One Direction turns down White House invite — and more from the world of pop music

Each Tuesday on the Style blog, we’ll be rounding up the latest pop music headlines along with all of Style’s pop music coverage from the previous week.


From left, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Harry Styles, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson of the band One Direction perform on NBC's "Today" on March 12 in New York. (Neilson Barnard/GETTY IMAGES)

●In today’s Post: Allison Stewart says Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded” has rhymes dirty enough to warrant “their own hazmat team.”

●Also reviewed: Washington rapper Fat Trel’s “Nightmare on E Street” mix tape, the self-titled debut from Colorado rockers the Lumineers and the latest from country-pop powerhouse Rascal Flatts.

●Don’t miss the feature stories on jazzman Robert Glasper and mysterious U.K. producer SBTRKT, as well as concert reviews of Jack Ingram, Sleigh Bells, Van Halen, Noel Gallagher, Fiona Apple, Nero, Perfume Genius and the mighty Bruce Springsteen.


View Photo Gallery: The Boss, alongside his E Street Band, performed to a sold-out concert hall on April 1.

View Photo Gallery: The D.C. rapper reflects upon his childhood and trying to stay out of trouble in the wake of a violent incident at last year’s DMV awards. Trel’s newest mixtape drops March 26.
Chris Richards has been the Post's pop music critic since 2009. He's recently written about summer songs, festival fatigue, metal drumming and D.C. rap star Shy Glizzy.

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