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Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for A Pop-Country Mash Up at The CMT Music Awards!

NASHVILLE – May 25, 2016 – CMT continues to add superstar names to its roster of performers for the fan-voted […]

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Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for A Pop-Country Mash Up at The CMT Music Awards!

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NASHVILLE – May 25, 2016 – CMT continues to add superstar names to its roster of performers for the fan-voted “2016 CMT Music Awards.” Country’s Cam, who is nominated for three CMT Music awards and is tied for the most nominations, will join pop superstars Fifth Harmony, for a special never-before-heard mash-up of Fifth Harmony’s current Billboard No.1 pop song, “Work From Home,” and Cam’s “Mayday.” The “2016 CMT Music Awards,” airs live Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm ET/PT.

CMT is also revealing some of the presenters tapped for the night. They include actors Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler, as well as actors Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman from the new upcoming CMT series “Still The King,” which premieres June 12. More performers and presenters will soon be announced.

Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth “Video of the Year” win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse Chris Stapleton and Cam who top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett who each garnered two nominations.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com determine the winners for “Video of the Year”. Voting will continue until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM. On Wednesday, June 1, CMT will announce a brand-new surprise awards category.
Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the loudest in country music garnering nearly 17 million cumulative viewers for the premiere and subsequent airings, according to Nielsen. #CMTawards trended worldwide on Twitter from the start of the live telecast and throughout, and the show ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the day with over 18 million impressions according to Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The awards ranked as the #2 most social non-sports telecast of the week and CMT.com saw double-digit gains for “CMT Music Awards” content, with unique visitors up +33% from the prior year.
Follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.
To request press credentials for the 2016 CMT Music Awards, please visit cmtmusicawardspress.com.

About CMT
CMT, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the leading television and digital authority on country music and entertainment, reaching more than 92 million homes in the U.S. CMT, CMT.com and CMT Radio offer an unparalleled mix of music, news, live concerts and series and are the top resource for country music on demand. The network’s digital platforms include the 24-hour music channel, CMT Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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Meghan Trainor Dazzled Her Fans With A Live Performance of ‘NO’ At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

“The crowd had nothing but positive things to say when Meghan Trainor took the Billboard Music Awards stage to perform […]

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Meghan Trainor Dazzled Her Fans With A Live Performance of ‘NO’ At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

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“The crowd had nothing but positive things to say when Meghan Trainor took the Billboard Music Awards stage to perform “No,” the lead single off her recent sophomore album Thank You.

Currently at no. 19 on the Hot 100 (the single peaked at no. 3 on the chart), “No” is a girl power anthem — which Trainor drew out in her defiant performance.

Trainor, clad in a multi-colored version of her favored formfitting sequin dress, began the performance in front of the shimmering arena (thanks to the crowd’s light-up wristbands), and took it into the audience to wrap things up — even getting Zendaya to sing along to the memorable chorus” – Billboard

Watch Meghan’s performance of ‘NO’ via Billboard HERE!

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Fifth Harmony Take Over The 2016 Billboard Music Awards With A Hot Performance of ‘Work From Home’!

‘Less than a week before the May 27 release of their sophomore effort 7/27, Fifth Harmony worked the night shift […]

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Fifth Harmony Take Over The 2016 Billboard Music Awards With A Hot Performance of ‘Work From Home’!

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‘Less than a week before the May 27 release of their sophomore effort 7/27, Fifth Harmony worked the night shift on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards stage (May 22) for a performance of their single “Work From Home” alongside collaborator Ty Dolla $ign.

Earlier this month, “Work From Home” danced at the No. 1 spot on the Rhythmic Songs chart, allowing the pop quintet — comprised of Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui, Ally Brook, Dinah-Jane Hansen and Normani Hamilton — to become the 12th girl group to top the list. The recent Billboard cover stars’ “Work From Home” was also the first girl group song to reach the Billboard Hot 100 top 10 since 2008.’ – Billboard

Watch 5H put in overtime at the Billboard Music Awards HERE!

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DJ KHALED Covers THE SOURCE – On Newsstands Tuesday, May 24th!

DJ Khaled has released eight albums, a dozen hits, broken artists, toured the world and made millions in the consumer […]

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DJ KHALED Covers THE SOURCE – On Newsstands Tuesday, May 24th!

