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Jay-Z’s 6 Most Off-The-Wall Collaborations, From Linkin Park To Blue Ivy Carter

Emily Zemler // July 4, 2013

Jay-Z is a master of collaboration. Just look at his back catalog for proof of the massive list of artists he’s worked with. But while Hova’s features with Kanye West, Rihanna and his wife Beyonce are interesting and make for great singles, the rapper hasn’t always made the most usual choices when it comes to… More »


4th Of July Playlist: 13 Songs That Celebrate Liberty & “Freedom,” Plus The Red, White & Blue

John Hamilton // July 3, 2013

Thank goodness for the Fourth of July, because aside from Labor Day, summer vacation and a different Pride event in a different city every weekend for the past month, we need an excuse to take one more day off. Of course, this isn’t just any day off, it’s a day to sit in a folding law… More »


Jay-Z’s 5 Best Albums To-Date: Who You Know Fresher Than Hov?

Kathy Iandoli // July 2, 2013

Not to discredit the entire list you’re about to read, but it’s virtually impossible to determine which Jay-Z albums are the best. The reason being, Jay-Z is such a versatile artist, with pockets of fan bases that gravitate toward various aspects of his musical personality. He spent his earliest years developing a high speed flow… More »


Excuse Me Miss: 5 Divas Who Benefitted From A Jay-Z Verse

Kathy Iandoli // June 28, 2013

Jay-Z has always been pretty picky when it comes to collaborations. That’s because since he first emerged on the scene two decades ago, he knew his value right off the bat. Hov is never an accessory, he’s always the complete outfit — the main event, if you will. That’s why when an artist is lucky… More »


2013’s Best Albums (So Far): Idolator Editors Pick Their Favorite 10

Robbie Daw // June 28, 2013

Somehow, with June winding to a close, we are once more here at the halfway point in the year. It’s a time when we at Idolator like to look back and reflect on certain aspects of our lives: Did we remember to file our taxes? Have we been wearing enough sunblock? Has Beyonce really not… More »


Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” Becomes Her 7th Top 10 Single: Here’s A Refresher On The Other 6

Robbie Daw // June 27, 2013

Miley Cyrus has established herself as one of the hardest twerking players in the pop game throughout the past seven years, and if you’re not yet hip to her summertime ode to all things carefree and turnt-up, “We Can’t Stop,” then it’s time to open your ears. First of all, the song’s music video i… More »


‘The Voice’: 10 Life Lessons We All Learned From Season 4

Caila Ball // June 20, 2013

Since Danielle Bradbery was announced as The Voice champ on Tuesday, we’ve taken the appropriate time to mourn for the other contestants, store our Team Michelle Chamuel glasses until her world tour and write no less than 10 unanswered letters to Xtina confirming that she will, indeed, be returning next season (because if this isMore »


Kanye West’s 7 Best Collaborations: Relive Yeezus’ Best Moments Assisting Rihanna, T.I. & More

Kathy Iandoli // June 13, 2013

When accessorizing, it’s typically en vogue to pair a decent outfit with an extremely expensive accessory. That’s the same function of having Kanye West as a feature on a track. Yeezy adds the necessary something needed to upgrade any hit single. The Chicago-bred rapping-producing-ranting wunderkind spent his early days playing the assist for none other… More »


Father’s Day Playlist: 10 Songs That Offer Dad-Like Advice

John Hamilton // June 10, 2013

It’s that time of year again, Idolofans: time to celebrate fathers! Well, not just fathers, but grandfathers, male guardians, or any man who played a part in raising us. And when one thinks of Father’s Day (it’s June 16th this year — you’ve still got time to buy a card), don’t a good number of… More »


Kanye West: 5 Highly Artistic Videos From Yeezus Christ Himself

Kathy Iandoli // June 7, 2013

Sometimes his videos start a party; other times they cause seizures. Kanye West, hip hop’s resident art nerd, has crafted a sizable niche for himself based upon always pushing the artistic envelope in both his music and the visuals attached to it.

