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Travis Scott performs in Austin, Texas, in October 2018. Scott is set to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show. Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Even With Rappers Set To Perform, Super Bowl's Halftime Show Remains Tone-Deaf

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Bad Bunny backstage at Apple Music's 'Up Next' Artist concert in Miami, Fl. in March 2018. Manny Hernandez/Getty Images for Apple Music hide caption

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How Bad Bunny Skipped Categories And Skyrocketed To Fame

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Clockwise from upper left: Son Lux, Camp Cope, The Low Anthem, Mabel Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Glaring Omissions: The Music We Missed In 2018

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"I'm out here still updating and like, you have to interact with these updates," Earl Sweatshirt says. Kat Lonsdorf/NPR hide caption

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Earl Sweatshirt On Resentment, Growth And Giving Yourself A Chance

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Childish Gambino (left) performs onstage during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Festival. Rosalía speaks onstage during the 19th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Janelle Monae performs in Los Angeles in June and Kacey Musgraves performs at the 2018 Stagecoach Festival in April. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia; David Becker/Getty Images for LARAS; Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Stagecoach hide caption

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All Songs Considered: The Year In Music 2018

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Alessia Cara, performing live earlier this month in Spain, released one of our must-hear albums for Nov. 30, The Pains Of Growing. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic hide caption

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New Music Friday For Nov. 30: The 5 Albums You Should Hear Now

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"I've gotten to share all these experiences with people in my hometown," Anderson .Paak says, "and introduce my hometown to the world." Israel Ramos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Anderson .Paak Comes Home: 'This Is What We Dreamed Of'

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An image of Mac Miller, who died suddenly in September, projected on the rear of the stage at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif., before a benefit concert organized in Miller's honor. Scott Dudelson/Getty Images hide caption

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