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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

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(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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DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Entertainment's brightest young stars turned out for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30. "Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards" airs Sunday, May 1 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Disney Channel/Image Group LA)
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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!

DISNEY CHANNEL PRESENTS THE RADIO DISNEY MUSIC AWARDS - Entertainment's brightest young stars turned out for the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards (RDMA), music's biggest event for families, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 30. "Disney Channel Presents the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards" airs Sunday, May 1 (7:00 p.m. EDT). (Disney Channel/Image Group LA)
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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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MEGHAN TRAINOR ANNOUNCES “THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR” 2016

April 21, 2016

(Apr. 20, 2016 – New York, NY) – This morning, Grammy-winning Best New Artist Meghan Trainor returned to The Ellen […]

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MEGHAN TRAINOR ANNOUNCES “THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR” 2016

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(Apr. 20, 2016 – New York, NY) – This morning, Grammy-winning Best New Artist Meghan Trainor returned to The Ellen DeGeneres Show in order to personally announce her summer headline tour: “The Untouchable Tour.”

Following the announcement, she delivered a high-energy performance of the new chart-smashing single “NO” from her second full-length album, Thank You [Epic Records], out May 13, 2016. The upcoming tour, promoted by Live Nation, will be the GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum pop superstar’s biggest and most ambitious tour yet. Kicking off on Thursday, July 14 at PNE Amphitheatre in Vancouver, British Columbia, the tour will travel to 26 cities throughout North America with dates lined up in New York City, Toronto, Los Angeles, Seattle, and more. Academy Award®-nominated actress and multiplatinum pop singer Hailee Steinfeld serves as direct support on all dates in addition to special guests Common Kings on select dates.

Fans who pre-order any version of the new album Thank You or stream the hit single “NO” on Amazon beginning 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 20 (today) through 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, April 25 will receive an exclusive pre-sale code for early access to tickets for THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR. Starting Wednesday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m. ET, those who received a code will be able to purchase tickets until 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, April 28. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Monday, April 25 at 10:00 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Tickets for the general public go on sale starting Friday, April 29 at www.livenation.com. Join THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR conversation with #theuntouchabletour.

“NO” has exploded into one of MEGHAN’s biggest anthems yet. In less than a month, it received a RIAA Gold certification for sales exceeding 500,000 downloads, and it’s swiftly nearing platinum status. In addition to remaining Top 5 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart since release, “NO” reached #1 on Billboard’s Digital Songs Chart and #3 on the Hot 100—marking her fourth top 10 hit on that particular chart. The video for “NO” has been viewed over 90 million times and counting: https://youtu.be/cMTAUr3Nm6I.

She also reveals the full tracklisting for Thank You. Co-executive produced by Ricky Reed [Jason Derulo, Pitbull, Twenty One Pilots] and Meghan, the album is available in a 12-track standard edition and 15-track deluxe edition. The digital pre-order includes instant grat downloads of “NO” and “I Love Me” with LunchMoneyLewis. See the tracklisting below.

Right now, you can check out an in-depth story on Thank You in the new issue of Seventeen featuring Meghan on the cover. Next up, she’s nominated for “Best Female Artist” at the Radio Disney Music Awards and “Best Song That Makes You Smile” (“Better When I’m Dancing”), airing April 30. Her influence is expanding across genres too. She recently co-wrote “I Like The Sound of That” with Rascal Flatts, and the song went #1 at Country Radio, making for her first #1 at the format.

Meghan Trainor continues to break records, make history, inspire countless fans, and change the landscape of pop music and culture. She began 2016 by winning “Best New Artist” at the GRAMMY® Awards and “Favorite Album” for her chart-dominating RIAA platinum full-length debut, Title [Epic Records], at the 2016 People’s Choice Awards. Last year, Title not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it became the “First #1 full-length debut from a female solo artist in five years.” It stood out as “One of only seven albums to sell over a million copies in 2015.” It also yielded four inescapable multiplatinum Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 smashes—“All About That Bass” (9x-platinum), “Lips Are Movin” (4x-platinum), “Dear Future Husband” (2x-platinum), and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” [featuring John Legend] (2x-platinum). Title was the #5 most streamed album globally in 2015 and currently has over 900 million streams worldwide. Meghan also has over 2 billion video views on VEVO.

