Kenyan-Norwegian artiste, Stella Mwangi, alias STL has been working on building her independent label in Norway: Badili Akili Music, and has finally released the first song off her own imprint “Ready To Pop”.
STL has been on a roll this year after the release of her self titled EP last year. Songs from the EP have hit hard internationally with features on TV Series like Being Mary Jane, Rosewood, Movies like Girls Trip, Tommy Hilfiger fashion show and Reebok Classics campaign.
The single is produced by Tom Rodger Rogstad and Kim Hoglund, and is an authentic hip hop record that will definitely be a treat for the hip hop lovers, while taking Stella Mwangi real fans back to her hard core hip hop roots.
Jay-Z has tied with Steve Wonder to become the third most-nominated artist in Grammys history.
The 47-year-old rapper – whose real name is Shawn Carter – has received a total of eight nods, giving him a total of 74 nominations and 21 wins.
The ‘Encore’ hitmaker and the ‘Superstition’ are joined by the late Sir Georg Solti, the award-winning Hungarian-born orchestral and operatic conductor to the title. The trio comes behind iconic producer Quincy Jones with 79 nods and Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney’s 74.
At the 2018 ceremony, Jay is up for the biggest accolades including Album of The Year, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance, for his 13th studio LP ‘4.44’, as well as, Record of The Year and Best Rap Song for ‘The Story of OJ’.
Following shortly behind are Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars with seven and six nominations respectively. The ‘Loyalty’ hitmaker and the ‘That’s What I Like’ singer will go head-to-head with Jay for the biggest prize, Album of the Year, with their respective records ‘Humble’ and ’24K Magic’ up for the prize, along with Childish Gambino ‘Awaken, My Love!’ and Lorde’s ‘Melodrama’.
Song of The Year sees Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s ‘Despacito’, Jay’s record, ‘Issues’ by Julia Michaels, ‘Logic’ by Alessia Cara and Khalid and Bruno’s ‘That’s What I Like’ in the running. James Corden will host this year’s glitzy ceremony on January 29, the British comedian’s second time after he took over proceedings this year.
2018 will mark the first time the ceremony has been held in New York, after previously taking place on the other side of the country in Los Angeles, California.