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Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint Album

Breaking down the video (filmed in the Louvre!), what they said about the cheating scandal, and the shots at Trump, Kanye, Drake, and more.
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Your Guide to Telling All the ‘SoundCloud R&B’ Singers Apart

From the Drake-approved to the viral sensations, here’s who’s who.

A Deeper Look at Why BTS Has Thrived in America

How seven young men managed to reach No. 1 on the strength of what is essentially the largest, most enthusiastic niche audience in the country.
  1. music
    Thank All the Stars, SZA Says Her Vocal Chords Are Healing Things are looking up!
  2. art du jour
    Why the Louvre Allowed Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Film Their ‘Apes**t’ Video “The deadlines were very tight.”
  3. the streaming wars
    Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint Album Is Now on Spotify and Apple Music Turns out, maybe they do care about streaming numbers.
  4. vulture lists
    The Most GIF-Able Moments From Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apeshit’ Video Louvre, meet the Carters.
  5. vulture guides
    Everything You Need to Know About Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s Joint Album Breaking down the video (filmed in the Louvre!), what they said about the cheating scandal, and the shots at Trump, Kanye, Drake, and more.
  6. the summer of cardi b
    Rolling Stone Reveals an Extremely Good Cardi B July Cover Mother and child and Offset.
  7. Dr. Luke Denies Music Exec Told Kesha, Lady Gaga About Katy Perry’s Alleged Rape “Oh what a tangled web you weave when first you practice to deceive,” Dr. Luke’s legal team said in a new statement
  8. remixes
    It Only Took an Hour for Tyler the Creator to Remix Kanye’s ‘Kids See Ghosts’ Just like he did with The Life of Pablo.
  9. song of the summer
    What If Luis Fonsi Made You a Song of the Summer Two Years in a Row? Enter “Calypso.”
  10. On Redemption, Jay Rock Searches for His Voice The more it focuses on Jay Rock’s knack for passionate storytelling, instead of flashy hooks and repetition, the better it fares.
  11. music
    Alessia Cara Is Back and She Has ‘Growing Pains’ She’s also doing her own stunts.
  12. Nas Unveils New Album Nasir Under the Queensboro Bridge Queens did indeed get the money.
  13. right click
    Here’s Where You Can Stream The Nas Album Listening Party Another week, another livestream.
  14. songs of the week
    5 Best New Songs of the Week: Kanye, Kid Cudi, Christina Aguilera, Snail Mail Kanye and Kid Cudi’s “Reborn” is powerful therapy.
  15. Shawn Mendes vs. Charlie Puth: Which Pop Prince Reigns Supreme? You know, if we had to choose …
  16. right click
    Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande Hit the Sheets for Their Latest Duet Spoiler: It’s not about sleep.
  17. music
    Drake Throws a Degrassi Reunion in ‘I’m Upset’ Video He’s still upset, but he has friends and it’s nice.
  18. vulture guides
    Your Guide to Telling All the ‘SoundCloud R&B’ Singers Apart From the Drake-approved to the viral sensations, here’s who’s who.
  19. accusations
    Kesha Allegedly Told Lady Gaga That Dr. Luke Also Raped Katy Perry Perry has reportedly given a deposition in Luke’s defamation lawsuit against Kesha.
  20. right click
    Troye Sivan and Ariana Grande’s New Song Sounds Perfect for a Certain Wedding “Dance” to this.
  21. equal pay
    Haim Were Paid 10 Times Less Than a Male Artist, So They Fired Their Agent “It’s fucked up not even to be paid half the same amount. But to be paid a tenth of that amount of money? It was insane.”
  22. last night on late night
    Weezer Covers ‘Africa’ Live, Rivers Cuomo Reads Lyrics Off a Laptop It’s their biggest song in nearly a decade, oy.
  23. dating
    It Looks Like Pete Davidson Has Covered Up His Tattoo of Cazzie David’s Face Was this before he got tattoos for Ariana Grande? Or after?
