Every year to kick off the month of December, Spotify launches its Unwrapped feature, a quantitative look at the songs and artists (and right now also podcasts) we listened to the most on its platform. Mine is pretty much the same every year — 600 minutes of my personalized 2021 were spent listening to R.E.M., and I will spend even more in 2022 — nevertheless I am in the minority...

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By Lucas Villa In the past year, María Becerra has become the largest artist to emerge from Argentina. That’s thanks in part to her sex-positive album Animal, with its fierce title track featuring Cazzu and the girl-power anthem "Wow Wow" with Becky G, which pushes the limitations of Latin music. As her country’s most-streamed act on Spotify with 23 million monthly listeners, B..

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By Dani Blum Drake couldn’t operate the hugest moment in his career. He was anxious and antsy any time his sophomore album, Take Care, leaked online in November 2011, all of the love and purpose he’d channeled into making the record suddenly obtainable anyone prepared to download it. He told GQ at the time that he named the collection immediately after his intense devotion to the..

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By Kelly Nguyen To experience 88rising’s recent Head in the Clouds festival was to feel pure jubilance. Bursting through sunny, sublime skies on November 6 and 7 was history in the making: Every space indoors Pasadena’s Rose Bowl Stadium was interwoven with Asians and Asian Residents of the U.S. Owning their power. In the middle of the gathering, a Asian plaza-inspired sign dir..

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By Lucas Villa Kris Floyd’s name is more known in the songwriting credits for artists like Selena Gomez and Lauren Jauregui than for his own assignments. He notably helped Gomez find her voice en español on her Spanish EP Revelación earlier this year. Although the Puerto Rican rapper and singer-songwriter is currently looking to prepare his voice heard on his debut EP, La Última..

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Immediately after countless delays, Drake confirmed on Monday (August 30) that he'll finally be dropping his new studio album, Certified Lover Boy, this Friday. Get ready. On Instagram, Drake posted an image of countless pregnant-mother emojis in various skin tones and shirt colors. The image is set to be the official album cover, and he captioned the post, in all caps, “Certified..

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On Wednesday (August 25), Lil Nas X dropped a trailer for his rather anticipated debut album Montero, which will be out September 17. The trailer, which immediately follows the events of his visual for “Industry Baby,” starts with a Montero News Network (MNN) broadcast of a news anchor, played by Lil Nas X himself. "Breaking news! Power bottom 'rapper' Lil Nas X and his Caucasian..

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It’s been four years since the release of Damn, Kendrick Lamar’s stunning fourth album, and since then, he’s mostly been silent apart from a couple of visitor appearances and his rather curated Black Panther: The Album. However at last, K.Dot reported Friday (August 20) that he is working on a new album — the final one with his longtime label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). In ..

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all of the gossip is true: Lizzo is your new muse. The Grammy-winning singer is back, ringing in a new era with her single “Rumors” featuring Cardi B, out Friday (July 13). And she is bringing some major Hercules vibes in the epic accompanying music video. The visual starts with Lizzo adorned in gold bling along with a matching laurel headdress on an animated amphora vase. As it ..

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The “Rumors” are true: a new Lizzo era is coming! It’s been two years since the Grammy-winning singer released new music, and she'll finally be dropping a solitary on August 13. On Sunday (August 1), Lizzo posted cryptically on Instagram, “Don’t even like this blog post cus you REALLY gon like my post tomorrow.” The next day (August 2), she released a gorgeous promo image..

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Dua Lipa is the new female alpha in the palace in the new music video of “Demeanor,” a teamwork with the late hip-hop rapper Pop Smoke which premiered Thursday (July 29). The video starts with Lady Dua at the dressing table, applying makeup as her lady-in-waiting whispers to her. The footage then shows an enormous castle overlooking a red sunset and pans toward the window of the ..

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By Neima Abdulahi Kanye West’s choice to host the Donda album listening party in Atlanta, which he did in front of thousands at the city’s massive Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Thursday, July 22, was spiritually symbolic in several ways. Because the artist unveiled his first album since 2019’s pair of gospel LPs, the incalculable story became clear: of Kanye and why the Black Mecca..

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