Staff Picks http://blog.stingray.com/staff-picks en Femmes à l'avant-garde http://blog.stingray.com/femmes-artistes-musique <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Femmes à l&#039;avant-garde</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Stingray</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/01/2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Notre programmation spéciale du mois de mars est entièrement dédiée aux femmes de la musique, qu'elles soient auteures, interprètes, ou musiciennes. La chaîne de musique que nous leur dédions saura inspirer quiconque qui l'écoutera. Nous vous en présentons ici quelques-unes.  </p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/SP0001?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=on-going" target="_blank">▶ Écoutez la chaîne Femmes de la musique! </a></p> <h3>Zaz </h3> <p>Zaz est une de ces artistes qui n'aiment pas la langue de bois et n'a, par conséquent, pas peur de partager ses convictions et dire ce qu’elle pense. En plus d’avoir vendu des milliers de disques dans divers pays (France, Belgique, Pologne, Allemagne, Grèce, Russie...), elle fait partie de cette génération de femmes accomplies et féministes, qui se font entendre de plus en plus dans notre société. Elle a récemment pris part à un projet de Kelly Clarkson, en enregistrant avec celle-ci la version française de « I Dare You », « Appelle ton amour ». Un duo inspirant! </p> <h3>Ariane Moffatt </h3> <p>« Aujourd'hui, je respire le féminisme », confiait Ariane Moffatt en 2018. L'auteure-compositrice est une musicienne engagée, et tout particulièrement au travers de ses œuvres. L'album Petites mains précieuses, entièrement écrit et composé par elle, aborde avec force et poésie des sujets féminins et féministes.  </p> <p>Il y a deux ans, à l'occasion de la journée internationale des droits des femmes, Ariane Moffatt dévoilait un vidéoclip pour sa chanson « La statue » mettant la lumière sur des centaines de femmes ayant choisi de se battre pour une société égalitaire. </p> <h3>Isabelle Boulay </h3> <p>19 Félix, 2 Victoires de la musique, une carrière internationale... Isabelle Boulay est indéniablement une artiste prolifique et accomplie. Elle parle souvent et ouvertement des femmes qui ont marqué sa vie et sa carrière, de celles qui l'inspirent. Elle a notamment partagé la scène avec l'une d'entre elles, Dolly Parton, un des symboles de la libération des femmes aux États-Unis.  </p> <p>Isabelle Boulay tire une grande source d'inspiration auprès des femmes de sa famille: sa mère, sa grand-mère, sa sœur, sa tante sont d'autant d'exemples de force et de résilience. La pomme ne tombe jamais très loin de l’arbre! </p> <h3>Angèle </h3> <p>Angèle est en train de conquérir le monde avec ses hits pop et percutants. Son premier album, Brol, s'est vendu à plus de 500 000 exemplaires en France et lui a valu trois récompenses aux Victoire de la musique. Au travers de sa musique et de ses paroles, Angèle se montre engagée dans diverses causes. Et dans la vie aussi. L'artiste soutient le collectif #NousToutes qui lutte contre les violences sexistes et sexuelles, ainsi que d'autres associations féministes en France et en Belgique. Elle collabore également avec la fondation KickCancer, qui lutte contre le cancer pédiatrique, et défend la cause LGBT.  </p> <p>Et ce n’est que le début! Elle vient de sortir un des plus gros succès musicaux de ce début d'année,  <br /> « Fever », avec Dua Lipa, et serait en train de préparer un nouvel album. </p> <p>Elisapie </p> <p>Auteure-compositrice-interprète et réalisatrice, Elisapie est inuk et est originaire de Salluit. Sa chanson  <br /> « Amak » est un hommage à la force des femmes. « Il faut accepter que la femme ait une force incroyable, plus que les hommes, ne serait-ce que parce qu’elle fait naître les êtres humains dans une brutalité incroyable », confiait-elle en 2018.  </p> <p>L'artiste se considère comme féministe, et est une inspirante porte-parole de sa communauté. Lors du lancement de son album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, Elisapie a tenu à saluer la résilience et l’optimisme des femmes de son peuple. </p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2021-03/3218_SM_Special-Programming_Women-in-Music_Blog-Post_1200x600_V01-fr.jpg" width="1200" height="600" alt="femmes-artistes-musique" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Mon, 01 Mar 2021 23:24:57 +0000 Stingray 905 at http://blog.stingray.com Artistas Femeninas Que Dominan la Escena http://blog.stingray.com/artistas-femeninas <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Artistas Femeninas Que Dominan la Escena </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/156" lang="" about="/user/156" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Paula</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 02/26/2021</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><strong><span><span><span><span>10 Mujeres en la Música</span></span></span></span></strong></h2> <p>Este mes de marzo nuestra programación especial, Mujeres en la Música, está dedicada a todas esas cantantes y artistas femeninas que nos inspiran a través de sus canciones y sus historias. Hemos elegido a 10 mujeres que son ejemplo de resiliencia y que nos impulsan a luchar por nuestros sueños.</p> <p>Mientras lees esto, disfruta de nuestra <a href="//music.stingray.com/women-in-music?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=on-going”"><strong>Programación Especial: Mujeres en la Música</strong></a> en Stingray Music.</p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Totó La Momposina</strong></h3> <p>Totó La Momposina es una carismática leyenda viva de la canción afrocolombiana, la 'Reina de la Cumbia' original, cuya vida entera se ha dedicado a representar la música de la costa caribeña de su país. Totó ha sido fundamental para mantener estas tradiciones musicales vivas, llevándolas a un público internacional. Ella continúa trabajando incansablemente para promover la música de su tierra natal, impulsada por la pasión y la alegría de la interpretación. En el 2006 recibió el premio WOMEX Lifetime Achievement Award, en el 2011 recibió el Premio Nacional de Vida y Trabajo del Ministerio de Cultura de Colombia y en el 2013 el Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.</p> <h3><strong>Mercedes Sosa</strong></h3> <p>Mercedes Sosa, la cantante folclórica argentina es conocida en toda América Latina como “La voz de los sin voz”. Su repertorio políticamente cargado, siempre fue representado con una voz potente, terrenal y apasionada. Ella es sinónimo de lucha, resistencia y libertad. Su carrera abarcó casi seis décadas, lanzó 70 álbumes, ganó tres premios Grammy Latinos y recibió varios títulos honoríficos, incluido el premio Fondo de Desarrollo de las Naciones Unidas para la Mujer (Unifem) en reconocimiento a su defensa de los derechos de la mujer.</p> <h3><strong>Celia Cruz</strong></h3> <p>Celia Cruz "La Reina De La Salsa" interpretó canciones dedicadas a México y Cuba. Se enfocó en la pertenencia a la comunidad latina en los Estados Unidos y adoptó elementos africanos y afrocubanos en su personalidad. Su eslogan "¡Azúcar!" aludía a la historia cubana y a la violencia de la esclavitud. Caracterizada por sus vestidos lujosos, pelucas extravagantes y tacones excéntricos, Celia llegó a grabar alrededor de 70 álbumes, obtuvo 23 discos de oro y recibió numerosos premios y distinciones, incluidos dos premios Grammy y tres premios Grammy Latino.