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The Week In Pop

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

"Boo'd Up" is blowing up. Ella Mai's sumptuous '90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2018 - 2:05 pm

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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

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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

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Kesha And Dr. Luke Court Docs Point To Involvement Of Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Adam Levine

A New York judge has ordered Sony Music to disclose the identities of those it interviewed for an internal investigation into Lukas "Dr. Luke" Gottwald.
Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter | July 2, 2018 - 4:55 pm

Dr. Luke Says Kesha Accused Him Of Raping Katy Perry In Text To Lady Gaga

In new court documents obtained by celebrity gossip website The Blast, Dr. Luke is alleging that Kesha once accused him of raping Katy Perry in…
Andy Cush / Spin | June 13, 2018 - 5:49 pm

Appeals Court Rejects Kesha’s Bid To Get Out Of Dr. Luke Deal

Kesha Rose Sebert may eventually square off at trial against Lukas "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, the producer who she alleges raped her. But if she does,…
Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter | May 29, 2018 - 3:05 pm

Dr. Luke Continues To Gain Ground In Legal Battle Against Kesha

Last week, amid the flurry of sexual misconduct claims against high-profile individuals, director-producer Brett Ratner filed a defamation lawsuit against a woman who claims he…
Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter | November 6, 2017 - 4:47 pm

Pink On Dr. Luke: “This Is His Karma And He Earned It Because He’s Not A Good Person”

Numerous pop artists have offered verbal or financial support to Kesha during her protracted legal battle with Dr. Luke, but far fewer are willing to…
Anna Gaca / Spin | October 5, 2017 - 2:28 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

Dr. Luke & Kesha’s Mother Release Joint Statement As Defamation Case Is Dismissed

A defamation lawsuit filed in a Tennessee court by Dr. Luke against Kesha's mother, Pebe Sebert, has been dismissed, according to a representative for the…
Dan Rys/Billboard | June 23, 2017 - 4:42 pm

Sony Removes Dr. Luke As CEO Of Kemosabe Records Amid Kesha Legal Battle

Sony Music may be distancing itself from Dr. Luke (Lukasz Gottwald) after a long relationship that generated dozens of smash hits for stars including Kelly…
Eriq Gardner / The Hollywood Reporter | April 25, 2017 - 4:36 pm

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Ariana Grande’s Dangerous Woman Tour Feels Too Pequeño For An A-List Pop Star

Ariana Grande was responsible for the best pop song of 2016 ("Into You"). She also had the best pop song of 2014 ("Problem"), and some…
Chris DeVille | March 16, 2017 - 11:14 am

Dr. Luke Wants To Subpoena Kesha Fan Who Organized #FreeKesha Protests

The ongoing court saga between pop star Kesha Rose Sebert and her longtime writer/producer Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald took another interesting turn Friday (March 10)…
Andrew Unterberger / Billboard | March 10, 2017 - 6:30 pm

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“Bad” Girl Made Good: Camila Cabello Is Gonna Be A Superstar

From the moment "Bad Things" was released, it seemed not just inevitable but slap-your-forehead obvious: Camila Cabello was going solo. She was going to be…
Chris DeVille | February 23, 2017 - 2:52 pm

Kesha Releases Emails From Dr. Luke Criticizing Her Weight

The Kesha vs. Dr. Luke legal battle is ongoing, and today, Kesha and her reps released a series of damning emails between her manager, Monica…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 15, 2017 - 1:12 pm
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