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Lana Del Rey

Every Lana Del Rey Song, Ranked: Critic's List

Lana Del Rey's told so many different stories within and outside of her music, that ranking all 97 of her individual songs allows a valuable opportunity to take a critical look at her entire body of work.
Britney Spears

Britney Spears' 'Baby One More Time' Created Millennial Pop

Released as a single on October 23, 1998, the 3 minutes and 31 seconds of "Baby One More Time" have reverberated through the last 20 years. The story of its recording has been told many times -- let’s talk about how Britney Spears spoke to a generation.
Kid Rock

August 18, 1998: Korn, Kid Rock, Orgy & The Biggest Day in Nu-Metal History

This week, Billboard is celebrating the music of 20 years ago with a week of content about the most interesting artists, albums, songs and stories from 1998. Here, writer Richard S. He looks back at three pivotal nu-metal albums, all of which dropped on the same day in August of '98, and how through their varied approaches, they combine to demonstrate both the best and the worst of what the genre was capable of.
Taylor Swift "Delicate"

Taylor Swift's 'Delicate' Video Dances Away Her Regrets: Critic's Take

The deliberately paced, heavily vocodored “Delicate” could be the most sensual song Swift’s ever written, where she narrates a new relationship that’s as thrilling as it is uncertain. But the video drops that love story for a fairytale about self-discovery.