Camila Cabello: Be There or Be Square

"Long Long Time'” is a beautiful and haunting ballad that pretty much closed the deal that Linda Ronstadt would be one of the greatest talents of her, and our, generation. At the time (1970) Ronstadt was 24-years old,  just slightly older than Camila Cabello, one...

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Faith Based Star Lauren Daigle Has a Top 40 Hit.

In 2015, Lauren Daigle won the Best New Artist award from the Gospel Music Association (GMA), the organization that represents Christian music and that has their own version of the Grammys called the Dove Awards. It’s rare, and it’s a struggle, for faith-based artists...

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Ariana Grande: Keeping It Real (and why you need to know her)

  Ariana Grande is a 25-year-old Top 40 star named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2016. Billboard Magazine named her 2018’s “Woman of the Year.”  She’s won a slew of top-notch awards: three #1 albums on the U.S. Billboard...

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“A Star Is Born” 2018

Here’s a clip from the latest “Star Is Born”--the one with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper--it’s a concert scene that feels so real --so 70s--the crowd's enthusiasm, the smoke, the lights...(it has almost 72 million YouTube views). The song is “Shallow” and it’s the...

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Fun, Cute, Bouncy Feminism

In between writing term papers and taking exams, recent Harvard grad Brynn Elliott was also writing and singing songs, and now she has a hit that’s getting airplay on Adult Top 40 radio and is expanding into Top 40. “Might Not Like Me” is cute, bouncy, and fun with an...

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A Soul Tinged Funky Beat Hooking Listeners Around The World

20-some years ago, if you grooved to Jamiroquai’s "Virtual Insanity,” with its soul tinged sound and funky beat, then it’s likely Calvin Harris and Sam Smith’s “Promises’” will appeal to you. Within weeks of its release, "Promises" raced to #1 on the British pop chart...

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Ella Mai: A Sade For Today

Back in the 80s, if you grooved to Sade’s cool, jazz flavored pop hits, than you might want to check-out “Boo’d Up” by 23-year old British singer/songwriter Ella Mai, who delivers that same mood and vibe…old school slow jam--smooth and silky-- "Boo’d Up” topped the...

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“I’m A Mess”

  In 2018 Bebe Rexha teamed up with top-of -the-line Country group Florida Georgia Line on "Meant To Be,” a hit that went to #1 on Top 40, Adult Top 40 AND Country charts. That's a rare accomplishment, and it confirmed the multi-talents of 28-year old Rexha, a singer,...

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