Backstreet Boys’ ‘Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of’ Documentary: Watch The Trailer

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Backstreet Boys' 'Millennium' Turns 15
Backstreet Boys' 'Millennium' Turns 15
We take a look back at the best album from the boy band!

After Backstreet Boys announced their documentary early this month, the official trailer for the project has arrived today (December 17)! Titled Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of, the Stephen Kijak-directed film is set to be an “emotionally open and honest documentation of the biggest selling boy band of all time.”

The trailer first asks a question that sets the tone for the dramatic and revealing project: “What do you do when you’re a full grown man in a boy band?” Viewers will soon get the answer, as they will follow the legendary group over the past two years. It will show them recording and touring for their latest LP, In a World Like This (released in July 2013) and their reflection on their journey to fame

Look out for the documentary in theaters and Video-On-Demand on January 30, but in the meantime you can watch the trailer after the jump! More »

Kylie Minogue Is Shooting A New Video, But For What?

10 Best Of 2014, As Chosen By You
10 Best Of 2014, As Chosen By You
We asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from 2014.

Here’s some last-minute good news in 2014 for all the lovers out there: Kylie Minogue is shooting a brand new video!

According to Blake McGrath, the Kiss Me Once diva has called upon the dancer/choreographer to work on a new video, which will shoot tomorrow. “Excited to be choreographing a video for one of the biggest pop icons in the world tomorrow. Her name is Kylie Minogue and we’re going in,” he excitedly tweeted today. But the question is…for what? Could it be another one of the songs off of her Fernando Garibay-produced surprise EP tied into the Kiss Me Once Tour? Or perhaps a new single off of her latest LP? Or perhaps is it for her upcoming Giorgio Moroder collaboration? In any case, there’s no doubt it’ll be a glittering affair.

Leave your best guesses after the jump, and check out Kylie’s Sleepwalker mini-film below. More »

Bobby Shmurda Reportedly Arrested In NYPD Investigation

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

Bad news for Bobby Shmurda! The young rapper was allegedly arrested today (December 17) at New York City’s Quad Studios, after a long-term NYPD investigation. He may possibly be involved in narcotics trafficking and various shootings. The news follows Shmurda’s recent charge for possessing a gun and marijuana. Billboard states the rapper was arrested early this morning along with other members of the GS9 Brooklyn gang.

Shmurda is facing indictment, but the charges won’t be officially released until tomorrow (December 18), when the arraignments will reportedly take place at Manhattan Supreme Court. Bobby Shmurda came onto the mainstream scene once his “Hot Nigga” song went viral and took over many parts of pop culture, including the Billboard Hot 100. More »

Justin Timberlake Returns To ‘Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon’ For “Camp Winnipesaukee” Skit: Watch

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

Whenever Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon meet up, it is always a hilariously great time! The comedic BFFs have starred in many sketches together (“The History Of Rap,” “Hashtag,” etc.) on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and their “Camp Winnipesaukee” skit is one of their funniest!

Last night (December 16), the musician stopped by the late night show to act in another segment of the sketch. This time around, the two buddies performed an awesome rendition of Third Eye Blind‘s 1998 single from their self-titled debut — “Jumper.” More »

J. Cole Tops Album Chart With ‘Forest Hills Drive’, Marks 2014′s Highest-Selling Debut For Rap LP

2014's Best Pop Singles: 20 Favorites
2014's Best Pop Singles: 20 Favorites
Idolator's editors select the 20 best singles of the year.

Little-to-no promo seems to be the way to go for J. Cole. The North Carolina rapper barely gave a heads-up a month ago that his album Forest Hills Drive was on the way in December, and without even a single out ahead of time to promote the project, the LP has debuted atop the Billboard 200 on the strength of 371,000 copies sold. It’s the biggest debut for a rap album this year, and comes just behind the 383,000 copies Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories (2014′s third best debut week) opened with in the spring. More »

Kanye West Signs Kacy Hill To His G.O.O.D. Music Label

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

Kanye West has added another artist to his G.O.O.D. Music roster! The latest signee is Kacy Hill, a 20-year-old model who wants to try her hand at singing. The confirmation didn’t come from ‘Ye himself, though. Instead, Def Jam revealed the news on Twitter as they asked followers to “Vote up Kanye’s newest G.O.O.D Music addition @kacyhill on @DazedMagazine 100 List!” Fun fact: Hill is a former American Apparel model who is known for her, um, ass-ests and was also a backup dancer at the rapper’s “Yeezus Tour.”

