By Megan Armstrong Lil Nas X brought the Montero State Prison from his “Industry Baby” music video to the 2021 Video Music Awards stage last Sunday night. “It’s been, like, a long year for me, and I’ve had to defeat a lot of internal battles,” the 22-year-old rapper told MTV News’s Dometi Pongo soon after accepting the Video of the Year award for “Montero (Call Me by ..

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The title of Billie Eilish’s sophomore album Happier Than Ever is a misnomer: there really are few cheerful tracks to be noticed. As an alternative, the 19-year-old singer reflects heavily on her own trauma as a young woman whose career suddenly blown up, bringing her — and all of her youthful growing pains — into the spotlight. “I went through some crazy shit, also it reall..

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per year ago, soon following the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, Doja Cat told us what to expect from a new album. Each new song would have “its own ‘personality,’” she mentioned, and it wouldn’t be “perfectly consistent.” “We have some dancehall stuff on there, some Afrobeat stuff, some funk, home. I'm attempting to cover all bases,” she mentioned. Right now, we know ..

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the hugest pop song of the year starts like a diary entry. "I got my driver's license last week," Olivia Rodrigo sings, then rapidly adds another person to the narrative: "Just like we habitually discussed about / 'Cause you were so excited for me / To finally drive up to your residence By right now, we know that the story ends with her passing the street and leaving the subject of th..

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Alejandro Aranda spent a season on American Idol, nevertheless he's habitually been a being of his own creation. He performed technically dazzling original compositions as piece of a showcase that tends to favor belting covers. He greeted judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, and Lionel Richie with a understated "What's up, homies?" throughout his audition. And since 2019, whenever he relea..

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By Ashley Oken Zayn’s eagerly awaited third album, Nobody’s Listening, is out today (January 15), and as a substitute opposed to the sprawling 90 minutes of 2018’s Icarus Falls or the pop maximalism of his 2016 debut, Mind of Mine, it scales back concentrate on the singer’s deepest thoughts, including nostalgia, sexual desire, and heartbreak. It’s a tenacious nevertheless ..

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Surprise — again! Immediately after dropping her record-breaking eighth album, Folklore, on a whim back in July, Taylor Swift repeated her antics today (December 11) with the release of her Evermore. Folklore’s sister record further mines Swift’s whimsical storytelling perspective alongside producers Jack Antonoff and The National’s Aaron Dessner, two wonderful minds who helpe..

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By Ashley Oken Miley Cyrus’s long awaited seventh studio album, Plastic Hearts, dropped on Friday (November 27) and sees Cyrus embracing a throwback rock sound, reinventing herself however again and unapologetically reflecting on her journey from Disney child star to mature artist exploring herself. She spent her immediate post-Disney career attempting to lose the clean-cut image t..

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By Emma Saletta Immediately after being forced to postpone the Map of the Soul world tour earlier this year because of the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, BTS forged ahead with a fire indoor, all seven members coming with each other to write and record new songs. Enter Be (styled all-uppercase), the group’s fifth Korean-language album, which was first reported in April through t..

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here's the responsibility of the pop artist: taking a perplexing although universal emotion or experience — heartbreak, loneliness — and boiling it down to a savory stock of addictive hooks and simplified lyrical motifs. That recipe may seem easy enough to outsiders, although some topics, as vast and generative and challenging as love, need ample time to cook, then digest. Perhaps..

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