthrough Hit “Battle Scars”: Watch

Apr 15th, 2014 // 8 Comments
Don't Look Like They're Fading
"Like A Drum" Live
Guy Sebastian performs an acoustic version of "Like A Drum". Read More »

Guy Sebastian dropped by the Idolator studio earlier this year to chat about his new EDM-infused single “Like A Drum”, which continues to gain momentum at radio. The Australian superstar — he has racked up six number one hits at home — also invited us to an exclusive set at Nightbird Studios in Los Angeles where he performed acoustic versions of his new track and breakthrough Lupe Fiasco collaboration “Battle Scars”.

The 32-year-old belted out the latter R&B ballad at the piano, showcasing his powerful pipes and innate musicality. “Battle Scars” became Guy’s first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2012 and eventually sold more than one million copies. In our interview, he revealed that he is considering putting a reworked version of the smash on his US debut LP. After hearing this, you can’t help but think it would be an extraordinarily good idea. Watch up top. More »

Stream Elliphant’s Star-Studded ‘Look Like You Love It’ EP

Apr 15th, 2014 // Comment

Sorta-Swedish pop firebrand Elliphant dropped her Look Like You Love It EP on Mad Decent today (April 15), and the star-studded affair is available to stream in full. Enlisting an A-list roster of producers, including Dr. Luke, Diplo, Skrillex and Dave Sitek, the pan-global enigma has put together a hybrid of EDM, dancehall, rap and Swedish pop, resulting in something that’s uncategorizable and instantly captivating.

We’ve already heard the bombastic “Revolusion,” and her tracks with Diplo and Skril are equally propulsive. But even when she quiets things down, like on “Everything 4 U,” there’s still a nervy energy behind her raspy refrains.

Stream the full EP below. More »

Ashanti Looks Back On The Massive Success Of Debut Single “Foolish”: Idolator Exclusive

Apr 15th, 2014 // Comment
Running Back To You
Ashanti Interview
Ashanti looks back on the massive success of "Foolish". Read More »

Ashanti recently dropped by the Idolator studio to chat about Braveheart, the diva’s first LP in six years, as well as her journey as an independent artist but also reminisced about the massive success of 2002 debut solo single “Foolish”. The timeless R&B anthem spent what felt like an eternity at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned the then 22-year-old a well-deserved Grammy nomination.

“Looking back, even now, it’s like oh my gosh. I literally was in two or three different states in one day,” Ashanti remembers. “The fact that we broke history in Def Jam records and on Billboard, I think it was like 11 weeks consecutive. It was an amazing experience.” And the song’s legacy still lives on. “The DJ puts ‘Foolish’ on and it causes mayhem 12 years later, [which] is phenomenal.” More »

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