Happy Friday, Idolator readers! You ready to shake your booty for the weekend?
‘Twas yet another exciting week in pop, as Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea twerked their way through the rump-tastic “Booty” video. Also, Miley Cyrus just got spanked — with a potential lawsuit, that is! And before all the butt stuff, two major ’00′s solo pop queen comebacks are reportedly in the works: Gwen Stefani and Fergie! In fact, we’ve already got a snippet of Fergie Ferg’s new single! Are you guys exited about their return?
Over at Idolator, we had a chat in our studio with Ferras, as well as a sit-down with Sound Of A Woman songstress, Kiesza. Watch out for those coming up soon! Also, have you checked out our 13 great overlooked pop albums yet?
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best comments below. More »
Let’s just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that Adam Lambert truly is a rock star. Sure, he had the rock and roll swagger down pat during his stint on American Idol five years (!!) ago, and he’s got the voice, he’s released albums and had hit singles, toured on his own and gotten his name into a few headlines — some of them probably unwanted, but, hey, that’s rock and roll too. But the man, now 32, spent a better part of this summer traveling the globe and fronting Queen on stage (seriously — think about that for a minute), filling the legendary shoes of Mr. Freddie Mercury. If you didn’t believe it before, you should definitely know it by now: Adam Lambert is a fucking rock star.
So here we now have a new interview with Adam, where he’s looking pretty suave in the studio with Ryan Seacrest. (Watch it above.) The important takeaways here: He’s signed a new label deal after parting ways with RCA, and he’s working on his third album with “an amazing executive producer.” More »
:: One Direction
‘s Harry Styles
showed his support for Michael Sam
, the first openly gay player to be drafted to the NFL, by wearing his St. Louis Rams jersey during an August 27 concert. Ironically, Sam was just cut from the team, but he may end up on its practice squad. [Twitter
:: Will the forthcoming Queen album, Queen Forever, feature new songs by touring frontman Adam Lambert? Sirius XM reports this to be true, though it does so by citing a London Standard article that doesn’t say anything to that effect. Hmmm. [Facebook]
:: Kid Cudi fainted during his set at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival, right after he signed an autograph for a fan in the front row. He then took to Twitter to let fans know he’s okay: “If I scared anyone tonight I am so so sorry from the bottom of my heart.” [Rap-Up]
:: Simon Cowell showed support for Cheryl Cole‘s “Crazy Stupid Love” by spitting featured emcee’s Tinie Tempah‘s guest verse. Simon: Don’t quit your day job. [Capital FM]
:: ICYMI: Jimmy Kimmel Live recently had Ed Sheeran dress up as Little Orphan Annie. [YouTube]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
pop diva to Cheek To Cheek
jazz chanteuse, Lady Gaga
is truly a musical chameleon. And last night, the “Born This Way” singer-songstress delighted an unsuspecting audience with yet another musical switch-up: Glam-rock goddess!
Yesterday, while down under for the Australian leg of her ArtRave, Gaga popped out on stage during the acclaimed Adam Lambert and Queen Tour in Sydney, which has electrifying audiences all over the world this summer. (It makes sense, too — Gaga is named after Queen’s “Radio Ga Ga,” after all!)
Together, the two friends gleefully tore into Queen classic “Another One Bites The Dust” together to the roaring delight of the crowd. “Tonight I felt alive in a way I have not before. I returned to the Radio GaGa mothership to pay homage to my leaders. It was emotional and wild,” Gaga wrote on Instagram. “So much fun tonight! @ladygaga” Lambert wrote on his page.
Check out photos and videos of the surprise duet after the jump, and listen to full audio from the concert right here. More »
When it comes to the cultural appropriation debate, Adam Lambert
stands in favor of celebrating the human race.
Taking a break from sizzling on stage with Queen this summer, Adam logged onto Twitter this afternoon to share his thoughts on a hot topic in pop culture as of late, which has grown in intensity over the past year — from Miley Cyrus‘ controversial 2013 MTV VMAs performance to Iggy Azalea‘s arrival to the main stage.
Like his pop BFF Katy Perry (who’s had her fair share of detractors following the premiere of “This Is How We Do”), Adam doesn’t agree with the criticism. “This whole cultural appropriation debate is so 20 years ago. Our cultures r BLENDING. A new, open minded/hearted generation is on the rise,” Lambert explained in a series of tweets. Check out all of his thoughts after the jump. More »
Calling all of our diehard Glamberts! As we already know, Adam Lambert
has joined forces with legendary rock group Queen
and rocked sold out shows across North America — and he’s also got a rock star wardrobe fit for a king. Adorned in everything from a Swarovski crystal embellished Anthony Franco
suit to his own studded fringe jacket, there’s no doubt that Adam not only brought his powerhouse vocals, but also his fashion A-game to the stage.
