By Taylor Miller, SUNY Cortland
With her new album ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ Cardi B is breaking records and rising to the top of the rap scene — and she’s just getting started.
By Grace John, Rutgers University
You can’t even fall asleep anymore without hearing the iconic, drawn-out ‘daddy’ running through your head.
By Jake Deven, The University of Texas at El Paso
Pop music is cool and all, but nothing inspires good music like two public, heartbreaking relationships.
By Ana Greening, Texas State University
Here are some music selections that motivate and inspire.
By Gillian Farnan, SUNY Cortland
Cardi B’s newest album, ‘Invasion of Privacy,’ was well worth the anticipation, hype and wait — all put together. She’s killing the game.
By Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Will the old Iggy Azalea please come back to the stage?
By Audrey Bowers, Ball State University
Expect your ears to be blown away.
By Emilie Romero, University of Nevada
After years of financial struggles, Kali Uchis has finally found success in the music industry.
By Diego Galicia, Valencia College
Some albums just have to be listened to from start to finish.
By Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
Looking to hunker down and focus on studying for finals? These five soundtracks will get you through the grind.
By Rakshya Devkota, Saint Louis University
Thanks to LGBTQ+ musicians like Hayley Kiyoko, is the world moving towards a Golden Age of queer women in mainstream pop music?
By Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Puth’s promotional singles hint at a more mature, yet promising sophomore debut.
By Andria Modica, Drexel University
Almost unrecognizable, Aguilera goes makeup-free on the cover of Paper Magazine to talk about female empowerment and self-love.
By Brittany Sims, Temple University
On ‘It’s Gonna Be May’ day, April 30, the former band will reunite for this tremendous honor.
By Michele Mendez, Temple University
‘Burn the Stage’ shows the good, the bad and the ugly of the K-pop industry.
By Kaitlyn Peterson, UCLA
On the heels of his first album release, Ng speculates what the future holds for his haunting, atmospheric sound.
By Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
You: it’s a match made in heaven. Me, an intellectual: actually, it’s a match made in ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.’
By Sarah Marchan, University of Texas at San Antonio
Let’s map out how exactly the genre of emo rap came to be.
One year after the release of ‘American Dream,’ Khalid’s influence has changed his adopted hometown.
By Daniel Reed
The Good Vibrations Music & Arts festival is an all day event that will bring together hearing and non-hearing festival goers in an unprecedented event.
By Sarah Hoenig, Texas A&M University
From 2006 to today, Taylor Swift had a huge music evolution changing her style with every album.
Pop star Taylor Swift’s music video for her new song has received criticism amid accusations that she stole video concepts from a Kenzo perfume ad.
Music festivals are all fun and games until you realize you forgot your sunscreen.
By Samantha Jorgens, Central Michigan University
Travel and daily interactions with people inspire this Boston University student’s music.
Fans of Harry Styles have suspected his bisexuality for years, and ‘Medicine’ might be his coming out song.
By Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
These soul sisters are giving classic rock and blues a modern appeal.
‘Bobby Tarantino II’ is the sixth mixtape by Logic and it currently has his fans reeling as ‘mixtape Logic’ makes a much-welcomed comeback.
TDE’s ‘Championship Tour,’ their first full-label tour, is starting in Vancouver this May. Here are three reason why you should go see TDE’s artists.
By Michaela Sickles, Suffolk University
When the final guitar is strummed, the drums crash and the curtains close, Vans Warped Tour will come to an end — forever.
By Plamedie Ifasso, Texas Woman’s University
Finding the next Kelly Clarkson is actually much harder than celebrity judges expected.
With Warped Tour’s final tour approaching this June, it’s important to reflect on the music community it created over its 23-year reign.
By Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
Everyone experiences loneliness while they’re away from home in college, and Christian rock might be one of the best ways for you to combat it.
Despite his recent sudden rise in popularity, Russ is anything but an ‘overnight success story.’ Here’s how he managed to stay relevant for nearly a decade.
