1. the inside track
    Rebecca Black’s ‘Friday’ Remix Earned the Right to Be a Delightful MessWith 3OH!3, Big Freedia, Dorian Electra, and 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady, so what if it’s over the top?
  2. apologies
    Justin Timberlake Apologizes to Britney and Janet in the Year of Our Lord 2021Better late than never?
  3. like mother like daughter
    Pink’s New Song With Her Daughter Is the Wholesome Content You NeedWillow Sage Hart previously sang “Cover Me in Sunshine” on her mom’s TikTok.
  4. soundtracks
    Brandy Proves She Hasn’t Aged a Day in Magical Cinderella MedleySuch fol-de-rol and fiddle-dee-dee of course is impossible!
  5. extremely online
    Nothing Is Flattening Music Like TikTok“Drivers License,” the latest song to top the charts after a viral challenge, is telling of the kind of music this app rewards.
  6. new music
    Jay-Z and Nipsey Hussle Collaborate on Judas and the Black Messiah Song“What It Feels Like” is the first linkup between the rappers.
  7. videology
    Ariana Grande Orders Room Service, Has a Sleepover in ‘34+35’ Remix VideoWith the girls, Megan Thee Stallion and Doja Cat, but without any Baked Alaska.
  8. my single is dropping
    Baby, Just Say Yes and Listen to Taylor Swift’s ‘Love Story (Taylor’s Version)’It’s the first single off her forthcoming re-recording of her 2008 album Fearless.
  9. obits
    Chick Corea, Influential Jazz-Fusion Pianist, Dead at 79He had “a rare form of cancer which was only discovered very recently,” according to a statement.
  10. extremely online
    SZA Fans, Desperate for New Music, Made an Unreleased Track Go ViralRounding up the best of the “Shirt” TikTok dance by @bgottfanns.
  11. apologies
    Morgan Wallen Tells Fans ‘Please Don’t’ Defend Him in New Apology Video“And I fully accept any penalties I’m facing.”
  12. 2008
    Taylor Swift’s Rerecorded Releases Will Start With Fearless“Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” will be out at midnight!
  13. the law
    Jeep Takes the Keys From Bruce Springsteen After DWI News“Drinking and driving can never be condoned,” Jeep said in a statement.
  14. respect the classics
    All of the 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees, RankedWho’s most deserving of induction this year? And who should maybe just wait?
  15. crime
    Esmé Bianco Says Marilyn Manson Whipped, Scarred Her on Video SetAnd that he was violent and controlling during their relationship for years after.
  16. oh no
    New Jersey Wept As Bruce Springsteen Was Arrested for Drunk DrivingA police officer alleged that Springsteen admitted during the arrest to taking “two shots of tequila in the last 20 minutes.”
  17. close reads
    Framing Britney and the Empathy of a Simple TimelineWhat now stands out as a central, fundamental event in Britney’s life might’ve remained a footnote if not for the doc’s chronology.
  18. #freebritney
    Britney Spears Indirectly Addresses Recent Documentary on TwitterWith a clip from a performance of “Toxic.”
  19. obits
    Mary Wilson, Original Member of the Supremes, Is Dead at 76“I was always proud of Mary,” Berry Gordy said in a statement.
  20. switched on pop
    The Story Behind Bridgerton’s Sexy Classical Pop Covers“It’s not your mother’s Regency television show.”
  21. the inside track
    The Weather Station’s ‘Robber’ Is UnshakableThe song sets the tone for Ignorance, an album-length statement about climate anxiety.
  22. last night on late night
    Metallica Plays Us Out of the Super Bowl With ‘Enter Sandman’More like “exit,” but we’ll take it.
  23. red suit theory
    After Super Bowl LV, the Weeknd’s Gotta Retire the Red SuitAfter Hours was the MVP of 2020. Hang it up before it’s too late.
  24. review
    So Now the Weeknd Is Our Collective Escape From Hell?Abel Tesfaye’s Super Bowl LV halftime show felt chipper when it shouldn’t have, which was true of the entire evening.
  25. super bowl
    Every Super Bowl Halftime Show Since 1993, RankedWho had the absolute greatest Super Bowl halftime show?