  24. Fyre Festival’s Billy McFarland Arrested on Fraud Charges for Ticket Scam Who is still buying things from this man?!
  25. Dave Matthews Band’s Come Tomorrow Is a Quiet Moment in an Overstuffed Year It’s all solid backyard cookout music and comforting headphone music.
  26. A Deeper Look at Why BTS Has Thrived in America How seven young men managed to reach No. 1 on the strength of what is essentially the largest, most enthusiastic niche audience in the country.
  27. Johnny Jewel’s Shadowy Musical World The musician behind Chromatics and Glass Candy talks Twin Peaks, superstition, and gives details on how Dear Tommy is actually finally coming out.
  28. summer jam 2018
    Meek Mill Rode His Dirt Bike Onto the Summer Jam Stage, Arrest Be Damned “Last time I was in New York with a motherfucking bike, I lost my freedom.”
  29. family feud
    Watch Kanye Live His Best Life on Family Feud Even when Kendall dissed Trump.
  30. tonys 2018
    Here Are Your 2018 Tony Award Winners Andrew Garfield, Laurie Metcalf, and Nathan Lane all took home an award from Sunday night’s show.
  31. tonys 2018
    Andrew Garfield Dedicates Teary Tonys Speech to Those Who Just Want a Cake Baked “We are all sacred, and we all belong.”
  32. right-click
    Taylor Swift Is Here to Ruin Your Life in Sugarland’s ‘Babe’ Music Video The song was initially written for Swift’s 2012 album Red, and you can really tell.
  33. obits
    Former Fleetwood Mac Guitarist Danny Kirwan Dies at 68 Mick Fleetwood announced the musician’s death on Friday
  34. #metoo
    Lily Allen Says the Music Industry Won’t Let Her Escape Her Abuser She compared herself to Rose McGowan.
  35. rick and morty
    Kim Kardashian Got Rick and Morty to Make Kanye a Birthday Song In which they break into Kanye’s bedroom and do nasty things.
  36. album review
    Kids See Ghosts Is the Win Kanye and Kid Cudi Badly Needed Their debut collaborative album is the sound of old friends pooling their strengths to overcome tragedy.
  37. first person
    On 10 Years of the New New-Music Scene, and 30 Years of My Own As the city has become more global, I have watched the music world get healthier, more complex, and less hermetic.
  38. vulture guides
    Everyone Involved With Kanye and Kid Cudi’s New Album Kurt Cobain, Andre 3000, Ratatat, Mos Def, Louis Prima, and more all make appearances.
  39. covers
    Charlie Puth Covered Shawn Mendes’s ‘In My Blood’ in Case You Need a Good Cry *Sniffles*
  40. A Day With Ezra Miller, His Band, and an Oscar-Nominated Sloth How music and radical honesty helped the Justice League actor figure himself out.
  41. right click
    Stream Kanye and Kid Cudi’s New Album, Kids See Ghosts, Right Now This feels like déjá vu.
  42. settlements
    It Appears Lil Wayne Is Finally Free From Birdman Wayne has reportedly received a settlement in both his lawsuits and Tha Carter V may soon see a release.
  43. where's the beef?
    Prince Was Once Aghast He Had to Share a Bathroom with Justin Timberlake “I’m sharing… a bathroom… with Justin Timberlake.”
  44. songs of the week
    7 Best New Songs of the Week: The 1975, Kanye, The Internet, Lykke Li, Gorillaz Is one of Kanye’s new songs secretly a fun. cover?
  45. Could This Be Kid Cudi’s Next Big Moment? After years of missed opportunities, a collaborative album with Kanye might be the artist’s moment to reset.
  46. kids see ghosts
    How to Hear Kanye and Kid Cudi’s New Album Tonight The same way you heard YE last week.
  47. on the run tour 2
    Everything That Happened at Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run II Tour Opener Their new tour reveals footage from their vow renewal and strategic shade at Kanye.
  48. videology
    Let Troye Sivan’s ‘Bloom’ Video Be Your Couture Pride Lookbook This is glam done right.
  49. videology
    Oh Boy, Rita Ora’s ‘Girls’ Video Is Here Featuring a smooch between Rita Ora and Cardi B’s hologram.
  50. no more parties in wyoming
    That Wyoming Ranch Kanye Took Over Hated Having Him There will be “no more rappers” allowed.
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