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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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Here’s who should win album of the year at the 2021 Grammy Awards

The 2021 Grammy Awards nominations were announced on Tuesday. Jhené Aiko, Black Pumas, Coldplay, Jacob Collier, HAIM, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, and Taylor Swift will compete for album of the year, the ceremony’s most prestigious category. Insider ranked all eight nominated albums to determine who should win. And it’s clearly […]
Here’s who should win album of the year at the 2021 Grammy Awards
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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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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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The 7 biggest snubs of the 2020 VMAs nominations

The 2020 MTV Video Music Awards nominations were announced Thursday. Harry Styles, Halsey, Selena Gomez, Dua Lipa, and BTS were all snubbed in major categories, despite releasing some of the past year’s biggest albums and best videos. Artists like Normani and Miley Cyrus also delivered extraordinary visuals, yet still only […]
The 7 biggest snubs of the 2020 VMAs nominations
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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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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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14 of the most daring looks celebrities have ever worn to the BRIT Awards

The BRIT Awards have been celebrating the British music scene and welcoming new international artists since 1977. Over its 40-year history, the popular music awards show has seen some of the world’s biggest music stars pull out all the stops to show off their style. From Spice Girls singer Geri […]
14 of the most daring looks celebrities have ever worn to the BRIT Awards
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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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RANKED: The 45 young stars who will one day rule Hollywood

INSIDER chose 45 rising stars under 30 years old who had an exceptional 2018 – and will only continue to dominate Hollywood. 25-year-old songstress Ariana Grande took the top spot. “Black Panther” actress Letitia Wright and “Call Me By Your Name” actor Timothée Chalamet rounded out the top three. Huge […]
RANKED: The 45 young stars who will one day rule Hollywood
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RANKED: The 35 best music videos of 2018

INSIDER ranked our 35 favourite music videos from 2018. Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” took the top spot. It was followed by Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “Apes—“ and Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” in the top three. In the past few years, music videos have experienced something of a renaissance. From […]
RANKED: The 35 best music videos of 2018
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The 10 most overhyped songs of 2018

For a music culture dominated by shareable playlists and free listening services, the streaming giant Spotify can offer an extremely accurate look at what songs are capturing our attention at any given moment. Some of those songs, however, are more deserving than others. We took a look at Spotify’s weekly […]
The 10 most overhyped songs of 2018