Beyonce still hasn’t given an interview about her chart-busting fifth album but she did drop by iTunes radio to introduce the LP. And in the spirit of her new fearless approach to music and media, Mrs. Carter did not hold back. She was very open about giving each collaborator their due and had some choice… More »
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:: Taylor Swift turned 24 on December 13, and as photos show, she invited Lorde to her birthday party. Just a few months ago, the “Royals” singer faced backlash for critiquing the standards that Swift set for young listeners — that is, “so flawless and so unattainable.” Clearly, Swift took… More »
Beyonce assembled an army of R&B experts and pop luminaries on her self-titled fifth album. She reunited with producers who had a hand in some previous favorites (The-Dream, Frank Ocean, Ryan Tedder), linked up with new blood (Hit-Boy, Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek) and brought on producers whose names you may not know but whose work you definitely… More »
We interrupt this Beyonce-cast with a bit of other news. But it still involves Beyonce, so, stick with it for a second. Billboard has begun rolling out its year-end coverage, and that means the list of 2013’s 25 highest grossing tours is out. Since the numbers are tallied from November 14, 2012 to November 12, 2013, it… More »
If you were up as the sun rose and watching either TV or your Twitter feed, then you no doubt saw nominations for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards flying by. Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave and David O. Russell’s American Hustle lead the pack with seven nods apiece.
As for the… More »
It wasn’t a bad year for pop, after all was said and done: At the very least, 2013 was the year that Justin Timberlake returned to the charts with not one, but two albums (one of which was pretty great!), and the One Direction album proved those kids’ mettle as one of the most unexpectedly solid acts cranking out pop-rock… More »
Even without Drake, the show must go on! And so tonight (December 6) we learned who is up for music’s biggest awards at The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! (that is not an indicator of our actual excitement level, it’s the honest-to-god name of the thing). In between performances from the likes of Taylor Swift and Lorde, and… More »
While Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” rued and reeled of how a love tortures him, a new remix featuring J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T plays out as a swift recovery.
As the veteran (and past collaborator), Pusha T raps last and as if reclining into a chair as a confident CEO. He actually… More »
You know what? I’m just going to go ahead and say it: I like the American Music Awards. They’re really not that bad! Sure, they don’t matter in any meaningful way, but year after year, they’re the most enjoyable out of any awards show: Less self-serious than the Grammys, not as zanily self-referential as the VMAs, more… More »
Katy “turned” Japanese. Gaga was Marilyn Monroe. Rihanna had a moment with her mom. Miley performed with a lip-syncing cat. And the important thing about the American Music Awards this year? Nobody twerked. After taking in all the showy performances and the list of winners from the 41st installment of this particular dog and pony… More »
One of them was born in Tennessee and one now calls the Volunteer State their home. The other thing Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift have in common is that they were the big winners at the 41st annual American Music Awards, a shindig that went down at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre Live.
“Thrift… More »
Justin Timberlake is a Tennessee Kid, and being a Memphis native means deep down, he has country music coursing through his veins. And he may one day give in to his instincts, based on what he said in a recent SiriusXM interview. (Bad news if you weren’t feeling “Drink You Away.”)
When asked… More »
It’s almost time for the bonanza of Best Of 2013 lists, and that means pop’s biggest stars have one last major platform to help them make their mark on the Year In Music narrative, via the American Music Awards. This year’s show, taking place November 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, boasts an impressive,… More »
Yikes! Justin Timberlake has an axe to grind with those of us who were underwhelmed by his latest album, The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2 and his recent film Runner, Runner. In his GQ cover story, he doesn’t mince words when it comes to describing his reaction to the reception: “I feel — literally — like a bunch of people just took… More »
Justin Timberlake kicked off his 20/20 Experience Tour in Brooklyn this week, and at his Barclays Center show Wednesday (November 6), the superstar treated fans to a cover of Bell Biv DeVoe’s era-defining “Poison.” The 1990 New Jack Swing staple had the entire arena singing along, but this was no cheap nostalgia thrill. JT fully… More »
Ilia Darlin is rising LA-based, Greek-born pop star who broke through this summer with demented electro-anthem “We Do What We Like”. We invited her into the Idolator studio to belt out that song live but also asked if she would be interested in performing a cover and, somewhat surprisingly, she chose Jay Z’s meandering Nirvana-sampling “Holy… More »
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:: *NSYNC reunited — at member Chris Kirkpatrick’s wedding, and at a very low cost. “I think it’s hilarious to know that Justin Timberlake is going to be in a Men’s Warehouse tux ushering the wedding,” Lance Bass said prior to the ceremony. [E!]
:: Eminem has debuted… More »