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Alexander James Rodriguez is singing in the much-needed New Year with his Christmas single, ‘Holiday in L.A’ to support UNICEF. The tween was first introduced to the original Band of Merrymakers song during his elementary school Holiday Show performance, back in 2017 and has added a charity element to the […]

Alexander James Rodriguez Sings in the Season with Holiday in LA

Having been played on Toronto’s 93.5FM and featured on Spotify’s official playlist “Northern Bars”, Toronto’s natively French Canadian artist, NAIIM, returns bigger and better than ever with his single ‘STARBURST’, dropping October 9th. This whimsical single & is the first of 3 releases leading into 2021, which NAIIM enthusiastically describes […]

‘Starburst’ sounds like a Top Hit as Toronto’s hip ‘NAIIM’ grooves again fresh from the Official Spotify ‘Northern Bars’ & ...

“I think it will be remembered as part of one work,” Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis tells Apple Music. “But it’s definitely the second series of the show. We left part one on a cliffhanger, and now the series is going to end. You get the full picture here.” Released in […]

Part 2 Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost – Foals

Never let it be said that successful bands have less at stake once they get two decades deep into their career—or at least never say it to Arizona emo pioneers Jimmy Eat World. “The standard that we’ve set for ourselves now gets higher and higher every album we do,” frontman […]

Surviving – Jimmy Eat World

For Tony Award-winning performer Idina Menzel, the holidays haven’t always come without complexities. “My parents announced that they were separating on Thanksgiving morning,” she tells Apple Music. When Menzel gave birth to her son and got remarried, these moments granted her the opportunity to rewrite her version of the holidays. […]

Christmas: A Season of Love – Idina Menzel

Cody Jinks has built a doggedly self-sufficient, independent-minded operation over the years. “We’re basically doing everything that everybody tells you not to do,” he says. So the idea of releasing two albums just a week apart was an appealingly mischievous way of flaunting his indifference to industry norms. “It’s really […]

The Wanting – Cody Jinks

1 Bomber (Proudly People remix) [Mixed] LondonGround 4:232 Black Light (Mixed) Ben Men 3:373 Back Again (Mixed) Michel Degen 4:394 Smashing Up (Groove Armada Remix) [Mixed] Javi Bora 5:405 The Bark Side of the Moog (Mixed) Steve Bug & Clé 6:316 It’s Your Love (Dennis Cruz Remix) [Mixed] Sven Tasnadi […]

Ministry Mix May 2019 (DJ Mix) – Groove Armada

1 Broken & Beautiful (From the Movie “UGLYDOLLS”) Kelly Clarkson 3:382 Couldn’t Be Better (Pop Version) Kelly Clarkson 3:113 Today’s the Day Kelly Clarkson 0:314 Couldn’t Be Better (Movie Version) Kelly Clarkson & UglyDolls Cast 4:165 Today’s the (Perfect) Day UglyDolls Cast 1:416 The Ugly Truth Nick Jonas 3:437 You […]

UglyDolls (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Various Artists

With a natural versatility not unlike that of fellow Colombian artist Shakira, Karol G’s opulent second album luxuriates in its genre exploits. While reggaetón and trap play their part here—as on “Sin Corazón” and the vivid dembow-laden pop of “Bebesita”—she branches out on more surprising moments like the rootsy groover […]

OCEAN – Karol G

“Right now is a great time for house music,” Diplo told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “It’s going off in America. It’s back to a classic sound, a classic attitude.” After testing the waters with Silk City, his collaborative project with Mark Ronson that focuses on FM-friendly vocal house, the […]

Higher Ground – EP – Diplo

Joy Williams continues to assert her voice following the 2014 breakup of her Grammy-winning Americana duo The Civil Wars, and after welcoming a second child. The songs on her sixth solo album (her second since the split) Front Porch reflect tests of faith and lessons learned. Though tunes like “When […]

Front Porch – Joy Williams

“It feels right that our fourth album is not 10, 11 songs,” Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig explains on his Beats 1 show Time Crisis, laying out the reasoning behind the 18-track breadth of his band’s first album in six years. “It felt like it needed more room.” The double […]

Father of the Bride – Vampire Weekend

Beirut’s itinerant singer-songwriter Zach Condon has exhibited a pronounced level of musical wanderlust over the years. Past releases from his indie-folk band showed deep reverence for music from Oaxaca (March of the Zapotec) to Eastern Europe (Gulag Orkestar). Their fifth studio album, Gallipoli, references the seaside Italian town, where Condon […]

Gallipoli – Beirut

Before “Despacito” made him a household name globally, Luis Fonsi was already a star. For some two decades, the San Juan native was known as a master balladeer, opening up for Britney Spears and collaborating with generations of chart-dominating artists, including Demi Lovato, Juan Luis Guerra, and members of *NSYNC […]

