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Historically, American Idol has had trouble producing American idols. The pioneering series was a ratings juggernaut and cultural phenomenon, but you can finish rattling off the number of superstar music careers launched by Ryan Seacrest and friends before you run out of fingers. There’s a case to be made that the show paved the way… More »

Society taught me that a woman should be quiet. The church I was raised in taught me that anger was a sin. Alanis Morissette taught me to be loud, and that my anger was righteous. While the media dubbed the Angry Young Woman simply another trope in the long cast of mainstream music’s character sheet,… More »

There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that one headliner was Drake. People talked about that Drake show all weekend. People rapped Drake lyrics at each other every time there was a conversational lull, or asked strangers who… More »

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Tidal Not Dead Yet, Says Madonna

The rollout of Jay Z’s Tidal streaming service hasn’t been especially smooth since its March launch, and things are going to be especially difficult for…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 9:58 am
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Little Wings – “Live To Tell” (Madonna Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

I've been foisting Little Wings' excellent new album Explains on anyone who gives me even the slightest opening. It's by no means a break with…
Caitlin White | July 16, 2015 - 9:42 am

Amy Schumer To Open For Madonna

Amy Schumer is the best! Madonna is an icon, and one time very, very long ago was considered the best! And the two of them…
James Rettig | June 18, 2015 - 12:36 pm
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Madonna – “Bitch I’m Madonna” Video (Feat. Kanye West, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Rita Ora)

Madonna's new album Rebel Heart was something of a mixed bag, but there was one straight-up radio banger: "Bitch I'm Madonna." This is one of…
Caitlin White | June 17, 2015 - 10:39 am
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Tidal’s Artist Bios Are Unforgiving, But So Are iTunes’

Earlier today someone tweeted a Reddit link into my timeline that seized upon the idea that Tidal bios were shady. Perusing the few they'd collected…
Caitlin White | May 21, 2015 - 5:36 pm
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Madonna Wishes She Hadn’t Made Out With Drake At Coachella

The most talked-about moment from the first Coachella weekend came at the end of Madonna's surprise appearance during Drake's headlining set. After singing a couple…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 9:54 am
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“Ballet School – “Justify My Love/Partition” (Madonna x Beyoncé Cover) Video “

Band To Watch Ballet School previously covered/mashed up Madonna's "Justify My Love" and Beyoncé's "Partition" and today they've debuted a video to accompany the song.
Caitlin White | April 28, 2015 - 10:22 am

Madonna’s Still Pissing Off Fans On Instagram

Add Madonna to the list of celebrities who probably shouldn't broadcast their every thought onto social media. After previously drawing fire for her insensitive #RebelHeart…
James Rettig | April 21, 2015 - 9:17 am
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Watch Drake Recoil From Madonna’s Long Kiss At Coachella

During Drake's headlining Coachella set last night, he brought out Madonna right after, appropriately, debuting his If You're Reading This It's Too Late track "Madonna"…
James Rettig | April 13, 2015 - 8:08 am
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Watch Madonna Make Her Stand-Up Comedy Debut And Perform “Bitch I’m Madonna” With Diplo On Fallon

Last night Madonna appeared on Jimmy Fallon to perform her new Nicki-Minaj co-signed Rebel Heart single "Bitch I'm Madonna." She was decked out in bling,…
Caitlin White | April 10, 2015 - 10:29 am
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The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse'…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm
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Ballet School – “Justify My Love/Partition” (Madonna x Beyoncé Cover)

Berlin trio (and BTW alums) Ballet School dropped their glittering debut album The Dew Lasts An Hour last September, and now they're venturing to North…
Patrick Hosken | April 9, 2015 - 5:17 pm

Tidal Owners Including Jay Z, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Jack White, & Madonna Share The Stage At Launch Event

Jay Z bought the Swedish company Aspiro's streaming music service Tidal less than a month ago, but that didn't stop him from rolling out hi…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm
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See Jack White, Daft Punk, Kanye West, Madonna, & More Looking Serious In A Promo For Jay Z’s Tidal

Jay Z is not playing with his big rollout of the streaming service Tidal. After many big stars tweeted their support last night, those same…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm
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Jay Z’s Tidal Streaming Service Launches With Blue Avatars From Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Daft Punk, Third Man, & Others

Jay Z wants you to know that Tidal, the Scandinavian high-fidelity streaming service that he bought earlier this month, is a big deal. So he…
Tom Breihan | March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am
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Watch Rihanna Perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” At The iHeartRadio Awards

Rihanna performed her new single "Bitch Better Have My Money" live for the first time last night at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles. She…
James Rettig | March 30, 2015 - 9:02 am
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The Week In Pop: Sam Hunt Brings Hip-Hop-Informed Country To SXSW

It's gotten to where you can't read about Sam Hunt without reading about Drake. Hunt -- a former college football quarterback and philosophy major turned…
Chris DeVille | March 19, 2015 - 1:58 pm
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