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Ariana Grande And Big Sean’s “Best Mistake”: Listen To The Sad ‘My Everything’ Song

There are just two weeks left ahead of the release of Ariana Grande‘s sophomore LP My Everything, and the Teen Choice Awards winner has offered up another song from the album as an appetizer. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a song on this thing that doesn’t have another featured vocalist. This latest track is no exception.

“Best Mistake,” which pairs Ariana up with rapper Big Sean, is a much more somber affair than recent upbeat singles  “Problem” and “Break Free.” Here Grande laments “the best mistake I ever made” over spare piano notes, while adding sadly, “But we hold on.” Big Sean builds on the melancholy by noting that “love can be a beach with no shore” before telling the object of his affection, “I wish that you could be happy.”

Hear the collaboration from this rumored new real-life couple below. More »

Taylor Swift Is Holding A Yahoo Livestream To Announce Something On August 18

Taylor Goes Live!
So, do you remember when Taylor Swift started mashing buttons on an elevator on her Instagram teasing something “18″-related, and we were all like…wait, what?

The mystery’s finally been revealed (well, sort of): Princess Tay Tay is going to be holding a livestream for fans hosted at Yahoo! on August 18.

Earlier today, the country-pop darling revealed the news on her official website, with a countdown ticking down to the event happening at 5 PM EST/2 PM PST on August 18. There’s still not much known, but a contest page for a chance to be in the NYC studio audience reveals that she’s got a special announcement to make.

“Taylor Swift has exciting news to share on August 18th at a once in a lifetime event that will be streamed LIVE Worldwide on Yahoo and we are looking for some of her biggest fans to join her!” the entry page reveals. What do you think it is? More »

Hilary Duff Announces New Single “All About You”

Hilary Duff will debut her next single “All About You” on August 11. After revealing the song’s title and single art (above), Duff confirmed that she will appear on “The Adam Bomb Show” to give fans a first listen.

“All About You” arrives less than a month after Duff released “Chasing the Sun,” the debut single off her fifth album (out this fall) – and her first new music in seven years. While folk-pop songwriter Colbie Caillat co-wrote the latter comeback single, Duff hints that “All About You” was written by Savan Kotecha, Carl Falk and Kristian Lundin – that is, the hitmakers behind Ariana Grande‘s “Problem,” Nicki Minaj‘s “Starships” and Backstreet Boys“I Want It That Way.”

“All About You” is now available for pre-order on iTunes. Until the song makes its worldwide debut, watch the bloopers reel for her “Chasing the Sun” video after the jump. More »

Lil Wayne & Drake’s “Grindin”: Listen To Their Sexed Up Single

“Grindin,” the new joint single from Lil Wayne and Drake (who just happen to be on tour together at the moment) contains the lyric “I wear pussy, not pajamas.” Have a great weekend, everyone! More »

10 Things To Expect From Kanye West’s Next Album

Kanye Returns
Kanye West’s seventh album Yeezus was a bit of a game changer, to say the least.

Sure, many found it to be polarizing in its experimental approach, but sonically, Yeezus was something that Kanye had been building up to for years. The Yeezus Tour then made it all come to life, now, it’s like…okay, what’s next?

The internet has been swarming with theories on Ye’s eighth album. Lists (like this one!) have pieced together bits of information coupled with what we, as Kanye fans, can only “hope” to find on the album. This list, however, is #factsonly — err, as far as we know.

Idolator is bringing you the ten things to expect from Kanye West’s upcoming album: From artists he’s working with to sounds that you can expect, we’ve gathered all the intelligence up until now.

Before anything though, let’s get this out of the way: No Kim Kardashian cameo (yet), or even rumors of a North West appearance. (It would be pretty awesome to have either or both on the album, though!) For now, just keep watching the “Bound 2″ video. Check out our 10 things to expect after the jump. More »

BenZel’s “Wasted Love”: Listen To Benny Blanco & Two Inch Punch’s Dreamy Joint Single

Since teaming up with UK soulstress Jessie Ware on her sultry track “If You Love Me,” as well as her latest mesmerizing single “Tough Love,” producer duo BenZel — comprising Top 40 hitmaker Benny Blanco and the mastermind behind Sam Smith‘s “Money On My Mind,” Two Inch Punch — have put out their new single, “Wasted Love.”  

