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FUTURE UNLEASHES SELF-TITLED NEW ALBUM FUTURE TODAY

February 17, 2017

(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, 2017

(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

February 17, 2017

(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!

February 16, 2017

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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