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The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye’s supply kicking in. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — year-end list season — and the festivities continue today with the Week In Pop’s second annual rundown of the finest pop singles of the past 12 months. … More »

When I put this list together last year, the big story was the emergence of auteurs in the online era of the music video. For the past decade, music videos have mostly lived online, far away from the cable networks that once nurtured the art form. Back in the ’90s, when cable networks were starting… More »

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Watch Tobias Jesso Jr. Cover The Weeknd & Haim In DC

Tobias Jesso Jr. is still touring with his live band Duk in support of this year's Goon, and he's been breaking out some unexpected, seemingly…
Peter Helman | October 18, 2015 - 12:59 pm

The Week In Pop: Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato Can Shake Their Disney Pasts, But Apparently Not Each Other

The stars of the Disney Channel's early-'90s The Mickey Mouse Club reboot shaped the way we as a culture think about teen-pop on a foundational…
Chris DeVille | October 15, 2015 - 4:48 pm
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Hear The Weeknd’s “The Hills” Remixes With Eminem & Nicki Minaj, Watch His Return To SNL

"The Hills" topped the Billboard chart for the third straight week this week, and the Weeknd is celebrating by unveiling two official remixes featuring new…
Peter Helman | October 11, 2015 - 11:19 am
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Watch Amy Schumer & The Weeknd’s SNL Promos

Amy Schumer is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend with musical guest the Weeknd, so today we got the ceremonial unfunny promos. If you've ever…
Chris DeVille | October 8, 2015 - 5:31 pm
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The Week In Pop: 23 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Season

Saturday Night Live's 41st season premieres this Saturday with Miley Cyrus holding down joint duties as host and musical guest. (Joint, get it? Because Miley…
Chris DeVille | October 1, 2015 - 2:37 pm
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Watch Black Simon & Garfunkel Sing “Can’t Feel My Face” With White Garfunkel

On The Tonight Show, the Roots members ?uestlove and Captain Kirk Douglas have a recurring bit called Black Simon & Garfunkel. They dress in mock…
Tom Breihan | October 1, 2015 - 8:46 am
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The Week In Pop: Please Welcome To The Stage Taylor Swift And Father John Misty

A brief timeline of the past week inside the bizarre media Bermuda Triangle that is Taylor Swift, Ryan Adams, and Father John Misty: …
Chris DeVille | September 24, 2015 - 5:42 pm
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The Weeknd – “The Hills (RL Grime Remix)”

The Weeknd continued his mid-2015 chart domination this week, with Beauty Behind The Madness topping the albums chart for a third straight week and one…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2015 - 2:06 pm

The Week In Pop: The 18 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of The Fall

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…
Chris DeVille | September 17, 2015 - 4:06 pm
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The Week In Pop: Halsey’s New Americana Might Actually Be A Real Demographic

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…
Chris DeVille | September 10, 2015 - 3:00 pm
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The Hood Internet Mashed The Weeknd With Daft Punk

As much as we try to pretend that mashups were so early 2000s, the truth is, they're still kind of relevant. I mean, if ever…
Caitlin White | September 9, 2015 - 1:59 pm
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The Weeknd’s New Album Debuts At #1 With Second Biggest Sales Week Of 2015

Too bad the Weeknd can't feel his face, because news of his new album's first week sales would definitely cause him to smile. Today Billboard
Caitlin White | September 8, 2015 - 5:32 pm
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Hear Drake Freestyle Over The Weeknd & Kanye West’s “Tell Your Friends”

Drake and OVO co-founder Oliver El-Khatib are continuing to use their OVO Sound Radio Beats 1 show as a place to debut new material. Last…
Peter Helman | September 6, 2015 - 11:41 am
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Titus Andronicus – “The Hills” (The Weeknd Cover)

As anyone who's seen Titus Andronicus live can attest, Patrick Stickles loves playing covers. Like the rest of the band's shows, these covers tend to…
Peter Helman | September 5, 2015 - 12:39 pm
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The Week In Pop: Making Sense Of Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz

Let us begin by appreciating -- if not in the "Yay!" sense, at least the "Wow!" sense -- that the Disney Channel cash cow behind…
Chris DeVille | September 3, 2015 - 4:31 pm
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Grimes, Kanye, Haim, The Weeknd, & More Model For Alexander Wang Charity Campaign

Alexander Wang is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his fashion line this year, and the company has partnered with Do Something to release a collection…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 2:21 pm
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SNL’s First 3 Musical Guests This Season: Miley Cyrus, The Weeknd, Demi Lovato

While we anxiously wait to see what major "indie" artist will be the first to cross over to the SNL stage this year -- my…
James Rettig | September 1, 2015 - 1:14 pm
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Watch The Weeknd’s Apple Music Commercial With John Travolta

The Weeknd had a big night last night, giving a fairly dazzling performance at the MTV Video Music Awards and then starring in a new…
Tom Breihan | August 31, 2015 - 8:45 am
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VMAs 2015: The Best GIFs, Tweets, Videos, & Kanye West’s Speech

Out of all the award shows, the VMAs seems to be the one to have the most memorable moments, though most of them are probably
Stereogum | August 30, 2015 - 9:36 pm
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Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2015

It still feels like summer, but that won't last long. We're less than two weeks away from #PSL and before you know it we'll be…
Scott Lapatine | August 28, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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