The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1995 (Featuring New Interviews With Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Kylie Minogue, Monica, Ace Of Base & More!)

We revisit and rank the 50 best hits from the year 1995, plus interview artists like Alanis Morissette, Garbage, Monica, Kylie Minogue, Seal, Saint Etienne, Ace Of Base and more in the process.

Robbie Daw | December 9, 2015 - 8:22 am

Monica Unveils The Cover & Tracklist Of 8th LP ‘Code Red’

The R&B diva’s 8th LP comes out just in time for Christmas.

Mike Wass | November 19, 2015 - 4:26 pm

Fifth Harmony, Lil Wayne & Jason Derulo Perform At 2015 BET Players’ Awards: Watch

Watch the performance after the jump!

Bianca Gracie | July 22, 2015 - 10:11 am

Ariana Grande And Jessie J To Cover Brandy And Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine” For Darkchild 20th Anniversary Project

Well, here’s a polarizing and/or very exciting thing!

Producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins is responsible for creating some the best pop hits over the past two decades, from Destiny’s Child’s “Say My Name” to Lady Gaga’s “Telephone” to Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me.” Next year will officially mark the…

Bradley Stern | November 11, 2014 - 9:03 am

Britney Spears’ “…Baby One More Time” And 15 Other Great Pop Songs Released In 1998: Playlist

In 1998, Bill Clinton was President, Monica Lewinsky was the most famous intern on the planet, the world had come down with Titanic fever and a show on MTV called Total Request Live was about to alter the sound of popular music. One such superstar who rose up through TRL’s glittery ranks was Britney Jean

Robbie Daw | October 1, 2013 - 11:35 am

LL Cool J’s ‘Authentic’ Tracklist: A Nostalgia-Fest With Snoop Dogg, Monica, Seal & Eddie Van Halen

LL Cool J has unveiled the album artwork and tracklist for Authentic, out April 30. And in keeping with the nostalgic Kings of the Mic tour, apparently by “authentic” LL means “throwback.” The album is loaded with old school guest spots including: Snoop Dogg, Chuck D, Earth, Wind & Fire, Seal, Monica and freaking Eddie Van Halen.

Carl Williott | March 22, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Grammys: The Classic Ladies Of The Awards Show, From Whitney To Britney

With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards just days away, we’ve got that yearly itch to revisit the fashions of Grammys gone by. This time, however, we’re scratching it in a different way. This isn’t a hottest red carpet roundup. Instead, you’re not going to see Jennifer Lopez in that green Versace dress, or Rihanna rocking…

Erika Brooks Adickman | February 6, 2013 - 10:58 am

BET Awards 2012: Whitney Houston Tributed By Mariah Carey, Brandy, Monica & Cissy Houston

During the the BET Awards in Los Angeles, Mariah Carey did the honor of delivering a touching speech about her late friend Whitney Houston, who died on February 11. “The first time I heard Whitney’s voice, I was mesmerized, like the rest of the world,” Carey said after walking on stage. The songstress went on…

Robbie Daw | July 2, 2012 - 6:54 am

Lionel Richie’s ‘Tuskegee’ Becomes His First #1 Album On The Top 200 In 26 Years

may owe the IRS a bundle of cash, but the versatile singer at least has the triumph of a chart-topping album to be thankful for this week. Tuskegee debuted on the Top 200 two weeks ago, behind ’s MDNA (which had some crying foul). After slipping to #4 last week, the country duets…

Robbie Daw | April 18, 2012 - 8:56 am

Brandy And Monica Give Whitney Houston “Good Love” In Atlanta

Yesterday we learned Whitney Houston’s official cause of death, but that won’t stop the tributes from coming. Many of today’s biggest artists were just growing up in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the pop diva was at her peak, so it’s no wonder so many have cited her as one of their…

