Featured Artist

Local DJs: Artists that are worth checking out

There are countless budding and experienced artists that dominate the music scene, making it hard for some people to choose who to listen to. Local DJs will help you narrow down your choices by listing down the featured artists that we recommend. Take a look at them as well as some of their famous and top-selling albums or songs below:

Rihanna

  • Real name: Robyn Rihanna Fenty
  • Birthday: February 20, 1988
  • Genre: Pop, hip hop, reggae
  • Labels: Def Jam, Westbury Road, Roc Nation

Rihanna was born in Saint Michael, Barbados where she grew up listening to music. She was an army cadet where singer-songwriter Shontelle became her drill sergeant. In 2003, she formed a group with her two classmates and auditioned for American record producer, Evan Rogers. 

In her audition with Rogers, Rihanna performed Mariah Carey’s Hero and Destiny Child’s Emotion. Impressed, Rogers requested another meeting with Rihanna to record some demo tapes. The two tracks were then included in her debut album Music of the Sun. Here is a list of her albums:

  • Music of the Sun
  • Good Girl Gone Bad
  • A Girl Like Me
  • Rated R
  • Talk That Talk
  • Loud
  • Anti
  • Unapologetic

Celine Dion

Celine Dion is known for her powerful vocals and is currently the best-selling French artist of all time. Her music genre includes pop, rock, gospel, classical and R&B. She was born in Charlemagne, Quebec where she learned how to speak English. Her inspiration for learning how to sing and perform is Michael Jackson. 

After 2 years of learning how to speak in English, Dion made her debut titled Unison in 1990. Her international breakthrough happened when she sang the title track of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast with Peabo Bryson. The song also earned an Academy Award for Best Song and Grammy Award for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Take a look at Celine Dion’s list of English-language albums that you should try listening to below:

  • Unison
  • Celine Dion
  • Let’s Talk About Love
  • The Colour of My Love
  • These Are Special Times
  • Falling into You
  • A New Day Has Come
  • Miracle
  • One Heart
  • Loved Me Back to Life
  • Miracle
  • Courage
  • Taking Chances

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is an American singer, actress and songwriter known for her musical versatility and uniqueness. She dropped out of New York University’s School of the Arts to pursue a career in music. Her debut studio album, The Fame, where singles Just Dance and Poker Face are included, made her rise to prominence.

Gaga is one of the best-selling music artists all over the world, having sold more than 120 million records in 2014 alone. She also earns countless awards including 12 Grammy Awards, 16 Guinness World Records, 18 MTV Video Music Awards and many others. Take a look at her list of albums that you should try listening to below:

  • The Fame Monster
  • Artpop
  • Born This Way
  • Joanne
  • Chromatica
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Love for Sale.