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Mariah Carey’s “You Don’t Know What To Do” Is Shaping Up To Be A Hit (On Urban Radio)

The state of Mariah Carey‘s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse campaign is a hotly-debated topic on social media. The album is exceptional, so why isn’t it slaying? That’s a question for another time but the warm reception “You Don’t Know What To Do” is having at urban radio is the first sign that things just might be turning around.

Mimi’s infectious Wale-assisted disco anthem is the third-most added song to urban radio this week, behind T.I. and Iggy Azalea‘s “No Mediocre” and Mike WiLL Made-It‘s “Buy The World”. A solid radio hit is just what this era needs, so hopefully it will continue to get strong airplay. (An epic video would also help). Listen to the future hit — fingers crossed! — after the jump. More »

Girls Take It Off: 16 Sexy Pics Of Pop Divas Baring Almost All In 2014 (Q2)

The second quarter of 2014 delivered a veritable onslaught of sexy pics from our favorite pop divas. Leading the charge was the holy queen of unnecessary nudity Rihanna. She posed topless (and bottomless) for French men’s magazine Lui and then posted the pics on Instagram, which led to her account being temporarily deleted. She never reactivated it and we’re still in mourning.

Seasoned attention-seekers Rita Ora and Miley Cyrus got in on the act, losing their clothes for multiple photo shoots, but they were put in their place by pop veteran Madonna. Her nipples took pride of place in Italian Vogue and she proved that there’s no age limit for shameless publicity stunts. Bless her heart. While not as rowdy as the previously-mentioned divas, good girls Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato posted bikini pics, while pop legend Mariah Carey wore a pearl necklace (let’s not go there) and little else for sleazy snapper Terry Richardson. See all the sexy pop star antics up top. More »

Mariah Carey Does Not Approve Of Her “You Don’t Know What To Do” Cover, Releases Solo Version

After a period of prolonged confusion (what happened to “Thirsty”?), Mariah Carey finally took this era by the reins and confirmed she’s releasing Wale-assisted bop “You Don’t Know What To Do” as the next official single from her poorly-promoted-but-extremely-good LP Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse. It’s a good choice, particularly for the summer.

But before you take a sip of Butterfly and relax in the knowledge that MIAM is back on track, there’s another minor drama. Fans immediately clocked the single’s official artwork (above) as a photoshopped crop of the album cover and the usual quips about Mimi’s airbrushing addiction starting doing the rounds. Only this time, she agrees! “That definitely was NOT my selection for the cover… ugh!,” Mariah tweeted before asking fans to send in their own version because: “at this point IDKWTD!”

I highly doubt anything was released by the label without the legendary diva’s approval, so this is probably a clever and cute way of letting the Photoshop jokes work in her favor. Mariah also unveiled a solo version of “You Don’t Know What To Do”, which actually sounds even better than the original. (Sorry, Wale!) Listen to the fabulous 44-year-old’s disco anthem after the jump and see her tweets and approved fan covers. More »

Jennifer Lopez Defends Mariah Carey’s Album Sales And Responds To The First-Week Sales Projection Of ‘A.K.A.’: “We Are In A Different Status”

The whole concept of Jennifer Lopez‘s A.K.A. album is that she’s still the same girl who rode the six and dreamed of finding stardom. If you still question her realness, take a quick listen to an interview she had with Power 105.1 FM this morning (June 20) where she defends the as-yet underwhelming chart performance of Mariah Carey‘s Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse and reacts to the disappointing first-week sales projection of her own LP.

“Mariah and I, we did what the kids are doing already,” J.Lo begins diplomatically. “You know, we had the time when we would drop a thing and it would go straight to number one and the album would go straight to number one. We did that two, three, four times over. She’s probably done it many more times than even I did.”

“We are in a different time of our career. We are in a different status than the ones who need to prove themselves and come out go ‘my thing has to be number one right now!’ Ours doesn’t have to. We have a fanbase, we have years behind us, we have loyalty, we have people who are interested and that’s a blessing,” she continued. More »

Mariah Carey & Courtney Love’s Instagram Photo: Mindblowing, Yes, But They (Kinda) Go Way Back

The Internet collectively blew a gasket, whistle-shrieked until the French windows blew out, fell backward into a guitar amp and sprayed a flurry of butterflies out the whazoozle upon seeing the above photo of legendary rock diva Courtney Love and elusive chanteuse Mariah Carey together, which Love posted on Instagram last night. “@ Mariahcarey love you,” the Hole frontwoman wrote as a caption (with an added space), nearly-but-not-quite tagging Mariah. Oh, Courtney.

