LAUNCHES MEDIA TAKEOVER TONIGHT ON THE COUCH AT THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
COVERS SPECIAL EDITION OF XXL MAGAZINE
MTV PRESENTS: KHALED-CON
(Los Angeles, CA – May 17, 2019) After an emotional and monumental rollout, DJ Khaled unveils his twelfth full-length album and the music blockbuster of the summer, Father of Asahd, in stores and at all digital retailers today. Upon going live, it shot to the #1 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and #1 on the Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart.
Get it HERE via We The Best Music Group/Epic Records.
On Wednesday, The GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum artist, music industry visionary, innovative influencer, mogul, and mega-producer set the stage for the album’s arrival by sharing a heartfelt and personal open letter on Instagram in regards to the passing of friend, close collaborator, and Los Angeles hip-hop legend Nipsey Hussle. See the full letter below.
In the piece, Khaled, co-writers, producers and label partners are donating 100% of all of their proceeds from “Higher” to Nipsey’s children, Emani and Kross. As “vibrating on a ‘Higher’ level was the essence of Nipsey’s soul,” the song amplifies this vibration on the highest level possible.
Last night, he debuted the heavenly music video for the track. Threaded together by some of the West Coast icon’s boldest bars and a skyscraping refrain from the crooner, the song might just be the most powerful in Khaled’s catalog. The visual shares a heartstring-tugging story befitting of his legacy.
Khaled launched a full-scale media takeover on Wednesday. First up, he premiered the album cover art on the Times Square Jumbotron as chronicled by EXTRA TV!Tonight, he hits the couch on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for what promises to be an unforgettable chat. XXL launches a special-edition issue starring Khaled and We The Best Music Group today—available HERE.
Tomorrow night Saturday May 18, he shuts down Saturday Night Live as the musical guest for the Season Finale. Expect an unbelievable crew of surprise collaborators! Sunday May 19, he heads over to BRAVO to appear on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. Wednesday May 22, he guests on Live With Kelly & Ryan and concludes this run Thursday May 23 with an appearance on CBS This Morning with Gayle King. It all feels like another new beginning though…
Khaled also continues his partnership with Viacom on his historic release. MTV Presents “KHALEDCON“, an immersive, pop up fan luv experience in their Times Square studios all day today. Khaled will be Livestreaming with Sway from the event at 4p on MTV’s YouTube and Facebook. MTV and BET will be airing all the videos on their world famous Times Sq digital billboards throughout the weekend. MTV Live and BET Jams will have Khaled video takeovers all day Monday May 20 at 12pm on MTV Live and Jams Tuesday May 21 at 6am.
Father of Asahd: The Album Experience will be screened before Khaled sits down with Elliott Wilson for an in-depth CRWN interview about the project. The streaming service will still be celebrating the highly anticipated album with an exclusive album release party in NYC on Friday, May 17. TIDAL members have the chance to celebrate with Khaled himself as he launches his 11th studio album.
Additionally, he joined forces with Amazon Music for a massive out of home campaign. The campaign started with billboards in New York City and Los Angeles showcasing some of the featured artists from the album in conjunction with a daily feature in Amazon Music’s program, “Today in Music.”. The campaign continues with nationwide out of home advertising in all 50 states booked through Milk Money, an on-demand media planning and buying platform. DJ Khaled is the first recording artist to utilize out of home media across 50 states to promote an album release.
DJ Khaled collaborated with ecommerce powerhouse SHOP.COM on Father of Asahd; this exclusive collaboration offers the album digital download plus a bundle of the album digital download with special DJ Khaled/Father of Asahd packaged & branded Isotonix® Essentials Turn Up energy supplement or Awake® Energy Shots in Grape. These products are available for purchase at www.SHOP.COM.
Father of Asahd extends Khaled’s legacy to new heights once more.
A trendsetting force, musical visionary, and icon of unparalleled influence, DJ Khaled sets the pace for the culture. To date, he has sold 18 million singles. His last two albums—the gold-certified Major Key and platinum-certified GRAMMY® Award-nominated Grateful —each bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and yielded an unmatched string of number one hits, including the quintuple-platinum “I’m The One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper, & Lil Wayne], triple-platinum “Wild Thoughts” [feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller], double-platinum “For Free” [feat. Drake], and more. 2018 saw him assume the role of a judge on Fox’s top-rated smash The Four in addition to co-headlining a blockbuster spring tour with Demi Lovato. With everything he does, he changes and elevates the game and determines the path for all to follow. That continues now.
