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Meghan Trainor Takes a Tumble But Is All Smiles On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

May 16, 2016

“Meghan Trainor just had to laugh. She’d just pulled off a high-energy performance of her new single “Me Too” on […]

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Meghan Trainor Takes a Tumble But Is All Smiles On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon!

“Meghan Trainor just had to laugh. She’d just pulled off a high-energy performance of her new single “Me Too” on The Tonight Show. Wearing a body-hugging sparkly blue dress and glittery high heels, she shook it for the camera, worked the stage while singing her face off into a bedazzled microphone and led the band in a big rock and roll finish.

It was great. Until right at the end there, when she took a bad step as the song was coming to a raucous close and crashed to the ground while trying to grab the mic stand to regain her balance. Never one to fake the funk, Trainor took it like a champ, laying flat out on the floor and laughing at herself while host Jimmy Fallon rushed over to see if she was okay.

Still giggling about the slip-up, Trainor stayed on her back with a big smile, so Fallon joined her, laying down next to the “NO” singer and laughing along with her. “Of every single dance move, grabbing the mic is the toughest,” Fallon said. “Standing ovation for Meghan Trainor, everybody!” And the audience complied as Fallon helped Trainor back to her feet and she saluted and smiled.”
– Full Story via Billboard HERE
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CHEVELLE REVEAL NEW ALBUM THE NORTH CORRIDOR IN STORES EVERYWHERE JULY 8

May 13, 2016

Multiplatinum alternative rock band Chevelle return with their eighth full-length album, The North Corridor [Epic Records], available in stores and […]

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CHEVELLE REVEAL NEW ALBUM THE NORTH CORRIDOR IN STORES EVERYWHERE JULY 8

Multiplatinum alternative rock band Chevelle return with their eighth full-length album, The North Corridor [Epic Records], available in stores and through all digital retailers July 8, 2016. The online pre-order is live now at this link: http://smarturl.it/TheNorthCorridor

Just last night, the Chicago trio unveiled the first single “Joyride (Omen).” It’s available for purchase HERE.

The North Corridor follows up 2014’s critically acclaimed La Gárgola, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 upon release and earned the group its highest chart position yet. Marking their third consecutive collaboration, the band teamed up with producer Joe Barresi [Queens of the Stone Age, Tool, Coheed and Cambria] for the record’s ten tracks. With its thick guitars, hauntingly hypnotic vocals, and crushing rhythm, “Joyride (Omen)” siphons the aggression of early Chevelle, while boldly progressing once again. The entire tracklisting can be found below.

In support of the album, the band hits the road this summer on a co-headline tour with alternative legends Bush beginning July 23 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, OH. In addition, they play a series of key rock festivals and radio shows across the country. Confirmed schedule is enclosed. More U.S. tour dates through October will be announced Tuesday May 17.

Since the release of their full-length debut Point #1 in 1999, Chevelle have stood at the forefront of hard rock, consistently evolving and progressing while delivering a series of ubiquitous and unescapable anthems. 2002’s breakout Wonder What’s Next would go platinum, yielding smashes such as “The Red” and “Send the Pain Below,” while its follow-up This Type of Thinking Could Do Us In reached gold status. In 2011, Hats Off to the Bull landed at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 and delivered “Face to the Floor.” La Gárgola crashed into the Top 5 at #3 and boasted “Take Out the Gunman.” The North Corridor is a new place altogether for the band in 2016.

Tour Dates:
5/21 Maryland Heights, MO KPNT Point Fest
5/29 Pryor, OK Rocklahoma
6/3 Portland, OR Waterfront RoZone Stage [KFBW Radio Show]
6/4 Seattle, WA Showbox Sodo [KISW Radio Show]
7/13 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater [KMYZ radio show]
7/15 Bridgeview, IL Toyota Park [Chicago Open Air]
7/16 Oshkosh, WI Rock USA
7/21 Walker, MN Moondance Jam
7/23 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center*
7/24 Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hall Amphitheater*
7/26 Indianapolis, IN Farm Bureau @ White River State Park*
7/27 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion*
7/29 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE*
7/30 Cleveland, OH Black River Landing (Roverfest)*
8/3 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
8/5 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summerstage*
8/9 Charlotte, NC Metro Credit Union Amphitheater*
8/11 Bethlehem, PA Musikfest*
8/13 Portland, ME Maine State Pier*
8/14 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion*
9/18 Chester, PA Rock Allegiance
9/24 Dallas, TX Texas Mutiny Festival
9/25 Houston, TX NRG Stadium, Houston Open Air Festival

*w/BUSH

The North Corridor Tracklisting:
1. Door to Door Cannibals
2. Enemies
3. Joyride (Omen)
4. Rivers
5. Last Days
6. Young Wicked
7. Warhol’s Showbiz
8. Punchline
9. Got Burned
10. Shot from a Cannon
11. A Miracle (exclusive track available at www.getmorechevelle.com)

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FRENCH MONTANA SIGNS TO BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT/EPIC RECORDS AND RELEASES A NEW TRACK AND VIDEO TODAY: “FIGURE IT OUT” FEATURING KANYE WEST AND NAS

May 05, 2016

(May 5, 2016 – New York, NY) Worldwide platinum-selling hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana, one of […]

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FRENCH MONTANA SIGNS TO BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT/EPIC RECORDS AND RELEASES A NEW TRACK AND VIDEO TODAY: “FIGURE IT OUT” FEATURING KANYE WEST AND NAS

(May 5, 2016 – New York, NY) Worldwide platinum-selling hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana, one of the most prolific and instantly recognizable players in the game today – with nearly 300 lead and feature appearances on singles, album and mixtape tracks and videos – has officially signed to the roster of the new Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records partnership, it was jointly announced by Bad Boy founder Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid.

