Trey Songz has released the very sexual video for “Touchin, Lovin” — his new collaboration with Nicki Minaj. The visual (directed by Jason Zada) is once again an interactive one — seriously, this is quickly becoming a new trend. The viewers get to choose various naughty fantasies between Songz and different ladies. Minaj also gets a chance to get intimate with the singer.
“Touchin, Loving” follows songs like “Foreign” and “Oh Na Na” — all from the singer’s sixth LP Trigga. Along with promoting his new single, Trey Songz will join BFF and frequent collaborator Chris Brown on their “Between The Sheets” North American tour. It kicks off on January 28 in their native state of Virginia. More »
Next week sees the release of Mary J. Blige‘s The London Sessions (on December 2), the 13th studio album in the legendary R&B diva’s storied career, and today Idolator is bringing you another look behind the scenes at the making of the LP. This time we’re giving you a glimpse at Blige in the studio in London with fellow singer-songwriter Emeli Sande and her right-hand man, “La La La” songwriter-producer Naughty Boy, as they work on the track “Pick Me Up.”
Like Mary’s electrifying Disclosure collaboration “Right Now” from the album, “Pick Me Up” is one of the project’s more upbeat numbers — so much so that a segment in the video below shows her hitting up the DJ booth at a London club to premiere the track in front of an enthusiastic audience. More »
Pitbull is on a roll. The MC successfully hosted the American Music Awards on Sunday night (November 23) and immediately launched a promo blitz for new LP Globalization. Mr. Worldwide even had Lorde gushing. “I met pitbull backstage, felt this wave of his charisma and loveliness wash over me, probably not dissimilar to meeting the president,” she raved on Twitter. What’s next for the rap mogul? A killer performance of Dr. Luke-produced single “Time Of Our Lives” on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
There are much better songs on Globalization — check out Chris Brown-assisted earworm “Fun” or brilliant Bebe Rexha collaboration “This Is Not A Drill” — but “Time Of Our Lives” is slowly winning me over a little more with each live performance. Guest vocalist Ne-Yo did a typically incredible job with the song, while Pitbull was his usual ball of energy, bouncing around the stage like a mad man. See the suave fellas do their thing up top. More »
Coldplay gave fans a special treat with their new interactive video for “Ink” — the fourth single off their Ghost Stories LP! The visual finds a man searching around the world for his long lost love, with the viewer being able to choose what happens in his adventure!
Along with the video, Coldplay released their live album and concert film on November 24 — titled Ghost Stories Live 2014. Ghost Stories, the band’s sixth album, was released in May and feature tracks like“Magic,” “Always In My Head,” “A Sky Full Of Stars” and “True Love.” More »
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett love nothing more than dancing Cheek To Cheek — and their tireless #CheekToCheekPromo certainly isn’t slowing down anytime soon.
In a new Johan Renck-directed advertisement for their H&M holiday campaign, the two superstar duet partners have teamed up yet again to give us all their jazzy glamour with a truly chic holiday soiree. The clip, filled with devastating attractive partygoers, sees the two doing what they do best — entertaining the crowd! — while performing “It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing)” off of their jazz standards LP. As per usual, Gaga’s giving us lots of look in her massive Cher wig and Mr. Bennett is looking dapper in a suit as the two slow dance, croon and flirt the night away. We certainly wouldn’t mind being invited to the next one.
Watch Gaga and Tony’s clip up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
Ariana Grande gives fans an insight to her childhood with the lyric video for her future yuletide classic — “Santa Tell Me.” The bubblegum-pink visuals show very adorable baby photos of the “Best Mistake” singer, as the lyrics sparkle on the screen.
Along with the holiday tune, Grande will perform at A Very Grammy Christmas on December 5 on CBS. She also plans to sing at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, which airs on December 9 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS. More »
UK-based trio Years & Years have followed up their Real EP with brand new single “Desire,” a stomping, whomping house track that could just see them go from emergent dance act opening for Sam Smith on tour to bona fide hit-makers before long. “Desire” comes packed with an irresistible chorus, a soul-grabbing house hook and a dramatic music video directed by Sing J Lee, who also lensed Gorgon City‘s “Ready For Your Love” and Chvrches‘ “The Mother We Share.”
“Is it desire or is it love that I’m feeling for you,” Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander ponders on the chorus of “Desire.” A press release describes the track as conveying the “cyclical conflict of being a slave to desire and the blurring between the lines of lust and love.” Sounds pretty accurate to us. More »
Diplo, Skrillex and Kiesza throw a major, dance-filled party in their video for “Take You There.” The single, the first official track from the EDM producers as their music duo Jack Ü, was released back in August. Now, it is accompanied by a energetic black + white visual that finds the three artists performing at various music festivals, like Austin City Limits.
It is also interjected with kooky animated clips and fun dance sequences. Watch the video for “Take You There” up top. More »
It’s that time of year! Time to break out your copy of Kelly Clarkson‘s Wrapped In Red, that is.
Our original American Idol is giving us a little bit more to love this Christmas season with her brand new video for “Wrapped In Red,” the title track from her critically acclaimed 2013 holiday record, which was recently re-issued as a CD/DVD for this year.
The vintage-looking clip, which was shot earlier this year, combines grainy footage from Clarkson Christmases past with shots of the powerhouse singer crooning behind old-timey microphones, looking like the classic diva she is. The Christmas lights and snowflakes twinkling ’round her also help to serve up the holiday spirit. Check out the video over at Amazon, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
Sia‘s lyric video for “Opportunity,” one of her many cuts off the Annie film soundtrack, has arrived today (November 25)! The visual stays true to the movie, showing lead actress Quvenzhané Wallis exploring the streets of New York City as the inspirational ballad plays in the background. “Opportunity” follows classic tunes (with a Sia twist) like “You’re Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile” and “Hard Knock Life.”
Annie hits theaters on December 19, but click here to win tickets to the special NYC premiere on December 7! More »