DJ Khaled has released eight albums, a dozen hits, broken artists, toured the world and made millions in the consumer product and branding industry. He was already a popular figure in Hip Hop culture before he first picked up his phone and recorded himself watering his garden to the sounds of classic Buju Banton and Sizzla, but his stardom in those days pales in comparison to the icon he is now. With over 7 million daily views on his Snapchat stories and a spot as the sole opener for Beyonce‘s Formation stadium tour, DJ Khaled is a full-blown, A-list celebrity, and it caught a lot of people in the entertainment industry, off-guard. But not him.
You hear of ordinary people achieving viral success all the time, but Khaled’s already bubbling and amiable personality was magnified by his hilariously creative and intriguing lifestyle, which included quick-hit healthy eating lessons from “Chef D,” inspirational shower monologues and running into Bryson Tiller in the middle of the ocean. During one particular story, the one that made international headlines, Khaled got lost at sea on the way back from a late lunch at Rick Ross‘ house, and millions of people watched on their phones as his eyes widened with fear during his treacherous ordeal. His caption from that night is now a ubiquitously used catchphrase: “The key is to make it.”
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CHART TOPPING SENSATIONS ‘FIFTH HARMONY’ ANNOUNCE THE 7/27 TOUR!
LOS ANGELES (May 20, 2016) – Chart topping sensations, Fifth Harmony, will set the summer on fire again this year with THE 7/27 TOUR set to launch on Wednesday, July 27 at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, NH. The tour, produced by Live Nation, will support their brand new album 7/27, featuring their latest hit single “Work from Home” due out on Syco Music/Epic Records on Friday, May 27.
Ally Brooke, Normani Kordei, Lauren Jauregui, Camila Cabello and Dinah Jane will bring their powerhouse vocal performances to fans throughout North America this summer with over 30 tour dates lined up including shows in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego and more. The full routing for Fifth Harmony’s THE 7/27 TOUR is below.
Tour club pre-sale will begin Monday, May 23 at Noon local time; fans can join and find more information at http://fifthharmony.co/tourclub. Citi® cardmembers will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, May 24 at 10 a.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass® Program. For complete pre-sale details, visit www.citiprivatepass.com. Fans that pre-order the album at http://smarturl.it/FifthHarmonyOfficial will receive a 7/27 TOUR pre-sale code for early access to tickets starting Wednesday, May 25. Tickets for the general public go on-sale Friday, May 27 at www.livenation.com.
When purchasing a ticket, fans will also have the opportunity to make a voluntary donation to Urban Fitness 911, a Los Angeles non-profit dedicated to promoting health, fitness, and academic skills in low-income communities. Donation amounts will range from $1-$15, with all proceeds going directly to UF911. In March, Fifth Harmony visited King Drew High School in Compton, CA for a Q&A session with students in the UF911 program. More information about the program can be found at www.urbanfitness911.com.
In support of the new album and upcoming summer tour, the group will perform on the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 22, the season finale of Dancing With the Stars on Tuesday, May 24 and the TODAY Show on Monday, May 30.
Continuing its rapid climb up the charts, Fifth Harmony’s latest single, “Work from Home” feat. Ty Dolla $ign, is already breaking records ahead of the group’s upcoming sophomore album 7/27 set for release on Friday, May 27 from Syco Music/Epic Records. The track has 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. 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 million followers on Instagram, 3 million on Twitter and 6.6 million fans on Facebook.
FIFTH HARMONY – THE 7/27 TOUR
All dates, cities and venues below subject to change.
Wed., July 27, 2016
Verizon Wireless Arena
Thu., July 28, 2016
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Fri., July 29, 2016
Sat., July 30, 2016
Mohegan Sun Arena
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016
The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Wed. Aug. 3, 2016
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Fri., Aug. 5, 2016
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016
Dunkin Donuts Center
Sun., Aug. 7, 2016
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016
Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Thu., Aug. 11, 2016
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Rochester Hills, MI
Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
Sun., Aug. 14, 2016
Klipsch Music Center
Tue., Aug. 16, 2016
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Virginia Beach, VA
Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
Fri., Aug. 19, 2016
Red Hat Amphitheater
Sun., Aug. 21, 2016
Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel
Tue., Aug. 23, 2016
Chastain Park Amphitheatre
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
West Palm Beach, FL
Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016
FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016
Kansas City, MO
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sun., Sept. 4, 2016
Gexa Energy Pavilion
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion pres. by Huntsman
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
Midland County Horseshoe Pavilion
Thu., Sept. 08, 2016
Fri., Sept. 09, 2016
Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016
Tue., Sept. 13, 2016
White River Amphitheater
Wed., Sept. 14, 2016
Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016
San Diego, CA
Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
Sat., Sept. 17, 2016
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
“Mariah Carey is taking fans beyond the glitz and tabloid rumors and into her private life for the upcoming documentary series Mariah’s World.
The E! Entertainment series will feature eight one-hour episodes that follow Carey as she prepares for her Sweet Fantasy tour, which sweeps across multiple continents, while planning her wedding to James Packer.
“Forget the image, forget the rumors. I owe this to the fans,” Carey can be heard announcing toward the beginning of the video. The minute and a half trailer features behind-the-scenes footage from tour rehearsals, intimate conversations, red carpet appearances and a classic Carey moment where she explains her rule of wearing sunglasses whenever she’s in florescent light — adding, “I know it’s very ’90s.” – Deadline
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MULTI-PLATINUM POP SUPERSTAR MEGHAN TRAINOR TO PERFORM ON THE “2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS”
Billboard and Dick Clark productions announced today that pop superstar Meghan Trainor will perform her new smash hit “NO” on the “2016 Billboard Music Awards.” The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” will broadcast LIVE from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on ABC. For the first time in Billboard Music Awards history, viewers on the West Coast will watch the show live along with fellow fans on the East Coast. This year’s show, which will be hosted by hip-hop artist Ludacris and international music sensation Ciara, will showcase big performances, unexpected collaborations and much-discussed pop culture moments. Trainor joins previously announced performers Justin Bieber, Celine Dion, DNCE, The Go-Go’s, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Shawn Mendes, P!nk, Rihanna, “Kia’s One to Watch” Troye Sivan, Britney Spears, and collaborations with Fifth Harmony featuring Ty Dolla $ign, Nick Jonas with Tove Lo, and Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani, and Madonna will pay tribute to Prince.
GRAMMY®-winning Best New Artist Meghan Trainor has just released her highly-anticipated new album Thank You (Epic Records). Thank You is the follow up to her platinum debut Title, which bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200 and was one of seven albums to sell a million copies in 2015. The lead single from Thank You is fiery, feisty kiss-off anthem “NO,” which is already a platinum-selling hit, reaching #1 on the iTunes singles chart and #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. Trainor’s new single “Me Too” impacts radio on May 16th. Meghan teamed up with producer Ricky Reed for the track who, along with Meghan, serves as the album’s co-executive producer.
Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital songs sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. The awards are based on the reporting period of tracking dates March 23, 2015 through March 17, 2016 and Billboard chart dates April 11, 2015 through April 2, 2016. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of a musician’s success.
The “2016 Billboard Music Awards” sponsors and partners include Comcast, Kia Motors, Las Vegas, Music Choice, T-Mobile and WestwoodOne.