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One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay & Calvin Harris Rock The BBC Music Awards 2014: Watch All The Performances

1D In Action
One Direction's Huge Album Sales
One Direction's Huge Album Sales
One Direction's 'Four' delivers the second-biggest opening week sales of 2014 behind Taylor Swift.

One Direction stole the show at the BBC Music Awards 2014 tonight (December 11) with a show-stopping performance of “Steal My Girl.” Zayn Malik looked dead inside and Liam Payne sang off-key, but who really cares when their hair and outfits were on-point? The boy band drew the biggest applause, which was quite an honor given that the line-up of performers included Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and multiple-Grammy nominee Ed Sheeran.

Coldplay delivered the goods with Ghost Stories hit “A Sky Full Of Stars,” while Ed belted out x lead single “Sing.” They both sounded great and confirmed their standing as consummate live performers. Also on the bill were Labrinth and Ella Henderson. They joined forces for a surprisingly good mash-up of their recent hits “Jealous” and “Ghost.” Check out all of the BBC Music Awards 2014 performances after the jump. More »

Justin Bieber, Katy Perry And One Direction Were The Most Popular Acts On Twitter In 2014

2014′s Best Albums: Idolator's Top 10
2014′s Best Albums: Idolator's Top 10
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Check out our favorite albums!

With 2014 coming to an end, social media networks are taking a look back at the biggest moments in pop culture over the past year, including Spotify and YouTube. (Did you watch the YouTube Rewind yet?)

And today, Twitter’s giving us the lowdown on the highest numbers.

According to new data released by the social network, it’s a great, big Belieber world: Justin Bieber was the most tweeted-about artist of 2014, followed by One Direction‘s Niall, Harry and Liam. (Sorry, Zayn!)

And it’s probably a wise move on the NFL’s part to have Prism princess Katy Perry as their Super Bowl half time show act, because she had the highest growth in followers (13 million!) this year, followed closely by the Biebs and Miss Taylor Swift.

To no one’s surprise, when it comes to stans, Bieber’s wildly loyal fanbase (the Beliebers) also took the crown as the most talked about fan base on Twitter, followed by 1D’s Directioners and, somewhat more surprisingly, Kesha‘s Animals.

Were you one of the ones tweeting or following Katy, 1D and Justin this year? Check out the full lists below via Variety, and sound off about the stats in the comments below. More »

One Direction, Demi Lovato & Sam Smith To Perform At ‘X Factor UK’ Finale

Which was your favorite album of the year? Vote & let us know!

The X Factor UK has announced some major guest acts for their upcoming grand finale! The singing competition invited One Direction, “All About That Bass” diva Meghan Trainor, Ed Sheeran and soulful crooner Sam Smith to perform for the big night. Demi Lovato and Olly Murs will also sing their duet, “Up.”

The show will crown a winner between the three remaining finalists: Fleur East, Ben Haenow, and Andrea Faustini. Look out for the episode when it airs on ITV on December 13 at 8.30 p.m. GMT.

View The X Factor UK‘s tweet after the jump! 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 »

Win A One Direction #1DInOrlando Tote Bag And T-Shirt!

1D Nabs 2nd-Biggest Album Opening Of 2014
1D Nabs 2nd-Biggest Album Opening Of 2014
One Direction have narrowly edged Coldplay out of the runner-up spot as far as biggest album openings of the year go.

One Direction have been all over the world promoting their latest studio album FOUR (scoring the second highest opening sales of 2014!), from their performance of “Steal My Girl” at the ARIA Awards in Australia to their Artist Of The Year-scoring reign at the 2014 American Music Awards.

Back in November, before the award show reign began, the boys of 1D headed down to Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida for a very special #1DInOrlando launch event surrounded by hundreds of Directioners from all across the world, which was broadcasted live on The Today Show.

