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Ariana Grande And Big Sean’s First Performance As A Couple Airs On ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’: Watch

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Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll (Part 2)
Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll (Part 2)
Vote for your favorite album, released July through December.

Ariana Grande and Big Sean stole the show during A Very Grammy Christmas, the CBS TV special that aired December 5. As they likely realized, this performance would be their first as a couple. While rumors of them dating have been flying since August, and past performances together hinted at their romantic status, Grande didn’t confirm their relationship until October.

So when the couple performed My Everything‘s “Best Mistake,” they did so as if they had nothing to hide. Before they met at center stage, they exchanged meaningful glances across the room. Once they did, Grande playfully started pushing him away. Then Ariana and Sean walked off the stage holding hands, to cheers from the crowd.

Grande’s next single is reportedly “Best Mistake,” a business decision that seems exploitative given the featured artists’ dating status. Still, at least their recent public displays of affection feel sincere — from Big Sean, especially.

Watch Ariana Grande and Big Sean perform “Best Mistake” at A Very Grammy Christmas up top, then see snippets of other performances by Pharrell, Maroon 5 and Mary J. Blige below.  More »

Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll: Vote For The Year’s Top Albums (Part 2) — July Through December Releases

Vote For 2014's Best!

Wait…what? It’s December already? Guess we should get the rest of this thing going, then.

Last month we presented you with the first part of Idolator’s reader’s poll on the best albums of 2014 — one where we had you vote on your favorite releases from January through June. Let’s just say that Michael Jackson‘s fans were present and counted for with that one, as were the members of Mariah Carey‘s Lambily.

Now it’s time for part two, where you have free reign to help determine which LPs released between July and December are the best. There are plenty to choose from, so let’s just get to it below, shall we? As usual, when all is said and done, we’ll tally up the results from both polls and sort out what Idolator readers deem to be their 10 favorite records from 2014.

Note: As this is a two-part poll, it’s also a two-part process. Once you vote, we also want you to leave your thoughts in the comments box below on why you chose that particular album. We’ll be reading all of your feedback and including some of it when we post the Best Albums Of 2014 Readers’ Poll results.

So get to voting below, then remember to write out why your fave deserves to be in our year-end roundup of 2014’s best albums! More »

The Billboard 200 Album Chart Methodology Has Totally Changed (And BTW, Taylor Swift’s ’1989′ Is #1 Again)

In case you missed the news, last week One Direction‘s Four became the final album to top the Billboard 200 chart via the methodology of tallying up sales alone. This week marks a new era for Billboard, in that the main album chart will be determined by on-demand streaming and digital track sales, in addition to traditional album sales, all measured by Nielsen.

“This is the most substantial update to the chart’s methodology since May of 1991, when Billboard first used Nielsen’s point-of-sale data — SoundScan — to measure album sales,” the publication’s Keith Caulfield writes today in his weekly album chart update. More »

Ariana Grande, Pharrell & Maroon 5 To Perform For ‘A Very Grammy Christmas’ Special

The Recording Academy is expanding into the well-loved Christmas music market, with the announcement of their inaugural holiday special — A Very Grammy Christmas. Acts like Ariana GrandePharrellMaroon 5 and Tim McGraw are slated to perform. The special will tape on November 18 at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium, with tickets on sale at Ticketmaster.

A Very Grammy Christmas is set to air on December 5 on CBS. That same day, they plan to announce the 2015 Grammy nominations for Album of the Year. The rest of category nods will be revealed earlier that morning. As for the holiday show, hopefully Grande will perform her swagged-out version of the 1984 classic “Last Christmas.” One can only dream! More »

‘The Voice’: Beth Spangler & Mia Pfirrman Cover Christina Aguilera’s “I Turn To You”

Did The Ladies Do Xtina Justice?

As The Voice transitions from the Battles to the Knockouts, it’s time for celebration: get ready for a wardrobe change! Here’s hoping the coaches step it up in the ridiculous department, though, because this season’s fashion choices have been a little too safe. Sure, Adam Levine donned a bowling shirt, but his hair has stayed the same normal color, and there have been no Hawaiian shirts to speak of. Pharrell’s hat sizes have been beyond reasonable, and Gwen Stefani’s pilgrim socks from the Blind Auditions were nowhere near as ridiculous as the silk pajamas — or really anything — that Cee Lo wore on the show.

Come on, team; you can do better than this. A saucer fascinator topping Blake Shelton’s jeans-and-blazer uniform would do the trick, or even a wacky novelty tie with Carson Daly’s suit. Don’t make the audience wait until Christina Aguilera returns next season to bring out the outlandish.

