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MEGHAN TRAINOR RELEASES NEW SONG “I’M A LADY” FROM “SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE”

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 23, 2017 – GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar MEGHAN TRAINOR will release her new song “I’m a Lady” […]

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MEGHAN TRAINOR RELEASES NEW SONG “I’M A LADY” FROM “SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE”

CULVER CITY, Calif., February 23, 2017 – GRAMMY® Award-winning superstar MEGHAN TRAINOR will release her new song “I’m a Lady” from Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming film Smurfs: The Lost Village tomorrow on Epic Records worldwide. The accompanying music video will premiere next Friday, March 3.

Trainor also announced that she will be voicing one of the new characters from Smurfs: The Lost Village, SmurfMelody, in the fully animated film.

“I’m so excited to be singing ‘I’m a Lady’ for this movie,” said Trainor. “It’s a song that I love and am very proud of, and I can’t wait for the world to finally hear it! Getting to play a small part in the film with my character, SmurfMelody, makes this all the more exciting! So happy to be a part of the Smurfs family!!!”

In this fully animated, fresh new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history! Directed by Kelly Asbury, the film is written by Stacey Harman and Pamela Ribon, based on the characters and works of Peyo. Produced by Jordan Kerner and Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews, the film features the voices of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel, Joe Manganiello as Hefty Smurf, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy Smurf, Danny Pudi as Brainy Smurf, Michelle Rodriguez as SmurfStorm, Ellie Kemper as SmurfBlossom, Ariel Winter as SmurfLily, with Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf and Julia Roberts as SmurfWillow. The film will be released in the US on April 7, 2017.

Meghan Trainor’s “I’m a Lady” available here:
iTunes – smarturl.it/ImaLady
Apple Music – smarturl.it/ImaLady_AM
Spotify – smarturl.it/ImaLady_Sptfy
Google Play – smarturl.it/ImaLady_GP
Amazon – smarturl.it/ImaLady_Dig

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Rick Ross Hosts The 2017 MTV Woodies!!!

New York, NY (February 23, 2017) – MTV today announced that four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multiplatinum, 21st century rap legend, […]

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Rick Ross Hosts The 2017 MTV Woodies!!!

New York, NY (February 23, 2017) – MTV today announced that four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and multiplatinum, 21st century rap legend, Rick Ross will host and perform at the “2017 MTV Woodies.” The 13th annual “MTV Woodies,” will air LIVE on Thursday, March 16 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT from Austin, Texas during South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW). Prior to the one-hour live telecast, MTV will once again host its emerging artist festival beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET which will be available via livestream on woodies.mtv.com. Additional performers will be announced at a later date.

“I’m excited to attend SXSW this year. The biggest boss is hosting the ‘Woodies’ and my album drops March 17. MTV, get ready.”

“Untouchable” is the best way to describe Rick Ross’s decade-plus run at the top of rap. Along the way, he achieved five Billboard Top 200 #1 debuts and three #2 debuts, received four GRAMMY Award® nominations, graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and made history more than once. His debut single “Hustlin’” became the “first mastertone ever certified RIAA platinum before the associated album had been released.” He sold millions of singles and albums and cemented his status as one of rap’s biggest and brashest voices. Moreover, he founded Maybach Music Group home to Meek Mill, Wale, and more. Signing to Epic Records in 2016, his “untouchable” streak continues with the March 17 release of his ninth full-length “Rather You Than Me.”

The “MTV Woodies” is a yearly event that spotlights an eclectic roster of emerging artists across musical genres. The 2016 line-up boasted Anderson Paak & The Free Nationals, A$AP Ferg, BØRNS, The Chainsmokers, CHVRCHES, Jack Garratt, Jidenna, Kehlani and Lukas Graham. Past “MTV Woodies” performers include Wiz Khalifa, Twenty One Pilots, Sam Smith, Iggy Azalea, Steve Aoki, Foo Fighters, Odd Future, The 1975, Childish Gambino, Santigold and Mac Miller.

Official sponsors of the “2017 MTV Woodies” broadcast include Cricket Wireless, Doritos®, Pepsi®, REESE’S Peanut Butter Cups and State Farm®.

Garrett English and Ryan Kroft are the Executive Producers with Vanessa Whitewolf and Andria Parides serving as Producers for the “2017 MTV Woodies.”

MTV is a global youth culture brand inspired by music. For more information, check out mtvpress.com. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA).

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FUTURE UNLEASHES SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM FUTURE TODAY

(February 17, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) After surprising the world by announcing its imminent release earlier this week, Future […]

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FUTURE UNLEASHES SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM FUTURE TODAY

(February 17, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) After surprising the world by announcing its imminent release earlier this week, Future unleashes his brand new self-titled album, FUTURE [Epic Records/A1/Freebandz], at all digital retailers. Upon going live, it seized the #1 spot on iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and Rap/Hip-Hop Albums Chart. It’s already pacing to be his fourth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200 in less than two years’ time.He’s not stopping there though…

Future made history again with the surprise launch of his brand new show FREEBANDZ Radio on Beats 1, Apple Music’s global radio station at 6pm PT last night. He and executive producer DJ ESCO premiered the album in its entirety. The monumental launch of FUTURE garnered the biggest marketing spend and platform support powered by Spotify.

Since the second the record debuted on FREEBANDZ Radio, radio stations across the nation have been passionately spinning this new music nonstop, creating Future fever all over the airwaves. Tune in HERE for an encore at 6pm PT tonight. An extension of the multiplatinum-selling rapper’s Freebandz record label, FREEBANDZ Radio is a platform for Future and Esco to share breaking news and cultural conversation.

The artist started teasing out the album throughout the week with a series of eerie, engaging, and enigmatic vignettes, Night Vision Pt. 1 and Night Vision Pt. 2. It’s a warped and wild look at the innerworkings of his creative sanctuary and process.

Next week, Future returns to the stage of NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Tuesday February 21. It promises to be another explosive performance. Make sure to watch!

FUTURE represents another evolution for the multiplatinum, record-setting hip-hop innovator and prolific cultural force. Its 17 tracks see the artist deliver one powerhouse banger after another from the opener “Rent Money” to the climactic “Feds Did A Sweep.” It’s his high watermark so far.

He takes the new music on the road this summer with his massive headline tour, the Nobody Safe Tour. Taking over amphitheaters and arenas all over North America, he’ll be joined by Migos, Tory Lanez, and Kodak Black on all dates with A$AP Ferg and Young Thug supporting on select nights. Tickets are on sale now http://smarturl.it/NobodySafeTour. Each ticket purchase will come with a digital copy of Future’s new album FUTURE.

Watch the TRAILER.

Get ready for FUTURE to uphold a personal tradition and change the game once again.

Setting the pace and changing the game with every subsequent album, Future engaged a full court blitz in 2015 that resulted in one of rap’s most impressive winning streaks ever. In under a year, he achieved three back-to-back #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200—the platinum DS2, platinum What A Time To Be Alive with Drake, and EVOL. His catalog encompasses double-platinum smashes such as “Low Life” [feat. The Weeknd] and “Where Ya At” [feat. Drake], platinum hits “Stick Talk,” “F*ck Up Some Commas,” and “Turn On The Lights,” and has amassed over 1 billion streams worldwide. Future infiltrated the mainstream performing on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and more in addition to gracing the cover of Rolling Stone, GQ, XXL, Spin, and many others. In 2017, he goes full Beast Mode yet again, continuing his unbeatable record.

