1. Ashley Tisdale & Lea Michele Turn Robyn's 'Dancing On My Own' Into a Ballad: Watch

    July 27, 2017 10:04 AM EDT The Glee-High School Musical  collaboration you once dreamed of is now a reality, thanks to  Ashely Tisdale and Lea Michele . The singing actresses teamed up to cover Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" for Tisdale's Youtube video series called  Music Sessions , in which she…

  2. Robyn Is the Low-Key Fairy Godmother of Pop In 2017

    July 25, 2017 1:55 PM EDT Lorde’s appearance on Saturday Night Live back in March was a big moment for a young pop star proving that she’s much more than a one-hit wonder. Dressed in a gauzy, Miss Havisham-esque bridal number, she sat at a piano decorated with trinkets from the studio next to partner in crime Jack…

  3. Coming Around Again Podcast: Robyn's 'Robyn Is Here' and Wyclef Jean's 'The Carnival' Turn 20

    June 23, 2017 11:12 AM EDT Welcome to the Coming Around Again podcast, part of the Pop Shop family, where host Andrew Unterberger and a variety of guests will be discussing notable anniversaries being celebrated in the music world. This week, we look at a pair of albums turning 20: Robyn 's Robyn Is Here debut LP,…

  4. What It Takes: Crossover Hits Are Just the Buy-In for Long, Acclaimed Pop Careers

    June 23, 2017 11:00 AM EDT Twenty years ago this week, the then-teenage Swedish pop maven Robyn released her debut album Robyn Is Here in the U.S. The album was a considerable but not historic success, going Platinum and spawning two Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits in "Do You Know (What It Takes)" and "…

  5. Two Decades After Robyn's Debut Album 'Robyn Is Here,' Does It Foreshadow a Pop Genius?

    June 21, 2017 10:47 AM EDT In 1997, Robyn Is Here was a blip, sneaking into the Billboard Top 200 Albums at No. 57 and going Platinum over the course of the next year. You heard “Show Me Love” and “Do You Know (What It Takes)” on the radio, or maybe you didn’t. It was a hit, not a smash, though one could also ask what…

  6. Listen to Robyn's New Song 'Honey' From 'Girls' Final Season

    March 20, 2017 9:08 PM EDT Swedish pop songstress Robyn is a huge fan of HBO’s Girls , since her "Dancing on My Own" was featured on the show's third episode in the very first season, and now the singer is contributing a song to the final season. [readmore:1488287] “Honey” is an upbeat, synthy tune.…

  7. Avicii's Song Remixes: Listen His 7 Best Right Now

    August 29, 2016 1:39 PM EDT We all love Avicii 's original songs. Even if you think “Le7els” is overplayed, you've got to admit, it's one of the greatest dance music hooks of all time. It's on par with “Do You Think You're Better Off Alone,” and Avicii backs it up with a ton of other hits that…

  8. Robyn Releases 'Don't F---ing Tell Me What to Do' & 'Hang With Me' Remixes: Listen

    June 24, 2016 7:19 PM EDT Robyn shared two new remixes of old songs on Thursday, revisiting her 2010 EPs, Body Talk Pt. 1 and 2 .  Robyn Dances On Her Own (But Doesn't Sing 'Dancing On My Own') at Intimate MoMA Benefit The Swedish pop singer delivered "Hang With Me" remixed by fellow Swede…

  9. Robyn Secretly Does Retro Synthpop Song for New Film

    September 30, 2015 3:10 PM EDT If you glance at the credits for the new indie film Partisan , you’d never know there was a Robyn track lurking. But the new thriller starring Vincent Cassel and Jeremy Chabriel contains a song called “The Hardest Thing,” which features the Swedish pop favorite singing under the guise of Tony…

  10. Robyn Cancels 2015 Festival Sets Over Being 'Heartbroken' From Christian Falk's Death

    September 11, 2015 1:31 PM EDT Robyn has canceled upcoming festival appearances in Brazil and San Francisco, saying she's "heartbroken" and can't perform songs that she collaborated on with producer Christian Falk, who died from cancer last summer. Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique Announce EP Details…

