Bazzi, Tinashe, & Kali Uchis: Three Distinct Visions Of R&B As Pop

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This is a big week for R&B. That’s true first of all in a statistical sense: The Weeknd’s new EP, My Dear Melancholy, just put up 169,000 equivalent album units in its first week — the biggest total for an R&B release since late 2016 (when, uh, the last Weeknd album came out). We … More »

Meet Me In The Middle: Country Music’s Latest Wave Of Aspiring Pop Stars Has Arrived

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There is pulling a Taylor Swift, and then there’s pulling a Taylor Swift. Of the handful of country musicians who’ve briefly gotten a foothold in the pop mainstream — a list that in the past couple decades has included Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Lonestar, Lady Antebellum, and Carrie Underwood among others … More »

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

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The best music-related video of the week was obviously the 10-minute Black Thought freestyle that realigned the planets of the solar system and brought the dinosaurs back to life. But there were some actual music videos this week, too, and some of them were good. This week’s picks are below. 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 »

Niall Horan’s Solo Album Makes One Direction Seem Dangerous By Comparison

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At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we’re beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is bringing to the table in his solo career. Zayn Malik fashioned himself as a mini-Weeknd of sorts, exploring 50 shades of sexy pop-R&B and coming away with some decent … 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 »

Watching Katy Perry Struggle For Relevance This Year Has Been Painful

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Katy Perry opens her new album by singing, “Can I get a witness?” Her promotional tactics for Witness have communicated a similar sentiment, albeit more intense: “Please look at me!” This is the singer known for spraying whipped cream from her cupcake bra, so it’s not like she’s ever been a master of understatement. But … More »

Billboard Music Awards 2017: Watch Nicki Minaj’s Opening With Lil Wayne, David Guetta, & Jason Derulo

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Nicki Minaj opened tonight’s Billboard Music Awards with a medley of some of her more recent songs, and brought out a couple of her featured guests to help out. Lil Wayne, David Guetta, and Jason Derulo all came out to perform “No Frauds,” “Light My Body Up,” and “Swalla” respectively, and Minaj ended with “Regret … More »

Jae Murphy feat The Game, Eric Bellinger & Problem- “You Playin’” (Video)

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SKAM Artist DJ, Jae Murphy took a break from touring with Jason Derulo to drop off the official video for his Billboard Emerging Artist Chart topping single, You Playin’.

This Riley Robbins directed visual includes some of the internet’s most viral stars like King Bach, Liane V, Melvin Gregg and DeStorm with cameos from rappers eMeX and Trinidad James.

Purchase You Playin’ via iTunes here and be sure to stay in tuned with Jae Murphy’s Howard To Hollywood campaign by following him on Twitter and Instagram.


Forbes Announces Their 30 Under 30 “Class Of 2017”

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Curated by Jason Derulo, Halsey, and Anthony Saleh, Forbes has just released their picks of the “30 Under 30” of music for 2017. The list includes people of all professions in the music industry, from musicians, to managers, and industry playmakers alike.

Gallant is their standout selection as the future of R&B, and we can’t deny he’s only just getting started despite already reaching such international success. Additionally, Michael George, the manager who discovered Martin Garrix, is on the list, as are both of Halsey’s managers, Jason Aron and Anthony Li.

Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers is another feature, though the duo’s other half, Alex Pall, doesn’t make the cut (Pall is 31-years-old). Collaborator Daya is also featured on the list, along with Desiigner, and Lil Yachty for their infectious, chart-topping singles. And of course Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph are both included.

Read on, here, for the full list.


Source: Forbes

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