Luis Fonsi is back with VIDA

EDITORS’ NOTES For their third studio album, the Brooklyn-based alt-pop band traveled to a mountainside studio 20 minutes outside Nashville. The change of scenery is reflected on Seasons: The highs are higher, the mood bright and introspective. “Bring It on Home,” “Neighborhood,” and “Can’t Stop Me Now” feed off the […]

Seasons – American Authors

1 Wolves (Marshmello Intro Edit) [Mixed] Marshmello & Selena Gomez 1:57 2 Poppin (Mixed) Rickyxsan 0:35 3 Gassed Up (Mixed) Jauz & DJ Snake 0:30 4 The Drop (4B & Nvrleft Remix) [Mixed] Gammer 0:42 5 Waiting for Love (Marshmello Remix) [Mixed] Avicii 1:05 6 Check This Out (Mixed) 0:39 […]

Marshmello Fortnite Extended Set (DJ Mix) – Marshmello

For the third edition of the role-playing game Kingdom Hearts, the Japanese singer recruited songwriter Poo Bear (Justin Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?”) and producer Skrillex to collaborate on a new theme song. Versions in English and Japanese are here, both accented by Utada’s emotional performance and Skrillex’s wobbly, skittering […]

Face My Fears – EP – Hikaru Utada

EDITORS’ NOTES Cody Johnson could’ve jumped to the majors some time ago. Nashville courted the East Texas musician after he amassed a reputation for boisterous concerts and authentic songwriting, both of which he captured across six self-released albums. But Johnson took his time. That makes getting to his major-label debut, […]

Ain’t Nothin’ to It – Cody Johnson

Massachusetts metalcore enthusiasts Unearth formed in 1998 and immediately started rocking, both in and around Boston and on the road. They quickly found a strong following, booking tours with such like-minded acts as the Black Dahlia Murder and Killswitch Engage, and supporting big names like Lamb of God and Slipknot. […]

Extinction(S) – Unearth

Created by S.M. Entertainment, K-pop group NCT (“Neo Culture Technology”) boasts an unlimited number of members that populate multiple “sub-units” based in various international locales like Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Bangkok. The original group was composed of members of SM Rookies. The first spinoff, NCT U, was announced in April […]

NCT #127 Regulate – The 1st Album Repackage – NCT 127

Boston’s Lake Street Dive play a rich, genre-bending blend of neo-soul and pop/rock informed by their various jazz, folk, funk, and country influences. The band, comprising singer Rachael Price, drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, and trumpet-playing guitarist Mike “McDuck” Olson, first met and formed at Boston’s New England Conservatory […]

Freak Yourself Out – EP – Lake Street Dive

Mexico’s Thalía is one of the most celebrated singers, songwriters, and actresses in the country’s history. Often referred to as the “Queen of Latin Pop” because of her renown within the Latin pop music scene since the 1980s, she has sold over 25 million records and numerous awards including multiple […]

Valiente – Thalía

So much has been said and written about the Beatles — and their story is so mythic in its sweep — that it’s difficult to summarize their career without restating clichés that have already been digested by tens of millions of rock fans. To start with the obvious, they were […]

The Beatles (White Album) [Super Deluxe] – The Beatles

Muse’s fusion of progressive rock, electronica, and Radiohead-influenced experimentation have helped them sell millions of records and top charts worldwide. It’s all crafted by guitarist/vocalist Matthew Bellamy, bassist Chris Wolstenholme, and drummer Dominic Howard, a trio of friends who began playing music together in their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon; they […]

Simulation Theory (Deluxe) – Muse

When Steve Aoki first envisioned the Neon Future concept back in 2013, he saw it as a meeting point for his fascinations with music, technology, sci-fi, and graphic novels. While author and inventor Ray Kurzweil popped up on Neon Future I and Bill Nye appears on this third installment, pontificating […]

Neon Future III – Steve Aoki

“Coming from my first album, I still didn’t feel accepted by Nashville,” rising country star Kane Brown told Apple Music shortly before the release of his second LP, Experiment. “So, for this album, it was like a second chance.” In a genre sometimes criticized as conservative, Brown stood out from […]

Experiment – Kane Brown

Rising from the Nevada desert in the late 2000s, rock outfit Imagine Dragons quickly became one of the most popular American bands of the 2010s with their blend of arena rock energy and catchy pop choruses. Winning their first Grammy Award in 2014 for the hit single “Radioactive” from their […]

Origins (Deluxe) – Imagine Dragons

Akin to the Darkness in their unabashedly over the top, retro-fetishist, classic rock style, English rockers the Struts burst onto an unsuspecting public with big dreams and loud mouths to match. The band was the brainchild of singer Luke Spiller, the child of strict Christian parents, who had dreamed of […]


A five-person a cappella group originally from Arlington, Texas, Pentatonix first found a national spotlight by winning the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011. With a decidedly contemporary spin on the format and unique strengths at each position in their lineup, they followed the appearance with a string […]