</p> <h3><strong>Ana Tijoux</strong></h3> <p>Ana Tijoux esta entre las 100 mujeres inspiradoras e influyentes del 2020 según la BBC. Ella es una activista social muy comprometida con la defensa de la condición femenina. Ana Tijoux, es la voz de las mujeres que callan por la violencia de género. Durante más de 20 años, la rapera ha denunciado las desigualdades e injusticias sociales a través de sus canciones. p&gt;</p> <h3><strong>Ivy Queen</strong></h3> <p>Antes de que el reguetón fuera un género fácilmente identificable, y mucho antes de la presencia mundial de los movimientos de justicia impulsados por las redes sociales, Ivy Queen estaba haciendo música que se enfocaba en las experiencias de las mujeres. Ivy Queen se convirtió en la primera mujer miembro de The Noise. Para cuando lanzó su tercer álbum, Diva, el reguetón estaba en vísperas de un crossover global y su álbum preparó el terreno para ello. Su canción "Yo quiero bailar" se convirtió en un himno para las mujeres de todo el mundo. Ivy Queen dijo: “El reguetón hablaba de mujeres y culos y yo hablaba de empoderamiento” Ivy Queen allanó el camino para la nueva generación de reguetoneras de hoy.!</p> <h3><strong>Shakira</strong></h3> <p>La cantante colombiana Shakira es una de las artistas latinas más exitosas de los últimos años y ha obtenido un gran reconocimiento internacional. Ella sabe lo que se necesita para hacer música que le hable a la gente. Con dieciocho álbumes, ha ganado 324 premios de 713 nominaciones, incluidos 3 premios Grammy y 12 premios Grammy latinos, lo que la convierte en una de las artistas latinas más premiadas de todos los tiempos. Su organización benéfica, Los Pies Descalzos Foundation llamada así por su primer álbum revelación, ayuda a los niños pobres de todo el mundo.</p> <h3><strong>Ana Gabriel</strong></h3> <p>Ana Gabriel 'La Diva de América' ha influenciado a generaciones de fanáticos de la música desde que lanzó su carrera en 1970. La cantautora mexicana se especializa en canciones sobre mujeres que han sido traicionadas, pero nunca son suplicantes o victimas. Las mujeres de Gabriel ponen límites, venganza si es necesario. Saben que, si el amor no funciona esta vez, sobrevivirán y volverán a amar. Gabriel ha tenido grandes éxitos en el pop latino, el rock y, sobre todo, en la música de mariachi. Ha lanzado 35 álbumes de estudio y recopilatorios y ganó docenas de premios, incluido el premio "Leyenda" 2015 de la Fundación de la Herencia Hispana, que celebra las contribuciones hispanas a los Estados Unidos.</p> <h3><strong>Selena</strong></h3> <p>"Lo imposible siempre es posible". Más que solo su cita favorita, esas cuatro palabras capturan el ascenso meteórico de una joven latina que desafió las expectativas, convirtiéndose en una artista discográfica ganadora del Grammy cuyas contribuciones a la música y la moda la convirtieron en una de las artistas mexicoestadounidenses más famosas del siglo XX. p&gt;</p> <h3><strong>Jennifer Lopez</strong></h3> <p>Jennifer Lopez abrió el camino para una generación de latinas. Merece ser celebrada no solo por su talento como bailarina, cantante, actriz y emprendedora, sino también por su impacto. López cambió el panorama de Hollywood, aumentando sin ayuda la representación latina en el cine, la televisión y la moda. JLo recibio el premio Billboard 'Women in Music Icon' del 2020, se ubicó en el número uno de los "100 hispanos más influyentes" de People en Español en el 2007 y, en el 2012, encabezó la lista Forbes Celebrity 100.</p> <h3><strong>Gloria Estefan</strong></h3> <p>La cantante y compositora Gloria Estefan originalmente saltó a la fama en la década de 1970 al unirse a Miami Sound Machine. A medida que avanzaba hacia una carrera discográfica en solitario, y se convirtió en una de las primeras artistas latinas en lograr un gran éxito en todo el mundo. Si hubo una canción esencial del pop latino de los 80 que capturó la esencia de la década, es "Conga" de Miami Sound Machine. Esta y las otras canciones del álbum Primitive Love sentaron las bases para el pop latino tal como lo conocemos hoy. Gloria Estefan fusión de pop, disco y salsa vendió 100 millones de álbumes y ganó siete premios Grammy. Ha sido galardonada con el premio "Salón de la Fama" del Foro Internacional de Mujeres y recibió el Medallón de Excelencia por Servicio Comunitario 2001 del Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Mantente al tanto de las noticias más recientes en música. 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We have chosen 5 women who have pushed boundaries and inspire us to fight for our dreams.</p> <p>While you read this enjoy the best of <strong>Women in Music on Stingray Music!</strong></p> <p><a href="//music.stingray.com/women-in-music?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=on-going”" target="_blank"><strong>▶ Play</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <h3><strong>Dolly Parton</strong></h3> <p>Besides from being a prolific writer, Dolly Parton has been an icon in country music for decades, paving the way for female artists. One of her first singles, "Just Because I'm a Woman", tells the story of a woman taking her emancipation over a man. Released in the late 60s, the song brought the sexual revolution to the Country Music fans. Later, her song "9 to 5" is an anthem for female office workers, besides of becoming the #1 hit in 1980. The song and film 9 to 5 -in which Dolly Parton plays the role of Doralee Rhodes, gave their titles to 9to5, an organization founded in 1973 with the aim of bringing about fair pay and equal treatment for women in the workplace.</p> <h3><strong>Taylor Swift</strong></h3> <p>One of the most inspiring artists of our time is of course Taylor Swift. Top writer, singer, performer and Billboard's woman of the decade are just some of her numerous achievements. She champions fellow female artists and is not afraid of denouncing the "toxic male privilege" in the music industry. Taylor Swift announced that a rerecording of one of her first albums, "Fearless," will be released in April. Fearless, indeed.</p> <h3><strong>Beyonce</strong></h3> <p>"The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence," once said Beyoncé. Queen B's has always been a huge supporter of different social movements and especially feminism. Her extensive repertoire contains numerous female empowering anthems: "Indepedent Women" (early days with the Destiny's Childs), "Run the World (Girls)," "Single Ladies," "Pretty Hurts" and the list goes on. Did you know that in her hit “Flawless,” Beyoncé sampled a speech entitled “We Should All Be Feminists” by the Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? When not inspiring fellow women with her arts, Beyoncé militates in favour of gender equality support girls’ education through the association she co-founded, CHIME FOR CHANGE, and the Formation Scholars award program, which “encourages and supports young women who are bold, creative, conscious, confident, and unafraid to think outside the box.”