Melbourne's Hiatus Kaiyote blew minds right out of the gate with their 2013 debut Tawk Tomahawk, filled to the brim with (as they put it) "multi-dimensional, polyrhythmic gangster shit." After earning endorsements from everyone from Prince to Pharrell, a Q-Tip remix, and a Grammy nod, the quartet returned to Australia to work on their sophomore album.
Hip-hop newcomer Jidenna and his debut solo single “Classic Man” have already begun summer-radio domination, and with good reason. The longtime collaborator of Janelle Monae and one-fifth of her record label, Wondaland, has a musical palette that is as crisp as the three-piece suits you will usually find him wearing.
When Gregg Allman joined dozen acts in a Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert in late 2014 at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre, he was honoring not only a great band but a great venue, 40 years after the Fox Theatre was saved from the wrecking ball.
Two months after Kendrick Lamar notched his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with To Pimp a Butterfly, the rapper has landed his first No. 1 song on the Hot 100 chart — and it’s all thanks to Taylor Swift.
Jaymes Young and Phoebe Ryan may seem new to the mainstream music scene, but they sing together like seasoned pros in new single "We Wont," released Tuesday. Both artists have been spotted on the Billboard Twitter Emerging Artists charts in recent weeks. While Ryan has been recognized for songs like “Mine” and “Dead,” Jaymes has seen some chart action of his own for “I’ll Be Good” and “Moondust.”
After yesterday's trio of leaks, there's more new music from The Weeknd -- this time, though, it's official. "The Hills," a track that Abel had previously performed at both SXSW and Coachella, received suitably dark and mysterious visuals along with its studio release.
Taylor Swift soars to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar, following a full week of tracking after the song's video premiere to kick off the Billboard Music Awards, which aired May 17 on ABC. Winning an extremely tight race, "Blood" displaces Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, after six weeks on top.
Chocquibtown hails from Colombia's rural Pacific coast, but honed its sound in Cali, a gritty city, and one can hear both in the trio's music: a melange of hip-hop, reggaeton, electronica, ska, Afro-Latin rhythms and rapper-singer Goyo Martinez's soulful charisma. It's a dizzying mix that has earned acclaim, Grammy nods and collabs with Santana and Carlos Vives.