PRE-ORDER FUTURE
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.iTunes
Sptfy PreSave: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE_PreSave
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Dig

AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE 2/17
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.iTunes
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.AM
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Sptfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Dig
Deezer: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Dzr
Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.SC
Tidal: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Tidal

TOUR DATES:

5/4: Fedex Forum – Memphis, TN
5/5: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
5/6: Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square – New Orleans, LA
5/9: Mississippi Colliseum – Jackson, MS
5/11: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
5/12: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/13: Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
5/14: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
5/16: Budweiser Stage – Toronto, CAN
5/18: PNC Banks Center – Holmdel, NJ
5/19: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
5/20: Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT
5/23: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
5/24: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
5/25: KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
5/27: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
5/28: DTE Energy Music Theater – Detroit, MI
5/31: Riverbend Music Center –Cincinnati, OH
6/1: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
6/2: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
6/3: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, MN
6/4: Sprint Center – Kansas City, KS
6/7: Rogers Place – Edmonton, CAN
6/9: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, CAN
6/10: White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA
6/11: Sunlight Amphitheatre – Ridgefield, WA
6/13: Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
6/15: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
6/22: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
6/23: Austin360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
6/24: Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
6/28: Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
6/29: Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
6/30: T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV

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JIDENNA’S MUCH-ANTICIPATED FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ALBUM THE CHIEF ARRIVES IN STORES AND ONLINE TODAY

(February 17, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper, singer, producer, and artist Jidenna unleashes his anxiously awaited […]

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JIDENNA’S MUCH-ANTICIPATED FULL-LENGTH DEBUT ALBUM THE CHIEF ARRIVES IN STORES AND ONLINE TODAY

(February 17, 2016 – Los Angeles, CA) – GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper, singer, producer, and artist Jidenna unleashes his anxiously awaited full-length debut album, The Chief [Wondaland Records/Epic Records], today. Get it HERE.

Over the course of 14 tracks, Jidenna blurs the lines between genres, cultures, and creeds as he integrates styles into an immersive, intelligent, and inimitable tribalized hip-hop hybrid. Boasting fan favorites such as the simmering new single “Bambi,” which XXL dubbed, “the most interesting song you’ll hear in the next 12 months,” the raucous “Long Live The Chief,” and swaggering “Little Bit More,” the album illuminates the extent of his musical arsenal. Press remains under his spell as Stereogum exalted The Chief as “Album of the Week” and The New York Times wrote, “From the beginning, Jidenna is defying categorization at every turn; his musical range is impressive and thoughtful.” The Chief also boasts guest features from Wondaland visionary Janelle Monáe, St. Beauty, and Nana Kwabena on the anthem “Safari.”
Just yesterday, this multi-talented maverick dropped the cinematic video for “The Let Out” [feat. Quavo]. The track sees Jidenna carry honest and hypnotic bars over an airy soundscape from Nana Kwabena a longtime collaborator and the Ghanian producer behind his double-platinum “Classic Man” [feat. Roman GianArthur]. The clip offers a “night in the life of” narrative as our hero heads to “The Let Out.” Rolling Stone, Billboard, and more have featured the video.
Watch it HERE.
On Monday February 20, Jidenna guests on The Real where he’ll be discussing The Chief in detail with the hosts. Be sure to tune in.
The Chief has finally arrived.
Get The Chief

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_iTunes
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_AM
Spotify : http://smarturl.it/TheChief_Sptfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_Dig
Target: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_Target
Best Buy: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_BBY
Deezer: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_Dzr
SoundCloud: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_SC
Tidal: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_Tidal
FYE: http://smarturl.it/TheChief_FYE

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JESSIE JAMES DECKER SHINES ON NEW EP GOLD – AVAILABLE NOW

(Feb. 17, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records (Sony) recording artist, JESSIE JAMES DECKER releases her sparkling new EP […]

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JESSIE JAMES DECKER SHINES ON NEW EP GOLD – AVAILABLE NOW

(Feb. 17, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records (Sony) recording artist, JESSIE JAMES DECKER releases her sparkling new EP GOLD today to rave reviews! The record quickly hit #1 on the iTunes Country chart and Top 3 overall within hours of its release.
“I can’t wait for everyone to hear what we’ve been working on these past two years,” shares Jessie. “This music has evolved with me. These songs are special. This record truly is Gold.”

To celebrate the record’s release, Jessie is inviting her more than 3.8 million social media followers to join her on Facebook tonight for a live listening and pajama party at Facebook.com/JessieJamesDecker.
Produced by Daniel Agee and recorded at his studio in Nashville, the project’s sultry lead single “Lights Down Low,” has garnered more than 6.5 million streams on Spotify. GOLD features tracks written by powerhouse songwriters Jeffrey Steele and Jesse Frasure and Grammy winning artist Maren Morris. Jessie is co-writer on two of the EP’s five tracks.
The country music singer/songwriter and style entrepreneur recently performed the single on NBC’s TODAY with Kathie Lee and Hoda and will entertain audiences at upcoming tour dates in Metairie, LA (Feb. 19), Houston, TX (Mar. 4) and Lakeland, FL (Mar. 25).

Jessie James Decker’s GOLD Tracklist:
“Lights Down Low” (Jessie James Decker, Alyssa Bonagura)
“Shoot Out The Lights” (Maren Morris, Brett Tyler, Marty Dodson)
“Girl On The Coast” ” (Jessie James Decker)
“Too Young To Know” (Maren Morris, Jesse Frasure, Tiffany Vatanyan)
“Gold” (Jeffrey Steele, Alyssa Bonagura, Brandon Hood)

About Jessie James Decker: Country Music singer/songwriter and style entrepreneur Jessie James Decker began singing at nine years old and was already attracting attention in Music City for her gritty, genuine vocals by the age of fifteen. Her 2009 self-titled debut album features the GOLD certified single “Wanted.” In 2014, she released her Comin’ Home EP, which reached #1 on the iTunes chart and #5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Decker’s new single, “Lights Down Low,” written with Alyssa Bonagura, released on Epic Records in partnership with Thirty Tigers and New Revolution and is the lead single from her newly released EP GOLD.
Get tickets to catch Jessie James Decker in concert at jessiejamesdecker.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

LISTEN TO “GOLD”
iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Digital, Spotify

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The King of Pop Keeps Making History & Breaking Records!

Michael Jackson’s Thriller Is First Album Certified by the RIAA With More than 33 Million in US Sales & Streams […]

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The King of Pop Keeps Making History & Breaking Records!

