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  1. concert review
    Cozying Up to Coldplay Hits at the Apollo Is Only Half As Surreal As It SoundsThe performance was as loose and intimate as it gets for an arena juggernaut.
  2. the r. kelly trial
    Jury Deliberations Begin in R. Kelly Sex-Crimes TrialFollowing some strange closing arguments from the defense.
  3. a long talk
    Tom DeLonge Was Never CrazyThe divisive front man on why Angels & Airwaves is still the future, dicking around with Blink-182, and finally getting vindication about UFOs.
  4. respect the classics
    Johnny Marr Goes Full Mob Boss, Says He ‘Dealt With’ Rick Astley’s Smiths Covers“I didn’t ask for that.”
  5. protest music
    Janelle Monáe Released a 17-Minute ‘Say Her Name (Hell You Talmbout)’Featuring 16 other musicians and activists.
  6. documentaries
    Hulu’s Framing Britney Spears Sequel, Controlling Britney Spears, Is Out TonightWith “new allegations” from inside the conservatorship.
  7. my single is dropping
    Coldplay, BTS Are an Arena-Pop Supergroup on ‘My Universe’The 11 musicians joined forces for the song off Coldplay’s upcoming Music of the Spheres.
  8. ridin’ solo
    Jason Derulo Says He and Jena Frumes ‘Have Decided to Part Ways’They just welcomed baby Jason Derulo in May.
  9. 💖💜💙
    Happy Bi Visibility Day, Here’s Kelly Clarkson Covering ‘Make Me Feel’It can’t possibly be a coincidence, right?
  10. reunions
    Yes, Fugees Were Late to Their First Reunion ShowThe hip-hop trio performed together for the first time in over 15 years.
  11. album review
    Lil Nas X Deserves a Better IndustryBuried under all the frustrating discourse is Montero, a short, sweet album about learning to love yourself and demanding respect.
  12. obits
    Godfather of Black Cinema Melvin Van Peebles Has DiedThe writer, director, and Baadasssss was 89.
  13. the law
    The Weeknd Sued for Copyright Infringement Over ‘Call Out My Name’Two producers claim the 2018 song resembles a track they showed the Weeknd years before.
  14. the law
    Britney Spears Wants Her Conservatorship Over by FallShe is also requesting that her father, Jamie Spears, be removed as co-conservator before it ends.
  15. unapologetic
    Well, at Least Rihanna Is ‘Having Fun’ With Her New MusicAnother red-carpet appearance, another R9 non-update.
  16. the law
    R. Kelly’s Sex-Crimes Trial Comes to a Messy CloseThe defense rested on Wednesday afternoon after hours of bizarre testimony that came in fits and starts over the course of three days.
  17. the law
    Woman Suing Nicki Minaj Claims She Was Threatened With BountyJennifer Hough, who accused Minaj’s husband Kenneth Petty of rape, spoke out on The Real.
  18. my single is dropping
    J. Cole’s Back in the On-Season With ‘Heaven’s EP’ VideoHe’s having the least fun Vegas trip ever.
  19. rebecca is a food critic now
    Burger King’s Keep It Real Meals Feel Like a Glitch in the Fast-Food SimulationWhat is “real,” anyway?
  20. switched on pop
    Why Does Olivia Rodrigo Keep Giving Up Songwriting Credits?Copyright lawsuits are making musical interpretation an increasingly costly endeavor.
  21. ask an expert
    Is Kacey Musgraves’s Star-crossed Really a Greek Tragedy? We Asked a Professor“Instead of the volcanic, old-school treatment of hurt and pain, we’re going for the poignancy of it.”
  22. lil nas x
    Lil Nas X Goes Back to His Country Roots Covering Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”In his BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge debut.
  23. respect the classics
    Geddy Lee Will Release a Memoir in 2112 … No, Sorry, 2022Walk, don’t Rush, to bookstores.
  24. where’s the beef?
    Machine Gun Kelly Tried to Come for Slipknot at Riot FestKelly now claimed Corey Taylor was supposed to feature on one of his songs, and Taylor brought receipts.
  25. obits
    Labelle Singer Sarah Dash Dead at 76Patti LaBelle remembered her collaborator as “an awesomely talented, beautiful, and loving soul.”
