After taking a 10 year music hiatus and being a judge on The Voice,Gwen Stefani made her music comeback with her album This is What the Truth Feels Like in March. The album features a track with up and coming rapper, Fetty Wap titled Asking 4 It. Next up was Zayn’s album Mind Of Mind which debuted at #1 on the BillBoard 200 Album Chart. 2016 seems to be the year of Tidal. On April 1st, Jhene Aiko and Big Sean released their 8 track EP titled Twenty88 exclusively to Tidal’s streaming service. Big Sean and Jhene Aiko have a history of greats collabs so this EP was bound to come at some point. On April 21st, the music world lost another legend. Singer Prince died suddenly at his studio in Minnesota. Shortly after his death, over 5 of his greatest hits entered the charts again and his sales have soared over 16,000% percent. It’s clear that Prince had a huge influence on people and he will be missed.
3 days before she started her World Tour, Beyonce finally released her long awaited sixth Album, titled Lemonade. Lemonade has been called an album movie and is already receiving great reviews. Lemonade was shown on HBO and the album was released right after on Tidal. It eventually made it’s way to iTunes and into stores. Rapper Drake just release his album TONIGHT titled views from the 6 featuring Rihanna, Wizkid and more. For now, Views from the 6 can be found on iTunes and apple music. American Idol, one of the biggest talent competitions ended after a 15 season run. Trent Harmon was crowned the 15th and final winner of American Idol earlier this month. There’s a lot of new music coming this Spring and Summer. Drake also says he has more new music coming before his tour this summer. Ariana Grande is also set to release her album, Dangerous Woman on May 20th. And although he released a full length album earlier this year, Kanye West plans on releasing more music for us as well. . 2016 has clearly been a big year for pop music with the releases from big names but we’re not even half way through it and there’s more to come.