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“Remember JoJo?” To most of the Western world, that’s a reasonable question. Those who do recall Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque probably envision her as an adolescent, delivering the sleek acoustic R&B kiss-off “Leave (Get Out)” with poise and authority beyond her 13 years. That was 2004, and she followed it up two years later with… More »

Two seemingly contradictory reports from Billboard this week: Bro-country is over and Luke Bryan has another #1 album. Bro-country, as coined by Jody Rosen (then of New York Magazine), indicates “music by and of the tatted, gym-toned, party-hearty young American white dude.” Bryan has long been one of that scene’s dominant figures, the Alan Jackso… More »

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 its disco-funk liquid rhythm to its piercing falsetto hooks to its lovestruck subject matter, the song makes perfect sense as a hit single. The only thing weird about it i… More »

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The Week In Pop: Get Used To Calvin Harris Being The Biggest DJ In The World

Calvin Harris is the biggest DJ in the world. This is true in terms of dollars (he's Earth's highest-paid party-rocker, by an even larger margi…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2014 - 3:47 pm

Haim, Tinashe, Gwen Stefani Featured On Calvin Harris’ Motion

Scottish DJ Calvin Harris announced some of the feature spots on his upcoming fourth studio album, Motion, and the list is kind of interesting. It'll…
James Rettig | October 6, 2014 - 8:33 am

Kendrick Lamar’s Playing The Bermuda Triangle On Halloween

It's been decades since a plane or ship disappeared without warning in the legendarily mysterious Bermuda Triangle region. But, uh, why would you risk it?
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 9:08 am

The Week In Pop: So, What Else Does “All About That Bass” Singer Meghan Trainor Have To Offer?

"All About That Bass" is a great song. It is not a cool song, but hopefully by now we all realize cool is not the
Chris DeVille | September 11, 2014 - 4:19 pm

Forbes’ Highest Paid DJs 2014 Is Pretty Similar To 2013

Last summer Forbes released a list of the world's highest-paid DJs topped off by Calvin Harris, Tiesto, and David Guetta. This year's list is out,…
Chris DeVille | August 19, 2014 - 4:38 pm

Is Festival EDM Dying, Or Is It Just Getting Interesting?

If you perform with a giant light-up mouse helmet on your head, chances are you understand how to grab people's attention. Whether Twitter-feuding with Arcade
Chris DeVille | July 2, 2014 - 3:42 pm

The Week In Pop: Presenting The Mid-2014 Pop Superlatives

Seeing as we gave you a mid-year countdown of 2014's best albums so far earlier this week, now seems like a good time to ste…
Chris DeVille | June 19, 2014 - 3:41 pm

The Week In Pop: The Mis-MGMT Of Foster The People

Every few years, a musician achieves that rare combination of commercial dominance and critical acclaim -- and therefore inspires lots of copycats -- only to…
Chris DeVille | March 20, 2014 - 3:58 pm

The Killers – “When You Were Young (Calvin Harris Remix)”

Back in September, the Killers announced a greatest hits album called Direct Hits and, along with it, unveiled a new, M83-produced track "Shot At Night."…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 25, 2013 - 11:44 am

Highest Paid DJs 2013

Forbes has compiled a list of the 13 highest paid DJs of 2013. As EDM has grown more popular over the past few years, the…
Liz Pelly | August 17, 2013 - 6:01 pm

The Top 30 Electronic Dance Tracks Of 2012

There was no getting away from EDM in 2012. While the three-letter hashtag has certainly caused buzz among radio stations and indie blogosphere alike, it'…
Puja Patel | December 26, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Calvin Harris – “Sweet Nothing” Video (Feat. Florence Welch)

Recently, Florence Welch, of ...+ The Machine fame, lent her crazy rocket-launcher wail to "Sweet Nothing," the new single from EDM anthem-generator Calvin Harris. She…
Tom Breihan | September 21, 2012 - 9:55 am

Calvin Harris – “Sweet Nothing” (Feat. Florence Welch)

Florence Welch, the Florence of Florence + The Machine, has an uncorked mega-wail that seems like it should work really well on cheesed-out big-room dance…
Tom Breihan | August 28, 2012 - 4:33 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: Frank Ocean, RHCP, The Weeknd, & Mud

For Sunday's recap and photos, click here. For Friday's recap and photos, click here. Saturday's recap below... The perpetual low of…
Liz Pelly | August 5, 2012 - 1:51 pm

Florence + The Machine – “Spectrum (Calvin Harris Remix)”

Florence Welch has always had some house-diva fervor in her wail, and it's fun to hear what happens when dance-pop producer Calvin Harris, fresh off…
Tom Breihan | May 29, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Rihanna – “We Found Love”

For whatever reason, Rihanna recruited British dance-music goofball Calvin Harris to produce "We Found Love," her new single, which means it's a finely polished, absolutely…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2011 - 3:54 pm

The 7 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we've got new clips from Depeche Mode, James Blake, Beyoncé, Calvin Harris, Princeton, and Alcoholic Faith Mission. The Depeche Mode clip is directed…
jessica | May 20, 2011 - 4:43 pm

New Calvin Harris Video – “Ready For The Weekend”

The video for Calvin Harris's "I'm Not Alone" featured the Scottish electro singer-songwriter as a knife-wielding mad scientist surrounded by female dancers/test subjects (and, for…
brandon | July 9, 2009 - 12:32 pm

Calvin Harris Remixes Passion Pit

We're already two solid listens into Passion Pit's debut LP Manners, which means, in promo-cycle terms, it is peak time for the remixes that nobody…
Amrit Singh | April 29, 2009 - 9:43 am

We Got The Tweet: The Week’s 50 Best Rock Star Twitters

Microblogging service Twitter has signed up countless celebrities in recent months, and among them are some of our favorite musical artists: Trent Reznor! Colin Meloy!
Scott Lapatine | March 23, 2009 - 9:26 pm