As far as Colombians in the mainstream pop world go, Shakira has been the dominant force for a fair amount of years. So it’s about time we had an equally good looking male counterpart come along.
Enter Danny Mercer, a native of Bogota, Colombia, who graduated not that long ago from, um, Columbia University and is now signed to — wait for it — Columbia Records. His debut single “Who Are You Loving Now?” is a nice little slice of reggae-pop that displays Danny’s knack for sparkling melodies as well as his smooth, Bruno Mars-esque tenor. Bonus: He’s not that bad on the eyes, either. (Oh. I already mentioned that, didn’t I…) More »
Kid Ink teams up with Usher and Tinashe in the video for his new single, “Body Language.” The clip (directed by Darren Craig) is quite the eye-opener — it is set at a peep show where plenty of women are showing off their plump booties. Judging from their smiles and stares, the trio are enjoying the all curves surrounding them!
“Body Language” is produced by Cashmere Cat (who recently worked with Ariana Grande) and Stargate, and is the rapper’s first single off his forthcoming as-yet-untitled third LP. The album is due sometime in 2015. More »
Ashley Frangipane, otherwise known as her music alter-ego Halsey, is a 20-year-old New Jersey native making waves in the pop scene with her breakout single — “Ghost.” The tune was released earlier this summer, and it now has a visual! Today, we at Idolator are bringing you the premiere of the “Ghost” video, directed by Alex de Bonrepos. It is a part of the singer’s 5-track EP, Room 93, with four of them having an accompanying clip.
The video depicts a young, starry-eyed couple (with Halsey herself playing the girlfriend) who seem to be at the peak of their stormy relationship. It starts out with a steamy make-out session in a rundown motel room, but soon takes a dangerous turn as the two begin to fight. The ending of the video is unexpectedly unnerving, but you have to watch it up top for yourself to see what goes down!
Head on after the jump to read Halsey’s own explanation of the “Ghost” video. More »
Mary J. Blige has released the lyric video for “Therapy,” the lead single off her upcoming album The London Sessions. The footage is very organic and weathered, featuring images of the singer and Rorschach tests. It has quite the therapeutic effect — pun intended. The bluesy song was co-written by Blige, Sam Smith and Eg White (Adele, Florence + The Machine, etc.).
“Therapy” is off the singer’s forthcoming thirteenth studio LP, The London Sessions (out on December 2). It features collaborations from artists like Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy. More »
Maddie Ziegler made a big impression with her starring role in Sia‘s “Chandelier” video. The way that the pre-teen dancer (of Dance Moms) flitted through the clip’s dingy setting, in that flesh-toned leotard and platinum bob modeled after Sia’s own, has led to the most high-profile press cycle that the in-demand pop songwriter has experienced in her entire career. (See the reenactments on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Dancing with the Stars for proof.)
Last night (October 25), Sia’s “Chandelier” video was spoofed by none other than Saturday Night Live. One skit, “Costume Party,” was essentially an elaborate excuse for guest host Jim Carrey, regular Kate McKinnon and, yes, musical guest Iggy Azalea dress up like Ziegler and recreate her routine. The skit didn’t have any other point, and its timing feels slightly off, though it’s tough to blame SNL for not wanting to leave “Chandelier” alone. After all, Ziegler just made it all look like so much fun. More »
Justin Bieber stars in Khalil‘s new video for “Playtime,” which was released on October 24. While the two friends sing quietly, if not listlessly, about a deteriorating relationship, the Journals superstar is especially moody as he roams an empty building in Toronto.
“Such a waste of time / There’s no need to fight / We could spend that time laughing / ’cause we got no more times for arguments,” Bieber sings, in three different scenes of him covering his head with his hands. Later he glides through a few dance moves, though he doesn’t crack a smile until he and Khalil draw a crowd at a town square. More »
Here’s a classy way to pass the time on your Friday afternoon. Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett have released some rehearsal footage from their Cirque Royal performance and it’s fascinating stuff. Mother Monster, who rocks a Cleopatra-evoking black bob and golden robe, belts out Cheek To Cheek international bonus track “Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered”, while her duet partner watches on.
The ARTPOP diva gives it her all in the mesmerizing solo performance, belting out the 1940s show tune in fine style. It’s surprising this was left off the US edition because it it really is lovely. (That probably had something to do with Rod Stewart and Cher covering it semi-recently on the rocker’s Great American Songbook 2 album). If you haven’t had the chance to check out Gaga’s version yet, make sure to watch it up top. More »
Nick Jonas is nothing if not a good sport. The “Jealous” hitmaker, who almost broke the internet when his Mark Wahlberg-inspired Flaunt underwear shoot surfaced online, was asked to play ‘guess the bulge’ during a recent interview with Sugarscape and accepted the challenge. Footage of the heartthrob evaluating Justin Bieber‘s package (among others) is now here!
The first cab/crotch off the rank is Nick’s own and he recognizes it (thankfully). He has less luck with Liam Payne and Harry Styles but easily picks out Justin Bieber (“this looks ridiculous… only one person in the world can look that ridiculous”). He also notes that Zac Efron is wearing nude underwear and talks about showing his butt on Kingdom. Watch up top. More »
Kiesza shows off her rock-hard dancer’s body in her video for “No Enemiesz,” the latest track from her debut album Sound Of A Woman. The flame-haired songstress takes notes from Janet Jackson‘s 1986 hit “The Pleasure Principle” visual, transforming an empty loft into her personal dance studio.
The video is all about choreography, where Kiesza dances alone in a mirror and with other members of her crew. But the most interesting parts occur when the singer strips off her clothes piece by piece. As each clothing item falls to the floor, it transforms into a live dancer — it’s a cool technique!
Sound of a Woman was released on October 21, and features songs like “Giant In My Heart,” “Losin’ My Mind” and “The Love.” More »
Countless teaser clips and photos have been leading up to today’s big moment for One Direction fans: the arrival of the music video for “Steal My Girl,” the lead single off the boy band’s upcoming LP Four. So was it all worth the wait? Let’s see what we have here…
Things kick off with the five guys on the desert-based set of the video shoot. (Looks like the much-filmed Vasquez Rocks, just outside of L.A., to us.) Then comes the startling arrival of the quirky “greatest artist of his generation,” played by Danny DeVito. He ominously informs the worried lads, “I’ve seen your work. Today we’re gonna take it to a new level.” Uh oh. More »