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Although the re-recordings of ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red’ were met with overwhelmingly positive reactions, copyright and trademark cases may prevent other highly anticipated albums from releasing any time soon.

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Although the re-recordings of ‘Fearless’ and ‘Red’ were met with overwhelmingly positive reactions, copyright and trademark cases may prevent other highly anticipated albums from releasing any time soon.

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Oftentimes, the hype around a highly anticipated album is ruined when it’s leaked to the public without the artist’s consent. But recently, stars like Ariana Grande and Maisie Peters are using the practice to give them an edge and fuel more excitement for future releases.

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Oftentimes, the hype around a highly anticipated album is ruined when it’s leaked to the public without the artist’s consent. But recently, stars like Ariana Grande and Maisie Peters are using the practice to give them an edge and fuel more excitement for future releases.

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Seen from the recent release of his new single, ‘As It Was,’ the upcoming album may prove well worth the wait.

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Seen from the recent release of his new single, ‘As It Was,’ the upcoming album may prove well worth the wait.

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In just a few years, the young artist has gone from uploading YouTube videos to touring internationally with raw, down-to-earth music.

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In just a few years, the young artist has gone from uploading YouTube videos to touring internationally with raw, down-to-earth music.

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Kim Jong-in wasn’t always the smooth and suave soloist fans know him as today. He’s gone from being EXO’s beloved main dancer to a successful soloist following his two recent album releases.

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Kim Jong-in wasn’t always the smooth and suave soloist fans know him as today. He’s gone from being EXO’s beloved main dancer to a successful soloist following his two recent album releases.

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Despite his recent breakup with Camila Cabello, the artist’s new single emphasizes the love the couple still shares for one another.

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Despite his recent breakup with Camila Cabello, the artist’s new single emphasizes the love the couple still shares for one another.

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In light of a battle over her master recordings, Swift has re-recorded her fourth album, and she did not disappoint.

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In light of a battle over her master recordings, Swift has re-recorded her fourth album, and she did not disappoint.

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The pop-rock trio’s enticing sound takes an effervescent stance on feeling your feelings with hard-hitting lyrics and a pop sound.

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The pop-rock trio’s enticing sound takes an effervescent stance on feeling your feelings with hard-hitting lyrics and a pop sound.

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Chelsea Cutler’s sophomore record deviates from her older music in the best ways possible, giving her fans hope for the present and the future.

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Chelsea Cutler’s sophomore record deviates from her older music in the best ways possible, giving her fans hope for the present and the future.

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The artist’s new album is filled with upbeat tracks that deal with personal, heavy topics audiences can find their own connections with.

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The artist’s new album is filled with upbeat tracks that deal with personal, heavy topics audiences can find their own connections with.

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Rather than focus on happier themes, popular music today seems to want to embrace the melancholy.

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Rather than focus on happier themes, popular music today seems to want to embrace the melancholy.

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The English musician’s new pop-sound may have been nothing more than a failed experiment.

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The English musician’s new pop-sound may have been nothing more than a failed experiment.

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The popular indie artist known for her dreamy music explores deeper and more intense topics in her sophomore release.

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The popular indie artist known for her dreamy music explores deeper and more intense topics in her sophomore release.

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Someone new discovering old favorites doesn’t always water them down.

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Someone new discovering old favorites doesn’t always water them down.

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The artist, who rose to fame with albums that encapsulate the spirit of teen-hood, explores less dramatic — and arguably more important — themes in her latest album.

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The artist, who rose to fame with albums that encapsulate the spirit of teen-hood, explores less dramatic — and arguably more important — themes in her latest album.

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The boyband announced they will be releasing new music. But will their previous personas as child actors prevent them from becoming mainstream artists?

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The boyband announced they will be releasing new music. But will their previous personas as child actors prevent them from becoming mainstream artists?

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His solo project, Bleachers, just released ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,’ and although he is a secret weapon of success for pop icons like Lorde, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, his own solo work often fails to get the same attention.

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His solo project, Bleachers, just released ‘Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night,’ and although he is a secret weapon of success for pop icons like Lorde, Taylor Swift and Lana Del Rey, his own solo work often fails to get the same attention.

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The artist’s return to music has been met with criticism, but her recent single may be a winner with fans of her previous work.

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The artist’s return to music has been met with criticism, but her recent single may be a winner with fans of her previous work.

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The singer’s latest song returns to the lyrics and sounds that made his debut album, ‘Blue Neighborhood,’ such a long-lasting hit.

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The singer’s latest song returns to the lyrics and sounds that made his debut album, ‘Blue Neighborhood,’ such a long-lasting hit.

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With the singer’s recent release ‘Planet Her’ comes a renewed focus on captivating styles, something that has been lacking from mainstream pop as of late.

