Posts tagged "Spotlight"

Christina Aguilera’s ‘Bionic’ Album Turns 5: Stan & Deliver

Both Idolator editors and readers break down one of the most polarizing albums of our time in this massive retrospective!

By: Bianca Gracie / June 4, 2015

TLC On Their Final Album, Maintaining A Legacy & Touring With New Kids On The Block: Idolator Interview

TLC is without question one of the biggest girl groups of all time, as they’ve broken chart records ever since their debut with 1992’s Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip. 23 years, four albums and a VH1 film later, the entertainers have decided to wrap up their musical career — but they are doing…

By: Bianca Gracie / January 23, 2015

Ella Henderson On ‘Chapter One’, Writing “Ghost” With Ryan Tedder & Her UK Tour With Take That: Idolator Interview

As 2014 drew to a close last month, we singled out Ella Henderson as one of the 21 new faces of pop to be aware of, and for a very big reason — you really should know who this UK powerhouse is by now. She first grabbed attention in her home…

By: Robbie Daw / January 12, 2015

Ibrawlator: Who Did The Underwear Photo Better, Nick Jonas Or Justin Bieber?

It’s been well over a decade since Mark Wahlberg’s iconic, crotch-grabbing Calvin Klein ad, and that glorious photo is still getting plenty of play in 2015.

Last year, the Internet became a better, sexier place thanks to “Jealous” crooner Nick Jonas’ refusal to wear all of his clothes at…

By: Bradley Stern / January 7, 2015

2014’s Best Pop Singles: Idolator Editors Pick 20 Favorites

Truly great albums were hard to come by in 2014, but the land of pop music was flooded with amazing singles over the past 12 months. In fact, we had a field day re-visiting the sounds of this year in order to compile this list, which you’ll find is filled with…

By: Idolator Staff / December 15, 2014

Best Music 2014 Readers’ Poll: Vote For The Year’s Top Albums (Part 2) — July Through December Releases

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…

By: Robbie Daw / December 4, 2014

The 50 Best Pop Singles Of 1994 (Featuring New Interviews With Ace Of Base, TLC, Lisa Loeb, Real McCoy & Haddaway)

As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from…

By: Robbie Daw / November 20, 2014

Lady Gaga’s ‘The Fame Monster’ Turns 5: Stan & Deliver

Stan & Deliver gives fans an opportunity to shake, cry and sing the praises of the albums they love from their faves.

Rah rah, ah-ah-ah…

Five years ago today (November 18), Lady Gaga tore our clothes right off, ate our hearts and then proceeded to eat our brains. Does it feel…

By: Bradley Stern / November 18, 2014

The Diddy Curse: 8 Of The Best Artists Formerly On Bad Boy Records

There is no question that Diddy (or is it P. Diddy nowadays?) is a hugely influential music mogul, ever since his job as a record executive in the ’90s era. But there have been many instances where the businessman fell short of doing his job. Bad Boy Records is notorious for being the…

By: Bianca Gracie / November 3, 2014

Halloween Playlist: The 13 Creepiest Horror Movie/TV Show Theme Songs From The Past 50 (Or So) Years

What scares us onscreen is pretty subjective. The stop-motion skeletons that got granny a-shiverin’ and a-shakin’ under her slip might not faze someone weaned in a world ruled by House-Of-Wax Plastic-Surgery-Chic like The Thing That Melted Meg Ryan.. Music, however, never loses its ability to scare us and the best, most classic horror…

By: Jonathan Riggs / October 17, 2014

Pop Music Wishlist: 10 Blondes Who Need To Make A Comeback

When Gwen Stefani and Fergie announced their musical comebacks this year, the pop world was ecstatic. Apart from her work with No Doubt on 2012’s Push And Shove, Stefani has not put out any solo projects since 2006’s Sweet Escape. Fergie, on the other hand, kept herself busy with the Black Eyed Peas. But her 2006 debut, The

By: Bianca Gracie / October 13, 2014

13 Great Pop Albums That Were Overlooked & Underrated In Their Time: From Gina G To Little Boots

At some point or other, we, as pop fans, all fall hard for an album that completely tanks on the charts. Sure, the artist in question may eke out a hit single or two, but for whatever reason, the universe seems to reject the notion of the parent album finding any major success. Sorry, Carly

By: Idolator Staff / September 12, 2014

10 Things To Expect From Madonna’s Next Album

When Madonna releases a new album, it isn’t so much an event as it is an international holiday.

Her Madgesty is now on her 13th studio album. 2012’s MDNA gave us just a little bit of the life we needed for the icon’s 12th release, but of course we wanted more. It’s only natural, give…

By: Kathy Iandoli / August 20, 2014

The 7 Most Unexpected Times Janet Jackson Made Us Worship Her

Like a moth to the flame, burned by the J.Lo, our love for Janet Damita Jo Jackson is blind, can’t you see our desire?

In anticipation of her new album, we decided to delve deep into Baby Miss Jackson Privacy Control’s video vault. But since her videography only comes in three modes: iconic,…

By: Jonathan Riggs / August 15, 2014

The 10 Greatest Things Hilary Duff Has Ever Done

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Duff. And now the prophecy has been fulfilled, pop chyldren: Hilary Duff is back. To usher in this new Hilegendary era, let’s go back, back to the beginning, back to when the Earth and sun and Duff were all aligned to celebrate 10 of the greatest…

By: Jonathan Riggs / July 25, 2014

Ibrawlator: Which Video Deserves To Win Big At The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards?

The MTV Video Music Awards: A time of truly iconic performances, frequent live awkwardness and culture-rattling controversy from Madonna to Miley (most of us are still suffering PTSD from hearing the term “twerk”) — and it’s happening all over again next month.

With performances from Ariana Grande, Usher and 5 Seconds Of Summer already…

By: Bradley Stern / July 14, 2014

Diplo On Major Lazer, Working With Envelope-Pusher Madonna & Gwen Stefani: Idolator Interview

Anyone tuned into Diplo’s Twitter and/or Instagram recently will know that he’s been having an amazing time while globetrotting. Major Lazer was out in Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup festivities (Diplo even released a World Cup mix for the BBC here) with the Budweiser Hotel, performing, partying, the usual business. Their latest EP…

By: Kathy Iandoli / July 3, 2014

Iggy Azalea And Charli XCX’s “Fancy” Crowned Song Of Summer 2014 By Idolator Readers

Did you feel the sudden tilt that happened and notice the sun stayed out longer than it has all year on Saturday? That’s because this weekend brought with it the first official day of summer. (We hope you took advantage of it, because the sunlight will start dwindling a minute a day during the inevitable…

By: Robbie Daw / June 23, 2014

Who Has 2014’s Song Of The Summer? Vote All Week In Our Poll

We say this every single year, but somehow we blinked and — BAM! — spring came and went. This is the final week of the season, and with June 21 (i.e. the first official day of summer) just around the corner, it’s time to get voting underway for what you, dear pop fanatics, think will…

By: Robbie Daw / June 16, 2014

Will Ariana Grande’s “Problem” Be 2014’s Song Of The Summer?

Slip on your shades, grab a glass of lemonade and check back each day over the next week and a half as we present you seven different Song Of The Summer contenders!

It’s that time of year again, pop fans, when every site devoted to pop culture will attempt to predict what the…

By: Robbie Daw / June 5, 2014
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