“Music’s biggest night” is this Sunday, but it’s already been overshadowed by behind-the-scenes tension. Last Thursday, a dramatic news story broke revealing that Recording Academy president Deborah Dugan, newly in the role as of August 2019, was put on administrative leave only ten days ahead of this year’s Grammys ceremony. Dugan, the former CEO of […]

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The road to Selena Gomez’s latest album, Rare, has been full of difficulties — a kidney transplant, a breakup, and mental health troubles among them — but it seems that perseverance, and a number one single, have paid off spectacularly for the singer. Rare reached number one on the Billboard 200 Chart earlier today, with […]

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This essay originally ran in November 2017 around the release of Lady Bird. We’re running it again today in light of Dave Matthews Band’s controversial exclusion in the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class, despite having won the Fan Vote by over 1 million votes. In the year 2000, it was certainly lost […]

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Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is just adding superwoman after superwoman to the team. Normani and Megan Thee Stallion dropped the first single off the film’s soundtrack, concurrently with the release of all the other artists who will appear on the album. Besides Normani and Megan, we’ll have Doja Cat, Saweetie, […]

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Moneybagg Yo has released a new studio album titled Time Served. The project is his follow-up to 2019’s 43va Heartless. The Interscope Records artist’s 15-track LP includes collaborations with Future, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Summer Walker, Lil Baby, Blac Youngsta and Fredo Bang. Production is handled by Tay Keith, DJ Chose and 30 Roc, among […]

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Summer Walker and Usher have joined forces in real life for the Lacey Duke-video of their duet, “Come Thru.” London Da Track sampled Usher’s 1997 hit “You Make Me Wanna,” that the two R&B crooners should do a feature with one another. When the video comes on, they were at a deserted 285 Flea Mart in Atlanta and Walker […]

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R&Bieber’s back. After genre excursions into pure pop, country, EDM, and airport reggae on records with Billie Eilish, Dan + Shay, BloodPop, and Ed Sheeran, the Canadian singer shifts gears again on his first solo single since 2015’s Purpose. “Yummy” is a torrent of sexual innuendoes set to muted keys and trap drums. The beat […]

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The Grammy Award for Best New Artist recognized Adele, Mariah Carey, and the Beatles before they became stars, but it carries a level of infamy for gaffes like Christopher Cross’s subsequent disappearance after his 1981 win and the rescinding of Milli Vanilli’s after they faked their way to the award in 1990. Taffy Danoff of […]

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G Herbo is closing out the year with a new project. After kicking off 2019 with his Still Swervin release, the Windy City MC follows it up with a nine-track set titled Sessions. “JUST TRYING SUM DIFFERENT!” he wrote on Instagram. “GIVING YALL SUM 2 RIDE OUT 2 RIGHT NOW… BUT DONT EXPECT ANYTHING FROM […]

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The prodigal son has returned. Almost five years after his last album, Purpose, Biebs is back. Justin Bieber announced his new album, tour, and docuseries on Christmas Eve, delighting the now-20-somethings who were obsessed with him as teens. Despite the hashtag #Bieber2020, he isn’t running for president. He’s just got a busy year coming up, […]

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It looks like Jacquees will be tapping into his roots, announcing he’ll be remixing other artists’ songs again in 2020. The self-proclaimed King of R&B announced his plans Twitter on Friday (December 20).   “2020 I’m back remixing everybody songs,” he wrote.  2020 I’m back remixing everybody songs — Jacquees (@Jacquees) December 20, 2019 Jacquees […]

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Alchemist follows up his Lamb Over Rice EP with Action Bronson by releasing a new project titled Boldface with Boldy James. The EP continues a collaborative partnership between Boldy and ALC that began with their 2013 album My 1st Chemistry Set. The MC/producer duo’s latest work is comprised of five tracks and features a guest […]

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Tekashi 6ix9ine is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday morning, at 10 a.m., in Manhattan Federal Court for crimes related to the Nine Trey Bloods, his former gang. While Nine Trey, an East Coast Bloods offshoot, helped propel him to fame with the release of “Gummo” — providing him street cred by participating in the music […]

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