What’s Left for the Weeknd to Conquer?

Following the Weeknd’s 2020 album, “After Hours,” which included the global hit “Blinding Lights,” it may have seemed as if he had nowhere else to go — that he’d finally reached the summit of the mountain he’d spent the decade climbing, starting out as a freaky recalibrator of R&B and ending up making unifying 1980s-style hits that need no translation.

His new album, “Dawn FM,” suggests at least one future direction: leaning in on specific sections and subgenres of that decade and exploring ways to supersize the niche.

On this week’s Popcast, a conversation about making big tent pop in an age of the micro, and just how few options truly remain for the biggest mainstream pop star’s next moves.

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Enter the world of director Ari Kim, the creative force behind the compelling narrative of “The Eyes of the Ocean Are Always Swollen.” A fine arts graduate from New York University, Ari currently immerses herself in the vibrant realm of film direction and art direction within the bustling city of New York. Holding dual roles […]

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Mike Mizzle: The Rising Star Taking Social Media by Storm!

In the vast realm of social media, where creativity knows no bounds, one name has risen above the rest—Michael Nwokolo, known in the digital world as Mike Mizzle. Hailing from West Africa, Nigeria, Mike Mizzle’s journey to becoming a social media sensation is nothing short of inspiring. Having moved to the US in the year […]

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Benjiboykon and Benji Auto Transport Make Diddy’s Batman Dream Come True

City, State, November 7, 2023 – Benjiboykon, via his exotic car transport company Benji Auto Transport, did a stellar Halloween service for rap mogul Diddy. The legendary rap star, alternately known as Puff Daddy and P. Diddy throughout his career, hired rapper Benjiboykon’s company to deliver the Batmobile to California. While it was a success, […]

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