James Corden Says Kanye West’s Last-Minute Carpool Karaoke Cancellation Cost His Show $45K

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James Corden & Kanye WestDuring Tuesday night’s episode of The Late Late Show With James Corden, host James Corden got the chance to air some grievances with Kanye West during a segment with West’s mother-in-law Kris Jenner. While playing a party game called Spill Your Guts Or Fill Your Guts, Jenner unwittingly opened a pandora’s box of playful resentment … More »

Watch Paul McCartney & James Corden Tour Liverpool In An Extended Carpool Karaoke

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Paul McCartney & James CordenPaul McCartney is in full-scale album promo mode for this fall’s Egypt Station, his first LP in five years. He released two songs from the album earlier this week. Before that, he tooled around Liverpool with James Corden filming a Carpool Karaoke segment, one that ended with a surprise gig at the tiny … More »

Paul McCartney Reportedly Films Carpool Karaoke In Liverpool

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Paul McCartneyPaul McCartney is apparently the latest celebrity to take part in Carpool Karaoke. As People and Metro report, the Beatle was seen shooting around Liverpool this past weekend with The Late Late Show host James Corden. They drove around the city to sights like Penny Lane and McCartney’s childhood home, took … More »

Ella Mai & Jorja Smith, New Queens Of UK R&B

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Ella Mai“Boo’d Up” is blowing up. Ella Mai’s sumptuous ’90s R&B throwback, first released way back in February 2017 as the opening track of her Ready EP, is on its second week at #8 on Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart. The slow-burn success story had its genesis in Spotify and Apple playlist placement but … 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 »

In His Big Post-Vegas Moment, Jason Aldean Punts

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Last October, six days after a gunman killed 58 people during his performance at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas strip, Jason Aldean made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live. For the show’s cold open, the country star and his band covered “I Won’t Back Down,” which functioned as a dual … More »

Alice Merton Is Ruling Rock Radio. Is A Pop Crossover Next?

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Do you remember where you first heard “Royals”? Almost any guess could be correct — and not just because the song achieved the sort of ubiquity you’d expect from a #1 hit. More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2017

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Here’s a sign of the times for you: We’re still a couple weeks away from cleaning up bottles on New Year’s Day, and year-end list season has already been in full swing for what feels like forever. The media’s annual pop-culture recap ritual progresses, how do you say, muy despacito. Lucky for you, that’s what … More »

Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

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The best way to judge a boy band’s potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in the 1960s, when the mop-top-era Beatles incited widespread hysteria, and it was true again at the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC became the faces of a … More »

On Blue Lips, Tove Lo Continues Her Fall From The Clouds

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One of the world’s greatest pop singer-songwriters seemed to achieve her final form this year by having drunken sex with a muppet in a music video called “Disco Tits.” The song itself is a jam, a poised and minimal dance-floor deconstruction that toggles between spacious staccato piano stabs and synthetic bass throbs that roll with … More »