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The Vamps Take Over Garden State Plaza Westfield Mall: Watch

Jul 24th, 2014 // 2 Comments
They're Somebody To (A Lot Of) You
Vamps Interview
We sat poolside with the UK band for a chat about their album. Read More »

Want to gauge a pop act’s popularity? Bring them to the mall and watch what happens.

After smashing the charts at #4 across the pond, The Vamps — one of Britain’s hottest new imports at the moment — are preparing for a full stateside takeover with their latest single “Somebody To You.” (You know, the one Demi Lovato herself endorsed by providing a feature on the track last month!)

To promote the track, the boys decided to hold a performance and meet and greet for fans at the Garden State Plaza Westfield Mall yesterday, which you can now watch above. And, judging by the screaming, selfie-taking teens that crowded into the venue, it seems that they’ve already made quite an impression.

Watch above as the boys charmingly goof off behind-the-scenes in the mall offices, meet some fans, perform their track in front of the crowd and get escorted away from the shaking and crying crowd by mall security. Then, head below to see the troupe perform the track live on The Today Show this morning. Will The Vamps be the next troupe to top the charts in the US? Let us know in the comments below. More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Deliver A Surprisingly Sweet Cover Of Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream”: Watch

Jul 23rd, 2014 // Comment
Don't Ever Look Back
5SOS's Debut LP
The rising boy band reveals the cover art and tracklist. Read More »

With the self-titled debut LP dropping this week, 5 Seconds Of Summer has ramped up the promo with a slew of live appearances including a mini-concert on the Today Show and an excursion to SiriusXM Hits 1 to perform a bunch of hits and a surprise cover of Katy Perry‘s seminal pop anthem “Teenage Dream”. And they did it justice.

The Aussie band stripped the song back to basics, delivering an acoustic version with a slight rock twist. Katy’s mega-hit survives the genre transition effortlessly and it’s nice to hear “Teenage Dream” performed by actual teenagers. 5SOS can’t lose at the moment. According to early predictions, their album will debut at number one on the Billboard 200 with sales of 250,000+ copies. More »

Pia Mia Performs At Guam Live In ‘Wolfpack Wednesdays’: Idolator Premiere

Jul 23rd, 2014 // 1 Comment
Pia Performs In Guam
Pia's 'Wolfpack'
Pia returns to her homeland in her 'Wolfpack Wednesdays' series. Read More »

Last week, we brought you the premiere of Wolfpack Wednesdays, a glimpse into the fun and fabulous life of rising starlet, Pia Mia.

The songstress continues to chronicle her journey back home to Guam in this week’s episode, in which the singer performs at Guam Live (without soundcheck, resulting in a spontaneous last minute rehearsal in the dirt). Still, she sticks it like a pro on stage, performing catchy cuts like “Red Love” and “Mr. President” for the adoring crowd. Following the performance, Pia takes a trip to visit patients at a local hospital (where she was born!), as well as taking a trip to the Mango Festival, meeting fans and being presented with a plaque as an ambassador for Guam. Quite an abundance of love!

Watch the latest episode of Wolfpack Wednesdays up top, and keep up with all things Pia Mia at her official website. More »

MNEK’s “Wrote A Song About You” Video: Watch The Ultra-Retro Clip

Jul 23rd, 2014 // Comment
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Best Of 2014 (So Far)
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It’s safe to say British 19-year-old soulster MNEK has been doing quite well for himself as of late, appearing on Gorgon City’s smash hit “Ready For Your Love” as well as working with the likes of electronic troupe Clean Bandit and Aussie pop starlet Kylie Minogue. What’s more, the producer prodigy is gearing up for his own album debut, releasing infectious tracks like “Every Little Word,” as well as his recent meta 90’s House-laden hit “Wrote A Song About You,” to show people what’s in store.

Now, “Wrote A Song About You”  just got itself a fun, retro music video full of neon lights, ‘90s graphics and MNEK himself grooving to the beat. The clip is a bit reminiscent of the opening credits to hit sitcom Saved By The Bell —I mean that in only the best way possible! — or a really hazy, smoke-filled club on a ’90′s night. Either way, it simply works. Watch the visual up top. More »

Pharrell Gets Goofy With Miley Cyrus In “Come Get It Bae” Video: Watch

Jul 23rd, 2014 // 2 Comments
Do You Got A Bae Or Nah?
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Pharrell is going full force with his latest G I R L jam “Come Get It Bae,” a breezy, post-“Blurred Lines” funky disco cut posed to reign on radio by the end of summer.

To bring the track to life, Pharrell’s enlisted a bunch of pretty ladies — potential baes, if you will — to dance around in a circle, gyrate and smile while he films them. Sure. Not creepy at all! Our favorite tonguey twerker Miley Cyrus swings in for some fun later on in the clip, jokingly dancing around with Pharrell, while showing some attitude and sipping out of a smiley face coffee mug. (Is that actually coffee in there? We’re slightly dubious.)

