Today, buzzworthy Melbourne quintet Jakubi release their debut EP, 61Barkly. After also releasing their new single “Nobody Better” earlier this week on VEVO. You can check it out HERE.
The group features two brothers, two cousins, and one really good friend, and they’ve quickly become one of Australia’s latest breakout talents. Perez Hilton celebrated the band “They’ve got a real laid-back, positive vibe that’s infectious.” In the past few years, Jakubitoured across Australia and the United States but wanted to pay homage to the address where they formed as a band for the first time by titling their EP 61 Barkly.
Produced by Eric Hudson (Kanye West, John Legend, DR. Dre), the EP kicks off with “Bank Account” a fun, infectious track with buoyant guitars and resounding keys. A resounding choir of “Whoa’s” introduce “Uptown Lady” before the smooth vocals take hold. Working with Harmony Samuels (Chris Brown, Ne-Yo), “Pillow” is a reggae-tinged ode to everyone’s favorite bedtime accessory, while “Nobody Better” serves up a different kind of love song that’s equally soulful and sweet.
“We’re five individual minds who come from different backgrounds, but all want the same outcome,” says Jesse. “It’s never one style or genre; it’s just, ‘Let’s make the songs as good as we can make them.’”
Jakubi will return to the road later this fall with The Suffers.
1) Bank Account
2) Uptown Lady
4) Nobody Better
22-Sept: Aisle 5 – Atlanta, GA
23-Sept: Pour House – Charleston, SC
24-Sept: Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC
27-Sept: Diesel Club – Pittsburgh, PA
29-Sept: Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, DC
30-Sept: World Cafe Live – Philadelphia, PA
1-Oct: Brooklyn Bowl – Brooklyn, NY *Jakubi only*
2-Oct: The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
4-Oct: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – Cleveland, OH
6-Oct: The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
7-Oct: Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
8-Oct: Duck Room at Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO
(Sep. 15, 2016 – New York, NY) – GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum pop superstar Meghan Trainor debuts the music video for her new single “Better”[featuring Yo Gotti] on VEVO today. Watch it HERE. Yesterday, Entertainment Tonight offered up an exclusive first look at the cinematic visual starring Meghan, Yo Gotti, and EMMY Award-, Golden Globe Award-, and GRAMMY Award-winning screen icon Beau Bridges as the singer’s grandfather.
Directed by Tim Mattia [Chris Stapleton, Troye Sivan], the clip plays out like a mini-movie highlighted by a tearful and heart-wrenching narrative that vividly brings the song’s lyrics to life. Representing another evolution, it’s the latest release from Meghan’s blockbuster second full-length, gold-certified album, Thank You [Epic Records].
Extending Meghan’s pop dominance, Thank You recently achieved an RIAA Gold certification, while its first two singles “NO” and “Me Too” each received RIAA Platinum certifications. Her 2015 debut Title is now triple-platinum. To date, every single Meghan has released as an artist or featured on has gone platinum.
This summer has been the hottest yet for Meghan. She’s on the home stretch of her sold-out “The Untouchable Tour,” which just packed two nights at Radio City Music Hall in New York City and continues to garner rave reviews. Entertainment Weekly wrote, “Since breaking out with her girl-power anthem ‘All About That Bass’ in 2014 and scoring a GRAMMY for ‘Best New Artist’ in 2016, Trainor has shown herself to be one of pop’s most likable and seemingly down-to-earth stars, one who’s also accrued a devoted fan base of young female fans,” while Seattle Times claimed, “Meghan Trainor burned down a sold-out WaMu Theater on Saturday night and proved that at just 22, she has the elusive combination of talent and personality to become pop’s next megastar.”Idolator said, “The Grammy-winning ‘No’ singer for a night encouraged self-love, empowerment and vintage girl power to a sold out crowd of Megatrons,” and Chicago Tribune recalled, “It was a positive experience from start to finish.”
“The Untouchable Tour” comes to a close in her hometown of Boston, MA at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on September 24.
Next month, Meghan joins the powerhouse lineup of CBS RADIO’s fourth annual WE CAN SURVIVE CONCERT at the Hollywood Bowl on Saturday October 22nd in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Other performers include Ariana Grande,Bruno Mars, Charlie Puth, G-Eazy, OneRepublic, Pitbull, and many more.
“The Untouchable Tour” Dates:
9/16 Miami, FL Bayfront Park Amphitheater +*
9/18 Orlando, FL CFE Arena – University of Central Florida+
9/20 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Wellness Arena +*
9/22 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun+*
9/24 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
9/25 Boston, MA Blue Hills Bank Pavilion*
Travis Scott claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new effort, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, debuts straight in at No. 1. The set, which was released on Sept. 2 through Grand Hustle/Epic Records, earned 88,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 53,000 were in traditional album sales.
