Niall Horan’s Solo Album Makes One Direction Seem Dangerous By Comparison

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At this point One Direction have been broken up long enough that we’re beginning to see what each member of the once-dominant boy band is bringing to the table in his solo career. Zayn Malik fashioned himself as a mini-Weeknd of sorts, exploring 50 shades of sexy pop-R&B and coming away with some decent … 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 »

Pink Explains Billy Joel Collab That Might Be Trash

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Billy Joel hasn’t released a new album of pop music since 1993’s River Of Dreams, and he hasn’t released any pop songs since the two tracks that he dropped in 2007. But earlier this year, Joel said he was working on a song with the pop star Pink, not exactly the first person you’d … More »

MTV’s New TRL Is A Vapid, Obnoxious Mess

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What a time to be a live television program. The only TV many people watch in real time these days is sporting events, Game Of Thrones, and maybe primetime political talk shows — and even that last category you’re far more likely to encounter excerpted on social media after the fact. Saturday Night Live’s ratings … More »

Pink On Dr. Luke: “This Is His Karma And He Earned It Because He’s Not A Good Person”

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Numerous pop artists have offered verbal or financial support to Kesha during her protracted legal battle with Dr. Luke, but far fewer are willing to discuss the disgraced producer in public. Kelly Clarkson is one: Last year, she told an Australian radio station Luke is “not a good person,” and just last … More »

The Path To A Hit Single Is Changing — Just Ask Miley Cyrus & Demi Lovato

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Do you remember “Party In The U.S.A.”? Ha ha, funny question, right? How could you forget it? It was everywhere. There was no escaping it. More »

Sam Smith, JAY-Z, Pink Announced As SNL Season 43 Musical Guests

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JAY-Z will be a tough act to follow when he joins SNL’s fall premiere on 9/30 as the first musical guest of the season. But the sketch comedy series thinks Sam Smith and P!nk are up to the challenge. More »

Pink Denies That “Lady Marmalade” Is Her Only Relevant Music Video, Says She’s Made Amends With Christina Aguilera

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At next weekend’s MTV Video Music Awards, Pink will get the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, the network’s vaguely prestigious lifetime achievement award. Now: Pink has had a long career with a lot of big hits, but is she iconic? Is she, let’s say, on the level of Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Beyoncé, Kanye West, … More »

Kesha Shows Her True Colors On Rainbow, And It’s Beautiful To Behold

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“I could fight forever, but life’s too short.” Every lyric on Rainbow — Kesha’s first album in five years and the first since initiating a messy legal battle against former producer and label head Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald — is loaded, but those words in particular stand out. They’re among the first lines on album … More »

The 2017 State Of Pop Address

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LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 20:  Recording artist Drake accepts the Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album award onstage during the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on November 20, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/AMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)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 »