End Of An Era: Revisit All 94 Songs That Hit #1 During President Obama’s 8 Years In Office

Robbie Daw & Jonathan Riggs | January 19, 2017 - 11:02 am

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Kimbra’s ‘The Golden Echo’: Album Review

Kathy Iandoli | August 19, 2014 - 5:30 am

There is not a single person on this good Earth who didn’t, at least once, attempt to sing Kimbra’s last note on Gotye’s 2011 hit, “Somebody That I Used To Know.” You tried, you failed, and the reason why is because you’re not Kimbra.

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Gotye Rejoins The Basics, Releases Brilliant Rock Anthem “So Hard For You”: Watch The Retro Video

Mike Wass | July 5, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Before Gotye conquered charts around the globe with “Somebody That I Used To Know”, he toured small pubs around Australia with a side project called The Basics. After a three year break the rock band is back together and have just released a seething new break-up anthem. “So Hard For You” is is an old… More »

One Direction, Ke$ha, Beyonce, Bruno Mars & More Unite For Global Citizen Tickets Initiative

Sam Lansky | May 2, 2013 - 8:40 am

What do Beyonce, One Direction, Kanye West, Ke$ha, Jay-Z, Bruno Mars, Usher, Tim McGraw, Pearl Jam, No Doubt and Gotye have in common? They’re all richer than you! Also, they’re all part of the new Global Citizen Tickets Initiative, a new project designed to incite social activism by offering people free concert tickets.

Billboard reports that… More »

‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack: Hear The Sampler Featuring Lana Del Rey, Florence, Sia & More

Sam Lansky | April 16, 2013 - 11:14 am

There are many great things about the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, but one of the great-est is the soundtrack, which features new tunes from Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Sia, Emeli Sande and a lot of other great artists, too. Great!

Now, the official sampler for the soundtrack has been unveiled,… More »

‘The Great Gatsby’ Soundtrack: Hear New Music From Beyonce, Lana Del Rey, Florence & The Machine

Sam Lansky | April 4, 2013 - 6:47 am

The star-studded, Jay-Z executive-produced soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s upcoming adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been the subject of much speculation — questions like, “Oh my God, when can we hear this masterpiece?” and “If we don’t get this soon will we literally die?” and “Is this going to be the greatest soundtrack ever? Actually, never mind, that’s not… More »

Grammy Awards: Review Revue

Robbie Daw | February 11, 2013 - 7:00 am

Adele added another award to her collection. Gotye added another minute to the 15 he already has by winning three statues. Fun.‘s Nate Ruess and Frank Ocean each sounded out of key. Katy Perry’s breasts appeared to have tripled in size. Justin Timberlake returned with a standout live performance that included a full orchestra and… More »

Grammy Awards 2013: See All The Winners

Idolator Staff | February 10, 2013 - 8:31 pm

The 2013 Grammy Awards have come and gone, and boy, that was an insufferably boring show, wasn’t it? We’ll be highlighting all the major moments in our recap and you can watch all the performances here, but here’s a few things we can all agree on: Kelly Clarkson is adorable, even if she doesn’t know who… More »

Grammys: Who Will Win Record Of The Year?

Sam Lansky | February 1, 2013 - 10:18 am

Oh, it’s that Grammys Record of the Year award, the one that always causes people to say, “Wait, didn’t somebody just win the Song of the Year Award?” But that distinction aside — the Song of the Year honors an exceptional composition (the lyrics and music), while Record of the Year awards the entire track, including the… More »

Adele And Gotye Have Best Selling Album, Single Of 2012

Robbie Daw | January 3, 2013 - 9:57 am

Remember how Adele’s 21 and Gotye’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.
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Top Songs Of 2012: We Review Each #1 Single…In One Word

Robbie Daw | December 26, 2012 - 6:31 am

When it came to the chart-topping singles of 2012, some artists, like fun., Gotye, Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift, reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the very first time. Others, like Adele, Kelly Clarkson, Rihanna and Maroon 5, were no strangers to the dizzying highs of the pop chart’s upper tier.
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2012: The Year In Review — Watch It All On Post-It Notes!