Christmas Is Here! – Pentatonix

Few rock singers of the alternative era were as original or as instantly unforgettable as Thom Yorke, and his band, Radiohead, became one of the biggest acts of the 1990s and 2000s for their challenging and unpredictable music. Early on, Yorke rarely worked outside the band, but he steadily collaborated […]

Suspiria (Music for the Luca Guadagnino Film) – Thom Yorke

Three years after meeting at a Madeon concert, the electronic pop production duo Louis the Child would open one of his shows. The Chicago-area pair — born Robert “Robby” David Hauldren and Frederic “Freddy” Judson Kennett — went to the same high school and had their own respective projects, but […]

Kids At Play – EP – Louis The Child

South Korean pop singer BoA rose to prominence in the 2000s with her dominance in both the K-pop and J-pop markets. Often recording multiple versions of her songs in Korean, Japanese, and English, BoA also won fans in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Singapore. As a teen pop phenomenon who […]

WOMAN – The 9th Album – BoA

An international pop star — despite label problems that halted her career’s momentum several times — Sweden’s Robyn blends the gritty sound of American R&B with the sunny pop of her homeland. Robyn’s first global hit was 1997’s Do You Know (What It Takes), which hit the Top Ten around […]

Honey – Robyn

Singer/songwriter Sam Beam, who rose to prominence with a blend of whispered vocals and softly homespun indie folk, chose the moniker Iron & Wine after coming across a dietary supplement named “Beef Iron & Wine” while working on a film. Raised in South Carolina, Beam received his bachelor’s degree in […]

Weed Garden – EP – Iron & Wine

Alex O’Neill, aka Ayokay, is a Los Angeles-based DJ/producer known for his effusive pop, hip-hop, and R&B-influenced EDM. A native of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, Ayokay first began making music in his senior year of high school, collaborating with longtime friend Mike Temrowski, aka Quinn XCII. The duo continued to develop […]

In the Shape of a Dream – ayokay

WSTR had a swift rise as part of the burgeoning U.K. pop-punk scene that saw them signed to independent American label No Sleep Records before they’d even played their first show. Hailing from Liverpool, the band, made up of Sammy Clifford on vocals, Alex Tobijanski on bass, and Kieren Alder […]

Identity Crisis – WSTR

With his laid-back vocal delivery and earthy acoustic songwriting, Amos Lee draws inspiration from soul music, contemporary jazz, and ’70s folk artists like James Taylor. The Philadelphia native first became serious about performing while attending the University of South Carolina during the mid-’90s. After graduating with a degree in English, […]

My New Moon – Amos Lee

Jack Tatum, formerly of Jack and the Whale and Facepaint, began making his shimmery, synth-washed indie pop recordings under the name Wild Nothing in the summer of 2009. Emerging at a time when a handful of C-86-esque groups (e.g. Crystal Stilts, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart) were in […]

Indigo – Wild Nothing

Passenger, the working name of singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg, makes intimate, folk-inflected indie pop. Originally a four-piece, Passenger formed in Brighton, England, as a collaboration between singer/songwriter Rosenberg and composer Andrew Phillips. Working out of Phillips’ studio, the duo recorded the songs that would become Wicked Man’s Rest, Passenger’s debut album. […]

Runaway (Deluxe) – Passenger

Originally formed at Redding, California’s Bethel Church, Jesus Culture is an internationally operating, Christian revivalist youth outreach ministry that utilizes the power of music to spread its message. Led by youth worship leader and pastor Kim Walker-Smith, the Jesus Culture Band, which releases albums through the ministry’s own record label, […]

Living with a Fire (Live) – Jesus Culture

Formed by ex-Jerkwater and Traitors drummer Matt Skiba (vocals/guitar), former 88 Fingers Louie percussionist Glenn Porter, and Rob Doran (bass/vocals), Alkaline Trio was brought together in 1997 by heartbreak, angst, and the companionship of drinking. The original lineup issued a short EP, For Your Lungs Only, just prior to Doran’s […]

Is This Thing Cursed? – Alkaline Trio

A teenage dream for the 21st century, Why Don’t We is a vocal harmony group comprised of social media stars from across America. Jack Avery, Corbyn Besson, Zach Herron, Jonah Marais, and Daniel Seavey all came from different places in the U.S., but they each gained some measure of social […]

8 Letters – Why Don’t We

There was no bigger star in Latin music in the first part of the 21st century than Enrique Iglesias. He scored his first number one on Billboard’s Latin charts in 1995, but he soared to crossover stardom at the dawn of the new millennium thanks to the crossover hits “Bailamos” […]

MOVE TO MIAMI (The Remixes) [feat. Pitbull] – Enrique Iglesias

Fusing confessional lyrics with music that walks a tightrope between accessible pop and dour, emotionally forceful rock, Meg Myers is a singer and songwriter based in Nashville. She made her Billboard 200 debut in 2015 with her first album, Sorry. Myers was born in 1987 in Nashville, Tennessee and raised […]

