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Kanye West Unveils “Famous” Video Depicting Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Caitlyn Jenner, & Other Celebs Naked In Bed With Him

Kanye West is debuting the music video for The Life Of Pablo single "Famous" at a special event at LA's the Forum tonight. Like his…
Peter Helman | June 24, 2016 - 10:00 pm

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

Changing Creative Expression: What The Hell Even Is An Album In 2016?

This year has been a loud one. We've seen the deaths of titanic icons like David Bowie and Prince, the kinds of artists who touched…
Ryan Leas | June 17, 2016 - 12:01 pm

Calvin Harris – “This Is What You Came For” (Feat. Rihanna) Video

Back in April, when all was still right between himself and Taylor Swift, Calvin Harris released "This Is What You Came For," a soaring house…
Tom Breihan | June 17, 2016 - 8:58 am

The Week In Pop

Make Way For Zara Larsson, Sweden’s Latest Weapons-Grade Pop Export

Every four years, at the midway point between World Cups, the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) holds the European Championship, a massive tournament in…
Chris DeVille | June 16, 2016 - 2:43 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2016 So Far

Veep, quite possibly the best show on TV right now, depicts a culture of Washington aides chained to their phones, sent scrambling to come up…
Stereogum | June 15, 2016 - 10:30 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Welcome to Friday! It's been a long week. We asked Tegan & Sara to tell the story behind some of their most notable songs, spoke…
Stereogum | June 10, 2016 - 3:40 pm

The Kills – “Desperado” (Rihanna Cover)

Veteran indie rockers the Kills are coming off of a great Conan performance of "Heart Of A Dog" a couple nights ago. Their fifth and…
Collin Robinson | June 8, 2016 - 11:36 am

Mike Will Made-It – “Nothing Is Promised” (Feat. Rihanna)

The kingly Atlanta rap producer Mike Will Made-It has been working on Ransom 2, his new solo album, and he just unveiled its first single…
Tom Breihan | June 3, 2016 - 10:08 am

Stream Two EPs Of Rihanna Remixes By Four Tet, Salva, R3hab, & More

It would have been a mighty big coincidence for Four Tet to remix Rihanna's "Kiss It Better" a day after Kaytranada did and there not…
Collin Robinson | June 1, 2016 - 4:21 pm

Rihanna – “Kiss It Better (Kaytranada Remix)”

Kaytranada turned in one of the best albums of the year so far with 99.9%. He's also been busy behind the boards producing for a…
Collin Robinson | May 31, 2016 - 2:51 pm

The Week In Pop

Is Hard Rock About To Roar Back Into The Mainstream?

Hard rock is not dead; it has merely retreated to the range to plot its comeback. …
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2016 - 2:10 pm

The Week In Pop

Dangerous Or Not, Ariana Grande Is Very Good At Being A Pop Star

Is Ariana Grande dangerous? Her forthcoming album is called Dangerous Woman, but assuming you're not a donut, what kind of threat does the pop singer…
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2016 - 3:15 pm

Watch Holograms Of Dead Vocalists Sing Contemporary Pop Hits On SNL’s Dead Bopz Commercial

We already have kids performing contemporary pop songs, but what about dead people? Enter Dead Bopz, which is exactly what it sounds like. In a…
Peter Helman | May 8, 2016 - 10:53 am

The Week In Pop

Kygo, Mike Posner, And EDM’s Soft-Rock Phase

R.I.P. to the drop; long live the trop. The EDM explosion of this decade's early years is over, but electronic dance music continues to permeate…
Chris DeVille | May 5, 2016 - 5:55 pm

Calvin Harris & Rihanna – “This Is What You Came For”

Five years ago, Rihanna and Calvin Harris teamed up for "We Found Love," a massive anthem that is maybe the best Rihanna song and definitely
Tom Breihan | April 29, 2016 - 9:55 am

Hear PARTYNEXTDOOR & Drake’s “Work” Demo

PARTYNEXTDOOR is credited as one of the writers of "Work," Rihanna and Drake's recent nine-week #1 smash from ANTI. And like Father John Misty with
Chris DeVille | April 29, 2016 - 9:29 am

Interview

Week In Pop Q&A: Alessia Cara Is Here, There, And Everywhere

Alessia Cara calls me back just as soon as she wraps up with Michelle Obama. The 19-year-old Def Jam singer -- born Alessia Caracciolo to…
Chris DeVille | April 28, 2016 - 1:52 pm

The Week In Pop

Hey! People Still Like The Lumineers

The year was 2012. Mumford & Sons, whose slow-burn 2009 blockbuster Sigh No More was still selling like crazy, released a sophomore full-length called Babel
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2016 - 5:37 pm

Hear Azealia Banks’ Intended Rihanna Demo

Last night, Azealia Banks played some unreleased material in a live Periscope stream. Among the things she previewed were selections from her upcoming sophomore album…
James Rettig | April 21, 2016 - 10:50 am

Rihanna – “Needed Me” Video (NSFW)

You are presumably already well aware that today is 4/20, the weed-smokers' version of St. Patrick's Day. And it is no accident that Rihanna, our…
Tom Breihan | April 20, 2016 - 12:02 pm

Watch Rihanna Join Calvin Harris At Coachella

"We Found Love" is absolutely the best song Calvin Harris has ever made, and it's arguably Rihanna's best, too. Last night, Calvin Harris closed the…
Tom Breihan | April 18, 2016 - 9:49 am

Watch Drake Do “One Dance” Live For The First Time At Rihanna’s Toronto Show

A couple of weeks ago, Drake popped up at a Rihanna show in Miami, performing "Work" and obligingly making very excited faces when Rihanna grinded…
Tom Breihan | April 15, 2016 - 9:30 am

The Week In Pop

Their Name Is Jonas: The Surprising Post-Disney Success Of Brothers Joe And Nick

Once upon a time there was a band called the Jonas Brothers. They were called that because they were three brothers, and their last name…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2016 - 3:51 pm

The Week In Pop

Fifth Harmony Are Through With Child’s Play

In the early weeks of 2015, the five-woman pop group Fifth Harmony released Reflection, their extremely promising debut LP. I was smitten, calling it the
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2016 - 11:39 am

Sounding Board

Finding My Rih-Ligion: A Pilgrimage To Rihanna’s ANTI World Tour

Last night I went on assignment to review Rihanna's show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. It was the second of two shows she performed there on…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | March 31, 2016 - 4:20 pm

The Week In Pop

Lukas Graham Is The New Ed Sheeran Is The New Jason Mraz Is…

Lukas Graham loves singing about his parents, which is appropriate because your parents are about to be asking you if you've heard of Lukas Graham.
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2016 - 2:56 pm

Rihanna – “Kiss It Better” Video

Rihanna has shared a video for her ANTI track and new single "Kiss It Better." It's a sensual black-and-white clip featuring Rihanna writhing around a…
James Rettig | March 31, 2016 - 12:08 pm

Watch Father John Misty Cover Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better”

"Kiss It Better" is my favorite song on Rihanna's ANTI, and apparently it's Josh Tillman's favorite too. As Spin points out, the artist best known…
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2016 - 10:44 am

Sonny Digital – “EveryDay” (Feat. Mathaius Young)

Tame Impala have definitely taken over for Coldplay as the preferred rock band of the rap and R&B world. "New Person, Same Old Mistakes" in…
Chris DeVille | March 28, 2016 - 10:41 am
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