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With the singer’s recent release ‘Planet Her’ comes a renewed focus on captivating styles, something that has been lacking from mainstream pop as of late.

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While stars like Lady Gaga have supported the LGBT community through their music, ‘Sawayama’ focuses on what it means to actually be LGBT.

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While stars like Lady Gaga have supported the LGBT community through their music, ‘Sawayama’ focuses on what it means to actually be LGBT.

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This promising indie music star’s latest EP tells a story about growth and demonstrates a positive turning point in the artist’s rising career.

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This promising indie music star’s latest EP tells a story about growth and demonstrates a positive turning point in the artist’s rising career.

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The beloved show helped introduce younger audiences to the magic of show tunes through storytelling and genre-blending.

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The beloved show helped introduce younger audiences to the magic of show tunes through storytelling and genre-blending.

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In the first half of her sophomore record, the singer-songwriter has taken control of her own narrative, exploring a wide variety of musical genres.

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In the first half of her sophomore record, the singer-songwriter has taken control of her own narrative, exploring a wide variety of musical genres.

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The band’s latest album might attempt to follow up on the stories started with past projects, but to many fans’ dismay, it certainly doesn’t sound like them.

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The band’s latest album might attempt to follow up on the stories started with past projects, but to many fans’ dismay, it certainly doesn’t sound like them.

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Although this ‘Sour’ song is a smash hit, it includes some ableist language that needs to be addressed.

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Although this ‘Sour’ song is a smash hit, it includes some ableist language that needs to be addressed.

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After a decade behind the scenes of many chart-topping pop hits, the singer-songwriter has debuted her own solo studio album.

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After a decade behind the scenes of many chart-topping pop hits, the singer-songwriter has debuted her own solo studio album.

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This album examines the stages of a relationship … out of order. It explores the journey of romance and what it means in the end.

 

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This album examines the stages of a relationship … out of order. It explores the journey of romance and what it means in the end.

 

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This popular band skyrocketed to the top of the charts by providing its audience with genuine connections and passionate music.

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This popular band skyrocketed to the top of the charts by providing its audience with genuine connections and passionate music.

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The new song is another hit from the young artist, who continues to find inspiration from music legends like Lorde and Taylor Swift.

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The new song is another hit from the young artist, who continues to find inspiration from music legends like Lorde and Taylor Swift.

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Since his rise to fame, many fans have drawn parallels between this year’s star Super Bowl performer and the King of Pop, but the artist prefers to highlight his own originality instead.

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Since his rise to fame, many fans have drawn parallels between this year’s star Super Bowl performer and the King of Pop, but the artist prefers to highlight his own originality instead.

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The Australian singer-songwriter exemplifies the evolution of the pop genre while taking note from pop stars of the past.

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The Australian singer-songwriter exemplifies the evolution of the pop genre while taking note from pop stars of the past.

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Jolin Tsai’s hit 2018 song and music video explore her personal struggles as an artist by diving into a study of one’s identity.

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Jolin Tsai’s hit 2018 song and music video explore her personal struggles as an artist by diving into a study of one’s identity.

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The electro-pop trailblazer, who died at the age of 34 on Jan. 30, redefined her industry by challenging traditional concepts of gender, identity and sound.

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The electro-pop trailblazer, who died at the age of 34 on Jan. 30, redefined her industry by challenging traditional concepts of gender, identity and sound.

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Jolin Tsai’s feature in this Taiwanese pop hit encourages listeners to break conventions and appreciate one’s individuality.

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Jolin Tsai’s feature in this Taiwanese pop hit encourages listeners to break conventions and appreciate one’s individuality.

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With plenty of highly anticipated releases and online concerts slated for this year, here are the female artists to keep an ear out for.

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With plenty of highly anticipated releases and online concerts slated for this year, here are the female artists to keep an ear out for.

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The Netflix special takes a look at the emotions behind the singer’s Sweetener world tour.

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The Netflix special takes a look at the emotions behind the singer’s Sweetener world tour.

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Taylor Swift surprised fans with a second 2020 album, but is this one as good as her previous release?

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Taylor Swift surprised fans with a second 2020 album, but is this one as good as her previous release?

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Laying rumors of retirement to rest, the artist has conjured up an album filled with diverse musical styles and songs of heartbreak.

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Laying rumors of retirement to rest, the artist has conjured up an album filled with diverse musical styles and songs of heartbreak.

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Some want us to separate the art from the artist, but that doesn’t remove the sexism, misogyny, toxicity and depraved messages about love, sex, drugs and women present in his work.

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Some want us to separate the art from the artist, but that doesn’t remove the sexism, misogyny, toxicity and depraved messages about love, sex, drugs and women present in his work.