</p> <h3><strong>Cher</strong></h3> <p>We couldn't talk about inspiring female artists without mentioning the most fabulous female icon, Cher. Cher is the only artist in history to rank on a Billboard chart for six consecutive decades. She has one of the most prolific careers of the music history. From the hippie-girl of “Sonny &amp; Cher Comedy Hour” to the to the success of “Believe” at the age of 52, Cher as never stopped braking records and pushing boundaries. The "Goddess of Pop" and actress is also an activist for LGBTQ rights, and an icon for the gay community.</p> <h3><strong>Lizzo</strong></h3> <p>Not only Lizzo became the third female rapper to top the Hot 100 without a featured artist, but also became the first #1 Black solo female R&amp;B singer on the Hot 100 since Rihanna's hit "Diamonds". Needless to say the Lizzo is one of the most successful artists of her generation. After struggling with body issues at an early age, Lizzo became an advocate for body positivity. She celebrates self-love in her songs ("Mirror, mirror on the wall, don't say it 'cause I know I'm cute.", lyrics from "Juice"), music videos (in the music video for "Truth Hurts," Lizzo marries herself!), her performances (her group of dancers, the Big Grrrls, is composed of plus-size dancers) and truly in anything else she does!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Discover Greg's top country music videos!</strong></p> <p>2020 will probably go down as the year most of us want to forget and not revisit. But it’s in the books now, and the effects on music and video were both good and mediocre (I hesitate to say “bad!”). It may not have been the best year to launch Stingray Country, Stingray’s full-time Country music video channel, but we made the best of the situation as the music biz found ways to circumvent the roadblocks it faced in creating videos to correspond to the Hot Country hits of the year. We certainly saw timely and poignant videos incorporating the social issues of the past year, covering matters like voter registration, BLM and the effects of the pandemic. Obviously, the industry faced difficulties in filming videos under the handicap of social distancing for both the performers and the film crews. But as the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade!</p> <h2>Best Country Music Videos of 2020</h2> <p>One or two major acts like Kenny Chesney simply refrained from making videos of their latest hits, but most artists rose to the occasion and accepted the challenge. We saw an increase in more “homemade” style videos on phones, Zoom, and computers. These are some of our top picks:</p> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tenille Townes, “Come As You Are” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">A Zoom-style video with her band playing together from the safety of their homes.</span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/V8Ue5l1_z6E?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Lady A, “Champagne Night” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Not only did the members of the trio film themselves separately on their phones, but they also enlisted fans to submit their own lip-synchs and edited them all together for a video of this top-ten single!</span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/E-urw9c82EA?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Nice Horse, “Cowgirl” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">This all-woman quartet writes and plays their songs and has had award-winning videos in the past. This time, they went for an all-out comic book animation.</span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/SEUcLYqMZYM?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Tennile Arts, “Everybody Knows Everybody” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">This Nashville-based Canadian took the concept of the computer-generated lyric video by setting herself front and center lip-synching amidst the words.</span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/HXyJx63phpU?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">I also encountered very creative videos from the past year that went out of their way to avoid standard cliches:</span></p> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Ashley McBryde, “One Night Standards” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">This video has the making of a film noir murder mystery with the artist not just performing within the video but taking on a role in its screenplay. The cliff hanger ending promises a “to be continued” to keep us guessing.</span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/K3LLA6vNcQk?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Brothers Osborne, “All Night” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Just a lot of fun playing with creative lighting techniques and visuals.</span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube-playlist video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/videoseries?list=RDMvaXV3Q6pN0"></iframe> </div> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Washboard Union, “Country Thunder” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Filmed pre-pandemic juxtaposing the band alongside their puppet avatars! </span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IST7pMNjC2s?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <h3><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">LoCash, “One Big Country Song” </span></h3> <p><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">A 2020 number 1 song, catchy in its singalong earworm quality with an innovative video.</span></p> <div class="video-embed-field-provider-youtube video-embed-field-responsive-video"><iframe width="854" height="480" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lqwqRffLjfw?autoplay=0&amp;start=0&amp;rel=0"></iframe> </div> <p><br /><span lang="EN-CA" xml:lang="EN-CA">Wishing you the best for the coming year!</span></p> <p><strong>Watch the best country music videos on <a href="https://country.stingray.com/?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=socials&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020" target="_blank">Stingray Country</a>!</strong></p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/country" hreflang="en">Country</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2020-12/2120_SM_Blog-Articles_Cover_1200x628_V01-best-of-country-music-videos.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Best of 2020 | Country Music Videos" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Thu, 17 Dec 2020 17:14:36 +0000 Greg 894 at http://blog.stingray.com TOP 10 | Best Jazz Albums of 2020 http://blog.stingray.com/top-10-best-jazz-albums-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">TOP 10 | Best Jazz Albums of 2020</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/121" lang="" about="/user/121" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rokas</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/16/2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In 2019, jazz experienced a steady growth among numerous music festivals, extensive magazine coverage, and dedicated playlists on top streaming services. In 2020, the music’s popularity has maintained its status quo while finding new ways to surprise its audiences and further expand its boundaries. With this in mind, Stingray DJAZZ's editor selected 10 jazz albums that left the biggest impression among all the releases of 2020.