You may have heard the name “RaVaughn” here and there and assumed Raheem DeVaughn condensed his moniker. However, RaVaughn Brown is Ne-Yo’s gorgeous new artist that he has crowned the “New Voice of Women.”
RaVaughn got her start singing background vocals and doing demos for artists like Brandy, Keri Hilson and Keyshia Cole. She was also a session vocalist for Glee. After a late-night recording session, Eman, a decorated producer, coerced her in the studio to sing a demo written by an unnamed writer. Much to her surprise, said writer was Ne-Yo. Eventually, Ne-Yo signed the fresh talent. Read More
Aluna Francis and George Reid, both 24, make up the aptly named AlunaGeorge. The British singer/producer duo look set to take 2013 by storm. They met through MySpace after George remixed “Sweetheart,” a song released by Aluna’s previous band, My Toys like Me. They quickly built a rapport, Aluna left her band and the two embarked on a career as a two-piece. Read More
Quvenzhané Wallis, pronounced Kwe-VEN-zhah-nay, is a name you should become familiar with. She’s only the youngest actress to ever be nominated for an Academy Award. Astonishingly, that award is for Best Actress in a Leading Role (needless to say the most prestigious award for any actor).
Wallis earned her nod for her role as “Hushpuppy” in Michael Raisler’s indie fantasy-drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, an instant favorite that won awards at both Sundance and Cannes Film Festivals. ‘Beasts’ has since grossed over $11 million at the box office, won numerous awards and found its way on President Obama’s favorite movies of 2012 list. Read More
Quietly soaring under the radar for the past few years as a songwriter, India Shawn finesses debut independent digital album, Origin, with resonating songwriting and tender, but key vocal delivery. What can be felt as a breath of fresh air, moved us much more like a gust.
“Neither Do We” is a very brief, but compelling record from the debut that engages by way of its progressive production, yet connects with its vintage heart-calling lyrics. Read More
Previously mystic and still largely unfamiliar, Ryan McDermott is the latest act to join the G.O.O.D. Music imprint and the fourth singer behind John Legend, Mr. Hudson and Teyana Taylor. Intentionally so, this clique undoubtedly takes great influence from Soul; each act bearing a unique tone that would only compliment great material.
That’s our stance with McDermott. Sure his voice isn’t incredibly remarkable, but paired with simply effective production in songs like his debut record, “Paradise“–it works. Read More
Have you ever heard the saying: ‘you find what you’re looking for once you stop looking for it’? That’s how I felt after Stacy Barthe began singing on Mateo’s “Looking You Up.” Before the record faded, three tabs regarding the silky-voiced creature were open.
Barthe, a Brooklyn-raised singer-songwriter, honed her natural gift for writing at New York’s Saint John’s University. While there–browsing MySpace (circa 2007)–she developed a working relationship with Chauncey Hollis, who goes by the moniker Hit-Boy (yes, Kanye West’s secret weapon). He quickly recognized her genius and invited her to relocate to Atlanta to be apart of his budding Surf Club crew, to which she obliged.
Stacy dived headfirst into songwriting, penning records for an array of artists, including Britney Spears (“Blur”), her first major credit, Rihanna [“Cheers (Drink To That)”] and Katy Perry (“Hummingbird Heartbeat”). Like most decorated songwriters, Stacy wrote relatively meaningless songs for mildly talented but majorly recognized recording artists, while the desire to branch out as full-fledge artist burned inside of her. This desire yielded 2011’s Sincerely Yours, Stacy Barthe, an 8-track collection of her innermost thoughts.
“Tears are diamonds, a pillow of stone…oh love, you ain’t never been good to me,” bellows Lauriana Mae on her rhapsodic EP of intimacy, heartbreak, and mesmerizing haughtiness, simply titled, Love Mae.
The New Jersey-born singer/songwriter has mustered up a resounding buzz with her spicy attitude, jazz-tinged melodies and nostalgic demeanor, roaring like the ‘20s in just a matter of months. With Atlantic Records behind her, the young hopeful looks to blend her soulful stylings with Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop elements, which will surely have you listening if you aren’t already.
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Nickelodeon’s musical-comedy, How To Rock, stars the young and gifted daughter of Master P – a vocally-gifted entertainer who’s made acclaim from her name alone as of late.
Cymphonique Miller, or simply Cymphonique, recently snapped some shots for a feature in Rolling Out, just one of several opportunities in favor of the sultry singer. Hear what the hype is about as the 15-year old tries a cover of Mariah Carey’s “Mine Again”.