Last night (January 22), some of the biggest pop stars took over West Hollywood at the first annual The Daily Front Row Fashion Awards! Sitting pretty in the front row were Rihanna, Kanye West, Katy Perry and Miley Cyrus — who were all flawless and giggly the entire night. Ciara was also in attendance, and posed adorably with Kerry Washington and Drew Barrymore.
The Bad Gal of course made time for a selfie with photographer Mert Alas (the man behind Madonna‘s Rebel Heart album cover, by the way) and caught up with Jeremy Scott and Nicole Richie. View all of the celebrity shots, including model-worthy poses, silly faces and killer fashion, in the gallery up top! More »
With $105,000 already raised within less than two days, it’s clear that plenty of people want that fifth and final TLC album to be made — including Katy Perry.
According to TMZ, the Prism princess is just one of the many fans who contributed to the legendary group’s Kickstarter campaign. “According to our sources, the ‘Roar’ songstress is such a big fan, she dug into her own pockets and shelled out 5 grand for the cause. One of the perks for a $5k donation is a slumber party in L.A. with T-Boz…so we could be in for some epic selfies,” the site reports. Nice one, Katy!
Who knows? Maybe Katy is such a big fan, she’ll even collaborate with the girls on their new record. To celebrate the California Gurl’s endorsement, let’s now listen to this fun fanmade mash-up of “Waterfalls” and “Teenage Dream” after the jump. More »
Katy Perry lands on the cover of ESPN‘s music issue with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt in the lead-up to her blockbuster halftime show at Super Bowl XLIX on February 1. The 30-year-old looks typically adorable/sexy in a figure-hugging as she puts eye black on her strapping friend. They unlikely duo then camp it up for the shoot by flexing and striking cheerleader poses.
The “Dark Horse” diva and J.J. also sat down for a chat and talked about the rush they get from fans chanting their name, or in Katy’s case, singing her songs. “For me, it’s about the lyrics, when they’re all singing these songs I wrote in a little apartment, or in a garage, or a small studio,” she explains. “Hearing these lyrics that were so sacred to me, hearing thousands of people sing them, it’s an incredible feeling that is unmatched to anything else.” See a selection of pics from the shoot up top. More »
Katy Perry has finally shed some light on her much-anticipated Super Bowl XLIX halftime show (February 1). When asked about recent NFL controversies like Ray Rice‘s suspension over domestic violence charges, the “Dark Horse” hitmaker admitted it was a concern. “We were all watching and asking ourselves questions about what this year would mean,” she told The AP. “But I think that the problem that the NFL is dealing with is a global problem.”
“I’m all about female empowerment and uplifting people’s spirits, and people finding their own voice with songs like ‘Roar’ and ‘Firework’, so maybe there is no better person for the show,” the 30-year-old continues. “Hopefully I can bring that incredible strength and empowerment to people through the performance.” However, don’t expect Katy to make a controversial statement via her performance, which will feature a cameo from Lenny Kravitz.
“Everything I’ve done in my career hasn’t been blatant this or that. It’s always with a wink. It’s a soft-serve sexiness,” Katy said. “My intention is that everyone talks about the music and nothing else… sometimes you can’t control other people. But I will control myself.” If anyone can raise serotonin levels and make people feel better about themselves, it’s the queen of self-empowerment anthems. I’m also happy that she (kind of) confirmed that “Firework” and “Roar” will be on the setlist! More »
Katy Perry will be joined by Lenny Kravitz during her 2015 Super Bowl XLIX halftime performance, on Sunday, February 1. The bold pop superstar broke the news during January 10′s AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, when she sat briefly with NBC host Willie Geist.
“He’s got so much style and this certain, how do you say, je ne sais quoi. He’s the coolest. He’s the king of cool, and he’s going to make me so much more cooler that day,” Perry said of the rock star. Then, when Geist asked if they will perform “American Woman” — as in Kravitz’s 1999, Grammy-winning cover of the 1970 Guess Who song — she said, “We’ll see,” though with a knowing glance at the camera. More »
In late December, Billboard announced the highest-selling singles and albums of 2014. Taylor Swift‘s 1989 pipped Disney’s Frozen soundtrack to the post as the year’s most popular LP, while Pharrell‘s unavoidable “Happy” was the most-downloaded track. The Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) published equivalent statistics for the Oz market today (January 6) and those names are well-represented again.
Pharrell’s “Happy” was also the most downloaded song in Australia in 2014, followed by Meghan Trainor‘s “All About That Bass” and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” The rest of the top 20 is more eclectic with local acts featuring heavily. Sheppard‘s quadruple platinum-selling “Geronimo” lands at number four, while boy band/dance outfit Justice Crew ranks at number five with “Que Sera.” As far as albums go, Ed Sheeran‘s x was narrowly edged out 1989 for the number one spot. The top five is rounded out by Frozen, an INXS greatest hits compilation (!) and Coldplay‘s Ghost Stories. See the full ranking after the jump. More »
Sure, there were countless moments in 2014 that snatched our wigs, but there were so many more that made us Cissy our Houstons.
Over the last 12 months, music-lovers were treated to quirky delights from Sia and Lana Del Rey and barely survived the painfully basic punch of “All About That Bass” being #1 for umpteen weeks.
Whether you think this was one of the best or worst musical years in history, it’s time to honor those who made it as unforgettable as…well…you know that one singer who was so popular a few years ago…with that one song? What was their name?
Never mind: Idolator’s Floppy Awards are back and ready to crown this year’s kweens and kings of flop! More »
Are you having a Merry Christmas, pop fans? Your faves like Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Nick Jonas, Mariah Carey, Disclosure and Rihanna sure hope you are! In fact, Nicki even dressed up like a Santa minx and RiRi slapped on a bikini to take very special holiday snaps just for you, and then posted them to the joyous social media platform known as Instagram! Plus, one of those Disclosure blokes dangled balls from his ears! Hell, even Madonna whipped out some of her finest Photoshop work to date!
So down one more cup of nasty eggnog and flip through our festive gallery of pop stars getting their merry, merry on above! More »
Katy Perry just wrapped up the record-breaking Australia/New Zealand leg of her Prismatic world tour and is taking a little break before kicking off a string of European dates in February 2015. If you’re worried about suffering from withdrawals, never fear. The pop icon has just released a mini-documentary, Exposed, about the live extravaganza that takes you behind the scenes of her dazzling show.
The “Dark Horse” hitmaker explains the different segments of Prismatic, before passing the baton to opening act Ferras (the first artist she signed to her label). He takes us on a tour of Katy’s dressing room, where tour mascot/Instagram icon Butters is waiting. From there, the diva introduces us to key staff members like the production manager and head of wardrobe. It’s an exciting glimpse into the superhuman effort involved in putting the whole thing together. Watch up top. More »
Oh boy, did the shade run rampant this year in music! Blame social media or blame the artistic ego, but whatever the reason, we got our fair share of beef happening in the streets. Sometimes it’s fun to witness — especially when it comes down to picking sides. But what happens when two of your favorites are going toe-to-toe with the insults? Whatever do you do? Events like the recent Diddy/Drake drama (who are apparently fighting over the reportedly stolen “0 To 100″ track) got us thinking about all the other beefs that ran through this year!
The more famous feuds involved the dueling of prominent pop stars, so chances are you felt torn at least once this year when it came down to the now infamous brawls. Regardless of the side you were on, you were at the very least entertained. So we at Idolator have compiled a list of 15 Shade-Fests-slash-Beefs from 2014. From sassy pop divas to hip-hop legends, there was a ton of erratic behavior going on. You know you loved it all, though (and so did we). Check out our shadiest picks below! More »