Posts tagged "Selena Gomez"

Selena Gomez Reportedly Suffering From Lupus

Selena Gomez canceled the Australian leg of her Stars Dance world tour two weeks ago in order to, according to a statement she released, “spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be.” But Pop Dust reports the possibility that the move is a consequence of Sel’s struggle with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can affect many different parts of the body, including the lungs. Gomez has neither confirmed nor denied the reports, but according to sources close to her camp, the star has “suffered multiple ‘flares’ recently, causing facial swelling, extreme fatigue, headaches and joint pain.”  More »

Selena Gomez Cancels Australian Tour To Find Herself

Selena Gomez has cancelled the Australian leg of her excellent Stars Dance tour — wait for it — in order to find herself. I’ve heard a lot of excuses for poor ticket sales over the years but this is definitely the most creative. “My fans are so important to me and I would never want to disappoint them,” the 21-year-old said in a statement.

“But it has become clear to me and those close to me that after many years of putting my work first, I need to spend some time on myself in order to be the best person I can be. To my fans, I sincerely apologise and I hope you guys know how much each and every one of you mean to me.”

Australia is a tough market for pop acts (just ask Ke$ha and Pitbull), so her inability to sell out arenas is nothing to be ashamed of. But her excuse is worrying. The “Slow Down” diva was extremely out of sorts at Jingle Ball, is yet to release a third single from Stars Dance despite coming off another huge radio hit and now decides she needs to take time out to reevaluate her life. What’s going on? More »

2013 In Review: The 10 Best Music Beefs Of The Year

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When historians discuss 2013 fifty years from now the major talking points will no doubt be Beyonce‘s stealth album, Miley Cyrus 2.0 and the proliferation of public (and very messy) beefs. Instead of picking up the phone or — holding their tongue — our favorite pop stars used social media to air their dirty laundry.

While shade throwing and open letters (hello Sinead O’Connor!) can be hugely entertaining, most of these encounters have ended badly. Just look at Azealia Banks, who could well be the first person to commit career suicide by Twitter. See the year’s 10 most memorable beefs after the jump. More »

Best Music 2013: Idolator Readers Choose The 10 Best Albums Of The Year

The Top Pop You Voted For!
Last week we posted our editors’ picks for the Best Albums Of 2013, but the year-end roundups don’t end there! Between November and December, we posted two polls — one asking you to vote for the best LPs released between January and June of this year, and one with a poll for albums released between July and December. We’ve now compiled all the data, read all your comments and put together the 2013 edition of Idolator’s reader picks for the Best Albums Of The Year.

As with many things in life, it’s good to get a second opinion. Interestingly, three of the below albums — Tegan And Sara‘s Heartthrob, Pet Shop BoysElectric and Selena Gomez‘s Stars Dance — where on the Idolator roundup we previously posted. Head below to see all the other albums you chose as your faves from ’13! More »

Selena Gomez Bounces Back From Jingle Ball Stumble With An Acoustic Version Of “Naturally”

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Naturally Awesome!
Selena Gomez had a particularly bad day when KIIS Jingle Ball 2013 rolled into Los Angeles on Friday night (December 6). The 21-year-old experienced audio issues and was overheard swearing. The performance also brought her vocal chops into question but she effortlessly bounced back with a lovely acoustic rendition of “Naturally” last night (December 8).

The 21-year-old was a changed woman at the Seattle show. For starters, that unflattering Louise Brooks wig was discarded — and hopefully incinerated — in favor of her own long locks and she delivered consummate performance. The highlight was an adorable stripped back version of 2010 hit “Naturally”, which showcased her sweet live vocals. Watch up top. More »

Selena Gomez Pops Off At Jingle Ball, Walks Off Stage Early: Watch

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Come & Get Her Off This Stage
Quick note: When keeping an eye out for Selener, better keep an ear out, too. Selena Gomez took the stage at KIIS FM’s 2013 Jingle Ball last night in Los Angeles, but some technical difficulties saw her mic malfunctioning — which the songbird didn’t seem too pleased about.

