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BTS Drops 'Black Swan' — And A Lavishly Choreographed Art Film

Friday, January 17, 2020

The first single from Map of the Soul: 7, out Feb. 21, is a swirl of string-swept emo-rap introspection. The band released it Friday, alongside a video featuring Slovenia's MN Dance Company.


Billie Eilish And The Long Line Of James Bond Theme Songs

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Teenage pop star Billie Eilish will compose and sing the theme song for the next James Bond movie. Here's how she fits into a long tradition of Bond songs.


Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G. Among 2020's Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Houston, the only woman included in the 2020 class of a male-dominated institution, will be joined by Biggie Smalls, Nine Inch Nails, The Doobie Brothers, T. Rex and Depeche Mode.


Mark It Down: Ashley McBryde Is In For A Massive Year

Monday, January 13, 2020

In advance of her second album, the country singer has released a cathartic video for her new single, a rowdy revenge fantasy called "Martha Divine."


An Early 2020 Preview: 5 Upcoming Albums We Can't Wait To Hear

Friday, January 03, 2020

From Moses Sumney's upcoming double album to a folk supergroup starring two of the minds behind Hadestown and Fruit Bats, here are some of Stephen Thompson's early picks for 2020.


Neil Innes, Monty Python Collaborator And Rutles Member, Dead At 75

Monday, December 30, 2019

The singer and writer performed in The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, appeared in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and later formed the Beatles pastiche, The Rutles, with Eric Idle.


Here We Are Now: On 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Hitting A Billion Views On YouTube

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

In 1991, it was an instant classic. Now, 28 years later, Nirvana's breakthrough joins YouTube's billion-views club, ushering in waves of teenage feelings for new generations.


After 25 Years, Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' Is No. 1 At Last

Monday, December 16, 2019

Released in 1994, this modern Christmas classic tapped out at No. 3 last season. This year, the Queen of Christmas claims her No. 1 crown.


Watch The First Full Trailer For Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In The Heights' Film

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Before Hamilton, Miranda was known for writing the music and lyrics for 2008's award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights. A movie version, starring Hamilton's Anthony Ramos, comes out June 26.


Sheryl Crow: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Sheryl Crow's Tiny Desk Fest concert included a handful of early hits that have become pop standards.


Grammy Nominations In Hand, Bon Iver Releases Its First Video Since 2012

Thursday, November 21, 2019

On Wednesday, the band was nominated for four Grammy Awards, including album and record of the year. Now, it's unveiled a thoughtful new video for "Naeem."


62nd Grammy Awards Nominations Announced

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

The 62nd Grammy Awards nominations came out Wednesday. Lizzo had the most nominations. Other notable nominees include Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish. The ceremony will air Jan. 26, 2020.


Harry Styles Sings, Hosts And Acts On 'SNL' — And Shows Off A New Song

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Watch the former One Direction star as he performs the television debut of his two newest singles, "Lights Up" and the brand-new "Watermelon Sugar."


'Tis Already The Season To Argue About 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'

Friday, November 08, 2019

John Legend and Kelly Clarkson have recorded a consent-minded update to the 1949 holiday standard, sparking a new debate that's sure to drain the last vestiges of joy from the season.


What Goes Into Releasing An Artist's Music Posthumously

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

George Michael is one of the latest musicians to have music released posthumously. A lot goes into how that music gets released, who profits and what players make it happen.


Tiny Desk Trick Or Treat: Our 5 Favorite Concerts In Costume

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

There's dressing up, and then there's dressing up. Just in time for Halloween, watch five costume-intensive Tiny Desk concerts — starting with Neko Case in a gorilla suit, of course.


Tiny Desk Fest: How To Watch It Live

Monday, October 28, 2019

NPR's Tiny Desk Fest takes place Oct. 28-31. Here's how to watch each of the four Tiny Desk concerts live.


Sheryl Crow, Live At NPR's Tiny Desk Fest

Monday, October 28, 2019

Tuesday night's guest star just wants to have some fun behind the Tiny Desk. She'll revisit her classics and perform new songs from her album Threads.


Lizzo Enlists Ariana Grande For 'Good As Hell' Remix

Friday, October 25, 2019

Pop juggernaut Ariana Grande joins the fun in this remix of the unstoppable 2016 song, with her own demand to be treated right.


Hear Prince's Acoustic 'I Feel For You' Demo, Fresh From The Vault

Friday, October 18, 2019

"I Feel for You" was a smash for Chaka Khan in 1984. Five years earlier, it existed only as a solo demo by a 20-year-old Prince.