The year in music so far has been CRAZY! We have gotten new debuts from some of music brightest new stars all the way to new classics from the greats! Here are some of the biggest releases of 2017 so far!
As the lead single off his fourth studio album, DAMN, Humble showcases Lamar in his element. Rapping about his past, where he comes from and how he remains humble serve as the message behind this power offering, while reminding everyone to BE HUMBLE!
Released by Sheeran as one of two singles from his album, Divide, this song saw more success than his Castle On The Hill. Originally written for Rihanna, Sheeran turned this dance classic out in a way only he could. Debuting at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shape OF You became Sheeran’s first #1 hit!
Slide is the lead single from Calvin Harris’ new album, Funk Wav Bounce Vol. 1. Featuring music heavyweight Frank Ocean and hip-hop group Migos, this summer bop to perfect to let the top down, grab a cold one and have a great night with some friends!
The second single from SZA’s upcoming debut album is showing why SZA has one of the most anticipated releases and debuts of 2017! Pairing SZA’s one of a kind vocals with Travis Scott’s one of a kind sound makes this anthem an unforgettable one!
Fresh off her performance from this year’s Coachella, Gaga released her first single since Joanne. Debuting the song during her Coachella set, Gaga released the song for streaming and purchase soon after. This leaves the question; will we be getting a new album from Gaga this year?
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This track sees four of the biggest female rappers to ever touch a mic all on one song together! MAJOR! This fresh new track with its hard-hitting hip hop beat allows Lil’ Kim, Trina and Eve to play in a way that we haven’t heard in quite some time. Looks like a female hip hop revolution may be upon us!
After a trying year or so, Tamar Braxton is back with her latest single, My Man. The R&B songstress pulls inspiration directly from her parent’s strenuous relationship to chronicle the pain one can feels from losing his or her loved one to the heart of someone else.
After a shocking departure from the group, Fifth Harmony is back with a new summer smash! With a fiery assist from rap heavyweight Gucci Mane, this foursome is back and stronger than ever!
SZA finally releases her highly anticipated and long-awaited debut and it does not disappoint! A collection of 14 tracks; SZA takes us on a journey illustrating the power of the control and the role it can play in life. With small anecdotes from her mother along the way, SZA truly provides an overall and connected listening experience, often lacking in today’s musical landscape. If this is her debut, I can not wait to see what the future has in store for SZA! Memorable Tracks: the whole damn album!With all the AMAZING music we have been blessed with so far this year, it’s hard to imagine what we could be blessed with in the second half of 2017. While there are some highly anticipated releases (*cough cough* Nicki *cough cough* Jay) , it will be interesting to see what the rest of 2017 brings! Wondering what new TV shows you have missed out on? Stay tuned for next week’s review of all things television!
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