Aaliyah

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Phil Spector defined the toxic music svengali – a figure that persists today
Spector, who has died aged 81, created a culture of cruelty that was seen by the music industry as a symptom of genius. It’s a scenario that has played out again and again

Laura Snapes

18, Jan, 2021 @4:03 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-1
Look back on our complete countdown of the greatest UK No 1s, from the Beatles to Baby D, and So Solid Crew to Suzi Quatro

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Lady Gaga, Jay-Z allegedly declined to appear in Surviving R Kelly docu-series
Executive producer dream hampton claims the R&B singer’s former collaborators Céline Dion, Erykah Badu, Dave Chapelle and Questlove also turned down interviews

Laura Snapes

04, Jan, 2019 @11:41 AM

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Why Janet Jackson’s Pleasure Principle is pop’s most influential video
If Dua Lipa and Silk City’s video for Electricity feels familiar that’s because Janet did it first In 1986. Here’s how the video changed the pop landscape

Leonie Cooper

05, Oct, 2018 @7:00 AM

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Lifetime of sin: ranking the US network’s musical biopics
From LiLo’s gravel-voiced Liz Taylor to a Whitney straight out of America’s Next Top Model, we rank Lifetime Movies’ made-for-TV ‘masterpieces’

Hannah Verdier

04, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Tinashe: 'If you’re a black singer, you’re either Beyoncé or Rihanna'
The Flame singer on ‘colourism’ and sexism in the music industry – and when her second album will see the light of day

Michael Cragg

12, Jun, 2017 @8:00 AM

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On my radar: Joe Mount’s cultural highlights
The Metronomy singer on living in Paris, vintage curtains, and growing his own rhubarb

Flora Carr

30, Apr, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Aaliyah: fashion originator of athleisure and health goth
The late singer’s fashion style, from midriff-bearing androgyny to grunge, was big in the 90s and is booming right now

Priya Elan

26, Aug, 2016 @3:02 PM

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Readers suggest the 10 best teen pop singers
Last week we brought you our 10 best teen pop singers. Here we present your thoughts on who should have made the list

Charlotte Wainwright

10, Mar, 2016 @12:00 PM

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Is it OK to release ‘new’ music after an artist’s death?
Kurt Cobain and Aaliyah have new posthumous releases due, featuring unheard material. Is this fair to any musician?

Dorian Lynskey and Peter Robinson

15, Aug, 2015 @5:00 PM

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'Girl power' failure as Delia's goes under, but fashions will live forever in culture
Delia’s defined girl fashions of the ’90s – aimed at everygirl who wanted a twist – and thanks to film and music, we’ll always be able to revisit their edgy, glittery joy

Michelle Dean

09, Dec, 2014 @8:26 PM

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