NPR’s latest on the music scene
The Grammy Awards telecast is airing Sunday evening. The Recording Academy says that nothing should overshadow the night, but allegations from its ousted female president and CEO suggest otherwise.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 6:52 pm
Don't say she didn't warn you! Megan Thee Stallion shares her first solo single of 2020 and debuts a fresh alter ego named Suga.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 4:19 pm
Hailed as a neo-soul smash in 2000, D'Angelo's Voodoo now feels decades more lived-in than its peers. The album's engineer, Russell Elevado, says sounding "old" became the key to sounding timeless.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 11:00 am
After first trying to win our annual Tiny Desk Contest, the singer-songwriter from Nairobi decided to put out a record, got nominated for a Grammy and wound up here anyway.
Posted: January 24, 2020, 10:00 am
Rosalía's first single of 2020 favors acoustic guitar over trap-inflected pop production, reassuring that her artistry is still rooted in Catalonia.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 7:43 pm
Nothing about the music Samantha Fish makes suggests that she's ever been shy. Hear a live performance in this session.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 3:29 pm
Irish quartet The Jeremiahs brings their urban Irish folk to Mountain Stage.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:00 pm
Mackenzie Scott's fourth record, which came after a period of self-reflection and romantic pursuit, is fixated on desire. "I want people to understand that women can burn for each other," she says.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 12:00 pm
For NPR's One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs series, Rolling Stone's Anthony DeCurtis recommends "Battleship Chains" by The Georgia Satellites, known for "Keep Your Hands to Yourself."
Posted: January 23, 2020, 10:02 am
The rapper's unexpected death at Midway International Airport was caused by an overdose of opioids, according to the medical examiner.
Posted: January 23, 2020, 2:05 am