Niche stars and not-quite celebrities are churning out namesake products — T-shirts, coloring books, tissue boxes — made for a dedicated few.
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In a performance that reinvented the festival set, the pop star commanded the stage for nearly two hours, teaching history and sweating the details.
The 25-year-old’s debut album shows off her hard work, versatility and ambition, mixing quick-jab rhymes with the enthusiasm and charm that have made her a star.
The “Melodrama” tour brings the singer’s scarred and ecstatic songs into arenas reserved for polished pop. But she doesn’t leave her complexities behind.
New albums by Dr. Octagon and Jean Grae & Quelle Chris carry forward the spirit of the 1990s hip-hop underground.
The return of two beloved 2000s reality programs shows how its stars have grown up, but not outgrown where they came from.
The 34-year-old singer and songwriter’s major-label debut, “Girl Going Nowhere,” is the sound of a confident, gifted artist being her genuine self.
Legal troubles have placed XXXTentacion and 6ix9ine on the industry’s margins, but their freedom to break musical rules there is gaining them attention and fans.
From the sentimental to the sensationalist to the utterly nonsensical, a deep-dive into the art and artifice of ABC’s veteran reality phenomenon.
A 10-part limited series on USA is a lightly fictionalized account of the various investigations into the two rappers’ deaths two decades ago.