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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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