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Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Takes Back No. 1 on the Chart

Taylor Swift’s ‘Reputation’ Takes Back No. 1 on the Chart

Taylor Swift performing at Madison Square Garden in December.
Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Lil Wayne Recaptures His Old Magic and 8 More New Songs

Lil Wayne’s remake of Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO TOUR Llif3” is one of the standout tracks on “Dedication 6.”
Larry Harris, Promoter of a Risk-Taking Record Label, Dies at 70

Larry Harris, Promoter of a Risk-Taking Record Label, Dies at 70

Larry Harris of Casablanca Records backstage with Gene Simmons of Kiss in Detroit in 1975. Kiss was one of the mainstays of Casablanca’s roster, along with Donna Summer, Cher and the funk band
New Year’s Eve 2017: A Guide to Music and Comedy Events

New Year’s Eve 2017: A Guide to Music and Comedy Events

Clockwise from top left: Michelle Wolf, Macy Gray, Cardi B and Sandra Bernhard will all entertain on New Year’s Eve.
Why Every Pop Star Wants a Piece of Starrah

Why Every Pop Star Wants a Piece of Starrah

Starrah is the secretive wallflower dominating the charts, a fame-shy songwriter who has written hits for Drake, Rihanna, Maroon 5 and more.
The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

The Pop Charts Were Crazy This Year. Here’s Why.

Taylor Swift took a risk few artists could afford to take in 2017 — holding her new album, “Reputation,” back from streaming services upon its release.
Mariah Carey Will Return to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ After Last Year’s Meltdown

Mariah Carey Will Return to ‘New Year’s Rockin’ Eve’ After Last Year’s Meltdown

Mariah Carey flanked by two dancers last New Year’s Eve in New York. She will return for a do-over on Dec. 31.
Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Cardi B Isn’t Going Anywhere and 9 More New Songs

Cardi B, whose “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" was one of the biggest tracks of 2017, released two new singles this week.
Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole

Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole

Gwen Stefani released “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” in part to become an “evergreen” streaming hit.
Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole

Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole

Gwen Stefani released “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” in part to become an “evergreen” streaming hit.
Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole

Taylor Swift’s Rivals This Holiday: Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole

Gwen Stefani released “You Make It Feel Like Christmas” in part to become an “evergreen” streaming hit.
A Sex Pistols Concert Film Languished for Four Decades. Here’s Why.

A Sex Pistols Concert Film Languished for Four Decades. Here’s Why.

John Lydon (known as Johnny Rotten) and Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols performing on their first — and last — United States tour. Footage from the shows was captured for the documentary “D.O.A.: A
Pop Music in 2017: Glum and Glummer

Pop Music in 2017: Glum and Glummer

Lil Uzi Vert performing at the Good Room in New York. His hit song “XO TOUR Llif3” has been streamed a half-billion times on Spotify.
Fans Mourn Kim Jong-hyun, a K-Pop Singer Whose Style Was Instantly Recognizable

Fans Mourn Kim Jong-hyun, a K-Pop Singer Whose Style Was Instantly Recognizable

A memorial outside a hospital in Seoul on Tuesday for Kim Jong-hyun, whose suicide devastated many K-pop fans.
Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Join With Live Nation

Bowery Ballroom and Mercury Lounge Join With Live Nation

Acknowledging the consolidation in the live music business, Michael Swier, the founder of the Bowery Ballroom and the Mercury Lounge, said, “Going it alone was not an option.”
Bob Seidemann, 75, Photographer of Rock Stars and Aviators, Dies

Bob Seidemann, 75, Photographer of Rock Stars and Aviators, Dies

To Bob Seidemann, this shot of the Grateful Dead made the musicians look like “mutant transplants from Jupiter, fresh out of their flying saucer.”
Bob Seidemann, 75, Photographer of Rock Stars and Aviators, Dies

Bob Seidemann, 75, Photographer of Rock Stars and Aviators, Dies

To Bob Seidemann, this shot of the Grateful Dead made the musicians look like “mutant transplants from Jupiter, fresh out of their flying saucer.”
Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Black Thought Freestyles for 10 Minutes and 11 More New Songs

Black Thought of the Roots freestyled for more than 10 minutes on Funkmaster Flex’s radio show.
Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

Happy No More, Pharrell Williams and N.E.R.D Want to Wake You Up

Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley of N.E.R.D are returning with a jagged album filled with outrage.