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American Music Awards 2014: Review Revue

By: Bianca Gracie // November 24, 2014
The 2014 American Music Awards, a.k.a. one of the biggest nights in music, aired yesterday (November 23) live from Los Angeles' Nokia Theater! The three-hour telecast was jam-packed with major honors (like Taylor Swift More »


Jordin Sparks To Release ‘#ByeFelicia’ Mixtape: Morning Mix

By: Christina Lee // November 24, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Jordin Sparks spent her weekend on a mixtape called #ByeFelicia, as in Ice Cube's best Friday line-turned-enduring meme. Her new music is out Tuesday. [Instagram] :: B.o.B. revealed that he will be featured on Jodeci's comeback album, for the lead single “Nobody Wins.” Meanwhile, he … More »


Whatcha Say: Lady Gaga, One Direction And The Year 1994 Got Our Readers Talking

By: Bradley Stern // November 21, 2014
Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Did you have a good week? Same. As always, a whole bunch of pop happenings went down in the past few days — including the release of One Direction's highly anticipated fourth studio album, FOUR! (And yes, it's already on track to having the second highest-selling opening week sales of 2014...just … More »


Nick Jonas Confirms He’s No Longer A Virgin: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 21, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Listen up ladies — Nick Jonas is no longer a virgin! The "Teacher" singer confirmed the news during his appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, saying: "I’m an adult in all ways and comfortable … More »


Lady Gaga’s Former Talent Scout Wins $7.3 Million In Lawsuit Against Music Producer: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 20, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Wendy Starland, a talent scout who helped to find Lady Gaga, just won a major lawsuit! She filed against former Gaga producer Rob Fusari, claiming that he failed to share the profits in discovering the "female equivalent to the lead singer of The Strokes." Starland is now walking away with $7.3 million in her … More »


Jessie J And Betty Who To Perform At 2014’s NewNowNext Awards: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 19, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Jessie J and Betty Who are set to perform at this year's NewNowNext Awards — Logo TV's annual awards show. Joe Jonas will also provide his DJ talents at the ceremony, which airs on the network live from Miami on December 7 and December 12 on MTV. [MTV] :: One Direction's Zayn Malik is not happy with Matt Lauer! During … More »


Lorde’s ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1′ Soundtrack: Review Revue

By: Bianca Gracie // November 18, 2014
When it was announced that Lorde would be curating the soundtrack for the Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, it seemed to be a perfect fit. The Pure Heroine singer and the film's main character, Katniss Everdeen, are both a little dark, mature for their ages and very confident. Once the album's guest artists were revealed, … More »


Band Aid 30’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas”: Review Revue

By: Robbie Daw // November 18, 2014
Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure assembled a Who's Who of British and Irish pop this past weekend to record a slightly revised version of holiday charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," this time to provide aid to the ebola crisis in Africa. Billed as Band Aid 30 and featuring such artists a … More »


Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame Monster’ Turns 5: Stan & Deliver

By: Bradley Stern // November 18, 2014
Stan & Deliver gives fans an opportunity to shake, cry and sing the praises of the albums they love from their faves. "Rah rah, ah-ah-ah..." Five years ago today (November 18), Lady Gaga tore our clothes right off, ate our hearts and then proceeded to eat our brains. Does it feel like only yesterday? More »


U2 Cancels ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ Residency Following Bono Injury: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 18, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Following Bono's injuries from a cycling accident, U2 has cancelled their performances for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. In a statement, the band said: "It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park … More »


One Direction’s ‘Four': Review Revue

By: Bradley Stern // November 17, 2014
It's the moment you've all been waiting fo(u)r, Directioners: Today, the talented troupe known as One Direction released their fourth studio album, the appropriately titled FOUR, worldwide. Along with singles "Steal My Girl" and "Night Changes," as well as their previously released pre-order tracks including "18" and "Where Do Broken Hearts Go?", the band's latest … More »


TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ Turns 20: Backtracking

By: Christina Lee // November 17, 2014
Backtracking is our recurring look back at the pop music that shaped our lives. Friends may come and go, but we’ll be spinning our favorite albums forever. The point of TLC's sophomore album, CrazySexyCool, wasn't to reintroduce T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli as personae by way of Spice Girls, despite what WikipediaMore »


Jennifer Lopez Is A ‘New York Times’ Best-Selling Author: Morning Mix

By: Christina Lee // November 17, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Jennifer Lopez, already a triple threat, has become a New York Times best-selling author with her first-ever book. True Love, a memoir, divulges intimate details of her high-profile relationships with the likes of Ben Affleck and Marc Anthony. [NYT] :: Britney Spears hosted a #6SecondsOfSpears Q&A over the weekend. More »


Taylor Swift Left Spotify Due To A Major Paycheck Snub: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 14, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Taylor Swift recently gave a politically-correct answer explaining why she removed her albums from Spotify, but now the real information has come forward. According to her label, the singer only earned an approximate $500K — much less than the yearly $6 million that artists of her high ranking usually make. Her label … More »


Randy Jackson Is Leaving ‘American Idol': Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 13, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Fox has announced that Randy Jackson will be leaving American Idol after 13 seasons! He spent his time as a judge for the first 12 years, and mentored for the last season. He'll definitely be missed on the show, dawg. [Vulture] :: Our friends over at Vibe recently interviewed Alexandre Moors, the director of Kendrick Lamar'sMore »


Mary J. Blige Added To ‘A Very Grammy Christmas Special’ Lineup: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 12, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Mary J. Blige will add her soulful flair when she performs for A Very Grammy Christmas. The "Right Now" singer joins Ariana GrandePharrellMaroon 5 and Tim McGraw on the performance roster. The Recording Academy's holiday special will air on December 5 on CBS, with the 2015 Grammy nominations set to be announced that day. [via pre … More »


Madonna’s Wedding Dress From Sean Penn Is Auctioned: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 11, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Over the weekend, a handful of Madonna's clothing was sold at Icons & Idols: Rock n' Roll charity auction in Beverly Hills, CA. One of the standout pieces from the entertainers collection was her wedding dress from her four year-long marriage to Sean Penn that sold for $81,250. Another was herMore »


Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll: Vote For The Year’s Top Albums (Part 1) — January Through June Releases

By: Robbie Daw // November 10, 2014
Here we go again: It's now a week after the election and one day before Veterans Day, so it's time for pop-loving readers to take advantage of their democratic privileges and vote! November is nearly halfway over — trust, we're as shocked as you are — and we're calling on Idolator readers to take a … More »


Whatcha Say: Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift And Calvin Harris Got Our Readers Talking

By: Bradley Stern // November 7, 2014
Welcome to Friday, Idolator readers! It's been an especially zany week in pop, from Selena Gomez's unexpectedly emotionally devastating (and possibly Justin Bieber-referencing) … More »


Azealia Banks’ ‘Broke With Expensive Taste': Review Revue

By: Bradley Stern // November 7, 2014
Yesterday, oft-controversial femcee Azealia Banks caused Hell to briefly freeze over by delivering one of the year's biggest surprises: Her seemingly eternally delayed debut studio album, Broke With Expensive Taste, which arrived on iTunes without any fanfare whatsoever, Beyoncé style. Today, critics across the globe are just beginning to react to the "212" rapper's sudde … More »


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