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It’s The Freakin’ Weeknd Baby, I’m About To Have Me Some Crushing Nihilistic Despair

Viewed one way, it's a pretty impressive flex: You're about to headline Coachella, and this is what you drop?
Chris DeVille | April 5, 2018 - 2:53 pm

The Week In Pop

Lil Dicky Is Making A Career Out Of Being Charismatic And Problematic In Equal Measure

It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For…
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm

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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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The Week In Pop

Lil Dicky Is Making A Career Out Of Being Charismatic And Problematic In Equal Measure

It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For…
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm

Chris Brown Responds To Vanessa Carlton After She Slams His Support On International Women’s Day

Vanessa Carlton’s "One Thousand Miles" can easily be considered one of the catchiest songs of all time, and it skyrocketed in popularity after being featured…
Rania Aniftos / Billboard | March 8, 2018 - 9:00 pm

The Week In Pop

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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Niall Horan’s Solo Album Makes One Direction Seem Dangerous By Comparison

At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we're beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is…
Chris DeVille | October 19, 2017 - 2:16 pm

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So Is Charli XCX’s Album Gonna Come Out Soon Or What

"Boys" is a blast, ain't it? The video Charli XCX directed for her new single, with its parade of preening male celebrities, is an instantly…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2017 - 5:04 pm

Migos Almost Got In Fights With Joe Budden And Chris Brown Last Night

Despite walking away victorious after clinching the award for best group at the 2017 BET Awards, Migos found themselves embroiled in several scuffles Sunday night,…
Carl Lamarre/Billboard | June 26, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Future – “PIE” (Feat. Chris Brown) Video

Future released two albums in two weeks earlier this year: the typically dark and brooding trap exercise FUTURE and a poppy, R&B-leaning companion called HNDRXX.
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2017 - 9:26 am

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Hey Violet: When Going Pop Goes Right

If all songs are mirrors, revealing something about each listener depending on their reaction, "Guys My Age" is particularly reflective. Hearing 19-year-old Rena Lovelis dismiss…
Chris DeVille | June 15, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Meek Mill – “Whatever You Need” (Feat. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign)

On recent singles like "Left Hollywood" and "Glow Up," onetime Philly rap phenom Meek Mill has been sounding young and hungry again, ready to shake…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2017 - 10:55 am

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Harry Styles, Prince Of Pop, Takes A Stab At Rock Stardom

Here's a sign of the times for you: The most famous member of the world's leading boy band is trying to become a rock star.
Chris DeVille | May 11, 2017 - 5:12 pm

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All Hail Frank Ocean, Pop Musician

Blonde: great album! One of last year's absolute best. Will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Love it. Can't get enough of it. I've never…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Jeremih – “I Think Of You” (Feat. Chris Brown & Big Sean) Video

Jeremih's latest single, the air-light synth-funk love song "I Think Of You," is so good that we named it one of the best songs of
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2017 - 9:18 am

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The Chainsmokers Have Pinpointed Pop’s Absolute Middle And They Refuse To Budge

Fast food, like any vice, is fine in limited quantities. Only when you pound Big Macs regularly, Morgan Spurlock-style, do you really suffer from indulging…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2017 - 11:15 am
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