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JENNIFER HUDSON SIGNS WITH EPIC RECORDS AND BEGINS WORK ON NEW ALBUM, MARKING THE FIRST-EVER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER COLLABORATION OF LA REID & CLIVE DAVIS

(June 28, 2016 – New York, NY) – Jennifer Hudson has been signed to an exclusive contract with Epic Records, […]

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JENNIFER HUDSON SIGNS WITH EPIC RECORDS AND BEGINS WORK ON NEW ALBUM, MARKING THE FIRST-EVER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER COLLABORATION OF LA REID & CLIVE DAVIS

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(June 28, 2016 – New York, NY) – Jennifer Hudson has been signed to an exclusive contract with Epic Records, it was announced today by Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid, following up Ms. Hudson’s historic show-stopping tribute performance of Prince’s “Purple Rain” at the 16th annual BET Awards.

Collaborating as executive producers on Ms. Hudson’s upcoming Epic Records debut will be LA Reid and Clive Davis, Chief Creative Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. This will mark the first time that LA Reid and Clive Davis have collaborated in nearly a quarter-century, since they worked together on Whitney Houston’s all-time best-selling The Bodyguard soundtrack album of 1992. At that time, Mr. Davis was President of Arista Records, and Mr. Reid headed LaFace Records and was a go-to producer with partner Kenny ‘Babyface’ Edmonds.

“Jennifer Hudson is the defining voice of this generation,” said Mr. Reid. “Her award-winning presence on records, in film, and on stage establishes her as one of the premiere artists to emerge in this century. I’m enjoying collaborating with my friend and mentor Clive Davis on Jennifer’s first Epic album and excited for her fans to hear what we’re up to…all will be revealed soon!”

“I signed Jennifer in 2007 believing her to be the strongest candidate as the next generation’s Aretha Franklin and Whitney Houston,” said Mr. Davis. “She has become that, as LA and I excitingly reunite to capture Jennifer at her all time best.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to embark on this new chapter with two of the most prolific musical legends of this generation,” said Ms. Hudson. “There is no doubt that this is just the beginning of a very special collaboration and I know that the result will be something unforgettable. I am looking forward to the creative process and sharing new music very soon!”
Multi-platinum global superstar Jennifer Hudson, whose tribute at the 54th annual Grammy Awards® in 2012 to Whitney Houston (the day after her death) was an iconic, heartbreaking, musical event, gave the BET Awards ceremony its climactic moment with “Purple Rain,” singing in front of an orchestra led by Stevie Wonder on keyboards and Tori Kelly. Adding to the occasion, Ms. Hudson was wearing the same memorable white hooded tunic that Prince wore the last time he was at the awards spectacular. See the performance HERE!

ABOUT JENNIFER HUDSON:

Grammy® and Academy Award winner and best-selling author Jennifer Hudson is an extraordinary talent. Having released three albums in Billboard’s top 10, Hudson’s most recent album, “JHUD,” and her sophomore album, “I Remember Me” were both RIAA Gold certified. Her 2008 debut self-titled record was RIAA Platinum certified and won Hudson her first Grammy Award for Best R & B Album. In 2013, she was honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her indelible success in the music industry. Hudson won an Academy Award for her role in “Dreamgirls,” an adaptation of the Broadway musical. Her breakout film performance also garnered a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BAFTA and an NAACP Image Award. Additional film credits include “Sex and the City,” “Secret Life of Bees,” “Winnie Mandela,” “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” “Black Nativity,” and HBO’s “Confirmation,” among others. In 2012, Hudson released her New York Times best-selling memoir, “I Got This: How I Changed My Ways, Found Myself and Lost Everything that Weighed Me Down”. She also co-founded of the Julian D. King Gift Foundation alongside her sister as a catalyst for change in children’s health, education and welfare.

