Summer Walker Beats Abba’s First Album in Decades to #1

Abba, whose classic songs like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me” are the epitome of Europop’s ear candies, announced Since she’ll be back this fall with her first studio album in 40 years in September, it was assumed that the new album would hit box office records immediately. The album “Voyage” came out …

Summer Walker Beats Abba’s First Album in Decades to #1

Abba, whose classic songs like “Dancing Queen” and “Take a Chance on Me” are the epitome of Europop’s ear candies, announced Since she’ll be back this fall with her first studio album in 40 years in September, it was assumed that the new album would hit box office records immediately. The album “Voyage” came out …

With New Album ‘Far In’ Helado Negro Confronts Worldly Anxieties

the end is heavy black. Part of his discomfort stems from traditional concerns like aging (the musician, born Roberto Carlos Lange, turned 41 this year). But some are the result of looming global catastrophes: the existential fear of climate change, the seemingly unending nature of the pandemic. “I know the world is always in some …

How Xenia Rubinos Released Her New Album ‘Una Rosa’

To better feel the spherical shape of the furniture, Xenia Rubinos poked her head into a white donut-shaped sofa. He had previously glued his face to a rectangular, transparent statue made of plastic and glued his right cheek to the material. As New York-based singer-songwriter Rubinos strolled through a museum dedicated to Japanese-American sculptor Isamu …

Youngboy Passes Drake for Billboard #1 Album Slot

21-year-old YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s new album from Baton Rouge, La. narrowly surpassed fourth-week sales for “Certified Lover Boy,” in a close race to #1 on the Billboard album chart. Stream smash by Drake, who was deposed three weeks in a row. YoungBoy’s “Sincerely, Kentrell” totaled 137,000 album units (including 186 million streams and 10,000 …

Youngboy Passes Drake for Billboard #1 Album Slot

21-year-old YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s new album from Baton Rouge, La. narrowly surpassed fourth-week sales for “Certified Lover Boy,” in a close race to #1 on the Billboard album chart. Stream smash by Drake, who was deposed three weeks in a row. YoungBoy’s “Sincerely, Kentrell” totaled 137,000 album units (including 186 million streams and 10,000 …

Mickey Guyton on ‘Remember Her Name’ Debut Album

Guyton regularly fends off libelous letters online from reactionary country fans resentful of his claim to the genre or his willingness to voice racism in his ranks. “I’m on antidepressants because it was that hard,” she said. This context makes certain achievements of Guyton’s debut album all the more remarkable. Despite addressing a deeply hurt …