Category: R&B/Soul

The Spotlight

By Alan HoWho:  Madison Ryann WardWhere:  Lawton, OKFor fans of:  Billie Holiday, Kelly Clarkson (post-RCA), Alicia KeysSooner fans and followers of NCAA women’s volleyball will know Madison Ryann Ward as an excellent outside hitter who was one of Oklahoma’s top high school volleyball players.  They will know her from her rebounding from an injury her […]

The Spotlight

By Alan Ho Who:  BantugWhere:  Nashville, TNFor fans of:  Eisley, Lana Del Rey, Florence Welch, KT Tunstall Nashville is still known as the hotbed of country music in spite of a recent deluge of non-country acts emerging out of the Music City and the runaway success of Paramore.  But Atlanta transplant Amanda Bantug looks […]

The Spotlight

By Luanne Lim Who: Beth DittoWhere: Searcy, ArkansasFor fans of: Adele, Elle King, Amy Winehouse If there was any artist out there that would be the epitome of confidence, girl power and punk-rock, it would be Beth Ditto. Hailing from Arkansas, this female crooner has roots in the south, but has a voice […]

The Spotlight

Who:  L2MFor fans of:  Fifth Harmony, Little Mix, Meghan Trainor, Demi Lovato, Selena GomezWhere:  Florida, Texas, Ohio and Toronto, Canada Powerhouse girl power groups pretty much come in threes when they hit every decade or so.  You have Fifth Harmony and Little Mix and for a while it really only have been those two […]

The Premiere Box

Who:  Meghan TrainorVideo:  Better There was the sassiness of her freshman effort, a killer collab of contemplativeness with John Legend.  Then boom, vamps up and heats it up with the biting “No” and then goes all out glamour with video “Me Too.” Now for “Better,” Meghan Trainor reinvents herself once again, this time in […]