On to the talent: Tuesday (October 21) night, The Voice wrapped up the Battle Round. Only Gwen entered the night with a steal remaining, but struggled with how to use it. The few televised Battles, after all, were surprisingly mellow — and that just ain’t her style. More »

Maroon 5 Perform “Animals” And “Maps” On ‘Saturday Night Live’: Watch

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For their fall 2014 performance on Saturday Night Live, Adam Levine and those other guys who make up Maroon 5 hauled out their two V singles,  “Maps” and “Animals.” The utterly disturbing video for the latter premiered earlier this week, and it finds Levine and new wife Behati Prinsloo having sex while covered in blood. Lovely!

Nothing so graphic as that happened on SNL, but if you’re in the mood for a pair of pretty straightforward, late night pop-rock performances, then have at it above and below. More »

Maroon 5 And Sarah Silverman’s String Of ‘SNL’ Promos Are Supposed To Be Funny, But, Well…

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This weekend, Sarah Silverman will host Saturday Night Live, while Voice coach Adam Levine and those other guys who make up Maroon 5 take up musical guest duties. As always, the host and music act collaborated on a series of three quick promo spots for the episode, and you can watch above and decide if you think this episode is one to skip or not. At least maybe there’s be a sexy performance of “Animals” in store? More »

Maroon 5′s “Animals” Video Criticized By Sexual Assault Support Group: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Not everyone was a fan of Maroon 5‘s new, ultra-raunchy video for “Animals.” RAINN (Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network) feel its theme is a “dangerous depiction of a stalker’s fantasy.” Frontman Adam Levine likes to push boundaries, but maybe he took it too far this time. [Digital Spy]

:: Who knew Gloria Estefan was such a big fan of Ariana Grande? So much so, in fact, that she’d love for the mini-pop diva to play her in the musical, On Your Feet! She stated, ”I saw her when she was eight years old on a cruise ship and she had sung this song, and I literally went up to her and told her and her mom, ‘I don’t know if you plan on doing this, but this is what you need to be doing because you are an amazing singer.’” [ONTD]

:: iHeartMedia has announced their first-ever iHeartRadio Fiesta Latina, which will include performances by Ricky Martin, Prince Royce, Daddy Yankee and more. Catch it live on November 22, at Los Angeles’ The Forum. [On Air With Ryan Seacrest]

:: Jeff GarlinSelena Gomez‘s former co-star on Disney Channel’s Wizards of Waverly Place, is not happy about the way the young singer is being sexually portrayed. He stated, “This is disgusting it’s happening so young. I saw Spring Breakers, I’m by myself in the theater and I couldn’t have felt dirtier.” Garlin also said the same for former Nickelodeon star Ariana Grande. [Billboard]

:: Nicole Scherzinger revealed the heartbreaking meaning behind her forthcoming album title, Big Fat Lie. The songstress told The Daily Mail that she struggled with an eating disorder, which partly inspired the project: “This is me finally being revealed. I think we all have our own big fat lies. The lies that we tell ourselves,” she said. “You know, things aren’t always what they seem. I think people will be able to relate to that.”

Find out below what music you can catch on TV today.

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Adam Levine Stalks (And Has Sex With) Wife Behati Prinsloo In Maroon 5′s Disturbing “Animals” Video: Watch

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The guys from Maroon 5 have certainly switched up their image for the V era — at least, visually. Their “Maps” video told the story of a fatal car crash in reverse and the just-released clip for new single “Animals” plays like a mini-horror movie. Adam Levine stars as a creepy butcher with a bad habit of stalking female customers including real-life wife Behati Prinsloo.

He follows her around town, takes photos of the blond bombshell in her apartment and then, disturbingly, strips off and hangs out in a meat truck. But wait, there’s more! The couple eventually hook up and have surprisingly explicit sex (don’t be surprised if this is removed from YouTube) while covered in blood. I think it’s a dream sequence but it’s still creepy as fuck. Watch Maroon 5′s horror opus up top. More »

Maroon 5′s ‘V’ Bumps Ariana Grande’s ‘My Everything’ Off The Top Of The Album Chart

Maroon 5‘s fifth album V arrives at the top of the Billboard 200 on the strength of 164,000 copies sold in its first week — enough to send Ariana Grande sailing down to #4 with My Everything, though still a far cry from the Adam Levine-fronted band’s opening week with previous album Overexposed (220,000). Billboard points out that M5 topped the main album chart one other time, with 2007′s It Won’t Be Soon Before Long, which opened with 429,000.

On their last outing, Overexposed arrived on the heels of two hit singles: The radio juggernauts “Moves Like Jagger” (which topped the Hot 100) and “Payphone,” a song that peaked at #2 and was eventually certified five-times Platinum. More »