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Bonnie McKee Gets Into The Christmas Spirit With “California Winter”: Listen To The Festive Jam

By: Bradley Stern // December 19, 2014
Dreaming of palm trees tonight? You're not alone. Singer-songwriter-pop star extraordinaire Bonnie McKee is getting us in the sunny, sparkly Christmas spirit with her new holiday song "California Winter," which was just added to her Soundcloud this week. The talented "American Girl" pop penner, who looks like a gorgeous Christmas pin-up dream o… More »

Leona Lewis Teases New Music For 2015: Watch A Preview

By: Bradley Stern // December 19, 2014
Huzzah! The return of Leona Lewis is nearly upon us. It's been a minute or two since we last heard from the incredibly talented X Factor UK alum. In fact, the last time we did hear from the "Bleeding Love" songbird, she was penning an emotional letter to fans regarding her departure from her… More »

Miguel Surprises With 3 New Songs On Soundcloud: Listen To “NWA,” “Hollywood Dreams” And “Coffee”

By: Bradley Stern // December 19, 2014
Good morning...and surprise! Two years after his last studio album, Kaleidoscope Dream — with features on tracks for the likes of Mariah Carey ("#Beautiful"), Janelle Monae ("PrimeTime") and the Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 soundtrack and Jessie Ware's Tough Love in between — Miguel her returned with a surprise 3-track EP today, released… More »

Jennifer Lopez Premieres ‘Dance Again’ HBO New Year’s Eve Concert Special: Watch

By: Bradley Stern // December 18, 2014
Earlier this week, we wrote about A.K.A. goddess Jennifer Lopez's upcoming New Year's Eve HBO special Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again, a look back at J.Lo's incredibly successful Dance Again Tour, complete with documentary footage about the making of the tour, as well as J.Lo's personal life. And now, there's a sneak peek at what'… More »

Kylie Minogue Is Shooting A New Video, But For What?

By: Bradley Stern // December 17, 2014
Here's some last-minute good news in 2014 for all the lovers out there: Kylie Minogue is shooting a brand new video! According to Blake McGrath, the Kiss Me Once diva has called upon the dancer/choreographer to work on a new video, which will shoot tomorrow. "Excited to be choreographing a video for one of the… More »

Home Video’s “Forget (MNDR Remix)”: Idolator Premiere

By: Robbie Daw // December 16, 2014
In case you hadn't quite caught on, we here at Idolator have a weakness for most things synth-pop. So that brings us to Brooklyn duo Home Video, whose Here In Weightless Fall track "Forget" has been whipped into frothy electronic bliss via a remix by MNDR. Home Video's David Gross tells Idolator, "It's exciting… More »

Imagine Dragons Reveal ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ Album Cover, Tracklist & Release Date, Drop New Song “Gold”: Listen

By: Robbie Daw // December 16, 2014
"I Bet My Life" was just the first taste of Imagine Dragons' upcoming sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors, which now has a release date of February 17, 2015. The Las Vegas pop-rockers' latest LP was added to iTunes today for pre-orders, and attached is rowdy slow number "Gold." So far the Grammy-winning band have… More »

Lion Babe’s Self-Titled EP Is Now Streaming: Listen To The Fiery Project

By: Bianca Gracie // December 15, 2014
Lion Babe has been making waves in the underground scene for a little while now, with their 2012 single — "Treat Me Like Fire." Fast forward to two years later, and the NYC-based duo (producer Lucas Goodman and vocalist Jillian Hervey) are ready to take on the mainstream scene. Their debut self-titled EP released today (December… More »

Ben Haenow Wins ‘X Factor UK': Listen To The Winner’s Debut Single

By: Bradley Stern // December 15, 2014
Unlike the hit-or-miss quality of American talent TV counterparts, the X Factor UK is almost consistently known for churning out actual international superstars: One Direction, Ella Henderson and Cher Lloyd, anyone? Last night, a new winner was crowned on the UK series: Ben Haenow, mentored by Simon Cowell as part of the "Over 25's" group. More »

D’Angelo And The Vanguard’s ‘Black Messiah': Listen To The Full Album

By: Robbie Daw // December 15, 2014
No one, including probably D'Angelo himself, could have anticipated the near-15-year (!!) stretch there would be between the neo soul singer's sophomore album, 2000's Voodoo, and his third one. Yet here we are with Black Messiah, which was released last night at midnight with only a two-day warning. Better late than never? D'Angelo and hi… More »

