Nearly a year after “Applause,” the lead single off ARTPOP, arrived, Lady Gaga is back with an altogether different kind of release: her jazzy standards project with Tony Bennett, Cheek To Cheek. Today the pair pick up where they left off in 2011 with their Duets II cover of “The Lady Is A Tramp” by offering up the first taste of Cheek, “Anything Goes.”
Originally the title song from Cole Porter‘s 1934 Broadway musical, “Anything Goes” finds Gaga and Tony swapping lines amidst horns, cymbals and a big ol’ sax solo. All in all, it’s nice music to entertain guests to at your next classy dinner party.
Hear Mother Monster and Tony Bennett take on “Anything Goes” (now available on iTunes) below. More »
Hilary Duff‘s appeal has always been that she’s part sexy girl next door, part nerdy goofball. And in her music video for comeback single “Chasing The Sun,” the onetime Disney princess plays up both sides to the hilt.
Here we see Duff portraying a weary office worker, who, as the song’s chorus goes, is literally chasing her ideal of a dreamy, sunny getaway, complete with a tall, dark and handsome hunk rubbing suntan lotion on her back and frolicking in the waves with her. We here at Idolator can totally relate, because our daily lives are Complete Hell. Oh, not really, but, you know… More »
:: We all know that hip-hop is a competitive game, but Childish Gambino’s Donald Glover went on a full-on rampage at a show in Australia, calling out Drake, Kendrick Lamar and SchoolboyQ and claiming the title of “the best rapper” for himself. [Billboard]
:: French electronic-music legends Daft Punk announced that they will be releasing a documentary on BBC France in 2015, where they might finally reveal — you guessed it — their actual faces! [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: Kanye West emerges victorious in his lawsuit against bitcoin alternative, Coinye, who used Ye’s name and image as their logo. [NBC News]
:: Glee star Lea Michele will feature as a special guest on the upcoming final season of hit FX show Sons of Anarchy. [Billboard]
:: DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith expressed serious remorse when recalling his and girlfriend Sky Ferriera‘s 2013 arrest for drug possession, stating “She literally didn’t do anything wrong.” [Stereogum]
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Kylie Minogue teased her eye-popping GQ Italy cover on Instagram yesterday (July 28) and set tongues wagging with her beautiful bikini body. The full image surfaced online today and it’s a real jaw-dropper. The flawless 46-year-old poses partially bottomless thanks to an extremely well-trained poodle. You can even see a bit of crack!
The camp and playful (and thus quintessentially Kylie) shoot was helmed by Steve Shaw and he does a great job of capturing the pop goddess in all her glory without being smutty. She even poses without her bikini top in one pic, exposing some heavenly side-boob. But she’s at the beach and it’s for a European men’s publication, so it’s pretty restrained when you think about it. See the saucy snaps after the jump. More »
Troye Sivan is the latest teenager to make the leap from social media celebrity to pop star. The Australian, who built a massive YouTube following with personal vlogs, landed in the iTunes top 10 over the weekend with major label debut single “Happy Little Pill”. He made an even bigger impact with its parent EP TRXYE, which momentarily topped the album chart.
The 19-year-old’s success comes hot on the heels of Vine star Shawn Mendes, who recently debuted at number 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Life Of The Party”. While the ability to leverage his huge social following certainly played a role in his success, “Happy Little Pill” is a surprisingly mature (and dark) pop anthem. If you’re not familiar with the new kid on the block, find 10 facts about Troye after the jump. More »
Kylie Minogue is aging in reverse. The gorgeous 46-year-old looks absolutely stunning on the cover of GQ Italy in a tiny bikini. What kind of Jennifer Lopez sorcery? “It’s summertime!!” is all the pop icon had to say about the sexy snap when she posted it on Instagram this afternoon (July 28) and there’s not much else to say but WOW.
The “Into The Blue” diva recently wrapped up mentoring duties on The Voice Australia and can now return her focus to Kiss Me Once, which she will support with a world tour beginning August 22 in Ibiza, Spain. Cutfather-produced pop anthem “Sexy Love” was recently sent to radio down under but there’s still no word on the album’s next single internationally. Salivate over her GQ cover after the jump. More »
At a time when every pop star with an internet connection is posting nudes, it didn’t seem terribly far-fetched that Liam Payne would share a full-frontal pic on Instagram. The One Direction heartthrob posed seemingly naked on a luxury yacht with only pixelated squares covering his manhood. “Damn that was my last pair!” he captioned the cheeky snap.
It didn’t take long for Directioners to lose their shit with outbreaks of crying and shaking reported across the internet. Liam then spoiled everyone’s fun by posting the original pic, which reveals that he was in fact wearing swimming trunks. “Oh I found them never mind aha,” he wrote, ruthlessly crushing teenage dreams. See both of the Brit’s almost-nude pics after the jump. More »
Robyn and Royksopp are currently out on the road (again!) on their Do It Again Tour, entertaining fans all across the world. They’ve also recently premiered the dramatic visual for their EP title track “Do It Again,” as well as hitting the stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live to give the US a taste of what they’re bringing to the table when they return in August.
Now, the Scandi superstars are aiming for continued dance floor dominance with a brand new remix of their EP title track, crafted by Dave Aude. The blazing uptempo re-rub packs some major electronic heat into the original production, perfect for a sweaty summer outdoor rave.
Give the recently premiered remix a spin after the jump, and let us know if you’ll be catching the two acts out on tour next month. More »
With the recent premiere of her dazzling single “Two Weeks,” and the release of her highly-anticipated debut album LP1 just around the corner, British soulstress FKA Twigs — real name Tahliah Barnett — is everyone’s new up-and-coming artist to watch. While she might be considered a newcomer, FKA Twigs is actually a music-biz veteran, revealing that she was, in fact, a back-up dancer in her latest track “Video Girl.”
Featured in visuals for Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran, Taio Cruz, and, most notably, in Jessie J’s “Price Tag” and “Do It Like A Dude,” FKA Twigs addresses her past in this very raw and slightly heartbreaking new track. As synthy layers and Tahliah’s gentle vocals wind throughout song, it seems that the singer is not just ready for a new start as an artist, but she simply craves it. More »
House producer SecondCity (aka Rowman Harrington) was was born in Chicago, but his family emigrated to England when he was a young kid. In early June, Harrington topped the UK chart with club cut “I Wanna Feel,” which borrows vocals from Toni Braxton‘s 1996 hit “You’re Makin’ Me High.” For his follow-up floorfiller “What Can I Do,” however, SecondCity has opted for original vocals by Ali Love, a singer who previously appeared on The Chemical Brothers‘ “Do It Again,” among other tracks. Got all that? Good.
Now, sure, there are quite a lot of house anthems floating around the airwaves these days. But when they’re good enough to get our toes tapping at 4:50 p.m. on a Monday afternoon, there’s always room for another on our summer playlist.
Give “What Can I Do” a listen below. More »