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Just Kiddin’s “Thinking About It (Room8 Remix)”: Idolator Premiere

By: Robbie Daw // January 13, 2015
UK duo Just Kiddin released their house cut “Thinking About It” last fall, and you may recall that Idolator premiered the Crom & Thanh remix of the song in November. Following that, we've got another re-imagination of the track for you today, courtesy of a remix by Los Angeles pair Room8. You may have… More »


Ella Henderson’s ‘Chapter One': Album Review

By: Kathy Iandoli // January 13, 2015
There's a reason why Ella Henderson titled her debut album Chapter One (out January 13), and that's because this is just the beginning of what is shaping up to be an amazing musical novel. Henderson's project takes you on an emotional ride, fueled by the UK siren's powerful vocals. More »


Fall Out Boy’s New Song “Uma Thurman” Blends Handclaps, The ‘Munsters’ Theme & An Undeniable Chorus: Listen

By: Robbie Daw // January 12, 2015
Another new week, another new Fall Out Boy song ahead of the release of the rock band's sixth LP American Beauty/American Psycho (on January 20)...and this time they've turned out an impossibly catchy number called "Uma Thurman." Given the title and its reference to the Pulp Fiction actress, you might expect there to be… More »


Trey Songz Wants To Do It In “Slow Motion”: Listen To The New Track

By: Bianca Gracie // January 12, 2015
Trey Songz is gearing up for his "Between The Sheets Tour" with BFF Chris Brown, but he's decided to give his female fans a taste of what's to come! The R&B singer released a new track today (January 12), cheekily titled "Slow Motion." It is a sparkling mid-tempo love song that finds Songz seducing hi… More »


Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” Gets Remixed By Benji B: Listen

By: Bianca Gracie // January 12, 2015
Mark Ronson's collaboration with Bruno Mars on the awesome "Uptown Funk" is steadily becoming the It song of 2015 (so far), and the single is already getting remix spins! The first comes from BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B. The original track… More »


Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Special': Stream The Full Album

By: Bianca Gracie // January 12, 2015
Mark Ronson's forthcoming LP Uptown Special won't be released until tomorrow (January 13), but you can now get a taste of the funky project in full via Soundcloud. The producer/DJ's fourth studio album features lead single "Uptown Funk," which… More »


Kelly Clarkson Returns With Anthemic “Heartbeat Song”: Listen

By: Bradley Stern // January 12, 2015
Kelly Clarkson is back, and she's taking it up, up, up, up all night long. After teasing the title, release date and a brief teaser of her comeback song last week, the original American Idol superstar has returned with her first non-Christmas album (Wrapped In Red) related single since 2013's country-tinged marriage jam… More »


Kelly Clarkson Teases “Heartbeat Song” Clip: Listen

By: Bradley Stern // January 9, 2015
The return of Kelly Clarkson edges closer still today, thanks to a newly released snippet of her forthcoming comeback single, "Heartbeat Song" — and all thanks to her absolutely adorable baby girl, River Rose. After announcing the song's title and release date two days ago and unveiling the song's cover art, the Stronger siren ha… More »


Madonna’s “Living For Love” Gets A Spin From Djemba Djemba: Listen To The Official Remix

By: Bianca Gracie // January 9, 2015
New Madonna music has surfaced, and it's not a leak this timeDjemba Djemba has taken the legendary singer's latest tune, "Living For Love," and… More »


Years & Years Release “King”: Listen To The Stunning New Single

By: Bianca Gracie // January 8, 2015
The new year has begun with a freezing winter here in NYC, but Years & Years has just debuted a new tune that will warm up your spirits! Fresh after the November release of "Desire," the UK electro-house trio is back with "King." The feel-good uptempo is a throwback to the London house sound that… More »


