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FRENCH MONTANA LAUNCHES PRE-ORDER TODAY FOR MC4, NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE AUGUST 19th ON BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT / EPIC RECORDS!

June 03, 2016

(June 3, 2016 – New York, NY) Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records worldwide platinum-selling, hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder […]

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FRENCH MONTANA LAUNCHES PRE-ORDER TODAY FOR MC4, NEW ALBUM AVAILABLE AUGUST 19th ON BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT / EPIC RECORDS!

(June 3, 2016 – New York, NY) Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records worldwide platinum-selling, hip-hop icon and Coke Boys music founder French Montana launches the pre-order today at all digital retailers for his hotly anticipated second album, MC4, available everywhere August 19. MC4 will include both of French’s new singles: “Lockjaw” featuring Kodak Black (whose video directed by the renowned Spiff TV will premiere this Tuesday, June 7th), and “Figure It Out” featuring Kanye West and Nas (whose video can be viewed HERE). iTunes http://smarturl.it/MC4 Amazon Digital http://smarturl.it/MC4_Dig Google Play http://smarturl.it/MC4_GP

French Montana has also been tapped as one of the headliners on this summer’s all-star 25-city Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour. French will join Puff Daddy, Lil’ Kim, Mase, Faith Evans, Mario Winans, 112, Total, Carl Thomas And The Lox for the 6-week North American tour opens August 25th at Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH, and wraps up at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, on October 8th. Ticket are on-sale now http://www.livenation.com and for more information please go to: http://www.badboyfamilyreuniontour.com/ (Please see complete tour itinerary below.)

French’s signing to the new Bad Boy Entertainment/Epic Records part­ner­ship was jointly announced in May by Bad Boy founder Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Epic Chairman and CEO LA Reid. The signing was heralded by the release of “Figure It Out,” first introduced earlier this year on Wave Gods, Montana’s most recent Coke Boys mixtape.

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 Interscope-Geffen-A&M), known ever since its creation by Diddy 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 Bad Boy’s Harve Pierre. The record, mainly produced by longtime collaborator Harry Fraud, 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? “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.

ABOUT BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT:
Bad Boy Entertainment is the award-winning, globally-celebrated music, media and entertainment company founded by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Bad Boy was a pioneer in hip hop and, for more than 20 years, has been one of the music industry’s premier production, distribution, publicity, promotions and marketing companies. Bad Boy helped to launch the careers of Hip-Hop and R&B heavyweights like Puff Daddy, Notorious B.I.G., Craig Mack, Ma$e, Faith Evans, 112, Mario Winans, Dream, Black Rob, The Lox, New Edition, Danity Kane, Carl Thomas, Yung Joc, Total, Cassie and dozens of others. Today, Bad Boy has an exclusive joint venture label partnership with Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, artist includes record deals with Puff Daddy, French Montana and King Combs. Other current Bad Boy artists such as Cassie and MGK remain at Interscope under the Bad Boy Imprint. And the Bad Boy catalog, together with Bad Boy/Atlantic artist Janelle Monae, stay with Warner Music Group as per the prior venture agreement between The WMG and Bad Boy. Parts of the Bad Boy catalog are also administered through Rhino.

FRENCH MONTANA @ BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR
PUFF DADDY & FAMILY REUNION TOUR
BAD BOY FAMILY REUNION TOUR DATES
All dates, venues and cities below subject to change.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Thu Aug 25
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center
Fri Aug 26
Cincinnati, OH
U.S. Bank Arena
Sat Aug 27
Chicago, IL
United Center
Wed Aug 31
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center
Fri Sep 02
Detroit, MI
The Palace of Auburn Hills
Sat Sep 03
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena
Sun Sep 04
New York, NY
Madison Square Garden
Tue Sep 06
Toronto, ON
Air Canada Centre
Thu Sep 08
Atlanta, GA
Philips Arena
Sat Sep 10
Miami, FL
American Airlines Arena
Sun Sep 11
Tampa, FL
Amalie Arena
Wed Sep 14
Dallas, TX
American Airlines Center
Thu Sep 15
Houston, TX
Toyota Center
Fri Sep 16
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center
Sun Sep 18
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena
Tue Sep 20
Charlotte, NC
Time Warner Cable Arena
Thu Sep 22
Washington, DC
Verizon Center
Fri Sep 23
Philadelphia, PA
Wells Fargo Center
Sat Sep 24
Boston, MA
TD Garden
Sun Sep 25
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center
Sat Oct 01
Las Vegas, NV
MGM
Sun Oct 02
Glendale, AZ
Gila River Arena
Tue Oct 04
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum
Thu Oct 06
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena
Sat Oct 08
Oakland, CA
Oracle Arena

