Chris Molanphy

music critic

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Feature writer and critic who covers music and the pop charts for Pitchfork, Slate, NPR Music, and more

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Grammy nominations are out today and Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” leads the pack. But the prestige of winning a Grammy has seemingly fallen to the cultural wayside.

Why are the Grammys called Grammys? And other questions

Grammy nominations are out today and Beyonce’s album “Lemonade” leads the pack. But the prestige of winning a Grammy has seemingly fallen to the cultural wayside.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Adele’s new album, 25, has broken the music industry’s record for most albums sold in a single week. And the week is barely halfway through!

Adele's Record-Breaking Record

Adele’s new album, 25, has broken the music industry’s record for most albums sold in a single week. And the week is barely halfway through!

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The song 'Walking on Sunshine' has been used or covered in so many TV commercials, shows and movies, that it earns about a million dollars a year.

'Walking on Sunshine' Sells for $15 Million

The song 'Walking on Sunshine' has been used or covered in so many TV commercials, shows and movies, that it earns about a million dollars a year.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20 in Washington, D.C.

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