releases a new album, it isn’t so much an event as it is an international holiday.
Her Madgesty is now on her 13th studio album. 2012′s MDNA gave us just a little bit of the life we needed for the icon’s 12th release, but of course we wanted more. It’s only natural, given this is a woman who has consistently reinvented herself for three decades straight.
Now it’s 2014, which feels like the perfect time for her to drop off a new project and deliver that breed of cross-genre pop that only she can provide.
Details on the album thus far have been hit or miss: While other websites have speculated by way of Instagram posts and other random clues, Idolator played detective and dug up even more info on the album. Of course, nothing is conclusive since this is Madge, but we do have enough information to at the very least be excited for the project.
So without further ado, let’s see what we have in store from the Queen Of Pop herself. More »
covers a 1966 classic in the second trailer for HBO’s On the Run special
While dressed as a jazz singer and staring down one captive audience member, husband and touring partner Jay Z, she sings the opening lines of the Sonny Bono-penned “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down),” as more so inspired by Nancy Sinatra than Cher: “I was five and he was six / We rode on horses made of sticks / He wore black and I wore white / He would always win the fight…”
Then the On the Run trailer cuts to exhilarating footage from Beyonce and Jay Z’s joint tour: The stunts. The squats. The hair flips. The crowd doing the Roc-A-Fella sign. Beyonce casually pushing her husband aside, just because. While the lyrics to “Bang Bang” spell out defeat, the trailer only confirms that during On the Run, Jay Z actually plays hypeman to his wife.
Watch the new HBO On the Run trailer up top, then revisit Cher and Nancy Sinatra’s versions of “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” below. More »
are reportedly joining forces for a remix of semi-pornographic disco anthem “Blow”
. Sounds too good to be true? Normally, I would agree but Queen Bey recently dropped that Nicki Minaj
-assisted overhaul of “***Flawless”
in the middle of the night — so she’s clearly in the mood for some (next-level) trolling.
While the superstar collaboration is far from official, there is some evidence to back it up. Digital Spy reports that the song has been registered on ASCAP and even provided a screen grab (see it after the jump). The misspelling of Rihanna’s name is kind of disconcerting and the fact that the divalicious duet is registered doesn’t mean it will ever see the light of day. But still. Bey and RiRi on the same song? RIP to the rest of the game. More »
and Rita Ora
set YouTube on fire yesterday (August 13) with their ferocious “Black Widow”
video. The X
co-directed visual is loosely based on Quintin Tarantino
‘s Kill Bill
films but one fan thought the “Fancy”
diva’s style (namely her multi-colored locks) served Christina Aguilera
circa “Come On Over (All I Want Is You)”
realness. He posted a side-by-side
on Instagram to prove the point and was more than a little surprised when the Australian rapper replied. And corrected him.
“I see @xtina still inspiring the girls in 2014,” 106th captioned the image. “She’s amazing,” Iggy replied. “But it was actually bey in her bootylicious video with her hot pink dipped ends that I was feeling.” The straight-talking femcee is, of course, referring to Destiny’s Child‘s iconic 2000 chart-topper. While we’re on the topic of Beyonce, I’m pretty sure her 2005 Pepsi commercial with Jennifer Lopez also influenced the killer clip. (After all, they were based on the same source material). See the cute exchange after the jump. More »
From Nicki Minaj
‘s booty-shaking “Anaconda”
to Jennifer Lopez
‘s twerk-ready “Booty”
the worship of the derriere is in full force in pop this year — which means there has never been a more pressing need to celebrate the pop star butt.
We’ve collected a whole range of rumps: From sexercizing with Kylie Minogue, to a rather cheeky photo shoot with Olly Murs, to rolling up the partition please with Yoncé, to Miss Miley‘s Bangerz Tour shenanigans, to cooking up breakfast in the buff with a babe from 5 Seconds Of Summer, we’ve had no shortage of booty action from our faves.
