Apologies for being MIA the last few days--it's was due to a mix of being ill and starting my second year of university. Regular posting should resume in the next few days. But until then, here's my favourite anything at the moment... Arctic Monkey's cover of Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home" on Radio One's Live Lounge.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Thursday, September 05, 2013
1. Roar - Katy Perry
Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" lines has finally been dethroned; its 12 week stay cut short as Katy Perry's latest single "Roar" climbs a notch up to #1, landing her eighth chart-topper--moving an impressive 448k units this week, matched with 21 million streams and almost 100 million audience impressions. Perry is now the sixth female artist with the most number-ones on the Hot 100--trailing Mariah Carey (18), Madonna and Rihanna (12 a piece), Whitney Houston (11) and Janet Jackson (10).
3. Bezerk - Eminem
The lead single, "Bezerk" from Emiem's forthcoming eighth studio album The Marshall Mathers LP, debuts at #3, landing the rapper his fifteen top ten single. According to Billboard, this is Eminem's tenth top ten debut--tying Lil' Wayne as the rapper with the most top ten debuts.
6. Applause - Lady Gaga
It's a little odd seeing a new Gaga single performing so moderately on the charts. This week her latest single, "Applause" slips two spots down to #6.
8. Royals - Lorde
New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde scores her first US top ten single with, "Royals." It moves four spots up to #8.
Posted by Elvin Mensah at 22:30
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
I had initially planned to include this in a forthcoming ‘What I’m Listening To…’ post, but this is a track I’ve had on repeat for a while now. I’ve had my ears so locked into the mainstream that I tend to forget that there are some gems to be discovered beyond the charts. “Keep it There” is the first track lifted from currently unsigned, American singer Matt Burn’s (@MattBurnMusic) upcoming mixtape The Jungle, out September 10th. It’s a lovely slice of mellow R&B—driven by a lush piano backing and an understated beat—wrapped around Burn’s warm and layered vocal that fluctuates gloriously between a composed falsetto to bolder adlibs. Check it out below:
And in celebration of the release of Ariana Grande's debut album Yours Truly today, check out Matt Burn's cover of its lead single, "The Way."
Posted by Elvin Mensah at 00:18