Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Tori Amos Performs A Stripped Back Live Version Of Madonna’s “Frozen” In Amsterdam: Watch

May 30th, 2014 // Comment
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Tori Amos wowed fans with a moving, stripped back cover of Madonna‘s 1998 hit “Frozen” at a concert in Amsterdam last night (May 29). The indie-pop legend performed the song at her trusty piano and delivered a typically nuanced and haunting vocal. It turned out to be a surprisingly great fit for the redhead, who received thunderous applause.

The 50-year-old (how is this possible?) diva is experiencing something of a career revival. Tori’s new LP Unrepentant Geraldines debuted on the Billboard 200 at number seven earlier this year — her highest charting album since American Doll Posse reached number five in 2007. Fingers crossed she performs the song when her tour hits North America in the summer. Watch up top. More »

Ariana Grande And Iggy Azalea’s “Problem” Video: Watch A Tease Ahead Of The Premiere

May 30th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Ariana's "Problem" Vid
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Ever since Ariana Grande first debuted her guaranteed summer smash “Problem” at the Radio Disney Music Awards just over one month ago, the song has had “hit” written all over it. The Max Martin, Shellback and Ilya co-production shot straight to the top of the iTunes chart in no time flat, and 33 days later, it’s still sitting pretty in the peak position on the digital retailer’s singles roundup. (On Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, it’s at #2 this week.)

Cut to today (May 30), when the Nev Todorovic-directed music video is finally scheduled to premiere at 4 p.m. ET. Ari has been teasing the visual on her Instagram, first by posting the above 1960s-throwback image, and then by teasing a super short snippet of the actual video. UPDATE: Here’s the full video!

Head below to catch the “Problem” snippet ahead of the full video’s premiere. Because, honestly, you don’t want to miss Iggy Azalea working a powerful Barbarella ‘do! More »

Foster The People’s “Best Friend” Video: Watch Supermodels Get Devoured In The Creepy Clip

May 30th, 2014 // Comment
Foster The People Best Friend music video
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It’s been more than a hot minute since Foster The People‘s “Best Friend” was officially released as the second single off Supermodel (in early March), but here we are at the cusp of summer and the music video has finally premiered.

In keeping with the model theme, the clip details one particular glamazon on the prowl for the perfect figure — so much so that she begins to literally swallow up her fellow fashion pals in order to take on their appearances, leaving nothing of ladies behind but their shiny accessories in a pool of puke. Lovely! More »

Nicole Scherzinger’s “Your Love” Lyric Video: Watch

May 30th, 2014 // Comment
Nicole Scherzinger Your Love lyric video
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Nicole's "Your Love"
Nicole Scherzinger Your Love
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Lyric videos can often prove to be tiresome forays into the unnecessary, and the one for Nicole Scherzinger‘s “Your Love” is no exception. Still, if you’re like us, then you were likely caught off guard by the overall catchy nature of Scherzy’s new collab with The-Dream and Tricky Stewart, and so the song itself transcends any need for flash with these types of promo gimmicks.

Above you’ll see palm trees zip by on what looks like a tropical island while some video tech plays around with the color tinting. More teasing for the actual music video, which looks to be a summery, beachy affair? Watch and see. More »

Danity Kane’s “Lemonade” Is The Cutest Lyric Video You’ll See This Week: Watch

May 29th, 2014 // 1 Comment
The Perfect Refreshment
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While I’m still getting my head around Danity Kane being a trio, there’s no denying that “Lemonade” is a killer bop. The beat — courtesy of “Damaged” producers The Stereotypes — goes hard and the ladies sound better than ever. It also boasts some of the fiercest brags of 2014, which drunk girls will be quoting in the club all summer.

It’s pretty hard to make a memorable lyric video but Dawn, Aubrey and Shannon pull it off by hiring the trio of toddlers from their “Lemonade” artwork. The baddest babes in pre-school have swag to burn and they basically recreate Beyonce‘s “Yonce” video without the sexy costumes and lesbian encounter. Learn all the words to DK’s new anthem up top. More »

Beyonce Stars In Hilarious/Shady ‘Godzilla’ Spoof: Watch The Viral Video

May 29th, 2014 // Comment
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God bless the internet. Someone with way too much time on their hands has re-edited the Godzilla trailer to feature an entirely different monster. One with a killer weave and hit-filled discography. Yes, the new face of terror is Beyonce and she’s toppling buildings like she crushed your fave’s career. Download “Pretty Hurts” or run for cover!

