Alexa Katherine Will, University of Pittsburgh
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.
Kieran Benson, Luther College
More than two months after being snubbed by the Grammys, the Canadian recording artist gave a high-energy halftime performance of his massive collection of hits.
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.
Tanisha Bhat, Boston University
While some critics have dismissed the artist’s latest album, a look at the lyrics paints a portrait of a singer who has found some measure of peace after a period of chaos.
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.
Aubrey Doerr, Chapman University
Virtual concerts are proving popular as major players in the musical world work hard to find new ways to engage their fans despite the need for social distancing.
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.
Cynthia Vasquez, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
After falling a little behind the times, its smooth sounds are back to capture the ears and hearts of listeners.
Rachel Hall, Augustana College
If you’ve recovered from Coachella and are ready to bust out your IV hydration drip again, make sure not to miss these five acts!
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.
Kevin Cordon, University of California at Irvine
The once dark and mysterious singer is now enjoying the spotlight as one of pop music’s biggest stars.
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