Lana Del Rey Serves Casual Chic In French ‘Grazia’ Magazine: See All 7 Of The Stylish Pics

Lana Del Rey Covers 'Galore' Magazine
Lana Del Rey Covers 'Galore' Magazine
Lana Del Rey oozes Old Hollywood glamour in the latest edition of 'Galore' magazine.

It’s been an interesting year for Lana Del Rey. She delivered a triumphant sophomore set (Ultraviolence was my favorite album of 2014), but its campaign was overshadowed by, you know, those quotes about wanting to be dead. The album was also snubbed by the Grammys and failed to produce any radio hits, which was to be expected given its the comparatively gritty content. On the bright side, she did get a nomination for her Big Eyes soundtrack song.

While 2014 was something of a roller coaster ride commercially, Lana remained the muse of fashion photographers and delivered a string of memorable photo shoots and magazine covers. The latest addition to her ever-expanding modeling portfolio is a chic spread in French Grazia magazine. She looks extremely stylish and modern, coming across like a gorgeous mix of Angelina Jolie and Brigitte Bardot. Peruse the pics up top. More »

Kylie Minogue’s New Video Is For Her Upcoming Collaboration With Giorgio Moroder, According To (Another) Tweet

Kylie Minogue's Mysterious New Video
Kylie Minogue's Mysterious New Video
One of Kylie Minogue's dancers let slip that she's filming a new video clip. But for what?

Kylie Minogue got the internet buzzing yesterday (December 17) when one of her dancers let slip that she was recording a new video. Fans speculated that it was probably for a belated Kiss Me Once single (a deluxe version of the LP is on the way) or another visual for that surprise Kylie + Garibay EP. As it turns out, the pop icon filmed a clip for her upcoming Giorgio Moroder collaboration. I guess that makes it a firm candidate for the lead single?

“Started the day shooting for BCBG followed by a video shoot for @kylieminogue & @giorgiomoroder,” tweeted DJ TJ. He then added the hashtag: “#TodayWasAGoodDay.” So there you have it. This is a pretty exciting development for the Aussie songbird. Giorgio’s new LP, the iconically-titled 74 Is The New 24, is a high-profile project featuring pop-dance luminaries like Britney Spears and Sia. Being singled out in that company is pretty special. See the DJ’s tweet after the jump. More »

Sam Smith Is The Only Artist To Sell 1 Million Albums In The US And The UK In 2014

The 10 Best Of 2014, As Chosen By You
The 10 Best Of 2014, As Chosen By You
We asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums of 2014.

Well, it’s official: Sam Smith can truly say he’s lonely no more.

The UK soul crooner is now the only artist to sell one million copies both here in the US and the UK, according to the Official Charts Company.

Smith’s debut LP, In The Lonely Hour, officially passed the million mark overnight, one of only two UK records to do so overseas — the other being Ed Sheeran‘s x. At the same time, the album was confirmed to be a million-seller in the US, alongside only Taylor Swift‘s 1989 and Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, by Nielsen Music yesterday.

“OFFICIALLY sold 1 MILLION copies of In The Lonely Hour! To say I am ecstatic is a huge understatement. Thank you so much to every single person who has purchased my album,” said Smith of the achievement.

The talented singer stays winning, too: He just notched his second Billboard Hot 100 Top 5 hit in the US this week with “I’m Not The Only One.” That Sam Smith reign just won’t let up! More »

Nicki Minaj Stars In Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign: See All 10 Photos

THE 14 BEST POP EPS RELEASED IN 2014
THE 14 BEST POP EPS RELEASED IN 2014
We rounded up the best extended plays from the past 12 months.

Nicki Minaj has many personas: Boss Ass Bitch, Roman, Nicki Lewinsky, Ratchet Barb — the list goes on and on! But now, the rapper is trying her hand at modeling, and the results are utterly ***flawless. Minaj is the star of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring/Summer 2015 ad campaign, shot by famed photographer (and Lana Del Rey‘s boyfriendFrancesco Carrozzini.

The “Only” diva flaunts her best poses for the shoot, as she dons flowing summer dresses, bright bodycons and some serious shades. The ad campaign highlights just how pretty Minaj is, and also displays her more woman-like side. The editorial photos come straight after the release of her third LP The Pinkprint, which dropped on December 15. More »

Calvin Harris For Emporio Armani: Here Are The Campaign Photos, Plus Both Behind-The-Scenes Shirtless Ones

The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014
The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014
It wasn't all about albums and singles this year, you know!

By now you’ve likely seen the shirtless photo of Calvin Harris that was doing the rounds this week, taken during a behind-the-scenes moment while the Scottish producer/DJ was on the set for his Emporio Armani shoot. The 30-year-old is the new face of the label’s 2015 Spring/Summer line, so now he can add the words “top model” to his already-impressive resume.

It turns out there was another shirtless snap of Harris to be found on his Instagram, which you can see in the gallery above, along with pics from the actual Armani campaign. Looks like Versace and Madonna now have some stiff pop star competition lined up for the months ahead. More »

Ed Sheeran Scores Highest Charting Single Of His Career, Meghan Trainor And Sam Smith Go Top 5 On Billboard Hot 100

10 Best Of 2014, As Chosen By You
10 Best Of 2014, As Chosen By You
We asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from 2014. Here are the results!