Montana makes his Bad Boy/Epic debut today in grand style with the release of a new song and video, “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas. http://smarturl.it/FigureItOutVid

“Figure It Out” was first introduced in February on Wave Gods, Montana’s newest Coke Boys mixtape, but today’s Bad Boy/Epic release marks the first time it will be made available for purchase and for streaming.

“Anyone who has paid attention to the course of hip-hop over the past decade has found French Montana consistently at the eye of the storm,” said Mr. Reid. “He has funneled his North African roots and Bronx upbringing into a unique presence on hundreds of tracks by artists across the musical spectrum. French has now become one of hip-hop’s core artists himself, and I’m happy to welcome him to the Epic family.”

“French Montana is a proven Hit Maker,” said Sean “Diddy” Combs. “When I first heard him, I knew he had that special Bad Boy sound and I believed in his potential. He was on the fast track then, and now, to see how far he’s come, he’s a major force in Hip-Hop and a key member of the Bad Boy Family. Bad Boy is known for creating the biggest acts in hip-hop – and French is not only a part of our legacy but now also a part of our new chapter at Epic Records.”

“French Montana has accomplished more in the past few years than most artists are able to achieve in their entire career,” said Harve Pierre, President of Bad Boy Entertainment. “When first bringing French to the company, I knew that he would become a tremendous asset and bring overall value to the brand. As a member of the Bad Boy family, he has already put his mark on some of the hottest music around, and has shown the world the future of hip-hop.”

“Love the respect and appreciation that LA Reid and his team have for music. I think it’s rare to find that in the industry today,” said French Montana. “Being able to start this chapter at Epic with my Bad Boy family is a blessing. Puff and Harve have been like big brothers to me and there’s nothing better than making music with the people you love.”

The video for “Figure It Out” was directed by the renowned Eif Rivera, who has worked with Montana on numerous projects including clips for some of his biggest tracks (among them “Freaks” featuring Nicki Minaj, and “Bad Bitch” featuring Jeremih), as well as collaborations with Jeremih (“Don’t Tell Em Remix”), Quincy (“Friends First”), the Neighborhood (“#ICantEven”), Joe Budden (“NBA”), and many others.

Video: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOutVid
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_Spfy
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_Apple
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_GP
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/FigureItOut_Dig

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ABOUT FRENCH MONTANA — One of the most important figures in the world of hip-hop and beyond, French Montana was born in Morocco, and at age 13 emigrated to the Bronx with his family. Fluent in French and Arabic at the time, and speaking only a little English, hip-hop became a catalyst for him to learn the language of his new homeland. Living in the Boogie Down Bronx mecca of hip-hop, he quickly embraced the culture and became enthralled with it. It was during his adolescent years that he made the switch from spectator to player in the rap game.

After releasing mixtapes and street DVDs for nearly a decade, French Montana crossed the rubicon from indie threat to Top 20 chart maker in 2011, when “Shot Caller” emerged as a hit single from his Mister 16: Casino Life mixtape. As coast-to-coast airplay exploded, and he was recognized as the next big thing from New York City, a swift bidding war for Montana’s signature ensued between record labels. In 2012, it was announced that he would ride the wave with Bad Boy Entertainment (then via InterscopeGeffenA&M), known ever since its creation by Sean “Diddy” Combs in 1993, for igniting the careers of bubbling street artists and transforming them into hip-hop game changers.

Montana’s debut album Excuse My French was released May 2013 via Bad Boy Entertainment and Maybach Music Group. Executive produced by Bad Boy’s Sean “Diddy” Combs, Maybach’s Rick Ross, and Co-Executive Produced by Harve Pierre. The record was mainly produced by longtime collaborator Harry Fraud, and was named one of the “most anticipated albums” of the year by Complex. Guest appearances by Max B, Drake, Rick Ross, Diddy, and of course Montana’s Coke Boys crew (Chinx Drugz, Charlie Rock, Cheeze and Flip) added to the album’s impact among fans. Excuse My French spun off a trio of solid chart hits: the RIAA platinum “Pop That” featuring Rick Ross, Drake, and Lil Wayne; “Freaks”featuring Nicki Minaj; and “Ain’t Worried About Nothin.’”

Since 2013, Montana has become one of the busiest MCs in the world. He has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z and Kanye West, to Nas and Jennifer Lopez (to name a few), and has been featured on nearly two dozen singles with collaborators ranging from Rick Ross and Drake (“Stay Schemin’”) to Akon, Fat Joe, A$AP Ferg, Joe Budden, Daddy Yankee, Fabolous, will.i.am, Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Omarion, and others. One source identified more than 160 guest appearances by Montana on other artists’ albums and mixtapes between 2010-2015. French Montana’s secret to success in the rap game? “I just pay attention to what people say,” he suggests. “The people chose me. You can’t come out and say you hot. The people gotta choose you.” And time and time again, the people have chosen French Montana. French is also an ambassador for CÎROC™ Ultra-Premium Vodka.

WWW.FRENCHMONTANAMUSIC.COM

FOLLOW FRENCH MONTANA:
Twitter: @FrencHMonTanA
Instagram: @FrencHMonTanA
Snapchat: @FrenchMontana
Facebook: @FrenchMontanaOfficial

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Fifth Harmony Win Big At The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards!

May 02, 2016

Fifth Harmony took home not one but TWO Radio Disney Music Awards last night in the categories of ‘Best Music […]

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Fifth Harmony Win Big At The 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards!

Fifth Harmony took home not one but TWO Radio Disney Music Awards last night in the categories of ‘Best Music Group’ & ‘Fiercest Fans! When the girls were announced the camera panned to where they were sitting and they looked totally shocked and surprised!
Head over to E-Online for a complete list of ALL winners!

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