Highlights

Whatcha Say: Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey & Adam Lambert Got Our Readers Talking

By: Bianca Gracie // January 16, 2015

Whew! We’re just halfway into the first month of the year, but it sure has been a musical whirlwind! It was pretty much the unofficial takeover week for Justin BieberMiley Cyrus and Madonna on Idolator. The Canadian crooner made plenty headlines over the past few days, thanks to a Calvin Klein photoshop scandal, an Instagram photo of him… More »


Future Releases His Own Breakup Track: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // January 16, 2015

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:: Straight after Ciara‘s dropped her personal “I Bet” ballad that revealed her honest emotions about her previous relationship, ex-fiance Future has dropped a tune of his own. Titled “Just Like Bruddas,” the warbly track finds the rapper alluding to the breakup. [Stereogum]

:: Taylor Swift and Harry Styles had a brief reunio… More »


Usher Is Engaged To Manager Grace Miguel: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // January 15, 2015

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:: Congratulations are in order for Usher! The entertainer is now engaged to manager Grace Miguel, who has worked with him for over three years. Good luck to the couple! [Rap-Up]

:: Along with the forthcoming Montage Of Heck documentary about Kurt Cobain, a companion book is also in the works! More »


Taylor Swift Helps Lucky Fan With Student Loans: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // January 14, 2015

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:: We’re starting to understand why Taylor Swift‘s fans are so ride or die for her! The singer is very personable with the Swifties, and her latest random act of kindness is gifting a lucky girl $1989 to pay off some student loans. Um, can some more of our… More »


Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special': Review Revue

By: Bianca Gracie // January 13, 2015

After a five year-long hiatus, Mark Ronson is back with a new album — and boy is it making a statement! Titled Uptown Special, the ’70s funk and psychedelia-inspired project features current Billboard chart-topper “Uptown Funk” featuring Bruno Mars and “Feel Right” with Mystikal. At first listen, Ronson’s latest release is a refreshing and solid take on classic… More »


Ibrawlator: Which Madonna Grammy Awards Performance Is The Best?

By: Bradley Stern // January 13, 2015

You heard the news this morning, Rebel Hearts: Madonna is performing at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February!

We’re already jumping for joy (and living for love) at the mere thought of what Madge is going to be bringing to the stage this time around. And to tide… More »


Meghan Trainor’s ‘Title': Review Revue

By: Bradley Stern // January 13, 2015

Few artists got our lips (and hips) movin’ more last year than Meghan Trainor, who soared to superstardom nearly overnight thanks to her infectious debut, “All About That Bass.” And, not to be relegated to one hit wonder status, the singer just as quickly found another hit in “Lips Are Movin’,”More »


Idina Menzel Announces Summer UK Tour: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // January 13, 2015

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:: Good news for Idina Menzel fans in the UK! The singer has announced a summer tour that kicks off on June 20th. It will run for six dates in cities like London, Manchester and Glasgow. [via press release]
:: In sadder news, Tim Drummond has passed away at the age of… More »


Whatcha Say: Justin Bieber, Sia And Adam Lambert Had Our Readers Talking

By: Bradley Stern // January 9, 2015

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! The New Year is officially in full swing, and things are just starting to heat up all over again in Pop World.

Kelly Clarkson got our pulses raising with the announcement of her new single “Heartbeat Song” out next week, which she’s been teasing pieceMore »


Iggy Azalea Actually Won’t Be On Shakira’s New Album: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // January 9, 2015

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:: After rumors spread by a Spanish newspaper that Iggy Azalea would be making an appearance on Shakira‘s forthcoming LP, none were too happy about it. Well good news, it’s not true! The information was reportedly confirmed by Roman Garcia, one of the workers on the “Team Shakira” fansite. [PopJustice]… More »


RedOne Will Be Scoring The ‘Whitney’ Lifetime Biopic: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // January 8, 2015

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:: Pop producer/songwriter RedOne is making his film scoring debut for the forthcoming Lifetime biopic, Whitney! Angela Bassett (the project’s director) stated, “From the iconic songs to scoring, the RedOne team completely and utterly delivered in every way on Whitney.” Look out for the television premiere on January 17. [Billboard]

