Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls to Perform at Women’s March Protest

Janelle Monáe, Maxwell, Indigo Girls, and Angelique Kidjo are among the artists who will perform at a concert associated with Saturday's Women's March protest event in Washington,…
Anna Gaca / January 18, 2017

Stream the Simpsons’ Hip-Hop Episode Featuring Beyoncé, Spike Lee, RZA, Common, More

If you missed it on Sunday, you can now stream the hip-hop-themed, Great-Gatsby-parodying Simpsons double-episode "The Great Phatsby" via Fox and Hulu. The episode…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 17, 2017

Report: Barack Obama Inviting Jay Z, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder to His Final White House Party

Last month, President Obama and the First Lady told People that they were planning a goodbye shindig at the White House, before Donald Trump takes office. The Washington…
Brian Josephs / January 4, 2017

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

Nardwuar Releases Old Interviews With Destiny’s Child and Solange

With Beyoncé's Lemonade and Solange's A Seat at the Table frequently topping year-end discussions, Nardwuar picked a solid time to release archival interviews with the Knowles sisters. Digging…
Brian Josephs / December 21, 2016

Beyoncé Is Getting Sued for Using the Roc-A-Fella Logo in “Drunk in Love” Video

At around the 5:20 mark of Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love" video, Bey is seen hugging Jay Z as she clutches onto a studded Roc-A-Fella chain.
Brian Josephs / December 20, 2016

2016: The Year R&B Returned to the Eye of Quiet Storm

In 1982, a male English trio named Imagination released In the Heat of the Night. Produced by Tony Swain and Steven Jolley, who’d soon work…
Alfred Soto / December 14, 2016

Former Forensic Investigator Claims Uber Employees “Spied” on Beyoncé

A former forensic investigator at Uber claims some of the company's employees used its controversial "God View" to spy on "high-profile politicians, celebrities and even…
Taylor Berman / December 13, 2016

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

Beyoncé, Blood Orange, Mitski, and More: Navigating Protest Music in 2016 and Beyond

When Lemonade premiered on HBO in April, it seemed like there was nothing Beyoncé couldn’t do. If she could make the poetry of Warsan Shire…
Judy Berman / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Report: Grammy Country Committee Rejected Beyoncé’s “Daddy Lessons”

Beyoncé was nominated for nine Grammys, becoming the first artist to receive nods in four genres in the same year. However, Lemonade's "Daddy Lessons" was rejected from…
Brian Josephs / December 8, 2016

Grammys 2017: Adele, Beyoncé, the Chainsmokers Dominate the Nominations

This morning on CBS, Meghan Trainor announced the nominees for the four major categories in the 59th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 6, 2016

Taylor Swift Made More Money in One Year Than Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Justin Bieber Combined

Taylor Swift hasn't released a new album since 2014, but she tops the latest Forbes list of the highest-paid living musicians, pulling in $170 million in a…
Anna Gaca / November 30, 2016

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Video for “All Night” Is Now on YouTube

"All Night" is the latest selection from Beyoncé's Lemonade visual album to arrive as a standalone video on YouTube, following "Hold Up" and "Sorry." The clip…
Anna Gaca / November 30, 2016
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