Stop Enabling These Dweebs, Beyoncé

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Can we talk about Eminem’s Revival tracklist for a minute? It is not a promising tracklist. “Foreboding” is a better word for it. Look at these features:

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— Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 5, 2017 I have not yet heard “Bad Husband” featuring X Ambassadors, but I am certain … More »

Industry News Round-Up: YouTube Monetization Fix, Highest Paid Women in Music, AMA Results

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YouTube thinks its solution to the incessant monetization is cryptocurrency. Beyoncé tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women in Music. Lady Gaga, The Chainsmokers, and Bruno Mars win big at the 2017 AMAs.

Don’t Underestimate Pink — Or The Power Of Album/Ticket Bundles

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Pink is having the last laugh. This past summer, when MTV awarded its Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award to the singer born Alecia Beth Moore, there was much social media cackling; surely they weren’t serious about elevating this durable and reliable hitmaker to the same iconic level as Beyoncé, Kanye West, and Justin Timberlake? … More »

Watch Lady Gaga’s Surprise Performance At Hurricane Benefit Featuring All Five Living Former US Presidents

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Last night, Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance at Deep From The Heart: The One America Appeal Concert, a hurricane relief benefit organized by all five living former US presidents. Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Jimmy Carter were all in attendance as Gaga performed “Million Reasons,” “You And I,” … More »

Poder A La “Gente”: The Latin Pop Resurgence Is On

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“Mi Gente” is the perfect name for it, really. More »

Lady Gaga Postpones European Tour Due To Severe Pain

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Lady Gaga has postponed her world tour’s European leg until next year because of ongoing health problems, the tour’s promoter said Monday. The six-week part of the Joanne World Tour was set to kick off in Barcelona on Sept. 21 and end on Oct. 28 in Germany. Lady Gaga was also due to perform in … 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 »

Lady Gaga Hospitalized With “Severe Pain,” Cancels Rock In Rio Performance

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Lady Gaga has been hospitalized and forced to pull out of the upcoming Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil, citing “severe physical pain” and posting a photo of what resembles an IV in her arm. The 31-year-old singer-songwriter wrote on Twitter that she had to take care of her body and asked fans for … More »

When Career Artists Score A Freak Pop Hit

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One-hit wonders are a common phenomenon in the music business, and most of them have a fan base that insists their other songs are just as good. It’s rarer, though, to see a well established band break through with a surprise pop hit more than a decade into its career, “She Don’t Use Jelly” style. More »