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Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

“Remember JoJo?” To most of the Western world, that’s a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an adolescent, delivering the sleek acoustic R&B kiss-off “Leave (Get Out)” with poise and authority beyond her 13 years. That was 2004, and she followed it up two years later with… More »

On paper, Wale’s rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse’s power, scored a number of inescapable urban radio hits, and just debuted at #1 with The Album About Nothing, a project on which he collaborated with his lifelong hero Jerry… More »

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The Week In Pop: Roast Aside, Justin Bieber Might Secretly Be On The Right Track

The Roast Of Justin Bieber was tough to sit through -- almost as tough as the transition from teen idol to grownup pop star Bieber…
Chris DeVille | April 2, 2015 - 1:07 pm

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don't remember where it was,…
Michael Nelson | March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of…
Chris DeVille | February 12, 2015 - 4:28 pm

The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix

Ever since Glee became a phenomenon in 2009, a cappella music has been building to a pop cultural renaissance of sorts. As that show's cultural…
Chris DeVille | December 11, 2014 - 4:20 pm

The Week In Pop: Are You Ready For Some Chris Brown? (Or Nah?)

Football season is pretty awkward this year. There's a widespread unease about watching our modern gladiators destroy each other when so many of them have…
Chris DeVille | September 18, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Watch Dave Grohl, 50 Cent, Miley Cyrus, Sammy Hagar, & Others Send Off Chelsea Handler In An Epic “We Are The World” Parody

It's a big deal when a talk show says goodbye to its host, but it's an even bigger deal when the host is so integral…
Miles Bowe | August 27, 2014 - 2:10 pm

The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there's a big difference between "Britpop" and "British pop," this seems like…
Chris DeVille | April 24, 2014 - 5:11 pm

The Week In Pop: Sam Smith’s Miraculous Voice Will Make Him A Star, But What Kind?

Among the attributes necessary for pop stardom, a powerhouse voice is not typically on the shortlist. From Madonna to Rihanna, pop singers have long bee…
Chris DeVille | April 3, 2014 - 4:31 pm

2012 Juno Award Nominees

This year's Juno Awards take place in Ottawa on 4/1, and today the nominees for their annual prizes were revealed. A lot of familiar name…
Corban Goble | February 7, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with "You Are A Tourist," the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes
Scott Lapatine | April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Avril Lavigne In Garbageland

This Alice In Wonderland tie-in video does that creepy thing where they make Lavigne look like she’s in the movie with Johnny Depp, who’s probably…
jessica | February 18, 2010 - 10:17 am

Kidz Bop 12: As Always, Mostly Inappropriate

Today's the day! The twelfth installment of the music series for the kids, by the Kidz, is ready to be streamed and/or purchased for $18.98.
Stereogum | July 31, 2007 - 1:03 pm

Avril Lavigne Covers Coldplay

Last week Miss Lavigne dropped by Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge and delivered a song that sounds suspiciously like Coldplay’s “The Scientist”! (Zing!) In Avril’s hands,…
Stereogum | July 13, 2007 - 10:02 am

A Letter From Avril Lavigne To You, Her Fans

Our favorite cigar-smoking muthaflippin' princess has had herself a rough week, starting with the Rubinoos' claim that "Girlfriend" ripped off a song of theirs, to…
Stereogum | July 11, 2007 - 12:59 pm

Lil Mama Remixes Rhianna And Avril Laveeeeen

Make that four weeks at the top of the charts for Rhianna’s inescapable summer jam “Umbrella.” We don’t listen to the radio, you won’t find…
Stereogum | June 21, 2007 - 6:03 pm

Avril Does Blender, Likes Cigars

Remember when the Blender folks fed Avril whiskey and had her pose for photos and answer your questions working a sweet Jack Daniels buzz? Well,…
Stereogum | May 16, 2007 - 11:24 am

Avril Lavigne, Foul-Mouthed And Tipsy, Answers Your Questions

Avril Lavigne has both the #1 album and single in the country this week. Unfortunately for Napanee’s mall-punk princess, this means the whirlwind press tour…
Stereogum | April 27, 2007 - 5:18 pm
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