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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

The Week In Pop

There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year

Remember last year when it seemed like the Grammys might turn out OK and then they sucked as usual? They will probably suck again this…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

2016 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016

Pop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it's pretty good, too! Sometimes it can comfort you in…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2016 - 3:20 pm

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Zedd & Maren Morris’ “The Middle” Was Originally Recorded By Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato, Camila Cabello, & Many Other Pop Stars

"The Middle" is a hell of a song, and as it turns out, it took a hell of a lot of work to pull off.
Chris DeVille | April 24, 2018 - 9:57 am

The Week In Pop

There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year

Remember last year when it seemed like the Grammys might turn out OK and then they sucked as usual? They will probably suck again this…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm

2016 In Review

Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2016

Is anything more personal than a favorite song? Even with our thinking caps on, we all experience music through unrelentingly individual ears. When evaluating entire…
Stereogum | December 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

The Week In Pop

Do You Remember Rock On Pop Radio: Why Green Day Aren’t Crossing Over Anymore

Once upon a time it was weird to hear Green Day on pop radio. At this late date, when they've long been one of rock's…
Chris DeVille | October 6, 2016 - 5:11 pm

The Week In Pop

Kanye West, Musical Innovator, Attempts To Transform The Concert Experience

Not long into Kanye West's Saint Pablo Tour stop Sunday night in Columbus, after his floating stage had made its first complete pass across the…
Chris DeVille | September 29, 2016 - 12:35 pm

The Week In Pop

Who’s Shawn Mendes? You’re About To Find Out, Whether You Like It Or Not

Imagine you are a precocious teenage dreamboat from Toronto who got famous covering Justin Bieber and other pop stars on Vine -- so famous that…
Chris DeVille | September 22, 2016 - 1:25 pm

The Week In Pop

Usher Is A Huge Star, So Why Isn’t There More Hype For His Great New Album?

It may have escaped your notice that Usher released one of 2016's most excellent singles because "Crash" -- a glorious synthetic breakup ballad that reminds…
Chris DeVille | September 15, 2016 - 5:04 pm

The Week In Pop

Feat. Who? Meet The Chart-Climbing Guest Singers Vying To Become Actual Pop Stars

Sometimes pop stars come at you from the side. There are many routes to mainstream music celebrity: Hitting it big on social media…
Chris DeVille | August 18, 2016 - 11:39 am

The Week In Pop

The Rise Of The Producer As A Lead Artist

A new Justin Bieber song debuted at #2 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart this week. Except "Cold Water" is not officially a Justin Bieber…
Chris DeVille | August 4, 2016 - 2:41 pm

The Week In Pop

Lip Sync Battle, “Carpool Karaoke,” And America’s New Wave Of Viral Singing Shows

America is in a state of crisis right now. Police are murdering black civilians with startling regularity and seemingly never facing any accountability. A new…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2016 - 3:55 pm

The Week In Pop

Country Catch-Up: Rating The Genre’s Most Popular Albums Of 2016 So Far

Big wheels keep on turning. Like any self-sustaining music ecosystem, the country music industry continues to churn out hits all year round, and occasionally this…
Chris DeVille | June 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm

The Week In Pop

Is Hard Rock About To Roar Back Into The Mainstream?

Hard rock is not dead; it has merely retreated to the range to plot its comeback.
Chris DeVille | May 26, 2016 - 2:10 pm
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