Charli XCX’s Ever-Evolving Pop

The singer and songwriter’s career has inspired dance parties, as well as spirited conversations about her ambitions and aesthetic innovations.

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How Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek and Christine and the Queens Navigate Pop

The friends and collaborators have taken very different paths in the music industry. Joining up on a track from Charli’s new album, “Crash,” they talked about their crucial camaraderie.

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St. Vincent’s Synth-Funk ‘Pain,’ and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Drake featuring Rick Ross, Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, Bebe Rexha and others.

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Best Songs of 2020

Tracks responding to real-time events and a spectrum of moods captured the hodgepodge feelings of life in lockdown.

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For Pop Stars in Their 20s, It’s Totally the ’90s All Over Again

Every two decades or so, the old becomes stylishly new. And now the pop artifacts of the Y2K era — winking futurism, loads of glitter, “TRL”-style videos — are back, with an update.

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