Take Me to the Disco – Meg Myers

U.K. punk band Trash Boat hail from Saint Albans, England. Playing emotive and raw blasts in the vein of Knuckle Puck, the Story So Far, and Roam, the quintet were formed in 2014 by expressive frontman Tobi Duncan, guitarists Dann Bostock and Ryan Hyslop, bassist James Grayson, and drummer Oakley […]

Crown Shyness – Trash Boat

After Nickel Creek disbanded in 2007, mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile assembled an all-star quintet called Punch Brothers (the name comes from the Mark Twain short story Punch, Brothers, Punch!) with guitarist Chris Eldridge, formerly of the Infamous Stringdusters; bassist Greg Garrison, who has played with Ron Miles and Leftover Salmon; […]

All Ashore – Punch Brothers

Mason Ramsey became a viral sensation in the early months of 2018 when video footage of the 11-year-old singing Hank Williams’ “Lovesick Blues” spread like wildfire. Dubbed the “Walmart yodeling kid” due to how the video captured him performing in the store, Ramsey soon appeared on country stages and TV […]

The Famous – EP – Mason Ramsey

Calibre 50, from Mazatlan, Sinaloa, are a charting, award-winning quartet founded in 2010 by Eden Muñoz (vocals, accordion), Armando Ramos (guitars, vocals), Martín López (tuba), and Augusto (drums). Their provocative name (“armor-piercing bullet”) was chosen as a symbol for their music, which they hoped would penetrate geographical lines from Mexico […]

Mitad y Mitad – Calibre 50

Part of the explosion of Dutch EDM DJs who emerged during the 2012-2013 season, Martijn Garritsen (better known as Martin Garrix), kicked off his career in a high-profile way, first landing on the dance charts with his 2012 remix of Christina Aguilera’s “Your Body.” The then-16-year-old DJ spent 2012 remixing […]

Ocean (feat. Khalid) [Remixes, Vol. 1] – Martin Garrix

Australian-born pop singer Betty Who makes vivacious yet bittersweet music that calls to mind divas such as Whitney Houston, Robyn, and Katy Perry. Born Jessica Anne Newham in Sydney, she began playing cello, piano, and guitar as a child, and moved to America with her parents when she was a […]

Betty, Pt. 1 – EP – Betty Who

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native Steve Moakler, a thoughtful, country-tinged songwriter and singer, moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2006, honing his craft in a town where the best of the best go to do the same thing. Thoughtful and prolific, Moakler, after a series of odd jobs and countless local performances, placed […]

Born Ready – Steve Moakler

A songwriter and performer of bluesy contemporary Christian rock, Chris McClarney had an itinerant childhood due to the work of his youth pastor father until they settled down in Nashville around his early teens. After taking piano lessons, leading small worship groups, and engaging in songwriting in the context of […]

Breakthrough – Chris McClarney

A Christian rapper with a distinctive flow that’s laid-back but committed, Nobigdyl got his big break when his boss fired him for being better at his sideline than his main gig. Nobigdyl was born Dylan Phillips on November 23, 1991 in Hayward, California (not far from Oakland in the San […]

SOLAR – nobigdyl.

Under the moniker SOPHIE, the reclusive musician Sophie Long made a huge, fizzy splash on the underground dance-pop scene during the mid-2010s with a series of singles that contorted elements of giddy Eurodance, Japanese, and Korean pop, and experimental sound design into blindingly neon-colored pop-art gems. Often associated with the […]


American rock band Mayday Parade made their debut in the mid-aughts with a passionate emo-punk sound similar to contemporaries like Yellowcard, Plain White T’s, and All Time Low, later incorporating a harder rock edge to flesh out their punchy roots. The outfit arose from the merger of two popular Tallahassee […]

Sunnyland – Mayday Parade

South Korean boy band Shinee were one of the country’s biggest pop acts of the late 2000s and 2010s. With their high-energy, bass-heavy, electronic dance-pop and complex, tightly choreographed dance moves, they regularly topped the charts at home, did very well in Japan, and started a youth fashion craze dubbed […]

‘The Story of Light’ EP.2 – The 6th Album – SHINee

Formed in Santa Barbara, California by a group of college music students, Rebelution was built from diverse musical backgrounds united by a shared passion for reggae. Launched in 2004, Rebelution spent a couple years playing around their home base, offering a breezy fusion of roots and rock that immediately set […]

Free Rein – Rebelution

With her beguiling, airy voice and robust blend of cosmic jazz, R&B, folk, and classical, singer/songwriter Kadhja Bonet quietly made waves in the Los Angeles underground prior to releasing the mini-album The Visitor (2016) and full-length Childqueen (2018). A multi-instrumentalist with a background in classical violin dating back to childhood, […]

Childqueen – Kadhja Bonet

Mexican group Los Ángeles Azules were formed in the early ’80s by brothers Elías, José, and Jorge Mejía Avante. Playing a Latin style known as onda grupera, the band became a chart-topping act after issuing Inolvidables in 1996, soon achieving platinum status in Argentina, where they successfully performed live in […]

