Archive: Dec 2010

Chris Brown And Pitbull Wonder “Where Do We Go From Here”

It's hard to think of anyone who is more ready to leave 2010 behind than Chris Brown — which may be why he can't stop talking about the future (said to include collaborations with Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars). Heck, Bieber's even encouraging him. Brown hasn't made it easy o…
By: Idolator Staff / December 31, 2010

Justin Timberlake’s “Take You Down” Is Still Up For Debate

Justin Timberlake says he hopes he's "not done" recording music — and indeed, he's evidently working on a track with Drake (or, possibly Cody Simpson). But for the moment, we have to make do with what we have — which means checking out this newly surfaced track, "Take You…
By: Idolator Staff / December 30, 2010

Cee Lo May Record With Gwyneth Paltrow — Just Thought You Should Know

Cee Lo may fancy himself a slick, 007-style lady killer, but it sounds like he's as capable of being starstruck just like anyone else. Cee Lo told E! that he so liked Gwyneth Paltrow's performance of "Forget You" on Glee that he's exploring a possible collaboration with her. To borrow a…
By: Idolator Staff / December 30, 2010

Review Revue: Critics React To Kanye West’s “Monster”

An unfinished cut of the video for Kanyestein's "Monster" dropped earlier today, filled with various elements of horror movies - serial killers, zombies, beautiful dead girls, vampires, werewolves and S&M. (Okay, that last one's not really a staple of horror flicks, but the vid has Nicki Minaj in bondage wear anyway.) We're sure…
By: Becky Bain / December 30, 2010

Nicki Minaj’s 9 Most Awesome On-Stage Outfits Of 2010 (PHOTOS)

Nicki Minaj has had a monster of a year. From her Pink Friday album debut, to her highly praised guest rap verses—the world is the Harajuku Barbie's oyster. In addition to introducing us to several of her alter egos, the current queen of KING…
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / December 30, 2010

Britney Spears’ New Single “Hold It Against Me” To Drop Next Week

What better way to ring in the new year than with new Britney tunes? Britney Spears' new single "Hold It Against Me", produced by two of 2010's most noteworthy knob-twiddlers Dr. Luke and Max Martin, will premiere next Friday, January 7. “The beat that they give her is really unique compared…
By: Becky Bain / December 30, 2010

Pretty Girl Keri Hilson Rocks Out For ‘Billboard’

Keri Hilson may have just missed charting in the Top 10 with her new album No Boys Allowed, but Billboard is still a big fan of the singer. Miss Keri Baby was so, so "very" while performing for Billboard's Tastemakers Extended Sessions. That would be, very charming, very talented, and unlike her video…
By: Becky Bain / December 30, 2010

Justin Bieber Is A Little Drummer Boy In ‘Never Say Never’ Sneak Preview

A sneak peak from Justin Bieber's 3-D biopic Never Say Never has surfaced, and apparently the "D" also stands for "Darn Good At Playing The Drums". The docu-style minute-long preview includes interviews from the "Pray" crooner's family and friends, in addition to home video footage of the "…
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / December 30, 2010

Lauryn Hill Educates Her Fans On The Reasons For Her Tardiness

As exciting as it has been to see Lauryn Hill return to music (pretty much) full-time after an extended break, we've been a little concerned by the accounts of her frequent tardiness to her own performances. Hill is aware of her reputation for lateness, and at Tuesday night's show at Brooklyn'…
By: Idolator Staff / December 30, 2010

Katy Perry Stands Up For Herself On New Track “Part Of Me”

Katy Perry doesn't just want to entertain you or titillate you — she wants you to be a better you. And in her previously unreleased dance track "Part Of Me", she gives a kiss-off to a boy who just wasn't good enough for her. And she inspires you to do the same.
By: Becky Bain / December 30, 2010

