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A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Code

If it's meant to be, it'll be: Regarding Bebe Rexha's unlikely takeover of the country charts, this is both the savvy execution and the only…
Chris DeVille | August 2, 2018 - 2:26 pm

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Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

"Boo'd Up" is blowing up. Ella Mai's sumptuous '90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2018 - 2:05 pm

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America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

Quick: Who's the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2018 - 5:07 pm

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Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” Video

Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, "This Is America." It was an exciting teaser for…
Julia Gray | September 2, 2018 - 12:04 pm

The Weeknd Debuts New Remix On His Memento Mori Beats 1 Show

In June, the Weeknd joined the likes of Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, and more with his own Beats 1 radio show on Apple…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2018 - 12:55 pm

Trent Reznor Says Kanye And The Weeknd “Ripped Off” Nine Inch Nails’ Live Show

Trent Reznor already went at Kanye West once during the press cycle for Nine Inch Nails' new EP album Bad Witch, telling The Guardian that…
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2018 - 5:28 pm

The Week In Pop

America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

Quick: Who's the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2018 - 5:07 pm

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Comparing Shawn Mendes And James Bay, Guitar-Slinging Gods Of Young Adult Contempo

Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can't take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2018 - 3:18 pm

The Weeknd Scrapped An “Upbeat” Album Made Before He Broke Up With Selena Gomez

The Weeknd recorded and released My Dear Melancholy, his latest EP (or album, or whatever you want to call it), in the wake of his…
Peter Helman | May 17, 2018 - 3:52 pm

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Post Malone Doesn’t Care About Rap Music

It's one of my life's great regrets, but I can't deny it: Last Friday I helped Post Malone's new album Beerbongs & Bentleys break the…
Chris DeVille | May 3, 2018 - 5:11 pm

Coachella Security Appear To Beat Up Belly During The Weeknd’s Set

Belly -- the Weeknd-affiliated rapper who co-wrote much of Beauty Behind The Madness, not the recently reunited alt-rock quartet led by Tanya Donelly -- was…
Peter Helman | April 21, 2018 - 3:20 pm

The Temptations Cover The Weeknd

The Temptations debuted a cover of the Weeknd's "Earned It" today. The song is Abel Tesfaye's contribution to the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 12, 2018 - 7:00 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

The Weeknd – “Call Out My Name” Video

Is the Weeknd's new project My Dear Melancholy an album or an EP? It's hard to say, but the new six-track collection came out a…
Tom Breihan | April 12, 2018 - 12:32 pm

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best The Weeknd Songs

"I just wanna take you there." These were the first words we ever heard from Abel Tesfaye, uttered in a sinful, irresistible whisper over a…
Pranav Trewn | April 9, 2018 - 2:43 pm

The Weeknd’s Surprise Album Debuts At #1, Kacey Musgraves At #4

The Weeknd logs his third #1 in a row on the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his latest project, My Dear Melancholy, debuts atop the…
Keith Caulfield / Billboard | April 8, 2018 - 6:01 pm
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