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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

The Week In Pop

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

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

2018 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

Y'all wanna hear something crazy? I've been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published…
Chris DeVille | December 13, 2018 - 11:00 am

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Gesaffelstein – “Lost In The Fire” (Feat. The Weeknd)

Gessafelstein, the French producer perhaps best known for working on Kanye West's Yeezus, produced two tracks on the Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy last year. All…
Chris DeVille | January 11, 2019 - 12:01 am

The Week In Pop

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

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

2018 In Review

The Year Of The EP… Or Is It An Album? Or Is It A “Project”?

For once, Vince Staples wasn't sure what to say. Five days after dropping another incredible collection of songs, the Long Beach rapper and reigning Twitter…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2018 - 10:01 am

The Week In Pop

Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

When the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: "Somewhere in…
Chris DeVille | November 29, 2018 - 1:11 pm

The Week In Pop

There’s Never Been A Pop Song Quite Like Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

It all happened so fast -- and it keeps happening faster.
Chris DeVille | November 8, 2018 - 2:41 pm

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

The Weeknd Debuts New Remix On His Memento Mori Beats 1 Show

In June, the Weeknd joined the likes of Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell, Nicki Minaj, and more with his own Beats 1 radio show on Apple…
Peter Helman | August 23, 2018 - 12:55 pm

The Week In Pop

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

Trent Reznor Says Kanye And The Weeknd “Ripped Off” Nine Inch Nails’ Live Show

Trent Reznor already went at Kanye West once during the press cycle for Nine Inch Nails' new EP album Bad Witch, telling The Guardian that…
Chris DeVille | June 26, 2018 - 5:28 pm

The Week In Pop

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

"Boo'd Up" is blowing up. Ella Mai's sumptuous '90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2018 - 2:05 pm

The Week In Pop

America’s Pop Mainstream Is Finally Making Room For Languages Other Than English

Quick: Who's the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if…
Chris DeVille | May 31, 2018 - 5:07 pm

The Week In Pop

Comparing Shawn Mendes And James Bay, Guitar-Slinging Gods Of Young Adult Contempo

Shawn Mendes will finally exit his teen years this August, but you can't take his youth away. So sang the suburban Toronto native Sunday at…
Chris DeVille | May 24, 2018 - 3:18 pm

The Weeknd Scrapped An “Upbeat” Album Made Before He Broke Up With Selena Gomez

The Weeknd recorded and released My Dear Melancholy, his latest EP (or album, or whatever you want to call it), in the wake of his…
Peter Helman | May 17, 2018 - 3:52 pm
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