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The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye’s supply kicking in. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — year-end list season — and the festivities continue today with the Week In Pop’s second annual rundown of the finest pop singles of the past 12 months. … More »

This time last year we were perturbed with the Grammys for generating a slate of 2015 nominees that honored a bunch of mediocre white musicians at the expense of black excellence. Even within the bizarre and outmoded musical value system that is the Grammys, it felt like a regression. So it’s especially surprising that the… More »

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Beyoncé, Bruno Mars Will Join Coldplay’s Super Bowl Halftime

Beyoncé and Bruno Mars will both join headliners Coldplay onstage during the Super Bowl halftime show, Entertainment Tonight reports. (Presumably, Beyoncé and Coldplay will perform…
Peter Helman | January 7, 2016 - 6:35 pm
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Obama’s Favorite Song Of 2015 Is By Kendrick Lamar

Alongside the rest of the Stereogum staff, President Barack Obama has shared his favorite song of the year with us: Kendrick Lamar's "How Much A…
James Rettig | December 9, 2015 - 12:42 pm
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The Week In Pop: I Took My Mom To A Sam Smith Concert

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
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm
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NFL Offers Bruno Mars Super Bowl Halftime Again

Bruno Mars headlined the Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show in 2014 (with some assistance from the Red Hot Chili Peppers), and his performance was the…
Peter Helman | September 8, 2015 - 8:23 pm
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VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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The Week In Pop: The Weeknd Pop?

The #2 song in the country this week is "Can't Feel My Face," a pitch-perfect Michael Jackson homage co-produced by pop mastermind Max Martin. From…
Chris DeVille | July 23, 2015 - 3:13 pm
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Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Watch Rick Astley Cover “Uptown Funk” At London ’80s Festival

While I am currently listening to the original version of "Uptown Funk" on the newly launched Apple Music, another cover of the ubiquitous Mark Ronson/Bruno…
Caitlin White | June 30, 2015 - 1:47 pm
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Watch Mark Ronson On CBS Sunday Morning

Star producer and musician Mark Ronson was profiled on today's episode of CBS Sunday Morning. Ronson discusses the genesis of the massive hit "Uptown Funk,"
Peter Helman | June 14, 2015 - 2:18 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Right now, I'm enjoying anticipating Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" movie, set to debut as part of Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards, more than I'll probably…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2015 - 1:07 pm
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Here’s The New “Uptown Funk!” Royalty Split Following Publisher’s Preemptive Crediting

Last week, in an effort to avoid the kind of litigation that resulted in Marvin Gaye's family prying millions of "Blurred Lines" dollars from Robin…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2015 - 5:58 pm
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The Gap Band Awarded Writing Credit On “Uptown Funk!”

After the verdict in the "Blurred Lines" lawsuit, nobody is playing around when it comes to those pesky "hey, this song sounds like this other…
Tom Breihan | April 30, 2015 - 4:13 pm
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The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse's…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm
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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
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Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (Trinidad James Remix)” (Feat. Bruno Mars)

Mark Ronson's stupidly fun Bruno Mars collab "Uptown Funk" has been reigning over the Billboard charts for a while now, and it shows no sign…
Peter Helman | March 20, 2015 - 12:07 am

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

"I want you to know that it's our time/ You and me bleed the same light." That intuitive nonsense is the hook from "I Want…
Chris DeVille | March 12, 2015 - 4:09 pm
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Watch Jungle Cover Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”

Jungle appeared on BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and delivered an absolutely grooving, full-bodied cover of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." Watch it…
Caitlin White | March 10, 2015 - 2:59 pm
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