In His Big Post-Vegas Moment, Jason Aldean Punts

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Last October, six days after a gunman killed 58 people during his performance at the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas strip, Jason Aldean made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live. For the show’s cold open, the country star and his band covered “I Won’t Back Down,” which functioned as a dual … More »

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 »

Superstar K-Pop Boy Band BTS Launch Their American Invasion

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The best way to judge a boy band’s potency is the intensity of the screaming throng that accompanies its every move. That was true in the 1960s, when the mop-top-era Beatles incited widespread hysteria, and it was true again at the turn of the millennium, when Backstreet Boys and NSYNC became the faces of a … More »

Bee Gees TV Tribute Lines Up Celine Dion, John Legend, Nick Jonas, & More

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Maurice Gibb, Barry Gibb, and Robin Gibb (Bee Gees) (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)CBS and the Recording Academy will honor the Bee Gees with a concert featuring performances by Celine Dion, John Legend, Nick Jonas, Keith Urban, Pentatonix, and more. “Stayin’ Alive: A Grammy Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees” will be taped on 2/14 at the Microsoft Theater, and it’ll air on CBS later this … More »

Maren Morris Is Your New Favorite Country Singer

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Maren MorrisThe most intriguing Grammys category this year? OK, technically it’s Best Rock Performance, the WTF clearinghouse pitting Beyoncé and Jack White vs. Twenty One Pilots vs. the late David Bowie vs. Disturbed (covering Simon & Garfunkel!) vs. Alabama Shakes. But they probably won’t even hand that one out on TV, so let’s move … More »

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas Album Time

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She & Him - Christmas PartyDo you hear what I hear? Not the spooky cackling of our nation’s ghouls — the sound of sleigh bells on the horizon. It’s Halloween, which means ’tis already Christmas album season. You’d think by now the world’s supply of holiday music would be complete, particularly since most of these releases recycle the same handful … More »

Who’s Shawn Mendes? You’re About To Find Out, Whether You Like It Or Not

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  Shawn Mendes  performs on stage at Madison Square Garden on September 10, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images )Imagine you are a precocious teenage dreamboat from Toronto who got famous covering Justin Bieber and other pop stars on Vine — so famous that you signed to the same label as Bieber, and when a radio DJ asks Bieber about you during an on-air interview, Bieber replies, “Who’s Shawn Mendes?” How do you … More »