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2010s In Review

The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s

What constitutes a one-hit wonder? It seems like it should be cut and dry, but the designation can be pretty arbitrary, with gut feelings often…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2019 - 11:00 am

The Week In Pop

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

The Week In Pop

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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Taylor Swift’s Ex-Record Label & American Music Awards Reach Deal Ahead of Decade-Spanning Performance

After a dispute last week that put Taylor Swift's American Music Awards performance into question, the singer's former record label and American Music Awards producer…
Hilary Lewis / The Hollywood Reporter | November 18, 2019 - 3:24 pm

Taylor Swift And Big Machine Exchange More Heated Words Over Performance Rights

Taylor Swift began a new chapter in her business dispute with music mogul Scooter Braun and Big Machine founder Scott Borchetta last night. In a
Chris DeVille | November 15, 2019 - 11:54 am

Taylor Swift Says Scooter Braun & Scott Borchetta Are Blocking Her From Performing Her Old Songs

Earlier this year, Taylor Swift's former label Big Machine -- which was founded by Scott Borchetta -- sold her back catalog to Scooter Braun's company…
James Rettig | November 14, 2019 - 7:19 pm

Watch Cardi B, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny Perform At The 2018 AMAs

Cardi B followed Taylor Swift's opening number at the 2018 American Music Awards with her Invasion Of Privacy hit, and Stereogum's Song Of The Summer,…
Julia Gray | October 9, 2018 - 10:33 pm

Watch Taylor Swift Open The 2018 AMAs

Taylor Swift has had quite the week! On Sunday, she came out with her first endorsement of a political candidate. Yesterday, Donald Trump responded to…
Julia Gray | October 9, 2018 - 8:35 pm

The Week In Pop

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

Watch Christina Aguilera Sing Whitney Houston’s The Bodyguard Songs At The AMAs

The Bodyguard's soundtrack album came out 25 years ago Friday, and the American Music Awards did not miss the chance to pay tribute. (Sadly, so…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2017 - 9:40 pm

Watch Pink & Kelly Clarkson Cover R.E.M. To Open The AMAs

Lately the music world has been celebrating the 25th anniversary of R.E.M.'s landmark Automatic For The People -- Stereogum, for instance, interviewed Michael Stipe --…
Chris DeVille | November 19, 2017 - 8:11 pm

The Week In Pop

Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

"Mi Gente" is the perfect name for it, really.
Chris DeVille | October 12, 2017 - 4:00 pm

American Music Awards Hit All-Time Low Ratings

It turns out that you can't just put a bunch of pop stars in a room together and expect ratings gold. Or, at least, you…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2016 - 12:20 pm

Green Day’s Anti-Trump Chant Was A Surprise To AMA Producers

You're not going to believe this, but the producers of a middle-of-the-road music awards show did not expect one of their performers to blast the…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2016 - 11:13 am

Watch Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar Close The AMAs With First Joint “Don’t Wanna Know” Performance

Guesting on Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know" is the brilliant Kendrick Lamar's latest corny career decision. He didn't appear in the song's goofy, Pokemon Go-themed
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2016 - 11:08 pm

Watch Sting Play Police Hits And Receive The American Music Award Of Merit

Sting received the American Music Award Of Merit at the AMAs tonight, making him the first honoree of the decade and the first since Annie…
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 10:59 pm
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