Kesha And Dr. Luke Court Docs Point To Involvement Of Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne, Adam Levine

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A New York judge has ordered Sony Music to disclose the identities of those it interviewed for an internal investigation into Lukas “Dr. Luke” Gottwald. More »

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

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J BalvinQuick: 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 your list only reaches to the end of the English language, it’s far too limited. More »

Pop Radio’s Love Affair With White Rappers Continues Apace

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“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 makes the human voice sound slightly alien. The singer intones, “All these voices in my head get loud/ I wish that I could shut them out/ I’m sorry that I … More »

Maroon 5 And The Rock Band As A Pop Hit-Making Machine

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For well over a decade, Rivers Cuomo has been trying to turn Weezer into a pop band. Weezer have always played a kind of pop music, of course; their 1994 debut (“The Blue Album“) overflowed with weapons-grade catchy rock songs you can dance to, and even its aggressively blown-out follow-up Pinkerton followed suit. More »

Hear Adam Levine Cover Chris Cornell’s “Seasons” On Howard Stern

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In the months since legendary Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell passed away, many artists — including a few unexpected ones — have paid tribute to the man by covering his music. And on Howard Stern yesterday, we got a truly surprising Cornell salute. Adam Levine, frontman of Maroon 5 and seemingly permanent coach … More »

Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

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“Mi Gente” is the perfect name for it, really. More »

Maroon 5 Appear To Go After MRAs With New Album Title

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Although I’d argue their catalog boasts a handful of jams and that Adam Levine has various winsome collaborations under his belt, Maroon 5 have long been deserving objects of scorn among music fans of discerning taste. Soon they’ll also probably be receiving harassment from men’s rights activists. The band announced today that its new album … More »

Insufferable YouTubers Are Now Making Terrible Rap Music Too

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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 is trash — or at least it has become entirely indecipherable to anyone old enough to exist outside its bubble. From my vantage point out here, I’m pretty sure what’s … More »

When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit

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One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just as good. It’s rarer, though, to see a well established band break through with a surprise pop hit more than a decade into its career, “She Don’t Use Jelly” style. More »

Watch Maroon 5 & Kendrick Lamar Close The AMAs With First Joint “Don’t Wanna Know” Performance

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Adam Levine and Kendrick LamarGuesting on Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” is the brilliant Kendrick Lamar’s latest corny career decision. He didn’t appear in the song’s goofy, Pokemon Go-themed music video, but he did join Adam Levine and friends to close out the American Music Awards. Check it out below.

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