Featured on their upcoming solo EP, MEN, the track is laden with the outfit’s signature warm, dreamy soundscape and also receives a stunning ethereal vocal assist from London crooner Stevie Neale. Listen to the song below.  More »

Maroon 5 To Perform At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards

Maroon 5's Coming To The VMAs!
Grab your “Maps”: We’re heading to the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.

After the VMAs got Bey-eautified this morning with the confirmation of Beyoncé‘s performance and recognition with the Video Vanguard Award, Maroon 5 is now one of the latest acts confirmed to hit the main stage. The troupe will perform a track from upcoming album V — their first time ever performing on the annual award show. (Perhaps it’ll be their latest jam, “It Was Always You”?)

The pop-rockers also join Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Usher for the upcoming LA event.

The event keeps getting bigger and bigger with each passing day. Are you excited for the 2014 MTV VMAs? Let us know in the comments below. More »

Smokey Robinson Teams Up With Miguel, Aloe Blacc, JC Chasez & John Mayer On “My Girl”: Listen

I got sunshine on a cloudy day…

Whether it’s the 1991 Macaulay Culkin flick or the actually infectious tune itself, Smokey Robinson and Ronald White‘s 1960′s hit “My Girl,” as performed by legendary soul troupe The Temptations, is truly a number that stands the test of time.

And what better way to ring in another Throwback Thursday (#TBT) than with Smokey’s reintroduction of the Motown classic? 

Featured on his forthcoming duets album Smokey & Friends (out August 19),  the song features some of today’s best R&B crooners such as Miguel, Aloe Blacc and *NSYNC‘s JC Chasez as well as guitar stylings by John Mayer.

From Miguel’s and Aloe’s sultry mewls to JC’s signature runs, the rework sounds a bit like a ‘90s bedroom slow jam more than anything else. Nevertheless, it totally works. Listen to the new version of “My Girl” via JustJared, and let us know what you think in the comment section below. More »

Lady Gaga Hospitalized With Altitude Sickness

Get Well Soon, Mother Monster!
Little Monsters, gather ’round: Mother Monster has come down with a case of the altitude sickness.

Late last night, Lady Gaga Instagrammed a photo of herself in a hospital bed with an oxygen mask on her face — still wearing false eyelashes like the glam diva she is. “Altitude Sickness is no Joke! #hitThatHospitalShit #artRaveDenver many true ravers crowd tonight,” she captioned the photo following her Denver ArtRave performance. (Also, as many monsters have urgently pointed out, Gaga is actually wearing the mask upside down. Altitude sickness — it messes with the mind!)

Just as a #FunFact for people who don’t live in Denver: According to the Institute For Altitude Medicine, this dizzying disease is not an uncommon situation for visitors: “AMS can afflict any visitor sleeping higher than 6000 feet. In Colorado, between 15 and 40% of visitors sleeping at 8000 ft or higher get AMS, with the incidence the highest at the highest resorts.” Yikes!

Perhaps Gaga should consider getting off her high (mechanical) horse. We tease! Get well very soon, Gagaloo — you’ve still got Cheek To Cheek promo to do! More »

Beyoncé To Perform At The 2014 MTV VMAs, Receive Video Vanguard Award

2014 MTV Bey-MAs
Beyhive, you’ve now got a reason to tune into the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Beyoncé will officially be performing at this year’s event in Los Angeles.

Leading the pack with 8 nominations for Moonmen (including Video Of The Year for “Drunk In Love”), the “Flawless” pop goddess will also be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, an award previously bestowed on Madonna, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. (So basically, legends only.)

Bey now joins a series of previously announced acts like show opener Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds Of Summer, meaning this show is shaping up to be a truly major affair this year.

Are you excited to see Bey hit the stage at the VMAs? What do you think she’ll perform? Let us know in the comments below, and let’s remember her baby bump-revealing 2011 performance after the jump. More »