Still, let’s not forget the first time these dolls hung out and almost collaborated on the song “Samantha,” over four years ago while Love was recording previous Hole album Nobody’s Daughter. More »

Lil Kim Named Her Daughter Royal Reign: Morning Mix

:: Lil Kim gave birth to a bouncing baby girl yesterday (June 9) and called her Royal Reign. Sure, why not? The newborn weighed 6 pounds, five ounces and measured 19.5 inches. Congratulations! [D Listed]

:: Fans might want to send Paul McCartney a get well soon card. The legendary rocker was forced to reschedule the start of his US tour due to a nagging virus that lead to his recent hospitalization in Tokyo, Japan. [Spin]

:: Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City’s hit song “Good Time” is not a rip off. The duo were being sued by Allyson Burnett for copyright infringement but she dropped the suit. Adam Young (his real name) will now get over $500,000 in disputed ASCAP royalties. [TMZ]

:: Just when you thought Mimi couldn’t get any more fabulous, the unstoppable diva announced that she is releasing an exotic beverage called Butterfly. Apparently, it’s “a melodic beverage inspired by the magic of Mariah Carey.” I need a case of this in my fridge! [Rap-Up]

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Whatcha Say: Jennifer Lopez, Michelle Williams And Sia Got Our Readers Talking

It’s about that time, Idolator readers! Another week in the world of pop is drawing to a close, and boy, was it a busy one!

The divas were at the very top of our list this week, with Beyonce sporting a flawless bedhead look for the cover of ‘T’ Magazine,  Destiny’s Child reuniting on Michelle William’s gospel track “Say Yes,” and Rihanna rocking an amazing sheer, Swarovski crystal-laden gown at the CFDA Awards. And as if that wasn’t enough, we had a listen to Jennifer Lopez very promising new album, A.K.A, and even Celine Dion premiered her highly anticipated video for “Incredible,” featuring Ne-Yo.

What’s more, it seemed to be the week for some truly outlandish music videos! One Republic released their music video for “Love Runs Out,” New Zealand songstress Kimbra brought her bizarre, yet endearing clip for new single “90’s Music” and L.A. sultry singer-songwriter BANKS dropped an ethereal music video for “Drowning.”

Here on Idolator, we premiered Poliça’s cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 smash- hit “Don’t Let Me Down.” We also just kicked off our “Song Of The Summer” competition, presenting Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s collab track “Problem” as our first major SOS contender, plus Iggy and Charli XCX‘s chart-dominating “Fancy.”

As per usual, we could always count on you guys on having plenty to say. Here are some of the week’s best comments below! More »

Mariah Carey’s ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ Suffers Terrible Debut, Coldplay’s ‘Ghost Stories’ Remains #1

The good news: Mariah Carey has landed her 17th Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, which debuts on the chart at #3. The bad news: The album only sold 58,000 copies in its first week, i.e. just below the low-end (60,000) of what Billboard had been projecting last week for Mimi’s latest. This marks the lowest opening week for a (non-holiday) studio album by Carey. (Her last pop album, 2009′s Memoirs Of An Imperfect Angel, moved 168,000 copies out of the gate.)

Meanwhile, Coldplay stick around in the top spot for a second week, as the UK band’s sixth album Ghost Stories sold another 83,000. The next debut after Mariah is Austin Mahone‘s sophomore EP The Secret. The mostly-RedOne-produced pop set goes in at #5 with 46,000 copies sold.

See how the rest of the Top 10 played out this week below. More »

Justin Bieber Is Doing “The Best R&B” T-Pain’s Heard In Years: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: When T-Pain wrote songs with Justin Bieber back in February, he was shocked by the results, calling it “the best R&B music” he’s heard in years. “I haven’t heard music like this since, like, early 2000s, ’90s,” he says. [MTV]

:: The Arsenio Hall Show has been canceled after a single season. Following his original late-night run back in the day – guys, Mariah Carey made her late-night TV debut there – Arsenio Hall had returned to TV with appearances by Prince, R. Kelly and Kendrick Lamar. [Rolling Stone]

:: Little Mix may have just dropped its sophomore LP Salute, but the X Factor UK winners have already started working on its follow-up. “[It's] kind of similar to [Salute] but even cooler and even more over-the-top with the production,” Jesy Nelson said. [Digital Spy]

:: In a rare non-music note, hats off to one of our longtime favorite sites, Pink Is The New Blog, which celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend! [Pink Is The New Blog]

After the jump, find out what music you can catch on TV today. More »

Whatcha Say: Mariah Carey, One Direction And Lana Del Rey Got Our Readers Talking

Happy Friday, Idolator readers! As the weather becomes progressively warmer, and we begin to make the full plunge into Summer ‘14, things are seemingly also beginning to heat up in the world of pop.

This week kicked off on a bit of #scandalous note for our friends across the pond, as One Direction heartthrobs Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik were allegedly caught smoking pot. What’s more, Sheezus singer Lily Allen filmed herself dancing topless in granny panties to Drake’s “Started From The Bottom,” and new pop prodigy Sam Smith revealed that his highly anticipated debut album, In The Lonely Hour, is about his unrequited love for another man.

And it wouldn’t be a week in pop without a slew of new releases: R&B starlet Jhene Aiko reintroduced a new, solo version of  “Stay Ready (What A Life) ” as well as went on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and gave a super sultry performance of hit single “The Worst.” Former Pussycat Dolls ringleader Nicole Scherzinger released a new house-influenced single “You Love,” while British synth-pop songstress La Roux also dropped her official single, “Uptight Downtown” from her upcoming sophomore attempt, Trouble In Paradise.

Here on Idolator, we premiered an exclusive new track, “Thanks For Nothing,” by pop newcomer Brandyn Burnette, and, most importantly, we enjoyed the soothing sounds of Queen of Pop Mariah Carey’s Top 5 High Notes in just one minute.

As always, you guys had plenty to say. Read the week’s best comments below! More »