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The 15 Best Pop Music Shade-Fests Of 2014

The Claws Are Out!
Idolator editors pick their 20 favorites from the past 12 months.

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 »

Lana Del Rey Teams Up With Emile Haynie On “Wait For Life”: Listen To A Teaser Snippet

2014's Best Pop Singles: Our Best Picks
2014's Best Pop Singles: Our Best Picks
Idolator's editors choose their favorite tunes from this year!

We’re aware that Lana Del Rey has been continuously working on new music even after the release of Ultraviolence, but we didn’t expect it to come so soon! This time around though, the project is for Emile Haynie‘s rumored upcoming album. A teaser of a new track (either titled “Wait For Life” or “Falling Apart”) from the Grammy-winning producer’s project has surfaced. He posted a video on Instagram, which plays a brief snippet that sounds like a soaring ballad with intense vocal wailing.

The two have worked together many times before, mainly on her Born To Die and Paradise projects, and the results are always stunning. No word yet on when Haynie’s album is coming, but hopefully it’ll drop early next year. Del Rey’s sophomore LP was released back in June, and features tracks like “West Coast,” “Shades Of Cool” and the title track. Take a listen to the Instagram snippet after the jump! More »

Lana Del Rey Serves Casual Chic In French ‘Grazia’ Magazine: See All 7 Of The Stylish Pics

Lana Del Rey Covers 'Galore' Magazine
Lana Del Rey Covers 'Galore' Magazine
Lana Del Rey oozes Old Hollywood glamour in the latest edition of 'Galore' magazine.

It’s been an interesting year for Lana Del Rey. She delivered a triumphant sophomore set (Ultraviolence was my favorite album of 2014), but its campaign was overshadowed by, you know, those quotes about wanting to be dead. The album was also snubbed by the Grammys and failed to produce any radio hits, which was to be expected given its the comparatively gritty content. On the bright side, she did get a nomination for her Big Eyes soundtrack song.

While 2014 was something of a roller coaster ride commercially, Lana remained the muse of fashion photographers and delivered a string of memorable photo shoots and magazine covers. The latest addition to her ever-expanding modeling portfolio is a chic spread in French Grazia magazine. She looks extremely stylish and modern, coming across like a gorgeous mix of Angelina Jolie and Brigitte Bardot. Peruse the pics up top. More »

Justin Timberlake & Jessica Biel Are Really Having A Baby! (According To Joey Fatone): Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: There has been speculation that Jessica Biel is expecting a baby with Justin Timberlake, but Joey Fatone just spilled the beans! In an interview with InTouch Weekly, he told the magazine “[Justin] told me a while ago, and I kept my mouth shut. But now I can talk about it!” Well, there’s that! Congratulations to the couple! [Billboard]

:: James Franco is clearing up a rumor that he had sex with Lana Del Rey. Instead, the actor wants to have a coital experience to the singer’s music. The two are actually good friends: “There’s a weird thing with creative types. Sometimes I love a person’s work and, like, I’m just so enamored with that and their persona in their work. But outside of that, it’s like, our dynamic is we’re just kind of friends, we get along so well. But all this sexual attraction is for the person and the work,” Franco said. Thanks for the clarification! [E! News]

:: In today’s hilarious news, NME magazine announced Taylor Swift and Harry Styles are up for Villian Of The Year in their annual music awards! What makes it even better is that the artists used to date. Other people in the category are Russell Brand, Bono and British Prime Minister David Cameron. Oh, One Direction is also up for Worst Band Of The Year. Ouch! [NME]

:: All parents who had to suffer through Frozen with your kids, you can now breathe a sigh of relief! The animated film’s director Jennifer Lee is now apologizing for the inescapable anthem, “Let It Go.” She said, “A year ago, I’d meet people who, when they found out who I was, they’d say, ‘Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time.’ Now they’re like, ‘Yep, we’re still listening to those songs.’ I’ve gone from, ‘Thank you,’ to, ‘Sorry!’” [THR]

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Readers’ Poll Results: The 10 Best Albums Released In 2014, As Chosen By Your Votes

The Year's Top Pop You Voted For!
2014's Best Pop Singles: 20 Favorites
2014's Best Pop Singles: 20 Favorites
Idolator's editors select the 20 best singles released this year.

