Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this, to quote Kelly Clarkson. And by “some people,” we mean you specifically, Harmonizers. That’s right: Fifth Harmony‘s long awaited debut album Reflection is finally here for your ears to enjoy.
After serving up sassy empowerment anthem “Bo$$” and lush electro-pop jam “Sledgehammer,” the talented troupe is churning out pop anthem after anthem on their highly anticipated LP, including “Them Girls Be Like,” “We Know” (which the girls performed live for us right here in the studio), as well as their ‘tude-heavy title track, “Reflection.”
The album also includes the Mariah Carey-sampling “Like Mariah” with Tyga, as well as their much-buzzed about Meghan Trainor collabo “Brave Honest Beautiful” (which includes shout outs to Beyoncé, Rihanna, Shakira and Madonna!) So what are you waiting for? You’ve been waiting long enough for this as it is…head over to iTunes Radio and stream the full album now! More »
Diamonds: Have we got a treat for you-ooo-oo-ooo!
The lovely and talented Miss Marina And The Diamonds stopped by the Idolator studio last week to chat with us all about all things Froot, from her Froot Of The Month singles including “Froot,” “Happy,” “Immortal” and “I’m A Ruin” (more on that soon!) to her exciting plans for 2015. And while she was here in the office, we had her sign some truly delicious pieces of (fake) fruit for you.
Want to sink your teeth into a signed banana? Or an orange, perhaps? Find out how after the jump. More »
Nick Jonas is heading back to the silver screen! After starring in the much-discussed DirecTV series Kingdom, the soulful crooner now has a recurring role in Scream Queens, a FOX comedy curated by Ryan Murphy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the horror anthology series (a similar concept like Murphy’s American Horror Story) will run for 15 episodes and is set to air in Fall 2015.
Season one is set on a college campus that gets hit with a course of murders, but other details of the show is still being kept under wraps. But, we do know that Glee‘s Lea Michele, Keke Palmer, AHS‘ Emma Roberts, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello and more will be regulars and Ariana Grande scored a guest spot! More »
Last fall, Kylie Minogue pulled an aural surprise out of her sparkly hat when she offered up the free, four-track Kylie + Garibay EP, which contained experimental pop tracks she worked on with occasional Lady Gaga producer Fernando Garibay. And according to an interview fellow knob-twiddler Giorgio Moroder has done with UK publication the Daily Star (per TV3), there are more collaborations from Garibay and Minogue to come.
Giorgio himself recently worked with Kylie, on the single “Right Here, Right Now,” which serves as the first taste of Moroder’s upcoming, feature-heavy 74 Is The New 24 LP. Catch the iconic producer’s comments about Kylie’s new music below. More »
Well, apparently we should just all be moving to Las Vegas at this point.
Hot off the heels of Mariah Carey‘s residency announcement, as well as loud rumors of Jennifer Lopez hitting the strip, Motion maestro Calvin Harris will officially be heading over to Nevada once again for a 3-year stint of his own.
The DJ/producer, who already inked a 20 month residency deal in 2013 with Hakkasan Group in the past, has re-upped the deal for an exclusive 3-year stint in the desert. This time, he will perform at 3 different venues around the city, including Hakkasan Nightclub, MGM Grand Hotel & Casino’s Wet Public and Omnia Nightclub, a brand new space in Caesars Palace. More »
The 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend just got even more exciting! Powerhouse diva Christina Aguilera is set to not only perform, but will open the big game on Sunday, February 15! She will sing alongside the legendary Rockettes for a “New York-themed medley” that will lead into the player introductions, as stated by the NBA’s announcement.
It has also been confirmed that Ariana Grande will perform during the game’s halftime show, and rumor has it that Rihanna may perform at an outdoor concert in the Flatiron district — which reportedly takes place on Thursday, February 12. Look out for the NBA All-Star Game airing live from NYC’s Madison Square Garden on February 15 at 8 p.m. EST on TNT. More »
Did You Hear?
:: Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” was (and still is) an inescapable, chart-topping hit. But according to the singer, she hasn’t seen any of the profits yet! She reportedly stated, “People think I must be rich but I’m not. I haven’t been able to make a big purchase yet but I’m working on it.” Must be rough! [The Daily Star]
:: This latest news is quite unexpected! Fall Out Boy reveal they have written tunes for One Direction‘s recent Four album, but unfortunately they never made the cut! Rocker Pete Wentz said, “There’s a certain area of odd that we can stake a place in, but it’s like we have the language of twins. Maybe it’s too odd for One Direction because they didn’t end up using the songs this time.” [Digital Spy]
:: In more shocking news, Tom DeLonge of Blink-182 has quit the group. Remaining members Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus released a statement: “We were all set to play this festival and record a new album and Tom kept putting it off without reason. A week before we were scheduled to go in to the studio we got an email from his manager explaining that he didn’t want to participate in any Blink-182 projects indefinitely, but would rather work on his other non-musical endeavors. No hard feelings, but the show must go on for our fans.” He will be temporarily replaced by Matt Skiba from fellow rock band Alkaline Trio. [Just Jared]
:: It seems like Ed Sheeran and Noel Gallagher have ended their quasi Twitter beef! After the former Oasis singer said he “couldn’t live with” the young crooner headlining shows at London’s Wembley stadium, Sheeran decided to play nice and offer him free tickets to the show. And guess what? Gallagher accepted! [NME]
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Austin Mahone‘s debut album was originally scheduled for release in October last year but it was pushed back to mid-2015. To be fair, the 18-year-old has released two EPs (including The Secret) but fans are thirsty for more and aren’t afraid to let him know it. The YMCMB signee responded to questions about the delay on Twitter and revealed that he’s still working on the opus. “I don’t wanna rush it and then put out a single that doesn’t do well,” he explained.
“I wanna take time to make sure that I have some incredible, next level, monster smashes that I can release and feel good about,” Austin continued. “And believe me I’ve got some crazy songs that are potential next singles but i want to be sure. I’m going to LA in Feb. To finish my first album once and for all.” The teen superstar’s last single “Mmm Yeah” was his highest charting song yet — reaching number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100. See his tweets after the jump. More »
After switching things up with upbeat pop anthem “Burning Gold,” Christina Perri returns to familiar ground on the latest single from underrated sophomore LP Head or Heart. Another sparse, haunting piano ballad (she has the genre on lock), “The Words” finds the 28-year-old in a particularly contemplative mood — ruminating on love, loss and letting go. Think of it as the world weary but still optimistic cousin of “A Thousand Years.”
As such, the video is a suitably somber affair. It finds Christina hovering around Once Upon A Time actor Colin O’Donoghue as he tends to his orchids, chops wood and takes a bath. At first I thought she was the ghost of his ex-girlfriend — it’s clear that he can’t see her — but then (*spoiler alert*) they finally meet in person and hit it off. Perhaps, it’s just a visual representation of the journey soul mates make to find each other? Watch up top. More »
After avoiding social media for most of 2014, Selena Gomez is making up for lost time. The 22-year-old went on a posting spree over the weekend (by her standards, at least) — dropping multiple hints about Zedd‘s new single “I Want You To Know.” The German DJ revealed the title last week, but his rumored love interest dropped a bombshell on Saturday (January 24) when she all but confirmed her involvement by posting the hashtag #IWantYouToKnow on Twitter and Instagram.
That was enough to trigger an avalanche of tweets from frenzied Selenators, who promptly declared that the collaboration would save music/heal the world. While “I Want You To Know” may or may not live up to those expectations, it’s certain to ramp up the excitement for Sel’s first LP for Interscope Records. Since swapping labels December, the triple threat has been diligently recording songs between acting commitments. See the fan reaction to her Zedd feature after the jump. More »