Pop Music

What Should Happen To Prince's Unreleased Music?

Reggie Ramone | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Music
Reggie Ramone

What truly sets Prince's estate apart from most deceased musicians is what he left behind: a personal vault of 2000 works of unreleased music. To put it in perspective, there is enough music to release one album every year for the next century. I know what you're thinking: What will happen to all of this music, and will we ever hear it?

Anti-Pop Superstar: How Rihanna Became A Legacy Act At 28

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Rihanna was once the world's preeminent pop star. And yes, I use past tense. Despite having her hit "Work" firmly ensconced at number one for the past two months, a stat that ties her with the Beatles as second only to Mariah Carey for most weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Rihanna has recently transcended pop stardom.

A Lifelong Duran Duran Fangirl's Hunt For Her Dream Interview

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Music
Jennifer Pellegrini

I had it all figured out. I was going to move to New York or L.A., or wherever TB HQ was located, and I was going to stake my claim as the confessor and confidante to the stars. I was going to be besties with the Brat Pack. I was going to go clubbing with the Culture Club. I was going to discuss the literary merits of The Magus with Simon LeBon and be one of the few to know what The Reflex really is. Or not.

Taste The Feeling With Coca-Cola

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

Taste the Feeling is Coca-Cola's newest global campaign that hopes to capture the hearts and minds of a younger generation. Although the brand has been under a dark cloud of increasing scrutiny due to an ever-increasing and health-conscious public, Coca-Cola is resilient. And iconic.

Willow Smith's Surprise Album Was A Family Effort

Huffington Post Canada | Al Donato | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Living

She's dropped her first album at 15 years old.

Madonna's Rebel Heart Tour Is Broken

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

This was my first Madonna concert and, having grown up on her music, I was very excited. Of course, I was also very excited to go see "The Matrix Reloaded."

Flashback: The Top Five Hits This Week in 1990

Ward Anderson | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Music
Ward Anderson

Yes, it's been 25 years since I was an awkward teenager, screaming pop ballads out my car window on the way to my job at K-Mart. Like many people, the songs of my teen years hold a special place in my heart. So this week I'm taking the Delorean to 1990 and remembering what the Top Five Songs were on Billboard's Top 100 chart this week way back when.

1995's Biggest Songs Prove Pop Used To Be Way More Diverse

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Gasparek | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Living

Whether or not you think Kanye is a jerk for yet again saying Beyonce got robbed at an awards show, West's actions have prompted the press to discuss...

How This Emotional Cover of U2's One by Canada's Corey Hart Went Viral

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Music
Sandy Kiaizadeh

On November 5, Canadian rock star Corey Hart released a YouTube video of a live emotional cover of U2's ode to relationships, conflict and reconciliat...

'All About That Bass' Singer Still Working On 'Self-Acceptance'

Huffington Post Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 11.05.2014 | Canada Music

Meghan Trainor wasn't always all about that bass. In fact, there are still days when the songwriter-turned-star struggles to feel as confident about h...

Celebrate 4/20 With The 25 Best Songs About Weed

HuffPost Canada Music | Posted 04.17.2014 | Canada Music

It's no secret that marijuana and music have always gone together like a pot and its lid. Weed smoking has acted as both an inspiration and subject ma...

*NSYNC's JC Chasez Says Justin Timberlake Wants To Be Elvis

HuffPost Canada Music | Leena Tailor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

When everyone from your loyalist fans to your oldest "rivals" are hounding you for a reunion, it's hard not to take notice. But while being asked when...

The 10 Top Pop Albums of 2013

HuffPost Canada Music | Melody Lau | Posted 12.19.2013 | Canada Music

This year, pop made room for both comeback kids as well as actual fresh-faced newcomers. We saw victorious returns from pop giants like Justin Timberl...

Pop Star Lights is Pregnant

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Music

Lights has two more performance dates this year but she's now planning for something far bigger than concert dates: a little bundle of joy with husban...

How I Became a Katy Perry Sympathizer

Natalia Yanchak | Posted 11.09.2013 | Canada Music
Natalia Yanchak

Currently making the rounds on Facebook is this parenting blog post about our responsibility to teach kids about "good music." What a load of hipster-douchebag crap. My retort: How on earth did your kids get exposed to this "shitty" music in the first place? So when my eight-year-old daughter decides her favourite singer is Katy Perry, what do I do? In my mind, my daughter must make her own decisions.

Pop Power Rankings: Beyonce Hits #1, Psy Drops... Gangnam Style

Huffington Post Music Canada | Johnny Hockin | Posted 12.14.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams mid-season for years, based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. But there's just as much ...

Pop Power Rankings: Rihanna Climbs Over Britney And Psy To Take Top Spot

Huffington Post Music Canada | Johnny Hockin | Posted 11.30.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks ...

Pop Power Rankings: Rihanna Rises, Adele Returns and Lil Wayne Loses

Huffington Post Canada | Johnny Hockin | Posted 11.16.2012 | Canada Music

Power Rankings have been rating sports teams throughout their seasons for years based on statistical analysis, momentum and gut feelings. Those folks ...

So What If You Love Justin Bieber?

Anne T. Donahue | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Music
Anne T. Donahue

If having liked boy bands is wrong, I don't want to be right. Because let's face it: pop music is great. Pop music gets you through angst and through hormones and through all of those terrible factors that define "turbulent teens," but pop music by boy bands does a little bit more.

The Joy Of Liking Music

Anne T. Donahue | Posted 10.12.2012 | Canada Music
Anne T. Donahue

When my friend got over the Spice Girls, I was crushed. Not only did the Spice Girls represent something I wanted desperately to be a part of (a group of friends, to begin with), but our love of the band was something we shared. True, neither of us was popular, and our obsession with the Fab Five seemed completely insane, but we were in it together. And then all of a sudden it wasn't "cool."

Mother Mother's Ryan Guldemond Exercises "His Right to be Loud"

Crystal Chan | Posted 09.25.2011 | Canada
Crystal Chan

"I really like the writing process, the conceptualization of new music," Mother Mother's Ryan Guldemond says. "Then recording it, it becomes so real and unveiled. And when you start touring, same thing; you're sort of punched in the face by reality."