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Whatcha Say: The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Jennifer Lopez And Nicki Minaj Got Our Readers Talking

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Happy Friday, Idolator Readers. Before we head straight into the Labor Day weekend, let us reflect on this week’s glamorous world of pop!

First up, with the 2014 MTV VMAs madness coming to a close on Sunday, we recapped all of the night’s events and best red carpet moments as well as the complete list of Moonman winners. We also discovered that Nicki Minaj’s “scandalous” wardrobe malfunction was actually all a hoax, fawned over Demi Lovato’s gorgeous red dress and realized that Jennifer Lopez looks great, well, always.

Not to mention, J.Lo also released a hard-hitting remix of “Booty” with fellow bootylicious babe Iggy Azalea, while Charli XCX premiered her rebellious-school-girl music video for single “Break The Rules.” Usher also hopped on the bandwagon and dropped his new Mike WILL Made-It-produced album-track “Believe Me” as well as his visual for the Nicki Minaj-assisted “She Came To Give It To You.”

Here on Idolator, we sat down not only with up-and-coming North London beatsmith Shift K3Y to talk about his music journey, but also spoke to Nick Jonas about his exciting much-awaited solo album. What’s more, we also premiered New York songstress VERITE’s new single “Weekend.”

As per usual, you guys had plenty to say. Read this week’s roundup of the best reader comments below.

:: pr64 noted Adam Lambert’s obsession with Lady Gaga on Lady Gaga Made A Surprise Appearance During The Adam Lambert & Queen Tour In Australia: Watch: “Wish I could have been there. adam idolizes gaga, and when she’s not acting like an idiot, she’s a brilliant singer! I can just imagine them together raising hell!!”

:: While we loved it, Lory hated Miley‘s cover of Roy Orbison‘s “It’s Over” on Miley Cyrus’ Amazing Cover Of Roy Orbison’s “It’s Over” On The Final ‘Chelsea Lately’: Watch: “Uh uh, no–it was a terrible cover of a great song.”

:: Nene Leks was all about Laverne Cox on Laverne Cox Dancing To Beyonce’s Medley Was Possibly The Best Moment Of The VMAs: Watch: “YAAAAAAAAAAAS LAVERNE U GIVE ME LIFE GURRRRRRRRRRL.”

:: Nic smelled desperation on Jennifer Lopez And Iggy Azalea Discuss Their “Booty” Remix On MTV’s ‘House Of Style’: Watch: “Jennifer still trying to make that music career happen with a song better suited for a newbie, not someone who’s been making music since 1999. Desperation should be her new perfume as well.”

:: Reymon thinks that Gaga is finally beginning to show her true self on Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett Jam In Their Low-Key “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” Video: Watch: “I think we can finally see and hear the REAL Lady Gaga.
 Love it.”

:: Mark was furious with Lil Kim on Lil Kim Comes For Nicki Minaj Yet Again With “No Flex Zone!!” Remix: Listen To Her Cutting Rendition: “Are you f*cking kidding me?! Lil Kim GIVE IT UP baby girl. This is just sad and pathetic, you’re more obsessed with Nicki Minaj than Nicki is. I can see being a little bitter in the beginning but this has just gone on long enough. It’s tired, it’s stale, it’s boring. Every interview is about Nicki. Every rap is about Nicki. Do the few fans you have left really want to keep hearing diss tracks about the same person? Why don’t you go back to the drawing board, make something hot and new, and come back hard? Just a thought.”

:: Noami blamed the 2014 VMA lineup  for the award show’s lower viewer ratings on 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: 8.3 Million Viewers, Down 18% From Last Year: “I think it had to do with the lineup. Most of the people that performed I wasn’t really interested in. I was only eager for Beyonce’s performance. 2014 has been a lackluster year in mainstream pop music so far. Let’s just hope there’s going to be any interesting music within the next four months.”

:: Adam thought that J-Lo’s “Booty” remix with Iggy should’ve been the actual original track on Iggy Azalea Jumps On Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty”: Listen To The Remix: “THIS should’ve been the original. It was a pretty smart & obvious choice to call Iggy up on this song. What wasn’t smart was this song with Pitbull having made the cut on the album. When we read that JLo was teaming up with Iggy, and there was a song on her album named ‘Booty’, it came as a surprise that the Iggs featured on another track (a lame one, by the way). This, with a PROPER video (which is currently on the works, as seen in Iggy’s Instagram) would’ve increased A.K.A.’s sales. End of story.”

