At the Grammys, the Young Succeed Most When They Seem Old

Despite nods to Gen Z, this year’s show favored history-minded performers like Silk Sonic, Jon Batiste, H.E.R. and Lady Gaga.

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Lady Gaga and Silk Sonic Follow the Grammy Formula: Old, but New

Despite nods to Gen Z, this year’s show favored history-minded performers like Silk Sonic, Jon Batiste, H.E.R. and Lady Gaga.

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Grammys 2022: How to Watch, Time and Streaming

A guide to everything you need to know for the 64th annual awards on Sunday night.

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Debating the Grammys’ Biggest, Oddest Category

Only in record of the year could Lil Nas X and Olivia Rodrigo face off against Abba and Tony Bennett. Our critics break down all 10 nominees in a new “Diary of a Song” video.

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Best Songs of 2021

Sixty-six tracks that tell the story of the year: a posthumous political statement, a hyperpop star finding his footing, an emerging force’s debut smash and a superstar’s 10-minute redo.

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Gen Z Pop Stars Made Their Mark in 2021. Beware, Millennial Forebears.

Upstarts including Olivia Rodrigo, Lil Nas X, Chloe Bailey and the Kid Laroi grew up on the internet, admiring the artists who are now their contemporaries.

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At Last Minute, Kanye West, Taylor Swift Added as Top Grammy Nominees

Abba, Lil Nas X and others benefited as the number of competitors in the four all-genre categories grew from eight to 10 in a meeting the day before the nominations were announced.

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Jon Batiste and Young Chart-Toppers Lead 2022 Grammy Nominations

The Recording Academy, which expanded the top competitions to 10 slots, announces its first ballot since ending its heavily criticized review committees in nearly all categories.

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Education Doesn’t Inoculate Us from Vaccine Hesitancy

What we learn is filtered through our identities.

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Lil Nas X Reveals Himself on ‘Montero’

After a record-breaking single, a tentative EP, a public coming out and another newsworthy smash, the 22-year-old pop sensation offers a fuller view of his inner world.

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The Anti-Gay Agenda

It is not the gay Black person who becomes an instrument of a white supremacist attack on Black masculinity. It is the Black homophobe.

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Some Said Lil Nas X Was a One-Hit Wonder. They Were Wrong.

He’s lap dancing on the devil, winning the internet — and redefining what a pop star can be.

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The Subversive Joy of Lil Nas X’s Gay Pop Stardom

A peek into a hot boy summer filled with new highs, disappointment and growth.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Season Finale Looks Back on a Pandemic Year

The episode, hosted by Anya Taylor-Joy and featuring the musical guest Lil Nas X, let “S.N.L.” cast members (and the surprise guest Chris Rock) reflect on a challenging season.

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Who Needs an Album? Just Keep Remaking the Song!

Recent hits by SpotemGottem and Lil Nas X show the power of extending the life of a single track, album be damned.

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Lil Nas X? Not Sorry!

The celebrity apology has evolved, but it still isn’t good enough.

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Nike Agrees to Settlement with ‘Satan Shoes’ Maker MSCHF

The unauthorized sneakers, which contain a drop of blood and cost $1,018, sold out in less than a minute last month.

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Lil Nas X, Clapback Champ

The rapper’s new single, video and sneaker were merely the prelude to a brilliantly orchestrated main event: a virtuosic performance on Twitter.

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These Shoes Contain a Drop of Human Blood. Nike Does Not Approve.

As a follow-up to its “Jesus Shoes,” the company MSCHF will sell 666 pairs of “Satan Shoes” in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X.

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Lil Nas X Makes a Coming-Out Statement, and 9 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Taylor Swift, Rod Wave, Dr. Lonnie Smith and Iggy Pop and others.

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TikTok Is Behind Your Favorite Pop Star Remix. Here’s How.

After a song by an unknown gains attention on the app, a trend-hopping remix with a superstar usually isn’t far behind.

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