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Kanye West And Rihanna Are Touring Together This Year

We learned about Kanye West's plans to tour this year via Rihanna's charity auction, they recorded the hit "FourFiveSeconds" together, and Kanye is executive producing Rihanna's album. So although it's exciting that the two artists are touring together this year, it's not exactly surprising. Radio.com points out that members of the Kanyetothe forum have dredged… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015 - 12:55 pm

The Week In Pop: Fifth Harmony’s Reflection Is The First Great Pop Album Of 2015

People love to hate Simon Cowell -- for pioneering TV singing contests with The X Factor and American Idol and/or for playing the role of resident asshole on those shows -- but give the guy credit for this much: In this era of rampant individualism, he sees the enduring value of a team. We saw… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 12, 2015 - 4:28 pm

iLoveMakonnen Lines Up Drake, Rihanna, Diplo, Skrillex For Debut LP

iLoveMakonnen is one of the most compelling artists coming out of Atlanta's newest wave of culture-defying hip-hop, and ever since Drake hopped on a remix of his weekday ode "Tuesday" and signed him to OVO, Makonnen's star continues to rise. Proof? "Tuesday" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. And while he didn't… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 10, 2015 - 5:31 pm

Grammys 2015: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, it's over! We made it through! Sam Smith won everything! Iggy Azalea didn't win anything! Beck busted through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man! Kanye, for a glorious split second, threatened to turn this into an interesting show! And amid all the drama, there were so, so many performances. Almost everyone brought an orchestra,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2015 - 1:01 pm

Morning-After Phase: Thoughts On The 2015 Grammys

The most uneventful Grammys in recent memory climaxed with an utterly anticlimactic Album Of The Year winner. Rarely has such a shocking upset felt so bereft of drama, and it could not have been more fitting. The triumph of Beck's Morning Phase wasn't even a head-scratcher of the Steely-Dan-in-2001 or Herbie-Hancock-in-2008 variety so much a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 9, 2015 - 9:51 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

Grammys 2015: Winners List

The 2015 Grammys are have officially begun. We'll be updating this post with the winners as they're announced throughout the night. Winners will be appear in bold. To discuss all the performances and winners, check out our comment party. And go here for all the weird memes and best GIFs and tweets the night i… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 8, 2015 - 6:13 pm

Beck Will Perform With Chris Martin At The Grammys

The 57th annual Grammy Awards will air this Sunday, and we already know that host LL Cool Jay (cue a collective groan) will not be the show's main attraction, nor will it be the winning results. Most of us watch the Grammys for the insanely over-produced performances and incredulous conversation fodder. We already know that… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 4, 2015 - 11:35 am

Rihanna, Kanye West & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds (DJ Mustard Remix)”

Maybe the most striking thing about the unlikely Rihanna/Kanye West/Paul McCartney team-up "FourFiveSeconds" is the way it flies in the face of current pop and rap conventions. It is, after all, essentially an acoustic coffeehouse open-mic-night singalong jam, and it has absolutely no drums. But the skeleton of the song is strong, and now producer-of-the-moment… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 4, 2015 - 9:15 am

Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds” Video

Last week, the unlikely trio of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney released the divisive new single "FourFiveSeconds," an acoustic threat of a song that happens to be, probably, Rihanna's finest-ever vocal performance. A few days ago, we saw a behind-the-scenes look at the video, including Rihanna wearing what she calls "some Sean John throwback… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2015 - 9:16 am

Watch Kanye West And Rihanna Perform At DirecTV’s Super Saturday Night Party

DirecTV held their invite-only Super Bowl pre-party concert last night in Arizona with featured performers Kanye West and Rihanna. Both artists ran through their biggest solo hits: Rihanna sang "We Found Love," "Umbrella," and "Rude Boy" throughout the night, while Kanye did "Jesus Walks," "Flashing Lights," and "Black Skinhead." They also joined up occasionally: both… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 10:37 am

Watch Rihanna, Kanye, & Paul McCartney Behind The Scenes Of The “FourFiveSeconds” Video Shoot

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 below, which is a behind the scenes look at the upcoming music video for the oft-discussed RiRi/Kanye/McCartney collab. The video sees all… More »

By: James Rettig / January 30, 2015 - 10:05 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 time, or maybe we don't even talk about it at all anymore, because we now take it for… More »

By: Stereogum / January 30, 2015 - 4:47 pm

Rihanna, Kanye West, & Paul McCartney – “FourFiveSeconds”

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 iHeartMedia Music Summit. It's unclear whether this song (which also features Kirby Lauryen, Mike Dean, Ty Dolla $ign, Dave Longstreth, Dallas Austin, Elon Rutberg, and Noah… More »

By: James Rettig / January 24, 2015 - 8:00 pm

Kanye Played A New Rihanna Collab To Radio Programmers, Asked McCartney About “Pussy In The ’60s”

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 for 45 minutes without a microphone, reflecting on his history pushing unlikely singles through to the radio and having them impact the… More »

By: James Rettig / January 22, 2015 - 7:30 pm

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

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 even in the comments section of this very website! -- who will tell you that every year is a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Hear An Alleged New Rihanna Song Called “World Peace”

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 telling whether it will include "World Peace," the alleged Rihanna song that has emerged online -- or if "World Peace" is eve… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 2, 2015 - 2:57 pm

Here’s MoonQuake Lake, Annie‘s Movie-Within-A-Movie Starring Rihanna As A Sea Monster And A Theme By Beck & Sia

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 for the very fake film MoonQuake Lake has been released, starring Mila Kunis as some sort of alien space… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 15, 2014 - 4:23 pm

The Week In Pop: Goddamn, People Love Pentatonix

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 2012 movie made stars out of Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson and was instantly canonized as one of those film… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 11, 2014 - 4:20 pm

The Week In Pop: With Four, One Direction Keep On Building A Better Boy Band

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 requires 3-5 fresh-faced young lads with pretty voices and prettier haircuts to join forces and passionately emote for the hormonal… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 20, 2014 - 4:47 pm
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