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MAGIC! Perform “No Evil” Live & Acoustic (For The First Time): Idolator Sessions

By: Robbie Daw // July 23, 2014

Last week Toronto reggae-pop-rockers MAGIC! booted Iggy Azalea off the top of the Hot 100, which made for the perfect time for us to post their live, stripped-down rendition of their current #1 single “Rude.” Today we follow that up with the Nasri Atweh-fronted band’s very first acoustic performance of “No Evil,” a cut off MAGIC!’… More »


Fifth Harmony Perform New Song “We Know” Live And Acoustic: Idolator Sessions

By: Robbie Daw // July 21, 2014

Last week we brought you Fifth Harmony‘s rambunctious acoustic take on new single “Bo$$” during the girl group’s Idolator Sessions performance. (We also presented you with the opportunity to win a photo signed by all five ladies.) Today, we’re slowing things down a bit as Ally, Camila, Normani, Dinah and Lauren stage a live versio… More »


MAGIC! Peform “Rude” Live And Acoustic: Idolator Sessions

By: Robbie Daw // July 17, 2014

Toronto reggae-pop-rockers MAGIC! pulled off the ultimate pop trick this week by unseating Iggy Azalea from the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The Nasri Atweh-fronted band’s debut single “Rude” had been steadily gaining momentum since the early spring, and last week Idolator had the good fortune to have the guys around for an intimate… More »


SZA And Willow Smith Perform Unreleased Ethereal Duet “Domino”: Watch

By: Rachel Sonis // July 17, 2014

On July 15 at Rough Trade in Williamsburg, New York, R&B soulstress SZA teamed up with Will Smith’s daughter, Willow Smith, for a surprise performance of their unreleased collabo track “Domino.” Yep, you read that right, the Willow Smith. Already the ripe age of 13,Willow is done “whipping her hair back and forth” and seemingly o… More »


Fifth Harmony Peform “Bo$$” Live And Acoustic: Idolator Sessions

By: Robbie Daw // July 16, 2014

Harmonizers, does Idolator ever have a treat for you today! Sassy vocal quintet Fifth Harmony swung by our studio last week to promote their just-released single “Bo$$”, and in case you’ve yet to hear it, the song finds the ladies calling out such powerful women as First Lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah WinfreyMore »


The Vamps Perform Acoustic Version Of “Somebody To You”: Watch

By: Christina Lee // July 7, 2014

Teenage pop act The Vamps have revealed an acoustic version of their song “Somebody To You.” Even with drummer Tristan Evans on tambourine and without the “Yeah, you!”s that punch up the original version, this performance of its rising hit — the song made its Billboard debut last week – proved to be as charming… More »


Ariana Grande Performs “Problem” And “The Way” At Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular

By: Bradley Stern // July 7, 2014

Did you have a great 4th of July celebration, Idolator readers? Hot dogs, fireworks — the whole nine yards? In case you missed it over the weekend, the grand celebration of American independence was made even more historic — thanks to our favorite pint-sized, powerhouse vocalist-slash-pop princess, Ariana Grande.

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Rita Ora Joins Iggy Azalea To Perform “Black Widow” At Wireless Festival: Watch

By: Christina Lee // July 5, 2014

When fans heard Iggy Azalea‘s Rita Ora collaboration “Black Widow,” they started pegging the two pop stars as best friends. By then, Azalea had opened for Ora during her 2013 tour. After The New Classic break-up anthem surfaced, though, they would be quizzed on their favorite Spice Girls and shoe-purchasing habits. Azalea posed for InstagramMore »


Robyn Performs New Songs “Set Me Free” And “Love Is Free” At The Hollywood Bowl: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // June 30, 2014

Before unleashing a wave of synth squelches and relentless beats during their joint performance at the Hollywood Bowl last night, Norwegian duo Royksopp and Swedish darling Robyn each offered up separate sets. And as she did recently at a few other Do It Again Tour stops (notably the Sonar Festival), Robyn hauled out to yet-to-be-released… More »


Glastonbury 2014: Watch Dolly Parton, Sam Smith, Lana Del Rey & More Perform

By: Robbie Daw // June 30, 2014

Glastonbury, usually a muddy affair was blessed with sunshine and a heavy dose of Dolly Parton this year, as the country icon hit the Pyramid Stage — and subsequently drew the largest crowd of the 2014 festival — on Sunday. From “Jolene” to “9 To 5,” Parton left no big hit unturned.

