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Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career might take. Noting the distinct lack of star power emanating from Smith at the time, I compared him to Rick Astley (fair) and Susan Boyle (cruel) and wrote, “He i… More »

You ever hear a song and think, “Yep, that’s gonna be huge,” even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey’s “New Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift drummed up weeks of hype and probably spent a fortune to make her kung-fu feminist G.I. Joe cameo party and to unveil it in the biggest way possible for a… More »

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Watch Beyoncé Debut “Die With You” In A Home Movie Shot By Jay Z

Beyoncé debuted a new song earlier today exclusively via Jay Z's preposterous Tidal streaming service. Of course, some generous soul has uploaded it to Youtube…
James Rettig | April 4, 2015 - 6:58 pm

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

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 hi…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

Watch Destiny’s Child Reunite At Stellar Gospel Music Awards

It's not exactly the Destiny's Child reunion anyone wanted, but Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland joined Michelle Williams on stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Award…
James Rettig | March 30, 2015 - 10:37 am

Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group's Facebook page.
Chris DeVille | March 26, 2015 - 10:39 am

Kid Rock Doesn’t Get Beyoncé: Where’s Her “Sweet Home Alabama”?

Oh, Kid Rock. In a new Rolling Stone profile terrifyingly called "The Killer Inside Kid Rock," our favorite love-to-hate glass dildo recipient spews his stereotypical…
James Rettig | February 27, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Q&A: Noel Gallagher On Kanye, Beck, Beyoncé, Moz, Jack White, Black Keys, & More

Back when I was first becoming an obsessive music fan, Oasis were big for me. I loved everything: the classic albums, of course, but also…
Ryan Leas | February 23, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Watch Beyoncé Cover Stevie Wonder With Gary Clark Jr. & Ed Sheeran

Oh, what, you thought the Grammys were over? Well, they are. But the Grammy producers couldn't resist throwing some more musical prestige up on network…
Tom Breihan | February 17, 2015 - 9:32 am

Hear The Inevitable Beck And Beyoncé Mashup “Single Loser”

Apparently, this had to happen. After Beck beat Beyoncé for an Album Of The Year Grammy on Sunday night, and after Kanye West jumped to
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Watch Beyoncé Cover “Fingertips” At Last Night’s Stevie Wonder Tribute Concert

Songs In The Key Of Life, the Grammys' tribute to Stevie Wonder, won't air for another week, but it was filmed last night at the…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2015 - 12:47 pm

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it’s over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn’t win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man!
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2015 - 9:51 am

Detail Says Jay Z And Beyoncé Will Release An Album Together This Year

During a Grammys red carpet interview with Billboard, Detail hinted that a Jay Z and Beyoncé collaborative album is coming, and that it could be…
James Rettig | February 9, 2015 - 8:46 am

Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”

The best moment at last night's Grammys was an easy thing to miss; it was over in about a split-second. Beck had won the Album…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2015 - 7:40 am

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive…
James Rettig | February 8, 2015 - 7:08 pm

Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear…
Caitlin White | February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Hear Beyoncé’s Fifty Shades Of Grey Remixes

The Fifty Shades Of Grey madness has descended upon us, and has even swept up Beyoncé in its ever-growing wave. Savvy businesswoman that she is,…
Caitlin White | February 5, 2015 - 2:04 pm

Beck Will Perform With Chris Martin At The Grammys

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 4, 2015 - 11:35 am

Beyoncé Tells Etsy Artists To Stop Punning Her Name

There is more Beyoncé-inspired crap than you could ever imagine for sale at the craft-goods hub Etsy — like this awful thing, for instance —…
Tom Breihan | January 23, 2015 - 9:11 am
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