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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. Before her set, … More »


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, "WelcomeMore »


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 songstre … More »


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."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."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 … 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 Arcade Fire' … 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 … 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. Outkast are … 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 … More »


Lady Gaga Moons Roseland Ballroom, Shows Monsters Her Ass: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // March 31, 2014
On night two of her seven-day residency at Roseland Ballroom, Lady Gaga gave Monsters in the Big Apple something to feast their adoring eyes on: Her ass. The pop queen tore through such Gaga staples as "Just Dance," "Poker Face," "Born This Way," "Applause," "G.U.Y." and even "Monster" (a total highlight). But … More »


Duke Dumont Mashes Up Route 94’s “My Love” & Kiesza’s “Hideaway” (Plus HAIM!): Watch

By: Robbie Daw // March 21, 2014
This week, news arrived that Route 94's housey, Jess Glynne-featuring "My Love" — already a #1 hit in the UK — will be getting a stateside single release in April. Also, here on Idolator, we interviewed Kiesza, singer of breakout (and equally '90s-leaning) dance hit “Hidewaway.” So what better way to top of … More »


Kylie Minogue Performs Stripped Down ‘Kiss Me Once’ Tracks For Spotify Sessions: Listen

By: Robbie Daw // March 17, 2014
If you've never caught Kylie Minogue live, then you're missing out on one of pop's most engaging entertainers. Case in point: During her recent Spotify Sessions performance, wherein the Australian songbird offered up stripped-down versions of three Kiss Me Once tracks as well as her classic "Can't Get You Out Of My Head,"More »


SXSW 2014: Justin Bieber Dedicates Surprise “As Long As You Love Me” Performance To Selena Gomez

By: Robbie Daw // March 10, 2014
Surprise, Austin — indie rock god Justin Bieber showed up for a face-melting performance of his jangle-pop jam "As Long As You Love Me" at Scooter Braun's Sunday Funday SXSW showcase. Actually, he led things off with the rap from "Boyfriend" — yep, the "swag, swag, swagoo" bit — before dedicating "As Long A … More »


Bruce Springsteen Covers Lorde’s “Royals”: Watch

By: Christina Lee // March 2, 2014
Bruce Springsteen opened his March 1 concert at Auckland, New Zealand, by covering Lorde's “Royals.” His solo, acoustic version contained a few choice edits -- you can call him King Bee, for one -- and would stray from the original's melody, but it also showed why he related overall to the Pure HeroineMore »


Eminem Announces Joint Tour With Rihanna

By: Christina Lee // February 22, 2014
Eminem will tour with Rihanna for three dates this summer, he says to XXL and confirms on Twitter. Naturally, this jaunt is named it after their second chart hit together: The Monster Tour. Exact dates have yet to be announced, though Eminem reveal that they will perform in New York, … More »


Bastille Mash Up Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” & Pulp’s “Common People” For Live Lounge: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // February 10, 2014
Bastille are no strangers to mashing up classic '90s pop jams, as evidenced by their Corona vs. Snap! tour de force, "Of The Night." And this time around the London band chose Michael Jackson's "Earth Song" and Pulp's "Common People" to blend together, for their BBC Live Lounge performance. With the BRIT AwardsMore »


Madonna Introduces Pussy Riot At Amnesty International Concert In New York: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // February 6, 2014
Madonna, a vocal supporter of  previously-imprisoned Russian band Pussy Riot, introduced two members of the political activist group/punk-rockers at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Wednesday (February 5) night, during Amnesty International's Bringing Human Rights Home concert. Cane-wielding Madge read a handwritten speech about Pussy Riot, which started off with a jokey tone ("I'd like … More »


Katy B Mashes Up Ben Pearce’s “What I Might Do” & Arctic Monkey’s “One For The Road” Live: Watch

By: Robbie Daw // January 30, 2014
Katy B is on a roll with being a complete pop dynamo while both promoting current single "Crying For No Reason" and getting the word out about her upcoming sophomore album Little Red (out February 10 in the UK). One of her most recent stops was BBC Live Lounge, where the music … More »


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