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Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

"Let You Down" begins with plaintive minor-key piano chords and a trembling vocal run through that omnipresent chipmunk effect, the wildly popular pitched-up modulation that…
Chris DeVille | March 8, 2018 - 4:01 pm

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Kesha Shows Her True Colors On Rainbow, And It’s Beautiful To Behold

"I could fight forever, but life's too short." Every lyric on Rainbow -- Kesha's first album in five years and the first since initiating a…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2017 - 4:05 pm

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So Is Charli XCX’s Album Gonna Come Out Soon Or What

"Boys" is a blast, ain't it? The video Charli XCX directed for her new single, with its parade of preening male celebrities, is an instantly…
Chris DeVille | July 27, 2017 - 5:04 pm

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Muggings Mar Global Citizen Festival In Johannesburg

A spate of muggings early Monday marred a charity concert in South Africa at which Beyonce, Jay-Z and other stars performed in honor of Nelson…
Christopher Torchia / Associated Press | December 3, 2018 - 10:00 am

Usher Denies Operating Anonymous Twitter To Respond To Critics Of His New Album

Last week, Usher dropped his surprise album A and critics were largely unimpressed. It's hard to imagine getting excited about Usher in 2018, let alone…
Julia Gray | October 18, 2018 - 8:34 pm

Stream Usher’s Surprise Album A, Entirely Produced By Zaytoven

Now nearly 40, with his biggest hits almost a decade behind him, it's safe to say Usher hasn’t had the smoothest transition to middle age,…
Jael Goldfine | October 12, 2018 - 12:03 am

Lykke Li – “U Got It Bad” (Usher Cover)

Swedish pop singer Lykke Li released her new album So Sad So Sexy back in June. Even more recently, she stopped by Spotify's studios in…
Peter Helman | August 10, 2018 - 2:18 pm

Hear Oneohtrix Point Never’s Usher Demo

On Oneohtrix Point Never's latest album, Age Of, there's a song called "The Station" that began as a demo for Usher. In our recent cover
James Rettig | July 9, 2018 - 2:05 pm

Beyoncé & Jay-Z, Eddie Vedder, Ed Sheeran, & More To Play Mandela 100 Celebration

Global Citizen Festival, the annual celebrity-infused anti-poverty benefit concert, is coming to South Africa this year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth.
Chris DeVille | July 9, 2018 - 9:00 am

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Kesha Shows Her True Colors On Rainbow, And It’s Beautiful To Behold

"I could fight forever, but life's too short." Every lyric on Rainbow -- Kesha's first album in five years and the first since initiating a…
Chris DeVille | August 10, 2017 - 4:05 pm

Watch Usher Do Carpool Karaoke With James Corden

Sometime in the last few years, Usher went from contemporary hitmaker to legacy artist. Lately, he's been in the news more because some lady is…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2017 - 8:45 am

Liam Gallagher Blasts “Sad Fuck” Noel For Skipping Ariana Grande’s Manchester Benefit

After last month's horrifying terrorist attack on a Manchester Ariana Grande concert, the music of Oasis has become a sort of healing balm for the…
Tom Breihan | June 5, 2017 - 9:11 am

One Love Manchester Livestream: Watch Ariana Grande’s All-Star Benefit Concert

Today, less than two weeks after the suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured over 100 more outside her concert at Manchester Arena, Ariana…
Peter Helman | June 4, 2017 - 1:46 pm

Ariana Grande Taps Miley Cyrus, Coldplay, Pharrell, Usher, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry For Manchester Benefit Show

Ariana Grande is planning to host a benefit concert in Manchester this Sunday, 6/4, not even two weeks after the terrorist attack that happened after…
James Rettig | May 30, 2017 - 10:57 am

Watch The Trailer For HBO’s Animals Season 2 Which Will Feature Solange, Kim Gordon, Killer Mike, Big Sean, & More

The first season of HBO's animated series Animals featured Kurt Vile, A$AP Rocky, and A$AP Ferg, among others, and it seems that its upcoming second…
Peter Helman | March 4, 2017 - 5:02 pm

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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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