</p> <h2>Best Jazz albums of 2020</h2> <p>While you read this, listen to the best of Jazz songs on Stingray Music!</p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0529?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><strong class="button-video">Play</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Various Artists - <i><em>Blue Note Reimagined</em> </i>| Blue Note Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Blue Note Reimagined" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="023aed23-a414-4919-9292-987e8f0a0e9f" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Blue%20Note.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white"><em>Blue Note Re:imagined</em> presents classic Blue Note tracks, reworked and newly recorded by a selection of the UK scene’s most exciting young talents today. The project represents a bridge between the groundbreaking label’s past and future, and features contributions from internationally acclaimed jazz, soul, and R&amp;B acts. Featured artists include Shabaka Hutchings, Ezra Collective, Nubya Garcia, Steam Down, Skinny Pelembe, Emma-Jean Thackray, Alfa Mist, and Brit Award-winning Jorja Smith.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Wynton Marsalis &amp; Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra - <em>Black, Brown &amp; Beige</em> | Blue Engine Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Black, Brown &amp; Beige" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="36b50916-6e99-4e96-910e-06b66ddcd0b4" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Black%20Brown%20Beige.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“It sits alone in the history of jazz,” Wynton Marsalis says of Duke Ellington’s groundbreaking masterpiece <em>Black, Brown &amp; Beige</em>. Since its 1943 debut at Carnegie Hall, the piece, a sprawling survey of African American history, has been heralded as one of the most significant American orchestral music compositions. Now, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is releasing a definitive, present-day recording of<em> Black, Brown &amp; Beige </em>that conveys all the nuances and emotion of Ellington’s masterpiece.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Chip Wickham - <i><em>Blue to Red</em> </i>| Lovemonk Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Blue to Red " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="9b6215ab-7ea5-4c9d-8636-63486cc6e752" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Blue%20to%20Red.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Channeling the spirit of Alice Coltrane and Yusef Lateef via the lens of a hip-hop, electronica, and club music educated ear, <em>Blue to Red</em> encompasses Wickham’s disparate set of production influences with his Manchester and spiritual jazz education. The album not only seeks to forewarn Earth’s possible Mars-like future but seeks to tap into the interplanetary, cosmic nature of music. “It’s a culture crisis rather than a climate crisis, one that can only be solved if we go right to the core of how we live as human beings.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>David Linx - <em>Skin in the Game</em> | Cristal Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Skin in the Game" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="30ae3dad-bf9c-42ec-a983-59b2137818d5" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Skin%20in%20the%20game.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>After more than thirty albums, solo or in duo with pianist Diederik Wissels, singer David Linx, for this new opus of original compositions sung in English, has brought together a combo of leaders with Gregory Privat on piano, Chris Jennings on double bass, Arnaud Dolmen on drums and luxury guest Manu Codjiaon the guitar. Between ballads and more rhythmic titles, two pieces embellished with poems said by Marlon Moore add another color to the work and recall the first sublime album produced by David Linx with the writer James Baldwin in 1987.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Nubya Garcia - <i><em>Source</em> </i>| Concord Jazz</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Nubya Garcia - Source " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7fc72132-2027-4389-a80d-345a5a4da990" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Source.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white"><em>Source</em> explores a multidimensional jazz sound layered with soul, afro-diasporic sounds, and dub-step hints along the way. The title track, “Source” arrives reworked in steamy dub overtones, blending reggae, jazz, and myriad sounds from her youth. The sweltering heat generated in the track’s bass-lines and Garcia’s militant sax place the track as a tribute to personal power. Reflecting on what makes her feel powerful, she notes that it’s also about “being ok with reaching out to people and supporting one another.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Gil Scott-Heron &amp; Makaya McCraven - <em>We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven</em> | XL Recordings</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="We're New Again - A Reimagining by Makaya McCraven" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2b3ee20c-408f-4f14-8402-a01596e75196" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Were%20new%20again.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>To mark the 10th anniversary of <em>I’m New Here</em>, the 13th and last studio album from the legendary US musician, poet, and author Gil Scott-Heron, XL Recordings will release a unique reinterpretation of the album by acclaimed US jazz musician Makaya McCraven. Just like with his previous recordings, McCraven continues to blend unique arrangements of others’ works with his distinct sonic vision that results in layers of musical textures.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Diana Krall - <i><em>This Dream Of You</em> </i>| Verve Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Diana Krall - This Dream Of You " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f12f8815-016e-4c4f-a2ff-4492ef31f502" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/This%20dream%20of%20you.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Diana Krall's new self-produced album,<em> This Dream Of You</em>, was mixed by Al Schmitt, who worked closely with her to achieve the notable intimacy and immediacy. Performances from 2016-2017 sessions, on which she collaborated with late friend and longtime creative partner Tommy LiPuma. The record feels like a movie you might share with someone you know and stay with it until the final reel. As Krall says: "If “But Beautiful” is the overture, then “Singing In The Rain” is the end title.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Various Artists - <em>The Eddy (From The Netflix Original Series)</em> | Arista Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="The Eddy (From The Netflix Original Series) " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2aca0e98-dd43-4aaa-9262-1999933bc494" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/The%20Eddy.