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MARIAH CAREY KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON on VH1 DIVAS HOLIDAY !

November 03, 2016

(NEW YORK, NY – November 3, 2016) – VH1 announced today that global superstar and Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey […]

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MARIAH CAREY KICKS OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON on VH1 DIVAS HOLIDAY !

(NEW YORK, NY – November 3, 2016) – VH1 announced today that global superstar and Queen of Christmas Mariah Carey will perform at VH1 DIVAS HOLIDAY: UNSILENT NIGHT. The highly anticipated holiday event will tape Friday, December 2nd at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn to air Monday, December 5th at 9:00pm ET on VH1.

Additional A-list performers will be announced shortly.

“I’m thrilled VH1 asked me to return to the DIVAS stage this year,” Carey said. “The DIVAS special offers a wonderful opportunity to perform for my fans over the holidays, which is my favorite and most festive time of year.”

It is undeniable that Carey is the quintessential Christmas songstress. Since its 1993 release, her smash hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” has become a holiday soundtrack staple: it has sold over 14 million copies globally, boasts the title of 11th best-selling single of all time, and has consistently returned to claim a spot on the holiday season charts for over two decades. This iconic track appeared on her debut Christmas album “Merry Christmas” (1994), along with a slew of other holiday season classics and Carey-crafted originals. The follow-up Christmas album – “Merry Christmas II You” (2010) – debuted at #1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The 2016 event will be the third time that Carey has graced the DIVAS stage with her magnetic presence and dynamic vocals. After the incredible success of the original installment in 1998, which featured a legendary “Chain of Fools” duet with Aretha Franklin, Carey returned to wow audiences in 2000 with a show-stopping tribute to the legendary Diana Ross.

The DIVAS event is one of many upcoming appearances for Carey: this month, after playing sold-out venues across Europe, her Sweet Sweet Fantasy tour continues on to both Mexico and Hawaii, and during December, for the third consecutive holiday season, Carey will take the stage at the Beacon Theatre in New York for her perennial Christmas performances. Additionally, her global docu-series, “Mariah’s World,” will premiere December 4th on E! in the United States.

A true trailblazer, Carey has earned acclaim in all facets of her career as an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. As the best-selling female artist of all time, with more than 220 million records sold and eighteen #1 singles – the most for any solo artist in history – Carey is a luminous and enduring talent who has enthralled audiences for a quarter-century. Carey has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, 14 Billboard Music Awards and BMI’s coveted Icon Award, among myriad others, and was named Billboard’s Artist of the Decade and the World Music Awards’ World’s Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium. Referred to as the “songbird supreme” by the Guinness World Records, she is famed for her five-octave vocal range, power, melismatic style and signature use of the whistle register. She is equally distinguished as a songwriter, penning all but one of her #1 singles, including “Fantasy,” “Always Be My Baby,” “Hero,” “Touch My Body,” “One Sweet Day” and “We Belong Together,” more than any other solo artist. Carey has also gained acclaim as an actress and was awarded the “Breakthrough Performance Award” at the Palm Springs International Film Festival for her performance in Precious (2009). Beyond industry honors, her popularity is evident across social media, with 21 million Facebook fans and 16 million Twitter followers. Mariah Carey is on Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.

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Meghan Trainor and Zara Larsson announced as performers on CMT Artist Of The Year Special!!

October 17, 2016

GRAMMY-WINNING POP ICON MEGHAN TRAINOR, MULTIPLE GRAMMY-WINNER JILL SCOTT, POP STAR ZARA LARSSON AND LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD TO […]

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Meghan Trainor and Zara Larsson announced as performers on CMT Artist Of The Year Special!!

GRAMMY-WINNING POP ICON MEGHAN TRAINOR,
MULTIPLE GRAMMY-WINNER JILL SCOTT,
POP STAR ZARA LARSSON
AND LITTLE BIG TOWN’S KAREN FAIRCHILD
TO PERFORM AT “2016 CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” SPECIAL
PREMIERING THURDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT 9PM ET/PT

NASHVILLE – XX – CMT announced that Meghan Trainor, Jill Scott, pop star Zara Larsson and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild will join the lineup of performers set to pay tribute to the “2016 CMT Artists of the Year” honorees when the special premieres Thursday, October 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. After taking the world by storm at the 2016 Olympic Games, gold medalist gymnasts Aly Raisman and Madison Kocian will join talk show host and comedic star Arsenio Hall and Little Big Town as presenters.

Mega-superstar Meghan Trainor will lend her girl power prowess alongside powerhouse vocalist Jill Scott in paying tribute to the one and only Shania Twain, who will be honored with the third-annual “Artist of a Lifetime” award, while Swedish rising sensation Zara Larsson will join honoree Thomas Rhett in a can’t-miss mashup of Rhett’s CMA Song of the Year, “Die a Happy Man,” and Larsson’s Billboard Hot 100 smash hit “Never Forget You.” Karen Fairchild will join honoree Luke Bryan for a performance of their No. 1 duet “Home Alone Tonight.”

