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‘The Voice’: Teams Adam And Cee Lo Sing Live

Rae Votta | April 10, 2012 - 10:20 am

Last week, Team Christina Aguilera and Team Blake Shelton were finally put at the mercy of the at-home viewership, and Monday night (Apr. 9) 12 more singers from teams Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine took the stage. And what a stage it was, filled with tricks and flash and elaborate costuming. The extra bells… More »


Birdy’s “Without A Word” Live In Los Angeles: Watch

Robbie Daw | April 5, 2012 - 8:36 am

Recently, UK songstress Birdy jetted over to the US and hit up Los Angeles to perform at an intimate showcase, where, among other songs, the 15-year-old offered up her heartfelt ballad “Without A Word”. Clad in a black jacket — and clearly wearing her heart on her sleeve — Birdy sat at her piano and… More »


Andrew Dawson On Working With Kanye West, Fun. & Pet Shop Boys: Interview

Robbie Daw | April 5, 2012 - 7:49 am

Andrew Dawson is a name that might not ring a bell at the moment, but that’s about to change. The classically trained pianist from Minnesota quietly won three Grammys through his work as a mix engineer on Kanye West’s albums The College Dropout, Graduation and, most recently, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Now he’s made… More »



Madonna Celebrates #1 Album By Throwing Cake In Guy Oseary’s Face: Video

Robbie Daw | April 5, 2012 - 6:50 am

Madonna’s MDNA became the eighth album of her career to top the chart this week, which prompted her crew to throw the “Girl Gone Wild” singer a surprise party during rehearsals for her upcoming tour. In a video that was shot during the celebration, Madge fronted like she didn’t know her album was #1 (yeah,… More »


‘American Idol’: Gwen Stefani Helps The Top 8 Tackle The ’80s

Carl Williott | April 5, 2012 - 5:00 am

Last night on American Idol the Top 8 sang the ’80s. But instead of using Tang and Ocean Pacific for inspiration, the contestants got to train with Gwen Stefani and No Doubt bassist Tony Kanal. And as they have all year, the singers stepped up to the challenge, giving us some of the best performances… More »


Madonna Charts Eighth #1 Album With ‘MDNA’

Robbie Daw | April 4, 2012 - 9:15 am

Two icons who rose to prominence in the 1980s lock down the top two spots on the album chart this week, as Madonna’s MDNA and Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee debut at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Top 200, respectively. Her Madgesty’s 12th studio album sold 359,000 copies in its first week — up from the 280,000… More »



Kelly Clarkson Covers Britney Spears, Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey

Robbie Daw | April 4, 2012 - 7:28 am

Kelly Clarkson’s tour in support of album Stronger is winding down, but while on stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre last night, the vocal powerhouse ensured that she’ll definitely be going out with a bang. Kelly sat on a stool and busted out, of all things, a soulful rendition of Britney Spears’ 2011 summer jam… More »


Did The Fray Deliver The Worst National Anthem Ever?

Becky Bain | April 3, 2012 - 4:10 pm

We almost feel bad for anyone who event attempts to perform the national anthem — unless you’re Whitney Houston, chances are someone is going to be disappointed. And my oh my, were many people disappointed upon hearing The Fray’s (remember them?) flowery acoustic version of “The Star Spangled Banner” at a NCAA basketball championship game… More »


Garbage Get Surreal In Their “Blood For Poppies” Video

Becky Bain | April 3, 2012 - 3:14 pm

Garbage have revealed the video for their single “Blood For Poppies”, off their first album in way too many years, Not Your Kind Of People. The alt-rock band’s clip is filmed in Los Angeles in grainy black-and-white, and is inspired by old silent films — particularly Luis Buñuel’s surrealist classic Un Chien Andelou, which featured aMore »



Justin Bieber Plays With Fire (And Water) In New “Boyfriend” Video Teaser

Becky Bain | April 3, 2012 - 1:57 pm

Something ominous is going on in Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” video. The first preview showed us Bieber earning a bunch of virtual high-fives as he gets groped by a bunch of female hands, but things are quickly falling out of the pop star’s favor. In the latest preview, we see Justin possibly drowning in a pool… More »