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The original soundtrack to the Netflix original series about a small jazz club called The Eddy located in a multicultural neighborhood in modern-day Paris brings together talented French jazz musicians who perform music written by Glen Ballard. The soundtrack marked a very realistic take on the 21st-century jazz musician’s life by including beautiful ballads and fast bop-ish numbers that draw on themes of struggle, family, out of control life, and the past, present, and the future.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Gregory Porter - <i><em>All Rise</em> </i>| Blue Note Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Gregory Porter - All Rise" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="c946c145-98c8-466f-8913-ff7d9703397a" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/All%20Rise.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">The album marks a return to Porter’s beloved original songwriting: heart-on-sleeve lyrics imbued with a simple philosophy and real-life details, set to a stirring mix of jazz, soul, blues, and gospel. The set also represents Porter’s art's evolution to something even more emphatic, emotive, intimate, and universal. After 2017 Porter knew two things: one, he’d bring in an orchestra for his next LP, and two, the music is medicine. In the spirit of that latter revelation, <em>All Rise</em> brims with songs about irrepressible love, plus a little protest, because the road to healing is bumpy.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Moses Boyd - <em>Dark Matter</em> | EXODUS Records</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Moses Boyd - Dark Matter" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e4258ac4-f106-477d-be81-5d3ca03d9652" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Dark%20Matter.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>After the success of his 2018 release, Moses Boyd returns with another fantastic work. This time, he composed, produced, and released all by himself. Met with widespread critical acclaim, the album <em>Dark Matter </em>was also nominated for the Mercury Prize. Inspired by the astrophysical concept of the same name, dark matter, the album mixes jazz with afro-beats, rock, and electronic music elements. </span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Discover Henry’s Top 5 pop tracks!</span></span></span></span></strong></p> <h2><strong><span><span><span><span>Best of Pop songs of 2020</span></span></span></span></strong></h2> <p>While you read this, enjoy the best from 2020’s top pop adult artists on Stingray Music!</p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1649?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><strong class="button-video">Play</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">"Bruises" – Lewis Capaldi</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Lewis Capaldi" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="74864aba-a471-4d06-afb7-856806e3de68" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Lewis%20Capaldi.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Released late 2019 and perhaps not as popular as “Someone You Loved” or “Before You Go,” but lyrically, this track is strong, and you can feel his pain. .</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>"death bed (coffee for your head)" – Powfu ft. beabadoobee</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="death bed (coffee for your head) " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ffda9831-d9b9-43c0-bf5a-fa24f28120dc" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/death%20bed%20%28coffee%20for%20your%20head%29%20Powfu%20ft.%20beabadoobee.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>This song gets in your head and stays there, sort of like a good cup of coffee.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">"Blinding Lights" - The Weeknd</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Blinding Lights - The Weeknd" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="77dc7bf1-1e11-4d20-9dee-a7d58fc880c6" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Blinding%20Lights%20-%20The%20Weeknd.JPG" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Start to finish, a perfect pop song for years to come.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>"Physical" and "Break My Heart" - Dua Lipa</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Dua Lipa" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7a6728c1-c43c-490d-ad4e-ab46fd869183" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Physical%20and%20Break%20My%20Heart%20Dua%20Lipa.JPG" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>Throwback party songs – for when we can party again.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">"Lonely" - Justin Bieber &amp; Benny Blanco</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="Lonely - Justin Bieber &amp; Benny Blanco" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e0cd513b-6464-431c-90d0-bdb78b6213d6" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Lonely.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">This song works on many levels, and it’s one of the few tracks this year that I don’t skip!</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Discover Brian's Top R'n'B and Hip-Hop tracks!</strong></p> <p>Well 2020 went off-road pretty quick. Here I was moving into a new place, living my best life and building on the momentum of projects at the end of 2019. I’m not the type to say “This gon be my year,” but when I see something nice happening, I lean into the good, try to keep a level head, and “not talk bidness til bidness is done.” All that to say, in the words of indie pop group Avenue Beat “Fuck 2020.” But before we light it on fire and watch it burn to the ground, here are the songs that got me through some near breaking points.</p> <h2>Best R'n'B songs of 2020</h2> <p>While you read this, listen to the best of R'n'B on Stingray Music!</p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/033?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><strong class="button-video">Play</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">“Sensitive” by Serena Isioma</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="“Sensitive” by Serena Isioma " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b1d76fe3-3c43-4506-ab88-6daba51840f6" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/sensitive_0.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">“Sensitive” by Serena Isioma produced by C Medina dropped early in the year, and it hit the perfect vibe of fuck everyone, and I’m taking the world by storm. Like I mentioned earlier, I was in a pretty good place at the top of the year, so going back to this energy when I needed a boost helped.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>“Moment” by Victoria Monét</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="“Moment” by Victoria Monét" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="1f127d54-199e-44af-be91-c21fb1c62802" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/moment.png" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“Moment” by Victoria Monét, produced by Tim Suby &amp; D’Mile, off her album Jaguar was a similar message from another side if that makes sense. This one felt like getting that approval you needed when shit was just not poppin’ off. Imagine being with your partner and just having them tell you, you got this and we are going to enjoy this moment. It was a song you might have had on your Valentine’s Day playlist that started having more meaning when you needed to hear “this your motherfuckin' moment.”