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Groove Awards: Groove Deck Albums of 2015

Albums Released In 2015


2015 was a very active year on the local music scene with many promises for full music projects, some still unreleased, others apparently released Nicodemeously in other countries (without a trace on the world wide web, hmm) and whilst a few artists were brave enough to release albums, mixtapes and EPs during the year and a few have done well in terms of sales whilst others received good reviews. So which Zimbabweans released music that found its way on our deck?Soul Afrika-Ndimi Dzerudo



The boy group have certainly ensured that they left their print in 2015 by not only being female radio personalities favourite musicians but also giving the rest of the country an appreciation of their music. The group who like to term themselves as R&B although we believe their are more of Afro Pop released their debut album 'Ndimi Dzerudo' (The language of Love), on 2015. The album has not been reviewed by music critics locally but having taken a listen to the pro…

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Weed Is My Best Friend - Popcaan Locked Away - R. City feat. Adam Levine Gyal Yuh A Party Animal – Charly Black Aji Bounce – Bling DawgHot Up  – Razor B Object Bingo – Alkaline We Run Road – Beenie Man Inna Real Life - Vershon My League  – Mavado Take It Low – Sean Paul Reggae Vibes

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts

Lean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0Roses-The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZESWhere Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo With Justin BieberHow Deep Is Your Love-Calvin Harris & DisciplesDessert-DawinDaddy-PSY Featuring CLSugar-Robin Schulz Featuring Francesco YatesHold My Hand-Jess GlynneMagnets-Disclosure Featuring LordeBe Right There-Diplo & Sleepy TomBillboard

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Diddy-Old Man Wildin' Featuring: Jadakiss & Styles P Wale-Legit Boss (Freestyle) 50 Cent-I'm The Man Kendrick Lamar-Black Friday A$AP Ferg-Tatted Angel Wiz Khalifa-Fucc Day Future-Last Breath Rockie Fresh -All I Want Busta Rhymes -God's Plan Featuring: O.T. Genasis ARome Fortune -Hoe Hunting DJ Booth

Top 5 Urban Music Videos

1. Adele-Hello


2. Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime


3. Justin Bieber-Sorry


4. Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall


5. Demi Lovato-Confident


Groove Magazine/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

Hello-AdeleSorry-Justin BieberHotline Bling-DrakeWhat Do You Mean?-Justin Bieber  Love Yourself-Justin BieberThe Hills-The WeekndStitches-Shawn MendesHere-Alessia CaraSame Old Love-Selena GomezLike I'm Gonna Lose You-Meghan Trainor Featuring John LegendBillboard

Adele's '25' Makes Another First

Adele’s 25 is the first album in the US to sell a million copies in 3 different weeks!

Its '25''s third million-selling week in the U.S., as the LP sells another 1.16 million in pure album sales in the week ending Dec. 24, according to Nielsen Music (up 47 percent).

It's the second-biggest sales week yet, following its 3.38 million debut week ending Nov. 26. The week before Christmas is one when consumers shop and buy records. 25 also sold more than a million in its second week on sale, when it shifted 1.11 million. 25 was already the first album to sell a million copies in two different weeks, and now it’s the first to score three million-selling weeks.

'25'’s total U.S. album sales, through Dec. 24, now stand at 7.13 million according to Nielsen Music.
'25' easily earns a fifth straight week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart!

WMA

Top 5 African Videos

1. Wizkid-Final (Baba Nla)
(Nigeria)




2. Maître Gims - Sapés Comme Jamais ft. Niska
(DRC)





3. Vanessa Mdee-Never Ever
(Tanzania)



4.  AKA-Baddest ft Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga
(South Africa/Nigeria)



5. Sauti Sol-Isabella
(Kenya)



Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 African Charts

AKA-Baddest ft Yanga, Burna Boy & Khuli Chana ( South Africa/Nigeria)Seyi Shay-Right Now (Nigeria)Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie (South Africa/Nigeria)Tresor- Never Let Me Go (DRC)L-Tido-Dlala Ka Yona (South Africa)Wizkid-Ojuelebga (Remix) ft Skepta & Drake (Nigeria)Sauti Sol - Shake Yo Bam Bam (Kenya)Cassper Nyovest – Mama I Made It (#MIMI) (South Africa)Chad Da Don - EFT (South Africa)Gigi LaMayne-Jungle Fever (South Africa)

Groove Magazine International (c) 2015

Top Of 2015 Groove Deck Music Videos

For every single, there's usually a video and as we end the year, we want you to vote for your favourite local music video to make the Groove Deck top 10 top of 2015 list. Which music videos from the house of stone were visually appealing?

