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Ibrawlator: Which Ex-Girl Group Starlet Has The Best New Single, Nicole Scherzinger Or Cheryl Cole?

Jun 11th, 2014 // 49 Comments

There has certainly been no shortage of contenders for this year’s potential Song Of The Summer 2014 — from Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea‘s “Problem” to Iggy and Charli XCX‘s “Fancy” to Jason Derulo‘s “Wiggle.”

But across the pond, two pop powerhouses — who also just happen to be former girl group starlets AND X Factor judges — served up their own contenders this week: The Pussycat DollsNicole Scherzinger with “Your Love,” and Girls Aloud‘s Cheryl Cole with “Crazy Stupid Love.”

For this week’s Ibrawlator, we want to know: Which kind of love do (doo-doo-do-da-doo!) you prefer? Did Cheryl’s crazy stupid abs win you over? Or did Scherzy’s sultry beachside manner have you falling deeper in love? Vote below. More »

Will Jason Derulo’s “Wiggle” Be 2014′s Song Of The Summer?

Jun 11th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Song Of Summer '14
2014 Song Of Summer
See our picks for this year's SOS crown. Read More »

Slip on your shades, grab a glass of lemonade and check back each weekday over the next week and a half as we present you each Song Of The Summer contender.

There is no doubt that the contenders in our Song Of The Summer competition are incredibly catchy, but this entry takes it to the next level! After releasing a list of hits over the past five years, Jason Derulo is back again to take on the summer months with his party anthem “Wiggle.” From award show performances to viral videos, the latest single from the R&B singer has sparked a fire that puts everyone in the dancing mood.

Jason Derulo is no stranger to to the Pop and R&B worlds, as he made his debut with his eponymous album in 2010. Since then, he has dropped a few gems here and there, but they never made an impressive impact (compared to his competitors Chris Brown and Ne-Yo) until recently. 2014 is shaping up to be the year that Derulo conquers all! More »

Miley Cyrus Performed “FU” While Holding A Cardboard Cut-Out Of Selena Gomez: Morning Mix

Jun 11th, 2014 // 1 Comment

:: Well, this was uncalled for. Miley Cyrus performed “FU” while holding a naked cardboard cut-out of pop rival Selena Gomez at a recent concert in Milan, Italy. She hasn’t revealed her motivation for the unkind gesture yet. [MTV]

:: Morrissey has cancelled the remainder of his US tour due to a worsening respiratory infection. Moz has been promoting new LP World Peace Is None Of Your Business, which is due July 15 on Harvest Records. [Billboard]

:: This is kind of sweet/creepy. Justin Bieber is trying to rehabilitate his image in the wake of those recent racist videos by releasing a sappy home video with his family. He can be seen asking his younger brother for hugs and kisses, while his dad narrates. [Mirror]

:: Sia has confirmed her engagement to filmmaker boyfriend Erik Anders Lang. She posted a pic on instagram with the caption “that’s an engagement ring folks”. Congratulations! [Just Jared]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Will Nico & Vinz’s “Am I Wrong” Be 2014′s Song Of The Summer?

Jun 10th, 2014 // 1 Comment
Song Of Summer '14
2014 Song Of Summer
See our picks for this year's SOS crown. Read More »

Slip on your shades, grab a glass of lemonade and check back each weekday over the next week and a half as we present you each Song Of The Summer contender.

If you’re an avid follower of Idolator, then it should come as no surprise that we have a soft spot for European musicians. Our latest favorite hails from Norway, whose current international smash we cannot seem to get out of our heads. Newcomers Nico & Vinz may have just made their debut stateside, but they quickly made an impact on the airwaves — and just in time for our Song Of The Summer competition!

The pop duo (comprised of Nico Sereba and Vincent Dery) have already made a name for themselves in Europe. They’re now gaining more buzz in North America thanks to the breezy “Am I Wrong off their upcoming sophomore album Black Star Elephant. Like their fellow contenders MAGIC!, it took a little while for them to receive widespread media attention. But don’t be fooled; with this new song, Nico & Vinz are definitely up for the challenge of owning the summer. More »

Lil Kim Named Her Daughter Royal Reign: Morning Mix

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment

:: Lil Kim gave birth to a bouncing baby girl yesterday (June 9) and called her Royal Reign. Sure, why not? The newborn weighed 6 pounds, five ounces and measured 19.5 inches. Congratulations! [D Listed]

:: Fans might want to send Paul McCartney a get well soon card. The legendary rocker was forced to reschedule the start of his US tour due to a nagging virus that lead to his recent hospitalization in Tokyo, Japan. [Spin]

:: Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s hit song “Good Time” is not a rip off. The duo were being sued by Allyson Burnett for copyright infringement but she dropped the suit. Adam Young (his real name) will now get over $500,000 in disputed ASCAP royalties. [TMZ]

:: Just when you thought Mimi couldn’t get any more fabulous, the unstoppable diva announced that she is releasing an exotic beverage called Butterfly. Apparently, it’s “a melodic beverage inspired by the magic of Mariah Carey.” I need a case of this in my fridge! [Rap-Up]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

PSY And Snoop Dogg’s “Hangover” Video: Review Revue

Jun 9th, 2014 // 1 Comment
PSY's "Hangover"
PSY Snoop Dogg Hangover music video
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PSY, 2 Chainz & Diplo
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The art of getting drunk is nothing to joke about. It requires skill, determination and acute precision. While  mastered only by a lucky, select few, South Korean singer PSY and hip-hop kingpin Snoop Dogg seem to have truly aced the art form in their latest collab single, “Hangover.”

