Style: R&B-laden dance pop; compare to Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kesha
Top tracks: "Supernova," "Hope," "Are You Ready?"
Though exposed to Christianity during her youth, Beckah Shae spent her teen years battling drugs, eating disorders, and depression. She has rededicated her life to God, and here turns in a street-savvy songwriting style gained from firsthand experience in those dark corners. Though the disc is sometimes dripping with too much production, it keys into today's current dance/pop/R&B trends with relevance and infectiousness. But under all the effects, Shae can actually sing (just ask past collaborators Jonny Lang, TobyMac and Montell Jordan), suggesting there's plenty of talent to match her trendy style.1