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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST REUNITE ON WE GOT IT FROM HERE… THANK YOU 4 YOUR SERVICE, THEIR FIRST – AND LAST – NEW STUDIO ALBUM TOGETHER IN 18 YEARS, ARRIVING NOV. 11th ON EPIC RECORDS

November 04, 2016

(NOV. 4, 2016 – New York, NY) A Tribe Called Quest – Q-Tip, Phife Dawg (who passed away on March […]

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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST REUNITE ON WE GOT IT FROM HERE… THANK YOU 4 YOUR SERVICE, THEIR FIRST – AND LAST – NEW STUDIO ALBUM TOGETHER IN 18 YEARS, ARRIVING NOV. 11th ON EPIC RECORDS

(NOV. 4, 2016 – New York, NY) A Tribe Called Quest – Q-Tip, Phife Dawg (who passed away on March 22nd), Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White – the groundbreaking ’90s group that forever transformed the urban music landscape, detonates new shock waves on their first – and last – new studio album together in 18 years, WE GOT IT FROM HERE… THANK YOU 4 YOUR SERVICE, arriving November 11th on Epic Records.

WE GOT IT FROM HERE… represents the first new music from A Tribe Called Quest since they disbanded in 1998, after recording The Love Movement, their final album together. Renowned painter/photographer Richard Prince has been commissioned to create what promises to be show-stopping cover art for WE GOT IT FROM HERE…

“The extraordinary times in which we now find ourselves desperately call out for a new message from A Tribe Called Quest, and WE GOT IT FROM HERE… is that message,” said LA Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records. “For nearly two decades, it has been my deepest personal wish to add one more chapter to their incredible legacy. I am deeply honored that Tribe entrusted us with this historic and final album.”

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm, the 1990 debut album of A Tribe Called Quest, and one of the foundational pillars in the contemporary hip-hop pantheon, and the one that established ATCQ as a force to be reckoned with in the worlds of hip-hop and popular music. The album’s trio of Rap chart singles and iconic videos, “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo,” “Bonita Applebum,” and “Can I Kick It?” continue to resound today.

A Tribe Called Quest would go on to record three RIAA platinum hip-hop masterpieces, The Low End Theory (1991, including the #1 “Check the Rhime”); Midnight Marauders (1993, with “Award Tour,” “Electric Relaxation,” and “Oh My God” featuring Busta Rhymes); and the #1 Soundscan Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996, with “Stressed Out” featuring Faith Evans); before calling it a day on The Love Movement (with “Find A Way”) in 1998.

Consistently ranked at the very top tier of rap’s all-time most important groups, ATCQ has regrouped at various times over the past decade or so for live performances, including summer festivals and concert dates, even a couple of New York shows during Kanye West’s Yeezus Tour of 2013. Most recently in November 2015, they were seen performing on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, is support of the People’s Instinctive Travels 25th anniversary release. ATCQ has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors (2007), and the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards (2014’s Special Achievement Award). They are also the subject of a critically acclaimed documentary film directed by lifelong hip-hop follower Michael Rapaport, entitled Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest (2011).

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Queens, New York natives Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of Brooklyn, formed A Tribe Called Quest in 1985. The group is one of hip-hop’s most legendary, beloved and revered groups of all time. Easily recognized for their unique approach to rap music by employing jazz infused soundscapes to Afro centric rhymes, ATCQ was largely responsible for the popularity of a new genre that dominated the East Coast sound of the early 1990s. Sonically, ATCQ was a decisive and welcomed tangent of jazz, bass-heavy rhythmic vibes and eclectic sampling when compared to the mundane recycling of soul loops, breaks and vocals of their contemporaries. Lyrically, emcees Q-Tip and Phife Dawg addressed social issues relevant to young blacks such as use of the n word and its relevance, date rape and other interpersonal relationships, industry politics and consumerism with infectious energy and fun and having a good time while still promoting positivity. ATCQ composed a number of successful singles and albums with their creative approach to rap music. In 1990, the group released Peoples Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. Their sophomore effort, The Low End Theory, considered one of the greatest albums in hip-hop history that would solidify them as legends. In recent years, the anticipation for another ATCQ album has been building. Today, the power of the Abstract Poetic, Five Foot Assassin, and Mr. Muhammad is still evident in their dynamic stage shows and in the reception of their adoring fans.

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FUTURE PREMIERES NEW TRACK “USED TO THIS” FEATURING DRAKE | MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES ON VEVO

November 04, 2016

(November 4, 2016 – New York, NY) Today, multiplatinum, record-setting Atlanta hip-hop trendsetter FUTURE uncovers his brand new surprise track […]

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FUTURE PREMIERES NEW TRACK “USED TO THIS” FEATURING DRAKE | MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES ON VEVO

(November 4, 2016 – New York, NY) Today, multiplatinum, record-setting Atlanta hip-hop trendsetter FUTURE uncovers his brand new surprise track “Used To This” [feat. Drake] at all digital retailers via Epic Records/A1/Freebandz. Get it HERE. As soon as the song went live on iTunes, it vaulted into the Top 10 of the Hip-Hop/Rap Top Songs chart where it’s rapidly climbing.

In addition, he debuts the music video on VEVO. You can watch it at this LINK.

Directed by Eif Rivera [DJ Khaled, Nicki Minaj, French Montana], the clip begins with a behind-the-scenes vignette of the year’s biggest tour Summer Sixteen—co-headlined by Drake and FUTURE. The visual sees both of these rap titans meet on a soccer field surrounded by a female Mexican team. The action unfolds as the piano production resounds, and Future carries another unique, unshakable, and undeniable chant punctuated by Drake’s deft delivery. It continues what’s become an inimitable streak of bangers between the two genre leaders that traces back four years now. A stunning victory lap, it’s about to heat up the remainder of 2016 to a boiling point too.

FUTURE caps off yet another landmark year with “Used To This.” In February, EVOL became his third consecutive release to bow at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in less than a year. The project achieved an RIAA Gold certification, while spawning the platinum smash “Low Life” [feat. The Weeknd]. He followed that up with the gold single “Wicked” as he sold out dates across the country on his headliner The Purple Reign Tour. Along the way, he appeared on Saturday Night Live, solidifying his place as a cultural icon. He spent the summer packing arenas coast-to-coast on the Summer Sixteen Tour alongside Drake. Now, he’s got more surprises up his sleeve…

Be on the lookout as FUTURE’s reign continues. 2017 is primed to be his biggest yet.

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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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