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Video: Sam Smith – “How Do You Sleep?”

Sam Smith's sophomore album The Thrill of It All dropped back in 2017, but the vocalist has kept fairly busy in the interim. In December,…
Rob Arcand / July 19, 2019

Next Ariana Grande Album Coming Soon, Thank U

Ariana Grande appears on the latest cover of Billboard as the recipient of its 2018 Woman of the Year award. Even the most casual pop culture fan hasn't escaped the high-…
Anna Gaca / December 5, 2018

Everything We Know About Ariana Grande’s New Album Sweetener

Ariana Grande is gearing up for the release of her fourth album Sweetener, expected out on August 17. It's her first full album in two years, following up 2016's…
Joshua Copperman / June 28, 2018

Ariana Grande’s New Album Sweetener Will Feature Missy Elliott

Ariana Grande's new interview in The Fader confirms some of the collaborations on her forthcoming album Sweetener. We already knew the album, produced with Max Martin and Pharrell as…
Joshua Copperman / May 30, 2018

Ariana Grande Worked with Pharrell and Max Martin on her Now-Finished New Album

The last couple years have been a whirlwind for Ariana Grande, whose concert in Manchester, England was the site of a devastating bombing last May.
Rob Arcand / March 3, 2018

Lorde Says Max Martin’s “Incorrect Songwriting” Comment Was About “Royals” and Not “Green Light”

There's a story about master pop songwriter Max Martin's critique of Lorde's song "Green Light," the opening track on her fantastic new album Melodrama. Although it's only a couple months old,…
Anna Gaca / June 19, 2017

Lorde Turned Down Max Martin’s Advice on “Green Light”

In a new profile of Lorde in The New York Times Magazine, the New-Zealand-reared singer-songwriter born Ella Yelich-O’Connor details, among many other things, the genesis of her…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 12, 2017

Seinabo Sey Honors Max Martin With ‘As Long As You Love Me’ Cover

Pop hit-maker Max Martin was honored at Sweden's Polar Music Prize ceremony last night, and a batch of the country's finest musicians lined up to…
Brennan Carley / June 17, 2016

Congratulations America, a Song From the ‘Trolls’ Soundtrack Tops the Hot 100 This Week

Justin Timberlake's new contribution to the Trolls soundtrack, "Can't Stop the Feeling," just debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. As the chart mag points…
Brennan Carley / May 16, 2016

Fifth Harmony’s Lauren Jauregui Offers Updates on ‘5H2′

In a new interview, Fifth Harmony's Lauren Jauregui has shared fresh updates on the group's upcoming sophomore album. Speaking to SPIN for a separate story, the 19-year-old discussed…
Brennan Carley / December 11, 2015

The Weeknd Rightfully Assumes the Throne in ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ Video

Earlier this summer, the Weeknd released the Max Martin-produced "Can't Feel My Face," a Proper Pop Effort that represents the Canadian singer's ongoing crossover to…
Brennan Carley / July 28, 2015

Tinashe Readies Her ‘Uptempo’ Sophomore Album With Dr. Luke and Max Martin

Tinashe knows how quickly people can lose interest in artists in today's overloaded environment. "I really didn't waste any time," she says, talking about the…
Brennan Carley / June 2, 2015

The 20 Greatest Max Martin Songs That Never Topped the Charts

Due largely in part to the success of a high profile, big budget music video starring Kendrick Lamar, Mariska Hargitay, and many more celebrities, Taylor…
Brennan Carley / May 28, 2015

The Weeknd and Max Martin Craft Pop Perfection on ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’

Update: Per Universal's request, SPIN has removed the audio. Swedish producer Max Martin is known for the pop magic he conjures out of…
Brennan Carley / May 26, 2015

Ellie Goulding Soars on Anthemic New ’50 Shades of Grey’ Soundtrack Cut

After a relatively light 2014, Ellie Goulding has returned with a walloping new single from the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack. "Love Me Like You Do"
Brennan Carley / January 7, 2015
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