After saying a racial slur and being exiled from radio, Morgan Wallen has become only more popular. What’s going on?
Hyperpop could become the countercultural sound of the 2020s.
Released 10 years ago, “Born This Way” made unity sound defiant.
Ladies and gentlemen, The Weeknd.
The Scottish producer Sophie, who died at age 34, created addictive sounds that seemed to live inside the listener’s head.
Olivia Rodrigo’s smash hit, “Drivers License,” implies a world of characters—and inspires listeners to role-play as them.
The colorful and joyful ceremony didn’t feel like a crisis-era bureaucratic procedure.
The insurrectionists have been sold a fiction, and their costumes warp the works that inspired them.
As pop stars time-warped back to the ’70s and most nightclubs remained closed, dance music’s tensions felt oddly relevant.
A selection of the most illuminating music to come out of a dark year, handpicked by our staffers
Evermore, the singer’s second surprise folkie album of the year, sees the cringes-to-chills ratio move in the wrong direction.
The pop star’s career is a case study in courting public expectations by rebelling against them.
As Keeping Up With the Kardashians nears its 20th and final season, its family of influencers has lost the capacity to balance relatability and spectacle.
As the president shimmies to The Village People, he crystallizes the way that even sincerity and irony have become politically polarized.
The vocalist flaunted her personality, not her pipes—in an assertion that her stardom is bigger than singing.
Twelve songs to help you express impatience, agitation, and hope
Stars are focused less on candidates than on democracy itself this year, and using their own past indifference as a tool.
Fans are rallying to liberate the singer from her father’s control. But emancipation narratives from Mariah Carey and other pop stars show how complex independence can be.
The acclaimed singer was once famous for mythologizing the U.S. Now his “bossy and bitchy” new album expresses discomfort with the country.
A decade ago, Katy Perry’s sound was ubiquitous. Today, it’s niche. How did a genre defined by popularity become unpopular?