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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

Watch Paul McCartney and Rihanna Sing “FourFiveSeconds” at Desert Trip

Remember Desert Trip, the "Oldchella" music festival where Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney and Neil Young and the Rolling Stones all performed last weekend? Like Youngchella, it…
Anna Gaca / October 16, 2016

The VMAs Need to Stop Relying on Their Stars So Much

In 2006, the MTV Video Music Awards were on the brink of absolute disaster. That year's ceremonies, hosted by an expired Jack Black, were brutally…
Andrew Unterberger / August 29, 2016

Rihanna Accepts MTV’s Video Vanguard Award, Performs Four Mini-Medley Sets

Rihanna served as MTV's unofficial house performer for the Video Music Awards this year, performing a quartet of medleys spanning her career of megahits. The…
Andrew Unterberger / August 29, 2016

MTV VMAs 2016 Winners List: Beyoncé, Drake, Fifth Harmony, and More

The MTV Video Music Awards went down tonight at New York City's Madison Square Garden. Rihanna received the Video Vanguard Award, while Beyoncé cleaned up with…
Anna Gaca / August 28, 2016

MTV VMAs 2016: Rihanna to Receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award

MTV has announced that pop/R&B sensation Rihanna will be the recipient of this year's Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the 2016 MTV Video Music…
Rachel Brodsky / August 11, 2016

Rihanna Joins Drake for ‘Work,’ ‘Too Good’ at OVO Fest

Drake hosted his seventh annual OVO Fest over the weekend, taking place at Air Canada's Centre in Toronto. During his set, the OVO chief brought out Rihanna…
Rachel Brodsky / August 1, 2016

Rihanna’s ‘Goodnight Gotham’ Video Is Even Shorter Than the Song Is

Rihanna's third-to-last ANTI track, "Goodnight Gotham," clocks in at just 1:28, and its new video is even shorter: just a minute and six seconds. In the tightly-edited clip, the jumpsuit-clad…
Anna Gaca / July 30, 2016
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