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Though he is best-known for his auteur work, composer, playwright and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical. Elias Williams for NPR hide caption

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Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

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"At the and of the day, I feel like your purpose can come from making one person feel like they're not alone," Alessia Cara says. supadupabrick/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'It's A Learning Curve': Alessia Cara On Growing Up, The Grammys And More

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"I think what makes a song good is, for a listener, there always has to be something new happening," Benny Blanco says. Matt Adam/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Continuous Work Ethic Of Benny Blanco

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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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After releasing collaborations with Janelle Monáe, Poppy and Loona, "We Appreciate Power" is Grimes' first new track since 2015's Art Angels. Eli Russell Linnetz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"To be honest with you, I don't have many answers. I've got a bunch of questions," Matty Healy says. Magdalena Wosinska/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 1975's Matty Healy Negotiates With The World

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Hatchie and her band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Galea McGregor/WXPN hide caption

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Hatchie On World Cafe

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While your holiday meal might consist of turkey that's deep-fried, braised or roasted, the turkeys who've been featured in music through the years have inspired pop culture crazes. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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'Let's Turkey Trot': Festive Music About Fowl

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Michael Bublé's love is out now. Evaan Kheraj/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Michael Bublé Wants To Spread The 'love'

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teddy<3's LillyAnna is out now via Whatever Records. Chantal Anderson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'LillyAnna' Gives Teddy Geiger Space To Express Herself

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Anderson .Paak's Oxnard, one of the year's most anticipated albums, is on our short list for the best new releases out on Nov. 16. Theo Wargo/Getty Images for TIDAL hide caption

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New Music Friday For Nov. 16: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

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