“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.”
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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 »
“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.”
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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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!
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.)
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 »