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FIFTH HARMONY RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM 7/27

May 31, 2016

ALBUM PEAKED AT #1 ON ITUNES IN 50+ COUNTRIES; SMASH HIT SINGLE “WORK FROM HOME” #1 ON BILLBOARD POP SONGS […]

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FIFTH HARMONY RELEASES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED ALBUM 7/27

ALBUM PEAKED AT #1 ON ITUNES IN 50+ COUNTRIES; SMASH HIT SINGLE “WORK FROM HOME” #1 ON BILLBOARD POP SONGS CHART

UPCOMING TELEVISION APPEARANCES INCLUDE TODAY SHOW ON MAY 30 AND CMT AWARDS ON JUNE 8

NEW YORK (May 27, 2016) – After months of anticipation, chart-topping sensation Fifth Harmony released their highly anticipated sophomore album 7/27 today on Syco Music/Epic Records. The group is celebrating the release with a massive release day in London, spending 7 hours and 27 minutes touring some of the city’s most famed landmarks before concluding with a fan event to commemorate the day with their Harmonizers. 7/27 has already peaked at No. 1 on iTunes in more than 50 countries.

Coming off explosive performances of “Work From Home” on the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and their new single “All In My Head (Flex)” on the Dancing With the Stars finale this week, Ally, Normani, Dinah, Camila and Lauren will continue the hype with live performances on the TODAY Show’s Citi Concert Series on Monday, May 30 in New York City and a special mash-up with country star Cam on the CMT Awards on Wednesday, June 8 from Nashville.

“Work From Home,” the record’s first single, has become an instant hit, reaching the top five on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and just notched the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Pop Songs chart dated June 4. The track, featuring Ty Dolla $ign, previously earned Fifth Harmony their first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, and is the first song to reach the top 10 from a girl group since 2008; it also reached No. 1 on the Billboard Rhythmic Songs chart, marking the first girl group to top the chart in 15 years. The song is currently #1 on the Top 40 airplay charts.

Critics and fans alike are already praising the album’s infectious sounds and powerful themes that Fifth Harmony is known for. TIME noted that the “group’s ambitions come into focus on songs about empowerment” and that 7/27 “works best in that mode, as a soundtrack for the #squad era,” while Newsday agreed, praising the group for “channeling their ‘girl power’ into an artistic force.”

With buzz for the album building amongst Harmonizers all over social media, Twitter has created an exclusive emoji to celebrate the album’s release. The emoji is generated with the use of any of the following hashtags: #727OutNow, #FifthHarmony727, #5H727, #5HNewAlbum, #727ReleaseDay, #The727Era and #727ListeningParty.

The group will be bringing the music of 7/27 and their powerhouse vocals to fans across North America on their 7/27 Tour, kicking off July 27 in Manchester, NH and visiting 30+ cities – including Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego – before concluding September 17 in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets are on sale today; more information can be found at http://fifthharmony.co/tourclub.

Fifth Harmony’s record-breaking success on the charts adds to an already award-winning 2016, with the group’s first-time wins at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and People’s Choice Awards, their second win at this year’s Kids Choice Awards, and two wins at the Radio Disney Music Awards. Fifth Harmony boasts over 4.5 million followers on Instagram, 3 million on Twitter and 6.7 million fans on Facebook.

