Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Paramore Rocks ‘GMA’ With A Killer Rendition Of “Ain’t It Fun”: Watch The Live Performance

Jun 13th, 2014 // Comment
It Really Was Fun!
"Still Into You" Live
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Paramore performed "Still Into You" on 'Jimmy Kimmel'. Read More »

Paramore rocked Good Morning America earlier today (June 13) with a short but very sweet live set in New York’s Central Park. Hayley Williams and the boys performed current single “Ain’t It Fun”, which recently became the band’s first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as “Still Into You” and “Misery Business” as part of the show’s summer concert series.

Hayley prowled the stage with her usual confidence and attitude, belting out “Ain’t It Fun” with a little help from the adoring crowd. The trio is in fine form, which bodes well for the launch of next week’s Monumentour with Fall Out Boy. Watch Paramore shake up Central Park up top. (There are two other performances after the jump). More »

Enrique Iglesias Teams Up With Sean Paul For An English Version Of “Bailando”: Watch The Video

Jun 13th, 2014 // 2 Comments
Prepare To Dance!
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We review Enrique Iglesias' new LP 'Sex + Love'. Read More »

Enrique Iglesias‘ 10th studio album Sex + Love hasn’t produced any crossover hits (the heartthrob still reigns supreme on the Latin Airplay chart) but that could all change with a new English version of world music-flavored floorfiller “Bailando”. To help make the song even more accessible, the 39-year-old is joined by dancehall fave Sean Paul. He blends in surprisingly well with Cuban artists Genta De Zona and Descemer Bueno.

The original “Bailando” video has been recycled for the English edit, which isn’t a bad thing. Directed by Alejandro Perez, the exotic blockbuster was filmed in the Dominican Republic and features a flock of extremely talented flamenco dancers. We also get to see Enrique flirt with a sexy lady and play a little football. The Spanish version of the clip has been watched 100 million+ times on YouTube. Expect similar numbers for the extravaganza above. More »

Lana Del Rey’s “Shades Of Cool” Video: Watch A Short Teaser Clip

Jun 13th, 2014 // Comment
Lana's "Shades Of Cool"
Lana Del Rey's new song sounds like a fairytale ending. Read More »

Lana Del Rey‘s “West Coast” video premiered just over a month ago, but the pouty-lipped diva is already moving on to the next one, for her second Ultraviolence single, “Shades Of Cool,” just ahead of the album’s June 17th release. Lana posted a short tease of the visual on Instagram last night, and here we see her dancing, flipping her hair, swimming and being ogled by a gentleman who’s sipping a cocktail.

By now you’ve likely gotten at least a hint at what each track on Ultraviolence sounds like. And “Shades Of Cool” has been available on iTunes for weeks. Head below to get a better idea at what’s in store for the song’s music video. More »

Jasmine Thompson’s Acoustic “Drop Your Guard” Video: Idolator Premiere

Jun 13th, 2014 // Comment
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Have A Listen

Londoner Jasmine Thompson has more eyes and ears turned her way than most 13 year olds do. The budding singer found fame the way many millennials have in recent years: by posting videos to YouTube — particularly of her singing cover versions of hits by other artists.

In the past year alone, her cover of John Legend‘s “All Of Me” racked up over three million views, while five million tuned in to watch her take on Miley Cyrus“Wrecking Ball.” Outdoing both of those is her rendition of Passenger‘s global Top 10 smash “Let Her Go,” which recently crossed 12 million views. Last fall, the British supermarket chain Sainsbury’s gave Thompson her big break when it chose her cover of Chaka Khan‘s “Ain’t Nobody” for an ad campaign, which propelled Jasmine into the Top 40 on the official UK singles chart.

Today Idolator is premiering an acoustic video for Thompson’s “Drop Your Guard,” the opening track on the young singer’s recently-released sophomore album Another Bundle Of Tantrums. Watch the stripped-down version of the song above. More »

Jessi Malay’s “Fetish” Video Puts A Whole New Spin On ‘Beauty And The Beast’: Idolator Premiere

Jun 13th, 2014 // 15 Comments
What Would Belle Say?

Jessi Malay caused quite a ruckus with her sassy Give Me Live EP. The newcomer’s infectious electro-pop anthems made her an instant blog favorite and a support slot on Danity Kane‘s comeback tour introduced the rising dance diva to a whole new audience. Steamy club-banger “Fetish” was one of the highlights of the 27-year-old’s set and we’re excited to premiere the viral video.