Idolator Staff | December 24, 2012 - 6:30 am

It’s hard to believe another year in pop music is almost over — and what a wild and crazy one 2012 turned out to be! From surprising new couples, reconciliations and engagements (ahem, Chavril), to K-pop dance crazes and viral music videos (thanks, Carly Rae Jepsen) —not to mention bizarre new haircuts, bittersweet farewells, GrammyMore »

“Shine Brighter” With DJ Earworm’s 2012 Pop Song Mash-Up

Carl Williott | December 17, 2012 - 11:10 am

DJ Earworm 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… More »

Adele’s ’21’ Is iTunes’ Best-Selling Album For Second Straight Year, “Call Me Maybe” Tops Song Sales

Carl Williott | December 13, 2012 - 3:21 pm

It’s been nearly two years since Adele released her sophomore LP 21, but for the second straight year it was the top-selling album on iTunes. Taylor Swift’s Red came in second, followed by Mumford & Sons’ Babel. One Direction’s Up All Night and fun.‘s Some Nights rounded out the top five. No surprises there.

As for iTunes’ most-downloaded songs list, it’s… More »

Grammy Nominations: The List Of Who’s Up For What, Including Frank Ocean, Fun. & Taylor Swift

Robbie Daw | December 5, 2012 - 7:58 pm

Once again, Taylor Swift and LL Cool J came together for a little Grammy co-hosting pomp and cheesiness — this time for The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!!, which was broadcast from Nashville. Swift herself, no stranger to racking of industry nods and statues, found herself up for Record Of The Year (for her Hot 100… More »

“Extraneous Lyrics 2012″: Watch All The Words Left Out Of Pop’s Biggest Songs Of The Year

Erika Brooks Adickman | December 3, 2012 - 9:58 am

Pop songs are not only catchy, but fairly to-the-point when delivering a message. For the last three years, Dave Werner has been out to remedy that with his annual “Extraneous Lyrics” medleys, whereby the San Franciscan adds in all the words our favorite artists “left out.” To wrap up 2012, Dave has served up another… More »

Sorry PSY & Carly, But Gotye Had Spotify’s Most-Streamed Song Of 2012: Morning Mix

Carl Williott | November 30, 2012 - 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: Gotye’s smash hit “Somebody That I Used To Know” was the most-streamed song of 2012 based on Spotify’s global numbers. He beat out Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” with fun.‘s “We Are Young” in third. As for album streams, David Guetta’s Nothing But The Beat came out on top,… More »

Jimmy Fallon & Rashida Jones Parody One Direction, Rihanna, PSY In Holiday Medley: Watch

Christina Lee | November 23, 2012 - 9:38 am

In reality, preparing for (and cleaning up after) the holidays can be stressful. But on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, this time of year is a reason to sing — One Direction, Flo Rida and Rihanna, that is. On Thanksgiving night, Fallon burst into song with Parks And Recreation’s Rashida Jones about the feasts, decorations… More »

2012 American Music Awards: Who Will New Artist Of The Year?

Carl Williott | November 14, 2012 - 5:30 am

Whether it’s the Grammys, VMAs or AMAs, music awards are notorious for their loose definition of the word “new.” Whenever they narrow down the field of worthy emerging artists, there always seems to be at least one wily veteran who weaseled his or her way into the mix. At least for the New Artist Of… More »

Halloween Pop Costume Contest: Enter And Win A $50 iTunes Gift Card!

Erika Brooks Adickman | October 15, 2012 - 6:01 am

Music lovers, have we got news for you! Since you all blew us away with your creativity last year, we’re once again giving away a $50 iTunes gift card to one lucky person with the best pop star-themed Halloween costume of 2012. Just follow the instructions below and that guy — or ghoul — could… More »

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