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With beabadoobee, The ’90s Alt-Rock Revival Sounds Ready For Its Inevitable Pop Crossover

Is beabadoobee a rock artist or a pop artist? The distinction doesn't really matter, but 20-year-old Beatrice Laus, aka Bea Kristi, blurs the genre barrier…
Chris DeVille | October 12, 2020 - 3:17 pm

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16 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Year

After having its 45th season derailed by the pandemic, Saturday Night Live returns to Studio 8H this weekend for its first in-person broadcast since March.
Chris DeVille | September 28, 2020 - 3:32 pm

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If Justin Bieber’s Wife Is Really So Great Then She Deserves Better Songs Than This

Changes was a funny name for an album that rarely seemed to change at all. Conceptually, it made some kind of sense: Justin Bieber's life…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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16 Artists Who Should Make Their SNL Debut This Year

After having its 45th season derailed by the pandemic, Saturday Night Live returns to Studio 8H this weekend for its first in-person broadcast since March.
Chris DeVille | September 28, 2020 - 3:32 pm

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Curtis Waters Is Putting An Indie Spin On TikTok Stardom

Curtis Waters is cheesing in a tuxedo. He's fanning himself with money, and then he's perched atop a cloud, making it rain. He thrusts his…
Chris DeVille | September 7, 2020 - 12:30 pm

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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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Before The Chicks Met This Moment, They Spent Their Whole Careers Preparing For It

What does Dixie mean, exactly? For nearly two centuries, the term has been broadly applied to the American South, specifically the states that seceded from…
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2020 - 4:00 pm

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We’ve Got A File On You: Tame Impala

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2020 - 9:30 am

Rihanna, Animal Collective, & Hundreds More Musicians Call For New York Police Reform In Open Letter

An wide array of music industry heavyweights have signed an open letter addressed to the New York State House and governor Andrew Cuomo to repeal
James Rettig | June 8, 2020 - 5:04 pm

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Dynamite Hack’s “Boyz In The Hood” Paved The Way For 20 Years Of Awful Acoustic Rap Covers

"Some people tell me I’m a genius… that I’m forcing white America to listen to the problems of black America, that I’m tricking them into…
Patrick Lyons | April 29, 2020 - 12:40 pm

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Country Innovator Sam Hunt’s New Southside Was Worth The 6-Year Wait

Montevallo was prophetic. On a macro level, Sam Hunt's 2014 debut album altered the sound of modern country music, incorporating hip-hop influences with a nuance…
Chris DeVille | April 6, 2020 - 4:40 pm

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Stuck At Home? Dua Lipa Will Bring The Dance Club To Your Living Room.

Future Nostalgia was meant for the club. This much is clear. Even before she released lead single "Don't Start Now" last fall, Dua Lipa was…
Chris DeVille | March 30, 2020 - 2:20 pm

PartyNextDoor & Rihanna – “Believe It”

Once upon a time, Rihanna was one of the most dependable artists in all of pop music. You could count on her to, without fail,…
Tom Breihan | March 27, 2020 - 9:31 am

Watch Rihanna Receive President’s Award At The NAACP Image Awards

Rihanna recently celebrated her 32nd birthday (happy birthday, Rihanna!) and she also recently celebrated receiving the President's Award at the 51st Annual NAACP Image Awards.
James Rettig | February 23, 2020 - 9:51 am

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If You Think “Hot Girl Bummer” Is Bad, Just Wait Till You Hear blackbear’s Other Songs

It's physics: For every "Hot Girl Summer" there is an equal and opposite "Hot Girl Bummer." I don't make the rules. Take it up with…
Chris DeVille | February 10, 2020 - 4:52 pm

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Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today's installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just
Chris DeVille | January 23, 2020 - 2:50 pm
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