Rhiannon Giddens' ascent began with her beat-box-infused version of Blu Cantrell's "Hit 'Em Up Style" — from Carolina Chocolate Drops' album Genuine Negro Jig — and continued with her show-stealing Gaelic song performance in the concert film Another Day, Another Time. Her take on Bob Dylan lyrics as a member of The New Basement Tapes dazzled.
The song that knocked Taylor Swift off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week is a pulsing, funky rager sung by Bruno Mars. But the name on the track, and the vision behind it, belong to someone else. "Uptown Funk" is the first single from a new album by British producer, songwriter and musician Mark Ronson.
The song was written by Paul for the record-breaking video game Destiny, and until now has been exclusively available within the game itself. Produced by Giles Martin, “Hope For The Future” is as epic as the game itself.