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Dj Khaled & We The Best Music Group Signed To Epic Records – Announces New Album ‘Major Key”

April 11, 2016

DJ Khaled, music industry mogul, executive, mega producer and multi-platinum award-winning recording artist has been signed to Epic Records by […]

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Dj Khaled & We The Best Music Group Signed To Epic Records – Announces New Album ‘Major Key”

DJ Khaled, music industry mogul, executive, mega producer and multi-platinum award-winning recording artist has been signed to Epic Records by Chairman & CEO LA Reid, in an exclusive deal that encompasses Khaled’s highly successful We The Best Music Group, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016. Khaled’s hotly anticipated new album, MAJOR KEY, his first release for We The Best/Epic Records, will be available soon.
“Bringing Khaled to Epic is a blessed reunion for me,” said Mr. Reid, who first signed Khaled and We The Best to Def Jam Recordings in 2008. “Khaled is a supremely gifted artist and social media guru whose music has defined hip-hop and R&B for the past decade. With an extremely loyal fan base radiating world­wide out of Miami, every new release by Khaled has now become a firestorm event and his devoted legion of fans only grows bigger by the day. With Khaled’s passion and creative savvy, together with our dedicated and versatile staff, we are poised to reach even greater heights together than ever before.”

“After weeks of consideration I have made a decision on where to land the biggest brand in the game. A brand that has been built from the ground up. A brand that I spent my entire life building even before I gave it a name. Today I proudly announce my new partnership with LA Reid and Epic Records,” said DJ Khaled. “We The Best Music/Epic. Those two brands are synonymous with quality music. Iconic music. LA Reid was the first executive to give We The Best Music an opportunity to distribute my music on a grand scale. It is a very satisfying feeling to realign myself with someone who shares my vision of bringing fans the best music possible. When I think about Epic Records the first thing that comes to mind is Michael Jackson Thriller. An iconic artist with an iconic album and iconic logo. In short I’d like to thank all the people behind the scenes that helped make this partnership a reality. And to all aspiring superstars across the globe I say this I AM SEARCHING FOR NEW TALENT TO PRESENT TO THE WORLD! When it comes to breaking new artists, no one does it better than WE THE BEST MUSIC!! I’m also proud to announce my new album title to the world. Fan luv you’ve been asking me to bless you with new music. The wait is over!!! My 9th album MAJOR KEY is the best album of my career and I do it all for my fans. Stay tuned for new singles alert!!! New artist alert!!!! I’m looking for you!!! It’s We The Best Music/Epic. The next chapter of success has begun. The “machine” is the most powerful it’s ever been! Intact it’s the biggest machine in the game. Don’t ever question it!!!! It’s We The Best Music. It’s Epic. Bless up!”
Referred to in the music industry as the “Quincy Jones of hip-hop & R&B,” Khaled has made dozens of chart topping hit records featuring collaborations with the greatest names in music. His most recent (eighth) studio album, I Changed A Lot (October 2015), entered the Billboard Independent Albums chart at #1 and R&B chart at #2. The album spun off a quintet of chart singles including “They Don’t Love You No More,” “Hold You Down” (RIAA gold), “How Many Times” (RIAA gold), “Gold Slugs,” and “You Mine.”

As one of the biggest personalities on social media, what separates Khaled from the pack is his globally viewed Snapchat account (@djkhaled305), with over 6+ million followers devoted to his inspirational and often whimsical quotes on achieving success in life. In homage to him, Khaled’s legion of worldwide fans are constantly creating short videos and posts on Snapchat as well as other social media platforms, including Instagram (where he has over 3+ million followers) and Twitter (with nearly 3 million followers).
“His Snapchat is a renewable source of relentless positivity,” wrote Jon Caramanica in the New York Times, “a kind of choose-your-own adventure motivational talk. It succeeds in the space between laugh-with and laugh-at; he endlessly replays the same scenes and motifs, a Groundhog Day of braggadocio and encouragement. His catchphrases — ‘Another one,’ ‘Bless up,’ ‘They don’t want you to …’ – have become a lingua franca. He is now the foremost user of the key emoji, and, in his discussions of ‘major keys of success,’ has rescued that emoji from obscurity.”
DJ Khaled released his debut, Listennn… the Album in 2006, coinciding with the launch of his independent label, We The Best. After establishing himself on a series of platinum-selling singles over the next two years (“We Takin’ Over,” “I’m So Hood,” “Out Here Grindin”), Khaled signed his first major distribu­tion deal for We The Best with Def Jam in 2008, under Mr. Reid’s watch as then-Chairman. Khaled’s breakthrough was 2010’s 3x-platinum “All I Do Is Win” (from Victory), followed by “I’m On One” in 2011 (from We The Best Forever). To date, Khaled has sold over 15 million singles worldwide.

We The Best Music Group, founded in 2006, comprises a record label, management company, publishing company, production company, and its own full-fledged studio.

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Meghan Trainor Gave A Fiery Performance Of Hit Single ‘NO’ At the iHeartRadio Awards!

April 05, 2016

‘Meghan Trainor performed her latest single ‘NO’ for the first time during the iHeart Radio Music Awards! Backed by a […]

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Meghan Trainor Gave A Fiery Performance Of Hit Single ‘NO’ At the iHeartRadio Awards!

