pop music

Dion during her performance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Feb. 28, 2020 (Nina Westervelt/The New York Times/Redux Pictures)

Why Céline Dion is what we all need right now

Canada’s beloved pop star is the emotional defibrillator for this exact moment. And we’ve never needed her more.
Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd

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?

Say ’Hello’ to Adele, the anti-pop-star pop star

Adele’s ’25’ is the year’s biggest album. And yet Adele the person still remains a mystery, secondary to her art—a rare feat in 2015
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Inside the machinations and magic of pop music

A writer delves into the largely anonymous, fascinating machine that churns out today’s pop hits and tells their human stories
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The Thrill: A pop music spectacular

This week on our culture podcast: Chilly Gonzales’s dissertations on pop, and we talk Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album Plus: our songs of the summer

Pop music has never been better

Singer-songwriter Dan Hill on why this is the greatest generation

Why Lily Allen wants a Christmas ad

A British store’s Christmas ads have a habit of spawning chart-topping pop hits

Lorde is fighting for the right not to party

The New Zealand singer has anthems for suburban teens
Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber: I want to be the next Michael Jackson

Maclean’s archives: A candid interview with the new king of pop
Nelly Furtado flips the switch back on

Nelly Furtado flips the switch back on

Six years after she ruled the world with Loose, the pop star learns to say yes again