Alessia Cara Talks ‘Growing Pains,’ Self-Care and New Music

In the three years since Alessia Cara released her Isaac Hayes-sampling anti-party anthem "Here," the Canadian singer-songwriter has released a debut album; appeared on two Top 10 hits in collaboration with other stars (Zedd's "Stay" and Logic's "1-800-273-8255"); sung the pop radio version of a the latest Disney

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Alessia Cara Reflects on Self-Love in Spotlight on New Song ‘Growing Pains’

Grammy Award-winning singer Alessia Cara returns with "Growing Pains," the first single off her as-yet-untitled sophomore album. Cara released her debut LP Know-It-All in 2015.

Pop & Oak produced the booming track, which was written solely by Cara. The lyrics reflect the anxiety of transitioning from teen to young adult in the public eye. "Don't know why I can't see the sun/

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Review: Christina Aguilera Flexes Her Diva Power on the Excellent ‘Liberation’

Xtina is, hands down, one of the greatest vocalists of her generation. And she has spent the better part of two decades figuring out what exactly to do with that voice. There was the bubblegum of her self-titled 1999 debut and her transition into R&B-infused, low-rise jean'd adulthood. Then came concepts: old school sound of 2006's Back to Basics and the electro-futurism of

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Review: 5 Seconds of Summer Go Full-On Pop With ‘Youngblood’

With its eternal ties to awkward post-adolescent angst, pop-punk is not a genre that's meant to carry a band through a full career. So it’s not surprising that on their third album, 5 Seconds of Summer have already aged out of the sound that built their success. Instead, Youngblood goes full pop, leaning into some Eighties inflection and foregoing the bratty, DGAF ethos of their earlier

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Kesha Plots ‘Weird and Wonderful Rainbow Ride’ Cruise

Kesha announced a four-day Caribbean cruise festival that sets sail February 17th through 21st of 2019.

The singer will perform two unique sets during the Weird and Wonderful Rainbow Ride, which will feature both music and other activities. The initial lineup boasts a diverse mix of musicians and entertainers

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