Bad Girl RiRi
As I continue to deepen my music listening, I wanted to change these playlists up just a bit in 2018. In lieu of one playlist each month, I'm excited to now launch a featured artists series. Rather than focusing on the most current music, I want to dive into artists who are musically significant, personally inspiring and contribute something to the musical conversation. The best, and perhaps only, way to start 2018 is with Rihanna. After taking 2017 by storm, Rihanna has shown herself to be a pop diva equal only to Beyoncé. Part queen of the islands, part nasty fun, part club banger, there's really nothing Rihanna can't do. I suspect 2018 will be the year when we get much more music from her.