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The album cover for Zayn Malik's third solo album. It has its moments, but overall fell short.

“Nobody is Listening”, For Real

Zayn Malik's third solo studio album was a swing and an absolute miss.
Aubrey Smith, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Artist Zayn Malik released his newest album, “Nobody is Listening” this past January and it is outrageously British. This is obviously not a good way to review something as it holds no value or discernible...

Taylor Swift performing during the Red Tour in St. Louis on March 19, 2013.

Taylor Swift’s talent continues to reign forever and “evermore”

Catherine Mendoza, Staff Writer December 21, 2020

Taylor Swift surprise announced and released her tenth album “evermore” on December 11, 2020.  A mere five months after sister album “folklore” was released on July 23, 2020, “evermore”...

Dolly Parton in a fuchsia suit with red lace details.

Have “A Holly Dolly Christmas” with Dolly Parton’s newest Christmas album

Hang the stockings, string up some lights, and cuddle up with a cup of hot cocoa while listening to Dolly Parton’s first holiday release in 30 years.
Gabriel Cortez, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Dolly Parton released “A Holly Dolly Christmas” as her first-holiday release since the 1990 release of “Home for Christmas.” With guests like Miley Cyrus, Micheal Bublé, and Willie Nelson, how...

Megan Thee Stallion at the Hollywood Palladium, L.A. in December 2019.

Megan Thee Stallion Brings Some “Good News” to 2020

Megan Thee Stallion releases her debut full-length album, “Good News”.
Samantha Loma, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Megan Thee Stallion released “Good News” on November 20, 2020. This is her debut album consisting of 17 songs featuring artists such as Dababy, SZA, City Girls, Young Thug, Big Sean and more.  Megan...

Jhené Aiko performing during The High Road Summer Tour in 2016.

Good Music for The Soul

How Jhené Aiko’s music has grown throughout the years
Pauline Santos, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Throughout the years, alternative R&B singer, Jhené Aiko, has definitely improved within her music style. Aiko began making music at 15 years old to being successful at 32 years old. With five of...

BTS at the 2019 Seoul Music Awards on January 15, 2019.

Why BTS’ Grammy nomination isn’t so “Dynamite”

An opinion piece on xenophobia and conformity in the music industry
Catherine Mendoza, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

Boy band BTS has made history as the first K-pop group to be nominated for a Grammy in a major category.  "Dynamite," the first fully English outing that BTS has released and arguably, the first of...

Cover of Shawn Mendes' newest album released December 4th, “Wonder.”

Wondering with Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes releases his newest album, “Wonder.”
Sophia Earnest, Staff Writer December 10, 2020

World-renowned popstar, Shawn Mendes, brings some warmth to this winter with his newest album, “Wonder.” Mendes first embarked on his musical journey in 2012 when he began posting covers of popular...

Harry Styles, The Weeknd, and Halsey have all been snubbed in the 2021 Grammy nominations.

2021’s Grammy Snubs

Media outrage erupts as major artists were supposedly snubbed in the nominations for the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.
Sophia Earnest, Staff Writer December 4, 2020

Nominations for the 2021 Grammy Awards received major backlash by the media as ‘deserving’ artists were supposedly snubbed.  The Grammys are a prestigious award ceremony for those in the music...

K Camp's five newest songs on the

K Camp adds new music on “Kiss 5 (Deluxe)”

Pauline Santos, Staff Writer November 20, 2020

K Camp, the 30 year old American rapper, finally added new music on his “Kiss 5” album that was released back in April. The deluxe album was released on November 13, adding 5 new tracks to the album....

NLE Choppa's newest album is much different than any of his previous music.

NLE Choppa’s “Dark to Light” Album is Surprisingly Different

“Dark to Light” is all about positivity and changing your outlook on life
Trent Thompson, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

NLE Choppa’s newest album “From Dark to Light” was released on his birthday, November 1. This album is a lot  different from his past releases because insead of talking about negative topics such...

Queen Naija during a HotSpotATL Interview on July 25, 2018.

Queen Naija feels “misunderstood” on her new album

Pauline Santos, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

The 25 year old R&B singer, Queen Naija, recently dropped her latest album, “misunderstood,” on October 30. Just from the title of the album, it was safe to say that this album would include some...

Kendrick Lamar's second album is still one of the most powerful albums.

From an Ignorant Victim to a Saved Suspect

The early life story of Kendrick Lamar is still one of the most powerful narratives in a rap album.
Adam Davies, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

The young hip hop genre has swept through the United States and is globally loved, but the genre has seen a lot of changes, such as the message hip hop has set forth to people. Kendrick Lamar was one of...

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