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Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population. A figure from this country’s past, one who represents our culture’s basest instincts and poorest taste, has somehow bounced back from relative obscurity and risen to a new level of… More »

The #1 song in America this week is “Sorry” by Justin Bieber. Much has been written about Skrillex and BloodPop’s role in crafting the track’s fizzy, dancehall-inflected beat. But before the producers got their hands on “Sorry,” its basic parts were manifested by Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter, the subjects of a recent New YorkMore »

Last week, Nielsen shared its 2015 U.S. Music Year-End Report, giving a massive statistical overview of how we consume music, how much music we consume, and how our consumption of music in 2015 differed from our consumption of music in 2014. The report was covered by just about every major publication in the world, and… More »

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Watch The Harlem Globetrotters Interrupt Tweedy’s Adele Cover

The Harlem Globetrotters have been doing their thing for almost 100 years now. There aren't too many places where a visit from the team would…
Collin Robinson | February 8, 2016 - 12:08 pm
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Adele Forbids Donald Trump From Using Her Music At Campaign Events

It's official: We can add Adele to the growing list of Musicians Who Absolutely Will Not Tolerate Donald Trump Using Their Music To Soundtrack His…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 1, 2016 - 1:15 pm
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Adele, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd Among 2016 Grammy Performers

The nominations for this year's Grammy Awards are shockingly decent, and it looks like we're in for a rare Grammy telecast that will also be…
Tom Breihan | January 20, 2016 - 9:31 am

Adele, James Bay, Years & Years Lead 2016 BRIT Award Nominations

Last year's BRIT Awards ceremony was quite the event! Madonna fell off the stage and Kanye debuted "All Day" in full. Who knows what 2016…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 14, 2016 - 1:41 pm
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Watch Adele Rap Nicki Minaj’s “Monster” Verse With James Corden

There are many reasons why Adele is selling more records than everyone else in the universe combined, but one of those reasons is that she's…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2016 - 9:14 am
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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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Your Weekly Chart Update AKA What Record Did Adele Break This Time?

We usually cover the weekly music charts in The Week In Pop, but that column remains on hiatus until January. Yet the charts keep on…
Chris DeVille | December 28, 2015 - 3:09 pm
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The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye's supply kicking in. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- year-end list season…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services

In June 2015, a week before the official launch of Apple Music, I was given an in-depth pre-release demonstration of the new streaming service. I…
Michael Nelson | December 17, 2015 - 11:02 am
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The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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Watch Adele’s Live In New York City Concert Special

Last night, as she was getting ready to unleash her absurdly popular 25 album upon the world, Adele played a one-off show at New York's…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2015 - 9:09 am
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Adele Announces 2016 North American Tour

Adele's new album 25 has already sold five million copies, and it came out less than a month ago. That is insane and mind-boggling, and…
Tom Breihan | December 14, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Watch Adele, Coldplay Play X Factor UK Finale

The UK singing competition The X Factor aired its season finale tonight, and the show secured a whole bunch of heavy hitters to close things…
Peter Helman | December 13, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Elle King Is Swaggering Out Of Her Father’s Shadow

When you're related to a celebrity, it's easy to get attention but hard to earn respect. So when Elle King shared her "Ex's & Oh's"
Chris DeVille | December 10, 2015 - 5:23 pm
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Patrick Stickles Reviews 2015: The Titus Andronicus Frontman On Grimes, Tidal, Trump, Drones, & More

This was a good year to be a Titus Andronicus fan. Their new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, wound up being something of a masterpiece:…
Ryan Leas | December 10, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am
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Noel Gallagher Calls Adele “Music For Fucking Grannies”

Noel Gallagher, now and forever, is the most quotable man in rock, a ridiculously entertaining talker who never holds back and always comes with some…
Tom Breihan | December 9, 2015 - 11:02 am
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