M.I.A. Decides To Keep With Internet Theme For ‘Vikki Leekx’ Tracklisting

M.I.A. uploaded a pic of her New Year's Eve mixtape Vicki Leekx tracklisting to her Twitter today with the caption: "30/12/2010/ 3.30pm in asia!" We're not sure if this is the "XXXO" artist's hint at the exact time we should expect the free download to be released tomorrow, or if she's just…
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / December 30, 2010

Kanye West Hangs Out With Dead Models In “Monster” Video

No sooner had we heard that Kanye West had agreed to appear in Kim Kardashian's music video that we got word 'Ye himself had a new video to drop, and it's a doozy. As previewed a few weeks ago, "Monster" is a (beautiful?) dark twisted fantasy of sorts, with Kanye, Jay-Z,…
By: Idolator Staff / December 30, 2010

The Morning Mix: Kanye West To Appear In Kim Kardashian’s Music Video

Did You Hear? :: Kanye West will reportedly appear in the Hype Williams-directed video for Kim Kardashian's first single. Her album is already ten times better than Paris Hilton's vanity album, due to Yeezy's presence alone. [Just Jared] :: Hear a previously unreleased seven-year old Christmas tune from Mark Ronson, Saigon and Rhymfest,…
By: Becky Bain / December 30, 2010

Eminem And Jazmine Sullivan Hit A High Mark With Track “Cocaine”

Yesterday's all-star, old school Eminem jam "Syllables" brought the words, but (ironically, considering what the song's about) we thought it needed a better beat. The melodic tunes we were craving come today in a previously unreleased Em track, "Cocaine", featuring Jazmine Sullivan — not Alicia Keys, which was originally rumored. Word…
By: Becky Bain / December 29, 2010

Kanye West’s “Devil In A New Dress” Is Blessed With An Unofficial Video

Of the many standout tracks on Kanye West's acclaimed My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the dreamy "Devil In A New Dress" has the distinction of attracting so many fans that it's been sampled repeatedly already — Jay-Z protege and our recent guest J. Cole borrowed it for the song "Villematic"…
By: Idolator Staff / December 29, 2010

Bon Jovi Named Highest Ticket Earner Of 2010

$201.1 million—that's the number you'll need to beat if you want your concert ticket sales to overtake Bon Jovi's successful 2010 The Circle world tour. Not only did the first time Grammy awards performers top this year's list, they exceeded annual front runners AC/DC and U2 by over $41 million. Also among the year'…
By: Erika Brooks Adickman / December 29, 2010

Kylie Minogue Is Very Merry In Her “Santa Baby” Video

Kylie Minogue's adorable rendition of the cheeky Xmas song "Santa Baby" was the runner-up in our 2010 Christmas Song poll, only to be bested by somber British duo Hurts. Despite coming in second (with an impressive 43% of the vote, mind you), the gorgeous singer is all smiles i…
By: Becky Bain / December 29, 2010

Check Out Daft Punk’s Helmets Throughout The Years

Daft Punk, who scored their very first Top 10 album with the TRON: Legacy soundtrack, may never take off their helmets in public  — not even while walking the red carpet — but why bother when they always have on such awesome headgear? One giant fan of the French…
By: Becky Bain / December 29, 2010

Jennifer Hudson Makes Oprah Cry At The Kennedy Center Honors

While other artists were giving it up for music icon Paul McCartney at the 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors, you'd forget that Oprah Winfrey was also being honored in D.C. the same night. (Which marks maybe the first time in history Oprah was upstaged by someone else.) But Forbes' highest-earning celebrity…
By: Becky Bain / December 29, 2010

Taylor Swift Wins The Xmas Chart Race

It was freaking Christmas last week, people. Did you think anyone was going to knock sweet, family-friendly cover girl Taylor Swift out of the top spot on the chart? Not a chance. (Oh Taylor, don't act all surprised.) In what is traditionally one of the biggest weeks of the year for music sales,…
By: Idolator Staff / December 29, 2010
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