Look out for ZINN which is the moniker for Monique. She just released the fourth track Itch which completes her EP. She uses Cardi B’s manicurist – but she sounds nothing like the NJ rapper. Citing Bebe Rexha, Halsey, and Jessie Reyez as influences – her latest track is emotional. ZINN tells Kings, “I want people to rise above the differences. Understand the fact we are different people and have different opinions yet we are in the same place”. She continues, “We have so much energy we put into the world and we waste it on anger”.
Up and Coming artists Ren has two tracks on Spotify – Mind Games and Waves. The songs have accumulated over 2 million Spotify streams and was dubbed SoundCloud’s ‘Artist To Watch’. Check out the video which was directed by Lebni Thodakee, produced by Jonathan Coward, and features actor Cameron Kahin.
Ed Sheeran announced that he would be taking a break from music after two years of touring. He is probably exhausted. Aside from wrapping up the highest grossing tour in history, he is faced with two legal battles. He has a scheduled court date over allegations that he stole Marvin Gaye’s hit “Let’s Get It On”. He also has been blocked from royalties for his smash “Shape of You”.
The breakthrough artist this year is crooner Lewis Capaldi. Most importantly, he broke with a power balled, just a piano and a vocal. His track is sitting at #14 on the U.S. top 40 charts, but it’s also a worldwide smash. The song has been on Singapore’s Top 10 music charts since July 2019. He will make his debut Singapore appearance and will perform at the 1,000 capacity Capitol Theatre on Jan 11, 2020.
The MTV VMA’s was centered around Taylor Swift. Not surprised MTV gave her LGBTQ+ anthem “You Need to Calm Down” video of the year. Other winners include Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, and Jonas Brothers. Full list below….
Video Of The Year
Taylor Swift – “You Need to Calm Down” – Republic Records
ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Ariana Grande – Republic Records