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Neon Jungle Perform “Trouble” And Hozier’s “Take Me To Church”: Idolator Sessions

By: Bradley Stern // June 26, 2014

If there’s one rising UK girl group we’re banking on to break into the US market next, it’s Neon Jungle.

The fab foursome first caught our attention last summer with their rowdy, unstoppably catchy debut single “Trouble,” followed by their explosive club cut “Braveheart” and their very own call to arms, “Welcome ToMore »


Beyonce Joins Jay Z, Replaces Justin Timberlake, On “Holy Grail” In Miami: Watch The On The Run Stunner

By: Robbie Daw // June 26, 2014

It was a rainy night in Miami on Wednesday (June 25), but that didn’t stop a massive crowd from pouring into the Sun Life Stadium to hear hit after hit after hit on opening night of Beyonce and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour. Throughout the evening, Bey tore through chart smashes and album track… More »


Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull And Claudia Leitte Perform “We Are One” At FIFA World Cup 2014: Watch

By: Rachel Sonis // June 12, 2014

Are you feeling that futbol fever and yearning for some hot Latin fire? Well, you’re in luck because Jennifer Lopez and Mr. Worldwide Pitbull performed their song “We Are One” at the opening ceremony for the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Marking the official start of the sexy soccer extravaganza, Brazilian songstress ClaudiaMore »


Ed Sheeran Covers Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” & Performs “Sing” For BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // June 5, 2014

Ed Sheeran‘s funky Song Of The Summer contender “Sing” was finally released in the UK this week, and it’s currently sitting at the top of the country’s iTunes chart. Just below the Pharrell-produced hit on the digital retailer’s singles roundup is Sam Smith‘s UK chart-topper (and breakthrough US hit) “Stay With Me.” Deciding to put… More »


Lily Allen Dresses Up Like Beyonce, Lip-Syncs To “Drunk In Love” At G-A-Y: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // April 28, 2014

Has Lily Allen been drinkin’, has she been drinkin’? Nah, the “Air Balloon” songstress was likely just having a bit of laugh when she threw on a Beyonce wig, black bra and sheer dress, stepped onto the stage at London’s G-A-Y over the weekend and lip-synced to Bey’s massive hit “Drunk In Love.” Allen, whose… More »


Coachella 2014: Mary J. Blige Joins Disclosure For “F For You”: Watch

By: Christina Lee // April 14, 2014

Mary J. Blige delighted fans at Coachella when she joined Disclosure to perform her version of “F for You,” off the UK duo’s 2013 debut Settle. Blige was hardly the only guest during the set, as young critical darlings Alunageorge and Sam Smith popped up as well — but she inspired the loudest cheers of… More »


Coachella 2014: Blondie’s Debbie Harry Joins Arcade Fire For “Heart Of Glass”: Watch

By: Christina Lee // April 14, 2014

“Cruise on, motherfuckers,” Blondie‘s Debbie Harry said at Coachella, while on stage during Arcade Fire‘s headlining set – one of the biggest surprises of the festival’s third day.

Harry joined the Montreal band on stage to duet with vocalist Regine Chassagne for Blondie’s 1978 hit “Heart of Glass,” then provide backup vocals for… More »


Coachella 2014: Pharrell Brings Out Gwen Stefani, Busta Rhymes & Nelly: Watch

By: Christina Lee // April 13, 2014

When Pharrell emerged as one half of the Neptunes in the mid-90s, they and producer Timbaland helped establish Virginia Beach as an unexpected Southern hip-hop capital as they revamped pop with spaced-out, stripped-down sound. They all boasted a singular vision but certainly didn’t act alone, as Pharrell proved through his star-studded Coachella set on April… More »


Coachella 2014: Watch A Live Stream Of The Festival

By: Robbie Daw // April 11, 2014

Yeah, it totally sucks that you can’t be geographically transported from where you’re sitting now to Indio, California for the annual Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, but guess what — actually, you can. Thanks to YouTube and, of course, festival organizers, you can stream Coachella live all weekend, staring with today’s kickoff. More »


Plug In Stereo Performs “Everything I Shouldn’t Say” & “To Be Wanted”: Idolator Sessions

By: Robbie Daw // April 4, 2014

You may recall that last fall Idolator premiered Plug In Stereo‘s song “To Be Wanted” and the music video. A pair-up with Megan & Liz, the upbeat track has an undeniably catchy pop hook in its studio-recorded form. But when the act’s frontman Trevor Dahl hit up New York recently while on tour to promote… More »


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