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DJ Khaled has released eight albums, a dozen hits, broken artists, toured the world and made millions in the consumer product and branding industry. He was already a popular figure in Hip Hop culture before he first picked up his phone and recorded himself watering his garden to the sounds of classic Buju Banton and Sizzla, but his stardom in those days pales in comparison to the icon he is now. With over 7 million daily views on his Snapchat stories and a spot as the sole opener for Beyonce‘s Formation stadium tour, DJ Khaled is a full-blown, A-list celebrity, and it caught a lot of people in the entertainment industry, off-guard. But not him.

You hear of ordinary people achieving viral success all the time, but Khaled’s already bubbling and amiable personality was magnified by his hilariously creative and intriguing lifestyle, which included quick-hit healthy eating lessons from “Chef D,” inspirational shower monologues and running into Bryson Tiller in the middle of the ocean. During one particular story, the one that made international headlines, Khaled got lost at sea on the way back from a late lunch at Rick Ross‘ house, and millions of people watched on their phones as his eyes widened with fear during his treacherous ordeal. His caption from that night is now a ubiquitously used catchphrase: “The key is to make it.”
– Read the Full Story via ‘THE SOURCE’ HERE!

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CHART TOPPING SENSATIONS ‘FIFTH HARMONY’ ANNOUNCE THE 7/27 TOUR!

LOS ANGELES (May 20, 2016) – Chart topping sensations, Fifth Harmony, will set the summer on fire again this year […]

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CHART TOPPING SENSATIONS ‘FIFTH HARMONY’ ANNOUNCE THE 7/27 TOUR!

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LOS ANGELES (May 20, 2016) – Chart topping sensations, Fifth Harmony, will set the summer on fire again this year with THE 7/27 TOUR set to launch on Wednesday, July 27 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will support their brand new album 7/27, featuring their latest hit single “Work from Home” due out on Syco Music/Epic Records on Friday, May 27.
Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and Dinah Jane will bring their powerhouse vocal performances to fans throughout North America this summer with over 30 tour dates lined up including shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego and more. The full routing for Fifth Harmony’s THE 7/27 TOUR is below.

Tour club pre-sale will begin Monday, May 23 at Noon local time; fans can join and find more information at http://fifthharmony.co/tourclub. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Fans that pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/FifthHarmonyOfficial will receive a 7/27 TOUR pre-sale code for early access to tickets starting Wednesday, May 25. Tickets for the general public go on-sale Friday, May 27 at www.livenation.com.

When purchasing a ticket, fans will also have the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to Urban Fitness 911, a Los Angeles non-profit dedicated to promoting health, fitness, and academic skills in low-income communities. Donation amounts will range from $1-$15, with all proceeds going directly to UF911. In March, Fifth Harmony visited King Drew High School in Compton, CA for a Q&A session with students in the UF911 program. More information about the program can be found at www.urbanfitness911.com.
In support of the new album and upcoming summer tour, the group will perform on the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, the season finale of Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday, May 24 and the TODAY Show on Monday, May 30.

Continuing its rapid climb up the charts, Fifth Harmony’s latest single, “Work from Home” feat. Ty Dolla $ign, is already breaking records ahead of the group’s upcoming sophomore album 7/27 set for release on Friday, May 27 from Syco Music/Epic Records. The track has earned Fifth Harmony their first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and is the first song to reach the top 10 from a girl group since 2008; it also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart, marking the first girl group to top the chart in 15 years. Fifth Harmony’s record-breaking success on the charts adds to an already award-winning 2016, with the group’s first-time wins at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards, their second win at this year’s Kids Choice Awards, and two wins at the Radio Disney Music Awards. Fifth Harmony boasts over 4 million followers on Instagram, 3 million on Twitter and 6.6 million fans on Facebook.

