Meghan Trainor continues to dominate the Billboard 100 with seemingly unstoppable chart-topper “All About That Bass”. The feel-good anthem completely captured the zeitgeist with its empowering message and big butt-referencing lyrics. (2014 will go down as the year of the ass thanks to hits like Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” and Jennifer Lopez‘s “Booty”).
The 20-year-old’s breakthrough smash is now heading to a nightclub near you thanks to a batch of cheesy but undeniable cheerful remixes by DJs like Wideboys and Funk3d. The latter does a better job of transforming Meghan’s retro-soul anthem into an electro-house floorfiller. If you can’t get enough of “All About That Bass”, check out the Brit’s cute overhaul after the jump. More »
It’s shaping up to be a good year for music legends. Barbra Streisand landed her record 10th chart-topping LP with Partners (not to mention the year’s highest first-week sales tally for a female artist), while Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga took Cheek To Cheek all the way to number one album. The latest pop veteran to try their luck on the Billboard 200 is Bette Midler.
The Divine Miss M drops It’s The Girls on November 4. A tribute to the girl groups of yesterday, the diva’s first studio LP in eight years is a collection of songs made famous by female acts like The Shirelles and TLC. (Yes, she covers “Waterfalls”!) The first track to arrive online is a faithful rendition of The Ronettes‘ ’60s classic “Be My Baby”. It’s sweeter than cheesecake and will, no doubt, put a smile on your face. Take a listen after the jump. More »
Prince is bringing his legendary presence to the Saturday Night Live stage, as he is set to perform on the sketch show on November 1! Comedian and former SNL cast member Chris Rock will also return as the night’s host. This marks Prince’s third appearance on the show, and his first since 2006.
The entertainer took to his newly formed Facebook page to announce the news, which came with a hilarious photo of Chris Rock dressed in classic Prince garb. This all comes after the September 30 release of not one, but two albums from the musician – his 33rd (!!) studio LP, ART OFFICIAL AGE, as well as the debut LP from his band 3rdEyeGirl, PLECTRUMELECTRUM. Read on to see the funny Facebook post. More »
Beyonce‘s Hive is the rowdiest fan army to ever roam the lawless plains of cyberspace. While generally good-natured and friendly folk, the ever-watchful guardians of Bey’s throne will murder your Twitter timeline, Instagram feed and Facebook wall if you dare come for the Queen. There is no escape from their fury, reach and peerless ability to clock a bitch.
While the game-changing diva is generally spared their wrath even during times of extreme beyhydration (ie. most of 2013), there is one exception. Bad wigs will not be tolerated. And it seems the hair piece Beyonce has been rocking in Paris and now London qualifies. See the Hive’s hilarious tweets about the “Partition” diva’s extremely short bangs after the jump. More »
News that Kesha is suing super-producer Dr. Luke for a decade of alleged sexual, physical and emotional abuse shocked the internet this morning (October 14). He immediately counter-sued, claiming that his former protege is extorting him to get out of a legally-binding record deal. A court of law will soon determine the facts but fans have already jumped to K$’s defense online.
Given their already complicated relationship with Lukasz Gottwald (devotees started a campaign to “free” the pop diva from her contract late last year), Animals did not hold back their outrage over these latest allegations. They were shocked, appalled and genuinely concerned for Kesha’s well-being. See what Twitter had to say about the disturbing situation after the jump. More »
Watch out ladies and gentleman – Legendtina is back! After taking a break for two consecutive seasons, Christina Aguilera now plans to return to The Voice for its upcoming eighth season. Host Carson Daly announced the news this morning (October 14) on Today.
During her absence, Shakira and Gwen Stefani have filled in her red seat. But the singer has kept busy, with her engagement to now-fiance Matt Rutler and the birth of her daughter, Summer Rain, back in August. In the current season of the show, Gwen Stefani has become one of the favorites amongst the judges and has even used it as a platform to boost her comeback (she’ll reportedly be premiering her new single, “Baby Don’t Lie” on its stage). More »
Together they have collaborated on four chart-topping singles and multiple other Top 10 hits over the past six years, but today brought news of an absolute bombshell regarding the professional relationship between artist Kesha and her producer Dr. Luke.
In a lawsuit reported to have been filed by the pop singer to extricate her from her contract with Luke, there are allegations that the producer “sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused” Kesha for 10 years, according to TMZ.
The site claims to have obtained a copy of the suit, and notes, “Kesha claims Dr. Luke was abusive towards her almost from the get-go — when she signed on with him at 18 — and made repeated sexual advances toward her. She claims he would force her to use drugs and alcohol to remove her defenses.” More »
Nicole Scherzinger is a great believer in timing. While most divas with a massive international following would given up on America after suffering multiple setbacks, she just puts it all down to the curious workings of the universe. And it looks like her patience is finally being rewarded with the impending release of US debut LP Big Fat Lie (due Spring 2015).
The gorgeous 36-year-old recently dropped by the Idolator office in Los Angeles to chat about her American campaign, which is being spearheaded by excellent ballad “Run”, and impressive growth as an artist. Nicole also opened up about her unreleased material (she really wants you to hear it), attention-grabbing album title and current influences. Find out all you need to know about the former Pussycat Doll‘s fresh start after the jump. More »
Singer, songwriter, producer, beard guru. You can now add feminist/philanthropist to Chet Faker‘s increasingly long resume. The hirsute Australian, who recently received a whopping nine ARIA nominations for critically-acclaimed debut LP Built On Glass, tweeted a shirtless (and pants-less, to be accurate) selfie this morning in support of No Bra Day.
It’s not the first time the 26-year-old has blessed the interwebs with his shirtless antics. He recently posted a beach pic with fellow indie-darling Flume that had hipsters drooling. In addition to showing off his abs and being nominated for a bunch of awards, Chet is also busy touring and posting Fleetwood Mac lyrics online. See his bathroom selfie after the jump. More »
‘Tis the season…for music award show nominations to start rolling in, of course.
After Iggy Azalea led the way with the American Music Award nominations announced earlier this morning, it came down to Ebola conspiracy theorist Chris Brown, Beyoncé and the ever-present Pharrell to pave the road with the most nominations at this year’s Soul Train Awards.
Aside from the usual suspects of pop’s biggest heavyweights, including Drake, John Legend and the King Of Pop himself Michael Jackson, this year’s Wendy Williams-hosted ceremony (airing on November 30) also honors several of our favorite Popping Up acts for the Best New Artist category, including “Am I Wrong” duo Nico & Vinz, Sevyn Streeter and Jhene Aiko. Check out all the nominations after the jump. More »