Indigo Holmes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Celebrities make jokes too!
Dana Shugrue, John Carroll University
Following the release of the ‘No Brainer’ music video, Beliebers around the world have gone into mourning.
Jamie Lovley, University of Maine
The wedding fantasies of millions of Beliebers were destroyed overnight.
‘Where Are Ü Now’ in your faith, Justin?
Andrew Mikula, Bates College
Justin Bieber’s music is better than it was 5 years ago. Here’s why people still hate him.
Michael Tyler, University of Texas at Austin and Guest Contributor
Drake, The Weeknd and Justin Bieber have set the bar for Canadian R&B pretty high, but Tory Lanez might be the next superstar to come out of the Big Maple.
Kieran Benson, Luther College
After a decade behind the scenes of many chart-topping pop hits, the singer-songwriter has debuted her own solo studio album.
Sarah Esquivel, University of Texas at San Antonio
With social media encouraging a culture of one-upping competitors, broadcasted fights may be the next step to achieving internet fame.
In her re-recordings of several songs from earlier in her career, Taylor Swift reclaims her songs while professing her admiration for her fans.
Nnekakwo Adibe, Lesley University
The world of social media is often full of indignity. It offers an oasis of cruelty just as much as it offers an oasis of opportunity and information-seeking. It perpetuates the rise of bullies.
Kirtika Sharad, George Washington University
The renowned success of the track provides another example of the public’s obsession with the real-life romantic drama behind many popular songs.
Laura Song, Biola University
These musicians sound a little different from their K-pop counterparts, but the music is just as good.
Jackie Sizing, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Starting off with a small channel on YouTube, these sisters have tasted musical success while remaining true to both their family and audience.
Juliana Fujii, Biola University
Music has become a multisensory experience. Check out a brief history of how music incorporated the two art forms to reimagine visuals and audio united.
Yasmeen Ludy, University of Michigan
While many people are expressing discomfort with presidential candidate Yeezy’s remarks, others are expressing concern for the artist’s psychological state.
Megan Stager, University of Pittsburgh
The musician’s latest release is apathy in musical form, and not in a good way.
Nora Markey, Wesleyan University
In a bold statement about the absurdity of the current music industry, this musical duo takes their sound to satirical extremes.
Katherine McLaughlin, The New School
Whether it’s One Direction or ‘Twilight,’ things enjoyed by young women aren’t taken as seriously.
Rose Younglove, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
They say it’s not good to keep it bottled up, but is letting it out doing more harm than good?
Vaishnavi Kalyana, College of DuPage
The past four years have not been easy for the pop star, but she’s back in the music world and she’s making her mark.
Nayeli G. Pena, Colorado College
The social media platform, which seems engineered for virality, is displacing streaming services like Spotify when it comes to finding new songs and artists.
Megan Thompson, Montclair State University
The young singer brought fans down a road toward the weird and wonderful world of the average teenage girl.
Meredith Day, Davidson College
The popular TikTok meme stands for teen girl empowerment and camaraderie, not for continued shaming of teen girl interests.
Emma Lichtenstein, Brandeis University
Her new tracks ‘Lose You To Love Me’ and ‘Look At Her Now’ have skyrocketed up the charts, but they’ve also attracted some haters.
Blair Krassen, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia
The newly released 2019 fall/winter collection is here to keep you both fashionable and warm.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
The catchy tunes and Latin influence of this music sensation have everyone listening, dancing and wondering about this genre’s burst into the mainstream.
Kristin Auld, St John’s University
Living your extra life? This YouTuber knows a thing or two about that.
Katelyn Melder, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
From Tyler, the Creator to Taylor Swift, the summer of 2019 was filled to the brim with wonderful albums.
Aliza Pelto, Pratt Institute
This oft-forgotten category should be on more people’s minds.
Charlotte Susser, University of Chicago
Gretchen McCulloch shows readers that there’s more to internet language than you think.
Kathryn Milschewski, Carthage College
Each song has something to offer listeners — whether it be positive or negative.
Caleb Dukes, Rice University
As the eligibility period comes to a close, Ariana Grande and Billie Eilish look to dominate.
Rickea Bell, Saint Peter’s University
No sugarcoating here, thanks.
Carli Moses, Union University
Does she just need to calm down?
Lauren Prestia, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Here are the details about the rapper’s detainment in Sweden.
Rebecca McKinley Parsons, Wake Forest University
Is marriage just a tool to gain more followers?
You can only listen to the waves for so long.
The musician’s ‘It takes a village’ approach to his 11th album hasn’t sit well with … anyone.
Kelsey Rogers, Susquehanna University
Eilish’s music might not be for everyone, but it’s also not required listening.
Hannah Cullen, St. Cloud State University
Funny jokes aside, the song’s message is no laughing matter.
Will the ‘You Say’ singer lead a worship session for the Lolla crowd?
An update on the Paul Bros., Shawn Mendes, Liza Koshy and Lele Pons.
He’s 16 and ‘Ready’ to Ruel the world.
Grace John, Rutgers University
The 15-year-old phenom owes her celebrity as much to her haters as she does her fans.
Nicole Andrasko, University of Pittsburgh
Here are the five leading options, brought to you by my obsessive tweet sleuthing.
