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Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.

Last week was evidence of a slow and peculiar shift in the relationship between fans and the musicians they love over the last decade.
welcome to chromatica

All I Want to Listen to Is Lady Gaga Saying ‘That’s Gossip’ in ‘Babylon’

Gaga brings her rah-rah bitch self back harder than ever on Chromatica’s closer.
turn the music up

An Oral History of Rihanna’s Debut Song, ‘Pon de Replay’

Fifteen years ago, a dancehall riddim and a Bajan teenager laid the groundwork for a pop icon.
  1. george floyd
    "Insecure" Actor Kendrick Sampson Hit by Rubber Bullets at LA ProtestPolice also hit him with a baton.
  2. protests
    Killer Mike Addresses Atlanta Protestors in Emotional SpeechHe urged protestors to “go home.”
  3. black lives matter
    Billie Eilish Spanks All Lives Matter Crowd: ‘Will You Shut the F- -k up?’“This is not about you. Stop making everything about you.”
  4. radio vulture
    Stan Culture Is Due a Reckoning. So Are the Celebrities They Worship.Last week was evidence of a slow and peculiar shift in the relationship between fans and the musicians they love over the last decade.
  5. quarantuning
    Watch These Livestreamed Concerts During Your Social DistancingDJ D-Nice, Miley Cyrus, Ben Gibbard, and a lot of Diplo.
  6. billboard charts
    Is There Really Only One Black Woman Over 40 With a No. 1 Song?The High Note points out a lack of older women represented on the charts, but it’s forgetting a couple divas.
  7. babble on
    8 Chromatica Lyrics We Can’t Wait to Scream in the Club After Five Vodka-SodasIt’s the return of the weird Lady Gaga we know and love.
  8. politics
    Petition to Turn CNN Into Cardi News NetworkThe rapper shared some political analysis on Instagram.
  9. 2020 election
    Taylor Swift Tweets Directly at Trump: ‘We Will Vote You Out in November’She @ mentioned him!
  10. welcome to chromatica
    All I Want to Listen to Is Lady Gaga Saying ‘That’s Gossip’ in ‘Babylon’Gaga brings her rah-rah bitch self back harder than ever on Chromatica’s closer.
  11. sexual assault
    The 8 Accusations Against Russell Simmons Detailed in On the RecordThe doc follows his alleged history of rape and harassment.
  12. performing arts
    Jane Moss, Lincoln Center’s Artistic Director, Is Stepping DownAfter 27 years, she says, the shutdown got her thinking about moving on.
  13. bless this mess
    At Least Chromatica Wasn’t As Bananas As These 12 Recent Album RolloutsIncluding three Kanye West releases, obviously.
  14. coronavirus
    All the Live Events, Movie Releases, and Productions Affected by the CoronavirusA long list of broken dreams.
  15. the final leak
    It’s an Album! Lady Gaga Has Given Birth to ChromaticaAnd what a journey it’s been.
  16. timelines
    A Timeline of Lady Gaga’s Messy Chromatica Rollout, From Pregnancy to Birth“Rumors I’m pregnant? Yeah, I’m pregnant with #LG6.”
  17. coronavirus
    It’s Not Looking Good for Coachella 2020The festival might be asking some artists to perform in 2021 instead.
  18. extremely online
    Ariana Grande Loves Jordan Firstman’s ‘Wild’ ImpressionsTalking with the Instagram comedian Grande called a “walking deck of Cards Against Humanity cards.”
  19. my single is dropping
    Rosalía Gives Travis Scott a Spanish Lesson for New Song ‘TKN’Remember clubs?
  20. soundtracked
    The Secret Weapon of Homecoming’s New Season? An Original Score.After a first season that borrowed music from Oscar-winning classics, Homecoming composer Emile Mosseri had gigantic shoes to fill.
  21. turn the music up
    An Oral History of Rihanna’s Debut Song, ‘Pon de Replay’Fifteen years ago, a dancehall riddim and a Bajan teenager laid the groundwork for a pop icon.
  22. my single is dropping
    Lady Gaga Becomes an Honorary Blackpink Member in New Single ‘Sour Candy’“I’m sour candy / So sweet, then I get a little angry.”
  23. #_____isoverparty
    Doja Cat’s Controversial Career, From Overnight Star to Canceled OvernightTikTok to … alt-right?
  24. deaths
    George Floyd Was a Houston Rapper Who Worked With DJ ScrewFloyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25.
  25. vulture lists