FIFTH HARMONY – THE 7/27 TOUR
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Manchester, NH
Verizon Wireless Arena
Thu., July 28, 2016
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri., July 29, 2016
Fairfax, VA
EagleBank Arena
Sat., July 30, 2016
Uncasville, CT
Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
Brooklyn, NY
The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Wed. Aug. 3, 2016
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
Bangor, ME
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
Providence, RI
Dunkin Donuts Center
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Cleveland, OH
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
Toronto, ON
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Rochester Hills, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
Noblesville, IN
Klipsch Music Center
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
Raleigh, NC
Red Hat Amphitheater
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016
Nashville, TN
Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Atlanta, GA
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
Tampa, FL
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
West Palm Beach, FL
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016
Chicago, IL
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Dallas, TX
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
Woodlands, TX
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion pres. by Huntsman
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
Midland, TX
Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion
Thu., Sept. 08, 2016
Phoenix, AZ
Ak-Chin Pavilion
Fri., Sept. 09, 2016
Irvine, CA
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
Concord, CA
Concord Pavilion
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016
Auburn, WA
White River Amphitheater
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Ridgefield, WA
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas

For more, visit:
www.fifthharmonyofficial.com
www.twitter.com/FifthHarmony
www.facebook.com/FifthHarmony
www.instagram.com/FifthHarmony
www.vine.com/FifthHarmony
www.youtube.com/FifthHarmonyVevo

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MARIAH CAREY : TRAILER FOR HER UPCOMING E! DOCUMENTARY SERIES “MARIAH’S WORLD”

“Mariah Carey is taking fans beyond the glitz and tabloid rumors and into her private life for the upcoming documentary […]

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MARIAH CAREY : TRAILER FOR HER UPCOMING E! DOCUMENTARY SERIES “MARIAH’S WORLD”

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“Mariah Carey is taking fans beyond the glitz and tabloid rumors and into her private life for the upcoming documentary series Mariah’s World.
The E! Entertainment series will feature eight one-hour episodes that follow Carey as she prepares for her Sweet Fantasy tour, which sweeps across multiple continents, while planning her wedding to James Packer.

“Forget the image, forget the rumors. I owe this to the fans,” Carey can be heard announcing toward the beginning of the video. The minute and a half trailer features behind-the-scenes footage from tour rehearsals, intimate conversations, red carpet appearances and a classic Carey moment where she explains her rule of wearing sunglasses whenever she’s in florescent light — adding, “I know it’s very ’90s.” – Deadline

Read the Full story HERE
Watch the entire trailer for “Mariah’s World” HERE!

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MULTI-PLATINUM POP SUPERSTAR MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

Billboard and Dick Clark productions announced today that pop superstar Meghan Trainor will perform her new smash hit “NO” on […]

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MULTI-PLATINUM POP SUPERSTAR MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”

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Billboard and Dick Clark productions announced today that pop superstar Meghan Trainor will perform her new smash hit “NO” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Trainor joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will pay tribute to Prince.

GRAMMY®-winning Best New Artist Meghan Trainor has just released her highly-anticipated new album Thank You (Epic Records). Thank You is the follow up to her platinum debut Title, which bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was one of seven albums to sell a million copies in 2015. The lead single from Thank You is fiery, feisty kiss-off anthem “NO,” which is already a platinum-selling hit, reaching #1 on the iTunes singles chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Trainor’s new single “Me Too” impacts radio on May 16th. Meghan teamed up with producer Ricky Reed for the track who, along with Meghan, serves as the album’s co-executive producer.

Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.

The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Comcast, Kia Motors, Las Vegas, Music Choice, T-Mobile and WestwoodOne.

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Meghan Trainor Takes a Tumble But Is All Smiles On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

“Meghan Trainor just had to laugh. She’d just pulled off a high-energy performance of her new single “Me Too” on […]

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Meghan Trainor Takes a Tumble But Is All Smiles On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

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“Meghan Trainor just had to laugh. She’d just pulled off a high-energy performance of her new single “Me Too” on The Tonight Show. Wearing a body-hugging sparkly blue dress and glittery high heels, she shook it for the camera, worked the stage while singing her face off into a bedazzled microphone and led the band in a big rock and roll finish.

It was great. Until right at the end there, when she took a bad step as the song was coming to a raucous close and crashed to the ground while trying to grab the mic stand to regain her balance. Never one to fake the funk, Trainor took it like a champ, laying flat out on the floor and laughing at herself while host Jimmy Fallon rushed over to see if she was okay.

Still giggling about the slip-up, Trainor stayed on her back with a big smile, so Fallon joined her, laying down next to the “NO” singer and laughing along with her. “Of every single dance move, grabbing the mic is the toughest,” Fallon said. “Standing ovation for Meghan Trainor, everybody!” And the audience complied as Fallon helped Trainor back to her feet and she saluted and smiled.”
– Full Story via Billboard HERE
– Watch the video NOW!

