Danielle Brooks Delivers A New Single Just For Black Women, Plus Six Other Songs We Love

Plus: We celebrate the anniversary of "Anti," listen to new Kaytranada, and H.E.R. shares a remix of "Could've Been."
Sydney Scott Feb, 01, 2019

A new week means there’s new music from some of our favorite singers — and even actors turned singers!

Black women get a shout out from Orange Is The New Black star Danielle Brooks, while Kaytranada pops up on a new compilation. Rico Nasty delivers with “Roof” and H.E.R. releases a remix of one of our fav songs, “Could’ve Been.”

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Here are seven songs we loved this week:

1. Danielle Brooks – “Black Woman”

Singer and actress Danielle Brooks celebrates us with new single “Black Woman,” a track that tackles the criticism Black women face. The new song, which promotes self-love, was co-written by She’s Gotta Have It actor Anthony Ramos and songwriter-producer Will Wells, who’s worked with Quincy Jones and the Wu Tang Clan.

2. H.E.R. – “Could’ve Been (Remix)” feat. Tone Stith

After teaming up with Bryson Tiller for the original, H.E.R. is back with a remix of “Could’ve Been.” This time the singer has tapped Tone Stith to help switch things up.

3. Kaytranada – “Well I Bet Ya”

Kaytranda pops up on a new compilation album, Gangster Music Vol. 1, from Gangster Doodles. The track, “Well I Bet Ya,” feels vibrant, hazy, and has us hoping there’s a new Kaytranada album on the horizon soon.

4. Rihanna – “Same Ol’ Mistakes”

Three years ago this week, Rihanna delivered, arguably, her best and most personal album, ANTI. Her eighth studio album, the project featured hits, including “Work,” “Needed Me,” and “Kiss It Better.” But, another stand out on the album, “Same Ol’ Mistakes,” is a perfect cover of Tame Impala’s “New Person, Same Old Mistakes.”

5. Rico Nasty – “Roof”

Rico Nasty delivers her special blend of metal, rap, and “sugar trap” once again with “Roof,” another single we haven’t been able to turn off. We’re in the coupe just enjoying the ride.

6. Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (feat. 2 Chainz)

2 Chainz returns to assist Ariana Grande on the new “7 Rings” remix. Delivering his signature southern flow and wordplay, 2 Chainz kicks “7 Rings” up just a notch. It’s a collab we all called.

7. Nicole Bus – “You”

Nicole Bus brings her raspy alto voice to her single, “You,” which gives us total Lauryn Hill vibes. Produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Needlz, the Dutch-born singer already has us excited to hear more.