    All 48 of Ariana Grande’s Collaborations, RankedRevisiting the pop star’s long list of team-ups after “Rain on Me” and “Stuck With U.”
  26. vulture lists
    All the Verzuz Instagram Live Battles, RankedThese weekly producer-songwriter battles have become our new appointment television.
  27. the longest lives
    ‘Those Were Memorable Times. But I Don’t Want to Live There.’Jazz musician Reggie Workman played with John Coltrane, won a Guggenheim at 82, and can’t wait to get back to rehearsal.
  28. no shame
    Billie Eilish Tackles Body Image and Double Standards in Short Film“If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut.”
  29. controversies
    Doja Cat Issues Statement Addressing Allegations of Racism“I shouldn’t have been on some of those chat room sites, but I personally have never been involved in any racist conversations.”
  30. health
    Queen’s Brian May Says He ‘Could Have Died’ After Suffering Heart AttackThis guy cannot catch a break.
  31. music
    SZA Crowdsources A New Project: All of Her Previously Unreleased Songs“So like a music dump .. similar to a photo dump but not an album .. this concept make sense to anyone?”
  32. stan culture
    Eminem Gives a Gift to His ‘Stans,’ Tweets Out Phone NumberWill the real Slim Shady text you back?
  33. extremely online
    One, True Agent of Chaos Azealia Banks Finally Speaks, Criticizes Nicki Minaj“I’m just very disappointed in you.”
  34. at-home concerts
    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs! Live From Karen O’s Closet!If you own a fog machine, the world is your sold-out venue.
  35. spoken word
    Lana Del Rey Drops Her New Spoken-Word Piece ‘Patent Leather Do-Over’As always, shout out to Sylvia Plath.
  36. extremely online
    Lana Del Rey Defends Controversial Post, Is a Harbinger of ‘New Wave’ Feminism“Making it about race says so much more about you than it does about me.”
  37. song review
    Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is a Win for EveryoneThis song will be huge not just because it’s Gaga in peak dance-pop form with chart assassin Ariana Grande in tow.
  38. notes on a quintessential song
    ‘Nothing Revealed / Everything Denied’ Is The 1975 Summed Up in One SongMatty Healy was bound to rap at some point.
  39. summer 2020
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 +2 Forever Altered the Course of Gaming and MusicRevisiting THPS 1 + 2 at the end of the summer when the remake arrives will serve valuable nostalgia to gamers, skaters, and music nerds.
  40. right click
    Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande Rain Down Excellence in ‘Rain on Me’ VideoWe were lost in the desert, but now there’s rain.
  41. radio vulture
    Country Music Was Designed for a Bad Year Like ThisLucinda Williams, the Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell, and Steve Earle have each released albums that speak to the stress of being alive right now.
  42. last night on late night
    Haim Debut New Song ‘Don’t Wanna’ From Separate Homes on The Late Late ShowAnd Este is losing it in quarantine.
  43. mixtapes
    Suga From BTS Drops a New Mixtape As His Alter Ego, Agust DAnd a killer music video for the track “Daechwita.”
  44. schoolin' life
    Congratulate New High-School Graduate Quavo by Listening to His Song ‘Need It’He took graduation photos and everything.
  45. my single is dropping
    Let Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s Collab ‘Rain on Me’ Wash Over YouMaybe the first element of the Chromatica rollout to not be cursed in some way.
  46. extremely online
    Please Do Not Show These Memes to Lana Del ReyLizzy Grant would not find these funny, but you will.
  47. quar goss
    Lana Del Rey Announces New Album by Starting a Stan WarLizzie with the good hair has responded to her haters, bro.
  48. you deserve this
    Carly Rae Jepsen Releases Dedicated Side B for Your Living-Room Dancing Pleasure“I hope it makes it yah dance your pants off!” she wrote.
  49. my remix is dropping
    The Weeknd and Doja Cat Team Up for ‘In Your Eyes’ RemixA chart-topper helps out an aspiring comedy writer.
  50. right click
    Look Who’s Starring in Machine Gun Kelly’s New Music VideoMegan Fox is his “Bloody Valentine.”
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