Quick: Who’s the biggest pop star in the world? Taylor Swift? Drake? Beyoncé? Justin Bieber? Rihanna? Ed Sheeran? These are all viable candidates, but if your list only reaches to the end of the English language, it’s far too limited. More »
Before this year’s Grammys, news broke that Lorde would not be performing at the ceremony, since the producers wouldn’t let her sing one of her own songs — an invitation extended to all four other Album Of The Year nominees, all of whom were men. So in looking at this year’s performances, of which … More »
The Grammys are this weekend — Sunday at 7:30PM EST on your local CBS affiliate, to be exact — and as always, we’re (almost certainly naïvely) hoping they won’t suck this time. They probably will; they always do. Yet thanks to a somewhat promising slate of nominees in the major categories, a similarly half-decent … More »
Camila Cabello stuck the landing so emphatically that it’s easy to forget she leapt in the first place. This time last year the 20-year-old Cuban-Mexican singer from Miami was fresh out of Fifth Harmony, her generation’s most popular girl group, assembled by Simon Cowell from an array of teenage strangers on the short-lived American edition … More »
The Recording academy has announced the first round of performers slated to take the stage at the GRAMMY’s 60th edition taking place Sunday, January 28th. Pop stars Lady Gaga & P!nk, hip hop/R&B virtuoso Childish Gambino and country crossover Little Big Town are all slated to perform at the event.
The 2018 edition marks the first time since 2003 the event — which is set to take over Madison Square Garden — takes place in New York City.
Childish Gambino garnered five nominations including an album of the year bid for Awaken, My Love!. Lady Gaga received two nominations: one for Best Pop Vocal Album for 2017’s Joanne and another for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Million Reasons”. Little Big Town earned three nominations including Best Country Album and P!nk earned a single nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance.
The James Corden hosted event will also feature two-time GRAMMY winner Patti LuPone reprising her 1981 rendition of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” and Ben Platt’s classic rendition of West Side Story in an exclusive Broadway homage acknowledging the musical contributions of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Leonard Bernstein.
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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 »
Pop music is fluid. Like any vibrant creative field, it exists in a constant state of flux. It has to, or else it would cross over from an active concern to a historical relic, a format frozen in time for museums and reenactments. Pop is special in this regard because unlike rock or jazz or … More »
When did you realize the Chainsmokers were music’s biggest breakout stars of 2016? Was it when “Closer,” the production duo’s collaboration with budding alt-pop superstar Halsey, debuted as their third top-10 smash of the year following “Roses” and “Don’t Let Me Down”? When “Closer” became their first chart-topping hit? When the song stayed at #1 … More »
The post-breakup back-and-forth between Calvin Harris and Taylor Swift is far from over. Just days after Harris released his music video for his own breakup ballad, Taylor Swift has now unleashed her own lyrical shots at the Scotsman. It’s only fair, seeing as Calvin Harris has already crafted a couple tracks slamming their soured love.
Though it’s the farthest thing from electronic music, the new Little Big Town song “Better Man” is actually written by their good friend Taylor Swift, and the song boasts some pointed content.
I know I’m probably better off on my own
Than loving a man who didn’t know what he had when he had it
And I see the permanent damage you did to me
Never again, I just wish I could forget when it was magic
But your jealousy, I can hear it now
You’re talking down to me like I’ll always be around
You push my love away like it’s some kind of loaded gun
Boy, you never thought I’d run.