On this day in 2000, Britney Spear's salacious career as a teen star was in full swing.

Her single "Oops...I Did It Again" had debuted at #1 on the UK charts after dominating the Billboard charts stateside. The track, produced by pop legends Max Martin and Rami, sold over 600,000 copies in the UK alone and certified the teen idol as an international pop star. The song would land Spears a 2001 Grammy nomination for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.

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"Old Town Road" Deserved Better at the Grammy Awards

While Billie Eilish's sweep is worth celebrating, it comes at the expense of slighting Lil Nas X's leaps towards equal representation in music.

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In the 13 months since Lil Nas X independently released "Old Town Road," he went from a virtual unknown to one of the Grammys' most discussed artists.

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This Haunts Me: When Pop Stars Are Desperate to Go No. 1

Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez are getting flack after pleading with fans to buy and stream their new music.

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This month, Justin Bieber returned with his first solo single in nearly five years, "Yummy."

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A Decade of Kesha: The Pop Star We Don't Deserve

The singer's debut album Animal is ten years old this week.

In 2008, an unknown singer by the name of Kesha Sebert was summoned to sing the brief female hook for what would become a No. 1 hit.

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Lil Nas X, Kevin Hart, and the Lost Art of Listening

Pretending that homophobia doesn't exist misses the point.

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In an episode of HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted, Lil Nas X tried to defend his decision not to come out until he became famous—until Kevin Hart interrupted him.

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PREMIERE | Mychael Gabriel Shows Off His Pop-funk Flare on "Ghost in the Midnight"

Mychael grew up watching Prince lay down tracks for Purple Rain, Love Sexy, and Diamonds and Pearls.

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Mychael Gabriel, the godson of Sheila E. and Prince, launches his first solo release on Popdust, "Ghost in the Midnight."

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