Ariana Grande begins her return with “No Tears Left to Cry,” marking a shift from her subdued post-Manchester year to a brighter, pop-driven future once more. Liam Payne teams up with tireless Colombian reggaeton star J Balvin on an insta-hit; just add Spanish, it seems, is the recipe hip-hop and pop are finding tastiest right about now. Billie Eilish and Khalid, meanwhile, avoid the party in favor of a hauntingly beautiful, somber ballad. And Scarlett Johansson lends her voice to Pete Yorn on a bright rock tune, “Bad Dreams.”

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