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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 his rebranded product today with lots of fanfare from his famous friends. Rumors before the 5PM livestream suggested that Jay's newfangled Tidal would be launched with exclusive… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015

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 stars have shown up in a new 30-second spot for the service's big relaunch today. In the ad, we see a collection of luminaries -- Jay, Kanye West,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015

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 didn't just get some of music's biggest stars to tweet about the service's big relaunch, which is happening today. He got them all to change their social media… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015

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 came on stage out of a stationary helicopter and did the track wearing a mint-colored fur coat and a pair of thigh-high boots with support from some futuristically dressed… More »

By: James Rettig / March 30, 2015

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 rising country star -- makes the connection explicit, morphing his own melancholy bro-country chestnut "Single For The Summer" into a cover of Drake's drunk-dial lament "Marvins Room" during live… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 19, 2015

Madonna Albums From Worst To Best

Throughout Madonna's four decade career, she's pissed off a lot of people. Backlash against Madonna has brought otherwise divergent groups to consensus, from Pope John Paul II to Planned Parenthood. As an artist, she has given us so many iterations of herself that she's been able to remain both relevant and agitating across generations. More »

By: Mary von Aue / March 18, 2015

The Week In Pop: Zedd And Selena Gomez Bleed The Same Light

"I want you to know that it's our time/ You and me bleed the same light." That intuitive nonsense is the hook from "I Want You To Know," the new single from German-Russian DJ-producer Zedd and Mexican-American singer-actress Selena Gomez. Zedd (born Anton Igorevich Zaslavski) is an ascendant superstar in the vein of Calvin Harri… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 12, 2015

Madonna Will Appear On Kanye West’s So Help Me God And Is Working With Drake

We already knew Kanye West was involved with Madonna's new album Rebel Heart, but now it turns out she'll be on Kanye's So Help Me God too. Madonna shared that tidbit with Complex along with news that has plans to collaborate with Drake: "We're gonna work together. Yeah, baby, it's in the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 6, 2015

Madonna Got Whiplash From Her Fall At The Brit Awards

After Madonna fell from a stage riser during a Brit Awards performance earlier this week, the internet had a whole lot of fun with her. But some things are worth considering here. For one thing, she finished the damn song afterwards, which is pretty impressive when you consider that she's a 56-year-old lady and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2015

Watch Madonna Fall Off The Stage At The BRIT Awards

Why does Europe get all the good award show moments? Aside from Kanye West debuting his long-awaited new song "All Day" at the BRIT Awards today, Madonna also took quite a tumble during her live performance. More »

By: Caitlin White / February 25, 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

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

Madonna – “Living For Love” Video

After a calamitous months-early leak and a truly messy marketing rollout, the new Madonna album Rebel Heart is coming out next month, and she's just now unveiling the video for "Living For Love," the house-inflected first single. J.A.C.K. directed the video, and it stars Madonna as a matador and a bunch of muscled-u… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2015

Madonna – “Iconic” (Feat. Chance The Rapper & Mike Tyson) & “Veni Vidi Vici” (Feat. Nas)

It's impossible to describe the roll-out of Madonna's forthcoming record, Rebel Heart, as anything but completely ridiculous. First the record leaked, then Madonna caught heavy flak on the web for regramming fan-made art that depicted black civil rights leaders' faces in the style of her album cover, and a few weeks ago we learned… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 3, 2015

Mike Tyson Describes His Ad-Libbed, Mussolini-Inspired Spoken Word On Madonna’s New Album

On Monday, we got word that among the short but impressive list of collaborators on Madonna's forthcoming album Rebel Heart, Mike Tyson made the cut. Tyson is featured on the song "Iconic" alongside Chance The Rapper, and though he hasn't heard a finalized version of the track quite yet, he did an interview with… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 23, 2015

Israeli Man Arrested In Madonna Demo Leak Case

An Israeli man has been arrested for hacking into Madonna's computer and leaking demo tracks from her new album, Rebel Heart. It's unclear whether he was responsible for both batches of songs that were leaked this past December. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 39-year-old man was arrested after a month-long investigation that… More »

By: James Rettig / January 21, 2015

Madonna’s Rebel Heart Tracklist Includes A Song With Chance The Rapper And Mike Tyson

Madonna revealed the full tracklist for her new album Rebel Heart on iTunes today, and there's one especially curious inclusion. "Iconic," the album's ninth track, features both young hip-hop talent Chance The Rapper and legendary boxer/outrageous person Mike Tyson. Madonna popped up on Chance's Instagram in late 2013 and again lastMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 19, 2015

AC/DC, Eric Church, Madonna Among 2015 Grammy Performers

The Grammys have announced the first round of performers who will grace the stage for Music's Biggest Night™. AC/DC, Eric Church, Madonna, Ariana Grande, and Ed Sheeran are all scheduled to perform. Church, Grande, and Sheeran are all up for various awards that night. AC/DC and Madonna are not, though the former just put out… More »

By: James Rettig / January 13, 2015

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that there are still many self-satisfied blowhards in the world -- sometimes even in the comments section of this very website! -- who will tell you that every year is a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015

Madonna Draws Fire For Using Black Civil Rights Leaders’ Images To Promote Rebel Heart

Madonna has been catching a lot of flack on Twitter today for a series of photos on her Instagram and Twitter accounts. The photos depict lauded black civil rights leaders' faces wrapped in wire, mimicking the album artwork for Rebel Heart. Madonna prefaced the images -- which include Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, and Bo… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / January 2, 2015
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