There’s not much happening here, apart from some lively dancing and some silly faces. Perhaps the most shocking part of the whole video? The fact that P’s swapped out the infamous massive hat in favor of a more reasonably sized fedora. Check out Pharrell getting phunky with some baes (and Miley!) up top. More »

5 Seconds Of Summer Perform “She Looks So Perfect” And “Amnesia” On ‘Today’: Watch

Jul 22nd, 2014 // 1 Comment
5SOS Take New York
5SOS's Debut LP
The rising boy band reveals the cover art and tracklist. Read More »

5 Seconds Of Summer are near unstoppable at the moment. The Australian teenagers have topped iTunes twice (“Don’t Stop” and “Amnesia”) and already racked up three top 50 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 from their self-titled debut LP, which dropped today (July 22). It looks certain to land at number one next week — a feat the newcomers have achieved in 11 other countries.

The boys dropped by Today this morning to perform breakthrough hit “She Looks So Perfect” and the aforementioned “Amnesia” in front of thousands of screaming fans. 5SOS know how to bring it live and drove the crowd into a frenzy with their tight musicianship and catchy hooks. One Direction finally has some legitimate competition. Watch up top and after the jump. More »

Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour Gets A Trailer: Watch The Video Game-Inspired Clip

Jul 22nd, 2014 // Comment
Who Will Win?
Lil Wayne Vs. Drake
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Bound to be one of the hottest hip-hop shows of 2014, the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour just released a little teaser, and, like The Karate Kid’s Mr. Miyagi and Daniel LaRusso, it seems that this is another classic case of the teacher versus the student. Created by Capcom, the video is done in the style of the video game Street Fighter where Lil Wayne and Drake are pegged against each other as Sage versus the Protégé, guaranteeing a truly epic clash of hip-hop heavyweights.

“Since, thank god we’ve been so successful, [we'll just be] going back and forth with our hits and getting the crowd to go crazy, then just finally hit the stage together,” Weezy revealed to MTV News. “It’s a battle type thing.”

But don’t worry, folks — it’s all in good fun. Catch the trailer up top, and get ready for the throw-down of the summer! More »

One Direction’s ‘Where We Are’ Concert Film To Hit Theaters In October: Watch

Jul 22nd, 2014 // Comment
1D On The Big Screen!
1D's "You & I" Video
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One Direction hit the pier in their "You & I" video clip. Read More »

Haven’t had a chance to catch One Direction live on their Where We Are Tour yet? Or, perhaps more accurately, are you simply dying to see them again? In either case, you’re in luck: The 1D boys are heading to a screen near you this October.

For just one weekend (October 11-12), Directioners will have the opportunity to see their favorite fivesome — Zayn, Louis, Niall, Harry and Liam — hit the stage in theaters for a major concert experience, recorded in Milan during the Italian leg of their ongoing global tour.

The film will feature the entirety of the live concert, as well as a 15-minute interview with the boys, along with behind-the-scenes footage. (Presumably, there will be ample shirtlessness.) The film is being brought to over 3,000 screens in 50+ territories, which makes this “the biggest global ‘event cinema’ release ever.” Start saving your pennies — the tickets for the screenings go on sale on July 28.

And don’t worry, you’ll be able to enjoy it in your own home just in time for Christmas — the concert will be released to DVD on December 1.

Will you be heading down to the theater to watch 1D in action? Watch the concert film trailer above, and let us know in the comments below. More »

Clean Bandit Premiere Icy Hot Video For “Come Over”: Watch

Jul 22nd, 2014 // Comment
Sun, Sun, Sun, Sunshine
Clean Bandit Chat
Clean Bandit group photo
Our interview with the "Rather Be" hit-makers. Read More »

It’s been a big year for Clean Bandit 

Coming off their recent success from their debut album New Eyes (which contains infectious summer jams such as “Rather Be” featuring Jess Glynne, and “Extraordinary” with Sharna Bass), the British electronic troupe is back with their third single “Come Over” — and a beautiful new video to match.

As seen in the videos for “Rather Be” and “Extraordinary,” the group has quite a fondness for the unique, and “Come Over” is certainly no exception.

Directed, produced and shot by Clean Bandit themselves, the clip bounces between Svalbard, a Norwegian island cluster in the Arctic Circle, and Marrakech, Morocco, two polar opposite locations that manage to somehow balance each other perfectly in the video. Clean Bandit’s cellist Grace Chatto, who looks a bit like Game Of ThronesDaenerys Targaryen, rides Husky sleds in the middle of Norway while guest artist, British reggae singer Stylo G, dances atop a sand dune in the Sahara Desert and takes a stroll in the Medina. It’s a pretty mesmerizing video to say the least, with stunning visuals that compliment both Grace’s icy vocal qualities and Stylo’s summer vibes. Watch the video up top.  More »

Jenn Em’s “Jailkeeper” Video: Idolator Premiere

Jul 22nd, 2014 // Comment
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Chelsea's "Ghost"
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Los Angeles-based singer Jenn Em is a 22 year old vocal dynamo who hails from Chevy Chase, Maryland and comes packing a voice that is as contemporary as it is full of old-school soul. Keeping in line with the “anything goes” state of pop in 2014, Jenn’s debut single “Jailkeeper” is a moody, somewhat bluesy pop number that almost defies genre. If there’s a space to be occupied somewhere between Ella Fitzgerald, Christina Aguilera and Lorde, Jenn Em just may have found it.

“At one particular moment, I had been [in L.A.] for four or five months, and it was this really dark point,” Em explains to Idolator. “It was the only time in my life I thought, maybe I ought to pack up my shit and go. I sat at my piano and wrote…it was almost like I blacked out. When I opened my eyes, I had finished the song. That was five years ago, and that’s ‘Jailkeeper’.” More »