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Miley Cyrus Can’t Stop Getting In Her Own Way

Can you believe it's been less than 10 years since Miley Cyrus released "Party In The U.S.A."? The song, which reached #2 on the Billboard
Chris DeVille | June 6, 2019 - 4:30 pm

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Lizzo Really Is The Whole Damn Meal

"HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?" It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2019 - 2:48 pm

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Benny Blanco Has Written Hits For Everybody Else. Now He’s Doing It For Himself.

Benny Blanco's "Eastside" reached #1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart this week, completing a 31-week voyage to the top. The chart tracks Top 40 radio…
Chris DeVille | February 28, 2019 - 1:33 pm

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The Week In Pop

Lizzo Really Is The Whole Damn Meal

"HAVE U EVER SEEN A BITCH PLAY FLUTE THEN HIT THE SHOOT?" It was a reasonable question. It was also a relevant question because it…
Chris DeVille | April 18, 2019 - 2:48 pm

Lists

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

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Comparing Shawn Mendes And James Bay, Guitar-Slinging Gods Of Young Adult Contempo

Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can't take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2018 - 3:18 pm

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Drake Is Having Fun Again, And People Can’t Get Enough

Drake announced a new album this week, and depending on its tracklist, it may already be eligible for gold certification -- never mind that it's…
Chris DeVille | April 19, 2018 - 2:24 pm

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Lil Dicky Is Making A Career Out Of Being Charismatic And Problematic In Equal Measure

It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For…
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm

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Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

"Let You Down" begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that…
Chris DeVille | March 8, 2018 - 4:01 pm

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Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

Do you remember where you first heard "Royals"? Almost any guess could be correct -- and not just because the song achieved the sort of…
Chris DeVille | February 22, 2018 - 4:09 pm

Arcade Fire Play Saturday Night Live Next Month

Arcade Fire have been musical guests on Saturday Night Live three times over the years, and their most recent appearance was on a 2013 episode
Tom Breihan | February 20, 2018 - 12:27 pm

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The 2017 State Of Pop Address

Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2017 - 10:45 am

Lists

Grammys 2016: Performances From Worst To Best

Hey, we made it through another year! This was the first year I can remember in which all five Album Of The Year nominees were,…
Tom Breihan | February 16, 2016 - 11:58 am

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Forecasting The 2016 Grammys

The Grammys are on a Monday this year. Sunday is Valentine's Day and Monday is Presidents' Day, so the Grammy people figured they'd be better…
Chris DeVille | February 11, 2016 - 1:34 pm

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(Panic! At The) Disco Sucks

Pray for America. In the early weeks of 2016, a disturbing development has come to pass that exposes some dark truths about the US population.
Chris DeVille | January 28, 2016 - 3:40 pm

Adele, James Bay, Years & Years Lead 2016 BRIT Award Nominations

Last year's BRIT Awards ceremony was quite the event! Madonna fell off the stage and Kanye debuted "All Day" in full. Who knows what 2016…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 14, 2016 - 1:41 pm
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