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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 the sudden, they weren't. This user-made Amazon list of the top 20 bestselling soundtracks of all time includes only two albums released this century, and those -- O Brother,More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015

Big Sean – “One Man Can Change The World” (Feat. Kanye West & John Legend) & “Win Some, Lose Some”

Between his stellar Drake/Kanye West collab "Blessings" and his strong showing on Meek Mill's "B Boy," it's becoming increasingly apparent that Big Sean is becoming a rapper worth checking for, something I wouldn't have imagined a year ago. Sean's new album Dark Sky Paradise comes out next week, and a pair of new… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015

Win Butler Mashes Up Kanye & Beck On “Jesus Walks, Loser”

Ah, the never-ending string of Grammys-related-content has not come to an end yet, and since whenever Kanye West does anything it becomes a cultural focal point, the latest dispatch involves him again, too. Yes, Kanye pretended to go onstage when Beck won, and later commented that -- once again -- Beyoncé deserved to… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 16, 2015

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015

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 of his surprise new mixtape, If You're Reading This It's Too Late, and he brought the other biggest name in rap along to celebrate. After covering Kanye West's two… More »

By: James Rettig / February 14, 2015

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL‘s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015

Watch Kanye West’s Performance At The Inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event

Earlier tonight, Kanye West performed at the inaugural Roc City Classic NBA All-Star Event in New York City. The pre-show featured an appearance from Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player Kevin Durant. The event was live streamed on Jay Z's Life + Times website. Kanye brought out a bunch of people for guest performances, including Pusha… More »

By: James Rettig / February 12, 2015

Kanye West – “Wolves” (Feat. Vic Mensa & Sia)

Kanye West launched his adidas Originals Yeezy 750 Boost shoes and YEEZY SEASON 1 "solutions-based" fashion line at an elaborate presentation for New York Fashion Week today, and he used the occasion to debut the opening track on his new album. It's called "Wolves," and features Vic Mensa and Sia. Cashmere Cat and Sinji… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015

Preview Big Sean & Kanye West’s “All Your Fault”

After Big Sean teamed up with Drake and Kanye West on "Blessings," probably the best song he's ever made, I'm suddenly fully prepared for Sean's new album Dark Sky Paradise to be really good. The album features one other team-up with Kanye, Sean's mentor and label boss, and a 30-second preview of it just… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 12, 2015

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 resident asshole on those shows -- but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015

Tracee Ellis Ross Wishes Kanye Hadn’t Revealed Her Address

Blackish star Tracee Ellis Ross (who is the daughter of Diana Ross for those who don't know) is in New York for Fred Armisen's Lipstick Makers All-Star event, so naturally she dropped by Late Night With Seth Meyers where Armisen is the bandleader. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 11, 2015

Kanye West Will Record With Taylor Swift, Says She Supported His Grammy Stage Crash

In 2009, Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift as she was trying to accept her award for Female Video Of The Year. This turned out to be a momentous event in the careers of both artists, and to this day, it might be the only thing Kanye has done that your mom knows about. At… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015

Garbage’s Shirley Manson Calls Kanye West A “Twat” In Open Letter

At the Grammys on Sunday night, Kanye made a joke out of threatening to snatch Beck's mic when he won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase. After the show, Kanye went on the E! Network and said that he really wasn't joking: "Beck needs to respect artistry, and he should’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man! Kanye, for a glorious split second, threatened to turn this into an interesting show! And amid all the drama, there were so, so many performances. Almost everyone brought an orchestra,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015

Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so bereft of drama, and it could not have been more fitting. The triumph of Beck's Morning Phase wasn't even a head-scratcher of the Steely-Dan-in-2001 or Herbie-Hancock-in-2008 variety so much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 9, 2015

Kanye Wasn’t Kidding, Says Beck “Should’ve Given His Award To Beyoncé”

The best moment at last night's Grammys was an easy thing to miss; it was over in about a split-second. Beck had won the Album Of The Year trophy for Morning Phase, shockingly beating Beyoncé, among others. At least within my Twitter feed, the prevailing sentiment was something like whaaaaat? We were… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015

Grammys 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, & Videos

As exciting (?) as Music’s Biggest Night™ itself is, the real treasures are the countless GIFs, videos, tweets, memes, and other ephemera that will survive on the internet long after the ceremony is over. For those of you watching live, playing catch up, or examining the ruins of our civilization long after we're all gone,… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Watch Kanye West Perform, Denounce Nike At Big Sean’s Yahoo! Live Concert

Last night, Big Sean brought out a ton of guests for his headlining show at Los Angeles' House Of Blues, which was streamed on Yahoo!. Travi$ Scott, Meek Mill, and J. Cole all got to perform a few tracks of their own, serving as a precursor to Kanye West's appearance. Big Sean and Kanye did… More »

By: James Rettig / February 8, 2015

Yeezy.Supply Revealed? Check Out Kanye’s Adidas “Yeezy Boost”

Next Week, Kanye West is expected to unveil his Adidas shoe collaboration at New York Fashion Week, and he's set up a website (yeezy.supply) presumably counting down to the reveal. But Ibn Jasper, Kanye's barber, posted photos of the new shoe early on his Instagram yesterday. It's apparently called the Yeezy Boost, and it… More »

By: James Rettig / February 7, 2015

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 might not be standing at all. We could be bounding through aquariums, huddling in storm-wrecked caves, kneeling in funereal cathedrals, feasting in royal courts, or traipsing around the woods. Thi… More »

By: Stereogum / February 6, 2015
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