The new hit, which comes with a video of the dynamic duo taking drunkenly to the streets of South Korea, certainly has the Internet feeling buzzed.

Here is what a few folks in the music world had to say about the track.

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Will MAGIC!’s “Rude” Be 2014′s Song Of The Summer?

Jun 9th, 2014 // 2 Comments
MAGIC!'s "Rude"
MAGIC! unveils the video for worldwide hit "Rude". Read More »

Slip on your shades, grab a glass of lemonade and check back each weekday over the next week and a half as we present you each Song Of The Summer contender.

Following our closer looks at Ariana Grande‘s “Problem” and Iggy Azalea‘s “Fancy,” this next contender for our Song of the Summer series goes to show that you don’t need a big name to have a big hit! Despite popping up on our music radar just a few months ago, Canadian band MAGIC!‘s breakthrough single “Rude” has a strong possibility of dominating the summer season.

The band (composed of four members, including well-known songwriter and producer Nasri who has worked with Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea and Chris Brown) made their international debut back in January, and the feel-good single off their recently announced debut LP Don’t Kill The Magic has been soaring on the charts and radio ever since. More »

Whatcha Say: Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams And Sia Got Our Readers Talking

Jun 6th, 2014 // Comment

It’s about that time, Idolator readers! Another week in the world of pop is drawing to a close, and boy, was it a busy one!

The divas were at the very top of our list this week, with Beyonce sporting a flawless bedhead look for the cover of ‘T’ Magazine,  Destiny’s Child reuniting on Michelle William’s gospel track “Say Yes,” and Rihanna rocking an amazing sheer, Swarovski crystal-laden gown at the CFDA Awards. And as if that wasn’t enough, we had a listen to Jennifer Lopez very promising new album, A.K.A, and even Celine Dion premiered her highly anticipated video for “Incredible,” featuring Ne-Yo.

What’s more, it seemed to be the week for some truly outlandish music videos! One Republic released their music video for “Love Runs Out,” New Zealand songstress Kimbra brought her bizarre, yet endearing clip for new single “90’s Music” and L.A. sultry singer-songwriter BANKS dropped an ethereal music video for “Drowning.”

Here on Idolator, we premiered Poliça’s cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 smash- hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” We also just kicked off our “Song Of The Summer” competition, presenting Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s collab track “Problem” as our first major SOS contender, plus Iggy and Charli XCX‘s chart-dominating “Fancy.”

As per usual, we could always count on you guys on having plenty to say. Here are some of the week’s best comments below! More »

Will Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” Be 2014′s Song Of The Summer?

Jun 6th, 2014 // 4 Comments
Song Of Summer '14
2014 Song Of Summer
See our picks for this year's SOS crown. Read More »

Slip on your shades, grab a glass of lemonade and check back each weekday over the next week and a half as we present you each Song Of The Summer contender.

The title for Song of the Summer may be an easy win for this next artist, who has TWO major songs ruling the radio airwaves and the Billboard charts! Iggy Azalea has been working overtime for the past few weeks promoting her feature on Ariana Grande‘s “Problem”  (read our SOS assessment on that one here) and, of course, her own fiery single “Fancy.”

Who would have ever predicted this Australian import would soon become the biggest pop star of 2014? Virtually a nobody just three years ago, Iggy Azalea jumped on our radar with her ultra-raunchy mixtape Ignorant Art. Yet after moniker confusions with a certain other female rapper, a questionable Southern-flavored drawl and bodacious model-like figure, we never expected for her to last this long. But since the start of 2014 she has proven all of us wrong! More »

Austin Mahone Thinks It’s Obnoxious To Compare Him To Justin Bieber: Morning Mix

Jun 6th, 2014 // Comment

Did You Hear?

:: Austin Mahone thinks it’s obnoxious to compare him to Justin Bieber. “You don’t know me,” he said in a recent interview. “You don’t know my music. You’re just making assumptions.” Fighting words! [MTV]

:: A man and a woman have been arrested for breaking into Miley Cyrus‘ home and stealing her car and jewelry. Police recognized them from security footage while they were taking a stroll in North Hollywood. [TMZ]

:: Kylie Minogue fans will, no doubt, be able to recite Jazzi P‘s rap on ’90s classic “Shocked” by heart. The femcee seemingly fell off the face of the earth but she has resurfaced as a contestant on Big Brother UK. Time for a comeback? [Digital Spy]

:: Some people have more money than sense. A replica of Kanye West‘s mustard stained polo short is now selling for the not-so-bargain price of $400. And people are actually buying it. Go figure. [Daily Mail]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »