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Grammys 2018: Performances From Worst To Best

Before this year's Grammys, news broke that Lorde would not be performing at the ceremony, since the producers wouldn't let her sing one of her…
Tom Breihan | January 29, 2018 - 12:04 pm

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Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it's easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2018 - 12:03 pm

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2017

Here's a sign of the times for you: We're still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year's Day, and year-end list…
Chris DeVille | December 14, 2017 - 3:00 pm

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YouTube Hack Replaces “Despacito” And Other Hit Videos With Image Of Masked Gunmen

The most-viewed YouTube video of all time, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," fell victim to hackers today. YouTube pulled the video down after discovering…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 10, 2018 - 9:50 am

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Welcome To Superstardom, Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it's easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2018 - 12:03 pm

2017 In Review

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2017

If you've been reading Stereogum for long enough, you may have noticed something about your Stereogum staffers: We don't agree on shit. We argue constantly,…
Stereogum | December 11, 2017 - 11:49 am

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Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

The best way to judge a boy band's potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in…
Chris DeVille | November 30, 2017 - 2:07 pm

Taylor Swift’s “Look At What You Made Me Do” Headed For #1, Preventing “Despacito” From Setting Chart Record

Just yesterday we got official confirmation that "Despacito," the summer smash by Puerto Rican stars Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee partially buoyed by a Justin-Bieber-infused…
Chris DeVille | August 29, 2017 - 11:38 am

“Despacito” Ties “One Sweet Day” For Longest At #1

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, matches perhaps the most vaunted record for a song in the 59-year history of the Billboard…
Gary Trust / Billboard | August 28, 2017 - 7:37 pm

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On Record And On Stage, Kendrick Lamar Is Taking No Prisoners

The first time I saw Kendrick Lamar in concert, he seemed so small. This was five years ago, when he was opening for Drake at…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2017 - 4:58 pm

Watch Sesame Street Turn “Despacito” Into A Song About Rubber Ducks

The long-running, pop culture savvy children’s show Sesame Street is always up for a parody regardless of if the source material is actually kid-friendly. "Despacito,"
Brian Josephs / Spin | August 22, 2017 - 11:51 am

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When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit

One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just…
Chris DeVille | August 17, 2017 - 2:53 pm

MTV Says “Despacito” Wasn’t Submitted For VMAs, Label Says MTV Never Played The Video Anyway

Surprised the video for "Despacito" - YouTube's most viewed clip of all-time - didn't earn any nominations at the MTV Video Music Awards? MTV says…
Associated Press | August 14, 2017 - 3:32 pm

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Kesha Shows Her True Colors On Rainbow, And It’s Beautiful To Behold

"I could fight forever, but life's too short." Every lyric on Rainbow -- Kesha's first album in five years and the first since initiating a…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2017 - 4:05 pm

“Despacito” Passes “See You Again” As Most-Viewed YouTube Video

The Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber chart-topper "Despacito" just notched yet another coveted title: the track's beachfront music video is now the top-viewed…
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard | August 4, 2017 - 3:31 pm

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Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm
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