Hear Sam Smith and Normani's New Song, "Dancing With a Stranger"
"For me, ["Dancing With a Stranger"] bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring."
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau
Robert Christgau on the Bold Pop of Janelle Monáe and Perfume Genius
The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews 'Dirty Computer' and 'No Shape' before sifting through recent records by Taylor Swift, Pink, Sam Smith, Kesha, Lana Del Rey, and Miguel.
Watch Elton John and Miley Cyrus Do "Tiny Dancer," an Eternal Bop, at the Grammys
Elton got the tribute fitting of a Rocket Man.
Sam Smith is Peak Sam Smith on His New Song with Timbaland, "Pray"
It sounds like a Sam Smith song.
Rejoice, For Ray BLK Has Been Crowned The BBC’s Sound of 2017
Thank fuck for that.
Objectively Correct Lists
A Brief History of Things Sam Smith Does Not Know
If pop culture operated like school, then Sam Smith would be the kid who always shows up on time, behaves in class, does all his homework, and still somehow gets a D.
An Over Analysis of the Photo of the First Time Calvin Harris Met Taylor Swift
Thank the lord — a photographer was present to capture the moment two of the world's richest celebrities met. And what a photo it was!
The Changing Face of the Male Pop Star Heartthrob
What women are after, at least in their pop idols, isn’t the fantasy of a perfect body, but rather the articulation of the complicated language of emotion. And talent.
Sam Smith Only Just Waking Up To Racism Shows He’s Just Part of the Problem
He may have become ‘woke’, but it's hard to ignore the fact that a man celebrated for music indebted to black culture had failed to recognise the privilege of protection that his whiteness affords him.
The Brit Awards Are Broken, How Do We Fix Them?
You can count the number of black British artists on one hand, and is there really such a shortage of talented British women that we have to nominate Amy Winehouse again?
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance
Disclosure Brought Lorde and Sam Smith to 'Saturday Night Live'
The duo performed "Magnets" and "Omen" with special guests.
The Right to Be Forgotten: Why a New Artist's Biggest Battle Is Finding a Way to Delete Their Past
In 2015, it's not unusual for a record label to sign an artist, and immediately remove every single thing they've ever done.