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Their Name Is Jonas: The Surprising Post-Disney Success Of Brothers Joe And Nick

Once upon a time there was a band called the Jonas Brothers. They were called that because they were three brothers, and their last name…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2016 - 3:51 pm
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Fifth Harmony Are Through With Child’s Play

In the early weeks of 2015, the five-woman pop group Fifth Harmony released Reflection, their extremely promising debut LP. I was smitten, calling it the
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2016 - 11:39 am
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Corny Pop-Rap Will Never Die

Macklemore flopped. We won't have official figures until a few days from now, but This Unruly Mess I've Made is only projected to sell about…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2016 - 5:06 pm
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The Chainsmokers Don’t Suck Anymore, I Promise

Two years ago, a DJ duo called the Chainsmokers came blasting out of the gate with "#SELFIE," a soulless electro-house meme-song that soared to #16…
Chris DeVille | February 25, 2016 - 2:40 pm
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Pop Genius Max Martin Gives Extremely Rare Interview To Accept Polar Music Prize

A couple weeks ago, I got an email from an employee of the Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri, asking a question about this Max Martin
Michael Nelson | February 10, 2016 - 10:28 am
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The Stalled-Out Pop Stars Who Hit It Big Behind The Scenes

The #1 song in America this week is "Sorry" by Justin Bieber. Much has been written about Skrillex and BloodPop's role in crafting the track's…
Chris DeVille | January 14, 2016 - 1:21 pm
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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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The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye's supply kicking in. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- year-end list season…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm
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The Year In Bananas

It's been a lifetime since Gwen Stefani was chanting "B-A-N-A-N-A-S," even longer still since the Velvet Underground and Nico drew on Warhol's interpretation of the…
James Rettig | December 10, 2015 - 12:37 pm
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Ellie Goulding Doesn’t Understand What Makes “A Big Pop Album”

When Ellie Goulding announced her new album, Delirium, over the summer, the press release included this quote from the British singer: "A part of me…
Chris DeVille | November 5, 2015 - 4:43 pm
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Sting, Katy Perry, Jim James Sing The Praises Of Transcendental Meditation In NYC

When the Beatles embraced Transcendental Meditation in the late ‘60s, they did so under the tutelage of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the guru who developed the…
Scott Lapatine | November 5, 2015 - 12:48 pm
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Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm
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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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The Week In Pop: Drake, King Of The Memes

"Hotline Bling" is not Drake's greatest song ever. Although the melody and groove have exerted their allure on millions including myself, the production sounds weirdly…
Chris DeVille | October 22, 2015 - 3:40 pm
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P.O.D. Guitarist Clarifies Katy Perry’s Role In Their Path To Christian Nü-Metal Glory

In 2006, well after nü-metal's heyday, the genre's foremost Christian rock band P.O.D. appeared on Jay Leno's Tonight Show. They played a dramatic, Linkin Park-reminiscent…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:34 pm
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Katy Perry Sues Rival Buyer Of LA Convent

Katy Perry really wants to live in a convent. The pop star has been trying to buy the former home of the Sisters Of The…
Peter Helman | September 28, 2015 - 8:33 am
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The Week In Pop: The 18 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of The Fall

We've been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music's biggest names, and it's looking like many of them will finally arrive…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
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The Week In Pop: Halsey’s New Americana Might Actually Be A Real Demographic

You ever hear a song and think, "Yep, that's gonna be huge," even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey's "New…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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Empress Of – “Hot N Cold” (Katy Perry Cover)

Katy Perry wouldn't strike consistent, worthwhile pop gold until Teenage Dream, but her first two big singles -- "I Kissed A Girl" and "Hot N
James Rettig | August 31, 2015 - 2:47 pm
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VMAs 2015: The 8 Most Awkward Moments

The MTV Video Music Awards are, by their very nature, extremely awkward. Maybe it's just that I long since aged out of the network's key…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2015 - 9:41 am
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