Posts tagged "Justin Bieber"

Whatcha Say: Lana Del Rey, Beyonce & Gwen Stefani Got Our Readers Talking

The December month is getting chilly, but that isn’t stopping the music industry from firing things up with some major moments! This week was jam-packed with events: Nicki Minaj and Beyonce‘s cocky “Feelin’ Myself” collab leaked, Lil Kim and K. Michelle got their claws out (as did Diddy and Drake literally), Rihanna teased another snippet, and Marilyn Manson spoke up about that Lana Del Rey videoCharli XCX‘s forthcoming Sucker LP is also streaming (and it’s pretty awesome).

We at Idolator were busy little bees as well! Our own Mike Wass chatted with Walk The Moon, we launched a contest where you can see and meet Rixton in concert, chose the best under-the-radar synth-pop acts and handpicked our favorite albums of 2014. Also, keep voting for your own faves in the second part of our reader’s poll!

As always, you readers had plenty to say about the going-ons in the industry. Check out this week’s best comments below! More »

Selena Gomez Admits “The Heart Wants What It Wants” Was Inspired By Justin Bieber, But Says It Has A Universal Message

Selena Gomez New Album Details
Selena Gomez New Album Details
Selena Gomez is already hard at work on her next album. Find out who she's working with on the opus.

Selena Gomez confirmed what we already knew when she admitted that new single “The Heart Wants What It Wants” is about ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber. “I definitely have so much respect and love for him, and going in the studio is just very therapeutic,” the 22-year-old said in a Norwegian radio interview. “[The song] was my way of having it be a message more to people in general. People everywhere feel this feeling, and they should understand when anybody goes through that.”

The “Slow Down” diva, who is already hard at work on her next album, confirmed that she’s not dating anyone and certainly hasn’t signed up for any hook-up apps. “[I don't] even know how to work [Tinder],” she joked. As for Justin’s platinum-blond makeover? “That’s for him. I’ll let him answer all that.” Selena sounds like she’s in a really good place. With a new album, movies and a rumored TV show on the way, 2015 should be her biggest year yet. Listen to the interview after the jump. More »

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry And One Direction Were The Most Popular Acts On Twitter In 2014

2014′s Best Albums: Idolator's Top 10
2014′s Best Albums: Idolator's Top 10
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Check out our favorite albums!

With 2014 coming to an end, social media networks are taking a look back at the biggest moments in pop culture over the past year, including Spotify and YouTube. (Did you watch the YouTube Rewind yet?)

And today, Twitter’s giving us the lowdown on the highest numbers.

According to new data released by the social network, it’s a great, big Belieber world: Justin Bieber was the most tweeted-about artist of 2014, followed by One Direction‘s Niall, Harry and Liam. (Sorry, Zayn!)

And it’s probably a wise move on the NFL’s part to have Prism princess Katy Perry as their Super Bowl half time show act, because she had the highest growth in followers (13 million!) this year, followed closely by the Biebs and Miss Taylor Swift.

To no one’s surprise, when it comes to stans, Bieber’s wildly loyal fanbase (the Beliebers) also took the crown as the most talked about fan base on Twitter, followed by 1D’s Directioners and, somewhat more surprisingly, Kesha‘s Animals.

Were you one of the ones tweeting or following Katy, 1D and Justin this year? Check out the full lists below via Variety, and sound off about the stats in the comments below. More »

Justin Bieber Has Bleached His Hair, Nobody Panic

Cody Simpson Talks Duets With Justin Bieber
Cody Simpson Talks Duets With Justin Bieber
We sat down with Cody Simpson and discussed his highly anticipated duets with Biebs.

EVERYONE STAY CALM: Justin Bieber is now a bleach blonde. (You know, like most other pop starlets.)

The Biebs stepped out from a West Hollywood hair salon on December 4 covering his face, but alas, he was snapped anyway. (Obviously.) And yes: He’s gone for a bleach blonde look! Naturally, the Beliebers are taking this news completely casually and not at all freaking out — okay, yes they are. Even Scooter Braun is poking fun at his new platinum ‘do. “love this album. Nice work blondie ;) lol,” his manager teased on Twitter when Justin promoted his holiday record, Under The Mistletoe. You might have also heard one of his duets with Cody Simpson, “Home To Mama,” recently, which Cody discussed with us in a recent interview. (If you haven’t read it yet, check it out!)

So, do you love it Beliebers? Do you hate it? He’s yet to take a proper #selfie to seal the deal, but take a sneak peek at the new look under his baseball hat (and also shirtless!) after the jump. More »

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 bolder than most. The teenager is about to take the next step in his career by embracing a largely acoustic singer/songwriter sound on his third album.

