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Carly Rae Jepsen: Party For one. The hype. The gay hype machine was in full force the minute the tweet announcing the single came out. Carly Rae truly is a gay icon. After multiple interviews stating she was going to be leaning into the ABBA tendencies of pop, Carly does promise (somewhat). The first few…

MARIAH: CAUTION

Team! It’s finally happening. I’ve been waiting for this moment since I was a young child in 1993 laying in bed listening to Hero on repeat. What is finally happening you may ask? I’m seeing Mariah Carey live in concert whilst she is on her Caution World Tour. Considering the quality of the music being…

The Latino Crossover

I recently asked the general public (aka: twitter and my closest friends) who they considered to be the most successful Latino crossover act and the responses were distinctly split between Shakira and Ricky Martin. The options were vast: Shakira, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Thalia, Paulina Rubio, Enrique Iglesias, and even Laura Pausini tried. There was…

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Ricki-Lee: Unbothered She’s back! I love Ricki-Lee. She’s been an underrated gem native to Australia that has been releasing bops for years (ie: Raining Diamonds, Burn It Down, Do It Like That, Come & Get in Trouble, All We Need Is Love) but hasn’t gotten the attention she’s deserved. After a few years off to…

Paulina Rubio: Pau Power

I still remember this moment like it was yesterday. It was the summer of 2000 and a song came on the radio that just inspired me to believe that living in 100-degree weather was worth it. This was a song that sounded like summer, was inspired by summer, and ingrained itself in your thoughts by…

Thalia: Arrasando

Purchasing Shakira’s Donde Estan Los Ladrones opened so many musical doors for me. It opened the flood gates to a genre of music I never felt comfortable listening to but was a part of my heritage and identity. Shakira was considered Latin Rock. Her grungy look and distinct vocals made her a critical darling; however, there […]

Thoughts: Ricki-Lee.

Recently, I had sent my friends over at Popchops Podcast a question: “Why isn’t Ricki-Lee bigger?” Ricki-Lee Coulter is an Australian vocal powerhouse who has been active in the recording industry as a solo artist since 2005. If you take a listen to her discography, you will understand why I have such a dubious question. Her…

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Ella Mai – Sauce Her debut album is finally out. After the surprise success of her single Boo’d Up, Ella has finally delivered a full album which essentially states her purpose. IN all of the noise if trap beats, emo-rap, Ella came and brought back a romanticism to R&B that had been missing for quite…

Ralph: Good Girl

First, the skinny on Ralph. This Toronto bred musician is a trained vocalist who was inspired by the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Prince, David Bowie and The Temptations. Writing and recording as Ralph since 2015, the progression into her debut album has been a growth of sorts. Starting off with singles, releasing a self-titled EP…

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NMF! It’s Friday! A great day for multiple reasons and though the world is raining down with bad news, artists are releasing good tunes to keep us emotionally intact for another week. Let’s get to it. Mariah – With You No this isn’t a cover of Jessica Simpson’s biggest hit, With You (though that would…