Every major artist has those standout blockbuster hits that come to define their careers. For Adele, it’s “Hello” and “Rolling in the Deep.” For Drake, it’s “In My Feelings,” “God’s Plan,” and “Hotline Bling.” For Maren Morris, it's "The Bones" and "The Middle." For Beyoncé, we admit, it might be too many to list here. Every other week on Essentials Radio, a rotating cast of hosts explores the hits that turned some of their favorite artists into superstars and household names, and celebrates the anniversaries of their most famous albums.
Essential Album: The Diary of Alicia Keys
Saluting 20 years of Alicia Keys’ second studio album.
Essential Album: Doggystyle
Eddie celebrates 30 years of Snoop Dogg's debut album.
Essential Album: The Black Album
LowKey commemorates 20 years of JAY-Z's eighth studio LP.
Essential Album: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Celebrating 30 years of Wu-Tang Clan’s debut album.
Essential Album: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Celebrating Elton John’s LP on its 50th anniversary.
Essential Album: Aquemini
Estelle chats with Big Boi on the LP’s 25th anniversary.