Pop NPR Music stories that discuss pop music.

Pop

Claire Boucher, aka Grimes, is currently touring behind her acclaimed third album, Art Angels. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

Feeling This: A Conversation With Grimes

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/455769676/475923665" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Holy Ghost! Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artist

03Compass Point

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/475729538/475729890" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    Compass Point
    Album
    Crime Cutz
    Artist
    Holy Ghost!
    Label
    PIAS
    Released
    2016

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Prince performs at the Grand Palais in Paris on Oct. 11, 2009. Whoever ends up running his estate will face some tough decisions about how to handle his musical legacy. Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Beyond Streaming: How Will Future Fans Discover Prince's Music?

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/475733949/475773325" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clockwise from upper left: RY X, PUP, Summer Cannibals, Moon Hooch Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption
Courtesy of the artists

New Moon Hooch, Summer Cannibals, PUP, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/475633591/475748146" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Nite Jewel. Jose Wolff/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption
Jose Wolff/Courtesy of the artist

04Kiss The Screen

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/475288644/475290922" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Buy Featured Music

    Song
    Kiss The Screen
    Album
    Liquid Cool
    Artist
    Nite Jewel
    Label
    Gloriette Records
    Released
    2016

    Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Beyoncé's new visual album, Lemonade, is out now. TIDAL hide caption

toggle caption
TIDAL

Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' Is Defiant In The Midst Of Upheaval

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/475542607/475551946" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Prince performs at NOKIA Theatre on March 28, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.com hide caption

toggle caption
Kristian Dowling/Getty Images for Lotusflow3r.com

All Songs +1: Remembering Prince, The Utopian

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/475164191/475183550" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">