In Conversation

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 »

James Morrison: 8 Questions With The “Up” Singer

By: Robbie Daw // December 9, 2011
Following the release of his third album The Awakening, and ahead of his spring tour here in the States, British singer-songwriter James Morrison is feeling quite feisty. Regarding his collaboration with Jessie J, the emotional, string-laden "Up", Morrison tells us this: "I asked if she wanted to do it with me. But she… More »

Willow Smith: 10 Questions With The “Fireball” Singer

By: Robbie Daw // December 7, 2011
Fiery pop tween Willow Smith set the world's ears ablaze last fall with her sassy jam "Whip My Hair", the first offering from her upcoming debut album Willow. And today the video for her third single, the Nicki Minaj-assisted "Fireball", is scheduled to premiere during BET's 106 & Park. More »

Jay Sean Discusses ‘Freeze Time’ & The End Of The World: Idolator Interview

By: Robbie Daw // October 26, 2011
Earlier this month, Jay Sean wrapped up a US tour with Joe Jonas and JoJo, and we sat down with the "Down" singer just hours before their very last gig together, in New York. “I’m kind of sad about it actually," the hit-making UK singer/songwriter admitted. "It’s been a really, really fun time.”… More »

JoJo Interview: The “Disaster” Singer Answers Our Questions And Yours

By: Robbie Daw // October 6, 2011
As any fan of JoJo can attest, the wait for Jumping Trains, the singer-songwriter's third album, has been a long one. In fact, this month marks five years since the release of her last LP, The High Road (which produced the Top 5 smash "Too Little Too Late"). But the past… More »

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 »

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 »

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