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Katy Tiz Signs With Atlantic Records, Scores Radio Hit With Rock Mafia Cover “The Big Bang”

Apr 24th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Atlantic Signs Inna
Romanian dance diva Inna has been signed to Atlantic. Read More »

The Atlantic Records register gets a little more fabulous with each passing day. Romanian dance diva Inna signed to the label recently and today (April 24), British babe Katy Tiz followed suit. Her new single “The Big Bang”, a cover of a relatively obscure Rock Mafia song with a very famous video (more about that later), is exploding at pop radio and making inroads on the iTunes download chart.

The London-based songbird first made waves in late 2012 with feisty debut single “Famous” before returning in 2013 with RedOne-produced party anthem “Red Cup”. Neither track really connected but it’s a case of third time lucky with “The Big Bang”. Interestingly, the original version of the song is well known to Smilers. The video starred Miley Cyrus and features on the soundtrack to her awesomely bad movie LOL. Listen to Katy’s catchy interpretation after the jump. More »

Miley Cyrus Has Been Released From Hospital, Will Resume ‘Bangerz’ Tour In Europe

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Miley Hospitalized
Miley Cyrus was rushed to hospital with an allergic reaction. Read More »

Miley Cyrus has been released from hospital. The “We Can’t Stop” diva has been bedridden since April 16 when she suffered a severe allergic reaction to sinus infection medication. As a result of the illness, the 21-year-old was forced to cancel the remainder of her US Bangerz tour dates. Those dates have been now been moved to August.

It looks like the hitmaker’s international fans won’t suffer a similar inconvenience. The singer has confirmed that she will commence the European leg of her tour on May 2 as planned. The fact that the first show is in Amsterdam (where her favorite herb is legal) is a happy coincidence. Welcome back, Miley! The internet has been boring without you. More »

Lorde Unveils Her MAC Cosmetics Campaign: See The ‘Pure Heroine’ Lipstick Poster

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Lorde At Coachella
Lorde made a triumphant debut at Coachella. Read More »

Lorde isn’t the first diva that springs to mind when you think of make-up, which is probably why her association with MAC works so well. The Kiwi diva unveiled the first taste of her campaign with the cosmetics giant and she looks genuinely stunning with her long flowing locks and trademark scowl.

The 17-year-old’s dark plum lipstick is called ‘Pure Heroine’ after her similarly-titled debut LP and retails for the bargain price of $16. It speaks volumes for Lorde’s standing and popularity that she can juggle this kind of endorsement with being a relatively tortured artist. So, what are you waiting for fashion-forward ladies (and gents)? See the full poster after the jump. More »

Michael Jackson’s Surprisingly Brief ‘Xscape’ Tracklist Has Been Announced

Apr 24th, 2014 // 2 Comments
'Xscape' Details
Info on the posthumous Michael Jackson LP. Read More »
Michael's Bad Is 25
Michael Jackson Bad
We look back at the impact of MJ's 1987 album. Read More »
MJ's "Human Nature"
See the King Of Pop perform in never-before-seen footage. Read More »
MJ's Forgotten Classics
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Hear the 10 best Jackson gems that radio forgot. Read More »

Michael Jackson‘s second posthumous release Xscape finally has an official tracklist. And it’s surprisingly brief. The album (out May 13) only contains eight songs but the deluxe edition is rumored to include a bonus disc with MJ’s original demos. Two as-yet unspecified video clips will also be available to download from iTunes.

The collection is a little underwhelming given that much of the album has already leaked in one form or another. “Chicago” (also known as “She Was Loving Me”) has been online for a couple of years, while anti-child abuse anthem “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” has been around for almost as long. Timbaland-produced “Slave To The Rhythm” made the cut, as did the recently leaked title track. See the official standard tracklist after the jump. More »

Beyonce’s “Pretty Hurts” Premieres On VEVO: The 10 Most Heartbreaking Moments

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Bey's "Pretty Hurts"
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Beyonce takes aim at beauty pageants in "Pretty Hurts". Read More »

Beyonce‘s gut-wrenching “Pretty Hurts” video premiered on VEVO today (April 24) to coincide with the diva’s history-making Time cover. If you own Bey’s pioneering visual album, you already know how emotionally devastating the Melina Matsoukas-directed visual is. If you don’t, grab some tissues and prepare to get deep in your feelings.