Michael Jackson’s Thriller Is First Album Certified by the RIAA With More than 33 Million in US Sales & Streams and Remains the Only Album Ever to Have RIAA 30X + Diamond Status & the Best-Selling Album of All Time, Topping 105 Million in Sales Worldwide

“Another Thriller milestone,” says RIAA

Michael Jackson’s Bad Certified RIAA 10X Diamond in Recognition of US Sales & Streams of Over 10 Million

Michael Jackson’s Thriller has become the first album in RIAA Gold & Platinum Program history to be certified 33x Diamond for United States sales and streams, it was announced by the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), the Estate of Michael Jackson, Epic Records and Legacy Recordings (the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment). Thriller is still the ONLY album ever to have surpassed the RIAA’s 30x million mark in U.S. sales.

“Thirty five years later, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ remains as timeless and iconic as ever,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “‘Thriller’ has now become the first and only album to achieve an RIAA 33X Diamond Award, a moment forever etched in Gold & Platinum Program history. Congratulations on another ‘Thriller’ milestone.” The same day as Thriller’s record-breaking certification, Michael Jackson’s Bad has also achieved RIAA 10x Diamond Award status in recognition of United States sales and streams of 10 million units.

With sales now topping more than 105 million copies worldwide, Thriller has solidified its status as the best-selling album of all-time while Michael Jackson’s overall worldwide record sales exceed the 1 billion threshold. During his extraordinary career, Michael Jackson released 13 No.1 singles and became one of only a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the Most Successful Entertainer of All Time and Thriller as the World’s Top-Selling Album of All Time.

His artistry, choreography and music continue to inspire generations of pop, soul, R&B and hip-hop artists and fans.

PHOTO – Executives from Sony Music Entertainment and the Estate of Michael Jacksons were in Los Angeles in a special plaque presentation honoring the most recent RIAA Gold & Platinum Program milestones achieved by Thriller and Bad. Featured in the photo left to right are: Doug Morris (Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music), Rob Stringer (Chairman & CEO, Columbia Records), John Branca (Co-Executor of the Estate of Michael Jackson), Richard Story (President, Commercial Music Group), Antonio “L.A.” Reid (Chairman & CEO, Epic Records), and Karen Langford (Estate of Michael Jackson).

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ZARA LARSSON ANNOUNCES HER FIRST MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, WITH UK’s CLEAN BANDIT, OPENING MARCH 31st IN SEATTLE !

(Feb. 16, 2017 – LOS ANGELES, CA) Hot on the heels of revealing the March 17th arrival of her long-awaited […]

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ZARA LARSSON ANNOUNCES HER FIRST MAJOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR, WITH UK’s CLEAN BANDIT, OPENING MARCH 31st IN SEATTLE !

(Feb. 16, 2017 – LOS ANGELES, CA) Hot on the heels of revealing the March 17th arrival of her long-awaited new album SO GOOD, jet-propelled by the title tune single “So Good” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Epic Records/Ten’s worldwide mega-platinum sensation Zara Larsson today announces that she will kick off her first major North American tour on March 31st at the Showbox in Seattle, opening for UK electro-pop trio Clean Bandit.

The month-long, 20-city tour of the U.S. and Canada – with shows at prestigious rock venues includ­ing the Fill­more in San Francisco, Emo’s in Austin, the 9:30 Club in DC, New York’s Webster Hall, and the Paradise in Boston – wraps up May 2nd at Chicago’s House Of Blues. (Please see dates below.)

Zara’s “So Good” VIDEO premiered February 3rd at VEVO, where she has over 1.2 billion views, and over 3 million subscribers. The clip has generated nearly 7 million YouTube views to date. On February 7th, Zara (with Ty) intro­duced the song on TV when she returned to Ellen; view that live performance HERE. On March 22nd, Zara will appear on ABC’s Good Morning America!

19-year old Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson established a strong U.S. audience with her first two back-to-back hit singles of 2015, the RIAA platinum reggae-tinged “Lush Life” and the double-platinum “Never Forget You” (a collabo­ration with Grammy nominated producer/artist MNEK). But prior to that, Zara was already a major star in Europe, thanks to Introducing and Let Me Reintroduce Myself, her two EPs of 2013, and a string of multi-platinum singles (“Uncover,” “Carry You Home,” and “Rooftop”) that appeared on her 2014 album 1.

Since the release of 1, the relentlessly hard-working Larsson has seen her career go into over­drive. In 2016, she was featured on Tinie Tempah’s “Girls Like” and David Guetta’s “This One’s for You,” which was the official song of UEFA Euro 2016. Over the summer, she performed with Guetta at the UEFA Euro 2016 Opening & Closing Ceremonies, and opened for her idol Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour in London. She became part of the Spotify Billions Club for racking up over one billion streams at the digital platform.

Into the fall, Zara delivered a show-stopping performance at the MTV EMAs in the Nether­lands, where she took home awards for Best New Act and Best Swedish Worldwide Act. In the U.S., she won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Best Swedish Act, and was nominated for Best New Artist at the MTV VMAs. In the UK, Zara was nominated for Best New Artist at last night’s 2017 NME Awards; and for British Single of the Year and British Video for “Girls Like” at the upcoming 2017 BRIT Awards (February 22nd). Earlier this month, Zara was nominated for Favorite Global Music Star at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, taking place at the L.A. Forum on March 11th.

To date, Zara has performed on nearly every major morning and late-night talk show, cement­ing her loyal and supportive American fan base. Her upcoming North American tour will give Zara the opportunity to do what she loves best: performing live for as many people as possible. “My dream,” she says, “is to stand in front of 25,000 people in a sold-out arena and know that everyone came out to make memories with me. That’s a beautiful thing.”

ZARA LARSSON 2017 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH CLEAN BANDIT

Date City Venue
March 31 Seattle, WA Showbox
April 1 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
3 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
5 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
7 San Diego, CA Observatory North Park
8 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
10 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
12 Dallas, TX Trees
13 Austin, TX Emo’s
14 Houston, TX White Oak Music Hall
15 New Orleans, LA Republic New Orleans
17 Atlanta, GA Terminal West
19 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
21 New York, NY Webster Hall
22 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
24 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall
25 Montreal, QB Corona Theatre
26 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
May 1 Detroit, MI St. Andrew’s Hall
2 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

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www.youtube.com/user/ZaraLarssonMusicVEVO

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SARA BAREILLES TO STAR IN WAITRESS ON BROADWAY FROM MARCH 31 FOR 10 WEEKS ONLY

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SINGER/SONGWRITER/COMPOSER AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR WILL MAKE HER BROADWAY DEBUT Producers of the Broadway smash […]

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SARA BAREILLES TO STAR IN WAITRESS ON BROADWAY FROM MARCH 31 FOR 10 WEEKS ONLY

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SINGER/SONGWRITER/COMPOSER AND NEW YORK TIMES BEST-SELLING AUTHOR WILL MAKE HER BROADWAY DEBUT

Producers of the Broadway smash Waitress announced today that the hit show’s composer and lyricist, the multi platinum-selling Grammy and Tony nominated singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Sara Bareilles, will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson for a limited engagement of 10 weeks, through June 11, 2017.

Tickets are available by calling Ticketmaster at 877-250-2929 or online at Ticketmaster.com.

