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The Week In Pop: Meet Twenty One Pilots, The Biggest Band You’ve Never Heard Of

Grandpa can keep U2; you can leave Coldplay for Mom; Mumford & Sons are strictly the province of perilously uncool older siblings. For a growing swath of America’s teenagers, Twenty One Pilots are the biggest rock band in the world — or are they are pop? Rap? EDM? Forward-thinking mainstream music has always been the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 28, 2015 - 4:11 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a week crammed full of great videos, way too many to fit onto this list. But my favorite subplot was this: Taylor Swift drummed up weeks of hype and probably spent a fortune to make her kung-fu feminist G.I. Joe cameo party and to unveil it in the biggest way possible for a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 5:30 pm

Nicki Minaj – “The Night Is Still Young” Video

Nicki Minaj has been teasing the video for one of The Pinkprint‘s few club bangers “The Night Is Still Young” on Instagram and Twitter for a while now, and today she’s released it exclusively to Tidal. Just like the “Feeling Myself” video, though, it quickly made its way onto the internet. I still wish she… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 22, 2015 - 2:44 pm

Nick Minaj x Jay Z Collab Probably Coming To Tidal Very Soon

Nicki Minaj is one of the many celebrity co-owners of Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, and she did Tidal a great favor earlier this week, when she gave up her great video for the Beyoncé collab “Feelin Myself” as a Tidal exclusive. That may not be the only favor she does the service. As FADERMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 22, 2015 - 11:56 am

Nicki Minaj – “Feeling Myself” (Feat. Beyoncé) Video

Finally, Tidal gives us something we really want: the video for Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé’s Pinkprint collab “Feeling Myself.” As Complex points out, it premiered exclusively on Tidal, but like Rihanna’s “American Oxygen” video, it leaked shortly after. “American Oxygen” was later replaced by an official YouTube stream, as this probably will be too. For… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 18, 2015 - 5:16 pm

Azealia Banks, Dev Hynes Criticize BET Awards

Azealia Banks and Dev Hynes, two of the most fascinating, outspoken, talented black musicians working today, took to Twitter today with some harsh words for the BET Awards. Nominations for this year’s ceremony came out this morning, and Banks is up for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, but she called the awards “bogus” and said she… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 18, 2015 - 12:38 pm

The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there’s no legitimate competition. This was not one of those weeks. Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde forcefully seized the top spot, racking up 228,000 equivalent units — one of the best sales frames of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm

The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

“Tom’s Diner” is one of those songs you know even if you don’t realize it. Suzanne Vega’s signature song — written about the same NYC diner they used for exterior shots in Seinfeld — has been remixed, covered, and sampled so many times by so many musicians that its melody is basically imprinted on our… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Drake’s Second Coachella Surprise Was A Silent Nicki Minaj Cameo

After bringing out Madonna for a mini-set and makeout session last weekend, Drake decided to go a little more low-key on the guest front for his second Coachella appearance. Nicki Minaj came out on stage during their Pinkprint collab “Truffle Butter,” but she didn’t sing or talk at all, just walked around on stage a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 20, 2015 - 8:32 am

Marco Rubio Finally Breaks His Legendary Silence About Axwell ^ Ingrosso

Florida Senator Marco Rubio announced yesterday that he’s running for president. The 43-year-old Republican’s campaign is expected to hinge on his youthful perspective, and he offered some of that to TMZ in a video interview today. When the subject of music came up, Rubio mentioned he’s a big fan of Nicki Minaj (which I imagine… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 14, 2015 - 3:52 pm

Watch SNL Parody Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, & Die Antwoord In Home 2 Trailer

Last night, Saturday Night Live poked fun at the animated Rihanna vehicle Home by making a trailer for its sequel that has the strongest imaginary cast list this side of a mixtape. Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Die Antwoord all make an appearance as characters in the film, and a particular… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 10:20 am

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 content from many of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 30, 2015 - 5:27 pm

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, Beyoncé, Jack… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

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 avatars (o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2015 - 9:06 am

30 Essential Max Martin Songs

The thought came to me in a drug store. Or a department store. Or the backseat of a taxicab. I don’t remember where it was, exactly, except that it was the type of place where, in 2015, one might hear Taio Cruz’s 2010 hit “Dynamite” playing in the periphery. That is to say: anywhere i… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 26, 2015 - 11:51 am

Rae Sremmurd’s SremmLife Prospers At SXSW

There’s something to be said for hedonism, for unabashedly glorying in your own desires, for recklessly pursuing the present. In a moment when rap has turned its face toward the social justice issues that plague society, Rae Sremmurd are looking squarely in the mirror. And they like what they see. Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 19, 2015 - 12:24 pm

Rae Sremmurd – “Throw Sum Mo” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) Video

The Atlanta-via-Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd released SremmLife, the most dizzily catchy pop-rap album in recent memory, at the top of the year. And “Throw Sum Mo,” the album’s Nicki Minaj/Young Thug collab, is quickly succeeding “No Flex Zone” and “No Type” as the duo’s next massive hit. Given that the song is a strip-club anthem,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 15, 2015 - 8:53 am

Nicki Minaj’s Tour Manager Stabbed To Death After Bar Fight

A bar fight in Philadelphia left Nicki Minaj’s tour manager dead and another member of her crew hospitalized early this morning. NBC10 reports that an altercation began around 2AM inside Che Bar & Grill in Philadelphia’s West Oak Lane neighborhood. “We believe that both of the victims, as well as the perpetrator, were all inside… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 18, 2015 - 2:41 pm

Lil Wayne And His Daughter Revived MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 Last Night

MTV stopped running new episodes of the endlessly hatewatchable reality series My Super Sweet 16 in 2008, but when Lil Wayne’s daughter wants to throw one of the show’s endlessly lavish birthday bashes, MTV is willing to resurrect it. The show was famous for the sight of spoiled rich kids melting down crying because their… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2015 - 11:15 am

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 - 7:08 pm
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