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The 10 best and 10 worst songs of 2020

2020 was peppered with career highlights from beloved artists like Taylor Swift (“August,” “Tolerate It”), Halsey (“3am”), and BTS (“Black Swan”). But other artists – including Justin Bieber (“Yummy,” “Running Over”), 6ix9ine (“Gooba”), Katy Perry (“Smile”), and Tory Lanez (“Money Over Fallouts”) – released some of the worst songs in […]
The 10 best and 10 worst songs of 2020
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Here are the artists, albums, and songs we couldn’t stop listening to this year

The annual release of Spotify Wrapped inspired Insider’s biggest music fans to compare notes. Taylor Swift was the most common appearance in our top artists and songs, especially tracks from her newest album “Folklore.” We loved songs like The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” Chloe x Halle’s “Do It,” and Dua Lipa’s […]
Here are the artists, albums, and songs we couldn’t stop listening to this year
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The 20 biggest snubs from the 2021 Grammy nominations

The 2021 Grammy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday. Fiona Apple, Bad Bunny, BTS, and Phoebe Bridgers were all snubbed in major categories. Some of the year’s best albums, like The Weeknd’s “After Hours” and Halsey’s “Manic,” were completely ignored. BLACKPINK, Ashe, BENEE, and FINNEAS all deserved to be nominated […]
The 20 biggest snubs from the 2021 Grammy nominations
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19 times musicians trashed their own songs

Musicians aren’t always fans of their own music, and some stars even dislike their biggest hits. Zayn Malik has said a lot of negative things about the music he made while in the band One Direction. Madonna has said she would prefer to never sing “Like A Virgin” ever again. […]
19 times musicians trashed their own songs
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Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ music video is packed with cameos and political winks. Here’s every detail you may have missed.

On Friday, Ariana Grande debuted the music video for her new single, “Positions,” directed by Dave Meyers. The video imagines Grande as the President of the United States, gracefully balancing her personal life and political power. Members of Grande’s real-life inner circle make cameos as members of her imaginary administration. […]
Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ music video is packed with cameos and political winks. Here’s every detail you may have missed.
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The 30 best songs of 2020, ranked

Insider ranked the 30 best songs of 2020, weighing factors like critical acclaim, cultural impact, and listenability. “August” by Taylor Swift took the top spot. Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage Remix,” Rina Sawayama’s “XS,” Christine and the Queens’ “People, I’ve Been Sad,” and Halsey’s “3am” rounded out the top five. Swift […]
The 30 best songs of 2020, ranked
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6 artists who don’t deserve their 2020 VMA awards — sorry

MTV handed out 24 awards on Monday night at the 2020 VMAs. Four of those awards were handed to the wrong artists, including video of the year, which went to The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights.” Read a full list of the winners here. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. MTV’s annual […]
6 artists who don’t deserve their 2020 VMA awards — sorry
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The 45 best music videos of 2020, ranked

Insider ranked the 45 best music videos released in 2020. “Already” by Beyoncé, Shatta Wale, and Major Lazer took the top spot. “Brown Skin Girl” by Beyoncé, “Rain on Me” by Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, “WAP” by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, and “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles […]
The 45 best music videos of 2020, ranked
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How Hollywood makes characters walk on walls

Many movies, TV shows, and music videos have called for surreal sequences where the characters are able to walk on walls and ceilings. Movies like “Royal Wedding” and “Inception” pulled this off by building a motorised rotating set and capturing all the action with a fixed camera. HBO’s “Euphoria” employed […]
How Hollywood makes characters walk on walls
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Every album that hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2020

In 2020, 32 different albums hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Only seven artists managed to stay on top for more than one week: Roddy Rich, Lil Baby, Lil Uzi Vert, The Weeknd, Juice WRLD, Taylor Swift (twice), and Ariana Grande. Swift’s “Folklore” was the year’s longest-running No. 1 […]
Every album that hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2020
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The 10 best and 10 worst celebrity tattoos of all time

Many celebrities use tattoos as a form of self-expression. Some famous figures have ink that’s inspired by their past or pays tribute to a loved one, making the body art very meaningful to the individual. Others have tattoos that are misspelled, DIY, or flawed in design. Insider listed some of […]
The 10 best and 10 worst celebrity tattoos of all time
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35 absolutely essential albums released by female artists in 2020

We rounded up the best female-fronted albums that 2020 had to offer. Taylor Swift (“Folklore,” “Evermore”), Megan Thee Stallion (“Suga,” “Good News”), and Kali Uchis (“To Feel Alive,” “Sin Miedo”) each boast two different projects on our list. Other notable releases include Selena Gomez’s “Rare,” BLACKPINK’s “The Album,” Baby Queen’s […]
35 absolutely essential albums released by female artists in 2020
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Halsey calls out fellow celebrities who are ‘choosing to be silent’ about George Floyd’s death: ‘You have seen that a man was murdered. You don’t care’