:: Dr. Dre‘… More »


People’s Choice Awards 2015: Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift & Ed Sheeran Win Big

By: Bianca Gracie // January 7, 2015

This year’s awards season has officially begun, with the 2015 People’s Choice Awards just wrapping up tonight (January 7) live from Los Angeles. The fan-voted show (co-hosted by actresses and Mom co-stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney) commemorated some of the biggest names in television, film and pop music. Lady AntebellumIggy Azalea and Fall Out Boy all took the stage, where I-G-G-Y… More »


Ibrawlator: Who Did The Underwear Photo Better, Nick Jonas Or Justin Bieber?

By: Bradley Stern // January 7, 2015

It’s been well over a decade since Mark Wahlberg‘s iconic, crotch-grabbing Calvin Klein ad, and that glorious photo is still getting plenty of play in 2015.

Last year, the Internet became a better, sexier place thanks to “Jealous” crooner Nick Jonas‘ refusal to wear all of his clothes at… More »


No Doubt Is Headlining BottleRock 2015: Morning Mix

By: Mike Wass // January 7, 2015

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:: Gwen Stefani wasn’t lying about a No Doubt reunion being just around the corner! The band is headlining BottleRock 2015 along with Robert Plant and Imagine Dragons. The three-day festival kicks off May 29 in California’s Napa Valley. [Billboard]

:: Why wait when you’re in love? More »


Sam Smith Goes Shirtless In Sydney: Morning Mix

By: Mike Wass // January 6, 2015

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:: Sam Smith made the most of the Australian summer by taking a relaxing dip with boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel. The “Stay With Me” crooner rocked blue shorts as he splashed around Sydney’s Manly beach. Hopefully, he wore sunscreen to protect that pale English skin! [Daily Mail]

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Iggy Azalea Has Been Diagnosed With Muscular Disorder TMJ: Morning Mix

By: Mike Wass // January 1, 2015

:: Iggy Azalea revealed that she was diagnosed with TMJ on Twitter yesterday (December 31). The muscular disorder causes jaw pain and is brought on by stress — at least according to the femcee. The multiple Grammy nominee also announced that she has started work on her second album. [Twitter]

:: Seaso… More »


Sam Smith Says ‘The X Factor’ Is “Quite Damaging” For Songwriters: Morning Mix

By: Bradley Stern // December 31, 2014

:: Sam Smith believes competitions like X Factor UKare good for singers, but not such a wise career choice for singer-songwriters. “I always say to people: ‘If you’re a singer, go for it.’ It’s an amazing platform. But if you’re not, and you’re a songwriter, I think it’s actually quite damaging for you… More »


Jessie J’s “Party In The U.S.A.” Songwriting Royalties Paid Her Bills For Three Years: Morning Mix

By: Robbie Daw // December 30, 2014

:: Miley Cyrus may be the voice you hear on 2009 single “Party In The U.S.A.”, but it was songwriters Jessie J, Dr. Luke and Claude Kelly who cleaned up at the bank with the song. Says Jessie, “You’ve got to write songs, that’s where the money is, being an artist. ‘Party I… More »


Charli XCX Gives Out Her Phone Number To Fans: Watch

By: Christina Lee // December 27, 2014

On December 12, Charli XCX gave away her phone number on The Elvis Duran Show. This wasn’t her personal phone, but to what the Sucker star calls her “Angel Phone.” Still, fans were baffled. “liar,” one said.

As a new video (above) shows, though, the winning pop songwriter wasn’t… More »


Dr. Luke Reportedly Claims Kesha Lied After Sandy Hook About Being Forced To Sing “Die Young”: Morning Mix

By: Robbie Daw // December 26, 2014

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:: A report has it that Dr. Luke is claiming Kesha lied about him forcing her to sing the lyrics to her hit “Die Young.” Following the tragic shootings at Sandy Hook elementary school in December 2012, Kesha denounced the ill-titled song, which was coincidentally a Top 10… More »


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