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Who Is Ariana Grande, Really? A Quick Catch-up.

In less than six years, she has become one of the most successful pop artists of all time. Who is she?
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Your Guide to BTS and Their Musical Universe in 25 Songs

Though it often gets lost, BTS are first and foremost musicians. And their rise is fundamentally based on their musicality and artistry.
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The Best New Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, Madonna, and More

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  1. the file
    Who Is Ariana Grande, Really? A Quick Catch-up.In less than six years, she has become one of the most successful pop artists of all time. Who is she?
  2. sad news
    Adele and Husband Simon Konecki Announce Their Decision to SeparateHaving kept their relationship status private, the singer referred to Konecki as her husband while accepting Album of the Year at the 2017 Grammys.
  3. vulture lists
    Your Guide to BTS and Their Musical Universe in 25 SongsThough it often gets lost, BTS are first and foremost musicians. And their rise is fundamentally based on their musicality and artistry.
  4. sad news
    Today We Mourn the Separation of Michelle Williams and Her Husband, Phil ElverumOh no.
  5. album review
    On Lizzo’s Cuz I Love You, Finally, a Star Is BornCuz I Love You is a playground for a phenomenal talent reaching the peak of its powers.
  6. this week in rap
    This Week in Rap: Kodak Black Just Keeps on ImplodingIn less than two weeks, Kodak Black has more or less spit on Nipsey Hussle’s grave, briefly gone missing, and then got arrested at the border.
  7. songs of the week
    The Best New Songs of the Week: Beyoncé, Madonna, and MoreListen to them all.
  8. the law
    Cardi B Rejects Plea Deal in Strip Club Brawl CaseGirl, what?
  9. my single is dropping
    Everyone on Earth Guested on Lil Dicky’s ‘Earth’Lions and baboons and Bieber, oh my!
  10. game of thrones
    The Weeknd, SZA, and Travis Scott Drop New Game of Thrones SongThe night is dark and full of good music.
  11. the industry
    Netflix Got Beyoncé’s Homecoming by Paying So Much MoneyHow did the Beychella concert doc end up on Netflix? The same way everything else does.
  12. interview
    John Cameron Mitchell and Marilyn Maye Talk Love, Art, and Dying in Style“We can’t do open casket. Nobody knows how to put my lashes on.”
  13. beyonce
    Beyoncé Is Releasing Lemonade to All Streaming PlatformsCongrats to us all, frankly.
  14. vulture lists
    The 50 Best Music Documentaries of All TimeFrom Woodstock to Beyoncé’s Homecoming, these films are as essential to understanding the artists as any of their records.
  15. gif guide
    The Best Moments From Beyoncé’s Homecoming Presented in 17 Perfect GIFsThe best non-concert moments, from Blue Ivy singing, rare glimpses of Rumi and Sir, and Jay-Z just generally looking shook.
  16. song review
    Beyoncé’s ‘Before I Let Go’ Cover in Homecoming Is Just As Timeless As BeychellaHomecoming — and its companion live album — is what we talk about when we talk about public figures being “unapologetically black.”
  17. homecoming
    Just Drop the Blue Ivy Album AlreadyIt’s time for Bluechella.
  18. beychella
    What It Was Like to Be in the Audience for Beyoncé’s Historic Coachella ShowWhat you missed at home.
  19. beyonce
    We’ll Revisit Beyoncé’s Coachella Performance for the Rest of Our LivesJust seconds in, it was apparent she was playing for keeps.
  20. beychella
    Everything We Learned About Beychella From Beyoncé’s Homecoming“Instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella.”
  21. beychella
    Beyoncé Releases Coachella Live Album With New Music and Blue Ivy SingingBlue Ivy singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing”! Bey covering “Before I Let Go”! Beychella!
  22. old town road
    When Genre Becomes a PrisonThe story of “Old Town Road” is the story of nearly every black artist’s attempt at a country hit.
  23. album review
    BTS and Blackpink’s New Albums Mark an Unprecedented Era for K-PopPersona and Kill This Love capture the blockbuster K-pop groups at the height of their fame while also angling to push out into new territories.
  24. q&a