Cody has spent the past few months chipping away at the LP in Malibu with Cisco Adler. “The way I’m going about the new stuff is the way people would go about a rock album,” he explains. “I’m writing everything with the same songwriter and producer — then I get together with my band and record it live. That’s the way I’ve always wanted to do it but never had the capacity or the tools.” Is there still room for a little pop? “No pop for me,” the 17-year-old laughs. “Pop’s dead in my mind.” More »

Justin Bieber Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Congratulations are in order for Justin Bieber! The 20-year-old singer tops Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30 list, earning $80 million over the past year. One Direction took second place with $75 million, while Taylor Swift landed in the third position with $64 million. [Just Jared]

:: Festival lovers, get your DVRs ready! Bonnaroo, the annual popular music event in Tennessee, will air a Thanksgiving special today (November 27). A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving premiere on VH1 at 9 p.m. EST with footage from the festival’s past 13 years. Guests include Sir Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jack White and more! [Consequence of Sound]

:: Sia was the lady of the night at the ARIA Awards, which went down on November 25. The singer took home four awards, including Best Female Artist and Best Video for “Chandelier.” [PopJustice]

:: One Direction have reportedly split from their tour manager, Paul Higgins. A source stated, “There have been issues behind the scenes for a while, and they’ve finally come to a head leading to Paul’s relationship with the band coming to an end.” [Just Jared]

Find out what music you can catch on TV today below. More »

Justin Bieber Unfollowed Selena Gomez On Instagram: 10 Adorable Pics That Prove It’s His Loss

Justin Bieber did the unthinkable by today (November 12) by unfollowing Selena Gomez on Instagram. That’s the millennial equivalent of throwing your ex’s belongings on the street or letting the air out of their tires. In other words, R.I.P. Jelena. I guess Cody Simpson‘s duet partner really didn’t like the sentiment of Sel’s emotionally confronting new single.

Well, it’s Justin’s loss. As anyone with a phone knows, the For You diva’s Instagram is one of the world’s seven wonders with pic after pic of absolute perfection. I’ve pull together 10 of the 22-year-old’s cutest pics to remind the “Confident” hitmaker exactly what he’s missing. In other Selena news, “The Heart Wants What It Wants” debuted at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with 100,000+ downloads sold in its first four days of release. More »

Justin Bieber And Cody Simpson Drop Duet “Home To Mama”: Listen To The First Taste Of Their Joint Album

Well, that didn’t take long! A couple of hours ago the cover of Justin Bieber and Cody Simpson‘s long-awaited duet “Home To Mama” surfaced online and now the track is here via new social networking app Fahlo. So, what does the acoustic-pop anthem like? Different to anything else the “Confident” hitmaker has released — in a good way.

“I’ll take you home to mama, let you meet my friends,” the heartthrobs sing in the understated chorus. “Because you don’t come with drama, so I want you ’til the world ends.”  The lead single of JB/CS‘ upcoming duets album is a mellow jam that showcases of the quality of their voices (the harmonizing at the end is great) and guitar chops. Listen after the jump. More »

Justin Bieber And Cody Simpson Unveil The Cover Of Their New Duet “Home To Mama”

Justin Bieber has joined forces with friend/fellow heartthrob Cody Simpson to record a duets album. That’s been common knowledge since at least September when the Aussie singer opened up about the collab in an interview. They haven’t really shed too much light on the project since but today (November 11) the cover of lead single “Home To Mama” arrived online, so I guess it’s full steam ahead.

Cody proved he could strip it right back on 2013′s The Acoustic Sessions EP but this is definitely a different look for Justin. The unlikely duo strum guitars outside a cabin on the cover of their first duet, which is expected to be understated singer/songwriter fare. “Home To Mama” is expected to drop later this week, with the album to follow in late November. More »

Selena Gomez Drops Emotional Single (Possibly About Justin Bieber), “The Heart Wants What It Wants”: Watch

Selena Gomez
She Wants What She Wants

We’ve known about her “secret project” for months, and after many, many weeks of teasing, Stars Dance diva Selena Gomez has finally returned with the first taste of new music from her forthcoming greatest hits compilations, For You (out November 24) — and it packs one hell of an emotional punch.

Kicking off with a quivering voice recording, the track seems to chronicle Selena’s notoriously rocky on-again, off-again relationship with Justin Bieber, crooning sadly above a slow tripping, finger snapping beat. (Gone is any trace of the EDM that colored Stars Dance!) “There’s a million reasons why I should give you up…but the heart wants what it wants,” she sings along the chorus. The accompanying video sees Selena cuddling up with a beau, looking conflicted and emotionally tearing up in front of the camera. This is a more mature, more vulnerable Selena than ever before — it’ll be interesting to see the response (and read all the relationship conspiracy theories), to say the least. Watch the video up top. More »