Alessia Cara May Not Be The Best New Artist, But She’s Also Not Half Bad

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Alessia CaraWhen the world met Alessia Caracciolo three years ago, she was the awkward teenager enduring a house party where she did not belong: “Somewhere in the corner under clouds of marijuana/ With this boy who’s hollering, I can hardly hear/ Over this music I don’t listen to.” Over the same Bond-worthy Isaac HayesMore »

There’s Never Been A Pop Song Quite Like Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next”

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Ariana GrandeIt all happened so fast — and it keeps happening faster. More »

It’s A Good Time To Be Bad Bunny

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Bad BunnyThe name Ocasio derives from the Spanish “ocasión,” which means what you think it means: an occasion, a time. According to Ancestry.com, most people named Ocasio are Puerto Rican, in heritage if not in residence, and the word’s “meaning as a surname” is unclear. More »

Lauren Daigle Is The Christian Adele

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Lauren DaigleEvery few years, a major national publication will publish an overview of the Christian music industry. This week, Kelefa Sanneh has a good one in The New Yorker. Sanneh’s history of Christian rock and pop begins way back in the 1950s, with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s advice-column exhortation that gospel and the devil’s … More »

Thankfully Paul McCartney’s New Album Only Pretends To Be Modern Pop Music

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Paul McCartneyAt age 76, Paul McCartney is still horny as hell. Judging by the advance singles from the former Beatle’s new album Egypt Station, the guy who once hollered “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road” continues to have a very active libido on the eve of his 17th solo studio album. More »

Bigfoot gets catfished in Kygo and Imagine Dragons’ new music video

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Bigfoot gets catfished in Kygo and Imagine Dragons’ new music videoKygo Imagine Dragons Born To Be Yours

Just a little over a month after the single’s release, Kygo and Imagine Dragons have unveiled the music video for “Born To Be Yours.”

The hit summer collaboration from the Norwegian producer and the American band tells the story of a blue-collar Sasquatch living in corporate society. He searches for companionship on what we can assume is a dating app, and though things don’t quite play out as he imagined, Bigfoot finds happiness in the end. The video tells a heartfelt story over top of the feel-good track, and it’s guaranteed to fulfill the positive vibes the producer and band intended.

At Least We Can Count On Childish Gambino For Great Videos

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Childish GambinoRemember the early stage of the Drake/Meek Mill beef? If not, let me refresh your memory. More »

Let’s Pause To Appreciate This Moment In Ty Dolla $ign History

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Ty Dolla $ignTy Dolla $ign gets around. The R&B lothario releases quite a bit of his own music — 11 full-lengths and two EPs since 2011, plus a joint project with Jeremih called MihTy dropping later this month — but the collaborative section of his discography sprawls as endlessly as his native LA. At the end of … More »

Kygo Teams Up With Imagine Dragons For A Near Perfect Pop Crossover – ‘Born To Be Yours’

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This collaboration set the world on fire this week as it was just so unexpected. While Kygo has worked with musical innovators of many different genres, a collaboration with Imagine Dragons was not one people were counting on. After a week of social media teasers, today we are finally able to listen to the final

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Christina Aguilera’s New Album Is Pretty Good. Does Anyone Care?

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Christina Aguilera - LiberationAlong with her fellow ex-Mousketeers Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera proved to be one of the most durable hit-makers of the Y2K-era teen-pop explosion. Long after most of their peers found alternate careers in show business or disappeared from pop culture entirely, these artists kept sending singles to the top 10. Spears survived … More »