Bard Ylvisaker (L) and Vegard Ylvisaker of Ylvis perform "The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)" in September.
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December 23, 2013 At the end of a year in which pop songs were a constant, provocative part of the national conversation, NPR Music critic Ann Powers sifts through the 100 most popular songs of the year to highlight 10 pure pop pleasures worth remembering.
Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.
December 7, 2011 A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.
Rihanna's new video is the target of a lawsuit from photographer David LaChapelle.
February 17, 2011 The promo clip for the pop star's latest single, "S&M," has made her the target of a copyright infringement lawsuit.
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A still from the video for Rihanna's "Rude Boy," co-written by Makeba Riddick.
December 2, 2010 Songwriter Makeba Riddick explains the delicate art of writing songs for teens and their parents.
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August 6, 2010 The video is a literal depiction of a couple who can't escape a violent relationship.
Katy Perry (left) and Snoop Dogg perform at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards in June.
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August 4, 2010 Recent hits suggest that there's an imbalance of power between men and women on pop duets.
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