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Future Wins At The 2016 BET Awards! Lights Up The Stage With Fiery Performance Of ‘Wicked’

“Future lit up the BET Awards, quite literally, with his fiery performance of “Wicked” off his Purple Reign mixtape. Dressed […]

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Future Wins At The 2016 BET Awards! Lights Up The Stage With Fiery Performance Of ‘Wicked’

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“Future lit up the BET Awards, quite literally, with his fiery performance of “Wicked” off his Purple Reign mixtape.

Dressed in a leather jacket, shades, jeans and a bandana around his head, Future Hendrix walked through the smoky stage as flames shot up in the background. The appearance was without bells and whistles—there were no guest artists, or songs other than the one at hand—and Future kept a strictly one-track mind.

Earlier in the night, Future came to the stage to accept the award for Best Group on behalf of himself and Drake for their collaborative album What a Time to Be Alive. He most recently was heavily featured on DJ Esco’s mixtape Project E.T.: Esco Terrestrial, which also included guest appearances from Young Thug, Juicy J, Rich Homie Quan, and more”. – Rap-Up

Check out the “Wicked” performance via ‘Rap-up’ here!

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EPIC Fest 2016 – DJ Khaled, Future, French Montana & More!

One of the hottest tickets during BET Week was the second annual EpicFest at Los Angeles’ Sony Studios on Saturday […]

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EPIC Fest 2016 – DJ Khaled, Future, French Montana & More!

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One of the hottest tickets during BET Week was the second annual EpicFest at Los Angeles’ Sony Studios on Saturday (June 25). Among the performers who commanded the stage during the late afternoon four-hour fest were Future and DJ Khaled.

“I’m fresh off that Beyoncé stage,” DJ Khaled shouted to the elbow-to-elbow crowd. “Let me give you a taste of what that was like.”
In addition to running through a montage of his greatest hits, DJ Khaled brought out protégé Kent Jones, who performed his hot summer hit “Don’t Mind.” Then Busta Rhymes made a surprise appearance, ramping up the energetic crowd with his throwback classic ”Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See” as well as his verse from Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now.”

Future, who performed at last year’s inaugural EpicFest, returned this year as its headliner. The rapper performed his new hit “Low Life,” along with “Jumpman,” “Where Ya At” and more of his Hot 100 charting hits.
Rounding out the lineup were performances by rock group KONGOS, French Montana, Jidenna, Kat Dahlia, Timeflies and Lil Jon. Dancing around the crowd throughout the afternoon and into the evening: Epic chairman/CEO L.A. Reid.
Full Story via Billboard here!

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DJ Khaled Reveals The ‘Major Key’ Album Cover Live on Jimmy Kimmel

“DJ Khaled continued to bless up on the late-night TV circuit after paying Jimmy Kimmel another visit to share the […]

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DJ Khaled Reveals The ‘Major Key’ Album Cover Live on Jimmy Kimmel

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“DJ Khaled continued to bless up on the late-night TV circuit after paying Jimmy Kimmel another visit to share the cover for his upcoming album Major Key, which features the We the Best CEO sitting on a throne in a flower-filled garden and a real-life lion (two of his favorite things).
“The album cover is 100 percent … authentic of what I represent, from my spiritual vibes to my beliefs and not just that, a certain energy that I keep around me — positivity but at the same time, as a king,” explains Khaled.
After roaring applause for his cover, Khaled said that an insurance guy tried to vote against the real-life lion for the album cover, to which he responded, “Don’t ever play yourself. My fans want to see the real deal.”
He also discussed how he plans to Snapchat his son’s birth. “I’m having a boy — my first child,” said the beaming first-time dad. “I want to Snapchat the whole birth.” When prompted about his fiancee’s thoughts on the matter, Khaled offered, “The key is that I’m the king and every queen should support the king.” He notes that he’s also been playing Bob Marley and Jay Z for his child while putting photos of Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali in the baby room he’s building.” – Billboard
Read the full story via Billboard HERE
Watch the full interview NOW!

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Fifth Harmony Add A Sixth Member To Their Performance On The CMT Awards!

“They might not play Fifth Harmony’s videos on CMT, but on Wednesday night (June 8), the channel hosted the pop […]

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Fifth Harmony Add A Sixth Member To Their Performance On The CMT Awards!