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CHEVELLE REVEAL NEW ALBUM THE NORTH CORRIDOR IN STORES EVERYWHERE JULY 8

Multiplatinum alternative rock band Chevelle return with their eighth full-length album, The North Corridor [Epic Records], available in stores and […]

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CHEVELLE REVEAL NEW ALBUM THE NORTH CORRIDOR IN STORES EVERYWHERE JULY 8

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Multiplatinum alternative rock band Chevelle return with their eighth full-length album, The North Corridor [Epic Records], available in stores and through all digital retailers July 8, 2016. The online pre-order is live now at this link: http://smarturl.it/TheNorthCorridor

Just last night, the Chicago trio unveiled the first single “Joyride (Omen).” It’s available for purchase HERE.

The North Corridor follows up 2014’s critically acclaimed La Gárgola, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and earned the group its highest chart position yet. Marking their third consecutive collaboration, the band teamed up with producer Joe Barresi [Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Coheed and Cambria] for the record’s ten tracks. With its thick guitars, hauntingly hypnotic vocals, and crushing rhythm, “Joyride (Omen)” siphons the aggression of early Chevelle, while boldly progressing once again. The entire tracklisting can be found below.

In support of the album, the band hits the road this summer on a co-headline tour with alternative legends Bush beginning July 23 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH. In addition, they play a series of key rock festivals and radio shows across the country. Confirmed schedule is enclosed. More U.S. tour dates through October will be announced Tuesday May 17.

Since the release of their full-length debut Point #1 in 1999, Chevelle have stood at the forefront of hard rock, consistently evolving and progressing while delivering a series of ubiquitous and unescapable anthems. 2002’s breakout Wonder What’s Next would go platinum, yielding smashes such as “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below,” while its follow-up This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In reached gold status. In 2011, Hats Off to the Bull landed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and delivered “Face to the Floor.” La Gárgola crashed into the Top 5 at #3 and boasted “Take Out the Gunman.” The North Corridor is a new place altogether for the band in 2016.

Tour Dates:
5/21 Maryland Heights, MO KPNT Point Fest
5/29 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
6/3 Portland, OR Waterfront RoZone Stage [KFBW Radio Show]
6/4 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo [KISW Radio Show]
7/13 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater [KMYZ radio show]
7/15 Bridgeview, IL Toyota Park [Chicago Open Air]
7/16 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
7/21 Walker, MN Moondance Jam
7/23 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center*
7/24 Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall Amphitheater*
7/26 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau @ White River State Park*
7/27 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion*
7/29 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*
7/30 Cleveland, OH Black River Landing (Roverfest)*
8/3 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
8/5 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage*
8/9 Charlotte, NC Metro Credit Union Amphitheater*
8/11 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest*
8/13 Portland, ME Maine State Pier*
8/14 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion*
9/18 Chester, PA Rock Allegiance
9/24 Dallas, TX Texas Mutiny Festival
9/25 Houston, TX NRG Stadium, Houston Open Air Festival

*w/BUSH

The North Corridor Tracklisting:
1. Door to Door Cannibals
2. Enemies
3. Joyride (Omen)
4. Rivers
5. Last Days
6. Young Wicked
7. Warhol’s Showbiz
8. Punchline
9. Got Burned
10. Shot from a Cannon
11. A Miracle (exclusive track available at www.getmorechevelle.com)

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FRENCH MONTANA SIGNS TO BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT/EPIC RECORDS AND RELEASES A NEW TRACK AND VIDEO TODAY: “FIGURE IT OUT” FEATURING KANYE WEST AND NAS

(May 5, 2016 – New York, NY) Worldwide platinum-selling hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana, one of […]

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FRENCH MONTANA SIGNS TO BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT/EPIC RECORDS AND RELEASES A NEW TRACK AND VIDEO TODAY: “FIGURE IT OUT” FEATURING KANYE WEST AND NAS

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(May 5, 2016 – New York, NY) Worldwide platinum-selling hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana, one of the most prolific and instantly recognizable players in the game today – with nearly 300 lead and feature appearances on singles, album and mixtape tracks and videos – has officially signed to the roster of the new Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records partnership, it was jointly announced by Bad Boy founder Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid.

