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Best of Pop Music 2017

Best of Pop Music 2017

 

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Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.[4] The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.

Although pop music is seen as just the singles charts, it is not the sum of all chart music. Pop music is eclectic, and often borrows elements from other styles such as urban, dance, rock, Latin, and country; nonetheless, there are core elements that define pop music. Identifying factors include generally short to medium-length songs written in a basic format (often the verse-chorus structure), as well as common use of repeated choruses, melodic tunes, and hooks.

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Highlights11

Bodak Yellow
 
"Bodak Yellow" is a song written and recorded by American rapper Cardi B.
Havana
 
"Havana" is a song recorded by Cuban-born American singer Camila Cabello featuring guest vocals from rapper Young Thug.
Flicker
 
Flicker is the upcoming debut studio album by Irish singer and songwriter Niall Horan.
Look What You Made Me Do
 
"Look What You Made Me Do" is a song recorded by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift from her upcoming sixth studio album, Reputation (2017).

Photos - Best of Pop Music 2017898

Albums Released This Month8

Artists with Releases this Month9

Albums Released this Year80

Artists with New Releases this Year86

Chart-Topping Artists101

Top Albums by Chart-Topping Artists173

Top Songs by Chart-Topping Artists182

Best Reviewed Albums19

Best Reviewed Artists20

Award Winners52

Top Albums by Award Winners88

Top Songs by Award Winners92

Up & Coming Artists5

Top Albums by Up & Coming Artists10

Top Songs by Up & Coming Artists10

Artists on Tour145

Popular Music Festivals28

Popular Record Labels12

Videos1000

Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles380

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Featured Tracks207

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts2

News Articles26

Line-up unveiled for BBC's new pop show
  –  October 12, 2017
These are external links and will open in a new window Liam Payne, Liam Gallagher, Jessie Ware and Foo Fighters have all been lined up for the first episodes of the BBC's new pop show ... Live", for its mix of live music and comedy. BBC Radio 1's Greg ...
Pop, Rock and Jazz in NYC This Week
  –  October 12, 2017
212-505-3474, lpr.com TROMBONE SHORTY at Terminal 5 (Oct. 13-14, 8 p.m.). Troy Andrews, known as Trombone Shorty, is an ambassador for New Orleans music who’s ready to handle the syncretic impulse that guides both pop musicians and world-class ...
LA alt rock hero Beck goes pop with Aussie Flume and remembers nearly getting in a fight with a local
  –  October 12, 2017
Tay Tay brought her musical heroes Beck and St Vincent on stage in Los Angeles to sing Beck’s carbonated pop hit Dreams ... “Then he became fond of the vocals and sent over all new music which he’d wrote underneath my vocals, so it has a strange ...
Unravelling the world of Tumblr pop enigma Naomi Elizabeth
  –  October 12, 2017
The conceit of the book is not Dion herself, but rather the intellectual boundaries within pop music regulated by taste. Dion is incredibly popular around the world, but she’s rarely treated as a ‘credible’ artist. During the 1998 Academy Awards ...
Pulse Opinion : Why no popular Nigerian musician can pull off Eminem’s ‘Trump’ cypher right now
  –  October 12, 2017
From music to movies and media, political interference is very high ... No artist would want to go through that amount of personal sacrifice of the greater good. Afterall, pop culture in Nigeria today is dictated by thematic hedonism and consumerism.
2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: Battle of the Bands Sticks It to Pop Music
  –  October 12, 2017
2017 Topps Garbage Pail Kids: Battle of the Bands sets its sights on a half-century of popular music. The release focuses on singers and bands current and from the past. As has been the case for the past couple of years, it comes with a couple of different ...
Pop Music’s Bold New Voice
  –  October 12, 2017
There are many reasons why Dua Lipa shouldn’t be a pop star. When she was a kid in choir, her director told her that her voice was too low. When she was 11 with dreams of making it big, her parents relocated from the U.K. to their native Kosovo, far from ...
Anne-Marie Weighs In on Diss Tracks, Being a Difficult Teen and Pop Stardom: Interview
  –  October 12, 2017
That was obviously one of pop’s biggest triumphs of the year ... You have to remember that if they weren’t buying, playing, or streaming your music, you wouldn’t be in the charts and people wouldn’t be hearing your music. So I feel like you ...
A Beck Pop-Up Shop Is Coming To Chicago This Weekend To Celebrate New Album Release
  –  October 12, 2017
The album comes with such high expectations it's sure to disappoint critics looking for something that stretches his previously set pop boundaries ... which means the songs still rise above most of the music I've heard on other hotly anticipated ...
Sofar Sounds and its secret, pop-up concerts to debut in Baltimore on Thursday
  –  October 12, 2017
When Christen B, a Randallstown-based singer-songwriter, heard about Sofar Sounds — a network of musicians and fans who organize small-scale pop-up concerts in unique ... Given it’s eclectic music scene, Christen B believed that Baltimore would make ...
Contemporary art meets pop music in special exhibition at ARKEN