In early November, we asked Idolator readers to vote for their favorite albums from the first half of 2014, and followed that up two weeks ago with a poll featuring LPs released between July and December. And now the results are in, the numbers have been tallied and we’re presenting you with the 10 Best Albums Of 2014, as chosen by you!

Altogether, nearly 74,000 votes were cast for the 40 albums included on both polls, with each album within the Top 10 racking up at least 1,000 of those votes a piece. Two of the albums represented below even wound up on our own 10 Best Albums Of 2014 list, as chosen by the Idolator editors.

Head below to see the results for which 10 albums were voted by you as the best of the best this year! More »

2014′s Best Pop Singles: Idolator Editors Pick 20 Favorites

Class Of 2014: The 21 New Faces Of The Year
Class Of 2014: The 21 New Faces Of The Year
We rounded up the year's brand new movers and shakers.

Truly great albums were hard to come by in 2014, but the land of pop music was flooded with amazing singles over the past 12 months. In fact, we had a field day re-visiting the sounds of this year in order to compile this list, which you’ll find is filled with everything from synthed-up R&B jams to housey club cuts to twangy guitar pop to sassy rap joints.

So let’s just hop to it. Below you’ll find Idolator’s roundup of the 20 Best Pop Singles Of 2014. (Also, if you didn’t already check out our list of the Best Albums Of 2014, it serves as a nice companion piece!) We’ve even thrown in a handy Spotify playlist featuring each track — well, except for the Beyonce one, which we had to substitute with a dodgy, generic “as made famous by” cover version. Enjoy! More »

Lana Del Rey, Lorde And Sia Make Oscars Long List For Best Original Song

2014′s Best Albums
2014′s Best Albums
Idolator editors pick their top 10, from Tove Lo to Tinashe and more.

Songs by Lana Del ReyLorde and Sia are among the 79 eligible for an Oscar for Best Original Song, as announced today (December 13).

Based on votes from the Academy Awards community, this long list will eventually be whittled down to just five nominees. For now, though, these picks are quite similar to those up for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song — Motion Picture. In fact, all of those nominees are now eligible for an Oscar nomination, too: Del Rey’s title track for Tim Burton‘s Big Eyes, Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” off The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One, Sia’s “Opportunity” for Annie, John Legend‘s “Glory” off Selma and Patti Smith‘s “Mercy Is” for Noah. More »

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 »

Marilyn Manson Comes Forward To Explain Controversial Lana Del Rey Video

Top Albums of 2014
Top Albums of 2014
Idolator's editors pick their favorites from this year.

After the release of an unsettling video that featured Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson surfaced, neither musician chose to speak on it. But almost a month later, the metal singer is breaking his silence about the controversial clip. The main scene that had many people talking was where Del Rey appeared to be violently raped, and Manson is letting people know that it was not for one of his videos.

In an interview with NME, he states: “It wasn’t a Marilyn Manson video. The editor of the company that put it out was somebody who’s edited my videos, that video was something that was done with a camera that Eli [Roth], who’s my friend, and I both wanted to test out, so I let him test it out [...] what they filmed was put in context seemingly as if it were a Marilyn Manson video, and that was in no way the intention.” More »

2015 Golden Globe Nominations: Lana Del Rey, Lorde, Sia, John Legend & Patti Smith Up For Best Original Song

2014′s Best Albums: Our Favorite 10
2014′s Best Albums: Our Favorite 10
Idolator's editors choose the 10 best albums of the year.

If last week’s Grammy nominations rollout didn’t quite herald the onset of award season for you, we now have the 72nd Golden Globe nominations, which should do the trick. Leading the pack overall is Michael Keaton comeback film Birdman, which grabbed a total of seven nods. After that, Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood and The Imitation Game, about Enigma Code cracker Alan Turing, are up for five awards each.

As far as music goes, Lana Del Rey‘s “Big Eyes,” from the Tim Burton film of the same name, will compete for Best Original Song – Motion Picture with Sia‘s “Opportunity” (Annie), John Legend‘s “Glory” (Selma), Lorde‘s “Yellow Flicker Beat” (The Hunger Games — Mockingjay, Part 1) and Patti Smith‘s “Mercy Is” (Noah). More »