Montana makes his Bad Boy/Epic debut today in grand style with the release of a new song and video, “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas. http://smarturl.it/FigureItOutVid

“Figure It Out” was first introduced in February on Wave Gods, Montana’s newest Coke Boys mixtape, but today’s Bad Boy/Epic release marks the first time it will be made available for purchase and for streaming.

“Anyone who has paid attention to the course of hip-hop over the past decade has found French Montana consistently at the eye of the storm,” said Mr. Reid. “He has funneled his North African roots and Bronx upbringing into a unique presence on hundreds of tracks by artists across the musical spectrum. French has now become one of hip-hop’s core artists himself, and I’m happy to welcome him to the Epic family.”

“French Montana is a proven Hit Maker,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “When I first heard him, I knew he had that special Bad Boy sound and I believed in his potential. He was on the fast track then, and now, to see how far he’s come, he’s a major force in Hip-Hop and a key member of the Bad Boy Family. Bad Boy is known for creating the biggest acts in hip-hop – and French is not only a part of our legacy but now also a part of our new chapter at Epic Records.”

“French Montana has accomplished more in the past few years than most artists are able to achieve in their entire career,” said Harve Pierre, President of Bad Boy Entertainment. “When first bringing French to the company, I knew that he would become a tremendous asset and bring overall value to the brand. As a member of the Bad Boy family, he has already put his mark on some of the hottest music around, and has shown the world the future of hip-hop.”

“Love the respect and appreciation that LA Reid and his team have for music. I think it’s rare to find that in the industry today,” said French Montana. “Being able to start this chapter at Epic with my Bad Boy family is a blessing. Puff and Harve have been like big brothers to me and there’s nothing better than making music with the people you love.”

The video for “Figure It Out” was directed by the renowned Eif Rivera, who has worked with Montana on numerous projects including clips for some of his biggest tracks (among them “Freaks” featuring Nicki Minaj, and “Bad Bitch” featuring Jeremih), as well as collaborations with Jeremih (“Don’t Tell Em Remix”), Quincy (“Friends First”), the Neighborhood (“#ICantEven”), Joe Budden (“NBA”), and many others.

Video: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOutVid
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_Spfy
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_Apple
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_GP
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_Dig

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ABOUT FRENCH MONTANA — One of the most important figures in the world of hip-hop and beyond, French Montana was born in Morocco, and at age 13 emigrated to the Bronx with his family. Fluent in French and Arabic at the time, and speaking only a little English, hip-hop became a catalyst for him to learn the language of his new homeland. Living in the Boogie Down Bronx mecca of hip-hop, he quickly embraced the culture and became enthralled with it. It was during his adolescent years that he made the switch from spectator to player in the rap game.

After releasing mixtapes and street DVDs for nearly a decade, French Montana crossed the rubicon from indie threat to Top 20 chart maker in 2011, when “Shot Caller” emerged as a hit single from his Mister 16: Casino Life mixtape. As coast-to-coast airplay exploded, and he was recognized as the next big thing from New York City, a swift bidding war for Montana’s signature ensued between record labels. In 2012, it was announced that he would ride the wave with Bad Boy Entertainment (then via InterscopeGeffenA&M), known ever since its creation by Sean “Diddy” Combs in 1993, for igniting the careers of bubbling street artists and transforming them into hip-hop game changers.

Montana’s debut album Excuse My French was released May 2013 via Bad Boy Entertainment and Maybach Music Group. Executive produced by Bad Boy’s Sean “Diddy” Combs, Maybach’s Rick Ross, and Co-Executive Produced by Harve Pierre. The record was mainly produced by longtime collaborator Harry Fraud, and was named one of the “most anticipated albums” of the year by Complex. Guest appearances by Max B, Drake, Rick Ross, Diddy, and of course Montana’s Coke Boys crew (Chinx Drugz, Charlie Rock, Cheeze and Flip) added to the album’s impact among fans. Excuse My French spun off a trio of solid chart hits: the RIAA platinum “Pop That” featuring Rick Ross, Drake, and Lil Wayne; “Freaks”featuring Nicki Minaj; and “Ain’t Worried About Nothin.’”

