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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

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

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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

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

Watch Green Day Chant “No Trump! No KKK! No Fascist USA!” From The AMAs Stage

In a music landscape that has not been quiet about its distaste for President-Elect Donald Trump, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong has been one of…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2016 - 10:30 pm

Watch Drake Lip Sync Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” While Bench Pressing In New Apple Music Ad

Months before Drake and Taylor Swift were allegedly collaborating, they were linked in the pop cultural imagination thanks to an Apple Music ad called "Taylor…
Chris DeVille | November 20, 2016 - 9:32 pm

Watch The Weeknd Sing “Starboy” In The Fortress Of Solitude

The Weeknd appeared at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles tonight to perform his new song "Starboy," the Daft Punk-featuring lead single off of…
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 9:27 pm

Watch Bruno Mars Open The 2016 American Music Awards

The 2016 American Music Awards are being held in LA tonight, hosted by model Gigi Hadid and former Saturday Night Live cast member Jay Pharoah.
Peter Helman | November 20, 2016 - 8:36 pm
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