  11. Is Janet Jackson's 'No Sleeep' a Worthy Return? Plus More of the Week's Best and Worst New Singles

    June 26, 2015 5:53 PM EDT Janet Jackson "No Sleeep" Rhythm Nation After a seven-year hiatus, Janet Jackson returns to her Velvet Rope -era neo-soul sound for "No Sleeep," helmed by her old collaborators Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. Her soft, sensual vocals are refreshing in a world of robotic Auto…

  12. 15 Sonar 2014 Day 2 Highlights: Röyksopp & Robyn, Jon Hopkins, James Murphy & More

    June 14, 2014 5:42 PM EDT Sonar’s second day on June 13 boasted a staggering array of talent at both its By Day and By Night editions, including Röyksopp & Robyn’s electro-pop tour de force, a career performance by Jon Hopkins and stellar showings from German supergroup Moderat and French artist Gesaffelstein. The…

  13. Robyn and Royksopp Release New 'Do It Again' Mini-Album Single: Listen

    April 25, 2014 8:17 PM EDT The new single from Robyn and Röyksopp's forthcoming mini-album, titled "Do It Again," has finally arrived -- and it's a banger.  Robyn to Release Mini-Album 'Do It Again' with Royksopp May 26 Last December, Robyn announced that she was "making music again…

  14. JoJo's Comeback: Why Her R&B Makeover Is Worth Watching

    August 02, 2012 2:30 PM EDT Singer reboots her career, earns hipster cred with the help of Drake's producer "To be honest, I feel like, for a long time, I was afraid of being me," says Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, the 21-year-old pop singer-songwriter who's spent a quarter of her life trying to…

  15. Katy Perry Hosts 'SNL': The Hits & Misses, Including a Florence Welch Spoof

    December 11, 2011 1:48 PM EST Katy Perry stepped out from behind the microphone to host last night's installment of "Saturday Night Live," following in the footsteps of Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears and just a handful of other musicians. After performing as the musical guest on…

  16. Katy Perry Does Her Best 'Russell Brand' in 'SNL' Promo: Watch

    December 07, 2011 12:30 PM EST Katy Perry may have stopped by Studio 8H at Rockefeller Center before as a "Saturday Night Live" musical guest and even done a cameo, but this Saturday (Dec 10), the "Teenage Dream" singer will serve as host. The musical reins will be taken by synthpop star Robyn , who&…

  17. Katy Perry to Host 'Saturday Night Live' in December

    November 21, 2011 7:50 PM EST Katy Perry will finish up her banner year with a trip to 30 Rock. The pop star will host "Saturday Night Live" on Dec. 10, with Swedish singer Robyn serving as the show's musical guest. It won't be her first time on "SNL": as a musical guest last fall, Perry…

  18. Katy Perry's Record-Setting Year: A Birthday Timeline

    October 25, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Katy Perry celebrated her 27th birthday on Tuesday (Oct. 25) -- and for the California pop star, 26 was a year to remember. After releasing her sophomore album, "Teenage Dream," in August 2010, Perry proceeded to embark on a yearlong rule of the Billboard Hot 100, with a massive…

  19. Natalia Kills on Will.i.am, Bill Clinton, Her 'F--k You Pop' Music

    July 13, 2011 9:30 AM EDT In a Gaga -run world, it only makes sense that more variations of interesting, moody pop has finally begun to get its due. At the head of the pack is Natalia Kills , who has already reached some success with "Mirrors," her Akon -produced single that peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard…

  20. Sarah Jaffe Folks Up Robyn

    June 13, 2011 10:15 AM EDT They may both be blonde women with cool voices, but the similarities between folk newcomer Sarah Jaffe and dance music queen Robyn don't go much further than that. Even so, Jaffe takes to her acoustic guitar to bravely bring out the lyrical beauty of Robyn's "Hang With Me"…

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