the law

All Your Questions About R. Kelly’s Latest Arrest on Federal Charges, Answered

His third arrest this year now involves alleged sex crimes at the federal level.
superlatives

Britt Daniel Remembers the Best and Worst of Spoon

From the time they almost quit, to their worst song (his mom’s opinion be damned!), to their nerdy Donald Duck connection.
a long talk

Dev Hynes on His New Blood Orange Mixtape and Mariah Carey’s Otherworldly Genius

“Mariah’s on another planet of music knowledge.”
  1. beyonce presents: the lion king
    Blue Ivy’s Vocals and 5 Other Standout Moments From Beyoncé’s The GiftStill crying from “Brown Skin Girl.”
  2. songs of the week
    The Best New Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, Wilco, Vivian Girls, and MoreListen to them all.
  3. beyonce presents: the lion king
    Beyoncé Releases ‘Spirit’ and ‘Bigger’ Extended Music VideoWith so many colorful looks.
  4. beyoncé presents: the lion king
    Beyoncé Is in The Lion King for About 20 Minutes. Here’s Everything She Does.Your bush-baby brain will crumble every time Nala’s lines even vaguely come off like a song lyric.
  5. beyonce presents: the lion king
    An Ode to ‘MOOD 4 EVA,’ the Best Song on Beyoncé’s New Lion King AlbumBeyoncé’s hardest bar, her greatest line, her sickest burn, is just her reciting her government name.
  6. crime
    A$AP Rocky to Remain in Swedish Jail for Another WeekThe court called him a “flight risk.”
  7. beyonce presents: the lion king
    You Can Now Stream Beyoncé’s The Lion King: The GiftThe album blends the voice work of James Earl Jones with the music of Africa.
  8. theater
    Paul McCartney Is Writing an It’s a Wonderful Life Musical“This could be interesting and fun.”
  9. the week in rap
    Everything to Know About A$AP Rocky’s Arrest and Detainment in SwedenThe rapper is reportedly being held in solitary confinement for an alleged crime that he says is not what it seems.
  10. music videos
    Charli XCX’s ‘Gone’ Music Video Is Heavy on the BondageFeaturing Christine and the Queens.
  11. the industry
    Pasek and Paul, Thirsty for That EGOT, Are Producing a Showtime Musical-DramaThe Dear Evan Hansen creatives head to TV.
  12. ken ehrlich
    Grammys Producer Who Clashed With Ariana Grande to Step DownKen Ehrlich famously feuded with Ariana, Frank Ocean, and more artists.
  13. soundtracks
    Euphoria Composer Labrinth on ‘Still Don’t Know My Name’ and Writing for Beyoncé“Like I just posted about writing a song for Beyoncé, but they’re asking me about this Euphoria song! We’d better figure something out.”
  14. the week in rap
    Lil Nas X Is Strategically Closing in on HistoryIt’s a testament to Lil Nas X’s extremely online charm that “Old Town Road” (and its many remixes) has yet to run out of steam.
  15. timelines
    How Woodstock 50 Imploded Right Before Our Eyes: A TimelineFrom definitely sort of canceled to definitely sort of uncanceled in less than a month. Here’s what the hell is going on.
  16. music
    Chance the Rapper Finally Shares the Details on His Debut AlbumThe Big Day arrives July 26.
  17. crime
    R. Kelly Pleads Not Guilty to New Federal Charges, Is Denied BailThe singer faces 18 combined charges for alleged crimes against 10 victims.
  18. beyonce presents: the lion king
    Beyoncé’s Lion King Album Will Feature Kendrick Lamar, Blue Ivy, and MoreBeyoncé Presents: The Lion King presents a track list.
  19. reboots
    Just Thought That We Should Let You Know Diddy Is Bringing Back Making the BandA “global talent search” is going to make picking up his cheesecake a lot more challenging.
  20. relationships
    Mariah Carey Says Being Married to Tommy Mottola Was ‘Like Being a Prisoner’She also felt like a “child bride.”
  21. women in music
    Kelly Clarkson Advises Taylor Swift to Rerecord Her Songs to Beat Scooter Braun“I’d buy all of the new versions just to prove a point.”
  22. the royal wedding
    What Were the ‘West Coast’ Tunes Meghan Markle Wanted for Her Wedding Playlist?Idris Elba, the reception’s DJ, dropped the intel.
  23. the law
    Here’s How the Feds Got R. KellyA criminal “enterprise.”
