“Getting money, divas gettin’ money.” That iconic song lyric has turned into Beyonce‘s personal life mantra. When she’s not making bank with record-breaking ticket sales and song royalties, Queen Bey is looking for other ways to diversify her brand. Like inking a massive deal with British retailer Topshop to collaborate on a range of activewear.
Granted, tracksuits and sneakers aren’t the first thing that come to mind when you think of the “Drunk In Love” diva, but there’s method to this madness. “Creating a partnership with Beyonce, one of the most hard-working and talented people in the world, who spends many hours of her life dancing, rehearsing and training is a unique opportunity to develop this category [of clothing],” says Topshop big-wig Philip Green.
And the 33-year-old is just as enthusiastic about the upcoming collaboration. “I have always loved Topshop for its fashion credentials and forward thinking,” Bey explained. “Working with its development team to create and produce a technical and fashion-led collection is exciting, and I’m looking forward to participating in all aspects of this partnership.” More »
Iggy Azalea‘s Instagram is littered with sexy swimwear pics but nothing in that holy social media account compares to the sizzling one-piece she rocks for the November issue of Maxim Australia. The “Black Widow” hitmaker shows off her famous figure in the skimpy, golden outfit and serves serious face. Hell, she even pulls the old finger-in-the-mouth trick!
November is shaping up to be a huge month for the rap diva. She will be busy promoting new MØ-assisted single “Beg For It” (hopefully her Scandinavian pal will brush up on her live performance skills) and the re-release of her debut LP Reclassified. That album is expected to drop on the same day as Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint (November 24), so expect fireworks. In the meantime, check out Iggy’s stunning magazine cover after the jump. More »
Here’s some great news to brighten your Monday. Demi Lovato has already started work on her fifth studio album! “She’s finishing up right now on the last leg of her touring for this year,” her manager told Billboard. “Then the plan is for her to go back into the studio and start the next creative process. She’s already done some songs, but certainly the majority of it will kick off next year.”
I guess this kills those rumors that the pop diva is planning to re-release her current LP with a couple of high-profile duets. Demi has been a particularly successful era for the 22-year-old. It produced three top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (“Heart Attack”, “Neon Lights” and Cher Lloyd collaboration “Really Don’t Care”) and proved popular around the globe — charting in most major European markets.
“We’re really excited,” Disney Music Group present Ken Bunt told the music bible. “We’ve got a new album coming from her next year. We’re not talking about release dates yet. And she’s going to continue her world tour throughout next year.” It will be interesting to see how Demi’s next era fares in comparison to former Disney divas Selena Gomez and Zendaya, who both have new music due in 2015. More »
Well! Justice has just been served on a big ol’ plate full of lotus flowers and red lipstick tubes.
After “Beautiful” diva Christina Aguilera slightly fumbled her words during her (still iconic) performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” at the opening of the 2011 Super Bowl, Staind frontman Aaron Lewis went on a short rant mid-concert about artists who “try to change that f**king song.” Rude — and, unfortunate for him, oddly prophetic.
Fast forward to this past weekend, when Lewis was in charge of belting out the tune for Game 5 of the World Series in San Francisco. And almost right off the bat, he missed the mark: “What so proudly we hailed…were so gallantly streaming.” Oops! That’s a lyrical mismatch. You Got Cursetina’-ed! More »
The 2014 AMAs is already jam-packed with huge pop stars, but the awards ceremony has decided to place even more artists to the mix! Lorde, One Direction and Fergie have all been added to the performance roster. They will be joined by Sam Smith, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Mary J. Blige. Everyone’s favorite entertainer, Mr. Worldwide (a.k.a. Pitbull) will host the show for the second year in a row and also perform.
Lorde is up for four nominations, including Artist of the Year. The Pure Heroine starlet will go head to head with One Direction for said category, as well as Favorite Pop/Rock album. The 2014 AMAs will air live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater, on November 23 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. View the entire list here. More »
As if the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards couldn’t get any bigger, Enrique Iglesias has just been added to the award show’s lineup! The singer will join the likes of Calvin Harris, Charli XCX, Kiesza, Royal Blood, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran, who were previously announced earlier this month. Nicki Minaj (a.k.a. The Queen of the World) will both host and perform.
Iglesias is nominated for Best World Stage, Best Spanish Act and Worldwide Act. The EMAs have also announced the category for Best Song with a Message, which you can find after the jump. The show is set to air on November 9, live from the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland. View the entire nominations list for the 2014 MTV EMAs here. More »
Last Friday morning had Azaleans over the moon, as Iggy Azalea‘s lead Reclassified single “Beg For It” finally premiered. Even better, the song, which features Danish artist MØ on chorus duty, felt like the second coming of mega-hit “Fancy” — in other words, “Beg For It” plays like a bullseye smash.
Fortune turned quickly over the weekend, however, once Iggy and MØ hit up Saturday Night Live to perform the single. Azalea was on-point, bringing the right amounts of attitude and sass to the stage. But her Danish pal seemed to be two paces behind, both with her out-of-step dancing and awkward vocals. We all know guide tracks are a given with live performances these days, but MØ appeared to struggle with even matching her own vocals to the backing ones. So what happened? More »
Are you still in the mood for some jazz, Little Monsters? Well, you better stay in that mood, ’cause Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett aren’t pulling away from that Cheek To Cheek promo anytime soon!
As if the PBS special wasn’t already enough jazzy goodness, the duo just added more live dates throughout 2015.
While the two were already scheduled for a New Year’s Eve show in Vegas at the Cosmopolitan, as well as a post-Grammy gig in LA on February 8. But according to a new report from Billboard, the two acts will be performing together at the Hollywood Bowl on May 30, the Royal Albert Hall in London on June 8 and NYC’s Radio City Music Hall on June 29. And that’s hardly all: “Gaga and Bennett will headline as many as a dozen jazz festivals in 2015, according to a source.”
Will you be heading out to see more of Gagaloo and Mr. Bennett? Sound off in the comments below. More »
Taylor Swift is having the best year ever — well for the last few months, at least. With her fifth studio LP 1989 out today (October 27), the singer has been doing the ultimate rounds of promotion. She has starred in commercials for Diet Coke and Target, and even unveiled song lyrics from the album leading up to its release.
Now, the “Out Of The Woods” starlet is ready to wrap up 2014 by headlining Ryan Seacrest‘s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. Swift will perform in the middle of Times Square for over one million people (did you know she’s officially a New Yorker now?). The live broadcast special will air on Wednesday, December 31 at 8 p.m. on ABC. More »
Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.
Twenty-year-old soulstress Becky Hill has developed the work ethic of a warrior. In 2012, she went on singing competition The Voice UK, where she was under the guidance of UK heavy-hitter Jessie J and made it all the way to the semi-finals.
Now, having graduated from the show, the Brit has become a tour-de-force in her homeland’s thriving dance music scene, providing smoky vocal assists on the likes of Wilkinson’s “Afterglow,” Rudimental’s “Powerless,” and Dutch beatsmith Oliver Heldens‘ smash hit “Gecko (Overdrive)”.
As she gears up for the release of her debut album, Becky jumped on the phone with Idolator to talk about her time on the show, working with her longtime pal and fellow 20-year-old music prodigy MNEK, and her inspirations behind the upcoming record. Find out all there is to know about the rising diva after the jump. More »