No, it wasn’t Mary J. Blige or the incomparable Lea Michele. It’s Halsey—an artist familiar to many as the featured voice on The Chainsmokers’ obnoxious earworm “Closer”—who’s the first and only female artist to have a No. 1 album in the country this year.
In a publicity stunt that seems inspired both by documentary and by Shiba Inu puppy cams, Katy Perry is live-streaming her entire weekend on YouTube. Apparently, the aim is to promote her new album, Witness—so it’s thematically appropriate—and the content has so far included an intense, tearful therapy session.
If Good Girl Gone Bad is unanimously recognized as the beginning of Rihanna’s transformation from media-trained radio star to adventurous pop idol, then “Umbrella” is the obvious genesis—the single that along with an image change achieved by a simple asymmetrical cropped hairstyle, turned Rihanna into an icon when her…
Six whole years ago, Adele released her second album, 21, and we’ve never stopped hearing about it since then. As of this week, she now owns the record for the longest-charting album by a woman.
I’ve been sitting here for the past few hours waiting for something—anything—to be released by Katy Perry. The most optimistic parts of myself expected a full album (perhaps a Spotify exclusive) from my guiltiest of guilty pleasures, but it appears I had been hoping for too much, as all we Katycats were given this…
For uncertain business-related reasons, Aaliyah’s catalog has been absent from streaming services in the years since they’ve become our main distributors of music. To the delight of her fans, including obsessed Tumblr teens who’ve unearthed her music, an official Aaliyah compilation WAS at last available on iTunes…
For reasons largely unknown but guessable, Tinashe has yet to release her second album Joyride, the follow-up to her 2014 debut Aquarius. Regardless, she’s spent the past year either promoting the album, apologizing for its absence, or expressing her own frustration with its delay.
As a longtime fan of Ingrid Michaelson, the singer/songwriter responsible for romcom-friendly hits like “Be OK” and “Girls Chase Boys,” my excitement for her seventh album It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense (out today) was twofold. In addition to a fundamental desire for more of her music, I had a sort of voyeuristic…
While performing at Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto on Monday night, Kanye West rapped some songs (including something called “Famous”) and also teased that he and Drake might be working on a project together.
On Friday, December 11, and without warning, 15-year-old Willow Smith released her debut album, Ardipithecus.
“Hello, it’s me,” is not something you will hear from subscription services like Apple Music and Spotify when Adele’s 25 is released tomorrow, as the singer has reportedly told “major digital services” that the album “will not be made available for streaming.”
The Staves are a sister trio from the UK—Emily, Jessica and Camilla Staveley-Taylor—and their new album If I Was, newly out on Nonesuch Records, is one of the prettiest things I've heard all year. Like the new, phenomenally focused Sufjan Stevens record, the Justin Vernon-produced If I Was is an exercise in the…
Urban Outfitters is now the leading seller of vinyl albums which have seen huge increases in overall sales during the past few years.
Put all your plans on hold and start rearranging your future schedule around the release of an entire album of "grown-up ballads" that Madonna will be writing and recording with help from a very special collaborator (and the Super Bowl co-performer of her dreams), Adele.
Good news, insomniacs: JT is here to keep you company. His latest, The 20/20 Experience, is free streaming on iTunes for a week before the official release.