:: And finally, Nene Leks threw some major shade at Nicole Scherzy’s latest track “On The Rocks” on Nicole Scherzinger Premieres New Single, “On The Rocks”: Listen: ”weak like my nans bad leg.”

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Britney Spears’ Father Bought Video Of David Lucado Cheating

Britney Spears’ father saved his daughter the embarrassment of having the video sold and broadcast of her now ex-boyfriend David Lucado kissing another woman. Britney confirmed she was single and posted a strange video on Instagram, making us worry this has hit her hard. The 32-year-old singer, who has done so well this past year, […]



 

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NASCAR Star Tony Stewart Speaks On Tragic Death Of Kevin Ward Jr. (VIDEO)

NASCAR superstar Tony Stewart’s voice trembled as he finally spoke on the death of Kevin Ward Jr. , who was struck and killed by Stewart’s car at a sprint-car race three weeks ago. Stewart said the death of Kevin Ward Jr. would “affect his life forever”. Stewart has returned to the track for the first […]



 

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5 Michael Jackson Songs That Charted Higher Internationally Than In The US

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Today (August 29) would have been Michael Jackson‘s 56th birthday today. It boggles the mind to think what treasures the King of Pop could have created if he were still alive but his legacy is so incredibly vast that there’s always something new to discover. To celebrate the life of the gloved genius, I’ve put together a list of five singles that performed considerably better overseas than at home.

It’s hard to fathom how classic tracks like 1995′s environmental awareness-raising “Earth Song” could be the highest-selling MJ single of all time in the UK but not chart on the Billboard Hot 100. That has a lot to do with the way charts were compiled in the ’90s and the lack of a physical release but it still feels completely wrong. Discover over such cases after the jump.

1. “Heal The World”

The sixth single from Dangerous only reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1992 but the inspiring ballad performed considerably better in Europe. It peaked at number three in Germany and number two in France and the UK.

2. “Give In To Me”

The next single from Dangerous received even less love stateside, where it didn’t garner an official release. However, the rock anthem received a lot of attention around the world. It peaked at number one in New Zealand, number four in Australia and number two in the UK.

3. “Earth Song”

As I mentioned earlier, “Earth Song” wasn’t given an official released in the US in 1995. Meanwhile, it’s MJ’s highest-selling single in the UK where it spent six weeks at number one. It also topped the charts in Spain, Switzerland and Germany.

4. “Stranger In Moscow”

This is one of my all-time favorite Michael Jackson songs because I think it gives astonishing insight into the loneliness (and perhaps paranoia) he was feeling at the time. The HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I single reached number 91 on the Billboard Hot 100 but topped the charts in Italy and Spain. It also reached number four in the UK and 14 in Australia.

5. “Blood On The Dance Floor”

The lead single from the pop icon’s 1997 Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix remix album, “Blood On The Dance Floor” stalled at number 42 in the US but reached number one in New Zealand, Spain and the UK.

What’s the biggest surprise to you? Let us know in the comments below.

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Beyonce’s ‘CR Fashion Book’ Photo Shoot Is Typically ***Flawless: 9 Gorgeous Pics

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Just when you thought Beyonce would slay the MTV Video Music Awards and then disappear until it’s time to collect her next batch of Grammys, the game-changing diva posed for CR Fashion Book and even wrote them a poem. Shot by Pierre Debusschere (he also helmed her stunning “Mine” video) and styled by Carine Roitfeld, the shoot is one of Bey’s best. Hell, she even has a Chanel surfboard strapped to her back in one pic!

The issue arrives on September 4 (a date which also happens to be Queen Bey’s 33rd birthday), so the shoot chronicles her life and career. There are references to her self-titled album, music videos and even past photo shoots. As for the commentary? Well, Beyonce writes about Blue Ivy and the inspiration she gets from children in general.

“There’s someone, we all find out soon, more important than ourselves to lose,” she muses. “I feel a deep bond with young children — all those photos in my dressing room — especially those who’ve been stricken. Children I’ve met across the years — they uplift me like pieces of moon and guide me, whispering in my ear.” How lovely. Peruse all the pics up top.

Is this Bey’s best shoot yet? Have your say in the comments below.

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Bless Miley Cyrus. Just when things were starting to get a little dull on the interwebs, the retired twerker posed nude for V magazine and gave gossip hounds and perverts a reason for living. She can now add humanitarian to her long list of accomplishments! So far we’ve seen the (fairly tame) cover and a censored black-and-white nude but more pics are finally emerging from the Karl Lagerfeld-helmed shoot.

