By Raisa Bruner
November 3, 2017

N.E.R.D. is back with a bounce — and a rapping Rihanna — on the instant hit “Lemon.” Young pop sensation Madison Beer proves she’s one to watch with a sly new single. Aussie indie singer-songwriter Vance Joy plays the nostalgia card on the sweetly emotional “Like Gold.” Kygo teams up with expressive rock singer Billy Raffoul for a laid-back track off his latest EP. And 13-year-old Grace VanderWaal’s debut album suggests layers of emotion — and talent — well beyond her years.

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