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This Haunts Me: Justin Timberlake’s Diss Track About Prince

Justin Timberlake's ego really made him think he had license to write a verse about … Prince

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It wouldn't be hyperbolic to say that Prince is one of the most influential musicians of all time.

Beyonce credits Prince with taking her to the next level as an artist by recommending she learn how to play piano. Lianne La Havas had tea parties with him. Frank Ocean, despite his own almost mythical status, was rendered starstruck just at the sight of him. And countless artists credit his performances and his iconic catalogue as major inspirations.

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The Top 20 Saddest Christmas Songs

Gather round the Christmas tree and get ready to cry!

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Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy, but sometimes you're not feeling the cheer.

Or maybe you just love sad music and want to get in the holiday spirit. Whatever your reason for listening to melancholy music, there are plenty of devastating Christmas songs to help you cozy up with a cup of spiked cider and the blues. From indie gems to old classics, are our favorites.

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Tafari Anthony Talks Escaping Negative Patterns and Embracing Pop

Tafari Anthony's new single "No Good" is about starting over.

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"That's why I had to leave," sings Tafari Anthony in the chorus of his euphoric new single, "No Good." "Cause you're no good for me."

That realization—so simple, yet so difficult—is the beginning of a shift that so many of us need to undergo. After all, healing and change can't happen without leaving behind everything that holds us back.

"No Good" is ecstatic, a pop jam for the ages and for our moment. It feels like the perfect song to blast from our rooftops as we hopefully slide towards a 2021 that's better than 2020, or as we finally leave the unpleasant quarantine situation we've been stagnating in for...well, hopefully for another quarantine in a different place.

Hailing from Toronto, Anthony is known for his awe-inspiring vocals (his name, Tafari, means "He who inspires awe"). In 2020, he released two anthemic pop tracks—"Centerfold" and "Live In a Dream." Now he's lent his talents to yet another extraordinary single: the magnetic "No Good."

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Remembering a Legend of Rock and Roll: Little Richard Dead at 87

One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Little Richard passed away on Saturday

It was reported on Saturday that rock legend Little Richard had died in Tennessee at the age of 87.

Born Richard Penniman, Little Richard became famous as a pioneer of rock music in the 1950s, with a series of hits from "Tutti Frutti" to "Long Tall Sally" and "Good Golly Miss Molly." His gospel-inflected singing with energetic piano and gibberish lyrics became emblematic of the era's music, and the iconic rasp of his versatile voice has been emulated by many, but never matched.

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Remembering Prince, Who Dissolved Gender and Redefined Star Power

A Prince tribute airs tonight in honor of the four-year anniversary of the icon's death.

Prince was born on June 7, 1958 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

By the time he died exactly four years ago today, he'd released 23 albums, redefined the color purple, and ingrained himself within the legacy of pop music forever.

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27 Things That Have Happened Since Rihanna's Last Album, 'ANTI'

It's been four grueling years of no new music from Rihanna.

The world's wealthiest female musician hasn't been making a lot of music lately.

It's officially been four years since our majesty Robyn Rihanna Fenty released her eighth and most recent album, ANTI. That's not to say she hasn't been busy—she is running her own lines of makeup and lingerie, after all.

But no matter how successful, Rihanna's recent business and acting endeavors could never satisfy our need for her music. A lot has happened since January 2016, and we're long overdue for another record to soundtrack all our bad b*tch and sad b*tch moments.

To evidence just how much time has passed, here are 27 things that have happened since Rihanna released ANTI.

  1. Leonardo DiCaprio won his first Oscar.

  2. Prince and David Bowie died just months apart from each other.
  3. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorced.
  4. One Direction broke up, and each member released a solo album.
  5. Kim Kardashian was robbed in Paris.
  6. Beyoncé debuted her visual album Lemonade on HBO.
  7. Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed in Rio.
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  9. Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.
  10. Ariana Grande organized her One Love Manchester benefit concert in less than two weeks.

  11. The #MeToo hashtag took flight.
  12. Beyoncé pulled out of her Coachella headline slot because she was pregnant with twins. She made up for it the next year with arguably the best, most detailed festival performance of all time.
  13. Beyonce and JAY-Z made an album together and rented out the f--king Louvre.

  14. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged, married, had a baby, and essentially resigned from the Royal Family.
  15. The Snapchat hotdog took over the world.

  16. Peppa Pig also took over the world.
  17. Kendall Jenner starred in both a really tone-deaf Pepsi commercial and a really weird Lil Dicky music video.


  18. Kris Jenner welcomed five new grandchildren who will never have to work a day in their lives. One of whom is Rob Kardashian's daughter with Blac Chyna, who also has a child with Tyga, the ex of Rob's half-sister Kylie Jenner.
  19. Taylor Swift was reportedly transported in a massive suitcase.
  20. The first Women's March took place.
  21. Bobby Berk did the absolute most for the least amount of recognition when the Queer Eye reboot hit Netflix.
  22. Pete Davidson started dating Ariana Grande, got engaged to Ariana Grande, broke up with Ariana Grande, dated Kate Beckinsdale, dated Kaia Gerber...am I missing anyone?

  23. Ariana Grande released the two best albums of her career just months apart.
  24. Cardi B threw a shoe at Nicki Minaj.
  25. The Jonas Brothers reunited and two of them got married.
  26. In just 10 days, a stock photo of an egg dethroned Kylie Jenner for the most-liked photo on Instagram.

  27. The U.S. Women's Soccer team won the World Cup.
  28. In an absolutely iconic power move, Rihanna mentioned in a cover story for Vogue that she and Drake are no longer friends.