Andrew Hampp

Billboard Senior Branding Correspondent

Andrew Hampp is Billboard’s senior branding correspondent. Previously, he was a media reporter and L.A. Bureau chief at Advertising Age and has also contributed to Crain’s New York Business, The Columbus Dispatch and The Hollywood Reporter.

Ralph featuring Tobi, "Girl Next Door"

Canadian Pop Songstress Ralph Premieres Irresistible 'Girl Next Door' From Upcoming Debut Album

Canadian singer/songwriter Ralph has won a lot of acclaim in her native country and a growing fanbase in the United States for the percolating synth-pop showcased on her self-titled debut EP, released last spring. Singles like “Cold To The Touch” and “Tease” were swaddled in ‘80s synths suggesting Christine McVie teaming up with Carly Rae Jepsen and the ladies of Haim for a summer barbeque jam sesh, while ballads “Lit The Fire” and “Crocodile Tears” showcased a more tender side.