Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) © Republic

Highlights: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Soundtrack


Following the success of the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, highly anticipated follow up Fifty Shades Darker arrives in star-studded fashion. Continue reading Highlights: ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ Soundtrack

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The Hamilton Mixtape © Atlantic

Highlights: Various Artists, ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’


★★★★ Lin-Manual Miranda and a star-studded cast strikes gold with ‘The Hamilton Mixtape,’ a compilation of covers, reinterpretations, and newbies. Hamilton was kind of a big deal…just a little bit.  With the musical continuing to allure America, Lin-Manual Miranda and an all-star cast fittingly assemble a mixtape based upon it. The Hamilton Mixtape is by no means a carbon copy of the soundtrack, but features … Continue reading Highlights: Various Artists, ‘The Hamilton Mixtape’

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25 Chart Takeaways: J. Cole Tops Billboard 200 for a Fourth Time


Billboard: J. Cole easily tops the Billboard 200 with his fourth studio album, ‘4 Your Eyez Only.’ No. 1 on the Billboard 200 wasn’t in dispute in the least this week.  Rapper J. Cole scores a fourth no. 1 album with 4 Your Eyez Only, launching with a robust 492,000 units. The rapper’s star continues to rise with every release.  Interestingly, he’s somewhat underrated, but … Continue reading 25 Chart Takeaways: J. Cole Tops Billboard 200 for a Fourth Time

Taylor Swift, 1989 © Big Machine Records

58th Annual Grammy Nomination Predictions – The Pop Categories!


The Grammy nominations will be unveiled before we know it. Before they are, here’s a look at who might snag nominations in the pop categories. Yes, that means Taylor Swift is a factor. Here we go! Best Pop Solo Performance  Ed Sheeran, “Thinking Out Loud” Taylor Swift, “Blank Space” (1989) The Weeknd, “Can’t Feel My Face” (Beauty Behind the Madness) Meghan Trainor, “Lips Are Movin” … Continue reading 58th Annual Grammy Nomination Predictions – The Pop Categories!

Tyler the Creator, Cherry Bomb © Odd Future

TMI! 14 Songs That Reference ‘Riding Solo’


Before you read any further, this article has a dash of taboo controversy – fair warning! And to dispel any rumors or myths, this is not about the infectious Jason Derulo song where he’s “trying to get his sh*t together.” Just a friendly disclaimer! You could say that today, society is at a much more liberal place than it has been in the past. Sure, … Continue reading TMI! 14 Songs That Reference ‘Riding Solo’

John Legend, Love in the Future © Columbia

8 ‘Genesis’ Songs 


No not the band silly – but rather “in the beginning!” Honestly, some of these songs have little to do with beginning, but whatever. “It is what it is” as the old saying goes. 1) Eminem, “We Made You” (Relapse, 2009) “We Made You” really has nothing to do with “the beginning” – just Eminem going H.A.M. as always. Genesis lyric: “You’re a rock star … Continue reading 8 ‘Genesis’ Songs 

Sufjan Stevens, Carrie & Lowell © Asthmatic Kitty

10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions


Some songs are “empty,” while others are “full” – or something like that! The 10 songs compiled on this list are all “full” of emotion and depth. Each song has a deeper meaning or larger purpose which makes it truly unique, special, and memorable. Here are 10 songs that possess overwhelming emotions. 1) Father John Misty, “Holy S**t” (I Love You, Honeybear, 2015) Despite the … Continue reading 10 Songs That Possess Overwhelming Emotions