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 »

Carrie Underwood Is Expecting A Baby Boy: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 7, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Congratulations are in order for Carrie Underwood and her husband Mike Fisher are expecting a baby boy! Country star Braid Paisley accidentally spilled the beans at last night's CMA Awards — whoops! [E! Online] :: Foo Fighters plan to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a massive Fourth of July concert! It will take place at the RFK… More »

Britney Spears Reportedly Has A New Boyfriend: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 6, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Well, that was fast! After her split with ex-boyfriend David Lucado just two months ago, Britney Spears has a new man! The singer is reportedly dating Charlie Ebersol, a producer and writer whose father is the co-creator of Saturday Night Live. [E! Online] :: In other dating news, Fifth Harmony's More »

Jessie J And Luke James Are Now Dating: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 5, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Earlier this year, Jessie J took back her claim of being bisexual — she said that it was just a "phase." Well, it seems like she's back to dating men! The More »

Taylor Swift’s Entire Music Catalog Is Removed From Spotify: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // November 4, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Big Machine Label Group (a.k.a. Taylor Swift's record label) has swiped the singer's entire discography from Spotify. The move was probably made to amp up her already-insane record sales, but the streaming service was none too… More »

Whatcha Say: Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga & Meghan Trainor Got Our Readers Talking

By: Bianca Gracie // October 31, 2014
Happy Halloween! Man, was this week jam-packed with exciting news and events from the music world. Taylor Swift released her highly anticipated fifth LP 1989, while we announced a giveaway for Calvin Harris' forthcoming album Motion. Click here to enter until Monday, November 4! Iggy Azalea had an interesting debut performance on Saturday Night Live, and NickiMore »

Taylor Swift Teases Upcoming ‘1989’ Tour: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // October 31, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Taylor Swift's new album 1989 is a massive hit (it's predicted to sell just over one million copies in its first week alone), so there's no surprise the popstar wants to… More »

Lil Wayne Pushes ‘The Carter V’ Release To December: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // October 30, 2014
Did You Hear? :: It was previously announced the upcoming albums from Young Money labelmates Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj would be delayed. At the time, the More »

Ibrawlator: What Was The Best Album Of October?

By: Bradley Stern // October 29, 2014
Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you to decide which album ultimately ruled. It's that time again: Our "Best Of" Ibrawlator for October. Last month, true jazz lovers Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga stole our readers' heart… More »

Magazine Melee: Which Pop Act Has The Best November 2014 Cover?

By: Bradley Stern // October 29, 2014
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover! The chilly season has arrived, and it's up to some of our favorite pop stars to provide us with some fashion-forward fall… More »

Pitbull Has Two New Reality Shows In The Works: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // October 29, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Mr. Worldwide, also known as Pitbull, will be coming to your small screen! The entertainer is getting two new reality shows: Pitbull: The Lyfe and The REAL Change ProjectThe former will focus on his music career, while the latter will be about fundraising for educators. No word on when either is set… More »

Nicki Minaj’s “Only (feat. Chris Brown, Drake & Lil Wayne)”: Review Revue

By: Bradley Stern // October 28, 2014
To be fair, it wasn't going to be easy for Nicki Minaj to trump her rump-shaking smash "Anaconda." The hype for a follow-up to her Sir Mix-A-Lot-sampling hit was already at a fever pitch — but did she deliver with a worthy follow-up? Well. The return-to-roots rap track More »

Taylor Swift Is New York City’s Welcome Ambassador: Morning Mix

By: Bianca Gracie // October 28, 2014
Did You Hear? :: Taylor Swift has already claimed her status as a true New Yorker (she even made a song about it), and now the singer is crowned the NYC Welcome Ambassador! Her main duty will be representing the city for incoming tourists. More »

Iggy Azalea’s Debut Performance On ‘Saturday Night Live': Review Revue

By: Bianca Gracie // October 27, 2014
Over the weekend, Iggy Azalea made her debut on the Jim Carrey-hosted Saturday Night Live. The diva took to the legendary stage to perform her current hits: a medley of "Fancy" and the Rita Ora-assisted More »

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’: Review Revue

By: Bradley Stern // October 27, 2014
Welcome to 1989! After what's seemed like a full year's worth of promotional duties packed into the past one or two months, Taylor Swift's first official foray into pop music has finally arrived. The sparkling set, which includes #1 smash "Shake It Off," "Out Of The Woods" and her effervescent ode to the… More »

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