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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 »

“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 You To Know,” the new single from German-Russian DJ-producer Zedd and Mexican-American singer-actress Selena Gomez. Zedd (born Anton Igorevich Zaslavski) is an ascendant superstar in the vein of Calvin Harri… More »

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 Pig At SXSW, Brought To You By Doritos. The garish excess of Gaga’s performance-art spectacle was typical of the obscene brand-mania that has infected SXSW to its core, but more… More »

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Major Lazer – “Powerful” (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley) Video

Major Lazer's summer anthem "Lean On" has just about completed its pop-music takeover, and now another track from Diplo's crew seems likely to join it.
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2015 - 7:51 am

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? Gue…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am
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Taylor Swift – “Bad Blood (Remix Feat. Kendrick Lamar)” Video

Taylor Swift built the "Bad Blood" video to be a massive spectacle. On 5/7, she sent out the first poster featuring a character from it,…
James Rettig | May 17, 2015 - 8:17 pm
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Major Lazer – “Powerful” (Feat. Ellie Goulding & Tarrus Riley)

Diplo's dancehall production crew Major Lazer have a new album called Peace Is The Mission coming out later in the spring, and they've got a…
Tom Breihan | April 23, 2015 - 8:37 am

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of…
Chris DeVille | February 12, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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The Week In Pop: Empire, Nashville, & TV’s Music Drama Craze

Rome wasn't built in a day, but Empire's empire might have been. Fox's new drama series about a superstar rapper turned ailing hip-hop mogul debuted…
Chris DeVille | January 22, 2015 - 4:26 pm
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The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm
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Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm
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The Week In Pop: Bobby Shmurda Is A Pioneer, But Also A Traditionalist Of Sorts

Bobby Shmurda is a pioneer several times over. The Brooklyn rapper's breakout hit "Hot Nigga" -- or "Hot Boy," as it's known to the radio…
Chris DeVille | November 13, 2014 - 2:44 pm
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Anti-Ebola “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Is Happening With Bono, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, One Direction

A fourth version of the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by the rotating all-star cast known as Band Aid is in the works,…
Chris DeVille | November 10, 2014 - 11:38 am
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Swimming Pools (Drank Rum): Kendrick Lamar Plays The Bacardi Triangle

In this line of work, every now and then you find yourself in some strange places. Working in the music media, you wind up at…
Ryan Leas | November 6, 2014 - 10:17 am
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The Week In Pop: Kiesza’s The Full Package; Her Album, Not So Much

If the house-inflected Canadian pop singer Kiesza seems to have jumped on the post-Disclosure bandwagon a little late, consider that her "Hideaway" video -- i…
Chris DeVille | October 23, 2014 - 3:28 pm
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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
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The Week In Pop: Garth Brooks Returns To A Country Scene Made In His Image

Throughout the pitiful prepubescence that was fourth and fifth grades, country music was my bizarre musical way station between contemporary Christian pop and the MTV…
Chris DeVille | September 4, 2014 - 6:49 pm
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Watch Glastonbury 2014 Performances From Lana Del Rey, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Disclosure, Haim, & More

Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of…
Scott Lapatine | June 28, 2014 - 2:33 pm
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The Week In Pop: John Legend Reaches Peak Normalcy

Is he really a legend or isn't he? There's no doubt John Legend is a music industry power-player, the kind of safe yet pliable talent…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 4:27 pm
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