I don’t entertain Bey shade but this is too funny. Kudos to the video’s creator for including an interview with Madonna, blending in the game-changing diva’s iconic Super Bowl performance and reawakening Sasha Fierce. There’s even a clip of her inauguration presentation thrown in for good measure. Watch the viral sensation after the jump. More »

Bella Thorne Is The Waitress Of Your Dreams In “Call It Whatever”: Watch Her Debut Video

May 29th, 2014 // Comment
Would You Like Fries With That?

Bella Thorne takes it back to the ’50s in her candy-colored “Call It Whatever” video. (Which is an interesting choice because the Paro-produced bop couldn’t sound any more 2014 if it tried). She waits tables in an old-fashioned diner but don’t mistake the teen queen for an apron-wearing frump. Her cherry pie is the hottest dish in town!

The set-up is cute and allows Bella to show her bubbly personality with counter-top dancing and goofy facial expressions. “Call It Whatever” will no doubt rack up the YouTube views but it will be interesting to see if that translates into chart success. The 17-year-old doesn’t have the biggest voice but the Kesha-inspired sing/talking works for her and the song is undeniably catchy. Watch up top. More »

Jennifer Lopez Heats Up The Desert In Sultry “First Love” Video: Watch

May 29th, 2014 // Comment
No Second, Third Or Fourth Love

“I knew I had to leave the world behind me to find out who I was,” exclaims Jennifer Lopez as she wanders the Californian desert in her finest couture gown. “I knew that love would never search for me, that I would have to search for it.” And so begins the ultimate triple threat’s sexiest visual since 2011′s breathtaking “I’m Into You”.

As luck would have it, Jenny’s man-hunt pays immediate dividends. She is found by British model David Gandy and love blossoms. It’s a fairly simple set-up but, in director Anthony Mandler‘s capable hands, it turns out to be an absolute feast for the eyes. The black-and-white photography is gorgeous, J.Lo has never looked better (which is truly saying something) and her co-star isn’t exactly hard on the eyes either. Watch extremely beautiful people find love in a glamorous place up top. More »

Mariah Carey’s 5 Best High Notes In One Minute, From “Vision Of Love” To “You’re Mine”: Idolator Instant

May 29th, 2014 // 7 Comments
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Screamin' Mimi
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It’s unofficially Mariah Carey Week here at the Idolator office (oh, okay — it’s pretty much official), and to celebrate the release of the diva’s brilliantly-titled 14th (!!) studio album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, we’ve compiled her five best high notes from her singles over the past 24 years in one ear-splitting video (above).

We all first heard scrawny, 21-year-old Mariah hit that glorious, garage-door-opening whistle register with her very first single, “Vision Of Love,” back in 1990. It was just the first of a staggering 18 #1s she racked up on the Billboard Hot 100 over the decades, and in that time, Mimi’s high note has become one of her biggest trademarks. More »

Remember “Mr. Saxobeat”? Well, Brace Yourself For Alexandra Stan’s Latest Hit “Cherry Pop”

May 28th, 2014 // 4 Comments
Expect Sophistication And Glamour

The pop deity behind 2011 novelty hit “Mr. Saxobeat” is back with another irritatingly catchy piece of trash/guilty pleasure, depending on your tolerance for cheesy euro-pop. (Mine is exceedingly high). Alexandra Stan hopes to erase her one-hit wonder status in America with new single “Cherry Pop”, which could be an uphill battle.

Not that the Hi-NRG anthem is completely without charm. That very distinct Romanian house sound is always fun in small doses but “Cherry Pop” is an absolute trip both lyrically and visually. I have no idea what Alexandra is singing about but I expect it’s something sexual from all the motioning towards her crotch in the frankly hilarious video. Watch up top. More »