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One good thing about having Rihanna involved with "FourFiveSeconds" is that she's a lot more open and communicative with her fans than someone like Kanye, which means we get videos like the one…   Read Story »
The biggest song this week brought together three of the biggest names in music; it arrived with no warning and exploded into our lives. We talked about this last week -- we talk about it all the…   Read Story »
The collaboration between Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney has arrived. It's called "FourFiveSeconds." Earlier this week, Kanye played the song for a bunch of radio programmers at the…   Read Story »
Kanye West made a surprise appearance on Wednesday at the iHeartMedia Music Summit for radio programmers, and played them a new song from his forthcoming seventh studio album. He talked to the room…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
Rihanna's eighth album (rumored to be titled R8) was one of the "surprise" blockbuster releases that never materialized in late 2014, but it seems likely the project will emerge this year. There's no…   Read Story »
Last month, Beck and Sia unveiled their fizzy pop collaboration "MoonQuake Lake," which turns out to be the theme song of a Twilight parody that will appear in the new remake of Annie. Now a trailer…   Read Story »
Ever since Glee became a phenomenon in 2009, a cappella music has been building to a pop cultural renaissance of sorts. As that show's cultural clout died down, Pitch Perfect picked up its slack. The…   Read Story »
What constitutes a boy band, anyway? One Direction certainly look and act the part. Ever since forming on The X Factor in 2010, they've filled a particular hole in the music industry, the one that…   Read Story »
Rihanna had one of her biggest hits ever with "We Found Love," the 2011 song she did with the British dance producer Calvin Harris. Given that Rihanna is working on a mysterious new LP right now, and…   Read Story »