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Sounds of ‘Sweetener’

Sounds of ‘Sweetener’

By Julia Fields, Contributing Writer

September 17, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Ariana Grande's new album "Sweetener" is a remarkable addition to her discography that shares meaningful and empowering music.

In the Classroom with Wyclef Jean

In the Classroom with Wyclef Jean

By Ankita Bhanot, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

Legendary rapper and musician Wyclef Jean came to NYU to hold a master class and conversation about his life, work and the state of the music business.

Pharrell Williams to Debut New Song at Commencement

Pharrell Williams to Debut New Song at Commencement

By Diamond Naga Siu, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2017


Filed under News, University News

Pharrell Williams, set to speak at the 2017 all-university commencement, plans to drop a new single during the ceremony.

Maggie Rogers Leaves No Sound Unturned

Maggie Rogers Leaves No Sound Unturned

By Connor Gatesman, Contributing Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

The momentum that NYU alum Maggie Rogers has been building since she stunned Pharrell during a Clive Davis masterclass in 2015 has reached its peak with her EP release — though whether the momentum carries through is debatable.

Maggie Rogers’ ‘Alaska’ is Larger Than Life

Maggie Rogers’ ‘Alaska’ is Larger Than Life

By Gilchrist Green, Music Editor

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, Top Stories

In NYU alumna Maggie Roger's new music video, her passion and talent have officially solidified into indelible proof that her career has only just begun.

Here’s What You Missed at NYU This Summer

Here’s What You Missed at NYU This Summer

By Diamond Naga Siu and Bourrée Huang

August 28, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

NYU kept active for the three months of summer break even after the exodus of students from the city.  In addition to record-breaking heat and the Washington Square Park fountain turning back on, here are the top stories you may have missed this summer. Terrorism threats Around mid-June, NYU received ...

Top 8 stories from fall semester

By News Team

December 7, 2015


Filed under News, University News

A look back at this semester's top news stories including a powerful conversation on diversity, the discovery of a burial vault on campus, and a shocking donation.

Pharrell to spend year as artist-in-residence at Tisch

Pharrell to spend year as artist-in-residence at Tisch

By Alex Bazeley, News Editor

October 19, 2015


Filed under City News, News, University News

Williams is going to be teaching a class at NYU, with details to be announced at a later date.

Arts Issue: Minds behind music to thank for hits

Arts Issue: Minds behind music to thank for hits

April 10, 2014


Filed under Arts

Celebrity music producers are the reason for today’s greatest hits. While vocal talent is important, it is often the background elements that truly make a track or element stand out. Perhaps the best example in recent memory is courtesy of the two producers who helped reinvent Miley Cyrus’ musica...

Album reintroduces Pharrell as solo artist

Album reintroduces Pharrell as solo artist

March 4, 2014


Filed under Arts

When Pharrell Williams announced a couple weeks ago that he would be releasing his first solo album since 2006, there was no shortage of excitement surrounding the news. The producer has backed many hits in the past few years, seemingly working only behind the scenes. But after his success at this year...