Kicking off the party in Chicago’s United Center on June 19, the sold out 19-city tour is a true classic rock extravaganza — and also a reminder that Adam definitely has some pretty large expectations to fulfill. Check out what he had to say about the tour after the jump. More »
TGIF, Idolator readers!
This was a very busy week in pop, including some major album releases: Lana Del Rey gave us all of her Ultraviolence, Sam Smith came to give us all the feels with his In The Lonely Hour and J.Lo threw her LOVE?rs a party with A.K.A. Which albums are you loving so far?
There was also some MAJOR scandal. (But isn’t there always?) Lady Gaga‘s controversy-riddled “Do What U Want” video with R. Kelly and Terry Richardson partially surfaced online, Miley suggested that her loss to Selena Gomez was rigged at the MuchMusic Video Awards, and Lana Del Rey got into a heated exchange with The Guardian over her interview. Drama!
Over ’round ours, we had a bunch of fun premieres, including JoJo‘s Five Minutes To The Stage webisode, Wrabel‘s “Into The Wild,” Brooklynn‘s “Mile High”, Deluka‘s Bonds EP and more. Phew!
Plus, it’s officially the start of summer this weekend, which means we’re obsessing over which song will become the official Song Of Summer ’14 — and we want you to help us decide! There’s still time left to vote in our poll.
As per usual, you guys had plenty to say. Here are some of the week’s best comments below! More »
and Adam Lambert
performed a special show at the iHeartRadio Theater in Los Angeles last night (June 16), which was live-streamed on classic rock stations across the country and on iHeartRadio.com. They tore their way through eight classic hits including the ever-popular “We Will Rock You”, “Another One Bites the Dust” and the gloriously-titled “Fat Bottom Girls”.
Speaking of that song, Adam introduced it by shouting: “All you fat ass bitches are gonna get out your seat and ride!” Needless to say, there was a lot of booty-shaking by the end of the song. In a post-show Q&A, legendary Queen guitarist Brian May spoke about hooking up with their new frontman. “We didn’t look for Adam,” he said. “We just found him. Saw him on the Idol finale and it was a natural thing from there. His voice is so incredible.” Peruse our gallery of pics up top and see the full setlist after the jump. More »
While we wait for Avicii
to select the follow-up to top 20 smash “Hey Brother”
in America, the Swedish hitmaker is already rolling out the fifth single from True
internationally. He opted for “Lay Me Down” — a disco-infused floorfiller, which was co-penned by Chic
legend Nile Rodgers
and voiced by Adam Lambert
. Unfortunately, they are both absent from the video.
It’s disappointing because the DJ has gone above and beyond to deliver great visuals this era. (Highlights include the “Addicted To You” lego alternate video and his wild “Wake Me Up” animated adventure). Don’t get me wrong. “Lay Me Down” is still worth a look but it could have been so much better. Watch Avicii do his thing behind the decks up top. More »
Happy May and Happy Friday, Idolator readers! This month certainly started off with a bang, courtesy of a legendary industry vet — an elusive chanteuse to be exact! Yes, Mariah Carey
certainly stole the show this week with her not-so-surprise surprise announcement of her insanely-titled album
. Meanwhile, Ariana Grande
and Iggy Azalea
got us dancing at the beginning of the week with their sax-heavy summer kiss-off, “Problem.”
And then, there were the iHeartRadio Awards which were, well…
at least Adam Lambert looked nice in his suit!
This week also saw some major skin-baring, including iHeartRadio winner RiRi stripping down for Lui, Mariah‘s lingerie-baring Wonderland cover and Rita Ora losing her top for Terry Richardson. (We’ve rounded up the best magazine covers of May in the latest Ibrawlator — which one is your favorite?)
Bey & Jay‘s insanely priced On The Run Tour tickets went on sale, which provoked some hilarious reactions, while “Love Never Felt So Good,” the lead single from Michael Jackson’s posthumous Xscape (which features Justin Timberlake!) made its grand debut overnight. Plus, we’re looking back at April and asking you to vote for your favorite record between acts like Iggy Azalea, Kelis and Jason Derulo. Have you voted yet? As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out the week’s best comments below! More »