Justin bieber

This year’s Grammy Awards are more relevant than ever

For years, the Grammys have been seen as out of touch. But the 2018 edition is finally feting artists who are situating their music in a broader context

Meet Poo Bear, Justin Bieber’s—and pop’s—not-so-secret weapon

As an elite topline writer, Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd has produced a pile of pop hits. So why does he still feel like he has plenty to prove?

‘Popstar’ exploits the fine line between stupid and Bieber

Andy Samberg’s Lonely Island comedy trio explain how their tribute/parody film springs from a bona fide love of pop

What Canadian pop moment?

Are Drake, Bieber and Co. on the Billboard charts a tipping point—or a warning?

Newsmakers 2015: Canadians conquer the pop charts

Canadians dominated the Billboard charts this year. Here are the artists that locked down pop’s Northern touch

The faith and reclamation in Justin Bieber’s redemption tour

Justin Bieber’s stripped-down show in Toronto was another logical step in his efforts to redeem himself—not that it mattered on this particular night.

What is Justin Bieber apologizing for, exactly?

A funny thing has happened to our modern-day pop idols, says Colin Horgan

The state of the comedy roast

Listen to the Thrill podcast panel discuss the Roast of Justin Bieber and why roasts have lost their narrative

What’s missing from the Justin Bieber Apology Tour

The comedy roast is all well and good, but the troubled pop star needs to take a page from the Miley Cyrus playbook

Toronto the Good? More like Toronto the fickle

As the backlash against Drake’s new nickname for the city reminds us, Toronto can be capricious with its affection for its homegrown talents

Juno recap: In defence of Justin Bieber

Booing Bieber says more about us than it does about him

We sent a sketch artist to cover the Justin Bieber circus

Toronto artist Sarah Lazarovic captures the scene at 52 Division