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My name is Ryan Riccetti, and this is Pop Now, a blog dedicated to everyone’s guiltiest pleasure: pop music!

Every week, I give you the heads up on my favorite new music, upcoming artists, and pop culture news!

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99.7 [NOW!] And Pitbull Premiere New Single, ‘Wild Wild Love’ Featuring G.R.L.

As always, 99.7 [NOW!] is bringing you the best new music first, and we’re bringing Pit’s newest single to the Bay Area and beyond on the Radio.com App.

997 Now–02/20/2014

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Pop Now: Miley Cyrus And Sinead O’Connor Get Mashed Up!

Check out the video for Nothing Compares to Wrecking Ball, compiled by the Bay Area’s own Mike Relm, below!

997 Now–10/11/2013

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Pop Now: Kat Graham Debuts New Single, ‘Power’

We got the chance to chat with Kat Graham, most well-known for her role on “The Vampire Diaries” and her rapidly rising music career.

997 Now–07/22/2013

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Pop Now: Bonnie McKee Premieres Debut Single, American Girl

This week, we’re introducing you to Bonnie McKee, a multi-platinum songwriter-turned-popstar, whose new single, American Girl, is gunning for the top spot on our Summer playlist this year.

997 Now–06/27/2013

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Pop Now: Meet Betty Who, Pop Music’s Newest Sensation

Have you ever heard a song for the first time, and suddenly realized you were shamelessly singing and dancing along before the final chorus even hits?

997 Now–05/28/2013

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Pop Now: Skylar Grey Debuts Brand New Single!

This week, she’s releasing C’Mon Let Me Ride, the first single from her debut album, and we got all the scoop on her writing process, her thoughts on the single, and her favorite studio memories.

997 Now–12/13/2012

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Pop Now: Rita Ora Takes Over SF! [Interview + Concert]

Just yesterday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Rita Ora in the 99.7 [NOW!] studios to talk about her transition to the US, her tour hitting San Francisco, and all of her upcoming music plans for 2013.

997 Now–10/26/2012

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Pop Now: Ten Songs You Need On Your Fall Playlist! [Part 2]

Hey guys! My name is Ryan Riccetti, and this is Pop Now, a weekly blog dedicated to everyone’s guiltiest pleasure: pop music! Last week, we bid farewell to summer by kicking off a fresh Fall [...]

997 Now–09/13/2012

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Pop Now: Ten Songs You Need On Your Fall Playlist! [Part 1]

It’s time again to switch up your playlist and add in some new music for Fall! All this month, I’ll be giving you the lowdown on ten new songs you MUST hear!

997 Now–09/05/2012

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Pop Now: Taylor Swift Premieres Brand New Single!

This week, we’re beyond excited to announce the musical return of country starlet Taylor Swift!

997 Now–08/14/2012

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