Christmas On Halloween IV: New Holiday Albums That May Or May Not Sleigh

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The Molly Burch Christmas AlbumIt’s tradition: Every year, on Halloween, we publish a roundup of new Christmas albums and other assorted holiday music popping off this season. We did it in 2016, and again in 2017, and again in 2018, and we’re doing it again now. It’s … More »

Elton John Defends Ellen DeGeneres For Hanging Out With George Bush

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Remember when Ellen DeGeneres had to go on her show and explain why she was hanging out and having fun with former president George W. Bush at a baseball game? Feels like it happened decades ago, but it did in fact happen just last week, and celebrities are still rushing to DeGeneres’ defense. 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 »

Watch Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I., & Also The Highwomen On Ellen

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TI-Chance-The-Rapper-Cardi-B-EllenThe following people were guests on today’s edition of the daytime talk show Ellen: Cardi B, Chance The Rapper, T.I., Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris, Amanda Shires, and Natalie Hemby. That is a lot of musicians! Many of them are musicians who would probably not have any particular reason to be in the same place at … More »

Watch Clairo Perform “Bags” On Ellen

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ClairoViral indie-pop star Clairo released her Rostam-co-produced debut album Immunity last month. A couple of weeks ago, she made her late-night television debut, performing Immunity closer “I Wouldn’t Ask You” with a bunch of little kids on Jimmy Kimmel Live. And today, she went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she played her … More »

Watch Chance The Rapper Talk About Parenthood, Perform “Eternal” With Smino On Ellen

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Chance-The-Rapper-on-EllenYesterday, Chance The Rapper announced that he was postponing his fall arena tour. Chance’s second baby was born just a week ago, and he explained in an Instagram post that he wanted to be home with his wife and kids, that he didn’t want to miss any milestones. (The tour will now kick … More »

Watch Brockhampton Perform “Sugar” On Ellen

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Brockhampton released their latest album, Ginger, a couple weeks ago. They performed on The Ellen Show for the first time today, bringing along the tender album cut “Sugar.” They really leaned into the boy band vibes, sitting on stage and getting up one by one to croon their verses. An appropriate set-up for … More »

Taylor Swift – “You Need To Calm Down” Video (Feat. Katy Perry)

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Taylor-Swift-You-Need-To-Calm-Down-videoThe great Taylor Swift/Katy Perry beef — the storied saga of “Bad Blood” and “Swish Swish” — ended last year when Perry sent Swift a literal olive branch as Swift was beginning her big Reputation stadium tour. And now that beef has come to its inevitable and glorious conclusion, … More »

Madame X Is The Best Madonna Album In A Long Time

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Madonna - Madame X“Hey young people – you’re getting older every second. It’s what we do. One day someone will tell you to stop and you’ll be all like ‘fuck you’ just like Madonna.” That was former Savage Garden frontman Darren Hayes on Twitter the night of the Billboard Music Awards. Madonna and Colombian reggaeton star … More »

Miley Cyrus Can’t Stop Getting In Her Own Way

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Miley CyrusCan you believe it’s been less than 10 years since Miley Cyrus released “Party In The U.S.A.”? The song, which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her bridge from the Disney Channel to a grownup mainstream audience, feels like it has existed for several lifetimes. It was in fact released in August … More »