Taped live at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, the seventh -annual 90-minute special “CMT Artists of the Year” will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances, unexpected tributes and unforgettable toasts as the biggest stars of music, film and television gather to celebrate the five artists selected by CMT as the top artists of the year: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. These artists collectively dominated the last 12 months ruling CMT’s platforms and country radio, scoring chart-topping album and singles, and selling out arenas around the country. Additionally, CMT will honor rising star, Kelsea Ballerini, with the second annual Artists of the Year “Breakout” Award and country music legend, Shania Twain, with the third-annual “Artist of a Lifetime” award. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced at a later date.

Former “CMT Artists of the Year” honorees include Jason Aldean (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Kenny Chesney (2011, 2012), Eric Church (2012), Hunter Hayes (2013), Toby Keith (2012), Lady Antebellum (2010, 2011), Little Big Town (2015), Miranda Lambert (2012, 2014), Tim McGraw (2013), Brad Paisley (2011), Blake Shelton (2015), Taylor Swift (2010, 2011), Keith Urban (2014), Sam Hunt (2015) and Zac Brown Band (2010).

Previous “CMT Artist of the Year” performances have included Adele and Darius Rucker performing Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis paying tribute to Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush”, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan’s mashup of “Oh No” and “All Night Long,” and Maroon 5 covering Taylor Swift’s “Mine.” The show has featured appearances by EllenDeGeneres, Matthew McConaughey, Selena Gomez, Billy Bob Thornton, Roger Clemens, Morgan Freeman, the cast of “Nashville” and more.

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 Music, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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MULTI-PLATINUM SONGWRITING AND PRODUCTION TEAM CAPTAIN CUTS RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE “LOVE LIKE WE USED TO” FEATURING NATEUR

October 13, 2016

(Oct. 13, 2016 – New York, NY) – Multi-platinum songwriting, production, and remix team Captain Cuts release their debut single […]

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MULTI-PLATINUM SONGWRITING AND PRODUCTION TEAM CAPTAIN CUTS RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE “LOVE LIKE WE USED TO” FEATURING NATEUR

(Oct. 13, 2016 – New York, NY) – Multi-platinum songwriting, production, and remix team Captain Cuts release their debut single “Love Like We Used To” [feat. Nateur] today via Epic Records. Listen to it HERE.

Today, the group—Ben Berger, Ryan McMahon, and Ryan Rabin (drummer & producer, Grouplove)—exclusively debuted the song on Neon Gold.

After penning and/or producing major smashes such as Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance,” Grouplove’s “Tongue Tied,” and more, the song represents the trio’s bold transition from behind-the-scenes into the spotlight. An upbeat and undeniable anthem, “Love Like We Used To” merges energetic production with a show-stopping vocal feature from fellow songwriter and frequent collaborator Nateur aka Nate Cyphert. It’s also the perfect introduction to Captain Cuts as artists.

The single’s music video premieres on VEVO later this month, while it begins impacting Pop radio on October 31.

Known for their explosive monthly Emo Nite sets, Captain Cuts return to the stage of the Echoplex in Silverlake, Los Angeles on Tuesday November 1.

Be on the lookout for more from Captain Cuts soon.

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

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

Find Captain Cuts online at:
website: www.CaptainCutsMusic.com
Facebook: Captain_Cuts
Twitter: [email protected]
Instagram: @CaptainCuts
Soundcloud: @CaptainCuts

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Nominations For The 2016 American Music Awards Are Announced: Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, & Future

October 11, 2016

The nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced on Monday, September 10. The lucky roster of recording artists […]

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Nominations For The 2016 American Music Awards Are Announced: Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, & Future

The nominees for the 2016 American Music Awards were announced on Monday, September 10. The lucky roster of recording artists were announced live on Good Morning America by singers Joe Jonas and Rachel Platten. Epic Records has three artists nominated this year: Meghan Trainor and Future with two nominations each and Fifth Harmony with one nomination.

The American Music Awards — which will take place at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater — will air on ABC Sunday, November 20, at 8 p.m. ET.

Favorite Artist — Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake

Fetty Wap

Future

Favorite Album — Rap/Hip-Hop

Drake, Views

Drake & Future, What A Time To Be Alive

Fetty Wap, Fetty Wap

Favorite Artist — Adult Contemporary

Adele

Rachel Platten

Meghan Trainor

Collaboration of the Year

The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”

Drake Featuring Wizkid & Kyla, “One Dance”

Fifth Harmony Featuring Ty Dolla $ign, “Work From Home”

Rihanna Featuring Drake, “Work”

Meghan Trainor Featuring John Legend, “Like I’m Gonna Lose You”

Click HERE for a FULL list of nominees!

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