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2010s In Review

The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s

What constitutes a one-hit wonder? It seems like it should be cut and dry, but the designation can be pretty arbitrary, with gut feelings often…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2019 - 11:00 am

2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

The Week In Pop

SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

SuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO's Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127's Taeyong and…
Chris DeVille | October 17, 2019 - 2:50 pm

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2010s In Review

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file -- it's ephemera,…
Stereogum | November 5, 2019 - 8:37 am

Prince Memoir Reveals He Hated Ed Sheeran And Katy Perry’s Music

Before his death in 2016, Prince had started work on a memoir with co-writer and Paris Review editor Dan Piepenbring. And after Prince died, Piepenbring…
Tom Breihan | October 29, 2019 - 12:59 pm

Katy Perry – “Harleys In Hawaii” Video

This year's Katy Perry offerings "Never Really Over," "Small Talk," and the Zedd collab "365" were all fairly appealing. Maybe they seemed a bit underwhelming…
Chris DeVille | October 16, 2019 - 11:23 am

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, BTS Announced For Jingle Ball Tour

Taylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and BTS are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season.
Associated Press | September 27, 2019 - 5:17 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I have been writing this weekly video-countdown column for almost exactly eight years. (Here's my first stab at it; Trash Talk had that week's #1…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2019 - 2:59 pm

The Week In Pop

The Highwomen Are The Country Supergroup This Moment Demands

A widely publicized study this year confirmed what anyone paying attention to the industry has long known: Country music is a boys' club. Back in…
Chris DeVille | September 5, 2019 - 1:01 pm

The Week In Pop

Look Out America, Here Comes Lewis Capaldi

"I was getting kinda used to being someone you loved." The sentence is simple; the sentiment is deep. Lewis Capaldi howls these words at the…
Chris DeVille | August 15, 2019 - 4:00 pm

Katy Perry – “Small Talk”

Thus far this year, Katy Perry has come out with two new singles: The Zedd collaboration "365" and the shimmering "Never Really Over." Neither song…
Tom Breihan | August 9, 2019 - 9:05 am

The Week In Pop

Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

Christian rap is having a mini-moment.
Chris DeVille | August 8, 2019 - 3:14 pm

Katy Perry & Co-Writers Owe $2.78M For “Dark Horse” Lawsuit Loss

Updated: A jury has found that Katy Perry, her collaborators and her record label must pay $2.78 million because the pop star’s 2013 hit "Dark…
Associated Press | August 1, 2019 - 8:14 pm

Jury Finds Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” Copied Christian Rap Song

A jury has found Katy Perry liable for copying the underlying beat of Marcus Gray’s 2008 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise" for her hit single…
Chris Eggertsen / Billboard | July 29, 2019 - 8:48 pm

The Week In Pop

Some Thoughts On Beyoncé, Music Trendsetter, And Netflix, Music Trend

"Pulling a Beyoncé" has always been a fairly elastic concept. Even when the phrase came into vogue at the end of 2013, when she surprise-released…
Chris DeVille | July 25, 2019 - 1:18 pm

The Week In Pop

Ed Sheeran Finally Becomes One With The Algorithm

The universe has been expanding for approximately 13.8 billion years, and ever since the advent of recorded sound, popular music has followed suit. New galaxies…
Chris DeVille | July 18, 2019 - 1:22 pm
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