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A Queen Bleeds: Beyoncé’s Transcending Emotion On Lemonade

The most fascinating and frustratingly opaque window we've had into Beyoncé and Jay Z's relationship is the infamous elevator footage that surfaced almost two years…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 11:15 am
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Gwen Stefani’s Breakup Album Is Bland, But What Choice Did She Have?

In the entertainment industry, breaking up is good for business. As we've seen from Blood On The Tracks to Vulnicura, divorce and other profound romantic…
Chris DeVille | March 17, 2016 - 12:53 pm
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Life After Pablo: Where Does Tidal Go From Here?

It's been a little less less than a year since Jay Z bought Aspiro -- the Swedish company behind the streaming service Tidal -- but…
Michael Nelson | February 26, 2016 - 4:01 pm
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More Jay-Z stories

Watch Beyoncé Sing Lemonade Songs Live For The First Time At Miami Tour Opener

Fresh off of the release of Lemonade, her latest towering statement of an album, Beyoncé has just kicked off her Formation World Tour tonight at…
Peter Helman | April 27, 2016 - 10:36 pm
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Stream Beyoncé LEMONADE

Beyoncé's mysterious LEMONADE project premiered on HBO tonight, and contrary to reports, it was not a "docu-style special." Rather, it was one of her patented…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2016 - 9:58 pm
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Drake – “Pop Style” (Feat. Kanye West & Jay Z) + “One Dance” (Feat. Wizkid & Kyla)

A lot of new Drake songs have been leaking lately, but he released two big ones officially today. The headliner is "Pop Style,"
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2016 - 11:25 am
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Jay Z Suing Original Tidal Owners For Inflating Subscriber Numbers

Jay Z might've paid too much money for Tidal. Jay's streaming service just hit the one-year anniversary of its relaunch this week, and now Bloomberg
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2016 - 1:29 pm
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Puff Daddy & The Family, Jay Z, Mary J. Blige Set For Biggie Tribute In Brooklyn

On what would've been the 46th birthday of Biggie Smalls this year, Biggie's old friend Puff Daddy will reunite practically the entire late-'90s Bad Boy…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2016 - 9:58 am

Jay Z’s Pulled Several Albums From Every Streaming Service Except Tidal

Jay Z pulled his classic debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify last April, just a week after he launched Tidal. And apparently, as Pitchfork points…
Peter Helman | March 15, 2016 - 6:38 pm
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Watch Ariana Grande Debut “Be Alright” And Impersonate Jennifer Lawrence On SNL

Ariana Grande returned to Saturday Night Live last night, pulling double duty as the episode's host and musical guest. As expected, she performed her new…
Peter Helman | March 13, 2016 - 11:21 am
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If Rihanna Can Go Platinum Giving ANTI Away For Free, What Does Platinum Even Mean?

Last October, Jay Z was photographed exiting Samsung's Silicon Valley offices, where he'd reportedly taken a meeting with Daren Tsui, the vice president of music…
Michael Nelson | February 2, 2016 - 11:47 am
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The 2016 State Of Pop Address

The US president's annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm
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Streaming War Pigs: Apple, Tidal, Spotify, & The Year In Music Services

In June 2015, a week before the official launch of Apple Music, I was given an in-depth pre-release demonstration of the new streaming service. I…
Michael Nelson | December 17, 2015 - 11:02 am
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Wayne Coyne Reviews 2015: The Flaming Lips Leader On Trump, Hoverboards, Baby Hitler, & Heady Nuggs

Last year, I spoke with Wayne Coyne and asked him to review 2014 -- basically, to give us his opinions on a few of the…
Ryan Leas | December 4, 2015 - 1:03 pm
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How Will Adele’s Astronomical Sales Influence The Music Industry?

Funny story: My sister-in-law was watching TV with her boyfriend recently when Adele appeared, as she has been wont to do this autumn, and the…
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2015 - 4:50 pm
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Here Are Kanye West And Jay Z’s Riders

Riders are among some of the juiciest celebrity gossip we get -- just how diva-ish are our favorite stars behind closed doors? -- so a…
James Rettig | November 2, 2015 - 11:44 am
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The Week In Pop: In Praise Of Pop-Not-Rock Bands The 1975 And The Neighbourhood

"We're not a pop band." When frontman Matthew Healy utters those words at the outset of the 1975's sleek, dolled-up "Girls" video, we're to take…
Chris DeVille | October 29, 2015 - 5:21 pm
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Judge Dismisses Copyright Infringement Case Against Jay Z

A judge has dismissed the copyright infringement case against Jay Z over an allegedly uncleared sample in "Big Pimpin'." The case, which was brought up…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 2:11 pm
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Watch Jay Z Talk On Kimmel, Perform “Empire State Of Mind” At TIDAL X

Last night, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was packed with stars to celebrate TIDAL reaching the 1 million subscriber mark. (For comparison's sake, Spotify sits…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:19 am

Jay Z, Timbaland Attend Opening Of “Big Pimpin'” Trial

Back in April we told you Jay Z would testify in an eight-year-old lawsuit accusing a 16-year-old song of ripping off a 58-year-old song. That…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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