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Kendrick Lamar’s New Album DAMN. Features U2 and Rihanna

Last week, Kendrick Lamar formally announced a new album, the proper studio follow-up to 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly. This morning, he shared the album's title,…
Jeremy Gordon / April 11, 2017

Did Bates Motel Just Rewrite the Most Important Moment in Psycho So Rihanna’s Marion Crane Could Live?

The A&E series Bates Motel has somehow lasted five seasons playing with the mythology of Hitchcock's perfect 1960 horror film Psycho in elaborate, far-fetched ways. This year--in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 28, 2017

Sparks-Written Movie Set to Star Rihanna and Rooney Mara No Longer Starring Rihanna or Rooney Mara

Director Leos Carax's (Holy Motors, The Lovers Under the Bridge) upcoming musical film, Annette, once looked like it would be one of the most remarkable and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 16, 2017

Watch Rihanna Accept Her Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award

As we learned last week, Rihanna is Harvard University's 2017 Humanitarian of the Year, an honor recognizing charitable efforts including college scholarships through her Clara Lionel Foundation and a breast cancer…
Anna Gaca / February 28, 2017

New Music: Stream Future’s HNDRXX, His Second Album Released in a Week

Just a week after the release of his self-titled album, Future is back with another 17-track album, HNDRXX. Unlike FUTURE, the new album has guest…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 24, 2017

Rihanna Named Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year

Did you know Rihanna charitably built a "state-of- the-art center for oncology and nuclear medicine to diagnose and treat breast cancer at the Queen Elizabeth…
Dale Eisinger / February 22, 2017

After Breaking Up, Dirty Projectors’ Dave Longstreth Is Making His Best Music Yet

Dave Longstreth’s beard is gnarled and unkempt, the mark of a man who has forgone Western civilization to find himself in a backwoods cabin. It’s…
Jeremy Gordon / February 22, 2017

Should the Urban Contemporary Grammy Category Be Abolished?

The Grammys have a category for black things of note, a list formally known the Urban Contemporary album. The category’s creators would argue otherwise, even…
Brian Josephs / February 10, 2017

Listen to the xx Cover Drake and Rihanna’s “Too Good”

Today, the xx released their new album I See You. They also shared a new cover, as the trio performed a cover of Drake and Rihanna's collaboration…
Brian Josephs / January 13, 2017

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

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

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

Rihanna Is Releasing a 15-Vinyl Box Set Featuring All of Her Albums

This year, Rihanna scored another No. 1 hit with "Work," got fans off her back by finally releasing Anti, and had her entire career rewarded with MTV's…
Brian Josephs / November 15, 2016

Celebrating Pop Poetics: 25 Poets Who Draw Inspiration From Music Icons

Last month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, which sparked a lot of questions of whether music could be considered poetry or…
Andy Emitt / November 4, 2016

The Holy Motors Director Is Making a Movie With New Music from Sparks and a Possible Rihanna Appearance

Fans of Holy Motors filmmaker Leos Carax, rejoice: The mysterious French director is back with a new movie, and it looks completely insane. Variety reports that…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 4, 2016
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