One Direction have been on a winning streak since, well, their debut, and they’re showing no signs of slowing anytime soon. After releasing their latest studio album Four last week (due to deliver the year’s second highest-selling opening week sales), the lads only just took home the trophy for Artist Of The Year at the 2014 American Music Awards. (They also performed “Night Changes” during the show.) But why stop at dominating in only one territory?
Yesterday, the troupe headed down to the 2014 ARIA Awards in Australia, where they took the trophy for Best International Artist (for the third year in a row) before hitting the stage to perform their latest smash single, “Steal My Girl.” As per usual, the boys delivered a solid, if not somewhat reserved rendition of their hit — no doubt a tiny bit exhausted from having just toured the world. Still, their voices were on point and the crowd was, of course, loving every second.
Watch 1D perform “Steal My Girl” up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »
The 2014 American Music Awards, a.k.a. one of the biggest nights in music, aired yesterday (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater! The three-hour telecast was jam-packed with major honors (like Taylor Swift winning the Dick Clark Award For Excellence) and fun performances from everyone’s favorite artists — including Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez and many more!
One Direction had the best night ever, taking home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year. But what did other critics think were the biggest highlights from the 2014 AMAs? Find out after the jump! More »
The 42nd annual American Music Awards kicked off tonight (November 23) live from Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre, with awards given out to some of our favorite (and biggest) musicians of the year!
One Direction turned out to be the night’s major winners, as the cute British lads took home three awards for Favorite Band, Duo or Group; Favorite Pop/Rock Album with Midnight Memories and Artist of the Year! “Beg For It” rapstress Iggy Azalea won Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album for The New Classic. “Blank Space” diva, a.ka. Taylor Swift, won the most prestigious award, with the legendary Diana Ross presenting her with the first-ever Dick Clark Award of Excellence!
Other highlights included everyone’s favorite crooner Sam Smith winning Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist, Katy Perry nagging Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and 5 Seconds Of Summer proving their escalating popularity with the younger generation with their New Artist of the Year win.
View the list of winners from this year’s American Music Awards after the jump! More »
One Direction rocked the red carpet at tonight’s (November 23) American Music Awards in Los Angeles in their coordinated black outfits. The boys looked pretty glum (with the exception of a beaming Liam Payne) and that was reflected by their clothes. Louis Tomlinson could have been mistaken for a loan shark/bouncer, while Harry Styles looked like a grieving folk singer. Zayn Malik looked sharp but dazed, while Niall Horan was the odd man out in a t-shirt.
There fashion sense might be a little questionable but there’s no doubting their status as the most successful boy band in the world. Their fourth LP — the appropriately-titled Four — delivered the year’s second-biggest sales tally after Taylor Swift‘s all-conquering 1989. (Take that 5 Seconds Of Summer!) The guys also won the American Music Award for favorite pop/rock album for their last opus Midnight Memories. See all their pics up top. More »
The 2014 American Music Awards got off to a thrilling start for Swifties on Sunday night (November 23), as Taylor Swift took the stage at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theatre L.A. Live and performed her latest 1989 single “Blank Space.” Adding a bit of dale to the evening was host Pitbull, who also slipped on his performing shoes when it came time to hit the stage for “Fireball.”
One particular highlight was Sam Smith‘s fantastic, flawless outing with “I’m Not The Only One.” He did what many of his contemporaries couldn’t do throughout the night: he sang without the aid of a backing vocal track. But without a doubt, it was Jennifer Lopez who stole the entire show with her jaw-dropping performance of “Booty.”
Catch Sam, JLo and the rest of the 2014 AMAs performances below. More »
Happy Friday, Idolator readers! Did you have a good week? Same. As always, a whole bunch of pop happenings went down in the past few days — including the release of One Direction‘s highly anticipated fourth studio album, FOUR! (And yes, it’s already on track to having the second highest-selling opening week sales of 2014…just below Taylor Swift, of course.)
Plus, Sia announced her new “Iko Iko” cover for her husband’s Kickstarter project, Pentatonix gave us their “Mary, Did You Know?” visual and we celebrated the 5th anniversary of Lady Gaga‘s Fame Monster EP. (Time flies when you’re cheek to cheek!) And, in case you haven’t seen it yet, we took a time machine back to the grand year in music that was 1994 and counted down the Top 50 best songs, with interviews from acts like Ace Of Base, Haddaway and Lisa Loeb. Check it out!
As always, you guys had plenty to say. Check out some of the week’s best and worst comments after the jump. More »
One Direction are making their major promotional rounds for their new album, FOUR — and the lads’ latest stop was on the Ellen Degeneres Show today (November 21)! The host asks the UK pop/rock band about wearing disguises in public, as well as the rumor about Harry Styles allegedly gifting ex-girlfriend Taylor Swift 1,989 roses for her 1989 LP. Their unbothered answers to the odd questions are pretty hilarious!
FOUR (released on November 17) features tracks like “18,” “Ready To Run,” “Night Changes” and “Steal My Girl.” The band will perform at the 2014 American Music Awards this Sunday (November 24) at 8 p.m. EST on ABC! The band also plan to embark on a North American and European stadium tour in 2015, beginning on June 10 in Vienna, Austria. More »
If One Direction‘s Today Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Ellen appearances this week in support of their just-released album Four — plus their appearance on Band Aid 30‘s “Do They Know It’s Christmas” — isn’t enough of a boy band fix for you, then you might be happy to know the guys decided, hey, why not just chuck out our new music video, to boot?
“Night Changes” is the second single off Four, and it’s the song that — gasp — finds the fivesome acknowledging, “We’re only getting older, baby.” In the accompanying video, we see Liam, Zayn, Niall, Harry and Louis on individual romantic dates, and all seems to be going well until Zayn gets a pitcher of water and a plate of pasta dumped on his head. Some other stuff happens, too, but basically: Zayn. More »
In the midst of One Direction‘s North American promo onslaught behind new album Four (which, by the way, is expected to sell over 400,000 copies by week’s end — no big deal), the boy band stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live in Los Angeles yesterday for a chat. Jimmy threw a barrage of silly questions the lads’ way — Would you ever marry a girl who wet the bed every night? What’s the strangest gift a fan has ever given you? Who is most likely to let a woman split the band apart? — but things took an awkward turn when the host brought up Zayn Malik‘s engagement to Little Mix member Perrie Edwards.
“Do you guys think it’s a good idea that Zayn is getting married?” Kimmel asked the other 1D members. He then began to rib Malik by saying, “Zayn, you obviously think it’s a good idea… But I’m gonna tell you right now, it is not a good idea. And we’ll have a talk about this, but, I mean, I hope it goes well. I hope I’m wrong.” More »
Next month is looking pretty good for Saturday Night Live! The sketch show has announced Nicki Minaj, Charli XCX and One Direction as the special guest performers for the upcoming December episodes.
Charli XCX’s appearance will mark her first time on the show on December 13, with Martin Freeman as the host. As for Minaj, the “Bed Of Lies” rapper was featured back in 2011 where she performed “Right Thru Me,” “Moment For Life” and the awesome “The Creep” digital short.”
Look out for her guest spot on December 6 with James Franco taking on hosting duties for the third time, and catch One Direction on December 20 for their second appearance on the show with actress Amy Adams. More »