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Why the perfectly reasonable Grammy nominations feel like something of a letdown

Why the perfectly reasonable Grammy nominations feel like something of a letdown

December 11, 2018

One of the most nominated songs at the 61st Grammy Awards first reached many listeners as part of the 60th Grammy Awards. A three-way pileup involving a young country singer, an established EDM star and an up-and-coming dance-pop production team, “The Middle” premiered during January’s annual telec...

Katy Perry unseats Taylor Swift and Beyoncé as Forbes’ highest-paid woman in music

Katy Perry unseats Taylor Swift and Beyoncé as Forbes’ highest-paid woman in music

November 27, 2018

Katy Perry has roared back to the top of Forbes’ highest-paid women in music list. The pop star earned an estimated $83 million before taxes between June 2017 and June 2018, largely due to her 80-date Witness tour and judging duties on ABC’s “American Idol” reboot, the financial magazine sa...

Review: Ariana Grande exudes an ecstatic calm on new album ‘Sweetener’

Review: Ariana Grande exudes an ecstatic calm on new album ‘Sweetener’

August 28, 2018

You can imagine how Ariana Grande’s new album might’ve turned out. The pop singer’s first record since the terrorist bombing that killed 22 people last year as they left a concert of hers at England’s Manchester Arena, “Sweetener” would likely have surprised few if it had arrived Friday as...

Black Widow Goes Country

Angela Richart

October 10, 2014

Iggy Azalea's "Black Widow" has officially gone country. This acoustic cover of the song by Karla Davis is simply beautiful.

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