Iggy Azalea Responds To Eminem’s Rape Threats On Twitter, Remains The Realest Femcee

Eminem Rapped About Punching Lana Del Rey
Eminem Rapped About Punching Lana Del Rey
Eminem incurred the wrath of Twitter by rapping about punching Lana Del Rey in the face.

Just when you thought Eminem had sunk about as low as he could go by rapping about punching Lana Del Rey, the 42-year-old goes and records a song about wanting to rape Iggy Azalea. “Put that shit away Iggy, you don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me,” he spits on Shady XV cut “Vegas”. “Scream! I love it!” Gross. Given her impressive track record or returning fire, it was only a matter of time before the Australian femcee replied and she fired off a trio of tweets addressing the controversy this morning (November 20).

“I’m bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend,” Iggy began. “Much more interested in the young women getting $ trend.” She then brought up her younger brother, who is a fan of the veteran rapper. “It’s especially akward because my 14 year old brother is the biggest eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!” And for her final comment? “Women in music have the bigger balls anyhow we endure much more harassment and critic.” See her tweets after the jump. More »

K. Michelle’s Killer Curves Make Instagram Worthwhile: 12 Of The R&B Diva’s Sexiest Pics

Nobody keeps it realer than K. Michelle. When R&B’s bad girl isn’t singing about her more-is-more approach to dating or pining over someone else’s man, she’s making Instagram a sexier place with her candid pics. The Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? diva takes no prisoners on social media — posting topless pics and striking eye-popping poses without a single fuck to spare. Hell, the 30-year-old even dropped it low outside the entrance of her record label to show off her thong! Respect.

When she’s not revealing her killer curves online, K. is busy promoting her sophomore LP (due December 9). So far, she’s dropped three excellent songs — lead single “Love ‘Em All” as well as soulful ballads/buzz singles “Maybe I Should Call” and “How Do You Know?” We know there’s also an ode to Drake on Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? (or AWBAH, for short) and a country song. While we wait to hear those tunes, spend some time with the curvaceous hitmaker’s sexiest pics up top. More »

Olly Murs & Demi Lovato Collaborate On “Up”: Listen To The Duet

Band Aid 30's "Do They Know It's Christmas"
Band Aid 30's "Do They Know It's Christmas"
Watch the video starring Sam Smith, One Direction, Rita Ora & more!

Olly Murs and Demi Lovato‘s lovely duet has now surfaced! Titled “Up,” the bouncy mid-tempo highlights the stars’ bright and strong vocals. During her recent CapitalFM appearance, Lovato stated: “It’s kind of got this folky, country vibe. It’s super catchy, I love it. He’s the sweetest guy in the world and I’m excited I got to work with him, he’s got good energy.”

The tune follows songs like “Wrapped Up” and “Right Place, Right Time” from the 28-year-old British X Factor star. “Up” is the latest track off Olly Murs’ upcoming fourth studio album Never Been Better, which will be released on November 24 in the United Kingdom. Take a listen after the jump! More »

Selena Gomez Takes It To The Bedroom On New Song “Do It”: Listen To The Cute ‘For You’ Bop

Selena Gomez Unveils 'For You' Cover & Tracklist
Selena Gomez Unveils 'For You' Cover & Tracklist
Selena Gomez is wrapping up her time at HWR with a greatest hits compilation called 'For You'.

Selena Gomez embraces her sexy side on “Do It” — the second new song on greatest hits compilation For You. (The first, of course, being rising hit “The Heart Wants What It Wants”). Another Rock Mafia production, the slinky bedroom anthem is cute and catchy bop that proves the 22-year-old is all grown up. “Sitting on my bed with just your t-shirt on,” Sel coos before reaching the bubbly chorus: “If I had a choice, if I had my way, boy you know we’d do it every single day.”

Well, then! It’s definitely a change of pace from the compilation’s surprisingly raw and gritty lead single but “Do It” is pretty irresistible and deserves its spot on For You. Selena will perform “The Heart Wants What It Wants” for the first time on Sunday night’s (November 23) American Music Awards. The track is steadily gaining momentum on radio and iTunes and is shaping up to be one of the biggest hits of her career. Listen to her new song after the jump. More »

Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX & One Direction Added To ‘Saturday Night Live’ December Lineup

'Four' May Have Largest Opening Week Sales
'Four' May Have Largest Opening Week Sales
One Direction's latest album is projected to sell big numbers!

Next month is looking pretty good for Saturday Night Live! The sketch show has announced Nicki MinajCharli XCX and One Direction as the special guest performers for the upcoming December episodes.

Charli XCX’s appearance will mark her first time on the show on December 13, with Martin Freeman as the host. As for Minaj, the “Bed Of Lies” rapper was featured back in 2011 where she performed “Right Thru Me,” “Moment For Life” and the awesome “The Creep” digital short.”

Look out for her guest spot on December 6 with James Franco taking on hosting duties for the third time, and catch One Direction on December 20 for their second appearance on the show with actress Amy Adams. More »

Giorgio Moroder’s “74 Is The New 24″ Video: Watch The Animated Clip

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It's A Trip
Giorgio Moroder Remixes Bennett & Gaga
Giorgio Moroder Remixes Bennett & Gaga
Giorgio Moroder puts his spin on the jazzy "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".

After the announcement of his forthcoming album, Giorgio Moroder has released the video for the new single — “74 Is The New 24.” The visual is a treat for the eyes, as neon-colored animations squiggle across the pitch-black background. The fervent motions plays along well with the track’s upbeat electronic production.

