Alternative rock meets Southern blues; The Kings of Leon have been deemed comparable to rock legends of the past by Rolling Stone magazine. 

It’s hard to believe that the band members were prohibited to listen to secular music while growing up. The brothers, Nathan Followill (drums), Caleb Followill (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), and Jared Followill (bass) along with their cousin Matthew Followill (lead guitar) make up the American rock band, Kings of Leon. The brothers Nathan, Caleb, and Jared had a non-traditional childhood, they traveled across the South with their mother and father Leon, which the group is named after. Their father was a Pentecostal preacher who spoke at various churches and tent revivals, while their mother homeschooled the boys.

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From start to finish, Montreal-based DJ KAYTRANADA’s latest album “BUBBA provides a steady dose of ecstasy for listeners craving an up-tempo groove. This album features a range of artists including Kali Uchis, providing light vocals which dance alongside the cloud-like, synth-heavy beat on track number six titled “10%.” If “BUBBA has shown us anything, it’s that KAYTRANADA has a natural feel for making great music.

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When it comes to the music industry, determination is key. Rarely is one’s rise to the top completely linear. Singer, MaKenzie Thomas, proves to understand the importance of determination when trying to make it in the music industry. Despite the different paths her career has taken, one thing has been consistent since she was a child: Thomas was destined for musical greatness.

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There are moments in life that we often consider our “call-to-action.” This might include a big speech or some sort of performance where we must summon the courage to overcome all fears we may have and seize the moment. For rapper and singer-songwriter BIA, a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with record producer Pharrell Williams brought forth the “moment,” when her character and musical talent were put to the ultimate test.

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British pop star Dido hit the music scene in 1999 with her first album “No Angel.” The Recording Industry Association of America eventually certified it four times multi-platinum two years later. What really caught Americans' attention was in 2000 when Rapper Eminem sampled Dido's song “Thank You” in his own chilling song “Stan.” She was even featured in the music video. The song introduced her music to a whole new audience that would have possibly skipped over the artist's potential.

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