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Charli XCX & Rita Ora Take On The Wild Wild West In “Doing It” Video: Watch

Bianca Gracie | January 20, 2015 - 9:32 am

After various teaser photos, the official video for Charli XCX’s “Doing It” is finally here! The Cambridge rebel teamed up with fellow UK popstress Rita Ora for the vintage-style visual, which is a nod to the 1991 classic film — Thelma & Louise. The ladies get rowdy in the clip, as they rob a… More »

Rixton’s “Hotel Ceiling” Video: Trailer Premiere

Robbie Daw | January 12, 2015 - 11:33 am

UK band Rixton made Idolator’s roundup of Pop’s New Class as 2014 drew to a close last month, and now we’re just two months away from the release of the band’s debut LP. The quartet are currently supporting Ariana Grande on tour ahead of the March 3 release of their album… More »

Young Nicki Minaj Acting In High School: Watch The Then-Teenager’s Dramatic Skills On Display

Robbie Daw | December 29, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Now age 32, we know Nicki Minaj as the ass-bouncing hit-maker behind such smashes as “Super Bass,” “Starships” and “Andaconda.” But there was a time when the rapstress was teenager Onika Maraj, who took part in the drama program at Queens, New York’s LaGuardia High School and did things like shriek… More »

Band Aid 30’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” Is Here: Watch The Video, Starring Sam Smith, One Direction, Rita Ora & Others

Robbie Daw | November 16, 2014 - 2:19 pm

The video clip for Band Aid 30’s rendition of “Do They Know It’s Christmas” premiered Sunday evening (November 16) during the UK telecast of The X Factor, and even without Adele taking part, the new version is quite the star-studded affair. Here on the lyrically-revised 2014 installment of the song —… More »

Ariana Grande And The Weeknd’s “Love Me Harder” Video: Watch Them Pose In The Simple Clip

Robbie Daw | November 3, 2014 - 5:32 am

Compared to the ’60s dance party that was “Problem” and the campy sci-fi nature of “Break Free,” nothing much happens in Ariana Grande’s music video for “Love Me Harder,” her third, The Weeknd-featuring single off My Everything. That’s quite alright, though, as the dreamy mid-tempo number is arguably the best song off Grande’s second… More »

Gorgon City On Debut Album ‘Sirens’, The UK House Scene & Working With Jennifer Hudson, Kiesza & MNEK: Interview

Robbie Daw | September 5, 2014 - 7:32 am

For well over a year, UK duo Gorgon City have been steadily releasing one stellar house banger after another, beginning with 2013’s “Real” (featuring Yasmin) and “Intentions” (a pair-up with Clean Bandit), and carrying into 2014 with the MNEK-featuring anthem “Ready For Your Love,” “Here For You” with Laura Welsh on vocals and their latest, “Unmissable.”More »

Jessie J Interview: 7 Things You Should Know About “Bang Bang” & Her Upcoming Album

Robbie Daw | August 14, 2014 - 7:18 am

Jessie J is back on top and bigger than ever thanks to a little song called “Bang Bang.” Before the British singer-songwriter hooked up with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj for her out-of-the-blue summer 2014 smash, she was known stateside for previous hits like “Price Tag”  and the magnificent slice of pop “Domino.” But for her… More »

Fifth Harmony Peform “Bo$$” Live And Acoustic: Idolator Sessions

Robbie Daw | July 16, 2014 - 1:29 pm

Harmonizers, does Idolator ever have a treat for you today! Sassy vocal quintet Fifth Harmony swung by our studio last week to promote their just-released single “Bo$$”, and in case you’ve yet to hear it, the song finds the ladies calling out such powerful women as First Lady Michelle Obama and media mogul Oprah WinfreyMore »

NSFW: Watch Madonna’s Most “Unapologetic Bitch” Moments On Stage & In Interviews: Idolator Instant

Robbie Daw | June 27, 2014 - 6:25 am

Whether she’s trying to make #ArtForFreedom happen or posting pictures of her 14-year-old son Rocco (possibly) doing underage drinking or herself wearing a traditional Muslim veil, there’s no doubt that Madonna has livened up Instagram since she joined the photo-sharing social media hub. Though, really — hasn’t the Queen Of Pop livened up every corner… More »

Watch Michael Jackson’s Amazing Spins Through The Years: Idolator Instant

Robbie Daw | June 12, 2014 - 9:32 am

From the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” in 1970 to Michael Jackson’s “Love Never Felt So Good” this spring, the King Of Pop has been entertaining us with a dazzling flurry of hit singles, record-breaking albums, stunning live performances and, particularly, jaw-dropping dance moves over the past five decades. Granted, we now have to… More »

PSY’s “Hangover” Video: Watch Him Get Hammered With Snoop Dogg

Robbie Daw | June 8, 2014 - 8:39 pm

At this rate, South Korean rapper PSY is averaging one (hit) single a year. But what does that matter when one of those, “Gangnam Style,” has now garnered 2 billion views on YouTube alone?

