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GRAMMY CHEW: WHO COULD BE THIS YEAR’S BRANDI CARLILE?
Lenny and Simon speculate and salivate as the kreplach is served. (9/17a)
RIHANNA FOLLOWS PLATT TO SONY/ATV
Loyalty in action (9/17a)
TAYLOR SWIFT JOINS THE VOICE AS MEGA MENTOR
Tay knows how to pick her spots. (9/17a)
BEYONCÉ ROARS IN PRIME TIME
So does Bey. (9/16a)
AMAZON GOES HI-RES
Alexa, what does "16-bit/44.1kHz" mean? (9/17a)
MORE RAINMAKERS
The players who made it happen.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE LEAKS?
Even funnier in French.
RIHANNA'S ETA
And about $50m in funding.
THE BUNDLE BUNGLE
When will the rules change?
POP MART
POP GO THE WEASELS
MEET JAIN: A GLOBAL POP SENSATION
IN THE MAKING

BY SAMANTHA HISSONG

Parisian powerhouse JAIN—signed to RCA out here in the States—delivered an abundance of infectious, worldly bangers that prove welcoming to all when she dropped her debut album, Zanaka, at the end of 2015.

Her latest single, “Come,” reached new heights following her explosive performance on the televised Les Victoires de la Musique (essentially the French Grammys), where she won Female Artist of the Year. These career-defining moments aided in propelling the set to platinum sales in France. That said, the “Come” music video currently boasts a wildly impressive 56m+ views.

The troubadour—albeit tiny—managed to fill the stage with her immense presence at none other than, yes, The Troubadour in L.A. on Wednesday night (3/22). She had the sold-out crowd completely captivated during “Come” and an array of other songs, including Zanaka standouts like “Lil Mama” and “Makeba.” With folk intelligence and inclusiveness, pop power, alternative swagger and a dance-inducing electronic backbone, JAIN managed to defy genre and lift spirits.

Zanaka means “childhood” in Malagasy (her mother’s native tongue), which makes perfect sense when her playfulness, lack of inhibition and pure joy is realized in recordings and on stage.

JAIN's North American tour—with support from buzzing indie act Two Feet—kicked off on 3/12 in Nashville and wraps on 4/10 in Philly. See a full list of dates here.


 
 
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