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Could Big-Shot Songwriter Julia Michaels Be A Pop Star In Her Own Right?

Chances are you're already a Julia Michaels fan whether you know it or not. After breaking into professional songwriting as a teenager, the 23-year-old Iowa…
Chris DeVille | January 19, 2017 - 11:34 am

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Country Star Sam Hunt Is Basically A Drake Tribute Act Now

Hearing "Marvins Room" for the first time was an epiphany. By summer 2011, Drake was already sending profound ripple effects through rap and R&B by…
Chris DeVille | January 12, 2017 - 3:15 pm

The Weeknd – “Party Monster” Video

The Weeknd recently put his Trump-related confusion to the side long enough to make a video for "Party Monster," one of the more immediately accessible…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2017 - 12:21 pm

The Weeknd On Trump: “How Do You Even Grab…”

Along with his fellow Bonnaroo headliner Chance The Rapper, the Weeknd is on the cover of GQ's new Sound + Style issue. And in the
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2017 - 11:57 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

The Weeknd’s “Starboy” Tops Hot 100, Giving Daft Punk Their First #1 Hit

The Weeknd's big 2016 hit "Starboy," which features Daft Punk, finally clinched the #1 slot on Billboard's Hot 100 after spending eight nonconsecutive weeks at…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 27, 2016 - 1:14 pm

Watch The Weeknd Perform “Sidewalks” With Kendrick Lamar In LA

The Weeknd played a Vevo Presents concert in Los Angeles last night, and he brought along a little surprise guest. Kendrick Lamar joined the singer…
Peter Helman | December 18, 2016 - 11:36 am

2016 In Review

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2016

Pop pop pop pop pop: It does not stop, even when your spirits drop. Sometimes it's pretty good, too! Sometimes it can comfort you in…
Chris DeVille | December 15, 2016 - 3:20 pm

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Maren Morris Is Your New Favorite Country Singer

The most intriguing Grammys category this year? OK, technically it's Best Rock Performance, the WTF clearinghouse pitting Beyoncé and Jack White vs. Twenty One Pilots…
Chris DeVille | December 8, 2016 - 3:27 pm

Hear The Weeknd’s Demo For Drake’s “Crew Love”

Drake's 2011 breakthrough Take Care had some of the Weeknd's DNA in its newly developed aesthetic, and the Weeknd himself appeared on the R&B jam…
Peter Helman | December 6, 2016 - 10:47 pm

The Weeknd Samples Radiohead’s “All I Need” On Unearthed Demo “Airports”

The Weeknd came to prominence in part by sampling underground totems like Beach House and Siouxsie And The Banshees, and he got into a fight
Chris DeVille | December 6, 2016 - 5:22 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Year-end season is officially upon us! We published our 50 Best Albums Of 2016 and 25 Great EPs lists this week, and Ryan Leas graced…
Stereogum | December 2, 2016 - 6:06 pm

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Mr. Loathsome & Mr. Wholesome: The Weeknd & John Legend Are Finding Very Different Ways Over Pop’s R&B Barrier

Poor Usher. Poor Jeremih. Poor Trey Songz. R&B's workmanlike radio superstars churn out jam after jam, some of them truly transcendent, yet only rarely do…
Chris DeVille | December 1, 2016 - 4:07 pm

Watch The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga Perform At The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Last night, Victoria's Secret held its big annual fashion show in Paris, and the show's organizers brought in some serious starpower on the musical-performance side…
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2016 - 9:59 am

Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: The Weeknd Starboy

You're not supposed to be able to do this anymore. You're not supposed to make music that's fueled by sex and drugs -- that's explicitly
Tom Breihan | November 28, 2016 - 3:28 pm
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