#MainstreamMonday

On the 17th, Ariana Grande dropped her fourth studio album. The album is entitled, Sweetener, has 15 songs and as expected is centered around the different phases of love. The album is rich vocally and sonically, but the combination of sounds well-blended yielding a solid album. Sweetner is available on all streaming platforms.
On the 16th Calvin Harris and Sam Smith shared the visual for their collaborative track, "Promises", an innocently promiscuous disco-pop record.
Mac Miller performs music from his most recent album, Swimming, live for NPR Music's Tiny desk concert. Read more about his album here.
On the 17th, rap artist, Russ, dropped "The Flute Song"-- a message to do your own thing regardless of trends. The song is from his album, Zoo, which drops on September 7, 2018.
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Just a week after the release of her album, Queen, Nicki shares the visual for "Ganja Burns". The visual tells a story of a Queen being conspired against to be dethroned, a metaphor for Nicki's rocky relationship with the music industry right now.
Young Thug talks about the usual-- money, cars, hoes, and a little love on his mixtape, Slim Language, released on the 17th.