Interview

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IMPACT: Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is probably the most affable pop star on the planet. Possibly in the history of pop music.

06/20/2014

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Ed Sheeran Talks Poptimism, Exciting Teen Girls and Music Taste

Ed Sheeran is probably the most affable pop star on the planet. Possibly in the history of pop music.

06/16/2014

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Interview: Aloe Blacc Talks Immigration, Big Ambitions and Guest Appearances

Work is never far from Aloe Blacc’s mind. In fact, it was a lack of work that led him to pursing music full-time.

05/06/2014

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New Music To Know: Betty Who Makes Dance Music You Can Cry To

This dichotomy of pouring her heart out, while you bust a move on the dance floor was a conscious decision early on. “I didn’t want to write songs that would always make you want to slit your wrists in the bathtub,” Who said.

04/04/2014

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Interview: Dan Croll Reveals How Girls, Alzheimer’s & ’90s Boy Bands Inspired His Debut

While talking with Radio.com, Croll shared the stories behind five songs off his debut, which include one that was inspired by the boy bands of the ’90s and another by J-pop. We’ll let you decide, which one of those is more surprising.

04/04/2014

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Interview: Pete Wentz Just Wants Fall Out Boy To Be Like Metallica

Bassist, Entrepreneur, and pop-punk heartthrob Pete Wentz talks to us about his many endeavors musical or otherwise, and the Phoenician return of Fall Out Boy.

04/02/2014

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Interview: Kylie Minogue Talks Sex, Pliés, and her New Album ‘Kiss Me Once’

Fresh off a performance on The Echo Music Awards and landing a number one for the remix of “Into the Blue,” Kylie caught up Radio.com for a few minutes from London, where she is currently a judge on The Voice: UK.

04/02/2014

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Interview: Jennifer Lopez Talks Objectifying Women, Having Fun in ‘I Luh Ya Papi’ Video

“I asked the guys, ‘You feel absurd right now? Yes? Good, then we’re doing it right. Now rub your chest on the car and let’s go,’” Lopez said.

03/19/2014

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New Music to Know: Sam Smith Writes Songs for Lonely People

“I’ve never been in a relationship before,” Smith says. ” I wanted to write an album for lonely people, because I don’t think there’s been enough music out there that talks about unrequited love.”

03/13/2014

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Interview: Giorgio Moroder on Daft Punk, Disco 2014 and the Future

Moroder recently set a date at the famed Hollywood Bowl with fellow Daft Punk collaborator Nile Rodgers and his legendary dance outfit, Chic.

02/21/2014

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Interview: Shakira Says Rihanna Is ‘Just Like the Girl Next Door’

While anyone who follows Rihanna on Instagram knows she keeps it really real, the last thing anyone expected to hear about here was the first thing out of Shakira’s mouth.

02/20/2014

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Interview: Mariah Carey Directed Her Own Underwater Shots in New Video

“There was a moment where I had to do an additional water sequence with no director, just myself and a camera man on an underwater camera,” Carey said.

02/13/2014

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Interview: How Mental Illness & Sex Inspired Neon Trees’ New Album

With Neon Trees’ upcoming third album, singer Tyler Glenn opened up about his mental state and his sex life, whether or not his parents approved.

02/12/2014

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Interview: Imagine Dragons Slowly Climb to Omnipresent Fame

They haven’t covered magazines, been followed by paparazzi, had the public scrutinize who they’re wearing on a red carpet or been the focus of illuminating editorial spreads.

02/12/2014

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Interview: Bastille Is Not a Rock Band

“I don’t think we think of ourselves as anything in particular,” singer Dan Smith says. “We don’t see ourselves as a rock band. We don’t see ourselves as a pop band.”

02/06/2014

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Drowners Do it All For Love on Self-Titled Debut

One part jangly guitar riffs à la The Smiths and one part disheveled punk, the Drowners love-filled debut is a testament to the gritty New York reality that’s helped craft perfect pop songs for generations.

01/31/2014

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Interview: How Ryan Tedder Helped Colbie Caillat Rethink Her New Album

“Once I heard the production and the direction that we went with on this song, it inspired me and everyone on my team of this new sound.”

01/28/2014

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How Hunter Hayes Scored a GRAMMY Debut for New Single ‘Invisible’

“The GRAMMYs actually heard the song and they stepped up right beside me, saying, ‘Hey, we hear you. We get it. We’re with you.”

01/27/2014

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Q&A: GRAMMYs Exec Producer Ken Ehrlich On Big Surprises & Beatles

GRAMMYs exec producer Ken Ehrlich on how Kendrick suggested a collabo with Imagine Dragons and what goes into getting Beatles together.

01/24/2014

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Interview: The Neighbourhood Wants to Be the Biggest Band in the World

The Neighbourhood have dreams of getting their music to an endless sea of faces, but not just for the fame and fortune. It’s more the idea of wanting to share the love.

01/23/2014

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Behind the Song: Tim McGraw’s ‘Highway Don’t Care’

It’s a moody anthem that serves as the closing song on his 2013 album’ Two Lanes of Freedom.’ McGraw was drawn to it’s “timeless” quality.

01/23/2014

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Behind the Song: Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Merry Go ‘Round’

“When we were about to pick the first single I really lobbied for ‘Merry Go ‘Round’ because I’m out there every night and I can tell you, hands down this is the one people are connecting with. I’m really glad that was my first thing to say to the world.”

01/21/2014

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Switchfoot Singer Jon Foreman’s Face Slashed In Surfing Accident

“I had a little conversation with my board and it turned into an argument. The board won the argument,” joked Foreman in a phone call with Radio.com.

01/16/2014

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Behind The Song: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Diane Young’

Frontman Ezra Koenig on about how their hit single from the GRAMMY-nominated ‘Modern Vampires of the City’ went through a rough ugly duckling stage until they figured out that vocal effect—you know the one.

01/14/2014

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Behind the Song: Darius Rucker’s ‘Wagon Wheel’

“When I heard ‘Wagon Wheel’ at my daughter’s high school talent contest, I just thought, ‘Man some day I’m going to cut the song for a record.’ It was one of those lightning bolt things that I can’t even explain.”

01/09/2014

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Behind The Song: Lorde’s ‘Royals’

“I think one of the first lines I wrote from that song,” Lorde told Radio.com, “which was, ‘We’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams,’ was in a diary that I had when I was like 11 or 12, so young.”

01/07/2014

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Interview: Lorde Wins Rookie of the Year — And Blows Away the Competition

Lorde titled her debut LP Pure Heroine, a fine if not dangerous play on words, pairing the slink and sex of broken rock n’ roll dreams with a model of feminine power. Little did she know that “Pure Heroine” would be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

12/19/2013

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Q&A: Mary Lambert Spins Success of Macklemore’s ‘Same Love’ Into Issues-Driven Solo Pop

“I just want my music to be accessible and for people of any demographic to enjoy it, and I try to approach that in songwriting and in the way that it’s crafted. I love pop music and I want to be able to make pop music with depth, that’s maybe heavier,” Lambert said.

12/17/2013

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GRAMMY Gourmet: Josh Homme On His Kinship With Anthony Bourdain

For this installation of GRAMMY Gourmet, we spoke with Homme about his relationship with Bourdain, his favorite recipe (sorry folks, recipe’s secret), and advice for all those aspiring chefs out there.

12/11/2013

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John Mayer Talks New Single ‘Who You Love’ and ‘That Photo’ with Katy Perry

“You should take your head out of the equation a little bit when it comes to matters of the heart,” he said.

12/06/2013

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