Utada Hikaru Bad Mode Profile

Hikaru Utada's 'First Love' Netflix Series Is Coming, Plus a 2022 Vinyl

After dropping BAD Mode at the top of the year, performing at Coachella, teaming up with Cartier and, most recently, singing "Somewhere Near Marseilles" to sharks while clubbing in an aquarium - a scene plucked straight from my personal fan-fiction - Hikaru Utada has even more for us to get…


Carly Rae Jepsen Talking to Yourself

"Talking to Myself" Is Carly Rae Jepsen's Best 'Loneliest Time' Bop Yet

Carly Rae Jepsen, also commonly referred to by her birth name, Godly Raemmaculate Jepselegend, is back in familiar territory: namely, bop city. Now, the kick-off of The Loneliest Time, her upcoming fifth studio album (or sixth, if you count Dedicated Side B as a full record), started off calmly…


Tove Styrke Another Broken Heart

"Another Broken Heart": Tove Styrke Makes 'Hard' Go Harder

The Toves of Pop™ are delivering this year. (As they are wont to do every year, but still.) While Tove Lo is about to unleash her inner Dirt Femme, Tove Styrke's still mining pop gold only a few months after the release of her fourth studio album, Hard. The 29-year-old Swedish Idol alum's back…


Renaissance Beyoncé

Beyoncé & Madonna's "Break My Soul (The Queens Remix)" Is a Full Gay Panic

"Queen mother Madonna, I love ya..." It's been 84 years since I last typed these words, but this is an emergency situation that has unearthed a stan panic buried deep within: sit down, shut the fuck up, and stop your entire fucking life. Beyoncé is giving the LGBTs exactly what they never knew…


Addison Rae Lost Album

We Need Addison Rae's Lost Album, the Gen Z Holy Grail of Pop

"You say you're obsessed with me, so I took a second...and I said me too." We need to (tik)talk about Addison Rae. It's been well over a year now since the 21-year-old TikTok dance titan and He's All That thespian, born Goddison Slé Easterlegend, unleashed her debut single "Obsessed" upon the…


Hikaru Utada Cartier

Hikaru Utada Stars in Cartier Campaign, Soundtracked by "Somewhere Near Marseilles"

Good news: BAD Mode is continuing to go the distance (reference). Six months after the initial release of their eighth Japanese studio album, Hikaru Utada is further extending the album's shelf life with a chic pairing between a critically hailed selection from the record and an iconic luxury…


BUGABOO POP

Meet bugAboo, the Rookie K-Pop Girl Group Fighting Their Fears (Interview)

"Break it out, bang it down..." There once was a talented troupe of Children of Destiny who declared: "I wanna put your number on the call block, have AOL make my email stop, 'cause you a bugaboo." One rising girl group out of South Korea is now also taking a stand against the frightful bugaboo…


MUNA What I Want

MUNA's "What I Want" & the Pursuit of Queer Joy

The irony of the first few opening lines of MUNA's latest single "What I Want" is that they contain about...maybe 3% of what I want. "When I go out again / I'm gonna drink a lot / I'm gonna take a shot 'cause that's just what I want / And when I see my friend / Put something on her tongue / I'm…


Girls Aloud Ten

Memory of You: Girls Aloud Will Honor Sarah Harding in 2022

Girls Aloud are uniting once more, and they're doing it for Sarah Harding. Nine months after her passing, and twenty years after their 2002 debut with "Sound of the Underground," Sarah's bandmates - Nicola Roberts, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Cheryl - are coming together in her memory. On…


Madonna Finally Enough Love

'Finally Enough Love': Madonna's Remix Album Is Upon Us, Finally

It's been teased for months, if not years at this point...but it's here. Finally. Madonna, Queen of Pop™, has revealed that her long awaited, highly anticipated, much-Instagrammed 50-track remix album is coming this summer, and it's called Finally Enough Love: 50 Number Ones. 35 years after her…


FLO Cardboard Box

Can FLO Make Girl Groups Big Again in the West?

Girl groups are nearly on the verge of extinction...in the Western hemisphere, anyway. While there's certainly no shortage of talented troupes hailing from South Korea and Japan entertaining Asia and beyond with sold-out tours and non-stop hits - the Girls (are) On Top, in fact - the same sadly…


Claudia Valentina

"Extra Agenda": Claudia Valentina's NSA Fun Anthem

"I just wanna feel, feel on something / Without that extra agenda of love..." U up? Claudia Valentina is #looking for fun. You might remember the 21-year-old singer-songwriter from the top of last year as one of the MuuMuse Acts to Watch™ of 2021 - specifically for "4:15" and her self-titled EP.……