The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

Could Big-Shot Songwriter Julia Michaels Be A Pop Star In Her Own Right?

Chances are you're already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2017 - 11:34 am

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Country Star Sam Hunt Is Basically A Drake Tribute Act Now

Hearing "Marvins Room" for the first time was an epiphany. By summer 2011, Drake was already sending profound ripple effects through rap and R&B by…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2017 - 3:15 pm

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The 2017 State Of Pop Address

Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2017 - 10:45 am

2016 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016

Pop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it's pretty good, too! Sometimes it can comfort you in…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2016 - 3:20 pm

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Maren Morris Is Your New Favorite Country Singer

The most intriguing Grammys category this year? OK, technically it's Best Rock Performance, the WTF clearinghouse pitting Beyoncé and Jack White vs. Twenty One Pilots…
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2016 - 3:27 pm

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Mr. Loathsome & Mr. Wholesome: The Weeknd & John Legend Are Finding Very Different Ways Over Pop’s R&B Barrier

Poor Usher. Poor Jeremih. Poor Trey Songz. R&B's workmanlike radio superstars churn out jam after jam, some of them truly transcendent, yet only rarely do…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 4:07 pm

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At Least America Can Agree On Bruno Mars

No matter which version of America you're nostalgically longing for, Bruno Mars can make it great again. Ever since Mars made his big splash at…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2016 - 4:17 pm

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Pop Matters

The world changed Tuesday, and yet it carries on. Most of us still have the same responsibilities we did at the beginning of the week,…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2016 - 5:00 pm

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We Are Living In The Chainsmokers’ America

When did you realize the Chainsmokers were music's biggest breakout stars of 2016? …
Chris DeVille | November 3, 2016 - 3:26 pm

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On Lady Wood, Tove Lo’s Warm-Blooded Pop Runs Ice Cold

Tove Lo and subtlety are not natural bedfellows. Two years ago, the Swedish pop singer and songwriter extraordinaire gave us Queen Of The Clouds, one…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2016 - 12:36 pm

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Has Lady Gaga’s Comeback Album Failed Before It’s Even Out?

The world is ready for Lady Gaga again, but Lady Gaga does not seem ready for the world. A day before Gaga's ostensible comeback album…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2016 - 3:47 pm

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With gnash, SoundCloud’s Underground Eclecticism Has Found Its Mainstream Poster Boy

The sensitive music bro from your college dorm has not given up his trusty acoustic guitar, but he's also a producer these days and is…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2016 - 2:55 pm

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Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore

Once upon a time it was weird to hear Green Day on pop radio. At this late date, when they've long been one of rock's…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2016 - 5:11 pm

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Kanye West, Musical Innovator, Attempts To Transform The Concert Experience

Not long into Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour stop Sunday night in Columbus, after his floating stage had made its first complete pass across the…
Chris DeVille | September 29, 2016 - 12:35 pm

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Who’s Shawn Mendes? You’re About To Find Out, Whether You Like It Or Not

Imagine you are a precocious teenage dreamboat from Toronto who got famous covering Justin Bieber and other pop stars on Vine -- so famous that…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm
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