Tag Archives: Lamar, Kendrick

Playlist: The Playlist: Justin Timberlake Stays Funky (for Now), and 9 More New Songs

Source: New York Times » Music

Hear the new songs that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Bruno Mars and Cardi B, They Might Be Giants and more.

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The Best Albums of 2017

Source: New York Times » Music

Our critics picked St. Vincent and Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole, Julien Baker and Taylor Swift, Nicole Mitchell and Tyshawn Sorey — and many more.

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Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

Source: New York Times » Music

With all major awards shows under scrutiny for how they incorporate diversity, hip-hop and R&B dominate the major categories.

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2018 Grammy Nominations

Source: New York Times » Music

The nominees for 20 of the 84 categories.

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Your Week in Culture: Kendrick Lamar, Leonard Bernstein and Crime Scene Dioramas

Source: New York Times » Music

Also the week of Oct. 22: Wooster Group channels voices from prison, Benjamin Millepied dances about architecture, and the Bernstein centennial celebration starts early.

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Critic’s Notebook: Pop Star Egos Are Pushed Aside at Wacky, Socially Aware MTV V.M.A.s

Source: New York Times » Music

The show, hosted by Katy Perry, started off with lighthearted tweaks of pop perfectionism, then turned to more serious issues.

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Logic Edges Out Chris Stapleton on Billboard Album Chart

Source: New York Times » Music

Streaming totals gave the No. 1 spot to the rapper Logic for “Everybody,” although Mr. Stapleton sold more copies of “From a Room: Volume 1.”

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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Three-Peats at No. 1

Source: New York Times » Music

The rapper’s new album was streamed another 157 million times, keeping it at the top for a third consecutive week.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Mary J. Blige Sings of Self-Empowerment, Kendrick Lamar Raps About Power

Source: New York Times » Music

Hear the new music that caught our critics’ attention this week: tracks from Mavis Staples, Jonathan Coulton, Calvin Harris and more.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Kendrick Lamar Backs Up His Boasts

Source: New York Times » Music

Hear 10 notable new tracks, from a 1959 Thelonious Monk recording to Gorillaz’s collaboration with Popcaan to a song off Chuck Berry’s final album.

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The Playlist: Pusha T Spurns the Doubters and Kendrick Lamar Tempts the Critics

Source: New York Times » Music

Hear the 10 songs that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Emeli Sandé’s “Garden” to Priests’ “JJ.”

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The Magic Formulas Behind the Set Lists at Afropunk Fest

Source: New York Times » Music

Performers at the event talk about what goes into their song choices: social relevance, taking risks, moving the crowd or sometimes just seizing a moment.

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