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“They might not play Fifth Harmony’s videos on CMT, but on Wednesday night (June 8), the channel hosted the pop girl group to perform with country breakout star Cam at the 2016 CMT Music Awards.

5H started out providing backup vocals for Cam’s “Mayday,” looking striking in coordinated red gowns, before Dinah Jane joined in on the chorus. Next up was the group’s biggest hit to date, “Work From Home” — which currently sits at its peak of No. 4 on the Billboard Hit 100 — which Cam also pitched in on.” – Billboard

Watch the pop-meets-country performance & read the full article HERE!

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KONGOS ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE TOUR, NEW ALBUM EGOMANIAC IN STORES EVERYWHERE JUNE 10

Gearing up for the June 10 release of their highly anticipated third full-length album Egomaniac [Epic Records], KONGOS expand their […]

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KONGOS ANNOUNCE U.S. HEADLINE TOUR, NEW ALBUM EGOMANIAC IN STORES EVERYWHERE JUNE 10

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Gearing up for the June 10 release of their highly anticipated third full-length album Egomaniac [Epic Records], KONGOS expand their stacked 2016 schedule with a string of new dates this summer and a full-scale North American fall headline tour—just announced today. Following Life Is Beautiful Festival in Las Vegas on September 23-25, the multiplatinum rock band plays major markets coast to coast, concluding October 29 at The Crescent Ballroom Outdoors in their hometown of Phoenix, AZ for “Dia De Los KONGOS.” The Joy Formidable will be a special guest on most dates of the fall tour.

A special artist pre-sale goes live tomorrow (June 7) at 10am local time. At the same time, fans that preordered Egomaniac at KONGOS.com may also buy tickets before the general on-sale date at this LINK. General on-sale begins Friday at 10 am local time. All confirmed dates are included below. Pre-order Egomaniac: http://smarturl.it/Egomaniac. VIP ticket packages—featuring exclusive merchandise, meet & greets, photo-ops and other special offers—will also be available for all headline shows on the fall tour through On the List Presents.

Next week, the boys take the stage on NBC’s The Today Show Wednesday June 15 for a performance of their latest single “Take It From Me.” Meanwhile, the song continues rising at radio, going Top 10 at Alternative this week. Its wild NBA Jam-inspired music video just crossed 600,000 views on YouTube/VEVO and is in regular rotation now on FM, MTV, MTV2, MTV Hits, mtvU, MTV Live, and Revolt.

Once again, KONGOS inflate their signature sound and break boundaries with the explosive Egomaniac.

Following two successful years on the road supporting 2014’s breakout Lunatic, KONGOS returned home in late 2015 with a bevy of ideas. The guys wrote initial demos separately and convened at Tokoloshe Studios—their full-scale production studio located in their hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. While sharing ideas, they collectively realized a thematic commonality, which would eventually inform the creation of Egomaniac.
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: http://smarturl.it/CWMNvideo. 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.

In addition, KONGOS will return to South Africa for the first time since finding success outside their homeland. The band will headline this year’s Oppikoppi Festival outside Johannesburg in August and perform two additional shows: the Durban Botanic Gardens August 3 and at The Hillcrest Quarry for One Night in Cape Town August 5.

The band will return to the U.K. for the first time this year for a show at Dingwalls in Camden, London on July 19. Tickets for this show go on sale June 10. http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/kongos/

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.

Summer Tour Dates:
6/18 Glen Allen, VA Innsbrook After Hours/Innsbrook Pavilion
7/2 Sioux, City, IA Saturday in the Park
7/3 Indianapolis, IN INDYpendence Day
7/4 O’Fallon, MO Heritage and Freedom Festival
7/7 Chicago, IL Taste of Chicago
7/9 Toronto, ON Velvet Underground
7/10 Philadelphia, PA WRFF Radio Show – Festival Pier
7/14 Little Rock, AR Metroplex
7/16 Martindale, TX Floatfest
7/19 London, England Dingwalls
8/3 Durban, South Africa Durban Botanic Gardens
8/5 Cape Town, South Africa The Hillcrest Quarry for One Night
8/7 Northam Limpopo, S.A. Oppikoppi Festival
8/13 Redmond, WA Marymoor Park Concerts 107.7 (The End Summer Camp)
8/14 Portland, OR Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (94.7 Birthday Bash)
8/16 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre w/Dirty Heads
8/28 Palmer, AK Alaska State Fair

