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Before we get into the looming sales showdown between Justin Bieber and One Direction, let’s flash back to 50 Cent’s final moment of musical relevance. It was the summer of 2007, and 50 was dropping his new album, Curtis, on 9/11. Kanye West — whose omnivorous, game-changing The College Dropout and Late Registration had seized… More »

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 views this album as an experiment — to make a big pop album. I made a conscious decision that I wanted it to be on another level.” This is a… More »

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 this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

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The Week In Pop: Michael Jackson’s Xscape Is Better Than Nothing

Besides deeply personal reflections, there's more or less nothing left to say about most legendary musicians in this age of universal access and infinite information.
Chris DeVille | May 15, 2014 - 3:01 pm

The Week In Pop: Candice Glover And American Idol’s Decline

Did you know the reigning American Idol champion's album is out this week? Maybe the better question is: Do you know who the reigning American
Chris DeVille | February 20, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Airbird – “Free Mind”

Joel Ford of Ford & Lopatin's solo project Airbird has an EP on the way called Romance Layers, a title that has some bearing on…
Amrit Singh | July 18, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Watch Kanye, D’Angelo, More Play B.E.T. Awards 2012

Last night, BET broadcasted their BET Awards, a ceremony that went down at L.A.'s the Shrine Auditorium and featured a star-studded performance lineup as folks…
Corban Goble | July 2, 2012 - 9:06 am

Rihanna – “Rude Boy (Blondes Remix)” (Feat. Mariah Carey)

Dense/deeply hypnotic Brooklyn-via-Obelrin beat-duo Blondes turn out Rihanna's Billboard jam "Rude Boy," dialing up the stutter and splicing in a sustained slice of Mariah Carey…
Amrit Singh | August 18, 2010 - 4:09 pm

“We Are The World,” “Everybody Hurts” Remade For Haiti

It's frustrating when texting "Haiti" to 90999 is the best most of us can do to counter the overwhelming devastation in that country, but that's…
Amrit Singh | February 2, 2010 - 5:03 pm

New Mariah Carey Video – “Up Out My Face” (Feat. Nicki Minaj)

Nick Cannon did a great job directing this Target commercial video.
Amrit Singh | January 29, 2010 - 1:12 pm

The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times -- the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps folks just are getting…
brandon | December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm

Fool’s Gold Get Mashed With Mariah, Remixed By Mad Decent

A few weeks ago, Fool's Gold anchored IAMSOUND's excellent CMJ showcase at Bowery Poetry Club, alongside Golden Silvers, Suckers, NewVillager, etc. A highlight of their…
Amrit Singh | November 4, 2009 - 9:56 am

Mariah Carey Is Your Boyfriend

Actually, better yet: In the video for “Obsessed,” she’s pretty much her own boyfriend. You can tell by how she’s dressed like a dude and
Amrit Singh | July 15, 2009 - 9:52 am

Today Is Michael Jackson’s Memorial

As with most events in the final act of his life, the King Of Pop's memorial today at Los Angeles' Staples Center comes with pomp,…
Amrit Singh | July 7, 2009 - 12:26 pm

New Mariah Carey Video (Feat. Kenny The Page) – “Touch My Body”

Evidently having an album title that references Einstein (which is so blasphemous 'cause Albert really did have much better hair) wasn't offbeat enough for Mariah…
Amrit Singh | February 27, 2008 - 2:16 pm

Guilt By Association

The freak folk tribute to Madonna may or may not qualify as an endeavor indulging a guilty pleasure for a few of the participating freaky…
Stereogum | May 7, 2007 - 7:21 pm

Why Does Joss Stone Look Like Such A Whore?

Though we wish we could take credit, that's Esquire's headline to an interesting think piece on the trajectory of many female pop stars: from wholesome…
Stereogum | April 19, 2007 - 3:52 pm
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