Eleni Mandell, Jill Scott and others with new album releases on July 24
Next gallery »Ranking the 17 tracks of 'The Immaculate Collection'
« Previous gallery2015 MTV VMAs: Watch every single nominated music video
Repeat, but for a limited time: Bea Miller, "Not An Apology"
Bea Miller was signed after a stint on "X-Factor" and the young singer obviously has a baseline of talent at 16-years-old. It will take a minute for her "rocker" voice to bear more nuanced treatment than vocal fry, for her song's material to graduate from dissing "Rich Kids" and rebelling against "Paper Doll" imagery. In fact, "image" will be one of the toughest hurdles to hinder her burgeoning career: her pop bonafides will come from her unique turn on a big chorus (like on "Young Blood" and Sleigh Bells rip-off "Dracula"), not an awkward pop-rap bridge ("I Dare You") or a melody line that thins out her still-maturing vocals ("This Is Not An Apology"). This debut is a fine start, but I look forward to when Miller has more solid, grown-up material to work with.