For Meghan Trainor, it all started with “All About That Bass.” The song introduced her to the world, and she became a household name in the process. A bona fide cultural phenomenon “All About That Bass” spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the “longest-running Hot 100 #1 by an Epic Records artist” and “longest-running Hot 100 #1 by a female artist in 2014.” Its influence continued long after its release, scoring “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Digital Song” at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards as well as the 2015 ASCAP Pop Music Award for “Most Performed Song.” The breakout hit was nominated for “Song Of The Year” and “Record Of The Year” at the 2015 GRAMMY® Awards. She received three American Music Awards nominations and three Teen Choice Awards nominations. An explosive performer, her headlining MTrain Tour packed venues across the U.S. during the summer in 2015.

Get “NO” on iTunes, Amazon and Spotify.

“NO” video: https://youtu.be/cMTAUr3Nm6I

Pre-order Thank You HERE.

For more info on Meghan Trainor, please visit:
www.meghan-trainor.com
www.facebook.com/meghantrainorsongs
www.twitter.com/meghan_trainor
www.instagram.com/meghan_trainor

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Thank You Standard Edition:
1. “Watch Me Do”
2. “Me Too”
3. “NO”
4. “Better” feat. Yo Gotti
5. “Hopeless Romantic”
6.” I Love Me” with LunchMoney Lewis
7. “Kindly Calm Me Down”
8. “Woman Up”
9. “Just a Friend to You”
10. “I Won’t Let You Down”
11. “Dance Like Yo Daddy”
12. “Champagne Problems”

Thank You Deluxe Edition:
13. “Mom” feat. Kelli Trainor
14. “Friends”
15. “Thank You” feat. R. City

“The Untouchable Tour” Dates:
7/14 Vancouver, BC PNE Amphitheater+*
7/16 Seattle, WA WaMu Theater+*
7/18 San Jose, CA San Jose State Event Center+
7/21 Los Angeles, CA Greek Theatre+*
7/24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre+*
7/26 Denver, CO Bellco Theatre+*
7/29 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion+*
7/31 Allen, TX Allen Event Center+*
8/2 Rogers, AR Walmart AMP+*
8/4 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheatre+*
8/8 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheatre+*
8/10 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre+*
8/12 Des Moines, IA Iowa State Fair+*
8/13 Springfield, IL Illinois State Fairgrounds+*
8/30 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre+*
9/3 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair+*
9/6 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap+*
9/8 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall+*
9/11 Pittsburgh, PA Petersen Events Center+*
9/18 Orlando, FL CFE Arena – University of Central Florida+
9/22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun+*
9/24 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion+*

+w/Hailee Steinfeld
*w/Common Kings

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In Case You Missed It, Meghan Trainor Perform On The Ellen Degeneres Show!

April 21, 2016

Meghan Trainor brought her sassy personality to The Ellen Degeneres Show on April 20, where she performed her fiery hit […]

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In Case You Missed It, Meghan Trainor Perform On The Ellen Degeneres Show!

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Meghan Trainor brought her sassy personality to The Ellen Degeneres Show on April 20, where she performed her fiery hit “No”. Rocking a sparkly skirt and a military jacket that accented her red hair, the singer and her backup dancers shimmied and popped along to track.

“No” has been receiving tons of love lately: it is currently sitting at the No. 4 spot on the Billboard Hot 100!

Along with the performance, Ellen surprised Meghan with the physical GRAMMY she won this year for Best New Artist. The singer, who thought the award was still being made, teared up when the show host pulled it from her seat. After the initial shock surpassed, the artist announced she will be touring very soon.

Check out the performance HERE
Watch the interview & emotional moment HERE
Read the full story via FuseTV

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