The beauty pageant-themed mini-movie packs a hefty punch. Beyonce plays Miss 3rd Ward, a troubled contestant with an eating disorder and the simple desire to be happy. She gives a genuinely moving performance and the video delivers an important message about self-acceptance. Given that we posted the clip way back in December, I’ve pulled together the 10 most-heartbreaking moments to guide newcomers through the “Pretty Hurts” experience. Warning: there are spoilers ahead. More »

Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ Is Heading For A Top Five Debut On The Billboard 200

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
As if, Iggy!
iggy azalea charli xcx fancy clueless
Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX re-create Clueless for "Fancy" vid. Read More »

Iggy Azalea‘s debut LP The New Classic drew mixed reviews from critics but fans have given the hip-hop/pop opus a resounding thumbs up. The Australian rap diva’s album is predicted to sell between 50,000 and 55,000 copies in its first week, which should be enough for a top five debut on the Billboard 200.

Impressively, the newcomer is expected to sell more than rap heavyweight Future. His sophomore set Honest will sell less than 50,000 copies if predictions are accurate. The New Classic‘s opening bow has, no doubt, been buoyed by the success of Charli XCX-assisted smash “Fancy”. It shoots into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and is shaping up to be a blockbuster hit. More »

2 Chainz’ ‘Freebase’ EP Features Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky & More: See The Tracklist

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
"Mainstream Ratchet"
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Watch 2 Chainz' booty-filled music video. Read More »
2 Chainz Goes Yard
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2 Chainz & French Montana link up on "A-Rod." Read More »
2 Chainz Charged
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The rapper faces felony drug possession charges. Read More »
Dog Chainz
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2 Chainz works like a dog on "Ima Dog." Read More »

2 Chainz promises a return to the streets on his forthcoming Freebase EP, and while it’s serving as a placeholder between B.O.A.T.S. II and III, this looks to be no half-assed project. Tity Boi revealed the tracklist today (April 24), and the seven-track release features guest spots from Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign and more, along with production from Mike Will, Metro Boomin and Young Chop.

Freebase is out May 5. Check out the full tracklist with production credits below. More »

Solange Eyes Fall Release For New Album

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Solange At Coachella
Solange dances with Bey & covers Kate Bush. Read More »

Solange is readying her return after wowing the Coachella crowd earlier this month (with some help from her sister Beyonce). The alt-R&B singer and Saint Records founder did a Twitter Q&A with fans yesterday (April 24), during which she revealed she has a True follow-up on the horizon.

When asked when fans can expect to hear new material, she replied, “Early fall, have written 25 joints…recording and narrowing, very happy!” As for what it will sound like, Solange was vague but mentioned, “It’s the album I may have been afraid to make, but had no choice but to make.”

Check out her two tweets with the news below. More »

Nicki Minaj Previews New Song By Twerking To It: Watch

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Nicki's Rap Roots
Minaj says she's focusing on hip-hop for Pink Print. Read More »

Nicki Minaj previewed what appears to be a new song via Instagram late Wednesday night (April 23), posting two short videos of her twerking in pink pants to a slow jam featuring her chanting vocals. And while Minaj recently said “hell no” to the prospect of her forthcoming album The Pink Print containing a shameless pop cut like “Super Bass,” this new track sounds awfully Top 40-friendly.

(Also, it looks like she takes a daily vitamin! Gotta stay in peak condition when you’re posting all those sexy selfies.)

Meanwhile, Minaj continues to have her cake and eat it, too, which she’s better at than just about any star out there trying to play both sides (Miley included). She just told MTV that she is tired of being called a “female rapper.” “I do not see myself as a female rapper anymore, I’m sorry. I see myself as a rapper.” Preach.

Watch the prodigious twerk session with the new song below. More »

Avril Lavigne’s “Hello Kitty” Video: The Singer Tweets In Response To The Scandal

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Avril's "Kitty" Vid
avril lavigne hello kitty
"Hello Kitty" will make your eyes, ears & soul bleed. Read More »

Two days ago, Avril Lavigne‘s “Hello Kitty” video premiered on the singer’s website and, eventually, made its way to YouTube. Upon watching, we here at Idolator declared it to be the worst thing you’d watch all week. Hours later, other outlets such as Billboard, GQ, USA Today and E! Online followed suit, all equally appalled at the disastrous clip.

But while many online entities have been citing the seemingly racist overtones of the clip — the song and video reference Japanese pop and kawaii culture, while the visual also employs Japanese dancers, hence Avril receiving a similar backlash to the one Sky Ferreira faced last week over her “I Blame Myself” clipwe were offended because the song just flat-out sucks and the video comes off, to us, as age-inappropriate.

Regardless, head below to see Avril’s response to the “Hello Kitty” furor, via the marvelous medium of Twitter. More »

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