Halsey was quick to call for “accountability” after George Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on Monday after a white police officer kneeled on his neck. In a string of tweets, the 25-year-old singer-songwriter also condemned other celebrities who have failed to speak out against systemic racism and police brutality. […]
Halsey calls out fellow celebrities who are ‘choosing to be silent’ about George Floyd’s death: ‘You have seen that a man was murdered. You don’t care’
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The 20 best albums of 2020, ranked

Insider ranked the 20 best albums of 2020, weighing factors like critical acclaim, cultural impact, and listenability. “Folkore” by Taylor Swift took the top spot. Fiona Apple’s “Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” The Weeknd’s “After Hours,” Phoebe Bridgers’ “Punisher,” and Halsey’s “Manic” rounded out the top five. It feels weird to […]
The 20 best albums of 2020, ranked
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28 songs to listen to if you need a pick-me-up

Insider compiled a playlist of 28 optimistic, peaceful, and cathartic songs to help boost your mood. Featured songs include “Get Well Soon” by Ariana Grande, “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys, and “It’s Gonna Be OK, Baby” by MUNA. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Have current events been getting […]
28 songs to listen to if you need a pick-me-up
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13 musicians who have followed a vegan diet

Many celebrities, including musicians, currently follow or once adhered to a vegan, or plant-based, diet. Singers like Moby and Miley Cyrus said they began following a vegan diet because of how their pets make them feel. Musicians like Lizzo, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande have also spoken about being vegan. […]
13 musicians who have followed a vegan diet
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12 celebrities who have misspelled tattoos

Many celebrities view tattoos as a form of creativity and self-expression, others use ink to capture a special moment or feeling. However, some famous people have ended up with tattoos that were different than what they intended. Ariana Grande, Kevin Durant, and Rihanna all got tattoos that didn’t mean what […]
12 celebrities who have misspelled tattoos
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34 celebrity couples who wrote and recorded songs together

Famous singers and musicians who date each other often end up collaborating on music. These 36 celebrity couples worked on at least one song together, from Sonny and Cher’s iconic hits to Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s recent duet “Señorita.” Some couples worked together behind the scenes: Halsey’s debut album […]
34 celebrity couples who wrote and recorded songs together
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17 celebrities you probably didn’t know set world records

Celebrities have set Guinness World Records through their profession or through unexpected means. Celebrities like Justin Bieber and Eminem have set records with their music. Others, such as Dwayne Johnson, set records for doing unexpected things. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Guinness World Records is famous for cataloging the […]
17 celebrities you probably didn’t know set world records
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13 details from the Grammys red carpet that you might’ve missed

The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards aired on Sunday night, and the red carpet was filled with detailed looks. Gwen Stefani’s dress was covered in actual seashells. Lizzo’s nails featured the number of Grammy nominations she received. Priyanka Chopra wore the number “24” on her nails, likely to honour Kobe Bryant. […]
13 details from the Grammys red carpet that you might’ve missed
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The 8 best memes that came out of the 2020 Grammys

The 2020 Grammys did not disappoint, with plenty of amusing reactions on the red carpet and in the ceremony, some iconic, meme-spawning outfits, and a couple of great viewer spots. Billy Porter’s hat and Ariana Grande’s dress were instantly iconic for a variety of reasons. Billie Eilish didn’t want to […]
The 8 best memes that came out of the 2020 Grammys
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The 5 best and 5 worst celebrity Christmas albums

Every year, celebrities capitalise on the holiday season by releasing Christmas-themed music. Musicians like Mariah Carey,Ariana Grande, and Michael Bublé have managed to perfect the cheesy art form. Others, like CeeLo Green,Taylor Swift, and Sia, released forgettable or cringeworthy Christmas albums. Insider’s five favourites and five least favourites are listed […]
The 5 best and 5 worst celebrity Christmas albums
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The 20 top artists of the decade

Insider recently commemorated the past 10 years of musical greats with a series of opinion essays, each dedicated to a different artist who inspired fans and helped define the decade. The 10 artists are listed below, in no particular order, with highlights from the essays. They include Adele, Rihanna,Kendrick Lamar, […]
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The 9 best and 9 worst songs of the year

2019 was an incredible year for music, marked by highlights like Ariana Grande’s intimate ballad “Needy,” Billie Eilish’s smash hit “Bad Guy,” and Halsey’s poetic single “Clementine.” Other songs, however, marred the year’s reputation – like Miley Cyrus’ cringey “Cattitude” and Maroon 5’s forgettable single “Memories.” Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
The 9 best and 9 worst songs of the year
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Ariana Grande, Ellen Pompeo, and more celebrities rally behind Gabrielle Union after she was reportedly fired from ‘America’s Got Talent’

Celebrities have rallied behind Gabrielle Union after she was reportedly fired from NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” for complaining about racism and unfair treatment on set. Ellen Pompeo, the highest paid woman on TV, and Jameela Jamil, who stars on a popular NBC show, condemned the network for “toxic” workplace cultures. […]
Ariana Grande, Ellen Pompeo, and more celebrities rally behind Gabrielle Union after she was reportedly fired from ‘America’s Got Talent’
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Every song that hit No. 1 on the chart in 2019