By Xavier Austin Reyna, University of Texas at San Antonio
Watch out this month – artists are dropping albums like no tomorrow and you’ve got to be prepared. Here’s a list of some you should definitely look out for.
In his ‘Hope World’ mixtape, J-Hope tells a compelling story of his rise to fame and success, which came with responsibilities he did not foresee.
By Mark Stenberg
The Austin band’s third album marks a shift toward a more jazz-forward mindset, though without sacrificing a hint of its deep-synth sound.
As a college senior, duendita already has a significant presence on Spotify and SoundCloud, especially after the release of her new EP.
San Marcos rap collective PNTHN reflects on the five albums that helped define their sound.
By Christian Zeitler, Carnegie Mellon
With their new album, ‘Vacation in Hell,’ dropping April 6, The Flatbush Zombies offer a solution to hip-hop’s problem with carbon-copy personas.
By Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
Despite multiple sexual-harassment allegations, Webster has managed to remain out of the spotlight, a problematic sign for the country music industry.
If these music artists can make their way to the SXSW stage, this year will be unlike any other the festival has seen before.
By Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
Boston University students Isabel “Izzy” Raye Weinberg and Kian McGee create music together that complements their talents.
Tyler and Ryan Falcoa are a brother duo making waves on the YouTube music scene and are the perfect fit for anyone’s playlist.
Between classes, Hossain manages to make waves in the underground Bengali metal scene as a booking agent.
K-Pop fans from around the world are excited to witness Exo and CL perform live at the close of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
By Erin Alexander, Middle Tennessee State University
The singer’s husky, tonally curious version of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ left audiences laughing, gawking and fuming all at once.
By Jade Hookham, UC San Diego
By coming out to the public as a gay artist, Holland head-butts the restrictive social conventions of Korea regarding homosexuality to send a message of hope and acceptance.
Every Friday and Saturday for the entire month, movie lovers can head to the Studio Grill in Chatham to watch some of the many films in the festival.
By Isabelle Mencia, University of Florida
The 2000s were blessed with iconic pop punk bands that bring you not only nostalgia, but excitement in every playback.
By Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
Released three days before his death, J Dilla’s album ‘Donuts’ is a timeless ode to life.
From her edgy music to her fierce look, Pink continues to charm the world with her message of woman empowerment and barrier breaking.
These highly anticipated new albums will undoubtedly stay with you for the rest of 2018.
By Adriana Luna, Northwest Vista College
The new year has just begun, but these artists are already taking no prisoners with their lyrical mastery.
Move over Mariah Carey, these artists have already hit all the right notes to sing in the new year!
Four weeks since its debut, ‘Camila’ is more than proving that the young singer’s decision to go solo was an act of genius.
By Katie Lommen, Saint Louis University
The 60th Annual Grammy Awards fell flat this year in addressing the issues of gender inequality and sexual violence that are plaguing the nation.
Atlanta-based hip-hop trio ‘Migos has wasted no time making their impact in 2018 with the release of ‘Culture II.’
By Sam Kasierski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
With the rap artist’s career booming in recent years, Drake is becoming more of an icon than ever. And I am not a fan.
By Dominique Bander, Loyola University Maryland
Just like black ensembles at the Golden Globes, celebrities donned white roses at the 2018 Grammys to show that the music industry was confronting its demons.
By Alex Johnson, New York University
Though Kendrick Lamar, Donald Glover and Bruno Mars took home a slew of high honors, critics claim that the Grammys snubbed female artists.
Having an abundance of music at your fingertips has never been easier, but is Spotify evil when it comes to paying the artists?
By Bethany Knickerbocker, Emerson College
Cameron Gilmour, sophomore physics and music tech at University of Vermont, improvises with music to communicate in a way better than words.
By Eliana DuBosar, Florida State University
Belmont University student Bethany Ann Warner is taking her musical ambition and relying on her faith and determination to make it big time.
By Jack Brandon, University of Michigan
‘Pop 2’ is Charli’s most challenging release to date, pushing the genre’s boundaries and disputing commonly held truths about real pop.
There are only two rules: Don’t eat spaghetti beforehand and leave your sweater at home.
