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2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

2018 In Review

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists…
Stereogum | December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am

The Week In Pop

It’s A Good Time To Be Bad Bunny

The name Ocasio derives from the Spanish "ocasión," which means what you think it means: an occasion, a time. According to Ancestry.com, most people named…
Chris DeVille | November 1, 2018 - 2:23 pm

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2018 In Review

Stereogum’s 90 Favorite Songs Of 2018

Each December, in an effort to celebrate outstanding achievements and commemorate The Year That Was, the pop culture media industrial complex foists lots of lists…
Stereogum | December 11, 2018 - 11:01 am

Watch Ella Mai Make Her SNL Debut

The rapidly rising R&B star Ella Mai earned a spot on our Best New Bands Of 2018 list. She performed on the Steve Carrell-hosted episode…
Julia Gray | November 18, 2018 - 11:49 am

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Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2018

This fall, an artist found her voice. In A Star Is Born, Ally Campana goes from unknown to sensation in under a year. The movie…
Stereogum | October 29, 2018 - 10:02 am

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 Week In Pop

6LACK Wishes He Was A Rapper, But As An R&B Singer He’s On The Right Track

"I'm an R&B nigga with a hip-hop core." That's 6LACK, the Atlanta singer born Ricardo Valentine, on "Scripture," a track from East Atlanta Love Letter,…
Chris DeVille | September 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm

The Week In Pop

Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

At first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2018 - 2:17 pm

Ella Mai – “Trip”

With the universally acclaimed R&B love song "Boo'd Up," Ella Mai has become an instant star. It's been a career-making hit for the south London…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2018 - 12:05 am

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Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2018

The ballots have been tallied and we have a winner in our annual Song Of The Summer poll. We think you're gonna like it!
Chris DeVille | August 1, 2018 - 9:01 am

The Week In Pop

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

Remember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory.
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2018 - 2:52 pm

Ella Mai – “Boo’d Up (Remix)” (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Quavo)

The ascendant British R&B singer Ella Mai didn't quite come out of nowhere. As these stories often go, there were years of false starts, attempts…
Ryan Leas | July 4, 2018 - 10:55 am

Watch Ella Mai Sing “Boo’d Up” In Debut TV Performance On Jimmy Kimmel

London singer Ella Mai is currently blowing up on the strength of her sumptuous '90s R&B throwback hit "Boo'd Up." And last night, she took…
Peter Helman | June 16, 2018 - 5:43 pm

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

The Week In Pop

America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

Quick: Who's the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2018 - 5:07 pm