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Kylie Minogue Will Perform At The Commonwealth Games’ Closing Ceremony

Jul 31st, 2014 // Comment
Kylie Nude For 'GQ'
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Finally a sporting event Idolator readers can get behind that isn’t men’s diving. Kylie Minogue has been tapped to headline the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland on August 3. She will share the stage with local stars Lulu, Deacon Blue, Prides and Dougie MacLean in front of an expected 40,000+ spectators.

There’s no word on the pop icon’s setlist yet but expect to hear a bunch of old classics instead of Kiss Me Once cuts. Kylie famously sang “On A Night Like This” (and covered ABBA‘s “Dancing Queen”) at the Sydney Olympics in 2000, so it would be interesting to see a repeat performance. The closing ceremony will be televised live in 72 countries. Check your listings. More »

Here’s An Adorable Pic From Katy Perry’s ‘Rolling Stone’ Shoot. Because Katy Perry.

Jul 31st, 2014 // 1 Comment
Katy's A Little Shady
Katy Perry's 'Rolling Stone' cover story is controversial. Read More »

Katy Perry threw a little shade in her recent Rolling Stone cover story but, as far as I can tell, told no lies. Little Monsters are still reeling at the prospect of the Prism diva possibly taking aim at Lady Gaga‘s martyr antics (she never mentioned her by name) but the world has already moved on. Which is a shame because the photo shoot was really cute!

A new pic surfaced online and it’s totally adorable. Katy shows off her toned tummy while rocking a fluffy pink top and green alien earring (that matches her hair). It’s like the ’90s never ended. The 29-year-old the video for “This Is How We Do”  today (August 1) and it’s another candy-colored winner. Maybe she’ll have the two most-watched videos of 2014 by the end of the year? See the full pic after the jump. More »

MAGIC!’s “Rude” Gets A Hip-Hop Remix Featuring Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign & Travis Barker: Listen

Jul 31st, 2014 // 1 Comment
MAGIC!'s "Rude" Live
MAGIC! Rude Idolator Sessions 2014
The Canadian band strips down "Rude" for Idolator Sessions. Read More »

MAGIC!‘s “Rude” is really giving Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy” a run for its money in the race for song of the summer glory. The reggae-tinged debut single from super-producer Nasri‘s side project (turned main priority) just racked up its third week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere soon.

A new rap version will, no doubt, help keep that momentum going. Kid Ink, Ty Dolla $ign and Travis Barker jump on the remix — shifting the focus of the song from the overprotective father to the object of Nasri’s affection. It’s interesting experiment but I think I’ll stick with the original. Anyway, make up your own mind after the jump. More »

Lana Del Rey Is Positively Regal On The Cover Of ‘Fashion’ Magazine: Preview Her 10 Page Spread

Jul 31st, 2014 // Comment
LDR Reviewed
Read our review of Lana Del Rey's very, very good 'Ultraviolence'. Read More »
Lana's Cool Video
Lana Del Rey's "Shades Of Cool" video is a return to form. Read More »
Del Rey At Coachella
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Lana's "Fucked"
Lana Del Rey's "Fucked My Way Up To The Top" is online. Read More »

Lana Del Rey has opted for a grittier, more organic look in most of her magazine pictorials this year — she even took the photos herself for Intro! — but the “Ultraviolence” singer exudes glamor on the cover of Fashion. She rocks a royal blue coat with dazzling gold detail and serves serious model face. It’s like the Born To Die era all over again.

The 29-year-old talks about wanting to settle down and have kids in the accompanying interview. “I would love to find someone I could share my life with and be married to,” Lana reveals. “I would love children, too. Hopefully they’re not as bad as I am.” She also talks about the usual stuff (her struggle with fame and success) but it’s nice to discover a softer side to pop’s darkest diva. See another pic from her Fashion shoot after the jump. More »

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Is The Most-Watched Music Video Of 2014

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment
"Dark Horse" Video
Watch Katy Perry and Juicy J in the colorful visual. Read More »

Katy Perry‘s blockbuster “Dark Horse” visual is the most-watched music video of 2014 (thus far) with just under 500 million views. It’s hardly surprising given the dazzling special effects and iconic choreography. The rest of the countdown contains a bunch of familiar faces including Shakira, who appears twice with “Can’t Remember To Forget You” and “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, and Iggy Azalea.

More surprising is the YouTube slayage of Enrique Iglesias. He also has two entries in the top 10 with current smash “Bailando” and Spanish language hit “El Perdedor”. The high ranking of The Chainsmokers‘ “#Selfie” underlines its online popularity, while Pitbull cements his status as Mr. Worldwide by racking up hundreds of millions of views for “We Are One”. See the full top 10 after the jump. More »

Banks Decimates Neon Jungle For Recording “Waiting Game” Without Her Permission

Jul 30th, 2014 // 6 Comments
Neon Jungle Live!
Watch the girls sing "Trouble" & "Take Me To Church." Read More »

Neon Jungle surprised a lot of people by covering Banks“Waiting Game” on their debut LP Welcome To The Jungle — including the song’s composer. It turns out nobody asked the Goddess diva for her permission and she’s understandably miffed about the situation. So much so that she jumped on Facebook and wrote her fans (and the British girl band) an open letter.