The Italian producer’s as-yet-untitled first LP in 30 years is set to be released in Spring 2015 via RCA. The star-studded project will feature artists like Britney Spears, SiaCharli XCXKylie MinogueMikky EkkoFoxesMatthew Koma and more. More »

Charli XCX Covers The January Issue Of ‘Nylon’ Magazine, Talks Beyonce, Feminism & Her Wild Fans

Charli XCX & Simon Le Bon Collaborate On "Kingdom"
Charli XCX & Simon Le Bon Collaborate On "Kingdom"
The singer reveals a softer side on the 'Hunger Games' track.

Pop star du jour Charli XCX is the cover star on Nylon magazine’s December/January 2015 issue! The “London Queen” looks gorgeous, as she rocks a silver motorcycle jacket emblazoned with cute patches and a bold red lip.

In the spread, she discusses topics like feminism: “I admire women like Beyoncé for putting themselves on the line and having visuals that say ‘feminism.’” The chanteuse also reveals the wild antics of her fans, saying “I get tampons thrown on stage as well [as bras and panties]. Not used. They’re clean, but there’s gonna be a used one at one point, and I’m ready for it.”

Charli XCX is gearing up for the December 16 release of her sophomore album, Sucker. The LP features punchy tracks like “Gold Coins,” “Break The Rules” and “Boom Clap.” The singer will also embark on a UK tour beginning in MarchView another shot from Charli XCX’s editorial spread after the jump, and read the full interview over at Nylon here! More »

Lana Del Rey And Marilyn Manson Star In Brutal, NSFW Unreleased Eli Roth Collaboration: Watch

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A Little Too Ultraviolent

There’s usually a good reason why a scrapped video never sees the light of day.

In an interview on Larry King Now last year, horror director Eli Roth revealed that he’d filmed a visual featuring Ultraviolence Queen Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson. “The footage is so sick, it’s been locked in a vault for over a year,” he laughed. Today, the vault has been opened and…welp, he certainly wasn’t wrong.

The supremely unsettling footage features long takes of Manson at a very warped dinner/birthday party of sorts, complete with some fiery, lamp-breaking mayhem and a bloodied woman screaming underwater. Later on, Lana appears in a Texas Chainsaw Massacre tee, getting violently thrown onto a bed and being tearfully held down in what appears to be a terrifying moment of sexual assault.

It’s all very uncomfortable to watch, and it seems wise that the players in this mini-film, shot somewhere in between 2012 and last year, ultimately did nothing with the footage. Nevertheless, like most things, it has eventually made its way onto the Internet. Watch above if you dare, and let us know your thoughts on the scrapped collabo in the comments below. More »

Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” Featured In FIAT Gran Finale Ad: Watch

Sure, The Voice diva and L.A.M.B. goddess Gwen Stefani hasn’t even fully debuted her upcoming Pharrell-produced cut just yet, but that hasn’t stopped her from giving the track some early promo.

In a new 30-second spot for the FIAT Gran Finale, the “Baby Don’t Lie” songstress is giving us a taste of her funky new solo club banger, “Spark The Fire.” And this isn’t the first time the track’s been teased: Pharrell recently played the track live during a set. O-M-G, O-M-G, she’s back again! Who’s got the lighter?

Get a high quality taste of the duo’s collaboration after the jump, and let us know what you think of the latest teaser in the comments below. More »

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from — you also had Australia (Iggy Azalea), Ireland (Hozier), Canada (MAGIC! and Kiesza) Norway (Nico & Vinz), Sweden (Tove Lo) and Amsterdam (Mr. Probz) waving their flags high. It got us thinking that we hadn’t seen a foreign invasion of the American charts like this in 20 years.

So what else is it about 1994 that made it such an utterly memorable year, musically? Before we get to that, let’s first paint a quick picture of what life was like during this particular 12-month period when iTunes and YouTube and Twitter didn’t exist, nor did texting or Snapchatting — when being “social” meant driving (sans GPS or the Maps app) to meet up with friends in person, or, at the very least, putting a pen to paper and mailing a letter.

First off, when 1994 rolled around, Bill Clinton was entering the second year of his first term as President. Cell phones were the size of bricks and e-mail and the Internet were sporadically-used luxuries. It was the days of Tonya Harding, Nancy Kerrigan and the 1994 Winter Olympics. And CD-ROMs. We watched O.J. Simpson go on the run on live TV and also tuned into the first seasons of Friends, ER and Party Of Five. Tom Hanks was America’s favorite silver screen star. At the box office, The Lion King roared loudest, while Speed, Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction also packed movie-goers in. And when Kurt Cobain was found dead at his home on April 8th, it was, as they say, the end of an era…

…which brings us back to music. It would have been the easy way out for us here at Idolator to assemble a simple list of, say, the 20 best singles from 20 years ago, and dash out a a sentence or two on each one. But it turns out, when we really dug deep into what pop had to offer in 1994, there were just far too many good songs to leave off the list. From sultry slow jams to trip hop to synth-pop to Eurodance to Swedepop to alt-rock, it truly was an eclectic year when popular music produced something for everyone.

So instead, we gathered up the 50 best pop singles that made an impact in 1994 below, and reviewed and ranked them by their overall awesomeness. Most of these songs sprung up that year, but you’ll find that some first appeared on albums released in 1993 and didn’t get a single release until ’94, or perhaps were released as a single in late ’93 but their chart run carried into the next year. Whatever the case may be, they’re the tracks we felt left an unforgettable impression.

To add a bit of flavor, we reached out to some of the artists featured — Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy and Haddaway — and asked them to share their memories of what it was like contributing to the year 1994 in pop. Ready to hop into our time machine and step back 20 years? On your mark, get set… More »