The Boy Band Is Changing, But The Old Model Persists For Now

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Why Don't WeAs long as there has been pop music, there have been boy bands. But ask any American about the “boy band era” and they’ll probably assume you’re talking about the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC led an insurgent army of meticulously styled hormone-activating ensembles. These dreamboat teams were the predominant unit … More »

David Guetta rounds up Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and more for two new singles from highly anticipated upcoming album ‘7’

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David Guetta rounds up Jason Derulo, Nicki Minaj and more for two new singles from highly anticipated upcoming album ‘7’David Guetta 2018 Credit Ellen Von Unwerth

David Guetta has released two blockbuster collaborations from his upcoming new album. The first is a joint effort with with Jason Derulo called “Goodbye,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Willy William of “Mi Gente.” The second is the French veteran’s collaboration with afro house legend Black Coffee, “Drive.” Ripe off the announcement of his two-sided seventh studio album, aptly titled 7, dropping September 14, Guetta continues to deliver with a pair of singles from the upcoming project.

“Goodbye” samples Andrea Bocelli’s “Time to Say Goodbye,” fusing R&B with Caribbean rhythms. This super collaboration sounds like a billboard charting play, as Guetta has seen massive success collaborating with Minaj and Willy William is looking for another inescapable radio strike. Steam“Goodbye” on Apple Music and iTunes.

“Drive” has Black Coffee’s signature house rhythm with African mallets mixed with serene, Guetta-esque, vocal play from Delilah Montagu accompanied by lush, underlying melodies.

David Guetta Unveils New Studio Album ‘7’

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David Guetta is coming in hot with his seventh studio album, promptly titled ‘7.’ ‘7′ follows the release of his latest studio album ‘Listen,’ which dropped in 2014. His newest album is scheduled to release on September 14. The tracklist for David Guetta’s ‘7′ is star-studded, to say the least. Featuring collaborations with the likes

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Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s OTR II Tour Is A Surprisingly Chill Victory Lap

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Jay-Z & BeyoncéOn The Run II is bracketed by a pair of slow dances. OK, technically it’s bracketed by Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail” — with Beyoncé taking over Justin Timberlake’s hook duties and thrashing her hair in circles during the Nirvana interpolation — and “APESHIT,” the rousing Migos-powered lead single from the Carters’ new collaborative album Everything Is … More »

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 »