1. rest in peace
    Remembering Naya Rivera’s Standout Glee PerformancesThanks to Rivera’s committed work, Santana was often the best part of the show.
  2. politics?
    Chance the Rapper Gets Roasted for Thinking Kanye 2020 Is RealChance is now toning down his praise of Kanye.
  3. the inside track
    ‘Man of the Year’ Is a Fittingly Emo Coda to Juice WRLD’s CareerIt’s affecting to hear the rapper accept the profound impact he’s had on his audience.
  4. records on records
    Pop Smoke Joins Biggie and Tupac With Posthumous No. 1 Debut AlbumAnd the Hamilton cast album broke records by rocketing to No. 2.
  5. kellyoke
    Kelly Clarkson’s Cover of ‘The Climb’ Is a Balm for Your Quarantine DespairShe’s got you in your time of despair.
  6. 2020 election
    Kanye West and the Media Are Once Again Playing a Dangerous GameThere needs to be a reckoning about the toxic relationship between Kanye West and the vox populi.
  7. sotw
    Oh Lord, TikTok Has Found ‘Then Leave’ by BeatKing and Queendom ComeThe Houston rappers are going viral thanks to TikTokers like Lizzo.
  8. tributes
    Kanye West Surprise-Drops a Tribute to His Late Mother, “Donda”“In loving memory of my incredible mother on her birthday.”
  9. obits
    Lil Marlo, Atlanta Rapper, Dead at 30The Quality Control Music artist was reportedly shot and killed while driving.
  10. a different direction
    Louis Tomlinson Parts Ways With Simon Cowell’s Record LabelTomlinson signed a solo deal with Syco, Cowell’s label, in 2017.
  11. the inside track
    Margo Price’s ‘I’d Die for You’ Is Transcendent Rock MusicThe country outsider’s biggest song yet, on new album That’s How Rumors Get Started, shouldn’t come as a surprise.
  12. trump tweets
    Trump Likes Tweet Praising ‘Stripper’ Vibes in New Summer Walker SongThe president baffles with another late-night Twitter “like.”
  13. my single is dropping
    Elvis Costello Releases ‘Hetty O’Hara Confidential,’ Second New Song of 2020Recorded in Helsinki, Finland, along with previous song “No Flag.”
  14. q&a
    Margo Price, After the StormA natural disaster delayed Price’s momentous new album, That’s How Rumors Get Started. Then disaster struck again: COVID-19.
  15. my single is dropping
    Katy Perry’s New Single Reminds Us All to “Smile”Or at least fake it ‘til you make it.
  16. my album is dropping
    Juice WRLD’s Posthumous Third Album Legends Never Die Has DroppedThe 21-track album features the rappers previously released songs “Righteous” and “Tell Me You Love Me.”
  17. lady a
    Anita ‘Lady A’ White Will Not Be Erased“If you want to be an advocate or an ally, you help those who you’re oppressing. And that might require you to give up something.”
  18. crime
    Everything We Know About Pop Smoke’s DeathThe 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper was killed at a home in Los Angeles, but police are still looking for a motive and suspects.
  19. investigations
    5 Suspects Arrested in Connection With Pop Smoke’s MurderIt’s so far unclear what they’ve been charged with.
  20. quarantuning
    Kehlani Upgrades From the Backyard in Latest Quarantine Video for ‘Bad News’At this point, Kehlani’s name better be all over that VMA nominations list.
  21. a long talk
    ‘I Don’t Think Anybody Alive Can Tell Me What to Do’Willie Nelson at his most Willie Nelson.
  22. memoirs of a perfect angel
    Mariah Carey Finished Her Memoir, Dahling, and It’s Out This SeptemberThe Publication of Mimi.
  23. new albums
    Katy Perry Sends In the Clown (Memes)Her new album will be titled Smile and it relies on a lot of clown imagery.
  24. extremely online
    Nicki Minaj’s Unreleased ‘New Body’ Verse Now Lives in Ubiquity on TikTokSorry to the rest of that Kanye West song.
  25. tiny desk
    Roddy Ricch Turns Tiny Desk Concert Into Big Garage JamOther musicians, take notes.
  26. roll clip!
