(June 6, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records (Sony) singer/songwriter JESSIE JAMES DECKER is laying it out live with the release of her Blackbird Sessions EP this Friday, June 9. Recorded at the illustrious Blackbird Studios (Nashville) owned by John and Martina McBride, Blackbird Sessions features live versions of several of Jessie’s favorite songs. The 5-track project includes covers ranging from Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” to Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” along with a stripped rendition of “Girl On The Coast” from her recently released EP, Gold.
Country music superstars Keith Urban and Shania Twain both took to twitter to praise the “sultry” (Nash Country Daily) singer’s cover of their iconic songs.
Jessie will offer up several live appearances and performances at CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN over the coming days leading up to the release of Blackbird Sessions.
Blackbird Sessions is the follow up to GOLD, which gave Jessie her highest first week sales to date.
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 2017 EP GOLD (Epic Records), gave Jessie her highest first week sales to date.
Get tickets to catch Jessie James Decker in concert at jessiejamesdecker.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Jessie James Decker’s Blackbird Sessions:
1. Blue Ain’t Your Color
2. Love On the Brain
3. You’re Still the One
4. Who’s Lovin’ You
5. Girl On the Coast
(Los Angeles, CA – June 5, 2017) Today, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED unveils June 23 as the release date for, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records]. This marks Khaled’s 10th studio album and is arguably the biggest record of 2017. At 3AM PST/6AM PST, he unlocked the pre-order at all digital retailers and Spotify pre-save as his new single “To The Max” feat. Drake] soared to the Top 10 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart.
The king of social media continues to drive conversations and excitement worldwide. After posting GRATEFUL’s cover artwork on his social media, he trended across the globe. The photo features Khaled’s seventh-month-old son and album executive producer, Asahd, relaxing in a hot tub.
Meanwhile, Khaled unloaded the next single “To The Max” feat. Drake]. Continuing a tradition of multiplatinum mega-hits that include “I’m On One,” “No New Friends,” and 2016’s “For Free,” these two titans team up to once again to deliver a summer smash of epic proportions. Driven by the producer’s uncanny knack for a melody, Drake rhymes with pure fire and heart. Listen to it HERE.
“To The Max” arrives hot on the heels of Khaled’s biggest song to date, “I’m the One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne]. It debuted #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earning DJ Khaled his first #1 single in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It’s maintained a spot at the top of charts everywhere.
In addition, DJ Khaled will celebrate the release of GRATEFUL with a special BETx performance on Friday, June 23rd that is sure to make everyone feel, GRATEFUL. Executive produced by Asahd Khaled, the youngest executive producer in history, the album unites music’s biggest superstars under one banner.
DJ Khaled and Asahd have effectively taken over 2017 and set the pace for the culture to follow.
(June 2, 2017 – New York, NY) – Following months of speculation and anticipation, the ladies of FIFTH HARMONY release their newest single “Down” featuring Gucci Mane today. The worldwide multi-platinum group set off mass hysteria on Monday with the announcement of “Down,” the first of new music since the 2016 release of 7/27. Ally, Dinah, Lauren and Normani celebrated the release by taking the track straight to the stage, performing alongside Gucci Mane for Good Morning America’s Summer Concert Series. Their performance in Central Park also included their 4x-platinum smash hit “Work From Home,” with a special appearance by Ty Dolla $ign. “Down” is the first single from Fifth Harmony’s forthcoming third album via Syco Music/Epic Records, and is available now across all digital service providers.
Get “Down” feat. Gucci Mane here:
Apple Music: HERE
Amazon Music: HERE
Google Play: HERE
About Fifth Harmony:
Fifth Harmony returns with the much-anticipated release of new single “Down” feat. Gucci Mane, the first of new music from the group’s forthcoming album, due out in 2017 via Syco Music/Epic Records. “Down” follows the record-breaking success of Fifth Harmony’s sophomore album 7/27. “Work from Home,” the album’s quadruple 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 platinum, while their latest single “That’s My Girl” was another top 40 radio hit. The group’s accomplishments on the charts added to an award-winning 2016, with first-time wins at the American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards & Much Music Video Awards, their second win at the Nickelodeon 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 began its North American leg that summer, hitting over 30 cities before heading to Europe in the fall and continuing on to Asia in early 2017. Fifth Harmony’s already successful 2017 kicked off with a performance at the People’s Choice Awards and has already brought the group wins for every nomination so far, including “Favorite Group” for the second year in a row at the People’s Choice Awards, three wins at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, two wins (Favorite Music Group & Fiercest Fans) at the Radio Disney Music Awards, and the two top honors – “Favorite Music Group” and “Favorite Song” – at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. 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.” The group is currently in the studio working on their highly-anticipated third album.
New York, NY (May 31, 2017) – BET Networks announced today the first group of performers and presenters set to take the stage at the 2017 “BET Awards”. The iconic annual show will have performances from some of the biggest names in music including Bruno Mars, Future, Migos, Trey Songz and Tamar Braxton. The “BET Awards” has set the standard for one of the most intently unconventional, news-provoking broadcasts. Hosted by stand-up comedian Leslie Jones, the “BET Awards” is sure to include unforgettable moments, appearances and performances you won’t want to miss! The 2017 “BET Awards” will air LIVE on Sunday, June 25 at 8 pm ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on BET.
