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Mikky Ekko - 50 Albums You Gotta Hear in 2014

Title TBA (RCA) Release Date: TBA The Skinny: There’s no getting around the fact that Ekko’s career was validated by his collaboration with Rihanna, especially on chart-topping single “Stay.” Learning from that experience, the Louisiana singer has rallied an ace production team to work alongside him on his major-label solo debut: Clams Casino produced “Pull Me Down,” an easy-listening love ballad that grooves between loungey R&B and singer-songwriter angst, while Pharrell, Diplo, and Ryan Hemsworth get credits elsewhere…