Megan Thee Stallion & Normani – “Diamonds”

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Megan Thee Stallion and Normani both had pretty big 2019s: The former had a big hit with “Hot Girl Summer” and released her debut mixtape, Fever, and the latter continued her path away from Fifth Harmony with her debut solo single “Motivation.” The two of them have teamed up … More »

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 »

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 »

If Only Camila Cabello’s Romance Were As Transfixing As The Love That Inspired It

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Camila CabelloIt’s one of the most exhilarating, terrifying human experiences: a friendship suddenly accelerating into an all-consuming passion. Maybe you’ve secretly fantasized about it, or maybe it hits you out of nowhere. Either way, sparks fly, hormones surge, and you give yourself over completely to this burgeoning obsession. You feel loopy and elated all the time. More »

MUNA – “Motivation” (Normani Cover)

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MUNALos Angeles synth-pop trio and Band To Watch alums MUNA released their sophomore album Saves The World a couple of months ago. This weekend, they’re playing a pair of New Jersey shows opening for the 1975. And today, they’re sharing a cover of former Fifth Harmony member Normani’s recent single “Motivation” for the … More »

The One-Hit Wonders Of The 2010s

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One-Hit WondersWhat constitutes a one-hit wonder? It seems like it should be cut and dry, but the designation can be pretty arbitrary, with gut feelings often trumping objective data. The “one-hit wonder” label can sometimes befall an artist with a robust catalog, whose fans will inevitably insist their fave does not deserve to be categorized as … More »

Ariana Grande, Normani, & Nicki Minaj – “Bad To You”

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Ariana-Grande-Nicki-MinajThe people behind Charlie’s Angels, the new reboot movie situation that I can’t imagine anyone is all that excited to see, have attempted to pull a Kendrick Lamar/Black Panther trick. They’ve brought Ariana Grande in to serve as an executive producer of the film’s soundtrack album, and it features a couple of Grande-led superstar team-ups. More »

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Lizzo, BTS Announced For Jingle Ball Tour

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Lizzo, Taylor Swift, Billie EilishTaylor Swift, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and BTS are set to perform on the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Tour this holiday season. More »

For Better Or Worse, Post Malone Sounds Like Right Now

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Post MaloneTired: a Post Malone posse cut with Meek Mill and Lil Baby. Wired: a Post Malone posse cut featuring Halsey and Future. Inspired: a Post Malone posse cut aligning Ozzy Osbourne with Travis Scott. The blessing and the curse of Hollywood’s Bleeding is that it contains all three pairings and more. Every level of the … More »

Lil Tecca Is The Latest Teen To Crash The Top 10

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Lil TeccaLet’s talk about Lil Tecca, and about Billie Eilish, and about Lil Nas X, and about Khalid, and about the youth movement on the Billboard singles chart. But first, let’s talk about sports. More »