There is no word on when the record label will release additional information or a single from the artist, but for now we can get a taste of Hill’s alternative sound — thanks to a video for “Experience” that was released back in September. She joins John Legend, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean and more on G.O.O.D Music!

View the tweet announcement and Kacy Hill’s video after the jump! More »

Lorde, Disclosure, Skrillex, Diplo & More Star In Hilarious Sketch For Australia’s Triple J: Watch

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Not Here For It
2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
Idolator's editors choose their favorite tunes from this year!

Australia’s Triple J radio station managed to gather some of the biggest names in music for their new comedy sketch, including Lorde, Disclosure, Skrillex, Diplo and more! In the video, the station’s weekday breakfast DJs Matt and Alex cram all of the artists in their studio so they can record a theme song for the annual music countdown. Of course it doesn’t work, as egos begin to collide! 

Tensions and cheesy jokes rise as even more cameos come pouring into the studio (Steve Aoki, Rick Astley, Flume, Ben Folds, etc.). But fortunately, Gotye comes in right on time and saves the day with his ukulele! The promotional video was created in anticipation of Triple J’s forthcoming year-end Hottest 100 countdown. More »

Nicki Minaj Talks Yearbook Photos And Red Lobster On ‘Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

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Her Anaconda Don't
10 Best Albums Of 2014, As Chosen By You
10 Best Albums Of 2014, As Chosen By You
We asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from 2014. Here are the results!

Nicki Minaj‘s anaconda definitely don’t want none of her old yearbook photo’s buns, hun.

The Pinkprint pop-rap diva is kicking the promotional duties into full swing this week with the release of her third LP. Last night, Minaj came to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to chat with the host about her new record.

Together, they discussed the massive success of “Anaconda” and the video’s 300 million YouTube views. (“Between us, it’s 100 million right there!” Jimmy joked, pointing to The Roots.) But the Pinkprint chatter didn’t last for long. Jimmy busted out a screenshot of an Instagram that Beyoncé posted, which included a yearbook photo of Mizz Minaj, who was visibly embarrassed. But fear not! Jimmy busted out his own (hilarious) yearbook photos. Stars: They’re just like us! More »

Marina And The Diamonds’ “Happy” Video: Watch The Acoustic Clip

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Not So Joyful
2014's Best Pop Singles
2014's Best Pop Singles
Idolator's editors pick their favorite tunes from this year!

As part of her Froot album promotion, Marina And The Diamonds plans on releasing acoustic videos for the project’s tunes — and the first visual is for “Happy.” It is a distinct variant from quirky lead single, “Froot,” as it is a dreary, heartfelt ballad. The accompanying video displays just that, with the Welsh artist singing the the track with tangible emotion while blue lights sparkle around her stunning face.

“Happy” is the latest single from Froot, the follow-up to 2012′s Electra HeartIt is Marina And The Diamonds’ forthcoming third studio LP, which is set for an April 3, 2015 release via Neon Gold Records. More »

Madonna Responds To The Early Leak Of Her Album

Madonna's Album Leaks Ahead Of Schedule
Madonna's Album Leaks Ahead Of Schedule
The Queen Of Pop's record leaks in demo form, before it even has an official title or release date.

Well, at least there are no smashed iPhones. (Yet.)

This morning, at least 13 demos from Madonna‘s still untitled, highly anticipated follow-up to MDNA surfaced on the web, including tracks like “Living For Love,” “Unapologetic Bitch” and “Illuminati.” It didn’t take too long for Madge herself to notice, as she’s just posted a response to the invasion of her privacy on Instagram. “Thank you for not listening! Thank you for your loyalty! Thank you for waiting and if you have heard please know they are unfinished demos stolen long ago and not ready to be presented to the world,” she wrote, accompanied by a photo from her new Interview Magazine spread. More »