Fall Tour Dates:
9/23-25 Las Vegas, NV Life Is Beautiful Festival
9/25 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
9/27 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory Concert House
9/29 Edmonton, Alberta Union Hall
9/30 Calgary, Alberta MacEwan Ballroom
10/1 Saskatoon, Saskatechewan Loui’s
10/2 Winnipeg, Manitoba Garrick Centre
10/4 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater
10/6 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
10/8 Montreal, Quebec Metropolis
10/9 Toronto, Ontario Danforth Music Hall
10/11 Rochester, NY Main Street Armory – Downstairs
10/12 Boston, MA The Royale
10/14 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
10/15 New York, NY PlayStation Theater **
10/20 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
10/21 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
10/23 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
10/27 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
10/28 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
10/29 Phoenix, AZ Dia De Los KONGOS at Crescent Ballroom Outdoors

Additional dates will be announced shortly.

** On sale at 12:00pm local time

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: http://smarturl.it/Egomaniac

“Take It From Me” on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/Egomaniac_Spotify

“Take It From Me” video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLN-a2w568M

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

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Mariah Carey Is The Lead Guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s Primetime NBA Special

“Mariah Carey might have reached peak Mariah status on Thursday night when she did an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! […]

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Mariah Carey Is The Lead Guest on Jimmy Kimmel’s Primetime NBA Special

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“Mariah Carey might have reached peak Mariah status on Thursday night when she did an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! while taking a bubble bath. And as you might imagine, darling, it was fabulous.
The elusive chanteuse gamely joined Kimmel in a sudsy bathtub, while wearing a full-length sequined gown, diamond jewelry (including her 35-carat engagement ring from billionaire fiancee James Packer) and platform heels—as one does.” – TIME

Full story via TIME Magazine

Watch the video HERE

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DJ KHALED RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FOR FREE” FEATURING DRAKE

Today, DJ Khaled unveils his brand new single “For Free” [featuring Drake], exclusively on Apple Music/iTunes. Get it here now […]

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DJ KHALED RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FOR FREE” FEATURING DRAKE

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Today, DJ Khaled unveils his brand new single “For Free” [featuring Drake], exclusively on Apple Music/iTunes. Get it here now iTunes: http://smarturl.it/ForFree_iTunes Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/ForFree_AppleM

“For Free” heralds the impending arrival of Khaled’s anxiously awaited ninth full-length studio album and first release under the newly minted joint venture between Epic Records and his own We The Best Music Group—MAJOR KEY—coming soon!

Once again, the multi-platinum artist, music industry visionary, innovative influencer, mogul, and mega-producer dominates the cultural conversation across multiple forms of media like only he can.

Global tastemaker Zane Lowe world premiered “For Free” on Apple Music’s Beats 1 this morning. Following its initial premiere, the song debuted nationwide as part of iHeartRadio’s Top 100 Lift Program before spreading to Urban and Rhythm radio.

“For Free” continues a string of powerhouse collaborations between Khaled and GRAMMY® Award-winning multiplatinum rap God Drake. Following the platinum “I’m On One” [2011] and “No New Friends” [2013], he deftly architects a blockbuster anthem propelled by fiery verses and an inescapable hook. Both superstars have delivered “Another One!”

Next up, Khaled stars in his very first Apple Music television commercial alongside none other than supermodel Naomi Campbell. This hilarious and insightful vignette makes its debut imminently, kicking off a series of forthcoming commercials. He’s literally everywhere!