Charli XCX Debuts “Doing It” Featuring Rita Ora: Listen

By: Bradley Stern // January 8, 2015
They're doing it, and doing it, and doing it well: Charli XCX and Rita Ora are coming out strong with a reworked version of Charli's sparkly Sucker anthem for the UK. The tune, which was first teased yesterday in a news update from Charli regarding the push-back of her album's release in the… More »


Charli XCX Poses With Rita Ora For Upcoming “Doing It” Collaboration: See The Photo

By: Bradley Stern // January 8, 2015
They're really doing it, after all! Charli XCX has enlisted Rita Ora for a very special version of her upcoming Sucker single, "Doing It." The news first broke yesterday, when Charli revealed that her album release was being pushed back in the UK to accommodate the new version of the song. And it… More »


Jimmy Napes’ “Give It Up”: Listen To The Songwriter’s Pop Debut, Produced By Disclosure’s Howard Lawrence

By: Robbie Daw // January 8, 2015
It was only a matter of time before the sought-after Jimmy Napes stepped into the pop spotlight as a performer. The British songwriter has penned such singles over the past year as Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" and "I'm Not The Only One," Clean Bandit's "Rather Be," Gorgon City's "Unmissable" and… More »


Wiz Khalifa Teams Up With Ty Dolla $ign On “Refresh / Say No More”: Listen

By: Bianca Gracie // January 7, 2015
2014 was a drama-filled year for many, including Wiz Khalifa (his messy divorce with Amber Rose made major headlines). But for this new era, the rapper has decided to chill out and release some equally chill new music. His latest is a dual-track called "Refresh/Say No… More »


Ne-Yo Wants To “Make It Easy”: Listen To The New Track

By: Bianca Gracie // January 7, 2015
Ne-Yo is kicking off 2015 with the release of his sixth studio LP, Non-Fiction. We've already got a taste of the music's sound, but now the R&B crooner is giving fans more insight of what's to come for the new record. The latest song to be released i… More »


k.i.d.’s “Drunk Enough To Love Me”: Idolator Song Premiere

By: Robbie Daw // January 7, 2015
Toronto duo k.i.d. have been steadily building up an impressive wealth of praise online over the past 12 months, thanks to tongue-in-cheek synth-rock tracks like "I Wish I Was Your Cigarette," all of which has been leading to the release of their debut EP. Bobby Lo and Kara Lane, the pair who make up k.i.d. More »


Natasha Bedingfield Makes A Return With “Hope”: Listen To The New Track

By: Bianca Gracie // January 7, 2015
It seems like Natasha Bedingfield's music journey is still "Unwritten!" The British singer has been laying low since the release of her 2010 LP Strip Me, but she has just unveiled a new tune — and it's all for a great cause! Titled "Hope," the mid-tempo track is an uplifter for women who are struggling with mental… More »


Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do”: Listen To Her Max Martin-Produced ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Song

By: Robbie Daw // January 7, 2015
Ellie Goulding has added herself to the Fifty Shades Of Grey sexicon via her soundtrack contribution "Love Me Like You Do." The song is a sweeping power ballad that finds Goulding delivering soft, understated vocals over producer Max Martin's swelling bed of synths. We won't try to imagine what's going on in the movie… More »


Joey Badass & Kiesza’s “Teach Me”: Listen To Their New Collaboration

By: Robbie Daw // January 6, 2015
Ready for some new Joey Bada$$ music ahead of the release of his debut LP? The 19-year-old Brooklyn MC saw his upbeat B4.DA.$$ cut "Teach Me" debut today, via Zane Lowe's BBC 1 show, and its notable for being a collaboration with flame-haired house diva Kiesza. "Teach Me" is a shuffling soul cut that… More »


Ella Henderson’s ‘Chapter One': Listen To The Full Album Ahead Of Its US Release

By: Robbie Daw // January 6, 2015
Ella Henderson didn't win The X Factor UK during her stint on the show in 2012 — heck, she only came in 6th place — but as we know, sometimes reality TV singing competitions don't always get it right. The 18-year-old British singer was one of our picks for Pop's Class Of 2014, and… More »


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