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Feat. Who? Meet The Chart-Climbing Guest Singers Vying To Become Actual Pop Stars

Sometimes pop stars come at you from the side. There are many routes to mainstream music celebrity: Hitting it big on social media…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2016 - 11:39 am
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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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Is Hard Rock About To Roar Back Into The Mainstream?

Hard rock is not dead; it has merely retreated to the range to plot its comeback. …
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2016 - 2:10 pm
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More Barack Obama stories

President Obama Listens To Chance The Rapper, Courtney Barnett, Fiona Apple

We already know that Barack Obama has better taste in music than any previous President of the United States of America. Honestly, it's not even…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2016 - 11:13 am
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Watch Obama Pump Himself Up With Eminem Song Backstage At The DNC

Once again, Obama proves himself to be our chillest POTUS ever. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has just released some behind-the-scenes footage from last month's Democratic…
Peter Helman | August 6, 2016 - 6:49 pm
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Watch Obama Get Dubbed To Rap “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)”

One of the great time wasters of the Obama era, the Baracksdubs YouTube channel, has finally made a video of President Barack Obama saying what…
Collin Robinson | July 26, 2016 - 12:47 pm
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Watch President Obama, Kendrick Lamar, & Janelle Monáe Sing Happy Birthday To Malia Obama

Yesterday, President Barack Obama hosted a Fourth of July barbecue on the White House lawn, inviting thousands of military veterans and their families. And as…
Tom Breihan | July 5, 2016 - 9:27 am
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Watch Kendrick Lamar & Janelle Monáe Perform Live At The White House

The Obamas are hosting a Fourth Of July barbecue for military veterans and their families at the White House tonight, and the festivities include a…
Peter Helman | July 4, 2016 - 7:48 pm
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Watch President Obama Slow Jam The News With The Roots, Madonna Sing “Borderline” On The Tonight Show

Last night's episode of The Tonight Show was a bit one. Barack Obama made what will presumably be his final appearance on the show, at…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2016 - 8:50 am
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Watch Herbie Hancock, Aretha Franklin, Terrace Martin, & More Cover Prince At The White House For International Jazz Day

Yesterday was International Jazz Day, and last night, ABC broadcast an edited version of the All-Star Global Concert that took place on the South Lawn…
Peter Helman | May 1, 2016 - 12:31 pm
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Watch Larry Wilmore Joke About Beyoncé And Killer Mike At The White House Correspondents Dinner

Larry Wilmore of The Nightly Show hosted this year's White House Correspondents' Dinner, President Obama's last, which took place last night. In his monologue, Wilmore…
Peter Helman | May 1, 2016 - 11:33 am

President Obama Mourns Prince

President Barack Obama has offered a statement in reaction to Prince's death earlier today. Last year, Prince played a private concert at the White House…
James Rettig | April 21, 2016 - 4:13 pm
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Obama Meets With Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, & Other Artists To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform

President Obama invited a group of rappers and musicians including Chance The Rapper, Nicki Minaj, DJ Khaled, Alicia Keys, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T,…
Peter Helman | April 16, 2016 - 4:52 pm
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The Week In Pop

This Is The Zayn Malik We’re Getting, So Deal With It

Can you believe it's only been four months since Zayn Malik launched his solo career with a juicy Fader cover story and a tantalizing instrumental…
Chris DeVille | March 24, 2016 - 2:47 pm
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Gwen Stefani’s Breakup Album Is Bland, But What Choice Did She Have?

In the entertainment industry, breaking up is good for business. As we've seen from Blood On The Tracks to Vulnicura, divorce and other profound romantic…
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2016 - 12:53 pm
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Watch Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda Play A Freestyle Rap Game With President Obama

The cast of Hamilton visited the White House today, and the hit musical's star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda met up with President Obama in the…
Peter Helman | March 14, 2016 - 10:30 pm
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SXSW Books Barack & Michelle Obama As Keynote Speakers

Barack and Michelle Obama are going to SXSW this year. (Come to our show! We'll try to squeeze you on the list, but no promises.)…
James Rettig | March 2, 2016 - 11:48 am
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Obama Says Kendrick Lamar Would Beat Drake In A Rap Feud

Drake and Kendrick Lamar have been throwing subliminal shots -- and even, from time to time, outright disses -- but tensions between them have never…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2016 - 3:47 pm
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Watch Kendrick Lamar Meet President Obama In Mentorship PSA

Kendrick Lamar is appearing in a new PSA/promo to support Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative and MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Directed by Dave Meyers…
Peter Helman | January 11, 2016 - 8:23 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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