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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

Whitney Houston’s Estate Issues Statement Criticizing Lifetime Biopic

Last night Lifetime aired Whitney, a Whitney Houston biopic starring and directed by Angela Bassett. Bassett and Houston costarred in Waiting To Exhale, and Bassett considers herself a friend to the late singer. But Houston's estate did not find the movie very friendly. Before the film even aired, Houston's sister-in-law Pat Houston issued aMore »

By: Chris DeVille / January 18, 2015

Watch The Trailer For Lifetime’s Whitney Houston Biopic

Last month, Lifetime aired an Aaliyah biopic that was so bad it sent Timbaland on an Instagram rampage. Next month, the network will air Whitney, its Whitney Houston biopic, and the movie's mere existence is a warning sign. Still, this one could turn out differently. It has a star, Yaya Dacosta, who appeared o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014

10 Cover Songs By Chvrches, Ranked

It was just over two years ago that Glasgow trio Chvrches first tapped their synth keys into our hearts with their dark, romantic pop. Aside from their Recover EP and full-length debut The Bones Of What You Believe, the band has given us a lot of listening material, covering songs by many other artists at… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / November 17, 2014

Watch Sam Smith Cover Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know”

Back when people actually watched American Idol, one of the classic mistakes a contestant could make was covering Whitney Houston. The judges would always caution singers, tell them that there was no way their versions could stack up to the original. (Maybe they still do this? It's been a while since I watched that show.)… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2014

Chvrches – “It’s Not Right But It’s Okay” (Whitney Houston Cover)

This week, the Scottish synthpop trio Chvrches released their debut album The Bones Of What You Believe, and we made it our Album Of The Week. And in a recent BBC radio session for Zane Lowe, the group affirmed their starry-eyed pop-music credentials by covering a classic of the form: Whitney Houston's heart-scraped 1999… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 27, 2013

Guys Should Show Off Whenever Possible Too, I Guess

Earlier this week we discussed the idea that girls should show off whenever possible, especially when it comes to singing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" with some sort of big-box store's karaoke display. This morning THE OTHER SIDE (boy side) looks like it wants a piece of the action, too! I gue… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / September 20, 2012

Girl Stuff: Show Off Whenever Possible

Hey girls! How have you been? How do you feel about transitioning from summer into fall/winter? Don't you wish you had some sort of magical power where you could blink, or whatever, and the clothing item you want appeared before you for free? And don't you wish you knew what clothing items were good and… More »

By: Kelly Conaboy / September 18, 2012

Watch Kanye, D’Angelo, More Play B.E.T. Awards 2012

Last night, BET broadcasted their BET Awards, a ceremony that went down at L.A.'s the Shrine Auditorium and featured a star-studded performance lineup as folks like Kanye West and G.O.O.D Music, D'Angelo, Usher, Nicki Minaj and many more took the stage. Notably, Kanye & G.O.O.D. played "Mercy," "Cold," and unveiled "New God Flow,"… More »

By: Corban Goble / July 2, 2012

Watch R. Kelly & Stevie Wonder Perform At Whitney Houston’s Memorial Service

There's a lot to be said about the fucked-upedness of airing a goddam funeral across multiple television networks, but Saturday's Whitney Houston memorial service did, at the very least, provide for a couple of truly moving musical moments. During the service, R. Kelly, possibly the one single person on Earth who can best relate with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 20, 2012

Chris Cornell Breaks Up Airport Fight, Covers Whitney Houston

Last month, Chris Cornell compared Kanye West's soundcheck to "retarded children" at an Australian festival. This week, he broke up a fight in an airport lounge by stepping straight up in the face of a businessman who used an anti-gay slur. Chris Cornell: He contains multitudes! More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 17, 2012

“Whitney Houston’s Funeral Will Stream On-Line”

Sometimes it's crazy to think about what the world must have been like before the Internet. What did people do? How were they completely terrible without it? More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / February 16, 2012

Download 3 Great Whitney Houston Mashups

In the days after Whitney Houston's untimely death, the Internet sprang to action to find ways to pay tribute to her immense, singular talent and the music it produced. None were better than the isolated Houston vocal from "How Will I Know," but below we have three other mash-ups featuring Whitney's music that have… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 15, 2012

Girls Cover Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”

At the Laneway Festival in Singapore this past weekend, Girls frontman Christopher Owens paid tribute to the fallen Whitney Houston by playing a solo version of "I Will Always Love You," the Dolly Parton song that has belonged almost entirely to Whitney since 1992. Big singalong on this one, naturally, and Owens deserve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012

The 10 Least Boring Moments From The 2012 Grammys

Barely 24 hours before this year's Grammy Awards ceremony began, Whitney Houston, a woman who'd once seemed like a cyborg engineered to win as many Grammys as possible, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room. Houston was exactly the sort of artist who the Grammys are built to honor -- enormously talented,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012

Impromptu Subway Train Whitney Houston Tribute

Even with the camera turned sideways, this is still better than Katy Perry's Jennifer Hudson's "tribute" at the Grammy's last night. That seemed a lot more like a tribute to Jennifer Hudson than anything else. Relax, Jennifer Hudson. These ladies, on the other hand, only care about one thing: the beautiful music. R.I.P. Whitney… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / February 13, 2012

Grammys 2012 Comment Party!!

It's the 2012 Grammys! The Stereogum crew is over at my house, there may or may not be pizza and beer involved, and on the off chance you are experiencing something similar at yours, we have decided to put up a post for us all to congregate and talk shit about Adam Levine. This year'… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 12, 2012

R.I.P. Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston, one of the biggest pop stars of the '80s and '90s, has died, as ABC News reports. The cause and location (UPDATE: location was the Beverly Hilton Hotel) of her death haven't been reported yet. She was 48, which is just impossibly sad. Houston comes from a musical family; mother Cissy i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2012

Watch Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. Cover Whitney Houston

A tipster recently let us know that Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. covered Whitney Houston's 1987 nugget "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)," quite possibly my wife's favorite song in the entire history of the universe, at a recent Bowery Ballroom show. As it turns out, Dale have been covering the track live… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2011

Chinese Boy Singing Whitney Houston Is The New Susan Boyle, Or At Least The New Filipino Horse Lady

A young man named Lin Yu Chun, competing on a Chinese reality show called Super Star Avenue, performed a rendition of Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" that was really quite impressive. Now, I am not sure what the market is like these days for chubby non-English-speaking male Chinese nationals with an eerie ability… More »

By: Gabe Delahaye / April 6, 2010
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