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A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty:… More »

We’ve been waiting all year for new albums from some of pop music’s biggest names, and it’s looking like many of them will finally arrive this fall. Probably. Maybe? Whether or not Q4 turns out to be Yeezy Season, it should definitely be blockbuster season for the music industry if all goes according to plan. More »

You ever hear a song and think, “Yep, that’s gonna be huge,” even as it slightly repulses you? Such was the case when Halsey’s “New Americana” entered my ears, its chorus triumphantly trumpeting this clunky generational creed: “We are the new Americana/ High on legal marijuana/ Raised on Biggie and Nirvana.” From its sweeping us-against-them… More »

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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…
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…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Calvin Harris Is Upset And Confused About Rihanna Rejecting His Song For Her Imminent Album

Rihanna had one of her biggest hits ever with "We Found Love," the 2011 song she did with the British dance producer Calvin Harris. Give…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 3:51 pm

Watch Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl, Eminem, Rihanna, Metallica Perform At The Concert for Valor

The Concert For Valor took place last night on the National Mall in Washington, DC to honor Veteran's Day. An estimated 800,000 were in attendance…
James Rettig | November 12, 2014 - 10:22 am

The Week In Pop: The History Of Kesha Vs. Dr. Luke

When Kesha and Dr. Luke traded lawsuits earlier this week -- Kesha alleging a decade of sexual, physical, and verbal abuse, Luke alleging that she…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2014 - 3:18 pm

CBS Sports Officially Cuts Rihanna From Thursday Night Football

Last week, after the NFL spectacularly bungled its handling of the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal, CBS Sports opted to cut a pre-taped segment with…
Chris DeVille | September 16, 2014 - 12:20 pm

CBS Sports Cancels Tonight’s Rihanna Performance In The Wake Of Ray Rice Scandal

CBS has cancelled a Rihanna musical performance that was scheduled to air during tonight's NFL pregame show. Instead, they will show a discussion about Commissioner…
James Rettig | September 11, 2014 - 7:41 pm

NFL Wants Coldplay, Katy Perry, Or Rihanna To Pay To Play Super Bowl Halftime

The National Football League rakes in about $9 billion a year, but that doesn’t mean it’s made of money. Do you know how much the…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 4:12 pm

Watch Rihanna Join Eminem At Lollapalooza

As a little preview of their upcoming stadium tour that starts in a week, Rihanna joined Eminem on stage during his headlining set at Lollapalooza.
James Rettig | August 2, 2014 - 1:03 pm

The Week In Pop: Shawn Mendes, TerRio, And Vine’s Six-Second Stars

Whether busking, mailing out demo tapes, or uploading to MySpace or YouTube, conventional wisdom says you have less than one minute to catch the attentio…
Chris DeVille | July 31, 2014 - 4:01 pm

Tori Amos – “Promise” (Feat. Her Daughter, Natashya) Video

"Promise," one of the songs on Tori Amos' new album Unrepentant Geraldines, is a duet with Amos' 13-year-old daughter Natashya, who, it turns out, ca…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2014 - 9:04 am

Rihanna Really Enjoyed Germany’s World Cup Win

In case you live under a rock, Germany won the World Cup yesterday and Rihanna may have been more excited about it than anyone. The…
James Rettig | July 14, 2014 - 1:43 pm

The Week In Pop: Bleachers, The Solo Project Of Fun.’s Jack Antonoff, Is Really Good

Things we learned about Jack Antonoff -- Fun. guitarist, former Steel Train ringleader, Lena Dunham boyfriend, and, lately, Bleachers mastermind -- in Vulture's great profile
Chris DeVille | July 10, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Watch Grimes Debut “Go,” Her Song For Rihanna, At Governors Ball

Grimes promised three new songs at Governors Ball -- including one she and Blood Diamonds wrote for Rihanna (who passed on it) -- and that'…
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Rihanna Turned Down A Song That Grimes Wrote For Her

On Friday night, Grimes will play New York's Governors Ball festival. And as she pointed out on Twitter this afternoon, we might want to pay…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 4:49 pm

The Week In Pop: Is Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse As Ridiculous As Expected?

I was prepared to ridicule Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse mercilessly. The title is preposterous, obviously; nobody says "chanteuse" except music critics too…
Chris DeVille | May 29, 2014 - 4:31 pm

The Week In Pop: Ain’t Paramore Fun?

The question is not so much "How did Paramore end up on American Idol?" as "Why did it take them so long to get there?"…
Chris DeVille | May 22, 2014 - 4:08 pm

The Week In Pop: John Legend Reaches Peak Normalcy

Is he really a legend or isn't he? There's no doubt John Legend is a music industry power-player, the kind of safe yet pliable talent…
Chris DeVille | May 8, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Watch Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Pharrell Play The IHeartRadio Awards

In addition to the debut of that "new" Michael Jackson song, last night's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Awards featured performances by Pitbull, Blake Shelton, Thirty Second…
Scott Lapatine | May 2, 2014 - 10:24 am

Warpaint Guitarist Says BEYONCÉ Is Slutty

We've seen this time and again, but if you're a marginally famous person and you say a bad word about Beyoncé, the entire internet will…
Tom Breihan | May 1, 2014 - 8:57 am