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The Week In Pop

Rap Is Having Another Pop Moment

"Rap is not pop/ If you call it that, then stop." When Q-Tip spoke those words on "Check The Rhime," the most enduring single from…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2017 - 1:45 pm

Rihanna Livestreamed Herself Watching Her Bates Motel Debut While Getting Drunk

Last night, A&E aired the fifth episode of Bates Motel season five, the show that serializes Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho. Usually, we wouldn't have much to…
Tom Breihan | March 21, 2017 - 9:14 am

The Week In Pop

Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour Feels Too Pequeño For An A-List Pop Star

Ariana Grande was responsible for the best pop song of 2016 ("Into You"). She also had the best pop song of 2014 ("Problem"), and some…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2017 - 11:14 am

Rihanna To Star In New Musical With Adam Driver, Sing Songs Written By Sparks

UPDATE: A Rihanna rep told Pitchfork that she won't appear in this film at all. :( // This motherfucking movie cannot…
Tom Breihan | March 15, 2017 - 9:30 am

The Week In Pop

Future Seems Ready To Pop Again

There was a time -- not so long ago, though it feels ancient in terms of internet hype cycles -- when Future seemed destined to…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2017 - 12:00 pm

The Week In Pop

Ed Sheeran Is The King Of Pop

The first track on Ed Sheeran’s new album is a rap song. This is not surprising given Sheeran’s fondness for hip-hop; the versatile English singer-songwriter…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm

Watch Rihanna Accept Harvard’s Humanitarian Of The Year Award

Last week, Rihanna was named humanitarian of the year by the Harvard Foundation. Today, she accepted the Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian Award at a ceremony…
Pranav Trewn | February 28, 2017 - 5:30 pm

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“Bad” Girl Made Good: Camila Cabello Is Gonna Be A Superstar

From the moment "Bad Things" was released, it seemed not just inevitable but slap-your-forehead obvious: Camila Cabello was going solo. She was going to be…
Chris DeVille | February 23, 2017 - 2:52 pm

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There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year

Remember last year when it seemed like the Grammys might turn out OK and then they sucked as usual? They will probably suck again this…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

Early Looks At Rihanna In Bates Motel, Ocean’s 8

Rihanna has a few acting roles in the works, one as part of the surprisingly great cast of the upcoming movie Ocean's Eight and another…
James Rettig | January 31, 2017 - 2:02 pm

Rihanna And Azealia Banks Feud Over Trump’s Muslim Ban

Rihanna participated in the Women's March in New York last weekend, and yesterday, she took to Twitter to condemn Donald Trump's executive order to ban…
Peter Helman | January 29, 2017 - 5:10 pm

Charlie Sheen Reignites Feud With Rihanna

Did you realize that Charlie Sheen once had a Twitter feud with Rihanna? Me neither! But it happened! In 2014, Sheen apparently took his girlfriend…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2017 - 12:20 pm

Watch The xx Cover Drake & Rihanna’s “Too Good” In The BBC Live Lounge

The xx are, after a fashion, Drake and Rihanna collaborators. After all, "Take Care," the best of Drake and Rihanna's collaborations, was built on a…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2017 - 9:00 am

The Week In Pop

The 2017 State Of Pop Address

Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2017 - 10:45 am

2016 In Review

The Year The Mainstream Discovered Tame Impala

Last year, Kevin Parker released Currents, his third album under the Tame Impala moniker. It was the moment where he moved beyond the dense psych-rock…
Ryan Leas | December 29, 2016 - 3:49 pm
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