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Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “A Garden Of Peace”

It happened again: Someone sampled "A Garden Of Peace."
Nate Patrin | March 18, 2019 - 11:55 am

The Week In Pop

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

Tucked near the end of Maren Morris' new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called "The Bones." Like many Morris songs, it's not about…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 3:38 pm

2018 In Review

The 20 Best Music Videos Of 2018

In the early days of this century, you could still turn on your television and, every so often, catch a music video. It didn't last.
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 11:46 am

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The Week In Pop

Maren Morris Is A Little Bit Springsteen, A Little Bit Teenage Dream

Tucked near the end of Maren Morris' new album GIRL is a lovely little tune called "The Bones." Like many Morris songs, it's not about…
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2019 - 3:38 pm

Woodstock 50 Performers Will Include Dead & Co, The Killers, Chance The Rapper

Are you excited to see Imagine Dragons at Woodstock or what? Billboard reports that they will be among the artists on the lineup for Woodstock
Peter Helman | March 5, 2019 - 4:37 pm

The 1975’s A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships Wins Album Of The Year BRIT Award

The 1975's A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships was named the Album Of The Year at the BRIT Awards, the isle's equivalent of the Grammys.
James Rettig | February 20, 2019 - 5:15 pm

Kanye West Sues Roc-A-Fella Records, Def Jam, And Others

Kanye West has filed a pair of lawsuits in what may be an attempt to extradite himself from contracts and reclaim control over his career.
Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter | January 26, 2019 - 10:09 am

Meek Mill, Jay-Z & Sixers Co-Owner Michael Rubin Launch New Criminal Justice Reform Organization

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), Meek Mill and Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin launched their REFORM Alliance Foundation at New York City's John Jay College to…
Carl Lamarre / Billboard | January 23, 2019 - 5:27 pm

Surviving R. Kelly Producer Says Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Questlove And More Declined Interviews For The Series

Surviving R. Kelly, the miniseries tracing the singer's alleged history of sexual and physical abuse, premiered on Lifetime last night. The comprehensively researched series features…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | January 4, 2019 - 1:47 pm

2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”

In The Number Ones, I'm reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart's beginning, in 1958,
Tom Breihan | December 13, 2018 - 10:53 am

Muggings Mar Global Citizen Festival In Johannesburg

A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson…
Christopher Torchia / Associated Press | December 3, 2018 - 10:00 am

JAY-Z Addresses Kanye West’s Donald Trump Phase On Meek Mill Album

A couple of months ago, Kanye West claimed on Twitter that Watch The Throne 2 would be "coming soon." That is probably not happening! In…
Tom Breihan | November 30, 2018 - 11:06 am

The Anniversary

Vol 2… Hard Knock Life Turns 20

I interviewed Lil Wayne once. This was sometime in 2006, when Wayne was deep in his historic mixtape run, when he hadn't yet achieved his…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2018 - 10:44 am

The Week In Pop

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

Kanye Says Watch The Throne 2 Is Coming Soon

It feels like a whole lifetime has passed since Watch The Throne, the blockbuster collaborative album by Kanye West and Jay-Z. Technically, it's been seven…
Chris DeVille | September 9, 2018 - 11:05 am
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