Ralphie Choo Is Blasting Off

A supernova is a stellar explosion that shakes space so much that it can be detected far away from its location — a solid metaphor for Ralphie Choo‘s first album. SUPERNOVA, released last year, managed to shake up the European music scene. No one could have guessed the phenomenon that…

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“No photography was permitted” during Madonna’s surprise appearance at Ladyland 2024’s Vogue House Ball in Brooklyn. That is, unless your name was Ricardo Gomes, the Queen of Pop’s go-to photographer and all-around creative confidant. The Portuguese director has been capturing Madonna, whom he refers to simply as “M,” for several…

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It’s impossible to be across all the new music out each Friday. Luckily, PAPER is here to help you out: each week, we round up 10 of our favorite new songs from artists — emerging and established — to soundtrack your life. From the surreal to the sublime, these songs…

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They don’t make the girls sing the national anthem anymore. I mean, they do sometimes, but it used to be a testament to true vocal ability. A right of passage for pop girls to honor America and show off their talent. When I was a little gay kid, knowing that…

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Salvador Navarrete has a lot to do. The Irish-Chilean super-producer and artist, known to the world as Sega Bodega, is pacing around a spacious Paris apartment, wrangling clothes and packing when I call him over Zoom a few days after his latest album’s release: the propulsive, cerebral Dennis. This multitasking…

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The best Pride party was Under the K Bridge… horsegiirL played… okay, so the jokes write themselves! But beyond being an apt location for our friends who dabble in equine medicine, LadyLand, the long-running pride festival by New York nightlife impresario Ladyfag, was a verifiable who’s who of queer pop…

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Pia Mia wouldn’t call this a comeback. “It may look like I went away, but I never left,” she tells PAPER. For the Guam native, the unexpected nature of the entertainment industry is what makes her work exciting and fuels creativity. “There’s always hope,” she says. This is where “Repeat…

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British singer, producer and performance artist Babymorocco may not even have “100 racks” to spend on a music video, but he does have more than enough wit, swag and Tesco champagne that dreams are made of. In the visuals for his latest track, “Crazy Cheap” premiering today on PAPER, he…

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It is quite difficult, almost impossible even, to wrap my head around the fact that for the first time in a decade, literally everyone I know is listening to Charli XCX. In the last few weeks, I have attended multiple Brat-centric club nights, one not even a day after the…

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