  26. super bowl lv
    The Weeknd and His Heavenly Choir Light Up the Super Bowl Halftime ShowJoined by the singer’s unofficial sidekick, a semi-truck full of fireworks.
  27. super bowl lv
    Alicia Keys Lets It Resound In ‘Lift Every Voice’ Video Ahead of Super Bowl LVThe performance initially debuted in September, but re-aired ahead of Sunday’s game.
  28. super bowl lv
    Miley Cyrus Performed ‘The Climb’ at TikTok’s Super Bowl TailgateEvery football jock’s most favorite song.
  29. super bowl lv
    H.E.R. Lifts ‘America the Beautiful’ to the Spacious Skies at Super Bowl KickoffEnjoy those fruited plains, everybody!
  30. super bowl lv
    Jazmine Sullivan and Eric Church Performed the National Anthem at Super Bowl LVO say can you hear that?
  31. snl
    Phoebe Bridgers, Rock God, Smashed Her Guitar on SNL Last NightSparks flew.
  32. reality tv
    T.I. & Tiny Series Pauses Production After Sexual-Abuse AllegationsThe couple had previously denied the allegations.
  33. the inside track
    9 Songs That Wouldn’t Exist Without SOPHIEFrom ones SOPHIE produced to ones that undeniably bear the artist’s influence.
  34. extremely online
    Shitposting With ‘the Guy From Eve 6’“I’m literally making fun of people who are more successful by orders of magnitude. With maybe the exception of Trapt, but he has it comin’.”
  35. last night on late night
    Olivia Rodrigo Steers ‘Drivers License’ to Its Television PremiereWearing a cream cardigan just like Tay.
  36. my single is dropping
    Megan Thee Stallion Is the Real Royalty on New Song for Coming 2 AmericaWith fellow on-the-rise Texas rapper Bobby Sessions.
  37. this is country music
    Morgan Wallen Is a Problem of Country Music’s Own MakingIf Wallen is going to be packaged and pushed aside as an abhorrent anomaly, a false narrative gets to go unchecked.
  38. adaptations
    Lil Yachty and Mattel Are Making a Movie Out of Uno, the Card GameA hip-hop heist comedy, no less!
  39. obits
    Ricky Powell Was the Eyes of New York CityIn many ways, the late hip-hop photographer and “fourth Beastie Boy” represented a version of the city that has all but faded away.
  40. allegations
    Trent Reznor Denounces Former Friend Marilyn Manson“I have been vocal over the years about my dislike of Manson as a person.”
  41. apologies?
    Sia Says ‘Sorry’ and Adds Warning Label to Movie, Music, After Golden Globe NomsAfter tweeting out a string of apologies for her debut film’s handling of autism, Sia deactivated her Twitter account.
  42. non apologies
    Morgan Wallen Is ‘Embarrassed’ That He Used the N-Word in Leaked VideoBoth major country awards issued statements, and the ACM “will halt” Wallen’s eligibility.
  43. country
    Country Singers Call Out Industry Racism After Morgan Wallen N-Word VideoMany called for industry conversations about racism, but a few tried to distance country from Wallen.
  44. the industry
    Morgan Wallen Suspended by Label After Saying N-Word on VideoBut he has yet to be fully dropped.
  45. country
    T.J. Osborne of Country Duo Brothers Osborne Comes Out As GayOsborne caught up with Ellen DeGeneres to talk about the reaction.
  46. vulture sports
    Football Game to Follow Amanda Gorman Poetry ReadingAnd the Weeknd will perform at halftime.
  47. my single is dropping
    Julien Baker Gets the Band Back Together on ‘Favor’The band being, of course, boygenius.
  48. tributes
    Charli XCX Honors SOPHIE, ‘an Amazing Person Who Completely Changed My Life’SOPHIE worked on Vroom Vroom, Number 1 Angel, and Pop 2.
  49. superlatives
    The Greatest and Yacht-iest of the Doobie Brothers, As Told by Michael McDonald“It’s funny how yacht rock has become almost popular again when at first it was discouraged.”
  50. crime
    Rapper Silentó Charged With Murder in Death of His CousinThe “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” rapper was arrested on Monday in Atlanta.
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