Yes, we already knew this one was coming for a while, but now it’s really, really real: Katy Perry will officially be performing at the Super Bowl Halftime show in February 2015. And she’s already got tons of ideas!
Last night, the Queen Of The KatyCats (and Radio’s Top Artist of 2014!) premiered a silly promotional video announcing her upcoming performance and showcasing all the stuff she’s working on in the background while she gets ready for the show — and she’s really hard at work coming up with some out-of-the-box (err, stadium) ideas in her Super Bowl show testing facility: Edible glitter, robots, mythical creatures, a bacon-wrapped ride on a fire-breathing shark….you know, stuff like that.
It sure looks like she’s funneling all her creative energy into a massively action-packed performance! Check out Katy giving us a behind-the-scenes peek at what will surely be the zaniest Super Bowl Halftime show yet up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »
The 42nd annual American Music Awards kicked off tonight (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with awards given out to some of our favorite (and biggest) musicians of the year!
One Direction turned out to be the night’s major winners, as the cute British lads took home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year! “Beg For It” rapstress Iggy Azalea won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for The New Classic. “Blank Space” diva, a.ka. Taylor Swift, won the most prestigious award, with the legendary Diana Ross presenting her with the first-ever Dick Clark Award of Excellence!
Other highlights included everyone’s favorite crooner Sam Smith winning Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Katy Perry nagging Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and 5 Seconds Of Summer proving their escalating popularity with the younger generation with their New Artist of the Year win.
View the list of winners from this year’s American Music Awards after the jump! More »
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child, UNICEF has paired with Yoko Ono and David Guetta to organize a star-studded singalong — titled the #IMAGINE Project. The sleek black + white video shows various musicians, actors, athletes and dignitaries coming together to sing the inspirational tune, first released by John Lennon in 1971.
Katy Perry, MAGIC!, Will.i.am, Nicole Scherzinger, Cody Simpson, Idris Elba, Lance Bass, Adam Lambert and many more make appearances in the music video, along with images of the late Beatles band member. The individual recordings will be compiled by Guetta to be released as a “world version” of “Imagine” on January 1. More »
Here’s something worth celebrating, KatyCats! Katy Perry is officially the Artist of the Year when it comes to radio.
How? Well, according to Mediabase, Katy’s latest accomplishment comes by being the only artist with the most spins at three different radio formats.
From a Capitol Records press release: “In addition to being the most-played act at Top 40, Hot AC and AC radio, Katy’s single “Dark Horse” (feat. Juicy J) – from her quadruple Platinum album PRISM (Capitol Records) – was the most-played song of 2014 at Top 40 radio. The track, which has been certified eight-times Platinum, is her ninth single to top the Billboard Hot 100. Katy is the only artist to have scored a No. 1 Hot 100 single in each year of the current decade.”
The massively successful pop star, who is currently out on the road down under on her Prismatic Tour, is also poised to snag a whole bunch of awards this weekend: She’s nominated 5 times for the upcoming American Music Awards. Truly, the California Gurl’s continued reign is unstoppable. More »
We all know Sia can swing from a chandelier, but did you know she’s also pretty good with a golf club too?
Filmmaker Erik Anders Lang, Sia’s husband, is working on an ambitious new project called Be The Ball, a film that traces the origins of golf while also exploring the various mental techniques one can use to enhance their game. Or, as he describes it: “The first documentary about golf and spirituality…ever.”
To fund the film, Erik has started a Kickstarter, and he’s calling on a few of his famous pop friends — including Selena Gomez, Katy Perry, Joe Jonas and, oh yes, his wife as well — to help him rally support. Check out the hilarious celeb-filled Kickstarter video, and find out how Sia is involved with the campaign after the jump. More »
If someone released a better duet than “Legends Never Die” in 2014, I’m yet to hear it. The highlight of Ferras‘ uniformly-excellent comeback EP is a soaring, lighters-in-the-air ballad with good friend/boss lady Katy Perry. (He was the first artist signed to her record label Metamorphosis Music). They performed the ode to good times on the “Dark Horse” diva’s Prismatic tour but it still hasn’t received the attention as it deserves.
That makes a new remix by the ever-reliable Country Club Martini Crew a pleasant development. Lucas Fantinel (it’s only one dude) strips the song back to its emotional core, turning it into a gentle acoustic bop. I prefer the original version because it sounds like the best song Starship never released in 1987, but this really shows off Ferras and Katy’s vocal chops. Listen after the jump. More »
This year’s MTV Europe Music Awards were bigger than ever, as the show celebrated its 20th anniversary! It was broadcasted live from the SSE Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland today (November 9), and featured many of our favorite music artists — including Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Kiesza, and Nicki Minaj.
The biggest winners of the night were Ariana Grande, who won Best Female and Best Song (“Problem”), and Katy Perry for Best Video (“Dark Horse”) and Best Look. Minaj, who did double-duty as the show’s host and musical guest, took away the award for Best Hip-Hop. Legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne was presented the Global Icon Award.
View the winner’s list for the 2014 MTV EMAs in its entirety after the jump, and don’t forget to check out all of the night’s performances here! More »
“Getting money, divas gettin’ money,” sang Beyonce on 2009 single/unofficial theme song “Diva”. That lyric proved prophetic when Forbes announced their list of the Top Earning Women In Music today (November 4). Beyonce raked in a jaw-dropping $115 million over the past 12 months — almost double what Taylor Swift made in second place ($64 million).
So where did Queen Bey collect her cash? Well, she performed 95 concerts within the timeframe and inked endorsement deals with H&M and Pepsi. She also sold more than two million copies of her groundbreaking visual album in the US alone. Other ladies with heavy purses include Pink, Rihanna and Katy Perry. Also, in further proof that touring is where the money is, Celine Dion and Britney Spears were very well remunerated. See the full list after the jump. More »
Happy Monday, Idolator readers! We hope you all had an appropriately spook-tacular (groan) Halloween weekend, and hopefully, a far less spooky recovery the day after.
As always, our favorite pop stars were out in full force for Halloween, with costumes ranging from good, bad to downright ugly (in taste, anyway): From Rihanna‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles throwback to Katy Perry‘s spot-on Cheeto ensemble, to Justin Bieber‘s adorable buddy costume to Iggy Azalea‘s hater-baiting White Chicks look to Lily Allen‘s controversial, erm, “joke” of an outfit. They’re all here!
Flip through the gallery up top, and let us know your faves in the comments below. More »
Broods demonstrated their ability to transform a pop song into something completely new and different when they not so much remixed, as completely deconstructed Charli XCX‘s current single “Break The Rules”. The New Zealand duo took it a step further by putting their own haunting spin on Katy Perry‘s “Dark Horse” during a recent radio appearance in their homeland.
The Nott siblings strip Dr. Luke‘s trap-pop anthem right back, turning it into a haunting folk song that showcases the full range of Georgia’s exquisite voice. I’d love to hear Katy perform “Dark Horse” like this. It highlights everything that’s good (and timeless) about the chart-topper. Broods’ performance isn’t on YouTube yet, so you’ll have to peep it over at the radio station’s website. It took a minute to load for me but it was so worth it. More »