Sara Bareilles said, “Waitress has turned out to be one of the great, true loves of my life, and they simply can’t get rid of me. 🙂 I consider it an incredible honor to follow the masterful work of Jessie Mueller as she so gracefully brought the character of Jenna to life, and I am thrilled to continue to tell this story that has so much heart. This show changed my life in so many ways, and I feel great privilege in joining our beloved cast and crew who make me laugh and cry every time I watch the show. All I want is to keep sharing the love, and dear God please let me remember my lines.”

Since her 2007 debut, Little Voice, which reached #1 in 22 countries around the world, the Eureka, CA native has gone on to release a New York Times best-selling book, Sounds Like Me – My Life (so far) in Song, and five studio albums, including her most recent, What’s Inside: Songs from Waitress. For Waitress, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Original Score, Drama Desk Award nominations for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics, an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination for Outstanding New Score, and a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album.

Waitress announced last month that it recouped its $12 million investment in less than 10 months on Broadway, making it and Hamilton the only two new musicals from the last Broadway season (2015-2016) to go into profit.

Waitress opened April 24, 2016 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress is the first Broadway musical in history to have four women in the four top creative team spots, with a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by six-time Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus.

Jessie Mueller, who currently stars in Waitress as Jenna, will play her final performance on March 26.

With a Grammy Award nomination for Best Musical Theater Album, Waitress will begin its US national tour at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square this October.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of her loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life. This new American musical celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Waitress is produced on Broadway by Barry and Fran Weissler and Norton and Elayne Herrick.

www.waitressthemusical.com
Follow Waitress on Twitter @WaitressMusical, Instagram @WaitressMusical and on Facebook.

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Tribe Called Quest’s Powerful Anti-Trump Performance At The Grammys 2017

A Tribe Called Quest kicked down a literal wall in a powerful anti-Trump protest at the 59th Grammy Awards. Legendary […]

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Tribe Called Quest’s Powerful Anti-Trump Performance At The Grammys 2017

A Tribe Called Quest kicked down a literal wall in a powerful anti-Trump protest at the 59th Grammy Awards.

Legendary hip-hop performers Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White took the stage along with rappers Busta Rhymes, Consequence and Anderson .Paak, to perform their protest anthem “We The People” off last year’s album “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service,” as well as portions of “Award Tour,” “Movin’ Backwards” and “Can I Kick It?”

The song’s lyrics go, “All you black folks, you must go/All you Mexicans, you must go/And all you poor folks, you must go/Muslims and gays, boy, we hate your ways.”

Read the full article via The Huffington post HERE!

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FUTURE SHOCKS AND AWES BY ANNOUNCING NEW ALBUM FUTURE AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

(February 14, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Today, Future made a surprise announcement that his brand new self-titled album, FUTURE, […]

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FUTURE SHOCKS AND AWES BY ANNOUNCING NEW ALBUM FUTURE AVAILABLE THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017

(February 14, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA) Today, Future made a surprise announcement that his brand new self-titled album, FUTURE, [Epic Records/A1/Freebandz]—will be released this Friday, February 17.

In addition, the multiplatinum, record-setting hip-hop innovator and prolific cultural force reveals details for his massive Summer 2017 headline tour, the Nobody Safe Tour. Future will headline amphitheaters and arenas across North America, beginning May 4 at the Fedex Forum in Memphis, TN, playing major markets everywhere, and coming to a close at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV on June 30. Migos, Tory Lanez & Kodak Black are joining the tour as support with Young Thug and ASAP Ferg on selected dates. A special fan pre-sale begins at noon local time, Wednesday, February 15 – 10pm local time Thursday, February 16. Tickets go on sale this Friday http://smarturl.it/NobodySafeTour. Each ticket purchase will come with a digital copy of Future’s new album FUTURE. See the full itinerary below and check local advertising for the specific support line up in each city.

The instant Future revealed the stunning cover artwork and release date for the new record on his social media, it immediately became a trending topic and sent fans into a frenzy. Simply titled FUTURE, the music reflects this influential titan at his most raw and real.

Setting the pace and changing the game with every subsequent album, Future engaged a full court blitz in 2015 that resulted in one of rap’s most impressive winning streaks ever. In under a year, he achieved three back-to-back #1 albums on the Billboard Top 200—the platinum DS2, platinum What A Time To Be Alive with Drake, and EVOL. His catalog encompasses double-platinum smashes such as “Low Life” [feat. The Weeknd] and “Where Ya At” [feat. Drake], platinum hits “Stick Talk,” “F*ck Up Some Commas,” and “Turn On The Lights,” and has amassed over 1 billion streams worldwide. Future infiltrated the mainstream performing on Saturday Night Live, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and more in addition to gracing the cover of Rolling Stone, GQ, XXL, Spin, and many others. In 2017, he goes full Beast Mode yet again, continuing his unbeatable record.

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Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Dig

AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE 2/17
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Spotify: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Sptfy
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Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Dig
Deezer: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Dzr
Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.SC
Tidal: http://smarturl.it/FUTURE.Tidal

TOUR DATES:

5/4: Fedex Forum – Memphis, TN
5/5: Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
5/6: Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square – New Orleans, LA
5/9: Mississippi Colliseum – Jackson, MS
5/11: Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
5/12: BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
5/13: Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek – Raleigh, NC
5/14: PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
5/16: Budweiser Stage – Toronto, CAN
5/18: PNC Banks Center – Holmdel, NJ
5/19: Barclays Center – Brooklyn, NY
5/20: Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT
5/23: Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
5/24: Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
5/25: KeyBank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
5/27: Blossom Music Center – Cuyahoga Falls, OH
5/28: DTE Energy Music Theater – Detroit, MI
5/31: Riverbend Music Center –Cincinnati, OH
6/1: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
6/2: Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
6/3: Klipsch Music Center – Indianapolis, MN
6/4: Sprint Center – Kansas City, KS
6/7: Rogers Place – Edmonton, CAN
6/9: Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena – Vancouver, CAN
6/10: White River Amphitheatre – Seattle, WA
6/11: Sunlight Amphitheatre – Ridgefield, WA
6/13: Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
6/15: Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
6/22: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX
6/23: Austin360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
6/24: Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
6/28: Ak-Chin Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
6/29: Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
6/30: T-Mobile Arena – Las Vegas, NV

For up to date information regarding Future, please visit:
http://www.futurefreebandz.com/
www.twitter.com/1future
www.facebook.com/futureofficial
www.instagram.com/future
https://www.youtube.com/user/FutureVEVO

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DJ KHALED SURPRISES THE WORLD WITH THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW SINGLE “SHINING” FEAT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z

(Los Angeles, CA – Feb 14, 2017) In a shot heard around the world, GRAMMY® nominated, chart-topping multiplatinum-certified artist, producer, […]

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DJ KHALED SURPRISES THE WORLD WITH THE LAUNCH OF HIS NEW SINGLE “SHINING” FEAT. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z

(Los Angeles, CA – Feb 14, 2017) In a shot heard around the world, GRAMMY® nominated, chart-topping multiplatinum-certified artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED blasts off his brand new single, “Shining” [feat. BEYONCÉ & JAY Z], to the global GRAMMY®-viewing audience and beyond. As soon as the annual ceremony came to a close, he released the track on all digital retailers at 8:30pm PT/11:30pm ET. Get it HERE.

