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Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Is Certified Platinum By the RIAA, But Not By ‘Billboard’ and Nielsen

After a long, long lead-up and frantic final sprint, Rihanna's ANTI has been downloaded more than 1.4 million times in the 15 hours since the record was…
James Grebey / January 29, 2016

Kanye West Will Play ‘Saturday Night Live’ on February 13

Update: SNL confirmed that Kanye West will indeed be the show's musical guest on February 13. Actress Melissa McCarthy will host.  Kanye West will perform on Saturday…
Harley Brown / January 29, 2016

Stream DIIV’s New Album, ‘Is the Is Are’

They've been teasing it with singles for months, and now Brooklyn rock band DIIV's new album Is the Is Are is available to stream in full…
Brennan Carley / January 29, 2016

Wolfgang Gartner’s Party Banger ‘Hurricane Slurricane’ Rolls Through With E-40 and Dâm-Funk

It’s been five years since the release of Wolfgang Gartner’s debut album, Weekend in America, and he seems just as excited as his…
Natalie Caamano / January 29, 2016

Vince Staples Levitates in the ‘Lift Me Up’ Video

Vince Staples gets a little low-key supernatural in the video for "Lift Me Up," a menacing cut from the Long Beach rapper's stellar 2015 mainstream breakthrough, Summertime…
Harley Brown / January 29, 2016

Beyoncé Is in the New Coldplay ‘Hymn For The Weekend’ Video

Coldplay have shared the video for their Head Full of Dreams cut "Hymn for the Weekend," and the gorgeous visual has a lavish appearance by the song's big-name…
James Grebey / January 29, 2016

El Vy Bring Three ‘Return to the Moon’ Tracks to NPR’s Tiny Desk

When The National's Matt Berninger and Menomena's Brent Knopf came together to release their debut album Return to the Moon as EL VY last fall, their…
Brennan Carley / January 29, 2016

Kanye West Claims That He Does Not, in Fact, Enjoy Ass Play

Kanye West, the self-professed greatest artist of all time, is trying to do some damage control in the wake of his epic Twitter fight/personal meltdown…
James Grebey / January 29, 2016

Hear the New Tory Lanez Single, ‘LA Confidential,’ Co-written By Miguel

The Canadian rapper-singer Tory Lanez has a bit of a hit on his hands right now with "Say It," a track that's bubbling up on…
Brennan Carley / January 29, 2016

Watch Spoon’s Britt Daniel Cover the Beatles’ ‘I Me Mine’

In September 2014, Hot Records Ltd. and Vagrant Records filmed George Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of George Harrison at the Fonda Theater…
Rachel Brodsky / January 29, 2016

Ty Dolla $ign Preached on the Values of Being ‘Saved’ for ‘Conan’

Recent SPIN cover star Ty Dolla $ign showed Conan O'Brien and his late-night audience how easy it is to get "Saved" with a performance of the…
Brennan Carley / January 29, 2016

Zayn Malik’s ‘Pillowtalk’ Proves Leaving One Direction Was the Right Move

Zayn Malik — the former One Direction member who quit the group last year to pursue his own artistic stardom — has just proven with…
Brennan Carley / January 29, 2016

Paul Kantner, Founder of Jefferson Airplane, Dead at 74

Paul Kantner, founder of Jefferson Airplane and its offshoot, Jefferson Starship, died earlier today at age 74. SF Gate reports that Kantner's death was confirmed by…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Merle Haggard Cancels New Mexico Show, Cites Health Reasons

Country icon Merle Haggard has been forced to cancel an upcoming performance at the Inn of the Mountain Gods in New Mexico on January 30…
Rachel Brodsky / January 28, 2016

D∆WN Preps for ‘RED*emp*tion’ With the Pulsing ‘Not Above That’

D∆WN – born Dawn Richard — has proved a consistently captivating solo artist since her departure from Danity Kane. She's currently gearing up for the…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘ANTI’ Has Been Streamed More Than 13 Million Times Since Last Night

Update: TIDAL has confirmed that Rihanna had one million free downloads of ANTI to offer, and that every one of them had been used up within 14 hours…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Wiz Khalifa Had Some Words for Kanye West During a Concert Last Night; They Were ‘F**k Kanye’

Yesterday, rappers Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa had a little spat on the social media website Twitter dot com. After mistakenly thinking that Khalifa was dissing Kim…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016

Flume and Vince Staples Toss Up ‘Smoke & Retribution’

Australian electronic producer Flume has a new album out later this year — Skin, via Mom+Pop — and, following "Never Be Like You," he's just released…
Brennan Carley / January 28, 2016

Justin Vernon, Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and yMusic Cover Sharon Van Etten’s ‘Love More’

Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and the National's Aaron and Bryce Dessner, along with frequent collaborators and instrumental outfit yMusic, have joined quiet, introspective forces…
Harley Brown / January 28, 2016

Listen to ‘Not the One,’ the Last Song Ever From Chumped

Chumped may have gone on a dreaded "infinite hiatus" back in October, but the pop-punk foursome have bequeathed one final song for our listening pleasure. "Not…
James Grebey / January 28, 2016
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