Check out our gallery of bootylicious pop stars, proving that behind every great pop star is a great behind. More »
Whitney Houston would have turned 51
on August 9. That day, stars ranging from Beyonce
to Missy Elliott
and her friend Brandy
paid tribute to the late pop superstar by taking a brief moment on social media to remember how she influenced and inspired them, whether on a collaborative basis or simply through her voice.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston’s daughter with singer Bobby Brown, wished her mother a happy birthday by posting a picture of a cake with candles. Pop songwriter David Foster, who co-wrote The Bodyguard‘s Grammy-nominated “I Have Nothing,” chimed in to say that he misses her dearly. Elliott remembered a time when Houston actually tried on her Adidas.
Meanwhile, Beyonce simply posted a photo on her official site, after years of confessing how inspired she was by Houston’s 1991 Super Bowl XXV performance of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
“I, like every singer, always wanted to be just like her,” Beyonce said in 2012 to Essence, shortly after Houston died. “She is our queen and she opened doors and provided a blueprint for all of us.”
See the social media tributes to Whitney Houston after the jump. More »
Beyhive, you’ve now got a reason to tune into the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
will officially be performing
at this year’s event in Los Angeles.
Leading the pack with 8 nominations for Moonmen (including Video Of The Year for “Drunk In Love”), the “Flawless” pop goddess will also be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, an award previously bestowed on Madonna, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. (So basically, legends only.)
Bey now joins a series of previously announced acts like show opener Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds Of Summer, meaning this show is shaping up to be a truly major affair this year.
Are you excited to see Bey hit the stage at the VMAs? What do you think she’ll perform? Let us know in the comments below, and let’s remember her baby bump-revealing 2011 performance after the jump. More »
:: Justin Bieber
teased a few photos of what looks like a potential Calvin Klein photo shoot on Instagram. [Oh No They Didn’t
:: In light of Guiseppe Zanotti’s 20th Anniversary Collection, the Italian shoemaker transformed Kanye West’s all-white Cruel Summer stiletto sandals by dipping them in gold. [MTV]
:: While another feisty concert-goer tries to chomp down on someone else’s arm, this time around it’s not at a Beyonce and Jay Z’s “On The Run” show, but rather at the Arctic Monkey’s Lollapalooza set. The zombie apocalypse really is coming. [Stereogum]
:: Although there were rumors that ethereal UK electronic-pop trio London Grammar were part of secret society the Illuminati, frontwoman Hannah Reid took to Twitter to tell fans the hard truth. [NME]
:: “Wiggle” pop star Jason Derulo reveals that he is, indeed, over the booty and talks about his new promotional campaign for Jolly Rancher. [Rolling Stone]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today below! More »
:: The forever-elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey
posed for the debut cover of Turkey’s first-ever gay magazine, GayMag
. Mimi, you would. [Pink News
:: Busta Rhymes guest-starred on a seriously bizarre commercial for the 2015 Toyota Sienna, otherwise known as the “Swagger Wagon.” Can we please all have a moment of silence for Busta?! [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: In light of Tony Bennett’s 88th glorious year on Earth, collaborator and pal Lady Gaga gave the jazz legend a birthday present that truly goes above and beyond expectations. [MTV]
:: Things got a little too real at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On The Run” show at Pasedena’s Rose Bowl Stadium on Saturday night as a 25-year-old man bit off another guy’s finger during a brawl, causing “serious injury.” Yes, this actually happened. [Stereogum]
:: In response to recent comments about his weight, One Direction’s Liam Payne addresses his body image with a sense of humor and, of course, a good dosage of sass. [MTV]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today below! More »
Two years after Nicki Minaj
hopped on Madonna
— both with “Give Me All Your Luvin” and “I Don’t Give A” — the multi-talented rapstress is still very much in awe of the Queen Of Pop.
In a recent radio interview with Hot 97, the “Anaconda” diva discussed her meme-generating, bootylicious single artwork that caused a bit of the stir on the Internet. And, as it turns out, it was the eternally controversial Material Girl’s own fearlessness that inspired Miss Minaj to blaze her own trail too.
“In the beginning of my career, I took pictures like that, I did photo shoots like that and I don’t wanna lose that sense of who I am,” she explained of the eye-popping shot. “I feel like one of the people who I looked up to the most was Madonna and she’s never stopped pushing the envelope. She’s never stopped taking risks and I don’t want to ever stop doing that either.” Nice one, Nicki. Spoken like a true fellow #UnapologeticBitch! More »