Tag Archive: Singer/Songwriter


Sam Dew is an American Hip-Hop singer/songwritter from out of Chicago, Illinois.  He is best known for writing the hook to the track “LoveHate Thing”, a single from Wale’s 2013 album “The Gifted”.  He is also credited for writing and performing on additional tracks for the same album which peaked at No. 1 on various Billboard charts.  He has also written for musicians that include Marsha Ambrosius, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, and Jessie Ware.  He is currently signed to RCA Records and released his first EP album, that was cleverly titled, “Damn Sue” on April 7, 2015.

The EP only contained six tracks but each has a unique take on alternative soul.  His biggest and most popular track, “Air”, encompasses all of Dew’s best qualities of his singing and songwriting style and is worth a listen.  In an interview with Vibe.com, Dew says that the EP is more than just a play on his name.  “It started as a joke but it actually came in handy because ‘Sue’ became the woman that doesn’t exist in my life.  ‘Damn Sue’ is like damn the the woman I’m waiting for who doesn’t seem to exist anywhere but I know I’m waiting for her.”

Sam Dew is definitely a star on the rise.  Give a listen to his EP tracks below and see for yourself.

 

Source: Info: Wikipedia, Vibe.com – Videos: YouTube – Sam Dew – Picture: Google Images

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Betty Who

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Jessica Anne Newham, better known by her stage name, Betty Who, is an Australian singer/songwriter and musician based out of New York City.  With a sound similar to fellow divas, Whitney Houston, Robyn, and Katy Perry, Newham has a sound that is inevitably going to hit every radio station across the country.

Newham was born in Sydney, Australia and began playing the cello, piano, and guitar as a child.  She moved to America with her parents when she was a teenager to attend the Interlochen Center for the Arts performing arts school.  She then went to the Berklee College of Music for more training as a cellist, but really wanted to focus more on being a singer/songwriter.  She began performing her own songs by the age of 16.

While at Berklee, she met producer Peter Thomas and the pair began writing and recording material together.  Newham says that she draws a lot of her inspiration from the songwriting skills of Joni Mitchell and Carole King and her synth-pop sound from M83 and MGMT.  She says that they were hoping to capture a sound that was both nostalgic and contemporary such as on their single “Somebody Loves You,” which Newham wrote shortly after Whitney Houston’s death.  The song became the first single off of Newham’s self-released debut EP, “The Movement,” which was released in April 2013.

Check out some of Betty Who’s biggest hits below and be sure to keep an eye out for this diva who is definitely on the rise.

Sources: Info: Billboard.com – Videos: YouTube – Betty Who – Picture: Google Images