Home Video’s “Forget (MNDR Remix)”: Idolator Premiere

14 Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014
14 Synth-Pop Acts We Loved In 2014
We love the sounds all of these artists made this year.

In case you hadn’t quite caught on, we here at Idolator have a weakness for most things synth-pop. So that brings us to Brooklyn duo Home Video, whose Here In Weightless Fall track “Forget” has been whipped into frothy electronic bliss via a remix by MNDR.

Home Video’s David Gross tells Idolator, “It’s exciting for me to hear MNDR producer Peter Wade‘s reworking of our single, especially after having gotten to know him as a collaborator. He took one of my favorite elements in the song — the piano arpeggio that comes in with the bridge — and transformed it into an acid-y lead synth that fizzes along throughout the remix. This version really indulges the lush synth pads that come in with the first chorus, as almost everything but the vocals drops out). It feels like you’re really sinking deep into something and then builds back up to the drop. Goosebumps.”

Give MNDR’s gorgeous remix of “Forget” a listen below! More »

Britney Spears Looks Happy And Healthy On ‘Women’s Health’: 6 Pics

2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
Idolator editors pick their Top 20 favorite pop singles of 2014.

You wanna hot bodeh? No one knows how to get to work (bitch) better than Miss Britney Spears, who flaunts her unbelievably toned figure on the cover of the upcoming January/February 2015 issue of Women’s Health.

With her upcoming highly anticipated collaborations with Iggy Azalea and Giorgio Moroder both on the way next year, the Piece Of Me Vegas showgirl’s showing off her incredibly sexy bod and talking fitness, food (“I’m really into raw food — sushi, basically”) and staying Healthyney inside the magazine. She also shares her outlook on life: “I’m not about the biggest and the best…I’m about enjoying my life, more than anything.” It’s nice to see and hear our Brit Brit so happy and healthy!

Check out all the photos from the shoot up top courtesy of Britney Galaxy, and watch a behind-the-scenes clip of B-Girl posing and dancing her way though the photoshoot after the jump. More »

Imagine Dragons Reveal ‘Smoke + Mirrors’ Album Cover, Tracklist & Release Date, Drop New Song “Gold”: Listen

2014's Best Pop Singles: 20 Favorites
2014's Best Pop Singles: 20 Favorites
Idolator's editors select 20 great songs from the past 12 months.

“I Bet My Life” was just the first taste of Imagine Dragons‘ upcoming sophomore album Smoke + Mirrors, which now has a release date of February 17, 2015. The Las Vegas pop-rockers’ latest LP was added to iTunes today for pre-orders, and attached is rowdy slow number “Gold.”

So far the Grammy-winning band have taken a detour from the radio-friendly sound of previous hits “It’s Time,” “Radioactive” and “Demons,” so it will be interesting to see if Imagine Dragons’ fans latch onto this second outing as tightly as they did with Night Visions.

Give “Gold” a listen and catch the tracklist for the standard edition of Smoke + Mirrors below. More »

Demi Looks Fierce For ‘Allure’, Praises Kim Kardashian For Embracing Curves

Demi Joins Nick To Perform “Avalanche”: Watch
Demi Joins Nick To Perform “Avalanche”: Watch
Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato surprised the crowd with a duet performance at Jingle Ball.

Well damn, Demetria!

Demi Lovato is pulling all sorts of fierce poses in fabulously futuristic outfits for an upcoming fashion shoot for Allure.

“We wanted it to be super natural — show my skin, show my freckles,” the “Neon Lights” goddess explains in a behind-the-scenes clip from the shoot, going into detail about her skincare regimen. (If you’ll recall, she did recently launch her skincare line, Devonne by Demi.)

She also discusses what makes her feel sexy: Wearing no make-up, and showing off her ass…ets. “It’s my butt! I love my butt. Hopefully it stays that way,” she chuckles. She also unexpectedly throws Kim Kardashian some love for changing the conversation about beauty standards in popular culture: “Say whatever you want about her, but she has revolutionized what is accepted with curves nowadays,” Demi explains. That she most certainly has! More »

Taylor Swift Chats With Barbara Walters For 2014′s ’10 Most Fascinating People’: Watch

So Fascinating!


2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
Idolator's editors pick their favorite tunes from this year!

We’ve already gotten a taste of the bullet points Taylor Swift and Barbara Walters discussed during the journalist’s 10 Most Fascinating People special, but now the full video interview is here! Along with the topics of her listening parties, the “abnormalities” of her life and sexism in songwriting, the “Blank Space”  singer also discussed her confidence in gradually transitioning from country to pop.

“Im really in touch with my fans and I know what they like. What my fans in general were afraid of was that I would start making pop music and I would stop writing smart lyrics, or I would stop writing emotional lyrics,” Swift said. “[And] when they heard the new music they realized that wasn’t the case at all.”

