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Bridgit Mendler Dicusses Ideas For Her Next Album & Being A Fan Of UK Singer John Newman: Interview

By: Robbie Daw // September 5, 2013

Pop multihyphenate Bridgit Mendler is still in the midst of her Summer Tour, and when the “Hurricane” singer breezed into town recently, we took the opportunity to catch up with her. You may recall Bridgit telling us last December that her favorite song of the previous year was Frank Ocean‘s  “Thinkin Bout You.” Well, it’s a… More »

Rudimental Discuss Collaborating With Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding & Game: Interview

By: Robbie Daw // August 30, 2013

Two weeks ago, Rudimental made headlines when they tossed a photo on Instagram indicating that they’d just recorded new material with Game and Ed Sheeran. Earlier this week, the hit-making UK drum and bass/dance-pop act played a gig in Central Park with their friend Emeli Sande, and we took the opportunity to lure the lad… More »

Popping Up: Ayah Marar

By: Robbie Daw // August 22, 2013

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

You’ve heard her voice on several Calvin Harris tracks, including current single “Thinking About You,” and maybe you even caught her lovely acoustic performance of that particular song here… More »

Popping Up: K. Rose

By: Robbie Daw // August 8, 2013

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

K. Rose isn’t exactly a stranger around Idolator. You may recall that we premiered her video for hypnotic club jam “A Voi E A Me (You And I)” back… More »

Zendaya Plays Instant “Replay”: Drake, ‘Martin’ & Other Things She Can’t Get Enough Of

By: Robbie Daw // August 1, 2013

When multi-talented Shake It Up star Zendaya stopped by recently to talk about her career — both on the small screen and in the world of pop music — we also took a few minutes to grill her own some of her personal favorite things in life. After all, the 16-year-old singer’s first offering from… More »

Richard X Discusses Annie’s ‘A&R EP’, Working With MKS, Rachel Stevens & More: Idolator Interview

By: John Hamilton // July 30, 2013

It’s been a hot minute since we last heard from Norwegian indie-pop icon Annie — nearly four years of hot minutes, in fact. Lucky for us, this summer the “Chewing Gum” ingenue is back in action. After first tempting the pop-loving masses this past spring with the aerobicized anthem “Tube Stops And Lonely Hearts,” Ms. More »

Popping Up: Zendaya

By: Robbie Daw // July 25, 2013

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

Hilary. Miley. Demi. Selena. All of these names ring an instant bell as being sassy and classy ladies who, over the past decade, successfully transitioned from Disney starlet to… More »

CSS Dish On ‘Planta’, Dave Sitek, Stealing Beats From Rappers & Dating In America: Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // July 17, 2013

It’s not every day you get to pal around with irreverent Brazilian electro-rockers CSS, but last week we found ourselves in close quarters with the dynamic quartet! Lovefoxxx, Luiza Sa, Ana Rezende and Carolina Parra strolled into the Idolator studio and proceeded to crack myself and the entire crew up with their tales of, er,… More »

Frankmusik: 5 Things You Need To Know About ‘Between’

By: Robbie Daw // July 2, 2013

Recently Vincent Frank — better known as electro-pop dynamo Frankmusik — stopped by Idolator’s studio to discuss the new music that makes up his recently-released third album Between (buy here). At times during our conversation, Frank delved into painful subject matter, such as the despair he felt while being part of a major label, and… More »

Frankmusik Talks About His Personal Journey To New Album ‘Between': Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // June 21, 2013

I had the pleasure of catching Frankmusik‘s New York stop on his current Between States tour the other week, and afterward I invited him over to the Idolator studio for a chat the following Monday. But what I anticipated would be a simple conversation about Vincent Frank‘s self-produced, poppy-yet-introspective new album Between (out now —… More »

Pet Shop Boys Discuss ‘Electric’, Their Euphoric Summer Album: Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // June 21, 2013

Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are in the mood to dance. As Pet Shop Boys, the two have been pairing commentary on the ups and downs of love, nightlife, politics and history with lush pop compositions for nearly 30 years. The quantity and quality of their output is staggering — LPs, compilations, film scores, plays,… More »

Vicci Martinez: 5 Things You Need To Know About The ‘Voice’ Singer

By: Robbie Daw // June 5, 2013

With Season 3 of The Voice winding down and headlines flying about the lined-up coaches for the following season, we decided to temporarily tune out all that noise and check in with Vicci Martinez, a favorite from Team Cee Lo Green during the very first round of the TV talent competition. Since placing third o… More »

Popping Up: Capital Cities

By: Robbie Daw // May 29, 2013

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

The buzz for electro-pop duo Capital Cities has been growing steadily for more than a minute, and you can be forgiven if you think you’ve heard their breakout single,… More »

Daft Punk’s Random Access Commentary: Jason Derulo, Little Boots & Others Discuss The Duo

By: Robbie Daw // May 22, 2013

Daft Punk‘s fourth album Random Access Memories was released yesterday, and, for the most part, is garnering rave reviews. Given all the lead-up hype surrounding the LP, and the global success of “Get Lucky,” everyone has been buzzing about the duo — including artists who came in to pay Idolator a visit in recent weeks. More »

Giorgio Moroder And Others Talk Donna Summer & Giorgio’s 10 Big Music Moments: Interview

By: Robbie Daw // May 17, 2013

The most talked-about producer on the planet right now isn’t one of the many crafting new material for Britney Spears, Beyonce and Justin Timberlake. It’s Giorgio Moroder, the 73-year-old Italian musician whose synth-heavy work influenced more artists than you can fill on a sheet of paper and soundtracked at least two generations.

Giorgio’… More »

Little Boots Gives Props To Legendary Producer/Daft Punk Collaborator Giorgio Moroder: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // May 15, 2013

If you’re anything like us, then you’ve got Giorgio Moroder on the brain these days. And it makes total sense — after all, the Italian producer soundtracked many of our childhoods with the scores and hits he crafted for such films as Scarface, Flashdance, The NeverEnding Story and Top Gun, and now he’s back i… More »

Little Boots Tells Us The 7 Things You Need To Know About ‘Nocturnes': Watch

By: Robbie Daw // May 14, 2013

It’s been nearly four years since Little Boots‘ debut LP Hands arrived, and there’s a pretty solid reason it took so long for Victoria Hesketh to craft its follow-up, the perfectly moody, just-released Nocturnes.

“Everything is throwaway — and not just music — nowadays,” Hesketh told Idolator last week, just before her concert… More »

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 surprising bit of… 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 Jason himself… More »

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