</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">“Gone” by Alex Isley ft. Jack Dine</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="“Gone” by Alex Isley ft. Jack Dine" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="13778145-a633-46f0-afcf-806a44dfb7ed" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/gone.png" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">“Gone” by Alex Isley ft. Jack Dine is my second favorite song of the year. It was the number one until someone came along in October, but I’ll get to that. How do I explain my love affair with this song? Alex’s voice soothes the soul in a way I can’t describe, and I feel like I’m floating in the ethereal waters of a dreamscape when I hear it. Think I’m making it up, go listen to the track for yourself in a dark room and enjoy the stress reduction. Essentially this song should be made into a pill for anxiety.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>“Make the Most” by Lonr. ft. H.E.R.</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="“Make the Most” by Lonr. ft. H.E.R." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6ac7c603-d621-494f-bc73-ee65a5cdf835" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/make%20the%20most.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“Make the Most” by Lonr. ft. H.E.R., produced by DJ Camper, is simple, fun, light, and makes me think of sitting in a park with someone. Which was the kind of perfect visualization I needed once I was working from home. Funny thing about this song, the music video just does not fit the vibe. I understood the point the video was trying to make and applaud them for telling the story because tackling the murder of a black man by police in a love song seems IMPOSSIBLE, and they managed to do it tastefully. I guess it was just that I pictured the song one way, and the video definitely challenged that.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">“Freeze Tag” by Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder &amp; Kamasi Washington ft. Phoelix</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="“Freeze Tag”" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3ef8094d-e21c-443b-8db6-8f1fb620d45d" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/freeze%20tag.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">“Freeze Tag” by Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper, 9th Wonder &amp; Kamasi Washington ft. Phoelix almost didn’t make the list. The song felt like a cheat code… you can’t put four of the best producers and musicians in one group and just let them make music together. The fact that ego plays no part in the union of these insanely talented creators is beyond me. I can’t even imagine being a fly on the wall of a song planning session. Robert: “Ok I have a melody in my head.” *plays melody; 9th: “I got you,” * adds a beat; *Kamasi picks up sax and starts improvising; *Terrace hits record and starts humming and adding lyrics to the song. THAT… THAT IS HOW THEY PROBABLY MAKE MUSIC. Just think about it for a second… and you want me to list them against people working solo. In the end, I can’t not list them, though, cause their album was exceptional. Oh, and you know what they did after releasing the original version? They got their favorite rappers to put verses in the tracks and re-released it as a part two... #CheatCode</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>“Make It Home” by Tobe Nwigwe ft. David Michael Wyatt </span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="“Make It Home” " data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cb457584-f36d-4a87-a4af-70986494fbaf" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/make%20it%20home.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“Make It Home” by Tobe Nwigwe ft. David Michael Wyatt and “Try Jesus,” both produced by LaNell Grant are just solid songs. The Pandemic Project album was a nice little five-track and ends with a podcast of sorts and it’s messy and funny. If you need good music and a baby announcement that goes off the rails, jump in. The laughs were needed and welcomed.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">“Colors” by TeaMarrr ft. Wale </span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="“Colors” by TeaMarrr" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="3ff97ab6-78c2-4e5b-87cc-a99cf5089ffe" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/colors.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">“Colors” by TeaMarrr ft. Wale produced by Brandon Brown is that weird track that would work in a rage room and chillin’ with friends. That dichotomy is built into the song, and I like it. I have to admit, at first I wasn’t loving the song, but the more I listened to it in conjunction with other songs, it always stuck out, and I would often skip back to hear it play again. Subconsciously it was a vibe I needed.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>“Movin’ On” by India Shawn ft. Anderson.Paak</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="“Movin’ On” by India Shawn ft. Anderson.Paak" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="546c985b-a4ce-4b8e-85d0-28bf8bdc7332" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/moving%20on.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>“Movin’ On” by India Shawn ft. Anderson.Paak produced by D’Mile is a pretty perfect duet. This is the second time D’Mile has produced a track on the list, and the style on each song is distinct but has a signature. India throws it back with some beautiful runs, and being outside to this one was good. I heard it while cycling along a waterfront just before it started raining. I kid you not, I was about to get mad, and the song came on and stopped me in my tracks, ‘cause the drums just melt your anger away.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">“Damage” by H.E.R.</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="“Damage” by H.E.R." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7a815c74-4207-4d1d-88c6-73a0174f9421" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/damage.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">“Damage” by H.E.R. produced by Cardiak… I don’t know what to say. The song has elements from old school R&amp;B, H.E.R. challenges Alex Isley for the best voice, and if “Gone” put me in a dreamscape, “Damage” is the music to the love scene inside the dreamscape. Real talk, I can’t say anything other than listen to the song. If you are an R&amp;B fan, just know that H.E.R. is the heir apparent to whoever has the crown now. Which for all I know is H.E.R. and she’s just humble about being the current Queen of R&amp;B.