(June 16, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Today, seven-time GRAMMY® Award-winning, RIAA diamond-certified hip-hop luminary, producer, and member of OutKast—Big Boi—unleashes his anxiously awaited third full-length solo album and first release for Epic Records, BOOMIVERSE, in stores and at all digital retailers. Get it HERE. Upon going live, the album quickly staked out a spot in the Top 10 of iTunes Overall Top Albums Chart and Top 5 on the Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart.
One of 2017’s most anticipated releases, BOOMIVERSE boasts a powerhouse track listing of future classics. Like a big bang, the single “Mic Jack” opened up this new galaxy for the Atlanta trailblazer. Big Boi turned up on The Voice to perform the song alongside Levine in addition to taking the stage at The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for another incendiary performance. Meanwhile, it’s already cracked 2.1 million Spotify streams. A hip-hop showdown of epic proportions, “Kill Jill” [feat. Killer Mike & Jeezy] just surpassed 8.3 million Spotify streams and showcases Daddy Fat Sax in top form lyrically.
In addition “Chocolate” [feat. Troze] premiered with Zane Lowe as the Beats 1 World Record, the album also includes the recently uncovered “In The South” [feat. Gucci Mane & Pimp C]—which unites three of the South’s most influential voices on a true banger.
Check out the full track listing below!
Right out of the gate, the record immediately enthralled critics and tastemakers. Praise has come from Clash and more.
Blast off to BOOMIVERSE with Big Boi now!
One of history’s tightest and most clever rhyme mavericks, Big Boi’s indelible influence courses throughout two generations of rap music. As one-half of OutKast, he achieved seven GRAMMY® Awards, sold 25 million records, and created a string of music’s most influential work, including Aquemini, Stankonia, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik, and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below—which went RIAA Diamond making OutKast the first and only hip-hop artist in history to win the GRAMMY® for ‘Album of the Year.’ Big Boi’s 2010 solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and received unanimous critical acclaim with Pitchfork proclaiming it one of the “100 Best Albums of the Decade ‘So Far'” and topping year-end lists from Time, Paste, Vibe, and more.
His 2012 follow-up Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors enamored tastemakers and fans alike and boasted collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Killer Mike, Kid Cudi, and more. In 2015, Big Boi collaborated with Phantogram to create supergroup Big Grams. Their debut self-titled album was released to critical and fan delight.
1. “Da Next Day”
2. “Kill Jill” Feat. Killer Mike and Jeezy
3. “Mic Jack” Feat. Adam Levine
4. “In the South” Feat. Gucci Mane and Pimp C
5. “Order of Operations”
6. “All Night”
7. “Get Wit It” Feat. Snoop Dogg
9. “Chocolate” Feat. Troze
10. “Made Man” Feat. Killer Mike and Kurupt
11. “Freakanomics” Feat. Sleepy Brown
12. “Follow Deez” Feat. Curren$y and Killer Mike
(June 9, 2017 — Los Angeles, CA) — Today, Transviolet unveil their brand new single “Kaleidoscopes” [feat. Reo Cragun] via Epic Records. Listen HERE. The song introduces the group’s forthcoming second EP, Kaleidoscopes—arriving very soon.
In addition, the critically acclaimed Los Angeles alternative pop quartet premiere the music video for “Kaleidoscopes” on VEVO. Powered by finger snaps, lush instrumentation, and an irresistible hook, the clip comes to life with idyllic and iridescent set pieces and palpable chemistry between the band and R&B crooner Reo Cragun. Watch it HERE!
“Kaleidoscopes” follows up last year’s singles “Future” and “L.A. Love,” which notched 2.4 million-plus streams and The Fader described as “the kind of perfect electro-pop that melts in your ears.” Throughout 2016, Transviolet toured with LANY and captivated crowds at Firefly, Governors Ball, SXSW, and beyond. Meanwhile, they garnered widespread acclaim from i-D, Nylon, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Noisey, and many more in addition to earning high-profile fans such as Katy Perry, Harry Styles, Ellie Goulding, and Twin Shadow. Their self-titled 2015 EP yielded three hits—“Girls Your Age” (11 million streams), “New Bohemia” (5.4 million streams), and “Bloodstream” (4.1 million streams). Hunkering down in the studio, they’ve spent most of 2017 quietly creating this latest body of work.
Get ready to experience Kaleidoscopes and Transviolet this summer.
(June 6, 2017 –Los Angeles, CA) Epic Records (Sony) singer/songwriter JESSIE JAMES DECKER is laying it out live with the release of her Blackbird Sessions EP this Friday, June 9. Recorded at the illustrious Blackbird Studios (Nashville) owned by John and Martina McBride, Blackbird Sessions features live versions of several of Jessie’s favorite songs. The 5-track project includes covers ranging from Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color” to Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain” along with a stripped rendition of “Girl On The Coast” from her recently released EP, Gold.
Country music superstars Keith Urban and Shania Twain both took to twitter to praise the “sultry” (Nash Country Daily) singer’s cover of their iconic songs.
Jessie will offer up several live appearances and performances at CMA Music Festival in Nashville, TN over the coming days leading up to the release of Blackbird Sessions.
Blackbird Sessions is the follow up to GOLD, which gave Jessie her highest first week sales to date.
About Jessie James Decker: Country Music singer/songwriter and style entrepreneur Jessie James Decker began singing at nine years old and was already attracting attention in Music City for her gritty, genuine vocals by the age of fifteen. Her 2009 self-titled debut album features the GOLD certified single “Wanted.” In 2014, she released her Comin’ Home EP, which reached #1 on the iTunes chart and #5 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart. Decker’s 2017 EP GOLD (Epic Records), gave Jessie her highest first week sales to date.
Get tickets to catch Jessie James Decker in concert at jessiejamesdecker.com and connect on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Jessie James Decker’s Blackbird Sessions:
1. Blue Ain’t Your Color
2. Love On the Brain
3. You’re Still the One
4. Who’s Lovin’ You
5. Girl On the Coast
(Los Angeles, CA – June 5, 2017) Today, GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum artist, producer, entrepreneur, author, and music guru DJ KHALED unveils June 23 as the release date for, GRATEFUL [We The Best Music Group/Epic Records]. This marks Khaled’s 10th studio album and is arguably the biggest record of 2017. At 3AM PST/6AM PST, he unlocked the pre-order at all digital retailers and Spotify pre-save as his new single “To The Max” feat. Drake] soared to the Top 10 on iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart.
The king of social media continues to drive conversations and excitement worldwide. After posting GRATEFUL’s cover artwork on his social media, he trended across the globe. The photo features Khaled’s seventh-month-old son and album executive producer, Asahd, relaxing in a hot tub.
Meanwhile, Khaled unloaded the next single “To The Max” feat. Drake]. Continuing a tradition of multiplatinum mega-hits that include “I’m On One,” “No New Friends,” and 2016’s “For Free,” these two titans team up to once again to deliver a summer smash of epic proportions. Driven by the producer’s uncanny knack for a melody, Drake rhymes with pure fire and heart. Listen to it HERE.
“To The Max” arrives hot on the heels of Khaled’s biggest song to date, “I’m the One” [feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper, & Lil Wayne]. It debuted #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 earning DJ Khaled his first #1 single in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. It’s maintained a spot at the top of charts everywhere.
In addition, DJ Khaled will celebrate the release of GRATEFUL with a special BETx performance on Friday, June 23rd that is sure to make everyone feel, GRATEFUL. Executive produced by Asahd Khaled, the youngest executive producer in history, the album unites music’s biggest superstars under one banner.
DJ Khaled and Asahd have effectively taken over 2017 and set the pace for the culture to follow.