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Alicia Garza Is Bringing Black Power From The Streets To The Polls

Alicia Garza is a queer, civil rights activist who has spent much of the last decade battling state-sanctioned racism in the form of police brutality and working to create brighter futures for Black Americans everywhere. At 39, Garza, a longtime organizer who previously advocated for workers’ rights with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, co-founded Black…

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Zara Larsson’s Clubby Call, Essential Listening By Ian Isiah, And More Songs We Love

The search for the ever-elusive “bop” is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn’t discriminate by genre and can…

Find Out The Meaning Of Mariah Carey In The Pop Icon’s Debut Memoir

Mariah Carey is, without a doubt, a titanic talent within the music industry, having broken numerous records at the end of 2019 before being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame earlier this year. And while her narrative has, in many ways, been shaped by the media’s telling, Carey is finally ready to tell her story…

Glee Star Naya Rivera Missing At South California Lake

Naya Rivera starred in six seasons of Ryan Murphy’s musical comedy Glee as the witty cheerleader Santana Lopez. On Wednesday (July 8), the 33-year-old actress went missing at Southern California’s Lake Piru while apparently on a boating trip with her 4-year-old son. According to The New York Times, Ventura County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Eric Buschow said in…

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Kanye West Says He Had COVID-19 Yet Takes Anti-Vaccine Stance

In the past month, we’ve heard Kanye West on two new songs and seen him donate $2 million to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. We’ve also seen him announce (again) a 2020 presidential candidacy bid, despite reportedly filing no actual paperwork. But Kanye is Kanye, and with his Travis Scott…

How Tate McRae Evolved From A Dance Star To A ‘Vicious’ New Talent

Before she was an subterranean pop artist navigating the darker spaces on songs like “Vicious” and “You Broke Me First,” Tate McRae was a dancer. She even appeared as as finalist on So You Think You Can Dance. But she learned how to play piano, and since then, McRae’s been digging into her musical side.…

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Orville Peck’s Heartbroken Twang, Jessie Ware’s Sultry Banger, And More Songs We Love

The search for the ever-elusive “bop” is difficult. Playlists and streaming-service recommendations can only do so much. They often leave a lingering question: Are these songs really good, or are they just new? Enter Bop Shop, a hand-picked selection of songs from the MTV News team. This weekly collection doesn’t discriminate by genre and can…

Joel Schumacher’s Fire: How The Batman Director Shaped The Past And Present Of MTV

By Aaron Cooley When director Joel Schumacher died at the age of 80 last week, the lion’s share of the media attention focused on his iconic four-decade filmography, from St. Elmo’s Fire and The Lost Boys in the 1980s, to two John Grisham adaptations and two Batmans in the ’90s, to Phone Booth and Phantom…

Ty Dolla $ign Samples Kanye West’s Passing-Train Meme For Clubby New ‘Ego Death’

Yesterday (June 30), Kanye West dropped a bit of a surprise: a new rap song that once again embraced the abrasive edge of his 2010s output. And today (July 1), he’s kept that momentum rolling thanks to a featured appearance on a clubby new track from Ty Dolla $ign that wouldn’t have sounded all the…

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BTS Inspired A ‘Huge K-pop Song’ In Darren Criss’s New Show Royalties

By Sam Manzella Darren Criss is a huge fan of K-pop, and he doesn’t care who knows. In a recent interview with MTV in which he detailed his top musical inspirations, the Assassination of Gianni Versace star revealed he frequently turns to K-pop greats like BTS and Blackpink for inspiration. In fact, there’s actually a…