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Album cover of "Queen of Me" by Shania Twain
Album cover of "Queen of Me" by Shania Twain

Will Love’s Music Memo

Shania Twain

Queen of Me marks the sixth studio album by singer/songwriter Shania Twain, and her first since 2017’s Now. The album also marks Twain’s first album not on Mercury Nashville, her former label of 29 years. Shania Twain kicks off the Queen of Me World Tour in April which includes local dates on June 9, 2023, in Camden (Freedom Mortgage Pavilion) and July 11, in Manhattan (The Garden).

Rebecca Black's Album cover of "Let Her Burn"
Rebecca Black’s Album cover of “Let Her Burn”

The album is supported by two lead singles, “Waking Up Dreaming” and “Giddy Up!” Upon release, Shania Twain officially joins Madonna as the only women with newly charting Billboard 200 Top 10s in the 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s, as Queen of Me entered the charts at #10.

Rebecca Black

It may have taken thirteen years, but singer/songwriter Rebecca Black has finally released her debut studio album, Let Her Burn. Black had become well known in 2011 after the song and music video for her single, “Friday,” went viral. Thereafter she released several subsequent singles and EPs.

This album is self-released and supported by three singles: “Crumbs”, “Look at You,” and “Sick to My Stomach.” Rebecca Black is highly underrated, as her songwriting is impeccable and touches upon various themes and subject matter. The album has received rave reviews from critics and does a great job at encompassing the evolution of her sound over the past decade plus. Black is in the midst of a world tour and slated to perform at The Foundry in Philadelphia on May 5.

P!nk''s Album cover of "Trustfall"
P!nk”s Album cover of “Trustfall”

P!nk

Trustfall marks the ninth studio album by P!nk and is supported by the singles “Never Gonna Not Dance Again” and “Trustfall.” P!nk noted the importance of the album to Billboard: “The sequencing of this album was really important to me, in case someone does listen to it from start to finish. Because life is like this to me, it’s an emotional roller coaster and it’s a journey, and this album is that.”

P!nk will be touring all year long, first embarking on the P!nk Summer Carnival (local shows Aug. 3 at Citi Field and Sept. 18-19 at Citizens Bank Park) which will transition into the Trustfall Tour with local dates in November at The Garden.

Album cover of "BEN" by Macklemore
Album cover of “BEN” by Macklemore

Macklemore

BEN is the third studio album by Macklemore. The album was influenced by his relapse with alcohol addiction during the lockowns which took place during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite being a concept album about Macklemore’s own death, it’s more elusive and textured than the impression its description gives.

Macklemore kicks off The BEN Tour in April, which includes local dates on Sept. 22 at The Rooftop at Pier 17 in NYC and Sept. 23 at The Met in Philadelphia.

Artists Coming to MetLife Stadium:

Taylor Swift: May 26-28, 2023

Ed Sheeran: June 10-11, 2023

Twice: July 6, 2023

Beyoncé: July 29-30, 2023

Metallica: August 4-6, 2023

Guns N’ Roses: August 15, 2023

Bruce Springsteen: August 30 – September 2, 2023

Will’s Top 5 Song Pics:

1. Macklemore, Collett – No Bad Days

2. Nicki Minaj – Red Ruby Da Sleeze

3. Hayley Kiyoko, Steve Aoki, Galantis – Hungry Heart

4. Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg – Don’t Text, Don’t Call

5. Jax – Cinderella Snapped