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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 can think of 12… 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 Marina And The Diamonds‘ Electra HeartMore »


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 them… 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 the original… 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… 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? — there were… 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 be… 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.

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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 sleepy Nicki Minaj and another… 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 the “SOS” starlet’… More »


Election 2012: Barack Obama Wins Second Term, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber React

By: Robbie Daw // November 6, 2012

Barack Obama won a second term as President of the United States Of America on Tuesday night (November 6), causing many artists to turn to — where else? — Twitter and Facebook to type out their elation. Over the past couple days, we rounded up messages from pop stars, ranging from Pink and Alicia KeysMore »


Election 2012: Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Pink & Others Tweet On Election Day

By: Robbie Daw // November 6, 2012

Election Day is finally here, pop fans, and if you’re 18 and over, it’s time to get out there and hit the polls. If you won’t listen to us on that matter, perhaps you’ll adhere the advice of your favorite artists like Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Katy Perry and Pink, who have… More »


Election 2012: Katy Perry, Shakira and Lady Gaga Get Out the Vote Online Via Twitter & YouTube

By: emilytan // November 5, 2012

With less than 24 hours till Election Day, the interwebs have been overloaded with tweets and messages from celebrities about heading to the polls on Tuesday (November 6). From Jason Mraz and Katy Perry, who have been performing at rallies in support of Barack Obama, to Diddy and Beyonce‘s little sis, Solange Knowles, our favorite… More »


Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ Think Piece Mania: Read The Best Quotes

By: Sam Lansky // October 31, 2012

The best thing about a new, super-high-profile album is the wave of highbrow analysis that inevitably accompanies it, as the brightest writers in the business stroke their chins for awhile and wonder what that new Britney or Ke$ha LP really Means, with a capital M. In the case of Taylor Swift‘s latest album, Red, there were so many think piece… More »


Christina Aguilera Debate: See The Results Of Idolator’s #XtinaDebate

By: Idolator Staff // October 31, 2012

Yesterday, the Twittersphere formally exploded as Idolator hosted our second ever Twitter debate, where we debated an important issue facing voters this election season: Is the media too hard on Christina Aguilera? While our own Sam Lansky took the side of the media, debaters far and wide joined the fray to discuss how Aguilera i… More »


Halloween Music Madness: 12 Albums With Creepy Cover Art

By: Caila Ball // October 29, 2012

Sure, we always expect album art with a certain scare factor when it comes to musicians like Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Slayer…you know, the other side of iTunes. But every now and then, a pop singer comes out with a cover that just gives us the creeps. The music and lyrics may be innocuous, but… More »


Britney Spears’ ‘Blackout’ Turns Five: Stan & Deliver

By: Idolator Staff // October 26, 2012

On the momentous occasion of its five-year anniversary, how does one even begin to honor a piece of pop history as great as Blackout? Much has been written about the iconic LP, released in 2007 as Britney Spears‘ fifth studio album, but its legacy is clear: Blackout predicted the dance invasion of the last several year… More »


Halloween Playlist: 12 Spooky Songs To Frighten Your Night

By: John Hamilton // October 25, 2012

In case you couldn’t tell from our previous countdown of supernatural pop moments, we here at Idolator are really into all things spooky! So when the season of trick-or-treaters, pumpkin-scented everything and Halloween party playlists rolls around, we’re in our element. As a matter of fact, we wish some pioneering pop artist would write a… More »


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