On Sunday, Khaled & Friends co-headline Hot 97’s Summer Jam concert at Met Life Stadium in New York City alongside heavy hitters such as Future, G.O.O.D. Music with Pusha T & Big Sean and many more. Primed to get the entire stadium on its feet, he’ll be bringing out all kinds of “family” for what’s poised to be a historic performance full of surprises.

Speaking of “family,” recent We The Best signee Kent Jones is on track to become one of 2016’s breakout stars. His single “Don’t Mind” has exploded across radio airwaves and has “summer anthem” written all over it as the music video currently boasts more than 6 million views. He’s carrying the torch for the label and expanding its decade-plus legacy.

Everything Khaled does becomes an event in and of itself. MAJOR KEY proudly upholds that tradition as he stands ready to change the game once again.

DJ Khaled’s influence permeates nearly every facet of pop culture. To date, his single sales exceed 15 million worldwide, spanning iconic anthems such as the triple-platinum “All I Do Is Win” and platinum “We Takin’ Over,” “I’m So Hood,” “Out Here Grindin,” “I’m On One,” “No New Friends,” and many more. In 2015, his eighth full-length, I Changed A Lot, bowed at #1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Albums Chart and #2 on the Top R&B Albums Chart, yielding two gold smashes “Hold You Down” and “How Many Times.” In addition to proudly holding the title of “the Quincy Jones of hip-hop and R&B,” He has become the undisputed king of Snapchat with 6 million-plus followers. His channel remains a bastion of positivity and inspiration sharing “major keys of success.” His We The Best Music Group was founded in 2006 and comprises not only the record label but a management company, publishing company, production company, and a full-fledged studio.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/djkhaled/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/djkhaled

VEVO: http://www.vevo.com/artist/dj-khaled

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/DJKhaledVEVO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialdjkhaled/

Snapchat: DJKhaled305

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FRENCH MONTANA LAUNCHES PRE-ORDER TODAY FOR MC4, NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE AUGUST 19th ON BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT / EPIC RECORDS!

(June 3, 2016 – New York, NY) Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records worldwide platinum-selling, hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder […]

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FRENCH MONTANA LAUNCHES PRE-ORDER TODAY FOR MC4, NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE AUGUST 19th ON BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT / EPIC RECORDS!

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(June 3, 2016 – New York, NY) Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records worldwide platinum-selling, hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana launches the pre-order today at all digital retailers for his hotly anticipated second album, MC4, available everywhere August 19. MC4 will include both of French’s new singles: “Lockjaw” featuring Kodak Black (whose video directed by the renowned Spiff TV will premiere this Tuesday, June 7th), and “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas (whose video can be viewed HERE). iTunes http://smarturl.it/MC4 Amazon Digital http://smarturl.it/MC4_Dig Google Play http://smarturl.it/MC4_GP

French Montana has also been tapped as one of the headliners on this summer’s all-star 25-city Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. French will join Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas And The Lox for the 6-week North American tour opens August 25th at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, and wraps up at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, on October 8th. Ticket are on-sale now http://www.livenation.com and for more information please go to: http://www.badboyfamilyreuniontour.com/ (Please see complete tour itinerary below.)

French’s signing to the new Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records part­ner­ship was jointly announced in May by Bad Boy founder Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid. The signing was heralded by the release of “Figure It Out,” first introduced earlier this year on Wave Gods, Montana’s most recent Coke Boys mixtape.

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 Interscope-Geffen-A&M), known ever since its creation by Diddy 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 Bad Boy’s Harve Pierre. The record, mainly produced by longtime collaborator Harry Fraud, 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? “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.

ABOUT BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT:
Bad Boy Entertainment is the award-winning, globally-celebrated music, media and entertainment company founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Bad Boy was a pioneer in hip hop and, for more than 20 years, has been one of the music industry’s premier production, distribution, publicity, promotions and marketing companies. Bad Boy helped to launch the careers of Hip-Hop and R&B heavyweights like Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Ma$e, Faith Evans, 112, Mario Winans, Dream, Black Rob, The Lox, New Edition, Danity Kane, Carl Thomas, Yung Joc, Total, Cassie and dozens of others. Today, Bad Boy has an exclusive joint venture label partnership with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, artist includes record deals with Puff Daddy, French Montana and King Combs. Other current Bad Boy artists such as Cassie and MGK remain at Interscope under the Bad Boy Imprint. And the Bad Boy catalog, together with Bad Boy/Atlantic artist Janelle Monae, stay with Warner Music Group as per the prior venture agreement between The WMG and Bad Boy. Parts of the Bad Boy catalog are also administered through Rhino.

