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You’ll notice one conspicuous absence in this week’s 5 Best Songs. To be clear: We didn’t forget about The Life Of Pablo, nor were we collectively lukewarm about those songs premiered at yesterday’s outsize MSG event. QUITE THE OPPOSITE. We were basically sitting here at Stereogum HQ, huddled around speakers boosted to 10, in stunned,… More »

Among so many other things, this week was a monument to the power of music and video, combined — whether it be the slow-buffering image of Kanye West playing his iPod demos to an arena full of well-wishers or the oddly gratifying spectacle of Rudolph Giuliani spluttering nonsense invective about the Super Bowl halftime show. More »

The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine’s Day and Monday is Presidents’ Day, so the Grammy people figured they’d be better off putting the ceremony at the end of the long weekend. And as it turns out, that means music fans don’t have to choose between the Grammys and Martin Scorsese… More »

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Watch White People Lose Their Minds In SNL’s “The Day Beyoncé Turned Black”

When Beyoncé released her new video for "Formation" and debuted the song in a supremely confident performance at the Super Bowl the next day, a…
Peter Helman | 11:08 am
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Watch Killer Mike Defend Beyoncé On Bill Maher

Last May, Killer Mike made his first-ever appearance as a panelist on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, and he killed it. Seriously, just about…
Peter Helman | February 13, 2016 - 6:10 pm
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Red Lobster Claims Beyoncé-Related Sales Surge Despite Its Lame Social Media Response

Red Lobster is claiming that it experienced a 33% sales bump on Sunday compared to the same day a year ago following their shoutout in…
James Rettig | February 9, 2016 - 1:57 pm
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Watch Jessica Williams Defend Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Performance On The Daily Show

Beyoncé's Super Bowl Halftime Show performance was obviously badass, and it doesn't really need defending. But yesterday, certain members of the Republican outrage industrial complex…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2016 - 10:33 am
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Beyoncé’s Stylist Confirms New Album

Well, it looks like it's happening. There's a new Beyoncé album, a follow-up to the great 2013 self-titled LP, on the way. It's not that
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2016 - 9:23 am
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Keeping Up With The Knowleses: Beyoncé And Solange’s Differing Approaches To Activism

Beyoncé was Queen Bey last night, as usual. "Formation" took over the Super Bowl halftime performance, making professional entertainers Bruno Mars and Chris Martin look…
Collin Robinson | February 8, 2016 - 4:32 pm
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Rudy Giuliani Thought Beyoncé’s Super Bowl Performance Was An “Attack” On Police

During last night's Super Bowl Halftime Show performance, Beyoncé debuted her new song "Formation" and generally kicked ass. She also put up the Black Power…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2016 - 1:02 pm
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Beyoncé Turned Down “Awful” Chris Martin Song “Hook Up”

Chris Martin will grace the cover of Rolling Stone this month, and in the accompanying interview he opens up about his divorce and collaborating with…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 8, 2016 - 11:21 am
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Beyoncé Slays Coldplay’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, Announces Formation World Tour

Three years after Beyoncé headlined the Super Bowl halftime show, she returned to steal the Super Bowl 50 show from actual headliners Coldplay. Chris Martin…
Peter Helman | February 7, 2016 - 9:32 pm
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Beyoncé Rep Denies She Stole Footage For “Formation” Video

Yesterday, Beyoncé surprised the world with the release of her new video "Formation," but some were apparently a little more surprised than others. Abteen Bagheri…
Peter Helman | February 7, 2016 - 12:07 pm
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Beyoncé – “Formation” Video

Beyoncé has just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a new single on the world without warning, her first new solo track since 2014's BEYONCÉ platinum…
Peter Helman | February 6, 2016 - 3:55 pm
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Has The Super Bowl Become Music’s Biggest Event?

In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn't actually become…
Chris DeVille | February 4, 2016 - 3:07 pm
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Grimes Writes About 5 Albums That Changed Her Life

We named Grimes' Art Angels the best album of 2015, and part of its appeal lies in its uniqueness and idiosyncrasy, the power of Claire…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2016 - 9:40 pm
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Coldplay – “Hymn For The Weekend” (Feat. Beyoncé) Video

The best moment on A Head Full Of Dreams, Coldplay's soupy mess of a new album, is the moment when Beyoncé shows up on the…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2016 - 10:25 am
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Watch Beyoncé Join Channing Tatum’s “Girls (Who Run The World)” Performance On Lip Sync Battle

Last night, the entertainingly ridiculous Spike TV show Lip Sync Battle began its new season, and it did not skimp on starpower. The show revolved…
Tom Breihan | January 8, 2016 - 9:46 am
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Beyoncé, Bruno Mars Will Join Coldplay’s Super Bowl Halftime

Beyoncé and Bruno Mars will both join headliners Coldplay onstage during the Super Bowl halftime show, Entertainment Tonight reports. (Presumably, Beyoncé and Coldplay will perform…
Peter Helman | January 7, 2016 - 6:35 pm
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The 2016 State Of Pop Address

The US president's annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm
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