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Usher Is A Huge Star, So Why Isn’t There More Hype For His Great New Album?

It may have escaped your notice that Usher released one of 2016's most excellent singles because "Crash" -- a glorious synthetic breakup ballad that reminds…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2016 - 5:04 pm

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Till The World Ends: Britney Spears And The Extended Shelf Life Of The Modern Pop Star

No one remembers Debbie Gibson. Actually, perhaps the opposite is true: Memory is the only way most people experience Gibson anymore, not as an active…
Chris DeVille | August 25, 2016 - 3:03 pm

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Feat. Who? Meet The Chart-Climbing Guest Singers Vying To Become Actual Pop Stars

Sometimes pop stars come at you from the side. There are many routes to mainstream music celebrity: Hitting it big on social media…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2016 - 11:39 am

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Stream Usher Hard II Love

R&B/pop veteran Usher's eighth studio album is out this Friday. We've already heard some solid singles with "Crash," "No Limit," and "Rivals," and today the…
Collin Robinson | September 13, 2016 - 10:29 am

Watch Usher Cover The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down”

R&B/pop veteran Usher has been on a tear promoting his upcoming album Hard II Love, due in a little less than two weeks. We've heard…
Collin Robinson | September 5, 2016 - 1:20 pm

Black Eyed Peas Reunite For All-Star Remake Of “Where Is The Love?” To End Gun Violence

After a five-year hiatus, Black Eyed Peas have reunited for an all-star remake of their 2003 song "Where Is The Love?" to end gun violence.
Peter Helman | September 1, 2016 - 1:01 am

Usher – “Rivals” (Feat. Future) Video

Usher is gearing up to release his new album, Hard II Love, in a few weeks. We've heard a few tracks from it so far,…
James Rettig | August 30, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Usher – “No Limit (G-Mix)” (Feat. Master P, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane, & A$AP Ferg)

Usher has shared star-studded new G-mix of "No Limit," the Young Thug-featuring first single from his upcoming album Flawed. The track was inspired by Master…
Peter Helman | August 20, 2016 - 11:32 am

De La Soul – “Greyhounds” (Feat. Usher)

10 or 15 years ago, it would've been very strange to imagine that we'd ever hear slick R&B superstar Usher on a song with wearily…
Tom Breihan | August 17, 2016 - 9:16 am

Usher – “No Limit” (Feat. Young Thug) Video (Feat. Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla $ign, & Boosie Badazz)

Usher can still kill some choreo. And it's good to see him in vintage form in the video for his Master P nod "No Limit"
Collin Robinson | August 5, 2016 - 1:32 pm

Watch Usher “Crash” The Tonight Show

Usher appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last night to perform his post-hiatus single "Crash," which came out in early June and was…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 29, 2016 - 1:46 pm

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They Don’t Want You To Read This Article About DJ Khaled

What does DJ Khaled do, exactly? …
Chris DeVille | July 28, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Usher, Heart, John Mellencamp, & More Tell Politicians “Don’t Use Our Song” On John Oliver

Donald Trump and the rest of his peers at the RNC have received plenty of disapproving tweets from musicians about using their songs without their…
Collin Robinson | July 25, 2016 - 10:14 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Well, we've made it to the the halfway point. You gotta admit, it's been a pretty good year. But there's still plenty to come in…
Stereogum | June 17, 2016 - 4:24 pm

Usher – “Crash” Video

Every few years now, Usher comes through with a forward-leaning, surefire chart-topper. In 2012, we had "Climax," and two years ago we got "I Don't
James Rettig | June 17, 2016 - 10:29 am

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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

Usher – “Crash”

Usher has come back strong after a bit of a hiatus. We hadn't heard anything from the R&B/pop veteran since last year's "Chains" until yesterday…
Collin Robinson | June 10, 2016 - 10:08 am

Usher – “No Limit” (Feat. Young Thug)

Usher is putting out two new singles this week, "No Limit" and "Crash," his first new songs since last year's "Chains." The latter will released…
James Rettig | June 9, 2016 - 11:19 am

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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

Yuna – “Crush” (Feat. Usher) Video

Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna is making crossover leap to stardom on her new upcoming album Chapters, and she's recruited some serious help to get more air…
Collin Robinson | April 25, 2016 - 5:19 pm

Watch The Lonely Island’s Popstar Trailer Feat. Joanna Newsom, DJ Khaled, Adam Levine’s Hologram, & More

The Lonely Island have been teasing their pop-star comedy for months, and as Pitchfork points out, today the eagerly awaited trailer has arrived. It does…
Chris DeVille | March 10, 2016 - 11:29 am

Chance The Rapper, Sia, Busta Rhymes Contributing To The Hamilton Mixtape

Last October, Hamilton mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda announced the release of a mixtape of remixes, covers, and tracks inspired by the hit musical, and now we…
James Rettig | March 1, 2016 - 4:42 pm

Yuna – “Crush” (Feat. Usher)

A crush is a sneaky thing; having one can be really fun, but once an attraction balloons into officially "like liking" someone (to put it…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 26, 2016 - 12:34 pm

Usher – “Chains” (Feat. Nas & Bibi Bourelly) Video

R&B/pop singer Usher recruited Nas and Bibi Bourelly to throw his conversation piece on police violence, "Chains," into the discourse last fall. The song was…
Collin Robinson | February 2, 2016 - 10:37 am

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The 2016 State Of Pop Address

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…
Chris DeVille | January 7, 2016 - 1:54 pm

2015 In Review

The 50 Best Pop Songs Of 2015

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…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2015 - 1:41 pm

MusiCares’ Lionel Richie Tribute Lines Up Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Demi Lovato, Luke Bryan

Lionel Richie is the latest legacy artist to be honored with the MusiCares Person Of The Year award -- last year's was Bob Dylan --…
James Rettig | October 27, 2015 - 1:38 pm

Watch Jay Z Talk On Kimmel, Perform “Empire State Of Mind” At TIDAL X

Last night, the Barclays Center in Brooklyn was packed with stars to celebrate TIDAL reaching the 1 million subscriber mark. (For comparison's sake, Spotify sits…
James Rettig | October 21, 2015 - 10:19 am

Usher – “Chains” (Feat. Nas) Video

Usher addresses police brutality on his new Nas-featuring song, "Chains." The track is accompanied by an interactive video hosted on TIDAL's website that displays photos…
James Rettig | October 16, 2015 - 12:45 pm

Watch Jeezy Bring Out Andre 3000, Kanye West, Usher, T.I., Bun B At Thug Motivation 101 Anniversary Show

On Saturday night, Young Jeezy celebrated the 10th anniversary of his landmark debut album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 with a big show at…
Tom Breihan | July 27, 2015 - 1:54 pm
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