1995 was a hell of a year for music.
Here are the songs that defined America from Dec. 16 to Dec. 22, presented by BuzzFeed and Spotify. A state’s “signature song” is not its most popular, but its most distinctive — that is to say, the one that residents of that state streamed proportionally the most as compared with the U.S. as a whole.
Cheers to the freakin’ weekend!
You need some D in your life.
The elusive prodigy opened up last night in Brooklyn, as part of the Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York.
Because it’s been too long. Especially if you’re a Missy Elliott or D’Angelo fan.
Plus an amazing Top Gun homage by Archer, a Tom Hanks movie hair quiz, and, finally, a purse that can charge your phone.
The Roots drummer’s memoir Mo’ Meta Blues: The World According to Questlove is full of great stories, like when he completely embarrassed himself in front of Prince.
Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, My Bloody Valentine, David Bowie and other artists have released new music after extended absences this year. Who could be next?
Are you having a terrible day? Let D’Angelo soothe your soul.
The singer made a welcome return on Sunday with a sexy rendition of “Untitled (How Does It Feel)” before launching into “Sugar Daddy.” It was the singer’s first televised performance in 12 years and his second performance in the U.S. this year. The first being a surprise appearance at Bonnarroo.