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Music recommendations, industry developments, and other music coverage from Vox.

With “Dynamite,” BTS beat the US music industry at its own cheap game

Beyoncé and Taylor Swift lead the 2021 Grammy nominees

BTS’s new album is sublime comfort pop for the soul in lockdown

One Good Thing: The dark pop pleasures of Selena Gomez’s Rare

Why Britney Spears’s fans are convinced she’s being held captive

One Good Thing: Neil Cicierega is the internet’s merriest prankster. His new album delights.

How Vienna’s opera houses are staying open in the pandemic

Why Beethoven’s 5th Symphony matters in 2020

How Beethoven’s 5th Symphony put the classism in classical music

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony is a lesson in finding hope in adversity

Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, explained

Why Mulan’s “I’ll Make a Man Out of You” became a pump-up playlist must-have

One Good Thing: I’m obsessed with the latest Phoebe Bridgers album

Britney Spears wants her father to permanently step down as her conservator

Why Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” is actually a public health triumph

Meet the African goddess at the center of Beyoncé’s Black Is King

Black Is King is Beyoncé’s stunning ode to African glory

Taylor Swift is the millennial Bruce Springsteen

The queering of Taylor Swift

The 6 songs that explain Taylor Swift’s new album, Folklore

How Taylor Swift reset her image with Folklore

How K-pop fans are weaponizing the internet for Black Lives Matter

Recording the Company cast album was infamously hellish. This cult favorite doc captured it all.

Run the Jewels’ new album is shocking, funny, relentless — and 2020’s most required listening

“I’m a bit of an overwriter”: How Carly Rae Jepsen whittled 200 songs down to 12

The coronavirus pandemic shut down live music. Now fans just want their money back.

A beginner’s guide to K-pop

Rock and roll icon Little Richard has died at 87

New Beyoncé, a Netflix teen rom-com, and other stuff we loved this week

Megan Thee Stallion’s “Hot Girl Summer” is the dark horse song of quarantine

Sunday’s virtual Sondheim concert was the most cathartic experience of quarantine so far

This weekend's coolest concert is happening in Fortnite

Fiona Apple’s new album sounds like 2020 feels

The mythology behind the Tiger King’s country music

How “quarantine concerts” are keeping live music alive as venues remain closed

Little Mix is the best girl group in the world. It’s time America gave them a listen.

Dua Lipa’s hopeful Future Nostalgia is dance-pop brilliance 

MyNoise brings you realistic “soundscapes” from the outside world

Newly leaked footage shows Taylor Swift and Kanye West talking “Famous”

Legendary country star Kenny Rogers has died at 81