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The 40 Best Music Videos Of 2014

Next year, YouTube will celebrate its 10th anniversary. For nearly a decade, then, music videos have belonged almost entirely to the internet. Once upon a time, video directors made their work for TV, expecting you to run across their images when you were flipping through channels. By the time YouTube hit its second year, that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014

The Week In Pop’s Top 50 Pop Songs Of 2014

Two weeks ago we looked at the year's biggest pop songs; now let's run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014

Dr. Dre Made More Money This Year Than Any Musician Ever

Dr. Dre topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid hip-hop acts a few months back, and now the financial mag has named Dre the world's richest musician overall, a conclusion that should surprise no one after Dre and Jimmy Iovine sold their Beats empire to Apple for $3 billion this year. Thanks largely to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 12, 2014

Nicki Minaj – “Feelin’ Myself” (Feat. Beyoncé)

Nicki Minaj's new album The Pinkprint is less than a week away from release, and in the past few days, we've heard new songs like the opening track "All Things Go" and the Meek Mill collab "Big Daddy." But the most intriguing song on the album's tracklist, which reunites Nicki with Beyoncé for… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 11, 2014

Watch Nicki Minaj Perform, Impersonate Beyoncé And Kim Kardashain On SNL

Nicki Minaj was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night and performed three songs from her upcoming new album The Pinkprint: "Bed Of Lies" with Skylar Grey, "Only," and "All Things Go." She also appeared in a few sketches: she played Beyoncé in a MTV hip-hop nativity sketch called the "Jingle Ballerz Special,"… More »

By: James Rettig / December 7, 2014

2015 Grammys Album Of The Year Nominees Include Beyoncé, Beck, Ed Sheeran

The Grammys decided to stretch out the announcement of this year's nominees for as long as possible by tweeting them periodically throughout the day and saving the announcement of the Album Of The Year nominations for a television holiday special. After an hour of performances from Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande (with a surprise… More »

By: James Rettig / December 5, 2014

Making Sense Of The 2015 Grammy Nominations

Is it possible that the Grammys are actually moving backwards? America's steep racial divide is not some radical new development, and like most other institutions built on prestige, the Grammys have always been an exceptionally white enterprise. But at a time when the continuing separation between blacks and whites in America is becoming impossible for… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 5, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Last year's Thanksgiving break means we've actually got two weeks' worth of videos accounted for below, and they were a packed two weeks. It hurts my heart not to include strong pieces of work like EMA's grand cyberpunk vision, Atmosphere's masterful The Jerk reference, OFF!'s delirious slapstick freakout, or Ty DollaMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won't learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them as part of tonight'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014

The Week In Pop: The Cold Hard Facts On The Year In Pop

Now that December is upon us, publications are starting to roll out their year-end lists. In the preface to our own countdown of the year's best albums, we noted how subjective that pursuit is, but there is a more objective way to determine what music ruled 2014: cold hard facts. And what do you… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014

Beyoncé – “7/11″ Video

The platinum edition of Beyoncé's self-titled album drops next week, and the pop star has shared a video for "7/11," one of two new songs that are included in the release. The video starts off with Beyoncé dancing on a balcony with a Kale University sweater on and follows her through some rooms i… More »

By: James Rettig / November 21, 2014

Beyoncé – “Ring Off” & “7/11″

Beyoncé's upcoming platinum edition of her self-titled album comes with two original songs: "Ring Off" and "7/11." Just yesterday, we heard some snippets of each song and now both have leaked in full. On first listen, they both seem like welcome additions to the BEYONCÉ era and "Ring Off" even contains a callback to… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014

Preview Beyoncé’s “7/11″ & “Ring Off”

The deluxe edition of Beyoncé's self-titled album -- the one that disappointed us by not being an entire second album -- does at least feature some new music. One of the new tracks is "7/11," and a 30-second excerpt from the song appeared online today. There is Future-style AutoTune sing-rapping galore including… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2014

Beyoncé Got Her Own Category On Jeopardy!

Beyoncé had a whole category dedicated to her on last night's episode of Jeopardy!, which only goes to show that she's currently the reigning Queen Of Pop. (Sorry, Taylor...) Her category even made it into the show's all-star "Tournament Of Champions" that features the longest-running winners from the past season. Answers included Blue Ivy,… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014

Beyoncé’s New Album: Really Just A 4-Disc BEYONCÉ Reissue?

Yesterday, the internet was abuzz with news that Beyoncé was planning on pulling another surprise stunt and releasing an album in the middle of the night. She did it last year with BEYONCÉ, and it was a resounding success on just about every level imaginable, so people were amped. But today, Bey announced… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014

Looks Like That Rumored New Beyoncé Release Is Real

Over the weekend a photograph that appeared to depict the tracklist for a second volume of Beyoncé's self-titled surprise video album started circulating on social media. That's the image above; note that it's on stationery bearing the logos for Beyoncé's management company, Parkwood Entertainment, and her record label, Columbia. Vulture did some research and… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014

The Week In Pop: On Slipknot’s #1 Album And Hard Rock’s Looming Extinction

It's at least a little bit insane to write a column called The Week In Pop this week and not write it about Taylor Swift. A lot of times we use this space to tackle one of the week's biggest pop releases, and Swift's new 1989 is as big as they come in 2014. More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2014

Annie Lennox Kowtows To The Beygency

Beyond any debate about the word feminism, Annie Lennox's recent comments about Beyoncé illustrate something: It's a really, really bad idea for anyone remotely famous to say anything bad about Beyoncé. It will always blow up in your face. People are not ready to read a single bad word about that lady. More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 22, 2014

Houston All-News Radio Station Will Now Play Only Beyoncé

For the past three years, the Houston radio station News92 FM has had a 24-hour all-news format. But ratings weren't what they needed to be, and as the Houston Chronicle reports, the station's owners laid off 47 employees and switched the station's format up completely. As of right now, 92.1 on your FM dial… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014

Watch Beyoncé Join Jay Z, Sting Join No Doubt At Global Citizen Festival

Last night, the Global Citizen Festival was held in Central Park to a sold out crowd of around 60,000 people. Jay Z and No Doubt were at the top of the bill and both of them were joined by special guests for the charity event. Fresh off the end of their joint tour, Jay brought… More »

By: James Rettig / September 28, 2014
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