Did You Hear?
:: Rihanna was caught leaving Hollywood’s Playhouse club with a group of friends on the same night as model Karrueche Tran’s party in honor of her cover story with Rolling Out magazine. Tran is Chris Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, so he was in attendance, although he made zero waves for a change. Rihanna, though, made the biggest statement by showing up… and then leaving. Drama! [New York Daily News]
:: One Direction’s young stud Zayn Malik must enjoy a little diversity — aka infidelity. Once again, the 1D singer is reported to have cheated on his Little Mix gal Perrie Edwards — this time, with an Australian waitress named Courtney Webb. [The Sun]
:: Alicia Keys released her single “BNM (Brand New Me)” at the end of last year, but now gave the hit a brand new remix. Leeshy dropped “Part 2″ of the song, using a beat sample from Cajmere’s “It’s Time For the Percolator” along with interpolating Crystal Waters’ classic “Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless)” on the hook. [Rap-Up]
:: Adele has kept far from mum about her feelings toward father Mark Evans, saying that she’d spit in his face if she ever saw him. Evans has tried to re-open the wound once again, now that he has a grandson that he has yet to meet. Apparently, Mark Evans has left multiple messages for Adele, asking to meet her firstborn, but he’s received no response. Doesn’t sound like Adele will be returning calls to her dad anytime soon. [Gigwise]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can watch on the tube today. More »
. That dude she wrote “Someone Like You” about must feel extra-extra-dumb right now. Not only has the diva nabbed a Golden Globe for Best Original Song
with “Skyfall” and an Oscar nomination, too
, she’s now booked to perform at the Academy Awards ceremony on February 23. Is there any doubt she’ll leave the crowd feeling shaken and stirred? More »
rocked a classic black dress for the 2013 Golden Globes
. The pop star made her flawless entrance in this simple, yet elegant, Burberry gown (which kept with the theme of Adele’s other understated award show looks seen here at the 2012 Grammys
and the 2012 BRIT Awards
). The singer took home her first Golden Globe for Best Original Song
for her “Skyfall”
theme. More »
With an Oscar nod
last week, Adele
was already well on her way to that holiest of honors — the EGOT — and now she has a Golden Globe under her belt, too. Tonight (January 13), Adele took the top honor at the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, collecting the Best Original Song Golden Globe for the title theme from Skyfall
. Watch her acceptance speech below. More »
Because you clearly didn’t get enough award show overload this week with the People’s Choice Awards
being held last night, Oscar nominees announced
this morning and the Golden Globes just around the corner
, the lucky artists up for 2013 BRIT Awards
were announced today. Many artists who won big at the UK’s equivalent of the Grammys have found themselves nominated again this year, including Emeli Sande
, the recipient of the 2012 Critics’ Choice award.
Sande is up for the most BRITs (four, including British Album Of The Year), while One Direction, winners of British Single last year, are up for British Group, and Adele, last year’s Album Of The Year and British Female Solo Artist winner, is nominated for British Single (for “Skyfall”) this time around.
Catch the full list of nominees for the 2013 BRIT Awards below. More »
All those end-of-year charts saw a whole new flood of commercial milestones rolling in for Adele
, who easily owned 2012 with the continued success of 21
— but now she’s received the holiest of critical acclaim, too, by way of an Academy Award nomination. Yes, Adele’s James Bond theme song “Skyfall,”
from the film of the same name — that big, roaring melodramatic slice of jazzy noirish wailing — nabbed an Oscar nom in the original song category, which is great for Adele, and also great for the public, since it all but guarantees that she’ll perform at the Oscars. More »
Remember how Adele
‘s “Somebody That I Used To Know” were deemed to be the to-date best selling album and single, respectively, of 2012 last July
? Well, both toughed it out through the end of the year and warded off all pop competitors to remain on top on Billboard
‘s final 2012 tallies.
The publication notes that 21 sold another 4.41 million copies in ’12 (down just a bit from 5.82 million in 2011), thus marking the first time since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991 that the same album is tops two years in a row.
Elsewhere, Gotye’s Kimbra-featuring smash “Somebody That I Used To Know” racked up a total of 6.80 million digital sales, with Carly Rae Jepsen‘s “Call Me Maybe,” the top tune on iTunes for the year, nipping just behind with 6.47 million overall. More »
When it came to the chart-topping singles of 2012, some artists, like fun.
, Carly Rae Jepsen
and Taylor Swift
, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time. Others, like Adele
, Kelly Clarkson
and Maroon 5
, were no strangers to the dizzying highs of the pop chart’s upper tier.
Altogether, 13 lucky songs made it to #1 — down one from last year. And several have since gone on to be nominated for Grammys. Maroon 5′s “One More Night” and Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” spent the most time at the top (9 weeks), while on the other end of the spectrum, three other singles spent one solitary week in the peak position.
So how will you remember the biggest songs that sound-tracked 2012? Idolator editors Robbie Daw, Sam Lansky, Carl Williot and Erika Brooks-Adickman all racked their brains and tried to sum up each in one word. (It’s harder than you think!) Catch their abbreviated, retrospective reviews below. More »
is the Associated Press Entertainer of the Year, receiving more votes than the likes of Taylor Swift
, the cast of Twilight
and even noted mommy-porn author E.L. James. Like PSY, the Entertainer of the Year made but one
piece of entertainment in 2012 — “Skyfall,”
which has already entered the pantheon of classic Bond themes, garnering a Golden Globe nomination
and consideration for an Oscar nod
Even without that song, Adele had a huge impact on pop culture this year, bringing to mind the old days of a booming music industry and a monoculture swarming around a mega-album. Adele’s 2011 effort 21 barreled ahead, surpassing 10 million sales and topping iTunes’ album chart for the second consecutive year. The singer also cleaned up at the Grammys in February, and in October she CREATED LIFE, people. More »
is back with this year’s United State Of Pop mash-up, and we’re still picking up pieces of our brain after hearing how he paired up Taylor Swift
‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” with two late entrants into the 2012 canon, Ke$ha
(“Die Young”) and Bruno Mars
(“Locked Out Of Heaven”). After that, we hear snippets of Carly Rae Jepsen
, Katy Perry
and other familiar 2012 hits as they weave in and out of the altered foundation of “Die Young.” And yes, even that pesky Adele
makes her way into the year’s retrospective. Relive all of 2012 in just under four minutes up top. More »