The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s

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One-Hit WondersWhat constitutes a one-hit wonder? It seems like it should be cut and dry, but the designation can be pretty arbitrary, with gut feelings often trumping objective data. The “one-hit wonder” label can sometimes befall an artist with a robust catalog, whose fans will inevitably insist their fave does not deserve to be categorized as … More »

The 200 Best Songs Of The 2010s

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When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »

Kacey Musgraves Announces Amazon Christmas Special With Lana Del Rey, Kendall Jenner, Camila Cabello, & More

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A Kacey Musgraves Christmas special is coming. Today, the country musician announced The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show, which will debut on Amazon Prime Video on 11/29. The special will feature appearances from Lana Del Rey, Kendall Jenner, Camila Cabello, Zooey Deschanel, Fred Armisen, Leon Bridges, Troye Sivan, James Corden and the Radio City Rockettes. Musgraves … More »

All Hail King Princess

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King Princess - Cheap QueenKing Princess really is royalty of a sort. Mikaela Mullaney Straus, the 20-year-old upstart who’ll release her debut album Cheap Queen tomorrow, is the daughter of Oliver H. Straus Jr., owner of Brooklyn’s Mission Sound Recording. Like many artists who find their way to fame before exiting their teenage years, she was born … More »

SuperM, Summer Walker, And The Eternal Struggle To Measure Music’s Popularity

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SuperMSuperM are objectively a big deal. The seven-man ensemble brings together members of several prominent K-pop groups: EXO’s Baekhyun and Kai, NCT 127’s Taeyong and Mark, WayV’s Lucas and Ten, and SHINee’s Taemin. That makes them a supergroup, and they flexed their commercial superpowers this week by landing their debut EP SuperM: The 1st Mini … More »

Watch Camila Cabello Perform “Cry For Me” & “Easy” On SNL

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Camila Cabello is gearing up to release a new album, Romance. It’s expected to come out later this year, though a release date hasn’t been announced yet. She has shared four singles from it, though: “Liar,” “Shameless,” “Cry For Me,” and “Easy,” and last night she was … More »

Camila Cabello – “Easy”

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Camila-Cabello-EasyRight now, the former Fifth Harmony member and current pop queen Camila Cabello is on a hell of a run. Last month, she hit #1 for the second time with “Señorita,” her duet with reputed boyfriend Shawn Mendes. Tomorrow night, she’ll be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live. More »

The Revolving Door Between Country And Pop Keeps On Spinning

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Marshmello & Kane BrownPress play on the year’s biggest country album and you might wonder if you’re listening to a country album at all. Thomas Rhett’s Center Point Road is the genre’s only release to hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart this year and enjoyed the biggest debut streaming week ever for a country album, with … More »

Camila Cabello – “Cry For Me”

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Camila-Cabello-Cry-For-MeCamila Cabello, the former Fifth Harmony member and current world-swallowing pop star, is on a roll at the moment. Last month, Cabello scored her second #1 on the Hot 100 with “Señorita,” her duet with boyfriend-I-guess Shawn Mendes. She also did a lot to hype up the impending release of Romance, … More »

Tones And I Is Turning The World Into “Dance Monkey” Junkies

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Tones And IThis year has already given us one Kevin Garnett “ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!” viral triumph by the name of Lil Nas X. You probably know that story by heart: A savvy young meme-maker who may or may not have built his online following by running a Nicki Minaj fan account heavily promotes his country-rap … More »