From Nicki Minaj
‘s booty-shaking “Anaconda”
to Jennifer Lopez
‘s twerk-ready “Booty”
the worship of the derriere is in full force in pop this year — which means there has never been a more pressing need to celebrate the pop star butt.
We’ve collected a whole range of rumps: From sexercizing with Kylie Minogue, to a rather cheeky photo shoot with Olly Murs, to rolling up the partition please with Yoncé, to Miss Miley‘s Bangerz Tour shenanigans, to cooking up breakfast in the buff with a babe from 5 Seconds Of Summer, we’ve had no shortage of booty action from our faves.
Check out our gallery of bootylicious pop stars, proving that behind every great pop star is a great behind. More »
diva Jennifer Lopez
and rapper Fat Joe
just hopped on a track together again — their first since “Hold You Down”
off of Jenny’s 2005 record, Rebirth
. (And for a further flashback, let us not forget On The 6
‘s “Feelin’ So Good.”
And while more money generally only leads to more problems, the two are feeling totally laid-back (err, leaning back!) on their newly surfaced “Stressin,” an uptempo Rico Love-produced bragging club banger. “Let me ask you one question…do it look like we stressin’? ‘Cause we ain’t!” J.Lo proudly declares across the bottle-popping chorus. Later on, Fat Joe rattles off designer labels while dropping casual $1000 tips in the booth. More »
The dust has now settled on the quiet chart battle between Lana Del Rey
, Sam Smith
and Linkin Park
, with Del Rey’s third LP Ultraviolence
emerging the victor. The doom-pop diva’s latest sold 182,0000 copies out of the gate — more than the first week sales of previous album Born To Die
(77,000) and EP Paradise
(67,000) combined. The album becomes Lana’s first chart-topper on the Billboard 200.
Going in at #2 is Sam Smith’s first album In The Lonely Hour. With 162,0000 copies sold, Smith now has the distinction of having the best first week sales for a male UK artist with their debut album ever. (Take that, George Michael, Rick Astley, Robbie Williams, etc. etc.) Linkin Park follow behind at #3 with their sixth album The Hunting Party (110,000).
Total non-threats to the top of the chart this week are Jennifer Lopez‘s comeback effort A.K.A. (#8, 33,000) and Deadmau5‘s latest batch of beats while(1<2) (#9, 30,000). See how the rest of the Top 10 played out this week below. 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 June! Last month, everyone’s favorite brat Cher Lloyd snagged the crown as our reader’s favorite for the month with her long-awaited sophomore record, Sorry I’m Late. (Evidently, you didn’t mind the tardiness.)
Now, it’s time to take a look back and reflect on the best pop records of June.
The nominees? Lana Del Rey‘s gloomy, gorgeous Ultraviolence, Sam Smith‘s record-breaking stunner of a debut In The Lonely Hour, Jennifer Lopez‘s eclectic and enjoyably silly A.K.A. and Ed Sheeran‘s deeply emotional X.
Now we want to know: Which one takes the crown for June’s best album? It’s time for you to decide. More »
The second quarter of 2014 delivered a veritable onslaught of sexy pics from our favorite pop divas. Leading the charge was the holy queen of unnecessary nudity Rihanna
. She posed topless (and bottomless) for French men’s magazine Lui
and then posted the pics on Instagram, which led to her account being temporarily deleted. She never reactivated it and we’re still in mourning.
Seasoned attention-seekers Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus got in on the act, losing their clothes for multiple photo shoots, but they were put in their place by pop veteran Madonna. Her nipples took pride of place in Italian Vogue and she proved that there’s no age limit for shameless publicity stunts. Bless her heart. While not as rowdy as the previously-mentioned divas, good girls Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato posted bikini pics, while pop legend Mariah Carey wore a pearl necklace (let’s not go there) and little else for sleazy snapper Terry Richardson. See all the sexy pop star antics up top. More »
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!
Summer’s in full swing once again, and our favorite pop princesses are flaunting their sun-kissed best on the magazine racks! Last month, #unapologeticbitch duo Katy Perry and Madonna snagged the crown with their fierce, S&M-inspired shoot for V. Who’s up for the title in July?
Katy Perry sizzled her way across all 62 international editions of Cosmopolitan, Jennifer Lopez — A.K.A. J.Lo, A.K.A. Jenny From The Block — flaunted her stuff on InStyle UK, Lana Del Rey gave us all of her Ultraviolence on the cover of Clash, Tamar Braxton gets up close and personal for Upscale and Come & Get It Queen Rachel Stevens makes a surprise return as FHM‘s Sexiest Woman Of All Time.
Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »
While the future of reality competition shows remains uncertain, American Idol
will return with the same talent from Season 13.
The show is bringing back Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr. for its judging panel, along with host Ryan Seacrest. “Their interaction, warmth and experience made them an absolute joy to watch. I can’t wait to see their evolution together continue next season,” Simon Fuller, Idol‘s creator and executive producer, said in a statement.
Next season will not be the last, according to Fox chief Kevin Reilly. However, Idol will be pared down significantly, from 50-plus hours to a neat 37 – an answer to the show’s faltering ratings. Last season’s performance finale drew just 6.6 million viewers, making for the least-watched episode in the show’s history, including at its infancy with Kelly Clarkson facing off Justin Guarini. More »
‘s relentless A.K.A.
promo campaign continued this morning (June 20) with a knock-out set in New York’s Central Park for GMA
‘s summer concert series. The flawless diva, who also addressed her projected album sales
in an earlier interview
with The Breakfast Club, rocked the stage in a tiny white dress and knee-high boots.
She performed current single “First Love”, which is finally gaining momentum on iTunes, followed by mega-hit “On The Floor” and future floorfiller “Booty”. Jenny killed them all but the latter was an easy highlight due to her frantic twerking and high-camp stage production, which found her being twirled about by shirtless men while seated on a chaise lounge. Watch up top and after the jump. More »
The whole concept of Jennifer Lopez
album is that she’s still the same girl who rode the six and dreamed of finding stardom. If you still question her realness
, take a quick listen to an interview she had with Power 105.1 FM this morning (June 20) where she defends the as-yet underwhelming chart performance of Mariah Carey
‘s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse
and reacts to the disappointing first-week sales projection
of her own LP.
“Mariah and I, we did what the kids are doing already,” J.Lo begins diplomatically. “You know, we had the time when we would drop a thing and it would go straight to number one and the album would go straight to number one. We did that two, three, four times over. She’s probably done it many more times than even I did.”
“We are in a different time of our career. We are in a different status than the ones who need to prove themselves and come out go ‘my thing has to be number one right now!’ Ours doesn’t have to. We have a fanbase, we have years behind us, we have loyalty, we have people who are interested and that’s a blessing,” she continued. More »
has been on the verge of something very big since signing with Dr. Luke
as a 14-year-old. The bubbly femcee has built a loyal following with cute covers
and Latin-flavored hip-hop/pop jams like Pitbull
-assisted radio hit “Can’t Get Enough”
but she finally has a stone cold smash on her hands with infectious pop anthem “Shower”
The now 17-year-old diva recently dropped by the Idolator studio to talk about the inspiration for “Shower” (a boy has her feeling some type of way) and her relationship with producer/mentor Dr. Luke. Becky also spoke about her eagerly-awaited debut LP and the influence of female rappers like Iggy Azalea. Oh, and she’s also pretty excited about joining Katy Perry‘s Prismatic tour! Watch up top. More »