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p> </p> <h2>TOP 5 Hip-Hop songs of 2020</h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span>5) Hello - E.Jones ft. Pharoahe Monch</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>4) Ooh la la - Run The Jewels ft. Greg Nice and DJ Premier</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>3) Scottie Beam – Freddie Gibbs</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>2) Shine - Joey Bada$$</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span>1) Bout Shit – The LOX ft. DMX</span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Listen to the best Hip-Hop songs on Stingray Music </strong></p> <p><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/033?utm_source=editorial&amp;amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><strong class="button-video">Play</strong></a></p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. Follow us on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/">Facebook</a>, <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en">Instagram</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusic">Twitter</a>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/RnB" hreflang="en">RnB</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/hiphop" hreflang="en">Hip-Hop</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/82" hreflang="en">English</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2020-12/2120_SM_Blog-Articles_Cover_1200x628_V02-best-of-rnb-hip-hop.jpg" width="1200" height="628" alt="Best of 2020 | RnB &amp; Hip-Hop" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Wed, 16 Dec 2020 20:43:44 +0000 Brian 891 at http://blog.stingray.com 5 Jazz Albums You Missed in 2020 http://blog.stingray.com/5-jazz-albums-you-missed-2020 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">5 Jazz Albums You Missed in 2020 </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/121" lang="" about="/user/121" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">Rokas</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 12/16/2020</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>After the musically rich year of 2019, in which jazz exploded in popularity among general audiences, the music stayed on the right course of evolution in 2020. Stingray has already picked the top 10 jazz albums of 2020. Yet, among so many great 2020 releases, some were very easily overlooked. Hence, we choose five albums that we consider 2020's top hidden gems.</p> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0529?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank">Listen now! ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Kamaal Williams - <i><em>Wu Hen</em> </i>| Black Focus Records</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="Wu Hen" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cda8b0e0-035d-4092-b8f4-6331cb1bec69" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Wu%20Hen.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white"><em>Wu Hen</em> is the sophomore album from Kamaal Williams — an invitation to elevate to a higher state. Cinematic strings from Miguel-Atwood Ferguson and virtuoso saxophone from Quinn Mason are textural additions that make for a more in-depth, multi-layered experience than previous releases. Bringing groove back to the forefront, <em>Wu Hen</em> oscillates between celestial jazz, funk, rap, and R&amp;B, reinforced with the rugged beat-heavy attitude of grime, jungle, house, and garage – a self-styled fusion Kamaal Williams describes as Wu Funk.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Thundercat - <em>It Is What It Is</em> | Brainfeeder</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <h3><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="It is what it is" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="da8e82d2-286a-4607-9e76-71335e93f0d0" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/It%20is%20what%20it%20is.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span><em>It Is What It Is</em> follows Thudercat’s game-changing third album <em>Drunk</em> (2017). That record completed Thundercat’s transition from virtuoso bassist to bonafide star and cemented his reputation as a unique voice that transcends genre. Produced by Flying Lotus and the bassist himself, the album features musical contributions from Ty Dolla $ign, Childish Gambino, Lil B, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole, and Zack Fox.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span class="color-white">Kassa Overall - <i><em>I Think I'm Good</em> </i>| Brownswood Recordings</span></span></span></strong></h3> <p><img alt="I Think I'm Good" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="61e2d189-c577-4ba0-8658-b62bdb291294" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/I%20Think%20I%27m%20Good.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Seattle-raised, Brooklyn-residing Kassa Overall is a jazz musician, emcee, singer, producer, and drummer. His second full-length album, <em>I Think I’m Good</em>, is the work of an artist whose voice has ripened to its own hard-earned, provocative conclusions, erasing the need to talk about dissolving barriers between hip-hop and jazz because he has begun a new conversation. The album is a window into the real life of Overall, a Bushwick-based artist wrestling with the abhorrent American prison system, the ebbs and flows of romantic relationships, and perils of trust, all seen through the kaleidoscopic lens of a brilliant 21st-century composer.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><strong><span><span><span>Mike Casey - <i><em>Law of Attraction</em></i>| Self-released</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><img alt="Law of Attraction" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="95eb4a1b-ecc0-4139-b684-27d848cee79f" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/Law%20of%20Attraction.jpg" /></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></span></h3> <p><span><span><span><span><span>The debut studio album by American saxophonist Mike Casey was recorded July 2018 at Omer Avital's basement studio Wilson Live in 100-degree heat with no air conditioning. Raw and uncut, the album entails a “no tricks” approach: it was recorded without headphones or isolation! <em>Law of Attraction</em> is full of original compositions and arrangements while featuring Grammy-nominated pianist Benito Gonzalez known for playing with Pharoah Sanders, Kenny Garrett, and Jackie McLean.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row theme"> <div class="col"> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row--1-2 row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <h3><span><span><span><strong><span><span class="color-white">Various Artists - <i><em>Gilles Peterson Presents: MV4</em> </i>| Brownswood Recordings</span></span></strong></span></span></span></h3> <p><img alt="MV4" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="572a102c-7e6d-4c97-9138-3f1716bae0b1" src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/inline-images/MV4.jpg" /></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span class="color-white">Gilles Peterson presents a time capsule of musical magic on this exclusive. Taken from a day of live sessions in London’s legendary Maida Vale Studios - studio MV4 to be exact, it was initially intended just for Peterson’s BBC radio show broadcast on October 20, 2018. Struck by what a special moment the sessions captured, Peterson has decided to mark the results with a release proper on his Brownswood imprint.</span></span></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="row-wrapper wysiwyg"> <div class="row row-narrow"> <div class="col"> <p><span class="button"><a class="button" href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_S0529?