In Conversation

98 Degrees Explain 7 Things You Need To Know About ‘2.0’: Watch Idolator’s Interview

By: Robbie Daw // May 10, 2013
A couple things you should know about 98 Degrees themselves: 1.) the band — that would be Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons — are back together, in full force and getting ready to head out on the road, and 2.) their first album in 13 years, 2.0, was released this week. More »


Jason Derulo: 5 Things You Need To Know About “The Other Side” & His Upcoming Album

By: Robbie Daw // May 1, 2013
One thing we learned very quickly during our sitdown with fleet-footed crooner Jason Derulo is that he wasn't going to let the neck fracture he sustained early on in 2012 slow him down — or keep him from doing a headstand in the just-released video for new single "The Other Side." Another … More »


Jason Derulo On Usher’s ‘Confessions’ & Being Obsessed With ‘Game Of Thrones': Favorites

By: Robbie Daw // April 29, 2013
It's goes without saying that Jason Derulo considers Michael Jackson to be one of his biggest musical influences. But when the 23-year-old singer swung by the Idolator office last week to discuss both his new single "The Other Side" and upcoming third album, we were interested in learning about the other side of Jaso … More »


98 Degrees Explain The History Of “The Hardest Thing”: Pop School

By: Robbie Daw // April 18, 2013
Class is in session, and now it's time to sit up straight and get an education! And in the case of Pop School, it's artists who are teaching you a lesson on their classic hits. Start taking notes! We recently sat down to talk to reunited boy-band-turned-man-band 98 Degrees about their new single More »


Del Marquis & Bright Light Bright Light Discuss Slow Knights & ’90s House Anthems: Favorites

By: Robbie Daw // April 9, 2013
On one hand, yes, we're still glum over Scissor Sisters taking a hiatus from making music together. But the upside is that guitarist Del Marquis has gone off on his own, somewhat, and put together retro R&B-pop stunner Cosmos, one of the year's most refreshing albums, under the monicker of Slow Knights. We say … More »


Parachute: 7 Things You Need To Know About Their Third Album

By: Robbie Daw // April 9, 2013
Last week we played a game of Pop Associated with Parachute frontman Will Anderson and guitarist Nate McFarland, during which Anderson raved about OneRepublic singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder. In the second part of our chat with the guys, they reveal certain details about their upcoming, yet-to-be-titled third LP. For starters, the record was produced by … More »


98 Degrees Reflect On First Live Performance Of “Microphone”: Idolator Exclusive

By: Robbie Daw // April 8, 2013
Just before their upcoming Package Tour with fellow male vocal groups New Kids On The Block and Boyz II Men, the reunited gents of 98 Degrees will release 2.0, their first album of new material in 13 years, on May 7. And ahead of that, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre and … More »


Duran Duran’s Nick Rhodes: 7 Questions About TV Mania’s ‘Bored With Prozac And The Internet?’

By: Robbie Daw // February 19, 2013
Iconic pop band Duran Duran are no strangers to having their members split off and take part in side projects. But following the recording of Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo's experimental TV Mania: Bored With Prozac And The Inernet? in 1996 — an album that featured electronic tracks mixed with samples of television dialog — … More »


JoJo Discusses New Mixtape ‘Agape': Idolator Exclusive

By: Robbie Daw // December 21, 2012
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Emeli Sande On The Olympics, Working With Alicia Keys & Opening For Coldplay: Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // October 1, 2012
When we heard Emeli Sande's UK single "Heaven" last year, we became instant fans. In fact, we highlighted the 25-year-old Scot in our Popping Up series last December before we even knew if her debut LP, Our Version Of Events, would be getting a US release. Thankfully it did. Through her … More »


Mya Returns, Talks About Pink, Frank Ocean & Her Next Move: Idolator Interview

By: Mike Wass // August 2, 2012
At the height of her early '00s fame, Mya ranked alongside Brandy and Aaliyah as one of the hottest urban-pop stars on the planet. She first graced the Top 10 as a teenager way back in 1998 with her Dru Hill collaboration, “It’s All About Me”. But she really broke through … More »


Kris Allen Talks ‘Thank You Camellia’, Songwriting And Adam Lambert: Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // May 22, 2012
As much as we love Kris Allen's acoustic covers (even when they're interrupted by grumpy policemen), we've been awaiting his brand new tunes on his sophomore album Thank You Camellia, which comes out today (May 22). To celebrate Allen's first release in three years, we had a lovely chat with American Idol's Season 8 … More »


Carrie Underwood Says ‘Blown Away’ Wanted To Be Darker: Exclusive Interview

By: Mike Wass // May 16, 2012
This is a special week for Carrie Underwood. The Oklahoma-born beauty has the #1 album in the country — her third in a row — and 2012's second-highest first week sales total. Not bad for a small town girl who had pretty much given up on music before auditioning for … More »


Kris Allen Loves Vinyl, ‘Parks & Rec’ And The Civil Wars: Favorites

By: Becky Bain // May 7, 2012
Favorites is our recurring video series on the personal preferences of the pop artists who inspire us. Because the artists we love love stuff too. Kris Allen is one of the most humble, friendly and talented people we've ever encountered, making him one of our all-time favorite artists to spend some one-on-one time with. But what about … More »


Kimbra: The Idolator Interview

By: Mike Wass // April 24, 2012
When Gotye’s all-conquering “Somebody That I Used To Know” climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last week, his quirky duet-partner Kimbra became the first New Zealander since 1977 to achieve the feat. (The last Kiwi to top the chart was Chris Thompson, who voiced Manfred Mann’ … More »


Avicii: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // April 20, 2012
Avicii is one of the newest acts to surface in today's current renaissance of electronic dance music, and he's already breaking records: The 22-year-old producer/DJ is the first EDM artist to headline an arena tour. His popularity has no doubt been pumped up by Flo Rida's hit song "More »


Martin Solveig: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // April 19, 2012
Coachella was raging more than ever this year with the large array of electronic artists taking over the Polo Fields. Justice and Girl Talk comandeered the larger stages, while the dance tent overflowed with dance fiends ready to party rock to the likes of David Guetta More »


Andrew Dawson On Working With Kanye West, Fun. & Pet Shop Boys: Interview

By: Robbie Daw // April 5, 2012
Andrew Dawson is a name that might not ring a bell at the moment, but that’s about to change. The classically trained pianist from Minnesota quietly won three Grammys through his work as a mix engineer on Kanye West’s albums The College Dropout, Graduation and, most recently, My Beautiful Dark TwistedMore »


Goldfrapp On Past Singles, New Music & Remixing Lady Gaga: Interview

By: Robbie Daw // March 13, 2012
The last time we had a talk with Goldfrapp, the duo were just about to release their Grammy-nominated 2010 album Head First. Turns out it was a project that singer Alison Goldfrapp doesn't have much fondness for. "I’m not very proud of that one," she says of the previous LP a … More »


Adam Lambert Discusses ‘Trespassing’, Queen & More: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // February 20, 2012
It's no secret that we're huge fans of Adam Lambert, one of the most exciting artists to blast onto the pop scene in the last few years. Adam's 2009 album, For Your Entertainment, was one of the best debuts from an American Idol alum ever, but it's his highly personal sophomore LP TrespassingMore »


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