French Montana Talks New Album, Kanye and Media Attention on His Relationship With Khloe Kardashian
A style in which one purposely wears dull, average clothing, often in 1990s silhouettes (think Seinfeld); artists labeled as "normcore" include Calvin Harris and Dev Hynes.
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An affectionate term to describe a significant other; Pharrell Williams first adopted the word for "Come Get It Bae" (featuring Miley Cyrus), which hit No. 23 on the Hot 100.
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A term added to the end of a sentence to say "or not" -- but in a cooler way; mainstreamed by Ty Dolla $ign, whose hit "Or Nah" reached No. 12 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
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PULLING A BEYONCE
To release something without providing any warning, as Beyoncé did with her self-titled album in December 2013; Azealia Banks, Kid Cudi, Jaden Smith and Skrillex followed her lead with their own surprise LPs this year.
This article first appeared in the Dec. 20 issue of Billboard.