OFFICIAL REMIX OF “FIRE” BY DAVE AUDÉ ARRIVES MAY 17
ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM AMIDST THE CHAOS AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE
EMBARKING ON THE AMIDST THE CHAOS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR THIS FALL
(May 10, 2019 – Los Angeles, CA) – Play this on Sunday!
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, Sara Bareilles sends a very special message to moms around the world.
Today, she unveils a new digital track entitled “Shiny,” and it serves as a sweet reminder about the importance of motherhood. These honest and heartfelt lyrics allow every mom to see just how special she is.
Following the chart-topping success of her new album Amidst the Chaos, the Grammy®, Tony® and Emmy® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actress, and author once again teamed up with Academy® Award winner and producer T Bone Burnett for the song.
It doesn’t stop there. Next week, she drops the Official Remix of the single “Fire” by dance music powerhouse Dave Audé [Madonna, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna]. The Remixwill arrive on Friday May 17.
Bareilles’s fifth full-length and first collection of original material since 2013, Amidst the Chaos [Epic Records], landed in stores and online April 5. Upon release, it bowed at #6 on the Billboard Top 200. To celebrate the record, she performed everywhere from Saturday Night Live and Good Morning America to The Late Late Show with James Corden, andThe Talk. Next up, she launches her much-anticipated return to the road this fall on The Amidst The Chaos Tour, which sees her grace hallowed stages of Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden, and below.
Check out the full itinerary enclosed.
Be on the lookout for more big news soon!
2018 marked yet another landmark year for Sara. Among numerous accolades, she co-hosted the Tony Awards®, received an Emmy® Award nomination for her role in “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” as well as a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” soundtrack and garnered the Songwriters Hall of Fame’s Hal David Starlight Award. She also teamed up with Apple as an executive producer for “Little Voice” a 10-episode series, which she will create the original music for. This continued an impressive run of music and creative projects. 2013’s Blessed Unrest would be nominated as “Album of the Year” at the GRAMMY® Awards. Shortly after, she penned the music for the Broadway hit, Waitress, for which she achieved her first Tony® Award nomination for “Best Score” and a 2017 GRAMMY® nomination for “Best Musical Theater Album.” She also made her Broadway acting debut in 2017 by stepping into the lead role in Waitress.
(May 10, 2019 — Los Angeles, CA) — The ultimate collaboration of Summer 2019 arrives today!
Chart-topping Scottish sensation Nina Nesbitt and buzzing Illinois-born singer and songwriter AJ Mitchell join forces for “After Hours,” produced byAmerican-English powerhouse pop duo teamwork. Get it HERE!
A club-ready beat, claps, and throwback production underline the seductive interplay of Mitchell and Nesbitt. As their voices entwine, the singers detail a love reserved for long after last call evidenced by the hook, “Baby, can we just keep it after hours?”
Meanwhile, the super sexy music video intercuts vibrant vignettes of each vocalist as they sing to each other with pops of neon, bright sunlight, and idyllic color by the time they finally meet.
Don’t miss AJ Mitchell on the remainder of his North American tour this month. Check out the dates below.
“After Hours” hints at bigger surprises to come from rising pop sensation. Get ready!
ABOUT AJ MITCHELL:
Sporting a slick and show-stopping voice, sharp songwriting chops, and endless charisma, AJ Mitchell emerges as a stylish and soulful new leading man for pop R&B. Born and raised in Bellville, IL, he went from uploading highly-trafficked covers on social media to personally writing and recording his 2017 breakout single “Used To Be.” The latter clocked 33 million Spotify streams as he inked a deal with Epic Records and relocated to Los Angeles.
Mitchell’s 2018 major label debut EP, Hopeful, maintained his meteoric momentum with a string of hits such as “I Don’t Want You Back” (12.8 million streams) and “Girls” (8.7 million streams). Meanwhile, he regularly averaged over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify. His most recent track, “All My Friends” has already amassed over 16 million streams and just entered the Top 30 on the Pop Radio chart. Attracting acclaim, VEVO named him a 2019 DSCVR “Artist To Watch,” and he performed on The Today Show, Good Day New York, and KTLA. Reaching 2 million cumulative followers by 2019, he kicked off the new year with the launch of the “Hopeful Tour” alongside his “No Plans” collaborator Marteen on the bill as support.
