My Top 4 Albums of 2016

With Christmas fast approaching and the New Year just around the corner I felt now would be a good time to countdown my top 4 albums that were released in 2016.

The past year has seen some absolute gems released from the likes of Little Mix, Olly Murs, Rolling Stones, and Emili Sande, but my personal favourite three albums of the year are as follows;

4: DNCE-Self Titled. 

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After hearing tracks ‘Cake By The Ocean’, and ‘Toothbrush’ I was really excited for Joe Jonas’ rock/pop group DNCE to release their debut album, and I was not disappointed. The self-titled LP is full of fantastic tracks and is a great feel good album.

3: Charles Kelley-Driver.

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I am a huge fan of Lady Antebellum and I am in love with lead singer Charles Kelley’s debut solo album ‘Driver’. It has a slightly different vibe to Lady A’s music and it’s not quite as country, but it is so good.

2: Nick Jonas-Last Year Was Complicated. 

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I am in love with Nick Jonas’ album from this year. The LP is like a diary put to song and it is so personal and deep. I really think it deserved to be nominated for a Grammy award. Not only are Nick’s vocals insane but the depth of the songs are on another level.

1: Ward Thomas-Cartwheels.

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My favourite album of 2016 is without doubt Ward Thomas’ record breaking number 1 release ‘Cartwheels’. The duo became the first ever British country act to score a number 1 LP in the official UK charts and it is no surprise that the record did so well. The girls’ vocal harmonies are off the scale and the songs are so beautifully written. It’s an easy pick for my number 1 album of 2016.

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Shania Twain and Nick Jonas Need to Collaborate

Seeing Nick Jonas presenting Shania Twain her Billboard Icon Award last night at the Women in Music ceremony has really made me want a Twain and Jonas collaboration even more.

I know that they really respect each others music and are both big fans of each other so it shouldn’t be that hard to set up and I know that Nick would jump at the chance to record with his first crush and idol, so I’m hoping it will happen soon.

I also really think that their vocals would sound insane together, we know that Nick can hit those high notes and he has sung country music before; Back in 2009 when he was still part of the Jonas Brothers the group covered Shania’s ‘Gonna Getcha Good’, and earlier this year he performed with Kelsea Ballerini at the ACM awards.

I think it would make for an extremely special song and if it was to happen would without doubt be a massive worldwide hit. I’m really hoping that they finally collab soon.

Fingers crossed they get into the studio soon.

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Selena Gomez Deserved a Grammy Nomination

I am really shocked and saddened that the wonderful Selena Gomez did not get nominated for a Grammy award once again. I mean seriously what has the girl got to do to be recognised and celebrated be music insiders and critics?

Her latest album ‘Revival’ really did deserve a nomination as not only does it have some absolute bangers such as ‘Good For You’ and ‘Me and My Girl’, it also has some amazing poignant and emotional songs such as ‘Revival’, ‘Survivors’, and the wonderfully inspirational ‘Kill Em With Kindness’.

I am kind of upset that she has been overlooked once again as I think she really deserves to at the very least be nominated for a Grammy award.

This album showed her musical and self growth and proved how talented she really is, I couldn’t be prouder of her.

I’m also really shocked that Nick Jonas also missed out as his ‘Last Year Was Complicated’ LP had Grammy award winning written all over it.

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So Excited for Reggie ‘N’ Bollie’s New Single

I absolutely adore Reggie ‘N’ Bollie, I think they are two of the sweetest guys and they are so dedicated and talented. I’m so glad Cheryl chose to put them through to the live shows during last years X Factor as I love supporting them on their musical journey.

I am so excited for their second single which is called ‘Link Up’ to be released next week. I really liked their debut track ‘New Girl’, and I am expecting this song to be even more of a banger (if that’s possible)

I also can’t wait for the official music video, and I’m hoping they will tour the UK next year and release their debut album.

Friday, December 9th can’t come soon enough. I cannot wait to hear ‘Link Up’ for the first time. I am so proud of the boys and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.

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A Ward Thomas and Carrie Underwood Collab Would be Awesome

I absolutely adore Ward Thomas’ music and I think their vocal harmonies are off the scale. Their voices just blend so perfectly together and it sounds so authentically Nashville that you forget that the girls are actually from Hampshire.

And because their vocals sound so authentically country I think they could collaborate with some amazing American country music stars, and one of those who I feel would be a perfect fit is the very talented Carrie Underwood.

I truly think that Catherine and Lizzy’s voices would sound amazing with Carrie’s. Plus they are all signed to the Sony music label so it shouldn’t be that hard of a task to set up a collab, especially as they are all fans of each-others music.

Back in October when Ward Thomas became the first ever British country act to top the UK album chart with their stunning ‘Cartwheels’ LP, Carrie Underwood was quick to congratulate the twin sisters on their incredible feat via a Facebook message. The sisters are also big fans of Underwood’s.

I really think that this could be a piece of amazing music history that would sound sublime. I’m hoping that they will all work together soon.

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