  –  October 12, 2017
COPENHAGEN.-Experience compelling artworks and music videos in a major exhibition that speaks to the eyes and ears, vocal cords and sense of rhythm. Contemporary art meets pop music in the special exhibition MY MUSIC at ARKEN in a sensual explosion of ...
How to Teach Commercial and Popular Music in Schools
  –  October 12, 2017
While our ensemble focus has been primarily on popular music including R&B, salsa, soul, pop, Latin, blues, jazz, son, funk, among others, our program includes elements of traditional music education as well. Our philosophy entails exposing our students to ...
On Beck album, pop sets an ironist free
  –  October 12, 2017
The pop production is packed with multiple layers ... He crafted "Colors" with Greg Kurstin, who has become one of the music industry's most sought-after producers for his bold, full-bodied sound and who most famously co-wrote Adele's massive hit ballad ...
Psychedelic pop-rock quartet Glass Animals drop another gem at Fishtown’s Fillmore
  –  October 11, 2017
While most of their tunes consisted of a real pop, rock vibe it was the indelible sounds of songs ... a Bella Vista native who had seen them play two nights earlier at NYC’s Radio City Music Hall. “My friends and I wanted to catch them as many times ...
Sharon Needles blasts Katy Perry, mainstream pop industry: 'They use drag queens as puppets'
  –  October 11, 2017
Drag queens, and Drag Race alumni in particular, have become MTV regulars thanks to their appearances in music videos by everyone from pop divas Lady Gaga, Kesha, and Little Mix to indie-rockers Spiritualized and Jack White. But Needles is disappointed ...
Music Review: “Hike Up Your Socks” – Delicious Bluesy Folk Pop From Liz Kennedy
  –  October 11, 2017
Liz Kennedy recently dropped Hike Up Your Socks. Recorded at Studio D in Sausalito, California, and produced by Joel Jaffe, the album features the talents of Taj Mahal, Eammon Flynn, Billy Johnson, Marc Levine, Omega Rae, Pete Contino and Suzy Thompson.
Mitski Opening For Lorde Furthers The Breakdown Between Pop And Indie Rock
  –  October 11, 2017
The addition of Mitski to the Melodrama tour is just more of a testament to Lorde’s untraditional existence in the pop music world. A bit hard to define herself, Lorde actually gets more play on rock radio than pop radio, and it makes quite a bit of ...
Pop Singer-Songwriter CAMRYN Discusses Her New Track ‘Glow’ and Much More!
  –  October 11, 2017
That’s what I wanted to share with my audience. I really want to tell a story. I feel like the journey begins here.” Pop music could use a rock star. Long blue hair swaying, powerhouse voice booming, effusive energy emanating, and guitars resounding ...
Don't Be Surprised If Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith Becomes the Future of Electronic Pop
  –  October 11, 2017
If Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith isn't a pop star yet, she ought to be one in the near future—when humanity is evolved enough to appreciate her peculiarly beautiful songcraft. True, Smith's music is largely generated with analog synthesizers that came into vogue ...
Pink on her new album, Billy Joel and why she's over pop-star feuds
  –  October 11, 2017
Since then she’s consistently racked up hits (including the No. 1 smashes “So What” and “Raise Your Glass”) even as her music has evolved from quick-stepping R&B to guitar-fueled pop to lung-busting power ballads like “Just Give Me a Reason ...
Concert preview: Gavin DeGraw keeps blurring lines between pop and country, preferring the term ‘American’
  –  October 11, 2017
Still, if he has dipped his toes into the country world recently, DeGraw has always been considered a pop artist (with elements of soul and folk mixed into his music). But as he started talking, DeGraw explained that he was never simply a pop – or for ...
Sub Pop to Release Music From ABC’s ‘The Mayor’ Soundtrack
  –  October 10, 2017
New episode airs tonight at 9:30/8:30c on ABC, and new songs will be available every Friday preceding each new episode… through Apple Music and Spotify Beginning tonight, Sub Pop will release music from The Mayor, the new hit TV show starring Brandon ...
Mixtape: Electronic Pop Highlights from Bay Area Artists
  –  October 10, 2017
and Cathedrals leading a wealth of talented local artists making synthesizer-driven pop music that is both melodic and richly atmospheric. Listen to the mixtape to learn more about all eleven artists.
Kesha is a pop music ray of light in the darkness of 2017
  –  October 10, 2017
Kesha rocks the house. I mean that literally. When she takes the stage, the floor moves to such a degree that your balance is imperiled. She's playing to a sold-out theater in NYC that's filled with the weird and the be-glittered and they know every word.
Pop Shop Podcast: Rock Hall Nominee Chatter, Plus Chart News on Shania Twain & the Beyonce-Boost for 'Mi Gente'
  –  October 10, 2017
In addition, you can always count on a lively discussion about the latest pop news, fun chart stats and stories, new music and guest interviews with music stars and folks from the world of pop.
How a California scientist wound up writing and singing vintage-sounding French pop tunes
  –  October 10, 2017
Producer Andy Paley, who's worked with Brian Wilson and Elton John, was looking for a French speaker to help him with lyrics for French yé-yé songs — a genre of pop music. Not having any luck, Paley contacted a friend who worked at JPL, aware that a ...

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