Did you forget to spin Jennifer Hudson‘s disco-inflected JHUD this year? Or Röyksopp‘s The Inevitable End? Did Ashanti’s Braveheart pass you by at the beginning of the year?
Every year, dozens of our favorite pop artists compete for our attention with their latest studio albums. And unfortunately, whether it be more pressing pop culture events, a long shadow cast by superstar acts sucking up all the public’s attention or simply a lack of major promotion budgets, some of the year’s releases get quietly swept underneath the pop carpet.
We’re here to dig ‘em out and let you look over what you might have missed this year. Check out our gallery of underappreciated, under-the-radar and entirely missed records of 2014. Do you know any other pop records that the public mostly missed? Have something to say about any of the albums included? Sound off in the comments below. More »
argued that Marvin Gaye
‘s family “smelled money” during the ongoing courtroom battle
over whether Robin Thicke
‘s “Blurred Lines” plagiarized
from Gaye’s “Got To Give It Up.” Ouch
:: Nick Jonas says that his new solo album will boast “alternative pop with soul-based vocals,” and that it’s due out this fall. Look out for his video for “Chains,” starring Dylan Penn, coming soon. [THR]
:: Demi Lovato and Cher Lloyd will perform “Really Don’t Care” at this year’s Teen Choice Awards on August 10. Hilary Duff, Lea Michele and Fifth Harmony will also make appearances. [FOX]
:: A Johnny Rockets server recently yelled at Aretha Franklin for trying to eat a to-go hamburger inside the restaurant. A spokeswoman for the chain has since apologized. [Billboard]
:: A fan wrote to Taylor Swift asking for advice on unrequited love – and to her delight, Swift wrote back. “Feel good about being the kind of person who loves selflessly,” Swift said. [Los Angeles Times]
:: Uh, Katy Perry really likes Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda” single art. [Twitter]
Find out what music you can catch on TV today after the jump. More »
, mama! Demi Lovato
is truly a LGBT warrior.
In the past few weeks, Demi’s been giving tons of support to the community — from acting as Grand Marshal at the LA Pride Parade, to appearing at LOGO TV’s Trailblazers, to dropping some amazing “Really Don’t Care” remixes for the clubs before hitting the pier at NYC Pride this upcoming weekend. And now, the fearless “Neon Lights” diva has come out swinging with her bright, beautiful video for “Really Don’t Care” with Cher Lloyd.
Filmed at the LA Pride Parade on June 8, the celebratory clip sees Demi partying and dancing it up with friends and fans (and Cher, too!), as well as pridefully powering through her latest Demi smash in front the crowd’s most colorful characters: Drag queens! S&M daddies! Latex enthusiasts! This girl’s not afraid to show her love for all the colors of the rainbow — and we certainly love her for that. Watch Demi and Cher have a gay ‘ol time up top. More »
With tickets for Demi Lovato
‘s World Tour about to go on sale
, it’s time for her to get the word out there that this is one multi-tasking diva who’s one hell of an entertainer you shouldn’t be missing out on live. To get her fans pumped, the songbird hit up the Good Morning America
stage in New York’s Central Park this morning for performances of “Neon Lights,” “Heart Attack”
and “Really Don’t Care.”
And, surprise — Cher Lloyd
, whose album Sorry I’m Late
just arrived last week, was on hand to join Demi for the latter.
Watch the pair belt out their defiant collaboration “Really Don’t Care” above, then head below to see Demi do “Neon Lights” and “Heart Attack” on GMA. More »
Each month, we’re taking a look back at the albums that piqued our pop interest, pitting them against each other and then asking you
to decide which album ultimately ruled.
It’s that oh-so-special time once again: The “Best Of” Ibrawlator for May! Last month, the ever-fancy I-G-G-Y Iggy Azalea took home the gold with her debut, The New Classic — and she’s surely not slowing down now.
But now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of May.
The nominees for May? Mariah Carey‘s newly emancipated Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse, Cher Lloyd‘s bratty Sorry I’m Late, Coldplay‘s chilling Ghost Stories, Lily Allen‘s social commentary-laden Sheezus and the King Of Pop Michael Jackson‘s posthumous Xscape.
Now we want to know: Which one takes the crown for May’s best album? It’s time for you to decide. More »
Finally! After postponing the release of her album for almost a year now, UK songstress Cher Lloyd
has released her LP Sorry I’m Late
at last. The aptly-named sophomore attempt, while certainly reflecting her maturity from her X Factor
days, still retains a sizable dose of her signature brat-pop style that we all know and love.
Our own Emily Tan welcomes this starlet’s metamorphosis, stating, “Sorry I’m Late may have really been worth the wait. While it’s still that fresh and carefree pop music that’s sure to be on every tween’s playlist this summer, it does have elements that show Lloyd as a blossoming young woman.”
Here is what the rest of the music world had to say about the album release. More »
Happy Friday, Idolator readers! We hope you’re all about to enjoy a nice long weekend away. As always, there was much to talk about in this week of pop.
We kicked off with a bang on Sunday with the Billboard Music Awards, featuring performances from the likes of everyone from Pitbull and Jennifer Lopez to Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande. Plus, Mariah Carey, Robyn & Royksopp and Cher Lloyd ALL debuted the full streams for their long awaited albums.
Whips and chains evidently excite pop divas Madonna and Katy Perry, who tag-teamed on the surprise cover of V Magazine this week. Lea Michele got sultry in the video for “On My Way.” Michelle Williams got us holy twerking with Kelly, Solange and Beyonce on “Say Yes.” And the winners were officially crowned this week on both The Voice Season 6 and American Idol Season 13!
Right here on Idolator, we had the pleasure of debuting Richard Marx‘s stunning comeback track “Whatever We Started.” Our monthly Magazine Melee is in full swing between Beyonce, Rihanna, Lily Allen, Madonna and Katy Perry and Solange. (Have you voted yet?) Plus, we launched a giveaway for tickets to The Thank You Festival in DC. As always, you guys had plenty to say. Read the week’s best comments below! More »
Well, this album kind of snuck up on us! We knew Cher Lloyd
was set to return on May 27 with Sorry I’m Late
, but we can’t believe it has already arrived. Maybe to make up for her apparent tardiness, Lloyd has jumped ahead a few steps and made the full album available to stream.
Upon first listen, Late strikes a healthy balance between her playful, bratty past on tracks like “Dirty Love” and “M.F.P.O.T.Y.” and her growth into more refined, soaring pop on cuts like “Bind Your Love” and “Human.”
Hear both sides of Cher over at MTV. More »
The leading ladies of pop owned the red carpet at tonight’s (May 18) Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. Jennifer Lopez
looked like a goddess in red
, Shakira stunned in blue
and Nicki Minaj
brought out her two biggest hits
. They were a hard act to follow but the rest of the girls certainly gave it their best shot.
Australian rap diva Iggy Azalea glammed up in a figure-hugging red gown, while “Fancy” collaborator Charli XCX went for an all-black goth look. Cher Lloyd and budding Disney diva Lucy Hale both opted for soft and pretty colors. Meanwhile, Brazilian babe Claudia Leite and Houston songstress Kelly Rowland went full vamp and showed their cleavage. More »