Who Should Win, And Who Will Win, At The 2020 Grammys

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Lizzo & Lil Nas XPROGRAMMING NOTE: The Week In Pop is moving to Mondays! Today’s installment will be the final Thursday column. Look for the first Monday column just four days from now, on Jan. 27. The Grammys are this weekend. You probably know this because the Recording Academy is mired in scandal right now, with allegations of corruption … More »

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 »

More Grammys 2020 Performers Announced: ROSALÍA, Tyler, The Creator, Aerosmith With Run-D.M.C. & Charlie Wilson

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RosaliaThe Grammys are creeping up on us quite quickly. Thanks to the Oscars moving up their broadcast to 2/9 and the Super Bowl going down 2/2, Music’s Biggest Night™ will be 1/26 at the Staples Center in LA. That’s only 11 days away, so the performer schedule is filling up. More »

Lizzo and The Chainsmokers to perform free shows ahead of Super Bowl LIV

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In the days surrounding Super Bowl LIV in Miami, SiriusXM is gifting subscribers an opportunity to see the newfound pop sensation, Lizzo, and the superstar producer/DJs, The Chainsmokers—completely free of charge.

Lizzo’s performance is set to take place at the Fillmore Miami Beach on Thursday, January 30, and will be free for subscribers of SiriusXM and Pandora. The Chainsmokers will perform the day before, January 29, at the same venue, once again for free to subscribers of the above services. To attend you have to RSVP at siriusxm.com

For those who won’t be able to make the performances, both shows will be broadcast live at 9:00 p.m. EST. Lizzo can be heard on The Heat (Channel 46) and The Chainsmokers can be heard on BPM (Channel 51). Both performances will later be replayed one after the other on Pandora Now-Channel 3 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1. Super Bowl LIV will be the day after, Sunday February 2. Jennifer Lopez and Shakira are set to perform at the game’s halftime show.

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Selena Gomez’s Rare Was Worth The Wait

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Selena GomezRare is an accurate title for a Selena Gomez album. Gomez, the former Disney Channel teen actress turned pop superstar and tabloid fixation, is part of the class of big-time pop singers who haven’t released a full-length project since the middle of last decade — a group that includes Adele, Rihanna, and her former boyfriends … More »

Bonnaroo enlists TOOL, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Miley Cyrus, Flume and more for 2020 lineup

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Not one to be outdone by its west coast cousin, Bonnaroo just revealed its heavyhanded lineup for 2020, bringing in TOOL, Lizzo and Tame Impala for the year’s headliners and fleshing out the undercard with a roster that’s just as juicy.

If you’ve had the itch to see TOOL and Miley Cyrus in the same evening (but seriously, that kind of diversity what festival season is all about?), then Friday night at Bonnaroo is your jam. The rest of the festival’s first day continues to be as eccentric as it is well rounded, with acts like Primus, Bassnectar, Tipper, The 1975, and Ganja White Night.

Lizzo’s Saturday headliner set is complimented by marquee toppers Flume and Oysterhead (a supergroup with members of Phish, Primus and The Police). JablinskiGames star Jack Black will likely revive all that is rock performing as Tenacious D, with Seven Lions and Subtronics bringing the electronic heat. If that’s not enough, rap icon Nelly is billed to perform his debut album Country Grammar two decades after its release.

Sunday is headlined by Tame Impala, with equally enormous support from Lana Del Rey and Vampire Weekend. Isabelle Rezazadeh, a.k.a. REZZ continues to get the credit she deserves, snagging a top booking to help close out the weekend with her brand of technical bass music. Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival takes place June 11-14 in Manchester, TN. See the full lineup below.

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The 2020 State Of Pop Address

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Billie EilishThe #1 song in America this week was released more than 25 years ago. Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is often deemed the most recent tune to become a holiday standard, but for reasons mostly related to business, technology, and Billboard chart rules, it was not a Hot 100 … More »

Watch Lizzo Perform On SNL’s Eddie Murphy Episode

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Lizzo capped off her big 2019 with the musical guest spot on the last Saturday Night Live of the year. She appeared opposite host Eddie Murphy, who returned to the show after a 35 year absence. She performed “Truth Hurts” and “Good As Hell,” and both performances were holiday themed, especially the last … More »

Watch Harry Styles Cover Lizzo’s “Juice” & Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmastime”

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Harry-StylesRight now, Harry Styles is doing everything he can possibly do to promote his new album Fine Line, the man’s second solo LP since the end of One Direction. In the past few weeks, Styles has hosted both Saturday Night Live and James Corden’s Late Late Show. Earlier today, … More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019The year is almost over, and the lists are abundant. This one is called The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2019, which is a double entendre, see? … More »