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank">Listen now! ⏯</a></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Your friends are on their way with some booze and baked goods. You have prepared some festive but not over-the-top appetizers. You cleaned your apartment; the tree is fully decorated but… you have no idea what kind of music to play for your guests.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span>DO. </span></span></span></span></span></span>👏🏻<span><span><span><span><span><span> NOT. </span></span></span></span></span></span>👏🏻 <span><span><span><span><span><span>PANIC. </span></span></span></span></span></span>👏🏻</p> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Music playlists for the Holidays</h2> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span>All you have to do is launch the <strong>Stingray Music</strong> app, browse through our Holiday collection and take your pick among our 100+ Holiday channels!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Here are a few channels you can find on the <a href="https://go.onelink.me/wEkK/31c389c0?af_force_deeplink=true" target="_blank"><strong>Stingray Music app</strong></a>:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/SP0001?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Holiday Favourites</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1490?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Coffee Shop Christmas</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/N1489?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Acoustic Christmas</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N1491?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Help! It’s the Holidays</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/en/channels/VIB_N0681?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Best Christmas songs of all time</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Stay on the pulse of the most recent news in music. 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Vos amis sont en route avec des boissons alcoolisées et de bonnes petites pâtisseries. Vous avez préparé des amuse-bouches festifs mais sans tomber dans l’excès. Vous avez nettoyé votre appartement; l'arbre est entièrement décoré mais… vous n'avez aucune idée du genre de musique à jouer pour vos invités.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>NE. </span></span></span></span></span></span>👏🏻 <span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>PANIQUEZ. </span></span></span></span></span></span>👏🏻 <span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>PAS. </span></span></span></span></span></span>👏🏻</p> <h2 class="text-align-justify">Des playlists pour le temps des fêtes</h2> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Tout ce que vous avez à faire : lancer l'application <strong>Stingray Musique</strong>, parcourir notre collection des Fêtes et faire votre choix parmi plus de 100 chaînes des Fêtes!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p class="text-align-justify"><span><span><span><span lang="FR-CA" xml:lang="FR-CA"><span><span>Voici quelques chaînes que vous pouvez trouver sur l'application <a href="https://go.onelink.me/wEkK/31c389c0?af_force_deeplink=true" target="_blank"><strong>Stingray Music</strong></a>:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/SPF0001?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Franco Fêtes</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/SP0001?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Holiday Favourites</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="https://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N1489?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Acoustic Christmas</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N1491?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Help! It’s the Holidays</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> <li class="text-align-justify"><a href="http://music.stingray.com/fr/channels/VIB_N0681?utm_source=editorial&amp;utm_medium=blog-post&amp;utm_campaign=holidays_2020&amp;utm_stingray_id=f3754e8ad935" target="_blank"><span><span><span><span><span><span>Best Christmas songs of all time</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></li> </ul><p class="text-align-justify"> </p> <p class="text-align-justify"><strong>Restez à l'affût des dernières nouvelles musicales. Suivez-nous sur </strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/stingray.music/"><strong>Facebook</strong></a><strong>, </strong><a href="https://www.instagram.com/stingray_music/?hl=en"><strong>Instagram</strong></a><strong> et </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/stingraymusique"><strong>Twitter</strong></a><strong>. </strong></p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/holidays" hreflang="en">Holidays</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/christmas" hreflang="en">Christmas</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-stingray-brands field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/99" hreflang="en">Stingray Ambiance</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/45" hreflang="en">Stingray Brava</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/97" hreflang="en">Stingray Classica</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/stingraycmusic" hreflang="en">Stingray CMusic</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/51" hreflang="en">Stingray Concerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/46" hreflang="en">Stingray DJAZZ</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/98" hreflang="en">Stingray Festival 4K</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/47" hreflang="en">Stingray iConcerts</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/50" hreflang="en">Stingray Juicebox</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/48" hreflang="en">Stingray Karaoke</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/49" hreflang="en">Stingray Loud</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/44" hreflang="en">Stingray Music</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/127" hreflang="en">Stingray Retro</a></div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/52" hreflang="en">Stingray Vibe</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-section field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/staff-picks" hreflang="en">Staff Picks</a></div> <div class="field field--name-field-country field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/86" hreflang="en">Worldwide</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-display-in-language field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/83" hreflang="en">French</a></div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="https://d1epjnee0y8w64.cloudfront.net/blog/s3fs-public/2019-12/5035_SM_Holidays-2019_Blog_1200x630_V01_0.jpg" width="1200" height="630" alt="brunch des fêtes " typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-show-in-listen field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field__label">Show in Listen</div> <div class="field__item">Off</div> </div> Tue, 03 Nov 2020 21:14:27 +0000 Mikel 772 at http://blog.stingray.com