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Katy Perry Pivots To Boring

She made hits. That was the whole premise of Katy Perry -- that and stirring up controversy in ways that often sent palms flying toward…
Chris DeVille | August 24, 2020 - 3:15 pm

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Benee’s “Supalonely” Was A TikTok Smash Even Before The Pandemic Made It Super Topical

What makes a song go viral on TikTok? It's obviously not a scientific process, but viewed through binoculars from the brink of 37, this much…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2020 - 4:55 pm

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Get Used To Hearing Songs Like Powfu’s Simplistic Sadboi Hit “Death Bed”

Have you acclimated to the new normal yet? Have you come to accept it, made peace with it? Oh! No, no, no -- not the…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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The Week In Pop

Benee’s “Supalonely” Was A TikTok Smash Even Before The Pandemic Made It Super Topical

What makes a song go viral on TikTok? It's obviously not a scientific process, but viewed through binoculars from the brink of 37, this much…
Chris DeVille | July 6, 2020 - 4:55 pm

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J Balvin And Bad Bunny, Urbano’s Lovable Superstar Freaks

Let me explain what's happening in that blessed image up top. The men dressed up like life-size cartoon characters are J Balvin and Bad Bunny,…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2020 - 4:18 pm

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The Forecast Is Improving For Niall Horan

Boy bands break up because the boys in them grow up. Other reasons surely factor in sometimes, like conflict and exhaustion and breakout stars going…
Chris DeVille | March 9, 2020 - 4:12 pm

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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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Everything’s Coming Up Christian Rap

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

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Backstreet’s Back, But It’s Not Alright

In the Backstreet Boys' video for 1998 mega-hit "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)," the group's tour bus breaks down outside what turns out to be a haunted…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2019 - 2:30 pm

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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