  24. the law
    All Your Questions About R. Kelly’s Latest Arrest on Federal Charges, AnsweredHis third arrest this year now involves alleged sex crimes at the federal level.
  25. not his swag
    Lil Wayne ‘Won’t Be Quitting’ Blink-182 Tour After All“I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182.”
  26. album review
    Ed Sheeran (Barely) Gets by With a Lot of Help From His Friends on No. 6 CollabsNo. 6 Collaborations Project spotlights Sheeran’s versatility but also his limits.
  27. marriage
    We Have Ed Sheeran’s Wife to Thank for His Justin Bieber Collab ‘I Don’t Care’Yep, he and Biebs are indeed married men now.
  28. new music
    No.6 Collaborations Project, Ed Sheeran’s Ambitious Crossover Event, Is Out NowFeaturing almost everyone in the music industry.
  29. remixes
    Lil Nas X Drops Yet Another ‘Old Town Road’ Remix With Young Thug, Mason RamseyPerfect for yodeling in a Walmart.
  30. crime
    R. Kelly Arrested on Federal Sex-Trafficking ChargesThe singer was taken into custody in Chicago.
  31. remixes
    Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber Remixed ‘Bad Guy’ for You Just Can’t Enough GuysOh no, if your girlfriend was mad before …
  32. beyonce presents: the lion king
    Listen to the Lion King Soundtrack, Now With BeyoncéCongrats to Beyoncé collaborators Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen.
  33. sneak peeks
    All the White People Music That Black People Love Is Finally Available on One CDAs revealed by this “unearthed commercial” from IFC’s Sherman’s Showcase.
  34. superlatives
    Britt Daniel Remembers the Best and Worst of SpoonFrom the time they almost quit, to their worst song (his mom’s opinion be damned!), to their nerdy Donald Duck connection.
  35. deep dives
    Tracing the Career Arc of Donald Glover, a Bonafide Quintuple ThreatThe actor, writer, comedian, rapper, and showrunner plays Simba in the live-action remake of The Lion King. Here’s what came before that.
  36. prime day concert
    Becky G Debuts New Song ‘DOLLAR’ at Prime Day ConcertThat’s right, Prime Day is also a concert now.
  37. babies
    Cardi B Gives Her Daughter the Gift of Song on Her BirthdayAnd yes, she addresses the haters.
  38. a long talk
    Dev Hynes on His New Blood Orange Mixtape and Mariah Carey’s Otherworldly Genius“Mariah’s on another planet of music knowledge.”
  39. beyonce presents: the lion king
    Beyoncé Releases First New Song From The Lion KingPrepare to be inspired.
  40. beyonce presents: the lion king
    To Celebrate The Lion King Beyoncé Brings Us The GiftGet your thank-you notes ready.
  41. music
    Nicki Minaj Cancels Saudi Arabia Show and Chats With Fans About It“I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression.”
  42. the little mermaid
    7 Times Halle Bailey Proved She Has the Voice of a Disney PrincessOf course Ursula wants this voice.
  43. album review
    J. Cole’s Dreamville Records Is Having Its Best Year YetDreamville’s year and a half long push — particularly behind the label’s artists Ari Lennox, J.I.D, and EarthGang — is paying off.
  44. in her head
    Ariana Grande Gets Candid About Mac Miller and ‘Distraction’ Pete Davidson“By no means was what we had perfect, but, like, fuck.”
  45. mimi
    Mariah Carey Admits She’s ‘Kind of a Prude’ Compared to ‘Most Others’Guess she won’t be having a Hot Girl Summer.
  46. movie review
    Marianne & Leonard Tells the Story of the Greatest Breakup Song Ever WrittenLeonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne” is the tender heart of Nick Broomfield’s latest documentary.
  47. the latest in sandwich news
    Gordon Ramsay Teaches Lil Nas X the Art of the PaniniIn honor of his song “Panini” and also because, why not?
  48. viral trends
    Mariah Carey Has Won the Bottle Cap Challenge, Thank YouWho needs a roundhouse kick when you have a five-octave vocal range?
  49. clearing the air
    Stevie Wonder Is Taking a Break From Performing to Undergo a Kidney TransplantThe operation is scheduled for September.
  50. obits
    Bossa Nova Legend João Gilberto Has DiedHe was 88.
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