From his first video, 2003’s “Through The Wire,” West kept thing… More »


Behind The Candelabra: 15 Great Piano-Driven Pop Songs

John Hamilton // May 27, 2013

HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Steven Soderbergh’s highly anticipated biopic on Liberace, debuted this past weekend to much critical fanfare, with many critics praising Soderbergh for approaching his subject with a modicum of humanity (as opposed to mean-spirited camp). Although Liberace never openly pined to be taken seriously, we think he’d appreciate the film’s attempt to… More »


Random Access Memories: Your Ultimate Memorial Day 2013 Playlist

Carl Williott // May 27, 2013

Memorial Day is sort of about remembrance, but mostly about getting an extra day of avoiding work or school which you probably won’t remember. And since this year it falls so close to the release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, we decided to throw together a Memorial Day 2013 playlist comprising some of our favorite… More »


Daft Punk & 7 Other Great French House Acts: From Dmitri From Paris To Justice

John Hamilton // May 20, 2013

With all the fanfare surrounding their comeback smash “Get Lucky” and this week’s release of Random Access Memories, it’s easy to forget that French house ambassadors Daft Punk have been around for nearly two decades. Thanks to a sound that’s always been ahead of the curve (and robot helmets to mask any wrinkles), the duo… More »


Daft Punk: The 5 Best Rap & R&B Songs That Sample The “Get Lucky” Duo

Emily Zemler // May 10, 2013

As the release date for Daft Punk’s highly anticipated new album Random Access Memories draws nearer, we’re reminded of all those rappers who’ve borrowed the French electro duo’s sounds in the past. (Ten bucks says will.i.am is currently trying to figure out how to make his own version of “Get Lucky” titled “#GetPower”). Some have bee… More »


Daft Punk: 5 Groundbreaking Music Videos From The “Get Lucky” Duo

John Hamilton // May 7, 2013

Harder, better, faster, stronger — and arguably more popular than ever before —Daft Punk, electronica’s most innovative duo and France’s funkiest androids, are reaching new heights with their comeback single, the slinky slice of funk known as “Get Lucky.” In only its second week on the chart, the Pharrell-featuring thumper is sitting inside the To… More »


April Fool’s Day Playlist: 10 Songs To Trick Your Monday Out With

John Hamilton // April 1, 2013

Keep an eye on those leftover Easter eggs, folks: April Fool’s Day is upon us! April 1 may not be a recognized holiday, but the world has been honoring it for centuries with all manner of jokes, pranks and hoaxes. (Perhaps this explains Eurovision?) From reversed restroom signs, foil-covered computers or, heaven forbid, plastic-wrapped toilet… More »


The 9 Best Music Videos Featuring Cats, From Paula Abdul To Best Coast

John Hamilton // March 22, 2013

For centuries, the feline has represented so many things to the world: a symbol of nobility, a muse to the arts…a hip dance partner to Paula Abdul, to name but a few. Is there anything pussycats can’t do? Yet even as they rule the world (and YouTube), most of them would like us to think… More »


Beyonce’s “Bow Down” & “I Been On”: 17 Tweets From Her BeyHive Of Stans Reacting To The Songs

Mike Wass // March 18, 2013

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Justin Timberlake’s 10 Sexiest Music Videos: Leave It All On The Floor Tonight

John Hamilton // March 13, 2013

On the occasion of his recent slew of TV appearances and his latest single “Mirrors” topping the UK chart — and just in time for the March 19th release of his third solo album, the intriguingly titled The 20/20 Experience — we’re taking a stroll down Sexyback Lane for a look back at the talented… More »


Justin Timberlake’s 7 Best Collaborations: Revisit His Songs With Beyonce, Madonna, Ciara & Others

Mike Wass // March 6, 2013

After a six-year hiatus to pursue a not-completely-horrible acting career, Justin Timberlake dusted off his microphone and picked up exactly where he left off at the end of the FutureSex/LoveSounds era — by bringing innovative yet distinctly retro-tinged R&B back to the airwaves and charts. Producer pal Timbaland might have helped a little. Together they… More »


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