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Songs You Might Know From Artists You Probably Don’t: Sifting Through 2019’s Potential Pop Hits

Pop music is a crazy industry, even more so in our fractured age. It's crazy how many songs can be blowing up in some corner…
Chris DeVille | January 10, 2019 - 3:30 pm

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6LACK Wishes He Was A Rapper, But As An R&B Singer He’s On The Right Track

"I'm an R&B nigga with a hip-hop core." That's 6LACK, the Atlanta singer born Ricardo Valentine, on "Scripture," a track from East Atlanta Love Letter,…
Chris DeVille | September 27, 2018 - 1:24 pm

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The Success Of “I Love It” Puts A Perfectly Perverse Bow On Kanye West’s Batshit Year

Poor Icona Pop. The shouty Swedish singing duo don't have much to hang their hat on, historically speaking. In the moment, I thought their 2013…
Chris DeVille | September 13, 2018 - 2:34 pm

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Rihanna & Childish Gambino’s Guava Island Trailer Premieres At PHAROS

Back in September, Donald Glover announced that his current This Is America tour would be his final tour as Childish Gambino. Now, he seems to…
Julia Gray | November 25, 2018 - 11:37 am

Hear Christine And The Queens Cover Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” & Mash It Up With Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights”

Héloïse Letissier, the French pop auteur who records as Christine And The Queens, has been perfecting an oblique and personal take on pop music, and…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2018 - 9:50 am

Rihanna Sends Trump Cease & Desist

Yesterday, Rihanna took to Twitter after finding out that Donald Trump was using her song, "Please Don't Stop The Music," at his rallies. "Me nor…
Julia Gray | November 5, 2018 - 10:57 pm

Rihanna Reportedly Declined Super Bowl Halftime In Support Of Colin Kaepernick

Back in 2016, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the National Anthem to protest police brutality. Other NFL players followed and…
Julia Gray | October 18, 2018 - 7:52 pm

Rihanna Writes Op-Ed For The Guardian About Global Education Advocacy

Rihanna is the author of a new op-ed for The Guardian, which advocates for the advancement of worldwide education support initiatives. The singer discusses her…
Winston Cook-Wilson / Spin | September 18, 2018 - 10:05 am

Cat Power – “Stay” (Rihanna Cover) Video

Cat Power's new album, Wanderer, is out next month. It's Chan Marshall's first since her explosive electro LP Sun. We've already heard the title track
Gabriela Tully Claymore | September 18, 2018 - 8:58 am

Childish Gambino – “Feels Like Summer” Video

Back in May, Donald Glover premiered a striking Childish Gambino music video for his new song, "This Is America." It was an exciting teaser for…
Julia Gray | September 2, 2018 - 12:04 pm

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The Boy Band Is Changing, But The Old Model Persists For Now

As long as there has been pop music, there have been boy bands. But ask any American about the "boy band era" and they'll probably…
Chris DeVille | August 30, 2018 - 2:57 pm

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A Little Bit Country, A Whole Lot Of Streams: Bebe Rexha Has Cracked The Code

If it's meant to be, it'll be: Regarding Bebe Rexha's unlikely takeover of the country charts, this is both the savvy execution and the only…
Chris DeVille | August 2, 2018 - 2:26 pm

“Every Songwriter In Jamaica” Working On Rihanna’s New Dancehall Album

Rihanna hasn't exactly been quiet since the release of ANTI more than two years ago: She's guested on songs by Drake, Calvin Harris, Future, DJ…
Chris DeVille | July 19, 2018 - 10:34 am

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Alt-Pop Hit-Makers lovelytheband Are Not That Lovely If We’re Being Honest

Once upon a time what passed for poppy alternative rock was Stephen Malkmus whimpering, "You're the kind of girl I like/ Because you're empty, and…
Chris DeVille | July 5, 2018 - 4:52 pm

Watch Gwen Stefani Cover Rihanna At Her Las Vegas Residency Opener

Until this morning, I did not know that Gwen Stefani was launching a Las Vegas residency, but it makes sense. She did, after all, just…
Tom Breihan | June 28, 2018 - 10:37 am
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