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Valentine’s Day Playlist: 11 Great Pop Songs For Your Unrequited Love

By: John Hamilton // February 12, 2013
Let’s be real, Idolafans: nothing exacerbates a broken heart like the prospect of another Valentine’s Day alone. If the ubiquity of hearts and flowers doesn’t get to you, the smell of chocolate and the constant reminder that everyone else is gettin’ some certainly will. It’s a painful thing to live through, and not something… More »


Valentine’s Day Playlist: The 10 Best Songs For Those Flying Solo This Year

By: emilytan // February 11, 2013
Sigh. While couples everywhere will be getting all cutesy with chocolates and flowers on Valentine's Day, some of us won't be so lucky. However instead of sitting on the couch with our favorite junk food and streaming a rom-com, we've whipped up a list of the 10 best songs to listen to on V-Day if… More »


Whitney Houston: The 5 Best Tribute Performances, A Year After Her Death

By: Caila Ball // February 11, 2013
It's been a year since music legend Whitney Houston died at the age of 48. In the time following her February 11, 2012 passing, performers spanning generations and genres have paid tribute to the esteemed singer. In fact, there wasn’t a proper music event in 2012 that didn’t seize the opportunity to memorialize Housto… More »


Grammys: 10 Pop Songs That Never Won The Awards They Deserved

By: Emily Zemler // February 6, 2013
Scoring a Grammy nod doesn’t necessarily make a song good, although it seems like the biggest music award of them all should help dictate which tracks will become pop classics. Alas, as it turns out, a lot of zeitgeist-y hits from the past few decades years didn’t win a statue on Grammy night, even though… More »


Beyonce At The Super Bowl: 7 Things Still Left For Her To Conquer

By: Emily Zemler // January 25, 2013
Over the years, Beyonce has dominated nearly every realm of entertainment. The former (?) Destiny's Child member has released wildly successful solo albums, starred in films, appeared on Broadway and performed on dozens of award shows. (Not to mention the Glastonbury fest, gigs she's done with husband Jay-Z and the… More »


Beyonce At The Super Bowl: Bey & Destiny’s Child’s Most Stadium-Worthy Songs

By: Mike Wass // January 18, 2013
Somewhere in the vast sprawl of New York City, Beyonce is preparing for the Super Bowl with the steely focus and unwavering dedication of a professional athlete. You see, the queen of pop, soul and several other genres has a lot riding on the high profile performance. A flawless display could set up More »


Beyonce At The Super Bowl: Revisit 5 Epic Destiny’s Child Performances

By: emilytan // January 14, 2013
Independent women, single ladies and everyone in between — it's time to celebrate! Destiny's Child will officially be reuniting at the Super Bowl, so get ready to party like it's 2004, football fans! With the iconic pop trio's new collection Love Songs set to drop (on January 29), and the premiere of… More »


Golden Globes: 10 Past Nominated Songs You Completely Forgot Existed

By: John Hamilton // January 11, 2013
It’s officially Awards Season again and, rather predictably, everyone’s abuzz over the Academy Awards’ Best Original Song nominees — but what of the Golden Globes Best Original Song selections, we ask? No, really. Wait, come back! Though often thought of as Oscar’s little sister — and a somewhat reliable predictor of who will… More »


Idolator’s 12 Fave Music-Related Things Of 2012: From ‘The Nekci Menij Show’ To The 777 Tour

By: Idolator Staff // December 31, 2012
Throughout December, Idolator's editors have rounded up what they deemed to be the best albums and best EPs of 2012, and even reviewed the year's #1 singles (in one word) — as well as summed up the entire past 12 months (in Post-It notes). So what's left to cover? Well, we… More »


Best Music 2012: Adam Lambert’s ‘Trespassing’ Voted Year’s Best Album By Idolator Readers

