Veteran rapper 2 Chainz released his fifth studio album on March 1, 2019. The charismatic rapper is often considered as a great feature yet decent at filling a track on his own. However, boasting features of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Ariana Grande, and Ty Dolla $ign, as well as having one of the best basketball players of all time, LeBron James, as its executive producer, the album became one of the most anticipated albums of the month, and Chainz has a lot to prove with “Rap or Go to the League”.
Hozier is back with his new album, Wasteland, Baby! The Irish musician Andrew Hozier-Byrne (singing under the homonym Hozier) continues his hot musicianship of sweet, sweet folk-rock with an overdue follow-up to his 2014 self-titled album. It’s been five years since we heard “Take Me To Church” playing repeatedly on our airwaves, and we believe that the songs in Wasteland, Baby! will stand to the same acclaim he has in his 2014 release.
Hip Hop supergroup CZARFACE (7L, Esoteric, Inspectah Deck) released their sixth album, CZARFACE Meets Ghostface. There have been doubts surrounding this new joint since CZARFACE’s last project with MF DOOM, which didn’t go that well. However, many people also anticipated the collaboration of two Wu-Tang Clan members, Inspectah Doom and Ghostface Killah.
South Korean girl group LOONA or stylised as LOOΠΔ is back with a new bang this year. Initially a repackaged version of their previous EP [+ +],, the EP has been long awaited since the first teaser was revealed in October 2018.
A renowned newcomer in the Indonesian jazz music scene has recently made a comeback with his new extended play. That newcomer, of course, is Ardhito Pramono, who started his jazz career in 2017, gaining popularity in 2018 with his hit single “Bitterlove”. First started out as a YouTube singer, he is now a recording artist under Sony Music Indonesia, well known for being an all-rounder, his unique jazzy style of music, and his soothing voice.
As one of the leading acts in the J-rock scene, ONE OK ROCK has found themselves at the heights of international fame, and now they are back with their ninth studio album “Eye of the Storm” - a fresh release following the singles “Stand Out Fit In”, “Change”, and “Wasted Nights”. Though the album received an abundance of praises, whether it retains ONE OK ROCK’s original J-rock sound - or even any kind of rock-influenced sound - is definitely still up for debate.
Emily King was once regarded as the next big thing in R&B and Soul scene. However, in 2008, she parted away from her label which led to the demise of her career. A decade later she released her third studio album, Scenery.
Taemin, known as SHINee’s main dancer and vocalist, is back with his 2nd mini album “WANT”, with the promotional image of the album showing a very Taemin-ish, alluring message: “Will leave you wanting more, thirsting for more”.
The legend of Kanye West officially started 15 years ago, February 10, 2004 when he released “The College Dropout”.
Crystal-clear CLC is back with a mini album and making several points with their feminist anthem “No”, a fresh, groundbreaking synth pop and EDM-influenced tune.