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“We’re not a pop band.” When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975’s sleek, dolled-up “Girls” video, we’re to take it as a joke. He doth protest too much, we think, knowing full well what sort of luxuriantly glossy neon guitar music his band specializes in. Never mind the bollocks,… More »

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 is… 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 »

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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

Beyoncé – “7/11 (DJ Mustard Remix)”

It's been a big week for Beyoncé! In addition to being the biggest pop star on the planet, she got scolded by failed presidential candidate…
James Rettig | January 15, 2015 - 9:01 pm

The Week In Pop: Where Do Rock Music And Pop Radio Intersect In 2015?

Fall Out Boy will release their latest album, American Beauty/American Psycho, next week, and they'll do so with the kind of saturation most musicians can…
Chris DeVille | January 15, 2015 - 4:28 pm

Beyoncé Criticized For Chilling With Thai Tiger, Elephant

I was not aware this was legal or even physically possible, but it turns out you can criticize Beyoncé on the internet. Vulture points out…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2015 - 2:48 pm

Gawker Thread Unearths High School Yearbook Photos Of Eddie Vedder, Grimes, Beyoncé, More

A Gawker post yesterday asked readers to post high school yearbook pictures of famous people, and the response unearthed movie stars, politicians, reality TV notables…
James Rettig | December 31, 2014 - 9:17 am

Beyoncé – “7/11 (Detail Christmas Version)” (Feat. French Montana)

Another day, another remix of Beyoncé's AutoTune-heavy "7/11," one of the two new tracks included on the platinum edition of her self-titled. Following on the…
Peter Helman | December 29, 2014 - 10:55 am

Beyoncé – “7/11 (Skrillex & Diplo’s Jack Ü Remix)”

Skrillex and Diplo have shared a remix of Beyoncé's "7/11" that they made under their Jack Ü moniker. The original song arrived on the scene…
James Rettig | December 26, 2014 - 4:29 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 19, 2014 - 1:01 pm

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,…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 2:27 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 11:37 am

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…
Tom Breihan | December 11, 2014 - 8:51 am

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…
James Rettig | December 7, 2014 - 1:08 pm

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…
James Rettig | December 5, 2014 - 9:59 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2014 - 2:47 pm

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…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 11:22 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

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…
Chris DeVille | December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm
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