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 »
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 Winfrey
… More »
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 »
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.
It's been a very, very
Grande 2014… More »
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 Instagram
… More »
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, 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 »
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 To The Jungle."
… More »
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 »
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 Claudia
… More »
's funky Song Of The Summer
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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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
, 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 she wasn't content… More »
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 Friday than with… More »
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,"
Minogue proved… More »