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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

2017 In Review

The 40 Worst Songs Of 2017

The internet was a lot less fun this year. With Russian propagandists invading Facebook, neo-Nazis overrunning Twitter, child predators exploiting YouTube comments, ransomware attacking our…
Scott Lapatine | December 29, 2017 - 4:20 pm

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Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

The best way to judge a boy band's potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in…
Chris DeVille | November 30, 2017 - 2:07 pm

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DJ Snake, Future, & Rae Sremmurd To Headline Billboard Hot 100 Fest

It’s here: The lineup for the Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival was announced Tuesday (4/10). For the festival’s fourth year, DJ Snake, Future, and Rae…
Shante Honeycutt / Billboard | April 10, 2018 - 8:00 am

Machine Gun Kelly To Play Tommy Lee In Netflix’s Mötley Crüe Biopic

Colson Baker, better known as pop-rapper Machine Gun Kelly, has been cast in Netflix's new Mötley Crüe biopic. MGK has been carving out a little…
Peter Helman | January 18, 2018 - 10:43 pm

The Week In Pop

Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

The best way to judge a boy band's potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in…
Chris DeVille | November 30, 2017 - 2:07 pm

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Your (Completely Speculative) Guide To Taylor Swift’s (Possibly Imminent) New Album

Taylor Swift has been a little too quiet lately. Some might call that a blessing; this is, after all, a woman who can saturate your…
Chris DeVille | August 3, 2017 - 3:00 pm

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Watching Katy Perry Struggle For Relevance This Year Has Been Painful

Katy Perry opens her new album by singing, "Can I get a witness?" Her promotional tactics for Witness have communicated a similar sentiment, albeit more…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2017 - 3:42 pm

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All Hail Frank Ocean, Pop Musician

Blonde: great album! One of last year's absolute best. Will undoubtedly stand the test of time. Love it. Can't get enough of it. I've never…
Chris DeVille | April 27, 2017 - 3:57 pm

Machine Gun Kelly’s New Album Is Inspired By Radiohead’s Kid A

Cleveland pop-rapper Machine Gun Kelly is a terrible goober who makes bad music. Up until now, the artistic pinnacle of his career has been the…
Tom Breihan | April 13, 2017 - 10:53 am

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When Bygone Pop Stars Attempt An Indie Reboot

When Michelle Branch announced her comeback album at the outset of this year, the name was familiar, but so was the maneuver. Branch, a 33-year-old…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2017 - 11:31 am

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Rap Is Having Another Pop Moment

"Rap is not pop/ If you call it that, then stop." When Q-Tip spoke those words on "Check The Rhime," the most enduring single from…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2017 - 1:45 pm

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Ed Sheeran Is The King Of Pop

The first track on Ed Sheeran’s new album is a rap song. This is not surprising given Sheeran’s fondness for hip-hop; the versatile English singer-songwriter…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2017 - 4:00 pm

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“Bad” Girl Made Good: Camila Cabello Is Gonna Be A Superstar

From the moment "Bad Things" was released, it seemed not just inevitable but slap-your-forehead obvious: Camila Cabello was going solo. She was going to be…
Chris DeVille | February 23, 2017 - 2:52 pm

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Bebe Rexha Is One More Hit Away From Becoming A Household Name

Do you recognize the name Elwood Edwards? What about Jessica Gomes? Jesse Frederick? If you're an American pop culture consumer, you are probably intimately familiar…
Chris DeVille | February 16, 2017 - 3:47 pm

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There’s Only One Way To Find Out If The Grammys Will Suck Again This Year

Remember last year when it seemed like the Grammys might turn out OK and then they sucked as usual? They will probably suck again this…
Chris DeVille | February 9, 2017 - 1:22 pm
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