With more music on the horizon, all signs point to superstardom for Mitchell!
New York, NY
21 SAVAGE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST DABABY TICKETS ON SALE TO GENERAL PUBLIC STARTING FRIDAY MAY 10
(Los Angeles, CA – May 7, 2019) Making his anxiously awaited return to the road, GRAMMY® Award-nominated multiplatinum-certified rapper, artist, and visionary 21 Savage reveals the details for a full-scale North American headline tour this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the 21 Savage I AM > I WAS tour will kick off July 10 in Oklahoma City and make stops in 20 cities before wrapping up on August 16 in his hometown of Atlanta. Tickets go on sale to general public beginning Friday, May 10 at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. In addition, a limited number of VIP Packages will also be available, including premium tickets, meet & greets, early entry, exclusive merch and more.
Check out the full confirmed itinerary below.
This will be the artist’s first tour in support of his gold-certified second full-length, i am > i was [Slaughter Gang/Epic Records] and biggest headline run to date. The album continues to resound throughout culture. Among many successes, the single “a lot” recently garnered a platinum plaque, nearing 200 million streams on Spotify. Total streams for the tracklisting as a whole quickly approach half-a-billion across platforms.
Not to mention, it uninspired unmatched critical praise. Proclaiming it “a great artistic leap forward,”High Snobiety bestowed a coveted 4.5-out-of-5 score on the album. Varietypredicted, “It’s surprising, considering his bona fides – not to mention the A-list guests on this album – that 21 Savage is not yet a household name…i am > i was should change that.”Pitchforksummed it up best by writing,“i am > i was shatters the notion of 21 Savage as a specialist with a narrow purview and audience, and recasts him as a star in waiting, all without forcing him into unflattering contortions. It also cements him as a far more original stylist than other hopefuls from Atlanta.”
Right now, he covers the latest issue of Billboard. Check it out HERE!
21 Savage tears up the road throughout 2019.
Get ready for more surprises.
7/10 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
7/12 – Houston, TX – White Oak Amphitheatre
7/13 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
7/16 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre *
7/18 – San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Amphitheater
7/19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine *
7/20 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
7/23 – Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
7/25 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
7/27 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
7/30 – Minneapolis, MN – Myth
8/2 – Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/4 – Detroit, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
8/6 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
8/8 – New York, NY – Pier 17 *
8/10 – Boston, MA – Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell
8/11 – Baltimore, MD – Moonrise Festival
8/14 – Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
8/15 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
8/16 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
About 21 Savage:
With an unapologetic flow, bulletproof bars, and deadly hooks, 21 Savage left an indelible mark on hip-hop as a true original. His full-length debut, Issa Album, clinched #2 behind Jay-Z’s 4:44 on the Billboard Top 200, earned a gold certification from the RIAA, and garnered widespread acclaim from Pitchfork, XXL, and more. At the same time, it produced a string of definitive hits for 2017, including the triple-platinum “Bank Account.” Within months of its release, he returned to the top of the charts on the collaborative epic, Without Warning, alongside Offset and Metro Boomin. It landed at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 and yielded the platinum “Ghostface Killers” [feat. Travis Scott]. Simultaneously, he featured on the year’s biggest hit, Post Malone’s six-times platinum“rockstar” and joined his collaborator for a sold out summer tour. Showing a greater 21 Savage, i am > i was, brings us closer and takes it to the next level all around.
Since ambushing the music scene in 2015, DaBaby, formerly known as Baby Jesus, has made a huge impact on the Carolina music scene well before embracing his current alias. He explains his decision on “DaBaby (Intro),” a short introduction on 2016’s God’s Work Resurrected, his first mixtape under the new moniker. Multiple mixtapes followed in the coming months, with 2017 offering Billion Dollar Baby, Baby Talk, Baby Talk 2, 3, and 4, as well as Back on My Baby Jesus Sh!t. 2018 continued in a similarly prolific fashion with Baby Talk 5 and Blank Blank. Baby On Baby, released March 1st, debuted at #4 on Apple Music Top 100, #25 on Billboard 200, and earned Dababy a #1 slot on Pandora’s Trendsetters Chart.
About Live Nation Entertainment:
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.