In Conversation

J. Cole: 7 Questions With The ‘Cole World’ Rapper

By: Robbie Daw // September 22, 2011
After four years of paying creative dues and crafting several acclaimed mixtapes, Roc Nation MC J. Cole is about to break out in a big way with next week's release of Cole World: The Sideline Story, his debut album (out September 27). Earlier this month we gave you some insight to the record … … More »

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Cady Groves: Idolator’s Interview From The “This Little Girl” Video Set

By: Robbie Daw // September 22, 2011
The wait is nearly over for the premiere of the music video for Cady Groves' catchy pop jam “This Little Girl” (check back here tomorrow to watch it). And by now fans of the 21-year-old singer know that country crooner Blake Shelton makes a cameo in the clip. We … … More »

Taylor Hanson: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // August 26, 2011
You may best remember Hanson as the band that brought the world the non-word "MMMBop", but the boys who hail from Oklahoma have been going long and hard at music for nearly two decades. (Pretty impressive for a band with two members under the age of thirty.) In 2009, brothers Isaac, Taylor and … … More »

DEV: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // August 18, 2011
After skyrocketing onto the scene by contributing the hook to Far East Movement's "Like A G6", Dev is ready to take the dance world on her own — well, with a bit of help by her producing team The Cataracs. The bass-loving electro-pop singer was in New York promoting her debut … … More »

Never-Before-Seen Photos Of Fergie & Martika (Who Is Plotting A Comeback)

By: Idolator Staff // August 12, 2011
Dust off your hoop earrings and gigantic shoulder pads, because Martika is embarking on a comeback! The singer, who scored hits with 1989 chart-topper "Toy Soldiers" and the Prince composition "Love...Thy Will Be Done," has been inspired by the recent resurgence of fellow one-time teen queens Debbie Gibson and Tiffany. "People are enjoying … … More »

Ellie Goulding: The Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // August 12, 2011
Skylar Grey wasn't the only pop luminary we sat down with at the the Lollapalooza artist lounge (which we co-sponsored along with Rock The Vote) last weekend — we also had a chat with one of our favorite UK artists to make a splash on these shores this year, More »

Skylar Grey: The Lollapalooza Interview

By: Robbie Daw // August 11, 2011
While at Lollapalooza last weekend, singer-songwriter Skylar Grey performed dark pop songs from her upcoming LP Invinsible (including "Monster," "Beautiful Nightmare" and "Weirdo"), and gave some vocal assistance to Eminem for a rendition of their hit with Dr. Dre, "I Need A Doctor." She also took a break … … More »

Kelly Rowland: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // August 5, 2011
Kelly Rowland is here, people. The sultry singer's third solo LP Here I Am made an impressive debut at #3 on the Billboard 200 — her highest debut yet —and her steamy single "Motivation" keeps rising every week, currently sitting at #17 on the Hot 100. (Guess not everyone shared Jeff … … More »

Pitbull: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // July 1, 2011
The man whose current single requests that you "Give Me Everything" now has it: party monster Pitbull's sixth studio album, Planet Pit, debuted in the Top 10 on the charts, and his single finally creeped its way past Adele to claim the top spot on the Hot 100, giving … … More »

Jill Scott Lights Up For Christina Aguilera, Frank Ocean

By: Idolator Staff // June 21, 2011
Jill Scott fills her stylish new album, The Light Of The Sun, with smart, confident songs like "Shame". But it took her roughly a year-and-a-half to write and record, and during that time, she listened to virtually no other music. Now that she's wrapped up in the studio, whose voice is capturing her … … More »

David Cook: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // April 28, 2011
David Cook may have the fame and the fans, but the one thing he doesn't seem to get enough of these days is sleep. "I'm just coming out of zombie land," he tells us with a laugh during our interview with him at the Beverly Hilton. (Check out our photo shoot with Cook … … More »

Patrick Stump: The Idolator Interview

By: Becky Bain // April 20, 2011
Patrick Stump might be on a solo tour right now, but he assures us that it's been anything but lonely. "I haven't been wanting for company," the Fall Out Boy frontman-turned-one-man-band told us during a chat before his two sold-out shows at the Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. "I’m definitely surrounded by people. It’s … … More »

Eliza Doolittle Talks To Us About Style, Kanye And Coachella

By: Becky Bain // April 19, 2011
We already knew Eliza Doolittle knew how to get everybody bouncing — she was one of the performers at our Pray For Pop party at SXSW, after all. So it was no surprise to see the British pop gal make the fest-goers (and even the trees!) at Coachella shake it during her … … More »

Foster The People’s Mark Foster Fawns Over Kanye West At Coachella

By: Becky Bain // April 19, 2011
Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Mark Foster was doing his own solo project for a few years before he and two friends, Mark Pontius and Cubbie Fink, joined forces to become Foster The People, one of the most buzzed about bands to take on Coachella 2011. (Check out pics from their Sunday afternoon set More »

Marina And The Diamonds Talks Katy Perry And Madonna At Coachella

By: Becky Bain // April 16, 2011

Marina And The Diamonds (aka Marina Diamandis) had never performed at Coachella before her set last night in the Gobi tent (check out the photos here!), but the Welsh pop doll seemed to be enjoying her first jaunt to the desert music fest. "The site is a … More »

Crystal Bowersox: The Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // April 14, 2011
Last month Crystal Bowersox took the stage at our Pray For Pop showcase during South By Southwest and served up electrifying acoustic versions of such Farmer’s Daugher jams as "Finally Got It Right," "Mine All Mine" and "Kiss Ya." But turns out there's one more Mama Sox surprise we … … More »

Kylie Minogue Talks To Us About What’s Next For Her, Following Her Les Folies Tour

By: Robbie Daw // April 5, 2011
If you haven't yet snatched up your tickets to see Kylie Minogue's Les Folies tour, which is hitting U.S. shores at the end of this month, you might want to do so pronto—because as our favorite saucy Aussie told us today, this might be the last chance fans get to see her multi-million … … More »

Lady Gaga Producer RedOne Says ‘Born This Way’ Is All About “Freedom”

By: Becky Bain // February 10, 2011
Hot shot producer RedOne has been with Lady Gaga since the beginning — he produced tracks forThe Fame and The Fame Monster as well as her highly-anticipated third album, Born This Way. So it's a no brainer that he was included on the panel of industry professionals at Grammy Career Day, held at USC this … … More »

Alex Da Kid: The Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // December 21, 2010
You may not know producer Alex Da Kid by name just yet, but trust us, it's a temporary situation that's about to change in 2011. The London-born 26-year-old is the man behind the beats in Emimen and Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" and B.o.B and Hayley Williams' "Airplanes"—two of this … … More »

Charlie Wilson: The Idolator Interview

By: Erika Brooks Adickman // December 9, 2010
If pop music feels like one big family — and it often does, with its over-emoting and petty rivalries — then it's high time to pay respect to our favorite uncle. Charlie Wilson is a living legend — the former lead singer of 70s funk group The Gap Band, the hustler-approved … … More »

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