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‘thank u, next’ review: Who is Ariana Grande?

‘thank u, next’ review: Who is Ariana Grande?

“thank u, next” was recorded in two weeks. (Photo courtesy of Republic Records) Troy Lafond Connector Staff “thank u, next” is the fifth studio album from Ariana Grande and comes a mere six months after her prior album, “Sweetener.” Before its release, it was supported by two singles, “thank u, next” and “7 rings”, both

Hudson Taylor preview

Alfie (left) and Harry (right) are currently on a headlining tour of the United States as Hudson Taylor. (Courtesy of One In A Million Media) Christina Laderoute Connector Staff Hudson Taylor recently wrapped up a tour of the United States with “Take Me to Church” singer Hozier. Over the course of the two-month long tour,

Bring Me the Horizon brings down the Tsongas Center

“Amo” is Bring Me the Horizon’s sixth studio album. (Photo courtesy of Troy Lafond/Connector) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Friday, Feb. 1, metal band Bring Me the Horizon came to UMass Lowell to perform at the Tsongas Center. They are currently on their First Love World Tour in support of their new album “Amo,” which

Oldie Album: Vince Staples’ ‘FM!’ is a radio hit

“FM!” was number 18 on Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2018 list. (Photo courtesy of Def Jam) Marcos Aguilar Connector Editor “FM!” is the third studio album from Long Beach, California’s Vince Staples. The eleven-track project features west coast artists including Ty Dolla $ign, Jay Rock, Earl Sweatshirt, Kamaiyah, Tyga, Kehlani and E-40. The

‘Evil Genius’ is an experiment in madness

The cover art was released on Instagram Nov. 27. (Photo courtesy of Atlantic Records) Aaron Robinson Connector Editor Rapper Gucci Mane dropped his thirteenth album, “Evil Genius,” Thursday night after teasing so for much of the year. The album is his first in almost one calendar year, after he had released four albums over the

Taylor Swift dove “Fearless” into fame 10 years ago

“Fearless” was Swift’s second studio album. (Photo courtesy of Big Machine) Troy Lafond Connector Staff On Nov. 11, 2008, a little over 10 years ago, now-world renowned country and pop superstar Taylor Swift released her sophomore studio album “Fearless.” At the time, Taylor Swift was fairly well known in the country industry, but not necessarily

Little Mix spread their wings on experimental “LM5”

“LM5” is Little Mix’s fifth studio album. (Photo courtesy of Billboard) Troy Lafond Connector Staff Little Mix is one of the last English-speaking girl groups left standing. With Fifth Harmony recently split and extremely little competition in this regard, it stood to question whether or not they still had a place left in the industry.

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