Esto Sí Es Cumbia – Los Ángeles Azules

Josiah White is Serpentwithfeet, a project name that touches on prelapsarian notions of innocence and sin as deftly as White’s songs bridge R&B, gospel, classical, and electronic music. White grew up in a religious family in Baltimore, listening to classical music and gospel before moving to Philadelphia to study classical […]

soil – serpentwithfeet

The thrash-oriented solo project of Mark Tremonti, the Grammy-winning lead guitarist of Alter Bridge (and formerly Creed), was formed in 2010 as an outlet for the prolific songwriter’s material that wasn’t suitable for his main band. Recruiting former Submersed members Eric Friedman and Garrett Whitlock, he went into the studio […]

A Dying Machine – Tremonti

One of the most acclaimed R&B artists of the 2000s, Ne-Yo entered the mainstream as a songwriter in 2004 with Mario’s “Let Me Love You,” a number one pop hit. By the time Billboard determined that the romantic ballad was the eighth most successful single of its decade, Ne-Yo had […]

GOOD MAN (Deluxe) – Ne-Yo

Sugarland, the platinum-selling contemporary country act, began as a trio of songwriters from the Atlanta area, each of whom had enjoyed some level of renown as a solo country artist. Lead singer and songwriter Jennifer Nettles had previously fronted Soul Miner’s Daughter, and her gospel background and deep soul approach […]

Bigger – Sugarland

Specializing in an unsettled, introspective lo-fi with textured chords, Snail Mail is the project of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Lindsey Jordan. She tours and records with a rhythm section. After releasing her debut EP in 2016, she graduated from high school and signed with Matador Records, which issued her first […]

Lush – Snail Mail

Formed in the early ’90s by South African vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews, the Dave Matthews Band presented a more pop-oriented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with elements of jazz, funk, and the worldbeat explorations of Paul Simon and Sting. Matthews populated the group with several Virginia-based musicians — bassist Stefan […]

Come Tomorrow – Dave Matthews Band

Growing up in a non-musical family in Phoenix, Arizona, country singer Dierks Bentley got his country music education on his own, listening to records. A love of the music inspired him to move to Nashville at the age of 19, but he quickly grew discouraged by the lack of public […]

The Mountain – Dierks Bentley

Jorja Smith is an English R&B singer/songwriter whose soulful, jazz-tinged cadence, heartfelt lyrics, and retro sound invoke names like Alunageorge, Nao, Lulu James, and Amy Winehouse, the latter of whom the Walsall-based artist cites as her biggest influence. Smith issued her debut single, “Blue Lights,” in 2015, but it was […]

Lost & Found – Jorja Smith

Combining the vocal prowess of Beyoncé, the genre-hopping sounds of Gwen Stefani, and the feisty attitude of P!nk, songwriter Jessie J overcame various career setbacks and health problems to become a star in her own right. Born Jessica Cornish in Chadwell Heath, London in 1988, she started her career in […]

R.O.S.E. (Empowerment) – EP – Jessie J

Don’t Forget to Live – Single 2016 Where U Been? (feat. Phay) – Single 2017 Slums, Pt. 2 (feat. Whatuprg, Parris Charriz & Byron Juane) – Single 2017 Diamonds – Single 2017 Find My Way (feat. Whatuprg & Byron Juane) – Single 2017 High Horse – Single 2017 Get this […]

Pleasant Hill Past releases + WHATUPRG

Associated with soft, intimate vocals, daydreamy atmosphere, and rumination, Clairo is lo-fi singer/songwriter Claire Cottrill. Alternating keyboards and guitar as accompaniment, and often coloring her recordings with samples and sound effects, the Boston native began sharing dozens of her stylized but low-key, melody-driven tunes to music-sharing sites as a young […]

diary 001 – EP – Clairo

British cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason won the prestigious BBC Young Musician of the Year competition in 2016 when he was just 17 years old, performing Shostakovich’s fiendish Cello Concerto No. 1. The first black musician to win the competition in its 38-year history, Kanneh-Mason was born and raised in a suburb […]

Inspiration comes out from artist Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Beneath Your Beautiful (The Voice Performance) – Single 2018 …Ready For It? (The Voice Performance) – Single 2018 Here Comes Goodbye (The Voice Performance) – Single 2018 Unstoppable (The Voice Performance) – Single 2018 Up To the Mountain (The Voice Performance) – Single 2018 Yoü and I (The Voice Performance) […]

The Complete Season 14 Collection (The Voice Performance) – Brynn Cartelli

Bridging the worlds of indie and mainstream pop with big synths and bigger hooks, Glasgow’s electro-pop trio Chvrches features singer Lauren Mayberry and keyboardists/vocalists Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. In September 2011, Mayberry, who previously played with the band Blue Sky Archives and holds a law degree as well as […]

