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Backstreet Boys Turns 20

The Backstreet Boys performed live for the first time ever at SeaWorld Orlando. The year was 1993 and the show took place at Shamu Stadium,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2017 - 11:29 am

The Week In Pop

Has Lady Gaga’s Comeback Album Failed Before It’s Even Out?

The world is ready for Lady Gaga again, but Lady Gaga does not seem ready for the world. A day before Gaga's ostensible comeback album…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Cover Story

New Habits

Tove Lo is walking directly into bumper-to-bumper traffic. Terrified, I run to catch up, convinced my interview subject is about to get pancaked by a…
Rachel Brodsky | October 19, 2016 - 12:09 pm

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Lorde Reveals Max Martin’s Criticism Of “Green Light,” Implies Melodrama Is A Concept Album About A House Party

Lorde's new album, Melodrama, is due out 6/16, and if singles "Green Light" and "Liability" are any indication, this release will be vastly different from…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 12, 2017 - 9:45 am

Max Martin Discusses Prince, Taylor Swift, And Pharrell In Rare Interview

Max Martin doesn't really do interviews. The pop genius more or less responsible for the past two decades of Top 40 hits only rarely speaks…
Peter Helman | February 27, 2017 - 10:26 pm

Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm”

Just in time for the Grammys this weekend, Katy Perry is back with her new single "Chained To The Rhythm." Produced by Swedish pop svengali…
Peter Helman | February 10, 2017 - 12:03 am

Katy Perry’s “Chained To The Rhythm” Co-Written By Sia, Produced By Max Martin

You know that feeling where you haven't even heard a song yet, but you also know that it's going to be inescapable pretty soon? I'm…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2017 - 8:46 am

The Weeknd – “Rockin'”

The Weeknd's new album Starboy is officially entering Earth's orbit at the end of the week. We've already heard the Daft Punk-assisted title track and…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2016 - 9:15 pm

Cover Story

New Habits

Tove Lo is walking directly into bumper-to-bumper traffic. Terrified, I run to catch up, convinced my interview subject is about to get pancaked by a…
Rachel Brodsky | October 19, 2016 - 12:09 pm

The Week In Pop

Usher Is A Huge Star, So Why Isn’t There More Hype For His Great New Album?

It may have escaped your notice that Usher released one of 2016's most excellent singles because "Crash" -- a glorious synthetic breakup ballad that reminds…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2016 - 5:04 pm

Katy Perry – “Rise”

Katy Perry's name has been in the news this week, but not for particularly good reasons. So her release of the swollen, inspiration-heavy new song…
Tom Breihan | July 15, 2016 - 8:40 am

The Week In Pop

Country Catch-Up: Rating The Genre’s Most Popular Albums Of 2016 So Far

Big wheels keep on turning. Like any self-sustaining music ecosystem, the country music industry continues to churn out hits all year round, and occasionally this…
Chris DeVille | June 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm

Sounding Board

Pop Vs. Nü-Metal: The Battle For TRL

It's Weird '90s Week on Stereogum. All week long we're looking at the strangest musical moments and trends of the decade. Check out more here.
Dave Holmes | May 17, 2016 - 3:05 pm

Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop The Feeling”

Justin Timberlake is both voicing a character and serving as executive music producer on DreamWorks' upcoming animated movie Trolls. He wrote and recorded several original
Peter Helman | May 5, 2016 - 9:19 pm

Justin Timberlake’s Trolls Track Is Out This Friday

Justin Timberlake's solo career has been defined by his partnership with Timbaland and, to a lesser extent, Pharrell. Those two Virginia hip-hop beatmakers helped Timberlake…
Chris DeVille | May 4, 2016 - 9:24 pm

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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