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The 2021 Pop Convergence: A Virtual Pop Conference, April 22-25th
Artwork by Alex Nero; Design by The Art Dictator
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Chris Molanphy

Slate/Hit Parade
Chart Columnist/Pop Critic
New York and Virginia
Chris Molanphy is a chart analyst and pop critic who writes about the intersection of culture and commerce in popular music. For Slate, he hosts the Hit Parade podcast and writes their “Why Is This Song No. 1?” series. His work has also appeared in Rolling StonePitchforkVultureNPR Music’s The RecordThe Village VoiceBillboard and CMJ. Chris has also been a frequent guest on National Public Radio (All Things ConsideredSoundcheckPlanet Money) and on Slate’s podcasts The Gist and the Culture Gabfest.