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Soft Times: On Paramore’s Surprising Retro Reboot

Pity the MySpace-era emo fan -- for many reasons, but especially because none of their old heroes are doing it like they used to. Kings…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2017 - 3:44 pm

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Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments

It was possible, even during George Michael's heyday, to take the man for granted, to imagine him as some lightweight pop star who'd be gone…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2016 - 2:38 pm

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Blurred Line Dance: Pharrell’s Album With Country Stars Little Big Town Isn’t Good, But At Least It’s Weird

You're Pharrell Williams. As one half of carbonated funk production duo the Neptunes, you spent the '90s and '00s changing hip-hop forever. You helped Justin…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2016 - 4:55 pm

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Taylor Hicks Doesn’t Think Chris Daughtry Would Be An Ideal American Idol Judge. Taylor Hicks On The Other Hand…

American Idol is already coming back. ABC's reboot has enlisted Katy Perry as a judge, and former contestant Chris Daughtry, who came in fourth place…
Peter Helman | May 16, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Katy Perry Officially Joins American Idol Reboot

Katy Perry will indeed be lending her musical criticism to ABC's American Idol. ABC, which had hoped to lock up at least some…

American Idol Officially Returning At ABC

Less than a week after making an offer on American Idol, ABC has officially snapped up rights to the storied singing competition -- putting an…

NBC Reportedly Considering American Idol Reboot Already

We witnessed American Idol's farewell season in the spring of 2016, and it looks like some folks are already eager to revive the singing competition.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 9, 2017 - 4:49 pm

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Blurred Line Dance: Pharrell’s Album With Country Stars Little Big Town Isn’t Good, But At Least It’s Weird

You're Pharrell Williams. As one half of carbonated funk production duo the Neptunes, you spent the '90s and '00s changing hip-hop forever. You helped Justin…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2016 - 4:55 pm

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Lukas Graham Is The New Ed Sheeran Is The New Jason Mraz Is…

Lukas Graham loves singing about his parents, which is appropriate because your parents are about to be asking you if you've heard of Lukas Graham.
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2016 - 2:56 pm

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Corny Pop-Rap Will Never Die

Macklemore flopped. We won't have official figures until a few days from now, but This Unruly Mess I've Made is only projected to sell about…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2016 - 5:06 pm

Watch Jennifer Lopez Judge Contestant’s Intense Death Cab Cover On American Idol

It's the last season of American Idol, which means it's the last time to watch their delightfully, painfully awkward audition episodes. (That is, unless you…
James Rettig | January 7, 2016 - 10:10 am

Watch Kanye West’s American Idol “Audition”

A few months ago, Kanye West showed up at the San Francisco tryouts for American Idol's 15th and final season. We've already seen a bit…
Peter Helman | January 4, 2016 - 7:56 pm

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How Will Adele’s Astronomical Sales Influence The Music Industry?

Funny story: My sister-in-law was watching TV with her boyfriend recently when Adele appeared, as she has been wont to do this autumn, and the…
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Watch Kanye West Audition For American Idol

Kanye West doesn't only want to be the president of America -- he also wants to be our Idol. After receiving some political advice from
Peter Helman | October 11, 2015 - 1:07 pm

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The Week In Pop: Jordin Sparks Makes The Leap

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off…
Chris DeVille | August 13, 2015 - 4:36 pm

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The Week In Pop: The Unstoppable Competent Mediocrity Of Jason Derulo

"Broke," the last song teased from Jason Derulo's new Everything Is 4 before the album's release this week, both encapsulates and subverts the approach that…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2015 - 2:35 pm
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