    You Just Know You’ll Love Kelly Clarkson’s ‘How Will I Know’ CoverShe sure said a prayer for those vocals.
  27. politics?
    Kanye West Wants to Run the White House Like WakandaHe detailed a platform that’s anti-abortion, anti-vaccine, and based on the fictional country in Black Panther.
  28. politics
    Justin Timberlake Wants America to Say Bye Bye Bye to Confederate MonumentsHe called for the removal of Confederate monuments throughout the US.
  29. album review
    Pop Smoke’s Story Might Always End With a Glaring Question MarkThe main artist feels profoundly missing on his posthumous debut album.
  30. emmy insider
    12 Music Supervisors on the TV Needle Drops They Can’t Stop Thinking AboutFrom High Fidelity, Ramy, Watchmen, and more.
  31. open letters
    Let’s Harvest All of Neil Young’s Newest Insults to President TrumpHe won’t sue Trump. For now.
  32. where's the beef?
    Pusha-T and Young Thug Are Beefing Over a Drake Diss on Pop Smoke’s New AlbumYou got all that?
  33. listening ...
    City Girls and Doja Cat Drop ‘Pussy Talk’ Music Video, So Listen Up“Boy, this pussy talk euros, dollars, and yens.”
  34. juice wrld
    Posthumous Juice WRLD Album to Drop This Friday, 7 Months After His DeathA new song with Halsey, “Life’s a Mess,” is out today.
  35. obits
    ‘Devil Went Down to Georgia’ Country Star Charlie Daniels Dead at 83The musician’s biggest hit got him a Grammy Award and a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  36. sotw
    TikTok Really Might Make Jack Harlow’s ‘Whats Poppin’ Song of the (No) SummerOur TikTok song of the week goes to one of the year’s biggest sleeper hits.
  37. backstories
    How The Eddy Turned the Dream of a Parisian Jazz Band Into a TV Drama“It basically was backwards from the normal way of developing a piece of television, because it started with the music.”
  38. mea culpa
    Mandy Moore Wants Ryan Adams to Apologize to Her Face“I do find it curious that someone would do an interview about it without actually making amends privately.”
  39. breakups
    Country Star Kacey Musgraves and Musician Husband Ruston Kelly File for DivorceThe pair wed in October 2017.
  40. pop smoke
    Tyga Shares Texts Showing His Collaboration With Pop Smoke on ‘West Coast Shit’“Wish u was here bro bro.”
  41. primers
    Everything to Know About August Alsina, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Alleged ExFor everyone wondering more about the singer and supposed “other man,” here’s who he is beyond the headlines.
  42. work!
    How We Told the Story of HamiltonA guide to Vulture’s nonstop coverage of a Broadway cannonball that was never just a musical.
  43. yikes yikes baby
    Vanilla Ice Won’t Throw a Fourth of July Concert in Texas After All“Hopefully by New Year’s, this corona crap will have a cure! Come on! Go, ninja, go!”
  44. red table goss
    Jada Denies August Alsina’s Claim That They Had an Affair With Will’s ‘Blessing’Reps for Jada Pinkett Smith say Alsina’s claims are “absolutely not true.”
  45. vulture recommends
    Sasha Geffen’s Glitter Up the Dark Is an Essential Companion to the Year’s MusicYou’ll devour Glitter Up the Dark with eyes wide and mind racing, drawing connections to whatever music you listen to.
  46. a long talk
    What’s in a Name?Just call 6LACK the hood therapist.
  47. vulture lists
    12 Memorable Performances From the Actual EurovisionLet’s go, Lithuania!
  48. brb sobbing
    Sufjan Stevens Announces New Music Right When You Need Him MostThe Ascension is out September 25, with 12-minute single “America” out July 3.
  49. my single is dropping
    Kanye West Takes Us to Tuesday Church, Drops ‘Wash Us in the Blood’ VideoIt’s the closest that noted Trump supporter Kanye has gotten to a protest song in a bit.
  50. art is subjective
    Internet Has Extremely Strong Reaction to Virgil Abloh’s Pop Smoke Album ArtThe late rapper’s manager indicated they’ll take it back to the drawing board ahead of the album’s July 3 release.
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