It’s truly a joyful time to be Ed Sheeran right now!

Not only has the singer-songwriter just been nominated for a bunch of Grammy Awards in 2015, but he’s just notched his highest charting single of his career (to date) with “Thinking Out Loud,” the latest single off of x. The song has zoomed up to #6 on the Hot 100 this week according to Billboard, officially surpassing his previous x hits “Sing” (#13) and “Don’t” (#9), making this a major winning streak for the talented crooner — and perhaps only the beginning of the song’s Hot 100 Top 10 success.

Plus, his BFF Taylor Swift is enjoying some major success too! The unstoppable 1989 pop princess is enjoying her fifth week at #1 with “Blank Space,” making the song her most successful Hot 100 hit to date. Coupled with her 3 non-consecutive weeks at #1 with “Shake It Off,” the win also signals her ninth week at #1 overall in 2014, which puts her just ahead of Meghan Trainor‘s 8-week reign with “All About That Bass.” But wait, there’s more! More »

Little Mix Cover “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”: Watch

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Turnt For The Holidays!
The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014
The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014
We rounded up the best extended plays from the past 12 months.

Christmas is exactly one week away and in celebration of the holidays, Little Mix has given their fans a treat! The UK pop group uploaded a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” on their Youtube channel today (December 18), as a special thank you! The original version was released by Darlene Love in 1963, and was also covered by Mariah Carey for 1994′s Merry Christmas.

Per usual, the four ladies kill it with their flawless and soulful harmonies as they sing the tune in a studio. The performance itself is quite festive, with a Christmas tree, bright lights and snowflake decorations in the background. Jade, Perrie, Leigh-Anne and Jesy add their own sassy flair with a bit of dancing as they don “ugly” yuletide sweaters and cute headpieces! Look out for Little Mix in 2015, as they’re currently working on their third LP — the follow-up to 2013′s Salute. More »

Lady Gaga Talks Strippers On The ‘Tonight Show’, Performs “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye”: Watch

Lady Gaga Tony Bennett 2014 Tonight Show Jimmy Fallon Cheek To Cheek
Cheeky!
The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014
The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014
We rounded up the best extended plays from the past 12 months.

Folks, the year is coming to a close, and we’re all feeling a bit less uptight…including Lady Gaga, who hit up The Tonight Show last night with her Cheek To Cheek pal Tony Bennett and told a charming story about the time a 70-year-old stripper in Atlanta told the pop diva to take off all her clothes and sing. The pole-dancing senior then had Gaga autograph a beer can so she could crush it between her boobs.

Tony sat quietly beside Gaga as the story played out, seeming amused. And how do you follow up a story about ancient strippers with tin-destroying breasts? By performing a cover of Cole Porter‘s “Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye.” Duh.

Watch Gaga and Tony chat above, then catch Mother Monster’s performance below. More »

Jennifer Lopez Premieres ‘Dance Again’ HBO New Year’s Eve Concert Special: Watch

Jennifer Lopez Dance Again
Dance, Love And Dance Again
14 Best Pop EPs Of 2014
14 Best Pop EPs Of 2014
We compiled a list of the 14 best EP releases from our favorite pop stars in 2014.

Earlier this week, we wrote about A.K.A. goddess Jennifer Lopez‘s upcoming New Year’s Eve HBO special Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again, a look back at J.Lo’s incredibly successful Dance Again Tour, complete with documentary footage about the making of the tour, as well as J.Lo’s personal life. And now, there’s a sneak peek at what’s to come.

In a new trailer for the forthcoming special, the “Booty” diva makes her intentions clear: “This is my first world tour ever…I wanna sing live, I wanna dance as I’ve never done before,” she says, as we’re treated to clips of the diva’s highly energetic performances from the tour. Later on, the documentary proves to be more revelatory than just a concert special, as we see the diva breaking down into tears in her hotel room and opening up. “I remember being in my dressing room and not feeling like I could get up in the morning,” she reveals.

Coupled with behind-the-scenes footage of J.Lo and her dancers putting together the tour, as well as glimpses into the singer’s life on the road, this looks to be a pretty compelling special. Will you be tuning in? More »

Ariana Grande & Michael Bublé Duet On “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town”: Watch

Ariana Grande “Santa Tell Me” Video: Watch
Ariana Grande “Santa Tell Me” Video: Watch
The singer throws a holiday-themed party in this cute video.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when our favorite artists get together and sing Christmas songs! Last night, Ariana Grande joined Michael Bublé  to perform the classic, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.” The showcase was part of Canadian crooner’s holiday special, appropriately titled Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York. The two entertained the audience with their smooth, jazzy vocals with a live band accompanying them.

Grande apparently had a great time on stage, as she tweeted after the show: “thank u @michaelbuble for having me on your christmas special & for the kind words! u & your band are the greatest! thank u for including me.” Michael Buble’s Christmas In New York aired on NBC yesterday (December 17) at Radio City Music Hall, and featured special guests like Grande, Miss Piggy, the Rockettes and Barbra Streisand. Watch the performance after the jump! More »