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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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Drake – “How About Now”

Earlier today, a teenager from Marietta, Georgia uploaded a new Drake track onto Soundcloud. It's unclear how he got a hold of it, but it'…
James Rettig | October 19, 2014 - 5:50 pm
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Drake – “Worst Behavior (SAINT PEPSI Edit)”

The first time I heard "Pineapple Juniors" in the very beginning of 2013, it was crystal clear that Ryan DeRobertis gave zero fucks about what…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2014 - 11:41 am

Dr. Dre Handily Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Hip-Hop Acts 2014 List

Dr. Dre was out here declaring himself hip-hop's first billionaire before Apple's $3 billion purchase of Beats was even confirmed, so it should come a…
Chris DeVille | September 23, 2014 - 3:25 pm
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Tanya Tagaq Wins 2014 Polaris Prize, Says “Fuck PETA”

Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq won this year's Polaris Music Prize for her album, Animism, beating out Arcade Fire, Drake, and Mac DeMarco. In her…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 10:48 pm
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Livestream The 2014 Polaris Prize Ceremony

For the past eight years, the Polaris Music Prize has honored the best Canadian album of the year. It's accompanied by a gala to announce…
James Rettig | September 22, 2014 - 7:54 pm

Lil Wayne – “Grindin” (Feat. Drake) Video

"Grindin," the single Lil Wayne and Drake released as they embarked on their co-headlining tour, is no match for "Believe Me," the first single the…
Chris DeVille | September 19, 2014 - 4:51 pm

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
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The Week In Pop: From Diana Ross To Ariana Grande, A Pop History Of “I’m Coming Out”

Ariana Grande's sophomore set My Everything, out this week, is part of at least two long legacies. The more obvious of those is the traditio…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2014 - 3:30 pm
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Usher – “She Came To Give It To You” (Feat. Nicki Minaj) Video

Usher begins the video for his new song "She Came To Give It To You" by walking through a gambling ring in the back of…
James Rettig | August 27, 2014 - 9:58 am

The 11 Most Awkward Moments From The 2014 VMAs

The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards had their moments, particularly Beyoncé’s show-stopping finale, Charli XCX’s killer run through “Boom Clap” on the pre-show, and Sam…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2014 - 11:07 am
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P. Reign – “DnF” (Feat. Drake & Future)

Toronto-based artist P. Reign -- real name Raynford Humphrey -- just dropped the first official single from his upcoming EP Dear America. "DnF" features verse…
James Rettig | August 25, 2014 - 12:00 am
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VMAs 2014 Videos, GIFs, Vines, & Winners List

Tonight, MTV's Video Music Awards go down at the Forum in Inglewood, California. This year, the pre-ceremony preparations and parties have been unusually calamitous: Nicki
Stereogum | August 24, 2014 - 8:34 pm
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Hear Part Of Drake’s “Views From The 6″

Part of a new Drake song has leaked. It's called "Views From The 6," which is also the name of his new album that's due…
James Rettig | August 24, 2014 - 3:29 pm
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Nicki Minaj – “Anaconda” Video (Feat. Drake)

Nicki Minaj's "Baby Got Back"-sampling new single "Anaconda" now has a provocative video to go with it. Alternating between a jungle and rave girl theme,…
James Rettig | August 20, 2014 - 12:33 am
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PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Recognize” (Feat. Drake) Video

OVO-affiliate PARTYNEXTDOOR has released a video for his Drake-assisted track "Recognize" from his EP that came out last month. The Liam MacRae-directed video follows PND…
James Rettig | August 13, 2014 - 9:47 pm

iLoveMakonnen – “Tuesday (Remix)” (Feat. Drake)

"Club Going Up On A Tuesday" is a regional hit from the Atlanta sing-rapper iLoveMakonnen, one of those songs that's just starting to bubble o…
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2014 - 9:31 am
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Drake Earns The Toronto Raptors A $25K NBA Fine

Last year, the Toronto Raptors named Drake as their official Global Ambassador. Up until now, his most notable moment in that position came when he…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 4:41 pm
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Lil Wayne – “Grindin'” (Feat. Drake)

Lil Wayne and Drake teamed up a few months ago for Wayne's single "Believe Me," and they'll head out on a co-headlining tour later tonight,…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 2:23 pm
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Watch Lauryn Hill, Usher, 50 Cent Join Drake At OVO Fest

Every year, Drake brings his guest-heavy OVO Festival to his Toronto hometown, and this year's edition, which ended at Molson Canadian Amphitheater last night, had…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2014 - 10:07 am

Watch Drake Appear In A Sketch With Chris Brown, Sing Frozen’s “Let It Go” As Manny Pacquiao, Blow In Lance Stephenson’s Ear, & More At The ESPYS

Drake is hosting ESPN's annual sports awards show the ESPYS tonight, and he got off to a rocky start. First, nobody seemed to be laughing…
Chris DeVille | July 16, 2014 - 10:13 pm
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