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Beyoncé – “Standing On The Sun”

It's not enough, I suppose, when your surprise self-titled album lights the entire universe on fire and sells more copies than anything this side of the Frozen soundtrack. You just have to keep throwing songs out into the universe. A piece of Beyoncé's song "Standing On The Sun" appeared in an H&M commercialMore »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014

Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Pharrell, De La Soul Win Webby Awards

The results of the 18th annual Webby Awards are in, selected by an International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences (IADAS) panel including Ariana Huffington, Kevin Spacey, and Tumblr founder David Karp. Among the internet awards ceremony's musical honorees are Arcade Fire, Jay Z, Pharrell, Beyoncé, and Bob Dylan. De La Soul (pictured) was named… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 28, 2014

Lily Allen Can’t Catch A Break

When she made her big return late last year with her possibly-feminist/possibly-fetishistic "Hard Out Here" video, Lily Allen immediately found herself at the center of internet controversy, defending her video almost as soon as it went up online. More recently, she found herself agreeing with a fan on Twitter who'd called her new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014

Beyoncé & Jay Z Announce On The Run Tour Dates

Beyoncé and Jay Z have been a couple of roughly equal fame for so long that I'm surprised it's taken them this long to launch a major co-headlining tour. Maybe they didn't want to have the uncomfortable "who goes on first?" conversation. In any case, they've presumably figured out that question now. After a few… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 28, 2014

The Week In Pop: Meet The New Wave Of British Pop Stars

We at Stereogum have the UK on the brain this week. And while there's a big difference between "Britpop" and "British pop," this seems like an appropriate time to point out just how many singers from the motherland have been making waves on these shores. We haven't quite reached British Invasion levels of saturatio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 24, 2014

BOOTS – “Dreams” (Feat. Beyoncé)

Earlier today, the producer known as BOOTS released "A Day In The Life Of Jordan Asher," the opening track on his forthcoming mixtape, and now, he's released its closing track: "Dreams," which features guest vocals from none other than Beyoncé. He's releasing the song with the intention of benefiting the charity Day One. I… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 22, 2014

The Week In Pop: 5 Seconds Of Summer And The Evolution Of Pop-Punk Boy Bands

"She looks so perfect standing there/ In my American Apparel underwear" is the new "I like girls who wear Abercrombie & Fitch." Fifteen years ago, at the height of boy-band mania, America was bombarded by LFO's "Summer Girls," in which bros with magnificently sculpted haircuts and bodacious bods sing-rapped clumsy couplets between harmonious refrains about… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 17, 2014

Watch A Pretty Compelling Endorsement For Beyoncé’s Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

Though it's still a ways off, the time will come some day when Beyoncé will be eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. Some people might object to the idea of Beyoncé ever being considered for something like that (maybe even certain people who are being inducted this year -- looking atMore »

By: Miles Bowe / April 10, 2014

The Week In Pop: Sam Smith’s Miraculous Voice Will Make Him A Star, But What Kind?

Among the attributes necessary for pop stardom, a powerhouse voice is not typically on the shortlist. From Madonna to Rihanna, pop singers have long been able to excel at their occupation without the ability to wail away magnificently. It's counterintuitive given that job #1 for singers is, ostensibly, singing, but there are other more important… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 3, 2014

The Week In Pop: It’s Time We All Agreed That Coldplay Is Great

We need to have a conversation about Coldplay. More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2014

Watch Blue Ivy Totally Ruin Beyoncé’s Grammy Rehearsal

Here's something cute to start your weekend off right. Perhaps you recall that Beyoncé and Jay Z opened the Grammys telecast with a performance of "Drunk In Love." A video of Beyoncé's rehearsal (with a Jay Z body double, incidentally) has surfaced that's entertaining for reasons other than Bey's breathtaking performance. Not that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 7, 2014

The Week In Pop: Kid Cudi, The Loneliest Stoner

Even though he parted ways with G.O.O.D. Music last year, Kid Cudi will probably never make it all the way out of Kanye West's shadow. Many of us first encountered Scott Mescudi as Kanye's foil on 2008's triumphantly dour "Welcome To Heartbreak," and Cudi's ambition to transcend the confines of hip-hop has long mirrored that… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 27, 2014

Beyoncé – “Partition” Video (NSFW-ish)

Now that "Drunk In Love" has effectively conquered the known universe, Beyoncé has marked "Partition," the skittering sex-in-the-limo jam that's my favorite song from her amazing self-titled album, as the next single to blow up. Since BEYONCÉ was a "visual album," the song already had a stylized, negligee-happy video from director JakeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / February 25, 2014

Watch Haim Cover Beyoncé’s “XO” On BBC Radio 1

The sisters Haim are always down for a good cover. They've tackled the likes of Miley Cyrus, the Strokes, and Sheryl Crow over the past year, and now you can add Beyoncé to their number. Haim covered BEYONCÉ jam "XO" in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge today, delivering a reverent take… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 25, 2014

The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol‘s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion's album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American Idol champion is? Candice Glover is quite alright, so I hope your answer is yes, but I suspect it's no. More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 20, 2014

Watch Katy B Cover Beyoncé’s “Drunk In Love”

Beyoncé's "Drunk In Love" is shaping up as one of the inescapable songs of the day, a dominant clarion call that packs in more catchprases per second than any song in recent memory. Just in the last several weeks, we've heard covers or remixes from James Blake, Angel Haze, Future, More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2014

The Weeknd – “Drunk In Love” (Beyoncé Cover)

We've heard interpretations of "Drunk In Love" from Kanye West, James Blake, Diplo, Future, Feature, and Angel Haze. If that's not enough for you, you're in luck: The Weeknd released his own take last night in celebration of his 24th birthday. Listen to Abel Tesfaye's version below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 16, 2014

Beyoncé (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z) – “Drunk In Love (Remix)”

You heard versions by Future, Feature, and Harmonimix. Now Kanye West has hopped on a remix of Bey and Jay's "Drunk In Love." The new beat was co-produced by Mike Dean and it premiered on Hot 97 personality Angie Martinez's new site. Listen below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / February 14, 2014

Diplo – “Biggie Bounce” Video + “Drunk in Love” Remix

Chances are no one at Georgia's Mableton Moose Lodge knew who Diplo was when he showed up to shoot the video for "Biggie Bounce," but they probably won't forget him anytime soon. The producer arrived with featured rappers Travis Porter and Angger Dimas in tow, along with some dancers who tried their best to twerk… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2014

Beyoncé (Feat. Jay Z) – “Drunken Love (Official Remix)” (Prod. Detail)

If you didn't think there was any way to improve on the ostentatious Beyoncé/Jay Z collab "Drunk In Love," think again. Over at Complex, producer Noel "Detail" Fisher has unveiled his official remix of the song. Dubbed "Drunken Love," the remix trades in the booming drums of the original for a more cinematic and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2014
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