Lists

The 14 Best Pop EPs Released In 2014

By: Carl Williott // December 18, 2014

Album sales have dropped precipitously in the last few years, but the format isn’t dead yet, at least when our biggest stars like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake are concerned. But what about a stretch when most of those stars don’t release an album? In a year when Billboard replaced the album with… More »


Readers’ Poll Results: The 10 Best Albums Released In 2014, As Chosen By Your Votes

By: Robbie Daw // December 17, 2014

In early November, we asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from the first half of 2014, and followed that up two weeks ago with a poll featuring LPs released between July and December. And now the results are in, the numbers have been tallied and we’re presenting you… More »


10 Best Euro-Dance One-Hit Wonders Of The New Millennium

By: Bianca Gracie // December 16, 2014

When it comes to one-hit wonder lists, industry critics mainly focus on hip-hop, pop or country hits from the ’80s and ’90s. But what about the true underdogs — the European techno artists? Well today (December 16), that is all going to change! We at Idolator are shaking things up a bit, as we… More »


2014’s Best Pop Singles: Idolator Editors Pick 20 Favorites

By: Idolator Staff // December 15, 2014

Truly great albums were hard to come by in 2014, but the land of pop music was flooded with amazing singles over the past 12 months. In fact, we had a field day re-visiting the sounds of this year in order to compile this list, which you’ll find is filled with… More »


Justin Bieber, Katy Perry And One Direction Were The Most Popular Acts On Twitter In 2014

By: Bradley Stern // December 10, 2014

With 2014 coming to an end, social media networks are taking a look back at the biggest moments in pop culture over the past year, including Spotify and YouTube. (Did you watch the YouTube Rewind yet?)

And today, Twitter’s giving us the lowdown on the highest numbers. More »


2014′s Best Albums: Idolator Editors Pick Their Favorite 10

By: Idolator Staff // December 10, 2014

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… Okay, scratch that, because no one is ever going to declare that 2014 was a bang-up year as far as pop music is concerned.

Sure, there were some big releases over the past 12 months. But nothing,… More »


14 Under-The-Radar Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014

By: Carl Williott // December 9, 2014

Synth-pop has never really gone away since breaking into the mainstream with a little help from Gary Numan and MTV in the ‘80s, but the genre has certainly fallen in and out of favor since then.

As luck would have it, we’ve been riding high on a synth spike… More »


Pop’s Class Of 2014: The 21 Artists Who Broke Out Big This Year

By: Robbie Daw // December 8, 2014

In 2013, top acts like Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry chucked out their most recent pop albums. Given the absence of those heavyweights — and the fact that Rihanna has taken an unusually long break from releasing music — this past year proved to be a window of opportunity through… More »


Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll: Vote For The Year’s Top Albums (Part 2) — July Through December Releases

By: Robbie Daw // December 4, 2014

Wait…what? It’s December already? Guess we should get the rest of this thing going, then.

Last month we presented you with the first part of Idolator’s reader’s poll on the best albums of 2014 — one where we had you vote on your favorite releases from January through June. Let’s just… More »


Black Friday Bonanza: 10 Pop Music Books From The Past Year That Serve As Perfect Stocking Stuffers

By: emilytan // November 27, 2014

Between Jay Z and Beyonce’s On the Run Tour and the arrival of Taylor Swift’s behemoth pop album 1989, 2014 has had quite a few key music moments. And now it’s that time of year when we try to figure out sort out what to give as holiday presents. So what… More »


American Music Awards 2014: 10 Best And Worst Moments

By: Robbie Daw // November 24, 2014

Another American Music Awards has come and gone, and like with all of these shindigs, there are lessons to be learned and moments worth singling out. Did you sit through all three hours of this particular dog and pony act last night? Yes? Well, then see if you agree with our best/worst roundup. More »


In Celebration Of Gwen Stefani: 12 Of The Best Songs From Our Favorite Hollaback Girl

By: Bianca Gracie // November 21, 2014

Gwen Stefani has always been the ultra-cool dark horse of mainstream female musicians, ever since her debut as the lead singer of No Doubt back in 1986. Her belly-baring, bindi-wearing, badass persona set her apart from all of the Britneys and Christinas of the world. Back in 2004, she made thatMore »


The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

By: Robbie Daw // November 20, 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean BanditMore »


The 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards: The Complete List Of Winners

By: Bianca Gracie // November 9, 2014

This year’s MTV Europe Music Awards were bigger than ever, as the show celebrated its 20th anniversary! It was broadcasted live from the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland today (November 9), and featured many of our favorite music artists — including Ariana GrandeCharli XCXKiesza, and Nicki Minaj.

The biggest winners of the night… More »


The Diddy Curse: 8 Of The Best Artists Formerly On Bad Boy Records

By: Bianca Gracie // November 3, 2014

There is no question that Diddy (or is it P. Diddy nowadays?) is a hugely influential music mogul, ever since his job as a record executive in the ’90s era. But there have been many instances where the businessman fell short of doing his job. Bad Boy Records is notorious for being the… More »


The Best and Worst Advice Taylor Swift Gave on ‘The Voice’ This Week: An Extremely Deep Analysis

By: Caila Ball // October 29, 2014

“Anytime I watch a performance of any kind I’m taking notes,” declared Taylor Swift on Tuesday’s episode of The Voice. Girl, we hear you, and are taking just as many notes on your mentoring stint during the Knockout Round. Judgment, after all, is a favorite pastime.

Some of the 1989 singer’… More »


The 5 Worst ‘Saturday Night Live’ Performances From The Past 10 Years: Did The Artists’ Careers Bounce Back?

By: Robbie Daw // October 27, 2014

Sketch comedy mainstay Saturday Night Live, now in its 40th year, can either be a career-launching platform or a soul-destroying one. And with each episode, artists take a gamble by walking onto the live series’ stage and giving it their all. (Well, sometimes they walk on stage only to jig off a minute… More »


Halloween Playlist: The 13 Creepiest Horror Movie/TV Show Theme Songs From The Past 50 (Or So) Years

By: Jonathan Riggs // October 17, 2014

What scares us onscreen is pretty subjective. The stop-motion skeletons that got granny a-shiverin’ and a-shakin’ under her slip might not faze someone weaned in a world ruled by House-Of-Wax Plastic-Surgery-Chic like The Thing That Melted Meg Ryan.. Music, however, never loses its ability to scare us and the best, most classic horror… More »


Pop Music Wishlist: 10 Blondes Who Need To Make A Comeback

By: Bianca Gracie // October 13, 2014

When Gwen Stefani and Fergie announced their musical comebacks this year, the pop world was ecstatic. Apart from her work with No Doubt on 2012’s Push And Shove, Stefani has not put out any solo projects since 2006’s Sweet Escape. Fergie, on the other hand, kept herself busy with the Black Eyed Peas. But her 2006 debut, TheMore »


Katy Perry Leads 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations: See Who All Is Up For What

By: Robbie Daw // September 16, 2014

Mark your calendars, pop fans, as Sunday, November 9 will bring the MTV Europe Music Awards to the network’s channels across the globe. The event will be broadcast live from Glasgow, Scotland’s The SSE Hydro arena.

It’s usually a given that American acts dominate the nominees for the MTV Europe Music… More »


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