The Cool Kids
Unexpected is the third album by former Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams and just released today in Japan. Although being marketed simply as her "first non-gospel solo effort," this album is not just pop-R&B but more like a fusion of R&B and eurodance, which has turned out to be unexpectedly entertaning and interesting. Also, several album tracks, including "Hello Heartbreak" and "Stop This Car," are different from the initial leaked versions.
Santogold is a rock/punk/electronica singer-songwriter, who released her self-titled debut album a few months ago. Being supported by M.I.A. and produced by Diplo and Switch, the industry seems to consider her as "next M.I.A.," but Santogold's music is more of alternative rock and seemingly influenced by No Doubt or something.