After the mic kept cutting in and out throughout her set, she shouted, “What the fuck!” to an audience full of children during an unfortunately-timed moment when the thing was actually working. Understandably, then, after performing “Come & Get It,” she cut her set short and headed offstage. While she looked great (as per usual), by the time she hit that song, she was clearly pretty over it — check how she doesn’t even bother to try and sing along to the backing track at 0:59 in the video up top. More »

KIIS Jingle Ball 2013 Rolls Into Los Angeles: Tears, Audio Issues & Great Entertainment

The KIIS Jingle Ball rolled into Los Angeles last night (December 6) and the who’s who of the pop world turned up to entertain the sold-out crowd at Staples Center. It’s a genius format. Each act performs between two and six songs, so the emphasis is on big hits and grand gestures. Think 11 encores in a row from an oddball mix of superstars.

While the event flowed smoothly and delivered no shortage of highlights, it also had a couple of dramatic moments due to audio issues and a very public meltdown from one diva having an awful day at the office. The thing is — those blips just upped the entertainment level. In addition to great music, fans also had something to talk about between performers. But more about that later.

An out of place Travie McCoy kicked off Jingle Ball 2013 with a bunch of relatively stale hits, while an unexpected cameo from Neon Hitch just left people confused. Next up was Danish indie-pop band New Politics, who impressed with an electric live set built around breakthrough hit “Harlem”. More »

2013′s Best Albums: Idolator Editors Pick Their Favorite 10

Our Top Picks From 2013!
Pop made a major resurgence in the latter half of the previous decade, and brought us bright new stars like Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Ke$ha and One Direction. But when all the dust on the past 12 months finally settles, 2013 may very well prove to be the year that Big Pop first began to go bust. Don’t stress too much about it, though — there’s a cyclical ebb and flow with this tide we call music, and today’s Syron may very well wind up being tomorrow’s Britney.

And so here we are in early December, bringing you our annual roundup of the year’s 10 best albums, as chosen by the Idolator crew made up of Robbie Daw, Sam Lansky, Carl Williott, Mike Wass and Bradley Stern. Aside from one iconic dance-pop act, a pair of hip hop luminaries and a sibling indie pop pair who surprised us all with the turn they took with their seventh album, a bulk of our picks are symbolic of the new breed of artists making an impression on the musical landscape. We probably wouldn’t have predicted their inclusion here a year ago — or even known who one or two of them were — but if Baauer taught us anything in 2013 (don’t worry — he’s not on this list), it was to expect the unexpected.

Head below to see the fresh new faces and the seasoned acts who bent our ears in their direction, and gave us our favorite 10 albums of the year. More »

Selena Gomez Performs Thanksgiving Day Halftime Show For Dallas Cowboys: Watch

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Like A Champion
“Dallas, it feels so good to be home,” Selena Gomez said at the Cowboys Stadium in Dallas on Thanksgiving. Just a day after she wrapped her world tour, the Stars Dance diva headed to her hometown for a flashy halftime performance.

Backed by a live band, a dance troupe and cheerleaders, she shimmied, swayed and dipped through songs off her new album: the appropriate “Like a Champion,” the high-octane “Slow Down” and the seductive lead single “Come and Get It.” During a breakdown she even pulled off a swift wardrobe change, pulling off her fringe skirt to reveal red hot pants. Fire and fireworks shot into the sky.

As in her album, flaunting her singing chops isn’t Selena’s top priority. Instead, the point seemingly was to show her home state how she’s pulled off the versatile but always high-energy choreography that she’s seen from pop stars like Britney Spears and Janet Jackson.

What did you think of Selena’s halftime show? Watch up top, then sound off in the comments below. More »

Ke$ha Shows Her Ass, Justin Bieber Loses His Pants And Other Sexy Insta-Updates: 7 Pics

You’re nobody in today’s pop scene if you don’t have at least one nude pic on Instagram. Look at Rihanna.She has turned taking sexy Insta-updates into an art form. And the rest of the game isn’t far behind her. Recent highlights include Ke$ha sharing a pic of her toned backside and Justin Bieber parading around with his pants almost at his knees.

Let’s not forget Rita Ora — another master at Instagram sexiness. She was recently topless as was Popping Up artist Ilia Darlin, who took a stroll in the garden without so much as bra. Oh and Iggy Azalea wore a blindfold to kill time. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez took cute selfies and urged fans to stay positive. But who’s interested in that? More »