Pink’s Party Is Still Going Strong, It’s Just Taken A Maudlin Turn

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PinkPink has never fit in — so much so that not fitting in has become part of her personal brand. Despite spending two decades operating from deep within the mainstream machine, Alicia Beth Moore can believably tout herself as a pop star for the outsiders and the rebels. It’s a weird thing to say about … More »

BLACKPINK’s All-Out K-Pop Onslaught Reaches American Shores

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BLACKPINKLet me take you back to a moment in the not-so-distant past, a proudly and obnoxiously loud era in pop music history known as the early 2010s. More »

Sam Smith comes out as non-binary and genderqueer in new interview [Watch]

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International superstar vocalist Sam Smith is blazing new trails. The singer, who has credits on a slew of pop/dance mega-anthems like  Calvin Harris‘ “Promises” and Disclosure‘s still-inescapable “Latch” among many others, came out in 2014 as gay. Nown in a new interview with The Good Place actress Jameela Jamil, Smith has come out as non-binary and genderqueer.

Smith, appearing on Jamil’s new Instagram interview concept, I Weigh, explains that he doesn’t identify with one single gender, elaborating, “You are a mixture of all different things, you are your own special creation. That’s how I take it; I’m not male or female, I think I flow somewhere in between. It’s all on the spectrum.” Smith cites a disconnect between his brain and his body, though through his personal experience learning about non-gender-conforming communities, Smith explains he felt a connection to other genderqueer people who have already navigated their own coming out journeys. Says Smith,

“When I saw the nonbinary, genderqueer, and I read into it and I heard these people speaking, I was like, ‘F***, that is me,’”

In recent years Smith has alluded to his gender fluidity, though he’s never publicly given such an open insight, previous to Jamil’s interview. Watch the full interview below.

Ushuaia Ibiza Announces Calvin Harris Residency In Summer 2019

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After his return to Ibiza in Summer 2018 at Pacha, news has surfaced that puts Calvin Harris back on the White Isle in 2019. Ibiza’s iconic open-air venue has landed a massive new name for 2019 with the announcement Calvin Harris will appear as a resident artist this season. The Scottish hit-maker will host his

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Audien bursts into 2019 with new Calvin Harris remix

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Audien is back. Twenty-seven-year-old Nate Rathbun ended 2018 on a high, dishing out a 40-minute “XMAS MIX” and joining Dancing Astronaut for a pre-Holy Ship! 12.0 playlist.

In 2019, he’s returned to shore with a fresh new remix of Calvin Harris‘ latest hit, “Giant” featuring Rag’n’Bone Man. The single gained some recent traction after Harris gave a live performance at 2019’s BRIT Awards, with appearances by Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, and Rag’n’Bone Man himself. So, Audien’s rendition is sure to give it another boost.

As his first release of the year, Rathbun steadily maintains the chill elegance of the original, putting emphasis on the keyboard progressions behind Rag’n’Bone Man’s dreamy vocal runs. Yet, the real Audien flare comes in lead synth form, dropping into a horn-filled deep house groove with added pitch vocals.

The Connecticut-born DJ heads to Ravine in Atlanta on March 8, which will be release day for his upcoming single, “Favorite Sound,” featuring indie pop band Echosmith.

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Watch Dua Lipa, Rag’n’Bone Man, and Sam Smith join Calvin Harris for live medley of crossover hits at BRIT Awards

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Calvin Harris gave a sensational-as-always performance at Great Britain’s hottest award show, the BRITs, taking home two accolades in the process: one for British Producer of The Year (he’s Scottish) and Best British Single, for “One Kiss,” with Dua Lipa. This is Harris’s first pair of BRIT Awards after fourteen total, unsuccessful nominations in years passed, dating back to 2009.

Harris’s performance was bolstered by heady vocal accompaniment from some of his most illustrious collaborative partners, old and new, including Sam Smith (“Promises”), Dua Lipa (“One Kiss”), and Rag’n’Bone Man (“Giant”). The quartet stitched the ubiquitous hits into an exquisitely over-the-top live medley, with Harris all the while spinning from center stage, ensconced by a kaleidoscopic sound system and effervescent disco ball shining overhead. There’s rarely a dull moment with Harris and company on the scene.

BRIT Awards to feature medley performance from Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man

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Calvin Harris, or shall we say, Adam Richard Wiles, has just been unveiled as a headlining performer at the 2019 BRIT Awards. The annual awards show is the UK equivalent of the Grammys, paying special mind to local artists from the regards. Luckily, Britain has no shortage of top tier acts—and it certainly shows in their headline billing. Joining Wiles for a medley performance of sorts will be Dua Lip, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, and Sam Smith for what the awards describe perfectly as “epic.”

Likely, the three singers will be performing their biggest hits—such as Lipa’s “New Rules,” or Sam Smith’s “Too Good At Goodbyes”—with Harris taking the decks to tie the bombastic package together. The show is set to air on February 20.

 

H/T: NME

The Post-Fifth Harmony Power Rankings

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Fifth HarmonyFifth Harmony were the reigning girl group of their era. Although they never came close to the success of their closest predecessors, Destiny’s Child, the group accumulated a rabid fan base of Harmonizers and contributed some sterling songs to the mainstream pop canon, among them “BO$$,” “Sledgehammer,” “Messy,” and their one top 10 hit, the … More »

The 2019 State Of Pop Address

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Ariana GrandePop is dead; meet the new pop. More »

Calvin Harris Reveals Why He Stepped Away From EDM

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For as long as we can remember, it seems, our favorite Brit, Calvin Harris has been at the forefront of the Electronic Music scene. Moving seamlessly across genres, we have seen experimental sounds from Calvin that have continued to dominate soundwaves and top music charts across the globe. His recent works with Sam Smith, Dua

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