It’s Elle Varner’s Season: Interview

It’s late March, and Elle Varner is on the tail end of her headlining Lucky Tour. The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has performed a wave of intimate shows at City Winery locations in the U.S. Varner was forced to reschedule our interview after losing her voice the night before. Experiencing vocal loss isn’t uncommon to Varner, who


10 Best Jennifer Lopez Songs of All Time

Jennifer Lopez, also known as JLo, has been a force in the entertainment industry for decades. With hit songs, chart-topping albums, and successful acting and dancing careers, Lopez has established herself as one of the most iconic and influential artists of our time. From her early beginnings in the 1990s to her recent success, Lopez


10 Best Camila Cabello Songs of All Time

Camila Cabello is a Cuban-American singer, songwriter, and actress who first gained fame as a member of the girl group Fifth Harmony. Since embarking on a solo career in 2017, Cabello has released several hit songs that have topped the charts and won critical acclaim. Her unique blend of pop, R&B, and Latin music has


10 Best Metallica Songs of All Time

Metallica is one of the most iconic and influential heavy metal bands of all time. Their hard-hitting, intense music has been a staple of the metal scene since the 1980s, inspiring countless fans and musicians alike. With over 40 years of music under their belt, Metallica has produced an extensive catalog of songs that are


10 Best One Direction Songs of All Time

One Direction was a British-Irish boy band that took the world by storm in the early 2010s. Formed in 2010 on the British version of the singing competition show “The X Factor,” the band quickly rose to fame with their infectious pop tunes, catchy hooks, and boyish charm. Over the course of their career, One


10 Best Shakira Songs of All Time

Shakira, the Colombian singer-songwriter, is one of the most influential and successful artists of all time. With a career spanning over two decades, Shakira has released numerous chart-topping hits and has won countless awards for her music. From Latin pop to reggaeton, rock, and electro-pop, Shakira has mastered the art of blending different music genres


AMAKA Releases Debut Single ‘Cruisin’

Jessica Nwokike, formerly of R&B duo VanJess, is now known as AMAKA. The new solo act has released her debut single “Cruisin.” The party-ready groove was produced by KAYTRANADA, who AMAKA has worked with before as part of VanJess (“Dysfunctional,” “Taste“).  AMAKA shared the inspiration behind “Cruisin” to Rated R&B. “‘Cruisin’ was the first song that


Khalid Releases New Song ‘Softest Touch’

Khalid has returned with “Softest Touch,” his first solo song release of the year. He co-wrote the track, while Vaughn Oliver, Nico Stadi and Blake Straus co-produced it. The plush artwork design for Khalid’s comeback track is less indicative of the seasons for which it’s intended to be heard. Actually, if Khalid’s “Softest Touch” indicates