‘Meghan Trainor performed her latest single ‘NO’ for the first time during the iHeart Radio Music Awards!
Backed by a humongous prop, which spelled out her single title (in case, you weren’t aware), the pop singer served up the second official performance of the night behind Justin Bieber at The Forum in Los Angeles. During the four-minute performance, Meghan was dressed in a slick red and black ensemble and joined by 22 ⏤ count them, 22 female dancers as she paraded around the stage and repped for the women during her set for the Ricky Reed-produced song.

2016 has been a pretty stellar year for the M Train. Earlier this year, she scored a Grammy Award for Best New Artist, two iHeartRadio Music Award nominations and is expected to drop her sophomore album, Thank You, on May 13.’

Fully story via iHeart.com HERE

Get “NO” on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

Pre-order Thank You HERE.

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Fifth Harmony Sing “America The Beautiful” At Wrestlemania – Convert Wrestling Crowd Into Harmonizers!

April 04, 2016

Fifth Harmony kicked off WrestleMania 32 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. With a show-stopping performance of “America the […]

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Fifth Harmony Sing “America The Beautiful” At Wrestlemania – Convert Wrestling Crowd Into Harmonizers!

Fifth Harmony kicked off WrestleMania 32 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. With a show-stopping performance of “America the Beautiful”!
Dressed in elegant red dresses, their performance was both stunning and beautiful.
“We are so excited to be a part of this year’s WrestleMania,” Fifth Harmony said in a statement from WWE. “It’s such an honor to be chosen to perform at one of WWE’s biggest events.”

Fifth Harmony’s next album, 7/27, is slated for May 20. Check out the full performance here!

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Big Grams Bang Out New Video For “Drum Machine” Feat. Skrillex – “Drum Machine” Remix EP Out Now!

April 04, 2016

(Big Boi + Phantogram) surprised fans around the world at the end of 2015 with their self-titled official debut album, […]

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Big Grams Bang Out New Video For “Drum Machine” Feat. Skrillex – “Drum Machine” Remix EP Out Now!

(Big Boi + Phantogram) surprised fans around the world at the end of 2015 with their self-titled official debut album, BIG GRAMS (Epic Records). Early last week, they hinted at no signs of slowing down in 2016 with the release of a new segment of Adult Swim’s “Off The Air,” featuring the trio in a 2D psychedelic adventure, soundtracked by their songs “Born To Shine” featuring Run The Jewels and “Run For Your Life.” Today they share their new Drum Machine Remixes EP and the official video for their club-banger that features contemporary dance music’s most notorious artist, Skrillex.

Directed by Bryan Barber, a longtime Outkast video collaborator (“Hey Ya,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” “The Way You Move,”! ‘International Player’s Anthem”), the “Drum Machine” video exposes the gritty underbelly of Los Angeles, ironically experienced through a day in the life of a lascivious furry fox disrupting it’s way through Hollywood and onto the dance-floor. Watch here

Per usual, the best friend supergroup of Antwan Patton, Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter show up to crash the party when you’d least expect. Simultaneously timed, Big Grams today drop five new takes on the hit song, featuring remixes from Chris Lake, Slaptop, Fareoh, Melé and Naderi, available for purchase or stream on all digital partners now.

After TV appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Big Grams closed out 2015 to much fanfare with a sold-out New York show and will bring the cross-genre spectacle to the most exciting summer festival lineups in 2016 across North America, with further dates to be announced soon. Catch their not-to-be-missed live show and check www.biggramsclothing.com for new limited edition Big Grams apparel.

STREAM DRUM MACHINE REMIXES EP

Drum Machine – (Chris Lake Remix)

Drum Machine (Slaptop Remix)

Drum Machine (Melé Remix)

Drum Machine (Fareoh Remix)

Drum Machine (Naderi Remix)

PURCHASE DRUM MACHINE REMIXES EP

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Apple Music

Beatport

Deezer

Google Play

iTunes

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STREAM / PURCHASE BIG GRAMS

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR “FELL IN THE SUN”

ADULT SWIM “OFF THE AIR” FEATURING BIG GRAMS

BIG GRAMS LIVE DATES

5/20-22 – Hangout Festival Gulf Shores, AL

5/29 – Sasquatch Festival George, WA

6/3 – Governor’s Ball New York, NY

6/3 – 6/5 – Bunbury Festival Cincinnati, OH

6/4 – 6/5 – Free Press Summer Fest Houston, TX

6/9-11 – Bonnaroo Manchester, TN

7/28-31 – Lollapalooza Chicago, IL

7/28 – Twilight Concert Series Salt Lake City, UT

PRESS PRAISE FOR BIG GRAMS

“Big Grams is the party put on by the affable and cool kids”- ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

“the matchup seems inspired, as Big Boi’s sonic mainstays – big horns, hard-hitting snares – combine with the Phantogram sound to form something new and exciting.” – USA TODAY

“Big Grams are the best of both worlds: Big Boi’s instantly recognizable verses and Phantogram’s magic behind the synthesizers bolstered by Sarah Barthel’s iconic voice.” – SPIN

“From the feel-good “Fell in the Sun” to “Goldmine Junkie,” which features Barthel premiering a rapping style that Big has coined as “smokin’ word,” Big Grams is a testament to the relationship-forging qualities of music and the creative output those relationships can spark. ” – NYLON

“a surprisingly seamless collaboration” – PASTE

“Sometimes the most unlikely pairings deliver the most satisfying results. On Big Grams’ eponymous debut LP, Phantogram and Outkast’s Big Boi share an undeniable chemistry….” -CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

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