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Pop Music

  1. grammys 2020
    Former Grammys Darling Taylor Swift Snubs the GrammysShe wants to be excluded from this narrative.
  2. appreciations
    Clare Torry’s Voice Is Seared Into Your Brain Whether You Know It or NotHer performance on Pink Floyd’s “The Great Gig in the Sky ” manages to express the full range of human emotion without relying on words.
  3. rise and shine!
    Your New Favorite Song Is Kylie Jenner Singing the Words ‘Rise and Shine’There’s nothing like a mother’s love.
  4. songbird vs. jailbird
    Help Lorde Stay Out of Fake New Zealand Jail by Tweeting #freeLORDEThe singer absolutely does not need your help.
  5. music
    The Rise and Fall and Rise of the Backstreet BoysWhy do they appear to be resonating more with fans this year than they have in the last decade?
  6. close reads
    Pop Music Was 2018’s Greatest Movie VillainIn Vox Lux and A Star Is Born, pop stardom represents an alluring but unhealthy temptation.
  7. interview
    How Now That’s What I Call Music Took Over AmericaSurprise! Everyone loves a hit song.
  8. how to write a song in 2018
    Why Are All the Songs of the Summer So Sad?Welcome to pop’s Great Depression.
  9. how to write a song in 2018
    The Songwriting Camps Where Pop’s Biggest Hits (and Personalities) Get CraftedThese camps, or at least the collaborative songwriting process, have fundamentally changed the way music sounds.
  10. how to write a song in 2018
    Charli XCX’s Path to Becoming Pop’s Preeminent Hook MakerThe key to writing a good song for the brat-pop wunderkind turned musical futurist? Speed and avoiding her feelings.
  11. hollywood walk of fame
    ‘N Sync Warms Your Little Tween Heart With Their Hollywood Walk of Fame SpeechesThere is some part of you that will always want, no, need to see these guys hug.
  12. crazy ex girlfriend
    Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s New Opening Casts Rebecca As Eminem and Carrie UnderwoodCrazy Ex-GF is re-creating the craziest pop music videos.
  13. How Shania Twain Built Her Legend in 7 Revolutionary StepsWith her new album out now, we look back at seven ways she changed pop and country music.
  14. The Internet Doesn’t Matter, You’re Making Music in L.A.Pop music’s always been made in Los Angeles, but what is it about the place that is so conducive to hit-making and collaboration?
  15. pro tips
    Jack Antonoff on How to Write a Perfect Pop SongHe’s crafted hits for Taylor Swift, Lorde, and his band Bleachers. There is no formula. But he does have a few tips.
  16. Lorde Thinks There’s Something ‘Holy’ About Katy Perry’s ‘Teenage Dream’She’s a cool teen and a poptimist!
  17. Father John Misty Releases ‘Generic Pop’ Song TrioOkay, okay, but whose album did he write these for: Beyoncé or Lady Gaga?
  18. grammys 2017
    2016 Was a Good Year for Adele, Beyoncé, and Few Other Women in MusicIn an age of pop-music queens, women created just a small fraction of last year’s popular music.
  19. behind the scenes
    Gallery: Inside Taylor Mac’s 24-Hour PerformanceHot dogs and ping-pong balls and every kind of liberation.
  20. pop music
    Taylor Mac’s History of PopThe artist’s annotation of hits and obscurities, ditties and anthems, from this theatrical, musicological, ontological show.
  21. fall preview 2016
    What Vulture’s Critics Are Most Excited for This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  22. fall preview 2016
    41 Albums to Get Excited for This FallNew music from M.I.A, Beck, Danny Brown, Sting, and more.
  23. With His New Album, Beck Is Ready to Have Some FunHe’s harnessing a freewheeling post-album-of-the-year vibe.
  24. fall preview 2016
    M.I.A., Pop’s Provocateur, Says Good-byeM.I.A. is saying that September’s dance-pop salvo A.I.M. will be her last album.
  25. pop music
    Is Culture Borrowing Always Theft?Jesse Williams, Justin Timberlake, and the hotly contested new (and still-simmering old) debates over cultural appropriation in pop music. 
  26. 7 Things You Didn’t Know About PrinceHere are seven thing you didn’t know about pop legend Prince. 
  27. fall preview 2015
    55 Albums to Get Excited About This FallIncluding Keith Richards, Lana Del Rey, and more.
  28. beyond the lights
    How Beyond the Lights Takes From the Lives of Real Pop-StarsIf it all seems familiar, that’s because it is.
  29. reunions
    S Club 7 Is Reuniting for the First Time in More Than a DecadeBut has Jo still got the flow?
  30. fall preview 2014
    39 Albums to Get Excited About This FallIncluding Taylor Swift, Karen O, 50 Cent, and more.
  31. flop sweat
    Someone Has Been Spreading Rumors About Lady Gaga’s ARTPOPHow much is that in applause?
  32. end of culture
    10 Great Full-Length Concerts Available on YouTubeJames Brown in Boston, Aretha Franklin in Amsterdam, Run-DMC in New York, and more.
  33. end of culture
    60 Great Albums You Probably Haven’t HeardFrom Joni James to Prinzhorn Dance School.
  34. radio vulture
    Rosen on Janelle Monáe’s The Electric LadyWhatever you think of Janelle Monáe as a singer, songwriter, and performer, this much is undeniable: She is an excellent concept.
  35. radio vulture
    How Robin Thicke Became the Dork King of R&BYou wanna hug me?
  36. year in culture 2012
    Nitsuh Abebe’s Top Ten Albums of 2012Kendrick Lamar, Chairlift, Cloud Nothings, and more.
  37. britney spears
    Nobody Pulled a Muscle Working on the New Britney Spears iPhone AppIt plays “It’s Britney, bitch!” when you shake it!