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One half of the brother-sister duo AKMU, the musician is spreading a message of positivity with her debut single.

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One half of the brother-sister duo AKMU, the musician is spreading a message of positivity with her debut single.

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The Scottish pop singer is using her extra time during the pandemic to create new versions of her old music, as well as compose entirely new pieces — with a twist.

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The Scottish pop singer is using her extra time during the pandemic to create new versions of her old music, as well as compose entirely new pieces — with a twist.

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The Barcelona singer spent her childhood learning music long associated with revolution. Now, Rosalía is revolutionizing the music industry herself.

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The Barcelona singer spent her childhood learning music long associated with revolution. Now, Rosalía is revolutionizing the music industry herself.

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Sibling acts like the Jackson 5, the Jonas Brothers, HAIM and the Bee Gees need to make room because there’s a new and ferocious sister duo that’s here to stay.

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Sibling acts like the Jackson 5, the Jonas Brothers, HAIM and the Bee Gees need to make room because there’s a new and ferocious sister duo that’s here to stay.

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Their latest record is far more than just a collection of songs: Here’s a closer look at how the band has changed the game when it comes to debuting new music.

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Their latest record is far more than just a collection of songs: Here’s a closer look at how the band has changed the game when it comes to debuting new music.

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The artist’s renowned songwriting has gone from red to monochrome to the full spectrum of colors to create vivid imagery in every line.

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The artist’s renowned songwriting has gone from red to monochrome to the full spectrum of colors to create vivid imagery in every line.

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Playlists are king on the streaming platform. These five users take their playlist curation to the next level.

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Playlists are king on the streaming platform. These five users take their playlist curation to the next level.

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100 gecs’ latest release is a remix album that features artists like Charlie XCX, Fall Out Boy and Kero Kero Bonito.

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100 gecs’ latest release is a remix album that features artists like Charlie XCX, Fall Out Boy and Kero Kero Bonito.

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The artist’s simple rhythms, addictive melodies and evocative lyrics have converged into a masterful EP that demonstrates his songwriting and production genius.

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The artist’s simple rhythms, addictive melodies and evocative lyrics have converged into a masterful EP that demonstrates his songwriting and production genius.

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The Washington D.C. trio puts catchy piano melodies at the center of their sound, and wears their love of Queen on their sleeves.

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The Washington D.C. trio puts catchy piano melodies at the center of their sound, and wears their love of Queen on their sleeves.

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Throughout Perfume Genius’ latest album, Mike Hadreas embraces emotional excess and channels it into one of the best indie pop efforts of the year.

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Throughout Perfume Genius’ latest album, Mike Hadreas embraces emotional excess and channels it into one of the best indie pop efforts of the year.

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The Canadian singer took the world by storm, and now with a newfound voice, she is determined to defeat the odds set upon her by the media.

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The Canadian singer took the world by storm, and now with a newfound voice, she is determined to defeat the odds set upon her by the media.

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With British, Spanish and Korean members, the UK band has people everywhere divided on what it means to be a K-pop group.

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With British, Spanish and Korean members, the UK band has people everywhere divided on what it means to be a K-pop group.

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Underneath the catchy songs is a message about reaching out to others despite our differences.

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Underneath the catchy songs is a message about reaching out to others despite our differences.

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The title track begins, ‘You want a timeless song, I want to change the game.’ Over the course of 11 tracks, the British pop star accomplishes her goal.

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The title track begins, ‘You want a timeless song, I want to change the game.’ Over the course of 11 tracks, the British pop star accomplishes her goal.

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They say it’s not good to keep it bottled up, but is letting it out doing more harm than good?

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They say it’s not good to keep it bottled up, but is letting it out doing more harm than good?

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She entered the spotlight in 2013 but has since taken a break from the public eye. Is the New Zealand singer about to make a comeback?

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She entered the spotlight in 2013 but has since taken a break from the public eye. Is the New Zealand singer about to make a comeback?

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Even with a new sound, the Irish musician continues to use poetic lyrics and a masterful blending of rock, pop and electronic music to connect with audiences.

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Even with a new sound, the Irish musician continues to use poetic lyrics and a masterful blending of rock, pop and electronic music to connect with audiences.

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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.

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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.

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Released just moments after her Sweetener World Tour ended, this recording perfectly captures the intensity and skill of the musician’s live performances.

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Released just moments after her Sweetener World Tour ended, this recording perfectly captures the intensity and skill of the musician’s live performances.

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The young singer brought fans down a road toward the weird and wonderful world of the average teenage girl.

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The young singer brought fans down a road toward the weird and wonderful world of the average teenage girl.

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From the casual lyric drops to dragging misogynists, the musician took important stands and summed up an influential, storied career (so far).

