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Pink’s Party Is Still Going Strong, It’s Just Taken A Maudlin Turn

Pink has never fit in -- so much so that not fitting in has become part of her personal brand. Despite spending two decades operating…
Chris DeVille | April 25, 2019 - 3:27 pm

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BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores

Let me take you back to a moment in the not-so-distant past, a proudly and obnoxiously loud era in pop music history known as the…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm

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The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

Fifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny's Child, the…
Chris DeVille | January 17, 2019 - 3:10 pm

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BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores

Let me take you back to a moment in the not-so-distant past, a proudly and obnoxiously loud era in pop music history known as the…
Chris DeVille | April 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm

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The 2019 State Of Pop Address

Pop is dead; meet the new pop.
Chris DeVille | January 3, 2019 - 2:46 pm

Sam Smith Was A No-Show At iHeartRadio Music Festival “Due To Unforeseen Circumstances Which Transpired After Rehearsal”

Sam Smith, who was slated to perform Friday night (9/21) at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival, announced around 9 PM PT, after the show had…
Katie Atkinson / Billboard | September 22, 2018 - 12:44 pm

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Thankfully Paul McCartney’s New Album Only Pretends To Be Modern Pop Music

At age 76, Paul McCartney is still horny as hell. Judging by the advance singles from the former Beatle's new album Egypt Station, the guy…
Chris DeVille | September 6, 2018 - 4:29 pm

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

On The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it's bracketed by Jay-Z's "Holy Grail" -- with Beyoncé taking over…
Chris DeVille | August 23, 2018 - 1:36 pm

Calvin Harris & Sam Smith – “Promises”

Calvin Harris has been a presence on radio this summer because of his Dua Lipa-featuring single "One Kiss" -- you readers even voted it one…
James Rettig | August 17, 2018 - 9:11 am

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Remembering That Strange Moment When Korn Were Pop Superstars

At first, Korn were a myth to me. When they released their self-titled debut album in 1994, I was 11. I may have glimpsed their…
Chris DeVille | August 16, 2018 - 2:17 pm

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More Like Maroon 5 Seconds Of Summer Am I Right

What happens when a pop-punk boy band grows up? They stop playing pop-punk, apparently.
Chris DeVille | June 28, 2018 - 3:14 pm

Study Of Pop Music Finds Rise In Sadness

A study of hundreds of thousands of popular songs over the past three decades has found a downward sonic trend in happiness and an increase…
Associated Press | May 15, 2018 - 9:09 pm

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I Regret To Inform You That My Nemesis Charlie Puth Is Getting His Shit Together

Charlie Puth is ridiculous, but more importantly, he is meticulous. His music is toothless, but his commitment to that music and its spoils is ruthless.
Chris DeVille | May 10, 2018 - 2:46 pm

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Lil Dicky Is Making A Career Out Of Being Charismatic And Problematic In Equal Measure

It takes real talent to create a song based on the premise that Chris Brown is the man and end up with something likable. For…
Chris DeVille | March 29, 2018 - 5:05 pm

Hello It’s Sam

Peter Helman | February 6, 2018 - 10:20 pm

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You Gotta Respect Fall Out Boy’s Commitment To Being A Little Much

Fall Out Boy have always been a lot. God gave singer-guitarist Patrick Stump indestructible musclebound vocal cords that cannot be contained, and he fully indulges…
Chris DeVille | February 1, 2018 - 3:56 pm
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