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On Blue Lips, Tove Lo Continues Her Fall From The Clouds

One of the world's greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music…
Chris DeVille | November 16, 2017 - 10:45 am

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Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm

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MTV’s New TRL Is A Vapid, Obnoxious Mess

What a time to be a live television program. The only TV many people watch in real time these days is sporting events, Game Of
Chris DeVille | October 5, 2017 - 4:15 pm

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American Idol Contestant Gets An Unwanted First Kiss From Katy Perry

Katy Perry kissed a boy, and he didn't like it.
Chris DeVille | March 14, 2018 - 3:09 pm

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Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop…
Chris DeVille | November 9, 2017 - 1:32 pm

Now That ABC Picked Up American Idol After Fox Cancellation, Fox Is Launching A Competitor

Fox will counter its onetime powerhouse American Idol with a new singing contest, The Four.
Lynn Elber / The Associated Press | August 8, 2017 - 5:13 pm

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Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

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Soft Times: On Paramore’s Surprising Retro Reboot

Pity the MySpace-era emo fan -- for many reasons, but especially because none of their old heroes are doing it like they used to. Kings…
Chris DeVille | May 18, 2017 - 3:44 pm

Taylor Hicks Doesn’t Think Chris Daughtry Would Be An Ideal American Idol Judge. Taylor Hicks On The Other Hand…

American Idol is already coming back. ABC's reboot has enlisted Katy Perry as a judge, and former contestant Chris Daughtry, who came in fourth place…
Peter Helman | May 16, 2017 - 10:50 pm

Katy Perry Officially Joins American Idol Reboot

Katy Perry will indeed be lending her musical criticism to ABC's American Idol. ABC, which had hoped to lock up at least some…

American Idol Officially Returning At ABC

Less than a week after making an offer on American Idol, ABC has officially snapped up rights to the storied singing competition -- putting an…

NBC Reportedly Considering American Idol Reboot Already

We witnessed American Idol's farewell season in the spring of 2016, and it looks like some folks are already eager to revive the singing competition.
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 9, 2017 - 4:49 pm

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Praying For Time: 20 Incredible George Michael Moments

It was possible, even during George Michael's heyday, to take the man for granted, to imagine him as some lightweight pop star who'd be gone…
Tom Breihan | December 26, 2016 - 2:38 pm

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Blurred Line Dance: Pharrell’s Album With Country Stars Little Big Town Isn’t Good, But At Least It’s Weird

You're Pharrell Williams. As one half of carbonated funk production duo the Neptunes, you spent the '90s and '00s changing hip-hop forever. You helped Justin…
Chris DeVille | June 9, 2016 - 4:55 pm

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Lukas Graham Is The New Ed Sheeran Is The New Jason Mraz Is…

Lukas Graham loves singing about his parents, which is appropriate because your parents are about to be asking you if you've heard of Lukas Graham.
Chris DeVille | March 31, 2016 - 2:56 pm
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