Aside from Swift, Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and more made the list. Topping it off is George Clooney‘s current wife, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Walters’ 10 Most Fascinating People special for 2014 aired on ABC on December 14 at 9 PM EST. More »

Matt McAndrew’s “Wasted Love”: Watch The ‘Voice’ Finalist’s Video For His Original Song

Matt McAndrew Wasted Love music video
Has Anybody Seen All Matt's Wasted Love?
2014's Best Pop Singles: Our 20 Favorites
2014's Best Pop Singles: Our 20 Favorites
Idolator's editors select the 20 best songs from the past 12 months.

The Voice is almost over for the season! And if you caught part one of the finale last night, then you saw Matt McAndrew slay his competitors with his performance of original song “Wasted Love.” He’s also ruling the iTunes chart, as the piano ballad is currently the most downloaded song at the digital retailer.

It turns out Matt and his fellow finalists shot music videos for each of their original songs. Granted, the quickly-thrown-together clips aren’t going to win any awards, but you can watch “Wasted Love” above, then catch Damien‘s “Soldier,” Craig Wayne Boyd‘s “My Baby’s Got A Smile On Her Face” and Chris Jamison‘s “Velvet” below. More »

Jennifer Lopez Heats Up January Issue Of ‘Self Magazine’: See The Shoot

2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
Idolator editors pick their Top 20 pop singles of 2014.

Jennifer Lopez is not aging like a normal human being. In fact, it may very well be possible that the stunning A.K.A. diva is only growing younger.

The latest evidence of her eternal flawlessness? Her brand new cover and photo shoot for Self Magazine‘s January 2015 issue, unveiled on the “Booty” singer’s Instagram last night.

“Starting 2015 off right! Talking @theboynextdoormovie & @BodyLabForWomen in @SELFmagazine. #SELFMade #TheBoyNextDoor #JLoBodyLab #JLoSelfMagazine,” she wrote. The spread sees J.Lo working it out (literally!) in a few sexy white outfits, casually hanging from a beam while flaunting her ridiculously toned bod. And it sounds like she’s opening up and getting a bit more personal inside: “I’m facing my fears and working on myself,” she’s quoted as saying on the cover. It’s time for those New Years resolutions!

Want to see more? Check out the full sneak peek at the shoot after the jump. More »

Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran & Sam Smith To Perform At 2015 BRIT Awards

2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
Idolator's editors pick their favorite tunes from this year!

Alongside the Grammys, the BRIT Awards is one of the major ceremonies in the music industry — especially in the UK, of course. For next year’s big night, they are bringing Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith to perform! All three popstars have made appearances at the UK awards show in the past, so they will most likely be nominated in various categories as well.

Last year, the big winners of the night were rock band Arctic Monkeys and boy band du jour One Direction. In 2014 both Swift and Smith had hugely popular albums (1989 and In The Lonely Hour), while Sheeran recently hit a million albums sold in the UK with his sophomore cut — X. So we won’t be surprised if they snagged an award or two during the ceremony! More »

‘The Voice’: Watch The Finalists Perform Original Songs, Including Matt McAndrew’s “Wasted Love”

Did Matt Already Win?
2014's Best Pop Singles: Our 20 Favorites
2014's Best Pop Singles: Our 20 Favorites
Idolator's editors select the 20 best singles from the past 12 months.

Last night, three contestants from Team Adam Levine and one from Team Blake Shelton competed to be the Season 7 champ on The Voice, while eliminated coaches Gwen Stefani and Pharrell watched in bitter awe of the veterans. Speaking of bitter awe, Danielle Bradbury stopped by to show her new tattoo that reads, “God is greater than the highs and lows,” which sparked a little concern for how the former champ’s life has been going post-Voice. At least she has a new gig opening for Miranda Lambert’s tour. Stay strong, Danielle.

Contestants Craig Wayne Boyd, Damien, Chris Jamison and Matt McAndrew wrapped up their last performance show on The Voice with a new original song, a coach duet and a bonus song that pretty much just filled time. All four contestants were charting on the iTunes Top Songs chart, with Matt McAndrew’s new number falling only one behind Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” as of the end of the east coast broadcast. Hold on to that high, kids, because three of you are going to have a disappointing night on Tuesday. More »

10 Best Euro-Dance One-Hit Wonders Of The New Millennium

Remember The Time?
2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
Idolator's editors choose the best tunes from this year!

When it comes to one-hit wonder lists, industry critics mainly focus on hip-hop, pop or country hits from the ’80s and ’90s. But what about the true underdogs — the European techno artists? Well today (December 16), that is all going to change! We at Idolator are shaking things up a bit, as we look back at some of the best (and most underrated) euro-dance one-hit wonders from the 2000s.

Save for one exception, the criteria was simple: the artist had to be from a European or British country, and their single had to have cracked the Top 40 of Billboard Hot 100. So throw on some neon glitter, crack open your glowsticks and dance along to our picks after the jump! More »