Lily Harrington, University of Georgia
Minuscule, hyper-detailed and elegant, the nouveau ink is upending the industry.
Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba, Rutgers University
Netflix’s newest boy toy is a deadly mix of smoldering jaw line, self-deprecating humility and emotional maturity.
Kiersten Lynch, Seton Hall University
Forget ASMR: These visually artistic and musical masterpieces will help you unwind and understand music in a deeper way.
Alex Futo, Otterbein University
These furry friends will put your follower count to shame.
Maria Basileo, Central Connecticut State University
The celebrities of tomorrow will come from YouTube, unless the site screws it up.
Natalie Sonier, Wake Forest University
He’s assured fans he’s in the studio, but there’s only so long people can wait.
Tricia Crimmins, Bates College
With ‘Boy in Jeans,’ the former teen star makes his return to music as an out man, confident lyricist and rising star.
Alexis Rogers, Temple University
If ‘Despacito’ taught us anything, it’s that we’ve been sleeping on Latin music.
Maya Ramani, University of Virginia
The four major categories will now have eight nominations instead of the usual five.
Michaela Sickles, Suffolk University
Turns out YouTube is more than crazy cat videos and weird challenges.
Michele Mendez, Temple University
‘Despacito,’ aka the prime of 2017 pop culture, has inspired a revolution of bilingual collaborations.
Jake Deven, The University of Texas at El Paso
Pop music is cool and all, but nothing inspires good music like two public, heartbreaking relationships.
Plamedie Ifasso, Texas Woman’s University
Move over Mariah Carey, these artists have already hit all the right notes to sing in the new year!
Andrew Crossan, University of South Carolina
With Vine 2 on the horizon, Vine references are seeing a resurgence. Stay in the loop by brushing up with these essential, though underappreciated Vines.
Camelia Juarez, Texas State University
2017 was the year Mexican went mainstream.
Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 2018 Grammys, and if they snub Kendrick a third time, that’s on them.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
How well do you think you know your Canadian neighbors?
Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
Music is the only positive thing that 2017 has going for it.
The Dutchess has returned at last and, with some bumps in the road, has created work that’s worth a listen.
Kaitlyn Peterson, UCLA
Discoveries like this are always music to the ears and to the soul.
Lauren Clohessy, Northern Illinois University
Even if you think that they’re overplayed, these songs deserve major props.
Tori Rubloff, University of Florida
Turns out, your musical preferences are almost entirely dictated by whether you’re an ’empathizer’ or a ‘systemizer.’
Keegan Fornoff, Southeast Missouri State University
The YouTube star has admitted to preying on young, female fans, so why is he getting away with it?
Terrica Singletary, Southern New Hampshire University
The seven-member, K-pop boy band recently shocked the world with their upset win at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards.
Uwana Ikaiddi, University of Central Florida
Nascent pop star and Stanford undergrad Taylor Grey talks fame and finals with Uwana Ikaiddi.
Emma Taubenfeld, Pace University
Instead of breaking out of the dusty tomes of Donne, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month with writers who are still paying off their student loans.
Eric McInnis, Arcadia University
If you can make a movie about a farting corpse watchable, you deserve some kind of award.
Quintara Hatten, University of South Carolina-Columbia
Guess you don’t have to ‘sell it to snatch the Grammy’ after all.
Terry Mooney, Ohio State University
In other words, no, you probably shouldn’t tweet that.
Ben Zhang, Duke University
Sometimes, the most effective protest is a turned back.
Crissonna Tennison, UCLA
Like looking into a mirror, pop music reflects the bad, good and potential of whoever is playing it over the radio.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
The ‘White Iverson’ star is proving that he has no intention of being a one-hit wonder.
Solange has been keeping it cool in the shadows for most of her life, but that hasn’t stopped her from making enormous impacts on music and society.
Will Strecker, University of Texas at Austin
Remember—you’re not here to have fun.
Nicole Yang, Amherst College
The difference between celebrity and superstardom is now available as a keyboard.
Imani McGarrell, Texas State University and Jenna Ramsey, Seattle University
To celebrate the end of finals, we look back on everything that’s happened since the beginning of the 2015-16 school year.
Mykaela Alvey, Anderson University
Eight free things to do over the summer.
One man’s search for truth at the salsa bar.
Gabi Gimson, St. Edward's University and Guest Contributor
We are all Omi’s cheerleader.
Arianna Taylor, University of Rochester
With a ‘White Chick’ tribute, a bad plot and uncomfortable reactions, Netflix’s new prank movie falls flat.
Emma Watts, University of Arizona
Chase Cutarelli, Columbia University
Many people are now relying on social media as their news sources, where misinformation spreads as fast as wildfire.
Luke Gair, Sewanee: The University of the South
Rather than indulge in empty symbolism and stale motives, Swift’s eighth album reminds listeners why they fell in love with her work back in the early 2000s.
Asha MacKay, Wellesley College
Her turn toward social commentary has received praise, but every artist should be taking on these issues — and many already do.
Giana Gayles, Stanford University
If you’re an OG fan of the melodramatic rapper, you probably hate him now.
Rishi Patel, University of Iowa
The new season brings more intensity, more drama and more camaraderie to the lives of Ruby, Jamal, Cesar and Monse.
This list is assuming that Drake will be able to tour without a backbone.
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