Sister Cristina raised her voice, and Madonna heard it. The 26-year-old Italian nun won The Voice Italy earlier this year after initially stunning her home country with her cover of “No One.” Now, in a bid for some attention-grabbing promo, the holy songbird has covered Madonna‘s “Like A Virgin” ahead of the release of her upcoming album (out November 11).
Her Madgesty apparently caught wind of Sister Cristina’s divine rendition, as she posted two Photoshopped images today on Instagram featuring herself with the Italian sensation.
“Like A Virgin? #bitinghard,” Madonna, who has had an infamous history with the Catholic church, captioned the one photo. On the other she simply noted, “Sisters for Life! #touchedfortheveryfirsttime”
Catch the pop queen’s photo-reactions below, then see Sister Cristina’s album tracklist — which includes Jessie J, Keane and Cyndi Lauper covers — here. More »
Jasmine Villegas completely reinvented herself in 2014. The 20-year-old, who came to fame playing the love interest in Justin Bieber‘s YouTube-conquering “Baby” video, relaunched as a fierce urban-pop diva — complete with a major label record deal and a surprise feature from rapper Kendrick Lamar on new single “That’s Me Right There”.
The rising star recently dropped by the Idolator office in Los Angeles to pose for a photo shoot (above) and spill the beans on this exciting new phase of her career. Jasmine opened up about her upcoming EP (she has a collaboration with Jeremih in the can), writing songs with Nick Jonas and the evolution of her sound. Find out all you need to know about the lovely Latina after the jump. More »
Kiesza follows up her breakout single “Hideaway” with her latest offering, “No Enemiesz.” The song, off the chanteuse’s debut LP Sound Of A Woman, now has an accompanying lyric video. The clip has a total throwback vibe, complete with a fuzzy camera filter straight from 1992 and the verses written on birthday cakes, magazines, iPhones and more. Dimly-lit shots of people at an underground basement party are also interwoven throughout.
Watch the lyric video up top, and look out for the official visual tomorrow (October 24). Sound Of A Woman was officially released on October 21 via Island Records. More »
Taylor Swift stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show today (October 23) to discuss some interesting, non-music related topics — like her bizarre fear of sea urchins. The “Welcome To New York” songstress revealed to the talk show host that she’s scared of the ocean creatures: “They’re like a grenade. They’re sitting there waiting to completely injure you.” She then goes into hilariously extensive detail as to why everyone should be afraid of them, to the audience’s amusement.
Swift was recently appointed as music advisor for The Voice, where she gets to spend a lot of time with the show’s judges. Watch the singer talk about Adam Levine‘s weakness after the jump! More »
Chvrches go on a psychedelic trip in their latest video for “Under The Tide.” The visual, directed by Sing J. Lee, combines Japanese anime with fuzzy space effects that takes the viewer on a wild journey. Martin Doherty takes the lead role, performing the track in between the animated clips. The song is a year old, but the Scottish synth-pop trio reworked it earlier this month that made for a refreshing listen.
“Under The Tide” comes from Chvrches’ awesome debut LP The Bones of What You Believe (released in September 2013). The band will also appear on the Lorde-curated Hunger Games: Mockinjay Pt. 1 soundtrack, which will be available on November 18. More »
After blessing us with her cute take on The Ronettes‘ “Be My Baby,” legendary songstress Bette Midler is back again this week with another selection — and arguably one of the most anticipated! — from her upcoming girl group-inspired covers album, It’s The Girls: TLC‘s “Waterfalls.”
The seasoned vet switches up the classic R&B production of TLC’s original for her take on the track, turning the song into a much more sorrowful, contemplative slow tune complimented by gentle piano melodies and subtle strings — even some light bongo action. It’s a soulful rendition, fit perfectly for The Divine Miss M’s vocals. Listen to Bette’s take on the track up top. More »
Aside from her chart-topping smashes like “Give Your Heart A Break,” “Heart Attack” and “Skyscraper,” Queen Demi Lovato is also known for her outspokenness, frequently opening up about everything from sexuality to body image to feminism — and this week is certainly no exception.
Her good friend Taylor Swift‘s been getting plenty of both praise and heat lately for her recent 1989 offerings like “Out Of The Woods,” which led her to speak out about what she considered to be “sexist” criticism for writing about her ex-boyfriends — and it seems that Demi’s in agreement with Tay.
In an interview with ET Canada, the “Neon Lights” singer backed up her friend, going on to say that Taylor’s one of the very few famous friends she has that has yet to be affected by fame. Check out Demi’s full comments after the jump. More »
Mary J. Blige‘s “Right Now” tune is so good, that the singer released not one — but two videos for it! The first came in a form of a black + white clip earlier this month, which highlighted the budding friendship between the R&B diva and Disclosure (the song’s producers).
The second premiered today (October 23), and it finds Blige strutting through the streets of London and performing at an underground club. “Right Now” is off the singer’s forthcoming thirteenth studio LP, The London Sessions (out on December 2). It features collaborations from artists like Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy. More »
Kiesza and her team are not playing any games when it comes to promoting her debut LP, Sound of a Woman! The flame-haired songstress stopped by Good Morning America today (October 23) to perform her breakout single, “Hideaway.”
Despite the early morning call time and cold NYC weather, the singer and her backup dancers gave the audience an energetic performance that was filled with throwback choreography. Sound of a Woman was released on October 21, and features songs like “Giant In My Heart,” “Losin’ My Mind” and “No Enemiesz.” More »
Recent “divorcee” Iggy Azalea is cranking up the heat and declaring that it’s “Iggy SZN” in one of the five new tracks on her upcoming Reclassified re-release of The New Classic (out November 24). Reclassified‘s actual lead single is the MØ-featuring “Beg for It,” which is set to premiere on radio Saturday (October 25) morning, ahead of Iggy’s performance on Saturday Day Night Live that evening.
For now, fans of the chart-topping rapstress will have to settle for sassy “Iggy SZN,” which has her declaring, “Haters gon’ hate while critics critique, I pay them no mind whenever they speak / what they make a year I make in a week, I know you can’t stand it, just get you a seat!”
Guess she told you. Listen below. More »