Seventeen different songs have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this year. “Thank U, Next” by Ariana Grande took the first top spot of the year. Mariah Carey’s classic holiday single “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is currently charting at No. 1 for the first time […]
Every song that hit No. 1 on the chart in 2019
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Watch Ariana Grande reunite with her ‘Victorious’ costars 6 years after the show ended to perform songs from the series

Ariana Grande reunited with “Victorious” costars Elizabeth Gillies and Matt Bennett during her concert in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday. The stars sang “I Think You’re Swell” and “Give It Up” from the Nickelodeon show, which lasted from 2010 to 2013. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. “Victorious” costars Ariana Grande, […]
Watch Ariana Grande reunite with her ‘Victorious’ costars 6 years after the show ended to perform songs from the series
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Stars including Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid have come out in support of Taylor Swift after she accused Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of blocking her from performing old songs

Celebrities have come to Taylor Swift’s defence after the singer accused Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta, who founded her former label Big Machine Records, of impeding her upcoming performance at the American Music Awards. In a lengthy statement tweeted on Thursday, Swift asked fans “to talk some sense into the […]
Stars including Selena Gomez and Gigi Hadid have come out in support of Taylor Swift after she accused Scooter Braun and Scott Borchetta of blocking her from performing old songs
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28 celebrities who say they believe in ghosts

Some celebrities believe in ghosts. A few stars, like Ariana Grande and Keanu Reeves, have also shared stories about their personal paranormal encounters. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Kristen Stewart said that she talks to ghosts. “If I’m in a weird, small town, making a movie, and I’m in […]
28 celebrities who say they believe in ghosts
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Pete Davidson is reportedly dating supermodel Kaia Gerber

Pete Davidson has been in the public eye ever since he began lending his comedic talents to various MTV shows in 2013. The comedian is reportedly dating supermodel Kaia Gerber. Back in 2018, he had a high-profile engagement to Ariana Grande but the two split last year. Visit Insider’s homepage […]
Pete Davidson is reportedly dating supermodel Kaia Gerber
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The 57 best music videos of 2019, ranked

Insider ranked this year’s 57 best music videos. “Lights Up” by Harry Styles took the top spot. It was followed by “Mother’s Daughter” by Miley Cyrus, “Nightmare” by Halsey, “Sucker” by the Jonas Brothers, and “Bury a Friend” by Billie Eilish in the top five. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
The 57 best music videos of 2019, ranked
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Here are all the winners of the 2019 MTV VMAs

The nominees for the 2019 MTV VMAs included stars like Ariana Grande, Lil Nas X, and Billie Eilish. Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift each had 10 nominations, but Swift ended up winning video of the year. Additional artists who received awards included Lil Nas X, the Jonas Brothers, Billie Eilish, […]
Here are all the winners of the 2019 MTV VMAs
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Scooter Braun just clapped back at Taylor Swift’s accusation that he’s blocking her from performing her old songs at the AMAs. Here’s everything we know about the celebrity manager’s net worth, career, and his feud with Swift.

Celebrity talent manager Scooter Braun is preventing Taylor Swift from performing her old music at the AMAs or including it in an upcoming Netflix documentary about her life, the pop star alleged in a tweet on Thursday. Braun purchased Big Machine Label Group for $US300 million and now owns the […]
Scooter Braun just clapped back at Taylor Swift’s accusation that he’s blocking her from performing her old songs at the AMAs. Here’s everything we know about the celebrity manager’s net worth, career, and his feud with Swift.
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7 new albums and songs to stream on Spotify this weekend

Each week, INSIDER rounds up a list of great songs and albums to stream on Spotify over the weekend. In addition to Taylor Swift’s new single “You Need To Calm Down,” you can listen to GoldLink’s new album and a song from frequent Ariana Grande collaborators. Visit INSIDER’s homepage for […]
7 new albums and songs to stream on Spotify this weekend
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Here are all the 2019 Billboard Music Awards winners

The winners of the 2019Billboard Music Awards were announced Wednesday. Drake broke a record for most awards by collecting 12 on Wednesday, and bringing his all-time total to 27. Other top winners include Cardi B with six, Maroon 5 with four and Ella Mai, Ozuna, Luke Combs and Lauren Daigle […]
Here are all the 2019 Billboard Music Awards winners
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Here are all the nominations for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards

The finalists for the 2019Billboard Music Awards were announced Thursday morning. Cardi B, Drake, and Post Malone lead the nominees. Finalists and winners at the BBMAs are determined by album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social engagement. Here’s a full list of the nominations. INSIDER will […]
Here are all the nominations for the 2019 Billboard Music Awards
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THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘Victorious’ 10 years later

“Victorious” premiered on Nickelodeon in March 2010. The show starred Victoria Justice, Ariana Grande, Elizabeth Gillies, Avan Jogia, Leon Thomas, Matt Bennett, and Daniella Monet. The cast members still act, but some have found success in music and other ventures. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. When the first episode […]
THEN AND NOW: The cast of ‘Victorious’ 10 years later
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