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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 - 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 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 Dolla $ign’s ridiculous, surreal featMore »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 11:22 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.

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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 a… More »

By: 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 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 know,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 4, 2014 - 4:38 pm

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 in variou… More »

By: James Rettig / November 21, 2014 - 8:05 pm

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 4More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014 - 8:49 pm

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 promises of “flexing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2014 - 2:21 pm

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, “Drunk… More »

By: James Rettig / November 12, 2014 - 12:30 pm

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 a new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 4, 2014 - 9:13 am

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 found… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 3, 2014 - 2:02 pm

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. It’… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 30, 2014 - 5:31 pm

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 - 3:22 pm

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 i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 3:12 pm

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 - 12:40 pm

Beyoncé And Jay Z Are Allegedly Working On An Album Together

Talented, world-conquering musical spouses Beyoncé and Jay Z have been on tour together for months, and they’ve made it a point to counter divorce rumors on stage and in the studio. Well, here’s one way to demonstrate your oneness: According to DJ Skee, multiple unnamed sources have confirmed that the couple are working on a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 17, 2014 - 10:15 am

Beyoncé And Jay Z Bang Bang Video, Part 1

Beyoncé and Jay Z have released the first part in a trilogy of short films called Bang Bang. The visuals were directed by Dikayl Rimmasch and appeared on screen during their On The Run joint tour, which wrapped up in Paris on Sunday. The clip was inspired by French new wave and Bonnie and Clyde,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014 - 9:02 am

Watch Nicki Minaj Join Beyoncé On “Flawless” Live In Paris

UPDATE: Here’s the official professional footage from the HBO special.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s On The Run tour is currently making its way across Europe. On Friday night at their first of two shows in Paris, Nicki Minaj joined Bey on stage to perform their “Flawless***” remix live… More »

By: James Rettig / September 12, 2014 - 6:16 pm

The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande’s sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the tradition of children’s TV stars stepping into the industry machine and walking out pop stars on the other side. The album is exceptional for what it is — a compendium of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé’s show-stopping finale, Charli XCX’s killer run through “Boom Clap” on the pre-show, and Sam Smith’s impressive take on “Stay With Me” (after an introduction from his friend Kim Kardashian West, no less). Also, shout out to Miley Cyrus for turning over her Video Of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 25, 2014 - 11:07 am

VMAs 2014 Comment Party

‘Tis the season! We’ve set up our inflatable moonmen in the front yard, decked the halls with anacondas, pulled the hammer-shaped cookies from the oven, and donned our most festive bulletproof vests. Now let’s gather around our televisions and/or laptop screens for MTV’s 31st annual Video Music Awards, live from the Forum in Inglewood. More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 24, 2014 - 7:52 pm
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