Posts tagged "Pink"

Grammys: 10 Pop Songs That Never Won The Awards They Deserved

Big Hits, No Props
Scoring a Grammy nod doesn’t necessarily make a song good, although it seems like the biggest music award of them all should help dictate which tracks will become pop classics. Alas, as it turns out, a lot of zeitgeist-y hits from the past few decades years didn’t win a statue on Grammy night, even though a few did score nominations. It might seem weird that “Umbrella” didn’t sweep all the record categories and No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak” wasn’t lauded at all. But those, of course, aren’t the only major pop hits lacking a statue.

We rounded up two handfuls of such snubbed songs below. Revisit them and feel the injustice! More »

Pink’s “Just Give Me A Reason” Video: Watch Her Sing-Argue With fun.’s Nate Ruess

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They'll Learn To Love Again
Pink has premiered another visually arresting video with “Just Give Me a Reason,” her duet with fun.‘s Nate Ruess off her latest album The Truth About Love. While it’s not a physical spectacle like “Try,” it’s a simple, pretty clip centered on Pink writhing around on a mattress in the middle of a foggy body of water. She and Nate also belt out verses side-by-side against a white backdrop, but instead of sharing the bed with Nate, she’s snuggling up to an Adam Levine lookalike. Check it out up top.

Miley Cyrus Calls Out Paparazzi In Wake Of Justin Bieber Photographer Death: Morning Mix

Did You Hear?

:: Miley Cyrus took to Twitter on Wednesday (January 2), defending Justin Bieber and calling for “some changes” to paparazzi behavior and laws following the death of a pap who was tailing what was thought to be a car driven by Bieber. “Paparazzi acting like fools makes it impossible for anyone to make safe choices.” Sing it, sister. [oceanUP]

:: It turns out the photographer was, in fact, following Bieber’s white Ferrari. It’s just that Bieber wasn’t in the car, and it was driven by Young Money rapper Lil Twist. Bieber was hanging out with the rapper at a hotel following his NYE performance, and Bieber let Twist leave with his wheels. [Billboard]

:: Pink is being sued for $36,000 in unpaid royalties by producers from Specialists Entertainment who worked on her debut album. According to court documents, they never received full royalties owed from “Can’t Take Me Home” and “Hiccup.” [TMZ]

:: Ne-Yo already revealed that he’s working with Beyonce on her new album, but now he has given fans some insight into Bey’s recording process. He said motherhood hasn’t changed her approach, that she still exhibits the “same drive that she’s always had…She’s not a person that slacks off in the studio.” [MTV]

:: Adam Lambert levied a few critiques of Les Miserables over Twitter, saying it “suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers” and that the vocals should have been “sweetened” in the studio. One of the film’s stars, Russell Crowe, has responded…in agreement. “I don’t disagree with Adam, sure it could have been sweetened,” Crowe tweeted. “[Director Tom] Hooper wanted it raw and real, that’s how it is.” [USA Today]

After the jump, find out which music acts you can find on the tube today. More »

Pink’s Next Single Is “Just Give Me A Reason” With Fun.’s Nate Ruess, Probably

Pink Just Give Me A Reason Lyric Video
Just One!
Pop chanteuse and occasional amateur acrobat Pink‘s latest single “Try” may have a few more weeks in it before it bows out of the charts (it’s currently in the lower reaches of the top 20), but the ballsy singer-songwriter already has her eye on a next single from her recent LP The Truth About Love: As she announced in a French video interview before her NRJ concert, she’s planning “Just Give Me A Reason” as the third single.

Bonus points for keeping it under wraps that she’s already shot a video for the ballad, which features fun. frontman Nate Ruess. More »

T.I. & Pink’s “Guns And Roses”: Hear Their New Collaboration

You know what never gets old? Rappers and pop divas. Especially when it comes to T.I., who burned it up with Rihanna on “Live Your Life” and Christina Aguilera on “Castle Walls” and Mary J. Blige on “Remember Me,” and his track record remains unrivaled on his new single from the upcoming LP Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head, which sees him teaming up with Pink for a tune called “Guns and Roses.” More »

Vote For The Best Albums Of 2012 (Part 2): July Through December Releases

Voice Up In Our Year-End Poll
By now you’ve seen the Idolator editors’ picks for the 10 Best Albums Of 2012. But we’re also all about the democratic process. That’s why last month, on Election Day, we posted the first part of our readers poll, where we asked you, pop fans, to vote for your favorite album that was released between the months of January and June this year.

Now it’s time to have your say with regards to your fave LP that arrived between the months of July and December. As mentioned last month, when all is said and done, we’ll round up what Idolator readers deem to be their 10 top LPs from 2012. So get involved, and get to voting below! More »

Pink Covers Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” On The BBC: Listen

After performing on The X Factor UK on Sunday (December 2), Pink stopped by BBC Radio today and gave her British fans another treat, covering Alicia Keys‘ hit single “Girl On Fire.” Compared to Keys, Pink is a wild child, and she fittingly transformed the song into more of a rocking anthem, replacing the pianos with distorted guitars. We love Alicia’s original version and the Inferno Version, but now we’re hoping these two ladies will link up for an official Hot Pink version. Hear the cover after the jump. More »

2012 American Music Awards: Review Revue

We’ve seen all the performances, we’ve analyzed the winners’ list, we’ve recapped the whole thing and we’ve pointed out the show’s highlights and lowlights. So at this point, you guys probably know where we at Idolator stand on the 2012 American Music Awards. But what did everybody else think of the massive 40th anniversary show? Find out right now, with our roundup of reactions below. More »

American Music Awards 2012: The 10 Best & Worst Moments From The Show

Last night’s 2012 American Music Awards telecast felt more like an all-star concert than a typical awards show, jammed with performances as it was — but there’s no denying that some artists fared better than others. From the great moments (Christina Aguilera‘s astoundingly insane medley and Justin Bieber trolling “the haters”) to the lackluster ones (a sleepy Nicki Minaj and another exhausting take on novelty hit “Gangnam Style”), the AMAs were a definite mixed bag, with spectacular highs and dreary lows.

Head below to see the best and worst moments from last night’s performances-heavy, awards-light ceremony. More »

2012 American Music Awards: Let’s Recap This Pop-splosion

Welp, the 2012 American Music Awards just happened. That was fun, right? No, seriously, we’re asking because our brains have been reduced to quivering puddles of goo and we’re not exactly sure what we just witnessed other than the most whirlwind, overblown three hours in pop music. Did they even leave the nominees’ names onscreen long enough for viewers to read them? Did the songs in the medleys even make it through to the chorus before switching to the next hit? We can’t know for sure.

What we do know is that a few performances cut through the fog. Pink basically stole the show with a daring live re-creation of her impeccably choreographed “Try” video. The performance was as ballsy as it was beautiful and should be the most talked-about moment of the broadcast. And yet, we have a feeling PSY‘s collaboration with MC Hammer may steal her thunder. Then again, if that’s the last time we have to subject ourselves to “Gangnam Style,” then we suppose it’s just about the best way to go out, the viral equivalent of a Viking funeral. More »