Ben Sisario c.2021 The New York Times

Ben Sisario c.2021 The New York Times

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Taylor Swift earns her fourth no. 1 in 16 months with new ‘Red’

“Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” came in April, and now “Red (Taylor’s Version)” has become Swift’s fourth No. 1 album in 16 months, which Billboard says is the fastest run in the 65-year history of…

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Astroworld disaster rekindles fears about music festival safety

The Astroworld disaster has already ignited debate about the safety of festivals, just as the industry has finally seen the return of large-scale touring after more than a year of dormancy during…

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Adele is No 1 once again, with 'Easy on Me'

After a six-year wait, new music by Adele was sure to be a hit.

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Lil Nas X’s ‘Montero’ debuts at no. 2, while Drake holds at the top

Drake holds the top spot on the Billboard album chart for a third week with “Certified Lover Boy,” while Lil Nas X starts at No. 2.

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Grammys ready pandemic show, as the Weeknd boycotts future awards​

The music industry is waging a war for the soul of the Grammys, after years of accusations of bias against women and Black artists and complaints over an opaque voting system that critics say is…

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett: Eddie Van Halen ‘Blew Open Everyone’s Minds’

The guitarist remembers Eddie Van Halen.

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