In addition, leading entertainers across television, film, sports, comedy and music join as presenters at the “BET Awards” 2017 including Yara Shahidi, Cardi B, Issa Rae, Jamie Foxx, La La Anthony, the cast of Universal Pictures’ “Girls Trip” (Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah), Trevor Noah, Robin Thede, Cari Champion and Demetrius Shipp Jr.. These names represent some of the most accomplished talent and rising stars in the industry today.
As previously announced, Beyoncé dominates this year’s nominations with a total of seven including ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist,’ ‘Best Collaboration’ with Kendrick Lamar for “Freedom,” ‘Video of the Year,’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Lemonade. Bruno Mars follows with five nods including ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Best Male R&B/Pop Artist,’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for “24K Magic.” Other nominees include Solange, nominated for four awards and who is up against sister Beyoncé for ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist.’ Chance the Rapper and Migos receive four nominations as well, Chance the Rapper nominated for ‘Best Male Hip-Hop Artist’ and ‘Best New Artist’ and Migos for ‘Best Group’ and ‘Best Collaboration’ for their #1 hit “Bad and Boujee” with Lil Uzi Vert. Award. A full list of the 2017 “BET Awards” nominees is available here.
The 2017 “BET Awards” will premiere around the world on BET’s international networks. It will air in the UK on Tuesday, June 27th at 9:00pm BST, in Africa on Tuesday, June 27th at 8:00pm CAT, and in France on Wednesday, June 28th at 9:00pm CEST. Fan voting for the “Best International Act: Europe” and “Best International Act: Africa” categories opens today and will close on May 26. Internationally, fans in 100 countries can also stream the 2017 “BET Awards” live with BET Play, BET International’s subscription video on demand application. The iOS and Android app, which also features current and classic BET television series, documentaries, standup comedy and legendary musical performances, will carry a live feed of the red carpet and the Awards, and is available for download now in the iTunes and Google Play stores for $3.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment serves as Executive Producer. Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music and Specials serves as Executive Producers for BET Networks.
The “BET Awards” will take place along with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles from June 22-25, 2017. BET.com/betawards is the official site for the “BET Awards” and will have all the latest news and updates about this year’s show. VIP Packages for the 5th year of the BET Experience weekend are better than ever and now on-sale. In addition to VIP amenities throughout the weekend and incredible seats for STAPLES Center shows, three levels of BETX VIP Packages offer guests the only opportunity to purchase tickets to the highly-anticipated BET Awards, broadcast live from Microsoft Theater. Last year the in-demand VIP Packages sold out, so guests are encouraged to purchase now before the allotment is depleted. Full package amenities and pricing for the Diamond, Platinum and Gold VIP Packages can be found by visiting BETExperience.com or by calling (877) 234-8425.
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ABOUT BET NETWORKS
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American Woman; BET Music Networks – BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET around the globe.
ABOUT “BET AWARDS”
The “BET Awards” is one of the most watched award shows on cable television according to the Nielsen Company. The “BET Awards” franchise remains as the #1 program in cable TV history among African-Americans, and it is BET’s #1 telecast every year. It recognizes the triumphs and successes of artists, entertainers, and athletes in a variety of categories.
BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE PRESENTED BY COCA-COLA®
BET Networks, an entertainment powerhouse, and AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company and developer/operator of L.A. LIVE, have teamed up once again to create the BET EXPERIENCE AT L.A. LIVE (BETX), June 22 – 25, 2017 presented by Coca-Cola®. This four-day festival will be filled with music concerts taking place at The Novo by Microsoft and STAPLES Center; BET Fan Fest at the Los Angeles Convention Center including seminars, celebrity basketball games, celebrity meet & greets; and other special appearances. The weekend will be capped off with the “BET Awards” on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Microsoft Theater.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. With offices on five continents, AEG operates in the following business segments: AEG Facilities, which is affiliated with or owns, manages or consults with more than 120 preeminent arenas, stadiums, theaters, clubs and convention centers around the world including The O2 Arena, the Sprint Center and the Mercedes-Benz Arenas; AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals; AEG Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE; AEG Sports, which is the world’s largest operator of sports franchises and high-profile sporting events; and AEG Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 100 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT
Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran and multi-Image Award® winner Jesse Collins. Collins has played an integral role in producing many of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. Most recently Collins was the executive producer of the critically-acclaimed film, The New Edition Story, a biopic on the boy band that aired as a 3-part mini-series on BET in January 2017 and posted record ratings for the network and attracted nearly 30 million viewers. Collins has also produced award-winning programming including the BET Awards, BET Honors, UNCF’s An Evening of Stars, ABFF Honors, Soul Train Awards and the BET Hip Hop Awards, is a consulting producer for the iconic GRAMMY Awards and executive producer of BET’s hit TV series, Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart and VH1 shows Dear Mama and Hip Hop Squares with Ice Cube. Will Smith, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Prince and Mariah Carey are a few of the myriad of superstar talent that Collins has worked with through the years. Follow Jesse Collins Entertainment @JesseCollinsEnt on Twitter and Instagram and go to http://www.jessecollinsent.com/ for more information on the company.