The Week In Pop

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Travis Scott’s Dual #1s And The Storied History Of Chart Chicanery

Everything's coming up Travis Scott. This week, four months after it came out, Scott's album Astroworld returned to the top of the Billboard 200 for…
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2018 - 11:12 am

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Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

When the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: "Somewhere in…
Chris DeVille | November 29, 2018 - 1:11 pm

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While You Were Laughing At Mariah Carey She Was Making Yet Another Dope Album

Do you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark's New Year's
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2018 - 4:32 pm

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There’s Never Been A Pop Song Quite Like Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

It all happened so fast -- and it keeps happening faster.
Chris DeVille | November 8, 2018 - 2:41 pm

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It’s A Good Time To Be Bad Bunny

The name Ocasio derives from the Spanish "ocasión," which means what you think it means: an occasion, a time. According to Ancestry.com, most people named…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2018 - 2:23 pm

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Prepare To Be Spooked: It’s Christmas Album Time Again

It's late October, which means we're deep into the most terrifying season of the year: that moment when all kinds of musicians unveil their new…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm

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Jessie Reyez Is Really Great And You Should Listen To Her

Jessie Reyez has so much to say, and hearing her say it is so much fun.
Chris DeVille | October 18, 2018 - 12:00 pm

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Twenty One Pilots May Not Be For You (Because They’re For Everyone)

In 2015, Twenty One Pilots were the biggest band you've never heard of. By the end of the following year, they were the biggest band,…
Chris DeVille | October 11, 2018 - 9:23 am

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The A Star Is Born Soundtrack Could Stand To Go Off The Deep End More Often

If you remember any scene from the trailer for Bradley Cooper's new A Star Is Born remake, it is almost certainly the one in which…
Chris DeVille | October 4, 2018 - 1:42 pm

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6LACK Wishes He Was A Rapper, But As An R&B Singer He’s On The Right Track

"I'm an R&B nigga with a hip-hop core." That's 6LACK, the Atlanta singer born Ricardo Valentine, on "Scripture," a track from East Atlanta Love Letter,…
Chris DeVille | September 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm

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Lauren Daigle Is The Christian Adele

Every few years, a major national publication will publish an overview of the Christian music industry. This week, Kelefa Sanneh has a good one in
Chris DeVille | September 20, 2018 - 3:19 pm

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The Success Of “I Love It” Puts A Perfectly Perverse Bow On Kanye West’s Batshit Year

Poor Icona Pop. The shouty Swedish singing duo don't have much to hang their hat on, historically speaking. In the moment, I thought their 2013…
Chris DeVille | September 13, 2018 - 2:34 pm

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Thankfully Paul McCartney’s New Album Only Pretends To Be Modern Pop Music

At age 76, Paul McCartney is still horny as hell. Judging by the advance singles from the former Beatle's new album Egypt Station, the guy…
Chris DeVille | September 6, 2018 - 4:29 pm

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The Boy Band Is Changing, But The Old Model Persists For Now

As long as there has been pop music, there have been boy bands. But ask any American about the "boy band era" and they'll probably…
Chris DeVille | August 30, 2018 - 2:57 pm

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm
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