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From the casual lyric drops to dragging misogynists, the musician took important stands and summed up an influential, storied career (so far).

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The song caps off a passionate four-song EP that might be the musician’s best work yet.

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The song caps off a passionate four-song EP that might be the musician’s best work yet.

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A ‘Fine Line’ opinion that’s as unbiased as I can be.

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A ‘Fine Line’ opinion that’s as unbiased as I can be.

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The pop star’s presence was inescapable.

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The pop star’s presence was inescapable.

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The album is full of legends, from Chaka Khan to Donna Summer.

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The album is full of legends, from Chaka Khan to Donna Summer.

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Fans are shocked as the former One Direction singer strips his boy-band identity for a persona that suits his age.

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Fans are shocked as the former One Direction singer strips his boy-band identity for a persona that suits his age.

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Is it really all sunshine and rainbows?

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Dr. Luke: doctor of music but ruiner of morals and reputations

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Dr. Luke: doctor of music but ruiner of morals and reputations

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The Japanese genre evokes the sounds of neon city life, and it’s starting to make a splash in the West.

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The Japanese genre evokes the sounds of neon city life, and it’s starting to make a splash in the West.

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This isn’t a shout out to my ex, but it is a shout out to all the people who haven’t heard Little Mix’s bops.

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This isn’t a shout out to my ex, but it is a shout out to all the people who haven’t heard Little Mix’s bops.

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From pop purgatory to sold-out stadiums, the English superstar has created a musical niche that has fans obsessed.

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From pop purgatory to sold-out stadiums, the English superstar has created a musical niche that has fans obsessed.

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The singer-songwriter’s latest project is an up-tempo collection  of emo bangers.

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The singer-songwriter’s latest project is an up-tempo collection  of emo bangers.

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This one’s for the musicians who make you think something’s wrong with your headphones.

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This one’s for the musicians who make you think something’s wrong with your headphones.

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One of the most important singers of the 20th century passed away yesterday, leaving behind a legacy of virtuosic ability and a commitment to social issues.

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One of the most important singers of the 20th century passed away yesterday, leaving behind a legacy of virtuosic ability and a commitment to social issues.

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The UK duo’s newest album, ‘I’m All Ears,’ is one of 2018’s best.

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The UK duo’s newest album, ‘I’m All Ears,’ is one of 2018’s best.

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Her songwriting is all about that basic lack of commonsense.

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Her songwriting is all about that basic lack of commonsense.

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And thank god it’s not with ‘Friday.’

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And thank god it’s not with ‘Friday.’

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Thanks to LGBTQ+ musicians like Hayley Kiyoko, is the world moving towards a Golden Age of queer women in mainstream pop music?

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Thanks to LGBTQ+ musicians like Hayley Kiyoko, is the world moving towards a Golden Age of queer women in mainstream pop music?

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From 2006 to today, Taylor Swift had a huge music evolution changing her style with every album.

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From 2006 to today, Taylor Swift had a huge music evolution changing her style with every album.

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Four weeks since its debut, ‘Camila’ is more than proving that the young singer’s decision to go solo was an act of genius.

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Four weeks since its debut, ‘Camila’ is more than proving that the young singer’s decision to go solo was an act of genius.

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After four long years, Eminem has returned with ‘Revival,’ and it’s already garnering a series of less than positive reviews.

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After four long years, Eminem has returned with ‘Revival,’ and it’s already garnering a series of less than positive reviews.

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Through her latest ensemble of pop and electronic beats mixed with naturistic instrumentals, Björk shows reinvention does not have to be derivative.

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Through her latest ensemble of pop and electronic beats mixed with naturistic instrumentals, Björk shows reinvention does not have to be derivative.

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What do you get when you take a nerdy, Harvard-educated musician and try to put him in the public eye as a rockstar? Pacific Daydream.

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What do you get when you take a nerdy, Harvard-educated musician and try to put him in the public eye as a rockstar? Pacific Daydream.

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As unpopular as some of her actions may have been over the years, there’s a lot to learn from Miley Cyrus.

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As unpopular as some of her actions may have been over the years, there’s a lot to learn from Miley Cyrus.

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Annie Clark, indie-rocker extraordinaire, has returned with a new album, a new haircut and a new persona: dominatrix at the mental institution.

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Annie Clark, indie-rocker extraordinaire, has returned with a new album, a new haircut and a new persona: dominatrix at the mental institution.

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These are the albums that are (or should be) defining the decade.

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These are the albums that are (or should be) defining the decade.

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Like looking into a mirror, pop music reflects the bad, good and potential of whoever is playing it over the radio.

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Like looking into a mirror, pop music reflects the bad, good and potential of whoever is playing it over the radio.