Love Is Dead ? Check out CHVRCHES

Colombian reggaeton singer J Balvin is a chart-topping artist whose polished urban singles and best-selling albums have made him a top-tier Latin pop crossover act. Born José Álvaro Osorio Balvin in Medellín, Colombia, he became interested in music at a young age while listening to rap, champeta, bachata, and reggae […]

Vibras – J Balvin

1 A Cautionary Tale Barrett Wilbert Weed & Grey Henson 1:36 2 Erika Henningsen & Original Broadway Cast of Mean Girls 3:31 3 Where Do You Belong? Grey Henson, Barrett Wilbert Weed, Erika Henningsen & Original Broadway Cast of Mean Girls 4:53 4 Meet the Plastics Grey Henson, Barrett Wilbert […]

Mean Girls (Original Broadway Cast Recording) – Various Artists

It only took Shawn Mendes three years to realize his pop dreams. After catching a wave of fame on Vine, he steered it into solo stardom with two chart-topping albums, a world tour, and a sold-out show at Madison Square Garden. Then, the Toronto-area native got right to work on […]

Shawn Mendes – Shawn Mendes

Kelontae Gavin, an energetic contemporary gospel vocalist from Ridgeville, South Carolina, unwittingly launched his career with a performance of the Rev. Paul Jones’ “I Won’t Complain.” Recorded in his high-school cafeteria in 2014 and uploaded to YouTube, the interpretation caught the attention of Atlanta-based pastor and music executive Marquis Boone. […]

The Higher Experience – Kelontae Gavin

The K-pop girl group Lovelyz was created by Woollim Entertainment and features Baby Soul, Jiae, Jisoo, Mijoo, Kei, Jin, Sujeong, and Yein. Lovelyz arrived in 2014 with the single “Good Night Like Yesterday,” also included in the highly successful debut album Girls’ Invasion. From that point forward, as is typical […]

Lovelyz 4th Mini Album Heal – EP – Lovelyz

The project of singer/songwriter/producer/actor George Lewis, Jr., Twin Shadow’s music expresses a nostalgia for ’80s pop that spanned the chillwave of his early releases to the more accessible sound of his later albums. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Florida, Lewis began singing in his church choir. While […]

Caer – Twin Shadow

Specializing in corridos and ballads, Gerardo Ortíz is a regional Mexican singer/songwriter who broke through to mainstream success in 2010 with the album Ni Hoy Ni Mañana and its numerous hit singles. He is one of the architects of the alternative corrido movement. Born in Los Angeles and raised in […]

Comeré Callado, Vol. 2 – Gerardo Ortíz

Maranda Curtis is a praise & worship leader and gospel singer based in Miami, Florida. The daughter of Pastor W.S. Curtis and his wife Darlene, Maranda was born and raised in Miami, Florida. She started singing as a child, eventually going professional as an adult. Maranda married Pastor Jamill Willis […]

Open Heaven – The Maranda Experience – Maranda Curtis

Boston-based alternative metal group Godsmack infuse a sound influenced by Alice in Chains and Metallica with mystical imagery and percussive tribal rhythms. Part of the late-’90s post-grunge/nu-metal wave, the band originally comprised vocalist Sully Erna, guitarist Tony Rambola, bassist Robbie Merrill, and drummer Tommy Stewart. After debuting in 1997 with […]

When Legends Rise – Godsmack

New York City-based rap and hip-hop artist Andy Mineo makes progressive, electronic-influenced hip-hop. Raised in Syracuse, Mineo began rapping and producing albums in his home studio while still in high school. Originally going by the stage name of C-Lite, Mineo was signed to Syracuse University’s Marshall Street Records and opened […]

I: The Arrow – EP – Andy Mineo

Morgan Wallen is a singer and songwriter with a taste for all sorts of music, from classic rock to hip-hop, but with a voice that points straight to country. Morgan Wallen was born in Sneedville, Tennessee on May 13, 1993. Growing up in the Knoxville area, Wallen’s father was a […]

If I Know Me – Morgan Wallen

Husband-and-wife duo Jess and Gabriel first gained renown as prominent vloggers, documenting their romance and subsequent marriage via social media and their various YouTube channels. Prior to their musical and nuptial union, Jessica (née Bauer) became known for her music videos, while Gabriel Conte’s videos relied more on comedy and […]

Greater – EP – Jess and Gabriel

A side project that turned into a main band for all involved, rap-rock group From Ashes to New fell together with members from other Lancaster, Pennsylvania bands that were falling apart. Vocalist and guitarist Matt Brandyberry started the band in August of 2013, and the lineup gradually coalesced around area […]

The Future – From Ashes to New

Though New Zealand pop singer Kimbra released an award-winning debut album with 2011’s Vows, it was her cameo on Gotye’s smash hit “Somebody That I Used to Know” that won her global fame. She then used that acclaim to make some of the most audacious and playful fusions of jazzy […]