KHALED first announced the title of GRATEFUL and its impending release during a star-studded press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday. The album will be executive produced by his three-month-old son ASAHD KHALED.

GRATEFUL arrives soon and will undoubtedly see KHALED change the game once more.

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CAPTAIN CUTS UNVEIL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIT SINGLE “LOVE LIKE WE USED TO” FEATURING NATEUR

(Feb. 3, 2017 – LOS ANGELES, CA) – Today, multi-platinum songwriting, production, and remix team Captain Cuts share the music […]

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CAPTAIN CUTS UNVEIL MUSIC VIDEO FOR HIT SINGLE “LOVE LIKE WE USED TO” FEATURING NATEUR

(Feb. 3, 2017 – LOS ANGELES, CA) – Today, multi-platinum songwriting, production, and remix team Captain Cuts share the music video for their breakout debut single “Love Like We Used To” [feat. Nateur]. http://smarturl.it/LLWUTPPR_Sptfy

Watch it on VEVO now. Get the single HERE via Epic Records.

In the visual, the boys—Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon, and Ryan Rabin (drummer & producer, Grouplove)—take a check for a ton of cash during a “record label” meeting to shoot “the video we all want to see.” What ensues is every big budget music video cliché gone totally wild. Captain Cuts go from doling out cash on a golf course and crashing a women’s yoga class to kicking it with a baby leopard and throwing the ultimate Hollywood Hills pool party complete with a gigantic floating pizza. Co-starring a butler grinding dollar bills with a cheese grater and Jax the dog dressed as the Pope, “Love Like We Used To” perfectly complements the song’s soaring spirit and ecstatic energy. It’s the video we all want to see and so much more.

“Love Like We Used To” properly introduced the group’s patented “Retro-Future Pop.” Entertaiment Weekly called it one of the “100 Best Songs of 2016,” proclaiming, “Good luck trying to sit still.” Idolator described it as “an unashamedly romantic and radio-friendly earworm,” and Fuse dubbed it, “a major tune.” It’s already amassed over 6 million cumulative streams on Spotify so far.

Right now, Captain Cuts are readying more new music for release very soon. Enjoy “Love Like We Used To” now!

It’s very possible you’ve already sung along to a Captain Cuts song. Since their 2010 formation, the award-winning multiplatinum-certified songwriting, production, and remix team has left an indelible mark on pop music. The lifelong friends and Los Angeles natives co-wrote the inescapable triple-platinum “Shut Up and Dance” with Walk The Moon and wrote and produced Grouplove’s platinum “Tongue Tied,” Halsey’s “Roman Holiday,” Tove Lo’s “Crave,” Bebe Rexha’s “I Got You,” and more as well as songs for Jennifer Lopez, Tegan and Sara, and many others. They’ve also done official remixes for the likes of Britney Spears, Imagine Dragons, and Ellie Goulding, to name a few. The trio broke genre barriers, mashing up turn-of-the-century emo and rock staples from Blink-182, Paramore, and Say Anything with current pop hits from Fetty Wap, Selena Gomez, and Drake on the 2015 mixtape If You’re Listening It’s Never Too Late and earning praise from Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, Spin, Billboard, and Alternative Press, along the way. After a meeting with the Epic Records A&R team, L.A. Reid heard “Love Like We Used To” and personally signed them as artists, kicking off their next evolution.

Find “Love Like We Used To” at:
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ITunes http://smarturl.it/LLWUT
Apple Music http://smarturl.it/LLWUT_AM
Amazon music http://smarturl.it/LLWUT_Dig
Google play http://smarturl.it/LLWUT_GP

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ZARA LARSSON’s HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM SO GOOD ARRIVES MARCH 17th ON EPIC RECORDS !

(Feb. 3, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records/Ten’s 19-year old worldwide mega-platinum sensation Zara Larsson, named one of TIME magazine’s […]

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ZARA LARSSON’s HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW ALBUM SO GOOD ARRIVES MARCH 17th ON EPIC RECORDS !

(Feb. 3, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records/Ten’s 19-year old worldwide mega-platinum sensation Zara Larsson, named one of TIME magazine’s “30 Most Influential Teens of 2016,” will release her new album SO GOOD on March 17th. Pre-orders start today. The new album is jet propelled by the brand new single “So Good” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, which is gathering momentum at Top 40 and Rhythm radio formats since it impacted last week.

The “So Good” video premieres today at VEVO, where Zara has over 1.2 billion views, and over 3 million subscribers. Zara will introduce the song when she returns to Ellen on February 7th.

Swedish pop singer Zara Larsson established a strong U.S. audience with her first two back-to-back hit singles of 2015, the RIAA platinum reggae-tinged “Lush Life” and the double-platinum “Never Forget You” (a collabo­ration with Grammy nominated artist/producer MNEK). But prior to that, Zara was already a major star in Europe, thanks to Introducing and Let Me Reintroduce Myself, her two EPs of 2013, and a string of multi-platinum singles (“Uncover,” “Carry You Home,” and “Rooftop”) that appeared on her 2014 album 1.

Since the release of 1, the relentlessly hard-working Larsson has seen her career go into over­drive. In 2016, she was featured on Tinie Tempah’s “Girls Like” and David Guetta’s “This One’s for You,” which was the official song of UEFA Euro 2016. Over the summer, she performed with Guetta during the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 EuroCup, and opened for her idol Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour in London. She became part of the Spotify Billions Club for racking up over one billion streams at the digital platform.

Into the fall, Larsson delivered a show-stopping performance at the MTV EMAs in the Nether­lands, where she took home awards for Best New Act and Best Swedish Act. In the U.S., she won the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Best Swedish Act, and was nominated for Best New Artist at the MTV VMAs. In the UK, Zara has been nominated for Best New Artist at the upcoming 2017 NME Awards (February 15th); and for British Single of the Year and British Video for “Girls Like” at the upcoming 2017 BRIT Awards (February 22nd).

To date, Zara has performed on nearly every major morning and late-night talk show, cement­ing her loyal and supportive American fan base. Her upcoming North American tour will give Zara the opportunity to do what she loves best: performing live for as many people as possible. “My dream,” she says, “is to stand in front of 25,000 people in a sold-out arena and know that everyone came out to make memories with me. That’s a beautiful thing.”

PRE- ORDER “SO GOOD”

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MAN WITH A MISSION—ULTIMATE LIFE FORM ROCK BAND—RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DEAD END IN TOKYO” VIA EPIC RECORDS

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) – MAN WITH A MISSION–the five-piece rock band that blends rock, punk, pop […]

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MAN WITH A MISSION—ULTIMATE LIFE FORM ROCK BAND—RELEASES NEW SINGLE “DEAD END IN TOKYO” VIA EPIC RECORDS

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) – MAN WITH A MISSION–the five-piece rock band that blends rock, punk, pop and dance–today (1/27) have released their new single “Dead End in Tokyo,” co-written and produced by Patrick Stump, via Epic Records. Download/stream “Dead End in Tokyo” on the following platforms: iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Digital. The official music video for “Dead End in Tokyo” was also released today and can be seen here. Look for the single to start impacting rock and alternative radio February 20.

