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Views From The Top: The Undying Popularity Of Drake’s Unending Album

Every time Drake's bubble seems ready to burst, it just gets bigger instead. …
Chris DeVille | July 21, 2016 - 4:15 pm

The Week In Pop

I Guess This Is Growing Up: Blink-182 Are Back For Mall Punk’s Classic Rock Phase

Hey you! Out there in the cold, getting lonely, getting old: Everything you grew up on is classic rock now. It's something every generation has…
Chris DeVille | June 30, 2016 - 4:20 pm

The Week In Pop

Their Name Is Jonas: The Surprising Post-Disney Success Of Brothers Joe And Nick

Once upon a time there was a band called the Jonas Brothers. They were called that because they were three brothers, and their last name…
Chris DeVille | April 14, 2016 - 3:51 pm

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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

The Week In Pop

I Guess This Is Growing Up: Blink-182 Are Back For Mall Punk’s Classic Rock Phase

Hey you! Out there in the cold, getting lonely, getting old: Everything you grew up on is classic rock now. It's something every generation has…
Chris DeVille | June 30, 2016 - 4:20 pm

The Week In Pop

Fifth Harmony Are Through With Child’s Play

In the early weeks of 2015, the five-woman pop group Fifth Harmony released Reflection, their extremely promising debut LP. I was smitten, calling it the
Chris DeVille | April 7, 2016 - 11:39 am

Here Are Will.i.am’s Tips For Interviewing Will.i.am

Are you going to be interviewing Will.i.am? Do you wish you had a handy little guide to interviewing Will.i.am? If you answered yes to one…
Peter Helman | April 3, 2016 - 12:50 pm

Will.i.am Is Producing An Apple Reality Series About Apps, But Will Apl.de.ap Appear?

Dr. Dre is starring in Apple's first original TV series, the forthcoming scripted drama Vital Signs, and now the tech giant has enlisted another rapper/producer…
Peter Helman | March 24, 2016 - 7:02 pm

Livestream The Global Citizen Earth Day Concert Feat. No Doubt, My Morning Jacket, Mary J. Blige

The Global Citizen Earth Day rally is taking place today on the National Mall in Washington D.C. to draw awareness to the 45th anniversary of…
James Rettig | April 18, 2015 - 12:48 pm

Will.I.Am Shares Concerns About 3D Printers Printing People

I have a friend who once interviewed Black Eyed Peas frontman and human clown Will.I.Am, and she swears that he's a great person who works…
Tom Breihan | March 9, 2015 - 11:20 am

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Tove Lo Is About To Release The Best Pop Album Of 2014 (So Far)

Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson, the pop singer known as Tove Lo, emerged out of Sweden last year with "Habits (Stay High)," a song that pulled…
Chris DeVille | September 25, 2014 - 3:37 pm

Here’s Weird Al’s New Polka Medley Covering Miley Cyrus, Daft Punk, Macklemore, & More

Stereogum founder Scott Lapatine has noted several times lately that the polka medleys have always been the best part of Weird Al Yankovic's albums, and…
Chris DeVille | July 15, 2014 - 3:51 pm

The Week In Pop

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

The Week In Pop: What Is Ed Sheeran Thinking?

In recent years, pop music's landscape has been transforming more rapidly than ever. But even as genre boundaries collapse and notions of good taste invert
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Tyler, The Creator Goes Off On Will.I.Am

There's nothing like a good old-fashioned Tyler, The Creator Twitter rant to start your day off right. Tyler, Odd Future's ringleader, met Black Eyed Peas…
Chris DeVille | October 30, 2013 - 10:16 am

Will.i.am Adds Hashtag To Album Name

I'm going to be perfectly honest here, and it might make me look pathetic, but here it goes: I heard that will.i.am announced that he…
Corban Goble | November 17, 2011 - 2:50 pm

The Black Eyed Peas Are On To That Next Level Shit (Literally)

"You can't say 'futuristic' then be afraid of the future," argues will.i.am. Oh yeah? What if you say "futuristic dystopian nightmare?" Then the future sounds…
jessica | February 17, 2010 - 12:18 pm

Grammys 2010: Out Of Touch, Out Of Time

For the first time since I became aware of them, I won't be watching the Grammys. I made other plans weeks ago and forgot they…
Scott Lapatine | January 31, 2010 - 3:19 pm

U2 Jam With Black Eyed Peas, Jagger, Springsteen At Rock Hall 25th Anniversary Show

The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame celebrated a quarter century as the self-appointed, oft-suspect gatekeeper for canonical artists in the rock world (no Replacements,…
Amrit Singh | November 2, 2009 - 3:31 pm

Street Scene 2009 In Photos

Some 30,000 people over two days crammed into the six-block area in San Diego's East Village that hosted the 25th annual Street Scene this past…
Amrit Singh | September 1, 2009 - 3:12 pm

New Black Eyed Peas Video – “I Gotta Feeling”

This NSFW jammy comes with an "explicit" warning mostly because it's explicitly bad. See why will.i.am has no friends and why Fergie and her vocal…
Brandon Stosuy | June 4, 2009 - 12:40 pm

Black Eyed Peas Promise To Irritate Well Into The 31st Century

Now that will.i.am's experienced life as a hologram, he and Fergie and Apl.De.Ap and Taboo (nice names, team) show us "the digital afterlife" of their…
Scott Lapatine | April 16, 2009 - 1:01 pm

Bob Dylan And Will.I.Am Are Pepsi Pals

Will.i.am is a hilarious addition to any television broadcast, whether he's ruining CNN's election coverage or condensing 50 years of Grammys into 90 unbearable seconds.
Scott Lapatine | January 30, 2009 - 5:30 pm

Will.I.Am Becomes A Hologram

Last night was historic in that holograms were introduced into televised election coverage. They were not distracting or ridiculous or pointless at all! Check out…
Scott Lapatine | November 5, 2008 - 11:01 am

David Byrne Is Webby

At this year's 12th Annual Webby Awards, master blogger, recent Dirty Projector collaborator, and longtime Talking Head David Byrne will be receiving a lifetime achievement…
Brandon Stosuy | May 28, 2008 - 2:48 pm

Will.I.Am Condenses 50 Years Of Grammys Into 90 Unbearable Seconds

The biggest collective groan at tonight's beer-soaked liveblog came during "Professor" will.i.am's medley. Check out this totally nonsense homage to past Record Of The Year…
Stereogum | February 11, 2008 - 2:00 am

Liveblogging The 2008 Grammys

Welcome to Stereogum's sarcastic play-by-play of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. We're moments before showtime and Amy Winehouse has already won Best Pop Vocal Album,…
Stereogum | February 10, 2008 - 7:18 pm

will.i.am Brings Scarlett Johansson, Common, Kareem Abdul-Jabaar To Rock “Yes We Can” For Barack

If you're still wondering -- after endorsements from Jeff Tweedy and Conor Oberst and Win Butler and Craig Wedren & Stella's cast and the rest…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2008 - 10:28 am

will.i.am Gets Daft Punk’d

As we've learned recently, the Black Eyed Pea guy with questionable period usage has got a full palette of marketable attributes, what with his enviable…
Stereogum | September 28, 2007 - 5:13 pm

Shortest Midget In The Game Shites All Over ’06

Lady Sovereign tells Rolling Stone her pick for Worst Song Of 2006.Anything by Fergie - 'London Bridge' in particular, because she's not from London and…
Stereogum | January 22, 2007 - 1:51 pm