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The 54 Best Songs of 2019

The 54 Best Songs of 2019

Young women blurring genres, global artists pushing boundaries and a rapper playing with a meme made the most exciting tracks of the year.
Tensions Over Genres and Generations Linger at Latin Grammys

Tensions Over Genres and Generations Linger at Latin Grammys

The Spanish pop avant-gardist Rosalía was a big winner at the ceremony, where reggaeton and Latin trap artists were snubbed in the major categories.
Spanish-Language Music Has Gone Global. Watch Rosalía Make Her Hit ‘Con Altura’

Spanish-Language Music Has Gone Global. Watch Rosalía Make Her Hit ‘Con Altura’

Two Spaniards, a Canadian, a Colombian and a clip from a Dominican television show helped turn a tribute to reggaeton into one of the hottest international songs of the summer.
How J Balvin and Bad Bunny Made Their Surprise Album, ‘Oasis’

How J Balvin and Bad Bunny Made Their Surprise Album, ‘Oasis’

Two of the biggest Spanish-speaking global pop superstars discuss joining forces for the first “Watch the Throne”-style pairing in Latin music.
Playlist: The Playlist: Sky Ferreira’s Moody Re-emergence, and 13 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Sky Ferreira’s Moody Re-emergence, and 13 More New Songs

Sky Ferreira produced her first original song since 2013 with the music supervisor for “Twin Peaks,” Dean Hurley.
Playlist: The Playlist: Anderson .Paak’s Soulful Strut, and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Anderson .Paak’s Soulful Strut, and 12 More New Songs

Anderson .Paak previewed his April album with a strutting track called “King James.”
The Best and Worst of the Grammys

The Best and Worst of the Grammys

Cardi B danced atop a posh set and rapped while luxuriating on a grand piano during her performance of “Money.”
The 65 Best Songs of 2018

The 65 Best Songs of 2018

Clockwise from top left, Gunna; Ella Mai; Lady Gaga; Carrie Underwood; Cardi B
Playlist: The Playlist: The 1975’s Cry for Connection, and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: The 1975’s Cry for Connection, and 10 More New Songs

The 1975’s Matty Healy sings about self-consciousness in the age of social media on the latest track from “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships.”
Playlist: The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Prince’s Own ‘Nothing Compares 2 U,’ and 12 More New Songs

Two years after Prince’s death, his estate has released his original 1984 recording of the song that became a 1990 hit for Sinead O’Connor, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”