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On May 6, 2023, Eastern alumna Aishwarya Thatikonda was one of eight victims in the Allen, Texas mass shooting. Thatikonda, 26, had touched the lives of many at EMU while receiving her master’s degree in construction management. To honor her death the Construction Management Alumni Chapter has created an endowed scholarship in her name.
Haitian-Canadian producer, Kaytranada has become a staple name over the years for his production and DJing skills. Likewise, Portland’s own Aminé has created a loyal fanbase through his playful yet poetic rapping style. Now both artists join forces to create the dynamic duo KAYTRAMINÉ.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, R-Mich. announced that he secured $26 million for the National Guard Bureau to modernize armories state-wide. These armories will give the troops space to conduct training and perform missions with the necessary equipment and resources.
Thanks to the accessibility of technology and a widespread amount of talent, new artists are emerging every second of every minute. It is almost impossible to predict which artist will break the mold. Artists like Ice Spice and PinkPantheress are great examples of this. Here are some artists that have the capability of reaching the next level.
The GameAbove College of Engineering and Technology (CET) has the goal of increasing opportunities for students in the fields of engineering, technology, and more. The department works with many programs and organizations in STEM, one of which is the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).
Toronto singer Ashton Simmonds, better known as Daniel Caesar, has been one of the biggest and most controversial names in R&B for years now; attracting millions of fans due to songs like “Best Part” and “Get You,” but also turning many away due to ill-mannered comments on social media.
Grammy-nominated artist, The Kid LAROI has been making noise in the industry since the start of the decade. With multiple hit songs, the Australian artist has been making a name for himself for his fusion of pop and rap, generating millions of followers.
A lot has happened since Atlanta artist 6LACK released his last album “East Atlanta Love Letter.” Now, five years later, the R&B artist releases his third album “Since I have A Lover.”
Established by rapper J. Cole, Dreamville Records is the most exciting collective in music currently. After releasing a collaboration mixtape at the end of 2022, Dreamville now soundtracks the revered new movie “Creed III.”
Cactus Jack artist Don Toliver released his third project “Love Sick” on Feb. 25. This album follows his album “Life of a DON,” which received good reviews, but nowhere near the level of his debut “Heaven Or Hell.”
Caroline Polachek has been making records for well over a decade now, first coming into the scene with her synth-pop group Chairlift.
The Recording Academy of the United States hosts the Grammy Awards to acknowledge the art and content presented by musicians over the past year.
Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty first came to prominence during the SoundCloud rap era, becoming the poster boy for the fun and melodic time. Being known for his bubbly trap songs, he caught fans by surprise with the release of his single “Poland.” However, his most recent project “Let’s Start Here.” released on Jan. 27, may be his most artistic endeavor to date.
Claiming to be influenced by superstar artists such as MARINA, Amy Winehouse, and Kehlani, Shane Garcia has a deep appreciation for songwriting. Pair that with their captivating energy and unique voice, the 26-year-old alt-pop artist born and raised in New York has steadily grown their fanbase.
Artists face plenty of pressure when releasing music. Due to the high standards that fans hold them to or other outside circumstances, some artists have more on the line with their upcoming albums.
Figuring out the breakout artists of the year is almost impossible, especially thanks to social media and streaming. Last year, artists like Glorilla, Ice Spice, Steve Lacy, Yeat, and others were almost impossible to ignore. Now that 2023 has kicked off, here are the potential breakout artists of the year.
2022 was filled with some of the most revolutionary and spectacular albums when compared to the last few years. With many memorable projects, singles, and new artists, it can only make one excited for what's to come in the future.
As we leave 2022 in the past, it's hard to imagine 2023 following up this year in music. In all genres, but especially in R&B, this year has contained some of the most spectacular albums of the decade. Continuing my last two week's articles on the top 6-15 R&B albums of the year, here are my top five.
As 2022 nears its end, it's great to reflect and be grateful for what we've received. Last week, we started to look at some of the top R&B albums including Steve Lacy's "Gemini Rights" and Alex Isley's "Marigold." Continuing this, here are the next best R&B projects of the year.
With the year coming to a close, it’s always great to look back and appreciate what it's given us. When it comes to music, 2022 has been full of star-studded releases from across the globe, but the genre of R&B may have been the most exciting for many listeners. Here are my top R&B albums of 2022: