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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 »

Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off the number of superstar music careers launched by Ryan Seacrest and friends before you run out of fingers. There’s a case to be made that the show paved the way… More »

Speedy Ortiz played not one, not two, but three shows in San Francisco yesterday. After their Outside Lands festival set, they did a stripped-down performance for Stereogum at the Toyota Tent then at night played the local venue Rickshaw Stop. The Boston-based band’s latest album, Foil Deer, is one of the best of the yearMore »

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Yolandi From Die Antwoord Picks A Fight With Drake

Die Antwoord seemed to be on the verge of climbing to a new tier of celebrity this year with Ninja and Yolandi Visser playing prominent…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm
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The Week In Pop: The Grand Rehabilitation Of Lady Gaga

Less than a year ago I published a post with the headline Watch Lady Gaga Get Doused In Neon Vomit While Riding A Mechanical S&M
Chris DeVille | February 26, 2015 - 4:19 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

All the songs chosen for 5 Best Songs this week are, intentionally or not, crushingly self-reflective and introspective. They concern relationships and how we actually…
Stereogum | February 20, 2015 - 5:30 pm
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Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Was Planned As A Free DatPiff Release

One of the most prominent speculations about Drake's surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It's Too Late is that he only released it as a…
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2015 - 12:34 pm
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The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of…
Chris DeVille | February 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm
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Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late Sets Spotify’s First-Week Streaming Record

Drake’s surprise “mixtape” If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late set the record for the most streams of an album in its first week i…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 17, 2015 - 5:04 pm
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Watch Drake Cover “Only One” & “FourFiveSeconds,” Bring Out Kanye For “I Don’t Like” In NYC

Drake's headlining show at last night's Sprite NBA All-Star Weekend concert at Irving Plaza served as something of a victory lap for the successful release…
James Rettig | February 14, 2015 - 10:12 am
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Premature Evaluation: Drake If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake is calling If You're Reading This It's Too Late a "mixtape," even though he's selling it for money and even though its stream got…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2015 - 4:12 pm
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Drake’s Surprise Mixtape Projected To Debut At #1

This time yesterday the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack seemed likely to cruise to an easy #1 debut next week with projected sales of 160,000.
Chris DeVille | February 13, 2015 - 3:26 pm

Drake’s Homecoming Concert Film Coming To Theaters For One Night Only

"I hope they document what I'm becoming," raps an impossibly young and fresh-faced Drake on "Congratulations," the final song in the preview for a new…
Caitlin White | February 13, 2015 - 1:16 pm

Drake Drops Surprise Mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

Drake has released a surprise mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late. It contains 17 tracks and has features from Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott,…
James Rettig | February 12, 2015 - 11:11 pm
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Watch Drake’s Short Film Jungle

Y'all ready for 14 minutes of Pensive Drake? This morning, Aubrey Graham posted a new short film called Jungle on his website, and it's a…
Tom Breihan | February 12, 2015 - 8:52 am
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iLoveMakonnen Lines Up Drake, Rihanna, Diplo, Skrillex For Debut LP

iLoveMakonnen is one of the most compelling artists coming out of Atlanta's newest wave of culture-defying hip-hop, and ever since Drake hopped on a remix…
Caitlin White | February 10, 2015 - 5:31 pm
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We're officially five full weeks into 2015, so where do we stand (besides shin-deep in gray-curb slush puddles)? From the sounds of this playlist, we…
Stereogum | February 6, 2015 - 4:51 pm
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Watch Drake, Haim, & Sia Read Mean Tweets About Themselves On Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live aired another edition of its ridiculously popular Mean Tweets series, and it was their second one that focused exclusively on musicians. Drake,…
James Rettig | February 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
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Big Sean – “Blessings” (Feat. Drake & Kanye West)

We're all going to have to start taking Big Sean a whole lot more seriously. A few hours after he stole Meek Mill's "B Boy"…
Tom Breihan | January 30, 2015 - 3:16 am
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These Are Pandora’s 10 Most Liked Songs Of All Time

Pandora continues to be one of the most popular musical outlets of the digital age. With its curated playlists and algorithms and thumbs-up/thumbs-down interactivity, it'…
Chris DeVille | January 29, 2015 - 10:27 am
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Here’s Why ILoveMakonnen & Drake’s “Tuesday” Is So Irresistible

In the past year since Chilly Gonzales started his Pop Music Masterclass video series, he's deconstructed the appeal of popular songs such as "Get Lucky,"…
James Rettig | January 23, 2015 - 9:30 am
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Download Lil Wayne Sorry 4 The Wait 2

It's unclear when Lil Wayne will put out his supposedly-final album Tha Carter V. After it was pushed back indefinitely late last year, Wayne came
James Rettig | January 20, 2015 - 9:51 pm
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Watch Jimmy Fallon & Gwyneth Paltrow Sing Broadway Versions Of Drake, Nicki Minaj, & Big Sean

Make no mistake: Within the next decade or so, Broadway will get a Rock Of Ages-style rap jukebox musical. It already sort of happened with…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 9:37 am
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