“It’s mainly about the city of Tokyo,” says Jean-Ken Johnny (vocals and guitar). “It’s a really crazy city. Almost everything happens there. At the same time, almost everything ends there. I believe there are a lot of cities that have that in common. It’s a common perspective on big cities around the globe. We focused on the people who come to Tokyo, have big dreams, but end up stuck in a dead end. We talked it through with Patrick, and we were on the same page. It was amazing working with him.”

“Dead End in Tokyo” marks the first global single for MAN WITH A MISSION– Tokyo Tanaka (vocals), Kamikaze Boy (bass), Jean-Ken Johnny (vocals and guitar), DJ Santa Monica (DJ) and Spear Rib (drums)–and first release under Epic Records. The track confidently struts along on an arena-ready groove and thick guitars before culminating in the chant, “Keep on living, but you’ll never leave alive.”

“Dead End in Tokyo” illustrates the band’s evolution and embrace of its earliest influences as well. “What we do is rock music, but we mix in other genres we love like hip-hop, alternative, electronic, and metal,” shares Johnny. “That’s what makes a solid rock song. Every time we go to America and perform, it feels like I’m tracing back what I’ve been listening to.”

Meanwhile, the band—whose distinguishing feature is that all members wear differently designed wolf masks during both their concerts and music videos—will be opening up for Guns N’ Roses this Saturday (1/28) at the sold-out Saitama Super Arena in Tokyo. U.S. fans can expect MAN WITH A MISSION to hit the road in the states during 2017; more details to follow.

ABOUT MAN WITH A MISSION:
As the story goes, half-man, half-wolf band MAN WITH A MISSION thawed out of icy coffins in 2010 and tore through Japan with a feral rock ‘n’ roll energy on par with that of Godzilla. Over the course of four albums, most recently 2016’s The World’s On Fire (Sony Music Entertainment), the band became an international phenomenon in their own right. Produced by the legendary Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Korn) and featuring collaborations with ††† (Crosses)’ Shaun Lopez (Deftones, Lupe Fiasco), the record clawed its way to #1 on iTunes and sold over 200K physical copies in less than two months. Since their emergence, they’ve taken a bite out of world-renowned festivals such as Fuji Rock, Summer Sonic, Knotfest and more in addition to touring with Rise Against. Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson shared the stage with these animals during a sold-out show at The Roxy in Hollywood and lent his remixing talents to “Distance.” Moreover, their music has been heard in Street Fighter V and the Japanese release of the Academy® Award-nominated blockbuster Mad Max: Fury Road.

Teeth sharpened and harrier than ever, they set their sights on North America for a 2017 takeover.

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DeadEndinTokyo
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/DeadEndinTokyo_AM
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DeadEndinTokyo_Sptfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/DeadEndinTokyo_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/DeadEndinTokyo_Dig

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GRAMMY AWARD®-NOMINATED, MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING SINGER/SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR, AND REALITY TV SHOW SUPERSTAR KEYSHIA COLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YOU” FEATURING REMY MA AND FRENCH MONTANA

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) Four-time Grammy Award®-nominated, multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter, producer, business entrepreneur, and reality […]

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GRAMMY AWARD®-NOMINATED, MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING SINGER/SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR, AND REALITY TV SHOW SUPERSTAR KEYSHIA COLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “YOU” FEATURING REMY MA AND FRENCH MONTANA

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) Four-time Grammy Award®-nominated, multi-platinum selling singer and songwriter, producer, business entrepreneur, and reality TV show superstar Keyshia Cole releases new single “You” featuring Remy Ma and French Montana exclusively on Fader.com today. Keyshia will perform “You” for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! January 30th at 11:35PM on ABC. Followed by performance and interview on The Real February 7th at 11:00AM on FOX.

Check out the song HERE

Last month the songstress announced that she signed an exclusive contract with Epic Records. Keyshia stated on the Instagram post “I take pride in saying I’m now a part of the Epic Family!! And a goal that my Epic fam and I mutually share is to take this passion to new heights!”

Keyshia Cole exploded onto the R&B and pop scene in the summer of 2005, with her RIAA platinum debut album The Way It Is (A&M), featuring the RIAA platinum single “Love.” Its successful run established the passionate young Oakland, Cali native among the pantheon of crossover Urban stars. She won VIBE’s Next Award and was nominated for a slew of top honors at the NAACP Image Awards, BET Awards, Viewer’s Choice Awards, Soul Train Awards, American Music Awards, and Urban Music Awards. This avalanche of success dovetailed in the summer 2006 with Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is, her first reality TV show, which aired for three seasons on BET through 2008.

The 2007 release of Keyshia’s second album Just Like You, with guest appearances by Diddy, Missy Elliott, Lil’ Kim, Too $hort, Anthony Hamilton, T.I., and others, coincided with the second season of her TV show, sending the album to a #2 Soundscan debut and RIAA platinum sales. The platinum single “Let It Go” (featuring Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim) was the first of three #1 R&B smashes, including “I Remember” and “Heaven Sent.” Keyshia earned her first Grammy® nominations at the 2008 awards, for Just Like You as Best Contemporary R&B Album, and for “Let It Go” as Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The following year, “Heaven Sent” qualified for Grammy® nominations as Best Female R&B Vocal and Best R&B Song.

Keyshia’s third consecutive RIAA platinum album A Different Me arrived at the end of 2008, to another #2 Soundscan debut. The album spun off a trio of Top 10 R&B hits, “Playa Cardz Right” (a posthumous duet with 2Pac), “You Complete Me,” and “Trust” (featuring Monica). Keyshia’s 23-city A Different Me Tour of May-June 2009 was her first headlining tour.

Into the new decade, Keyshia balanced her new role as a mother with her recording career, starting with the release of Calling All Hearts at the end of 2010. 2012 marked the launch of a new reality series, Keyshia & Daniel: Family First, which underscored the making of her new album, Woman To Woman, released at the end of the year. Keyshia’s most recent album, Point Of No Return (2014), was distinguished by the fact that 8 of its 11 tracks were issued as music videos, extending into early 2015. In February 2015, she premiered her third and most recent reality TV series, the 8-episode Keyshia Cole: All In.

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/You.iTunes
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/You_AM
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/You_Sptfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/You.GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/You.Dig
Deezer: http://smarturl.it/You.Dzr
Soundcloud: http://smarturl.it/You_SC
Tidal: http://smarturl.it/You_Tidal

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FOLLOW KEYSHIA COLE:
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RICK ROSS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I THINK SHE LIKE ME” FEATURING TY DOLLA $IGN

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) – After steadily teasing its release all week on his social media, four-time […]

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RICK ROSS RELEASES NEW SINGLE “I THINK SHE LIKE ME” FEATURING TY DOLLA $IGN

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) – After steadily teasing its release all week on his social media, four-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum 21st century rap legend and Maybach Music Group mastermind Rick Ross shares his brand new single.

Following up 2016’s “Buy Back The Block” [feat. Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz], this is the first official single from his forthcoming ninth full-length album and anxiously awaited Epic Records debut, Rather You Than Me [MMG/Epic Records].

