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“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He is… More »

You ever hear a song and think, “Yep, that’s gonna be huge,” even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey’s “New Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

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Lil Durk – “My Beyoncé” (Feat. DeJ Loaf)

Lil Durk came up doing granite-hard Chicago drill music, but he's fully capable of making a romantic ballad. And "My Beyoncé," Durk's new duet with…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Watch Beyoncé Sing A Nicki Minaj-Inspired Version Of Prince’s “Darling Nikki”

Last week, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj performed "Feeling Myself" together at Brooklyn's Barclays Center to celebrate Tidal reaching 1 million subscribers. Now, as Pitchfork points…
Peter Helman | October 27, 2015 - 6:53 pm

Watch Jay Z Talk On Kimmel, Perform “Empire State Of Mind” At TIDAL X

Last night, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was packed with stars to celebrate TIDAL reaching the 1 million subscriber mark. (For comparison’s sake, Spotify sits…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:19 am

Drake – “Can I” (Feat. Beyoncé) (Official Version)

We don't know a ton about Drake's upcoming album Views From The 6, but one thing we do know is that he recorded a song…
Chris DeVille | October 3, 2015 - 8:59 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder & Beyoncé Cover “Redemption Song” At Global Citizen Fest

At tonight's Global Citizen Fest in NYC's Central Park, Pearl Jam ended their 12 song set with covers of John Lennon, Bob Marley, and Neil…
Scott Lapatine | September 26, 2015 - 11:01 pm

Naughty Boy – “Runnin’ (Lose It All)” (Feat. Beyoncé & Arrow Benjamin) Video

UK producer Naughty Boy, who's worked with Mary J. Blige, Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé, and Leona Lewis, has just shared a new collab with Beyoncé.
Peter Helman | September 17, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Watch The Weeknd Sing Beauty Behind The Madness Songs, Cover “Drunk In Love” At Billboard Hot 100 Fest

The Weeknd played a headlining set at day one of the first-ever Billboard Hot 100 Fest last night. He opened with House Of Balloons' "High…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Obama Shares Vacation Playlists Featuring Florence + The Machine, Beyoncé, Okkervil River

Let's not bury the lede here: President Obama seems to be siding with Spotify in the streaming wars. POTUS tweeted a pair of vacation playlists…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift Quarrel Over MTV VMA Noms

One of the reasons why Nicki Minaj is such a beloved artist is because she's fierce as hell and stands up for herself. Today, she…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam, Coldplay Headlining 2015 Global Citizen Fest

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam (as speculated), Coldplay, and Ed Sheeran have been tapped to headline this year's Global Citizen Festival. This is the first year (out…
James Rettig | July 9, 2015 - 10:01 am

Billy Corgan Forecasts A Bleak Future For Streaming Music

Billy Corgan went on CNBC earlier this week to talk about the state of the music business, particularly regarding Taylor Swift's open letter to Apple,…
Michael Nelson | June 24, 2015 - 4:54 pm

Ed Sheeran Took Jay Z And Beyoncé To A Midtown Pub And Covered “Empire State Of Mind”

Beyoncé slummed it with Ed Sheeran at a midtown bar over the weekend after Sheeran's performance on Sunday night at Barclays Center. (Jay Z was…
James Rettig | June 3, 2015 - 8:46 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Drake – “Can I” (Feat. Beyoncé)

A few days ago, a super short snippet of a new Drake song called "Can I" surfaced, and various versions of it have been swirling…
James Rettig | May 20, 2015 - 10:47 pm

Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” (Feat. Beyoncé) Video

Finally, Tidal gives us something we really want: the video for Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé's Pinkprint collab "Feeling Myself." As Complex points out, it premiered…
Caitlin White | May 18, 2015 - 5:16 pm

The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there's no legitimate competition. This was…
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm
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