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REVIEW: One Direction – ‘Made In The A.M.’

Artist: One Direction Album: Made In The A.M Genre: Pop If the impending hiatus rumors turn out to indeed be true, there is a good chance Made In The A.M. will be the last new material we receive from One Direction for the foreseeable future. To claim that knowledge of that fact doesn’t impact how […]

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FEMME’s “S.O.S” is a Huge Pop Jam With a Colorful Video

Since late 2013, we’ve talked about FEMME quite a bit. The London-based pop songstress keeps delivering hit after hit, and even though we’re admittedly a little late to the game on this one, it’s really never too late to share good music. “S.O.S” is Laura Bettinson’s newest single, and much like her previous works, it […]

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Is Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye” Pop Music’s Next Smash Hit?

Atlantic Records took the music industry by surprise in 2014 with the signing, and later complete radio domination, of Meghan Trainor. Her throwback sound, coupled with timely pop culture references, made songs like “All About That Bass” inescapable pop hits. Just how long her career will last is anyone’s guess, but it should go without […]

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Petite Meller’s “Baby Love” Video Reminds Us Of Wes Anderson

We love great pop music around UTG, but truth be told coming across that kind of material is often a near impossible task. There is so much disposable music made for clubs and radio today that sifting through long enough to find something worthy of more than five replays is often a daunting proposition. Fortunately […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Starling Glow Teases Big 2015

We are all about helping new artists gain the extra exposure needed to reach an international audience, and today we are thrilled to partner with up and coming pop star Starling Glow to tease what will certainly be a very busy 2015. Oh, you don’t know Starling Glow? No worries. This fast-rising vocalist boasts a […]

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REVIEW: One Direction – ‘Four’

Artist: One Direction Album: Four Genre: Pop Label: Columbia/Syco A year after delivering their hit-filled record Midnight Memories, One Direction have returned with a new album that features a far more mature sound. It’s hard to understand when the members of One Direction found time to record new material over the last twelve months. Between […]

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UTG TV: Janelle Monáe Talks ‘The Electric Lady’ And New Year’s Eve Performance

Ladies and gentlemen, here she is. Billboard’s Rising Star of 2013. In 2010, Janelle Monáe reinvented pop music with her debut release The ArchAndroid. This year she returned to the forefront with The Electric Lady– a multi-suite album centered around empowering female protagonists–that wound up topping numerous radio charts and end-of-year lists. It wasn’t long before she won Billboard’s Rising Star […]

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UTG CRUSH: Rixton Want To “Make Out” With You

I love this column. Okay, so it’s not really a column per se, but after several months of these ‘Crush’ articles I have to believe you’ve put together that this corner of UTG is reserved for the latest pop discoveries. Forget about lyrical depth and well-meaning instrumentation for a few minutes and allow yourself to […]

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UTG Has a Pop Music Crush On G.R.L.

Pop music has been dominated with boy bands in recent years, but we at UTG believe it’s past time for another girl group to dominate the charts. If you agree, read on and prepare to dance. Allow us to introduce you to a new girl group known as G.R.L., which consists of 5 members; Lauren […]

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SINGLE REVIEW: Icona Pop – “All Night”

Artist: Icona Pop Single: “All Night” Album: This Is… Genre: Pop Following hot on the heels of their smash hit “I Love It,” Icona Pop are hoping to make their flash in the pan success more of a lasting affair with their latest single, “All Night.” Let’s get one thing straight right off the top: […]

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Betty Who Releases “You’re In Love” Video

UTG’s latest pop music crush is back in our headlines with release of yet another stunning music video. Marking her second single of 2013, Betty Who released the official video for “You’re In Love” earlier today, May 20. The video, which features imagery that will be familiar to those who’ve seen Betty’s press photos, was […]

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REVIEW: Betty Who – The Movement

Artist: Betty Who Album: The Movement Label: Unsigned Genre: Pop You can say whatever you want about the 1980s being a disposable decade for music. You can toss around names like Wham and Culture Club all day, but it won’t change the fact that a generation of slap bracelets and Devo hats altered music with […]