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WVAU 2017: BEST LOCAL DC ARTIST

He’s come a long way from performing to the aroma of Elevation Burger fries and the screams of Centennial residents. In the span of 365 days, Goldlink has gone from performing in the Tavern by the way of WVAU (you’re welcome!) to a Grammy nomination for his hit single, “Crew." 

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WVAU 2017: BEST RACKSPIN

Jay Som’s sophomore album Everybody Works is one of the best indie rock albums of 2017. The project of California singer-songwriter Melina Duterte is detailed, thoughtful and intimate while still being a great guitar rock album.

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WVAU 2017: MOST UNDERRATED ALBUM

It is an understatement to say Take Me Apart is a perfect album. With crystals dangling from her locs and nails and her stylish all white-outfits, Kelela is not a force to be reckoned with. Her debut, Take Me Apart, is one of the most beautiful albums of 2017. The October release quickly found itself on many “Best of” lists for the year.

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