Pitbull Remixes Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”: Listen

By: Bradley Stern // December 15, 2014
I've got a blank space, baby...and I'll dale! Like the rest of us, Pitbull's favorite record at the moment is Taylor Swift's "Blank Space." (Duh.) And so, inspired by her performance at the American Music Awards while he was hosting for the evening, Mr. Worldwide felt compelled to hop on the track — but… More »

Nicki Minaj’s ‘The Pinkprint': Album Review

By: Christina Lee // December 15, 2014
Let's get one thing straight: Nicki Minaj has yet to release a bad album. 2010's Pink Friday reintroduced the firebrand as a role model and best friend, with featherlight pop-rap songs about real love and hard work, particularly a… More »

Charli XCX’s ‘Sucker': Album Review

By: Bianca Gracie // December 15, 2014
From mid-2012 to now, Charli XCX quickly became the unofficial "It" girl in pop — thanks to her penmanship on Icona Pop's breakthrough single, "I Love It." The UK singer followed that up with a feature on Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" chart-topper, and soon almost all of the big names began knocking on her door (More »

D’Angelo Makes A Return With “Sugah Daddy”: Listen

By: Christina Lee // December 14, 2014
D'Angelo waited five years to follow up his 1995 debut Brown Sugar with the ambitious Voodoo, an album that traced R&B's roots to music from African voodoo rituals. Eight years passed before he released a new song, "I Found My Smile." Then in 2012, amid promises of a third album, D'Angelo began performing… More »

Charli XCX’s “Break The Rules” Gets A FEMME Remix: Listen

By: Bianca Gracie // December 12, 2014
The release of Charli XCX's forthcoming Sucker LP is just around the corner, and today we've been gifted a new remix of the singer's hit — "Break The Rules." FEMME spins the badass track to… More »

Marina And The Diamonds Gets Emotional On “Happy”: Listen To The ‘Froot’ Ballad

By: Bradley Stern // December 11, 2014
Every month leading up to her album's release in April, Marina And The Diamonds is rummaging through her Froot basket and picking out a succulent offering for us to enjoy. And tomorrow (technically today, if you're living in Australia or New Zealand!), she's selected a tune called "Happy." Unlike the dance floor-friendly "Froot,"More »

Coldplay’s “Miracles”: Listen To Their Soaring New Song From The ‘Unbroken’ Soundtrack

By: Robbie Daw // December 11, 2014
Following the announcement of Coldplay's three Grammy nominations last week — not to mention the news that their Ghost Stories follow-up will be titled A Head Full Of Dreams, and that it could well be their last (!) album — the band have finally premiered their Unbroken soundtrack song, "Miracles." UnbrokenMore »

Nicki Minaj And Jessie Ware Team Up For “The Crying Game”: Listen To The Emotional ‘Pinkprint’ Track

By: Bradley Stern // December 11, 2014
Ruh roh: The Pinkprint has sprung a leak! With less than a week to go, Nicki Minaj's highly anticipated third studio LP is slowly but surely making its way onto the Internet, including "Feelin' Myself," her major collabo with "7/11" diva, Beyoncé. Of course, Nicki's no stranger to bringing in talented songstresses to… More »

Nicki Minaj And Beyonce’s ‘The Pinkprint’ Collaboration Surfaces: Listen To “Feelin’ Myself”

By: Bianca Gracie // December 11, 2014
Nicki Minaj's The Pinkprint era is her sexiest yet, and the album's tracks definitely reflect that! The latest tune to showcase the rapper's seductive side is her long-awaited collaboration with Beyonce — "Feelin' Myself." Produced by Hit-Boy, the syrupy mid-tempo finds the ladies at a chilled and very confident state. Minaj spits explicit verses while Beyonce swoops i… More »

Surprise! Tony Bennett And Lady Gaga Covered “Winter Wonderland”: Listen To Their Jazzy Rendition

By: Robbie Daw // December 10, 2014
That Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga reign — or should we say snow? — just won't let up. The Cheek To Cheek pair whipped out a surprise cover of "Winter Wonderland" today, just in time for the snowfall that's currently hitting the East Coast. What can you expect here? What else — there are… More »

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