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Jessie Mae Robinson's songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists, from Louis Jordan to Lana Del Rey. Courtesy of the Robinson family hide caption

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The Women Behind The Songs: Jessie Mae Robinson

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"In the midst of the worst of times, we find a way to dance," DAWN says of her hometown, New Orleans. The artist used New Orleans as inspiration for her latest album, new breed. Robert Arnold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'We Find A Way To Dance': Inspired By New Orleans, DAWN Reconstructs Beauty From Ruin

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How 'Born This Way' Was Born: An LGBT Anthem's Pedigree

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DNA, the ninth album of the Backstreet Boys, is due out Jan. 25. Dennis Leupold/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Backstreet Boys On Fatherhood, Addiction And New (Grammy-Nominated) Music

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Compton rapper Boogie's new album Everything's For Sale is on our short list for the best albums out on Jan. 25. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Jan. 25: The 6 Albums You Should Hear Now

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A Star Is Born has received eight nominations at the upcoming Academy Awards, including in the category of best original song for "Shallow." Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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Beyond 'Shallow': A Look At The Oscars Picks For Best Original Song

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Caissie Levy performs as Elsa in the stage adaptation of Frozen, which opened on Broadway in 2018. Deen van Meer/Disney Theatrical Productions hide caption

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For Many With Disabilities, 'Let It Go' Is An Anthem Of Acceptance

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Maggie Rogers' Heard It In A Past Life is on our short list for the best albums out on Jan. 18. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Jan. 18: 7 Albums You Should Hear Now

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"I sort of became this cocktail party version of myself where I felt like I had to play the role of 'happy girl'," Maggie Rogers says. Cameron Pollack/NPR hide caption

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Maggie Rogers Reintroduces Herself

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Hundreds of singers joined MILCK and the Canadian choral group Choir! Choir! Choir! to perform "Quiet" at Toronto's Phoenix Concert Theatre in early 2017. Andrew Williamson/Courtesy of Choir! Choir! Choir! hide caption

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A Song Called 'Quiet' Struck A Chord With Women. Two Years Later, It's Still Ringing

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"These songs, they just kind of pop up in my head and I feel like I have to write them down," Mike Posner says. Meredith Truax/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Beginnings Always Hide Themselves In The End': Mike Posner On Grieving And Growth

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Members of Las Cafeteras perform an updated version of "La Bamba." NPR hide caption

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Alt.Latino's American Anthems: An Exploration Of Songs That Unite

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