Ciara Shows Off Her Beautiful Baby Bump In ‘W’ Magazine, Talks New Music: 5 Pics

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment

Ciara talks about the joys of pregnancy in the latest issue of W magazine and proudly shows off her beautiful baby bump in a stunning pictorial. The R&B diva displays her magnificent belly in a crop top in one fierce pose and reclines in the dirt in another striking image. Needless to say, she looks gorgeous in all of them.

While most of the interview is dedicated to CiCi’s impending motherhood (“it feels good to not have to wonder whether your abs are tight enough”), she does talk about new music. The “Body Party” singer claims an album is coming “really soon” and promises that the as-yet untitled opus will be her best yet. “I will go on record saying so.”  More »

Iggy Azalea’s ‘The New Classic’ Is Heading For A Top Five Debut On The Billboard 200

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
As if, Iggy!
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Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX re-create Clueless for "Fancy" vid. Read More »

Iggy Azalea‘s debut LP The New Classic drew mixed reviews from critics but fans have given the hip-hop/pop opus a resounding thumbs up. The Australian rap diva’s album is predicted to sell between 50,000 and 55,000 copies in its first week, which should be enough for a top five debut on the Billboard 200.

Impressively, the newcomer is expected to sell more than rap heavyweight Future. His sophomore set Honest will sell less than 50,000 copies if predictions are accurate. The New Classic‘s opening bow has, no doubt, been buoyed by the success of Charli XCX-assisted smash “Fancy”. It shoots into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week and is shaping up to be a blockbuster hit. More »

2 Chainz’ ‘Freebase’ EP Features Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky & More: See The Tracklist

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
"Mainstream Ratchet"
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Watch 2 Chainz' booty-filled music video. Read More »
2 Chainz Goes Yard
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2 Chainz & French Montana link up on "A-Rod." Read More »
2 Chainz Charged
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The rapper faces felony drug possession charges. Read More »
Dog Chainz
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2 Chainz works like a dog on "Ima Dog." Read More »

2 Chainz promises a return to the streets on his forthcoming Freebase EP, and while it’s serving as a placeholder between B.O.A.T.S. II and III, this looks to be no half-assed project. Tity Boi revealed the tracklist today (April 24), and the seven-track release features guest spots from Rick Ross, A$AP Rocky, Ty Dolla $ign and more, along with production from Mike Will, Metro Boomin and Young Chop.

Freebase is out May 5. Check out the full tracklist with production credits below. More »

Katy Perry’s “Birthday” Video: Watch Her Pull Several ‘Bad Grandpa’-esque Pranks

Apr 24th, 2014 // 1 Comment
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Time To Blow Out The Candles
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Watch Katy & Juicy J in the colorful visual. Read More »

From Katy Perry to Justin Timberlake (see: “Not A Bad Thing”), pop stars are demonstrating that the new trend in music videos in 2014 is to make one that’s essentially a non-music video. So here we have Perry’s eight-minute visual for Prism single “Birthday,” wherein we meet the five alter egos presented in the clip’s recent teaser and promo posters — that would be Goldie The Dancer, Ace The Animal Trainer, face-painting Mandee, Yosef Shulem and Kriss The Clown.

The video’s intro informs us that Katy “attended five birthday parties” last month, only “no one knew it was her.” What proceeds to happen, in outrageous documentary-style, is… oh, screw it — you all saw Bad Grandpa, right? No? Well, just watch above and then you’ll be all set. More »

Say Lou Lou’s Golden “Everything We Touch” Video: Watch

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Say Lou Lou's "Touch"
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The duo's golden new single "Everything We Touch." Read More »

Twin-sister act Say Lou Lou offer up a simple but effective visual for their latest single “Everything We Touch” (due out June 2nd). In the video, V magazine cover girls Miranda and Elektra Kilbey sing in front of a stark black background before appearing in the buff, fully covered in gold paint — because obviously everything they touch turns to…

The gorgeous track is yet another piece of thinking-person’s pop from the pair, whose debut album will hopefully be out before the close of 2014. Let’s put positive vibes out there for “Everything We Touch”being met with the mainstream success it absolutely deserves. Radio needs these girls right now. More »

Future & Pusha T “Move That Dope” With Help From The Roots On ‘Fallon’: Watch

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Always Be Pushin'
Future & Kanye FTW
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Watch Future & Ye's "I Won" video. Read More »

Future stopped by The Tonight Show Wednesday (April 23) to celebrate the release of Honest by performing its agile coke anthem “Move That Dope” (or, as it’s hilariously known when censored for radio and network TV, “Move That Doh”).