Following up with last year’s “Gentleman,” PSY is back in action with brand new buzz single “Hangover.” Maybe we… More »

Ariana Grande And Iggy Azalea Evoke The Swinging ’60s In Their Groovy “Problem” Video: Watch

Mike Wass | May 30, 2014 - 1:08 pm

After what felt like the longest countdown in Instagram history, Ariana Grande’s “Problem” video is finally here and it was definitely worth the wait. The 20-year-old takes it back to the swinging ’60s in the mod-inspired video, dancing for her life — bye, Rihanna! — in a cute retro outfit. Of course, the Yours TrulyMore »

Mariah Carey’s 5 Best High Notes In One Minute, From “Vision Of Love” To “You’re Mine”: Idolator Instant

Robbie Daw | May 29, 2014 - 5:59 am

It’s unofficially Mariah Carey Week here at the Idolator office (oh, okay — it’s pretty much official), and to celebrate the release of the diva’s brilliantly-titled 14th (!!) studio album Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, we’ve compiled her five best high notes from her singles over the past 24 years in one ear-splitting… More »

Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” Video: Watch Her Frolic In Sand And Fire

Robbie Daw | May 6, 2014 - 1:43 pm

There’s something so utterly dark and mysterious and ’60s surf-rock sexy about Lana Del Rey’s “West Coast” — the song, that is — that it makes you want to go get shot by a hot red-lipped gun moll with impeccable taste for vintage threads and left for dead in some remote area of the Hollywood… More »

Katy Perry’s “Birthday” Video: Watch Her Pull Several ‘Bad Grandpa’-esque Pranks

Robbie Daw | April 24, 2014 - 10:44 am

From Katy Perry to Justin Timberlake (see: “Not A Bad Thing”), pop stars are demonstrating that the new trend in music videos in 2014 is to make one that’s essentially a non-music video. So here we have Perry’s eight-minute visual for Prism single “Birthday,” wherein we meet the five alter egos presented in the clip’s recentMore »

Coldplay Take Us Behind The Scenes Of Their Blockbuster “Magic” Video: Idolator Premiere

Mike Wass | April 16, 2014 - 9:00 am

Coldplay really upped the visual ante with their Jonas Åkerlund-directed “Magic” video. The circus-themed opus tells the story of a glamorous 1920s-era magician (brought to life by Chinese actress Ziyi Zhang), who finds herself in the middle of an emotional tug-of-war between her abusive husband and charming assistant — both played with great flair by Chris Martin.
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Travie McCoy & Brendon Urie’s “Keep On Keeping On” Video: Idolator Premiere

Idolator Staff | March 24, 2014 - 6:59 am

Travie McCoy returned last night (March 23) with his anthemic new single “Keep On Keeping On,” which features Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie on the hook, and today we’re excited to premiere the video. The song riffs on Black Swan, but twists its story of transformation into something positive and inspiring, and the visual furthers the theme,… More »

Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercize” Video: Watch Her Stretch, Arch, Bounce & Grind On Another Woman

Robbie Daw | March 19, 2014 - 8:38 am

Since the tracklist for Kylie Minogue’s 12th album Kiss Me Once first appeared, there has been one song title grabbing the most attention: “Sexercize.” And how exactly does one go about sexercizing, you might ask? Oh, trust us — Kylie is here to show you, via her music video for the Sia-penned number and some… More »

Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse”: Watch The Colorful, Egyptian-Themed Music Video

Robbie Daw | February 20, 2014 - 12:27 pm

Months after Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” became a breakout iTunes hit ahead of the release of Prism, the trappy, Juicy J-featuring song’s music video has premiered. All in all, it’s less of an epic than the tongue-in-cheek preview clip led us to believe last week. Instead, it keeps Katy firmly entrenched in candy-coated cartoon territory… More »

Kylie Minogue Goes “Into The Blue” With French Actor Clement Sibony: Watch The Video

Robbie Daw | February 3, 2014 - 4:17 am

Kylie Minogue’s video for lead Kiss Me Once single “Into The Blue” is as gorgeous and romantic as the song itself. The half-color, half-black-and-white clip actually resembles the cinematic vibe of a few of Kylie’s classic clips from the latter half of her PWL stint, during the early ’90s, such as “Finer Feelings” and “What… More »

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