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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

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

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

The Week In Pop

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

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

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

Sounding Board

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

Sounding Board

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

The Week In Pop

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

2015 In Review

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

2015 In Review

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

The Week In Pop

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

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

The Week In Pop

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

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

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

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: I Took My Mom To A Sam Smith Concert

Back in spring 2014, when Sam Smith was beginning his climb from angel-voiced Disclosure collaborator to world-conquering superstar, I worried about the direction his career
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Jay Z Celebrating Tidal’s 1M Subscribers With Brooklyn Event Feat. Beyoncé, Prince, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, & More

Improbably, Tidal has reached a subscriber base of 1 million, according to a rare tweet that Jay Z sent out earlier today. Granted, that number…
James Rettig | September 29, 2015 - 12:21 pm

Diddy, Jay Z, Drake Surpass Dr. Dre On Forbes’ Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts List

Congratulations, Diddy! You are officially the highest-paid rapper in the world. Forbes published their list of the highest paid hip-hop acts in 2015 today, and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 22, 2015 - 3:45 pm
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