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Every time he opens his mouth to sing, GIVĒON commands attention. For the past year, he’s been getting more and more of it, and deservedly so. The 26-year-old Long Beach native has the kind of voice that would stir you from a stupor in any era, but the depth of his baritone especially stands out in an age when hot new R&B singers are often lithe tenors like 6LACK, Brent Faiyaz, and Daniel Caesar, Chris Brown remains a radio mainstay, and a wave of artists with chirpy processed vocals have blurred the line between rapping and singing. There’s an implied authority to a voice like GIVĒON’s; it can be smooth and velvety, but it also booms outward with a resounding voice-of-God effect similar to James Earl Jones. It stands out.

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Getting famous sucks. We all know this. We’ve heard the horror stories. We’ve seen the cautionary tales play out over a series of headlines. Your privacy vanishes. Any misstep can spiral into a viral ordeal. You start to wonder what new interlopers and even old friends want from you. As the late Christopher Wallace once told us, more money begets more problems. The perils of worldwide notoriety have long since become clichés. Yet watching some young talent cope with newfound celebrity never ceases to be sobering.

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spotify artist playlists, yungblud, paramore, halsey, slipknot

If we learned anything when the world was turned upside down in 2020, it’s that artists are just like us. They get bored and sit on TikTok, binge-watch the same shows and make their own highly specific playlists on Spotify. Read more: QUIZ: Which movie franchise should you binge-watch? If you’ve never really looked into […]

The post 10 artist playlists on Spotify that you’ll wish you made yourself appeared first on Alternative Press.

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k pop, k pop stars, bts, suzy, ateez, luna & trax

In the past few years, Korean music, such as K-pop and K-rock, has completely taken over the mainstream music scene. The music, and the scene, are seemingly inescapable. Aside from K-pop tracks topping global charts, the fandom has an overwhelming internet presence, and many Western artists, such as Halsey and Lady Gaga, have teamed up […]

The post 10 alternative covers by K-pop and K-rock artists that you need to hear appeared first on Alternative Press.

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Singer dropped new spin on song from In a Dream EP For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Harry Potter fans, known as Potterheads, and casual fans alike have taken the Pottermore Sorting Hat quiz to discover which of the four houses they would be sorted into if they attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry alongside the boy wizard himself. Some of our favorite musicians are no exception, taking to the stage and […]

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With several releases under her belt this year, it doesn’t look like Carlie Hanson will be slowing down anytime soon. Alongside rapper iann dior, the alt-pop singer is letting her “Ego” speak in her politically-charged new single. Hanson released her first single in 2017 with “Why Did You Lie?” and several more tracks over the […]

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Nas and the Killers enjoyed the week’s biggest debuts For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

She made hits. That was the whole premise of Katy Perry — that and stirring up controversy in ways that often sent palms flying toward foreheads. At the peak of her commercial dominance, Perry presented a playful, colorful, hyper-stylized version of pop at its most plastic. A former Christian pop singer whose breakthrough single proclaimed…

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