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Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: Ariana Grande Sweetener

Ariana Grande is upside down on her new album cover for good reason.
Chris DeVille | August 20, 2018 - 4:08 pm

The Week In Pop

So, How Are Fifth Harmony Holding Up Without Camila Cabello?

This year's MTV Video Music Awards did not generate a Miley Cyrus foam finger moment. Considering the historically low ratings, I'm not sure anyone even…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2017 - 5:02 pm

The Anniversary

Backstreet Boys Turns 20

The Backstreet Boys performed live for the first time ever at SeaWorld Orlando. The year was 1993 and the show took place at Shamu Stadium,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2017 - 11:29 am

More Max Martin stories

Stream Ariana Grande’s New Album Sweetener

Ariana Grande's fourth studio album is here, and the 25-year-old pop star has had a pretty tumultuous album cycle. She's released three songs from it…
James Rettig | August 17, 2018 - 12:01 am

Max Martin Musical Coming To London’s West End

The ultimate jukebox musical is just a summer away. According to a open casting call posted on Twitter on Tuesday (7/31), producers are casting for…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | August 2, 2018 - 12:22 pm

Ariana Grande Talks New Album Sweetener: “Here Is My Bleeding Heart, And Here Is A Trap Beat Behind It”

Up until now, we haven't known a ton about Ariana Grande's upcoming album, the follow-up to 2016's great Dangerous Woman and her first LP since…
Chris DeVille | May 30, 2018 - 11:55 am

Ariana Grande – “No Tears Left To Cry” Video

Last year, an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester became the site of a terrible tragedy when a terrorist bombing outside the venue claimed 22 lives.
Peter Helman | April 20, 2018 - 12:02 am

Ariana Grande Has Finished A New Album Produced By Pharrell And Max Martin

A lot has happened to Ariana Grande since the release of Dangerous Woman in 2016. Worst and most famously, her concert in Manchester last year…
Chris DeVille | March 2, 2018 - 5:19 pm

The Anniversary

Backstreet Boys Turns 20

The Backstreet Boys performed live for the first time ever at SeaWorld Orlando. The year was 1993 and the show took place at Shamu Stadium,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | August 11, 2017 - 11:29 am

Lorde Reveals Max Martin’s Criticism Of “Green Light,” Implies Melodrama Is A Concept Album About A House Party

Lorde's new album, Melodrama, is due out 6/16, and if singles "Green Light" and "Liability" are any indication, this release will be vastly different from…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 12, 2017 - 9:45 am

Max Martin Discusses Prince, Taylor Swift, And Pharrell In Rare Interview

Max Martin doesn't really do interviews. The pop genius more or less responsible for the past two decades of Top 40 hits only rarely speaks…
Peter Helman | February 27, 2017 - 10:26 pm

Katy Perry – “Chained To The Rhythm”

Just in time for the Grammys this weekend, Katy Perry is back with her new single "Chained To The Rhythm." Produced by Swedish pop svengali…
Peter Helman | February 10, 2017 - 12:03 am

Katy Perry’s “Chained To The Rhythm” Co-Written By Sia, Produced By Max Martin

You know that feeling where you haven't even heard a song yet, but you also know that it's going to be inescapable pretty soon? I'm…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2017 - 8:46 am

The Weeknd – “Rockin'”

The Weeknd's new album Starboy is officially entering Earth's orbit at the end of the week. We've already heard the Daft Punk-assisted title track and…
Peter Helman | November 22, 2016 - 9:15 pm

The Week In Pop

Has Lady Gaga’s Comeback Album Failed Before It’s Even Out?

The world is ready for Lady Gaga again, but Lady Gaga does not seem ready for the world. A day before Gaga's ostensible comeback album…
Chris DeVille | October 20, 2016 - 3:47 pm

Cover Story

New Habits

Tove Lo is walking directly into bumper-to-bumper traffic. Terrified, I run to catch up, convinced my interview subject is about to get pancaked by a…
Rachel Brodsky | October 19, 2016 - 12:09 pm
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