Order 7/27 Now:
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/7.27
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/727_Amzn
Google Play: http://smarturl.it/727_GP

For more, visit:
www.fifthharmonyofficial.com
www.twitter.com/FifthHarmony
www.facebook.com/FifthHarmony
www.instagram.com/FifthHarmony
www.vine.com/FifthHarmony
www.youtube.com/FifthHarmonyVevo

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Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for A Pop-Country Mash Up at The CMT Music Awards!

May 26, 2016

NASHVILLE – May 25, 2016 – CMT continues to add superstar names to its roster of performers for the fan-voted […]

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Fifth Harmony and Cam Join for A Pop-Country Mash Up at The CMT Music Awards!

NASHVILLE – May 25, 2016 – CMT continues to add superstar names to its roster of performers for the fan-voted “2016 CMT Music Awards.” Country’s Cam, who is nominated for three CMT Music awards and is tied for the most nominations, will join pop superstars Fifth Harmony, for a special never-before-heard mash-up of Fifth Harmony’s current Billboard No.1 pop song, “Work From Home,” and Cam’s “Mayday.” The “2016 CMT Music Awards,” airs live Wednesday, June 8 at 8pm ET/PT.

CMT is also revealing some of the presenters tapped for the night. They include actors Vince Vaughn and Rob Riggle, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick, country artists Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Cole Swindell, Dan+Shay and Kellie Pickler, as well as actors Joey Lauren Adams and Madison Iseman from the new upcoming CMT series “Still The King,” which premieres June 12. More performers and presenters will soon be announced.

Tickets to the “2016 CMT Music Awards” are currently on sale via Ticketmaster.

On the heels of her historic and record-setting sixth “Video of the Year” win last year (her fourth consecutive win), reigning champ, Carrie Underwood, is set to protect her crown against powerhouse Chris Stapleton and Cam who top nominations for the fan-selected “2016 CMT Music Awards.” With three nominations each, including “Video of the Year,” they will face off in top categories against superstars Blake Shelton, Brothers Osborne, Florida Georgia Line, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maren Morris, Old Dominion, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett who each garnered two nominations.
Fans can vote now via CMT.com determine the winners for “Video of the Year”. Voting will continue until Monday, June 6 at 12:01 AM. On Wednesday, June 1, CMT will announce a brand-new surprise awards category.
Last year’s “CMT Music Awards” once again earned its title as the loudest in country music garnering nearly 17 million cumulative viewers for the premiere and subsequent airings, according to Nielsen. #CMTawards trended worldwide on Twitter from the start of the live telecast and throughout, and the show ranked as the #1 most social telecast of the day with over 18 million impressions according to Nielsen Twitter TV ratings. The awards ranked as the #2 most social non-sports telecast of the week and CMT.com saw double-digit gains for “CMT Music Awards” content, with unique visitors up +33% from the prior year.
Follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram, use hashtag #CMTawards and like the CMT Music Awards on Facebook.
To request press credentials for the 2016 CMT Music Awards, please visit cmtmusicawardspress.com.

About CMT
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 Pure Country, CMT Mobile and CMT VOD.

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Meghan Trainor Dazzled Her Fans With A Live Performance of ‘NO’ At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

May 26, 2016

“The crowd had nothing but positive things to say when Meghan Trainor took the Billboard Music Awards stage to perform […]

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Meghan Trainor Dazzled Her Fans With A Live Performance of ‘NO’ At The 2016 Billboard Music Awards

“The crowd had nothing but positive things to say when Meghan Trainor took the Billboard Music Awards stage to perform “No,” the lead single off her recent sophomore album Thank You.

Currently at no. 19 on the Hot 100 (the single peaked at no. 3 on the chart), “No” is a girl power anthem — which Trainor drew out in her defiant performance.

Trainor, clad in a multi-colored version of her favored formfitting sequin dress, began the performance in front of the shimmering arena (thanks to the crowd’s light-up wristbands), and took it into the audience to wrap things up — even getting Zendaya to sing along to the memorable chorus” – Billboard

Watch Meghan’s performance of ‘NO’ via Billboard HERE!

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