Daft Punk‘s fourth album Random Access Memories was released yesterday, and, for the most part, is garnering rave reviews. Given all the lead-up hype surrounding the LP, and the global success of “Get Lucky,” everyone has been buzzing about the duo — including artists who came in to pay Idolator a visit in recent weeks.
In the clip above, an eclectic array of talent — including Wyclef Jean, Little Boots, Jason Derulo, Capital Cities and Betty Who — weigh in on Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo, and give their thoughts on the French pair’s music and legacy within the pop world. Their comments may surprise you, especially in the sense that they perhaps mirror your own views on the duo.
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American Idol may be getting a very different type of shake-up for next season: Vulture reports (via a tipster with “knowledge of the situation”) that producers are considering replacing at least one, if not all of the judges. with former contestants. Reportedly, Kelly Clarkson (amazing) and Jennifer Hudson (amazing) have already been approached, and Adam Lambert and Clay Aiken are also being considered.
Can we just take a minute to entertain the idea of a Kelly Clarkson-Jennifer Hudson-Adam Lambert panel? (Clay Aiken is fine and charming but ultimately sort of whatever.) Clarkson would bring all sorts of honest, down-to-earth life lessons and bits of wisdom; Hudson would serve up all kinds of diva shenanigans; and Adam Lambert would be literally the most glamorous human alive. Most importantly, all of those artists are talented, not so massively huge that they’d command Mariah Carey-level paychecks, and — crucially — they know what makes great television. More »
J. Cole‘s single “Power Trip” has become inescapable on the radio, but he continues to showcase how masterful it is when performed live. The rapper performed the track last night (May 21) on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon sans Miguel, who may still be in hiding after that Billboard awards smackdown. Backed by The Roots, Cole gave a simple and laid-back performance.
Cole’s forthcoming sophomore album, Born Sinner, will be released on June 18 — the same day as Kanye West‘s Yeezus. Let the battle of the rap charts begin! More »
Paris Hilton, known in certain circles (like “my friends”) as “the greatest recording artist of all time,” is slated to release her long-anticipated second studio album on Birdman‘s Cash Money Records, produced by Afrojack (her ex!) and featuring collaborators like Lil Wayne. “This is a lot different than my first album,” she said. “It’s really going to be house music.”
At a party at the Hotel du Cap this weekend (where else?), Hilton told showbiz reporter Roger Friedman that the LP should be due out this summer (although she’s been saying that for awhile, so she doesn’t have a ton of credibility at the moment). Reportedly, she’ll lead up to the album release by taking on a residency DJing in Ibiza, because she’s Paris Hilton and that’s just her life. More »
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!
It’s nearly June! And just in time for the approaching summer season, four of our favorite pop princesses are now smoldering on the covers of major fashion, style and fitness magazines across the world.
Britney Spears has us saying “Ooh La La” with her tight, toned physique on the cover of Shape Magazine, Selena Gomez flaunts her flowing locks and “Come & Get It” collarbone in a strapless blue top for InStyle, Demi Lovato‘s delivering a heart attack on Company Magazine, and Miley Cyrus can’t stop giving us edgy haute couture on the cover of Elle UK. More »
In this very special episode of My Crazy Beautiful Life, Ke$ha drinks her own pee. Remember how you read about that happening not that long ago? Wondering if the context of this episode will explain why? You’re in for a huge disappointment.
For those of you just joining us, this is the fifth piece of the six-part series as part of a documentary chronicling the two years of Ke$ha’s first world tour. As a reminder, her brother, Lagan, is the voice and eyes behind the camera. This episode picks up after Ke$ha’s tour, make-out sesh with a Brazilian Tarzan and post-tour vacation has come to a close, and her new focus is her album Warrior. More »