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If you want to approach Macklemore as a human being and not a sanctimonious rap-Muppet bent on world domination via free love and cheap clothing, Complex’s recent cover story is a good place to start. The feature details how Ben Haggerty’s rapid rise to fame toppled him back into drug addiction and how learning he… More »

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday’s titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called “8 Things We Found on Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service.” Those eight things were:… More »

“All About That Bass” is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the same thing as great. Meghan Trainor’s breakout single, which celebrates the sex appeal of larger women, is also not quite as smart or important as Trainor thinks it is –… More »

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Watch Bruce Springsteen, Pharrell, Sia, Eric Church, Miguel, & More Perform At Concert For Progress On Race In America

Last night, A&E aired Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress On Race In America as a two-hour special. Taped at LA's Shrine Auditorium on…
Peter Helman | November 21, 2015 - 12:52 pm

Watch The Weeknd & Alicia Keys, Janelle Monáe Play The BET Awards

Last night, BET held its big annual awards show, and we've already posted the video of Kendrick Lamar opening the show by performing "Alright." But…
Tom Breihan | June 29, 2015 - 9:14 am

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out his…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

The Week In Pop: Robin Thicke’s Paula Is Pitiful, But Don’t Pity Him

"Blurred Lines" did a lot of good for Robin Thicke. It made him a household name (and hashtag!), gave him his first #1 single, and…
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Crew (Kendrick Lamar, Johnny Marr, AraabMuzik, Hans Zimmer, Alicia Keys) Play The Tonight Show

The whole team it took to come up with The Amazing Spider-Man 2's lackluster pop single "It's On Again" performed on Fallon last night. Kendrick…
James Rettig | April 26, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Alicia Keys – “It’s On Again” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) Video

Pharrell produced "It's On Again," the new Alicia Keys inspirational-disco number from the soundtrack to The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and Kendrick Lamar starts it out…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2014 - 1:06 pm

Alicia Keys – “It’s On Again” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (Prod. Pharrell)

The soundtracks of the last four blockbuster Spider-Man movies have a spotty history, and Alicia Keys doesn't exactly have a great record of making good…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2014 - 12:21 pm

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Are Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay.
Chris DeVille | March 13, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Watch Nirvana & Paul McCartney Debut “Cut Me Some Slack” At 12-12-12: The Concert For Sandy Relief

So last night the unthinkable happened: Paulvana, Nirmacca, Nicartney -- whatever they're calling themselves (Abomination is taken) -- performed at the 12-12-12 Concert For Sandy…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2012 - 11:04 am

Jay-Z @ Carnegie Hall In Photos, Videos

Last night, Jay-Z played a benefit for United Way of New York City and The Shawn Carter Scholarship Foundation at NYC's Carnegie Hall -- he…
Corban Goble | February 7, 2012 - 10:35 am

Bon Iver Declines Grammy Performance, Collaborates With Alicia Keys

After last year's Grammys, when Arcade Fire performed dodging Mat Hoffman bike-tricks and then immediately won the Album Of The Year award, the award show…
Tom Breihan | February 3, 2012 - 2:14 pm

The 13 Best Jack White Collaborations

On the heels of Jack White's new album announcement as well as the unveiling of Blunderbuss's first single "Love Interruption," we thought it was time…
Stereogum | February 2, 2012 - 2:45 pm

The 10 Best Coldplay Covers

Did you know Coldplay's Mylo Xyloto came out this week? The band played Letterman and Colbert and Today and Jools and Ellen and we threw
Scott Lapatine | October 26, 2011 - 11:08 am

Kanye Dark Twisted Fantasy Leaking, Pre-Order Up

When not beefing with Bush or showing us his bushy beef, Kanye West makes music. The Bon Iver-guesting "Monster" has been floating around for awhile.
brandon | November 4, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Robyn – “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart” (Alicia Keys Cover)

"Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" -- with its themes of heartbreak, distance, betrayal and its thumping beat -- is ideally suited to Robyn. It…
jessica | June 17, 2010 - 10:12 am

Stephen Colbert Raps With Alicia Keys

The two performed a very special rendition of “Empire State Of Mind (Part II)” on last night’s Report. As Videogum pointed out, being white is…
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2009 - 4:28 pm

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys Played The World Series

With "Empire State Of Mind" Jay-Z's cast himself as the Jeter generation's Billy Joel. His NYC's all about pills ("MDMA got you feeling like a…
Amrit Singh | October 30, 2009 - 9:55 am