Excitement for “I Think She Like Me” has been building online throughout this past week. On Wednesday, Ross uncovered the single artwork via his Instagram which immediately ignited fans, causing a social media frenzy. Yesterday, he debuted a short clip from the music video, and his followers went wild. Now, he premieres the full video on VEVO. In the visual, he goes from kicking it by the pool at a ritzy waterfront Malibu estate to a sexy masquerade ball steeped in mystery. The song’s soulful production harks back to Teflon Don, while his inimitable gruff delivery carries impenetrable bars between a sultry and sizzling Ty Dolla $ign hook. There’s a lot to like about it!

At midnight, he penned a touching and honest statement about the last eleven years and the release of Rather You Than Me. “This album is more than just another project for me. It’s a product of strength, perseverance and determination. Rather You Than Me is a testimony,” going on to add, “I owed this to my supporters. Y’all that been rocking with me since we came out The Port of Miami. Without you none of this shit really means anything. Rather You Than Me…I hope y’all feel this.” Read the full piece HERE.

“Buy Back The Block” introduced the album with a bang. It already cracked 4 million Spotify streams and counting, while the cinematic music video notched over 11 million YouTube/VEVO views. Complex called it, “A big moment,” while Pitchfork, Spin, and others featured it.

“Untouchable” is the best way to describe Rick Ross’s decade-plus run at the top of rap. Along the way, he achieved five Billboard Top 200 #1 debuts and three #2 debuts, received four Grammy Award® nominations, graced the cover of Rolling Stone twice, and made history more than once. His debut single “Hustlin’” became the “first mastertone ever certified RIAA platinum before the associated album had been released.” He sold millions of singles and albums and cemented his status as one of rap’s biggest and brashest voices. Moreover, he founded Maybach Music Group home to Meek Mill, Wale, and more. Signing to Epic Records in 2016, his “untouchable” streak continues with the impending release of his ninth full-length Rather You Than Me.

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RICKY REED RELEASES NEW SONG “BE THE 1” OUT NOW VIA EPIC RECORDS

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) – Acclaimed artist and GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum producer/songwriter Ricky Reed has released his new […]

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RICKY REED RELEASES NEW SONG “BE THE 1” OUT NOW VIA EPIC RECORDS

(January 27, 2017 – New York, NY) – Acclaimed artist and GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum producer/songwriter Ricky Reed has released his new solo song “Be the 1” today on Epic Records. “Be the 1,” which premiered on Idolator, dives into a soulful groove accented by deep drums, buoyant synths and Ricky’s falsetto and showcases his flair for an indelible melody. “Be the 1,” from Ricky’s forthcoming album due out later this year, continues to peel back the layers of his solo artistry. As one of the music industry’s hottest and most sought-after producers/songwriters, Ricky has been helping other artists tell their stories. Now having found the love of his life, standing on the precipice of fatherhood, and brimming with a refreshed creative energy, he is ready to start telling his own story.

The recent release of his autobiographical song “Express Myself” ushered in a more vulnerable side of Ricky and marked his return to his artist roots for the first time since 2013 after the success of Wallpaper. and a huge year dominating multiple charts and radio formats as executive producer and songwriter for Meghan Trainor, twenty one pilots, Phantogram, Fitz and the Tantrums, Lizzo, Pussy Riot, D.R.A.M., DJ Snake, Dej Loaf and more, culminating in a 2017 GRAMMY® nomination for Producer of the Year. Inspired by his personal journey from artist to producer and back again, “Express Myself” found him reflecting on the importance of living one’s truth in the face of obstacles and doubt. The song made an immediate splash with a feature on Spotify’s New Music Friday while Entertainment Weekly recommended it on their Fall playlist, Uproxx proclaimed it, “Insanely catchy,” and Idolator wrote, “This feels more like a rebirth than a resumption.”

As the force behind an impressive list of chart-topping songs, Ricky executive produced and co-wrote Meghan Trainor’s album Thank You (including smash singles “NO” and “Me Too”) and Phantogram’s album Three (including hit lead single “You Don’t Get Me High Anymore”). He helmed eight songs on twenty one pilots’ platinum album Blurryface, including the inescapable #1 smash “Ride,” as well as Fitz and the Tantrums’ “Handclap,” Pitbull’s “Fireball,” and Fifth Harmony’s “Bo$$” and Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty” and his forthcoming single “Swa Lah” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. His fresh approach to pop and diverse production projects have garnered praise from the likes of Mashable, EW, Vulture, SPIN, People, The Fader and more. Ricky also founded his own label Nice Life Recording Company, which recently released Pussy Riot’s xxx EP in conjunction with Dave Sitek’s Federal Prism and Big Deal Music as well as Lizzo’s Coconut Oil EP under Atlantic Records. Now Ricky embarks on the anticipated next chapter in his expansive and celebrated career.

Listen to “Be The 1”:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BeThe1_iTunes
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/BeThe1_AM
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/BeThe1_Sptfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/BeThe1_GP
Amazon Music: http://smarturl.it/BeThe1_Dig

Visit Ricky Reed online at:
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Snapchat: @RickyReed

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A GREAT BIG WORLD TO EMBARK ON 2017 NORTH AMERICAN SPRING HEADLINE TOUR TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 2017

(January 20, 2017 – New York, NY) This March, A Great Big World return to the road for a two-week […]

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A GREAT BIG WORLD TO EMBARK ON 2017 NORTH AMERICAN SPRING HEADLINE TOUR TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY JANUARY 20, 2017

(January 20, 2017 – New York, NY) This March, A Great Big World return to the road for a two-week North American headline tour. This is their first national run since 2016’s Kaleidoscope Tour.

The Grammy Award®-winning multiplatinum pop duo—Ian Axel and Chad King—are set to play major markets across the East Coast and Midwest, beginning March 17 in Annapolis, MD at Ram’s Head On Stage through March 28 at Skyway Theatre – Studio B in Minneapolis, MN. The full itinerary can be found below. A special VIP meet-and-greet pre-sale in available now, while general on-sale starts Friday January 20 at www.agreatbigworld.com.

Since 2012, the boys have built a stellar reputation for their unforgettable concerts. This tour will be an “unplugged” acoustic set, where you can expect energy, charm, and more than a few sing-a-long moments. They will be joined by theirgood friend Allie Moss, you can hear her music at http://www.alliemoss.com/.

The band’s sophomore album, When The Morning Comes [Black Magnetic/Epic Records], includes the hits “Hold Each Other” [feat. FUTURISTIC] and “Oasis” and is available now. A Great Big World first enchanted listeners everywhere in 2013 on their quintuple-platinum Grammy Award®-winning “Say Something” with Christina Aguilera. Their full-length debut, Is Their Anybody Out There?, bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 as the band played to fans worldwide as well as on NBC’s The Voice, at The American Music Awards, at The Victoria’s Secret Show, and beyond. 2015’s follow-up, When The Morning Comes, earned critical acclaim as the single “Hold Each Other” [feat. FUTURISTIC] accrued over 17 million-plus Spotify streams.