In one new pic, the 21-year-old rocks a bath robe and thigh-high boxing boots. In another, Miley holds a mouth-shaped purse against her vagina. It’s basically the high-fashion equivalent of her infamous Terry Richardson shoot. If you’re wondering why the hitmaker is posing nude again, your guess is as good as mine. It’s not like she’s actively promoting Bangerz (that fourth single is long overdue), so I guess the pop princess is basically losing her clothes for shits and giggles at this point. Rock on! See the pics after the jump.

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So how do these pics compare to Miley’s previous raunchy shoots? Let us know in the comments below.

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Kylie Minogue staged one of the most impressive career reinventions of all time when “Confide In Me” dropped on this day (August 29) in 1994. After releasing four massively successful albums of (glorious) bubblegum pop, the Australian diva switched labels and reemerged with a haunting Brothers In Rhythm-produced indie-pop anthem that still seethes and seduces 20 years later.

Despite the startling change of genre, “Confide In Me” was an instant hit. It became the pop icon’s first number one record in Australia since 1988 and landed at number two on the UK chart. It even managed to find an audience in the US — reaching number 39 on the Billboard Club Chart. More importantly, the song finally showcased Kylie’s vocal ability (there was genuine surprise that she could, you know, actually sing) and established her as a credible artist.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Confide In Me”, Steve Anderson (one half of Brothers In Rhythm) shared some secrets about the recording process on Twitter. For starters, did you know that there’s a gated didgeridoo in the “stick or twist” breakdown? Mind blown! He also posted the original lyric sheet (above) and revealed that the much-loved B-side “If You Don’t Love Me” was recorded in one take. Learn all these is to know about the classic hit after the jump.

Steve’s fascinating tweets:

Revisit “Confide In Me”:

Is “Confide In Me” one of Kylie’s best tracks? Let us know in the comments below.

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The Business Of The Legendary Miss Britney Spears is a mighty thing: From her albums, to her ongoing Piece Of Me residency in Las Vegas, to her billion dollar perfume empire with Elizabeth Arden, Hasbro deals and her recent foray into lingerie, she truly is the definition of a work bitch.

As a result, Variety took a deep dive into the legacy behind Brit Brit to explore her many business ventures, as well as the way her team operates and what lies ahead.

For one thing, Brit’s truly the CEO of Britney Spears, according to business manager Lou Taylor, bitch.

From Variety:

“I think Britney truly conceives of herself as a corporate executive officer, and the organic desire she has for any sort of brand ideas or sponsorship, show ideas, music ideas, all really start at the top with her. I think that’s probably the thing that most people don’t understand about how she operates.” Spears herself isn’t sure she’d call herself a CEO — “but that’s very sweet of Lou to say,” she says — though she acknowledges that recent years have taught her the importance of clear-eyed career planning.

Along the way, the team also discusses Britney’s musical legacy, including her most recent offering, 2013′s Britney Jean, which underperformed by usual Spears standards — although CAA’s head of music, Rob Light, doesn’t seem to mind.

“Honestly, trying to compare record sales in 2014 to anything anyone had in the past is an impossible task, because it is such a broken business,” says Light. “The actual sales are never going to be the same, but if the social media numbers stay high, and her audience stays incredibly active, we’re feeling great.” Tom Corson, president of RCA Records, concurs. “Britney is still near the top of the bell curve,” he says. “If you have an album that’s somewhat less successful than prior albums, it can be a reflection of a lot of things. But what you know is that the artist is still selling tickets, the artist is still viable in the marketplace, the artist brand still has resonance.”

Perhaps most exciting of all? The article confirms she’s renewed her contract with RCA Records. And, although some fans were concerned that the combined one-two punch of Britney Jean‘s commercial underperformance and the 2-year Piece Of Me stint would lead to an early retirement, B-Girl’s still going strong(er than yesterday). Why? Because she needs “constant motion” in her life, y’all. Duh! (Side note: Can we petition to make that a new album title?)

“In my off-time I do record,” Spears says. “Once in a while I’ll just go into the studio if there’s a really good song that I have in my head and want to do. I think as artists you’re constantly in creative motion. If I stopped writing songs then that’s a part of me that would stop in my life, and I need constant motion… I’m definitely more in a creative space now. You have more time to go there spiritually in your home with a piano than you would being in a hotel room.”

Over sixteen years after her debut single, and she’s still handlin’ her business — and ready to give us more (moah). That’s our girl!

What do you think about the Business of Brit Brit? Let us know in the comments below.

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