    Frank Ocean Knows the People Who Told Him He was Crazy Were Well-intentionedAnd no, he doesn’t use dating apps.
  25. record breaking
    Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Breaks Streaming Record Set by DrakeThe viral country-rap track gallops past Drake’s summer 2018 hit.
  26. music
    Jay-Z, Patti Smith, and More Will Perform at the Reopened Webster HallBig-name artists are heading back to the venue.
  27. coachella 2019
    The Highs, Lows, and Whoas of Coachella 2019Weekend one belonged to the one, the only, Lizzo.
  28. coachella
    YG Brought Out a Trump Impersonator for His Coachella SetYou know the song.
  29. look what you made her do
    Taylor Swift Trades Snakes for Hearts to Tease New MusicApril 26, she’s coming for you.
  30. profiles
    The Making (and Unmaking) of Tekashi 6ix9ineInside the Slovak rap label that gave the polarizing rapper his career — then watched him kill it.
  31. coachella 2019
    Ariana Grande’s Coachella Set Made It Even Harder to Come for Her CrownGrande needn’t be framed as Beychella’s successor. That’s impossible. Instead, Arichella was a force in its own right.
  32. coachella 2019
    Ariana Grande Reunited NSYNC (Minus JT) at Coachella for ‘Tearin’ Up My Heart’“I’ve been rehearsing my whole motherfucking life for this moment!”
  33. coachella 2019
    Um, Idris Elba’s Coachella DJ Set Was Actually Great“It’s jarring. I’m trying to mentally work through that it’s not Stringer Bell up there.”
  34. coachella 2019
    Billie Eilish Goes on a Real Journey Trying to Remember Her LyricsHer Coachella crowd didn’t seem to mind.
  35. coachella 2019
    Please Prove Your Devotion to Kacey Musgraves by Salvaging Her Yeehaw ChantThe Coachella crowd let her down.
  36. vulture guides
    Your Guide to Donald Glover and Rihanna’s Guava Island FilmIs it a visual album? Musical? Rihanna appreciation?! All your questions, answered.
  37. coachella 2019
    Blackpink’s Coachella Set Was a Historic Moment for K-Pop and Music’s FutureThe girl group presented a future vision for music festivals and the kind of genre-bending fans are craving.
  38. coachella 2019
    Donald Glover Tells His Coachella Fans to Put Their Phones Away or ‘Go Home’“This is not a concert. This is church.”
  39. coachella 2019
    Donald Glover Held a Glaring Mirror Up to the Coachella CrowdHe used the opening night of this weekend where so much will be overproduced to remind these revellers that they’re not in control.
  40. movie review
    Childish Gambino’s Guava Island Is a Melancholy Anti-Capitalist FableThe value of immaterial things in the shadow of capitalism is the central idea of the Rihanna-starring film.
  41. bts
    Don’t Panic, But BTS Just Dropped a New AlbumHalsey and Ed Sheeran lend their voices to two tracks.
  42. nipsey hussle
    4 Shot, 1 Dead at Nipsey Hussle Funeral ProcessionThe procession was attended by 21,000 people.
  43. scene report
    The Final Lap: How Los Angeles Gave Nipsey Hussle a Hometown Hero’s FarewellThe scene at the late rapper’s memorial service, on the streets where he lived and died.
  44. podcasts
    Punch Up the Jam Has Finally Made ‘Old Town Road’ 100 Percent CountryYou can’t deny the country cachet of Cash.
  45. nipsey hussle
    Everything That Happened at Nipsey Hussle’s FuneralHis longtime love, Lauren London, shared a poem for him. A message from Barack Obama was also read.
  46. funerals
    Here’s How to Watch Nipsey Hussle’s FuneralHis public memorial service, held at the Staples Center on Thursday afternoon, will be livestreamed on multiple outlets.
  47. donald glover
    Here’s How to Watch the Donald Glover and Rihanna Movie Playing at CoachellaFrom the comfort of your home, even.
  48. pay me what you owe me
    Bitch Better Have My Money: A Brief History of Artists Not Paying Their TaxesFrom Shakira to Lauryn Hill to Ja Rule, here are just some of the artists who’ve ducked out on the IRS.
  49. bitch better have my money
    Artists Revolt Against Spotify in Open Letter: ‘You Have Used Us’Including Nile Rodgers, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and more.
  50. amazing grace
    Aretha Franklin’s Amazing Grace Was Always a Must-Hear. Now It’s a Must-See.If you can make it out to a theater where it’s playing, after all these years, go.
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