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It’s not a week in pop unless someone or other is flashing their boobs for all to see. And the latest songbird to art-pop out their cans is Lady Gaga — well, make that can, singular.

Mother is, of course, no stranger to whipping her Monsters out for the cameras. But it seems like her latest is indeed a “nip slip” in the very sense of the term. Gaga posted the photo in question (that has now been deleted) on Instagram today (July 18), while aboard a plane and heading to see her photographer pal Jeff Koons in Montana. Little did she realize (or…?) that her right, bra-less breast was exposed.

Shock and awe, people. Lady Gaga has skin. And boobs. And a nipple. See the full photo below, courtesy of some scoundrel on Tumblr.

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The 10 Best Pop Songs From 2004 That We Still Love Today

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2004: The year of socialite and future pop legend Paris Hilton, ripping songs off Limewire, rocking Juicy Couture sweatsuits, fangirling over The O.C., the Napoleon Dynamite and Mean Girls fan craze, Myspace Top 8 and of course – some of the biggest and best music ever! of It’s hard to believe that ten years has passed since one of the greatest eras of pop music, which is all thanks to artists like Britney Spears, Usher, Amy Winehouse, Kelis, JoJo and many more.

In honor of this unforgettable year, we’ve curated a list (in no particular order) of the ten best pop jams from 2004 that we still can’t get enough of in 2014. Relive your nostalgia below!

1. “Drop It Like It’s Hot” – Snoop Dogg (feat. Pharrell)

Starting off this list is Snoop Dogg‘s single, “Drop It Like It’s Hot” featuring Pharrell Williams. Release off of his seventh studio album R&G (Rhythm & Gangsta): The Masterpiece, the double platinum-selling single became Snoop Dogg’s breakthrough into chart-topping territory. Back in 2004, you couldn’t turn on the television or the radio without hearing the catchy “Snooooooppppppp!” tagline! The song kept its #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks, and also landed on numerous Top 10 charts worldwide. “Drop It Like It’s Hot” was the rapper’s first #1 single, as well as his first Top 10 hit as a solo artist since 1994′s “Gin & Juice.” He may refer to himself as “Snoop Lion” nowadays, but in 2004 it was all about S-N-double-O-P, D-O-double-G!

2. “Toxic” – Britney Spears

Britney Spears has been a force to be reckoned with ever since her 1999 debut with…Baby One More Time.” But in 2004, her status as the ultimate Princess of Pop reached its highest peak with her fourth studio album In The Zone. What made the album so special was its second single: “Toxic.” Quickly becoming the singer’s fourth Top 10 hit, it wiped out the popularity of “Me Against The Music” (In The Zone‘s first single) and dominated the music scene as one of the most powerful songs of the entire decade! Let’s be honest, who couldn’t get those zingy Bollywood strings out of their heads? “Toxic” is also special because it earned the singer her first Grammy, winning for Best Dance Recording in 2005. The certified Gold tune peaked at the #9 spot on Billboard‘s Hot 100 and landed in the Top 5 positions on endless charts around the world.

3. “Breakaway” – Kelly Clarkson

This next song comes courtesy of our favorite American Idol star. (Who actually remembers the names of half the other winners, anyway?) ”Breakaway” is from Kelly Clarkson‘s sophomore album, released in November of 2004. The song, which was co-written by Avril Lavigne, was originally planned for the pop-punk singer’s debut album Let Go. It didn’t fit with Lavigne’s sound at the time, but the inspirational ballad was perfect for the recent American Idol winner — it took the #6 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became certified platinum in the U.S. “Breakaway” also ties with Celine Dion‘s “A New Day Has Come” for the longest-running #1 on the Adult Contemporary charts by a solo female artist. How’s that for a fun fact?


 

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Maroon 5 Talks Gwen Stefani Collaboration “My Heart Is Open,” Written By Sia

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Earlier this summer, Maroon 5 revealed that No Doubt‘s Gwen Stefani will be featured in its new album V. Now, guitarist James Valentine reveals the song’s title, “My Heart Is Open,” and that it was co-written by Sia.