So, to keep the FOUR celebration coming, we’re giving away a very special #1DInOrlando tote bag from that launch event, which includes nail polish, lip gloss and a T-shirt. Want to win one? It’s easy. Find out how after the jump! More »

One Direction Announces U.K. And Ireland Tour: See The Dates

On The Road Again
One Direction Performs At 2014 ARIA Awards
One Direction Performs At 2014 ARIA Awards
The winning boy band sings "Steal My Girl" at the Australian awards show.

This year, One Direction continued their mission of taking over the world. The UK boy band have so far become the biggest selling live act of 2014 and their new FOUR LP had the second biggest opening sales week, edging out Coldplay. Their star power also drew attention to the making of Band Aid 30′s charity single, “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”

Now, they’ve announced more dates for their On The Road Again 2015 stadium tourAs announced last night (November 29) in an ad that played during The X Factor‘s commercial breaks, the band will embark an 18-date UK and Ireland tour. The first show is on June 6 in Cardiff, and picks back up on September 24 with three consecutive dates at London’s O2. Tickets go on sale on December 6.

“We’re very excited to go back to touring home, where it all started for us,” Niall Horan says in a follow-up video (above). See One Direction talk On the Road Again up top, then see the official tour commercial and dates below. More »

Black Friday Bonanza: 10 Pop Music Books From The Past Year That Serve As Perfect Stocking Stuffers

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The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994
The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994
Featuring new interviews with Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb & others!

Between Jay Z and Beyonce’s On the Run Tour and the arrival of Taylor Swift’s behemoth pop album 1989, 2014 has had quite a few key music moments. And now it’s that time of year when we try to figure out sort out what to give as holiday presents. So what do you do when your favorite music fan already owns all their favorite albums or has seen more concerts than they can count?

With the end of 2014 around the corner, there are still lots of bits and bobs you can stuff stockings with. For instance, what about getting your friend a book this holiday season? To help you out, we rounded up some of the reads that might have slipped under your radar. Whether you want to read up on some music history or learn more about an iconic musician, these are some books that you might want to grab for your pop-loving best friend or maybe even for yourself. More »

Justin Bieber Tops Forbes’ List Of Highest-Earning Celebrities Under 30: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Congratulations are in order for Justin Bieber! The 20-year-old singer tops Forbes’ list of the highest-paid celebrities under 30 list, earning $80 million over the past year. One Direction took second place with $75 million, while Taylor Swift landed in the third position with $64 million. [Just Jared]

:: Festival lovers, get your DVRs ready! Bonnaroo, the annual popular music event in Tennessee, will air a Thanksgiving special today (November 27). A Very Bonnaroo Thanksgiving premiere on VH1 at 9 p.m. EST with footage from the festival’s past 13 years. Guests include Sir Elton John, Paul McCartney, Jack White and more! [Consequence of Sound]

:: Sia was the lady of the night at the ARIA Awards, which went down on November 25. The singer took home four awards, including Best Female Artist and Best Video for “Chandelier.” [PopJustice]

:: One Direction have reportedly split from their tour manager, Paul Higgins. A source stated, “There have been issues behind the scenes for a while, and they’ve finally come to a head leading to Paul’s relationship with the band coming to an end.” [Just Jared]

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

One Direction Nab Second-Biggest Album Opening Of 2014 With ‘Four’

One Direction have narrowly edged Coldplay out of the runner-up spot, as far as biggest album openings of the year go. We all know that Taylor Swift is tops in 2014 with 1989 , which debuted earlier this month with 1.287 copies sold out of the gate. That left Coldplay in second place, after Ghost Stories opened with 383,000 in May. But 1D have crashed into the top spot on the Billboard 200 after selling 387,000 copies of Four last week.

That’s impressive by 2014 standards, but it’s a far cry from the 546,000 One Direction’s previous LP, Midnight Memories, started with last December. Still, the boy band now have the distinction of being the only group to have their first four albums debut at #1. Another noteworthy item: Four will be the final chart-topping album on the Billboard 200 based soley on sales. Starting next week, streams will also factor into the chart. More »