Since 2013, Montana has become one of the busiest MCs in the world. He has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z and Kanye West, to Nas and Jennifer Lopez (to name a few), and has been featured on nearly two dozen singles with collaborators ranging from Rick Ross and Drake (“Stay Schemin’”) to Akon, Fat Joe, A$AP Ferg, Joe Budden, Daddy Yankee, Fabolous, will.i.am, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Omarion, and others. One source identified more than 160 guest appearances by Montana on other artists’ albums and mixtapes between 2010-2015. French Montana’s secret to success in the rap game? “I just pay attention to what people say,” he suggests. “The people chose me. You can’t come out and say you hot. The people gotta choose you.” And time and time again, the people have chosen French Montana. French is also an ambassador for CÎROC™ Ultra-Premium Vodka.

WWW.FRENCHMONTANAMUSIC.COM

FOLLOW FRENCH MONTANA:
Twitter: @FrencHMonTanA
Instagram: @FrencHMonTanA
Snapchat: @FrenchMontana
Facebook: @FrenchMontanaOfficial

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Fifth Harmony Win Big At The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards!

Fifth Harmony took home not one but TWO Radio Disney Music Awards last night in the categories of ‘Best Music […]

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Fifth Harmony Win Big At The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards!

DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Entertainment's brightest young stars turned out for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30. "Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards" airs Sunday, May 1 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Disney Channel/Image Group LA)
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Fifth Harmony took home not one but TWO Radio Disney Music Awards last night in the categories of ‘Best Music Group’ & ‘Fiercest Fans! When the girls were announced the camera panned to where they were sitting and they looked totally shocked and surprised!
Head over to E-Online for a complete list of ALL winners!

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MEGHAN TRAINOR ANNOUNCES “THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR” 2016

(Apr. 20, 2016 – New York, NY) – This morning, Grammy-winning Best New Artist Meghan Trainor returned to The Ellen […]

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MEGHAN TRAINOR ANNOUNCES “THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR” 2016

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(Apr. 20, 2016 – New York, NY) – This morning, Grammy-winning Best New Artist Meghan Trainor returned to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in order to personally announce her summer headline tour: “The Untouchable Tour.”

Following the announcement, she delivered a high-energy performance of the new chart-smashing single “NO” from her second full-length album, Thank You [Epic Records], out May 13, 2016. The upcoming tour, promoted by Live Nation, will be the GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum pop superstar’s biggest and most ambitious tour yet. Kicking off on Thursday, July 14 at PNE Amphitheatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, the tour will travel to 26 cities throughout North America with dates lined up in New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, Seattle, and more. Academy Award®-nominated actress and multiplatinum pop singer Hailee Steinfeld serves as direct support on all dates in addition to special guests Common Kings on select dates.

Fans who pre-order any version of the new album Thank You or stream the hit single “NO” on Amazon beginning 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 20 (today) through 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 25 will receive an exclusive pre-sale code for early access to tickets for THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR. Starting Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. ET, those who received a code will be able to purchase tickets until 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, April 28. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Monday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, April 29 at www.livenation.com. Join THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR conversation with #theuntouchabletour.

“NO” has exploded into one of MEGHAN’s biggest anthems yet. In less than a month, it received a RIAA Gold certification for sales exceeding 500,000 downloads, and it’s swiftly nearing platinum status. In addition to remaining Top 5 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart since release, “NO” reached #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart and #3 on the Hot 100—marking her fourth top 10 hit on that particular chart. The video for “NO” has been viewed over 90 million times and counting: https://youtu.be/cMTAUr3Nm6I.

She also reveals the full tracklisting for Thank You. Co-executive produced by Ricky Reed [Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Twenty One Pilots] and Meghan, the album is available in a 12-track standard edition and 15-track deluxe edition. The digital pre-order includes instant grat downloads of “NO” and “I Love Me” with LunchMoneyLewis. See the tracklisting below.

Right now, you can check out an in-depth story on Thank You in the new issue of Seventeen featuring Meghan on the cover. Next up, she’s nominated for “Best Female Artist” at the Radio Disney Music Awards and “Best Song That Makes You Smile” (“Better When I’m Dancing”), airing April 30. Her influence is expanding across genres too. She recently co-wrote “I Like The Sound of That” with Rascal Flatts, and the song went #1 at Country Radio, making for her first #1 at the format.

