The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

Drake Is Having Fun Again, And People Can’t Get Enough

Drake announced a new album this week, and depending on its tracklist, it may already be eligible for gold certification -- never mind that it's…
Chris DeVille | April 19, 2018 - 2:24 pm

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Bazzi, Tinashe, & Kali Uchis: Three Distinct Visions Of R&B As Pop

This is a big week for R&B. That's true first of all in a statistical sense: The Weeknd's new EP, My Dear Melancholy, just put…
Chris DeVille | April 12, 2018 - 4:28 pm

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It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair

Viewed one way, it's a pretty impressive flex: You're about to headline Coachella, and this is what you drop?
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2018 - 2:53 pm

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Lil Dicky Is Making A Career Out Of Being Charismatic And Problematic In Equal Measure

It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For…
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm

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So, What’s Popping On The UK Pop Charts These Days?

"God's Plan" rules the world. Drake's dominant single is #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart for an eighth straight week, and its ubiquity extends…
Chris DeVille | March 22, 2018 - 2:23 pm

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Meet Me In The Middle: Country Music’s Latest Wave Of Aspiring Pop Stars Has Arrived

There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there's pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who've briefly gotten a foothold in…
Chris DeVille | March 15, 2018 - 5:15 pm

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Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

"Let You Down" begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that…
Chris DeVille | March 8, 2018 - 4:01 pm

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The Oscars And Pop Music Have Fallen Out Of Touch

Movie music is pop music. Maybe the cinema and the stereo aren't connected like they used to be, but two months into 2018, blockbuster soundtracks…
Chris DeVille | March 1, 2018 - 3:23 pm

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Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

Do you remember where you first heard "Royals"? Almost any guess could be correct -- and not just because the song achieved the sort of…
Chris DeVille | February 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm

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Like The Stay Puft Man Before Him, Marshmello Just Keeps Getting Bigger

Who knows how many centuries the fortune under the eastern slope of Mount Davidson went untapped before the Grosh brothers happened upon it. The Pennsylvanian…
Chris DeVille | February 15, 2018 - 4:03 pm

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The Greatest Showman Soundtrack(?) Is 2018’s Biggest Album So Far

We've reached the point where hit movie musicals sound like Imagine Dragons. "The Greatest Show," the opening number on The Greatest Showman's soundtrack album, initiates…
Chris DeVille | February 8, 2018 - 1:00 pm

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You Gotta Respect Fall Out Boy’s Commitment To Being A Little Much

Fall Out Boy have always been a lot. God gave singer-guitarist Patrick Stump indestructible musclebound vocal cords that cannot be contained, and he fully indulges…
Chris DeVille | February 1, 2018 - 3:56 pm

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Your Guide To The 2018 Grammys: Will They Leave Kendrick Out In The Cold Again?

The Grammys are this weekend -- Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact -- and as always, we're (almost certainly…
Chris DeVille | January 25, 2018 - 3:18 pm

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Having Conquered Britain, Dua Lipa Is Coming For America Next

"New Rules" is a great song. Using the ingredients of the moment -- nimbly tapped tropical-house keyboards, complex but airy drum programming indebted to Africa…
Chris DeVille | January 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm

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Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it's easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2018 - 12:03 pm
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