Queen Vee ft Buffalo Souljah – Thirsty



Davina Green- Take You Away ft Tehn Diamond 



Trey XL-Rookie 



Berita- Mwana Wa Mai feat. Oliver Mtukudzi & Hugh Masekela



TakeFizzo-Zion



Kid the Fab x Tkae Chidz - Kobe RINGS



Hope Masike- Because Of You



Ex Q & Roki-Alleluya 



Tehn Diamond – Year Before Rap



Daniel Jenkins - In My Arms ft. Tehn Diamond



RayDizz- Party (remix) ft Simba Tagz



Cal_Vin- Z'khuphan'
Karma-Run From Me




Kapital K-You Know Me




Tkae Chidz ft. Simba Tagz-Skubu



Hope Masike-Huyai Tinamate



Changamire - Gudo Guru (DKR) 



Tricky J - Tambisa Dako ft.Sinte & KYD


Berita-Sukundixhesha

Nesto-Ngala Ngala

Top 5 R&B Videos

1. August Alsina - Song Cry 


2. Janet Jackson - No Sleeep Feat. J. Cole 


3. Jamie Foxx - In Love By Now

4. Tweet-Wont Hurt Me


5. Rita Ora - Body on Me Feat. Chris Brown

Groove Magazine/YouTube (c) 2015

Groove Deck R&B/ Hip Hop

Groove Deck R&B/ Hip Hop

Ms. Lauryn Hill – A Cradle In Bethlehem


Ms. Lauryn Hill has a new song to add to your Christmas playlist as she previews her cover of Nat King Cole’s 1960 carol “A Cradle in Bethlehem.” Although the song is unfinished, she wanted to share it in time for Christmas Day.

Listen: A Cradle In Bethlehem

Busta Rhymes Drops Mixtape 'The Return Of The Dragon'


Haha, doesn't that title remind of Sisqo? Two years after dropping his collaborative mixtape with Q-Tip, The Abstract & The Dragon, Busta Rhymes is back with the sequel, The Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went on Vacation.

The project doesn't include Q-Tip but there are some really good features including  Mary J. Blige, Chance the Rapper, Wiz Khalifa, Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, Rick Ross, and Raekwon. Also included is “Respect My Conglomerate 2” featuring Fabolous, Jadakiss, & Styles P.

Click here to stream the project.

Pusha T - "M.F.T.R." (Featuring The-Dream)



Kid Ink-Su…

Top 5 Dance Videos

1. Dillon Francis, Skrillex - Bun Up the Dance


2. Justin Bieber-What Do You Mean


3. Alexandra Stan- I Did It, Mama!


4. Afrojack- SummerThing!Ft. Mike Taylor


5. Afrojack - Unstoppable


Groove Magazine/YouTube

Top 10 Dance Charts

Top 10 Dance Charts


Lean On-Major Lazer & DJ Snake Featuring M0Roses-The Chainsmokers Featuring ROZESWhere Are U Now-Skrillex & Diplo With Justin BieberHow Deep Is Your Love-Calvin Harris & DisciplesHey Mama-David Guetta Featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & AfrojackDessert-DawinDaddy-PSY Featuring CLStay-Kygo Featuring Maty NoyesHold My Hand-Jess GlynneYou Know You Like It-DJ Snake & AlunaGeorgeBillboard

Groove Playlist: Jingle All The Way

Songs For Christmas

Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noel! Feliz Navidad! Geseënde Kersfees!
Feliz Natal! Fröhliche Weihnachten!


Beautiful people, it is the season to be jolly and with that said why not sing a long to those songs that get us into the spirit of the season!

Mariah Carey-All I Want For Christmas Is You


Wham!-Last Christmas


Boney M-Little Drummer Boy


The Braxtons Belt Out - Mary, Did You Know?


Chris Brown - This Christmas


Justin Bieber - Mistletoe


Joy To The World – Pentatonix


Andrea Bocelli - Angels We Have Heard On High


Kelly Clarkson - Underneath the Tree


Ariana Grande - Santa Tell Me

Jose Feliciano - Feliz Navidad

Michael Bublé - Christmas Medley


Have yourselves a Merry Christmas! Keep following the beat of the nation!

What We Are Watching?

Christmas Movies To Watch This Christmas


While all your favourite series take a holiday break, you perhaps might not have plans for the holidays. Well we have your back because after a hardworking, and sometimes exhausting 2015, why not curl up on your sofa or bed, with a hot cup of cocoa (or whatever beverage of your choice) and don't forget the popcorn and snacks whilst you binge watch holiday movies that will inspire you, make you laugh, or cry or simply get you into the spirit of the season.