“People keep asking why I let Neon Jungle put my song ‘Waiting Game’ on their album when my album has yet to come out,” Banks writes. “The answer is I was never asked. I was as shocked as you to see this song made up of my own heartbeats on their album. A song that was born from my real life, my real heartache, my real fingertips when I was at one of the most confusing times in my life.”

The rising star also has some sharp words for the band. “I am a new artist and new to this business and I am told it is legal,” the 26-year-old admits. “But it feels really icky. I guess I can only hope ‘Waiting Game’ means as much to Neon Jungle as it did to me when I wrote it.” Ouch. It sounds like someone (at both labels) really dropped the ball on this one. More »

Katy Perry Accused Of Jacking Brooke Candy’s Style In “This Is How We Do” Promo Pic

Jul 30th, 2014 // 3 Comments
Brooke's "Opulence"
Brooke Candy Opulence music video
See Brooke Candy's super creepy music video. Read More »

Katy Perry teased her much-anticipated “This Is How We Do” video with a promo pic on Instagram yesterday (July 29) and internet detectives were quick to point out obvious similarities with an old Brooke Candy photo shoot. For starters, both divas rock bleached eyebrows, long braids and white tops. It’s unfortunate but aren’t both ladies lifting the look from ’90s rave culture?

Anyway, the “Opulence” singer’s fans weren’t having it and they tweeted up a storm about Katy’s alleged thievery. I’m sure the Prism hitmaker isn’t too concerned. “This Is How We Do” sounds like another massive hit and, let’s be real, you’re basically irrelevant until someone clocks you for having sticky fingers. Just ask Beyonce and Rihanna. See the shadiest tweets from Brooke’s supporters after the jump. More »

Dami Im Does It Again With Soaring Pop Anthem “Gladiator”: Listen To The Aussie Diva’s Latest Gem

Jul 30th, 2014 // 11 Comments
Dami's "Super Love"
Dami Im gets it just right on new single "Super Love". Read More »
Justice Crew's Hit
Justice Crew spent 9 weeks at number one with "Que Sera" in Oz. Read More »
Dami Wins!
Dami Im won 2013 'X Factor' Australia. Listen to her song. Read More »
Sam Jade Interview
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Dami Im is shaping up to be a very promising pop star. The 25-year-old won X Factor Australia in 2013 and released a pleasant (if somewhat underwhelming) winner’s single called “Alive”. It didn’t really do her voice or kooky personality justice but she got it just right on second single “Super Love” and now keeps that momentum going with another soaring pop anthem.

“Not in it for the glory, I just hope you’re waiting for me,” sings the Korean-born diva sweetly on “Gladiator” before pulling the trigger in the atomic-powered chorus: “Never gonna give up, I won’t let nobody harm ya. I will fight for your love like a gladiator!” Produced by Swedish trio Trinity, Dami’s latest single is pure-pop delight that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Katy Perry album. Listen to a preview after the jump. More »

Natalie Imbruglia Plots A Comeback, Announces Fifth Album (Due March 2015)

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment

Every ’90s kid knows that Natalie Imbruglia‘s Left Of The Middle is a flawless masterpiece from beginning to end. The angst-pop album, which was spearheaded by blockbuster single “Torn”, sold millions and earned the newcomer three Grammy nominations. She seemed unstoppable but experienced diminishing returns with subsequent releases and decided to concentrate on acting.

Happily, the much-missed Australian diva is plotting a major comeback. She just signed to new management and will release her as-yet-untitled fifth LP in March 2015 via Sony Masterworks. Natalie has already revealed that it’s covers album that focuses on the work of male artists including Neil Young and Daft Punk. I’d prefer new material (2009′s excellent Come To Life is a testament to her growth as a songwriter) but I’m still very much here for this. More »

Here’s James McVey (Of The Vamps) Working Out In His Underwear

Jul 30th, 2014 // Comment
Vamps Interview
We sat poolside with the UK band for a chat about their album. Read More »

The leading ladies of pop made Instagram a more ratchet place with saucy selfies, topless antics and random nudes but their male equivalents are making up for lost time. Cody Simpson (of all people) got the ball rolling by posting a snap of his butt, while One Direction‘s Liam Payne upped the ante by posting a (faux) full frontal pic. Now it’s James McVey‘s turn to carry the baton.

The Vamps‘ guitarist is something of a fitness fanatic, so it’s not too surprising that he posted some sweaty workout pics. It’s just that he’s only wearing his Calvin’s. “Tour bug leg raises” was all the 20-year-old had to say on the matter. He then posted a close-up of his rippling abs for the hell of it. Check out the Brit’s eye-popping exercise routine after the jump. More »