Meghan Trainor continues to break records, make history, inspire countless fans, and change the landscape of pop music and culture. She began 2016 by winning “Best New Artist” at the GRAMMY® Awards and “Favorite Album” for her chart-dominating RIAA platinum full-length debut, Title [Epic Records], at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. Last year, Title not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it became the “First #1 full-length debut from a female solo artist in five years.” It stood out as “One of only seven albums to sell over a million copies in 2015.” It also yielded four inescapable multiplatinum Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 smashes—“All About That Bass” (9x-platinum), “Lips Are Movin” (4x-platinum), “Dear Future Husband” (2x-platinum), and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” [featuring John Legend] (2x-platinum). Title was the #5 most streamed album globally in 2015 and currently has over 900 million streams worldwide. Meghan also has over 2 billion video views on VEVO.

For Meghan Trainor, it all started with “All About That Bass.” The song introduced her to the world, and she became a household name in the process. A bona fide cultural phenomenon “All About That Bass” spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the “longest-running Hot 100 #1 by an Epic Records artist” and “longest-running Hot 100 #1 by a female artist in 2014.” Its influence continued long after its release, scoring “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Digital Song” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards as well as the 2015 ASCAP Pop Music Award for “Most Performed Song.” The breakout hit was nominated for “Song Of The Year” and “Record Of The Year” at the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards. She received three American Music Awards nominations and three Teen Choice Awards nominations. An explosive performer, her headlining MTrain Tour packed venues across the U.S. during the summer in 2015.

Get “NO” on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

“NO” video: https://youtu.be/cMTAUr3Nm6I

Pre-order Thank You HERE.

For more info on Meghan Trainor, please visit:
www.meghan-trainor.com
www.facebook.com/meghantrainorsongs
www.twitter.com/meghan_trainor
www.instagram.com/meghan_trainor

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Thank You Standard Edition:
1. “Watch Me Do”
2. “Me Too”
3. “NO”
4. “Better” feat. Yo Gotti
5. “Hopeless Romantic”
6.” I Love Me” with LunchMoney Lewis
7. “Kindly Calm Me Down”
8. “Woman Up”
9. “Just a Friend to You”
10. “I Won’t Let You Down”
11. “Dance Like Yo Daddy”
12. “Champagne Problems”

Thank You Deluxe Edition:
13. “Mom” feat. Kelli Trainor
14. “Friends”
15. “Thank You” feat. R. City

“The Untouchable Tour” Dates:
7/14 Vancouver, BC PNE Amphitheater+*
7/16 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater+*
7/18 San Jose, CA San Jose State Event Center+
7/21 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre+*
7/24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre+*
7/26 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre+*
7/29 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion+*
7/31 Allen, TX Allen Event Center+*
8/2 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP+*
8/4 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre+*
8/8 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre+*
8/10 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre+*
8/12 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair+*
8/13 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fairgrounds+*
8/30 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre+*
9/3 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair+*
9/6 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap+*
9/8 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall+*
9/11 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center+*
9/18 Orlando, FL CFE Arena – University of Central Florida+
9/22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun+*
9/24 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+*

+w/Hailee Steinfeld
*w/Common Kings

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Meghan Trainor brought her sassy personality to The Ellen Degeneres Show on April 20, where she performed her fiery hit “No”. Rocking a sparkly skirt and a military jacket that accented her red hair, the singer and her backup dancers shimmied and popped along to track.

“No” has been receiving tons of love lately: it is currently sitting at the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100!

Along with the performance, Ellen surprised Meghan with the physical GRAMMY she won this year for Best New Artist. The singer, who thought the award was still being made, teared up when the show host pulled it from her seat. After the initial shock surpassed, the artist announced she will be touring very soon.

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“A lot of people want to grab my butt ’cause they’re like, ‘Oh, the bass,'” Meghan told us. “They ask, and I’m like ‘Yeah, no thanks.”

Even so, there are a couple of celeb booties she’d love to grab if given the chance.

“I just wanna know what J.Lo’s butt feels like because it’s the most famous butt of all time,” she says. “As for a guy, Leonardo DiCaprio’s. I’m obsessed with him, and I think that would be amazing.”

No ifs, ands, or butts about it—Meghan’s confidence is through the roof. Need proof? Just check out her brand new style in recent red carpet pics.’

Read the FULL story via Seventeen Magazine HERE! or pick up the May issue of Seventeen, on newsstands April 19!

