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SOUND ON! 4 Sizzlin' Songs We’re Sweating This Week

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The prospect of new releases from our favorite artists is always on our radar at PGS! Whether they be full out EPs or snippets of covers posted on Soundcloud (cough, cough hey Jacquees!), you can count on us to let you know what's hot and happening in today's music scene. And after sifting through the latest batch of top-notch tracks, we're back with four songs from four talented women that have been on repeat all week long. From an emotional ballad about domestic abuse to a money-making anthem that'll keep you dancing, get ready to update your playlist ASAP!

1. “Build” by Justine Skye featuring Arin Ray

R&B songstress Justine Skye sheds light on the perils of domestic violence with her deeply personal single “Build.” In a candid Instagram post, Skye revealed that she too has experienced abuse writing, "Recently I’ve had one of the scariest/heartbreaking experiences in my life and it’s still hard for me to talk about. I felt stupid, angry, depressed.. blamed myself. Trying to figure out how someone who claimed they loved me so much could find such evil within themselves to hurt me mentally and physically.” The ballad's visual, which dropped last month during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, has garnished nearly half a million views thus far. Check it out below.

2. “Dose” by Ciara

In line with the hit "Level Up," Ciara's follow-up single "Dose" proves that her reign as hip-hop royalty just won't let up. This time around, she decided to shoot not one but TWO visuals for the preppy, upbeat tune. First, CiCi took to the streets of ATL with a marching band and an incredible squad of dancers. Ciara then brought the party indoors, inviting Atlanta's very own mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to join in the fun too. Keep scrolling to see for yourself!

3. “Money” by Cardi B

Song after song, Cardi B proves that her title as rap's breakout star was well-earned. And to keep the momentum going, the Bronx native is back with a heart-pumping, heavy-beat smash that hints at a very specific goal: making more money than any of her haters could ever count. Don't believe us? Press play and revel in Cardi's spitfire lyrics. 

4. “Checklist” by Normani and Calvin Harris featuring Wizkid

Fifth Harmony's former bandmate Normani continues to make waves solo, capturing everyone's attention with each recent project and performance. For "Checklist," a Caribbean-influenced pop song that's one of a two-track package with Calvin Harris, the star tapped none other than Nigerian singer WizKid to add his signature flair. Check it out below!

SWEATLEBRITY REPORTER | Olivia Hancock is is currently a sophomore at Georgia State University. The 18-year-old has loved writing ever since she can remember and her passion for it has allowed her to hold the title of PRETTY GIRLS SWEAT Teen Reporter for five consecutive terms. In addition, Olivia has had the opportunity to work with Her Campus, Aeropostale and Nordstrom as an ambassador. Her writing has been published on xoNecole, 21 Ninety, Her Campus, One MusicFest, and The Life Currency. In the future, Olivia plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and pursue a professional career as a writer at a lifestyle publication.