The Week In Pop

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“Lemonade” And The Rise Of Internet Money

Online, attention is the most valuable currency of all. So Internet Money, the production and promotional collective with the #1 song on Spotify's domestic chart…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2020 - 2:11 pm

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With beabadoobee, The ’90s Alt-Rock Revival Sounds Ready For Its Inevitable Pop Crossover

Is beabadoobee a rock artist or a pop artist? The distinction doesn't really matter, but 20-year-old Beatrice Laus, aka Bea Kristi, blurs the genre barrier…
Chris DeVille | October 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm

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Blackpink Are Doing It Big Without The Exhausting Bloat

Everything about Blackpink is huge and emphatic and in your face. The crushing titanium beats, the severe top-of-the-lungs melodies and swaggering rap bars, the ostentatious…
Chris DeVille | October 5, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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16 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Year

After having its 45th season derailed by the pandemic, Saturday Night Live returns to Studio 8H this weekend for its first in-person broadcast since March.
Chris DeVille | September 28, 2020 - 3:32 pm

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If Justin Bieber’s Wife Is Really So Great Then She Deserves Better Songs Than This

Changes was a funny name for an album that rarely seemed to change at all. Conceptually, it made some kind of sense: Justin Bieber's life…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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The Glory And The Irony Of “Mad At Disney”

Everything about "Mad At Disney" is catchy, not least of all the title. Before you even hear the song, its name has you wondering why,…
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2020 - 3:43 pm

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Curtis Waters Is Putting An Indie Spin On TikTok Stardom

Curtis Waters is cheesing in a tuxedo. He's fanning himself with money, and then he's perched atop a cloud, making it rain. He thrusts his…
Chris DeVille | September 7, 2020 - 12:30 pm

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Why Do Country Hits Take So Long To Climb The Hot 100?

"I'mma take it slow just as fast as I can." That was Sam Hunt on 2017's "Body Like A Back Road," his first and only…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2020 - 2:22 pm

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Katy Perry Pivots To Boring

She made hits. That was the whole premise of Katy Perry -- that and stirring up controversy in ways that often sent palms flying toward…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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The Dream Of The Late ’90s Is Alive With Dominic Fike

Dominic Fike was born at the end of 1995, and so was his musical aesthetic. Fike, a singer, guitarist, and rapper from Naples, Florida, looks…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2020 - 5:49 pm

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Jhené Aiko Is Still Quietly Staking Her Claim As Her Generation’s Defining R&B Singer

Jhené Aiko is a living legend. You wouldn't necessarily know it because Aiko has always been a moody and understated presence -- someone who lays…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2020 - 5:19 pm

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Before The Chicks Met This Moment, They Spent Their Whole Careers Preparing For It

What does Dixie mean, exactly? For nearly two centuries, the term has been broadly applied to the American South, specifically the states that seceded from…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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Juice WRLD’s Posthumous Album Is Haunting And Bittersweet

The last track on Juice WRLD's new album is a 30-second spoken-word snippet called "Juice WRLD Speaks From Heaven." This is an unsettling title because…
Chris DeVille | July 13, 2020 - 5:00 pm

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Benee’s “Supalonely” Was A TikTok Smash Even Before The Pandemic Made It Super Topical

What makes a song go viral on TikTok? It's obviously not a scientific process, but viewed through binoculars from the brink of 37, this much…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2020 - 4:55 pm

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Are Shinedown America’s Most Popular Rock Band?

Filter bubbles are real. Particularly in the social media era, we are all trapped inside a likeminded feedback loop of our own making. I think…
Chris DeVille | June 29, 2020 - 5:00 pm
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