Yuna – Chapters
Malaysian singer-songwriter, Yuna, really broke through in 2016 with her third U.S. album Chapters. The songstress and her lush vocals made R&B heads perk up and pay attention to her blissful sound, which has evolved into a confident representation of change and growth through lessons in love. Yuna found herself and found new success, in part to an A-list feature from Usher on the standout “Crush,” and second stellar duet “Used To Love You” featuring Jhené Aiko. Both cuts are pinnacles on the album, but also fit organically into the cohesive project.
“When I moved to America, I was exposed to R&B producers and hip-hop producers. I was scared to get into it, but now with Chapters, my confidence has grown,” Yuna told ThisisRnB in a recent interview. “I finally found a way to balance between Yuna the singer-songwriter and these hip-hop beats. R&B producers helped me to find my sound and we came up with this amazing album. The first two albums, I was still looking for my sound, with this one, I’ve finally found it.” –Jamie Wexler