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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, "Safe AndMore »

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. I… 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's longtime collaborator… 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 at New… 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 »

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 “Microphone,” upcoming LP… 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 "somewhat"… 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 AsherMore »

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 Jeff Timmons have… 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 music and two coveted… 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 in 2000 with the… 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 champ, where he spoke… More »

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