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Diane Warren

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

Luis Fonsi, Rita Ora, Ty Dolla $ign, and more make appearances on the star-studded tracklist for Oscar-nominated songwriter’s LP For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Steve Cannon

It has been less than a year since this website published an article headlined “Meet Australian TikTok Emo-Rapper The Kid Laroi, The Sad-Rap Silverchair.” The idea was that this teenager from Waterloo, Australia represented a tipping point for genre-meltdown emo-rap descended from the likes of XXXTentacion, Lil Peep, and Juice WRLD, the poppier side of the music we used to call SoundCloud rap. (It’s more of a TikTok phenomenon now, but then, isn’t everything?) Laroi, my colleague Tom Breihan argued, was analogous to his fellow Australians Silverchair, the teenage rock band that showed up on MTV a year after Kurt Cobain died, marking the point when grunge had become completely commodified. Tom heard in Laroi’s debut album-or-mitxape-or-whatever Fuck Love the full-on corporatization of this emo-rap wave, but he also heard potential for the project to linger in the top 10 the way releases from numbed, melodic sing-rappers like Lil Baby and Gunna and obvious Laroi predecessor Post Malone do:

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Track will appear on Waren’s upcoming debut album, The Cave Sessions Vol. 1 For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Diane Warren, Grammy winner and 12-time Oscar nominee, was responsible for saving a cow that escaped from a slaughterhouse in California. As ABC 7 reports, the songwriter facilitated the rescue of the animal, who was the last of 40 cows to be found that broke free from the Pico Rivera slaughterhouse earlier this week and have been roaming the area.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

In The Number Ones, I’m reviewing every single #1 single in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, starting with the chart’s beginning, in 1958, and working my way up into the present.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)

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One big change in this year’s Steven Soderbergh-produced Academy Awards ceremony is that the live performances of each nominee for Best Original Song have been axed from the main event. Instead, all five nominees had pre-taped performances featured on the 90-minute special Oscars: Into The Spotlight, which aired before the Oscars.

For more, go to: Stereogum.com (Source)