Sabrina Claudio is an R&B-rooted singer and songwriter who favors ballads that are low-key and aching in nature. As a youngster, she first soaked up the dance music she heard in her native Miami, Florida and was eventually drawn to pop-oriented contemporary R&B like Mariah Carey and Destiny’s Child. HerContinue Reading

First gaining exposure as a reality television star, American rapper Cardi B made a quick ascent to the top of the charts with an initial run of singles that made her the first female rapper in nearly two decades to claim the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100. SpittingContinue Reading

Miami-area rapper Denzel Curry emerged as an affiliate of SpaceGhostPurrp’s Raider Klan in 2011. Born in Carol City, Florida to Bahamian and Native American parents, Curry started writing poetry as an elementary school student, later battle rapping at his local Boys & Girls Club. Influenced as much by 2Pac asContinue Reading

American pop singer/songwriter Charlie Puth began his career with acoustic covers uploaded to YouTube. Ellen DeGeneres was an early supporter and she signed the Berklee College alum — along with his duet partner, Emily Luther — to her Warner Bros.-affiliated ElevenEleven label. Though nothing materialized from that deal, Puth eventuallyContinue Reading

A Macon, Georgia-born singer/songwriter, Jason Aldean quietly turned into a genuine country superstar in the back half of the 2000s. His parents separated when he was three years old, and he spent his childhood with his mother in Macon through the school year while spending the summers with his fatherContinue Reading

Coming out of Chicago and working the word “drip” in wherever he can, MC Famous Dex rocketed to fame in 2016. Born Dexter Gore, the MC began posting and uploading his hooky, Southern-influenced brand of hip-hop in 2015. He hit late that year with the track “Drippy Drippy,” and thenContinue Reading

The RZA and maybe even GZA of Odd Future, Tyler, The Creator is the alternative rap crew’s main rapper, producer, and source of inspiration. Tyler Okonma got his first taste of fame when The Los Angeles Times ran a “teen on the street”-type story on the then 16-year-old skateboarding enthusiast,Continue Reading