  26. roll clip!
    Ariana Grande Brought Range to The Voice Season PremiereCovering Aretha Franklin and messing with her fellow coaches.
  27. manchester’s finest
    Liam Gallagher Fell Out of a Helicopter, Bruv“Who said RnR is dead Keith Moon eat your drum skin out.”
  28. country
    Org Touted by Morgan Wallen ‘Disappointed’ in Singer’s Anti-Racism EffortsHe donated $165,000 to the Black Music Action Collective, yet Rolling Stone could not trace the rest of his promised $500,000.
  29. disrespect the classics
    Eric Clapton Must Be Miserable Tonight, Because He Broke His COVID Tour MandateHe previously vowed to never perform at a venue that “discriminated” against unvaccinated people.
  30. wakes
    Biz Markie Had Exactly What Hip-Hop NeededRap’s pioneering “Clown Prince,” as remembered by his friends, family, collaborators, and admirers.
  31. hello
    Adele Shoots, Scores an Instagram Confirmation With Rich PaulThe singer-songwriter and NBA agent were first linked in July.
  32. good 4 her
    Good 4 Olivia Rodrigo, Who Had Her First Live Show on SaturdayIt was so hardcore that a fistfight broke out during ‘drivers license.’
  33. covers
    Joyce Manor Covering ‘Helena’ at Riot Fest Is Emo PerfectionTo tide us over until My Chemical Romance headlines next year.
  34. my single is dropping
    We’d Buy What Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett Have in the ‘Love for Sale’ VideoOff their upcoming album of the same name, Bennett’s last.
  35. videology
    Do We Even Need to Tell You How Gay Lil Nas X’s ‘That’s What I Want’ Video Is?It’s a Brokeback Mountain pastiche with Durex-condom product placement!
  36. my single is dropping
    Taylor Swift Makes Your ‘Wildest Dreams’ Come True, Drops ‘Taylor’s Version’She’s rereleased the 1989 song to answer fan demand on TikTok amid the rollout of Red (Taylor’s Version).
  37. the group portrait
    The Emerson String Quartet’s Coda BeginsA long good-bye after four decades of ensemble stardom.
  38. babies
    It’s an Album! Lil Nas X’s Debut, Montero, Is HereCongratulations to the happy parent!
  39. my music video is dropping
    Kanye Takes Flight in New Visual for Donda Track ‘24’The song features the Sunday Service Choir.
  40. the law
    T.I. and Tiny Will Not Be Charged for Sexual-Assault and Drugging ClaimsBecause of the statute of limitations.
  41. health
    Elton John Won’t Be Back on the Yellow Brick Road ’Til 2022 Due to InjuryThe pop legend will undergo surgery and physical therapy after hurting his hip in a fall.
  42. backstories
    You’ve Never Heard Little Simz Like ThisThe rapper breaks down every song on her career-redefining new album, Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.
  43. classical music
    Jaap van Zweden to Resign As Music Director of the New York Philharmonic“So much has changed because of COVID.”
  44. mixtapes
    Mac Miller’s Faces Will Be Released on Streaming Platforms October 15Watch the new video for 2014’s “Colors and Shapes” now.
  45. we swear this isn’t a rickroll
    Rick Astley Covering the Smiths Is Lowbrow BrilliantHe really was “This Charming Man.”
  46. my single is dropping
    Worship at the ‘Altar’ of Kehlani and Her New SingleArriving a day after the announcement of her third album, Blue Water Road.
  47. my single is dropping
    Snail Mail’s Return Is a Bloody Celebration in ‘Valentine’Leading off Lindsey Jordan’s second album, out November 5.
  48. verzuz
    Ashanti Beat Fat Joe and Ja Rule at Their Own VerzuzNot that the two New York icons were keeping score, anyway.
  49. #freebritney
    Britney Spears Is ‘Taking a Break’ From InstagramSpears tweeted that she’s going offline to “celebrate my engagement” after deactivating her Instagram account.
  50. switched on pop
    John Carpenter’s Influence Is Inescapable on Chvrches’ Screen ViolenceThe synthpop revivalists even got the horror master to remix one of the songs on their new album, which prods the dark depths of online abuse.
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