Her career of female self-determination demonstrates the rights of religion, sexuality, and expression that much terrorism seeks to undo.
The reported suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was aimed at preteen and teenage girls enjoying one of the best nights of their lives.
A live multimedia performance by the musician DJ Spooky considers the 1915 silent film’s legacy as a pioneering document in alternative facts.
Singing “My Heart Will Go On” for its 20th anniversary, Dion interrupted the show’s mediocrity and cemented her status as a symbol of perseverance.
The first Spanish-language U.S. No. 1 hit since “Macarena” sees Justin Bieber jumping on a music style of fraught racial lineage in Latin America.
Fifty years after its release, the sprawling closing track on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band remains a testament to the group’s ambitious songwriting.
The One Direction singer’s solo debut is earning him new respect for a dutiful nostalgia trip.
The duo were building a career by subverting rock and roll tropes—and then were accused of fulfilling one of the darkest ones.
The first 100 days of the new administration have seen a boom in political music—though not all of it has invoked the president's name.
The musician's new compilation album Lovely Creatures reveals a longstanding fascination with fables of doom and salvation.
“Want You Back” sees the rock trio as complex and tuneful as before, but there’s a new, not entirely welcome, layer of production.
The president met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.
Damon Albarn’s many contributors seemed boxed in for Humanz, which dubiously imagines a dystopian blow-out.
His much-maligned album Never Let Me Down and the dazzling Glass Spider Tour it spawned were the work of a veteran artist in the throes of metamorphosis.
The Canadian singer’s challenging but beautiful fifth album considers nostalgia, the future, and loneliness.
The Piano Man hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993. How does he continue to sell out stadiums?
Damn sees the rapper reconcile the vices inherent to pop success with a higher spiritual purpose.
His album Pure Comedy often plays like a tedious brochure for nihilism, rescued only by a few flirtations with grace.
Last year saw an upturn in profits thanks to gains in streaming—but many more users will have to sign up in order for growth to continue.
The flutist and author Ardal Powell offers thoughts on the recent woodwind-laden beats of Drake, Future, and others.