“Living here in Los Angeles we’ve known Sia for a long time, back from when she was just an artist, before her second act as, like, the most brilliant pop songwriter of all time, so it was really cool just to work with her,” Valentine says to Billboard. The band has great timing, as Sia’s 1000 Forms of Fear just became her first chart-topper in the United States.

When news of the collaboration broke, frontman Adam Levine didn’t divulge much but did give away that he enjoyed the process. (“We just sat around and talked for hours,” he said.) Turns out, Maroon 5 was also excited because No Doubt had influenced the band when they were known as pop-rock outfit Kara’s Flowers.

“A lot of times when you meet your idols it’s a letdown, but it’s the opposite case with Gwen, apparently,” Valentine said, of the two Voice coaches meeting each other.

Read Valentine’s full interview about V, out September 2, at Billboard.

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One Direction tops Pollstar’s list of 2014′s highest-grossing tours so far. The UK boy band’s Where We Are trek has raked in more than $131 million so far, besting sales of landmark tours by The Rolling Stones ($115 million), including the legendary rock band’s first-ever concert in Israel. Justin Timberlake ranks third on the list ($110 million), though with his 20/20 world tour now returning to the United States his sales are bound to go up.

Other acts didn’t come close to selling as much as the top three. The ever-reliable Bruce Springstreen & the E Street Band (Timberlake is a fan) has brought in $64 million. Meanwhile, save for 1D, Timberlake and Bruno Mars and his Moonshine Jungle Tour rounding out the top ten, the year’s biggest sellers so far have been legacy acts, like George Strait and the Eagles. As Popdust points out, Cher is the only female in the top ten, though with Beyonce (Mrs. Carter Show) and Miley Cyrus (Bangerz) not trailing far behind.

Head on over to Pollstar for the full list. After the jump, see a fan-made compilation of the best moments from One Direction’s tour, set at the start to The Weather Girls’ “It’s Raining Men.”

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Natalie Zea and Travis Schuldt have tied the knot in Hawaii, after dating for 11 years. The couple, who met while starring together on the soap opera “Passions”, married in an intimate ceremony in Kauai. Natalie Zea and the former “Scrubs” star, Travis Schuldt, said their “I do” in front of around 18 guests at …


 

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Jhene Aiko revealed last month that she would release her debut LP, Souled Out, on August 25. With her meandering new song “The Pressure,” however, she tells Vogue that she has pushed back the release to September. Based on how “The Pressure” plays out, Aiko seems to realize that her time to deliver is approaching.

Initially, while singing over metallic slaps and a shaky beat, Aiko maintains her cool as she exhales deeply into each verse. Halfway through, however, her words become sharper. “You are such a liar / I never denied you, I was for sure,” she sings, before she becomes flat-out dismissive. While Aiko says “The Pressure” was inspired by the stress of finishing Souled Out, she sounds ready to turn the blame on someone else.

In reality, the delay may be for the best. As announced earlier this summer, she will join The Weeknd and Schoolboy Q on a brief King of the Fall tour, now to coincide with Souled Out‘s release. Plus, Aiko has some lofty ambitions for her debut. “ I feel like everything is on another level. It’s deeper,” she said to Idolator, in an interview back in December.

For now, hear “The Pressure” at Vogue.com.

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Popping Up: Gorgon City

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Popping Up is our recurring look at new artists making noise on the music landscape. Because, hey — Madonna and Britney were once unknown, too.

For our latest installment of Popping Up, we turn our eyes and ears to London, where rising dance duo Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott, better known as Gorgon City, have been not-so-quietly carving out their impressive platform on the house music scene over the past year. The pair’s irresistible club cuts like “Ready For Your Love” and “Here For You” have elevated the status of singer-songwriters like MNEK and Laura Welsh, and they even recorded a song last year with their contemporaries Clean Bandit and produced “Rather Be” songbird Jess Glynne‘s latest single.

Ahead of the duo’s North American festival dates in August and the fall release of their debut album, we gave Matt a call to discuss the pop force that is Gorgon City.

