pop star

Essays

Ariana Grande Is This Generation’s Pop Star, All on Her Own Terms

In spite of everything, she’s controlled her narrative and created her best work in years.
Ryan Bassil
1.23.19
Culture

Lady Gaga Is Ready to Rule the World

With two Golden Globes nominations for 'A Star Is Born,' the pop star is poised to conquer Hollywood.
Kara Weisenstein
12.6.18
Music

Prince Inspires a Sexy Purple Art Show

The Purple One gets the royal treatment at Minnesota Street Project’s Prince-themed exhibition.
DJ Pangburn
10.3.16
Reviews

Britney Spears Reclaims Her Voice: 'Glory' Makes Everything Right Again

Glory isn’t really the theme of this album. It’s more like… contentment.
Richard S. He
8.28.16
Music

Kesha, Raquel Welch, and the Lawsuits that Destroy Female Stars

Thirty-five years ago, Raquel Welch sued over her contract and her acting career imploded.
Tori Telfer
11.10.15
WTF

Japan Now Has a Hamburger-Themed Girl Group and It's Glorious

Did we mention that the group’s producer, Shintaro Yabu, just so happens to also be the chairman of the West Japan Hamburger Association?
Alex Swerdloff
10.9.15
CELEBRITIES

Let's Talk About Britney Spears' Leaked Grocery Lists

How much can be gleaned by the casual, misspelling-addled, three-year-old shopping lists of the world's biggest pop star? We're here to find out.
Hilary Pollack
7.17.15
Art

Here's How to 3D Print Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney now fits in your pocket.
Beckett Mufson
3.17.15
Words

Meet K Rizz, the Filipina Pop Star with Magical Assless Chaps

"I'm a new breed of American."
Sandra Song
1.15.15
VICE GLOBAL

We Turned Strangers on the Internet into What They've Always Wanted to Be

Then we asked members of the public whether they looked better normal, or as their alter-ego—be it a goth, a Trekkie, a Juggalo, or a human doll.
Holly Falconer
12.1.14
Words

5 Reasons We Knew Zedd Was Gonna Become a Pop Star All Along

Oodles of talent? Check. Dreamy eyes? Yup. Crossover collabs? Uh huh. Now all he's gotta do is crash a Maserati.
THUMP Staff
6.2.14