Lana Del Rey’s latest tracks are prime anti-summer anthems, and they’re brilliant

Because summer love is more than bikinis and soda pop.

6 hit songs you didn't know Katy Perry passed up

These songs found success with other pop stars instead.

The Manchester attack wasn't just an attack on teens — it was an attack on girl culture

Monday night's attack turned a space for young female joy into a site of violence and death.

Video shows that with one hand and three chords, you, too, can write a Chainsmokers hit

Most chart-topping pop relies on simple songwriting formulas. The Chainsmokers happen to have a particularly narrow one.

Chainsmokers' 'Memories ... Do Not Open': A snoozy follow-up to duo's hot singles streak

The popular dance music duo's debut album arrives.

Th3rd Brain artist NoMBe debuts dark, sexy "Freak Like Me" 360 music video

Chaka Khan's godson and Th3rd Brain affiliate, NoMBe premieres his "Freak Like Me" video.

Pay attention to what Frank Ocean is doing because it's the future

In praise of Frank Ocean's commitment to reimagine music and the music business.

Why Migos' "Bad and Boujee" hitting No. 1 matters

Migos is far from a one-hit wonder.

Here are the 6 best debut albums of 2016: From Kaytranada to Nao and more

The best debut albums of 2016 you need to listen to.

Anderson .Paak kept soul alive in a year when we lost so many of its icons

Under his tutelage and guidance, soul will prevail.

Drake, Taylor Swift collaboration is the most painfully predictable move for both of them

Those sounds you hear are all of hip-hop's forefathers simultaneously laughing and crying in their graves.

Lady Gaga 'Joanne' Track List 2016: Here are all the songs off new album and our top picks

"Perfect Illusion" is hardly the strongest offering of the 14.

How to Dress Well on 'Care,' pleasure and the joy of dismantling heteronormativity

How to Dress well's new album is playful, tender — and in this, the artist sees a revolutionary sort of potential.

Ingrid Michaelson on her new album and what truth and beauty should look like in pop

"I think everyone has a duty and a responsibility to be who they are truthfully and to let people see that."

Marlon James' 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' Shows How Disruptive Music Can Be

The sprawling, bloody epic captures what it was like living when protest musician, Bob Marley, was most active.

7 LGBTQ Artists We Cannot Afford to Overlook In the Wake of Orlando

This pride month must be louder and bolder than ever. These are the songs that will make up its soundtrack.

These Charts Show How Drastically Pop Has Changed Over the Past 50 Years

By and large our No. 1 songs have gotten longer, wordier and far more explicit as time has gone on.

Prince's "Kiss" and 6 Other Game-Changing Singles That Almost Never Happened

Hitmaking is far from an exact science.

Katy Perry's Twitter Was Hacked — And the Hacker Leaked an Alleged New Song

Katy Perry's Twitter was hacked — and now we have a new song.

Beyoncé Dedicates the Finale of Her First Stop on the Formation Tour to Jay Z

Beyoncé may not be ready to "bounce to the next dick."


Making Beyoncé’s Lemonade Family Recipe Is Probably a Horrible Idea for Your Health

Beyonce's 'Lemonade' is a dangerously good album. Her family recipe for lemonade, however, is just downright dangerous.

With 'Lemonade,' Beyonce Has a Clear Message for Pop Music: Do Better

Beyoncé is calling on the pop music industry to get in formation.

With 'Lemonade,' Beyoncé Has Already Secured 2016's Album of the Year

Beyoncé's sixth album has the potential to genuinely change the world.

13 Rare Quotes From Prince Allow the Legend to Tell His Story in Own Words

"I'm not a woman. I'm not a man. I'm something you will never understand."

Justin Tranter Talks Being "the Music Industry Gay Boy" Who's Writing for Cis Stars

The industry loves him and fears him at the same time.

8 Miley Cyrus Songs That Highlight Her Versatility and Vocal Range

In case you (understandably) forgot that Miley can sing.

Is The 1975 on Tour? British Band Is About to Drop Its Second Album

The 1975's world tour is almost here.

Adele May Have Dominated Pop in 2015, but Justin Bieber May Have the Last Laugh

History will look kindly on Bieber's newfound 'Purpose.'

Fans Say Rihanna's "Love on the Brain" On 'Anti' Sounds Similar to Beyoncé's "Superpower"

Did Rihanna steal "Love on the Brain" from Beyoncé? Stop being ridiculous.