From pop comebacks to international acts finding crossover success to gorgeous ballads and irresistible dancefloor bait, was quite the year. Here are the songs we couldn't stop playing this year. Think the vulnerable voice of Nina Simone waxing poetic about the ills of millennial dating. Following in the footsteps of international kings like Burna Boy and WizKid, Rema's crisp, charming vocals float over a bouncy rhythm that blends Afropop and hip-hop to create three minutes and 15 seconds of sheer joy. Sex sells, but Rapsody has never been one to conform to hip-hop's misogynistic views of women. Angel Olsen's lush, throaty voice connects with an eerie, '80s-leaning production to create a musical masterpiece. One of the most ubiquitous songs of came from pop's newest power couple. Hate it or love it, Shawn and Camila make magic together.
Each week, Vulture highlights the best new music. Listen to them all. As the days grow dark and short and long drawn-out baths are the reward for a year of toil, the warmth of an acoustic paean to a dream of everlasting togetherness can fill a cold space with hope and the desire to recuperate for another trip around the sun. Melancholy, as a concept, is incredibly pervasive in the music we listen to.
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Canadian singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes has recorded songs for three studio albums , two extended plays EP , two live albums and guest features. Mendes signed with Island Records in May He collaborated with other artists, including Astrid S and Camila Cabello , to create the pop rock album.
She started writing songs at 15, soon discovering a gossamer tone to her voice. Her second album Halcyon was released in , trailed by the choral hit Anything Can Happen. After taking to the main stage in Glastonbury in , she released her biggest hit, Love Me Like You Do, from the soundtrack to the movie 50 Shades of Grey, which paved the way for her third album Delerium, and her fourth Big Weekend. Ellie is also a keen runner, offering a BBC playlist of her running favourites to help fellow athletes stay in the zone. In , she became the second artist to top the BBC's annual Sound of She released her debut studio album, Lights, in ; it debuted at No. Sign in or Register. Ellie Goulding Born 30 December Performances 9.