Comprised of cleverly edited snippets of animated classic Beauty And The Beast, “Fetish” is an unforgettable experience. “Latex, boots, bustier, sexy dominatrix feel the pain,” sings Jessi while Belle twirls around and goes about her day. “Smack it, flip it, rub it down, I love the way it feels, yeah I like the sound.” Disney movies will never be the same! Watch up top. More »

Birdy’s Moving ‘The Fault In Our Stars’ Ballad “Not About Angels” Gets An Intimate Video: Watch

Jun 12th, 2014 // 2 Comments
It's Just Our Luck
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Birdy talks 'The Fault In Our Stars' and her new LP. Read More »

Birdy contributed three great songs to soundtrack of blockbuster movie The Fault In Our Stars but “Not About Angels” has connected with moviegoers the most. (It’s top 50 on iTunes and climbing). The warm reception could have something to do with the fact that the 18-year-old Brit wrote it from the perspective of the characters in the film. In our recent interview, she revealed that the other songs (“Tee Shirt” and “Best Shot”) were about love in general.

Given that “Not About Angels” is shaping up to be Birdy’s much-deserved breakthrough hit in America, it was only a matter of time before it got a suitably moving video. Like the visual for “Tee Shirt”, the teen keeps it very simple. She just performs the song at a baby grand piano with a dazzling view of the Los Angeles cityscape behind her. That’s really all you need for a song this subtle and beautiful. Watch up top. More »

Watch Michael Jackson’s Amazing Spins Through The Years: Idolator Instant

Jun 12th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Dancing Machine!
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Justin & friends in "Love Never Felt So Good." Read More »

From the Jackson 5‘s “I Want You Back” in 1970 to Michael Jackson‘s “Love Never Felt So Good” this spring, the King Of Pop has been entertaining us with a dazzling flurry of hit singles, record-breaking albums, stunning live performances and, particularly, jaw-dropping dance moves over the past five decades. Granted, we now have to watch those moves and performances in retrospect…which is exactly what we did in the wake of the recent release of MJ’s posthumous album Xscape.

Sure, there are many signature steps Jackson had that remain emblazoned on our minds: the moonwalk: that leg kick; the, um, crotch grab. But we decided to focus on his famous spins over the years for our latest Idolator Instant compilation.

In the video clip above, you’ll see a young, teen-aged Michael twirling effortlessly through various TV performances with his brothers. As the years moved on and his solo albums like Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad began smashing sales records, he kept his trademark spin going on the stage and in the then-flourishing medium of music videos. More »

Katy Perry And Kacey Musgraves Performed “Roar” Together On ‘CMT Crossroads’

Jun 11th, 2014 // Comment
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Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves share the cover of 'Billboard'. Read More »

Billboard cover girls/BFFs Katy Perry and Kacey Musgraves perform “Roar” together on an upcoming episode of CMT Crossroads. (The unmissable live extravaganza airs June 13 at 10pm ET/9pm CT). The lovely ladies do a great job of turning the uplifting toe-tapper into a duet — stripping it back just enough to let their voices shine without making the song dreary.

In addition to Prism‘s mega-selling lead single, the well-matched duo also belt out Katy’s Teenage Dream smash “Firework” as well as Kacey’s breakthrough hit “Follow Your Arrow” and moody “Merry Go ‘Round”. Oh and if that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the hitmakers also join forces to cover a Dolly Parton classic. (Put money on “Jolene”). Watch “Roar” after the jump. More »

Maroon 5′s “Maps” Teased In Preview Video: Watch

Jun 11th, 2014 // 2 Comments
"Maps" Is Coming
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Maroon 5 announce brand new single "Maps." Read More »

Here’s what we know about so far about Maroon 5‘s upcoming single “Maps”: The song was produced by Benny Blanco, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella (Maroon 5′s “Love Somebody,” OneRepublic‘s “Good Life”), and is scheduled to premiere this coming Monday (June 16). It serves as the lead single from the Adam Levine-fronted band’s fifth album V which will be out September 2.

Now there’s a new video clip courtesy of M5 which truly puts the “tease” in “teaser.” In it we see the band members in the studio cutting “Maps,” while various super-short snippets of the song are all jumbled together into what is best described as a jarring rush of noise. There’s really no indication as to whether this is an up-tempo or a mid-tempo number (or a ballad, for that matter). But the important thing is that Adam appears to still have the blond hair.

Watch the 16-second “Maps” preview below. More »

Passenger Leads Office Workers To Salvation In His “Scare Away The Dark” Video: Watch

Jun 10th, 2014 // Comment
Do Not Let This Man Enter Your Place Of Work
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You can stream Passenger's new LP 'Whispers' in full. Read More »

Passenger finally unveiled the video for Whispers lead single “Scare Away The Dark” today (June 10) and it’s something of a departure from the less-is-more visual that accompanied triple platinum breakthrough hit “Let Her Go”. The Brit serves up a suitably anarchic clip for his rhythmic rant against technology and social media.

The 30-year-old is wheeled into a typically sterile office environment by a rather bored lady and performs the song while workers go about their day. But the presence of Passenger has the unexpected result of bringing mother nature inside the building. Soon rabbits are running through the hallways and grass is coming out of drawers. The next thing you know the motley crew of characters are running around a field removing their clothes. Watch the shenanigans up top. More »