3 recent amazing performances from Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson - Ghost

I’m calling it now: 2015’s first breakout artist will be Ella Henderson. I mean, yes, she released her album in 2014 and she released “Ghost” in the US last year. But she’s not that big yet.

I think that will change…very soon.

The former X-Factor UK contestant recently went on a US tour to promote her new album, Chapter One. I’m loving her. Her voice is reminiscent of Adele, Emile Sandé and Leona Lewis. Her music—a combo of irresistible pop ballads and gospel-tinged pop songs—reminds me a bit of Sam Smith. So basically, this girl is a combination of amazing British vocalists. She’s only 19, but she’s already a force to be reckoned with.
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Ellie Goulding wants you to “Love Me Like You Do” in her Fifty Shades of Grey single

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do (Single from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack)

Partnering with hitmaker Max Martin, Ellie Goulding’s distinct vocals soar in “Love Me Like You Do,” her single for the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. The song’s production seamlessly move from the emotional verses to the soaring chorus, which is easily its best part. “Love Me Like You Do / Love, Love, Love Me Like You Do,” Ellie sings against a pulsating, hypnotic beat.

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Taylor Swift makes a proper pop debut in 1989 [album review]

Taylor Swift - 1989

So here’s a confession: I currently can’t stop listening to Taylor Swift’s 1989. I admit this with some shame because the truth is, I wasn’t a fan of the country superstar until a few weeks ago. It’s not that she used to make bad music—I actually liked some of her older stuff. But this record is more ballsy, more confident, and more grown up than anything she’s ever released. And the music is pretty good, too.

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Jessie Ware – Tough Love [album review]

Jessie Ware - Tough Love (album review)

Last month, Jessie Ware released Tough Love, her sophomore album and her follow-up to the brilliant Devotion. Unlike fellow Brits Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding or Adele, Jessie Ware isn’t a household name yet in North America despite having critical acclaim. This album will not change that, and that’s ok. This record showcases her underrated talent just fine.

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