(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.
(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.
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
(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.
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.