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The Week In Pop

Avril Lavigne’s Disappointing Return

Avril Lavigne is back, and as usual, it's complicated.
Chris DeVille | February 21, 2019 - 2:15 pm

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Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2019 - 10:24 am

The Week In Pop

Songs You Might Know From Artists You Probably Don’t: Sifting Through 2019’s Potential Pop Hits

Pop music is a crazy industry, even more so in our fractured age. It's crazy how many songs can be blowing up in some corner…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2019 - 3:30 pm

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Grammys 2019: Performances Ranked Worst To Best

2019 might be some kind of cosmic turning point in the history of the Grammys: The first show where the conversation was more about who…
Tom Breihan | February 11, 2019 - 10:24 am

The Week In Pop

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

Pop is dead; meet the new pop.
Chris DeVille | January 3, 2019 - 2:46 pm

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

Ultimate Playlist

28 Essential Reggaeton Songs From The Early 2000s To Now

I was born in San Francisco, CA to two Chicano musicians who connected over their complete obsession with playing and studying music. Once we were…
Cecilia Cassandra Peña-Govea | November 14, 2018 - 11:00 am

Watch Cardi B, J Balvin, & Bad Bunny Perform At The 2018 AMAs

Cardi B followed Taylor Swift's opening number at the 2018 American Music Awards with her Invasion Of Privacy hit, and Stereogum's Song Of The Summer,…
Julia Gray | October 9, 2018 - 10:33 pm

The Week In Pop

Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

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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

Alt-Pop Hit-Makers lovelytheband Are Not That Lovely If We’re Being Honest

Once upon a time what passed for poppy alternative rock was Stephen Malkmus whimpering, "You're the kind of girl I like/ Because you're empty, and…
Chris DeVille | July 5, 2018 - 4:52 pm

Cardi B Is First Female Rapper With Two #1 Hits

Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" lifts from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, granting Cardi B an unprecedented feat in the…
Gary Trust / Billboard | July 2, 2018 - 2:53 pm

The Week In Pop

More Like Maroon 5 Seconds Of Summer Am I Right

What happens when a pop-punk boy band grows up? They stop playing pop-punk, apparently.
Chris DeVille | June 28, 2018 - 3:14 pm

The Week In Pop

Christina Aguilera’s New Album Is Pretty Good. Does Anyone Care?

Along with her fellow ex-Mousketeers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera proved to be one of the most durable hit-makers of the Y2K-era teen-pop…
Chris DeVille | June 14, 2018 - 12:14 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

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

In music, as in virtually every other arena of American culture, this has been an exhausting, exciting, overwhelming week. For once, though, music videos weren't…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2018 - 1:44 pm
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