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‘Wide-brimmed hats are to the slurring, swerving Atlanta rapper born Nayvadius Wilburn what white suits are to Tom Wolfe: an instantly recognizable daily uniform. Look above and you’ll notice they’re the same basic style. They’ve got the teardrop crown of a traditional fedora, and the brims have an Outback flair. “They were definitely considered an old guy’s hat until Future started wearing them,” says Marc Williamson, proprietor of FlameKeepers Hat Club in Harlem. “Now we get plenty of calls from guys wanting the ‘Future hat.’ ” That’s because context is everything. Future wears his geezer hats like a hipster, turning them into streetwear. “It’s a look that’s enhanced by just a leather jacket or a T-shirt,” Williamson says. “And that’s how Future gets down.” – Read the full story via GQ HERE!

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Multiplatinum-certified rock quartet KONGOS release their brand new single, “Take It From Me,” at all digital retailers today. It’s available for purchase HERE!Take It From Me” can be streamed HERE.

In addition, the South Africa-born and Arizona-based band of brothers—Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, & Danny — will premiere their music video on Friday, April 15 on MTV’s U.S. SnapChat Discover channel, making history as the first video to be unveiled worldwide on the platform. The worldwide broadcast premiere follows on MTV at 7:55p.m. ET/PT before going wide to all digital partners.

“Take It From Me” is the first new music to be released from the group’s forthcoming third full-length album, Egomaniac [Epic Records], available June 10, 2016. Album pre-order is live now.

“Take It From Me” riles up an immediately anthemic hook fueled by a clever call-and-response, their instantly recognizable accordion, and a slick slide guitar stomp. Nodding to an infamous hidden feature of the classic nineties video game NBA Jam, the music video features the brothers experiencing the “rockstar life” in “Big Head Mode.” The hilarious visual also continues what’s become a family tradition of directing, editing, and producing their own videos.

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“We started to see this theme of egomania in everyone’s songs,” explains Dylan. “It came from recognizing egomania in every aspect of life and throughout our surroundings. If you have any inkling of self-awareness, you also notice it inside yourself. It’s so palpable in our world. By referencing another human condition in so many songs, we thought it was a nice follow-up to our last album Lunatic. If you’re going to name an album Egomaniac, you have to incorporate big sounds and songs. The chorus of ‘Take It From Me’ embodies the entire record’s theme perfectly.”

Egomaniac boasts 13 new tracks from the group. These range from the blues guitar-driven accordion shuffle of “I Don’t Mind,” which instantly became a live favorite, to the skittering electronics and sharp commentary on “Autocorrect” and the epic send-off at the heart of “Look At Me.” The full tracklisting is revealed below.

In 2014, “Come With Me Now” from Lunatic put KONGOS on the map. The group became unanimously recognized as one of rock music’s most infectious and invigorating new voices as the track went RIAA double-platinum for sales in excess of 2 million. It occupied the #1 spot at Alternative Radio for five weeks, marking the quickest ascent to the top by a new band in history. The song was heard everywhere with placements by The Expendables 3, Universal Studios, Dodge Ram, Samsung Galaxy, American Idol, The Originals, MTV Movie Awards, HBO, FX, CNN, NBC Sports, ESPN, NFL, WWE, Playstation 4 and more. The video has been viewed over 45 million times. They’ve hit the stage at Late Night With Seth Meyers, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Today Show and more and received acclaim from Rolling Stone, USA Today, and many others.

The brothers KONGOS—Johnny, Jesse, Dylan, and Danny—have music in their blood. Their dad John Kongos landed multiple chart hits in the seventies, and the boys picked up instruments at a young age. Now, they’ve got a musical legacy all their own.

Egomaniac Tracklisting:
1. Take It From Me
2. The World Would Run Better
3. I Want It Free
4. Underground
5. Autocorrect
6. Where I Belong
7. Birds Do It
8. 2 In The Morning
9. Look At Me
10. I Don’t Mind
11. Hey You, Yeah You
12. Repeat After Me
13. If You Could

“Take It From Me” on iTunes

“Take It From Me” on Spotify

KONGOS online:
Kongos.com
Facebook.com/kongos
Twitter.com/kongos
Youtube.com/kongosmusic
Instagram/kongosmusic

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For additional information on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards” visit Billboard.com

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