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The Path To A Hit Single Is Changing — Just Ask Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato

Do you remember "Party In The U.S.A."? Ha ha, funny question, right? How could you forget it? It was everywhere. There was no escaping it.
Chris DeVille | September 28, 2017 - 4:42 pm

Sam Smith, JAY-Z, Pink Announced As SNL Season 43 Musical Guests

JAY-Z will be a tough act to follow when he joins SNL's fall premiere on 9/30 as the first musical guest of the season. But…
Tatiana Cirisano / Billboard | September 21, 2017 - 8:03 pm

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24K Starboys: Thoughts Upon Seeing The Weeknd & Bruno Mars On Consecutive Nights

The year was 2011. Winter was on the verge of melting away, but the sounds emanating from the north were still plenty frigid. From out…
Chris DeVille | September 21, 2017 - 5:02 pm

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Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too

There comes a time in every adult human's life, should they be lucky enough to live that long, when they must conclude that youth culture…
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2017 - 5:38 pm

Sam Smith – “Too Good At Goodbyes”

The sensitive, sad-eyed British adult-contempo-soul singer Sam Smith became a massive international star on the back of his debut album, 2014's awards-hogging In The Lonely
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2017 - 9:39 am

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Watching Katy Perry Struggle For Relevance This Year Has Been Painful

Katy Perry opens her new album by singing, "Can I get a witness?" Her promotional tactics for Witness have communicated a similar sentiment, albeit more…
Chris DeVille | June 8, 2017 - 3:42 pm

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The Chainsmokers Have Pinpointed Pop’s Absolute Middle And They Refuse To Budge

Fast food, like any vice, is fine in limited quantities. Only when you pound Big Macs regularly, Morgan Spurlock-style, do you really suffer from indulging…
Chris DeVille | April 13, 2017 - 11:15 am

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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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Hey! People Still Like The Lumineers

The year was 2012. Mumford & Sons, whose slow-burn 2009 blockbuster Sigh No More was still selling like crazy, released a sophomore full-length called Babel
Chris DeVille | April 21, 2016 - 5:37 pm

Sam Smith Really Hates His Song “Money On My Mind”

To anyone paying the slightest bit of attention, it's obvious that Sam Smith is a singer of big, grand, safe, sweeping ballads. He is this…
Tom Breihan | March 3, 2016 - 10:03 am

Sam Smith Knows That His Oscars Performance Sucked

During last night's Academy Awards, Sam Smith sang his drowsy, Oscar-nominated James Bond theme "Writing's On The Wall." The performance was... not good. Smith was…
Tom Breihan | February 29, 2016 - 11:18 am

Sam Smith Wins Best Song Oscar, Ennio Morricone Wins Best Score

The Golden Globes repeated themselves a bit at the Oscars tonight, with Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes picking up a Best Original Song Academy Award…
Peter Helman | February 28, 2016 - 11:45 pm

Watch Sam Smith Sing “Writing’s On The Wall” At The Oscars

Sam Smith performed "Writing's On The Wall," his theme from the most recent James Bond film Spectre, at tonight's Oscars ceremony. The song, which was…
Peter Helman | February 28, 2016 - 9:27 pm

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Will “Indie Pop” Ever Become Pop, Period?

A lighthearted mid-'90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the…
Chris DeVille | January 21, 2016 - 4:43 pm

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The Stalled-Out Pop Stars Who Hit It Big Behind The Scenes

The #1 song in America this week is "Sorry" by Justin Bieber. Much has been written about Skrillex and BloodPop's role in crafting the track's…
Chris DeVille | January 14, 2016 - 1:21 pm
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