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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

The Week In Pop

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

The Week In Pop

The Glory And The Irony Of “Mad At Disney”

Everything about "Mad At Disney" is catchy, not least of all the title. Before you even hear the song, its name has you wondering why,…
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2020 - 3:43 pm

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Ariana Grande Teases “Positions” For Next Week

It looks like there's going to be a new Ariana Grande single soon. Ariana Grande has been teasing something called "Positions" on social media, and…
Peter Helman | October 17, 2020 - 8:52 pm

Kenny G Is On The Weeknd’s “In Your Eyes” Remix, And It Kind Of Rules

Are we standing on the precipice of a Kenny G comeback? Stranger things have happened. The smooth-jazz sax-man, who was impossibly and bafflingly huge in…
Tom Breihan | October 16, 2020 - 9:28 am

Watch London Grammar’s Ultra-Chill Cover Of The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”

The UK trio London Grammar specialize in a supremely smooth and frequently beautiful sound, one that marries festival-ready synthpop sweep with old-school balladeer stateliness. Last…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2020 - 10:25 am

The Week In Pop

The Glory And The Irony Of “Mad At Disney”

Everything about "Mad At Disney" is catchy, not least of all the title. Before you even hear the song, its name has you wondering why,…
Chris DeVille | September 14, 2020 - 3:43 pm

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Why Do Country Hits Take So Long To Climb The Hot 100?

"I'mma take it slow just as fast as I can." That was Sam Hunt on 2017's "Body Like A Back Road," his first and only…
Chris DeVille | August 31, 2020 - 2:22 pm

The Weeknd & Calvin Harris – “Over Now”

The Weeknd and Calvin Harris have released a new single together, "Over Now." The Weeknd has had a blockbuster 2020 already with the…
James Rettig | August 28, 2020 - 12:02 am

The Week In Pop

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

The Weeknd Shares Previously Unreleased Kiss Land Outtakes And Lana Del Rey Remix

The Weeknd's 2013 major-label debut Kiss Land unexpectedly topped the US iTunes R&B/soul album charts this week, seven years after its initial release. And last…
Peter Helman | August 15, 2020 - 1:39 pm

Watch The Weeknd Debut New Music, Perform With Doja Cat In Virtual TikTok Concert

The Weeknd played a virtual concert on TikTok last night. The singer's avatar performed several songs accompanied by trippy 3D visual effects in "The Weeknd…
Peter Helman | August 8, 2020 - 7:41 pm

The Weeknd & Juice WRLD – “Smile”

The Weeknd has released a collaboration with the late rapper Juice WRLD, who died last year at the age of 21. It's called "Smile," and…
James Rettig | August 7, 2020 - 12:04 am

American Dad Writer The Weeknd Cameos On Robot Chicken

Abel Tesfaye has had a busy 2020. He released his latest album as the Weeknd, After Hours, back in March. That album of course included…
Ryan Leas | July 27, 2020 - 9:57 pm

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Jhené Aiko Is Still Quietly Staking Her Claim As Her Generation’s Defining R&B Singer

Jhené Aiko is a living legend. You wouldn't necessarily know it because Aiko has always been a moody and understated presence -- someone who lays…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2020 - 5:19 pm

Song Of The Summer

Here Is Your Song Of The Summer 2020

As it turns out, even during a pandemic that has fundamentally altered the experience of summer, it's still been summer nonetheless. And now we know…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2020 - 11:45 am
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