FRENCH MONTANA @ BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR
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BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR DATES
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Thu Aug 25
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 26
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
Sat Aug 27
Chicago, IL
United Center
Wed Aug 31
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Fri Sep 02
Detroit, MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sat Sep 03
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena
Sun Sep 04
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Tue Sep 06
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Thu Sep 08
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
Sat Sep 10
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena
Sun Sep 11
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
Wed Sep 14
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Thu Sep 15
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Fri Sep 16
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
Sun Sep 18
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Tue Sep 20
Charlotte, NC
Time Warner Cable Arena
Thu Sep 22
Washington, DC
Verizon Center
Fri Sep 23
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
Sat Sep 24
Boston, MA
TD Garden
Sun Sep 25
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
Sat Oct 01
Las Vegas, NV
MGM
Sun Oct 02
Glendale, AZ
Gila River Arena
Tue Oct 04
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Thu Oct 06
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena
Sat Oct 08
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena

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Facebook: @FrenchMontanaOfficial

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FIFTH HARMONY RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM 7/27

ALBUM PEAKED AT #1 ON ITUNES IN 50+ COUNTRIES; SMASH HIT SINGLE “WORK FROM HOME” #1 ON BILLBOARD POP SONGS […]

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FIFTH HARMONY RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM 7/27

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UPCOMING TELEVISION APPEARANCES INCLUDE TODAY SHOW ON MAY 30 AND CMT AWARDS ON JUNE 8

NEW YORK (May 27, 2016) – After months of anticipation, chart-topping sensation Fifth Harmony released their highly anticipated sophomore album 7/27 today on Syco Music/Epic Records. The group is celebrating the release with a massive release day in London, spending 7 hours and 27 minutes touring some of the city’s most famed landmarks before concluding with a fan event to commemorate the day with their Harmonizers. 7/27 has already peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in more than 50 countries.

Coming off explosive performances of “Work From Home” on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and their new single “All In My Head (Flex)” on the Dancing With the Stars finale this week, Ally, Normani, Dinah, Camila and Lauren will continue the hype with live performances on the TODAY Show’s Citi Concert Series on Monday, May 30 in New York City and a special mash-up with country star Cam on the CMT Awards on Wednesday, June 8 from Nashville.

“Work From Home,” the record’s first single, has become an instant hit, reaching the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and just notched the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Pop Songs chart dated June 4. The track, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, previously 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. The song is currently #1 on the Top 40 airplay charts.

Critics and fans alike are already praising the album’s infectious sounds and powerful themes that Fifth Harmony is known for. TIME noted that the “group’s ambitions come into focus on songs about empowerment” and that 7/27 “works best in that mode, as a soundtrack for the #squad era,” while Newsday agreed, praising the group for “channeling their ‘girl power’ into an artistic force.”

With buzz for the album building amongst Harmonizers all over social media, Twitter has created an exclusive emoji to celebrate the album’s release. The emoji is generated with the use of any of the following hashtags: #727OutNow, #FifthHarmony727, #5H727, #5HNewAlbum, #727ReleaseDay, #The727Era and #727ListeningParty.

The group will be bringing the music of 7/27 and their powerhouse vocals to fans across North America on their 7/27 Tour, kicking off July 27 in Manchester, NH and visiting 30+ cities – including Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego – before concluding September 17 in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets are on sale today; more information can be found at http://fifthharmony.co/tourclub.

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 4.5 million followers on Instagram, 3 million on Twitter and 6.7 million fans on Facebook.

Order 7/27 Now:
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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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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
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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.

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