A Family For Christmas (2015)



Starring Lacey Chabert, the movie is about a young successful career woman whose 'wish' comes true after an ex boyfriend reaches out to her. So if you are one one of those who has a lot of 'what ifs' in their life, then this is a movie for you where maybe if you wish a little harder, your Christmas wish come true.

The Best Man Holiday (2013)



The sequel to the 90s hit, 'The Best Man Holiday' has a great cast including Sanaa Lathan, Taye Dig…

Top 10 R&B Charts

Top 10 R&B Charts

The Hills-The WeekndHere-Alessia CaraIn The Night-The WeekndCan't Feel My Face-The WeekndDon't-Bryson TillerSay It-Tory LanezExchange-Bryson TillerBack To Sleep-Chris BrownThe Fix-Nelly Featuring JeremihSorry Not Sorry-Bryson TillerBillboard

Top 10 Dancehall Charts

Locked Away - R. City feat. Adam Levine Weed Is My Best Friend - Popcaan Hot Up  – Razor BGyal Yuh A Party Animal – Charly Black My League – Mavado Inna Real Life - Vershon Aji Bounce – Bling DawgObject Bingo – AlkalineWe Run Road – Beenie ManAnswer Me  – Massicka feat. Ishawna Reggae Vibes

Top 5 Hip Hop Videos

1. Kendrick Lamar - These Walls (Explicit) ft. Bilal, Anna Wise, Thundercat


2. Eminem-Phenomenal


3. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis-Downtown


4. J. Cole-Love Yours


5. G-Eazy - You Got Me



Groove Magazine/YouTube/Vevo

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Top 10 Hip Hop Charts

Pusha T M.T.F.R. Featuring: The-DreamKendrick Lamar Black Friday Wale MVP (Bryce Harper) Wiz Khalifa Fucc Day 50 Cent I'm The Man Future Last Breath Migos Crime Stoppers Featuring: Young Thug Lil Bibby Aww Man Featuring: Future Album: Curren$y International SetYG City Mad ReadDJ Booth

Top 5 Urban Music Videos

1. Adele-Hello



2. Coldplay - Adventure Of A Lifetime


3. Justin Bieber-Sorry



4. Sam Smith - Writing's On The Wall


5. Demi Lovato-Confident



Groove Magazine/Vevo (c) 2015

Top 10 Urban Charts

Top 10 Urban Charts

Hello-AdeleSorry-Justin BieberHotline Bling-DrakeLove Yourself-Justin BieberWhat Do You Mean?-Justin BieberSame Old Love-Selena GomezThe Hills-The WeekndHere-Alessia CaraStitches-Shawn MendesLike I'm Gonna Lose You-Meghan Trainor Featuring John LegendBillboard


Top 10 African Charts

AKA-Baddest ft Yanga, Burna Boy & Khuli Chana ( South Africa/Nigeria)Seyi Shay-Right Now (Nigeria)Khuli Chana ft. Patoranking – No Lie (South Africa/Nigeria)Tresor- Never Let Me Go (DRC)L-Tido-Dlala Ka Yona (South Africa)Wizkid-Ojuelebga (Remix) ft Skepta & Drake (Nigeria)Sauti Sol - Shake Yo Bam Bam (Kenya)Cassper Nyovest – Mama I Made It (#MIMI) (South Africa)Chad Da Don - EFT (South Africa)Gigi LaMayne-Jungle Fever (South Africa)

Groove Magazine International (c) 2015

Top of 2015 Groove Deck

Top of 2015 Groove Deck


With a few days left in 2015, we would like to know what are your favourite singles from the Groove Deck in the past year. Did you like a song for it's popularity? Or was it the vocals? Or maybe the quality in production? Or is it because most if not all the sings you can find them on the Groove Deck?

Don't forget to rate and vote for your Top of 2015 Groove Deck:

1.Samantha Voyce-Pieces https://www.reverbnation.com/samanthavaoyce/song/22888429-pieces

2. Dj Stavo ft Oliver Mtukudzi - Mwedzi Muchena
https://www.reverbnation.com/djstavo/song/24724600-dj-stavo-ft-oliver-mtukudzi-mwedzi

3. Yoca-Bad Habits
https://soundcloud.com/mixmasterzinternational/yoca-bad-habitsprodby-mix-masterz-international

4. Zyon Black x AuraThePoet - Rudo Rwanhasi (Verseless Dark Remix)
https://soundcloud.com/verseless/zyon-black-x-aurathepoet-rudo-rwanhasi-verseless-dark-remix

5. Zyon Black- Rudo Rwanhasi ft Aura The Poet
https://soundcloud.com/zyon-black/zyon-black-x-aura-the-poet-r…