Primal Heart – Kimbra

Nashville-based duo Brothers Osborne make earthy, passionate country-rock. Raised in Deale, Maryland, siblings John and T.J. Osborne grew up listening to their father’s country and rock records. Encouraged to write and play their own music, the brothers began to practice in a shed behind their house. By their teens they […]

Port Saint Joe – Brothers Osborne

Inspired by long drives across sprawling L.A., Lord Huron’s dreamy third album is music for soul-searching. It begins, like many journeys do, with a broken heart. “She went west to chase her dreams/She took my money, but she didn’t take me,” confesses frontman Ben Schneider, before setting off to get […]

Vide Noir – Lord Huron

Legado 7 is a norteno group from Orange County, California, best known for their “lumbre corridos” (fire corridos), a direct reference to their favorite song subject: marijuana. Founded in 2014 by songwriter and lead vocalist Alexander Guerra and accordionist Ramón Ruiz from the ashes of earlier individual projects, they recruited […]

Pura Lumbre – LEGADO 7

Bishop Briggs is a Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter of dark pop. Born Sarah Grace McLaughlin, she was briefly known as BISHOP before reverting to the full form of her branding inspiration, her family’s hometown of Bishopbriggs, Scotland, in order to avoid confusion with a heavy metal band of the […]

Church of Scars – Bishop Briggs

A five-piece band from Mexico with a psychedelic rock style, Zoé rose to the top of the rock en español scene during the late 2000s. Their third album, the chart-topping breakout smash Memo Rex Commander y el Corazón Atómico de la Vía Láctea (2006), earned the band an array of […]

Aztlán – Zoé

Korean pop boy band VIXX was created by Jellyfish Entertainment in 2012 as part of the MyDOL reality show. The members of the dance- and R&B-influenced group, participants on the televised survival program, were chosen by fans, who also decided their name, which stands for “Voice, Visual, Value in Excelsis.” […]


Made up of Austin Porter, Brandon Arreaga, Nick Mara, Edwin Honoret, and Zion Kuwonu, Prettymuch are an American/Canadian boy band formed in 2017 by British music mogul Simon Cowell. Each member was originally pursuing a solo career until Cowell decided there was much power, aplomb, and magic to be created […]


Pop singer Mackenzie Nicole made her debut in 2015 on Tech N9ne’s collaboration album Strangeulation, Vol. 2 with their song “Actin Like You Know.” Although it was her first release, the Kansas City teenager was no stranger to the business: her father, Travis O’Guin, co-founded Strange Music, an indie label […]

The Edge – Mackenzie Nicole

Chrome Sparks is an indie electronic project helmed by Brooklyn-based Jeremy Malvin, who began producing music under the name while attending college in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His songs blend playfully manipulated samples and vocals, and are equally primed for dance parties as well as chilling out. Through word of mouth […]

Chrome Sparks – Chrome Sparks

One of the most celebrated singer/songwriters of his generation, John Prine is a master storyteller whose work is often witty and always heartfelt, frequently offering a sly but sincere reflection of his Midwestern roots. While Prine’s songs are often rooted in folk and country flavors, he’s no stranger to rock […]

The Tree of Forgiveness – John Prine

South Korean boy band Super Junior is best known for their breakthrough 2009 hit K-pop single, “Sorry, Sorry.” Formed under the production and management group SM Entertainment, Super Junior (aka SJ or SuJu) made their debut in 2005 and were instantly popular in their home country and in a great […]

REPLAY – The 8th Repackage Album – EP – SUPER JUNIOR

A five-person a cappella group originally from Arlington, Texas, Pentatonix first found a national spotlight by winning the third season of NBC’s The Sing-Off in 2011. With a decidedly contemporary spin on the format and unique strengths at each position in their lineup, they followed the appearance with a string […]

PTX Presents: Top Pop, Vol. I – Pentatonix

Seoul-based girl group Twice features members from Korea, Japan, and Taiwan performing bright, catchy pop tunes. Formed by JYP Entertainment in 2015 on the reality show Sixteen, Twice is comprised of leader and main vocalist Jihyo Park, Nayeon Im, Jeongyeon Yoo, Dahyun Kim, and Chaeyoung Son from South Korea; Momo […]

What is Love? – TWICE

A Macon, Georgia-born singer/songwriter, Jason Aldean quietly turned into a genuine country superstar in the back half of the 2000s. His parents separated when he was three years old, and he spent his childhood with his mother in Macon through the school year while spending the summers with his father […]

Rearview Town – Jason Aldean

Academy Award-nominated film composer Alan Silvestri is perhaps best known for his work with director Robert Zemeckis. They followed their first collaboration, 1984’s Romancing the Stone, with many more blockbuster classics, including Forrest Gump (1994) and The Polar Express (2004). The latter earned Silvestri an Oscar nomination for Best Original […]

Ready Player One (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) – Alan Silvestri

