I was remembering Carly Rae Jepsen by her most popular song of all time "Call Me Maybe" but now, after she's back in the music world with her new album named Dedicated, I think she's giving us more reasons to remember her by. The album Dedicated is Carly's fourth studio album and it represents a return in her music career. Dedicated was released on May 17th, 2019 following the speculations after the release of her most popular song of this album called "Party For One" on November 1st, 2018. Carly is, in my opinion, a singer who creates easily remembered singles with the vibe of careless dancing around your house while cleaning or vibe you get at high school parties. A lot of people call her 'a queen of pop music' and it seems like she's true a workaholic because she wrote over two hundred songs for this album because she wanted everything to be perfect and she admitted: “I rarely write a song and am like, ‘It’s done!' It’s sort of my passion and obsession in a way: late at night being like, ‘I found the lyric!’ I envy writers that are like, ‘I just wrote this and put it on the album.’ I’m like, ‘How do you sleep at night?!’” That sounds like she always gives 110% of herself into her albums and her fans definitely appreciate it. It's nice to see a songwriter and singer who takes so much care of her songs and wants them to send a message to the world, to her fans and to teach them something through fun dance songs.
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Youngblood is the third studio album by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer. It was released on June 15th, 2018 and it was named by one of the songs on the album. Luke Hemmings, one of the band members, said: Youngblood represented the whole album we felt. It’s the band’s favorite song. It felt the most important as a song. Youngblood as a term and a phrase summed up how we felt making it." Making of this album made band members close, says Michael Clifford: "I struggled to see the end vision, like what the album was meant to look like. Making Youngblood was probably the most important thing that 5 Seconds of Summer have had to do. The connection that we had to have between us four in order to finish something like this that was a difficult album to make for a ton of reasons. The thing that I’ll remember forever is the close bond that we had together, the bond that we needed to have together in order to get to the finished product. "In the US, 5 Seconds of Summer became the first Australian deed to achieve three chart-toppers on the Billboard 200 chart and the album became their third number one album in their country.
Taylor Swift has always been familiar with drama in music and love areas which inspired her in making new singles or even the whole albums about it. The album Reputation is her response to the disses by Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West, and a famous singer Katy Perry. When it comes to Kanye West and his wife, all of the drama began back in 2009 when Kanye insulted Taylor publicly. Kanye made a scene at the VMAs when he rushed the stage and told Taylor Swift: “Yo Taylor, I’m really happy for you, I'mma let you finish, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time.” That made the whole world take Taylor's side in this drama and turn against Kanye. It looked so wrong, rude and disrespectful! Taylor was only 19 years old back then and he totally ruined her special moment. He apologized the same year. But was it sincere? In 2010, his apology inspired her to make a song "Innocent" after which Kanye kept apologizing. But, suddenly, in 2013 Kanye said he doesn't feel sorry for what he did back in 2009 and regrets his apology. Two years later, they finally found peace and became friends. It didn't take Kanye long to cause new drama with the release of his song "Famous" in which he, in front of the whole world, insulted Taylor with lines: "For all my Southside niggas that know me best I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex Why? I made that bitch famous (Goddamn) I made that bitch famous" in which he claimed to be the one who made Taylor Swift famous because, after the scene in 2009, her popularity increased drastically. He took the role of the victim here and Kim and him released the video of Taylor agreeing to these lyrics but in the video is shown that she heard only the lines: "For all my Southside niggas that know me best I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex" not the two lines after these where he took the credits for her popularity and success. Taylor released a statement where she said she wasn't aware of the lyric "I made that bitch famous" and that she's totally not okay with that. She also added Kanye wanting her to promote the single on her Twitter feed which she, of course, refused to do. Four days after Kanye's song was released, Taylor won an award for her album 1989 after what she said: "There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there, and that will be the greatest feeling in the world." and we can all see who is she referring this to. On November 10th, 2017 Taylor released a new album called Reputation and she gave us much to talk about!
British pop singer Anne-Marie Nicholson, professionally called as Anne-Marie, has finally released her own debut album named "Speak Your Mind.” I am saying finally because her debut album has been in production for several years now and she has been surprising me with amazing collaborations in music that I couldn't wait to hear more from her. Her debut album was initially titled "Breathing Fire"(after the planned single of that time). This album was released on April 27th, 2018 and the final name and release date were announced at the end of February in the same year. As I mentioned, her greatest success came from collaborations with some huge names in the music industry and songs created that way are included in "Speak Your Mind.” Those songs are "FRIENDS" in collab with Marshmello, "Rockabye" with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul, and "Don't Leave Me Alone" with David Guetta. This amazing artist keeps winning hearts of music lovers all around the world with her angelic voice and great writing skills.
Swedish electronic musician Tim Berling, professionally known as Avicii, is someone who definitely left a mark and made a change in this world in only 29 years which he lived. His passing away made everyone, who has ever listened to at least one of his songs and felt the magic he was making, so sad and sorrowful. A time where we will listen to Avicii's songs and keep him alive by that, because artists never die, has arrived. Avicii started his music career when he was only 16 and posted remixes on electronic music forums. That led to his very first record deal. At the very top of rank of Avicii's most popular albums is definitely album named True. It's his debut studio album released on September 13th, 2013. This album features many different artists singing to electronic tracks which are turning off into various genres like folk, soul, disco and more in amazing and incredible singles like "Wake Me Up", "Hey Brother", "Addicted To You", "Lay Me Down" and many more. This album is a mixture of many different genres, yet so well combined into a masterpiece.
