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Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' Rockets to Where It Belongs: Number 1, Baby Ariana Grande's 'thank u, next' Rockets to Where It Belongs: Number 1, Baby

“Least this song is a smash,” sings Ariana Grande at the end of the third verse in “thank u, next,” and what do you know, she was right. The song debuts at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Hot 100, notching Grande her first ever No. 1 on the pop chart (her previous peak was No. 2 with 2014's “Problem”).

Joni Mitchell Makes Rare Public Appearance at 75th Birthday Extravaganza Joni Mitchell Makes Rare Public Appearance at 75th Birthday Extravaganza

Iconoclastic singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell made a rare public appearance at Wednesday’s Joni 75 concert in her honor at Los Angeles’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The legend’s public appearances have been rare since she suffered a brain aneurysm in 2015. Previously, she was spotted at a James Taylor show in June, and…

Mac Miller's Cause of Death Determined Mac Miller's Cause of Death Determined

Rapper Mac Miller and ex-boyfriend of singer Ariana Grande died at the age of 26 in September. His cause of death, now revealed by a toxicology report from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, was due to a mix of fentanyl and cocaine, Variety reports. At the time of his death, Miller also had alcohol in his…

Rosalía Is Redefining Flamenco Rosalía Is Redefining Flamenco

At the end of Fashion Week in September, a small crowd including both young Latinas and older, over-cologned white men gathered at the Public Arts to see the mystical, musical beast that is Rosalía Vila Tobella. The stars had aligned such that one of the most fashionable young musicians in Spain could make her live…

Jack Antonoff and the Unrelenting Shadow of the Male Producer Jack Antonoff and the Unrelenting Shadow of the Male Producer

When Taylor Swift transformed into a reigning pop princess on 2014's 1989, Jack Antonoff was there. He was there again to help co-write her bad girl turn on Reputation in 2017. As a producer, he’s worked with St. Vincent’s Annie Clark on the minimalist piano pop for her 2017 record Masseduction, with Lorde on her…

Sensual, Haunting Halloween Songs to Go With Your Sexy Costume Sensual, Haunting Halloween Songs to Go With Your Sexy Costume

For those of us who scare easily, the best part of Halloween is the opportunity to get a little saucy with our costuming. For example, rocking a short skirt, men’s shirt, and a face full of fake blood for a suggestive “zombie Shaina Twain” ensemble. I’m right there with you—Halloween is, without question, the most…

Please Do Not Sleep on NAO's New, Out-of-This-World Album Saturn Please Do Not Sleep on NAO's New, Out-of-This-World Album Saturn

There is a moment on the new song “Orbit,” by NAO, that is both entirely characteristic of its surrounding album and yet totally bonkers. On it, one of several lovelorn tracks on the British singer-songwriter-producer’s sophomore album Saturn, NAO sings what is at once an ode to lost love and one to a new prospect.…

Pharrell Williams Asks Donald Trump to Please Not Play 'Happy' at His Rallies Pharrell Williams Asks Donald Trump to Please Not Play 'Happy' at His Rallies

At a rally in Indiana on Saturday, the same day as the shooting in Pittsburgh, President Trump reportedly played Pharrell Williams’s once inescapable No. 1 hit “Happy,” and Williams was certainly not feeling it.

Inside 6ix9ine's Outrageous Sentencing Hearing Inside 6ix9ine's Outrageous Sentencing Hearing

6ix9ine, also known also as Tekashi 6ix9ine and by his government name, Daniel Hernandez, remains a free man by the skin of his rainbow-colored fronts. At Friday’s sentencing for his 2015 conviction of use of a child in a sexual performance, Hon. Judge Felicia Mennin conceded that while he had “technically” violated…

Let City Girls Help You Escape Winter With Their Beachy 'Not Ya Main' Video Let City Girls Help You Escape Winter With Their Beachy 'Not Ya Main' Video

City Girls, the Miami rap duo made up of JT and Yung Miami, got their big break earlier this year when they popped up on Drake’s “In My Feelings” to teach all men to get to the point: “Fuck that Netflix and chill, what’s your networth?” But their excellent 2018 mixtape Period, named for their trademark…

Albums I Loved That Are Actually Bad: Nirvana's In Utero Albums I Loved That Are Actually Bad: Nirvana's In Utero

Welcome to Albums I Loved That Are Actually Bad, a maybe one-time column about albums we loved at certain points in our lives that we—upon maturing—now realize are terrible. This time: Nirvana’s In Utero.

On Robyn's Honey, the Fembot Strips Down Her Sound for Something Deeper On Robyn's Honey, the Fembot Strips Down Her Sound for Something Deeper

Let’s get one thing straight: Robyn has not disappeared.

'Why Did You Do That?' Isn't Supposed to Be a Bad Pop Song 'Why Did You Do That?' Isn't Supposed to Be a Bad Pop Song

Once, there was an ass (in those jeans), that launched a thousand A Star Is Born fans.

Neneh Cherry's Unending Quest for Freedom Neneh Cherry's Unending Quest for Freedom

A sense of mortality permeates Neneh Cherry’s new album, Broken Politics. “It seems sick to me now/It’s funny how fragile is a life/That can have everything now to nothing left at all/Amounts to little pieces,” she sings on “Deep Vein Thrombosis,” a lilting song about blood clots. In language so…

Katy Perry Reminds Us Again That She's Okay with Taylor Swift Now Katy Perry Reminds Us Again That She's Okay with Taylor Swift Now

Katy Perry just wants you to know that she respects Taylor Swift very, very much. Katy Perry is totally cool now, with Taylor Swift, someone she once beefed with. But not anymore! Did you know that? Did you?!

Amber Mark Is the Most Soulful Woman on Pluto

Amber Mark is one of the better musicians to emerge in the last several years, her rich, lustrous, jazz-honed voice lending itself to soulful house salves as much as R&B break-up jams. When she visited the Jezebel offices to talk about her most recent EP, the eminently fantastic Conexao, she described her sound as a…

Ryan Adams Apologizes For His Rude Mandy Moore Tweets Ryan Adams Apologizes For His Rude Mandy Moore Tweets

Sentient jean jacket and rockstar Ryan Adams was having a little Twitter spiral recently on the subject of his ex-wife Mandy Moore. On Wednesday he tweeted an article about Moore saying she “didn’t choose the right person” for her first marriage, responding “She didn’t like the Melvins or BladeRunner. Doomed from the…

Who Seriously Wants to See An Amy Winehouse Hologram Perform? Who Seriously Wants to See An Amy Winehouse Hologram Perform?

I am continually grossed out by the ways in which artists’ legacies are handled after their death. We’ve seen artists’ ethics ignored just to make money off of their art, or their work kept from the public due to greedy family members, but the worst part of the industry is definitely the growing trend of hologram…

Fyre Festival Founder Gets a Lousy Six Years In Federal Prison  Fyre Festival Founder Gets a Lousy Six Years In Federal Prison 

On Thursday Billy McFarland, the man, the myth, the idiot who planned last year’s disastrous Fyre Festival, was sentenced to six years in federal prison for fraud.

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