The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop

J Balvin And Bad Bunny, Urbano’s Lovable Superstar Freaks

Let me explain what's happening in that blessed image up top. The men dressed up like life-size cartoon characters are J Balvin and Bad Bunny,…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2020 - 4:18 pm

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*NSYNC Nailed The Boy Band Blueprint With No Strings Attached

*NSYNC didn't just break the first-week sales record, they obliterated it. When the superstar boy band's second album No Strings Attached dropped on March 21,…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2020 - 3:54 pm

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The Forecast Is Improving For Niall Horan

Boy bands break up because the boys in them grow up. Other reasons surely factor in sometimes, like conflict and exhaustion and breakout stars going…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2020 - 4:12 pm

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Doja Cat Is Good At Making Pop Music And Even Better At Going Viral

"Let's break the internet," Doja Cat sings on the first song from her recent album Hot Pink. It's a cyber sex reference (the song is…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2020 - 3:47 pm

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BTS Are K-Pop’s Beatles. Map Of The Soul: 7 Is Their White Album.

Acronyms are flexible little phrases. Just ask the good people at World Taekwondo.
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2020 - 5:56 pm

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If You Think “Hot Girl Bummer” Is Bad, Just Wait Till You Hear blackbear’s Other Songs

It's physics: For every "Hot Girl Summer" there is an equal and opposite "Hot Girl Bummer." I don't make the rules. Take it up with…
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2020 - 4:52 pm

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Louis Tomlinson’s Walls Sadly Stops Short Of A Full-Blown Britpop Revival

Since parting ways, the members of One Direction have all carved out their own place in the pop music firmament. Zayn Malik split before the…
Chris DeVille | February 3, 2020 - 4:09 pm

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Kesha Turns The Page

How do you move on? This is the defining question on High Road, Kesha Rose Sebert's fourth album and second since the public drama that…
Chris DeVille | January 27, 2020 - 3:55 pm

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Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today's installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2020 - 2:50 pm

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Halsey Is Her Generation’s Most Successful Pop Chameleon

From the Beatles to Bowie to Madonna, metamorphosis has been an assumed component of pop stardom for decades, and the ability to transcend easy categorization…
Chris DeVille | January 16, 2020 - 5:51 pm

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Was Worth The Wait

Rare is an accurate title for a Selena Gomez album. Gomez, the former Disney Channel teen actress turned pop superstar and tabloid fixation, is part…
Chris DeVille | January 9, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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The 2020 State Of Pop Address

The #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" is often…
Chris DeVille | January 2, 2020 - 10:57 am

2019 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2019 - 12:23 pm

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If Only Camila Cabello’s Romance Were As Transfixing As The Love That Inspired It

It's one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you've secretly fantasized about it, or maybe…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2019 - 12:55 pm

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On Songs For You, Tinashe Takes Matters Into Her Own Hands

There was a time when Tinashe's momentum felt unstoppable. "2 On," the R&B singer and dancer's 2014 breakthrough single, was one of those hits so…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2019 - 3:45 pm
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