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Mikael Wood

Mikael Wood writes about pop music in all its ever-quickening splendor. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2012, he was a freelance contributor to Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Spin and the Village Voice. He grew up in Little Rock, Ark., graduated from Northwestern University and knows every word to “Mo Money Mo Problems.” He was named pop music critic in 2016.
Review: Stevie Wonder's holiday concert played like an open-mike night for his pals

Recently the singer has shown signs of wanting to tighten up his annual House Full of Toys concert. But that's not what he had in mind Sunday.

Why the perfectly reasonable Grammy nominations feel like something of a letdown

Pop music critic Mikael Wood breaks down all of Friday's Grammy nominations news and the snubs and surprises in the major categories.

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