Annalé is a singer from New Jersey and Korea who is now based in Los Angeles. “Roses” is her current single that’s becoming popular on the Urban Adult Contemporary chart. Her blend of R&B, pop and soul is influenced by her love of people like Erykah Badu and Lalah Hathaway. Annalé is used to surprising listeners because she is a Korean-American singing R&B and she says, “People who really love music don’t care how it’s packaged or presented, they want to know if you can sing, if you can move them. That’s why I create music, not to follow the culture norms, but to reimagine them.” She’s currently working on her debut album that should be released before 2017.
Daily Archives: August 15, 2016
anderson.paak and his band The Free Nationals perform a four-song concert for NPR Music’s Tiny Desk series. Watch them go through “Come Down,” “Heart Don’t Stand A Chance,” “Put Me Thru” and “Suede.”
Anthony Hamilton explores the complexity of love in his video for “Love Is An Angry Thing” which finds him at home, outdoors and behind bars. Hamilton’s What I’m Feelin’ is out now.
Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer are starring in Hidden Figures, the new feature film about the Black women behind John Glenn’s first trip into space. Mary Jackon, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughn were scientists who worked at NASA and calculated the flight paths needed for Glenn’s trip. Ted Melfi is directing the movie which is based on the Hidden Figures non-fiction book by Margot Lee Shetterly. The film will focus on the racist and sexist hurdles the women had to endure as they worked in a segregated workspace at NASA. Pharrell Williams is composing original music for the film which has a January 2017 release date.