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The Week In Pop

Prepare To Be Spooked: It’s Christmas Album Time Again

It's late October, which means we're deep into the most terrifying season of the year: that moment when all kinds of musicians unveil their new…
Chris DeVille | October 25, 2018 - 12:40 pm

The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

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 | October 12, 2018 - 10:38 am

The Week In Pop

The Boy Band Is Changing, But The Old Model Persists For Now

As long as there has been pop music, there have been boy bands. But ask any American about the "boy band era" and they'll probably…
Chris DeVille | August 30, 2018 - 2:57 pm

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The Number Ones

The Number Ones: Aretha Franklin’s “Respect”

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 | October 12, 2018 - 10:38 am

Aretha Franklin’s Family Says Eulogy Was Offensive

The late Aretha Franklin’s family said Monday that it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be…
Associated Press | September 4, 2018 - 9:18 am

Bishop Apologizes For Groping Ariana Grande And Making Fun Of Her Name At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande was among the many performers at Aretha Franklin's star-studded funeral in Detroit yesterday. After singing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,"
Peter Helman | September 1, 2018 - 2:12 pm

Detroit Mayor Announces Plans For Aretha Franklin Park

Aretha Franklin's funeral took place today -- it's being live streamed -- and during the ceremonies, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan gave a speech in which…
James Rettig | August 31, 2018 - 2:27 pm

Livestream Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Service

After a public open casket viewing earlier this week, Aretha Franklin's private funeral service -- dubbed a "Celebration Of Life" -- is happening today at…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2018 - 9:57 am

Ariana Grande Will Perform At Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Ariana Grande will be among the performers who will pay tribute to Aretha Franklin at her funeral Friday.
Associated Press | August 28, 2018 - 7:23 pm

Open Casket Public Viewing Held For Aretha Franklin Today

Here's your chance to pay R-E-S-P-E-C-T to the late Aretha Franklin -- provided you can make it to Detroit in time. Eleven days after the…
Chris DeVille | August 28, 2018 - 8:46 am

Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, & More To Perform At Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

Gladys Knight, the Four Tops, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Raheem DeVaughn, Johnny Gill and Angie Stone lead a lineup of artists honoring the late Aretha Franklin…
Gary Graff / Billboard | August 23, 2018 - 2:40 pm

The Week In Pop

Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Madonna Defends Aretha Franklin Tribute After Backlash

Madonna is defending herself after inciting backlash over her remarks about the late Aretha Franklin at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
Evan Real / The Hollywood Reporter | August 21, 2018 - 1:51 pm

Madonna Pays Tribute To Aretha Franklin At The 2018 VMAs

Aretha Franklin died last week at the age of 76. Tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards, Madonna paid tribute with a long speech about…
Julia Gray | August 20, 2018 - 11:48 pm

Breaks With Tradition

Breaks With Tradition: “Rock Steady”

Welcome to the first installment of Breaks With Tradition! This is a new column that examines a certain song that's been frequently sampled and how
Nate Patrin | August 20, 2018 - 3:20 pm

Watch Ariana Grande Cover Aretha Franklin With The Roots On Fallon

Ariana Grande appeared on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon tonight to promote her new album, Sweetener. She was apparently just scheduled to…
James Rettig | August 16, 2018 - 11:51 pm
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