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(L-R) Bing Crosby, Phoebe Bridgers, Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald. Paramount Pictures/Dan Tuffs/Alamy Stock Photo/Studio Publicity/Heritage Image Partnership Ltd

The enduring wartime spirit that powers classic Christmas songs

Songs that evoked holidays “just like the ones I used to know” tugged at the heartstrings of a nation receptive to the idea of a nostalgic past rather than a fragile present.
Drake has made a career as a heartbroken player that sings and raps. The artist accepts the artist of the decade award at the Billboard Music Awards on May 23, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

How Canadian R&B artists like Drake and Justin Bieber complicate ideas of race, music and nationality

Canadian R&B artists, including Drake, have built lifestyle brands that simultaneously reinforce and challenge dominant beliefs about R&B music as Black and American, and Canadian identity as white.

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