It was a fun year for pop music, but mostly it was fun.’s year for pop music. The trio dominated radio with its hits “We Are Young” and “Some Nights,” a pair of ambitious, restless singles that encapsulated the wide open possibilities of pop music in 2012. “We Are Young” was played endlessly alongside hits … Continue Reading →
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Carly Rae Jepsen
It only took 42 years, but Detroit musician Rodriguez sees his 1970 album “Cold Fact” finally hit the Billboard charts this week, debuting at No. 113.
Cruel Summer, indeed: Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music compilation lands at No. 2 on this week’s Billboard Top 200 albums chart as Pink storms her way to her first No. 1 album with her latest, “The Truth About Love.” Pink’s set, her sixth, sold a whopping 280,000 copies its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking … Continue Reading →
Confession: I don’t like Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” The impossibly bubbly song has lit up radio for months and has reached the No. 2 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100, and people are cheering for it to reach No. 1 on all corners of the internet. But something has always irked me about the … Continue Reading →