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The Week In Pop

Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

The Week In Pop

“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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The 2017 State Of Pop Address

Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross…
Chris DeVille | January 5, 2017 - 10:45 am

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The Week In Pop

“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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On Lady Wood, Tove Lo’s Warm-Blooded Pop Runs Ice Cold

Tove Lo and subtlety are not natural bedfellows. Two years ago, the Swedish pop singer and songwriter extraordinaire gave us Queen Of The Clouds, one…
Chris DeVille | October 27, 2016 - 12:36 pm

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With gnash, SoundCloud’s Underground Eclecticism Has Found Its Mainstream Poster Boy

The sensitive music bro from your college dorm has not given up his trusty acoustic guitar, but he's also a producer these days and is…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2016 - 2:55 pm