By Maya Halabi, UTSA
These albums in 2018 are bringing some new music to shake up your playlists, and hopefully they’ll be even better than the previous year.
From Charli to Carly and Dua to Lorde, here are 2017’s best pop hits.
The Recording Academy has announced the nominations for the 2018 Grammys, and if they snub Kendrick a third time, that’s on them.
Don’t miss out on these Grammy nominated tracks from the past year.
By Lauren Lambert, Southeastern Louisiana University
G-Eazy and Halsey are 2017’s Bonnie and Clyde.
By Patrick Murtha, Eastern Connecticut State University
The holidays are right around the corner, the New Year is almost upon us and it’s time for the annual end-of-the-year top ten lists.
Through her latest ensemble of pop and electronic beats mixed with naturistic instrumentals, Björk shows reinvention does not have to be derivative.
By Brandi Loving, St. Mary's University
There have been a few white rappers to come before him, but Post Malone has created a persona for himself as being versatile across a large demographic.
By Devin Hendricks, Woodbury University
Lil Peep was struggling with drugs for quite some time, and perhaps people will aim to change the narrative of drug abuse in the music industry.
Maria Tangarova, founder of UTalent, is providing an outlet for talented musicians on campus.
Morrissey is still making music? Damn right he is!
This Bethune-Cookman University student wrote a play, created lyrics and composed beats in honor of his college’s founder, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.
By Andrew Crossan, University of South Carolina
Here are some musical groups who had found their success after hitting it off on-campus.
Blu rejoins his old producing partner Exile to release his new album “In The Beginning: Before The Heavens.”
By Carli Scalf, Ball State University
On “Reputation,” Swift’s signature songwriting is more guarded and generic, but promises greater things to come through transformation.
By Alyssa Cook, Ball State University
Selena Gomez was just named Billboard’s 2017 Woman of the Year, but who is actually surprised?
By Cheryl Sutton, Purdue University
With plenty of jams to spare, music is the only positive thing that 2017 has going for it.
By Kathleen Danielson, Carleton College
These artists are redefining queer music.
Bartol has some big city dreams and all the dedication needed to make them happen.
There’s black music worth listening to that happened waaay before Childish Gambino.
By Kelly Lambkin, SUNY Cortland
Brown University student Sebastián Otero Oliveras, an ethnomusicology major, is igniting social change one track at a time.
Preparation is the key to survival when a tragic moment occurs at a music event.
You know, to prevent breaking your thumb scrolling through your library in search of a specific song and whatnot.
The Dutchess has returned at last and, with some bumps in the road, has created work that’s worth a listen.
By Allie DiGennaro, Emerson College
The show that used music as a dialogue.
After a forty-year dormancy, vinyl has reemerged as an interest for many millennials, and it’s never too late to hop on the bandwagon yourself.
The politics and lessons of XXXTentacion’s abusive behavior—which is by no means exclusive to him—and rash of domestic abuse among young hip-hop artists.
By Alison McCarthy, University of New Haven
If you’re looking for some new tunes to pair with your late-night study sessions this semester, then check out these twenty songs.
By Sierra Emilaire, Southern Adventist University
After the death of frontman Ben Barlow’s dad derailed the British group’s tour, their newest work explores mortality from an intensely personal point of view.
By Christina Vazquez, University of Central Florida
Sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, because she’s taking over the music industry.
By Christine Ascher, USC
Anna Agosta writes, sings and performs her own music hoping to make it big in her city of Chicago.
By Megan Schnese, University of Alaska, Anchorage
From small-town Madagascar girl to successful singer, Viannason has high hopes for her energetic dancehall sound.
After five long years trapped by contract to an abusive music producer, Kesha returns with an album full of humility, love and integrity.
Jumping back into intense study sessions can be difficult, but these chill tunes will make it a little more enjoyable.
By Kathryn Parker, Fordham University
After being chosen as the first-ever recipient of a scholarship from Miranda Lambert, Vaus has begun racking up accolades as both a songwriter and performer.
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