Entries by Musicians And Melody


By RollingStone Sounds Like: Piano ballads and a bottle of wine; country soul with an L.A. sheen For Fans of: Rihanna, Sam Hunt, Faith Hill Why You Should Pay Attention: Raised in Colorado, Ingrid Andress traveled the country with her father, who worked as a trainer for the Colorado Rockies and New York Mets. She seemed destined to […]


By Billboard Lucy Dacus is a singer and songwriter who emerged from the thriving indie rock scene of Richmond, Virginia in the mid-2010s. She sports a buttery voice that commands both her thoughtful rock tunes and more intimate confessionals. Born and raised in Mechanicsville just outside of Richmond, her mother was a music teacher, and […]


By MusicLyrics Navraj Singh Goraya, known by his stage name Nav, is a Canadian hip-hop artist and producer. He is known for his friendship and collaboration with The Weekend. Career Beginnings Nav was born in 1989 in Rexdale, Ontario. He pursued music in 2015, through posting his songs on SoundCloud. Notably, Take Me Simple, gained some internet […]


By Kristin Corpuz, Billboard Up-and-coming R&B singer Stanaj has just delivered a knockout follow-up to his EP From a Distance with his new single, “The Way I Love Her,” released Friday (June 30). Coming off a U.S. tour with fellow vocal powerhouse JoJo, Stanaj brings his sultry riffs and smooth tone to the catchy beat, produced […]


By Andy Kellman, AllMusic A left-field pop singer with a soft, slightly tremulous voice, Kacy Hill entered the music industry in an indirect fashion. She started modeling during high school in her native Phoenix and moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career after she graduated. Director and photographer Stephen Garrett introduced her to JaylienWesley, a songwriter/producer who […]


By Billboard You may know them best for producing Chance the Rapper’s smash “No Problem,” but this New York duo also boasts production credits for the likes of Anderson .Paak (“Am I Wrong?”), plus co-signs from GRiZ and Lido. Expect Ivan Jackson (trumpet, production) and Conor Rayne (drums) to make some more funk-infused noise in 2017. – Matt Medved​ This article originally appeared […]


By RollingStone Sounds Like: Harmony-drenched Southern pop-rock with slick production and giant hooks For Fans of: Little Big Town, the Lumineers, Grace Potter Why You Should Pay Attention: Durham, North Carolina six-piece Delta Rae have been regional favorites for years, drawing enthusiastic crowds at major festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Now the band is signed […]


By Rich Wilson, AllMusic Born and raised in East Atlanta, J.I.D — a name adopted and adapted from what his grandmother called him as a jittery child — first appeared on the Atlanta hip-hop scene with his debut EP, Dicaprio, in 2015. Growing up, J.I.D’s first connection with music was through his parents’ collection of […]


By Andy Kellman, AllMusic Presented anonymously, contemporary R&B artist H.E.R. debuted on major-label RCA in 2016. H.E.R., Vol. 1, released for streaming and as a download that September, was a seven-track EP of downcast post-breakup material, mostly ballads, that sounded vulnerable and assured at once. Promotion was limited, but labelmates Alicia Keys and Bryson Tiller […]


By Jenna Romaine, Billboard “Eighties pop-rock on acid” is how A Will Away have described themselves and — with a slew of memorable riffs, conceptual videos, and relatable lyrics that range from the everyday to transcendental — the band is living up to that. Hailing from Connecticut, A Will Away’s first full-length album Here Again — released Mar. 3 […]