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The Week In Pop: Meet Charlie Puth, 2015’s Most Egregious Rising Star

When Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth's "See You Again" ended the 14-week reign of "Uptown Funk!" atop the Hot 100 last week, a natural first question was really? Once we all got past the initial shock of a tepid Paul Walker tribute from the Furious 7 soundtrack coming out of nowhere to unseat one of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am

Taylor Swift’s Chinese Toyota Commercials Are Awkward Beyond Your “Wildest Dreams”

Taylor Swift took the best song off 1989 and turned it into a Toyota commercial, joining the long legacy of American celebrities appearing in foreign TV spots they'd never agree to stateside. The ad uses "Wildest Dreams" to promote Toyota's newest hybrid car in the Chinese market. There's two versions of the ad, but both… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 15, 2015 - 10:48 am

Mumford & Sons Blast Tidal And The “Plutocrats” Behind It

Mumford & Sons have sounded off about Jay Z's new Tidal streaming service in an interview with The Daily Beast. Long story short: they're not fans. Guitarist and comedian Winston Marshall called all of the A-list celebrities pimping out the project "new school fucking plutocrats," and main singer Marcus Mumford had the most to say… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 7:36 pm

Behold The Half-Assed Hubris Of Tidal

About three hours after the conclusion of yesterday's titanic Tidal announcement, Billboard posted a story called "8 Things We Found on Jay Z's Tidal Streaming Service." Those eight things were:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 31, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Watch Rihanna Perform “Bitch Better Have My Money” At The iHeartRadio Awards

Rihanna performed her new single "Bitch Better Have My Money" live for the first time last night at the iHeartRadio Awards in Los Angeles. She came on stage out of a stationary helicopter and did the track wearing a mint-colored fur coat and a pair of thigh-high boots with support from some futuristically dressed backu… More »

By: James Rettig / March 30, 2015 - 9:02 am

The Week In Pop: What’s Next For Zayn Malik, One Direction, And The World?

Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction was announced the only way it could be in 2015, via an official statement on the group's Facebook page. (I suppose a series of Snapchats would also have been appropriate.) The crucial sentence and obvious pullquote is this: "I am leaving because I want to be a normal 22-year-old… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 26, 2015 - 10:39 am

Watch Stephen Malkmus Cover Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” For Portland Kids

While Stephen Malkmus doesn't seem to care about a Pavement reunion, he does care about making sure a group of kids has the best time possible. And the easiest way to do that? Pull out some Taylor Swift, of course. During an appearance on Portland's children variety show You Who, Malkmus covered 1989 single "Blank… More »

By: James Rettig / February 19, 2015 - 9:17 pm

The Week In Pop: Fifty Shades Of Grey And The Movie Soundtrack Resurgence

From Saturday Night Fever to Purple Rain to The Godfather, movie soundtracks used to be a major factor on the albums chart. Then, all of the sudden, they weren't. This user-made Amazon list of the top 20 bestselling soundtracks of all time includes only two albums released this century, and those -- O Brother, WhereMore »

By: Chris DeVille / February 19, 2015 - 4:17 pm

SNL 40: Watch Justin Timberlake Rap The History Of SNL, Taylor Swift Act In “The Californians,” Miley Cyrus Cover Paul Simon, Kanye West Sing “Wolves” & Appear In “Wayne’s World”

Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary celebration is going on right now, and pretty much every famous person ever is there. Notable musicians in attendance include Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Win Butler, Taylor Swift, Jack White, Paul Simon, Justin Timberlake (along with the rest of N*SYNC), Bon Jovi, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Miley Cyrus, and a… More »

By: James Rettig / February 15, 2015 - 9:05 pm

Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Jack White, Taylor Swift, Fiona Apple Among The Guests For SNL‘s Huge 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live will celebrate its 40th anniversary this Sunday night, and the list of musical guest stars is absolutely insane. The special will take place over the course of three and a half hours and will feature appearances by 50 Cent, Arcade Fire, Backstreet Boys, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Fiona Apple, Jack… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 13, 2015 - 5:26 pm

Taylor Swift – “Style” Video

Taylor Swift has done a lot of things in music videos, but "smoldering" isn't one of them, at least until now. This morning, Taylor unveiled the new video for her single "Style." "Style" is one of the best songs on the world-conquering album 1989, and it's the strongest argument that Taylor has been listening to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2015 - 8:45 am

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

Kanye West Will Record With Taylor Swift, Says She Supported His Grammy Stage Crash

In 2009, Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift as she was trying to accept her award for Female Video Of The Year. This turned out to be a momentous event in the careers of both artists, and to this day, it might be the only thing Kanye has done that your mom knows about. At the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2015 - 11:38 am

Hear Charli XCX’s Punk Cover Of Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”

Charli XCX exists in the major-label pop universe these days, posing for photos at industry events with Sam Smith or Taylor Swift and showing up on the Grammy red carpet. But every once in a while, we get to see a tiny glimpse of her punk side -- as when she covered Snuffed By The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2015 - 9:01 am

Watch Barack Obama Dubbed To Sing “Shake It Off”

Barackdubs are always good fun, and the one for Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" is no exception. Swift is only the latest in a long line of popular songs to get the dub treatment -- recent gems include Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" and Ariana Grande's "Problem." Who knew that Obama said "mhmm"… More »

By: James Rettig / February 9, 2015 - 9:49 pm

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

Taylor Swift Takes Legal Action Against Her Fans On Etsy

Taylor Swift's extremely successful marketing campaign for her record-breaking album 1989 was largely built off the singer's intimate connections with her fans. She went to their houses, baked them cookies, followed them on Tumblr, and invited them to exclusive listening sessions. But recent action from Swift and her legal team paints a far less BFF… More »

By: Caitlin White / February 6, 2015 - 12:31 pm

Kanye West, Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon Booked For SNL‘s 40th Anniversary Special

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and the show will mark the occasion with a big three-hour prime-time special on 2/15. A ridiculous array of celebrities is set to appear on the show, including a ton of past hosts and cast members. There are more than a few music-universe names in there,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 2, 2015 - 9:05 am

Taylor Swift Is Bringing Haim On Tour

If you follow Taylor Swift on social media, you'll already know that she's besties with all three Haim sisters. (She just went on vacation to Maui with them last week.) So it makes sense that she's bringing them on tour with her for a bunch dates on her massive 1989 world tour. "TOURING W/ SQUAD… More »

By: James Rettig / February 1, 2015 - 2:40 pm

The Week In Pop: Early Odds On The 2015 Grammys

NOTE: The Grammys are still 10 days away, but I'm going on vacation next week, so you're now privy to what must be the earliest Grammys preview on the internet. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 29, 2015 - 3:18 pm
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