Queer Pop's Next Generation Is Pushing The Boundaries Of A Sexphobic Society

Explicit lyrical allusions to queer sex from Kim Petras, Slayyyter, and Jordy have become a new way to celebrate

Blue Rojo Is A Musical Volcano Of Queer Desire

The Mexican-American pop singer celebrates himself in his music: ‘I'm this misunderstood, super mystical gay boy in my fantasy’

How LGBTQ+ Artists Made TikTok A Space For Sharing Their Stories

For queer musicians like Mxmtoon, Cat Burns, Jake Wesley Rogers, the app's community sustains careers, fills venues, and gives them more control

Perfume Genius's Unknowable Ecstasy

The art-pop maestro's new LP 'Ugly Season' is operatic and bold but insular by design

Pale Waves Embrace Their 'Chic' Side

The English group lean into pop-punk, bleach-blonde bobs, and a newfound intensity on 'Reasons to Live'

Muna's 'Kind Of Girl' Brings Self-Love And Acceptance To The Tonight Show

Three guitars, three ties, three legends

Billie Eilish Surprises With Stripped-Down New Live Song 'TV'

Including references to the Depp v. Amber case and the impending overturn of Roe v. Wade

Harry Styles, An Icon, Was Simply Too Famous To Play Elvis, Another Icon

According to director Baz Luhrmann

Olivia Rodrigo Drives Home Winning Best Music Documentary

The 'Good 4 U' singer made the documentary for fans who could not see her on tour

Calvin Harris And Dua Lipa Make A Sexy 'Potion' With Young Thug

The Scottish DJ collaborates once again with the disco-pop queen and the rapper

Umi Cultivated Her Inner Forest — Now It's In Full Bloom

The rising R&B star talks ancestral inspirations, healing her throat chakra, and her debut album, 'Forest in the City'

Charlie Hickey's Songs About Family Love And Middle-School Enemies

The 'Nervous At Night' artist talks creating his debut album and writing love songs that predate his current relationships

Taylor Swift's NYU Speech Urges Class Of 2022 To 'Live Alongside Cringe'

Welcome to New York (University)

Mallrat Goes Deeper Into The Machine

The Australian musician categorically makes pop in an atypical way, melding 'really distorted, aggressive sounds, and really beautiful vocal samples'

Ethel Cain, Raised In A Bubble, Stays Isolated For Her Art

‘I only watch VHS tapes and some DVDs,’ the enigmatic artist behind ‘Preachers Daughter’ says. ‘Childhood is, you know, the purest time of your life’

BTS Kicked Off Their Grammys Performance With An Olivia Rodrigo Cameo

All the moves, all the applause

Lil Nas X Absolutely Sparkles During Montero Grammys Medley

Jack Harlow joined him to perform their smash hit, "Industry Baby."

Olivia Rodrigo’s First Grammys Performance Didn’t Disappoint

She opened the show under the red headlights of 'Drivers License'

Sadie Jean Found Out 'WYD Now?' Was A Streaming Smash While In Class

'MTV News Presents: Rising' digs into the 19-year-old songwriter's big viral hit

Christina Aguilera Set The Stage For A Pop Icon With Range

The self-titled debut from a young singer with a show-stopping voice primed her for a career of flexing it at every turn

St. Vincent's Attention To Technology Keeps It Timeless

Annie Clark's eponymous 2014 album considered that our online personas were perhaps realer than the ones we inhabit in daily life

Charli XCX Likes The Inherent Danger Of Crash

'But also, on the cover, I am the immovable object that's being crashed into,' she tells MTV News about her glossy new album

Fifth Harmony Wrestled Back The Power Of Having A Voice

The girl group, newly a foursome, used their final studio album in 2017 to find their voice, together and on their own, for the first time

Avril Lavigne Spanned The Worlds Of Pop And Rock, Just Like The Artist Herself

Before she returned to full-on pop-punk with 'Love Sux,' Lavigne deftly kept a foot in both realms on her 2013 self-titled album