For the first time in months, Pharrell didn’t show up for a TV appearance, but Pusha T was in attendance, and The Roots filled in as the backing band. Watch the two ice cool MCs strut around the Fallon set up top. More »

Solange Eyes Fall Release For New Album

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Solange dances with Bey & covers Kate Bush. Read More »

Solange is readying her return after wowing the Coachella crowd earlier this month (with some help from her sister Beyonce). The alt-R&B singer and Saint Records founder did a Twitter Q&A with fans yesterday (April 24), during which she revealed she has a True follow-up on the horizon.

When asked when fans can expect to hear new material, she replied, “Early fall, have written 25 joints…recording and narrowing, very happy!” As for what it will sound like, Solange was vague but mentioned, “It’s the album I may have been afraid to make, but had no choice but to make.”

Check out her two tweets with the news below. More »

Kiesza’s “Hideaway” Remixed By Sigma: Listen

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Kiesza's "Hideaway"
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Watch the video for the housey dance single. Read More »
Sigma's "Nobody"
The London duo flip Kanye's "Bound 2" & have a hit. Read More »
Kiesza Talks
Our Popping Up interview with the "Hideaway" singer. Read More »
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What is love? Kiesza strips down the '90s classic. Read More »

A mere week ago, London drum and bass duo Sigma were sitting on top of the UK chart with “Nobody To Love,” their retro-sounding re-working of Kanye West‘s “Bound 2.″ They were replaced at #1 this past Sunday by Kiesza‘s own ’90s house send-up “Hideaway.” But to show that there are no hard feelings, Sigma have now remixed “Hideaway” and turned it into a slow-burning, atmospheric piece that eventually erupts into a drum-and-bass-fueled frenzy. (Added bonus: there are also slight flourishes of Massive Attack‘s classic “Unfinished Sympathy” throughout.)

Feast your ears on what happens when a trio of 2014′s brightest movers and shakers get together on the dancefloor. More »

Nicki Minaj Previews New Song By Twerking To It: Watch

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
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Minaj says she's focusing on hip-hop for Pink Print. Read More »

Nicki Minaj previewed what appears to be a new song via Instagram late Wednesday night (April 23), posting two short videos of her twerking in pink pants to a slow jam featuring her chanting vocals. And while Minaj recently said “hell no” to the prospect of her forthcoming album The Pink Print containing a shameless pop cut like “Super Bass,” this new track sounds awfully Top 40-friendly.

(Also, it looks like she takes a daily vitamin! Gotta stay in peak condition when you’re posting all those sexy selfies.)

Meanwhile, Minaj continues to have her cake and eat it, too, which she’s better at than just about any star out there trying to play both sides (Miley included). She just told MTV that she is tired of being called a “female rapper.” “I do not see myself as a female rapper anymore, I’m sorry. I see myself as a rapper.” Preach.

Watch the prodigious twerk session with the new song below. More »

Avril Lavigne’s “Hello Kitty” Video: The Singer Tweets In Response To The Scandal

Apr 24th, 2014 // Comment
Avril's "Kitty" Vid
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"Hello Kitty" will make your eyes, ears & soul bleed. Read More »

Two days ago, Avril Lavigne‘s “Hello Kitty” video premiered on the singer’s website and, eventually, made its way to YouTube. Upon watching, we here at Idolator declared it to be the worst thing you’d watch all week. Hours later, other outlets such as Billboard, GQ, USA Today and E! Online followed suit, all equally appalled at the disastrous clip.

But while many online entities have been citing the seemingly racist overtones of the clip — the song and video reference Japanese pop and kawaii culture, while the visual also employs Japanese dancers, hence Avril receiving a similar backlash to the one Sky Ferreira faced last week over her “I Blame Myself” clipwe were offended because the song just flat-out sucks and the video comes off, to us, as age-inappropriate.

Regardless, head below to see Avril’s response to the “Hello Kitty” furor, via the marvelous medium of Twitter. More »