X. Alexander | March 23, 2012 - 12:11 pm

Brandy & Monica’s “It All Belongs To Me” Video: Watch

Brandy and Monica’s video for “It All Belongs To Me”, their first pair-up since their top-selling 1998 smash “The Boy Is Mine”, is pretty much a straight forward visual that plays on the ladies’ man-sassin’ lyrics. In one tongue-in-cheek scene, Brandy dumps her man, instructs her ex to log off his Facebook, then changes the…

Robbie Daw | March 6, 2012 - 7:24 am

Monica & Brandy Perform “It All Belongs To Me” On The ‘Tonight Show’

We’re happy that, lyrically, Brandy and Monica are getting along these days. That said, judging by some reactions to their new single “It All Belongs To Me”, listeners seemed to prefer their “The Boy Is Mine” feuding days better. Regardless, the ladies hit up the Tonight Show last night for an impressive, soulful performance of…

Robbie Daw | February 17, 2012 - 8:06 am

The Idolator Hype Index (Week Of 2.5.12)

A few months (or weeks) from now, you may not remember who won the Super Bowl. But we bet you’ll remember who performed at halftime, and that’s just one reason why she dominates the latest Pop & Fizz chart. We’ve tallied the ups and downs of M.I.A., Lana Del Rey, Missy Elliott and the rest…

Idolator Staff | February 10, 2012 - 7:45 am

Brandy And Monica Team Up For New Single “It All Belongs To Me”

After fighting over a man in their hit single “The Boy Is Mine” fourteen years ago, Brandy and Monica have matured and called a truce. Their new collaboration, the snappy R&B tune “It All Belongs To Me”, is a sequel of sorts to their 1998 song, with both singers agreeing that their man “must be…

Becky Bain | February 6, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Brandy & Monica’s “It All Belongs To Me” Single Set For February Release

And here you thought Paris Hilton and LMFAO were the only classy pop pair-up with new music on the horizon! When word came last week that Brandy and Monica hit a studio together with Rico Love, naturally our eyebrows arched and we played “The Boy Is Mine” 37 times in one sitting. Now Billboard reports…

Robbie Daw | January 17, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Katy Perry To Launch Fake Eyelash Line: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Katy Perry’s impending divorce isn’t getting her brand down — the pop singer is launching her own line of false eyelashes this February. Just in time to bat your lashes at your Valentine. [PopCrush]

:: Justin Bieber thought he could go unnoticed in Venice Beach by wearing…

Becky Bain | January 11, 2012 - 5:00 am

Brandy Drops By ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ (PHOTOS)

Brandy stopped by The Wendy Williams Show yesterday to chat about joining season 5 of BET’s The Game, her upcoming album, reuniting with Monica and to dish about a new man in her life. Of course the daytime host wasn’t going to let the Dancing With The Stars diva off her set without attempting to…

Erika Brooks Adickman | January 10, 2012 - 9:46 am

Brandy & Monica Hit Studio Together 14 Years After “The Boy Is Mine”

“Excuse me, can I please talk to you for a minute?” So began Brandy and Monica’s “The Boy Is Mine”, a cheeky female take on Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney’s classic “The Girl Is Mine”. The sassy slice of funk-pop went on to spend 13 weeks atop the Hot 100 chart, thus becoming the best-selling…

Robbie Daw | January 9, 2012 - 8:48 am

Beyonce’s Baby’s Birth Needed Big Security: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: If you thought giving birth was hard enough, just try to figure out how difficult it was to orchestrate Blue Ivy’s birth so that no media or paparazzi were able to sneak their way into an exclusive photo opp of Mama Beyonce. [TMZ]

:: Check out Rihanna’s new ride…

Becky Bain | January 9, 2012 - 5:00 am

Lil Kim Gets The Boot From Biggie’s Mom On A New Monica Track

Who’s a big fan of Lil Kim? Monica. Who’s not? Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace. That’s what we’ve taken away from the controversy over the “Love All Over Me” singer’s new single “Anything (To Find You),” which Lil Kim has already laid down her vocals for and Monica is happy with, but now may not be…

Idolator Staff | July 15, 2011 - 9:41 am
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