Posts tagged "Interviews"

Peking Duk Talk Their Debut LP, The Australian Takeover & Some Wild Adventures: Idolator Interview

The Australian dance duo chatted with us for a very fun interview! Read on after the jump.
By: Bianca Gracie / February 27, 2015

WALK THE MOON On Rising Hit “Shut Up + Dance,” Sophomore LP ‘TALKING IS HARD’ & Magic Cards: Idolator Interview

The guys from WALK THE MOON are on a mission to bring the fist-pumping greatness of '80s pop/rock — and all the glorious weirdness that accompanies it — back to the airwaves with serotonin-raising hit "Shut Up + Dance." The lead single from their equally-upbeat sophomore set, TALKING IS HARD, is steadily climbing the Billboard…
By: Mike Wass / December 11, 2014

Getting To Know Meg Mac: The Aussie Singer/Songwriter Talks Influences, Her Debut EP & “Roll Up Your Sleeves”

2014 has been a banner year for Australian artists. Iggy Azalea, Chet Faker, 5 Seconds Of Summer and Vance Joy all made their presence felt on a variety of Billboard charts. If the quality of breakthrough single "Roll Up Your Sleeves" is any indication, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Meg Mac could be leading the charge next…
By: Mike Wass / December 5, 2014

Cody Simpson Talks Songwriting, His New Acoustic-Rock Album & Those Duets With Justin Bieber: Idolator Interview

From the cheerful bubblegum-pop of his debut single "iYiYi" to the mellow, beach-rock of 2013 LP Surfers Paradise, Cody Simpson's sound has already evolved beyond recognition. That's probably par for the course when you arrive on the scene as a fresh-faced 13-year-old, but the Aussie star's sonic transformation has been quicker and…
By: Mike Wass / December 4, 2014

Prince Royce Talks “Stuck On A Feeling”, His English Language Album & Starting Over: Idolator Interview

Prince Royce is hoping to follow in the footsteps of fellow Spanish-speaking superstars Enrique Iglesias and Ricky Martin with the release of his first English-language LP. The 24-year-old, who has dominated Billboard's Latin Songs chart for the past couple of years with smash hits like "Las Cosas Pequeñas" and "Darte Un Beso",…
By: Mike Wass / December 3, 2014

Dillon Francis Talks Nudes, Debut LP ‘Money Sucks, Friends Rule’ & His Asshole Cat: Idolator Interview

Since being discovered (not really, but kind of) and mentored by Diplo, producer/DJ Dillon Francis has built a loyal following with his massive beats, killer remixes and hilarious Twitter feed. The 27-year-old is now ready to take things to the next level with his feature-filled debut LP Money Sucks, Friends Rule. (It's ready and…
By: Mike Wass / November 7, 2014

RL Grime Talks His Debut LP ‘Void,’ Tour Life & Exploring New Sounds: Idolator Interview

RL Grime popped up on the music scene back in 2011 with full vengeance, thanks to his injection of menacing, hip-hop-influenced sound. Grime, whose real name is Henry Steinway, has made fiery remixes of songs by Kanye West, Rihanna and Chief Keef as well as collaborating with Baauer, Ryan Hemsworth and What So Not. Now the 23-year-old…
By: Bianca Gracie / November 7, 2014

Jordan Knight On His Joint Album With Nick Carter, Their Wild Live Show & Future Plans: Idolator Interview

Jordan Knight has survived the roller coaster ride of teen stardom better than most. Since melting hearts and conquering charts as part of mega-successful '80s boy band New Kids On The Block, the now 44-year-old has released successful solo albums and kept the NKOTB flame burning bright with prolific touring. His latest endeavor is a…
By: Mike Wass / November 6, 2014

AJR Talk “Infinity”, Their Debut LP ‘Living Room’ & Beyond: Idolator Interview

AJR stormed the Billboard Hot 100 earlier this year with SpongeBob SquarePants-sampling smash "I'm Ready". Not bad for a song that was written, recorded and produced in the New York-based brothers' apartment. Adam, Jack and Ryan followed that up with another great, DIY single called "Infinity" and released a similarly-titled EP. I caught…
By: Mike Wass / November 5, 2014

Jasmine Villegas Talks “That’s Me Right There”, Her New EP & An Old Writing Session With Nick Jonas: Idolator Interview

Jasmine Villegas completely reinvented herself in 2014. The 20-year-old, who came to fame playing the love interest in Justin Bieber's YouTube-conquering "Baby" video, relaunched as a fierce urban-pop diva — complete with a major label record deal and a surprise feature from rapper Kendrick Lamar on new single "That's Me Right There".
By: Mike Wass / October 23, 2014

Nicole Scherzinger Talks New Single “Run”, Unreleased Material & Long-Awaited LP ‘Big Fat Lie': Idolator Q&A

Nicole Scherzinger is a great believer in timing. While most divas with a massive international following would given up on America after suffering multiple setbacks, she just puts it all down to the curious workings of the universe. And it looks like her patience is finally being rewarded with the impending release of US debut LP …
By: Mike Wass / October 14, 2014

Pentatonix Talk New EP, Sam Smith Mash-Up “La La Latch” & Their Cameo In ‘Pitch Perfect 2′: Idolator Interview

Since winning The Sing-Off in 2011, Pentatonix has carved out a niche as pop's most successful and adventurous vocal group. Take their recently-released EP PXT, Vol. III. The infectious collection of offbeat covers and original material debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 ahead of new releases by veterans like Jennifer Hudson and…
By: Mike Wass / October 7, 2014

Janelle Monae: 7 Questions About Her “Heroes” Cover For Pepsi & What She’s Working On Next

Janelle Monae is a busy woman. As Pepsi's Beats Of The Beautiful Game compilation dropped this week, Monae is already hard at work with her Wondaland collective, ready to churn out a new project. Could it be a fourth album, following her colossal The Electric Lady? Or will she be dropping off…
By: Kathy Iandoli / June 12, 2014

Carrie Underwood Says ‘Blown Away’ Wanted To Be Darker: Exclusive Interview

This is a special week for Carrie Underwood. The Oklahoma-born beauty has the #1 album in the country — her third in a row — and 2012's second-highest first week sales total. Not bad for a small town girl who had pretty much given up on music before auditioning for…
By: Mike Wass / May 16, 2012