Predicting The 2019 Grammy Winners

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Post MaloneIt’s that time of year again: the time when we as a culture must reckon with the insane/mundane prestige-populist fever dream that is Grammy logic. More »

Oscars Agree To Have All 5 Best Song Nominees Performed, But Only 90 Seconds Each

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Last week, we learned that only two of the five nominations for Best Original Song would be performed at the 2019 Oscars— Lady Gaga’s A Star Is Born hit “Shallow” and Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s Black Panther soundtrack single “All The Stars.” The plan received enough backlash that the Motion Picture Academy changed … More »

Oscars Will Cut Most Song Performances From This Year’s Ceremony

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Lady GagaLady Gaga’s A Star Is Born smash “Shallow,” Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s Black Panther soundtrack hit “All The Stars,” “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns, RBG’s “I’ll Fight,” and “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings,” which Gillian Welch and David Rawlings wrote for the Coen Brothers’ Netflix … More »

Frank Ocean Previews SZA Cover

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Late last year, Frank Ocean made his Instagram account public and for the most part he’s used it to shed a little light on his stylish lifestyle. But today he’s used it to share a snippet of new music. Earlier this morning, Ocean uploaded a video of him driving as the sun rose … More »

A Star Is Born Gets 8 Oscar Nominations Including Best Picture, Actress, & Song

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Lady-GagaThis morning the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences unveiled its nominations for the biggest annual awards show, the Oscars. And in this year’s slate of nominees, music-themed movies did very well. Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born and the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody are both up for Best Picture. More »

SZA Addresses Unreleased Music Leaked On Spotify

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Nine unreleased SZA tracks were leaked on Spotify today. The songs, two of which feature Kendrick Lamar, were listed as an album called Comethru under the moniker Sister Solana. SZA has since responded to the leak on Instagram: “These are random scratches from 2015. Def not new new! But… creative? And scary?” Comethru was later … More »

Thom Yorke, Sampha, The Coup, & More Make Oscars’ Best Original Song Shortlist

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The Oscars’ Best Original Song shortlist has just been revealed. According to Deadline, the list includes “Shallow” from A Star Is Born, Thom Yorke’s “Suspirium” from Suspiria, Sampha’s “Treasure” from Beautiful Boy, Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars” from Black Panther, and the Coup’s “OYAHYTT” from Sorry To Bother You. More »

The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018

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The Top 40 Pop Songs Of 2018Y’all wanna hear something crazy? I’ve been writing this weekly pop column for five whole years now. It seems like just yesterday that I published the inaugural installment explaining why The Week In Pop would be a good addition to the Stereogum portfolio. As we approach the precipice of 2019, I’m fairly certain … More »

Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover, SZA, Lady Gaga, Troye Sivan, Jónsi Nominated For Golden Globes

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Donald-GloverIt’s that time of year again. The year-end movie-awards season officially kicked into high gear this morning with the announcement of this year’s Golden Globes nominations. And as ever, there were plenty of music-world crossovers. One of the year’s heavyweights, of course, is A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s sweeping and old-fashioned rock … More »

Livestream Mac Miller Tribute Concert With Travis Scott, SZA, Vince Staples & More

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It’s been nearly two months since Mac Miller passed away of an overdose at 26. Tonight, he’ll be memorialized with a tribute concert at the Greek Theatre in LA, which will feature many of Miller’s friends and collaborators including Chance The Rapper, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, SZA, Ty Dolla Sign, Action … More »