The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Sept. 24-dated chart (where Scott bows at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight is exclusively available through the Apple Music streaming service, and the iTunes Store for purchase. It’s the fifth album to hit No. 1 in 2016 initially as an Apple and iTunes exclusive, following Frank Ocean’s Blonde, DJ Khaled’s Major Key, Drake’s Views and Future’s Evol. (Scott, Khaled and Future also share the same label: Epic Records.)
The songs on Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight generated 50.2 million streams during its first tracking week, equating to 33,000 SEA units. The remainder of the album’s total units for the week were generated by track equivalent albums (TEA) — just 2,000 units. The TEA number is low because only one of the album’s songs is available or purchase a la carte from the album.
Scott’s new album follows his debut effort, Rodeo, which peaked at No. 3 on the tally in 2015. Rodeo launched with 85,000 units (70,000 in pure album sales).
BET Networks scores “another one” as multi-platinum artist, mega-producer and ‘Anthem King’ DJ Khaled is named as host of the 2016 BET “Hip Hop Awards”.
Not only is DJ Khaled hosting but he demonstrates the “major key to success” by scoring 9 BET Hip Hop Award nominations including ‘DJ of the Year,’ ‘Best Hip-Hop Video,’ ‘MVP of the Year,’ ‘Track of the Year,’ ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Hustler of the Year,’ ‘People’s Champ Award,’ and two nods for ‘Best Collabo, Duo or Group.’
“I am extremely honored to be a part of such an incredible show that has watched me grow as an artist and mogul throughout my career,” said DJ Khaled. “The Hip Hop Awards are synonymous with a night of stellar performances and tributes to the greatest hip hop artists of our time. I am excited to bring cloth talk and the major keys to the Hip Hop Awards for an iconic and memorable show!”
DJ Khaled has been one of the most respected and celebrated artists in the industry with hits climbing the charts for the past decade. The multi-platinum artist recently celebrated his first-ever #1 album debut on the Billboard 200 Chart with the hit album MAJOR KEY, featuring his BET “Hip Hop Awards” nominated song, “I GOT THE KEYS”. Since being crowned the “King of Snapchat,” DJ Khaled has amassed a following of over 7 million Snapchat followers and racked up millions of views on his Snapchat “stories”.
“DJ Khaled has made waves as the most influential pop culture star t of the year and it is an honor to have the Snapchat King himself hosting the BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2016,” said Stephen Hill, BET Networks President of Programming. “We can’t wait to see his incredible energy, humor and “major” keys brought to life in the show!”
The BET “Hip Hop Awards” will be night of electrifying cyphers, powerful performances and legendary tributes! The BET “Hip Hop Awards” 2016 will be tape on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at its new venue, The Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, GA, and will premiere on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Jesse Collins, CEO of Jesse Collins Entertainment will serve as Executive Producer of The BET Hip Hop Awards along with Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming, Connie Orlando, BET’s Senior Vice President of Music and Specials and Lynne Harris Taylor, BET’s Vice President of Specials.
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*Note: BET “Hip Hop Awards” is a private event and tickets are not available for purchase to the public. Talent tickets are reserved for BET “Hip Hop Awards” show talent and nominees.
ABOUT BET NETWORKS:
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions: BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks – BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.
ABOUT BET “HIP HOP AWARDS”:
BET “Hip Hop Awards” is an annual celebration that pays homage to a culture that changed the world while highlighting the best in hip hop music. Year after year, BET Networks delivers the best in hip-hop for an unforgettable night of performances, cyphers and tributes honoring hip-hop legends that have and continue to make hip-hop culture a global force.
ABOUT JESSE COLLINS ENTERTAINMENT:
Jesse Collins Entertainment is a full service television and film production company founded by entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins. For more than a decade, Collins, the company’s CEO, has played an integral role in producing some of television’s most memorable moments in music entertainment. Formerly Executive Producer/EVP of Cossette Productions, Collins has produced ground-breaking and award winning television programming including the BET Awards, the GRAMMY Awards, BET Honors, The UNCF Evening of Stars and the BET Hip Hop Awards. Collins currently Exec. Produces “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” (now going into its 4th hit season) alongside industry Icons Stan Lathan and Ralph Farquhar; and has worked with superstar talent such as Will Smith, Chris Rock, Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Prince, Mariah Carey and many more.