BAND NAME: Gorgon City.

WHERE THEY’RE FROM: North London, United Kingdom.

WHO THEY ARE: Kye “Foamo” Gibbon & Matt “RackNRuin” Robson-Scott.

HOW YOU KNOW THEM: Gorgon City’s breakthrough single “Ready For Your Love” features Idolator favorite MNEK on vocals and landed at #2 on the UK chart earlier this year.

Gorgon City featuring MNEK — ”Ready For Your Love”

HOW THEY CELEBRATED THEIR FIRST BIG CHART HIT: “I think at the time we’d been kind of gigging quite a lot,” Matt explains to Idolator. “We were celebrating when we were at shows and stuff. I remember the night before it was supposed to come out, and MNEK was with us, and we had a sort of celebration because obviously we’re really happy with the song and stuff. It was a fun time when we made that.”

BEFORE ALL THAT, THE PAIR DID A LITTLE SONG CALLED “REAL” WITH A SINGER NAMED YASMIN: Matt explains, “Me and Kye hadn’t been working together very long — just kind of making tunes for fun at the time — and then our manager put us in contact with Yasmin. It was the first vocal track we wrote. It was kind of like a new thing, us working together and working with vocalists. It was a turning point in technique and, after, format in how we work in the studio, because we did it in a way where we literally just had nothing. We just literally met up with the vocalists, had no idea what we were going to do and sort of started with a very simple chord progression. Then we started to write the whole song. From that point on, that’s been how we kind of work every time.”

Gorgon City featuring Yasmin — ”Real”

MATT AND KYE STARTED OFF DJ-ING/PRODUCING ON THEIR OWN: “Obviously, we never really it would happen,” Matt says. “It was just little collaborations between me and Kye with a lot of different side projects from our solo stuff we were doing back then. So it’s been crazy, being able to do music with great vocalists and great songwriters, getting signed to Virgin in the UK, and just you know touring, doing crazy tours, amazing shows all over the world. It’s been a lot of fun, a bit tiring, but we’ve finally got to the final stage of the album.”

WHEN THEIR ALBUM IS DUE OUT: September. Matt gave us a few hints about the vocalists they worked with for the LP: “Maverick Sabre is on the album. He’s big in the UK and in Europe. He’s an amazing artist, and a really great singer and songwriter. He’s on a couple of songs. Also there are a lot of up-and-coming people like MNEK and Laura Welsh, and loads of other interesting people.”

Gorgon City featuring Laura Welsh — “Here For You”

GORGON CITY ALSO RECORDED A SONG LAST YEAR WITH “RATHER BE” HIT-MAKERS CLEAN BANDIT: Matt tells us, “I think they’re kind of part of the same part of London as me. I think one of them went to school with some friends of  mine. We just sort of found out about them. We were fans of their stuff, and then Black Butter put out one of their tracks, and then they asked us to remix it .So we did the remix, and after the remix, we decided to do a collaboration.”

Gorgon City featuring Clean Bandit — ”Intentions”

EVEN JESS GLYNNE IS IN WITH GORGON CITY: You know Jess from her featured vocals on Route 94‘s “My Love” and Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be.” And, yep — Matt And Kye co-wrote and produced “Right Here,” her debut single that’s now sitting nicely in the UK Top 10.

Jess Glynne — ”Right Here” (produced by Gorgon City)

“We were kind of sitting on ['Right Here'] for a while,” Matt says. “We didn’t know what was going to happen with it, and then she obviously did quite a lot of features [this year]. It was nice because it came out quicker than it would’ve. Her album will be coming out soon, so it should be well. We’re really happy that people have heard it.”

WHERE YOU CAN SEE THE DUO LIVE: Currently trekking across Europe, Gorgon City hit the West Coast in August for a string of festival dates, including Outside Lands. Full list here.

Check out Gorgon City’s music on iTunes.

Get an eyeful of even more pop music coverage, from artist interviews to exclusive performances, on Idolator’s YouTube channel.


 

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