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Miley Cyrus Postpones Remainder Of U.S. Tour

Apr 19th, 2014 // Comment
Miley Hospitalized
Miley Cyrus was rushed to hospital with an allergic reaction. Read More »

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 dates for Pittsburgh and Chicago were added.

The “Adore You” star was to perform in Philadelphia, Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut and in Long Island, N.Y., next week; for now, the latter two have yet to be rescheduled. Meanwhile, her official site says that the European leg of her tour will go on as scheduled, so starting May 2 in Amsterdam. Shows in Charlotte, North Carolina, Kansas City and St. Louis were canceled after Cyrus was hospitalized for her allergic reaction to antibiotic Cephalexin, which can last from five to 27 days according to a rep.

See the rescheduled dates (so far) after the jump. More »

Is Gwen Stefani Replacing Christina Aguilera On ‘The Voice’?

Apr 19th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Pharrell At Coachella
He brings out Busta Rhymes, Puff Daddy and Gwen Stefani (!). Read More »

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 her second pregnancy in February. While the network had hoped that she would stay during her pregnancy, Aguilera instead opted out. Stefani would be joining returning coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, plus newcomer Pharrell (who is replacing Cee Lo Green).

Funny enough, Pharrell hinted of a comeback from Stefani at Coachella, after she performed “Hollaback Girl” to the crowd’s surprise. “Before she leaves, I have not seen her in nine months,” Pharrell said, of the recent birth of Stefani’s third son Apollo. “Look how amazing the queen looks as she is making her arrival back to the music industry.” More »

Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” Headed For Impressive Chart Debut

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment
Lana At Coachella
Lana turned out one of the fest's most memorable sets. Read More »

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 download sales. It will become the Ultraviolence diva’s fourth entry on the countdown.

This is a promising debut for several reasons. Lana’s hasn’t promoted the song outside of her rambling Coachella set, radio airplay is currently minimal and there’s no video to prop up streaming numbers. When/if those factors change, the 27-year-old could have another “Summertime Sadness”-sized hit on her hands. If nothing else, it proves that the faithful is hungry for new material. More »

10 Year Old DJ Aiden Jude Releases His Debut Single “Tonight”

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment
Martin Garrix Q&A
We interviewed Martin Garrix about "Animals" and Coachella. Read More »

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 accomplished floorfiller called “Tonight”.

The dance anthem probably would have sounded better as an instrumental. “There’s a power in you I can not explain, taste it in our kiss,” sings the unknown diva over Aiden’s bouncy house beats before the track goes mental with a huge drop straight out of Martin Garrix‘s handbook. (“Tonight” does sound a lot like “Animals”). It kind of goes without saying that this is pretty incredible for a little kid. See the DJ’s first video (complete with cool skateboarding scenes) after the jump. More »

Martin Garrix Talks Coachella, His Ed Sheeran Collaboration & “Animals”: Idolator Q&A

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment
Afrojack Q&A
Check out our interview with Dutch producer Afrojack. Read More »

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 positively unheard of for an instrumental electro-house track.

I caught up with the Dutch DJ at Coachella, where he performed for the first time in the Sahara tent. Martin opened up about the unprecedented success of “Animals” (fun fact: it almost had a rap vocal), discussed his upcoming collaboration with Ed Sheeran and talked about his must-see acts at the Californian music festival. Read the interview after the jump. More »

Sia’s New Album Has Been Christened ’1000 Forms Of Fear’

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment
Sia's "Chandelier"
sia chandelier lyric video
Sia unveils her poetic "Chandelier" lyric video. Read More »

Talk about burying the lede. 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 lyrics that are far too violent and introspective for Top 40 radio” according to the article’s author Steve Knopper.

However, he adds that “it also displays elements of Furler the pop-anthem writer”, which I guess is where (relatively) radio-friendly lead single “Chandelier” fits in. Four years have passed since the Australian singer’s last album (2010′s excellent We Are Born) and semi-retirement from the spotlight. Since then Sia has arguably become the hottest songwriter-for-hire in the business — having penned hits for Rihanna, David Guetta and Flo Rida among many others. More »

Austin Mahone Unveils ‘The Secret’ Cover And Tracklist, Debuts New Song “Til I Found You”

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment
Austin Goes On Tour
Austin Mahone has announced his first headline tour. Read More »
Austin Signs With YMCMB
Austin-Mahone-birdman
Austin Mahone signed with rap label YMCMB. Read More »
Austin At The Grammys
Austin Mahone looked suave in black at The Grammys Read More »
Austin Mahone's "U"
Austin Mahone unveils pretty ballad "U". Read More »

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 ballad “U”. It does, however, include Pitbull-assisted club banger “Mmm Yeah” and new promo single “Til I Found You”.

The 18-year-old’s latest jam is actually pretty irresistible. Produced by RedOne, “Til I Found You” references the sound of ’90s hitmakers like The Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync. There are slick, retro beats and a power pop chorus that makes you want to play “Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)” on repeat. See Austin’s The Secret tracklist and listen to his new song after the jump. More »

Ariana Grande Brings Her Babydoll Look To ‘Elle’ Magazine’s ‘Women In Music’ Issue

Apr 18th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Ariana's "Problem"
Ariana's new single "Problem" features Iggy Azalea. Read More »

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 Haze, Jetta, Warpaint and Banks. Not bad company!

The 20-year-old is typically doe-eyed in the black-and-white photo shoot. Ari rocks hair extensions and her trademark good girl grimace. As for the interview? Well, she talks about constantly looking forward. “If something great happens, I celebrate it for about — I’m not even kidding — a minute and a half. Then I start thinking about the next step.” See the full pic after the jump. More »

Katy Perry’s “Birthday” Gets A Celebratory Cash Cash Remix: Listen To The Exuberant Overhaul

Apr 18th, 2014 // Comment
Katy's "Birthday"
katy perry birthday lyric video
Katy Perry's "Birthday" gets a cute lyric video. Read More »

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 to leave the euphoric Prism highlight largely alone.

They simply pad out the Dr. Luke and Max Martin-produced banger with chunky synths, tinker with the BPM and accentuate the track’s already irresistible ’80s dance influences. I particularly love the little instrumental breakdowns and Katy’s howls of “celebrate now!” Play this at your next party and just wait for the big balloons to come out. Listen after the jump. More »

Justin Bieber Crashed Drake Bell’s Album Release Party And Then Dragged Him On Instagram

Apr 18th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Justin At Coachella
Justin Bieber crashed Chance The Rapper's Coachella set. Read More »

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 & Josh actor, the “Confident” singer crashed his nemesis’ album release party and then documented it on Instagram.

As far as beefs go, this one is actually pretty funny. Justin pulled up outside Mixology at The Grove in Los Angeles — the venue where Drake was holding his party — and basically stole his thunder. (Not to mention the attention of his overwhelmed fans). To rub it in, Selena Gomez‘ on-again/off-again boyfriend then posted a pic of the 27-year-old peering over the balcony to find out what was going on with the caption: “Why is @justinbieber sprinter van getting more attention than my album release party.”

Justin quickly deleted the post but uploaded a video of the frankly hilarious incident with the smug comment: “So nice seeing my fans at the grove tonight.” It might sound like overkill but Drake has been baiting the troubled star for a while now with tweets about his (allegedly) fake followers and lack of talent. See Biebs’ deleted Instagram post, subsequent video and his enemy’s response. More »

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