Stepping away from her pop and club roots, Rihanna made an album named ANTI which presents something she describes as soulful. In one of her interviews, Rihanna confessed she wants to make the music she will feel good singing in 15 years from now and that her already made music doesn't feel like herself anymore. She said: "I just wanted to focus on things that felt real, that felt soulful, that felt forever. I wanted songs that I could perform in 15 years; I wanted an album that I could perform in 15 years. Not any songs that were burnt out. I find that when I get on stage now, I don’t want to perform a lot of my songs because they don’t feel like me." It feels like Rihanna wanted to make something that would make an impact but by doing something people would never expect or doing the antithesis of what the public expects from her. ANTI is the eighth studio album by Barbadian world-known singer Rihanna. It was released on January 28th, 2016, through Westbury Road and Roc Nation as a free download. Rihanna has a writing credit on every song aside from “Same Ol' Mistakes” on this album, while on her fifth album named Loud, she has zero. Rihanna has created some amazing songs on this album and her fans are absolutely surprised in a positive way with it. Before writing this album, Rihanna was announced taking a break from music and just focusing to do whatever she wants creatively for a year. But that hiatus didn't take long and she was back into music world (her studio) after a week. She struggled with inspiration and creativity so she rented a house in Malibu for a couple of months where she was focusing herself on writing and making plans with her team which was included of various music artists. About that time of her life, she said: "It was in that moment that I trusted myself, trusted my ear, trusted my gut, trusted the way that my music made me feel. I had no idea how it would be received, neither was that something I considered. I just wanted to make a body of work that felt right!" And she truly succeeded in doing so!
American singer Bleta "Bebe" Rexha released her debut album named "Expectations" on June 22nd, 2018. Her massive success with song made in collaboration with country duo Florida Georgia Line called "Meant to Be" led to releasing her first album and the peak of her musical career. "I put so much blood, sweat and tears into it," she says. "I was always scared to release an album because I wanted it to be so great and I’m such a perfectionist. It was the first piece of work I put out that I was super proud of." The album gained huge popularity all over the world and Bebe Rexha said she felt that all in music world is about contrast. She wanted to combine everything she has ever done, from songs like "Me, Myself & I" made in collaboration with G-Eazy to song like "Meant to Be" and yet include something like No Doubt and Lauryn Hill. She said: " I was like, 'How do I put it in an album?' I think it just happened naturally.” This album seems to be another proof that everything that happens naturally is something incredible. Expectations went out for pre-order on April 13th, 2018, with the release of two promotional singles: "Ferrari" and "2 Souls on Fire.”
Ariana Grande's latest album, called thank u, next, seems to be a mixture of songs related to self-discovery, ambition, building confidence and being grateful for the past while creating the future. The "moral" of the album could be to accept the past as it is (while there's no way of changing it) and learn from it. Working on yourself, creating the best version of yourself and seeking self-discovery are the best choices every person can make. thank u, next is Ariana's fifth studio album and the first album in which she co-wrote every track, and it doesn't include any features. The album arrived just 5 months and 22 days after her fourth studio album called Sweetener. It seems like it was intentionally published after 5 months and 22 days since the date of unfortunate event of Manchester arena bombing occurred is 5/22. It's a quite interesting story how the name of album was decided or created. After Ariana Grande called off her engagement with American comedian and actor Pete Davidson, her ex-fiancé made a joke about it in a promotional clip for Saturday Night Live. Her response to the joke was writing two tweets, the first one was : "for somebody who claims to hate relevancy u sure love clinging to it huh" and the second one was shorter but more precise and enough to make everyone talk about how she dissed her ex-fiancé, she just wrote : "thank u, next". It sounded like she isn't concerned about their failed engagement and that she's ready for next boy to bring some drama to her life. But is the homonymous single on her album really about that?
Canadian singer Shawn Mendes has recently became one of the most recognized and popular artists all over the world. Being only 19 years old and making such an amazing progress and success in music world surely must be hard but he's doing it one album at a time gaining popularity and making his fandom bigger every day! His latest album, created in 2018, is a self-titled album Shawn Mendes. It is the third studio album Shawn has made in his young career. It has dropped on May 25th 2018 when Shawn made a YouTube live stream which contained some teasers for his new album and finally after midnight on the April 26th 2018, he released the pre-order and the track list for the album on all of his social media profiles. Shawn Mendes has released one of his singles before the actual album releasing and it is called “In My Blood” - which became the most popular single of this album, and there are also promotional singles: “Lost In Japan” ,“Youth” (which is collaboration with singer Khalid) , “Where Were You in the Morning?” and “Nervous” , which have been released before the release of the album. Julia Michaels, talented American singer and songwriter, has been featured on Shawn's album in a song called "Like To Be You".
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