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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

Lil Tecca Is The Latest Teen To Crash The Top 10

Let's talk about Lil Tecca, and about Billie Eilish, and about Lil Nas X, and about Khalid, and about the youth movement on the Billboard
Chris DeVille | August 22, 2019 - 4:03 pm

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Watch Anderson .Paak Turn Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Into A Mellow Soul-Jazz Odyssey

One of the reasons Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," the out-of-nowhere bedroom-pop smash that dominated the charts for the entire summer, was so magical…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2019 - 9:07 am

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

Lil Nas X – “Panini” Video

Now that "Old Town Road" has finished its near-endless, record-disemboweling run at #1, Lil Nas X is reminding the world that he has some other…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2019 - 10:29 am

Congrats To Trent Reznor On His First CMA Award Nomination

Trent Reznor can now add a CMA nomination to his list of accolades. As can Lil Nas X, for that matter. The Country Music Association…
James Rettig | August 28, 2019 - 11:58 am

Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” Has Finally Dethroned Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” At #1

The long, strange, delightful story of Lil Nas X's run at #1 has finally ended. Three weeks ago, Lil Nas X and Billie Ray Cyrus'
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2019 - 4:30 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

“Old Town Road” Is #1 For A Record 19th Week

Somehow, "Old Town Road" is still the #1 song in America. Two weeks ago, Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' leftfield country-rap smash broke
Tom Breihan | August 12, 2019 - 1:17 pm

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

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Is #1 For An 18th Week

A day may come when the horses in the back fail, when we forsake our friends Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus and break…
Tom Breihan | August 5, 2019 - 1:52 pm

The Week In Pop

Seeking Clarity About Clairo

A new kind of pop star: In a musical landscape full of false messiahs billing themselves as game-changers, it's easy to scoff at the notion,…
Chris DeVille | August 1, 2019 - 3:30 pm

“Old Town Road” Breaks Record For Most Weeks At #1

Today, a strange and unlikely underdog story reaches its glorious conclusion. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' ungodly-catchy country-rap fusion "Old Town Road" is…
Tom Breihan | July 29, 2019 - 2:14 pm

Watch Billy Ray Cyrus & Mason Ramsey Play “Old Town Road” At The Grand Ole Opry

Is "Old Town Road" a country song? This has been a contentious question throughout the song's historically dominant run. Back when Lil Nas X's viral…
Chris DeVille | July 29, 2019 - 10:21 am
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