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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 level. Maybe I’m showing my age here, but even several generations of teen idols later, Britney Spears still feels like the surest shorthand for “young female pop singer,” and even… More »

Last year, when the likes of “Trophies,” “0 To 100,” and “How ‘Bout Now” proved Drake could score a massive radio hit simply by uploading a song to SoundCloud, Gawker’s Jordan Sargent proclaimed him “the Taylor Swift of rap.” Sargent’s thesis was that in an environment where even established stars have trouble getting heavily promoted… More »

Ever since Adam Young hijacked the Postal Service’s laptop-emo aesthetic and turned it into cloying, hollow-headed pap, Owl City has been one of music’s most disreputable artists. It’s been six years since “Fireflies” went to #1, and although Young lingered in the pop cultural consciousness for a while — Taylor Swift wrote 2010 album track… More »

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Ty Dolla $ign – “Sitting Pretty” (Feat. Wiz Khalifa)

We are now two weeks away from the release of Free TC, the full-length debut from the depraved R&B virtuoso Ty Dolla $ign. He's been…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 9:43 am

Hoverboarding Wiz Khalifa Handcuffed For Being Ahead Of His Time

Wiz Khalifa was detained by Customs and Border Patrol officers yesterday for riding a "hoverboard" around in Los Angeles International Airport. When the rapper refused…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Here Are The 2015 MTV VMA Nominations

Who could've predicted that after wagging a foam finger all over Robin Thicke, two years later Miley Cyrus would end up hosting the VMAs? Guess…
Caitlin White | July 21, 2015 - 11:45 am

Watch The New England Patriots And Wiz Khalifa Dance Poorly To Migos And Fetty Wap

The New England Patriots won yet another Super Bowl this past January thanks to a boneheaded call by Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll. (Just hand…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Week In Pop: Nate Ruess Went Solo, Made A Fun. Album Anyway

Andrew Dost got screwed. Last year, when Fun. frontman Nate Ruess unilaterally decided to transform the next Fun. album into his solo debut, he essentially…
Chris DeVille | June 11, 2015 - 3:15 pm

The Week In Pop: The Unstoppable Competent Mediocrity Of Jason Derulo

"Broke," the last song teased from Jason Derulo's new Everything Is 4 before the album's release this week, both encapsulates and subverts the approach that…
Chris DeVille | June 4, 2015 - 2:35 pm

The Week In Pop: Tori Kelly Is Evidence That Sometimes The Machine Gets It Right

Every once in a while the entire music industry seemingly conspires to turn an aspiring pop star into an overnight sensation. Sometimes that consensus is…
Chris DeVille | May 21, 2015 - 2:02 pm

The Week In Pop: American Idol Changed TV, But Music? Not So Much

Last year, during this column's infancy, I expressed what by then had become conventional wisdom: American Idol is washed up. My primary evidence was subjective…
Chris DeVille | May 14, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The Week In Pop: Zac Brown Band Branches Out In The Blandest Way Possible

In this era of ever-diminishing music sales, there are weeks when an album squeaks into the #1 spot because there's no legitimate competition. This was…
Chris DeVille | May 7, 2015 - 2:42 pm

The Week In Pop: From The Earliest MP3 To The Latest Britney Spears, A Pop History Of Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner”

"Tom's Diner" is one of those songs you know even if you don't realize it. Suzanne Vega's signature song -- written about the same NYC…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2015 - 12:54 pm

Watch Tove Lo Try To Salvage Wiz Khalifa & Charlie Puth’s “See You Again”

Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s “See You Again” is the inexplicable, corny-as-hell #1 song in the United States right now. And Tove Lo is an…
James Rettig | April 30, 2015 - 10:40 am

SNL’s Last Musical Guests This Season: Wiz Khalifa, Florence + The Machine, Rihanna

Saturday Night Live took to Instagram today to announce the last three host/musical guest pairings of the season. Scarlett Johansson will host 5/2 with musical…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2015 - 5:13 pm

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…
Chris DeVille | April 23, 2015 - 11:35 am

The Week In Pop: Walk The Moon Are Our Latest Proof That The ’80s Will Never Die

How many times can the '80s "come back" before we just admit they're here to stay? In 2010, Simon Reynolds wrote in The Guardian that…
Chris DeVille | April 16, 2015 - 4:26 pm

The Week In Pop: What Wale Can Learn From J. Cole

On paper, Wale's rap career has been a success. He dropped several critically acclaimed mixtapes, aligned himself with Rick Ross at the peak of Bawse's…
Chris DeVille | April 9, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Stream Wiz Khalifa & Ty Dolla $ign Talk About It In The Morning EP

The L.A. singer and producer Ty Dolla $ign has been making sex-drunk, melodically rich R&B for a few years now, but his career really leveled…
Tom Breihan | March 31, 2015 - 11:43 am

Watch Drake, Haim, & Sia Read Mean Tweets About Themselves On Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel Live aired another edition of its ridiculously popular Mean Tweets series, and it was their second one that focused exclusively on musicians. Drake,…
James Rettig | February 3, 2015 - 12:19 am
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