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The Defiance of Mariah’s Lambs

The Defiance of Mariah’s Lambs

Mariah Carey during the American Music Awards on October 9 in Los Angeles.

K-Pop Fans Are Emptying Planes for a Closer Look at Their Idols

They’ve found a way to get next to the stars at a charge of barely more than $100. But the last-minute cancellations delay international flights.
Playlist: The Playlist: David Byrne’s Paranoid Party, and 10 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: David Byrne’s Paranoid Party, and 10 More New Songs

David Byrne recorded a live EP in Brooklyn that’s named after a rave review in the British music magazine NME.
Nancy Wilson Dies at 81; Jazz Singer Who Turned Songs Into Stories

Nancy Wilson Dies at 81; Jazz Singer Who Turned Songs Into Stories

Nancy Wilson in 2010. She performed American standards, jazz ballads and a variety of other numbers with a heightened sense of a song’s narrative.
Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers

Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers

Taylor Swift on May 18 at the Rose Bowl, where, according to a security consultant, her team used facial recognition technology to identify potential stalkers in the crowd.
Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers

Taylor Swift Said to Use Facial Recognition to Identify Stalkers

Taylor Swift on May 18 at the Rose Bowl, where, according to a security consultant, her team used facial recognition technology to identify potential stalkers in the crowd.
Janet Jackson and Radiohead Lead Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Janet Jackson and Radiohead Lead Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2019

Left to right, Janet Jackson, Thom Yorke of Radiohead and Robert Smith of the Cure are among the seven acts that will be joining the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next year.
Live Review: At Jingle Ball, Finding Out Who’s Learned to Play Nice

Live Review: At Jingle Ball, Finding Out Who’s Learned to Play Nice

Cardi B was the headliner of this year’s installment of Z100’s Jingle Ball.
Playlist: The Playlist: Emo’s Past Meets Its Future, and 9 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Emo’s Past Meets Its Future, and 9 More New Songs

The producer Benny Blanco unites Juice WRLD and the Panic! at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie on his new song, “Roses.”
Taylor Swift? Cardi B? The 2019 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs and Surprises

Taylor Swift? Cardi B? The 2019 Grammy Nominations’ Snubs and Surprises

Taylor Swift received only one 2019 Grammy nomination for her album “Reputation” in a year where younger upstarts earned a surprising number of nods.
2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Leads, and Women Dominate Major Categories

2019 Grammy Nominations: Kendrick Lamar Leads, and Women Dominate Major Categories

Kendrick Lamar’s work on the soundtrack to Marvel’s “Black Panther” earned him eight Grammy nominations.
Holiday Music for the Joyful, the Lonely and the Skeptical

Holiday Music for the Joyful, the Lonely and the Skeptical

The holiday season has brought new releases from Engelbert Humperdinck, Ingrid Michaelson and Eric Clapton.
The 28 Best Albums of 2018

The 28 Best Albums of 2018

Clockwise from bottom left, Janelle Monáe; Soccer Mommy; Neneh Cherry; Ariana Grande; Juice WRLD; Charlie Puth
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

George Bush, Soul Man? Footage From an Inauguration Concert Is Restored

The 41st president took the stage alongside blues and soul stars including Bo Diddley and Sam Moore in 1989. Then the clips vanished.
Playlist: The Playlist: Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Melodrama, and 9 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus’s Melodrama, and 9 More New Songs

Miley Cyrus teams with the producer Mark Ronson for a dramatic country-tinged song, “Nothing Breaks Like a Heart.”
Album Review: Alessia Cara: Young, Gifted and Bummed Out

Album Review: Alessia Cara: Young, Gifted and Bummed Out

On Alessia Cara’s second album, “The Pains of Growing,” she presents herself as a woman who’s still figuring herself out.
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.”
‘It felt almost like being out in the wild’: Marcus Mumford talks Mumford and Sons’ ambitious new LP

‘It felt almost like being out in the wild’: Marcus Mumford talks Mumford and Sons’ ambitious new LP

If there’s one thing folk-rockers Mumford & Sons have tried to do in their 10-year career it’s not repeat themselves. On their third LP, 2015’s Wilder Mind, the London quartet took a break from