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The greatest and most consequential piece of music-related video this week wasn’t a music video. It was the image of Justin Timberlake and longtime insider-outsider Nashville journeyman songwriter Chris Stapleton tearing it the fuck up at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. The whole show turned out to be a serious coronation for Stapleton, the… More »

Saturday Night Live’s 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley loves weed? Trust me, she’d find it funny.) Although Cyrus has graced the SNL stage before, the next two musical guests, the Weeknd and Demi Lovato, are making their first… More »

Let us begin by appreciating — if not in the “Yay!” sense, at least the “Wow!” sense — that the Disney Channel cash cow behind “Party In The U.S.A.” closed out the MTV Video Music Awards by dropping F-bombs and pointedly proclaiming her love for marijuana, clad in a meme-costume ripped from the pages of… More »

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Carly Rae Jepsen – “Last Christmas“ (Wham! Cover)

Tis the season! Carly Rae Jepsen is no stranger to Christmas songs -- she even has a holiday original, "Mittens" (eugh, don't click that link)…
James Rettig | November 20, 2015 - 12:30 am

Carly Rae Jepsen @ Irving Plaza, NYC 11/11/15

I'll admit that I was a little nervous seeing Carly Rae Jepsen live for the first time. E•MO•TION has soundtracked pretty much every moment of…
James Rettig | November 12, 2015 - 11:04 am

Watch Ra Ra Riot Cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Run Away With Me”

Ra Ra Riot must be big fans of Carly Rae Jepsen (just like us!) because they’ve been covering her single “Run Away With Me” during…
James Rettig | November 4, 2015 - 10:13 am

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Your Type” Video

Carly Rae Jepsen's E•MO•TION is, straight-up, the best big, glossy, down-the-middle pop album of 2015, even if its sales don't reflect that. And "Your Type"…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2015 - 10:36 am

Carly Rae Jepsen Cast In Fox’s Live Grease Musical

In an effort to replicate the success that NBC had with their live musical broadcasts of Peter Pan and The Sound Of Music, FOX announced…
James Rettig | September 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Hear Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, Sia, Tinashe, & Other Female Artists Cover Bleachers

Jack Antonoff sprang to fame as part of the carnival-pop act Fun. -- and lesser-known indie folkers Steel Train -- but he's made an even…
Caitlin White | September 28, 2015 - 12:11 pm

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Cover Years & Years’ “King”

Ultra-pop sprite Carly Rae Jepsen is the sort of singer who's better known for her songs -- like the sparkling gems on her excellent new…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2015 - 10:20 am

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

It still feels like summer, but that won't last long. We're less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we'll be…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Bestow The Gift Of Her Glorious Presence Unto The Tonight Show

Aww, you motherfuckers thought it was over! It's not over. Carly Rae Jepsen's insanely good pop album E•MO•TION comes out tomorrow, and last night, Jepsen…
Tom Breihan | August 20, 2015 - 9:21 am

Album Of The Week: Carly Rae Jepsen E•MO•TION

I was a snarly 14-year-old punk in training the one time I ever went to Disney World. The whole bajillion-hour drive down to Florida, I…
Tom Breihan | August 18, 2015 - 9:56 am

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Your Type”

It's Friday, which means Carly Rae Jepsen has released yet another E•MO•TION single. This means depending on whether you count the many bonus tracks, either…
Chris DeVille | August 14, 2015 - 10:52 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

In the May 29 installment of 5 Best songs, we explained the methodology behind our weekly list. This was primarily for the benefit of Kulap…
Stereogum | August 7, 2015 - 4:18 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Making The Most Of The Night”

Carly Rae Jepsen's new album E•MO•TION has already been divisive, and it's not even technically out yet. The Canadian pop-star-who-could is currently trying to distance…
Caitlin White | August 7, 2015 - 11:05 am

Carly Rae Jepsen – “Warm Blood”

Here it is: "Warm Blood." Say what you want about the first four E•MO•TION singles, but Carly Rae Jepsen's latest is indisputable, unfuckwithable pop genius.
James Rettig | July 31, 2015 - 9:53 am

Watch Carly Rae Jepsen Reject Scott Aukerman’s Awkward Advances On Comedy Bang! Bang!

Carly Rae Jepsen guest-starred in the forthcoming episode of Comedy Bang Bang!, which airs tomorrow, during which she was accused of coming on to the…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 29, 2015 - 12:29 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Some weeks, choosing the 5 Best Songs can be difficult and polarizing. This was not one of those weeks. Of course, it's hard to pit…
Stereogum | July 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm

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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