The search for the ever-elusive "bop" is hard. Playlists and streaming-service suggestions can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn't discriminate by genre and could contribute anything — it's a snapshot of what'..

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Soon after a seemingly endless parade of obstacles — including jail time and the leak of their latest album, the 15-track City on Lock — paved the way for their fateful reuniting last fall,  City Girls are back, and so they mean business. That much was made clear with the Sunday (July 6) release of the music video for their trash-talking single "Pussy Talk." The visuals plac..

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Ellie Goulding is gearing up to release her double-sided album "Brightest Blue" on July 17. Her first LP since 2015's Delirium, the collection will feature contributions from the likes of Diplo, Swae Lee, Serpentwithfeet, and also a posthumous assist from Juice WRLD. Although because the anticipation builds, it seems the passion Me Like You Do" singer can't contain her excitement. O..

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It seems like it was just a number of weeks prior whenever artists were delivering humbling live performances from the safety of their living rooms. However while in Global Citizen's Global Goal: Unite for Our Future livestream event on Saturday (June 27) — a production that featured interviews and live performances from the likes of Chloe x Halle, Christine and the Queens, and J..

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In 1999, the Dixie Chicks had a hit with "Goodbye Earl," nevertheless today (June 25), we're all saying goodbye to Dixie Chicks — or more accurately, just the "Dixie" part. The trio have reported they're right now going by just The Chicks, right after weeks of racial-justice protests, toppled Confederate statues, and even similar name changes inside of the country-music community. ..

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Beyoncé's parade route continued on Tuesday (June 23) with an a capella rendition of her celebratory anthem, "Black Parade." The new release was a followup to Queen Bey's original "Black Parade" production that came on Friday (June 19) in honor of Juneteenth, which celebrates the end of slavery In America. Specifically, the now-155-year-old holiday marks the date in 1865 any time..

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On Father's Day, Camila Cabello only had eyes for one man. (Hint: it wasn't Shawn Mendes.) On Sunday (June 21), the singer released a tear-jerker of a music video for her single, "First Man," the emotional ballad that closed her sophomore solo album, Romance, which released in December.  The video, like the song itself, is a compilation of residence movies really interested in her..

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On Father's Day, Camila Cabello only had eyes for one man. (Hint: it wasn't Shawn Mendes.) On Sunday (June 21), the singer released a tear-jerker of a music video for her single, "First Man," the emotional ballad that closed her sophomore solo album, Romance, which released in December.  The video, like the song itself, is a compilation of residence movies really interested in her..

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Taylor Swift has found her political voice, and she is using it to take a hard-line stance against racial injustice. On Tuesday (June 9), the singer took Twitter to prepare an enthusiastic statement demanding far-reaching structural change within American politics, while simultaneously voicing her support for the Black Lives Matter movement. "Racial injustice has been ingrained dee..

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Last week, South Korean superstars BTS declared their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, releasing a statement specifying that they "stand against racial discrimination" and "condemn violence." Right now, the seven Bangtan men — Jin, Jimin, RM, Jungkook, J-Hope, Suga, and V — are putting their cash where their tweets are. Last week, BTS and their label, Big Hit E..

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Before Pride Month became comfortably situated in the month of June each year,  before rainbow-colored floats sponsored by Mastercard breezed down Fifth Avenue, there were police raids on gay bars, and bricks hurled through windows. Contrary to what some brands would have you believe, the opening Pride was not a parade; the initial Pride was a riot. The Stonewall uprising of 196..

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A grand, orchestral composition welcomes you on "Chromatica I," the opener to Lady Gaga's sixth studio album, Chromatica. The song starts with a low rumbling that speedily gives way to a flurry of crying strings, scrambling to a crescendo before leveling out in a soaring, trumpeted melody. Like the theme to a sci-fi flick, it evokes the feeling of flying, of a long and sprawling ..

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