Growing up on the hardcore music of Saccharine Trust, the Minutemen, and Killing Joke, and sharing the quirky insider humor of bands like Dead Milkmen, They Might Be Giants, and Ween, twin brothers Fletcher and Wyatt Shears started the band Garden in their hometown of Orange, California when they were […]

Mirror Might Steal Your Charm – The Garden

Tink was one of many young talents to arise from Chicago during the 2010s. Technically a native of Calumet City, a southern Chicagoland suburb, the songwriter, singer, and rapper — born Trinity Home — began singing as a young child and got into songwriting at the age of 12. While […]

Pain & Pleasure – EP – Tink

A vocalist and songwriter with touch of rock & roll swagger, a honky tonk heart, and a lyrical voice that puts a modern-day spin on classic country themes, Ashley McBryde put in years of hard work before becoming an overnight success. Hailing from Mammoth Spring, Arkansas, McBryde first displayed her […]

Girl Going Nowhere – Ashley McBryde

A multi-talented American actress, pop singer, and songwriter, Hayley Kiyoko Alcroft was born on April 3, 1991, in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of actor/comedian Jamie Alcroft and Japanese-Canadian figure skater Sarah Kawahara, Kiyoko began acting in commercials and taking drum lessons while still in her single digits. Her middle- […]

Expectations – Hayley Kiyoko

Dong Bang Shin Ki, a collective of many names — it’s known in Japan as Tohoshinki and is also called Tong Vfang Xien Qi (particularly in China) and abbreviated to TVXQ — is a Korean boy band that managed to score big not just on their home turf, but in […]

New Chapter #1: The Chance of Love – The 8th Album – TVXQ

Gospel artist Psalmist Raine has been using her gift as a vocalist since childhood, first appearing at the age of six on Chicago’s Isabelle Joseph Johnson weekly Sunday morning radio show, then a couple of years later on Gatling’s Radio program. A lifelong Chicagoan, Raine continued singing in church and […]

Refresh Worship Live II: For the Nations – Psalmist Raine & The Refresh Team

At the outset of her career, Kacey Musgraves bent country tradition to her will, writing songs that evoked the sound of classic country but were infused with progressive ideas that reflected her millennial perspective. “Merry Go Round” and “Follow Your Hits,” the big singles from her 2013 major-label debut, Same […]

Golden Hour – Kacey Musgraves

Wisconsin native Sean Carey honed his considerable chops (he has a performance degree in classical percussion) as the drummer and pianist for Eau Claire-based indie pop sensations Bon Iver. Conceived and composed on the road and executed during tour breaks, Carey’s first solo outing under the moniker S. Carey combined […]

Hundred Acres – S. Carey

After ushering in the era of pop-metal with their 1986 blockbuster Slippery When Wet and its hit singles “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” and “Living on a Prayer,” Bon Jovi wound up transcending the big-haired ’80s, withstanding changes in style and sound to become one […]

This House Is Not For Sale (Deluxe) – Bon Jovi

Michael W. Smith became one of the most enduringly popular artists in the contemporary Christian music market while also finding success as a mainstream artist. The songwriter was born in Kenova, West Virginia, the son of an oil refinery worker and a caterer. He became a devout Christian at age […]

Surrounded – Michael W. Smith

1 Sarve Shaam (Live) Concert For George Chorus 3:18 2 Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) [Live] Anoushka Shankar 8:22 3 The Inner Light (Live) Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar 3:01 4 Arpan (Live) Anoushka Shankar 23:02 5 Sit on My Face (Live) Monty Python 3:08 6 The Lumberjack Song (feat. Tom […]

Concert for George (Live) – Various Artists

After a decade-long stint growing a popular student ministry at Baylor University in Texas, Louie Giglio and his wife Shelley moved to Atlanta in 1995 and started the Passion conferences, a national collegiate ministry that used live worship music and teaching to encourage young people to live for the glory […]

Whole Heart (Live) – Passion

Known for delivering enticing and atmospheric soundscapes comprising ethereal guitar work, yearning lyrics, and resonant synths, Lo Moon are an alternative pop/rock outfit based in Los Angeles, California. Made up of frontman Matt Lowell (guitar/vocals), Crisanta Baker (synth/bass/samples), and Sam Stewart (guitar), the group first appeared on the scene in […]

Lo Moon – Lo Moon

Until the Ribbon Breaks are a British trio who blend electronic elements with pop, rock, and hip-hop. The group began as the solo project of multi-media artist and Cardiff native Pete Lawrie Winfield. The band’s name refers to the custom of making mixtapes which will hopefully be played over and […]

Until the Ribbon Breaks – Until The Ribbon Breaks

Vance’s romantic love songs feel like poetry poured into pop-music castings, overflowing with intimacy and tuneful tenderness. The Melbourne singer/songwriter is plenty talented on his own, but to tip the scales for album two, he hired seasoned songwriters Dave Bassett and Dan Wilson to cowrite many of the songs here. […]

Nation of Two – Vance Joy