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Characterized by a voice that could split the sky or flutteringly seduce, Jessie J's fresh sound and Essex-girl saltiness always marked her out as a different kind of pop star.
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A highly personal album that set her on a new creative path, ‘Control’ found Janet Jackson making leaps towards dominating the pop world.
The fourth single from Taylor Swift’s debut album, ‘Picture To Burn’ lit a fire in her fans, with a sentiment that remains as strong as ever.
This classic song found Nina Simone highlighting Black happiness and optimism in the face of the tumult and turmoil happening outside her window.
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The singer-songwriter’s highly anticipated debut album has already earned wide acclaim for its impactful, raw lyricism and genre-defying sound.