By: Robbie Daw // December 31, 2012
What was your favorite album of 2012? It's a question we posed to Idolator readers in a two-part poll as the year began to wind down. Over 35,000 votes came in, and we've now rounded up the ten most popular of your choices. The top two — Adam Lambert's Trespassing and More »


10 Great Guilty Pleasure Christmas Songs That Make The Yuletide Gay

By: Mike Wass // December 25, 2012
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The 5 Best Pop Feuds Of 2012: From Christina Aguilera Vs. The Wanted To Lady Gaga Vs. Madonna

By: Jacques Peterson // December 19, 2012
As 2012 comes to a close and we all start fondly looking back at the best music that the year had to offer, we must also remember the biggest beefs of the past 12 months. From rappers to pop tarts to boy banders, 2012 was chock full of feuds. Thankfully for us, most of… More »


Last Christmas, They Covered “Last Christmas”: 5 Excellent Versions Of Wham!’s Classic

By: Sam Lansky // December 17, 2012
It's a scientific fact that the only two truly great Christmas songs written in the last thirty years are Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and Wham!'s "Last Christmas." (Disagree with us? Sorry, it's science.) But while the sad reality is that every cover of Caraewey's Yuletide standard pales in comparison to… More »


12 For ’12: The EPs That Had Us Popping This Year

By: Idolator Staff // December 12, 2012
As far as pop is concerned, 2012 may be remembered as the year that there were more exceptional EPs than albums. While we had to scrape to come up with 10 LPs we truly loved this year — at least, loved enough to feature in our Best Albums of 2012 list — there were… More »


Grammys: The Most Outrageous Snubs From This Year’s Nominations

By: Sam Lansky // December 6, 2012
The 2013 Grammy Awards nominations arrived last night courtesy of an impressively weird CBS concert, but amidst the many thrilling surprises the evening packed — who among us wasn't exhilarated by the frissons we felt upon realizing that LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" had finally received the recognition it  so sorely deserves? More »


2012’s Best Albums: Idolator Editors Pick Their Favorite 10

By: Robbie Daw // December 6, 2012
Here at Idolator, the editors have been continuously sifting through 2012's releases and poring over tracks to suss out the best of the best. Of course, let's face it: it was a dire year as far as consistent, solid albums are concerned. Forget the lack of a breakout smash like Adele's 21 (which, to… More »


Backstreet Boys, Eminem Each Have Two Of The 21 Best-Selling Albums Of The SoundScan Era

By: Robbie Daw // November 29, 2012
Given that Adele's 21 recently became the 21st album to sell 10 million copies in the SoundScan era (since 1991), Billboard chart sage Keith Caulfield took it upon himself to tally up the facts, the figures and the legendary crooners who make up this elite group of Diamond-status pop acts. For music-and-numbers geek… More »


It’s Thanksgiving: The Top 10 Things We’re Thankful For In 2012

By: Idolator Staff // November 22, 2012
Thanksgiving is a magical holiday, isn't it? It's a time for reflection on the past year and the many bounties it brought our way — and here at Idolator, we can't help but feel that 2012 gave us an extraordinary cornucopia of pop culture moments for which we want to give thanks. From the instant… More »


American Music Awards 2012: The 10 Best & Worst Moments From The Show

By: Sam Lansky // November 19, 2012
Last night's 2012 American Music Awards telecast felt more like an all-star concert than a typical awards show, jammed with performances as it was — but there's no denying that some artists fared better than others. From the great moments (Christina Aguilera's astoundingly insane medley and Justin Bieber trolling "the haters") to the lackluster ones (a… More »


Rihanna’s 7 Best Videos: Shut Up And Watch

By: John Hamilton // November 9, 2012
Fasten your seatbelts, pop fans: Pop's fierce ruling princess (and quite possibly the hardest working woman in showbiz) Rihanna is set to begin an unprecedented promo blitz for her new album, the intriguingly-titled Unapologetic. The centerpiece of this international media blowout will be the week-long, seven-country 777 Tour, commemorating seven years of… More »


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