Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Rihanna "Work" featuring Drake, anti 2016

On 'Anti,' Being Rihanna Isn't Easy: Album Review

Being Rihanna must be exhausting. In America's estimation of the pop princess -- who was recently reported by research agency the NPD Group to be the most marketable brand spokesperson alive -- she exists on the languorous edge of Carefree Black Girlness, all Instagrams from Saint Barts and red carpet stunting and relaxed dismissals of thirsty men pretending to know her.
Prince Royce Makes a Play for Pop’s Throne With ‘Double Vision’: Album Review

Prince Royce Makes a Play for Pop’s Throne With ‘Double Vision’: Album Review

In the Spanish-speaking world, Prince Royce is already a brand-name ­superstar. He scored his first No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart with his 2010 debut at the age of 20. That song, "Corazon Sin Cara," was a soft-focus ode to ­unconditional love that established Royce as a bachata heartthrob whose silken tenor and warmhearted attitude fit perfectly within the genre's sentimental sound.
Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande's Fashion Focus: Breaking Down Her Many Confident Looks

Style is more important today in pop music than it was even in 1991, when Mariah Carey dropped Emotions, but like the Elusive Chanteuse did back then, Ariana Grande is subverting it with cute, comfortable, and on-trend dresses with a feminine slant.

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