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The Playlist: BTS Expands Its Footprint, and 11 More New Songs

The Playlist: BTS Expands Its Footprint, and 11 More New Songs

The K-pop group BTS has released its anxiously awaited new album, “Map of the Soul: Persona.”
Lil Nas X’s Smash Makes Country Wonder if Rap Is Friend or Foe. Again.

Lil Nas X’s Smash Makes Country Wonder if Rap Is Friend or Foe. Again.

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” has renewed conversations about the two-decade-long relationship between country music and hip-hop.
Critic’s Notebook: The Art of Rock: Four Museums Explore How We Connect to Music

Critic’s Notebook: The Art of Rock: Four Museums Explore How We Connect to Music

Keith Richards's 1957 Gibson Les Paul, decorated with paint pens, on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Critic’s Pick: Bruce Hornsby’s New Album Is Complex and Untrendy. That’s Why It’s So Good.

Critic’s Pick: Bruce Hornsby’s New Album Is Complex and Untrendy. That’s Why It’s So Good.

Bruce Hornsby’s “Absolute Zero” is the complete opposite of his 2016 album, “Rehab Reunion.” On the new LP, he emphasizes piano virtuosity and musical intricacies as he takes on a complex world.
Tayla Parx Helped Ariana Grande Evolve. Now It’s Her Turn.

Tayla Parx Helped Ariana Grande Evolve. Now It’s Her Turn.

Tayla Parx is a 25-year-old former child actress who’s been helping pop stars refresh their sound. Her own newly released debut album is “We Need to Talk.”
Playlist: The Playlist: Romeo Santos Reunites With Aventura, and 9 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Romeo Santos Reunites With Aventura, and 9 More New Songs

Romeo Santos's “Utopia” is a new album of collaborations with bachata stars of various generations.
Mick Jagger Reportedly Undergoes Heart Procedure

Mick Jagger Reportedly Undergoes Heart Procedure

Mick Jagger in June during a Rolling Stones concert in Marseille, France.
Avicii’s Death Left Many Questions. Will His New Music Provide Answers?

Avicii’s Death Left Many Questions. Will His New Music Provide Answers?

The Swedish songwriter and producer Avicii, born Tim Bergling, died in April 2018. In June, his family will oversee the release of “Tim,” an album of music he had nearly completed at the time of his
Kurt Cobain: What to Read and Watch, 25 Years After the Nirvana Leader’s Death

Kurt Cobain: What to Read and Watch, 25 Years After the Nirvana Leader’s Death

Kurt Cobain died on April 5, 1994, leaving behind a legacy of work that has continued to inspire intense appreciation and curiosity.
Beyoncé and Adidas Team Up to Make Shoes and Money

Beyoncé and Adidas Team Up to Make Shoes and Money

Beyoncé keeping her eyes on the game back in 2014.
Beyoncé and Adidas Team Up to Make Shoes and Money

Beyoncé and Adidas Team Up to Make Shoes and Money

Beyoncé keeping her eyes on the game back in 2014.
Critic’s Pick: Khalid Has Fresh Insecurities and a New Set of Musical Tricks on ‘Free Spirit’

Critic’s Pick: Khalid Has Fresh Insecurities and a New Set of Musical Tricks on ‘Free Spirit’

After critical acclaim and five Grammy nominations, Khalid grapples with fame, the possibilities of the future and lingering insecurity on “Free Spirit.”

Gerry Stickells, Who Helped Make Rock Shows Big, Dies at 76

His skills as production manager were invaluable to Queen, Paul McCartney and others as the logistics of touring and performing grew increasingly elaborate.

Diary of a Song: A Staple Gun. A Dental Drill. See How Billie Eilish Made a Haunted Pop Hit.

The fastest-rising pop star of the moment is 17 and writes off-kilter songs with her older brother. Go behind the making of “Bury a Friend” and their new model for making it big.

How Billie Eilish Is Redefining Teen-Pop Stardom

The fastest-rising pop star of the moment is 17 and writes off-kilter hits with her older brother from their parents’ house. Breaking down Billie Eilish’s “Bury a Friend,” we show a new model for
Rolling Stones Postpone Tour, Citing Mick Jagger’s Health Problems

Rolling Stones Postpone Tour, Citing Mick Jagger’s Health Problems

Mick Jagger at a Rolling Stones concert last year. The band is postponing its tour in the United States and Canada because Jagger requires medical treatment.