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ZAYN’s new album ‘Nobody Is Listening’ redefines classic R&B

Zayn Malik released his third solo album “Nobody Is Listening” on Jan. 15, after the release of tone-setting singles, “Better” and “Vibez.”
January 22, 2021

Zayn Malik, former member of English-Irish boyband “One Direction,” constructed plans to release his third solo album, “Nobody Is Listening” on Jan. 15, a week after dropping the single “Vibez.”...

Virtual Candlelight captivates attention, proves successful

Despite the barriers put in place by COVID-19 the highly regarded Candlelight concert prevailed taking on the form of a virtually broadcasted performance accessible to thousands across the nation.
January 5, 2021

Every year the holiday season is unofficially underway when bright lights illuminate the Staples high school stage and music fills the air, commencing the annual Candlelight concert. A performance so highly...

Shawn Mendes continues to thrive with new album ‘Wonder’

Shawn Mendes released his fourth studio album on Dec. 4 after releasing his single “Wonder” and his collaboration with Justin Bieber, “Monster.” Mendes is also offering fans to buy the album on vinyl and CD.
December 11, 2020

With dreamy eyes and an equally dreamy voice, it is hard to not like anything that comes out of Shawn Mendes’ mouth. At just 14 years old, he was tearing at our hearts with his music covers on the popular...

2021 Grammy nominations reaffirm that the ceremony is unworthy of prestige

The Grammys have long been a pop culture staple, and are treated as a metric for musical success and ability. Though the repute of the Grammys is indisputable, they are also notorious for controversy, some of which demands that their position in the music industry and society at large be reassessed.
December 3, 2020

Few art forms are so unifying or accessible as music, and the artists responsible are undoubtedly deserving of recognition. Accordingly, a ceremony exists that claims to do just that. The Grammys are,...

The Grammys disappoint fans, artists yet again

Musical artist The Weeknd was left frustrated by the Grammys after receiving zero nominations for the 2021 awards.
December 3, 2020

#Scammies2021 trended on Twitter after the nomination list for the 2021 Grammy Awards was released on Tuesday, Nov. 24.  Popular artist The Weeknd was one of the most vocal about the 2021 Grammy nominations...

The public adopts live stream concerts as the new normal

The Rolling Stones performed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during the Global Citizen live stream concert. Other popular singers like Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes also performed from their homes.
November 10, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people together in a large room, singing and dancing to their favorite artist seems like it happened decades ago.   During the past months in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Harry Styles’ “Golden” stuns viewers

Harry Styles’ “Golden” music video combines great cinematography, amazing outfits, and a catchy song to form a near-perfect piece.
November 10, 2020

Harry Styles is one of the biggest names in music. And with his latest music video, he’s taken the world by storm. Styles’ music video for “Golden,” the first song off his album “Fine Line,”...

Local band Slight Return finds profound meaning in music

November 10, 2020

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Orphenians harmonize despite COVID-19 restrictions

Orphenians concerts cannot occur as they have in previous years such as in this performance at the Levitt Pavilion last year. Orphenians will miss performing to a live audience, which is a favorite part of the choir for many.
October 6, 2020

As the curtains closed hastily on last years’ theater and choral programs due to the shut down of schools, Staples’ musicians wondered optimistically what the 2020-2021 school year would entail for...

NAV’s third studio album proves mediocre

NAV released his third studio album, featuring 18 songs and a multitude of appearances from other artists.
May 15, 2020

Hip-hop artist NAV released his third studio album, “Good Intentions,” on May 8. Overall, “Good Intentions” delivered to the extent I had expected it to. It was not the most innovative, amazing...

Kehlani releases fourth mixtape, further establishes herself as R&B star

Kehlani’s fourth commercial mixtape was made available on Apple Music and Spotify on Friday, May 8.
May 13, 2020

Oakland R&B artist, Kehlani, released on May 8 her fourth commercial mixtape on streaming services: “It Was Good Until It Wasn’t.” Kehlani’s most conceptual and best storytelling album saw...

Fight pandemic boredom: listen to online concerts

Concert viewing goes online, with viewers across the world enjoying virtual music festivals streaming on their tv, laptop and even their phones.
May 12, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans are self-quarantining to slow the spread of this contagious disease. As the stay-at-home orders extended from weeks into months, many people began to...

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