TOUR DATES:
3/17/2017 — Ram’s Head On Stage — Annapolis, MD
3/18/2017 — The Hamilton — Washington, DC
3/20/2017 — World Cafe Live — Philadelphia, PA
3/21/2017 — Brighton Music Hall — Boston MA
3/22/2017 — Ridgefield Playhouse — Ridgefield, CT
3/23/2017 — Le Poisson Rouge — New York, NY
3/25/2017 — Mod Club — Toronto, ON
3/26/2017 — The Ark — Ann Arbor, MI
3/27/2017 — Space — Chicago, IL
3/28/2017 — Skyway Theatre – Studio B — Minneapolis, MN

http://www.agreatbigworld.com/
https://www.facebook.com/agreatbigworld
https://twitter.com/agreatbigworld
https://instagram.com/agreatbigworld
https://www.youtube.com/AGreatBigWorldVEVO

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LIFE OF DILLON RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SEX FOR BREAKFAST” AND PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO TODAY

(January 13, 2017 — New York, NY) — Critically acclaimed UK alternative pop duo Life Of Dillon kick off 2017 […]

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LIFE OF DILLON RELEASE NEW SINGLE “SEX FOR BREAKFAST” AND PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO TODAY

(January 13, 2017 — New York, NY) — Critically acclaimed UK alternative pop duo Life Of Dillon kick off 2017 with a brand new single entitled “Sex For Breakfast.” It’s available HERE via Epic Records/Disruptor Records.

Today, the boys—Joe Femi and David Keiffer—premiered the song’s music video on Vevo. A melodic mosaic of sunny acoustic guitars, artful production, R&B grooves, and an unshakable refrain, the track showcases the group’s progression. Meanwhile, the music video proves equally unpredictable and unforgettable with a thought-provoking narrative and a potent, poignant message.

“The ultimate goal of any artwork should be to make you feel something,” comments Joe and David. “We wanted to show both sides of the coin in the video. You see us experiencing the best of Southern California, but you also see this girl who’s really going through some tough times. Regardless, we inhabit the same world. Living in the moment can be bad and good. It illustrates this duality.”

The song is the first in a series of songs and videos Life Of Dillion will be releasing throughout 2017.

“Sex For Breakfast” marks the group’s first release since their 2015 debut EP, Prologue. Its lead single “Overload” amassed over 40 million total Spotify streams and introduced audiences everywhere to Life Of Dillon’s smart, sharp, and slick take on pop music. As “Overload” took off, the group made their late-night television debut on The Late Late Show With James Corden, toured the U.S. with Meghan Trainor and Charlie Puth, and earned praise from Teen Vogue, Idolator, Radio.com, and many others.

2016 saw them relocate from their native UK to Los Angeles. Holed up in their shared apartment for the next year, they cooked up their next musical evolution, and it begins with “Sex For Breakfast.”

Be on the lookout for more music from Life Of Dillon very soon.

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/SexForBreakfast
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/SexForBreakfast_AM
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/SexForBreakfast_Spfy
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/SexForBreakfast_GP
Amazon Digital: http://smarturl.it/SexForBreakfast_Dig

“Sex for Breakfast” Video on Vevo: http://smarturl.it/SFBvideo

Visit Life of Dillon online at:
www.lifeofdillon.com
www.twitter.com/lifeofdillon
www.facebook.com/lifeofdillon
www.instagram.com/lifeofdillon
www.youtube.com/user/LifeOfDillonVEVO

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FIFTH HARMONY GEAR UP FOR MASSIVE 2017!

THE GROUP WILL KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE AT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 ON JANUARY 18TH ALLY […]

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FIFTH HARMONY GEAR UP FOR MASSIVE 2017!

THE GROUP WILL KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE AT PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARDS 2017 ON JANUARY 18TH
ALLY BROOKE HERNANDEZ, DINAH JANE HANSEN, LAUREN JAUREGUI AND NORMANI KORDEI WILL TAKE THE STAGE FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR

NEW YORK, NY (January 10, 2017) – Following a hugely successful 2016 that included the release of their sophomore album 7/27 as well as countless record-breaking accomplishments and awards, pop powerhouse group FIFTH HARMONY show no signs of stopping in 2017. The girls will start the year with a performance at People’s Choice Awards. Ally, Dinah, Lauren and Normani are set to take the stage at the Microsoft Theater for their very first live performance of 2017, kicking off what is sure to be another exciting year for the girls, who are also nominated for “Favorite Group” at the awards show. The group will also return to the studio this year to begin recording new music, committed to their loyal Harmonizers and ready to take 2017 head-on with their best music yet. Fans can expect to hear new material in 2017 via Syco Music/Epic Records, the label that has been with the group since their incarnation on The X Factor U.S.A.

“We’ve all grown so much over the past four years and I am ecstatic to begin 2017 with a renewed commitment to each other and our music. It’s gonna be an outstanding year.” – Ally Brooke Hernandez

“I can’t wait to share everything we’re working on for 2017 with our Harmonizers! The fans have been with us through it all and we’re ready for what’s next with their incredible support!” – Dinah Jane Hansen

“I’m very excited for this upcoming year. So many amazing things in store and it’s all for our beautiful fans ❤” – Lauren Jauregui

“I’m incredibly grateful to start the New Year off by performing at People’s Choice Awards. We have such a special performance for our fans. I’m stoked – it’s lit!” – Normani Kordei

Only the beginning, Harmonizers can expect even more announcements from the girls soon!

People’s Choice Awards 2017 will air live from the Microsoft Theatre Wednesday, January 18 on CBS at 9pm-11pm ET/delayed PT.

About Fifth Harmony
The release of Fifth Harmony’s sophomore album 7/27, on Syco Music/Epic Records, is the latest in a series of record-breaking accomplishments for the group. “Work from Home,” the album’s 3x-platinum certified first single, earned Fifth Harmony their first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, notching the top spot on both the Billboard Rhythmic and Pop Songs charts. Their second single “All In My Head (Flex)” is certified gold, while their latest single “That’s My Girl” was another top 40 radio hit. The group’s accomplishments on the charts add to an award-winning 2016, with first-time wins at the American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Much Music Video Awards, their second win at the Kids Choice Awards, two wins at the MTV Video Music Awards & Radio Disney Music Awards and three wins at the Teen Choice Awards. Fifth Harmony’s global 7/27 Tour kicked off in South America in June and began its North American leg on July 27, hitting over 30 cities before heading to Europe. In 2015, Fifth Harmony released their debut album, Reflection, which debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and has since been certified Gold. Reflection includes two platinum records, “BO$$” and “Sledgehammer” in addition to the quadruple-platinum success of the single, “Worth It.” Fifth Harmony boasts over 7.8 million followers on Instagram, 3.6 million on Twitter and 7.5 million fans on Facebook.

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

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“Beyonce’, Jay Z and DJ Khaled joined forces for a surprise new song with the release of the upbeat, confident ‘Shining’”

-ROLLING STONE

“For Khaled, this is a major look as he gears up for his next album”

-COMPLEX

“Safe to say it won’t take any time at all for ‘Shining’ to dominate the top of the charts. The single’s cover art is pretty darn cute as well”

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