Enter To Win A Justin Bieber-Signed iPhone Case

Erika Brooks Adickman | April 3, 2012 - 9:46 am

Justin Bieber’s new single “Boyfriend” not only showcases the Biebs’ more adult-sounding pipes, its romantic lyrics could make even a non-Belieber want the Juno Award winner as their man.  As if that’s not enough, just watching a preview to the track’s fire and ice-themed music video has us practically melting into a puddle on the… More »


Jennifer Lopez’s “Dance Again”: Review Revue

Robbie Daw | April 3, 2012 - 9:31 am

Last year American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez had a major comeback by urging us to get on the floor. Now she wants to “Dance Again”. Critics are divided on J.Lo’s latest, which once again finds her teaming up with rapper Pitbull and producer RedOne. Some say the tune is a bit too reductive. (For the… More »



Madonna March Madness: The Winner Is…

Nicole Sia | April 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm

And that’s a wrap, folks! With more than 25,000 votes cast over the last three weeks, Madonna March Madness has crowned its winner. Well, you have crowned the winner. (Point being, you only have yourselves to blame.) The final round placed “Like A Prayer”‘s religious inferno against “Hung Up”‘s disco leotard, and though the controversial… More »


Popping Up: Charlene Kaye

Rae Votta | April 2, 2012 - 10:03 am

Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too. Charlene Kaye is, quite frankly, an animal. The 25-year-old New York transplant can move seamlessly from heart-wrenching, operatic piano ballads to toe-tapping dance tunes, commanding the stage with her soaring… More »


Taylor Swift Crowned Entertainer Of The Year At ACM Awards

Robbie Daw | April 2, 2012 - 7:37 am

During last night’s Academy Of Country Music Awards, Taylor Swift beat out all the male nominees — that would be Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton — for the Entertainer Of The Year statue. It’s the second consecutive win in that category for Swift, who said the following during her acceptance speech… More »



2012 Kids Choice Awards: Selena Gomez Chats About Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend”

X. Alexander | April 1, 2012 - 11:45 am

Selena Gomez is the only woman in the world for whom Justin Bieber’s song “Boyfriend” is not wishful thinking. (Though it’d be even more appropriate if it was called “Fiance” — right?) Yesterday she traversed the orange carpet at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to share her thoughts on the single, calling it… More »


Justin Bieber Is Quite A Handful In His “Boyfriend” Video Teaser

Becky Bain | March 30, 2012 - 5:45 pm

Thank god Justin Bieber is officially 18, so we can say in all honesty that the 20-second teaser for his “Boyfriend” video is all kinds of hot. In the clip, the pop star looks straight into the camera (though we like to think he’s staring right into our eyes), doing his best whisper pillow talk… More »


Mega Millions, Mega Hits: 11 Pop Songs About Money That Won The Chart Lottery

Idolator Staff | March 30, 2012 - 12:22 pm

The country is going insane right now as the Mega Millions lottery has reached a record-breaking $640 million. We thought we’d celebrate (before making another lottery ticket run) with 11 pop songs about being filthy, stinkin’ rich that had a few lucky numbers of their own, so to speak, when they hit big on… More »



Nicki Minaj’s ‘Roman Reloaded’: Review Revue

Robbie Daw | March 30, 2012 - 8:12 am

Nicki Minaj’s LP Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded was scheduled to arrive a full week after her pal Madonna’s new album MDNA, alas the Internet had a different idea in mind. The bikini-loving “Starships” singer’s latest set of tunes leaked online on Wednesday, ahead of its April 3 drop date, and naturally reviews have begun to… More »


The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 3.26.12)

Becky Bain | March 30, 2012 - 6:00 am

Last Friday, Katy Perry, Madonna and One Direction ruled our weekly Pop & Fizz Hype Index — but who has been keeping the music world gabbin’ the last seven days? Unsurprisingly, Madge returns in today’s installment, this time claiming the top spot with her new album MDNA, which, although a thinly-veiled reference to drugs, is… More »


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