Halsey Is Her Generation’s Most Successful Pop Chameleon

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HalseyFrom the Beatles to Bowie to Madonna, metamorphosis has been an assumed component of pop stardom for decades, and the ability to transcend easy categorization has often been key to such artists’ success. So at a time when the speed of life is accelerating at an alarming rate, in a society where breaking down binaries … More »

Watch Stormzy Make His US TV Debut On Fallon

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StormzyUK rap hero Stormzy has been in the news lately for his highly entertaining feud with grime forebear Wiley. But he still has a new album to promote, so for his US TV debut on The Tonight Show last night, there was no “Disappointed,” no “Still Disappointed,” no coffee … More »

Watch Patti Smith Cover Neil Young’s “After The Gold Rush” On Fallon

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Patti-Smith-on-FallonIf you watched Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story, the Martin Scorsese documentary that came out on Netflix last year, you got some idea of what an otherworldly, supernatural presence Patti Smith was in the ’70s. Smith had one of the best moments in the film, and this is a movie about Bob Dylan … More »

Watch Lil Baby Perform “Woah” On Fallon

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The young Atlanta rapper Lil Baby released “Woah” a couple months ago as the second single from his forthcoming new album My Turn, his anticipated follow-up to his 2018 debut Harder Than Ever and Gunna collab mixtape Drip Harder. He popped on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform it … More »

Do Start Now (Watching Dua Lipa’s Fallon Performance)

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Dua LipaDon’t Start Now,” the ebullient disco track that serves as the lead single from Dua Lipa’s highly anticipated sophomore album Future Nostalgia, is one of those pop songs that ingratiates itself immediately. We named it the best song of the week when it dropped, and it came very close … More »

Watch James Blake’s “I’ll Come Too” Video & Tonight Show Performance

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James BlakeBelieve it or not, it’s been less than a year since James Blake released the lovestruck Assume Form, which is up for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammys. Blake continued to promote the album last night with a visit to Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, where he performed “I’ll Come Too,” … More »

Watch Camila Cabello & DaBaby Team Up On Fallon

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DaBaby-and-Camila-CabelloLast week, gifted pop centrist Camila Cabello released her perfectly adequate new album Romance. One of that album’s catchiest and most craven songs is “My Oh My,” a flirty zero-chemistry collaboration with DaBaby, the great scene-stealer of 2019 rap music. Last night, Cabello was the musical guest on The Tonight Show, and DaBaby … More »

Elizabeth Warren Defends Billie Eilish For Not Knowing Who Van Halen Are

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Elizabeth-Warren-on-FallonA few weeks ago, Billie Eilish went on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and, during, her sit-down interview, admitted that she had no idea who Van Halen were. (Billie Eilish is 17. Van Halen have released exactly one studio album during her entire lifetime. It checks out.) For some godforsaken reason, this became a subject of intense … More »

Watch Solange’s Incredible Multi-Song Tonight Show Performance

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Solange-on-FallonIf you’ve ever seen Solange live, you know that her performances — in theaters, at festivals, wherever — are intricately staged, tremendously moving spectacles. She knows how to make these things special. Solange is a great singer, and she’s got great songs, but there are a lot of great singers with great songs. Solange turns … More »

Watch Kacey Musgraves Debut Her New Holiday Song “Glittery” On Fallon

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Kacey-Musgraves-on-The-Tonight-ShowAfter the monster success of her great 2018 album Golden Hour, the glammy country queen Kacey Musgraves is taking a well-deserved victory lap and preparing to release a damn Christmas special. Last night, Musgraves was on The Tonight Show to talk about the whole experience, saying that it would be “my … More »