Hip-hop’s favorite juvenile delinquent grows up.
Tag: On the charts
The low-key pop perfection of “Royals”
A bare-bones single from an unknown artist storms the charts
Sage the Gemini does summer jams right
Unknown rapper nonchalantly nabs two spots on the Hot 100
Why I hope Karmin’s “Acapella” flops
Ironic novelty act aims for authentic pop success and misses.
The Finatticz’s mysterious hit “Don’t Drop That Thun Thun!”
LA ratchet music turns up on the Hot 100.
Ke$ha, Wale, and the mix-and-match duet
The rise of the plug-and-play guest spot
Avicii goes (sorta) folk
EDM megastar bites beardos for new single
Jason Derulo wants you to say his name
“The Other Side” and the bad taste zeitgeist
Ciara’s “Body Party” deserves better
The sappy, corny flipside to Miley Cyrus
The unstoppable Pharrell Williams
The brilliant one-trick pony superproducer is back on top.
Figuring out “No New Friends”
When is a remix not a remix?
French Montana and the case of the missing crossover
Long-awaited debut rap album flops with pop listeners.
Why mixtapes don’t hit the charts
Billboard and the RIAA are ignoring mixtapes, which just happen to be outside music-industry control.
The summer jam that’s about to rewrite the Billboard record books
Mariah and Miguel make #beautiful music.
Why you won’t see rap mixtapes on the charts
Billboard, the RIAA, and the big mixtape snub